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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 46 58 29
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -29
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.66% 1.03% 3.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.72% 10.61% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£575 £378 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.31% +22.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £44.00 £24.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.54% +6.66%
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
72 66 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.10% 9.73% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 40 26
Average daily rate £325 £401 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.85% +66.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £350 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £27.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -30.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 - 2 £575 - 1
Colchester - - - - 1
Harwich - - - -
Leigh-on-Sea - - - -
Loughton - - - -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 March 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%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) Citrix
3 14 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (65.00%) Linux
5 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (55.00%) SQL
7 9 (45.00%) HP
7 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
7 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (45.00%) XenApp
7 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (35.00%) Lync
9 7 (35.00%) 3PAR
9 7 (35.00%) XenDesktop
9 7 (35.00%) Clustering
10 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
10 6 (30.00%) ITIL
10 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
11 5 (25.00%) Migration
11 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (25.00%) IBM
11 5 (25.00%) Brocade
11 5 (25.00%) NAS
12 4 (20.00%) CentOS
12 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (20.00%) VMS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) NAS
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 2 (10.00%) VLAN
3 2 (10.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MS Access
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (20.00%) Consultant
1 4 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (20.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support
3 2 (10.00%) IT Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) AS400
2 3 (15.00%) iSeries
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Linux
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (40.00%) 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%) UNIX
6 3 (15.00%) AIX
6 3 (15.00%) Solaris
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (10.00%) HPUX
8 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security
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
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.00%) VCP4
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 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (10.00%) XenServer
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) Citrix
4 9 (45.00%) HP
5 7 (35.00%) 3PAR
6 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (25.00%) IBM
7 5 (25.00%) Brocade
8 4 (20.00%) NetApp
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle
9 3 (15.00%) BMC
9 3 (15.00%) Cisco
10 1 (5.00%) Websense
10 1 (5.00%) Veeam