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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 39 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 18 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.79% 1.26% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 6.74% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£222 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.36% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £270 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £386 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £29.48 £110.88 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.41% +343.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.48 £28.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +25.00%
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
120 89 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.60% 18.62% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 54 34
Average daily rate £375 £338 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 11
Average hourly rate £29.75 £26.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.21% +48.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £112.25 £32.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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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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 £218 -
Harlow - 4 - -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 11 (42.31%) Windows
3 10 (38.46%) Oracle
3 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (30.77%) Citrix
5 8 (30.77%) Finance
6 7 (26.92%) IBM
6 7 (26.92%) Linux
6 7 (26.92%) NAS
6 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (23.08%) SUSE
7 6 (23.08%) Perl
7 6 (23.08%) HP
7 6 (23.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (19.23%) NetApp
8 5 (19.23%) SQL
9 4 (15.38%) Tivoli
9 4 (15.38%) Migration
9 4 (15.38%) Clustering
10 3 (11.54%) XenApp
10 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (11.54%) Network Security
10 3 (11.54%) Clearswift
10 3 (11.54%) VMware ESX
10 3 (11.54%) Firewall

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (11.54%) IIS
1 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
1 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) NAS
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) Network Security
2 3 (11.54%) SMTP
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) LDAP
4 1 (3.85%) ISDN
4 1 (3.85%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (3.85%) BGP
4 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
4 1 (3.85%) MGCP
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Implementation Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Implementation Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (15.38%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Backup Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) DBA
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Support
5 2 (7.69%) Storage Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Break Fix Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Designer
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (26.92%) Linux
4 6 (23.08%) SUSE
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) Time Management
4 1 (3.85%) Data Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Perl
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) VBScript
4 1 (3.85%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) XenApp
3 3 (11.54%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.69%) XenServer
5 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) Citrix
4 7 (26.92%) IBM
5 6 (23.08%) HP
6 5 (19.23%) NetApp
7 3 (11.54%) Clearswift
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco
8 1 (3.85%) Sun
8 1 (3.85%) EMC
8 1 (3.85%) Juniper
8 1 (3.85%) McAfee