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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Specialist
Rank 572 549 539
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Specialist 28 26 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.049% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.053% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 16
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£395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £346 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 25 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 27 August 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
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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 -8 26 £394 -1.56%
London 0 11 £400 -
South East -3 10 £364 -3.00%
Surrey - 6 £335 -
City of London +20 2 £410 +2.50%
North West -6 2 £425 -
Hampshire -8 2 £425 +21.42%
East of England -21 2 £270 -
Epsom - 2 £328 -
Glasgow - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Storage Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 12 (31.58%) SAN
1 12 (31.58%) Brocade
2 9 (23.68%) VMware
2 9 (23.68%) NetApp
3 8 (21.05%) HP
3 8 (21.05%) EMC
3 8 (21.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (21.05%) IBM
4 7 (18.42%) Linux
4 7 (18.42%) Windows
5 6 (15.79%) NetBackup
5 6 (15.79%) Migration
5 6 (15.79%) UNIX
5 6 (15.79%) Tivoli
5 6 (15.79%) CommVault
5 6 (15.79%) Hitachi
5 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
6 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
6 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (13.16%) Citrix
6 5 (13.16%) ITIL
6 5 (13.16%) AIX
6 5 (13.16%) LAN
6 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (10.53%) Finance
7 4 (10.53%) Replication
7 4 (10.53%) Legal
7 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.53%) Solaris

Storage Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) SAN
2 5 (13.16%) LAN
3 4 (10.53%) NAS
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) DB2
General
1 4 (10.53%) Legal
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.63%) French Language
3 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Flash
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Replication
2 3 (7.89%) EMC Centera
3 2 (5.26%) HACMP
3 2 (5.26%) Celerra
3 2 (5.26%) LPAR
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.63%) IBM XIV
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) UNIX
3 5 (13.16%) AIX
4 4 (10.53%) Solaris
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Migration
1 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (13.16%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity
4 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
4 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Change Management
5 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.26%) Service Management
5 2 (5.26%) Validation
5 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (5.26%) Operations Management
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.63%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) NCDA
2 1 (2.63%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.26%) NFS
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) XenServer
4 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (15.79%) NetBackup
2 6 (15.79%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (5.26%) Ionix
4 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Brocade
2 9 (23.68%) VMware
2 9 (23.68%) NetApp
3 8 (21.05%) IBM
3 8 (21.05%) HP
3 8 (21.05%) EMC
4 6 (15.79%) CommVault
4 6 (15.79%) Hitachi
5 5 (13.16%) Citrix
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco
6 3 (7.89%) Symantec
6 3 (7.89%) 3PAR
7 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.26%) StorageTek
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.63%) Veritas