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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 32 46 19
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -27
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.38% 1.17% 4.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.71% 13.95% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Average daily rate
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£345 £381 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +60.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £346 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £416 £271
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+22.10% -1.04%
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
35 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.26% 8.41% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 22
Average daily rate £313 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.75 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 6 £294 -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 5 (45.45%) Citrix
5 5 (45.45%) ITIL
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 4 (36.36%) DHCP
6 4 (36.36%) DNS
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco
8 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
8 2 (18.18%) Symantec
8 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
8 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 2 (18.18%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 2 (18.18%) WAN
8 2 (18.18%) SLA
8 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Business One
1 1 (9.09%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) ADSL
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) PowerCenter
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
2 1 (9.09%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Hadoop Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Development Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 1 (9.09%) Linux
7 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
4 1 (9.09%) Server Patching
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Process Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Document Management
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 2 (18.18%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) Dell
6 1 (9.09%) EMC
6 1 (9.09%) CommVault
6 1 (9.09%) Informatica
6 1 (9.09%) SAP
6 1 (9.09%) Sun
6 1 (9.09%) Wyse
6 1 (9.09%) Metastorm
6 1 (9.09%) Mitel
6 1 (9.09%) Cloudera
6 1 (9.09%) RightFax
6 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow