The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Specialist
Rank 574 501 529
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Specialist 13 43 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.090% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.097% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 19
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £540 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £395 £355
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +11.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 30 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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -106 11 £350 -12.50% 3
London -36 4 £388 -26.09% 1
East of England - 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
City of London -15 1 - -
South East -16 1 £350 -15.15%
Yorkshire -23 1 £350 -5.97%
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -

Storage Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 23 (63.89%) SAN
2 17 (47.22%) EMC
3 14 (38.89%) NetApp
4 12 (33.33%) Cisco
5 9 (25.00%) HP
5 9 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (25.00%) Migration
5 9 (25.00%) VMware
6 7 (19.44%) Symantec
6 7 (19.44%) NetBackup
6 7 (19.44%) Brocade
6 7 (19.44%) NAS
7 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (16.67%) Mainframe
7 6 (16.67%) Windows
7 6 (16.67%) AIX
8 5 (13.89%) ITIL
8 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.89%) Finance
8 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (11.11%) Product Management
9 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (8.33%) Korn
10 3 (8.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
10 3 (8.33%) Isilon
10 3 (8.33%) NCDA

Storage Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) Quickr
2 1 (2.78%) Lync
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.78%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (63.89%) SAN
2 7 (19.44%) NAS
3 4 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (5.56%) LAN
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall
4 2 (5.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.78%) VLAN
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.78%) FCoE
5 1 (2.78%) HTTP
5 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.56%) DB2
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
1 6 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (8.33%) CLARiiON
3 2 (5.56%) HACMP
3 2 (5.56%) Replication
3 2 (5.56%) LPAR
3 2 (5.56%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (2.78%) Celerra
4 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.78%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (2.78%) EMC Centera
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
1 6 (16.67%) AIX
2 2 (5.56%) UNIX
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (13.89%) ITIL
2 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.11%) Product Management
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (5.56%) Data Management
5 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.78%) Release Management
6 1 (2.78%) High Availability
6 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) Korn
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) NCDA
3 2 (5.56%) CCNA
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.78%) NCIE
4 1 (2.78%) CNA
4 1 (2.78%) Novell Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.56%) XenServer
3 2 (5.56%) SRDF
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (19.44%) NetBackup
3 3 (8.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.78%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.78%) RepliStor
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) EMC
2 14 (38.89%) NetApp
3 12 (33.33%) Cisco
4 9 (25.00%) HP
4 9 (25.00%) VMware
5 7 (19.44%) Symantec
5 7 (19.44%) Brocade
6 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.33%) Isilon
7 3 (8.33%) Hitachi
7 3 (8.33%) IBM
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle
8 2 (5.56%) StorageTek
8 2 (5.56%) Citrix
9 1 (2.78%) Veeam
9 1 (2.78%) Lotus
9 1 (2.78%) CommVault