The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 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 / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 49 42
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7  
Contract jobs citing SAN 17 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.67% 1.66% 3.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.24% 9.32% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 10
Median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £438 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £24.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year -25.70% -28.92%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 166 118 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 26.06% 17.77% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 210 316
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £256 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £526 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 9 34
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.42% +62.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.20 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £24.88 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Hertfordshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Hertfordshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in Hertfordshire

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Hertfordshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +1 9 £385 +49.51% 1
Welwyn - 2 £556 -
Hemel Hempstead +4 1 £475 +26.66% 1
Stevenage - 1 £650 - 1
Borehamwood - 1 - -
SAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (41.67%) Data Centre
3 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
4 9 (37.50%) NetApp
4 9 (37.50%) Cisco
5 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
5 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
6 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (25.00%) Citrix
6 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (20.83%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (20.83%) Data Security
7 5 (20.83%) EMC
7 5 (20.83%) 3PAR
8 4 (16.67%) NAS
8 4 (16.67%) Brocade
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.67%) LAN
8 4 (16.67%) WAN
8 4 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
9 3 (12.50%) VLAN

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Dropbox
2 2 (8.33%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LAN
1 4 (16.67%) NAS
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
2 3 (12.50%) VLAN
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.17%) SNMP
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Billing
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (8.33%) NetApp Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) SAN Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Storage Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
3 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
4 2 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (8.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) Clustering
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.17%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (4.17%) EMC VNX
5 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.17%) PKI
5 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) Unix
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) Data Security
2 5 (20.83%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) BCP
5 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.33%) MCSE
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.33%) NCDA
1 2 (8.33%) NCIE
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) EMC Certification
2 1 (4.17%) NCSA
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) GMP
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
1 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.17%) DFS Replication
6 1 (4.17%) SRDF
6 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) EMC TimeFinder
2 1 (4.17%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (4.17%) NetApp OnCommand
2 1 (4.17%) PaperCut
2 1 (4.17%) SnapMirror
2 1 (4.17%) WMI
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) NetApp
3 6 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (20.83%) 3PAR
4 5 (20.83%) EMC
5 4 (16.67%) Brocade
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.33%) Acronis
6 2 (8.33%) Google
6 2 (8.33%) Hitachi
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) Isilon
6 2 (8.33%) Lotus
7 1 (4.17%) AppSense
7 1 (4.17%) Canon
7 1 (4.17%) Equitrac
7 1 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (4.17%) Remedy
7 1 (4.17%) Xerox