The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 9 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.86% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 14.29% 14.29% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £350 £193 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
SAN
Bedfordshire

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Bedford region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (40.00%) McAfee
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) VMS
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Military
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) PC Support
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) SecurID
2 1 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone
4 1 (20.00%) VMS
4 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (20.00%) XenMobile
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Lotus
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Clearswift
3 1 (20.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco