Period
to 16 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 337 262 220
Rank change year-on-year -75 -42 -25
Contract jobs citing SAN 767 993 1,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.99% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.01% 7.38% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 605 800
UK median daily rate £385 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +5.26% -1.30%
10th Percentile £268 £256 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +0.13% +7.00% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 21
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.89% -55.00% +81.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -42.86% +51.35%

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 12,762 13,447 14,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.41% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,669 8,327 8,826
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 680 744
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -15.56% +7.12%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -74 690 £380 -5.00% 303
UK excluding London -42 560 £375 +0.13% 239
London -101 195 £400 -5.88% 82
South East -10 190 £380 -5.00% 66
North of England +21 149 £353 +0.71% 68
Yorkshire +33 84 £350 -6.67% 29
Midlands -64 65 £370 +5.71% 45
South West -9 61 £350 -17.65% 24
North West -15 49 £350 -6.60% 34
Scotland -17 46 £400 - 11
East of England -36 33 £375 +15.38% 18
West Midlands -60 31 £370 +2.78% 26
East Midlands -19 25 £350 - 19
North East -7 16 £402 +22.75% 5
Wales -17 9 £225 -38.98% 3
Northern Ireland - 8 - - 3

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 498 (64.93%) Windows
2 471 (61.41%) VMware
3 319 (41.59%) Active Directory
4 314 (40.94%) Windows Server
5 285 (37.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 276 (35.98%) Microsoft
7 233 (30.38%) Linux
8 217 (28.29%) Firewall
9 215 (28.03%) Cisco
10 177 (23.08%) NAS
11 165 (21.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 163 (21.25%) PowerShell
13 161 (20.99%) Data Centre
14 159 (20.73%) WAN
15 158 (20.60%) NetApp
16 157 (20.47%) Citrix
17 155 (20.21%) Office 365
18 154 (20.08%) Microsoft Azure
19 150 (19.56%) ITIL
20 149 (19.43%) LAN
21 146 (19.04%) DNS
21 146 (19.04%) HP
22 137 (17.86%) SQL
23 134 (17.47%) Finance
24 133 (17.34%) SQL Server
25 132 (17.21%) Hyper-V
26 121 (15.78%) Unix
27 120 (15.65%) Oracle
27 120 (15.65%) Security Cleared
27 120 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008

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 (11.73%) MS Exchange
2 55 (7.17%) SharePoint
3 42 (5.48%) Skype for Business
4 40 (5.22%) Apache
5 34 (4.43%) IIS
6 22 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (2.22%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.56%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.43%) Confluence
11 8 (1.04%) JBoss
12 7 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.91%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.39%) GemFire
14 3 (0.39%) SAS
14 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 41 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.48%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) HipChat
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 155 (20.21%) Office 365
2 154 (20.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (5.74%) IaaS
5 28 (3.65%) PaaS
6 20 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (2.09%) SaaS
8 11 (1.43%) Yammer
9 10 (1.30%) Amazon S3
9 10 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.65%) GitHub
12 4 (0.52%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.26%) npm
14 1 (0.13%) Akamai
14 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 217 (28.29%) Firewall
2 177 (23.08%) NAS
3 159 (20.73%) WAN
4 149 (19.43%) LAN
5 146 (19.04%) DNS
6 113 (14.73%) TCP/IP
7 89 (11.60%) DHCP
8 87 (11.34%) iSCSI
9 72 (9.39%) VPN
10 52 (6.78%) Fibre Channel
11 47 (6.13%) VLAN
12 44 (5.74%) Cisco ASA
13 35 (4.56%) VoIP
14 34 (4.43%) Wireless
15 33 (4.30%) Skype
16 32 (4.17%) Internet
17 31 (4.04%) Cisco Nexus
18 25 (3.26%) BGP
19 24 (3.13%) OSPF
20 23 (3.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (17.34%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.61%) Oracle Database
3 17 (2.22%) Hadoop
4 16 (2.09%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.69%) Big Data
7 12 (1.56%) DB2
7 12 (1.56%) MySQL
8 11 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.78%) Ingres
10 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 15 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.56%) JIRA
3 8 (1.04%) MSI
3 8 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (0.78%) Rational Team Concert
5 5 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.65%) Burp Suite
5 5 (0.65%) GitLab
5 5 (0.65%) Metasploit
6 4 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.52%) Toad
6 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.39%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.39%) CF BOSH
7 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.26%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.26%) Bower
8 2 (0.26%) Gradle
8 2 (0.26%) Spinnaker
General
1 134 (17.47%) Finance
2 46 (6.00%) Banking
3 24 (3.13%) Law
4 19 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.96%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.91%) Advertising
8 6 (0.78%) Publishing
9 5 (0.65%) Legal
9 5 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.65%) Military
10 4 (0.52%) Retail
11 3 (0.39%) Local Government
12 2 (0.26%) Marketing
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (19.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 91 (11.86%) Architect
3 58 (7.56%) Administrator
4 47 (6.13%) Analyst
4 47 (6.13%) Infrastructure Architect
5 42 (5.48%) Storage Engineer
6 38 (4.95%) Support Engineer
6 38 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
7 36 (4.69%) Consultant
8 33 (4.30%) Network Engineer
9 32 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 27 (3.52%) Infrastructure Support
11 26 (3.39%) Server Engineer
12 25 (3.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 25 (3.26%) Project Manager
12 25 (3.26%) VMware Engineer
13 23 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
14 22 (2.87%) Windows Engineer
15 20 (2.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (2.61%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.91%) Middleware
2 31 (4.04%) Web Services
3 14 (1.83%) .NET
4 12 (1.56%) LDAP
5 8 (1.04%) 802.1X
6 7 (0.91%) J2EE
6 7 (0.91%) XML
7 6 (0.78%) Flash
7 6 (0.78%) JSON
8 5 (0.65%) HTML
9 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.52%) SAML
10 3 (0.39%) Java EE
10 3 (0.39%) JMS
10 3 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (0.39%) Node.js
10 3 (0.39%) XSLT
11 2 (0.26%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.26%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 161 (20.99%) Data Centre
2 81 (10.56%) Clustering
3 57 (7.43%) Replication
4 50 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (4.17%) Public Cloud
6 27 (3.52%) PKI
6 27 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (3.39%) Fat Client
7 26 (3.39%) Thin Client
8 18 (2.35%) EMC VNX
8 18 (2.35%) Management Information System
9 16 (2.09%) Private Cloud
10 15 (1.96%) EMC VMAX
10 15 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.43%) Mainframe
13 10 (1.30%) HP StoreVirtual
14 9 (1.17%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 498 (64.93%) Windows
2 314 (40.94%) Windows Server
3 233 (30.38%) Linux
4 121 (15.78%) Unix
5 120 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 119 (15.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 85 (11.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 65 (8.47%) Solaris
9 54 (7.04%) Windows 10
10 44 (5.74%) Windows 7
11 37 (4.82%) AIX
12 24 (3.13%) Data ONTAP
13 20 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (1.43%) CentOS
14 11 (1.43%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.17%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.91%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.78%) HPUX
18 5 (0.65%) Kali Linux
18 5 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (21.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 150 (19.56%) ITIL
3 119 (15.51%) Migration
4 101 (13.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 76 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (8.34%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (7.43%) Load Balancing
8 51 (6.65%) Data Protection
9 48 (6.26%) High Availability
10 43 (5.61%) DevOps
11 40 (5.22%) Project Management
12 39 (5.08%) Configuration Management
13 36 (4.69%) PRINCE2
13 36 (4.69%) Server Management
13 36 (4.69%) Storage Management
14 31 (4.04%) Change Management
14 31 (4.04%) Network Design
15 30 (3.91%) Change Control
16 26 (3.39%) Service Delivery
17 25 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 163 (21.25%) PowerShell
2 137 (17.86%) SQL
3 56 (7.30%) Bash Shell
4 40 (5.22%) Perl
5 39 (5.08%) JavaScript
6 35 (4.56%) Python
7 29 (3.78%) Java
8 20 (2.61%) Shell Script
9 18 (2.35%) C
10 16 (2.09%) VB
11 15 (1.96%) C#
11 15 (1.96%) Ruby
12 11 (1.43%) Korn
12 11 (1.43%) VBScript
13 8 (1.04%) C-shell
14 7 (0.91%) PHP
15 5 (0.65%) Lua
16 3 (0.39%) Groovy
17 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 120 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 88 (11.47%) SC Cleared
3 70 (9.13%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 52 (6.78%) MCSE
6 42 (5.48%) CCNP
6 42 (5.48%) Degree
7 33 (4.30%) CCNA
7 33 (4.30%) DV Cleared
8 27 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (1.56%) MCSA
9 12 (1.56%) NCDA
10 11 (1.43%) CCA
10 11 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (1.43%) NCIE
10 11 (1.43%) NCSIE
11 10 (1.30%) SANS
12 9 (1.17%) CISSP
12 9 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (1.04%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.26%) SLA
2 9 (1.17%) GDPR
3 8 (1.04%) QA
4 3 (0.39%) COBIT
4 3 (0.39%) PMO
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 319 (41.59%) Active Directory
2 285 (37.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (17.21%) Hyper-V
4 94 (12.26%) VMware ESXi
5 75 (9.78%) XenApp
6 74 (9.65%) vSphere
7 51 (6.65%) XenDesktop
8 32 (4.17%) NFS
8 32 (4.17%) XenServer
9 29 (3.78%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (3.26%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 18 (2.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 16 (2.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (1.96%) Docker
14 15 (1.96%) Firmware
15 12 (1.56%) DFS Replication
16 11 (1.43%) Terminal Services
17 9 (1.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 9 (1.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 113 (14.73%) SCCM
2 64 (8.34%) NetBackup
3 46 (6.00%) SCOM
4 33 (4.30%) McAfee ePO
5 32 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 25 (3.26%) vCenter Server
7 23 (3.00%) Ansible
8 22 (2.87%) Puppet
9 18 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (2.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 15 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 13 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 13 (1.69%) WSUS
12 12 (1.56%) Nagios
13 11 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (1.30%) Tivoli
15 9 (1.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 9 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 9 (1.17%) Terraform
16 8 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 471 (61.41%) VMware
2 276 (35.98%) Microsoft
3 215 (28.03%) Cisco
4 158 (20.60%) NetApp
5 157 (20.47%) Citrix
6 146 (19.04%) HP
7 120 (15.65%) Oracle
8 94 (12.26%) EMC
9 85 (11.08%) IBM
10 68 (8.87%) Dell
11 66 (8.60%) Veritas
12 62 (8.08%) Red Hat
13 55 (7.17%) McAfee
14 49 (6.39%) CheckPoint
15 34 (4.43%) Juniper
15 34 (4.43%) SolarWinds
16 33 (4.30%) Google
17 31 (4.04%) Brocade
18 29 (3.78%) Veeam
19 28 (3.65%) Symantec