Period
to 25 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 299 343 270
Rank change year-on-year +44 -73 -53
Contract jobs citing SAN 595 763 977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.77% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.03% 6.01% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 454 598
UK median daily rate £388 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.90% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £364
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 24
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £43.59 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +87.48% -45.93%
10th Percentile £25.25 £14.56 £13.15
90th Percentile £82.50 £48.50 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.25 £41.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year +13.86% +69.39% -10.91%

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 9,871 12,688 13,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 12.75% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,926 7,656 8,285
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £183 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 590 687
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% - -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £46.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.30 £17.41 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.61% -8.37% -15.56%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +32 510 £375 -2.60% 285
UK excluding London +10 408 £375 - 248
London +94 172 £400 - 62
South East +21 131 £413 +8.55% 66
North of England +4 105 £375 +5.63% 73
North West +42 64 £400 +12.28% 35
South West -8 45 £350 - 21
Wales +61 38 £475 +111.11% 10
Midlands +31 38 £338 -8.78% 45
Yorkshire -7 33 £345 -1.43% 27
Scotland +7 28 £500 +25.00% 13
West Midlands +43 25 £375 -2.60% 24
East of England +24 17 £325 -7.14% 18
East Midlands +11 13 £300 -14.29% 21
North East +11 8 £375 -6.72% 11
Northern Ireland +15 7 £320 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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.

1 428 (71.93%) Windows
2 350 (58.82%) VMware
3 259 (43.53%) Microsoft
4 258 (43.36%) Windows Server
5 239 (40.17%) Active Directory
6 214 (35.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 185 (31.09%) Azure
8 178 (29.92%) DNS
9 167 (28.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 158 (26.55%) Cisco
10 158 (26.55%) Security Cleared
11 155 (26.05%) Firewall
12 151 (25.38%) Linux
13 135 (22.69%) PowerShell
13 135 (22.69%) Office 365
14 131 (22.02%) SC Cleared
15 128 (21.51%) NAS
16 125 (21.01%) Windows Server 2008
16 125 (21.01%) SQL
17 124 (20.84%) HP
18 117 (19.66%) EMC
19 114 (19.16%) DHCP
20 113 (18.99%) SQL Server
21 112 (18.82%) Data Centre
22 111 (18.66%) ITIL
23 107 (17.98%) Migration
24 106 (17.82%) Hyper-V
24 106 (17.82%) SCCM
25 105 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
26 103 (17.31%) Citrix

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 90 (15.13%) MS Exchange
2 51 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 33 (5.55%) Skype for Business
4 32 (5.38%) IIS
5 30 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.68%) Apache
7 10 (1.68%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.68%) Jupyter
7 10 (1.68%) SAS
8 8 (1.34%) Confluence
9 7 (1.18%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.67%) Documentum
12 3 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.34%) nginx
13 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 64 (10.76%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) assyst
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 185 (31.09%) Azure
2 135 (22.69%) Office 365
3 84 (14.12%) AWS
4 61 (10.25%) IaaS
5 47 (7.90%) PaaS
6 46 (7.73%) SaaS
7 25 (4.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 24 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.34%) GitHub
11 7 (1.18%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.84%) GCP
12 5 (0.84%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.34%) Datadog
14 2 (0.34%) G Suite
14 2 (0.34%) Slack
14 2 (0.34%) Trello
14 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 178 (29.92%) DNS
2 155 (26.05%) Firewall
3 128 (21.51%) NAS
4 114 (19.16%) DHCP
5 91 (15.29%) VPN
6 82 (13.78%) WAN
7 77 (12.94%) TCP/IP
8 76 (12.77%) LAN
9 37 (6.22%) Internet
9 37 (6.22%) Reverse Proxy
10 29 (4.87%) Fibre Channel
10 29 (4.87%) Skype
11 28 (4.71%) iSCSI
12 26 (4.37%) MPLS
13 25 (4.20%) NetScaler
14 24 (4.03%) VoIP
15 23 (3.87%) Wireless
16 22 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (3.19%) VLAN
18 16 (2.69%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (2.18%) Big Data
5 12 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
6 11 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.68%) Apache Hive
7 10 (1.68%) Apache Zeppelin
7 10 (1.68%) Data Lake
7 10 (1.68%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.68%) Impala
7 10 (1.68%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.18%) InterSystems Cache
9 7 (1.18%) MySQL
9 7 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.85%) JIRA
2 10 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.67%) Subversion
5 3 (0.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.50%) Rational Team Concert
5 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.17%) Bazaar
7 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.17%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.17%) GCC
7 1 (0.17%) GitLab
7 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 59 (9.92%) Finance
2 35 (5.88%) Public Sector
3 16 (2.69%) Banking
4 13 (2.18%) Retail
5 11 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.68%) Publishing
7 6 (1.01%) Local Government
8 4 (0.67%) Back Office
8 4 (0.67%) Law
9 3 (0.50%) Legal
9 3 (0.50%) Welsh Language
10 2 (0.34%) Automotive
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) Front Office
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Police
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (22.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 64 (10.76%) Architect
3 54 (9.08%) Storage Engineer
4 40 (6.72%) Consultant
5 33 (5.55%) Support Engineer
6 32 (5.38%) Network Engineer
6 32 (5.38%) VMware Engineer
7 31 (5.21%) Windows Engineer
8 30 (5.04%) Administrator
9 28 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 22 (3.70%) Server Engineer
11 21 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
12 20 (3.36%) Infrastructure Support
13 19 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
13 19 (3.19%) Systems Administrator
14 18 (3.03%) Analyst
15 17 (2.86%) Backup Engineer
15 17 (2.86%) Storage and Backup Engineer
15 17 (2.86%) Storage Consultant
15 17 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.39%) Web Services
2 14 (2.35%) Middleware
3 11 (1.85%) Kafka
4 10 (1.68%) Apache NiFi
5 9 (1.51%) LDAP
6 7 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.50%) .NET
8 3 (0.50%) RESTful
8 3 (0.50%) Swagger
9 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.17%) Django
10 1 (0.17%) EDI
10 1 (0.17%) FFmpeg
10 1 (0.17%) JSON
10 1 (0.17%) Node.js
10 1 (0.17%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.17%) SAML
10 1 (0.17%) ServiceStack
10 1 (0.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 112 (18.82%) Data Centre
2 76 (12.77%) Replication
3 50 (8.40%) Clustering
4 30 (5.04%) EMC VNX
5 21 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (3.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 17 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (2.69%) Management Information System
10 14 (2.35%) Private Cloud
10 14 (2.35%) Public Cloud
11 13 (2.18%) EMC VMAX
11 13 (2.18%) PKI
12 12 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (1.51%) Celerra
14 9 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (1.34%) CLARiiON
16 7 (1.18%) Driving Licence
16 7 (1.18%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 428 (71.93%) Windows
2 258 (43.36%) Windows Server
3 151 (25.38%) Linux
4 125 (21.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (10.08%) Unix
7 59 (9.92%) Windows 10
8 23 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (3.70%) Solaris
10 18 (3.03%) CentOS
10 18 (3.03%) Windows 7
11 12 (2.02%) HPUX
12 9 (1.51%) AIX
12 9 (1.51%) SUSE
12 9 (1.51%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
13 7 (1.18%) VMS
14 6 (1.01%) Android
15 4 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (28.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 111 (18.66%) ITIL
3 107 (17.98%) Migration
4 90 (15.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 41 (6.89%) DevOps
5 41 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (6.22%) Configuration Management
7 34 (5.71%) Change Management
7 34 (5.71%) Service Management
8 32 (5.38%) Project Delivery
9 30 (5.04%) Capacity Management
9 30 (5.04%) Information Security
10 28 (4.71%) High Availability
11 26 (4.37%) Project Management
11 26 (4.37%) SOA
12 25 (4.20%) Computer Science
13 24 (4.03%) Analytics
14 23 (3.87%) PRINCE2
14 23 (3.87%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (22.69%) PowerShell
2 125 (21.01%) SQL
3 28 (4.71%) Bash Shell
3 28 (4.71%) Python
4 23 (3.87%) Perl
5 12 (2.02%) Korn
6 10 (1.68%) C
7 9 (1.51%) VBScript
8 7 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.01%) Java
10 4 (0.67%) C-shell
10 4 (0.67%) Ruby
10 4 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.50%) Go
12 2 (0.34%) PHP
13 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.17%) VB
13 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 158 (26.55%) Security Cleared
2 131 (22.02%) SC Cleared
3 65 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (6.89%) Degree
5 39 (6.55%) MCSE
6 38 (6.39%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 33 (5.55%) CCNA
9 31 (5.21%) DV Cleared
10 26 (4.37%) MCSA
11 25 (4.20%) CCNP
11 25 (4.20%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (2.18%) CCA
14 9 (1.51%) MCP
14 9 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (1.18%) CCDA
15 7 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (1.18%) VCAP
16 6 (1.01%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.23%) SLA
2 9 (1.51%) GDPR
2 9 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.51%) QA
3 6 (1.01%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (0.84%) NCSC
4 5 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.67%) PMO
6 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.50%) NIST
7 2 (0.34%) COBIT
7 2 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.34%) GMP
7 2 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.34%) MiFID
8 1 (0.17%) HL7
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 239 (40.17%) Active Directory
2 214 (35.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (17.82%) Hyper-V
4 90 (15.13%) VMware ESXi
5 54 (9.08%) vSphere
6 42 (7.06%) XenDesktop
7 41 (6.89%) XenApp
8 32 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
9 30 (5.04%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (3.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 19 (3.19%) Firmware
12 18 (3.03%) VMware NSX
13 16 (2.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 14 (2.35%) NFS
15 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (1.51%) KVM
17 8 (1.34%) Docker
18 7 (1.18%) iptables
18 7 (1.18%) Samba
18 7 (1.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 106 (17.82%) SCCM
2 70 (11.76%) NetBackup
3 44 (7.39%) SCOM
4 28 (4.71%) Puppet
4 28 (4.71%) WSUS
5 27 (4.54%) vCenter Server
6 23 (3.87%) Microsoft Clustering
7 22 (3.70%) Ansible
7 22 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 21 (3.53%) vRealize
9 16 (2.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 15 (2.52%) Avamar
10 15 (2.52%) Backup Exec
10 15 (2.52%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (1.68%) Oozie
12 9 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (1.51%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (1.34%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 350 (58.82%) VMware
2 259 (43.53%) Microsoft
3 158 (26.55%) Cisco
4 124 (20.84%) HP
5 117 (19.66%) EMC
6 103 (17.31%) Citrix
7 82 (13.78%) NetApp
8 72 (12.10%) Dell
9 66 (11.09%) Oracle
10 53 (8.91%) Brocade
11 52 (8.74%) IBM
12 47 (7.90%) 3PAR
13 46 (7.73%) Red Hat
14 36 (6.05%) Veritas
15 34 (5.71%) Hitachi
16 30 (5.04%) Symantec
17 24 (4.03%) SolarWinds
18 23 (3.87%) Ivanti
18 23 (3.87%) McAfee
19 22 (3.70%) Veeam