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 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
Storage Architect
Rank 579 553 542
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Architect 22 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.033% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.035% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.05% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £365 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £605 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
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
52738 47909 50224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33149 28976 28331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2109 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 30 October 2014.

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 29 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 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 -25 21 £500 +11.16% 3
London +3 11 £550 +4.76% 2
City of London +25 4 £494 +12.91% 2
East of England - 3 £463 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £463 -
North West -13 1 - -
South East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
North East - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Staines - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Storage Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 23 (52.27%) EMC
2 14 (31.82%) HP
3 13 (29.55%) SAN
3 13 (29.55%) Cisco
4 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
5 10 (22.73%) Resource Management
5 10 (22.73%) NetApp
6 9 (20.45%) Symantec
7 8 (18.18%) 3PAR
7 8 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (15.91%) Data Security
8 7 (15.91%) VMware
8 7 (15.91%) Teradata
8 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (13.64%) Windows
9 6 (13.64%) Dell
9 6 (13.64%) Brocade
10 5 (11.36%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (11.36%) NetBackup
10 5 (11.36%) Linux
10 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
11 4 (9.09%) Citrix
11 4 (9.09%) IBM
11 4 (9.09%) SQL
11 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
11 4 (9.09%) Clustering
11 4 (9.09%) CLARiiON
11 4 (9.09%) Migration
11 4 (9.09%) Finance

Storage Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (4.55%) Apache Spark
1 2 (4.55%) Apache
1 2 (4.55%) Apache ServiceMix
1 2 (4.55%) Apache Pig
1 2 (4.55%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) SAN
2 8 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (6.82%) IP Telephony
3 3 (6.82%) iSCSI
3 3 (6.82%) NAS
4 2 (4.55%) DNS
4 2 (4.55%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.27%) InfiniBand
5 1 (2.27%) SMTP
5 1 (2.27%) SNMP
5 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.27%) FTP
5 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.55%) Apache Hive
2 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.55%) Text Mining
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) German Language
2 1 (2.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) XML Schema
1 2 (4.55%) XML
1 2 (4.55%) Apache Camel
1 2 (4.55%) Apache CXF
1 2 (4.55%) RESTful
1 2 (4.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Clustering
1 4 (9.09%) CLARiiON
2 3 (6.82%) Celerra
2 3 (6.82%) EqualLogic
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.55%) Replication
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.27%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) UNIX
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Resource Management
2 7 (15.91%) Data Security
3 5 (11.36%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (9.09%) Migration
4 4 (9.09%) Network Design
5 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.82%) Low Latency
6 2 (4.55%) Scrum
6 2 (4.55%) Analytics
6 2 (4.55%) Data Architecture
6 2 (4.55%) Information Management
6 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.27%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.27%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.27%) Validation
7 1 (2.27%) Project Management
7 1 (2.27%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.82%) Perl
3 2 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (6.82%) VCP4
3 3 (6.82%) VCP5
3 3 (6.82%) CCA
3 3 (6.82%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.82%) CCNA
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.55%) MCP
4 2 (4.55%) MCSE
4 2 (4.55%) MCSA
4 2 (4.55%) NCDA
4 2 (4.55%) NCIE
4 2 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) XenApp
3 2 (4.55%) NFS
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) SRDF
4 1 (2.27%) IAG
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) EMC
2 14 (31.82%) HP
3 13 (29.55%) Cisco
4 10 (22.73%) NetApp
5 9 (20.45%) Symantec
6 8 (18.18%) 3PAR
7 7 (15.91%) VMware
7 7 (15.91%) Teradata
8 6 (13.64%) Dell
8 6 (13.64%) Brocade
9 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
10 4 (9.09%) Citrix
10 4 (9.09%) IBM
11 3 (6.82%) Oracle
12 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
12 2 (4.55%) Cloudera
13 1 (2.27%) Hitachi
13 1 (2.27%) Sun