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 3 months to 25 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)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 21 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4  
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.66% 1.48% 4.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.13% 11.11% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Median daily rate £385 £258 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.51% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

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 Watford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 32 18 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 20.13% 13.33% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 15
Median daily rate £320 £275 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -20.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £263 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £300 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 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 Watford region with a requirement for SAN.

1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 5 (45.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (45.45%) 3PAR
3 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) Project Management
3 5 (45.45%) Data Security
4 4 (36.36%) NetApp
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) EMC
6 2 (18.18%) Thin Client
6 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Data Management
6 2 (18.18%) Brocade
6 2 (18.18%) VLAN
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (18.18%) NCDA
6 2 (18.18%) NCIE
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (18.18%) Fat Client
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA

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 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) PowerShell Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) SAN Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Deployment Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Fat Client
3 2 (18.18%) Thin Client
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Data Security
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
1 5 (45.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) BCP
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) NCDA
1 2 (18.18%) NCIE
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) 3PAR
3 4 (36.36%) NetApp
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Brocade
5 2 (18.18%) EMC
5 2 (18.18%) VMware