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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 56 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.07% 0.64% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 3.85% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £470 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% +39.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £470 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -2.32%
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
91 104 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.94% 16.69% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 32
Average daily rate £375 £308 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 10
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 £10.70 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £23.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 2015.

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
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 28 January 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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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 - 5 £306 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Tring - - - -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Linux
3 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
4 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 12 (44.44%) HPUX
5 10 (37.04%) IBM
5 10 (37.04%) Brocade
6 9 (33.33%) IBM XIV
6 9 (33.33%) VMware
6 9 (33.33%) NetBackup
6 9 (33.33%) Backup Exec
7 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
7 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (25.93%) Project Planning
8 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
8 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
9 6 (22.22%) HP
9 6 (22.22%) UNIX
9 6 (22.22%) Oracle
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
10 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (18.52%) DNS
10 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (14.81%) SQL
11 4 (14.81%) F5
11 4 (14.81%) WSUS
12 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
12 3 (11.11%) HP Superdome
12 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (3.70%) Lync
1 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.70%) VLAN
2 1 (3.70%) Ethereal
2 1 (3.70%) FCoE
2 1 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.70%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) VoIP
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Backup Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Administrator
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Network Support Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Network Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Network Support
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Storage Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.70%) COM
2 1 (3.70%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) IBM XIV
2 3 (11.11%) HP Superdome
2 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.41%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Linux
3 12 (44.44%) HPUX
4 6 (22.22%) UNIX
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (11.11%) Solaris
7 1 (3.70%) AIX
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Project Planning
2 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Security
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) CCNP
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.41%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.70%) VMFS
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.70%) NFS
4 1 (3.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 9 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 4 (14.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) IBM
1 10 (37.04%) Brocade
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) HP
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (14.81%) F5
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) NetApp
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco
7 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.70%) Mitel
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Veritas
7 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee