The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 54 42 56
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing SAN 19 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.40% 2.68% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.57% 20.90% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
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£488 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £258 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
122 67 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.40% 12.84% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 16 67
Average daily rate £275 £283 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -22.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £149 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 10
Average hourly rate £21.50 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.63 £32.50 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 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
Hemel Hempstead -5 3 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 3 £500 -
Watford - 3 £213 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Baldock - - - -
Royston - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 20 (58.82%) VMware
2 14 (41.18%) Linux
2 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (41.18%) HP
3 13 (38.24%) NetApp
3 13 (38.24%) Windows
3 13 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (35.29%) UNIX
5 10 (29.41%) SQL
6 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
6 9 (26.47%) CommVault
7 8 (23.53%) Oracle
7 8 (23.53%) Oracle Database
7 8 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
8 7 (20.59%) vSphere
9 6 (17.65%) Migration
9 6 (17.65%) NoSQL
9 6 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (17.65%) F5
9 6 (17.65%) Middleware
9 6 (17.65%) Perl
9 6 (17.65%) Solaris
10 5 (14.71%) ITIL
10 5 (14.71%) DNS
10 5 (14.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (14.71%) EMC
10 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
10 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (14.71%) NAS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (14.71%) NAS
2 5 (14.71%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.94%) FCoE
4 1 (2.94%) Firewall
4 1 (2.94%) IPsec
4 1 (2.94%) VLAN
4 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.94%) LDAP
4 1 (2.94%) DHCP
4 1 (2.94%) HTTP
4 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle Database
2 6 (17.65%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Architect
1 7 (20.59%) Consultant
1 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Administrator
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Storage Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Services Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Network Support
6 2 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.94%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Replication
2 2 (5.88%) HP Superdome
2 2 (5.88%) EqualLogic
2 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) IBM XIV
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Linux
2 13 (38.24%) Windows
3 12 (35.29%) UNIX
4 6 (17.65%) Solaris
5 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.82%) HPUX
8 1 (2.94%) AIX
8 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (17.65%) Migration
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
4 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.88%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.88%) Change Management
7 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.94%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.94%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) Perl
3 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 4 (11.76%) VB
5 1 (2.94%) VBScript
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) MCSE
3 2 (5.88%) MCITP
3 2 (5.88%) VCAP
4 1 (2.94%) MCSA
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 13 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.59%) vSphere
4 4 (11.76%) SRDF
5 2 (5.88%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.88%) XenApp
5 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.94%) NFS
6 1 (2.94%) VMFS
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.94%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) VMware
2 14 (41.18%) HP
3 13 (38.24%) NetApp
4 9 (26.47%) CommVault
4 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
5 8 (23.53%) Oracle
6 6 (17.65%) F5
7 5 (14.71%) Brocade
7 5 (14.71%) WatchGuard
7 5 (14.71%) EMC
8 4 (11.76%) IBM
9 3 (8.82%) Citrix
10 2 (5.88%) Dell
10 2 (5.88%) Cisco
10 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
10 2 (5.88%) Sophos
10 2 (5.88%) Websense
10 2 (5.88%) Lumension
11 1 (2.94%) Trend Micro
11 1 (2.94%) Splunk