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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Enterprise Storage
Rank 564 555 518
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -37
Contract jobs citing Enterprise Storage 38 49 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.087% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 8
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£375 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £248 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £585 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +206.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +206.45%

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
16920 17439 14673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.23% 31.03% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10413 10733 8761
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 668 688
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 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
England +6 37 £375 -16.85% 14
London -5 16 £364 -19.34% 5
City of London +24 8 £250 -47.36% 2
South East -2 8 £368 -47.50% 5
West Yorkshire - 7 £373 - 1
Yorkshire - 7 £373 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £425 - 1
East of England +11 3 £333 -9.52% 1
Berkshire -4 2 £288 -58.92% 2
East Midlands - 2 £438 -
Edinburgh -4 1 - -
Scotland -21 1 - -
South West - 1 £600 -
Nottingham - 1 £451 -
Oxford - 1 £348 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £451 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £348 -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - - 1

Enterprise Storage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 72 (79.12%) Windows
2 58 (63.74%) VMware
3 48 (52.75%) Microsoft
4 38 (41.76%) Linux
5 35 (38.46%) HP
6 32 (35.16%) SAN
7 30 (32.97%) Active Directory
7 30 (32.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 29 (31.87%) Firewall
9 27 (29.67%) Cisco
10 26 (28.57%) NAS
11 25 (27.47%) UNIX
12 21 (23.08%) Red Hat
12 21 (23.08%) Replication
12 21 (23.08%) SCCM
12 21 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (20.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (20.88%) Migration
14 19 (20.88%) ITIL
14 19 (20.88%) WAN
15 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (18.68%) LAN
16 17 (18.68%) Solaris
16 17 (18.68%) Oracle
16 17 (18.68%) vSphere
17 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
18 14 (15.38%) Veritas
18 14 (15.38%) SQL
19 13 (14.29%) IBM

Enterprise Storage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.99%) Apache
2 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.40%) Node.js
5 4 (4.40%) Lync
5 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.30%) IIS
7 2 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.10%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.10%) JBoss
8 1 (1.10%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.10%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.69%) MS Project
2 7 (7.69%) MS Office
3 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) Office 365
3 1 (1.10%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (35.16%) SAN
2 29 (31.87%) Firewall
3 26 (28.57%) NAS
4 19 (20.88%) WAN
5 17 (18.68%) LAN
6 12 (13.19%) DNS
7 11 (12.09%) DHCP
7 11 (12.09%) Internet
8 6 (6.59%) MPLS
8 6 (6.59%) VPN
9 5 (5.49%) VoIP
10 4 (4.40%) FTP
10 4 (4.40%) ADSL
10 4 (4.40%) Wireless
10 4 (4.40%) Network Security
11 3 (3.30%) SSH
12 2 (2.20%) LDAP
12 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
12 2 (2.20%) Intranet
13 1 (1.10%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) RDBMS
2 8 (8.79%) MySQL
2 8 (8.79%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.59%) Informix
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.10%) DB2
6 1 (1.10%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) JIRA
1 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Back Office
3 4 (4.40%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Local Government
4 3 (3.30%) Games
5 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.20%) Legal
5 2 (2.20%) Publishing
6 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (16.48%) Consultant
2 12 (13.19%) Project Manager
3 11 (12.09%) Build Engineer
4 9 (9.89%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 8 (8.79%) Architect
6 7 (7.69%) Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.49%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Administrator
8 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Data Architect
9 4 (4.40%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Design Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) UNIX Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Data Centre Architect
10 3 (3.30%) Senior Wintel Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) Web Services
1 6 (6.59%) Middleware
2 1 (1.10%) JNI
2 1 (1.10%) Java EE
2 1 (1.10%) JSON
2 1 (1.10%) WCF
2 1 (1.10%) REST
2 1 (1.10%) XSD
2 1 (1.10%) JMS
2 1 (1.10%) WSDL
2 1 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.08%) Replication
2 10 (10.99%) Client/Server
2 10 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.69%) IBM XIV
4 3 (3.30%) Wiki
4 3 (3.30%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.30%) Clustering
5 2 (2.20%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) PKI
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.10%) Celerra
6 1 (1.10%) PMI
6 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.10%) CESG
6 1 (1.10%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.10%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 72 (79.12%) Windows
2 38 (41.76%) Linux
3 25 (27.47%) UNIX
4 21 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (20.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (18.68%) Solaris
9 3 (3.30%) AIX
9 3 (3.30%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.10%) Tru64
10 1 (1.10%) zOS
10 1 (1.10%) MVS
10 1 (1.10%) OpenVMS
10 1 (1.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.88%) ITIL
1 19 (20.88%) Migration
2 13 (14.29%) Project Management
3 12 (13.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (10.99%) Load Balancing
5 7 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (6.59%) Line Management
7 5 (5.49%) Build Automation
8 4 (4.40%) Business Transformation
8 4 (4.40%) People Management
8 4 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.40%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.30%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.30%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.30%) Security Management
9 3 (3.30%) Change Management
9 3 (3.30%) Workflow
10 2 (2.20%) Service Management
10 2 (2.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.38%) SQL
2 13 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.69%) PHP
4 6 (6.59%) Python
5 5 (5.49%) Perl
6 1 (1.10%) C
6 1 (1.10%) Java
6 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.10%) Ruby
6 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.99%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.30%) HNC
5 3 (3.30%) MCSE
5 3 (3.30%) CCNP
5 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.20%) CCNA
7 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.10%) Degree
7 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.10%) HP ASE
7 1 (1.10%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 30 (32.97%) VMware Infrastructure
1 30 (32.97%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.68%) vSphere
3 13 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (10.99%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (3.30%) XenApp
6 3 (3.30%) XenServer
7 2 (2.20%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.20%) Veritas File System
7 2 (2.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (2.20%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (23.08%) SCCM
2 10 (10.99%) Nagios
3 8 (8.79%) NetBackup
4 6 (6.59%) Salt
4 6 (6.59%) SCOM
5 4 (4.40%) Tivoli
5 4 (4.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (4.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (4.40%) Cacti
5 4 (4.40%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (4.40%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (4.40%) Opsview
5 4 (4.40%) Graphite
6 3 (3.30%) Puppet
6 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (3.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.20%) Ansible
8 1 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.10%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 58 (63.74%) VMware
2 48 (52.75%) Microsoft
3 35 (38.46%) HP
4 27 (29.67%) Cisco
5 21 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 17 (18.68%) Oracle
7 14 (15.38%) Veritas
8 13 (14.29%) IBM
8 13 (14.29%) EMC
9 12 (13.19%) NetApp
10 7 (7.69%) Dell
10 7 (7.69%) 3PAR
10 7 (7.69%) F5
11 6 (6.59%) Splunk
11 6 (6.59%) SolarWinds
11 6 (6.59%) Citrix
11 6 (6.59%) CheckPoint
12 5 (5.49%) Brocade
12 5 (5.49%) Sun
13 4 (4.40%) Fortinet
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