The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 25 June 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 92 78
Rank change year-on-year -12 -14  
Contract jobs citing SAN 19 53 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.95% 1.91% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.38% 13.18% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 38 44
Median daily rate £345 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

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 advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 298 402 414
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 14.97% 14.52% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 252 253
Median daily rate £375 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 22
Median hourly rate £22.00 £15.32 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.60% -48.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £26.30 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Yorkshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in Yorkshire

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Yorkshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
West Yorkshire +6 13 £345 -18.82% 13
North Yorkshire +6 3 £350 +90.47%
South Yorkshire -7 3 £175 -46.15%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 22 (53.66%) VMware
2 21 (51.22%) Windows
3 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 18 (43.90%) Active Directory
5 15 (36.59%) HP
6 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (31.71%) Windows Server
7 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (29.27%) Cisco
7 12 (29.27%) ITIL
7 12 (29.27%) MS Exchange
8 11 (26.83%) EMC
8 11 (26.83%) NetBackup
8 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (24.39%) Brocade
9 10 (24.39%) SCCM
9 10 (24.39%) Citrix
9 10 (24.39%) LAN
9 10 (24.39%) WAN
9 10 (24.39%) Linux
9 10 (24.39%) SQL
10 9 (21.95%) NetApp
11 8 (19.51%) Finance
11 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
11 8 (19.51%) NAS
11 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
12 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
12 7 (17.07%) Migration
12 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (17.07%) Firewall

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 12 (29.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.76%) IIS
4 2 (4.88%) Apache
5 1 (2.44%) CloudStack
5 1 (2.44%) CMS
5 1 (2.44%) DataSynapse
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.32%) Office 365
4 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.44%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) LAN
1 10 (24.39%) WAN
2 8 (19.51%) NAS
3 7 (17.07%) Firewall
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (9.76%) DHCP
4 4 (9.76%) DNS
4 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (7.32%) iSCSI
5 3 (7.32%) VoIP
6 2 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (4.88%) Wireless
7 1 (2.44%) Broadband
7 1 (2.44%) FCoE
7 1 (2.44%) HTTP
7 1 (2.44%) MPLS
7 1 (2.44%) Multicast
7 1 (2.44%) SMS
7 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.44%) HBase
2 1 (2.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.44%) Hudson
1 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Local Government
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.44%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Storage Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Administrator
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) IT Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) SAN Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) ICT Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) ICT Support
5 3 (7.32%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) Rendezvous
2 1 (2.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (2.44%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.44%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (51.22%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) Windows Server
3 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (24.39%) Linux
6 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
7 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (9.76%) SUSE
8 4 (9.76%) Unix
8 4 (9.76%) Windows Phone
9 3 (7.32%) Solaris
10 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.44%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
11 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Migration
2 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.32%) Change Management
5 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.32%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.88%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (4.88%) High Availability
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.44%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.44%) Database Tuning
7 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.44%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.44%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) Progress 4GL
3 1 (2.44%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) MCSE
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.44%) CCNA
3 1 (2.44%) CISA
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.44%) MCDST
3 1 (2.44%) MCP
3 1 (2.44%) MCSA
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 18 (43.90%) Active Directory
2 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
4 5 (12.20%) XenDesktop
5 4 (9.76%) vSphere
6 2 (4.88%) KVM
6 2 (4.88%) NFS
6 2 (4.88%) Terminal Server
6 2 (4.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.88%) Xen
7 1 (2.44%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.44%) SRDF
7 1 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.44%) XenApp
7 1 (2.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) NetBackup
2 10 (24.39%) SCCM
3 4 (9.76%) WSUS
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.88%) Puppet
5 2 (4.88%) SCOM
5 2 (4.88%) SmoothWall
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.44%) Netcool
6 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.44%) SCDPM
6 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.44%) Unicenter
6 1 (2.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) VMware
2 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
3 15 (36.59%) HP
4 12 (29.27%) Cisco
5 11 (26.83%) EMC
6 10 (24.39%) Brocade
6 10 (24.39%) Citrix
7 9 (21.95%) NetApp
8 6 (14.63%) Symantec
8 6 (14.63%) Veritas
9 5 (12.20%) Dell
9 5 (12.20%) IBM
9 5 (12.20%) Veeam
10 4 (9.76%) Oracle
11 3 (7.32%) 3PAR
11 3 (7.32%) Sophos
12 2 (4.88%) EqualLogic
12 2 (4.88%) Google
12 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
13 1 (2.44%) Meridio