Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 November 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 37 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 +4
Contract jobs citing SAN 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.83% 1.74% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.69% 6.33% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Watford median daily rate £385 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.31% -24.71% +70.00%
10th Percentile £294 £288 £413
90th Percentile £475 £340 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +21.62% -7.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Watford median hourly rate - - £30.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £37.50

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 Watford with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 51 79 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 11.70% 27.43% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 8
Watford median daily rate £350 £310 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -27.06% +26.87%
10th Percentile £197 £245 £209
90th Percentile £475 £459 £470
Hertfordshire median daily rate £356 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -5.20% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Watford median hourly rate £16.50 - £33.87
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £26.75 £21.53
% change year-on-year -37.18% +24.27% +39.82%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Watford

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Watford

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Watford over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in Watford

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Watford region with a requirement for SAN.

1 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) NetApp
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) CommVault
3 3 (37.50%) Data Security
3 3 (37.50%) WSUS
3 3 (37.50%) Symantec
3 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (37.50%) Dell
3 3 (37.50%) EMC
3 3 (37.50%) SSL
3 3 (37.50%) SLA
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
3 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Backup Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
1 3 (37.50%) Data Security
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) BCP
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (37.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) NetApp
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) CommVault
2 3 (37.50%) Dell
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix