Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 163 130
Rank change year-on-year -53 -33 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 1101 1802 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.67% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.34% 10.59% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 1298 1263
UK median daily rate £385 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.65% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £230 £255 £213
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £346
% change year-on-year -0.68% +5.42% +6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 134
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £24.88 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.60% -13.48% +15.00%
10th Percentile £16.12 £11.40 £15.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.95 £49.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -20.83% +25.00%

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 13197 17021 16151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.74% 15.74% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7905 10348 9092
UK median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 823 963
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £26.00 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.92% +26.21% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £49.19 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £26.58 £20.55
% change year-on-year -34.15% +29.32% +8.16%

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017. 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 -53 1030 £395 -1.25% 167
UK excluding London -65 662 £363 -0.68% 123
London -63 430 £425 - 54
South East -56 238 £395 +1.28% 34
North of England -46 157 £350 +7.69% 34
Midlands +32 104 £323 -0.77% 17
North West +10 76 £418 +4.38% 14
South West +3 58 £375 +15.38% 12
East of England -43 57 £369 -13.24% 16
East Midlands +9 55 £320 -1.54% 6
West Midlands +35 49 £338 +3.85% 11
Scotland -54 47 £340 -5.56% 4
North East -17 41 £325 +4.84% 3
Yorkshire -6 40 £350 +7.69% 17
Wales 0 10 £350 -12.50% 5
Northern Ireland -58 5 £324 +311.43% 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 600 (54.50%) Windows
2 546 (49.59%) VMware
3 403 (36.60%) Linux
4 366 (33.24%) Windows Server
5 339 (30.79%) Active Directory
6 334 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 329 (29.88%) Microsoft
8 310 (28.16%) Cisco
9 284 (25.79%) HP
10 271 (24.61%) NAS
11 262 (23.80%) Unix
11 262 (23.80%) Firewall
11 262 (23.80%) Data Centre
12 242 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
13 237 (21.53%) Finance
14 220 (19.98%) Migration
15 217 (19.71%) EMC
15 217 (19.71%) Citrix
16 213 (19.35%) Solaris
17 206 (18.71%) Security Cleared
18 202 (18.35%) Windows Server 2008
19 188 (17.08%) ITIL
20 185 (16.80%) SQL Server
21 181 (16.44%) Oracle
22 180 (16.35%) MS Exchange
23 179 (16.26%) NetApp
24 169 (15.35%) Red Hat
25 162 (14.71%) PowerShell
26 157 (14.26%) Hyper-V
26 157 (14.26%) DNS

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
1 180 (16.35%) MS Exchange
2 80 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (7.18%) IIS
4 60 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 50 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 48 (4.36%) Apache
7 45 (4.09%) Tomcat
8 35 (3.18%) Skype for Business
9 25 (2.27%) WebSphere
10 23 (2.09%) OpenStack
11 22 (2.00%) JBoss
12 18 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
13 17 (1.54%) WebLogic
14 15 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (1.36%) iPlanet
15 13 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
16 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
17 10 (0.91%) MQSeries
18 9 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
19 8 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 53 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.091%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (1.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.36%) Maximo
2 4 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 107 (9.72%) Office 365
2 106 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (2.27%) IaaS
5 24 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (1.45%) PaaS
7 15 (1.36%) SaaS
8 13 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.00%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.36%) G Suite
11 3 (0.27%) Dropbox
11 3 (0.27%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.091%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.091%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.091%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 271 (24.61%) NAS
2 262 (23.80%) Firewall
3 157 (14.26%) DNS
4 148 (13.44%) WAN
5 126 (11.44%) LAN
6 117 (10.63%) DHCP
7 101 (9.17%) Fibre Channel
8 90 (8.17%) TCP/IP
9 73 (6.63%) iSCSI
10 56 (5.09%) VPN
11 44 (4.00%) LDAP
12 39 (3.54%) VLAN
13 33 (3.00%) Wireless
14 31 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (2.54%) VSAN
16 26 (2.36%) Internet
17 21 (1.91%) Ethernet
18 20 (1.82%) Network Security
18 20 (1.82%) SMTP
18 20 (1.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (16.80%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.27%) Oracle Database
3 42 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 19 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (1.63%) DB2
7 18 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.36%) MySQL
9 14 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.18%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (1.00%) Big Data
12 11 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.82%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.64%) MS Access
15 7 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.36%) MSI
3 2 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.18%) Toad
3 2 (0.18%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.091%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.091%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.091%) GoCD
4 1 (0.091%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.091%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 237 (21.53%) Finance
2 111 (10.08%) Banking
3 45 (4.09%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.63%) Legal
5 20 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.36%) Law
6 15 (1.36%) Marketing
7 13 (1.18%) Local Government
8 12 (1.09%) Electronics
9 10 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.91%) Retail
10 9 (0.82%) Back Office
11 7 (0.64%) Front Office
12 6 (0.54%) Publishing
13 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.36%) Billing
15 2 (0.18%) Advertising
15 2 (0.18%) Games
15 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (14.08%) Administrator
2 142 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 106 (9.63%) Architect
4 101 (9.17%) Analyst
5 93 (8.45%) Systems Administrator
6 64 (5.81%) Consultant
6 64 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
7 63 (5.72%) Storage Engineer
8 61 (5.54%) Unix Engineer
9 55 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 53 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
11 52 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 48 (4.36%) Support Engineer
13 39 (3.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 39 (3.54%) Server Engineer
14 37 (3.36%) Network Engineer
14 37 (3.36%) Technical Architect
15 36 (3.27%) DBA
15 36 (3.27%) VMware Engineer
16 35 (3.18%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.82%) Middleware
1 20 (1.82%) Web Services
2 13 (1.18%) J2EE
3 7 (0.64%) .NET
3 7 (0.64%) Flash
4 6 (0.54%) LAMP
4 6 (0.54%) Regular Expression
5 5 (0.45%) SAML
5 5 (0.45%) Sensu
5 5 (0.45%) X-Windows
6 4 (0.36%) Moose
6 4 (0.36%) WAP
7 3 (0.27%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.27%) EDI
7 3 (0.27%) REST
8 2 (0.18%) HTML
8 2 (0.18%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.18%) XML
8 2 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 262 (23.80%) Data Centre
2 111 (10.08%) Clustering
3 97 (8.81%) Replication
4 64 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (4.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 40 (3.63%) Management Information System
7 37 (3.36%) Computer Science
8 30 (2.72%) EMC VNX
9 22 (2.00%) PKI
10 20 (1.82%) Fat Client
10 20 (1.82%) Thin Client
11 19 (1.73%) Mainframe
12 18 (1.63%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.54%) Virtual Team
14 15 (1.36%) HP Storage
15 14 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
16 13 (1.18%) Public Cloud
17 11 (1.00%) Fixed Income
18 9 (0.82%) Blackberry
18 9 (0.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 600 (54.50%) Windows
2 403 (36.60%) Linux
3 366 (33.24%) Windows Server
4 262 (23.80%) Unix
5 242 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 213 (19.35%) Solaris
7 202 (18.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 156 (14.17%) AIX
9 149 (13.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 104 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 64 (5.81%) Windows 7
12 49 (4.45%) Windows 10
13 41 (3.72%) SUSE
14 33 (3.00%) CentOS
15 29 (2.63%) HPUX
16 20 (1.82%) Data ONTAP
17 12 (1.09%) Windows Vista
18 11 (1.00%) Windows 8
19 7 (0.64%) Windows XP
20 6 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (19.98%) Migration
2 188 (17.08%) ITIL
3 111 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 86 (7.81%) DevOps
5 82 (7.45%) High Availability
6 68 (6.18%) Load Balancing
6 68 (6.18%) Project Management
7 62 (5.63%) Change Management
8 47 (4.27%) Service Delivery
9 46 (4.18%) Change Control
10 45 (4.09%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (4.00%) Network Design
11 44 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
12 35 (3.18%) Configuration Management
13 33 (3.00%) Server Virtualisation
13 33 (3.00%) Virtual Environments
14 32 (2.91%) Task Automation
15 31 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
15 31 (2.82%) PRINCE2
16 30 (2.72%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 162 (14.71%) PowerShell
2 156 (14.17%) SQL
3 83 (7.54%) Perl
4 64 (5.81%) Shell Script
5 58 (5.27%) Bash Shell
6 54 (4.90%) Korn
7 36 (3.27%) Python
8 21 (1.91%) Java
8 21 (1.91%) VBScript
9 13 (1.18%) C
9 13 (1.18%) C-shell
10 12 (1.09%) Ruby
11 10 (0.91%) VB
12 9 (0.82%) PHP
13 7 (0.64%) C#
13 7 (0.64%) JavaScript
14 6 (0.54%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.36%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.27%) AWK
16 3 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 206 (18.71%) Security Cleared
2 124 (11.26%) SC Cleared
3 86 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 70 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (5.81%) MCSE
6 57 (5.18%) CCNA
7 54 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 48 (4.36%) Degree
9 40 (3.63%) DV Cleared
10 36 (3.27%) CCNP
11 25 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
12 22 (2.00%) MCSA
13 20 (1.82%) MCITP
14 17 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (1.00%) JNCIA
15 11 (1.00%) RHCE
16 10 (0.91%) CCIE
16 10 (0.91%) MCP
17 9 (0.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.63%) SLA
2 25 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.09%) QA
5 9 (0.82%) PMO
6 6 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.27%) PA-DSS
9 3 (0.27%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.18%) GPG13
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.091%) COBIT
11 1 (0.091%) GCP
11 1 (0.091%) GMP
11 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.091%) RMADS
System Software
1 339 (30.79%) Active Directory
2 334 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (14.26%) Hyper-V
4 133 (12.08%) VMware ESXi
5 115 (10.45%) vSphere
6 60 (5.45%) XenApp
7 58 (5.27%) NFS
8 47 (4.27%) XenDesktop
9 43 (3.91%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 28 (2.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 23 (2.09%) Veritas File System
13 22 (2.00%) Xen
14 20 (1.82%) DFS Replication
15 19 (1.73%) Firmware
15 19 (1.73%) KVM
16 17 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
17 15 (1.36%) Samba
18 14 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
19 13 (1.18%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 132 (11.99%) NetBackup
2 128 (11.63%) SCCM
3 97 (8.81%) Puppet
4 68 (6.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 62 (5.63%) SCOM
6 56 (5.09%) vCenter Server
7 40 (3.63%) Backup Exec
8 39 (3.54%) Microsoft Clustering
9 38 (3.45%) WSUS
10 33 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
11 31 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
12 30 (2.72%) Nagios
12 30 (2.72%) Norton AntiVirus
13 28 (2.54%) Tivoli
14 23 (2.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 22 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
16 19 (1.73%) Ansible
16 19 (1.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 17 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
18 14 (1.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 546 (49.59%) VMware
2 329 (29.88%) Microsoft
3 310 (28.16%) Cisco
4 284 (25.79%) HP
5 217 (19.71%) Citrix
5 217 (19.71%) EMC
6 181 (16.44%) Oracle
7 179 (16.26%) NetApp
8 169 (15.35%) Red Hat
9 131 (11.90%) IBM
10 116 (10.54%) Brocade
11 109 (9.90%) Veritas
12 91 (8.27%) 3PAR
13 81 (7.36%) Symantec
14 78 (7.08%) Dell
15 52 (4.72%) Sun
15 52 (4.72%) Veeam
16 48 (4.36%) Juniper
17 35 (3.18%) CheckPoint
17 35 (3.18%) F5