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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 109 113
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4  
Contract jobs citing SAN 31 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.13% 1.03% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.16% 5.93% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 21
Median daily rate £300 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +26.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £262 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £648 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.18% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £24.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year -25.70% -28.92%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 433 523 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.81% 17.46% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 1176 579
Median daily rate £370 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 94 56
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.18 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset - 19 £300 - 5
Bristol -6 7 £300 -7.69% 4
Wiltshire -6 3 £140 -72.00% 2
Somerset -11 1 £575 +139.58%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 36 (80.00%) Windows
2 28 (62.22%) VMware
3 22 (48.89%) Windows Server
4 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 17 (37.78%) MS Exchange
7 16 (35.56%) Oracle
7 16 (35.56%) PowerShell
7 16 (35.56%) WSUS
8 13 (28.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (28.89%) Unix
9 12 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
9 12 (26.67%) SQL
9 12 (26.67%) Patch Management
9 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
10 11 (24.44%) Finance
11 10 (22.22%) Migration
11 10 (22.22%) Linux
12 9 (20.00%) Cisco
12 9 (20.00%) NAS
12 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 8 (17.78%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
13 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
13 8 (17.78%) McAfee
13 8 (17.78%) Firewall

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 17 (37.78%) MS Exchange
2 13 (28.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (15.56%) Apache
4 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
5 3 (6.67%) OpenStack
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.44%) GlassFish
6 2 (4.44%) IIS
6 2 (4.44%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.22%) iPlanet
7 1 (2.22%) JBoss
7 1 (2.22%) MQSeries
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) NAS
2 8 (17.78%) DNS
2 8 (17.78%) Firewall
2 8 (17.78%) LAN
3 6 (13.33%) WAN
4 5 (11.11%) LDAP
4 5 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (8.89%) DHCP
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.67%) Internet
6 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (4.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.44%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.44%) VPN
7 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.44%) WLAN
8 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.44%) MS Access
4 2 (4.44%) MySQL
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Back Office
3 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 4 (8.89%) Data Centre Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Server Support
6 3 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) LAMP
1 2 (4.44%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (4.44%) SAML
2 1 (2.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.33%) EMC VNX
3 3 (6.67%) Clustering
3 3 (6.67%) iPad
3 3 (6.67%) VAX
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.22%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.22%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (80.00%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Windows Server
3 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (28.89%) Unix
4 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (22.22%) Linux
6 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
7 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (8.89%) Solaris
9 2 (4.44%) AIX
9 2 (4.44%) CentOS
9 2 (4.44%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.22%) HPUX
10 1 (2.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 12 (26.67%) Patch Management
2 10 (22.22%) Migration
3 7 (15.56%) Application Packaging
3 7 (15.56%) Security Patching
4 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
5 4 (8.89%) Server Patching
5 4 (8.89%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Task Automation
6 3 (6.67%) Change Management
6 3 (6.67%) ITIL
6 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.44%) ERP
7 2 (4.44%) Scrum
7 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) PowerShell
2 12 (26.67%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) Perl
4 5 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.67%) Python
5 3 (6.67%) VBScript
6 2 (4.44%) Java
6 2 (4.44%) PHP
6 2 (4.44%) Ruby
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) C-shell
7 1 (2.22%) Korn
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) RMADS
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (8.89%) VMware Server
3 4 (8.89%) vSphere
4 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.44%) NFS
5 2 (4.44%) Shibboleth
5 2 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (4.44%) Xen
6 1 (2.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (2.22%) Firmware
6 1 (2.22%) KVM
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.22%) Samba
6 1 (2.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) WSUS
2 8 (17.78%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (13.33%) NetBackup
4 5 (11.11%) Backup Exec
5 3 (6.67%) Puppet
5 3 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (4.44%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (4.44%) NetApp OnCommand
6 2 (4.44%) Netcool
6 2 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.44%) SCCM
6 2 (4.44%) Unicenter
6 2 (4.44%) vRealize
7 1 (2.22%) EMC Navisphere
7 1 (2.22%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (2.22%) OpenView
7 1 (2.22%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) VMware
2 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 16 (35.56%) Oracle
4 9 (20.00%) Cisco
5 8 (17.78%) Dell
5 8 (17.78%) HP
5 8 (17.78%) McAfee
6 7 (15.56%) EMC
7 6 (13.33%) NetApp
8 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 5 (11.11%) Veeam
9 4 (8.89%) Dell Compellent
9 4 (8.89%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (8.89%) Sage
9 4 (8.89%) Sun
9 4 (8.89%) Veritas
10 3 (6.67%) Brocade
10 3 (6.67%) Citrix
10 3 (6.67%) F5
11 2 (4.44%) Gemalto