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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 143 135
Rank change year-on-year -103 -8  
Contract jobs citing SAN 449 908 931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.69% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.89% 11.49% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 615 551
Median daily rate £375 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 57
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.52% +40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.46 £16.10 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £63.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

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 6520 7903 8008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.46% 14.75% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4030 4739 4375
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £233 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 336 444
Median hourly rate £24.00 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +17.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in the UK

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 28 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 -105 405 £388 -1.89% 139
London -64 175 £425 - 53
South East -88 110 £375 -1.31% 24
Hampshire -25 47 £359 -4.33% 4
City of London -34 46 £425 -0.87% 16
Scotland -15 29 £340 -16.04% 3
North West +10 25 £363 -3.33% 17
East of England -9 25 £381 +17.30% 8
Surrey -43 25 £475 +20.25% 4
Yorkshire -6 20 £369 -4.83% 10
East Midlands -15 20 £306 -5.76% 12
Berkshire +4 17 £450 +20.00% 10
West Midlands +14 16 £388 +10.71% 5
South West -15 14 £250 -23.66% 6
Hook +6 13 £330 -4.06%
Epsom +5 13 £400 +122.22% 1
Havant -5 11 £350 -7.89% 1
Birmingham +4 10 £394 +6.41% 1
Renfrewshire -10 10 £315 -22.69%
Lancashire +28 9 £415 +3.75%
Suffolk +5 9 £396 -11.94% 1
West Yorkshire +4 9 £375 -9.09% 7
Glasgow +3 9 £325 -11.26%
Erskine -11 8 £285 -30.06%
Edinburgh +21 7 £413 -8.33% 1
Cheshire +16 7 £375 -11.76% 4
Manchester +8 7 £275 -8.33% 6
Hertfordshire +5 7 £288 -28.12% 2
Preston +5 7 £415 -
West Sussex +3 7 £319 -12.96% 1

SAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 577 (56.57%) VMware
2 543 (53.24%) Windows
3 433 (42.45%) Linux
4 394 (38.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 323 (31.67%) Active Directory
6 318 (31.18%) Windows Server
7 301 (29.51%) Microsoft
8 296 (29.02%) Cisco
9 271 (26.57%) EMC
10 269 (26.37%) NAS
11 249 (24.41%) Data Centre
12 248 (24.31%) Unix
13 235 (23.04%) HP
14 224 (21.96%) Red Hat
15 221 (21.67%) Firewall
16 215 (21.08%) Windows Server 2008
17 208 (20.39%) Finance
18 207 (20.29%) NetApp
19 206 (20.20%) ITIL
20 199 (19.51%) Solaris
21 195 (19.12%) SQL Server
22 187 (18.33%) DNS
23 184 (18.04%) Oracle
24 181 (17.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 169 (16.57%) Windows Server 2012
26 165 (16.18%) Citrix
27 158 (15.49%) Security Cleared
28 152 (14.90%) LAN
28 152 (14.90%) SQL
29 148 (14.51%) PowerShell

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
1 130 (12.75%) MS Exchange
2 65 (6.37%) Apache
3 61 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 60 (5.88%) IIS
5 51 (5.00%) Skype for Business
6 41 (4.02%) SharePoint
7 40 (3.92%) Tomcat
8 33 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 27 (2.65%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.27%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (1.18%) JBoss
12 11 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 10 (0.98%) DataSynapse
13 10 (0.98%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
14 8 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (0.59%) Confluence
16 4 (0.39%) iPlanet
16 4 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 102 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 50 (4.90%) MS Office
3 14 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.49%) MS Project
5 3 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.49%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.39%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.29%) RMDS
4 3 (0.29%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.098%) Maximo
5 1 (0.098%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 85 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (5.59%) Office 365
4 17 (1.67%) IaaS
5 14 (1.37%) SaaS
6 11 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.69%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.59%) PaaS
9 4 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.39%) GitHub
10 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.29%) IBM PureFlex
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.098%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.098%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.098%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.098%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 269 (26.37%) NAS
2 221 (21.67%) Firewall
3 187 (18.33%) DNS
4 152 (14.90%) LAN
5 138 (13.53%) WAN
6 107 (10.49%) DHCP
7 98 (9.61%) TCP/IP
8 89 (8.73%) iSCSI
9 65 (6.37%) VPN
10 54 (5.29%) Fibre Channel
11 50 (4.90%) LDAP
12 46 (4.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 45 (4.41%) VLAN
14 42 (4.12%) HTTP
14 42 (4.12%) VoIP
15 36 (3.53%) Internet
16 33 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
17 32 (3.14%) Network Security
17 32 (3.14%) Skype
17 32 (3.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.22%) MySQL
3 30 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (1.08%) DB2
8 11 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (0.98%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.98%) HBase
9 10 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.69%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.69%) Redis
12 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.08%) GitLab
4 10 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.49%) Subversion
6 4 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.39%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.39%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.29%) JIRA
7 3 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.098%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.098%) GoCD
9 1 (0.098%) Hudson
9 1 (0.098%) MSI
General
1 208 (20.39%) Finance
2 83 (8.14%) Banking
3 34 (3.33%) Legal
4 33 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.35%) Law
6 19 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.57%) Local Government
7 16 (1.57%) Retail
8 13 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.18%) Back Office
10 8 (0.78%) Electronics
10 8 (0.78%) Front Office
11 7 (0.69%) Games
11 7 (0.69%) Publishing
12 5 (0.49%) Marketing
13 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.39%) French Language
13 4 (0.39%) Military
14 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 164 (16.08%) Administrator
2 152 (14.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 97 (9.51%) Architect
4 77 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
5 65 (6.37%) Unix Administrator
6 64 (6.27%) Analyst
7 58 (5.69%) Consultant
8 53 (5.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 51 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
10 47 (4.61%) Linux Administrator
11 45 (4.41%) Storage Engineer
12 42 (4.12%) VMware Engineer
13 40 (3.92%) Storage Administrator
13 40 (3.92%) Support Engineer
13 40 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
14 39 (3.82%) Unix Systems Administrator
15 37 (3.63%) Network Engineer
16 36 (3.53%) Infrastructure Specialist
17 35 (3.43%) Project Manager
18 34 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.02%) Middleware
2 27 (2.65%) XML
3 24 (2.35%) LAMP
4 22 (2.16%) Web Services
5 17 (1.67%) .NET
6 15 (1.47%) Regular Expression
7 12 (1.18%) J2EE
7 12 (1.18%) XSLT
8 11 (1.08%) HTML
8 11 (1.08%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (0.98%) Rendezvous
10 8 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (0.69%) Memcached
12 4 (0.39%) MSMQ
12 4 (0.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 4 (0.39%) WAP
13 3 (0.29%) JSP
13 3 (0.29%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 249 (24.41%) Data Centre
2 138 (13.53%) Clustering
3 78 (7.65%) EMC VNX
4 62 (6.08%) EMC VMAX
4 62 (6.08%) Replication
5 59 (5.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 49 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (3.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 38 (3.73%) Management Information System
9 30 (2.94%) Computer Science
10 24 (2.35%) Mainframe
11 15 (1.47%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.18%) CLARiiON
12 12 (1.18%) Fat Client
12 12 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
12 12 (1.18%) Thin Client
12 12 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.98%) PKI
13 10 (0.98%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 543 (53.24%) Windows
2 433 (42.45%) Linux
3 318 (31.18%) Windows Server
4 248 (24.31%) Unix
5 215 (21.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 199 (19.51%) Solaris
7 181 (17.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 169 (16.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 102 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 87 (8.53%) AIX
11 83 (8.14%) Windows 7
12 41 (4.02%) CentOS
13 27 (2.65%) SUSE
14 21 (2.06%) Windows 10
15 17 (1.67%) Data ONTAP
15 17 (1.67%) Windows 8
16 14 (1.37%) HPUX
16 14 (1.37%) Windows XP
17 11 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (20.20%) ITIL
2 126 (12.35%) Migration
3 95 (9.31%) High Availability
4 85 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 75 (7.35%) Change Management
6 63 (6.18%) Change Control
7 62 (6.08%) DevOps
7 62 (6.08%) Project Management
8 56 (5.49%) Load Balancing
9 55 (5.39%) Problem Management
10 54 (5.29%) Performance Tuning
11 49 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (4.61%) Service Delivery
13 37 (3.63%) Converged Infrastructure
14 36 (3.53%) Configuration Management
15 32 (3.14%) Service Management
16 31 (3.04%) Capacity Planning
17 29 (2.84%) Incident Management
17 29 (2.84%) Server Virtualisation
18 28 (2.75%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 152 (14.90%) SQL
2 148 (14.51%) PowerShell
3 68 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 65 (6.37%) Bash Shell
5 64 (6.27%) Perl
6 46 (4.51%) Python
7 32 (3.14%) Korn
8 29 (2.84%) VBScript
9 28 (2.75%) Java
10 20 (1.96%) JavaScript
11 18 (1.76%) Ruby
12 15 (1.47%) C#
12 15 (1.47%) VB
13 14 (1.37%) C
14 9 (0.88%) PHP
15 6 (0.59%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.39%) AWK
17 3 (0.29%) C-shell
17 3 (0.29%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.20%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 158 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 116 (11.37%) SC Cleared
3 86 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (5.88%) MCSE
6 51 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 48 (4.71%) CCNA
8 45 (4.41%) Degree
9 36 (3.53%) CCNP
10 32 (3.14%) MCSA
11 30 (2.94%) MCITP
12 26 (2.55%) DV Cleared
13 13 (1.27%) RHCE
14 11 (1.08%) CCIE
15 10 (0.98%) EMC Certification
15 10 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
18 7 (0.69%) CCDA
18 7 (0.69%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.22%) SLA
2 15 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.18%) QA
4 9 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.69%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.29%) PMO
8 2 (0.20%) BS25999
9 1 (0.098%) BS7799
9 1 (0.098%) GCP
9 1 (0.098%) HL7
System Software
1 394 (38.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 323 (31.67%) Active Directory
3 139 (13.63%) Hyper-V
4 138 (13.53%) vSphere
5 97 (9.51%) VMware ESX
6 74 (7.25%) NFS
7 70 (6.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 67 (6.57%) VMware ESXi
9 50 (4.90%) XenApp
10 48 (4.71%) Virtual Servers
11 40 (3.92%) Veritas File System
11 40 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
12 37 (3.63%) SRDF
13 28 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
14 27 (2.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 27 (2.65%) XenDesktop
15 21 (2.06%) vCloud
16 19 (1.86%) KVM
17 18 (1.76%) VMware Server
18 14 (1.37%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 98 (9.61%) NetBackup
2 80 (7.84%) SCCM
3 70 (6.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 64 (6.27%) Puppet
5 46 (4.51%) Microsoft Clustering
6 39 (3.82%) Nagios
7 37 (3.63%) SCOM
8 31 (3.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 29 (2.84%) Red Hat Satellite
10 26 (2.55%) Tivoli
11 24 (2.35%) vRealize
12 23 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
12 23 (2.25%) WMI
13 21 (2.06%) EMC Navisphere
13 21 (2.06%) Failover Clustering
14 20 (1.96%) Backup Exec
15 19 (1.86%) EMC NetWorker
15 19 (1.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 17 (1.67%) Ansible
16 17 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 577 (56.57%) VMware
2 301 (29.51%) Microsoft
3 296 (29.02%) Cisco
4 271 (26.57%) EMC
5 235 (23.04%) HP
6 224 (21.96%) Red Hat
7 207 (20.29%) NetApp
8 184 (18.04%) Oracle
9 165 (16.18%) Citrix
10 132 (12.94%) Veritas
11 118 (11.57%) IBM
12 81 (7.94%) Brocade
13 72 (7.06%) Dell
14 68 (6.67%) 3PAR
14 68 (6.67%) Symantec
15 64 (6.27%) Sun
16 34 (3.33%) CheckPoint
17 28 (2.75%) Juniper
18 25 (2.45%) Veeam
19 23 (2.25%) F5
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £760.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £625 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £22 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Merseyside
Robert Walters UK
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 25 days ago
Leicester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 27 days ago