Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 153 141
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12 -7
Contract jobs citing SAN 55 57 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.94% 1.04% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.70% 6.64% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 49
South West median daily rate £285 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.94% +30.77% +25.00%
10th Percentile £189 £196 £193
90th Percentile £501 £491 £608
England median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
South West median hourly rate £175.00 £47.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +268.42% +115.91% -78.00%
10th Percentile £44.30 £41.75 £19.00
90th Percentile £187.50 £57.25 £23.00
England median hourly rate £34.25 £33.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.48% +42.11% -20.83%

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 821 859 935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.05% 15.63% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 517 567
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £205
90th Percentile £544 £525 £509
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 57 89
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +12.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.72 £12.35
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £24.50
% change year-on-year +10.01% -25.80% +22.50%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -3 21 £383 -15.93% 3
Dorset -11 14 £250 -41.18% 6
Wiltshire -2 9 £385 -9.53% 4
Gloucestershire +4 7 £195 -36.59% 1
Devon +3 2 £285 +51.75% 2
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 43 (78.18%) Windows
2 32 (58.18%) Windows Server
3 27 (49.09%) NAS
3 27 (49.09%) Active Directory
3 27 (49.09%) VMware
4 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
5 20 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 18 (32.73%) PowerShell
7 17 (30.91%) Security Cleared
7 17 (30.91%) Cisco
7 17 (30.91%) Linux
8 14 (25.45%) DNS
8 14 (25.45%) Citrix
8 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (25.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (23.64%) Hyper-V
9 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (23.64%) HP
9 13 (23.64%) SQL
10 12 (21.82%) Unix
10 12 (21.82%) DHCP
10 12 (21.82%) Firewall
11 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (16.36%) DV Cleared
12 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (16.36%) LAN
13 8 (14.55%) IBM
13 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (14.55%) EMC

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 20 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.91%) IIS
2 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.27%) Apache
3 4 (7.27%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.64%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (3.64%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.09%) Office 365
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon S3
3 3 (5.45%) GitHub
3 3 (5.45%) IaaS
4 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (49.09%) NAS
2 14 (25.45%) DNS
3 12 (21.82%) DHCP
3 12 (21.82%) Firewall
4 9 (16.36%) LAN
5 6 (10.91%) Internet
5 6 (10.91%) NetScaler
5 6 (10.91%) VLAN
5 6 (10.91%) WAN
6 5 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (5.45%) IP Telephony
7 3 (5.45%) IPv6
7 3 (5.45%) Skype
7 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.64%) DDNS
8 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.64%) Wireless
9 1 (1.82%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.64%) MS Access
4 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Bitbucket
1 3 (5.45%) CF BOSH
1 3 (5.45%) GitLab
2 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Back Office
2 3 (5.45%) Military
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Senior Technician
3 4 (7.27%) Server Technician
4 3 (5.45%) Administrator
4 3 (5.45%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (5.45%) NetBackup Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Network Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Server Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) IT Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Node.js
2 2 (3.64%) LDAP
2 2 (3.64%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.82%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Replication
2 5 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Clustering
4 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (5.45%) PKI
5 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.82%) CESG
6 1 (1.82%) EMC Centera
6 1 (1.82%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.82%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.82%) FMCG
6 1 (1.82%) VAX
6 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 43 (78.18%) Windows
2 32 (58.18%) Windows Server
3 17 (30.91%) Linux
4 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (21.82%) Unix
6 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (9.09%) Solaris
7 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 4 (7.27%) Windows 10
9 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.64%) CentOS
10 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
10 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.82%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (14.55%) Service Delivery
4 7 (12.73%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
4 7 (12.73%) Migration
5 5 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
5 5 (9.09%) ITIL
5 5 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 5 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (9.09%) Server Management
5 5 (9.09%) Storage Management
6 4 (7.27%) Fault Management
6 4 (7.27%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.27%) Proactive Management
6 4 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (7.27%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (5.45%) Data Protection
7 3 (5.45%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.73%) PowerShell
2 13 (23.64%) SQL
3 6 (10.91%) Python
4 4 (7.27%) Perl
5 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.45%) Ruby
6 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (30.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.36%) DV Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (12.73%) CCNA
4 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (7.27%) Degree
6 4 (7.27%) MCSA
7 3 (5.45%) MCSE
8 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.82%) CCDP
9 1 (1.82%) CCNP
9 1 (1.82%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) GDPR
2 2 (3.64%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.64%) RMADS
System Software
1 27 (49.09%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (23.64%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.91%) XenApp
4 6 (10.91%) XenDesktop
5 5 (9.09%) Firmware
6 4 (7.27%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (7.27%) vSphere
7 3 (5.45%) Xen
8 2 (3.64%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.82%) NFS
9 1 (1.82%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) WSUS
2 5 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 5 (9.09%) SCCM
2 5 (9.09%) SCOM
2 5 (9.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 4 (7.27%) vCenter Server
4 3 (5.45%) Ansible
4 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.45%) Puppet
4 3 (5.45%) Terraform
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (3.64%) Netcool
5 2 (3.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (3.64%) SCDPM
5 2 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.64%) Unicenter
6 1 (1.82%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) VMware
2 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
3 17 (30.91%) Cisco
4 14 (25.45%) Citrix
5 13 (23.64%) HP
6 8 (14.55%) EMC
6 8 (14.55%) IBM
6 8 (14.55%) McAfee
7 7 (12.73%) NetApp
8 6 (10.91%) Oracle
9 5 (9.09%) Veritas
10 3 (5.45%) APTARE
10 3 (5.45%) Dell
10 3 (5.45%) Juniper
10 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.45%) SaltStack
11 2 (3.64%) Brocade
11 2 (3.64%) Meridio
11 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
11 2 (3.64%) Sophos