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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Enterprise Storage
Rank 556 537 557
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Contract jobs citing Enterprise Storage 55 56 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.10% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.32% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 11
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£438 £471 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +4.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £324 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £346 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £175.00 -

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
18080 17436 16925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.69% 31.87% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11387 10584 10034
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 668 744
Average hourly rate £19.69 £20.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.17% -6.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.51 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -19 51 £438 -12.45% 16
London -14 17 £451 -9.90% 6
South East -3 16 £375 -25.00% 3
Surrey - 9 £338 -
North West -13 8 £425 +31.27% 1
City of London -10 7 £438 -12.40%
Oxfordshire - 7 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £375 - 2
Yorkshire - 6 £375 - 3
Cheshire - 5 £450 -
Epsom - 4 - -
Leeds - 3 £375 - 2
East of England - 3 £412 -
East Yorkshire - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £400 - 1
Hull - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £500 -
York - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Scotland -8 1 £425 +31.27% 2
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Merseyside - 1 £295 -
Midlands - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £425 -
Chelmsford - 1 £500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £324 -
Leatherhead - 1 £338 -
Harlow - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £324 -
Livingston - 1 £425 -

Enterprise Storage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 60 (65.22%) Windows
2 55 (59.78%) SAN
3 48 (52.17%) VMware
4 47 (51.09%) Linux
5 43 (46.74%) NAS
6 38 (41.30%) Microsoft
6 38 (41.30%) Firewall
7 32 (34.78%) Cisco
7 32 (34.78%) UNIX
8 31 (33.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (32.61%) HP
10 28 (30.43%) Red Hat
11 26 (28.26%) Veritas
11 26 (28.26%) Oracle
12 25 (27.17%) Data Centre
13 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
14 20 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (21.74%) Solaris
14 20 (21.74%) IBM
14 20 (21.74%) WAN
14 20 (21.74%) LAN
14 20 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (19.57%) SQL
15 18 (19.57%) SCCM
16 17 (18.48%) PowerShell
16 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (18.48%) Replication
16 17 (18.48%) Migration
17 16 (17.39%) NetApp

Enterprise Storage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (11.96%) Apache
2 9 (9.78%) Tomcat
3 8 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 7 (7.61%) Node.js
5 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.35%) IIS
7 1 (1.09%) JBoss
7 1 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.09%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (1.09%) CMS
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.09%) Drupal
7 1 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.09%) nginx
7 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Project
2 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) PaaS
2 1 (1.09%) IaaS
2 1 (1.09%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 55 (59.78%) SAN
2 43 (46.74%) NAS
3 38 (41.30%) Firewall
4 20 (21.74%) WAN
4 20 (21.74%) LAN
5 5 (5.43%) FTP
5 5 (5.43%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.43%) VPN
5 5 (5.43%) Internet
5 5 (5.43%) SSH
6 4 (4.35%) MPLS
6 4 (4.35%) DNS
6 4 (4.35%) VoIP
7 3 (3.26%) ADSL
7 3 (3.26%) DHCP
7 3 (3.26%) Wireless
8 2 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.17%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.17%) Intranet
9 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) Oracle Database
2 12 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 11 (11.96%) MySQL
3 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
3 11 (11.96%) RDBMS
4 10 (10.87%) Informix
5 6 (6.52%) Oracle Exadata
5 6 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.43%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.09%) Redis
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.61%) JIRA
3 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (10.87%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Back Office
3 4 (4.35%) Games
3 4 (4.35%) Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Local Government
5 2 (2.17%) Publishing
5 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.09%) Automotive
6 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (18.48%) Architect
2 15 (16.30%) Consultant
3 13 (14.13%) Administrator
4 12 (13.04%) Project Manager
5 11 (11.96%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (10.87%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 7 (7.61%) Windows Administrator
8 6 (6.52%) UNIX Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Senior UNIX Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Analyst
8 6 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.52%) DBA
9 5 (5.43%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.35%) Server Administrator
10 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Build Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Network Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.39%) Middleware
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.26%) Web Services
4 2 (2.17%) .NET
4 2 (2.17%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.09%) Java EE
5 1 (1.09%) JSON
5 1 (1.09%) WCF
5 1 (1.09%) REST
5 1 (1.09%) SOAP
5 1 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.09%) XSD
5 1 (1.09%) JMS
5 1 (1.09%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.17%) Data Centre
2 17 (18.48%) Replication
3 12 (13.04%) IBM XIV
3 12 (13.04%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.26%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.26%) Clustering
5 3 (3.26%) Wiki
6 2 (2.17%) Celerra
6 2 (2.17%) CLARiiON
6 2 (2.17%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.09%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.09%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.09%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (1.09%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.09%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.09%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 60 (65.22%) Windows
2 47 (51.09%) Linux
3 32 (34.78%) UNIX
4 20 (21.74%) Solaris
4 20 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (9.78%) Data ONTAP
8 6 (6.52%) CentOS
9 5 (5.43%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (3.26%) AIX
11 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.09%) SUSE
12 1 (1.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.48%) Migration
2 15 (16.30%) ITIL
3 11 (11.96%) Load Balancing
4 9 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.70%) Project Management
5 8 (8.70%) Change Management
5 8 (8.70%) Capacity Management
5 8 (8.70%) Build Automation
6 7 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (7.61%) Problem Management
6 7 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.61%) Network Design
7 6 (6.52%) Data Architecture
8 5 (5.43%) Open Source
8 5 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.43%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.35%) Line Management
10 3 (3.26%) DevOps
10 3 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) SQL
2 17 (18.48%) PowerShell
3 10 (10.87%) PHP
4 3 (3.26%) Perl
5 2 (2.17%) Python
5 2 (2.17%) C
5 2 (2.17%) C#
5 2 (2.17%) Korn
6 1 (1.09%) Java
6 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
2 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.87%) MCSE
4 8 (8.70%) CCNP
4 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.43%) RHCE
6 5 (5.43%) CCNA
7 4 (4.35%) HNC
8 2 (2.17%) CCVP
8 2 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (33.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
3 16 (17.39%) vSphere
4 10 (10.87%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (9.78%) VMware ESX
6 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (7.61%) Hyper-V
8 6 (6.52%) Veritas File System
8 6 (6.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (5.43%) iptables
10 4 (4.35%) XenServer
11 2 (2.17%) XenApp
11 2 (2.17%) NFS
11 2 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (2.17%) DFS Replication
12 1 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
12 1 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (1.09%) Varnish
12 1 (1.09%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 18 (19.57%) SCCM
2 15 (16.30%) NetBackup
3 9 (9.78%) OpenView
4 8 (8.70%) Nagios
5 7 (7.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (7.61%) Cacti
5 7 (7.61%) SolarWinds Orion
5 7 (7.61%) Salt
5 7 (7.61%) Opsview
5 7 (7.61%) Graphite
6 6 (6.52%) Puppet
6 6 (6.52%) SCOM
7 3 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.09%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.09%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.09%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 48 (52.17%) VMware
2 38 (41.30%) Microsoft
3 32 (34.78%) Cisco
4 30 (32.61%) HP
5 28 (30.43%) Red Hat
6 26 (28.26%) Veritas
6 26 (28.26%) Oracle
7 20 (21.74%) IBM
8 16 (17.39%) NetApp
9 10 (10.87%) EMC
9 10 (10.87%) Sun
10 9 (9.78%) Symantec
10 9 (9.78%) Veeam
10 9 (9.78%) 3PAR
11 7 (7.61%) SolarWinds
12 6 (6.52%) Brocade
12 6 (6.52%) Informatica
12 6 (6.52%) SAP
12 6 (6.52%) Juniper
12 6 (6.52%) F5
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