The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 51 27 38
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.62% 3.26% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.82% 21.95% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £265 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -17.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.79
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.27%
SAN
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 41 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.11% 14.86% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 44
Average daily rate £350 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -22 3 £275 +22.22% 1
Shefford - - - -
Bedford - - - - 1
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) DHCP
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (44.44%) SCOM
3 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) vSphere
3 4 (44.44%) SLA
3 4 (44.44%) Terminal Services
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) CommVault
4 3 (33.33%) NetApp
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (33.33%) Wyse
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
4 3 (33.33%) WSUS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) DMZ
3 2 (22.22%) NAS
4 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
4 1 (11.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) e-Health
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
3 1 (11.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) VCP5
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (44.44%) Terminal Services
1 4 (44.44%) vSphere
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) VMFS
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) vCloud
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCOM
2 3 (33.33%) WSUS
2 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (11.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) CommVault
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Wyse
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Tripwire
5 1 (11.11%) Splunk
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (11.11%) CA
5 1 (11.11%) Veritas
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat