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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
Rank 240 141 133
Rank change year-on-year -99 -8  
Contract jobs citing SAN 454 900 912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.70% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.86% 11.51% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 605 538
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 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 56
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.52% +43.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.46 £16.10 £12.08
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 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
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 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -94 411 £380 -4.70% 146
London -61 170 £425 - 51
South East -73 110 £380 - 25
Hampshire -26 49 £367 -2.26% 5
City of London -27 41 £425 -3.68% 13
Scotland -20 29 £340 -16.04% 4
Surrey -45 26 £458 +15.82% 4
East of England -12 25 £350 +7.69% 9
West Midlands +14 24 £356 +1.78% 7
North West +7 24 £363 +3.57% 20
Yorkshire -7 22 £375 -6.25% 10
East Midlands -9 21 £313 -3.84% 12
Berkshire +4 17 £450 +16.12% 10
South West -13 15 £250 -23.07% 7
Birmingham +7 14 £375 +1.35% 1
Hook +5 13 £330 -4.06%
Epsom +5 13 £400 +122.22% 1
West Yorkshire +6 12 £375 -9.09% 6
Havant -2 12 £350 -7.89% 1
Suffolk +2 10 £288 -36.11% 2
Renfrewshire -10 10 £315 -22.69%
Lancashire +24 9 £415 +3.75%
Glasgow +1 9 £325 -11.26% 1
Leeds +4 8 £375 -4.76% 2
Erskine -12 8 £285 -30.06%
Ipswich - 8 £413 - 2
Cheshire +22 7 £375 -11.76% 5
Edinburgh +18 7 £413 -8.33%
Preston +5 7 £415 -
Winchester +4 7 £438 +9.37%

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 586 (56.56%) VMware
2 551 (53.19%) Windows
3 439 (42.37%) Linux
4 396 (38.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 324 (31.27%) Active Directory
6 322 (31.08%) Windows Server
7 308 (29.73%) Cisco
8 303 (29.25%) Microsoft
9 276 (26.64%) EMC
10 269 (25.97%) NAS
11 259 (25.00%) Data Centre
12 248 (23.94%) Unix
13 241 (23.26%) HP
14 227 (21.91%) Red Hat
15 226 (21.81%) Firewall
16 218 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
17 209 (20.17%) NetApp
18 208 (20.08%) Finance
19 207 (19.98%) ITIL
20 196 (18.92%) SQL Server
21 195 (18.82%) Solaris
22 186 (17.95%) DNS
23 185 (17.86%) Oracle
24 181 (17.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 176 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
26 163 (15.73%) Security Cleared
27 159 (15.35%) Citrix
28 154 (14.86%) SQL
29 152 (14.67%) LAN
30 145 (14.00%) PowerShell

SAN
Top Related 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 (12.55%) MS Exchange
2 66 (6.37%) Apache
3 62 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (5.69%) IIS
5 51 (4.92%) Skype for Business
6 40 (3.86%) SharePoint
6 40 (3.86%) Tomcat
7 33 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (2.61%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.25%) JBoss
9 13 (1.25%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 10 (0.97%) DataSynapse
12 10 (0.97%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
13 8 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.58%) Confluence
15 4 (0.39%) iPlanet
15 4 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 99 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 50 (4.83%) MS Office
3 15 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.48%) MS Project
5 4 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.48%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.48%) 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 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.097%) Maximo
5 1 (0.097%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 85 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (5.41%) Office 365
4 17 (1.64%) IaaS
5 14 (1.35%) SaaS
6 12 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.68%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.58%) 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 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.097%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.097%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.097%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.097%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 269 (25.97%) NAS
2 226 (21.81%) Firewall
3 186 (17.95%) DNS
4 152 (14.67%) LAN
5 138 (13.32%) WAN
6 106 (10.23%) DHCP
7 101 (9.75%) TCP/IP
8 89 (8.59%) iSCSI
9 67 (6.47%) VPN
10 54 (5.21%) Fibre Channel
11 51 (4.92%) LDAP
12 47 (4.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 46 (4.44%) VLAN
14 43 (4.15%) VoIP
15 42 (4.05%) HTTP
16 37 (3.57%) Internet
17 35 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
18 34 (3.28%) Network Security
18 34 (3.28%) SSL
19 32 (3.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.34%) MySQL
3 31 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (1.06%) DB2
7 11 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (0.97%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.97%) HBase
8 10 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (0.87%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.77%) Ingres
10 8 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.68%) Redis
11 7 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.06%) GitLab
4 5 (0.48%) Subversion
4 5 (0.48%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.39%) JIRA
5 4 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.39%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.097%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.097%) GoCD
8 1 (0.097%) Hudson
8 1 (0.097%) MSI
General
1 208 (20.08%) Finance
2 83 (8.01%) Banking
3 34 (3.28%) Legal
4 31 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.61%) Law
6 19 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.54%) Local Government
7 16 (1.54%) Retail
8 13 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.16%) Back Office
10 8 (0.77%) Electronics
10 8 (0.77%) Front Office
11 7 (0.68%) Games
12 6 (0.58%) Publishing
13 5 (0.48%) Marketing
14 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.39%) French Language
14 4 (0.39%) Military
15 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 162 (15.64%) Administrator
2 150 (14.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 97 (9.36%) Architect
4 75 (7.24%) Systems Administrator
5 64 (6.18%) Analyst
6 63 (6.08%) Unix Administrator
7 58 (5.60%) Consultant
8 53 (5.12%) Linux Engineer
8 53 (5.12%) Storage Engineer
9 52 (5.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 49 (4.73%) Linux Administrator
11 43 (4.15%) VMware Engineer
12 40 (3.86%) Network Engineer
12 40 (3.86%) Storage Administrator
12 40 (3.86%) Support Engineer
12 40 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
13 37 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 37 (3.57%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 36 (3.47%) Project Manager
15 34 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.96%) Middleware
2 27 (2.61%) XML
3 25 (2.41%) LAMP
4 23 (2.22%) Web Services
5 18 (1.74%) .NET
6 15 (1.45%) Regular Expression
7 12 (1.16%) J2EE
7 12 (1.16%) XSLT
8 11 (1.06%) HTML
8 11 (1.06%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (0.97%) Rendezvous
10 9 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (0.68%) Memcached
13 4 (0.39%) libvirt
13 4 (0.39%) MSMQ
13 4 (0.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 4 (0.39%) WAP
14 3 (0.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 259 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 139 (13.42%) Clustering
3 83 (8.01%) EMC VNX
4 68 (6.56%) EMC VMAX
5 66 (6.37%) Replication
6 57 (5.50%) Enterprise Storage
7 46 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (3.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 38 (3.67%) Management Information System
10 31 (2.99%) Computer Science
11 25 (2.41%) Mainframe
12 16 (1.54%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
13 14 (1.35%) Symmetrix
14 12 (1.16%) CLARiiON
14 12 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (0.97%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.97%) Fat Client
15 10 (0.97%) HP Storage
15 10 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 551 (53.19%) Windows
2 439 (42.37%) Linux
3 322 (31.08%) Windows Server
4 248 (23.94%) Unix
5 218 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 195 (18.82%) Solaris
7 181 (17.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 176 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 109 (10.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 91 (8.78%) AIX
11 84 (8.11%) Windows 7
12 42 (4.05%) CentOS
13 28 (2.70%) SUSE
14 20 (1.93%) Windows 10
15 18 (1.74%) Windows 8
16 17 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
17 14 (1.35%) HPUX
17 14 (1.35%) Windows XP
18 11 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (19.98%) ITIL
2 128 (12.36%) Migration
3 95 (9.17%) High Availability
4 86 (8.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 75 (7.24%) Change Management
6 66 (6.37%) Change Control
7 63 (6.08%) DevOps
8 62 (5.98%) Project Management
9 56 (5.41%) Load Balancing
10 54 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
10 54 (5.21%) Problem Management
11 51 (4.92%) Service Delivery
12 49 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (3.57%) Converged Infrastructure
14 36 (3.47%) Configuration Management
15 33 (3.19%) Incident Management
16 31 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
16 31 (2.99%) Service Management
17 29 (2.80%) Server Virtualisation
18 28 (2.70%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 154 (14.86%) SQL
2 145 (14.00%) PowerShell
3 71 (6.85%) Shell Script
4 66 (6.37%) Bash Shell
5 63 (6.08%) Perl
6 48 (4.63%) Python
7 33 (3.19%) Korn
8 28 (2.70%) Java
8 28 (2.70%) VBScript
9 20 (1.93%) JavaScript
10 18 (1.74%) Ruby
11 16 (1.54%) C
12 15 (1.45%) C#
13 14 (1.35%) VB
14 10 (0.97%) PHP
15 6 (0.58%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.39%) AWK
17 3 (0.29%) C-shell
17 3 (0.29%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.19%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 163 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 122 (11.78%) SC Cleared
3 87 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 72 (6.95%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (5.89%) MCSE
6 49 (4.73%) CCNA
6 49 (4.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 46 (4.44%) Degree
8 35 (3.38%) CCNP
9 33 (3.19%) MCSA
10 31 (2.99%) MCITP
11 25 (2.41%) DV Cleared
12 14 (1.35%) RHCE
13 12 (1.16%) CCIE
14 10 (0.97%) EMC Certification
15 9 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.68%) CCDA
16 7 (0.68%) JNCIA
16 7 (0.68%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.25%) SLA
2 15 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.16%) QA
4 9 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.29%) PMO
8 2 (0.19%) BS25999
9 1 (0.097%) BS7799
9 1 (0.097%) GCP
9 1 (0.097%) HL7
System Software
1 396 (38.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 324 (31.27%) Active Directory
3 140 (13.51%) vSphere
4 139 (13.42%) Hyper-V
5 100 (9.65%) VMware ESX
6 75 (7.24%) NFS
7 70 (6.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 68 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
9 52 (5.02%) XenApp
10 47 (4.54%) Virtual Servers
11 41 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
12 40 (3.86%) Veritas File System
13 37 (3.57%) SRDF
14 29 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
15 27 (2.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 25 (2.41%) XenDesktop
17 23 (2.22%) vCloud
18 20 (1.93%) KVM
19 18 (1.74%) VMware Server
20 14 (1.35%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 96 (9.27%) NetBackup
2 80 (7.72%) SCCM
3 76 (7.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 66 (6.37%) Puppet
5 44 (4.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 39 (3.76%) Nagios
7 36 (3.47%) SCOM
8 30 (2.90%) Red Hat Satellite
8 30 (2.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 26 (2.51%) Tivoli
10 24 (2.32%) vRealize
11 23 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (2.22%) WMI
12 21 (2.03%) EMC Navisphere
12 21 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
13 20 (1.93%) Backup Exec
14 19 (1.83%) EMC NetWorker
15 18 (1.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 17 (1.64%) Ansible
16 17 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 586 (56.56%) VMware
2 308 (29.73%) Cisco
3 303 (29.25%) Microsoft
4 276 (26.64%) EMC
5 241 (23.26%) HP
6 227 (21.91%) Red Hat
7 209 (20.17%) NetApp
8 185 (17.86%) Oracle
9 159 (15.35%) Citrix
10 132 (12.74%) Veritas
11 119 (11.49%) IBM
12 83 (8.01%) Brocade
13 75 (7.24%) 3PAR
14 71 (6.85%) Dell
15 68 (6.56%) Symantec
16 64 (6.18%) Sun
17 36 (3.47%) CheckPoint
18 31 (2.99%) Juniper
19 25 (2.41%) Veeam
20 24 (2.32%) F5
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £22 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Robert Walters UK
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
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West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £195 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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AMS contingency
Posted: 21 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
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CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
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CPS Group Limited
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