The table below looks at the statistics for the Storage Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Storage Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Architect
Rank 589 585 551
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Architect 19 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.033% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.036% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 6
Average daily rate
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£474 £600 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.04% +28.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £678 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £625 £460
% change year-on-year
-30.40% +35.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Storage Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Storage Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Storage Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Storage Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Storage Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Storage Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Storage Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Storage Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Storage Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Storage Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Storage Architect
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Storage Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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 -18 18 £475 -20.83%
South East -10 7 £475 -24.00%
London -10 7 £550 -
Hampshire - 6 £475 -
Berkshire -1 1 £525 -16.00%
North West -20 1 £324 -
Cheshire - 1 £324 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £324 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Scotland - 1 £388 -
East of England - 1 £324 -
Reading - 1 £525 -
Walsall - 1 £425 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £324 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £425 -
Birmingham - 1 £425 -
Coventry - 1 £425 -
Glasgow - 1 £388 -
Gosport - 1 £435 -

Storage Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Storage Architect in their job title 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 with Storage Architect in their job title.

1 18 (56.25%) SAN
2 16 (50.00%) Windows
3 14 (43.75%) IBM
4 13 (40.63%) NetApp
5 11 (34.38%) VMware
5 11 (34.38%) Migration
6 10 (31.25%) Cisco
6 10 (31.25%) HP
6 10 (31.25%) EMC
6 10 (31.25%) NAS
7 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 8 (25.00%) Dell
7 8 (25.00%) Brocade
7 8 (25.00%) Finance
8 7 (21.88%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (21.88%) Data ONTAP
9 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (18.75%) vSphere
9 6 (18.75%) VMware ESX
9 6 (18.75%) Symantec
10 5 (15.63%) Citrix
10 5 (15.63%) SLA
10 5 (15.63%) XenApp
10 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
11 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012

Storage Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Storage Architect in their job title 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 with Storage Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) SAN
2 10 (31.25%) NAS
3 7 (21.88%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (6.25%) VLAN
4 2 (6.25%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.25%) Big Data
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) EMC VNX
2 4 (12.50%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (12.50%) Replication
3 3 (9.38%) CLARiiON
3 3 (9.38%) EqualLogic
4 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (6.25%) FlexPod
4 2 (6.25%) NHS
4 2 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) DTV
5 1 (3.13%) IBM XIV
5 1 (3.13%) Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (21.88%) Data ONTAP
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.38%) UNIX
4 3 (9.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 4 (12.50%) Network Design
3 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
3 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Data Architecture
4 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.13%) UML
4 1 (3.13%) RUP
4 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) NCDA
2 3 (9.38%) NCIE
3 2 (6.25%) IBM Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) VMware ESX
1 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (18.75%) vSphere
2 5 (15.63%) XenApp
3 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.38%) IAG
3 3 (9.38%) NFS
3 3 (9.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (6.25%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) EMC VPLEX
2 2 (6.25%) SnapMirror
2 2 (6.25%) SnapVault
2 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) IBM
2 13 (40.63%) NetApp
3 11 (34.38%) VMware
4 10 (31.25%) HP
4 10 (31.25%) EMC
4 10 (31.25%) Cisco
5 8 (25.00%) Dell
5 8 (25.00%) Brocade
6 6 (18.75%) Symantec
7 5 (15.63%) Citrix
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.38%) Oracle
8 3 (9.38%) SAP
8 3 (9.38%) 3PAR
9 2 (6.25%) CommVault
9 2 (6.25%) Hitachi
9 2 (6.25%) PlateSpin
9 2 (6.25%) Fujitsu
9 2 (6.25%) Veeam
9 2 (6.25%) Veritas