Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for VSAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VSAN over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the 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.

Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 600 593 608
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 +51
Contract jobs citing VSAN 56 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.11% 0.058% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.38% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 16
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £275 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.82% -20.29% -13.75%
10th Percentile £420 £152 £309
90th Percentile £629 £438 £491
UK median daily rate £500 £300 £430
% change year-on-year +66.67% -30.23% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - £42.00
UK median hourly rate £47.00 - £42.00

VSAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,690 7,852 8,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.51% 15.26% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,302 4,518 5,020
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £200 £160 £200
90th Percentile £556 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 518 562
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.88 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.28% -16.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.33
90th Percentile £47.96 £43.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.27% -16.89% -

VSAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VSAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for VSAN in the UK excluding London

VSAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VSAN in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VSAN in the UK excluding London

VSAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VSAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VSAN in the UK excluding London

VSAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAN in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSAN in the UK excluding London

VSAN
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAN within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Scotland +3 16 £500 +212.50%
South East +5 14 £575 +259.38% 3
South West -22 11 £525 +228.13% 3
North of England -11 7 £450 +181.25% 7
Yorkshire -9 4 £378 +135.94%
East of England +12 3 £550 -
Midlands +3 3 £613 +282.81%
North West -1 3 £538 +258.33% 6
West Midlands -20 3 £613 +282.81%
Wales -23 2 £450 +28.57%
VSAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VSAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for VSAN.

1 54 (96.43%) VMware
2 37 (66.07%) VMware NSX
3 35 (62.50%) vSphere
3 35 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (60.71%) Security Cleared
5 27 (48.21%) vRealize
6 26 (46.43%) IaaS
6 26 (46.43%) SC Cleared
7 24 (42.86%) Windows
8 21 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (35.71%) JavaScript
10 18 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (32.14%) vCenter Server
11 16 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 16 (28.57%) DNS
12 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
13 14 (25.00%) EMC
13 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
14 13 (23.21%) Linux
14 13 (23.21%) iSCSI
15 12 (21.43%) Citrix
15 12 (21.43%) Dell
16 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (17.86%) Ansible
17 10 (17.86%) XenApp
17 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
17 10 (17.86%) VLAN
17 10 (17.86%) Finance

VSAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Confluence
2 4 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (46.43%) IaaS
2 18 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (10.71%) PaaS
5 3 (5.36%) Office 365
6 2 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) DNS
2 13 (23.21%) iSCSI
3 10 (17.86%) SAN
3 10 (17.86%) VLAN
4 8 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (12.50%) DHCP
5 7 (12.50%) LAN
5 7 (12.50%) NAS
5 7 (12.50%) WAN
6 6 (10.71%) Firewall
7 5 (8.93%) FCoE
7 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.14%) Skype
9 3 (5.36%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (1.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.36%) Big Data
3 3 (5.36%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.36%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) JIRA
2 2 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (3.57%) Bitbucket
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.79%) Military
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Architect
2 12 (21.43%) Consultant
3 10 (17.86%) Automation Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) VMware Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
7 5 (8.93%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
8 4 (7.14%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 4 (7.14%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
8 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (5.36%) NetBackup Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) Flash
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Axis
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.79%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 7 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (10.71%) PKI
3 5 (8.93%) Private Cloud
4 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.14%) Replication
5 3 (5.36%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.57%) CESG
6 2 (3.57%) Clustering
6 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.79%) CMDB
7 1 (1.79%) iSeries
7 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.86%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) Linux
3 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.93%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.79%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.07%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 8 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 8 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 8 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
5 7 (12.50%) DevOps
6 5 (8.93%) Converged Infrastructure
6 5 (8.93%) ITIL
6 5 (8.93%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (7.14%) Capacity Management
7 4 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 4 (7.14%) High Availability
7 4 (7.14%) IT Strategy
7 4 (7.14%) Network Design
7 4 (7.14%) Proactive Management
7 4 (7.14%) Security Hardening
7 4 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.50%) Python
2 7 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 26 (46.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.14%) MCSE
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.36%) Degree
6 2 (3.57%) CCNA
6 2 (3.57%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.57%) HNC
6 2 (3.57%) MCSA
6 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.79%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 37 (66.07%) VMware NSX
2 35 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (62.50%) vSphere
3 21 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
5 10 (17.86%) XenApp
6 9 (16.07%) XenDesktop
7 8 (14.29%) NFS
8 5 (8.93%) Terminal Services
9 4 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
10 2 (3.57%) vCloud
10 2 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.79%) Firmware
11 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (48.21%) vRealize
2 18 (32.14%) vCenter Server
3 10 (17.86%) Ansible
4 9 (16.07%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 8 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (12.50%) Puppet
7 5 (8.93%) NetBackup
7 5 (8.93%) SCCM
8 3 (5.36%) SCOM
9 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
9 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (3.57%) Nagios
9 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (3.57%) WSUS
10 1 (1.79%) AirWatch
10 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 54 (96.43%) VMware
2 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
3 14 (25.00%) EMC
4 12 (21.43%) Citrix
4 12 (21.43%) Dell
5 10 (17.86%) Cisco
6 7 (12.50%) Google
7 6 (10.71%) IBM
8 5 (8.93%) NetApp
9 4 (7.14%) Atlassian
9 4 (7.14%) F5
9 4 (7.14%) Juniper
10 3 (5.36%) Oracle
10 3 (5.36%) Symantec
11 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
11 2 (3.57%) McAfee
11 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.57%) Veeam
12 1 (1.79%) BMC
12 1 (1.79%) Remedy