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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Specialist
UK
Rank 569 613 611
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Specialist 33 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.027% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.028% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 9
Median daily rate £415 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £378 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £513 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 23 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +57 33 £415 -1.77% 2
North West +31 13 £363 - 1
London +30 12 £510 +20.71%
Merseyside +3 6 £325 - 1
Southport - 5 £325 -
City of London - 5 £525 -
Lancashire - 4 £433 -
Preston - 4 £433 -
Manchester - 3 £375 -
Bolton - 3 £375 -
Yorkshire +22 2 £463 - 1
South East +19 2 £450 +12.50%
East of England - 2 - -
South West - 2 £383 -
Leeds - 2 £463 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £383 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £463 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £340 - 1

Storage Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 26 (52.00%) SAN
2 21 (42.00%) EMC
3 19 (38.00%) Cisco
3 19 (38.00%) HP
4 18 (36.00%) 3PAR
5 17 (34.00%) Brocade
5 17 (34.00%) Windows
5 17 (34.00%) VMware
6 15 (30.00%) Linux
7 14 (28.00%) Migration
8 13 (26.00%) Data Centre
9 12 (24.00%) Data Migration
10 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (22.00%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (20.00%) Finance
11 10 (20.00%) IBM
11 10 (20.00%) NetApp
12 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
12 9 (18.00%) EMC VNX
12 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
13 8 (16.00%) NAS
14 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (14.00%) DNS
14 7 (14.00%) NetBackup
14 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
15 6 (12.00%) Clustering
15 6 (12.00%) Intel Security
15 6 (12.00%) Forcepoint
15 6 (12.00%) Firewall

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
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (52.00%) SAN
2 11 (22.00%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (16.00%) NAS
4 7 (14.00%) DNS
5 6 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (12.00%) Firewall
5 6 (12.00%) LAN
5 6 (12.00%) LDAP
5 6 (12.00%) SMTP
5 6 (12.00%) SNMP
5 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (12.00%) WAN
6 3 (6.00%) VSAN
7 1 (2.00%) DMZ
7 1 (2.00%) Internet
7 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Law
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) CSS
1 6 (12.00%) HTML
1 6 (12.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (18.00%) EMC VNX
3 6 (12.00%) Clustering
3 6 (12.00%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (6.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.00%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.00%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Windows
2 15 (30.00%) Linux
3 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.00%) Ubuntu
6 5 (10.00%) Unix
7 3 (6.00%) AIX
7 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.00%) Solaris
8 2 (4.00%) CentOS
8 2 (4.00%) SUSE
8 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Migration
2 12 (24.00%) Data Migration
3 6 (12.00%) DevOps
3 6 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.00%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (4.00%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL
6 1 (2.00%) Operations Management
6 1 (2.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.00%) Service Management
6 1 (2.00%) SIEM
6 1 (2.00%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (12.00%) Python
2 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) CCNA
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.00%) MCSE
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (6.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (6.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (4.00%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) EMC
2 19 (38.00%) Cisco
2 19 (38.00%) HP
3 18 (36.00%) 3PAR
4 17 (34.00%) Brocade
4 17 (34.00%) VMware
5 10 (20.00%) IBM
5 10 (20.00%) NetApp
6 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.00%) Forcepoint
7 6 (12.00%) Intel Security
7 6 (12.00%) SolarWinds
7 6 (12.00%) Splunk
8 5 (10.00%) Symantec
9 4 (8.00%) CommVault
9 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.00%) Citrix
10 1 (2.00%) Fujitsu
10 1 (2.00%) Intel
10 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow