Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 234 171
Rank change year-on-year -74 -63 -24
Contract jobs citing SAN 858 1,108 1,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 1.13% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.26% 8.33% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 700 1,195
UK median daily rate £410 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +0.65% +6.90%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £365
% change year-on-year +5.48% - +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 31
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £26.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% +10.53% -20.83%
10th Percentile £20.25 £16.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £145.05 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +59.00% +8.70% -32.35%

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 13,711 13,295 16,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.31% 13.57% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,319 8,030 10,090
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £197 £220
90th Percentile £606 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 741 814
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.23 £10.96 £11.55
90th Percentile £47.92 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +23.85%

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018. 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 -68 799 £410 +2.50% 235
UK excluding London -45 581 £385 +5.48% 180
London -114 266 £450 +2.86% 74
South East -43 185 £425 +6.25% 44
North of England -12 169 £375 +7.14% 57
North West -11 87 £413 -1.20% 30
Midlands -39 72 £350 +3.70% 22
South West -13 57 £300 -29.41% 22
Yorkshire -6 53 £375 +18.11% 24
East of England -13 53 £410 +5.81% 17
West Midlands -35 42 £313 -10.71% 17
North East -18 29 £360 +10.77% 3
East Midlands -21 25 £338 +3.85% 5
Scotland -44 22 £400 +23.08% 13
Wales -12 17 £450 +28.57% 5
Northern Ireland +37 9 £143 -55.86% 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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.

1 535 (62.35%) Windows
2 514 (59.91%) VMware
3 354 (41.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 349 (40.68%) Active Directory
5 344 (40.09%) Windows Server
6 320 (37.30%) Microsoft
7 273 (31.82%) Linux
8 223 (25.99%) Firewall
9 218 (25.41%) NAS
10 217 (25.29%) Cisco
11 212 (24.71%) HP
12 208 (24.24%) Unix
13 194 (22.61%) ITIL
14 185 (21.56%) Citrix
15 176 (20.51%) Hyper-V
16 172 (20.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 169 (19.70%) DNS
18 166 (19.35%) Oracle
18 166 (19.35%) Security Cleared
19 164 (19.11%) SQL Server
20 154 (17.95%) EMC
20 154 (17.95%) Data Centre
21 148 (17.25%) NetApp
21 148 (17.25%) Finance
21 148 (17.25%) Migration
22 145 (16.90%) PowerShell
23 143 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
24 142 (16.55%) LAN
25 139 (16.20%) WAN
25 139 (16.20%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 125 (14.57%) MS Exchange
2 88 (10.26%) IIS
3 60 (6.99%) SharePoint
4 45 (5.24%) Skype for Business
5 42 (4.90%) Apache
6 28 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (2.45%) Tomcat
8 19 (2.21%) OpenStack
9 15 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
10 14 (1.63%) Confluence
10 14 (1.63%) WebSphere
11 13 (1.52%) JBoss
12 11 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.58%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.35%) GemFire
15 3 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 47 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.35%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.35%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 130 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (13.75%) Office 365
3 104 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (5.24%) IaaS
5 26 (3.03%) PaaS
6 20 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (1.98%) SaaS
8 13 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (1.52%) Serverless
9 12 (1.40%) Yammer
10 8 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.82%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.58%) GitHub
13 4 (0.47%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.23%) npm
16 1 (0.12%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 223 (25.99%) Firewall
2 218 (25.41%) NAS
3 169 (19.70%) DNS
4 142 (16.55%) LAN
5 139 (16.20%) WAN
6 112 (13.05%) DHCP
7 103 (12.00%) TCP/IP
8 75 (8.74%) Fibre Channel
9 66 (7.69%) iSCSI
10 65 (7.58%) VPN
11 54 (6.29%) VLAN
12 42 (4.90%) NetScaler
13 40 (4.66%) Skype
14 34 (3.96%) MPLS
15 30 (3.50%) Wireless
16 28 (3.26%) Internet
17 24 (2.80%) Network Security
17 24 (2.80%) VoIP
18 21 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
19 18 (2.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (19.11%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.20%) Oracle Database
3 25 (2.91%) DB2
4 22 (2.56%) MySQL
5 15 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (1.52%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.05%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.93%) Big Data
10 8 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (0.93%) QlikView
11 7 (0.82%) Ingres
11 7 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.70%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (2.45%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.21%) JIRA
3 16 (1.86%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (1.05%) GitLab
6 7 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.82%) Rational Team Concert
7 4 (0.47%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.35%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.35%) CF BOSH
8 3 (0.35%) MSI
9 2 (0.23%) Ant
9 2 (0.23%) Bower
9 2 (0.23%) Gradle
9 2 (0.23%) Maven
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.23%) Spinnaker
9 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 148 (17.25%) Finance
2 63 (7.34%) Banking
3 22 (2.56%) Law
4 19 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.75%) Legal
7 12 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.93%) Retail
9 7 (0.82%) Military
10 6 (0.70%) Advertising
10 6 (0.70%) Games
10 6 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.58%) Marketing
12 4 (0.47%) Back Office
12 4 (0.47%) Electronics
12 4 (0.47%) Publishing
13 3 (0.35%) Automotive
13 3 (0.35%) International Banking
13 3 (0.35%) Local Government
14 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 145 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 108 (12.59%) Architect
3 67 (7.81%) Administrator
4 62 (7.23%) Support Engineer
5 58 (6.76%) Storage Engineer
6 54 (6.29%) Infrastructure Architect
7 47 (5.48%) Analyst
8 41 (4.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 39 (4.55%) Consultant
9 39 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
10 38 (4.43%) Project Manager
11 33 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support
12 31 (3.61%) Technical Architect
13 30 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
14 29 (3.38%) Network Engineer
15 28 (3.26%) Server Engineer
16 24 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
17 23 (2.68%) Linux Administrator
18 22 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
19 21 (2.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (7.81%) Middleware
2 42 (4.90%) Web Services
3 20 (2.33%) .NET
3 20 (2.33%) LDAP
4 12 (1.40%) J2EE
5 9 (1.05%) HTML
6 8 (0.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 8 (0.93%) Oracle Streams
6 8 (0.93%) XML
7 7 (0.82%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.70%) Java EE
8 6 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (0.58%) JMS
9 5 (0.58%) JSON
9 5 (0.58%) Web Services Management
10 4 (0.47%) CSS
11 3 (0.35%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.35%) LAMP
11 3 (0.35%) Node.js
11 3 (0.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 154 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 112 (13.05%) Clustering
3 88 (10.26%) Replication
4 60 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (4.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 35 (4.08%) Fat Client
6 35 (4.08%) Thin Client
7 32 (3.73%) Management Information System
8 31 (3.61%) EMC VMAX
9 29 (3.38%) PKI
10 26 (3.03%) EMC VNX
11 24 (2.80%) Public Cloud
12 23 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
13 19 (2.21%) Private Cloud
14 18 (2.10%) Computer Science
15 17 (1.98%) Client/Server
16 16 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (1.86%) Mainframe
17 15 (1.75%) HP Storage
18 14 (1.63%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 535 (62.35%) Windows
2 344 (40.09%) Windows Server
3 273 (31.82%) Linux
4 208 (24.24%) Unix
5 143 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 139 (16.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 115 (13.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 110 (12.82%) Solaris
9 68 (7.93%) AIX
10 50 (5.83%) Windows 7
11 43 (5.01%) Windows 10
12 33 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (3.61%) Windows XP
14 19 (2.21%) CentOS
15 17 (1.98%) Data ONTAP
15 17 (1.98%) HPUX
16 13 (1.52%) Windows 2000
17 12 (1.40%) Windows NT
18 10 (1.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
19 9 (1.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (22.61%) ITIL
2 172 (20.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 148 (17.25%) Migration
4 120 (13.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 82 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
6 61 (7.11%) High Availability
6 61 (7.11%) Service Delivery
7 56 (6.53%) Configuration Management
8 53 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (5.94%) Project Management
10 50 (5.83%) Load Balancing
11 45 (5.24%) DevOps
12 44 (5.13%) Network Design
12 44 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
12 44 (5.13%) Storage Management
13 40 (4.66%) Data Protection
14 37 (4.31%) Change Control
15 34 (3.96%) Server Management
15 34 (3.96%) Service Management
16 33 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 145 (16.90%) PowerShell
2 138 (16.08%) SQL
3 42 (4.90%) Shell Script
4 33 (3.85%) Perl
5 28 (3.26%) Python
6 26 (3.03%) Java
7 24 (2.80%) C
8 22 (2.56%) Bash Shell
9 19 (2.21%) VB
10 16 (1.86%) JavaScript
11 15 (1.75%) Korn
12 14 (1.63%) VBScript
13 13 (1.52%) C#
14 11 (1.28%) AWK
15 9 (1.05%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.05%) Ruby
16 8 (0.93%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.35%) Groovy
17 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.23%) JCL
Qualifications
1 166 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 129 (15.03%) SC Cleared
3 79 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (6.53%) MCSE
6 36 (4.20%) CCNA
6 36 (4.20%) DV Cleared
7 35 (4.08%) Degree
8 33 (3.85%) CCNP
9 22 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (1.75%) MCSA
11 13 (1.52%) CCIE
11 13 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (1.52%) ISEB
11 13 (1.52%) ISTQB
11 13 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 13 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.28%) CCA
13 10 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.83%) SLA
2 14 (1.63%) GDPR
3 7 (0.82%) PMO
4 4 (0.47%) QA
5 3 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.35%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) RMADS
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 354 (41.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 349 (40.68%) Active Directory
3 176 (20.51%) Hyper-V
4 121 (14.10%) VMware ESXi
5 115 (13.40%) vSphere
6 75 (8.74%) XenApp
7 51 (5.94%) XenDesktop
8 47 (5.48%) NFS
9 39 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
10 37 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 36 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
12 24 (2.80%) XenServer
13 21 (2.45%) Virtual Desktop
14 20 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 19 (2.21%) Firmware
16 17 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
17 16 (1.86%) Docker
17 16 (1.86%) VMware NSX
18 14 (1.63%) DFS Replication
19 12 (1.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 123 (14.34%) SCCM
2 60 (6.99%) NetBackup
3 53 (6.18%) SCOM
4 42 (4.90%) Puppet
5 41 (4.78%) Microsoft Clustering
6 38 (4.43%) vCenter Server
7 37 (4.31%) Ansible
8 32 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (3.50%) McAfee ePO
9 30 (3.50%) WSUS
10 23 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 20 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 18 (2.10%) Tivoli
13 16 (1.86%) Backup Exec
14 15 (1.75%) Data Guard
15 13 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
15 13 (1.52%) Oracle ZFS
15 13 (1.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 12 (1.40%) OpenView
17 11 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 514 (59.91%) VMware
2 320 (37.30%) Microsoft
3 217 (25.29%) Cisco
4 212 (24.71%) HP
5 185 (21.56%) Citrix
6 166 (19.35%) Oracle
7 154 (17.95%) EMC
8 148 (17.25%) NetApp
9 103 (12.00%) IBM
10 102 (11.89%) Red Hat
11 67 (7.81%) Veritas
12 61 (7.11%) Dell
13 59 (6.88%) McAfee
14 54 (6.29%) Brocade
15 50 (5.83%) 3PAR
16 41 (4.78%) Veeam
17 36 (4.20%) Sun
18 32 (3.73%) Juniper
19 31 (3.61%) Ivanti
20 29 (3.38%) CheckPoint