Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 216 192
Rank change year-on-year -39 -24 -68
Contract jobs citing SAN 993 1,192 1,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.22% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.32% 8.01% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 806 880
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.30% +5.48%
10th Percentile £256 £223 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £372 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +6.36% -4.11% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 67
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £50.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% +81.82% -6.38%
10th Percentile £13.10 £18.50 £14.29
90th Percentile £39.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £42.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year -42.86% +51.35% -6.72%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,566 14,889 15,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.52% 15.30% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,365 9,027 8,696
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 754 919
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.73 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAN in the UK

SAN
Top 15 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 6 months to 17 January 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
England -53 908 £400 +2.56% 321
UK excluding London -12 633 £372 +6.36% 229
London -84 350 £425 -1.73% 112
South East -67 202 £400 +2.56% 59
Midlands +55 129 £350 +7.69% 43
North of England +3 120 £350 +6.87% 62
West Midlands +34 71 £350 +7.69% 24
East of England -8 67 £325 -16.13% 23
Scotland +1 64 £413 +25.00% 12
North West +11 63 £375 +7.00% 30
East Midlands +24 58 £350 +3.70% 19
South West -8 40 £425 +32.81% 22
Yorkshire 0 38 £375 +15.38% 21
North East +20 19 £330 +3.13% 11
Wales +7 16 £369 -7.81% 8

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 581 (58.51%) Windows
2 510 (51.36%) VMware
3 373 (37.56%) Linux
4 367 (36.96%) Active Directory
5 342 (34.44%) Microsoft
6 337 (33.94%) Windows Server
7 318 (32.02%) VMware Infrastructure
8 248 (24.97%) HP
9 247 (24.87%) Cisco
10 244 (24.57%) NAS
11 233 (23.46%) Firewall
12 218 (21.95%) Finance
13 205 (20.64%) Unix
14 196 (19.74%) ITIL
14 196 (19.74%) Data Centre
15 195 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 194 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
17 191 (19.23%) Citrix
18 180 (18.13%) DNS
19 176 (17.72%) WAN
19 176 (17.72%) EMC
20 171 (17.22%) SQL Server
20 171 (17.22%) NetApp
21 170 (17.12%) Red Hat
22 168 (16.92%) PowerShell
23 161 (16.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 159 (16.01%) MS Exchange
24 159 (16.01%) Hyper-V
25 152 (15.31%) LAN
26 149 (15.01%) Solaris

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
1 159 (16.01%) MS Exchange
2 80 (8.06%) SharePoint
3 79 (7.96%) IIS
4 53 (5.34%) Skype for Business
5 46 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 44 (4.43%) Apache
7 37 (3.73%) Tomcat
8 29 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (2.22%) OpenStack
10 21 (2.11%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.61%) JBoss
11 16 (1.61%) WebLogic
12 15 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (1.11%) Oracle Application Server
15 11 (1.11%) SAS
16 10 (1.01%) iPlanet
17 9 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
18 8 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 54 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 140 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (10.88%) Office 365
3 101 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (2.22%) IaaS
6 20 (2.01%) PaaS
7 18 (1.81%) SaaS
8 12 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.11%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.60%) Serverless
11 5 (0.50%) Akamai
11 5 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.30%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 244 (24.57%) NAS
2 233 (23.46%) Firewall
3 180 (18.13%) DNS
4 176 (17.72%) WAN
5 152 (15.31%) LAN
6 147 (14.80%) DHCP
7 119 (11.98%) TCP/IP
8 87 (8.76%) VPN
9 68 (6.85%) Fibre Channel
10 59 (5.94%) iSCSI
11 54 (5.44%) VoIP
12 51 (5.14%) VLAN
13 46 (4.63%) Internet
14 35 (3.52%) Wireless
15 34 (3.42%) SSL
16 32 (3.22%) MPLS
16 32 (3.22%) Skype
17 30 (3.02%) Network Security
18 28 (2.82%) LDAP
19 22 (2.22%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (17.22%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.04%) Oracle Database
3 32 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (1.71%) MySQL
6 17 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.21%) DB2
8 11 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (0.81%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.81%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.60%) DataStage
12 5 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.50%) Big Data
12 5 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (1.81%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.50%) MSI
2 5 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.30%) Toad
4 2 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.20%) JIRA
4 2 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.10%) GoCD
5 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 218 (21.95%) Finance
2 67 (6.75%) Banking
3 34 (3.42%) Legal
4 29 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.31%) Law
6 12 (1.21%) French Language
6 12 (1.21%) Retail
7 11 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.91%) Marketing
9 8 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.70%) Back Office
11 6 (0.60%) Local Government
12 5 (0.50%) Advertising
13 4 (0.40%) Automotive
13 4 (0.40%) Electronics
13 4 (0.40%) German Language
14 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.30%) Front Office
14 3 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 160 (16.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 110 (11.08%) Administrator
3 95 (9.57%) Architect
4 77 (7.75%) Analyst
5 76 (7.65%) Storage Engineer
6 62 (6.24%) Consultant
7 59 (5.94%) Systems Administrator
8 51 (5.14%) Systems Engineer
9 50 (5.04%) Support Engineer
10 45 (4.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 44 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
12 43 (4.33%) Unix Engineer
13 42 (4.23%) Server Engineer
14 38 (3.83%) Infrastructure Support
15 37 (3.73%) Network Engineer
16 34 (3.42%) Infrastructure Architect
17 33 (3.32%) DBA
17 33 (3.32%) Server Support
17 33 (3.32%) Technical Architect
17 33 (3.32%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.22%) Middleware
2 18 (1.81%) Web Services
3 14 (1.41%) X-Windows
4 12 (1.21%) .NET
5 11 (1.11%) 802.1X
6 8 (0.81%) J2EE
6 8 (0.81%) LAMP
7 6 (0.60%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.30%) Flash
8 3 (0.30%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.20%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.20%) JMS
9 2 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.20%) SAML
9 2 (0.20%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.10%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.10%) JSON
10 1 (0.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 196 (19.74%) Data Centre
2 101 (10.17%) Replication
3 86 (8.66%) Clustering
4 60 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (4.73%) Management Information System
6 40 (4.03%) EMC VNX
7 32 (3.22%) Enterprise Storage
8 27 (2.72%) EMC VMAX
8 27 (2.72%) Virtual Team
9 25 (2.52%) PKI
10 21 (2.11%) Private Cloud
11 20 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 19 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.91%) HP Storage
13 18 (1.81%) Computer Science
14 17 (1.71%) Public Cloud
15 13 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
16 12 (1.21%) Blackberry
17 11 (1.11%) EMC VNXe
18 10 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 581 (58.51%) Windows
2 373 (37.56%) Linux
3 337 (33.94%) Windows Server
4 205 (20.64%) Unix
5 195 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 194 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 161 (16.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 149 (15.01%) Solaris
9 109 (10.98%) AIX
10 95 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 58 (5.84%) Windows 7
12 37 (3.73%) CentOS
12 37 (3.73%) SUSE
13 29 (2.92%) Windows 10
14 19 (1.91%) HPUX
15 16 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
16 15 (1.51%) Data ONTAP
17 14 (1.41%) Windows 8
18 11 (1.11%) Windows 2000
19 10 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (19.74%) ITIL
2 131 (13.19%) Migration
3 102 (10.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 82 (8.26%) Load Balancing
5 80 (8.06%) High Availability
6 63 (6.34%) Change Management
7 58 (5.84%) Project Management
7 58 (5.84%) Service Delivery
8 57 (5.74%) DevOps
9 56 (5.64%) Information Security
10 53 (5.34%) Configuration Management
11 49 (4.93%) Open Source
12 48 (4.83%) Change Control
13 46 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
14 45 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
14 45 (4.53%) Capacity Planning
14 45 (4.53%) Root Cause Analysis
15 41 (4.13%) SIEM
16 40 (4.03%) Mentoring
16 40 (4.03%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 168 (16.92%) PowerShell
2 149 (15.01%) SQL
3 71 (7.15%) Shell Script
4 65 (6.55%) Bash Shell
5 64 (6.45%) Perl
6 47 (4.73%) Python
7 34 (3.42%) Ruby
8 31 (3.12%) Korn
9 20 (2.01%) VBScript
10 8 (0.81%) Java
11 7 (0.70%) C
11 7 (0.70%) C-shell
11 7 (0.70%) PHP
11 7 (0.70%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.60%) VB
13 3 (0.30%) C#
13 3 (0.30%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.20%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 149 (15.01%) Security Cleared
2 116 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (9.47%) SC Cleared
4 84 (8.46%) MCSE
5 68 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (4.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 46 (4.63%) CCNA
8 45 (4.53%) Degree
9 41 (4.13%) MCSA
10 37 (3.73%) CISSP
11 32 (3.22%) CCNP
12 23 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (2.01%) CISM
13 20 (2.01%) DV Cleared
13 20 (2.01%) SANS
14 18 (1.81%) MCITP
15 13 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (1.31%) MCP
16 12 (1.21%) CISA
16 12 (1.21%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.54%) SLA
2 45 (4.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.32%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 15 (1.51%) QA
5 12 (1.21%) GDPR
6 8 (0.81%) PMO
7 6 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (0.50%) SAS 70
9 4 (0.40%) PA-DSS
10 3 (0.30%) GCP
11 2 (0.20%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 367 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 318 (32.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (16.01%) Hyper-V
4 139 (14.00%) vSphere
5 132 (13.29%) VMware ESXi
6 55 (5.54%) XenApp
7 54 (5.44%) NFS
8 37 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
9 34 (3.42%) XenDesktop
10 25 (2.52%) Samba
11 23 (2.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 22 (2.22%) Firmware
12 22 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 21 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
14 20 (2.01%) Docker
14 20 (2.01%) Terminal Services
15 18 (1.81%) Veritas File System
16 17 (1.71%) Xen
17 15 (1.51%) Oracle Clusterware
18 14 (1.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 110 (11.08%) SCCM
2 109 (10.98%) NetBackup
3 73 (7.35%) Puppet
4 72 (7.25%) SCOM
5 47 (4.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 44 (4.43%) Microsoft Clustering
7 41 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (3.83%) WSUS
9 37 (3.73%) Ansible
9 37 (3.73%) Backup Exec
9 37 (3.73%) vCenter Server
10 29 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
11 26 (2.62%) EMC NetWorker
11 26 (2.62%) Tivoli
12 24 (2.42%) HP Data Protector
13 19 (1.91%) BladeLogic
14 17 (1.71%) EMC VPLEX
14 17 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
15 13 (1.31%) WMI
16 12 (1.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 510 (51.36%) VMware
2 342 (34.44%) Microsoft
3 248 (24.97%) HP
4 247 (24.87%) Cisco
5 191 (19.23%) Citrix
6 176 (17.72%) EMC
7 171 (17.22%) NetApp
8 170 (17.12%) Red Hat
9 149 (15.01%) Oracle
10 109 (10.98%) IBM
11 89 (8.96%) Veritas
12 81 (8.16%) Brocade
13 77 (7.75%) Dell
14 76 (7.65%) 3PAR
15 72 (7.25%) Symantec
16 58 (5.84%) Juniper
17 53 (5.34%) SolarWinds
18 38 (3.83%) CheckPoint
19 36 (3.63%) CommVault
20 35 (3.52%) Sun