The median contractor rate for a SAN Engineer was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

SAN Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 617 591
Rank change year-on-year +19 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a SAN Engineer 7 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.058% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.060% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 18
Median daily rate £344 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £400 £275
% change year-on-year -25.00% +45.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £63.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +68.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £63.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +68.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

SAN Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured SAN Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SAN Engineer in the UK

SAN Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN Engineer in the UK

SAN Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN Engineer in the UK

SAN Engineer
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 7 £344 -14.06% 5
London +27 2 £400 +23.07% 1
South East +4 2 £388 -8.82% 1
East Midlands -7 2 £300 -14.28%
Leicestershire - 2 £300 -
Yorkshire +15 1 - -
Hampshire +12 1 - -
Sheffield +1 1 - -
South Yorkshire 0 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £388 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £388 -

SAN Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, SAN Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring SAN Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) SAN
2 20 (68.97%) VMware
3 14 (48.28%) Windows
4 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (37.93%) HP
6 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
6 10 (34.48%) Migration
7 9 (31.03%) EMC
8 8 (27.59%) NAS
8 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
8 8 (27.59%) NetApp
9 7 (24.14%) Unix
9 7 (24.14%) Linux
9 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
10 5 (17.24%) Office 365
10 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
10 5 (17.24%) iSCSI
10 5 (17.24%) VLAN
11 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (13.79%) Cisco
11 4 (13.79%) Finance
11 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
11 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (10.34%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
12 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (10.34%) Project Management
12 3 (10.34%) IBM
12 3 (10.34%) NFS
12 3 (10.34%) Dell

SAN Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.45%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) SAN
2 8 (27.59%) NAS
3 5 (17.24%) iSCSI
3 5 (17.24%) VLAN
4 3 (10.34%) WAN
5 2 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.45%) DHCP
6 1 (3.45%) DNS
6 1 (3.45%) Firewall
6 1 (3.45%) FTP
6 1 (3.45%) IGMP
6 1 (3.45%) LAN
6 1 (3.45%) Skype
6 1 (3.45%) SSH
6 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.45%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) CLARiiON
3 2 (6.90%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.45%) AS400
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.45%) iSeries
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Symmetrix
4 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 7 (24.14%) Unix
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (3.45%) HPUX
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Solaris
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Migration
2 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (10.34%) Project Management
2 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
2 3 (10.34%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Network Design
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.45%) Coaching
4 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.45%) High Availability
4 1 (3.45%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) MCSE
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.45%) CCNA
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) MCSA
2 1 (3.45%) RHCE
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) VCP5
2 1 (3.45%) VCP6
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) GCP
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
3 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.34%) NFS
5 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) VMware Server
5 2 (6.90%) vSphere
6 1 (3.45%) Firmware
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) Foglight
2 1 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) VMware
2 11 (37.93%) HP
3 9 (31.03%) EMC
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 8 (27.59%) NetApp
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) 3PAR
6 3 (10.34%) Dell
6 3 (10.34%) IBM
7 2 (6.90%) Brocade
7 2 (6.90%) EqualLogic
7 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.90%) Veeam
8 1 (3.45%) Citrix
8 1 (3.45%) F5
8 1 (3.45%) Forcepoint
8 1 (3.45%) Hitachi
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle
8 1 (3.45%) Sun
8 1 (3.45%) Veritas