The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Hertfordshire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 51 45 52
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing SAN 10 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.48% 2.31% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.93% 14.29% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £263 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £27.63 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
112 98 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.59% 16.14% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 54
Average daily rate £275 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 8
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SAN
East of England

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 - 2 £213 - 6
Rickmansworth - 1 £475 -
Stevenage - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (68.75%) VMware
2 16 (50.00%) NetApp
3 14 (43.75%) HP
4 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
4 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (31.25%) Windows
6 9 (28.13%) CommVault
7 8 (25.00%) EMC
7 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (25.00%) Linux
8 7 (21.88%) SQL
8 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
8 7 (21.88%) UNIX
8 7 (21.88%) Migration
9 6 (18.75%) Citrix
9 6 (18.75%) NAS
9 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (18.75%) WatchGuard
9 6 (18.75%) Brocade
9 6 (18.75%) vSphere
10 5 (15.63%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (15.63%) XenApp
10 5 (15.63%) Cisco
10 5 (15.63%) IBM
10 5 (15.63%) ITIL
10 5 (15.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (12.50%) Replication
11 4 (12.50%) Perl

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (15.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.13%) Lync
6 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) NAS
2 5 (15.63%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (12.50%) DNS
4 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.25%) Firewall
6 1 (3.13%) IPsec
6 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.13%) HTTP
6 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Storage Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Services Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Network Support
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) Backup Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Network Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Network Support Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Replication
2 2 (6.25%) CLARiiON
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.13%) Statistics
3 1 (3.13%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Linux
3 7 (21.88%) UNIX
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.38%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.13%) High Availability
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.13%) Network Design
5 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) VB
2 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 4 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) MCSE
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (9.38%) MCITP
2 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) VCAP
3 2 (6.25%) NCDA
4 1 (3.13%) NCIE
4 1 (3.13%) MCSA
4 1 (3.13%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) CCNA
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
1 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.75%) vSphere
3 5 (15.63%) XenApp
4 4 (12.50%) SRDF
5 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
5 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) VMware
2 16 (50.00%) NetApp
3 14 (43.75%) HP
4 9 (28.13%) CommVault
5 8 (25.00%) EMC
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.75%) Citrix
6 6 (18.75%) Brocade
6 6 (18.75%) WatchGuard
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco
7 5 (15.63%) IBM
8 3 (9.38%) Dell
8 3 (9.38%) Oracle
8 3 (9.38%) F5
9 2 (6.25%) Lumension
9 2 (6.25%) Veeam
9 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
9 2 (6.25%) Sophos
9 2 (6.25%) Websense
9 2 (6.25%) Juniper