The median contractor rate for a Storage Specialist was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Specialist
UK / England
Rank 557 597 592
Rank change year-on-year +40 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Specialist 26 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.041% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.043% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 9
Median daily rate £403 £425 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +33.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £565 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £358 £413
% change year-on-year +9.09% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Storage Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Storage Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Storage Specialist in England

Storage Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Storage Specialist in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Storage Specialist in England

Storage Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Storage Specialist in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Storage Specialist in England

Storage Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Storage Specialist in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Storage Specialist in England

Storage Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
London +31 9 £505 -15.83%
North West +25 8 £390 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £463 -
East Midlands -2 2 £300 +3.44%
South West - 2 £383 -
South East +27 1 £450 +5.88%
East of England - 1 - -
Storage Specialist
UK

Storage Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the England region featuring Storage Specialist in the job title.

1 22 (45.83%) SAN
2 18 (37.50%) Windows
3 17 (35.42%) EMC
3 17 (35.42%) Brocade
4 16 (33.33%) Cisco
5 15 (31.25%) Linux
5 15 (31.25%) HP
5 15 (31.25%) Migration
5 15 (31.25%) VMware
6 14 (29.17%) 3PAR
7 13 (27.08%) NetApp
8 12 (25.00%) Data Migration
9 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
9 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
10 10 (20.83%) IBM
10 10 (20.83%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (18.75%) NAS
12 8 (16.67%) WAN
12 8 (16.67%) Finance
12 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
13 7 (14.58%) NetBackup
13 7 (14.58%) DNS
14 6 (12.50%) SMTP
14 6 (12.50%) SNMP
14 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 6 (12.50%) LAN
14 6 (12.50%) Python
14 6 (12.50%) LDAP

Storage Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 2 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (45.83%) SAN
2 10 (20.83%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (18.75%) NAS
4 8 (16.67%) WAN
5 7 (14.58%) DNS
6 6 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (12.50%) Firewall
6 6 (12.50%) LAN
6 6 (12.50%) LDAP
6 6 (12.50%) SMTP
6 6 (12.50%) SNMP
6 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.08%) DMZ
7 1 (2.08%) Internet
7 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.08%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Law
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) CSS
1 6 (12.50%) HTML
1 6 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.50%) Clustering
2 6 (12.50%) EMC VMAX
3 5 (10.42%) EMC VNX
4 3 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (6.25%) Mainframe
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.08%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.08%) NHS
6 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Linux
3 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 6 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.42%) Unix
7 3 (6.25%) AIX
7 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.25%) Solaris
8 2 (4.17%) CentOS
8 2 (4.17%) SUSE
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Migration
2 12 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 6 (12.50%) DevOps
3 6 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.17%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (4.17%) Network Design
5 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.08%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.08%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.08%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL
6 1 (2.08%) Operations Management
6 1 (2.08%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.08%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.08%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.08%) Service Management
6 1 (2.08%) Storage Virtualisation
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 6 (12.50%) Python
2 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) CCNA
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) MCSE
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
3 2 (4.17%) vSphere
4 1 (2.08%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (4.17%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Brocade
1 17 (35.42%) EMC
2 16 (33.33%) Cisco
3 15 (31.25%) HP
3 15 (31.25%) VMware
4 14 (29.17%) 3PAR
5 13 (27.08%) NetApp
6 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
7 10 (20.83%) IBM
8 6 (12.50%) Forcepoint
8 6 (12.50%) Intel Security
8 6 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 6 (12.50%) Splunk
9 5 (10.42%) Symantec
10 4 (8.33%) CommVault
10 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.08%) Citrix
11 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu
11 1 (2.08%) Intel
11 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow