Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 288 352 300
Rank change year-on-year +64 -52 -61
Contract jobs citing SAN 283 666 907
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.73% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% 5.63% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 409 593
Median daily rate £385 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £261 £231 £250
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £384
% change year-on-year -1.32% -0.98% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 36
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.20 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.98% +26.13% +24.55%
10th Percentile £21.50 £28.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £51.88 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.74% +20.00% +80.60%

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 4,713 11,837 13,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.46% 12.90% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,688 7,233 8,501
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £200 £200 £203
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 602 779
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.93 £12.50 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.68 £19.00
% change year-on-year +43.30% +19.37% +2.70%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the UK

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAN.

Daily rate trend for SAN in the UK

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAN over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SAN in the UK

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAN.

Hourly rate trend for SAN in the UK

SAN
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SAN over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SAN in the UK

SAN
Top 15 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 10 August 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 +57 251 £400 -2.14% 99
UK excluding London +26 148 £375 -1.32% 72
London +139 121 £400 -15.79% 31
South East +56 48 £475 +18.75% 15
North of England +83 37 £450 +28.57% 20
North West +70 22 £450 +44.00% 14
Scotland +74 17 £350 -33.33% 1
East of England +62 17 £275 -26.67% 7
Yorkshire +64 15 £468 +24.67% 4
South West +29 15 £413 +10.00% 13
Work from Home -20 10 £450 +20.00% 9
Midlands +66 9 £350 -6.67% 13
West Midlands +59 8 £350 -6.67% 9
Wales +25 5 £356 -10.94% 3
East Midlands +44 1 £350 +7.69% 4

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 170 (60.07%) Windows
2 159 (56.18%) VMware
3 127 (44.88%) Active Directory
4 107 (37.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 100 (35.34%) Windows Server
6 84 (29.68%) Microsoft
7 78 (27.56%) Cisco
7 78 (27.56%) Security Cleared
8 77 (27.21%) DNS
9 68 (24.03%) Linux
10 66 (23.32%) SC Cleared
11 65 (22.97%) Azure
11 65 (22.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 61 (21.55%) Firewall
13 58 (20.49%) Citrix
14 57 (20.14%) DHCP
15 56 (19.79%) ITIL
16 54 (19.08%) Hyper-V
17 53 (18.73%) HP
17 53 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
18 52 (18.37%) WAN
19 51 (18.02%) EMC
20 49 (17.31%) SQL Server
21 48 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
21 48 (16.96%) Data Centre
22 47 (16.61%) LAN
23 46 (16.25%) Office 365
23 46 (16.25%) Windows Server 2016
24 43 (15.19%) PowerShell
25 42 (14.84%) MS Exchange

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 42 (14.84%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (6.01%) IIS
4 14 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (4.59%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.89%) Apache
7 9 (3.18%) Confluence
8 7 (2.47%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.41%) Anypoint
9 4 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.41%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.41%) Mule
9 4 (1.41%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.06%) nginx
10 3 (1.06%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.35%) CMS
12 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.35%) iPlanet
12 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.12%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) assyst
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 65 (22.97%) Azure
2 46 (16.25%) Office 365
3 23 (8.13%) AWS
4 14 (4.95%) IaaS
5 10 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (3.18%) PaaS
7 8 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.83%) GCP
8 6 (2.12%) SaaS
9 3 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.71%) Datadog
10 2 (0.71%) G Suite
11 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.35%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.35%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 77 (27.21%) DNS
2 61 (21.55%) Firewall
3 57 (20.14%) DHCP
4 52 (18.37%) WAN
5 47 (16.61%) LAN
6 26 (9.19%) NAS
7 20 (7.07%) NetScaler
8 18 (6.36%) TCP/IP
9 14 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (4.95%) VLAN
10 13 (4.59%) iSCSI
11 12 (4.24%) Network Security
11 12 (4.24%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (3.89%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (3.53%) SSL
13 10 (3.53%) VPN
14 8 (2.83%) HTTP
14 8 (2.83%) Internet
14 8 (2.83%) IPv4
14 8 (2.83%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.53%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.41%) MySQL
5 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.06%) DB2
6 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.35%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 11 (3.89%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.47%) JIRA
4 4 (1.41%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.41%) ClearQuest
4 4 (1.41%) Maven
4 4 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.35%) Hudson
6 1 (0.35%) MSI
6 1 (0.35%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 40 (14.13%) Finance
2 15 (5.30%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.47%) Banking
3 7 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.41%) Legal
5 3 (1.06%) Automotive
5 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.06%) Law
5 3 (1.06%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Housing Association
6 2 (0.71%) International Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Publishing
6 2 (0.71%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.35%) Police
Job Titles
1 51 (18.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (7.77%) Systems Engineer
3 20 (7.07%) Analyst
3 20 (7.07%) Storage Engineer
4 15 (5.30%) Administrator
4 15 (5.30%) Architect
4 15 (5.30%) VMware Engineer
5 14 (4.95%) Consultant
5 14 (4.95%) IT Engineer
5 14 (4.95%) Storage Specialist
6 13 (4.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (4.24%) Support Engineer
7 12 (4.24%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (3.89%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 9 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (3.18%) Exchange Engineer
9 9 (3.18%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (3.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 9 (3.18%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.18%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.53%) LDAP
2 5 (1.77%) RAML
3 4 (1.41%) YAML
4 3 (1.06%) LAMP
5 2 (0.71%) Flash
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.35%) HTML
6 1 (0.35%) JSON
6 1 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.35%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.96%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.60%) Clustering
3 26 (9.19%) Management Information System
4 25 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (6.71%) Replication
6 12 (4.24%) EMC VMAX
6 12 (4.24%) EMC VNX
7 11 (3.89%) HP StoreVirtual
7 11 (3.89%) IBM Storwize
8 8 (2.83%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (2.47%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (2.47%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.77%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.77%) NHS
10 5 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.41%) CLARiiON
11 4 (1.41%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.41%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.06%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 170 (60.07%) Windows
2 100 (35.34%) Windows Server
3 68 (24.03%) Linux
4 53 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (16.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 35 (12.37%) Windows 10
8 30 (10.60%) Unix
9 14 (4.95%) AIX
10 12 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (3.89%) CentOS
12 9 (3.18%) Windows 7
13 8 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (2.83%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (2.47%) Debian
15 6 (2.12%) Solaris
16 4 (1.41%) Ubuntu
16 4 (1.41%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.71%) HPUX
17 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (22.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 56 (19.79%) ITIL
3 36 (12.72%) Migration
4 27 (9.54%) Patch Management
5 21 (7.42%) High Availability
6 20 (7.07%) Change Management
6 20 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (6.36%) Data Protection
7 18 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (5.65%) Server Management
9 15 (5.30%) Information Security
10 14 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (4.95%) DevOps
10 14 (4.95%) Mentoring
10 14 (4.95%) Service Management
11 13 (4.59%) Asset Management
11 13 (4.59%) Capacity Management
11 13 (4.59%) Storage Management
12 12 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (3.89%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (15.19%) PowerShell
2 33 (11.66%) SQL
3 13 (4.59%) Shell Script
4 8 (2.83%) Perl
4 8 (2.83%) Python
5 7 (2.47%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.47%) C
5 7 (2.47%) Korn
6 5 (1.77%) VBScript
7 4 (1.41%) PHP
7 4 (1.41%) VB
8 2 (0.71%) AWK
8 2 (0.71%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.71%) C-shell
8 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.71%) Ruby
9 1 (0.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 78 (27.56%) Security Cleared
2 66 (23.32%) SC Cleared
3 32 (11.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (6.36%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (6.01%) DV Cleared
7 16 (5.65%) MCSE
8 14 (4.95%) CCNA
9 11 (3.89%) Degree
9 11 (3.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.83%) CCNP
10 8 (2.83%) MCSA
11 6 (2.12%) CISSP
12 4 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.41%) MCP
12 4 (1.41%) RHCE
13 3 (1.06%) CISA
13 3 (1.06%) CIW
13 3 (1.06%) HND
13 3 (1.06%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.71%) SLA
2 10 (3.53%) Government Security Classifications
2 10 (3.53%) NCSC
3 5 (1.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.71%) GDPR
5 2 (0.71%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.35%) HL7
6 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 127 (44.88%) Active Directory
2 107 (37.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (19.08%) Hyper-V
4 36 (12.72%) XenApp
5 35 (12.37%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (10.95%) vSphere
7 29 (10.25%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (6.01%) Firmware
9 16 (5.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 15 (5.30%) XenDesktop
11 9 (3.18%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (2.83%) NFS
13 6 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (2.12%) Samba
13 6 (2.12%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (1.77%) Terminal Server
15 4 (1.41%) DFS Replication
15 4 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
16 3 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (11.66%) SCCM
2 18 (6.36%) Puppet
3 17 (6.01%) Ansible
4 16 (5.65%) SCOM
4 16 (5.65%) WSUS
5 13 (4.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (4.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 13 (4.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (4.24%) NetBackup
6 12 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.89%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (3.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (3.18%) Tivoli
9 8 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (2.47%) vCenter Server
11 6 (2.12%) AirWatch
11 6 (2.12%) Nagios
12 5 (1.77%) HP Data Protector
12 5 (1.77%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (1.77%) vMotion
Vendors
1 159 (56.18%) VMware
2 84 (29.68%) Microsoft
3 78 (27.56%) Cisco
4 58 (20.49%) Citrix
5 53 (18.73%) HP
6 51 (18.02%) EMC
7 34 (12.01%) IBM
7 34 (12.01%) NetApp
8 30 (10.60%) Brocade
9 27 (9.54%) Dell
10 20 (7.07%) Oracle
10 20 (7.07%) Red Hat
10 20 (7.07%) Symantec
11 18 (6.36%) Palo Alto
11 18 (6.36%) SolarWinds
12 15 (5.30%) 3PAR
13 14 (4.95%) Sophos
14 13 (4.59%) Hitachi
14 13 (4.59%) Veeam
15 12 (4.24%) Nimble Storage