Period
to 14 November 2019

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 6 months to 14 November 2019 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > South West
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 182 158
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24 -23
Contract jobs citing SAN 60 53 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.93% 0.84% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.20% 5.79% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 39
South West median daily rate £375 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -23.53% +32.81%
10th Percentile £217 £196 £235
90th Percentile £538 £480 £495
England median daily rate £390 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £175.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -88.57% +268.42% +115.91%
10th Percentile £18.67 £47.00 £41.75
90th Percentile £25.80 £187.50 £57.25
England median hourly rate £51.25 £45.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +13.89% +33.33% +45.95%

SAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 967 916 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.91% 14.49% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 518 500
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +4.73% +5.71%
10th Percentile £240 £193 £171
90th Percentile £590 £538 £536
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 64 54
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.78% +7.50%
10th Percentile £18.40 £16.98 £13.15
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +25.60% +6.95% -16.89%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 14 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +8 32 £425 +1.19% 4
Somerset -2 8 £250 +25.00% 1
Bristol -6 8 £358 -2.05% 6
Gloucestershire -9 8 £525 +160.22% 2
Devon -5 2 £188 -34.10% 2
Dorset -3 1 - - 10
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 43 (71.67%) Windows
2 42 (70.00%) VMware
3 37 (61.67%) Microsoft
3 37 (61.67%) Active Directory
4 31 (51.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (51.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 29 (48.33%) Windows Server
6 26 (43.33%) Cisco
7 25 (41.67%) DNS
8 22 (36.67%) HP
9 21 (35.00%) DHCP
10 20 (33.33%) Linux
10 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (31.67%) PowerShell
12 18 (30.00%) MS Exchange
12 18 (30.00%) Azure
13 17 (28.33%) ITIL
13 17 (28.33%) SCCM
14 16 (26.67%) Migration
14 16 (26.67%) AWS
15 15 (25.00%) Hyper-V
16 14 (23.33%) VMware ESXi
17 13 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2010
17 13 (21.67%) Data Centre
17 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 11 (18.33%) Office 365
19 11 (18.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SAN
Co-occurring 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 18 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.67%) JBoss
4 4 (6.67%) OpenStack
5 3 (5.00%) IIS
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 18 (30.00%) Azure
2 16 (26.67%) AWS
3 11 (18.33%) Office 365
4 4 (6.67%) Azure Stack
4 4 (6.67%) GCP
4 4 (6.67%) IaaS
4 4 (6.67%) OpenShift
4 4 (6.67%) PaaS
5 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (41.67%) DNS
2 21 (35.00%) DHCP
3 9 (15.00%) LAN
3 9 (15.00%) NAS
3 9 (15.00%) WAN
4 6 (10.00%) Firewall
4 6 (10.00%) Wireless
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.67%) VPN
5 4 (6.67%) VSAN
5 4 (6.67%) WLAN
6 2 (3.33%) Network Security
7 1 (1.67%) DWDM
7 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (51.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Architect
3 8 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Technical Architect
4 7 (11.67%) VMware Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Wintel Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Django
1 4 (6.67%) J2EE
1 4 (6.67%) Middleware
2 2 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.00%) Clustering
2 9 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (10.00%) Replication
4 4 (6.67%) Public Cloud
5 3 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.67%) PKI
7 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 43 (71.67%) Windows
2 29 (48.33%) Windows Server
3 20 (33.33%) Linux
3 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (18.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (15.00%) Unix
7 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 6 (10.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (6.67%) CentOS
9 4 (6.67%) Solaris
10 2 (3.33%) AIX
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (28.33%) ITIL
3 16 (26.67%) Migration
4 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (11.67%) Decision-Making
7 7 (11.67%) Matrix Organization
7 7 (11.67%) Performance Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Service Management
7 7 (11.67%) Time Management
8 6 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 6 (10.00%) DevOps
8 6 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 6 (10.00%) Project Management
8 6 (10.00%) Task Automation
9 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
9 5 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 5 (8.33%) Performance Management
9 5 (8.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.00%) C
3 8 (13.33%) SQL
4 4 (6.67%) Java
4 4 (6.67%) Python
5 2 (3.33%) Go
5 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.33%) PHP
5 2 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (13.33%) MCP
5 6 (10.00%) MCSA
5 6 (10.00%) MCSE
5 6 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (6.67%) RHCE
7 3 (5.00%) CCNA
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (3.33%) CCNP
9 1 (1.67%) APMP
9 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.67%) Sun Certification
9 1 (1.67%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (61.67%) Active Directory
2 31 (51.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 14 (23.33%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (13.33%) Docker
6 5 (8.33%) DFS Replication
6 5 (8.33%) vSphere
7 4 (6.67%) Gluster
8 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (28.33%) SCCM
2 11 (18.33%) vCenter Server
3 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (13.33%) Ansible
4 8 (13.33%) Kubernetes
4 8 (13.33%) Puppet
4 8 (13.33%) vRealize
5 5 (8.33%) SCOM
6 4 (6.67%) WSUS
7 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (3.33%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 42 (70.00%) VMware
2 37 (61.67%) Microsoft
3 26 (43.33%) Cisco
4 22 (36.67%) HP
5 7 (11.67%) Dell
6 6 (10.00%) 3PAR
7 5 (8.33%) Atlassian
7 5 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.00%) IBM
9 3 (5.00%) Micro Focus
9 3 (5.00%) NetApp
9 3 (5.00%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.33%) Citrix
10 2 (3.33%) Remedy
10 2 (3.33%) Veritas
11 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.67%) JD Edwards
11 1 (1.67%) McAfee
11 1 (1.67%) Sophos