Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 162 149
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13 +10
Contract jobs citing SAN 58 45 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.09% 0.82% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.47% 5.07% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 48
South West median daily rate £338 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £193 £163 £246
90th Percentile £495 £438 £612
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
South West median hourly rate £175.00 £42.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +311.76% +93.18% +175.00%
10th Percentile £78.50 £41.25 £21.00
90th Percentile £187.50 £43.75 £23.00
England median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +0.91% - -4.35%

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 776 888 1,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.60% 16.18% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 548 633
South West median daily rate £375 £366 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.39% +1.03% +0.69%
10th Percentile £207 £193 £225
90th Percentile £538 £530 £525
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 68 86
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +13.48% +74.63%
10th Percentile £16.10 £12.79 £11.49
90th Percentile £49.50 £54.88 £46.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.95% -25.20% +21.95%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +5 19 £390 +56.00% 3
Wiltshire +18 18 £430 +207.14% 4
Dorset -18 9 £250 -23.08% 4
Devon +12 5 £283 +61.43% 1
Gloucestershire +8 5 £195 - 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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 48 (82.76%) Windows
2 34 (58.62%) VMware
3 33 (56.90%) Active Directory
4 31 (53.45%) Microsoft
5 27 (46.55%) Windows Server
6 23 (39.66%) Hyper-V
7 21 (36.21%) NAS
8 20 (34.48%) HP
9 19 (32.76%) Citrix
10 17 (29.31%) Cisco
10 17 (29.31%) Linux
10 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
11 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (27.59%) DNS
11 16 (27.59%) SQL
11 16 (27.59%) Firewall
12 14 (24.14%) MS Exchange
13 13 (22.41%) Unix
14 12 (20.69%) LAN
14 12 (20.69%) Office 365
14 12 (20.69%) PowerShell
15 11 (18.97%) Mentoring
15 11 (18.97%) DHCP
15 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
16 10 (17.24%) SharePoint
16 10 (17.24%) NetApp
16 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (17.24%) WSUS
17 9 (15.52%) 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 14 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.24%) SharePoint
3 8 (13.79%) IIS
4 7 (12.07%) Skype for Business
5 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.45%) Apache
6 2 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.45%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (3.45%) OpenStack
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.69%) Office 365
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.17%) IaaS
4 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (36.21%) NAS
2 16 (27.59%) DNS
2 16 (27.59%) Firewall
3 12 (20.69%) LAN
4 11 (18.97%) DHCP
5 9 (15.52%) Skype
5 9 (15.52%) WAN
6 5 (8.62%) Internet
7 4 (6.90%) VoIP
8 3 (5.17%) DDNS
8 3 (5.17%) IP Telephony
8 3 (5.17%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (5.17%) SSL
9 2 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (3.45%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.45%) SMS
9 2 (3.45%) Unified Communications
9 2 (3.45%) VLAN
9 2 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) MS Access
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Back Office
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Military
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.34%) Administrator
3 5 (8.62%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Consultant
4 4 (6.90%) Server Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Designer
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (5.17%) IT Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Service Desk Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Senior IT Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) System Design Authority
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) LDAP
1 2 (3.45%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Clustering
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.17%) Replication
4 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.72%) CESG
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) EMC Centera
5 1 (1.72%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 48 (82.76%) Windows
2 27 (46.55%) Windows Server
3 17 (29.31%) Linux
4 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (22.41%) Unix
6 3 (5.17%) Solaris
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 10
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.45%) CentOS
7 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) Mentoring
2 9 (15.52%) Service Delivery
3 6 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
4 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
4 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.62%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.90%) Change Control
5 4 (6.90%) Coaching
5 4 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (6.90%) Demand Management
5 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.90%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (6.90%) Migration
5 4 (6.90%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.17%) Break/Fix
6 3 (5.17%) ITIL
6 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.59%) SQL
2 12 (20.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.17%) Perl
4 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.79%) DV Cleared
3 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.17%) MCITP
5 3 (5.17%) MCSA
6 2 (3.45%) CCNA
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.72%) Degree
7 1 (1.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
2 3 (5.17%) GxP
3 2 (3.45%) GDPR
3 2 (3.45%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.45%) RMADS
4 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 33 (56.90%) Active Directory
2 23 (39.66%) Hyper-V
3 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (15.52%) Xen
5 6 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (10.34%) vSphere
6 5 (8.62%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (8.62%) XenApp
7 3 (5.17%) ISA Server
7 3 (5.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.72%) Firmware
8 1 (1.72%) NFS
8 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) WSUS
2 8 (13.79%) SCCM
3 7 (12.07%) SCOM
4 5 (8.62%) Backup Exec
4 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (5.17%) vCenter Server
6 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.45%) Netcool
6 2 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Unicenter
6 2 (3.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.72%) NetApp OnCommand
7 1 (1.72%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 34 (58.62%) VMware
2 31 (53.45%) Microsoft
3 20 (34.48%) HP
4 19 (32.76%) Citrix
5 17 (29.31%) Cisco
6 10 (17.24%) NetApp
7 8 (13.79%) IBM
8 4 (6.90%) Dell
8 4 (6.90%) EMC
8 4 (6.90%) McAfee
8 4 (6.90%) Oracle
8 4 (6.90%) Veeam
9 3 (5.17%) Avaya
9 3 (5.17%) Juniper
9 3 (5.17%) Remedy
9 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.17%) Sonus
9 3 (5.17%) Veritas
10 2 (3.45%) Brocade
10 2 (3.45%) Red Hat