Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 194 147
Rank change year-on-year -41 -47 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 605 691 1,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.10% 1.32% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.54% 8.42% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 424 699
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £225 £238 £222
90th Percentile £543 £479 £506
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £26.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.90% +28.05% -30.41%
10th Percentile £13.96 £14.39 £12.30
90th Percentile £187.50 £47.50 £28.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £28.13 £23.75
% change year-on-year +42.22% +18.42% -13.64%

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 8,024 8,205 9,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.57% 15.62% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,380 4,701 5,710
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £196 £175 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 578 643
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.26% -22.24% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.18 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £22.84
% change year-on-year -1.30% -15.70% +14.18%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -44 194 £411 +2.81% 48
North of England -3 168 £375 +14.50% 74
Yorkshire +32 74 £375 +20.00% 31
North West -8 72 £410 +6.49% 37
Midlands -52 72 £350 +5.66% 35
South West -13 57 £355 -16.47% 22
East of England -9 49 £388 +19.23% 15
Scotland -35 39 £395 +22.48% 8
West Midlands -38 39 £350 - 14
East Midlands -20 27 £338 +3.85% 21
North East -29 22 £375 +15.83% 6
Wales -11 18 £450 +28.57% 3
Northern Ireland +40 9 £143 -55.86% 2
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 381 (62.98%) Windows
2 322 (53.22%) VMware
3 263 (43.47%) Active Directory
4 249 (41.16%) Microsoft
5 246 (40.66%) Windows Server
6 217 (35.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 190 (31.40%) Linux
8 164 (27.11%) HP
9 163 (26.94%) Firewall
10 152 (25.12%) NAS
11 146 (24.13%) Cisco
12 144 (23.80%) Unix
13 136 (22.48%) Security Cleared
14 134 (22.15%) Oracle
15 123 (20.33%) ITIL
15 123 (20.33%) Hyper-V
16 119 (19.67%) NetApp
17 118 (19.50%) WAN
18 115 (19.01%) LAN
18 115 (19.01%) SQL Server
19 114 (18.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 111 (18.35%) DNS
21 107 (17.69%) SQL
22 105 (17.36%) Citrix
22 105 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
23 103 (17.02%) SC Cleared
24 98 (16.20%) Data Centre
25 97 (16.03%) PowerShell
25 97 (16.03%) Migration
26 96 (15.87%) TCP/IP

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 80 (13.22%) MS Exchange
2 39 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 37 (6.12%) IIS
4 30 (4.96%) Apache
5 28 (4.63%) Skype for Business
6 17 (2.81%) Tomcat
7 13 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (1.65%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.99%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.83%) Confluence
13 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.66%) JBoss
13 4 (0.66%) SAS
13 4 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.50%) CMS
14 3 (0.50%) Live Communications Server
14 3 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 29 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.50%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 87 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (13.55%) Office 365
3 67 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (5.95%) IaaS
5 28 (4.63%) PaaS
6 15 (2.48%) SaaS
7 12 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.49%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.32%) Yammer
10 5 (0.83%) GitHub
11 4 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.33%) npm
14 1 (0.17%) Datadog
14 1 (0.17%) G Suite
14 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 163 (26.94%) Firewall
2 152 (25.12%) NAS
3 118 (19.50%) WAN
4 115 (19.01%) LAN
5 111 (18.35%) DNS
6 96 (15.87%) TCP/IP
7 77 (12.73%) DHCP
8 56 (9.26%) Fibre Channel
9 53 (8.76%) iSCSI
10 44 (7.27%) VLAN
11 31 (5.12%) VPN
12 24 (3.97%) Wireless
13 23 (3.80%) Skype
14 22 (3.64%) VoIP
15 20 (3.31%) Internet
15 20 (3.31%) Network Security
16 19 (3.14%) MPLS
16 19 (3.14%) NetScaler
17 16 (2.64%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.46%) Oracle Database
3 18 (2.98%) MySQL
4 17 (2.81%) Hadoop
5 13 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 10 (1.65%) Big Data
7 9 (1.49%) DB2
8 8 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.99%) Ingres
10 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.83%) QlikView
11 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.50%) MS Access
12 3 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.99%) JIRA
3 6 (0.99%) MSI
3 6 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (0.83%) GitLab
5 4 (0.66%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.66%) Toad
6 3 (0.50%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.50%) CF BOSH
7 2 (0.33%) Ant
7 2 (0.33%) Bower
7 2 (0.33%) Gradle
7 2 (0.33%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.33%) Maven
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.33%) Spinnaker
7 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.17%) Subversion
8 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (13.22%) Finance
2 23 (3.80%) Banking
3 14 (2.31%) Law
4 13 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.16%) Retail
7 6 (0.99%) Military
8 5 (0.83%) Legal
9 4 (0.66%) Back Office
9 4 (0.66%) Electronics
10 3 (0.50%) Local Government
10 3 (0.50%) Marketing
11 2 (0.33%) Automotive
11 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 104 (17.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 81 (13.39%) Architect
3 49 (8.10%) Storage Engineer
4 46 (7.60%) Administrator
5 44 (7.27%) Infrastructure Architect
6 41 (6.78%) Analyst
7 31 (5.12%) Support Engineer
8 30 (4.96%) Consultant
9 24 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
9 24 (3.97%) Technical Architect
10 21 (3.47%) Network Engineer
11 20 (3.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 19 (3.14%) Project Manager
12 19 (3.14%) Server Engineer
13 18 (2.98%) Infrastructure Support
14 17 (2.81%) Project Engineer
15 16 (2.64%) Linux Administrator
16 15 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
16 15 (2.48%) Wintel Engineer
17 14 (2.31%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (9.26%) Middleware
2 29 (4.79%) Web Services
3 14 (2.31%) LDAP
4 8 (1.32%) HTML
5 5 (0.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 5 (0.83%) Oracle Streams
5 5 (0.83%) XML
6 4 (0.66%) Flash
6 4 (0.66%) LAMP
7 3 (0.50%) .NET
7 3 (0.50%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.50%) Node.js
7 3 (0.50%) Spring
7 3 (0.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 3 (0.50%) XSLT
8 2 (0.33%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.33%) CSS
9 1 (0.17%) COM
9 1 (0.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 98 (16.20%) Data Centre
2 66 (10.91%) Clustering
3 57 (9.42%) Replication
4 41 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.46%) EMC VMAX
5 27 (4.46%) EMC VNX
6 25 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (3.64%) Enterprise Storage
7 22 (3.64%) PKI
8 21 (3.47%) Public Cloud
9 20 (3.31%) Fat Client
9 20 (3.31%) Thin Client
10 18 (2.98%) Management Information System
11 16 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (2.31%) Client/Server
12 14 (2.31%) HP Storage
13 13 (2.15%) Computer Science
14 12 (1.98%) Mainframe
15 11 (1.82%) Celerra
16 10 (1.65%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 381 (62.98%) Windows
2 246 (40.66%) Windows Server
3 190 (31.40%) Linux
4 144 (23.80%) Unix
5 105 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (14.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (13.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 78 (12.89%) Solaris
9 60 (9.92%) AIX
10 29 (4.79%) Windows 10
10 29 (4.79%) Windows 7
11 25 (4.13%) Windows XP
12 22 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (3.14%) Data ONTAP
14 15 (2.48%) CentOS
15 14 (2.31%) HPUX
16 10 (1.65%) Windows 2000
17 9 (1.49%) Windows NT
18 7 (1.16%) Ubuntu
18 7 (1.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (20.33%) ITIL
2 114 (18.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 97 (16.03%) Migration
4 78 (12.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 55 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (7.44%) Service Delivery
8 36 (5.95%) Data Protection
8 36 (5.95%) High Availability
9 35 (5.79%) Network Design
10 32 (5.29%) Project Management
11 30 (4.96%) Configuration Management
11 30 (4.96%) Server Management
12 28 (4.63%) DevOps
12 28 (4.63%) Storage Management
13 27 (4.46%) Load Balancing
14 25 (4.13%) Change Control
15 23 (3.80%) Performance Management
16 21 (3.47%) Change Management
16 21 (3.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (17.69%) SQL
2 97 (16.03%) PowerShell
3 30 (4.96%) Perl
4 25 (4.13%) JavaScript
5 23 (3.80%) Shell Script
6 22 (3.64%) Python
7 20 (3.31%) Bash Shell
8 19 (3.14%) Java
9 18 (2.98%) VBScript
10 15 (2.48%) VB
11 12 (1.98%) Korn
12 11 (1.82%) C
13 9 (1.49%) C#
14 8 (1.32%) Ruby
15 7 (1.16%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.99%) C-shell
17 3 (0.50%) AWK
17 3 (0.50%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.50%) Groovy
17 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 136 (22.48%) Security Cleared
2 103 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 57 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (7.60%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (6.78%) MCSE
6 34 (5.62%) DV Cleared
7 24 (3.97%) CCNP
7 24 (3.97%) Degree
8 23 (3.80%) CCNA
9 15 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (2.31%) MCSA
11 12 (1.98%) ISEB
11 12 (1.98%) ISTQB
11 12 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (1.82%) NCDA
12 11 (1.82%) NCIE
12 11 (1.82%) NCSIE
13 9 (1.49%) A+ Certification
13 9 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (1.32%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.64%) SLA
2 12 (1.98%) GDPR
3 5 (0.83%) PMO
4 4 (0.66%) QA
5 3 (0.50%) COBIT
5 3 (0.50%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.33%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.33%) RMADS
7 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 263 (43.47%) Active Directory
2 217 (35.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (20.33%) Hyper-V
4 67 (11.07%) VMware ESXi
5 61 (10.08%) vSphere
6 51 (8.43%) XenApp
7 31 (5.12%) NFS
8 28 (4.63%) Virtual Servers
9 24 (3.97%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (3.64%) XenDesktop
11 17 (2.81%) Firmware
12 16 (2.64%) Oracle RAC
13 14 (2.31%) Terminal Services
13 14 (2.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 13 (2.15%) XenServer
15 12 (1.98%) Docker
16 10 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (1.49%) DFS Replication
17 9 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 81 (13.39%) SCCM
2 51 (8.43%) NetBackup
3 30 (4.96%) Microsoft Clustering
3 30 (4.96%) SCOM
4 27 (4.46%) McAfee ePO
5 19 (3.14%) vCenter Server
6 18 (2.98%) WSUS
7 15 (2.48%) Ansible
7 15 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (2.31%) Data Guard
9 13 (2.15%) Puppet
10 12 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (1.65%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (1.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 9 (1.49%) Backup Exec
12 9 (1.49%) HP ALM
12 9 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (1.49%) Oracle ZFS
13 8 (1.32%) OpenView
13 8 (1.32%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 322 (53.22%) VMware
2 249 (41.16%) Microsoft
3 164 (27.11%) HP
4 146 (24.13%) Cisco
5 134 (22.15%) Oracle
6 119 (19.67%) NetApp
7 105 (17.36%) Citrix
8 87 (14.38%) EMC
9 74 (12.23%) IBM
10 59 (9.75%) Red Hat
11 54 (8.93%) Veritas
12 45 (7.44%) Brocade
13 41 (6.78%) 3PAR
14 40 (6.61%) Dell
15 34 (5.62%) McAfee
16 22 (3.64%) Sun
17 21 (3.47%) Veeam
18 20 (3.31%) Juniper
19 19 (3.14%) Google
20 17 (2.81%) CheckPoint