The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / South West
Rank 118 109 123
Rank change year-on-year -9 +14  
Contract jobs citing SAN 15 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.59% 0.91% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 5.80% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 12
Median daily rate £250 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +131.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 426 448 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.65% 15.62% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 292 185
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 23
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the South West

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in the South West

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in the South West

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in the South West

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -2 6 £250 -28.57% 2
Gloucestershire +1 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -6 2 £140 -45.09% 1
Dorset - 1 - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 35 (77.78%) Windows
2 30 (66.67%) Linux
3 28 (62.22%) VMware
4 25 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 22 (48.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
7 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 15 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 13 (28.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (28.89%) NAS
9 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
9 12 (26.67%) Red Hat
9 12 (26.67%) Clustering
10 11 (24.44%) HP
10 11 (24.44%) Dell
10 11 (24.44%) Cisco
10 11 (24.44%) Unix
10 11 (24.44%) ITIL
10 11 (24.44%) SQL
11 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 10 (22.22%) DNS
12 9 (20.00%) Solaris
12 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (17.78%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (17.78%) EMC VNX
13 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
13 8 (17.78%) DV Cleared
13 8 (17.78%) Apache
13 8 (17.78%) EMC

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.78%) Apache
2 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.44%) Confluence
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.44%) GlassFish
5 2 (4.44%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) NAS
2 10 (22.22%) DNS
3 5 (11.11%) VoIP
4 4 (8.89%) Firewall
4 4 (8.89%) LAN
4 4 (8.89%) SMTP
4 4 (8.89%) SSL
4 4 (8.89%) WAN
5 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.44%) DHCP
6 2 (4.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (4.44%) Internet
6 2 (4.44%) LDAP
7 1 (2.22%) IPv6
7 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.22%) SNMP
7 1 (2.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) Ingres
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.67%) MySQL
4 2 (4.44%) MS Access
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.89%) Games
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Military
3 2 (4.44%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) DBA
2 5 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared Project Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.89%) SQL DBA
3 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (4.44%) PowerShell Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Technician
5 2 (4.44%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) LAMP
2 2 (4.44%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Clustering
2 8 (17.78%) EMC VNX
3 6 (13.33%) Replication
4 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
5 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
5 4 (8.89%) Fat Client
5 4 (8.89%) Thin Client
6 2 (4.44%) CESG
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (77.78%) Windows
2 30 (66.67%) Linux
3 25 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 13 (28.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (24.44%) Unix
6 9 (20.00%) Solaris
6 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (6.67%) CentOS
9 3 (6.67%) Ubuntu
9 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
10 2 (4.44%) Debian
10 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
11 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) DevOps
3 6 (13.33%) Server Patching
4 5 (11.11%) Data Encryption
4 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 5 (11.11%) SQL Optimisation
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) Open Source
6 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.67%) ETL
6 3 (6.67%) Migration
7 2 (4.44%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Change Control
7 2 (4.44%) Demand Management
7 2 (4.44%) Identity Management
7 2 (4.44%) Project Management
7 2 (4.44%) Service Management
7 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.89%) AWK
4 4 (8.89%) Perl
4 4 (8.89%) Python
5 3 (6.67%) VBScript
6 2 (4.44%) C
6 2 (4.44%) Java
6 2 (4.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) DV Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) CCNA
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (11.11%) MCSE
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (6.67%) MCITP
5 3 (6.67%) RHCE
6 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.44%) CCNP
6 2 (4.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) JSP 440
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 22 (48.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 9 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (17.78%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (8.89%) VMware ESX
5 4 (8.89%) vSphere
6 3 (6.67%) NFS
7 2 (4.44%) Docker
7 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (4.44%) Shibboleth
7 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Failover Clustering
1 7 (15.56%) NetBackup
1 7 (15.56%) Puppet
2 4 (8.89%) vRealize
2 4 (8.89%) WSUS
2 4 (8.89%) Zenoss
3 3 (6.67%) SCCM
3 3 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (4.44%) Ansible
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) Netcool
4 2 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.44%) Packer
4 2 (4.44%) PowerCLI
4 2 (4.44%) Terraform
4 2 (4.44%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) VMware
2 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 11 (24.44%) Cisco
4 11 (24.44%) Dell
4 11 (24.44%) HP
5 8 (17.78%) EMC
6 7 (15.56%) NetApp
6 7 (15.56%) Oracle
6 7 (15.56%) Veritas
7 4 (8.89%) Brocade
7 4 (8.89%) Dell Compellent
7 4 (8.89%) Nimble Storage
7 4 (8.89%) Symantec
8 3 (6.67%) Citrix
8 3 (6.67%) SAP
9 2 (4.44%) Juniper
9 2 (4.44%) Meridio
9 2 (4.44%) Sophos
9 2 (4.44%) Veeam