Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 148 146
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing SAN 40 52 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.77% 0.98% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.23% 7.75% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 52
South West median daily rate £425 £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% +16.36% -21.15%
10th Percentile £303 £120 £250
90th Percentile £503 £385 £398
England median daily rate £400 £380 £388
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.94% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% -17.39% -16.36%
10th Percentile £32.50 £18.50 £18.60
90th Percentile £55.50 £19.50 £27.80
England median hourly rate £20.66 £43.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -51.97% +50.88% -2.98%

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 765 671 830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.63% 12.69% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 408 484
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -3.11%
10th Percentile £181 £146 £180
90th Percentile £550 £513 £500
England median daily rate £409 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 72 69
South West median hourly rate £26.75 £37.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.14% -3.21% +65.96%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.98 £16.19
90th Percentile £43.63 £47.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year -16.89% +0.56% +9.29%

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 22 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the South West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 January 2018. 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
Bristol -11 16 £450 +45.16% 7
Wiltshire +8 8 £425 +26.87% 3
Dorset - 7 £425 - 4
Gloucestershire +23 6 £300 +106.19%
Devon - 2 £375 - 3
Cornwall -15 1 £350 -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 14 (35.00%) NAS
4 13 (32.50%) VMware
5 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (27.50%) HP
7 10 (25.00%) Cisco
7 10 (25.00%) Citrix
7 10 (25.00%) EMC
8 9 (22.50%) ITIL
8 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
8 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 8 (20.00%) Replication
9 8 (20.00%) Unix
9 8 (20.00%) SQL
9 8 (20.00%) IBM
9 8 (20.00%) Veritas
10 7 (17.50%) DHCP
10 7 (17.50%) Hitachi
10 7 (17.50%) NetApp
10 7 (17.50%) Oracle
10 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
10 7 (17.50%) DNS
10 7 (17.50%) Migration
10 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
10 7 (17.50%) Brocade
10 7 (17.50%) Xen

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 6 (15.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.50%) JBoss
4 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (15.00%) Office 365
3 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) NAS
2 7 (17.50%) DHCP
2 7 (17.50%) DNS
3 5 (12.50%) Firewall
3 5 (12.50%) Skype
4 4 (10.00%) LAN
4 4 (10.00%) WAN
5 3 (7.50%) Intranet
6 2 (5.00%) Extranet
6 2 (5.00%) VLAN
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.50%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (2.50%) SSL
7 1 (2.50%) VoIP
7 1 (2.50%) VPN
7 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.50%) OLAP
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.50%) VLDB
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (17.50%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 5 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) EMC Storage Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) HP Storage Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Unix Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Storage Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) COM
2 1 (2.50%) LDAP
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Replication
2 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.00%) Clustering
3 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (7.50%) Private Cloud
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.50%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (20.00%) Unix
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.00%) Linux
5 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Solaris
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) Migration
3 5 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.00%) Contingency Planning
4 4 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (10.00%) Security Hardening
4 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.00%) Service Management
4 4 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (10.00%) Task Automation
5 3 (7.50%) High Availability
5 3 (7.50%) MODAF
5 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.50%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (7.50%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.00%) ArchiMate
6 2 (5.00%) IT Strategy
6 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.50%) MCITP
6 1 (2.50%) MCSA
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) Xen
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.50%) vSphere
5 4 (10.00%) Firmware
5 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (7.50%) XenApp
7 2 (5.00%) ISA Server
7 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (10.00%) SCOM
3 2 (5.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (5.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.50%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.50%) SCCM
4 1 (2.50%) SmoothWall
4 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.50%) vRealize
4 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) VMware
2 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (27.50%) HP
4 10 (25.00%) Cisco
4 10 (25.00%) Citrix
4 10 (25.00%) EMC
5 8 (20.00%) IBM
5 8 (20.00%) Veritas
6 7 (17.50%) Brocade
6 7 (17.50%) Hitachi
6 7 (17.50%) NetApp
6 7 (17.50%) Oracle
7 5 (12.50%) Remedy
8 3 (7.50%) Dell
9 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
9 2 (5.00%) Veeam
10 1 (2.50%) Avaya
10 1 (2.50%) Lumension
10 1 (2.50%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (2.50%) Sonus