Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 50 52
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +14
Contract jobs citing SAN 15 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.38% 0.54% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.05% 4.55% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 7
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 - £400
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -22.58% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £20.45 - £30.00

SAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 88 66 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 13.97% 11.98% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 29 52
Bedfordshire median daily rate £355 £438 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.86% +3.86% +18.25%
10th Percentile £125 £144 £216
90th Percentile £504 £628 £636
East of England median daily rate £363 £365 £375
% change year-on-year -0.68% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.75 £24.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.80% -30.00% +100.00%
10th Percentile £13.08 £24.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £15.83 £24.75 £44.50
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +45.08%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Bedfordshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Bedfordshire

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Bedfordshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -5 5 £300 -
Bedford -1 1 £335 -
SAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (80.00%) HP
3 12 (80.00%) CommVault
3 12 (80.00%) NetApp
3 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (80.00%) IBM
3 12 (80.00%) VMware
3 12 (80.00%) Clustering
3 12 (80.00%) 3PAR
4 11 (73.33%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (73.33%) Skype for Business
4 11 (73.33%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (73.33%) HP Data Protector
4 11 (73.33%) iSCSI
4 11 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (73.33%) PowerShell
4 11 (73.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (73.33%) NAS
4 11 (73.33%) EqualLogic
4 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (73.33%) Replication
4 11 (73.33%) Symantec
4 11 (73.33%) NetBackup
4 11 (73.33%) Backup Exec
4 11 (73.33%) MCSE
4 11 (73.33%) MCSA

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
1 11 (73.33%) SharePoint
1 11 (73.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (73.33%) DHCP
2 11 (73.33%) DNS
2 11 (73.33%) Fibre Channel
2 11 (73.33%) iSCSI
2 11 (73.33%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) DTS
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (6.67%) Spanish Language
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Storage and Backup Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Clustering
2 11 (73.33%) Replication
3 10 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Database Security
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITSM
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 11 (73.33%) PowerShell
2 11 (73.33%) VBScript
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) MCSA
1 11 (73.33%) MCSE
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (66.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (60.00%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
1 11 (73.33%) Hyper-V
1 11 (73.33%) Terminal Services
1 11 (73.33%) VMware ESXi
1 11 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (73.33%) Backup Exec
1 11 (73.33%) HP Data Protector
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Clustering
1 11 (73.33%) NetBackup
2 10 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (66.67%) SCCM
2 10 (66.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) 3PAR
2 12 (80.00%) CommVault
2 12 (80.00%) HP
2 12 (80.00%) IBM
2 12 (80.00%) NetApp
2 12 (80.00%) VMware
3 11 (73.33%) Citrix
3 11 (73.33%) Dell
3 11 (73.33%) EqualLogic
3 11 (73.33%) Symantec
3 11 (73.33%) Veritas
4 10 (66.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.67%) Brocade
5 1 (6.67%) EMC