Period
to 20 August 2017

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 6 months to 20 August 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.

Enterprise Storage
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 791 828 799
Rank change year-on-year +37 -29 -52
Contract jobs citing Enterprise Storage 60 85 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.078% 0.077%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 43
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% -6.25%
10th Percentile £273 £305 £294
90th Percentile £501 £484 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +16.60% - +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £16.28 £41.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.29% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £41.00 -
% change year-on-year -60.29% - -

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 31929 35986 35982
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.39% 33.18% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20866 23573 22478
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £265 £253 £238
90th Percentile £644 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 974 1204 1396
UK median hourly rate £21.28 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.22 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%

Enterprise Storage
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Enterprise Storage as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 August 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Enterprise Storage.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Enterprise Storage in the UK

Enterprise Storage
Top 14 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 6 months to 20 August 2017. 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
England +39 54 £425 +13.33% 19
UK excluding London +65 42 £437 +16.60% 16
South East +27 23 £488 +25.00% 6
London -2 15 £425 +7.59% 3
South West +6 8 £425 +30.77% 2
Midlands +38 3 £400 +14.29% 7
North of England +33 3 £413 +10.00% 1
North West +36 2 £413 +3.13% 1
East Midlands -10 2 £375 +15.38% 2
East of England - 2 £550 -
Wales - 2 £350 -
West Midlands +44 1 £400 +6.67% 5
Scotland +26 1 £450 +40.63%
Yorkshire +19 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 45 (75.00%) SAN
2 39 (65.00%) NAS
3 37 (61.67%) NetApp
3 37 (61.67%) NetBackup
4 36 (60.00%) Linux
5 35 (58.33%) Unix
5 35 (58.33%) Windows
6 34 (56.67%) Solaris
7 28 (46.67%) Microsoft
7 28 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (45.00%) EMC
9 26 (43.33%) Veritas
9 26 (43.33%) VMware
10 24 (40.00%) Red Hat
10 24 (40.00%) Brocade
11 23 (38.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (38.33%) NFS
12 22 (36.67%) Fibre Channel
13 21 (35.00%) Veritas File System
13 21 (35.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 21 (35.00%) Finance
14 18 (30.00%) Migration
14 18 (30.00%) Symantec
14 18 (30.00%) Load Balancing
15 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
15 17 (28.33%) Legal
15 17 (28.33%) Disaster Recovery
16 16 (26.67%) Cisco
17 15 (25.00%) Nagios
17 15 (25.00%) TCP/IP

Enterprise Storage
Co-occurring 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 4 (6.67%) IIS
2 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) Apache
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (6.67%) IaaS
3 4 (6.67%) Office 365
4 1 (1.67%) Dropbox
4 1 (1.67%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 45 (75.00%) SAN
2 39 (65.00%) NAS
3 22 (36.67%) Fibre Channel
4 15 (25.00%) DHCP
4 15 (25.00%) DNS
4 15 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 10 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 10 (16.67%) SMTP
6 8 (13.33%) LDAP
7 5 (8.33%) WAN
8 4 (6.67%) Ethernet
8 4 (6.67%) FTP
8 4 (6.67%) LAN
8 4 (6.67%) SSH
9 3 (5.00%) VLAN
10 2 (3.33%) BGP
10 2 (3.33%) DMZ
10 2 (3.33%) EIGRP
10 2 (3.33%) Network Security
10 2 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) Big Data
4 1 (1.67%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 17 (28.33%) Legal
3 2 (3.33%) Back Office
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Analyst
1 13 (21.67%) NetApp Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Administrator
2 10 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
2 10 (16.67%) Unix Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Storage Administrator
4 8 (13.33%) Consultant
5 7 (11.67%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (11.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Solaris Administrator
6 6 (10.00%) Storage Systems Administrator
7 5 (8.33%) Unix Support
8 4 (6.67%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.67%) Storage Consultant
8 4 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Unix Support Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Linux Support
9 3 (5.00%) SAN Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Replication
2 14 (23.33%) Data Centre
3 8 (13.33%) Clustering
3 8 (13.33%) Private Cloud
4 6 (10.00%) Derivative
5 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 4 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (5.00%) NHS
8 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.33%) EMC VNX
8 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (60.00%) Linux
2 35 (58.33%) Unix
2 35 (58.33%) Windows
3 34 (56.67%) Solaris
4 28 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (18.33%) CentOS
6 7 (11.67%) Data ONTAP
6 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.33%) HPUX
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) Load Balancing
1 18 (30.00%) Migration
2 17 (28.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (25.00%) High Availability
4 14 (23.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (18.33%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (16.67%) Capacity Management
6 10 (16.67%) ITIL
7 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 6 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
8 6 (10.00%) DevOps
9 5 (8.33%) Business Continuity
9 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (8.33%) Change Control
9 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 5 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
9 5 (8.33%) Security Patching
9 5 (8.33%) Service Management
9 5 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) Perl
1 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
2 12 (20.00%) Python
3 11 (18.33%) Bash Shell
4 9 (15.00%) Korn
5 7 (11.67%) SQL
6 6 (10.00%) Java
6 6 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) MCSA
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) CCNA
3 3 (5.00%) CCNP
3 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.33%) MCSE
4 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.67%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.67%) EMC Certification
5 1 (1.67%) NCSA
5 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (38.33%) NFS
1 23 (38.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (35.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 21 (35.00%) Veritas File System
3 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
4 15 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 13 (21.67%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (8.33%) Firmware
7 4 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (5.00%) XenApp
9 2 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (3.33%) vSphere
9 2 (3.33%) Xen
10 1 (1.67%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.67%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (61.67%) NetBackup
2 15 (25.00%) Nagios
3 14 (23.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (13.33%) Puppet
5 6 (10.00%) Ansible
5 6 (10.00%) Salt
5 6 (10.00%) SCOM
5 6 (10.00%) vCenter Server
6 5 (8.33%) SCCM
7 4 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (5.00%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (3.33%) SCOrch
10 1 (1.67%) BladeLogic
10 1 (1.67%) EMC VPLEX
10 1 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 37 (61.67%) NetApp
2 28 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 27 (45.00%) EMC
4 26 (43.33%) Veritas
4 26 (43.33%) VMware
5 24 (40.00%) Brocade
5 24 (40.00%) Red Hat
6 18 (30.00%) Symantec
7 16 (26.67%) Cisco
8 12 (20.00%) Oracle
9 9 (15.00%) Sun
10 7 (11.67%) Citrix
10 7 (11.67%) Hitachi
11 6 (10.00%) CommVault
11 6 (10.00%) HP
12 4 (6.67%) Remedy
13 3 (5.00%) Dell
14 2 (3.33%) arcserve
14 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
15 1 (1.67%) 3PAR