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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 46 41 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -19
Contract jobs citing SAN 8 10 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.66% 2.17% 6.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 10.53% 36.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 28
Average daily rate
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£278 £321 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.61% -10.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 95 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.71% 20.61% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 35 50
Average daily rate £300 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £158 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.55 £29.66 £29.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Colchester - 4 £300 -
Brentwood -6 1 - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Basildon - - - -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (84.21%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) DNS
4 9 (47.37%) DHCP
4 9 (47.37%) HP
5 8 (42.11%) EMC
5 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (42.11%) CCNA
5 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 7 (36.84%) Firewall
6 7 (36.84%) Migration
6 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (31.58%) iSCSI
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (31.58%) VPN
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (26.32%) Dell
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (21.05%) CCNP
9 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
9 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (21.05%) SSL
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL
9 4 (21.05%) MCSE
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
10 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) DNS
1 9 (47.37%) DHCP
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) iSCSI
3 6 (31.58%) VPN
4 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (21.05%) SSL
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (15.79%) IP Telephony
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (10.53%) FirePass
6 2 (10.53%) Network Security
6 2 (10.53%) NAS
6 2 (10.53%) BGP
7 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.26%) IPv4
7 1 (5.26%) IPv6
7 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
7 1 (5.26%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Technician
3 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Server Technician
3 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) BDD
5 1 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (42.11%) CCNA
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (21.05%) CCNP
3 4 (21.05%) MCSE
4 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (10.53%) MCP
6 1 (5.26%) Sun Certification
6 1 (5.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) vSphere
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) HP
5 8 (42.11%) EMC
6 5 (26.32%) Dell
7 3 (15.79%) Zeacom
7 3 (15.79%) 3PAR
8 2 (10.53%) Altiris
8 2 (10.53%) F5
9 1 (5.26%) SAP
9 1 (5.26%) Oracle
9 1 (5.26%) IBM
9 1 (5.26%) McAfee
9 1 (5.26%) Citrix
9 1 (5.26%) Juniper
9 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
9 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
9 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds