Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Storage Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 746 768 738
Rank change year-on-year +22 -30 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Engineer 151 118 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 76 106
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £278
90th Percentile £523 £481 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +17.65% -9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £27.38
10th Percentile £25.00 - £21.24
90th Percentile £42.40 - £28.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - £27.38

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,876 97,253 98,078
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,458 64,424 63,970
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,055 2,850 3,319
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

Storage Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Storage Engineer in the UK

Storage Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Storage Engineer in the UK

Storage Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Storage Engineer over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Storage Engineer in the UK

Storage Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Storage Engineer in the UK

Storage Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Storage Engineer over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Storage Engineer in the UK

Storage Engineer
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 Storage Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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 +25 145 £401 +13.54% 24
UK excluding London +17 123 £400 +17.65% 21
South East +25 67 £438 +9.38% 6
North of England -4 30 £325 +4.84% 3
London -6 26 £425 - 3
Yorkshire +12 17 £321 +4.39% 2
North West -8 13 £338 +20.54% 1
East of England -2 10 £420 +22.63% 2
South West -33 7 £483 +10.35% 4
Midlands -11 5 £338 -10.00% 6
West Midlands -19 3 £338 -15.63% 3
East Midlands +8 2 £281 -25.00% 3
Scotland -16 2 £303 -32.78%
Wales -27 2 £300 -20.00%

Storage Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Storage Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Storage Engineer in the job title.

1 94 (62.25%) NetApp
2 63 (41.72%) VMware
3 62 (41.06%) EMC
4 56 (37.09%) Data Centre
5 52 (34.44%) Windows
6 46 (30.46%) SAN
7 42 (27.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 41 (27.15%) Isilon
9 31 (20.53%) ITIL
9 31 (20.53%) NAS
10 29 (19.21%) Data ONTAP
10 29 (19.21%) HP
11 26 (17.22%) NFS
11 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
12 23 (15.23%) iSCSI
12 23 (15.23%) Finance
12 23 (15.23%) Brocade
13 22 (14.57%) NetBackup
13 22 (14.57%) Linux
14 19 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (12.58%) Unix
14 19 (12.58%) Migration
14 19 (12.58%) Storage Management
15 18 (11.92%) Data Protection
15 18 (11.92%) NCDA
15 18 (11.92%) HP Storage
15 18 (11.92%) NCSIE
16 17 (11.26%) Dell
17 16 (10.60%) Cisco
18 14 (9.27%) vSphere

Storage Engineer 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 6 (3.97%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.66%) Apache
3 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.66%) IIS
3 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.62%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.99%) Office 365
3 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.66%) G Suite
4 1 (0.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (30.46%) SAN
2 31 (20.53%) NAS
3 23 (15.23%) iSCSI
4 14 (9.27%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (2.65%) DNS
6 3 (1.99%) DHCP
6 3 (1.99%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.32%) Internet
7 2 (1.32%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.66%) Firewall
8 1 (0.66%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.66%) SMS
8 1 (0.66%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) JIRA
General
1 23 (15.23%) Finance
2 7 (4.64%) Financial Institution
3 4 (2.65%) Law
4 2 (1.32%) Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Local Government
5 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.99%) .NET
2 2 (1.32%) .NET Core
2 2 (1.32%) Flash
2 2 (1.32%) Middleware
3 1 (0.66%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 56 (37.09%) Data Centre
2 18 (11.92%) HP Storage
3 14 (9.27%) Clustering
4 13 (8.61%) EMC VNX
5 11 (7.28%) EMC VMAX
6 9 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (5.96%) Data Structures
6 9 (5.96%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (3.31%) Replication
9 4 (2.65%) HP StoreVirtual
9 4 (2.65%) IBM Storwize
10 3 (1.99%) FlexPod
11 2 (1.32%) CMDB
11 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 1 (0.66%) Blog
12 1 (0.66%) EMC Centera
12 1 (0.66%) HP Superdome
12 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (34.44%) Windows
2 29 (19.21%) Data ONTAP
3 22 (14.57%) Linux
4 19 (12.58%) Unix
5 13 (8.61%) Windows Server
6 9 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.64%) Solaris
8 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.97%) AIX
10 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.66%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (20.53%) ITIL
3 19 (12.58%) Migration
3 19 (12.58%) Storage Management
4 18 (11.92%) Data Protection
5 13 (8.61%) Proactive Monitoring
6 12 (7.95%) Configuration Management
6 12 (7.95%) Mentoring
6 12 (7.95%) Performance Management
7 11 (7.28%) Workflow
8 9 (5.96%) Benchmarking
8 9 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (5.96%) Project Management
9 8 (5.30%) Change Control
9 8 (5.30%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.64%) Business Continuity
11 6 (3.97%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (3.31%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.62%) Perl
2 9 (5.96%) SQL
3 7 (4.64%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.65%) Python
5 3 (1.99%) C
6 2 (1.32%) C#
6 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (11.92%) NCDA
1 18 (11.92%) NCSIE
2 12 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.28%) NCIE
4 5 (3.31%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.32%) MCSE
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.32%) SNIA Certification
8 1 (0.66%) CCNA
8 1 (0.66%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.66%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.66%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.66%) MCSA
8 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 26 (17.22%) NFS
2 19 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.27%) vSphere
4 13 (8.61%) Firmware
4 13 (8.61%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (7.95%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (6.62%) Active Directory
7 8 (5.30%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.99%) XenApp
9 2 (1.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.32%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (14.57%) NetBackup
2 8 (5.30%) NetApp OnCommand
3 7 (4.64%) vCenter Server
4 6 (3.97%) vMotion
5 4 (2.65%) EMC VPLEX
5 4 (2.65%) SCCM
5 4 (2.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.99%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.66%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.66%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.66%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.66%) SCOM
8 1 (0.66%) Simpana
8 1 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 94 (62.25%) NetApp
2 63 (41.72%) VMware
3 62 (41.06%) EMC
4 41 (27.15%) Isilon
5 29 (19.21%) HP
6 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
7 23 (15.23%) Brocade
8 17 (11.26%) Dell
9 16 (10.60%) Cisco
10 8 (5.30%) Citrix
10 8 (5.30%) Veritas
11 7 (4.64%) CommVault
11 7 (4.64%) IBM
12 5 (3.31%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.31%) Nimble Storage
13 4 (2.65%) Oracle
14 2 (1.32%) Dell Compellent
14 2 (1.32%) ServiceNow
14 2 (1.32%) Symantec
15 1 (0.66%) Compaq