Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 615 620 664
Rank change year-on-year +5 +44 +7
Contract jobs citing VSAN 55 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.099% 0.058% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.37% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 13
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £250 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -26.47% -15.00%
10th Percentile £359 £151 £308
90th Percentile £600 £447 £383
UK median daily rate £450 £325 £418
% change year-on-year +38.46% -22.16% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £47.00 - -

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 8,162 8,370 9,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.66% 15.54% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,476 4,788 5,632
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £210
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 492 588 654
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.45 £46.21 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £19.39 £19.32 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.36% -14.16% +9.76%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 -2 16 £500 +222.58%
Midlands -1 12 £475 +196.88%
West Midlands -20 11 £525 +228.13%
South West -20 9 £525 +228.13% 3
North of England -7 7 £400 +150.00% 8
South East -7 5 £413 +5.77% 3
Yorkshire -11 4 £378 +135.94% 2
Wales -27 4 £450 +33.33%
North West -8 3 £575 +283.33% 5
East of England +14 2 £550 -
VSAN
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 53 (96.36%) VMware
2 37 (67.27%) vSphere
3 32 (58.18%) VMware NSX
4 31 (56.36%) vRealize
5 30 (54.55%) Security Cleared
6 27 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 22 (40.00%) Windows
8 18 (32.73%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (27.27%) IaaS
10 14 (25.45%) Active Directory
11 13 (23.64%) Linux
12 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
12 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
12 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
13 11 (20.00%) Windows Server
14 10 (18.18%) SAN
15 9 (16.36%) NetApp
15 9 (16.36%) Cisco
15 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
16 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (14.55%) Private Cloud
16 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 7 (12.73%) vCenter Server
17 7 (12.73%) Puppet
17 7 (12.73%) Ansible
17 7 (12.73%) SCCM
17 7 (12.73%) NAS
17 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS

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 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.91%) IIS
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (27.27%) IaaS
2 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.45%) PaaS
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) SAN
2 7 (12.73%) NAS
3 5 (9.09%) DHCP
3 5 (9.09%) DNS
3 5 (9.09%) FCoE
3 5 (9.09%) iSCSI
3 5 (9.09%) VLAN
4 4 (7.27%) Firewall
4 4 (7.27%) LAN
4 4 (7.27%) WAN
5 3 (5.45%) Skype
6 2 (3.64%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.82%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.45%) Big Data
3 3 (5.45%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Consultant
2 12 (21.82%) VMware Consultant
3 10 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Architect
5 8 (14.55%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.27%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) NetBackup Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Network Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) VMware Expert
10 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.64%) NAS Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Network Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (3.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.64%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Flash
2 3 (5.45%) Apache Axis
2 3 (5.45%) XML
3 2 (3.64%) Web Services
4 1 (1.82%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.55%) Private Cloud
3 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.09%) PKI
4 4 (7.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (5.45%) CESG
5 3 (5.45%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.64%) Replication
6 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.82%) CMDB
7 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.82%) iPhone
7 1 (1.82%) IPTV
7 1 (1.82%) iSeries
7 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.00%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) Linux
3 11 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.82%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.82%) Unix
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
2 5 (9.09%) DevOps
2 5 (9.09%) Security Hardening
3 4 (7.27%) Data Protection
3 4 (7.27%) ITIL
3 4 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (7.27%) Security Monitoring
3 4 (7.27%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (7.27%) TOGAF
3 4 (7.27%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.45%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (5.45%) High Availability
4 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (5.45%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.64%) Change Control
5 2 (3.64%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (3.64%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.73%) Python
3 7 (12.73%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 22 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) MCSE
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (7.27%) VCP6
5 3 (5.45%) Degree
5 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) CCNA
6 2 (3.64%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.64%) HNC
6 2 (3.64%) MCSA
7 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.82%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.82%) VCAP
System Software
1 37 (67.27%) vSphere
2 32 (58.18%) VMware NSX
3 27 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (32.73%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (25.45%) Active Directory
6 5 (9.09%) Terminal Services
6 5 (9.09%) XenApp
7 4 (7.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (7.27%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (56.36%) vRealize
2 7 (12.73%) Ansible
2 7 (12.73%) NetBackup
2 7 (12.73%) Puppet
2 7 (12.73%) SCCM
2 7 (12.73%) vCenter Server
3 5 (9.09%) SCOM
4 4 (7.27%) Backup Exec
4 4 (7.27%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (7.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (7.27%) WSUS
5 3 (5.45%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.82%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 53 (96.36%) VMware
2 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.36%) Cisco
3 9 (16.36%) NetApp
4 6 (10.91%) Citrix
4 6 (10.91%) IBM
5 5 (9.09%) EMC
5 5 (9.09%) Google
6 4 (7.27%) F5
6 4 (7.27%) Juniper
6 4 (7.27%) McAfee
6 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.27%) Symantec
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle
8 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.82%) BMC
9 1 (1.82%) Dell
9 1 (1.82%) HP
9 1 (1.82%) Meraki
9 1 (1.82%) Remedy