The median contractor rate for a Storage Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Architect
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 623 608
Rank change year-on-year +28 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Architect 19 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.048% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.051% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 34
Median daily rate £563 £528 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.63% +9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £417 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £520 £455
% change year-on-year +3.36% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 -

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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Storage Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Storage Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Storage Architect in the UK

Storage Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Storage Architect in the UK

Storage Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Storage Architect over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Storage Architect in the UK

Storage Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Storage Architect in the UK

Storage Architect
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Storage Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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 +21 19 £563 +6.63%
UK excluding London +57 14 £538 +3.36%
North of England +54 8 £525 +5.00%
London +5 5 £588 +1.29%
South East +11 3 £500 -23.07%
East of England - 3 £556 -

Storage Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Storage Architect 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 Architect in the job title.

1 19 (55.88%) EMC
2 15 (44.12%) Data Centre
3 14 (41.18%) SAN
4 13 (38.24%) HP
4 13 (38.24%) VMware
5 12 (35.29%) Migration
5 12 (35.29%) Cisco
5 12 (35.29%) 3PAR
6 9 (26.47%) NetApp
6 9 (26.47%) Windows
6 9 (26.47%) Brocade
7 8 (23.53%) Data Migration
7 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (23.53%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (17.65%) Linux
8 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
9 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (14.71%) Unix
9 5 (14.71%) SQL
9 5 (14.71%) ITIL
10 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (11.76%) Finance
10 4 (11.76%) Isilon
10 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
10 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
11 3 (8.82%) HP Storage
11 3 (8.82%) Google
11 3 (8.82%) SQL Server

Storage Architect 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 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) NetSuite
1 1 (2.94%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) Dropbox
3 2 (5.88%) Google Drive
3 2 (5.88%) IaaS
3 2 (5.88%) PaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.94%) Office 365
4 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) SAN
2 8 (23.53%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (5.88%) NAS
4 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Billing
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Publishing
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) HP Storage
4 2 (5.88%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (5.88%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (2.94%) CLARiiON
5 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.94%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.94%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
3 5 (14.71%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) AIX
5 1 (2.94%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (2.94%) HPUX
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Migration
2 8 (23.53%) Data Migration
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Business Transformation
4 2 (5.88%) Change Management
4 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.94%) Data Encryption
5 1 (2.94%) Escalation Management
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.94%) Presales
5 1 (2.94%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (2.94%) Server Building
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) EMC Certification
4 1 (2.94%) MCP
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) NCSA
4 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) SRDF
3 1 (2.94%) vCloud
3 1 (2.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (2.94%) PaperCut
2 1 (2.94%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) EMC
2 13 (38.24%) HP
2 13 (38.24%) VMware
3 12 (35.29%) 3PAR
3 12 (35.29%) Cisco
4 9 (26.47%) Brocade
4 9 (26.47%) NetApp
5 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.76%) Isilon
7 3 (8.82%) Citrix
7 3 (8.82%) Google
7 3 (8.82%) Hitachi
7 3 (8.82%) IBM
8 2 (5.88%) Acronis
8 2 (5.88%) CODA
8 2 (5.88%) Dell
8 2 (5.88%) Oracle
8 2 (5.88%) Veritas
9 1 (2.94%) BMC
9 1 (2.94%) Sage