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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Specialist
Rank 627 662 618
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Specialist 25 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.019% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.020% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 10
Median daily rate £435 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £255 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £415 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £338 £396
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -14.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Storage Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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 +13 25 £435 +24.28%
South East - 11 £450 -
London +20 9 £443 +18.00%
City of London +19 6 £450 +76.47%
Hampshire - 5 £310 -
Berkshire - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £450 -
Farnborough - 3 £310 -
South West - 3 £330 -
Bristol - 2 £305 -
Reading - 2 - -
North West +11 1 - -
Leicestershire -2 1 £265 -24.28%
East Midlands -10 1 £265 -24.28%
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Hinckley - 1 £265 -
Swindon - 1 £450 -
Winchester - 1 £465 -
Bracknell - 1 - -

Storage Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 36 (75.00%) SAN
2 28 (58.33%) VMware
3 21 (43.75%) Linux
4 19 (39.58%) Cisco
5 18 (37.50%) Windows
5 18 (37.50%) EMC
5 18 (37.50%) Migration
5 18 (37.50%) EMC VNX
6 15 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (31.25%) HP
7 13 (27.08%) NetApp
8 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
8 11 (22.92%) DNS
8 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
9 10 (20.83%) IBM
10 9 (18.75%) ITIL
10 9 (18.75%) Finance
10 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 9 (18.75%) Data Migration
11 8 (16.67%) VMware Server
11 8 (16.67%) Solaris
11 8 (16.67%) DHCP
11 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
12 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (14.58%) Ubuntu
12 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
12 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (14.58%) CentOS
13 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (2.08%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.08%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (75.00%) SAN
2 11 (22.92%) DNS
3 8 (16.67%) DHCP
4 6 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (10.42%) iSCSI
5 5 (10.42%) NAS
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (4.17%) LDAP
8 1 (2.08%) DMZ
8 1 (2.08%) FCoE
8 1 (2.08%) Firewall
8 1 (2.08%) Internet
8 1 (2.08%) LAN
8 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.08%) VLAN
8 1 (2.08%) VoIP
8 1 (2.08%) WAN
8 1 (2.08%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) MySQL
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Big Data
2 1 (2.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Billing
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (37.50%) EMC VNX
2 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 6 (12.50%) EMC VMAX
4 5 (10.42%) NHS
5 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (6.25%) IBM XIV
5 3 (6.25%) Replication
6 2 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.08%) HP Storage
7 1 (2.08%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Linux
2 18 (37.50%) Windows
3 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
4 8 (16.67%) Solaris
5 7 (14.58%) CentOS
5 7 (14.58%) Ubuntu
5 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (10.42%) AIX
7 5 (10.42%) Unix
7 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (8.33%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (6.25%) HPUX
9 3 (6.25%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.08%) SUSE
10 1 (2.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Migration
2 9 (18.75%) Data Migration
2 9 (18.75%) ITIL
3 4 (8.33%) Change Management
3 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (4.17%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.17%) Information Security
5 2 (4.17%) Investment Management
5 2 (4.17%) Patch Management
5 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.17%) Server Patching
6 1 (2.08%) High Availability
6 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.08%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.17%) Perl
2 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.17%) VBScript
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (4.17%) CISM
4 2 (4.17%) CISSP
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.17%) Sun Certification
4 2 (4.17%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.67%) VMware Server
3 6 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
4 5 (10.42%) NFS
4 5 (10.42%) vSphere
5 4 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.25%) SRDF
7 2 (4.17%) KVM
7 2 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (2.08%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (2.08%) Firmware
8 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (8.33%) SCOM
3 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.17%) EMC VPLEX
4 2 (4.17%) WSUS
5 1 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Grafana
5 1 (2.08%) Nagios
5 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.08%) vMotion
Vendors
1 28 (58.33%) VMware
2 19 (39.58%) Cisco
3 18 (37.50%) EMC
4 15 (31.25%) HP
5 13 (27.08%) NetApp
6 10 (20.83%) IBM
7 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
8 6 (12.50%) 3PAR
8 6 (12.50%) Dell
8 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
9 4 (8.33%) Hitachi
9 4 (8.33%) Isilon
10 3 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (6.25%) Oracle
10 3 (6.25%) QNAP
11 2 (4.17%) Brocade
11 2 (4.17%) Dell Compellent
11 2 (4.17%) F5
11 2 (4.17%) Varonis
11 2 (4.17%) Veritas