The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 51 55 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -27
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.20% 1.73% 3.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 13.98% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £413 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £271 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £443 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
SAN
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 93 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.93% 12.35% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 52 30
Average daily rate £325 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £165 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -30.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -5 2 £575 -4.16% 2
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Leigh-on-Sea - - - -
Loughton - - - -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (75.00%) Citrix
3 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 14 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (60.00%) Linux
4 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (55.00%) SQL
6 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
6 9 (45.00%) HP
6 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (45.00%) XenApp
6 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (35.00%) Lync
7 7 (35.00%) 3PAR
7 7 (35.00%) XenDesktop
7 7 (35.00%) Clustering
8 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (30.00%) ITIL
9 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 5 (25.00%) NetApp
9 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
9 5 (25.00%) Migration
9 5 (25.00%) Brocade
10 4 (20.00%) CentOS
10 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (20.00%) Finance
10 4 (20.00%) IBM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (35.00%) Lync
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DHCP
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) LDAP
3 2 (10.00%) VLAN
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MS Access
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Consultant
1 4 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (20.00%) Administrator
1 4 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) iSeries
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) AS400
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Linux
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (20.00%) CentOS
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (20.00%) VMS
6 3 (15.00%) AIX
6 3 (15.00%) UNIX
6 3 (15.00%) Solaris
7 2 (10.00%) HPUX
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security
4 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) XenApp
4 7 (35.00%) XenDesktop
5 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (10.00%) XenServer
6 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (75.00%) Citrix
3 9 (45.00%) HP
4 7 (35.00%) 3PAR
5 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
6 5 (25.00%) Brocade
6 5 (25.00%) NetApp
7 4 (20.00%) IBM
7 4 (20.00%) Oracle
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco
8 3 (15.00%) BMC
9 1 (5.00%) Websense