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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Specialist
Rank 573 565 552
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Specialist 30 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.039% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.042% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 7
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£400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £271 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £328 £344
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.17 - -
UK excluding London average 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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Storage Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Storage Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Storage Specialist
Top 17 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 2 July 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 -3 30 £400 +6.66% 2
London +8 13 £413 +4.43% 1
East of England -2 9 £393 +48.11%
Hertfordshire -6 8 £393 -
City of London -2 6 £413 +0.60% 1
Potters Bar - 5 £400 -
Manchester - 4 - -
North West - 4 - -
New Malden - 3 - -
Surrey -1 2 £355 +8.39%
South East -25 2 £355 +5.97%
East Midlands - 2 £325 -
Leicester - 2 £325 -
Leicestershire - 2 £325 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - -

Storage Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 28 (62.22%) SAN
2 23 (51.11%) HP
3 21 (46.67%) Windows
4 20 (44.44%) EMC
5 18 (40.00%) NetApp
6 15 (33.33%) Linux
7 13 (28.89%) Migration
7 13 (28.89%) Brocade
8 12 (26.67%) EMC VMAX
9 11 (24.44%) CLARiiON
10 10 (22.22%) VMware
10 10 (22.22%) EMC VNX
10 10 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
11 9 (20.00%) 3PAR
11 9 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (20.00%) Replication
12 8 (17.78%) Data ONTAP
13 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
13 7 (15.56%) Celerra
13 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (15.56%) Finance
13 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
14 6 (13.33%) Cisco
14 6 (13.33%) IBM
14 6 (13.33%) CommVault
14 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
14 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (13.33%) EMC Centera
14 6 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

Storage Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (62.22%) SAN
2 9 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (11.11%) NAS
4 1 (2.22%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) Network Security
4 1 (2.22%) SNMP
4 1 (2.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) EMC VMAX
2 11 (24.44%) CLARiiON
3 10 (22.22%) EMC VNX
4 9 (20.00%) Replication
5 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
5 7 (15.56%) Celerra
6 6 (13.33%) EMC Centera
6 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (11.11%) HP StoreVirtual
7 5 (11.11%) CMDB
7 5 (11.11%) Symmetrix
7 5 (11.11%) Symmetrix DMX
7 5 (11.11%) EqualLogic
8 1 (2.22%) iPad
8 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Linux
3 8 (17.78%) Data ONTAP
4 5 (11.11%) UNIX
5 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.89%) HPUX
5 4 (8.89%) Solaris
6 3 (6.67%) Windows 2000
6 3 (6.67%) Windows NT
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Migration
2 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (8.89%) ITIL
4 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.67%) Project Management
5 3 (6.67%) Change Management
5 3 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.22%) Product Management
7 1 (2.22%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.22%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 5 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 3 (6.67%) Perl
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) REXX
4 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) NCDA
2 2 (4.44%) NCIE
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.22%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (6.67%) OpenView
2 3 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.44%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (2.22%) SnapMirror
4 1 (2.22%) SnapVault
4 1 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) HP
2 20 (44.44%) EMC
3 18 (40.00%) NetApp
4 13 (28.89%) Brocade
5 10 (22.22%) VMware
6 9 (20.00%) 3PAR
7 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
8 6 (13.33%) Cisco
8 6 (13.33%) IBM
8 6 (13.33%) CommVault
9 5 (11.11%) Dell Compellent
9 5 (11.11%) Dell
10 4 (8.89%) Veritas
10 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.22%) Remedy
11 1 (2.22%) McAfee
11 1 (2.22%) Citrix
11 1 (2.22%) Oracle