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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 50 41 35
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing SAN 14 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.75% 2.65% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.96% 17.86% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.22% -
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
108 84 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 21.18% 14.81% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 44 27
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £26.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -29.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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
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 24 December 2014. 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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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 +1 4 £288 -
Colchester +2 1 - -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - -
Witham - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 15 (83.33%) VMware
2 14 (77.78%) Windows
3 13 (72.22%) Linux
4 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (66.67%) Citrix
5 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
6 10 (55.56%) SQL
7 8 (44.44%) HP
7 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
7 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (44.44%) XenApp
7 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (38.89%) Lync
8 7 (38.89%) XenDesktop
8 7 (38.89%) 3PAR
8 7 (38.89%) IBM
8 7 (38.89%) Clustering
9 6 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (33.33%) NAS
10 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (27.78%) Brocade
10 5 (27.78%) ITIL
11 4 (22.22%) Perl
11 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
11 4 (22.22%) VMS
11 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
11 4 (22.22%) SUSE

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
1 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (38.89%) Lync
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) VLAN
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MS Access
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (22.22%) Administrator
1 4 (22.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Backup Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) iSeries
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) AS400
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Linux
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) CentOS
6 4 (22.22%) SUSE
6 4 (22.22%) VMS
7 2 (11.11%) AIX
7 2 (11.11%) UNIX
7 2 (11.11%) Solaris
7 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (5.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (44.44%) XenApp
3 7 (38.89%) XenDesktop
4 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.56%) XenServer
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) VMware
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (66.67%) Citrix
3 8 (44.44%) HP
4 7 (38.89%) IBM
4 7 (38.89%) 3PAR
5 5 (27.78%) Brocade
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
7 3 (16.67%) NetApp
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco
8 2 (11.11%) BMC
9 1 (5.56%) Websense
9 1 (5.56%) Veeam