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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 39 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.60% - 3.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% - 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate £325 - £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +44.44%
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
43 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.99% 10.16% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 15
Average daily rate £418 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £17.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Migration

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp