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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Enterprise Storage
Rank 569 543 555
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs citing Enterprise Storage 61 73 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.40% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 44 26
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£419 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £250 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £340 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.77% -12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.66 £175.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.48% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.66 £175.00 -
% change year-on-year
-90.48% -

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
18729 18236 17476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.26% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11760 10964 10579
Average daily rate £425 £400 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 756 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -9 57 £413 -17.50% 19
South East +4 24 £388 -22.50% 5
London -18 21 £481 -19.79% 6
Hampshire +3 10 £406 +7.03% 1
City of London +13 7 £438 -14.95% 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £375 -
Surrey - 7 £338 - 1
Epsom - 4 - -
South West -9 3 £275 -31.25%
Yorkshire -24 3 £375 +11.94% 6
North West -28 3 £450 +39.00% 1
Cheshire - 3 £450 - 1
Bristol - 3 £275 -
Andover - 3 £481 -
West Midlands +1 2 £330 +65.00% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £330 -
Atherstone - 2 £330 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 2
Leeds - 2 £375 - 1
York -7 1 - -
North Yorkshire -8 1 - -
Scotland -20 1 £425 +31.27% 1
Hull - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £425 -
East of England - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Doncaster - 1 - -

Enterprise Storage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 70 (69.31%) Windows
2 56 (55.45%) SAN
3 52 (51.49%) VMware
4 49 (48.51%) Linux
5 45 (44.55%) Microsoft
6 42 (41.58%) NAS
7 38 (37.62%) HP
7 38 (37.62%) Red Hat
7 38 (37.62%) Firewall
8 37 (36.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (35.64%) UNIX
10 30 (29.70%) Cisco
11 29 (28.71%) Active Directory
12 28 (27.72%) Replication
13 27 (26.73%) Veritas
14 25 (24.75%) Oracle
14 25 (24.75%) Data Centre
15 23 (22.77%) Solaris
16 22 (21.78%) LAN
16 22 (21.78%) WAN
17 21 (20.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (20.79%) Windows Server 2012
18 20 (19.80%) ITIL
19 19 (18.81%) Windows Server 2003
19 19 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (18.81%) 3PAR
20 18 (17.82%) Middleware
20 18 (17.82%) NetApp
20 18 (17.82%) SQL
20 18 (17.82%) IBM

Enterprise Storage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 12 (11.88%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.91%) Apache
3 8 (7.92%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.93%) Node.js
5 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.97%) IIS
7 1 (0.99%) JBoss
7 1 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.99%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.99%) CMS
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.99%) Drupal
7 1 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.99%) nginx
7 1 (0.99%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.99%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.98%) MS Project
4 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) PaaS
3 1 (0.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (55.45%) SAN
2 42 (41.58%) NAS
3 38 (37.62%) Firewall
4 22 (21.78%) LAN
4 22 (21.78%) WAN
5 6 (5.94%) FTP
5 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.94%) SSH
6 4 (3.96%) VPN
6 4 (3.96%) Internet
7 3 (2.97%) MPLS
7 3 (2.97%) Wireless
7 3 (2.97%) Intranet
7 3 (2.97%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.97%) LDAP
7 3 (2.97%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.98%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.98%) VoIP
8 2 (1.98%) ADSL
8 2 (1.98%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.84%) Oracle Database
2 12 (11.88%) Relational Database
3 11 (10.89%) SQL Server
3 11 (10.89%) RDBMS
4 10 (9.90%) MySQL
5 9 (8.91%) Informix
6 7 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (6.93%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (4.95%) Oracle9i Database
7 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.99%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.99%) Redis
8 1 (0.99%) Big Data
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.93%) JIRA
3 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (10.89%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Back Office
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Publishing
4 2 (1.98%) Games
5 1 (0.99%) Local Government
5 1 (0.99%) Automotive
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (17.82%) Architect
2 15 (14.85%) Administrator
3 14 (13.86%) Consultant
4 12 (11.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (9.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 9 (8.91%) Storage Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Project Manager
7 8 (7.92%) Analyst
7 8 (7.92%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Windows Administrator
9 6 (5.94%) UNIX Engineer
9 6 (5.94%) Senior UNIX Engineer
9 6 (5.94%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.94%) DBA
10 4 (3.96%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Wintel Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Database Architect
11 3 (2.97%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.82%) Middleware
2 7 (6.93%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (2.97%) Web Services
4 2 (1.98%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.98%) .NET
4 2 (1.98%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.99%) Java EE
5 1 (0.99%) JSON
5 1 (0.99%) WCF
5 1 (0.99%) SOAP
5 1 (0.99%) REST
5 1 (0.99%) XSD
5 1 (0.99%) JMS
5 1 (0.99%) WSDL
5 1 (0.99%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.99%) JSF
5 1 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.72%) Replication
2 25 (24.75%) Data Centre
3 12 (11.88%) Client/Server
4 10 (9.90%) IBM XIV
5 8 (7.92%) Enterprise Cloud
6 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.96%) EMC VNX
8 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.97%) Clustering
9 2 (1.98%) Wiki
9 2 (1.98%) Celerra
9 2 (1.98%) CLARiiON
9 2 (1.98%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.99%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.99%) Symmetrix
10 1 (0.99%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.99%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.99%) iSeries
10 1 (0.99%) Symmetrix DMX
10 1 (0.99%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 70 (69.31%) Windows
2 49 (48.51%) Linux
3 36 (35.64%) UNIX
4 23 (22.77%) Solaris
5 21 (20.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (20.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (18.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (9.90%) Data ONTAP
8 7 (6.93%) CentOS
9 6 (5.94%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.97%) AIX
11 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.99%) zOS
12 1 (0.99%) SUSE
12 1 (0.99%) HPUX
12 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.80%) ITIL
2 17 (16.83%) Migration
3 13 (12.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (11.88%) Change Management
5 11 (10.89%) Load Balancing
6 10 (9.90%) Capacity Management
7 8 (7.92%) Build Automation
7 8 (7.92%) Network Design
7 8 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.93%) Problem Management
8 7 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (6.93%) Data Architecture
8 7 (6.93%) DevOps
9 6 (5.94%) Open Source
9 6 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.94%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.95%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.96%) Project Management
12 3 (2.97%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.82%) SQL
2 17 (16.83%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.92%) PHP
4 4 (3.96%) Perl
5 2 (1.98%) C
5 2 (1.98%) C#
5 2 (1.98%) Korn
6 1 (0.99%) Python
6 1 (0.99%) Ruby
6 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
1 17 (16.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.90%) MCSE
2 10 (9.90%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.90%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (6.93%) CCNP
4 6 (5.94%) RHCE
5 4 (3.96%) CCNA
6 3 (2.97%) HNC
7 2 (1.98%) CCVP
8 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 37 (36.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (28.71%) Active Directory
3 14 (13.86%) vSphere
4 10 (9.90%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (8.91%) VMware ESX
6 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (6.93%) Veritas File System
7 7 (6.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (5.94%) iptables
9 5 (4.95%) Hyper-V
10 4 (3.96%) NFS
11 3 (2.97%) XenServer
12 2 (1.98%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.99%) Varnish
13 1 (0.99%) SRDF
13 1 (0.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.99%) XenApp
13 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (16.83%) SCCM
1 17 (16.83%) NetBackup
2 9 (8.91%) OpenView
2 9 (8.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (7.92%) Nagios
4 7 (6.93%) Graphite
4 7 (6.93%) Salt
4 7 (6.93%) Opsview
4 7 (6.93%) Cacti
4 7 (6.93%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (6.93%) Puppet
5 6 (5.94%) SCOM
6 3 (2.97%) FreeIPA
7 2 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.99%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.99%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.99%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.99%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (51.49%) VMware
2 45 (44.55%) Microsoft
3 38 (37.62%) HP
3 38 (37.62%) Red Hat
4 30 (29.70%) Cisco
5 27 (26.73%) Veritas
6 25 (24.75%) Oracle
7 19 (18.81%) 3PAR
8 18 (17.82%) IBM
8 18 (17.82%) NetApp
9 13 (12.87%) EMC
10 12 (11.88%) Sun
11 11 (10.89%) Symantec
12 9 (8.91%) Veeam
13 7 (6.93%) SolarWinds
13 7 (6.93%) Brocade
14 6 (5.94%) Informatica
14 6 (5.94%) SAP
14 6 (5.94%) Juniper
15 5 (4.95%) Citrix