The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 25 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)
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 24 30
Contract jobs citing SAN 0 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk - 5.43% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 29.17% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 1
Median daily rate - £575 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +187.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 9 48 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 7.63% 18.60% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 41 7
Median daily rate £350 £500 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +100.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Suffolk

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for SAN.

1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (60.00%) Citrix
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (60.00%) NAS
5 6 (60.00%) High Availability
6 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (50.00%) Clustering
6 5 (50.00%) IIS
6 5 (50.00%) LAN
6 5 (50.00%) WAN
6 5 (50.00%) Middleware
6 5 (50.00%) Network Optimisation
6 5 (50.00%) Secure Coding
6 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (40.00%) Firewall
7 4 (40.00%) French Language
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco
8 3 (30.00%) EMC
9 2 (20.00%) ITIL
9 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
9 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
9 2 (20.00%) vSphere
9 2 (20.00%) SIEM

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) CloudStack
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Mimecast
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) NAS
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (40.00%) French Language
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (50.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) High Availability
2 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (50.00%) Network Optimisation
2 5 (50.00%) Secure Coding
3 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
3 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) KVM
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) BT
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) McAfee
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds