The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 Bedfordshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 44 26 37
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.45% 1.57% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 7.14% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £306 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 42 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.99% 21.99% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 13
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £175 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
SAN
East of England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 - - 3
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - - 2
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (60.00%) VMware
4 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
4 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
4 8 (53.33%) ITIL
5 7 (46.67%) HP
6 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 6 (40.00%) Citrix
7 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 5 (33.33%) SLA
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) XenApp
8 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (26.67%) vSphere
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (26.67%) IBM
8 4 (26.67%) VPN
8 4 (26.67%) Linux
9 3 (20.00%) DNS
9 3 (20.00%) Firewall
9 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (20.00%) Trend Analysis

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VPN
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (6.67%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Server Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support
4 1 (6.67%) PC Support
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Head of IT
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Head of Operations
4 1 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) SecurID
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) VMS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
5 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (13.33%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Software Distribution
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) XenApp
2 4 (26.67%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) KVM
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (6.67%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) XenMobile
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) HP
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) IBM
6 2 (13.33%) McAfee
7 1 (6.67%) Clearswift
7 1 (6.67%) Dell
7 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco
7 1 (6.67%) Sun
7 1 (6.67%) Hitachi
7 1 (6.67%) NetApp
7 1 (6.67%) Lotus
7 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 1 (6.67%) Symantec