The table below looks at the statistics for the Storage Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Specialist
Rank 625 582 567
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Specialist 8 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.050% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.054% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £398 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £364 £344
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.17 - -
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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Storage Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Storage Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Storage Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Storage Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Storage Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Storage Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Storage Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Storage Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Storage Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Storage Specialist
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Storage Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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 -22 8 £338 -14.55% 3
London 0 5 £315 -21.25% 2
City of London +9 3 £255 -37.80%
North West -33 2 £325 -23.52%
Cheshire - 2 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Leicester - 1 £350 -
Leicestershire - 1 £350 -
New Malden - 1 - - 1

Storage Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Storage Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 26 (61.90%) SAN
2 23 (54.76%) HP
3 20 (47.62%) Windows
4 18 (42.86%) NetApp
5 15 (35.71%) Brocade
6 14 (33.33%) EMC
7 11 (26.19%) EMC VNX
7 11 (26.19%) EMC VMAX
8 10 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (23.81%) VMware
9 8 (19.05%) CLARiiON
9 8 (19.05%) Linux
9 8 (19.05%) 3PAR
10 7 (16.67%) Cisco
10 7 (16.67%) Finance
10 7 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (16.67%) Celerra
11 6 (14.29%) Migration
11 6 (14.29%) Replication
11 6 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (14.29%) CommVault
11 6 (14.29%) IBM
11 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 6 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (11.90%) EqualLogic
12 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
12 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (11.90%) HP StoreVirtual
12 5 (11.90%) Dell Compellent

Storage Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Storage Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 26 (61.90%) SAN
2 10 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.38%) Network Security
3 1 (2.38%) NAS
3 1 (2.38%) SNMP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) EMC VNX
1 11 (26.19%) EMC VMAX
2 8 (19.05%) CLARiiON
3 7 (16.67%) Celerra
4 6 (14.29%) Replication
5 5 (11.90%) CMDB
5 5 (11.90%) EqualLogic
5 5 (11.90%) HP StoreVirtual
5 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.76%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (4.76%) Symmetrix
6 2 (4.76%) EMC Centera
7 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
7 1 (2.38%) iPad
7 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Data ONTAP
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.14%) UNIX
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Migration
1 6 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.14%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (4.76%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.38%) Operations Management
5 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.38%) Change Control
5 1 (2.38%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
1 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) NCDA
2 2 (4.76%) NCIE
3 1 (2.38%) HP ASE
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) MCP
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) vCloud
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (7.14%) EMC VPLEX
3 3 (7.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.38%) SnapVault
4 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.38%) SCCM
4 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) HP
2 18 (42.86%) NetApp
3 15 (35.71%) Brocade
4 14 (33.33%) EMC
5 10 (23.81%) VMware
6 8 (19.05%) 3PAR
7 7 (16.67%) Cisco
8 6 (14.29%) IBM
8 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 6 (14.29%) CommVault
9 5 (11.90%) Dell
9 5 (11.90%) Dell Compellent
10 2 (4.76%) Veeam
11 1 (2.38%) Veritas
11 1 (2.38%) McAfee
11 1 (2.38%) Oracle
11 1 (2.38%) Citrix