The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 12 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 2 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.95% 2.15% 15.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.78% 11.11% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -45.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £250 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18 18 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 21.43% 19.35% 33.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 18
Average daily rate £400 £295 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -35.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £426 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Croydon region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) VMware
2 13 (76.47%) VMware ESX
3 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
5 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
5 9 (52.94%) BladeLogic
6 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (41.18%) UNIX
7 7 (41.18%) Linux
7 7 (41.18%) IIS
8 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
9 5 (29.41%) HP
9 5 (29.41%) EMC
9 5 (29.41%) MS Office
9 5 (29.41%) ITIL
9 5 (29.41%) BMC
9 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
9 5 (29.41%) Clustering
9 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (29.41%) SUSE
9 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
9 5 (29.41%) vSphere
9 5 (29.41%) Degree
9 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (23.53%) Release Management
10 4 (23.53%) Computer Science

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (41.18%) IIS
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (17.65%) DMZ
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) OSPF
3 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Administrator
1 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Hardware Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Support
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Clustering
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 4 (23.53%) AS400
3 3 (17.65%) Firmware
4 2 (11.76%) Taxonomies
5 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (5.88%) Replication
5 1 (5.88%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (41.18%) UNIX
4 7 (41.18%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) SUSE
5 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (23.53%) AIX
6 4 (23.53%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
1 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) Release Management
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Workflow
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Information Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.88%) Data Virtualisation
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) MCSM
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) VMware ESX
2 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
3 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
4 5 (29.41%) vSphere
5 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (11.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
7 1 (5.88%) SRDF
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) VMware
2 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) EMC
3 5 (29.41%) BMC
3 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) Brocade
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco
6 1 (5.88%) Sybase
6 1 (5.88%) Avaya
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) Hitachi
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec
6 1 (5.88%) 3PAR