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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Specialist
Rank 605 580 597
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Specialist 38 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.055% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.058% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 7
Median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £280 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
+36.36% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 26 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 31 May 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 -3 35 £450 +28.57%
North West -7 12 £400 -
London +3 8 £390 -2.50%
Yorkshire - 8 £450 -
Leeds - 6 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £450 -
South East -17 5 £488 +37.32%
Milton Keynes - 4 £500 -
Cumbria - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £500 -
Liverpool - 3 £400 -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £400 -
Runcorn - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £387 -
Scotland - 3 £387 -
Manchester -18 2 £325 -
East Midlands +4 1 £290 -11.45%
Leicestershire -3 1 £290 -11.45%
Humberside - 1 £450 -
Hinckley - 1 £290 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -

Storage Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 25 (50.00%) SAN
2 24 (48.00%) VMware
3 22 (44.00%) Migration
4 21 (42.00%) Linux
5 18 (36.00%) Windows
6 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
7 16 (32.00%) EMC
8 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
9 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (24.00%) DNS
9 12 (24.00%) EMC VNX
10 10 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 10 (20.00%) NetApp
11 9 (18.00%) DHCP
11 9 (18.00%) VMware Server
11 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (16.00%) Brocade
12 8 (16.00%) Data Migration
12 8 (16.00%) Cisco
12 8 (16.00%) Change Management
13 7 (14.00%) Red Hat
13 7 (14.00%) HP
13 7 (14.00%) Ubuntu
13 7 (14.00%) CentOS
13 7 (14.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (12.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 6 (12.00%) Change Control
14 6 (12.00%) Degree
14 6 (12.00%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (12.00%) Microsoft

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 (2.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) SAN
2 12 (24.00%) DNS
3 9 (18.00%) DHCP
4 4 (8.00%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (8.00%) iSCSI
4 4 (8.00%) NAS
5 2 (4.00%) LAN
5 2 (4.00%) LDAP
6 1 (2.00%) Firewall
6 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.00%) WAN
6 1 (2.00%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.00%) HBase
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.00%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Flash
1 1 (2.00%) Lucene
1 1 (2.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) EMC VNX
2 5 (10.00%) NHS
3 4 (8.00%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) IBM XIV
4 2 (4.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) EMC Centera
5 1 (2.00%) Statistics
5 1 (2.00%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Linux
2 18 (36.00%) Windows
3 10 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.00%) CentOS
5 7 (14.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (14.00%) Ubuntu
6 6 (12.00%) AIX
6 6 (12.00%) Solaris
6 6 (12.00%) Unix
6 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
7 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (8.00%) HPUX
8 4 (8.00%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.00%) VMS
9 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) Migration
2 8 (16.00%) Change Management
2 8 (16.00%) Data Migration
3 6 (12.00%) Change Control
4 5 (10.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Operations Management
5 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.00%) Project Management
7 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.00%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.00%) Concurrent Programming
8 1 (2.00%) High Availability
8 1 (2.00%) ITSM
8 1 (2.00%) Patch Management
8 1 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.00%) Security Patching
8 1 (2.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) Perl
2 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) Ruby
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) Sun Certification
4 2 (4.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.00%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (18.00%) VMware Server
3 6 (12.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 5 (10.00%) NFS
5 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (8.00%) SRDF
6 3 (6.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (6.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.00%) vSphere
7 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.00%) KVM
8 1 (2.00%) Firmware
8 1 (2.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (12.00%) EMC VPLEX
2 5 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (8.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.00%) Grafana
4 1 (2.00%) Nagios
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.00%) OVSD
4 1 (2.00%) SCSM
4 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) VMware
2 16 (32.00%) EMC
3 10 (20.00%) NetApp
4 8 (16.00%) Brocade
4 8 (16.00%) Cisco
5 7 (14.00%) HP
5 7 (14.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.00%) IBM
7 5 (10.00%) Oracle
8 4 (8.00%) Isilon
9 3 (6.00%) Veritas
10 2 (4.00%) Dell
10 2 (4.00%) F5
11 1 (2.00%) arcserve
11 1 (2.00%) Remedy
11 1 (2.00%) Symantec
11 1 (2.00%) Veeam