The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Enterprise Storage in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Enterprise Storage over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Enterprise Storage
UK
Rank 534 577 594
Rank change year-on-year +43 +17  
Contract jobs citing Enterprise Storage 49 63 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.38% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 25
Median daily rate £388 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £353 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £522 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £395 £375
% change year-on-year -14.55% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £63.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £63.00 -

Enterprise Storage is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14367 16563 16345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 31.11% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9277 10795 9852
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 562 696
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

Enterprise Storage
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Enterprise Storage as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Enterprise Storage in the UK

Enterprise Storage
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Enterprise Storage in the UK

Enterprise Storage
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Enterprise Storage over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Enterprise Storage in the UK

Enterprise Storage
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Enterprise Storage in the UK

Enterprise Storage
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 Enterprise Storage within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +30 44 £400 -5.88% 7
South East +17 24 £475 +18.75%
Surrey +17 21 £475 -
Epsom +7 13 £400 -
London +15 11 £425 -4.76% 5
Hertfordshire - 5 £200 -
East of England - 5 £200 -
City of London 0 3 £388 -12.42% 1
West Yorkshire +17 2 - -
Yorkshire +16 2 - -
Hampshire +14 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Halifax - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 - -
St Albans - 2 - -
North West +25 1 £375 -6.25%
Berkshire +21 1 £600 +26.31%
Reading +17 1 £600 +9.09%
Northampton - 1 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 1

Enterprise Storage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Enterprise Storage also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Enterprise Storage.

1 57 (64.04%) Linux
1 57 (64.04%) SAN
2 51 (57.30%) Unix
3 46 (51.69%) Solaris
4 44 (49.44%) Oracle
5 43 (48.31%) VMware
5 43 (48.31%) NAS
6 40 (44.94%) Red Hat
6 40 (44.94%) High Availability
7 38 (42.70%) Veritas
8 34 (38.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 33 (37.08%) NetApp
9 33 (37.08%) Sun
10 32 (35.96%) NetBackup
10 32 (35.96%) Veritas File System
11 31 (34.83%) Brocade
11 31 (34.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (32.58%) Microsoft
13 28 (31.46%) Cisco
14 27 (30.34%) Disaster Recovery
14 27 (30.34%) Finance
15 23 (25.84%) Nagios
16 22 (24.72%) Symantec
17 21 (23.60%) Change Control
17 21 (23.60%) Service Delivery
18 20 (22.47%) EMC
18 20 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
19 19 (21.35%) Team Foundation Server
20 18 (20.22%) Problem Management
20 18 (20.22%) Change Management

Enterprise Storage
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 3 (3.37%) IBM Notes
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (3.37%) SAS
2 2 (2.25%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.12%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (15.73%) MS Office
2 5 (5.62%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.37%) IaaS
2 3 (3.37%) Office 365
2 3 (3.37%) PaaS
2 3 (3.37%) SaaS
3 2 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 57 (64.04%) SAN
2 43 (48.31%) NAS
3 16 (17.98%) FTP
3 16 (17.98%) iSCSI
3 16 (17.98%) SSH
4 14 (15.73%) Fibre Channel
5 12 (13.48%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (13.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (13.48%) DNS
5 12 (13.48%) NetScaler
6 11 (12.36%) FCoE
6 11 (12.36%) LAN
6 11 (12.36%) WAN
7 10 (11.24%) DHCP
7 10 (11.24%) TCP/IP
8 9 (10.11%) SMTP
9 8 (8.99%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (8.99%) NX-OS
10 5 (5.62%) Firewall
11 4 (4.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (3.37%) Big Data
3 3 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.37%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.37%) QlikView
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (21.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
General
1 27 (30.34%) Finance
2 17 (19.10%) Legal
3 4 (4.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (46.07%) Administrator
2 37 (41.57%) Unix Administrator
3 33 (37.08%) Storage Administrator
4 27 (30.34%) Systems Administrator
5 26 (29.21%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 22 (24.72%) Storage Systems Administrator
7 17 (19.10%) Solaris Administrator
8 12 (13.48%) Analyst
9 11 (12.36%) Architect
10 9 (10.11%) SAN Administrator
10 9 (10.11%) SAN Storage Administrator
11 8 (8.99%) Solaris Systems Administrator
11 8 (8.99%) Unix Analyst
12 7 (7.87%) Support Analyst
13 5 (5.62%) Designer
13 5 (5.62%) Implementation Specialist
13 5 (5.62%) Linux Administrator
13 5 (5.62%) Network Designer
13 5 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (5.62%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) Web Services
2 3 (3.37%) Java SE
3 2 (2.25%) REST
3 2 (2.25%) SAML
4 1 (1.12%) .NET
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.22%) Data Centre
2 16 (17.98%) Replication
3 12 (13.48%) EMC VNX
4 10 (11.24%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
6 7 (7.87%) Clustering
6 7 (7.87%) Public Cloud
7 6 (6.74%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (4.49%) Derivative
8 4 (4.49%) Private Cloud
9 2 (2.25%) Celerra
9 2 (2.25%) HP Storage
9 2 (2.25%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (2.25%) PKI
10 1 (1.12%) CMDB
10 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
10 1 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (64.04%) Linux
2 51 (57.30%) Unix
3 46 (51.69%) Solaris
4 31 (34.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (17.98%) Windows
6 9 (10.11%) CentOS
7 7 (7.87%) Data ONTAP
7 7 (7.87%) HPUX
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.94%) High Availability
2 27 (30.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (23.60%) Change Control
3 21 (23.60%) Service Delivery
4 18 (20.22%) Change Management
4 18 (20.22%) Problem Management
5 16 (17.98%) Load Balancing
5 16 (17.98%) Migration
6 12 (13.48%) ITIL
7 11 (12.36%) Capacity Management
7 11 (12.36%) DevOps
8 9 (10.11%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (8.99%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.62%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.62%) IT Strategy
10 5 (5.62%) Security Patching
11 4 (4.49%) Network Design
11 4 (4.49%) Regulatory Compliance
11 4 (4.49%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.48%) Perl
1 12 (13.48%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.99%) Bash Shell
2 8 (8.99%) Python
3 7 (7.87%) Korn
4 4 (4.49%) Java
4 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.49%) SQL
5 1 (1.12%) C#
5 1 (1.12%) VB
5 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.25%) MCSE
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.12%) CCNA
4 1 (1.12%) CCNP
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.12%) MCSA
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 34 (38.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 32 (35.96%) Veritas File System
3 20 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
4 17 (19.10%) NFS
5 14 (15.73%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (12.36%) Hyper-V
7 7 (7.87%) XenApp
8 3 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (3.37%) SRDF
8 3 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.25%) vSphere
10 1 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.12%) Docker
10 1 (1.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (35.96%) NetBackup
2 23 (25.84%) Nagios
3 14 (15.73%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 11 (12.36%) EMC Navisphere
5 5 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.62%) Puppet
6 4 (4.49%) Ansible
6 4 (4.49%) EMC VPLEX
6 4 (4.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (4.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (4.49%) Salt
7 2 (2.25%) SCCM
8 1 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.12%) NetApp OnCommand
8 1 (1.12%) SCOM
8 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.12%) vMotion
Vendors
1 44 (49.44%) Oracle
2 43 (48.31%) VMware
3 40 (44.94%) Red Hat
4 38 (42.70%) Veritas
5 33 (37.08%) NetApp
5 33 (37.08%) Sun
6 31 (34.83%) Brocade
7 29 (32.58%) Microsoft
8 28 (31.46%) Cisco
9 22 (24.72%) Symantec
10 20 (22.47%) EMC
11 15 (16.85%) HP
12 11 (12.36%) CheckPoint
12 11 (12.36%) Citrix
13 9 (10.11%) 3PAR
13 9 (10.11%) F5
14 5 (5.62%) CommVault
15 4 (4.49%) Nimble Storage
16 3 (3.37%) Lotus
17 2 (2.25%) Isilon