Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 275 226 208
Rank change year-on-year -49 -18 -87
Contract jobs citing SAN 439 579 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.90% 1.10% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.30% 7.68% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 376 398
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £375 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.60% -2.53%
10th Percentile £205 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £519 £488
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £22.00 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.91% +13.52% -51.85%
10th Percentile £36.25 £10.65 £14.20
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £41.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +88.89% -18.18% -28.57%

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 6,967 7,541 7,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.36% 14.29% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,076 4,271 4,420
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £395 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 540 599
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% - -30.91%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.12 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.02 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.44% -4.93% -23.81%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 -5 153 £390 -7.14% 8
North of England -46 78 £375 +3.45% 12
South West -1 77 £350 +3.70% 8
Midlands -23 44 £400 +6.67% 8
East of England +3 38 £400 +25.98% 2
Yorkshire +17 36 £425 +13.33% 5
North West -36 35 £295 -26.25% 7
Scotland +19 29 £525 +77.97% 2
West Midlands -24 24 £425 +21.43% 4
East Midlands +16 20 £338 -10.00% 4
Wales +4 19 £450 +5.88%
North East -20 7 £255 -16.26%
Northern Ireland +11 2 £465 +225.17%
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 274 (62.41%) Windows
2 242 (55.13%) VMware
3 180 (41.00%) Active Directory
4 173 (39.41%) Microsoft
5 160 (36.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 146 (33.26%) Windows Server
7 137 (31.21%) Cisco
8 125 (28.47%) DNS
9 118 (26.88%) Firewall
10 108 (24.60%) Microsoft Azure
11 106 (24.15%) Data Centre
12 102 (23.23%) Security Cleared
13 100 (22.78%) ITIL
14 97 (22.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 95 (21.64%) Hyper-V
16 92 (20.96%) WAN
17 90 (20.50%) LAN
18 89 (20.27%) Linux
19 87 (19.82%) HP
19 87 (19.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 84 (19.13%) DHCP
21 81 (18.45%) SQL Server
21 81 (18.45%) NAS
22 80 (18.22%) SQL
23 78 (17.77%) Citrix
23 78 (17.77%) PowerShell
24 74 (16.86%) NetApp
24 74 (16.86%) Office 365
25 71 (16.17%) SCCM
26 67 (15.26%) Windows Server 2008

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 62 (14.12%) MS Exchange
2 41 (9.34%) SharePoint
2 41 (9.34%) Skype for Business
3 25 (5.69%) IIS
4 21 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.73%) OpenStack
6 11 (2.51%) Apache
7 10 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (2.28%) JBoss
8 8 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.37%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.68%) Commerce Server
10 3 (0.68%) Confluence
10 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.73%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 108 (24.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (16.86%) Office 365
3 60 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (4.78%) IaaS
5 16 (3.64%) PaaS
6 13 (2.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 12 (2.73%) OpenShift
8 10 (2.28%) Azure Stack
8 10 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (2.05%) SaaS
10 6 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.37%) GitHub
11 4 (0.91%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.91%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.91%) Yammer
12 3 (0.68%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.68%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 125 (28.47%) DNS
2 118 (26.88%) Firewall
3 92 (20.96%) WAN
4 90 (20.50%) LAN
5 84 (19.13%) DHCP
6 81 (18.45%) NAS
7 65 (14.81%) TCP/IP
8 48 (10.93%) VPN
9 41 (9.34%) Cisco ASA
10 36 (8.20%) iSCSI
11 31 (7.06%) VoIP
11 31 (7.06%) Wireless
12 29 (6.61%) Skype
13 26 (5.92%) Cisco Nexus
14 25 (5.69%) Internet
15 23 (5.24%) Fibre Channel
15 23 (5.24%) IPsec
16 22 (5.01%) BGP
16 22 (5.01%) VLAN
17 21 (4.78%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (18.45%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.96%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.37%) DB2
8 4 (0.91%) MySQL
8 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.68%) Big Data
9 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.46%) GIS
10 2 (0.46%) Ingres
10 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.46%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.37%) JIRA
3 3 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.68%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.46%) Hudson
4 2 (0.46%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.46%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.23%) GitLab
5 1 (0.23%) MSI
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.23%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.23%) Subversion
5 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 52 (11.85%) Finance
2 22 (5.01%) Banking
3 11 (2.51%) Publishing
4 8 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.59%) Back Office
6 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.14%) Legal
6 5 (1.14%) Retail
7 4 (0.91%) Advertising
8 3 (0.68%) Electronics
8 3 (0.68%) Military
9 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.46%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 74 (16.86%) Architect
2 71 (16.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (8.66%) Infrastructure Architect
4 35 (7.97%) Network Engineer
5 24 (5.47%) Administrator
6 23 (5.24%) Technical Architect
7 20 (4.56%) Consultant
8 19 (4.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (4.33%) IT Support
9 18 (4.10%) Support Engineer
9 18 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (4.10%) VMware Engineer
10 17 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (3.87%) Analyst
10 17 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.87%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (3.64%) Storage Engineer
12 14 (3.19%) Infrastructure Support
13 13 (2.96%) Project Manager
13 13 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.10%) Middleware
2 15 (3.42%) Web Services
3 12 (2.73%) LDAP
4 10 (2.28%) J2EE
5 6 (1.37%) RESTful
6 5 (1.14%) Swagger
6 5 (1.14%) WAP
7 4 (0.91%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.91%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.68%) HTML
9 2 (0.46%) .NET
9 2 (0.46%) SOAP
9 2 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.23%) IBM Integration Bus
10 1 (0.23%) JSON
10 1 (0.23%) REST
10 1 (0.23%) SAML
10 1 (0.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (24.15%) Data Centre
2 43 (9.79%) Replication
3 41 (9.34%) Clustering
4 38 (8.66%) Public Cloud
5 32 (7.29%) PKI
6 18 (4.10%) Fat Client
6 18 (4.10%) Thin Client
7 17 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (3.64%) Management Information System
9 14 (3.19%) Private Cloud
10 9 (2.05%) EMC VNX
11 7 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.59%) Microsoft Licensing
11 7 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.37%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.37%) CMDB
12 6 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.14%) Blog
13 5 (1.14%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 274 (62.41%) Windows
2 146 (33.26%) Windows Server
3 97 (22.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 89 (20.27%) Linux
5 67 (15.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (15.03%) Unix
7 53 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (9.57%) Solaris
9 41 (9.34%) Windows 10
10 27 (6.15%) AIX
11 23 (5.24%) CentOS
12 18 (4.10%) Windows 7
13 13 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (2.28%) Data ONTAP
14 10 (2.28%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.14%) SUSE
15 5 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.14%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.91%) HPUX
17 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (22.78%) ITIL
2 87 (19.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 55 (12.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 54 (12.30%) Load Balancing
4 54 (12.30%) Service Management
5 53 (12.07%) Migration
6 40 (9.11%) Change Management
7 35 (7.97%) High Availability
8 31 (7.06%) Configuration Management
8 31 (7.06%) Mentoring
9 30 (6.83%) DevOps
10 28 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 26 (5.92%) Network Design
12 24 (5.47%) Decision-Making
12 24 (5.47%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (5.24%) Problem Management
14 22 (5.01%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (5.01%) Change Control
14 22 (5.01%) Performance Tuning
15 20 (4.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.22%) SQL
2 78 (17.77%) PowerShell
3 20 (4.56%) Java
3 20 (4.56%) Python
4 13 (2.96%) C
4 13 (2.96%) Perl
5 8 (1.82%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.82%) Shell Script
5 8 (1.82%) VBScript
6 6 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.14%) PHP
8 4 (0.91%) VB
9 3 (0.68%) C#
9 3 (0.68%) C++
9 3 (0.68%) Go
9 3 (0.68%) Korn
10 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 102 (23.23%) Security Cleared
2 65 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
3 56 (12.76%) SC Cleared
4 47 (10.71%) DV Cleared
5 45 (10.25%) CCNP
6 36 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (7.97%) CCNA
8 30 (6.83%) MCSE
9 25 (5.69%) Degree
10 14 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (2.73%) MCSA
12 8 (1.82%) CCIE
12 8 (1.82%) CISSP
13 6 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (1.37%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.37%) MCP
14 5 (1.14%) CCSP
14 5 (1.14%) MCITP
14 5 (1.14%) SANS
14 5 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.38%) SLA
2 9 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.82%) QA
4 4 (0.91%) GDPR
5 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.46%) NCSC
7 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) HAZOP
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.23%) NIST
7 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 180 (41.00%) Active Directory
2 160 (36.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (21.64%) Hyper-V
4 61 (13.90%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (9.57%) vSphere
6 34 (7.74%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (6.61%) Virtual Servers
8 20 (4.56%) XenApp
8 20 (4.56%) XenDesktop
9 14 (3.19%) Docker
10 13 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (2.05%) ISA Server
11 9 (2.05%) NFS
12 7 (1.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 7 (1.59%) VMware NSX
13 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (1.14%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.91%) Firmware
15 4 (0.91%) KVM
16 3 (0.68%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 71 (16.17%) SCCM
2 26 (5.92%) SCOM
3 25 (5.69%) Ansible
4 24 (5.47%) vCenter Server
5 23 (5.24%) NetBackup
5 23 (5.24%) Puppet
6 17 (3.87%) vRealize
6 17 (3.87%) WSUS
7 16 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 13 (2.96%) Kubernetes
9 11 (2.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (2.51%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (2.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 10 (2.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (1.37%) SnapMirror
11 6 (1.37%) SnapVault
12 5 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (1.14%) SCOrch
12 5 (1.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 242 (55.13%) VMware
2 173 (39.41%) Microsoft
3 137 (31.21%) Cisco
4 87 (19.82%) HP
5 78 (17.77%) Citrix
6 74 (16.86%) NetApp
7 55 (12.53%) Dell
8 51 (11.62%) Red Hat
9 46 (10.48%) EMC
10 45 (10.25%) IBM
11 44 (10.02%) Oracle
12 35 (7.97%) CheckPoint
13 27 (6.15%) SolarWinds
14 25 (5.69%) Symantec
15 22 (5.01%) Veritas
16 17 (3.87%) EqualLogic
17 15 (3.42%) 3PAR
18 14 (3.19%) Brocade
18 14 (3.19%) F5
18 14 (3.19%) ServiceNow