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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Specialist
Rank 608 620 611
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Specialist 32 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.027% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.028% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 6
Average daily rate £390 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £262 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £373 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.16% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 21 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 29 £475 +46.15% 1
North West - 14 - -
London -8 9 £433 +39.51% 1
Cheshire - 6 - -
Runcorn - 6 - -
South East -13 4 £500 +33.33%
Cumbria - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £500 -
Wirral - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £387 -
Scotland - 3 £387 -
East Midlands +2 1 £290 -10.76%
Leicestershire -2 1 £290 -10.76%
Manchester - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Hinckley - 1 £290 -
Warwick - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

Storage Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 19 (44.19%) Migration
3 18 (41.86%) VMware
4 17 (39.53%) SAN
5 15 (34.88%) NetApp
5 15 (34.88%) Linux
5 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
6 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
6 13 (30.23%) EMC
7 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
9 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (20.93%) Change Management
10 8 (18.60%) Red Hat
10 8 (18.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (18.60%) Brocade
11 7 (16.28%) iSCSI
11 7 (16.28%) HP
11 7 (16.28%) Solaris
11 7 (16.28%) AIX
11 7 (16.28%) Unix
11 7 (16.28%) EMC VNX
11 7 (16.28%) Data ONTAP
12 6 (13.95%) EMC VPLEX
12 6 (13.95%) Oracle
12 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.95%) NFS
12 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (13.95%) NetBackup
12 6 (13.95%) Change Control

Storage Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (4.65%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (39.53%) SAN
2 7 (16.28%) iSCSI
3 6 (13.95%) NAS
4 5 (11.63%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (6.98%) DNS
6 2 (4.65%) LAN
6 2 (4.65%) LDAP
7 1 (2.33%) DHCP
7 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.33%) HBase
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Flash
1 1 (2.33%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) EMC VNX
2 2 (4.65%) IBM XIV
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) EMC Centera
3 1 (2.33%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) Linux
3 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
4 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (18.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (16.28%) AIX
6 7 (16.28%) Data ONTAP
6 7 (16.28%) Solaris
6 7 (16.28%) Unix
7 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (11.63%) HPUX
8 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (9.30%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Migration
2 9 (20.93%) Change Management
3 6 (13.95%) Change Control
3 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL
5 4 (9.30%) Operations Management
5 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.98%) Project Management
7 2 (4.65%) Patch Management
8 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.33%) Concurrent Programming
8 1 (2.33%) CRM
8 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.33%) ITSM
8 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.33%) Resource Management
8 1 (2.33%) Security Patching
8 1 (2.33%) Service Management
8 1 (2.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) Perl
2 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Sun Certification
3 2 (4.65%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.95%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 6 (13.95%) NFS
3 5 (11.63%) SRDF
4 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
4 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (4.65%) Firmware
5 2 (4.65%) KVM
5 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.65%) vSphere
6 1 (2.33%) Ceph
6 1 (2.33%) HDFS
6 1 (2.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (13.95%) EMC VPLEX
1 6 (13.95%) NetBackup
2 4 (9.30%) SCOM
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (2.33%) OVSD
4 1 (2.33%) SCSM
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) VMware
2 15 (34.88%) NetApp
3 13 (30.23%) EMC
4 8 (18.60%) Brocade
4 8 (18.60%) Red Hat
5 7 (16.28%) HP
6 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
6 6 (13.95%) Oracle
7 5 (11.63%) IBM
8 4 (9.30%) Cisco
8 4 (9.30%) Veritas
9 2 (4.65%) Dell
9 2 (4.65%) F5
9 2 (4.65%) Hitachi
9 2 (4.65%) Isilon
10 1 (2.33%) arcserve
10 1 (2.33%) Remedy
10 1 (2.33%) Symantec
10 1 (2.33%) Veeam