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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 16 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.66% 1.40% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 5.71% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
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- £200 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -40.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +6.66%
SAN
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
21 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 19.81% 24.48% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Average daily rate £475 £325 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -14.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +113.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) VMware
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) EMC
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) CLARiiON
3 3 (37.50%) Symmetrix
3 3 (37.50%) EMC Centera
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) NAS
3 3 (37.50%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Brocade
3 3 (37.50%) WSUS
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Celerra
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
4 1 (12.50%) Ethereal
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) Ethereal
2 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Network Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Network Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Network Support
2 3 (37.50%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
1 1 (12.50%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) CLARiiON
1 3 (37.50%) Symmetrix
1 3 (37.50%) EMC Centera
1 3 (37.50%) Celerra
1 3 (37.50%) Symmetrix DMX
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Data Security
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) EMC
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 3 (37.50%) Brocade
3 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Mitel
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat