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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 46 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.49% 4.01% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 29.73% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £24.40 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+21.92% +19.02%
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
54 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.17% 13.50% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 28
Average daily rate £335 £379 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.55% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £198 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 27 November 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 -17 1 £275 -
Shefford - - - -
Bedford - - - -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) WSUS
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) Wyse
2 3 (75.00%) CommVault
2 3 (75.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (75.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) WSUS
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Wyse
2 3 (75.00%) CommVault
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) VMware