Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 161 148
Rank change year-on-year -20 -13 -5
Contract jobs citing SAN 53 43 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 0.77% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.57% 5.16% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 41
South West median daily rate £285 £425 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.06% +34.92% +14.55%
10th Percentile £196 £273 £168
90th Percentile £480 £488 £388
England median daily rate £383 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -4.38% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
South West median hourly rate £175.00 £52.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% +156.10% -67.84%
10th Percentile £47.00 £46.25 £18.75
90th Percentile £187.50 £58.75 £22.65
England median hourly rate £41.50 £18.11 £26.00
% change year-on-year +129.22% -30.37% -3.70%

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 951 833 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.59% 14.94% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 503 450
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £184 £181 £159
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 80
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £26.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.49% -27.89% -6.37%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.50 £12.23
90th Percentile £49.43 £42.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%

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 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -20 17 £375 -13.79% 5
Wiltshire -20 12 £420 -1.18% 3
Dorset +2 8 - - 5
Somerset - 6 £200 - 1
Gloucestershire -16 5 £195 -35.00%
Devon +1 2 £285 +51.75% 1
Avon - 1 £250 - 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 44 (83.02%) Windows
2 37 (69.81%) Windows Server
3 34 (64.15%) VMware
4 29 (54.72%) Cisco
4 29 (54.72%) Active Directory
5 23 (43.40%) Linux
6 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
6 22 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (37.74%) NAS
8 17 (32.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 17 (32.08%) LAN
9 16 (30.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
10 15 (28.30%) WAN
11 14 (26.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (24.53%) MS Exchange
12 13 (24.53%) Firewall
13 12 (22.64%) HP
14 11 (20.75%) DNS
14 11 (20.75%) DHCP
14 11 (20.75%) SQL
14 11 (20.75%) Hyper-V
15 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
15 10 (18.87%) DV Cleared
15 10 (18.87%) Unix
16 9 (16.98%) EMC
17 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification

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 13 (24.53%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.43%) Apache
4 4 (7.55%) Confluence
4 4 (7.55%) IIS
4 4 (7.55%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.77%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) HipChat
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (11.32%) Office 365
4 3 (5.66%) Amazon S3
4 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.66%) GitHub
4 3 (5.66%) IaaS
5 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.74%) NAS
2 17 (32.08%) LAN
3 15 (28.30%) WAN
4 13 (24.53%) Firewall
5 11 (20.75%) DHCP
5 11 (20.75%) DNS
6 7 (13.21%) WLAN
7 6 (11.32%) VLAN
8 5 (9.43%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (9.43%) Internet
9 4 (7.55%) NetScaler
9 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
9 4 (7.55%) VSAN
10 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (5.66%) IPv6
11 2 (3.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (3.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
11 2 (3.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.77%) MS Access
3 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Bitbucket
1 3 (5.66%) CF BOSH
1 3 (5.66%) GitLab
1 3 (5.66%) JIRA
2 2 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Military
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (9.43%) NetBackup Engineer
2 5 (9.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (9.43%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Active Directory Support
3 4 (7.55%) Architect
3 4 (7.55%) Cisco Support
3 4 (7.55%) Senior Technician
3 4 (7.55%) Server Support
3 4 (7.55%) Server Technician
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server Support
4 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Wintel Support
5 2 (3.77%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) Node.js
2 2 (3.77%) LDAP
2 2 (3.77%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.89%) COM
3 1 (1.89%) Flash
3 1 (1.89%) LAMP
3 1 (1.89%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
1 5 (9.43%) Replication
2 4 (7.55%) PKI
3 3 (5.66%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (3.77%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (1.89%) CESG
5 1 (1.89%) Derivative
5 1 (1.89%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 44 (83.02%) Windows
2 37 (69.81%) Windows Server
3 23 (43.40%) Linux
4 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (26.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (18.87%) Unix
6 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (9.43%) Windows 10
8 4 (7.55%) Solaris
8 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
9 3 (5.66%) CentOS
10 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
10 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.89%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (30.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
3 8 (15.09%) Migration
4 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.32%) Converged Infrastructure
4 6 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
5 5 (9.43%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
5 5 (9.43%) Server Management
5 5 (9.43%) Storage Management
6 4 (7.55%) Data Protection
6 4 (7.55%) Fault Management
6 4 (7.55%) Proactive Management
6 4 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (7.55%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (5.66%) Break/Fix
7 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.66%) NsoIT
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) SQL
2 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
3 8 (15.09%) Python
4 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
4 5 (9.43%) Perl
5 3 (5.66%) Ruby
6 1 (1.89%) C
6 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) DV Cleared
3 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (13.21%) CCNA
4 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
6 5 (9.43%) MCSA
7 4 (7.55%) Degree
7 4 (7.55%) MCSE
7 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.77%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.89%) CCDP
9 1 (1.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) JSP 440
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (54.72%) Active Directory
2 22 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (20.75%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (9.43%) Firmware
5 5 (9.43%) vSphere
5 5 (9.43%) XenApp
6 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.77%) ISA Server
7 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.89%) NFS
8 1 (1.89%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) NetBackup
2 6 (11.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 5 (9.43%) SCCM
3 5 (9.43%) vCenter Server
4 3 (5.66%) Ansible
4 3 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.66%) Puppet
4 3 (5.66%) SCOM
4 3 (5.66%) Terraform
4 3 (5.66%) WSUS
5 2 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Netcool
5 2 (3.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (3.77%) SCDPM
5 2 (3.77%) Unicenter
6 1 (1.89%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (64.15%) VMware
2 29 (54.72%) Cisco
3 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
4 12 (22.64%) HP
5 9 (16.98%) EMC
6 7 (13.21%) Citrix
6 7 (13.21%) Red Hat
7 6 (11.32%) IBM
7 6 (11.32%) Veritas
8 5 (9.43%) Dell
8 5 (9.43%) Oracle
9 4 (7.55%) McAfee
10 3 (5.66%) APTARE
10 3 (5.66%) NetApp
10 3 (5.66%) SaltStack
11 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
11 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
11 2 (3.77%) F5
11 2 (3.77%) Juniper
11 2 (3.77%) Sophos