Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 January 2020 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 234 258 215
Rank change year-on-year +24 -43 -12
Contract jobs citing SAN 421 540 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.05% 1.04% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.65% 7.12% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 302 363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £538 £538 £548
UK median daily rate £386 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +0.32% -3.75% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.25 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.13% +63.27% -10.91%
10th Percentile £23.13 £14.13 £13.05
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £39.75
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £43.59 £23.25
% change year-on-year +11.84% +87.48% -45.93%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 6,327 7,587 7,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.71% 14.57% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,564 4,238 4,505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £181 £200 £160
90th Percentile £563 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 444 516
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89% -15.56%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.12 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £22.96 £18.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +22.44% +0.27% -16.89%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the UK excluding London

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in the UK excluding London

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in the UK excluding London

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in the UK excluding London

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAN in the UK excluding London

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 January 2020. 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
South East +31 149 £400 +6.67% 64
North of England +14 104 £375 +5.63% 63
North West +31 61 £400 +14.29% 34
South West 0 43 £370 +3.50% 20
Midlands +22 39 £350 -7.28% 33
Wales +63 38 £475 +111.11% 11
Yorkshire 0 35 £350 - 22
Scotland +6 27 £453 +13.13% 8
West Midlands +37 26 £381 -0.97% 18
East of England +21 17 £325 -13.33% 17
East Midlands +15 13 £300 -14.29% 15
North East +5 8 £375 -6.72% 7
Northern Ireland +9 5 £320 - 3
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SAN.

1 291 (69.12%) Windows
2 231 (54.87%) VMware
3 184 (43.71%) Microsoft
4 164 (38.95%) Active Directory
5 157 (37.29%) Windows Server
6 139 (33.02%) Azure
7 138 (32.78%) Security Cleared
8 135 (32.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 131 (31.12%) DNS
10 124 (29.45%) Firewall
11 114 (27.08%) SC Cleared
12 112 (26.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 109 (25.89%) Linux
14 106 (25.18%) NAS
15 103 (24.47%) PowerShell
16 95 (22.57%) Cisco
17 92 (21.85%) Office 365
18 89 (21.14%) HP
18 89 (21.14%) EMC
19 84 (19.95%) Disaster Recovery
19 84 (19.95%) Data Centre
20 77 (18.29%) ITIL
20 77 (18.29%) SQL
21 75 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
22 71 (16.86%) TCP/IP
23 70 (16.63%) Migration
23 70 (16.63%) Hyper-V
24 66 (15.68%) DHCP
24 66 (15.68%) Citrix
25 65 (15.44%) VPN

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 48 (11.40%) MS Exchange
2 27 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 22 (5.23%) Skype for Business
4 17 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.38%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.38%) Jupyter
5 10 (2.38%) SAS
6 7 (1.66%) Apache
6 7 (1.66%) IIS
7 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.71%) Confluence
10 2 (0.48%) nginx
11 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.24%) CMS
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) assyst
3 1 (0.24%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 139 (33.02%) Azure
2 92 (21.85%) Office 365
3 60 (14.25%) IaaS
4 54 (12.83%) AWS
4 54 (12.83%) SaaS
5 52 (12.35%) PaaS
6 33 (7.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 21 (4.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.66%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.95%) GCP
11 3 (0.71%) GitHub
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.48%) Datadog
12 2 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.24%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 131 (31.12%) DNS
2 124 (29.45%) Firewall
3 106 (25.18%) NAS
4 71 (16.86%) TCP/IP
5 66 (15.68%) DHCP
6 65 (15.44%) VPN
7 50 (11.88%) WAN
8 46 (10.93%) Internet
8 46 (10.93%) Reverse Proxy
9 39 (9.26%) LAN
10 21 (4.99%) Fibre Channel
11 20 (4.75%) Skype
12 19 (4.51%) Wireless
13 18 (4.28%) iSCSI
14 15 (3.56%) NetScaler
15 13 (3.09%) MPLS
16 12 (2.85%) BGP
17 9 (2.14%) OSPF
17 9 (2.14%) VLAN
18 8 (1.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (3.09%) Big Data
4 11 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (2.38%) Apache Hive
5 10 (2.38%) Apache Zeppelin
5 10 (2.38%) Data Lake
5 10 (2.38%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.38%) Impala
5 10 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.66%) InterSystems Cache
7 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.43%) MySQL
9 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (2.85%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (0.95%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.95%) JIRA
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.48%) Subversion
5 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.24%) CF BOSH
5 1 (0.24%) GCC
5 1 (0.24%) GitLab
5 1 (0.24%) WinDbg
General
1 31 (7.36%) Finance
2 29 (6.89%) Public Sector
3 10 (2.38%) Retail
3 10 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.43%) Publishing
5 3 (0.71%) Back Office
5 3 (0.71%) Banking
5 3 (0.71%) Local Government
5 3 (0.71%) Welsh Language
6 2 (0.48%) Automotive
7 1 (0.24%) Legal
7 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 100 (23.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 66 (15.68%) Architect
3 48 (11.40%) Storage Engineer
4 28 (6.65%) Consultant
5 25 (5.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 25 (5.94%) Windows Engineer
6 21 (4.99%) VMware Engineer
7 20 (4.75%) Administrator
7 20 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (4.51%) Support Engineer
9 17 (4.04%) Infrastructure Architect
9 17 (4.04%) Server Engineer
10 16 (3.80%) Azure Architect
10 16 (3.80%) Azure Engineer
10 16 (3.80%) Network Engineer
10 16 (3.80%) Platform Engineer
10 16 (3.80%) Storage Consultant
10 16 (3.80%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (3.56%) Backup Engineer
11 15 (3.56%) Storage and Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.98%) Web Services
2 10 (2.38%) Apache NiFi
2 10 (2.38%) Kafka
3 9 (2.14%) Middleware
3 9 (2.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (1.19%) LDAP
5 2 (0.48%) .NET
6 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.24%) Django
6 1 (0.24%) Node.js
6 1 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 84 (19.95%) Data Centre
2 51 (12.11%) Replication
3 34 (8.08%) Clustering
4 30 (7.13%) EMC VNX
5 22 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (4.51%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (3.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 14 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (3.09%) EMC VMAX
10 10 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (2.38%) PKI
11 9 (2.14%) Celerra
11 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Licensing
12 8 (1.90%) CLARiiON
12 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.90%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (1.66%) Public Cloud
14 6 (1.43%) Client/Server
14 6 (1.43%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 291 (69.12%) Windows
2 157 (37.29%) Windows Server
3 109 (25.89%) Linux
4 75 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (13.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (12.59%) Unix
7 49 (11.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (9.03%) Windows 10
9 20 (4.75%) Solaris
10 13 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (2.85%) CentOS
11 12 (2.85%) HPUX
12 9 (2.14%) AIX
13 7 (1.66%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (1.19%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.95%) SUSE
16 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (26.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 84 (19.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 77 (18.29%) ITIL
4 70 (16.63%) Migration
5 36 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (7.84%) Information Security
7 32 (7.60%) Project Delivery
7 32 (7.60%) SOA
8 30 (7.13%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (6.89%) Computer Science
9 29 (6.89%) Non-Functional Testing
10 28 (6.65%) Service Management
11 27 (6.41%) DevOps
12 26 (6.18%) Change Management
12 26 (6.18%) ERP
13 25 (5.94%) Configuration Management
14 24 (5.70%) Analytics
15 23 (5.46%) Re-Platforming
16 19 (4.51%) PRINCE2
16 19 (4.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (24.47%) PowerShell
2 77 (18.29%) SQL
3 25 (5.94%) Python
4 21 (4.99%) Bash Shell
4 21 (4.99%) Perl
5 11 (2.61%) Korn
6 10 (2.38%) VBScript
7 8 (1.90%) C
8 5 (1.19%) Java
9 4 (0.95%) Ruby
10 3 (0.71%) C-shell
10 3 (0.71%) Go
10 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.24%) PHP
11 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 138 (32.78%) Security Cleared
2 114 (27.08%) SC Cleared
3 38 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (8.31%) Degree
5 26 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (4.99%) CCNA
6 21 (4.99%) DV Cleared
7 18 (4.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (4.04%) CCNP
9 16 (3.80%) MCSE
10 10 (2.38%) MCP
11 8 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (1.90%) MCSA
11 8 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (1.66%) VCAP
13 5 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.95%) CCIE
14 4 (0.95%) NCDA
14 4 (0.95%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.26%) SLA
2 11 (2.61%) QA
3 5 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.71%) GDPR
4 3 (0.71%) PMO
5 2 (0.48%) COBIT
5 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.48%) GMP
5 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 164 (38.95%) Active Directory
2 135 (32.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (16.63%) Hyper-V
4 50 (11.88%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (6.89%) Virtual Servers
6 26 (6.18%) vSphere
7 25 (5.94%) XenApp
8 24 (5.70%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (4.75%) XenDesktop
10 16 (3.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 16 (3.80%) Firmware
10 16 (3.80%) VMware NSX
11 15 (3.56%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (2.85%) NFS
13 10 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (1.43%) BitLocker
14 6 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (1.19%) Docker
15 5 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (1.19%) Samba
Systems Management
1 65 (15.44%) NetBackup
2 64 (15.20%) SCCM
3 33 (7.84%) SCOM
4 21 (4.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (4.51%) vCenter Server
6 18 (4.28%) Microsoft Clustering
7 17 (4.04%) Puppet
7 17 (4.04%) WSUS
8 16 (3.80%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (3.56%) Ansible
10 14 (3.33%) Avamar
10 14 (3.33%) vRealize
11 11 (2.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (2.38%) Oozie
13 9 (2.14%) Oracle RMAN
14 8 (1.90%) PowerCLI
15 7 (1.66%) Backup Exec
16 6 (1.43%) HP SIM
16 6 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 5 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 231 (54.87%) VMware
2 184 (43.71%) Microsoft
3 95 (22.57%) Cisco
4 89 (21.14%) EMC
4 89 (21.14%) HP
5 66 (15.68%) Citrix
6 64 (15.20%) NetApp
7 60 (14.25%) Oracle
8 48 (11.40%) Dell
9 45 (10.69%) Brocade
10 40 (9.50%) IBM
11 36 (8.55%) 3PAR
12 33 (7.84%) Red Hat
13 25 (5.94%) Veritas
14 23 (5.46%) Hitachi
15 19 (4.51%) Workday
16 16 (3.80%) Symantec
17 13 (3.09%) Ivanti
18 12 (2.85%) McAfee
18 12 (2.85%) Nimble Storage