The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 139 113
Rank change year-on-year -74 -26  
Contract jobs citing SAN 530 974 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.81% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.45% 11.23% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 679 662
Median daily rate £400 £380 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 80
Median hourly rate £21.50 £23.75 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.47% -26.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £13.70 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6274 8675 8108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.13% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 5255 4568
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 426 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +23.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the UK

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in the UK

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in the UK

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in the UK

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAN in the UK

SAN
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 24 June 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 -58 500 £400 - 167
London -44 197 £450 +8.43% 72
South East -35 123 £395 +1.28% 30
North West +23 47 £450 +4.65% 15
Milton Keynes +9 33 £400 -4.76% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 33 £400 -4.76% 3
South West +5 31 £300 -25.00% 8
East of England -18 31 £320 -24.70% 9
City of London -18 30 £475 +1.76% 15
Hampshire -23 30 £380 -2.56% 7
Lancashire - 25 £450 - 2
West Midlands +32 22 £350 +7.69% 10
East Midlands +1 20 £288 -4.16% 4
Surrey -27 20 £438 +2.94% 5
Yorkshire -14 19 £345 -13.75% 14
Scotland -38 19 £375 +8.69% 6
Dorset - 19 £300 - 4
Preston - 19 £500 - 1
Hertfordshire +9 18 £450 +20.00% 3
North East -9 15 £310 -1.58% 5
Oxfordshire +4 14 £385 -11.49% 3
West Yorkshire +8 13 £345 -18.82% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 13 £310 -1.58% 2
Tyne and Wear 0 13 £310 -1.58% 5
Bournemouth - 13 £300 - 2
Cambridgeshire -6 12 £193 -43.38% 6
West Sussex +6 10 £363 -0.68%
Watford +2 9 £385 +49.51%
Camberley +1 9 £450 +5.88%
Manchester +1 8 £440 +3.52% 9

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SAN.

1 515 (52.34%) Windows
2 488 (49.59%) VMware
3 365 (37.09%) Linux
4 311 (31.61%) Active Directory
5 309 (31.40%) Windows Server
6 305 (31.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 289 (29.37%) Microsoft
8 262 (26.63%) Cisco
9 259 (26.32%) HP
10 247 (25.10%) Data Centre
11 244 (24.80%) NAS
12 222 (22.56%) Firewall
13 219 (22.26%) Unix
14 212 (21.54%) EMC
15 205 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
16 197 (20.02%) Citrix
17 195 (19.82%) Solaris
18 192 (19.51%) Finance
19 189 (19.21%) Migration
19 189 (19.21%) Windows Server 2012
20 178 (18.09%) SQL Server
21 171 (17.38%) ITIL
22 166 (16.87%) NetApp
23 164 (16.67%) Security Cleared
24 163 (16.57%) Oracle
25 158 (16.06%) Red Hat
26 149 (15.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 147 (14.94%) PowerShell
27 147 (14.94%) MS Exchange
28 144 (14.63%) Hyper-V

SAN
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
1 147 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 67 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 46 (4.67%) IIS
4 45 (4.57%) Skype for Business
5 44 (4.47%) SharePoint
6 35 (3.56%) Apache
7 26 (2.64%) WebSphere
8 22 (2.24%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.52%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.81%) JBoss
13 7 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.61%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.51%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.51%) Live Communications Server
16 4 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.41%) Documentum
Applications
1 41 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.51%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.41%) Maximo
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 87 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (7.93%) Office 365
3 77 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.83%) IaaS
5 12 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.12%) SaaS
7 9 (0.91%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.71%) PaaS
9 5 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.30%) Dropbox
10 3 (0.30%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.20%) G Suite
11 2 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.10%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.10%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 244 (24.80%) NAS
2 222 (22.56%) Firewall
3 143 (14.53%) DNS
4 126 (12.80%) WAN
5 122 (12.40%) LAN
6 98 (9.96%) DHCP
7 80 (8.13%) Fibre Channel
8 68 (6.91%) iSCSI
9 67 (6.81%) TCP/IP
10 52 (5.28%) VPN
11 40 (4.07%) LDAP
12 34 (3.46%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (3.25%) Network Security
14 29 (2.95%) Wireless
15 27 (2.74%) VoIP
16 26 (2.64%) Internet
17 25 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (2.44%) VLAN
19 21 (2.13%) Skype
20 19 (1.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (18.09%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.98%) Oracle Database
3 27 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (2.03%) DB2
6 18 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (1.73%) MySQL
8 16 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
10 14 (1.42%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.22%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.02%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.81%) Big Data
15 6 (0.61%) MS Access
15 6 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
16 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.20%) MSI
4 2 (0.20%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.10%) GoCD
5 1 (0.10%) Hudson
5 1 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 192 (19.51%) Finance
2 93 (9.45%) Banking
3 42 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.56%) Legal
5 21 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.52%) Retail
8 14 (1.42%) Electronics
9 13 (1.32%) Law
9 13 (1.32%) Local Government
10 12 (1.22%) Marketing
11 9 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.71%) Back Office
12 7 (0.71%) Publishing
13 6 (0.61%) Front Office
14 5 (0.51%) Billing
14 5 (0.51%) French Language
15 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 146 (14.84%) Administrator
2 114 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 99 (10.06%) Architect
4 90 (9.15%) Analyst
5 78 (7.93%) Systems Administrator
6 50 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 49 (4.98%) Unix Administrator
8 46 (4.67%) VMware Engineer
9 44 (4.47%) Consultant
9 44 (4.47%) Systems Engineer
10 43 (4.37%) Unix Engineer
11 41 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
11 41 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
12 39 (3.96%) Linux Administrator
12 39 (3.96%) Windows Engineer
13 38 (3.86%) Server Engineer
13 38 (3.86%) Technical Architect
14 37 (3.76%) Storage Engineer
15 35 (3.56%) Linux Engineer
15 35 (3.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.93%) Web Services
2 15 (1.52%) Middleware
3 11 (1.12%) XML
4 10 (1.02%) Regular Expression
5 9 (0.91%) LAMP
6 7 (0.71%) Flash
7 5 (0.51%) .NET
7 5 (0.51%) Moose
8 4 (0.41%) WAP
9 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.30%) EDI
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (0.30%) REST
9 3 (0.30%) SAML
9 3 (0.30%) Sensu
9 3 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.20%) HTML
10 2 (0.20%) J2EE
10 2 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 247 (25.10%) Data Centre
2 121 (12.30%) Clustering
3 81 (8.23%) Replication
4 62 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (5.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 40 (4.07%) EMC VNX
7 35 (3.56%) Computer Science
8 34 (3.46%) Management Information System
9 21 (2.13%) EMC VMAX
10 19 (1.93%) Private Cloud
11 15 (1.52%) Mainframe
11 15 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 14 (1.42%) HP Storage
12 14 (1.42%) PKI
13 13 (1.32%) Fixed Income
14 12 (1.22%) Fat Client
14 12 (1.22%) Thin Client
15 10 (1.02%) CLARiiON
16 9 (0.91%) Public Cloud
17 8 (0.81%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 515 (52.34%) Windows
2 365 (37.09%) Linux
3 309 (31.40%) Windows Server
4 219 (22.26%) Unix
5 205 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 195 (19.82%) Solaris
7 189 (19.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 149 (15.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 114 (11.59%) AIX
10 91 (9.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 73 (7.42%) Windows 7
12 40 (4.07%) Windows 10
13 36 (3.66%) CentOS
14 20 (2.03%) SUSE
15 19 (1.93%) Data ONTAP
16 16 (1.63%) HPUX
17 10 (1.02%) Windows 8
17 10 (1.02%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (19.21%) Migration
2 171 (17.38%) ITIL
3 109 (11.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 81 (8.23%) DevOps
5 78 (7.93%) Change Management
6 72 (7.32%) High Availability
7 63 (6.40%) Project Management
8 49 (4.98%) Change Control
9 47 (4.78%) Problem Management
10 44 (4.47%) Load Balancing
11 43 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
12 42 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (4.07%) Service Delivery
14 39 (3.96%) Configuration Management
14 39 (3.96%) Server Building
15 38 (3.86%) Incident Management
16 36 (3.66%) Data Migration
16 36 (3.66%) Server Virtualisation
17 35 (3.56%) Network Design
18 30 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 147 (14.94%) PowerShell
2 135 (13.72%) SQL
3 61 (6.20%) Perl
4 57 (5.79%) Shell Script
5 53 (5.39%) Bash Shell
6 43 (4.37%) Korn
7 34 (3.46%) Python
8 27 (2.74%) VBScript
9 22 (2.24%) Java
10 14 (1.42%) Ruby
11 12 (1.22%) C#
12 10 (1.02%) C
13 9 (0.91%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.91%) VB
14 7 (0.71%) PHP
15 5 (0.51%) JavaScript
16 4 (0.41%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.30%) AWK
17 3 (0.30%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.20%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 164 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 108 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 85 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (5.89%) MCSE
5 53 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (4.57%) DV Cleared
6 45 (4.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 44 (4.47%) CCNA
8 37 (3.76%) Degree
9 28 (2.85%) CCNP
9 28 (2.85%) MCITP
10 22 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
11 20 (2.03%) MCSA
12 11 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.02%) EMC Certification
13 10 (1.02%) RHCE
14 8 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (0.81%) JNCIA
15 7 (0.71%) JNCIP
15 7 (0.71%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.07%) SLA
2 20 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.12%) QA
4 9 (0.91%) PMO
5 8 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.20%) GPG13
8 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.10%) BS25999
9 1 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) GMP
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.10%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.10%) RMADS
9 1 (0.10%) SAS 70
System Software
1 311 (31.61%) Active Directory
2 305 (31.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (14.63%) Hyper-V
4 128 (13.01%) VMware ESXi
5 94 (9.55%) vSphere
6 52 (5.28%) Virtual Machines
7 51 (5.18%) NFS
7 51 (5.18%) XenApp
8 41 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 39 (3.96%) XenDesktop
10 30 (3.05%) Veritas File System
10 30 (3.05%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (2.13%) SRDF
12 15 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 14 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (1.32%) Oracle Clusterware
15 12 (1.22%) Terminal Services
15 12 (1.22%) VMware Server
16 11 (1.12%) DFS Replication
16 11 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 117 (11.89%) NetBackup
2 108 (10.98%) SCCM
3 77 (7.83%) Puppet
4 60 (6.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 56 (5.69%) SCOM
6 52 (5.28%) vCenter Server
7 44 (4.47%) Microsoft Clustering
8 31 (3.15%) Nagios
8 31 (3.15%) Red Hat Satellite
8 31 (3.15%) WSUS
9 30 (3.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 27 (2.74%) Backup Exec
10 27 (2.74%) EMC NetWorker
10 27 (2.74%) Tivoli
11 25 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
12 22 (2.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 21 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
14 20 (2.03%) EMC Navisphere
15 18 (1.83%) HP Data Protector
15 18 (1.83%) Netcool
Vendors
1 488 (49.59%) VMware
2 289 (29.37%) Microsoft
3 262 (26.63%) Cisco
4 259 (26.32%) HP
5 212 (21.54%) EMC
6 197 (20.02%) Citrix
7 166 (16.87%) NetApp
8 163 (16.57%) Oracle
9 158 (16.06%) Red Hat
10 113 (11.48%) IBM
11 110 (11.18%) Brocade
11 110 (11.18%) Veritas
12 91 (9.25%) 3PAR
13 74 (7.52%) Symantec
14 67 (6.81%) Dell
15 47 (4.78%) Sun
16 40 (4.07%) Veeam
17 28 (2.85%) Juniper
18 27 (2.74%) CheckPoint
19 24 (2.44%) Sophos
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