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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 17 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing SAN 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 3.92% 4.94% 4.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.81% 21.05% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -2.32%
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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
27 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 26.47% 23.46% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 7
Average daily rate £400 £300 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 30 January 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (75.00%) vSphere
4 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (62.50%) IIS
4 5 (62.50%) Dell
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) NetApp
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (50.00%) SUSE
5 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (37.50%) EMC
6 3 (37.50%) SQL
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (37.50%) UNIX
6 3 (37.50%) DNS
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
7 2 (25.00%) IBM
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (25.00%) ITIL
7 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (12.50%) NAS
4 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) DSL
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Wintel Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Account Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Account Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Manager
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) SUSE
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) CentOS
6 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) vSphere
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Dell
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 4 (50.00%) NetApp
4 3 (37.50%) EMC
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) BMC
6 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
6 1 (12.50%) F5
6 1 (12.50%) Symantec
6 1 (12.50%) CommVault
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (12.50%) Juniper
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle