Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 286 239 146
Rank change year-on-year -47 -93 -23
Contract jobs citing SAN 891 984 1,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.07% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.68% 7.74% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 641 1,283
UK median daily rate £400 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -1.28% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £556 £543 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 38
UK median hourly rate £22.25 £27.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.09% -27.63% +26.67%
10th Percentile £10.88 £16.03 £14.21
90th Percentile £42.50 £50.00 £54.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.23 £19.38 £38.50
% change year-on-year +9.52% -49.66% +14.93%

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 13,337 12,713 16,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.88% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,195 7,703 9,737
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £207 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 748 754
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £19.90 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.09% -23.46% +20.93%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.02 £19.00 £27.03
% change year-on-year +0.08% -29.69% +20.11%

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 25 June 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 25 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAN in the UK

SAN
Top 16 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 25 June 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 -44 823 £400 +1.27% 241
UK excluding London -23 587 £375 +2.74% 173
London -87 292 £450 - 74
South East -53 179 £410 +5.81% 43
North of England +1 174 £350 -3.45% 52
North West -2 89 £400 -3.61% 27
Midlands -20 83 £375 +15.38% 29
West Midlands -12 55 £350 - 14
South West +17 53 £338 +12.50% 16
North East +26 45 £305 -1.77% 4
East of England -6 44 £320 - 27
Yorkshire -22 40 £350 -3.45% 21
Scotland -49 37 £295 -13.24% 2
East Midlands -12 30 £375 +25.00% 15
Wales 0 21 £425 +21.43% 4
Northern Ireland +17 1 £143 -52.53%

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for SAN.

1 527 (59.15%) Windows
2 514 (57.69%) VMware
3 360 (40.40%) Active Directory
4 359 (40.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 338 (37.93%) Microsoft
6 327 (36.70%) Windows Server
7 268 (30.08%) Linux
8 232 (26.04%) Cisco
9 228 (25.59%) ITIL
10 227 (25.48%) HP
11 212 (23.79%) Citrix
12 203 (22.78%) Unix
13 201 (22.56%) DNS
14 194 (21.77%) Firewall
15 189 (21.21%) NAS
16 184 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
17 180 (20.20%) EMC
18 169 (18.97%) SQL Server
19 167 (18.74%) Security Cleared
20 163 (18.29%) Hyper-V
21 161 (18.07%) Finance
21 161 (18.07%) Data Centre
22 157 (17.62%) PowerShell
23 156 (17.51%) Windows Server 2012
24 155 (17.40%) Microsoft Azure
25 153 (17.17%) DHCP
26 146 (16.39%) SQL
27 144 (16.16%) NetApp
28 139 (15.60%) Oracle
29 138 (15.49%) Migration

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
1 126 (14.14%) MS Exchange
2 120 (13.47%) IIS
3 81 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 58 (6.51%) Skype for Business
5 37 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (3.59%) Apache
6 32 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.68%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.57%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.01%) Confluence
11 9 (1.01%) JBoss
11 9 (1.01%) SAS
12 8 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.90%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.56%) nginx
13 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.34%) ENOVIA
2 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 155 (17.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 133 (14.93%) Office 365
3 94 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (4.71%) IaaS
5 21 (2.36%) PaaS
6 18 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (1.46%) Serverless
8 11 (1.23%) SaaS
9 10 (1.12%) Yammer
10 4 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.34%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.34%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.22%) G Suite
13 1 (0.11%) Datadog
13 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 201 (22.56%) DNS
2 194 (21.77%) Firewall
3 189 (21.21%) NAS
4 153 (17.17%) DHCP
5 134 (15.04%) WAN
6 129 (14.48%) LAN
7 95 (10.66%) TCP/IP
8 79 (8.87%) VPN
9 66 (7.41%) Fibre Channel
10 57 (6.40%) iSCSI
10 57 (6.40%) NetScaler
11 49 (5.50%) Skype
12 48 (5.39%) MPLS
13 46 (5.16%) VLAN
14 29 (3.25%) VoIP
15 28 (3.14%) Internet
16 25 (2.81%) Remote Desktop
16 25 (2.81%) VSAN
17 24 (2.69%) Wireless
18 22 (2.47%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.93%) Oracle Database
3 23 (2.58%) MySQL
4 21 (2.36%) DB2
5 14 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.57%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.23%) Hadoop
7 11 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.90%) QlikView
9 7 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.56%) Big Data
11 5 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (1.68%) JIRA
2 10 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.56%) GitLab
4 5 (0.56%) Rational Team Concert
5 3 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.22%) Hudson
6 2 (0.22%) MSI
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.11%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.11%) WinDbg
General
1 161 (18.07%) Finance
2 71 (7.97%) Banking
3 22 (2.47%) Legal
4 18 (2.02%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.35%) Retail
7 7 (0.79%) Law
8 6 (0.67%) Advertising
8 6 (0.67%) Games
8 6 (0.67%) Military
9 5 (0.56%) Back Office
9 5 (0.56%) French Language
10 4 (0.45%) Automotive
10 4 (0.45%) Local Government
11 3 (0.34%) International Banking
11 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.34%) Marketing
12 2 (0.22%) Electronics
12 2 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 113 (12.68%) Architect
3 73 (8.19%) Administrator
4 68 (7.63%) Support Engineer
5 59 (6.62%) Storage Engineer
6 55 (6.17%) Infrastructure Architect
7 49 (5.50%) Consultant
8 45 (5.05%) Analyst
9 39 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 36 (4.04%) Server Engineer
10 36 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
11 35 (3.93%) Infrastructure Support
11 35 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
12 31 (3.48%) DBA
12 31 (3.48%) Technical Architect
13 30 (3.37%) Project Manager
14 28 (3.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
15 27 (3.03%) Network Engineer
16 23 (2.58%) Linux Administrator
16 23 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.38%) Middleware
2 31 (3.48%) Web Services
3 20 (2.24%) LDAP
4 17 (1.91%) .NET
5 11 (1.23%) HTML
5 11 (1.23%) J2EE
6 8 (0.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 8 (0.90%) Oracle Streams
6 8 (0.90%) XML
7 6 (0.67%) Regular Expression
8 5 (0.56%) CSS
8 5 (0.56%) REST
8 5 (0.56%) Web Services Management
9 4 (0.45%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.34%) Flash
10 3 (0.34%) LAMP
10 3 (0.34%) SOAP
10 3 (0.34%) Spring
11 2 (0.22%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 161 (18.07%) Data Centre
2 95 (10.66%) Clustering
3 84 (9.43%) Replication
4 56 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (5.05%) Management Information System
6 41 (4.60%) Enterprise Storage
7 34 (3.82%) EMC VMAX
8 29 (3.25%) EMC VNX
8 29 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
9 25 (2.81%) PKI
10 22 (2.47%) Fat Client
10 22 (2.47%) Thin Client
11 20 (2.24%) Private Cloud
11 20 (2.24%) Public Cloud
12 19 (2.13%) Computer Science
13 15 (1.68%) Client/Server
14 14 (1.57%) Celerra
14 14 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.46%) HP Storage
16 12 (1.35%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 527 (59.15%) Windows
2 327 (36.70%) Windows Server
3 268 (30.08%) Linux
4 203 (22.78%) Unix
5 184 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 156 (17.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 125 (14.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 117 (13.13%) Solaris
9 73 (8.19%) AIX
10 48 (5.39%) Windows 7
11 35 (3.93%) Windows 10
11 35 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (3.48%) Windows XP
13 17 (1.91%) HPUX
14 16 (1.80%) CentOS
15 14 (1.57%) Windows 2000
16 12 (1.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 12 (1.35%) Windows NT
17 11 (1.23%) SUSE
18 8 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (25.59%) ITIL
2 138 (15.49%) Migration
3 105 (11.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 80 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
5 79 (8.87%) Service Delivery
6 66 (7.41%) Project Management
7 55 (6.17%) Load Balancing
8 54 (6.06%) High Availability
9 53 (5.95%) Configuration Management
10 47 (5.27%) Change Management
10 47 (5.27%) Problem Management
11 45 (5.05%) DevOps
12 43 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (4.71%) Business Continuity
14 40 (4.49%) Capacity Management
15 39 (4.38%) Capacity Planning
15 39 (4.38%) Performance Tuning
16 38 (4.26%) Service Management
17 32 (3.59%) Network Design
18 31 (3.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 157 (17.62%) PowerShell
2 146 (16.39%) SQL
3 48 (5.39%) Perl
4 35 (3.93%) Shell Script
5 31 (3.48%) Python
6 22 (2.47%) Bash Shell
6 22 (2.47%) C
7 21 (2.36%) VBScript
8 20 (2.24%) Java
8 20 (2.24%) Korn
9 18 (2.02%) JavaScript
10 15 (1.68%) AWK
11 11 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.23%) VB
12 8 (0.90%) Bourne shell
13 7 (0.79%) Ruby
14 4 (0.45%) sed
14 4 (0.45%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.34%) C#
16 2 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 167 (18.74%) Security Cleared
2 128 (14.37%) SC Cleared
3 75 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (5.61%) MCSE
6 43 (4.83%) Degree
7 35 (3.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 34 (3.82%) CCNA
9 32 (3.59%) CCNP
10 26 (2.92%) DV Cleared
11 22 (2.47%) MCSA
12 18 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (1.57%) CISSP
15 12 (1.35%) SANS
16 11 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (1.23%) MCITP
17 9 (1.01%) CCIE
18 8 (0.90%) CCA
18 8 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.62%) SLA
2 17 (1.91%) GDPR
3 9 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.79%) PMO
5 6 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (0.45%) QA
8 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.34%) GxP
9 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.22%) RMADS
9 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.11%) SAS 70
System Software
1 360 (40.40%) Active Directory
2 359 (40.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (18.29%) Hyper-V
4 135 (15.15%) vSphere
5 126 (14.14%) VMware ESXi
6 101 (11.34%) XenApp
7 72 (8.08%) XenDesktop
8 45 (5.05%) NFS
9 33 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 33 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
10 27 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
11 25 (2.81%) XenServer
12 23 (2.58%) VMware NSX
13 22 (2.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 18 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
15 16 (1.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 16 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
15 16 (1.80%) Terminal Services
16 15 (1.68%) DFS Replication
17 13 (1.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 120 (13.47%) SCCM
2 66 (7.41%) NetBackup
3 53 (5.95%) SCOM
4 45 (5.05%) Puppet
5 43 (4.83%) Microsoft Clustering
6 38 (4.26%) WSUS
7 34 (3.82%) Ansible
8 33 (3.70%) vCenter Server
9 25 (2.81%) Backup Exec
9 25 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (2.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 18 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
12 17 (1.91%) HP Data Protector
12 17 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
13 15 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (1.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 15 (1.68%) vRealize
14 14 (1.57%) Data Guard
15 13 (1.46%) Oracle ZFS
16 12 (1.35%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 514 (57.69%) VMware
2 338 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 232 (26.04%) Cisco
4 227 (25.48%) HP
5 212 (23.79%) Citrix
6 180 (20.20%) EMC
7 144 (16.16%) NetApp
8 139 (15.60%) Oracle
9 122 (13.69%) Red Hat
10 104 (11.67%) IBM
11 72 (8.08%) Dell
12 67 (7.52%) Brocade
13 62 (6.96%) Veritas
14 54 (6.06%) Sun
15 53 (5.95%) Ivanti
16 50 (5.61%) 3PAR
17 42 (4.71%) McAfee
17 42 (4.71%) Symantec
18 40 (4.49%) Veeam
19 39 (4.38%) SolarWinds