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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Architect
Rank 569 547 564
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Architect 30 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.050% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.053% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 10
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£488 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £363 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £493 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
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
52000 48616 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.66% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31509 28830 30178
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2090 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 26 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 21 August 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 -3 29 £488 +14.70% 2
London +20 17 £488 +0.51% 2
Hertfordshire -12 7 £463 +8.82%
East of England -19 7 £463 +8.82%
City of London +30 4 £506 -2.17%
West Midlands - 2 - -
South East -3 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1

Storage Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 17 (44.74%) EMC
2 12 (31.58%) HP
3 11 (28.95%) SAN
4 10 (26.32%) Cisco
5 9 (23.68%) Resource Management
6 8 (21.05%) NetApp
6 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 8 (21.05%) 3PAR
7 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (18.42%) Data Security
7 7 (18.42%) Teradata
7 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
8 6 (15.79%) Symantec
8 6 (15.79%) NetBackup
8 6 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (13.16%) Windows
9 5 (13.16%) Finance
9 5 (13.16%) Brocade
9 5 (13.16%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
10 4 (10.53%) Dell
10 4 (10.53%) VMware
10 4 (10.53%) CLARiiON
10 4 (10.53%) Clustering
10 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (10.53%) NAS
11 3 (7.89%) Perl
11 3 (7.89%) SQL
11 3 (7.89%) Linux

Storage Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (5.26%) Apache Solr
1 2 (5.26%) Apache Pig
1 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (5.26%) Apache ServiceMix
1 2 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) SAN
2 6 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (10.53%) NAS
4 3 (7.89%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.26%) DNS
6 1 (2.63%) InfiniBand
6 1 (2.63%) FTP
6 1 (2.63%) HTTP
6 1 (2.63%) SNMP
6 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.26%) Text Mining
2 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Hive
2 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) XML
1 2 (5.26%) XML Schema
1 2 (5.26%) JSON
1 2 (5.26%) Apache CXF
1 2 (5.26%) RESTful
1 2 (5.26%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) CLARiiON
1 4 (10.53%) Clustering
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Celerra
2 3 (7.89%) EqualLogic
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Grid Computing
3 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Resource Management
2 7 (18.42%) Data Security
3 5 (13.16%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (7.89%) Low Latency
4 3 (7.89%) Project Management
4 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 2 (5.26%) Scrum
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) Information Management
5 2 (5.26%) Network Design
5 2 (5.26%) Analytics
5 2 (5.26%) Data Architecture
6 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.63%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (2.63%) Software Distribution
6 1 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.63%) Validation
6 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Perl
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
1 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) VCP5
3 3 (7.89%) VCP4
3 3 (7.89%) CCNA
3 3 (7.89%) CCA
3 3 (7.89%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) MCP
4 2 (5.26%) MCSE
4 2 (5.26%) MCSA
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.26%) NCDA
4 2 (5.26%) NCIE
5 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) XenApp
3 2 (5.26%) NFS
4 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.63%) SRDF
4 1 (2.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (2.63%) IAG
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) EMC
2 12 (31.58%) HP
3 10 (26.32%) Cisco
4 8 (21.05%) NetApp
4 8 (21.05%) 3PAR
5 7 (18.42%) Teradata
6 6 (15.79%) Symantec
7 5 (13.16%) Brocade
8 4 (10.53%) VMware
8 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.53%) Dell
9 3 (7.89%) Citrix
10 2 (5.26%) IBM
10 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
10 2 (5.26%) Cloudera
10 2 (5.26%) Oracle
11 1 (2.63%) Sun
11 1 (2.63%) Hitachi
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