The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 42 49
Rank change year-on-year -16 +7  
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.49% 2.46% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 20.75% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £400 £265 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.94% -26.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -36.04% +43.33%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 86 53 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 21.08% 11.83% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 30 42
Median daily rate £425 £348 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.30% -13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.00 £8.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.35% -43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Essex

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Essex

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Essex

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester - 1 £400 -
Witham - 1 - -
SAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for SAN.

1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
4 1 (20.00%) HP SIM
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) HSRP
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Clustering

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DMZ
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) HSRP
2 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Environment Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Platform Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (20.00%) People Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (20.00%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Clearswift
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Huawei
3 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow