The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 29 March 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 36 43
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7  
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.77% 1.40% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 5.41% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
Median daily rate £450 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -36.04% +43.33%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 46 74 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 17.62% 25.96% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 58 45
Median daily rate £388 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £312 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.80% +14.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Southampton

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Southampton

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Southampton region with a requirement for SAN.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Process Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCDP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Architect
2 1 (25.00%) EMC Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Server Building
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Design
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCDP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft