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 23 May 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 139 111
Rank change year-on-year -85 -28  
Contract jobs citing SAN 468 937 1051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.75% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.81% 11.14% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 645 630
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 73
Median hourly rate £21.50 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.15% +28.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £17.60 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.20 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £38.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -53.24% +20.31%  

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 5996 8409 8169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.38% 15.73% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3571 5098 4515
Median daily rate £400 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 378 462
Median hourly rate £26.00 £28.50 £25.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +10.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -25.71% +34.61%  

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 23 May 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 3 months to 23 May 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 23 May 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 -65 442 £395 -1.25% 150
London -44 189 £425 - 52
South East -66 99 £379 -5.31% 26
North West +28 45 £423 -6.11% 15
City of London -39 31 £463 +1.81% 17
South West +10 27 £298 -20.66% 9
Hampshire -34 23 £373 -0.13% 6
West Midlands +29 22 £375 +16.27% 7
East Midlands -6 21 £288 -17.85% 15
Lancashire +25 20 £525 - 2
Milton Keynes -8 20 £395 -7.05% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 20 £395 -7.05% 1
Surrey -33 20 £450 +5.88% 8
Yorkshire +3 19 £363 +16.00% 13
East of England -17 19 £400 - 9
Scotland -35 17 £350 -2.77% 5
Preston - 16 £525 - 1
Dorset - 14 £300 - 2
West Sussex +17 13 £250 -31.50%
Bournemouth - 13 £300 - 1
Cheshire +29 11 £375 -16.66% 7
Oxfordshire +6 11 £375 -11.24% 3
Manchester +17 10 £345 -13.75% 5
Bristol +2 9 £250 -27.00% 3
Hertfordshire +2 9 £450 +12.50% 4
South Yorkshire -3 8 £175 -41.66% 1
Chester +15 7 £450 -2.70%
Edinburgh +10 7 £375 -3.10% 3
Gatwick 0 7 £250 -31.50%
Northamptonshire -6 7 £338 -15.62% 5

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 480 (51.72%) VMware
2 477 (51.40%) Windows
3 349 (37.61%) Linux
4 317 (34.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 284 (30.60%) Microsoft
6 278 (29.96%) Windows Server
7 272 (29.31%) Active Directory
8 265 (28.56%) Cisco
9 235 (25.32%) HP
10 234 (25.22%) NAS
11 228 (24.57%) Data Centre
12 223 (24.03%) EMC
13 213 (22.95%) Unix
14 201 (21.66%) Firewall
15 199 (21.44%) Windows Server 2008
16 198 (21.34%) Finance
17 194 (20.91%) Citrix
18 183 (19.72%) SQL Server
19 176 (18.97%) NetApp
20 175 (18.86%) Solaris
21 171 (18.43%) Red Hat
22 168 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
23 165 (17.78%) Oracle
24 156 (16.81%) ITIL
25 152 (16.38%) Migration
26 151 (16.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 144 (15.52%) DNS
28 142 (15.30%) Hyper-V
29 140 (15.09%) PowerShell
29 140 (15.09%) 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
1 140 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 72 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (5.82%) IIS
4 51 (5.50%) Skype for Business
5 40 (4.31%) Apache
6 38 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (3.88%) SharePoint
8 28 (3.02%) WebSphere
9 26 (2.80%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.19%) OpenStack
11 10 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.86%) JBoss
14 7 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.54%) Live Communications Server
15 5 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.43%) iPlanet
Applications
1 38 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.54%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.54%) Maximo
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.32%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 84 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (6.36%) Office 365
4 21 (2.26%) IaaS
5 13 (1.40%) SaaS
6 12 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.08%) Mimecast
8 9 (0.97%) PaaS
9 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.32%) Dropbox
9 3 (0.32%) GitHub
9 3 (0.32%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 234 (25.22%) NAS
2 201 (21.66%) Firewall
3 144 (15.52%) DNS
4 127 (13.69%) LAN
5 121 (13.04%) WAN
6 95 (10.24%) DHCP
7 62 (6.68%) iSCSI
8 60 (6.47%) TCP/IP
9 58 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
10 50 (5.39%) VPN
11 40 (4.31%) LDAP
12 36 (3.88%) VoIP
13 32 (3.45%) Internet
14 31 (3.34%) Skype
15 30 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
17 28 (3.02%) Network Security
18 26 (2.80%) HTTP
18 26 (2.80%) Wireless
19 22 (2.37%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.31%) Oracle Database
3 22 (2.37%) DB2
3 22 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (2.16%) MySQL
5 19 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (1.62%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (1.29%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.75%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.65%) MS Access
14 5 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 19 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (1.40%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.32%) GitLab
5 3 (0.32%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.11%) GoCD
7 1 (0.11%) Hudson
7 1 (0.11%) JIRA
7 1 (0.11%) MSI
General
1 198 (21.34%) Finance
2 94 (10.13%) Banking
3 32 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 29 (3.13%) Legal
5 17 (1.83%) Investment Banking
5 17 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.72%) Retail
7 14 (1.51%) Law
7 14 (1.51%) Local Government
8 11 (1.19%) Electronics
9 9 (0.97%) Marketing
9 9 (0.97%) Publishing
10 8 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.65%) Back Office
12 5 (0.54%) Billing
12 5 (0.54%) Front Office
13 4 (0.43%) French Language
14 3 (0.32%) Games
15 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 138 (14.87%) Administrator
2 125 (13.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 111 (11.96%) Architect
4 73 (7.87%) Analyst
5 70 (7.54%) Systems Administrator
6 51 (5.50%) Unix Administrator
7 47 (5.06%) Infrastructure Architect
8 46 (4.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 43 (4.63%) Consultant
10 42 (4.53%) Linux Administrator
11 40 (4.31%) Storage Engineer
12 35 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
12 35 (3.77%) Server Engineer
12 35 (3.77%) Technical Architect
12 35 (3.77%) Windows Engineer
13 34 (3.66%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 34 (3.66%) VMware Engineer
14 32 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
15 31 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
15 31 (3.34%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.59%) Middleware
2 19 (2.05%) Web Services
2 19 (2.05%) XML
3 15 (1.62%) Regular Expression
4 14 (1.51%) .NET
5 12 (1.29%) LAMP
6 10 (1.08%) J2EE
7 6 (0.65%) Flash
8 5 (0.54%) HTML
8 5 (0.54%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (0.54%) Moose
8 5 (0.54%) WAP
9 4 (0.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (0.43%) Rendezvous
9 4 (0.43%) XSLT
10 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.32%) EDI
10 3 (0.32%) JSP
10 3 (0.32%) REST
10 3 (0.32%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 228 (24.57%) Data Centre
2 121 (13.04%) Clustering
3 67 (7.22%) Replication
4 50 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (4.74%) EMC VNX
5 44 (4.74%) Enterprise Storage
6 36 (3.88%) Management Information System
7 32 (3.45%) EMC VMAX
8 30 (3.23%) Computer Science
9 22 (2.37%) Mainframe
10 20 (2.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 18 (1.94%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (1.29%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.19%) CLARiiON
15 10 (1.08%) Fat Client
15 10 (1.08%) HP Storage
15 10 (1.08%) Thin Client
16 9 (0.97%) Virtual Team
17 8 (0.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 477 (51.40%) Windows
2 349 (37.61%) Linux
3 278 (29.96%) Windows Server
4 213 (22.95%) Unix
5 199 (21.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 175 (18.86%) Solaris
7 168 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 151 (16.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 92 (9.91%) AIX
10 84 (9.05%) Windows 7
11 83 (8.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (3.34%) CentOS
12 31 (3.34%) Windows 10
13 20 (2.16%) Data ONTAP
14 17 (1.83%) SUSE
15 14 (1.51%) HPUX
16 12 (1.29%) Windows 8
17 10 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 8 (0.86%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (16.81%) ITIL
2 152 (16.38%) Migration
3 96 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 78 (8.41%) High Availability
5 70 (7.54%) Project Management
6 65 (7.00%) Change Management
7 61 (6.57%) DevOps
8 57 (6.14%) Change Control
9 45 (4.85%) Problem Management
10 42 (4.53%) Load Balancing
11 40 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
12 36 (3.88%) Configuration Management
12 36 (3.88%) Server Building
12 36 (3.88%) Server Virtualisation
13 35 (3.77%) Service Delivery
14 34 (3.66%) Incident Management
15 33 (3.56%) Data Migration
16 30 (3.23%) Network Design
17 27 (2.91%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 140 (15.09%) PowerShell
2 126 (13.58%) SQL
3 60 (6.47%) Perl
4 55 (5.93%) Bash Shell
5 48 (5.17%) Shell Script
6 36 (3.88%) Python
7 34 (3.66%) Korn
8 29 (3.13%) VBScript
9 22 (2.37%) Java
10 17 (1.83%) C#
11 15 (1.62%) Ruby
12 12 (1.29%) VB
13 11 (1.19%) C
14 10 (1.08%) JavaScript
14 10 (1.08%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.75%) PHP
16 3 (0.32%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.22%) ActionScript
17 2 (0.22%) C++
17 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 138 (14.87%) Security Cleared
2 93 (10.02%) SC Cleared
3 89 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (6.25%) MCSE
5 49 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (4.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 36 (3.88%) Degree
7 36 (3.88%) DV Cleared
8 34 (3.66%) CCNA
9 30 (3.23%) MCITP
10 28 (3.02%) MCSA
11 24 (2.59%) CCNP
12 13 (1.40%) EMC Certification
13 11 (1.19%) CCIE
14 10 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.65%) MCDBA
15 6 (0.65%) RHCE
15 6 (0.65%) VCP6
16 5 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.20%) SLA
2 17 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.62%) QA
4 8 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.86%) PMO
5 5 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.22%) BS25999
7 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.22%) GPG13
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.11%) SAS 70
System Software
1 317 (34.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 272 (29.31%) Active Directory
3 142 (15.30%) Hyper-V
4 128 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
5 97 (10.45%) vSphere
6 50 (5.39%) Virtual Machines
6 50 (5.39%) XenApp
7 49 (5.28%) NFS
8 46 (4.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 38 (4.09%) XenDesktop
10 34 (3.66%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (2.80%) SRDF
12 25 (2.69%) Veritas File System
13 19 (2.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 18 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
15 16 (1.72%) GPFS
16 13 (1.40%) vCloud
17 12 (1.29%) KVM
17 12 (1.29%) Oracle Clusterware
17 12 (1.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 102 (10.99%) SCCM
2 96 (10.34%) NetBackup
3 63 (6.79%) Puppet
4 51 (5.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 48 (5.17%) SCOM
6 46 (4.96%) vCenter Server
7 38 (4.09%) Microsoft Clustering
8 28 (3.02%) Red Hat Satellite
9 27 (2.91%) Nagios
9 27 (2.91%) Tivoli
10 24 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (2.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 23 (2.48%) WMI
12 22 (2.37%) Backup Exec
12 22 (2.37%) WSUS
13 21 (2.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 19 (2.05%) EMC Navisphere
14 19 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
15 18 (1.94%) Netcool
16 15 (1.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 480 (51.72%) VMware
2 284 (30.60%) Microsoft
3 265 (28.56%) Cisco
4 235 (25.32%) HP
5 223 (24.03%) EMC
6 194 (20.91%) Citrix
7 176 (18.97%) NetApp
8 171 (18.43%) Red Hat
9 165 (17.78%) Oracle
10 105 (11.31%) IBM
11 104 (11.21%) Veritas
12 88 (9.48%) 3PAR
13 85 (9.16%) Brocade
14 62 (6.68%) Dell
15 60 (6.47%) Symantec
16 46 (4.96%) Sun
17 33 (3.56%) CheckPoint
18 30 (3.23%) Veeam
19 24 (2.59%) Palo Alto
20 22 (2.37%) SolarWinds
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