The median contractor rate for a Storage Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Storage Administrator
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 597 589
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Administrator 26 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.079% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.083% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 20
Median daily rate £425 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% +13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £268 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £355 £413
% change year-on-year +19.71% -13.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Storage Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Storage Administrator in the UK

Storage Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Storage Administrator in the UK

Storage Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Storage Administrator in the UK

Storage Administrator
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Storage Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +29 24 £443 +36.15% 2
South East +24 22 £475 +33.80%
Surrey +13 22 £475 +53.22%
Epsom +8 14 £400 -
London +9 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 £425 -
Liverpool - 1 £410 -
Merseyside - 1 £410 -
North West - 1 £410 -

Storage Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Storage Administrator 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 featuring Storage Administrator in the job title.

1 40 (88.89%) SAN
2 39 (86.67%) Linux
3 38 (84.44%) Unix
4 35 (77.78%) Red Hat
5 34 (75.56%) Veritas
5 34 (75.56%) Solaris
5 34 (75.56%) Oracle
6 33 (73.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 32 (71.11%) NAS
8 31 (68.89%) Veritas File System
8 31 (68.89%) High Availability
8 31 (68.89%) Sun
9 29 (64.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 24 (53.33%) Finance
11 22 (48.89%) NetBackup
11 22 (48.89%) Symantec
12 19 (42.22%) Service Delivery
13 18 (40.00%) Change Management
13 18 (40.00%) NetApp
13 18 (40.00%) Change Control
13 18 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (40.00%) Problem Management
14 17 (37.78%) Legal
15 16 (35.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (33.33%) Brocade
17 14 (31.11%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (28.89%) FTP
18 13 (28.89%) SSH
19 12 (26.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
19 12 (26.67%) Nagios

Storage Administrator Skill Set
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 2 (4.44%) SAS
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 40 (88.89%) SAN
2 32 (71.11%) NAS
3 13 (28.89%) FTP
3 13 (28.89%) SSH
4 10 (22.22%) iSCSI
5 4 (8.89%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.22%) DNS
6 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.22%) GIS
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 24 (53.33%) Finance
2 17 (37.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (73.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (17.78%) EMC VNX
3 6 (13.33%) Replication
4 2 (4.44%) Clustering
5 1 (2.22%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (86.67%) Linux
2 38 (84.44%) Unix
3 34 (75.56%) Solaris
4 16 (35.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (15.56%) HPUX
6 5 (11.11%) Windows
7 3 (6.67%) Data ONTAP
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.22%) AIX
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) High Availability
2 19 (42.22%) Service Delivery
3 18 (40.00%) Change Control
3 18 (40.00%) Change Management
3 18 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 14 (31.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 8 (17.78%) Capacity Management
7 5 (11.11%) ITIL
8 2 (4.44%) Data Deduplication
8 2 (4.44%) Migration
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.44%) Regulatory Compliance
9 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.22%) Coaching
9 1 (2.22%) Operations Management
9 1 (2.22%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (2.22%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) EMC Certification
1 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) RHCE
2 1 (2.22%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (68.89%) Veritas File System
2 29 (64.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 11 (24.44%) NFS
4 10 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (48.89%) NetBackup
2 12 (26.67%) Nagios
2 12 (26.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 10 (22.22%) EMC Navisphere
4 4 (8.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Simpana
5 3 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (4.44%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
7 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.22%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 35 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 34 (75.56%) Oracle
2 34 (75.56%) Veritas
3 31 (68.89%) Sun
4 22 (48.89%) Symantec
5 18 (40.00%) NetApp
6 15 (33.33%) Brocade
7 11 (24.44%) EMC
8 5 (11.11%) IBM
9 4 (8.89%) VMware
10 3 (6.67%) HP
10 3 (6.67%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
11 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
12 1 (2.22%) 3PAR
12 1 (2.22%) Cisco
12 1 (2.22%) SAP