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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 49 50 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Contract jobs citing SAN 8 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.18% 2.34% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.21% 12.71% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Average daily rate
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£306 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £350 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £444 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.22% -
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
111 118 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.37% 18.44% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 49
Average daily rate £355 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 12
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.55 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £40.00 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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
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
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 24 December 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
Watford +6 5 £306 -12.50% 2
Hemel Hempstead +2 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City -5 1 - -
Baldock - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Tring - - - -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Linux
3 13 (39.39%) VMware
3 13 (39.39%) Security Cleared
4 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 12 (36.36%) HPUX
5 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 10 (30.30%) IBM
7 9 (27.27%) UNIX
7 9 (27.27%) Oracle
7 9 (27.27%) NetBackup
7 9 (27.27%) Backup Exec
7 9 (27.27%) Oracle Database
7 9 (27.27%) IBM XIV
7 9 (27.27%) Brocade
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
8 8 (24.24%) DNS
9 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
9 7 (21.21%) SQL
9 7 (21.21%) HP
9 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (21.21%) Project Planning
9 7 (21.21%) F5
10 6 (18.18%) NoSQL
10 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (18.18%) Middleware
10 6 (18.18%) Solaris
11 4 (12.12%) Microsoft

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.03%) Lync
2 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) Wireless
2 1 (3.03%) VLAN
2 1 (3.03%) Ethereal
2 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.03%) FCoE
2 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.03%) LDAP
2 1 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (3.03%) VoIP
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
2 1 (3.03%) DHCP
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 6 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Backup Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Network Support
3 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Network Support Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Administrator
3 6 (18.18%) Network Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.03%) COM
2 1 (3.03%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) IBM XIV
2 3 (9.09%) HP Superdome
2 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.06%) Replication
3 2 (6.06%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Linux
3 12 (36.36%) HPUX
4 9 (27.27%) UNIX
5 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (18.18%) Solaris
8 1 (3.03%) AIX
8 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Project Planning
2 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.09%) Software Deployment
3 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.06%) Change Management
4 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Data Security
5 1 (3.03%) Scrum
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) C++
3 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Security Cleared
2 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) CCNP
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.12%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) VMFS
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) NetBackup
1 9 (27.27%) Backup Exec
2 4 (12.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) VMware
2 10 (30.30%) IBM
3 9 (27.27%) Oracle
3 9 (27.27%) Brocade
4 7 (21.21%) HP
4 7 (21.21%) F5
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
6 2 (6.06%) NetApp
6 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) Sophos
7 1 (3.03%) Websense
7 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.03%) Trend Micro
7 1 (3.03%) Mitel
7 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.03%) Veritas
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix
7 1 (3.03%) Lumension