The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Storage Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Specialist
Rank 627 613 574
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Specialist 23 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.056% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.059% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 19
Median daily rate £450 £385 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -2.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £255 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £370 £328
% change year-on-year
+21.62% +12.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £52.17 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Storage Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Storage Specialist in the job title.

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 26 July 2016.

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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Storage Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 23 £450 +16.88% 4
Yorkshire +4 8 £450 -
West Yorkshire +10 6 £450 -
Leeds +5 6 £450 -
South East +17 5 £450 +26.76% 1
North West 0 4 £400 +23.07%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £450 -
City of London +42 3 £600 +45.45%
London -14 3 £600 +50.00% 1
South West - 3 £330 -
Liverpool - 3 £400 -
Merseyside - 3 £400 -
Bristol - 2 £305 -
Manchester -8 1 £325 -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 £450 -
Humberside - 1 £450 -
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -

Storage Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Storage Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Storage Specialist in the job title.

1 28 (50.91%) SAN
2 25 (45.45%) Migration
2 25 (45.45%) VMware
3 23 (41.82%) Linux
4 19 (34.55%) Windows
5 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
6 17 (30.91%) SC Cleared
6 17 (30.91%) EMC
7 15 (27.27%) NetApp
8 14 (25.45%) EMC VNX
9 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (20.00%) DNS
11 10 (18.18%) Data Migration
11 10 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (16.36%) Windows Server
12 9 (16.36%) VMware Server
12 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (16.36%) Cisco
12 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
13 8 (14.55%) HP
13 8 (14.55%) DHCP
13 8 (14.55%) NFS
13 8 (14.55%) ITIL
13 8 (14.55%) Change Management
13 8 (14.55%) iSCSI
13 8 (14.55%) Brocade
13 8 (14.55%) Data ONTAP
13 8 (14.55%) Virtual Environments
14 7 (12.73%) EMC VPLEX
14 7 (12.73%) Ubuntu

Storage Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
1 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (50.91%) SAN
2 11 (20.00%) DNS
3 8 (14.55%) DHCP
3 8 (14.55%) iSCSI
4 4 (7.27%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (5.45%) NAS
6 2 (3.64%) LDAP
7 1 (1.82%) Firewall
7 1 (1.82%) LAN
7 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.82%) VLAN
7 1 (1.82%) VoIP
7 1 (1.82%) WAN
7 1 (1.82%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) MySQL
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.82%) HBase
3 1 (1.82%) Redis
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Billing
2 1 (1.82%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Lucene
1 1 (1.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) EMC VNX
2 5 (9.09%) EMC VMAX
2 5 (9.09%) NHS
3 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.64%) IBM XIV
4 2 (3.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) EMC Centera
5 1 (1.82%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.82%) Statistics
5 1 (1.82%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Linux
2 19 (34.55%) Windows
3 9 (16.36%) Windows Server
3 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.55%) Data ONTAP
5 7 (12.73%) CentOS
5 7 (12.73%) Ubuntu
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (9.09%) AIX
7 5 (9.09%) Solaris
7 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (7.27%) Unix
8 4 (7.27%) Windows 2000
9 3 (5.45%) HPUX
10 1 (1.82%) VMS
10 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) Migration
2 10 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 8 (14.55%) Change Management
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (10.91%) Change Control
5 4 (7.27%) Operations Management
5 4 (7.27%) Project Management
5 4 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.64%) Information Security
7 2 (3.64%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.64%) Server Patching
7 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.82%) High Availability
8 1 (1.82%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.82%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.64%) Perl
2 2 (3.64%) VBScript
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.82%) Java
3 1 (1.82%) Ruby
3 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
2 17 (30.91%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) CISM
4 2 (3.64%) CISSP
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.64%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (16.36%) VMware Server
4 8 (14.55%) NFS
5 6 (10.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
7 4 (7.27%) vSphere
8 3 (5.45%) SRDF
8 3 (5.45%) VMware ESX
9 2 (3.64%) KVM
9 2 (3.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.82%) Firmware
10 1 (1.82%) HDFS
10 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) EMC VPLEX
2 6 (10.91%) SCOM
3 5 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (7.27%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.64%) WSUS
6 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.82%) Grafana
6 1 (1.82%) Nagios
6 1 (1.82%) OVSD
6 1 (1.82%) SCSM
6 1 (1.82%) vMotion
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) VMware
2 17 (30.91%) EMC
3 15 (27.27%) NetApp
4 9 (16.36%) Cisco
4 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
5 8 (14.55%) Brocade
5 8 (14.55%) HP
6 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
7 5 (9.09%) Dell
7 5 (9.09%) IBM
8 4 (7.27%) Oracle
9 3 (5.45%) Isilon
9 3 (5.45%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (3.64%) Dell Compellent
10 2 (3.64%) F5
10 2 (3.64%) Varonis
10 2 (3.64%) Veritas
11 1 (1.82%) arcserve
11 1 (1.82%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.82%) Symantec
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