The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Essex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 53 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.72% 3.41% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.61% 20.90% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
Average daily rate £413 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -21.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £283 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £408 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
89 67 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.76% 16.30% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 30 14
Average daily rate £400 £320 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £168 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -5.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.40 £45.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SAN
East of England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Colchester - 7 £400 - 1
Brentwood -12 1 £600 -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) VMware
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (32.00%) DNS
5 8 (32.00%) Citrix
5 8 (32.00%) Tivoli
5 8 (32.00%) VMware ESX
6 7 (28.00%) Migration
6 7 (28.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (28.00%) Cisco
6 7 (28.00%) Linux
6 7 (28.00%) Oracle
6 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (24.00%) Change Control
7 6 (24.00%) SQL
7 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (24.00%) IBM
7 6 (24.00%) DHCP
7 6 (24.00%) Solaris
7 6 (24.00%) NetApp
7 6 (24.00%) Finance
7 6 (24.00%) Firewall
8 5 (20.00%) AS400
8 5 (20.00%) BMC
8 5 (20.00%) CCNA
8 5 (20.00%) EMC
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) MS Project Server
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.00%) MS Project
4 1 (4.00%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Magento
2 1 (4.00%) Teamcenter
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) DNS
2 6 (24.00%) DHCP
2 6 (24.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) NAS
3 4 (16.00%) iSCSI
3 4 (16.00%) VPN
4 3 (12.00%) SSL
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.00%) IPv4
5 2 (8.00%) IPv6
5 2 (8.00%) BGP
5 2 (8.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
6 1 (4.00%) MGCP
6 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.00%) MPLS
6 1 (4.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MS Access
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Legal
3 3 (12.00%) Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) Billing
5 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Server Support
5 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Server Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Wintel Support
6 1 (4.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) REST
2 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) AS400
1 5 (20.00%) iSeries
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (8.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) Solaris
4 5 (20.00%) AIX
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.00%) UNIX
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Change Control
3 4 (16.00%) Time Management
3 4 (16.00%) OO
3 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.00%) Quality Management
3 4 (16.00%) Information Security
3 4 (16.00%) Data Management
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (8.00%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) BDD
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) Korn
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) Bourne shell
4 1 (4.00%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) CCNA
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.00%) MCSE
3 3 (12.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.00%) Sun Certification
5 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (32.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.00%) MetaFrame
6 1 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Veritas File System
6 1 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (4.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Tivoli
2 7 (28.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (4.00%) SCCM
4 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) VMware
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Citrix
4 7 (28.00%) Cisco
4 7 (28.00%) Oracle
5 6 (24.00%) IBM
5 6 (24.00%) NetApp
6 5 (20.00%) BMC
6 5 (20.00%) EMC
6 5 (20.00%) HP
7 3 (12.00%) Dell
8 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (8.00%) Zeacom
8 2 (8.00%) JD Edwards
9 1 (4.00%) Altiris
9 1 (4.00%) Sun
9 1 (4.00%) Juniper
9 1 (4.00%) Veritas
9 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.00%) McAfee