Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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)
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 71 65
Rank change year-on-year -19 -6 +8
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.75% 1.03% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 4.95% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Essex median daily rate £350 £450 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +93.55% -22.50%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £214
90th Percentile £406 £555 £448
East of England median daily rate £325 £450 £335
% change year-on-year -27.78% +34.33% +11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Essex median hourly rate - - £29.48
East of England median hourly rate £17.07 £13.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +26.41% -55.00% +8.60%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 136 182 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.09% 20.73% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 126 99
Essex median daily rate £450 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £162 £213 £260
90th Percentile £596 £505 £538
East of England median daily rate £369 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 17
Essex median hourly rate £14.20 £34.62 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.98% +15.40% +2.56%
10th Percentile £10.40 £15.95 £13.65
90th Percentile £37.20 £42.90 £47.55
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% +22.45%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Witham 0 5 £350 -36.36%
Brentwood -17 1 £425 +63.46%
SAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (83.33%) Huawei
2 5 (83.33%) Wireshark
2 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 5 (83.33%) iSCSI
2 5 (83.33%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) McAfee
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) VRRP
2 5 (83.33%) Clearswift
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
2 5 (83.33%) NetApp
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) NFS
2 5 (83.33%) SNMP
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) SSL
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) DFS Replication
2 5 (83.33%) vSphere

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 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (83.33%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) BGP
1 5 (83.33%) DHCP
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
1 5 (83.33%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) HSRP
1 5 (83.33%) IPsec
1 5 (83.33%) iSCSI
1 5 (83.33%) Junos
1 5 (83.33%) NX-OS
1 5 (83.33%) OSPF
1 5 (83.33%) Skype
1 5 (83.33%) SNMP
1 5 (83.33%) SSL
1 5 (83.33%) VPN
1 5 (83.33%) VRRP
1 5 (83.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (33.33%) Network Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) Backup Engineer
5 1 (16.67%) Server Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) Wintel Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) SUSE
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Server Building
1 1 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) DFS Replication
1 5 (83.33%) NFS
1 5 (83.33%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (83.33%) SCCM
1 5 (83.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (16.67%) PowerCLI
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Clearswift
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Huawei
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
2 5 (83.33%) McAfee
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) IBM