The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Enterprise Storage in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Enterprise Storage over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Enterprise Storage
Rank 548 513 542
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +29
Contract jobs citing Enterprise Storage 53 57 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.11% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.35% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 19
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£347 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.45% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £355 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-10.19% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £18.99 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.99 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- -43.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17829 16321 16382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.67% 31.58% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11225 10213 9585
Average daily rate £410 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 691 805
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

Enterprise Storage
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Enterprise Storage within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Enterprise Storage Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Enterprise Storage
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Enterprise Storage within the UK.

Enterprise Storage Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Enterprise Storage
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Enterprise Storage within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Enterprise Storage Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Enterprise Storage
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Enterprise Storage within the UK.

Enterprise Storage Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Enterprise Storage
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Enterprise Storage within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 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
England -43 41 £350 -9.67% 28
London -4 20 £245 -45.55% 8
Scotland +11 12 £340 -
West Midlands -5 6 £250 - 3
South East -30 6 £440 +13.54% 6
Birmingham - 6 £250 - 1
Edinburgh -1 5 £360 -
North West -11 4 £373 +0.67% 1
Hampshire - 4 £380 - 1
City of London +20 3 £500 +33.33% 5
Manchester - 3 £370 - 1
York +8 2 £335 - 1
North Yorkshire -1 2 £335 - 1
Yorkshire -10 2 £335 - 6
North East - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 4
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 5
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

Enterprise Storage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Enterprise Storage 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 Enterprise Storage.

1 68 (61.26%) Windows
2 56 (50.45%) VMware
3 49 (44.14%) Microsoft
4 37 (33.33%) Replication
4 37 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 36 (32.43%) HP
5 36 (32.43%) Linux
6 35 (31.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (30.63%) SAN
7 34 (30.63%) Migration
8 31 (27.93%) Active Directory
8 31 (27.93%) Solaris
9 28 (25.23%) NAS
10 27 (24.32%) MS Exchange
10 27 (24.32%) ITIL
11 26 (23.42%) Finance
11 26 (23.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (21.62%) Security Cleared
12 24 (21.62%) Oracle
13 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (18.02%) Red Hat
14 20 (18.02%) DNS
14 20 (18.02%) SQL
15 19 (17.12%) Sybase
15 19 (17.12%) LAN
15 19 (17.12%) WAN
15 19 (17.12%) DHCP
15 19 (17.12%) IBM
15 19 (17.12%) EMC
16 17 (15.32%) SC Cleared

Enterprise Storage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Enterprise Storage 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 Enterprise Storage. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.71%) SharePoint
3 12 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (7.21%) Lync
6 4 (3.60%) LiveLink
7 2 (1.80%) JBoss
8 1 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.90%) Apache
8 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (9.91%) MS Project
1 11 (9.91%) MS Office
2 8 (7.21%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.21%) Office 365
2 4 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (30.63%) SAN
2 28 (25.23%) NAS
3 20 (18.02%) DNS
4 19 (17.12%) LAN
4 19 (17.12%) WAN
4 19 (17.12%) DHCP
5 11 (9.91%) Firewall
6 5 (4.50%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.70%) Internet
7 3 (2.70%) VLAN
8 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.90%) SMTP
9 1 (0.90%) LDAP
9 1 (0.90%) FTP
9 1 (0.90%) HTTP
9 1 (0.90%) DMZ
9 1 (0.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.51%) DB2
2 13 (11.71%) Sybase ASE
3 12 (10.81%) SQL Server
4 9 (8.11%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.50%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.70%) Big Data
7 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (23.42%) Finance
2 16 (14.41%) Banking
3 13 (11.71%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.70%) Publishing
4 3 (2.70%) Dutch Language
4 3 (2.70%) French Language
5 2 (1.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (21.62%) Architect
2 18 (16.22%) Build Engineer
3 16 (14.41%) Consultant
4 15 (13.51%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (9.01%) Analyst
5 10 (9.01%) DBA
6 9 (8.11%) Data Architect
6 9 (8.11%) Data Centre Architect
7 8 (7.21%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Administrator
7 8 (7.21%) Data Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Sybase DBA
8 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (4.50%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.50%) Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Database Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Sybase Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Wintel Administrator
10 4 (3.60%) Wintel Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) Middleware
2 5 (4.50%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.60%) Web Services
4 3 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 37 (33.33%) Replication
2 14 (12.61%) CLARiiON
2 14 (12.61%) Symmetrix
3 12 (10.81%) Client/Server
3 12 (10.81%) Blackberry
4 7 (6.31%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.50%) Clustering
6 3 (2.70%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.80%) PKI
8 1 (0.90%) HACMP
8 1 (0.90%) PMI
8 1 (0.90%) Wiki
8 1 (0.90%) Celerra
8 1 (0.90%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 68 (61.26%) Windows
2 36 (32.43%) Linux
3 35 (31.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (27.93%) Solaris
5 26 (23.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (13.51%) AIX
7 15 (13.51%) UNIX
8 5 (4.50%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (2.70%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.63%) Migration
2 27 (24.32%) ITIL
3 14 (12.61%) Workflow
4 13 (11.71%) Unit Testing
5 11 (9.91%) E-Discovery
6 9 (8.11%) Data Migration
7 8 (7.21%) Risk Management
8 7 (6.31%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.31%) Change Management
8 7 (6.31%) Project Management
8 7 (6.31%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.50%) Service Management
10 5 (4.50%) Data Architecture
10 5 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.50%) TOGAF
11 4 (3.60%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.60%) E-Commerce
11 4 (3.60%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.02%) SQL
2 17 (15.32%) Perl
3 8 (7.21%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.70%) Python
4 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.80%) Ruby
6 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.90%) PHP
6 1 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.32%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.21%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.70%) CCNA
5 2 (1.80%) Degree
6 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.81%) SLA
2 4 (3.60%) QA
3 3 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (27.93%) Active Directory
3 9 (8.11%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.50%) vSphere
5 4 (3.60%) XenApp
5 4 (3.60%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.60%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.90%) Samba
7 1 (0.90%) NFS
7 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.90%) Squid
7 1 (0.90%) GPFS
7 1 (0.90%) Corosync
7 1 (0.90%) Postfix
7 1 (0.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (13.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 15 (13.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (11.71%) Tivoli
3 9 (8.11%) Data Guard
4 6 (5.41%) SCCM
5 5 (4.50%) Control-M
5 5 (4.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (3.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (3.60%) BladeLogic
6 4 (3.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (3.60%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.80%) Nagios
8 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.90%) Legato
8 1 (0.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.90%) Cacti
8 1 (0.90%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 56 (50.45%) VMware
2 49 (44.14%) Microsoft
3 36 (32.43%) HP
4 24 (21.62%) Oracle
5 20 (18.02%) Red Hat
6 19 (17.12%) Sybase
6 19 (17.12%) IBM
6 19 (17.12%) EMC
7 17 (15.32%) Sun
8 15 (13.51%) Altiris
9 13 (11.71%) Cisco
10 10 (9.01%) NetApp
11 8 (7.21%) SolarWinds
12 7 (6.31%) Veritas
12 7 (6.31%) Citrix
13 6 (5.41%) Veeam
14 5 (4.50%) Symantec
15 4 (3.60%) 3PAR
15 4 (3.60%) Blue Coat
15 4 (3.60%) Fujitsu