The median contractor rate for a Storage Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Architect
UK
Rank 579 626 601
Rank change year-on-year +47 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Architect 17 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.030% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.032% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 13
Median daily rate £550 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -2.38% +23.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Storage Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Storage Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Storage Architect in the UK

Storage Architect
Top 18 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 24 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 +35 17 £550 +4.76% 1
London +34 9 £550 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £425 -
City of London - 3 £600 -
Birmingham - 3 £425 -
North West +29 2 £425 +6.25%
Berkshire +23 1 £600 +9.09%
South East +19 1 £600 +14.28%
Reading +18 1 £600 +9.09%
Lancashire +18 1 £425 +6.25%
East of England - 1 £600 -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £600 -
Preston - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 £600 -
Atherstone - 1 - -

Storage Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 15 (51.72%) VMware
2 13 (44.83%) EMC
3 12 (41.38%) NetApp
3 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (37.93%) SAN
5 10 (34.48%) IBM
6 9 (31.03%) Windows
6 9 (31.03%) Migration
6 9 (31.03%) 3PAR
6 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
7 8 (27.59%) Cisco
7 8 (27.59%) Linux
8 7 (24.14%) HP
8 7 (24.14%) Finance
9 6 (20.69%) ITIL
10 5 (17.24%) Brocade
10 5 (17.24%) Unix
11 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
11 4 (13.79%) Change Management
11 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
11 4 (13.79%) Dell
11 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
11 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
11 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (10.34%) EMC VMAX
12 3 (10.34%) Trend Analysis
12 3 (10.34%) Product Management
12 3 (10.34%) Symmetrix DMX
12 3 (10.34%) SRDF
12 3 (10.34%) vSphere

Storage Architect Skill Set
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) NetSuite
1 1 (3.45%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) IaaS
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) SAN
2 3 (10.34%) Network Security
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Electronics
3 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Publishing
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) COM
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) CLARiiON
3 3 (10.34%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (10.34%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.90%) EMC VNX
4 2 (6.90%) HP Storage
4 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
4 2 (6.90%) Replication
4 2 (6.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.45%) FlexPod
5 1 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Unix
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.90%) Solaris
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) AIX
6 1 (3.45%) HPUX
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Change Management
3 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
3 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
4 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (10.34%) Escalation Management
4 3 (10.34%) IT Strategy
4 3 (10.34%) Product Management
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Trend Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Workflow
5 2 (6.90%) BCP
5 2 (6.90%) Line Management
5 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.45%) Change Control
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.45%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C
2 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) SRDF
2 3 (10.34%) vSphere
3 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) vCloud
4 1 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Tivoli
1 3 (10.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.45%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (3.45%) vMotion
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) VMware
2 13 (44.83%) EMC
3 12 (41.38%) NetApp
4 10 (34.48%) IBM
5 9 (31.03%) 3PAR
6 8 (27.59%) Cisco
7 7 (24.14%) HP
8 5 (17.24%) Brocade
9 4 (13.79%) Dell
9 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 2 (6.90%) CODA
10 2 (6.90%) Oracle
10 2 (6.90%) Zerto
11 1 (3.45%) BMC
11 1 (3.45%) Epicor
11 1 (3.45%) Google
11 1 (3.45%) Hitachi
11 1 (3.45%) Sage
11 1 (3.45%) SolidFire
11 1 (3.45%) Veritas