Period
to 14 December 2018

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 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 196 181
Rank change year-on-year -62 -15 -22
Contract jobs citing SAN 577 696 822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.03% 1.30% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.11% 8.45% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 431 550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £513 £494
UK median daily rate £385 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.15% -0.77% -18.18%
10th Percentile £14.13 £13.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £187.50 £39.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year +77.78% -15.89% -0.93%

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 8,121 8,241 9,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.54% 15.38% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,514 4,769 5,387
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £198 £163 £205
90th Percentile £550 £544 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 543 614
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -20.00% +15.85%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.93 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.14%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018.

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 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
South East -24 200 £388 -3.13% 40
North of England -7 151 £375 +13.64% 52
Yorkshire +31 89 £369 -7.81% 24
Midlands -69 73 £350 -1.41% 34
South West -20 53 £285 -33.06% 16
North West -20 50 £388 +10.71% 27
Scotland -30 45 £400 +14.29% 5
East of England -41 36 £325 - 11
West Midlands -55 35 £350 -4.76% 19
East Midlands -31 29 £350 - 15
Wales -31 12 £306 -18.33% 5
North East -36 12 £429 +32.00% 1
Northern Ireland +37 8 - - 2
SAN
UK

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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SAN.

1 379 (65.68%) Windows
2 313 (54.25%) VMware
3 245 (42.46%) Active Directory
4 242 (41.94%) Windows Server
5 227 (39.34%) Microsoft
6 203 (35.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 178 (30.85%) Linux
8 159 (27.56%) Firewall
9 153 (26.52%) NAS
10 152 (26.34%) Cisco
11 133 (23.05%) HP
12 124 (21.49%) WAN
13 123 (21.32%) NetApp
14 119 (20.62%) LAN
15 114 (19.76%) DNS
16 113 (19.58%) Data Centre
17 112 (19.41%) Unix
18 110 (19.06%) Security Cleared
19 109 (18.89%) SQL
19 109 (18.89%) Oracle
20 106 (18.37%) Hyper-V
20 106 (18.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 104 (18.02%) PowerShell
22 101 (17.50%) Citrix
23 100 (17.33%) ITIL
24 99 (17.16%) Microsoft Azure
25 98 (16.98%) SQL Server
26 96 (16.64%) TCP/IP
27 95 (16.46%) Migration
27 95 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012

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 64 (11.09%) MS Exchange
2 41 (7.11%) SharePoint
3 29 (5.03%) Apache
3 29 (5.03%) Skype for Business
4 24 (4.16%) IIS
5 15 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.43%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.91%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (1.56%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.87%) Confluence
11 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.69%) JBoss
11 4 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.52%) GemFire
12 3 (0.52%) Live Communications Server
12 3 (0.52%) SAS
13 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.52%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.35%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 99 (17.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (16.29%) Office 365
3 81 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (6.59%) IaaS
5 30 (5.20%) PaaS
6 19 (3.29%) SaaS
7 15 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.73%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.56%) Yammer
10 6 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.87%) GitHub
12 4 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.52%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.35%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 159 (27.56%) Firewall
2 153 (26.52%) NAS
3 124 (21.49%) WAN
4 119 (20.62%) LAN
5 114 (19.76%) DNS
6 96 (16.64%) TCP/IP
7 68 (11.79%) DHCP
8 62 (10.75%) iSCSI
9 51 (8.84%) VPN
10 42 (7.28%) VLAN
11 41 (7.11%) Fibre Channel
12 27 (4.68%) VoIP
13 24 (4.16%) Internet
13 24 (4.16%) Skype
13 24 (4.16%) Wireless
14 22 (3.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (3.29%) NetScaler
17 18 (3.12%) Network Security
18 17 (2.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.77%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.60%) MongoDB
4 14 (2.43%) Hadoop
5 12 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.73%) MySQL
7 9 (1.56%) Big Data
7 9 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.21%) DB2
9 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.69%) Ingres
10 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.52%) MS Access
11 3 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.35%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.04%) JIRA
4 5 (0.87%) Burp Suite
4 5 (0.87%) Metasploit
4 5 (0.87%) MSI
4 5 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.69%) GitLab
5 4 (0.69%) Toad
6 3 (0.52%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.52%) CF BOSH
6 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.35%) Ant
7 2 (0.35%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.35%) Bower
7 2 (0.35%) Gradle
7 2 (0.35%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.35%) Spinnaker
General
1 84 (14.56%) Finance
2 18 (3.12%) Banking
3 14 (2.43%) Law
4 13 (2.25%) Financial Institution
4 13 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.04%) Military
6 4 (0.69%) Publishing
6 4 (0.69%) Retail
7 3 (0.52%) Advertising
7 3 (0.52%) Local Government
8 2 (0.35%) Automotive
8 2 (0.35%) Electronics
8 2 (0.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.17%) Back Office
9 1 (0.17%) Legal
9 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 97 (16.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 84 (14.56%) Architect
3 45 (7.80%) Infrastructure Architect
4 40 (6.93%) Storage Engineer
5 39 (6.76%) Administrator
6 33 (5.72%) Consultant
7 27 (4.68%) Analyst
8 25 (4.33%) Support Engineer
9 23 (3.99%) Network Engineer
10 22 (3.81%) Technical Architect
11 21 (3.64%) Server Engineer
11 21 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
12 18 (3.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 18 (3.12%) Infrastructure Support
12 18 (3.12%) NetBackup Engineer
13 17 (2.95%) Wintel Engineer
14 16 (2.77%) Project Engineer
15 14 (2.43%) NetApp Engineer
16 13 (2.25%) SAN Engineer
16 13 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (9.36%) Middleware
2 30 (5.20%) Web Services
3 9 (1.56%) LDAP
4 7 (1.21%) 802.1X
5 5 (0.87%) Flash
5 5 (0.87%) XML
6 4 (0.69%) HTML
6 4 (0.69%) LAMP
7 3 (0.52%) Node.js
7 3 (0.52%) Spring
7 3 (0.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 3 (0.52%) XSLT
8 2 (0.35%) JSON
8 2 (0.35%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.35%) SAML
8 2 (0.35%) WAP
9 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.17%) COM
9 1 (0.17%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.17%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 113 (19.58%) Data Centre
2 55 (9.53%) Clustering
3 48 (8.32%) Replication
4 36 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.16%) PKI
5 24 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.47%) Public Cloud
7 19 (3.29%) Fat Client
7 19 (3.29%) Thin Client
8 16 (2.77%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.60%) EMC VNX
10 14 (2.43%) EMC VMAX
11 12 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.91%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
13 10 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.73%) Mainframe
14 8 (1.39%) Private Cloud
15 6 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 379 (65.68%) Windows
2 242 (41.94%) Windows Server
3 178 (30.85%) Linux
4 112 (19.41%) Unix
5 95 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (16.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 68 (11.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (10.23%) Solaris
9 45 (7.80%) AIX
10 43 (7.45%) Windows 10
11 29 (5.03%) Windows 7
12 23 (3.99%) Data ONTAP
13 21 (3.64%) Windows XP
14 15 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (1.73%) CentOS
16 7 (1.21%) Windows 2000
17 6 (1.04%) HPUX
17 6 (1.04%) Ubuntu
17 6 (1.04%) Windows NT
18 5 (0.87%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (18.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 100 (17.33%) ITIL
3 95 (16.46%) Migration
4 80 (13.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 62 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (7.11%) Data Protection
8 33 (5.72%) DevOps
8 33 (5.72%) High Availability
9 31 (5.37%) Network Design
10 30 (5.20%) Load Balancing
11 29 (5.03%) Configuration Management
11 29 (5.03%) Server Management
12 28 (4.85%) Service Delivery
13 27 (4.68%) Project Management
14 26 (4.51%) Change Control
15 25 (4.33%) Storage Management
16 24 (4.16%) Change Management
17 22 (3.81%) Patch Management
18 20 (3.47%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (18.89%) SQL
2 104 (18.02%) PowerShell
3 36 (6.24%) Bash Shell
4 32 (5.55%) JavaScript
5 30 (5.20%) Perl
6 27 (4.68%) Java
6 27 (4.68%) Python
7 19 (3.29%) Shell Script
8 15 (2.60%) C
8 15 (2.60%) Ruby
9 14 (2.43%) C#
9 14 (2.43%) VB
10 11 (1.91%) Korn
10 11 (1.91%) VBScript
11 8 (1.39%) C-shell
12 5 (0.87%) Lua
13 3 (0.52%) Groovy
13 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.17%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 110 (19.06%) Security Cleared
2 80 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 51 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (6.59%) MCSE
6 31 (5.37%) Degree
7 30 (5.20%) DV Cleared
8 29 (5.03%) CCNP
9 24 (4.16%) CCNA
10 20 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.91%) NCDA
11 11 (1.91%) NCIE
11 11 (1.91%) NCSIE
12 10 (1.73%) ISEB
12 10 (1.73%) ISTQB
12 10 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (1.73%) MCSA
13 9 (1.56%) A+ Certification
13 9 (1.56%) SANS
14 8 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.95%) SLA
2 6 (1.04%) QA
3 5 (0.87%) GDPR
4 3 (0.52%) COBIT
4 3 (0.52%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.52%) PMO
5 2 (0.35%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 245 (42.46%) Active Directory
2 203 (35.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (18.37%) Hyper-V
4 61 (10.57%) VMware ESXi
5 59 (10.23%) vSphere
6 58 (10.05%) XenApp
7 32 (5.55%) XenDesktop
8 31 (5.37%) NFS
9 25 (4.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (3.12%) Firmware
12 18 (3.12%) Oracle RAC
13 14 (2.43%) XenServer
14 12 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 11 (1.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 11 (1.91%) Terminal Services
16 9 (1.56%) Docker
16 9 (1.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 83 (14.38%) SCCM
2 57 (9.88%) NetBackup
3 31 (5.37%) SCOM
4 28 (4.85%) McAfee ePO
4 28 (4.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 17 (2.95%) vCenter Server
6 14 (2.43%) Data Guard
6 14 (2.43%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (2.25%) Ansible
7 13 (2.25%) WSUS
8 10 (1.73%) Failover Clustering
8 10 (1.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 9 (1.56%) HP ALM
9 9 (1.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 9 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.39%) OpenView
10 8 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (1.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 7 (1.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 313 (54.25%) VMware
2 227 (39.34%) Microsoft
3 152 (26.34%) Cisco
4 133 (23.05%) HP
5 123 (21.32%) NetApp
6 109 (18.89%) Oracle
7 101 (17.50%) Citrix
8 74 (12.82%) IBM
9 67 (11.61%) EMC
10 58 (10.05%) Veritas
11 52 (9.01%) Red Hat
12 44 (7.63%) Dell
13 34 (5.89%) McAfee
14 29 (5.03%) Brocade
15 28 (4.85%) 3PAR
16 26 (4.51%) Google
17 23 (3.99%) CheckPoint
17 23 (3.99%) Juniper
18 20 (3.47%) SolarWinds
19 17 (2.95%) Veeam