The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 17 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing SAN 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.03% 1.10% 3.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 8.33% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£306 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £350 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £350 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.88 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.77% -
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Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
30 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.73% 13.19% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 9
Average daily rate £375 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Watford

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) WSUS
3 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) COM
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) CGI
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) NHS
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) Ethereal
2 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Network Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Network Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Network Support
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 2 (28.57%) Administrator
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) COM
1 1 (14.29%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Data Security
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) McAfee
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Mitel
3 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 1 (14.29%) F5