Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 235 193
Rank change year-on-year -83 -42 -27
Contract jobs citing SAN 838 1,142 1,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.11% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.17% 8.16% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 697 1,039
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £261 £253 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +4.11% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 27
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £26.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% +10.53% -12.84%
10th Percentile £15.68 £13.91 £12.75
90th Percentile £170.63 £52.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £25.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year +56.10% +34.87% -32.14%

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 13,585 14,001 16,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 13.61% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,154 8,538 9,850
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £214
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 747 833
UK median hourly rate £19.39 £19.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% -13.33% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.35 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.30% -23.00% +21.95%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -90 754 £400 - 264
UK excluding London -47 590 £380 +4.11% 196
London -107 234 £435 +2.35% 76
South East -35 198 £398 -0.63% 42
North of England -16 152 £375 +11.94% 64
Yorkshire +24 80 £363 +3.57% 31
Midlands -53 75 £350 +7.69% 34
North West -14 62 £410 +17.14% 30
South West -19 53 £325 -23.53% 28
Scotland -21 48 £400 +10.34% 2
East of England -29 42 £375 +15.38% 20
West Midlands -40 38 £350 +5.26% 15
East Midlands -33 28 £350 +7.69% 19
Wales -15 14 £388 +5.08% 5
North East -39 10 £413 +27.41% 3
Northern Ireland +31 8 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 537 (64.08%) Windows
2 498 (59.43%) VMware
3 338 (40.33%) Active Directory
4 328 (39.14%) Windows Server
5 319 (38.07%) VMware Infrastructure
6 306 (36.52%) Microsoft
7 266 (31.74%) Linux
8 221 (26.37%) Cisco
9 214 (25.54%) Firewall
10 211 (25.18%) NAS
11 185 (22.08%) HP
12 175 (20.88%) Unix
12 175 (20.88%) NetApp
13 169 (20.17%) Data Centre
14 161 (19.21%) Oracle
15 159 (18.97%) ITIL
15 159 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 157 (18.74%) SQL Server
16 157 (18.74%) Hyper-V
17 154 (18.38%) DNS
18 153 (18.26%) WAN
19 152 (18.14%) PowerShell
20 150 (17.90%) Citrix
21 149 (17.78%) SQL
21 149 (17.78%) Finance
22 146 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
23 142 (16.95%) LAN
24 135 (16.11%) Migration
24 135 (16.11%) Office 365
24 135 (16.11%) Security Cleared

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
1 114 (13.60%) MS Exchange
2 57 (6.80%) Apache
3 55 (6.56%) IIS
4 40 (4.77%) SharePoint
5 35 (4.18%) Skype for Business
6 27 (3.22%) Tomcat
7 24 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (2.03%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.55%) JBoss
11 10 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (1.19%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.07%) Confluence
13 6 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.36%) GemFire
15 3 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 41 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) HipChat
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.36%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.24%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 135 (16.11%) Office 365
2 131 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (5.73%) IaaS
5 34 (4.06%) PaaS
6 18 (2.15%) SaaS
7 14 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.19%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.72%) Yammer
10 5 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.60%) GitHub
10 5 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.48%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.36%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.24%) npm
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 214 (25.54%) Firewall
2 211 (25.18%) NAS
3 154 (18.38%) DNS
4 153 (18.26%) WAN
5 142 (16.95%) LAN
6 110 (13.13%) TCP/IP
7 93 (11.10%) DHCP
8 80 (9.55%) iSCSI
9 68 (8.11%) VPN
10 56 (6.68%) Fibre Channel
11 46 (5.49%) VLAN
12 40 (4.77%) Wireless
13 35 (4.18%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (3.94%) VoIP
15 30 (3.58%) Internet
16 29 (3.46%) Cisco Nexus
17 27 (3.22%) Skype
18 25 (2.98%) Network Security
19 22 (2.63%) BGP
19 22 (2.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (18.74%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 22 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 18 (2.15%) MySQL
5 17 (2.03%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.79%) Big Data
6 15 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (1.55%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.07%) DB2
10 8 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.84%) Ingres
12 5 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (2.15%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (1.19%) JIRA
5 8 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (0.72%) MSI
7 5 (0.60%) Burp Suite
7 5 (0.60%) Metasploit
7 5 (0.60%) Rational Team Concert
7 5 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.48%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.48%) GitLab
8 4 (0.48%) Toad
9 3 (0.36%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.36%) CF BOSH
9 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.24%) Bower
10 2 (0.24%) Gradle
10 2 (0.24%) Spinnaker
10 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 149 (17.78%) Finance
2 53 (6.32%) Banking
3 27 (3.22%) Law
4 19 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.95%) Legal
7 8 (0.95%) Retail
8 7 (0.84%) Advertising
8 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.72%) Military
9 6 (0.72%) Publishing
10 4 (0.48%) Marketing
11 3 (0.36%) Electronics
11 3 (0.36%) International Banking
11 3 (0.36%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) Automotive
12 2 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 138 (16.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 109 (13.01%) Architect
3 68 (8.11%) Administrator
4 55 (6.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 49 (5.85%) Storage Engineer
6 46 (5.49%) Consultant
7 45 (5.37%) Systems Administrator
8 42 (5.01%) Analyst
9 36 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 35 (4.18%) Network Engineer
11 34 (4.06%) Support Engineer
12 29 (3.46%) Project Manager
13 28 (3.34%) Technical Architect
14 25 (2.98%) Server Engineer
15 24 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
16 23 (2.74%) Infrastructure Support
17 21 (2.51%) NetBackup Engineer
17 21 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
18 20 (2.39%) Linux Engineer
18 20 (2.39%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (9.19%) Middleware
2 36 (4.30%) Web Services
3 25 (2.98%) .NET
4 18 (2.15%) J2EE
4 18 (2.15%) LDAP
5 8 (0.95%) 802.1X
6 6 (0.72%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.72%) Flash
6 6 (0.72%) HTML
6 6 (0.72%) Java EE
6 6 (0.72%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (0.72%) XML
7 5 (0.60%) JMS
7 5 (0.60%) JSON
8 4 (0.48%) LAMP
8 4 (0.48%) Spring
9 3 (0.36%) Node.js
9 3 (0.36%) SAML
9 3 (0.36%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 3 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 169 (20.17%) Data Centre
2 97 (11.58%) Clustering
3 56 (6.68%) Replication
4 55 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (2.86%) Fat Client
6 24 (2.86%) Thin Client
7 23 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.63%) EMC VMAX
8 22 (2.63%) EMC VNX
8 22 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
9 20 (2.39%) Public Cloud
10 19 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (2.27%) PKI
11 18 (2.15%) Computer Science
12 14 (1.67%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.55%) Private Cloud
14 11 (1.31%) Mainframe
15 10 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (0.95%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 537 (64.08%) Windows
2 328 (39.14%) Windows Server
3 266 (31.74%) Linux
4 175 (20.88%) Unix
5 146 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 122 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 103 (12.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 101 (12.05%) Solaris
9 59 (7.04%) AIX
10 55 (6.56%) Windows 10
11 47 (5.61%) Windows 7
12 27 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (2.98%) Data ONTAP
14 23 (2.74%) Windows XP
15 18 (2.15%) CentOS
16 11 (1.31%) HPUX
16 11 (1.31%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.95%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 7 (0.84%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 159 (18.97%) ITIL
2 135 (16.11%) Migration
3 111 (13.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 78 (9.31%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (8.83%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (6.21%) Data Protection
7 51 (6.09%) High Availability
8 46 (5.49%) DevOps
9 44 (5.25%) Load Balancing
10 42 (5.01%) Network Design
10 42 (5.01%) Storage Management
11 41 (4.89%) Service Delivery
12 40 (4.77%) Change Control
12 40 (4.77%) PRINCE2
12 40 (4.77%) Project Management
12 40 (4.77%) Server Management
13 37 (4.42%) Configuration Management
14 32 (3.82%) Patch Management
15 31 (3.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (18.14%) PowerShell
2 149 (17.78%) SQL
3 51 (6.09%) Bash Shell
4 41 (4.89%) Perl
5 38 (4.53%) Shell Script
6 37 (4.42%) Python
7 35 (4.18%) JavaScript
8 30 (3.58%) Java
9 26 (3.10%) C
10 20 (2.39%) VB
11 18 (2.15%) C#
12 16 (1.91%) Korn
12 16 (1.91%) VBScript
13 14 (1.67%) Ruby
14 8 (0.95%) C-shell
15 5 (0.60%) Bourne shell
15 5 (0.60%) Lua
16 3 (0.36%) AWK
16 3 (0.36%) Groovy
16 3 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (16.11%) Security Cleared
2 95 (11.34%) SC Cleared
3 76 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (8.23%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (6.68%) MCSE
6 38 (4.53%) Degree
7 35 (4.18%) DV Cleared
8 34 (4.06%) CCNA
8 34 (4.06%) CCNP
9 27 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (1.91%) MCSA
11 12 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (1.43%) MCITP
12 11 (1.31%) CCIE
12 11 (1.31%) ISEB
12 11 (1.31%) ISTQB
12 11 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (1.31%) NCDA
12 11 (1.31%) NCIE
12 11 (1.31%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.63%) SLA
2 10 (1.19%) GDPR
3 5 (0.60%) QA
4 4 (0.48%) PMO
5 3 (0.36%) COBIT
5 3 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.36%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 338 (40.33%) Active Directory
2 319 (38.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (18.74%) Hyper-V
4 98 (11.69%) VMware ESXi
5 92 (10.98%) vSphere
6 69 (8.23%) XenApp
7 50 (5.97%) NFS
8 40 (4.77%) XenDesktop
9 37 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
10 33 (3.94%) Virtual Servers
11 30 (3.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 24 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 24 (2.86%) XenServer
13 21 (2.51%) Firmware
14 18 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
15 17 (2.03%) Docker
16 14 (1.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 14 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (1.55%) Samba
18 11 (1.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 109 (13.01%) SCCM
2 79 (9.43%) NetBackup
3 39 (4.65%) SCOM
4 36 (4.30%) McAfee ePO
5 35 (4.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 32 (3.82%) vCenter Server
7 30 (3.58%) Ansible
8 25 (2.98%) Puppet
9 21 (2.51%) WSUS
10 17 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (1.79%) Data Guard
12 14 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
13 13 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
13 13 (1.55%) OpenView
13 13 (1.55%) Tivoli
13 13 (1.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 12 (1.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 11 (1.31%) Backup Exec
16 10 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 10 (1.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 498 (59.43%) VMware
2 306 (36.52%) Microsoft
3 221 (26.37%) Cisco
4 185 (22.08%) HP
5 175 (20.88%) NetApp
6 161 (19.21%) Oracle
7 150 (17.90%) Citrix
8 132 (15.75%) EMC
9 107 (12.77%) IBM
10 79 (9.43%) Red Hat
11 75 (8.95%) Veritas
12 63 (7.52%) Dell
13 58 (6.92%) McAfee
14 45 (5.37%) Brocade
15 39 (4.65%) Juniper
16 38 (4.53%) 3PAR
17 36 (4.30%) Veeam
18 35 (4.18%) CheckPoint
19 31 (3.70%) Google
20 28 (3.34%) SolarWinds