The median contractor rate for a Storage Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 568 528
Rank change year-on-year -9 -40  
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Engineer 28 80 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 45 48
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £473 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £260
% change year-on-year -11.94% +52.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £63.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.50% +57.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £63.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -36.50% +57.50%  

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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 1489 1590 2025
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 £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Storage Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 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 +8 26 £375 -3.22% 6
London +21 8 £448 +19.33% 1
Yorkshire +19 6 £325 - 1
South Yorkshire +2 3 £325 -
South East -8 3 £388 -
West Yorkshire +18 2 £350 - 1
West Midlands +14 2 £325 -
East of England -1 2 £488 +25.00%
East Midlands -5 2 £300 -14.28%
South West -9 2 £451 +20.13% 1
Leicestershire - 2 £300 -
Doncaster - 2 £325 -
North West +27 1 £350 -11.39% 3
Berkshire +22 1 £325 -10.95%
Scotland +16 1 £378 -8.26%
Reading +11 1 £325 -
Sheffield +1 1 - -
Surrey -3 1 £500 +53.84%
Bridgend - 1 £250 -
Somerset - 1 £451 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £250 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £325 -
Crawley - 1 £388 -
Huddersfield - 1 £325 -
Bradford - 1 £375 -
Chippenham - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £363 -

Storage Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Storage Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (49.45%) SAN
2 42 (46.15%) EMC
3 41 (45.05%) Windows
4 38 (41.76%) Linux
5 36 (39.56%) VMware
6 32 (35.16%) NetApp
7 25 (27.47%) Cisco
8 24 (26.37%) Windows Server
9 22 (24.18%) Finance
10 20 (21.98%) Unix
10 20 (21.98%) SC Cleared
10 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
11 19 (20.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (20.88%) HP
12 18 (19.78%) Microsoft
12 18 (19.78%) Data Centre
12 18 (19.78%) EMC VNX
13 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (17.58%) NAS
14 16 (17.58%) IBM
14 16 (17.58%) Red Hat
15 14 (15.38%) 3PAR
15 14 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (14.29%) Active Directory
16 13 (14.29%) Solaris
17 12 (13.19%) ITIL
17 12 (13.19%) Migration
17 12 (13.19%) Brocade
17 12 (13.19%) EMC VMAX
18 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012

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 5 (5.49%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.10%) Odoo
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.10%) IaaS
2 1 (1.10%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (1.10%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) PaaS
2 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (49.45%) SAN
2 16 (17.58%) NAS
3 9 (9.89%) WAN
4 8 (8.79%) Firewall
5 7 (7.69%) LAN
6 5 (5.49%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (4.40%) DHCP
7 4 (4.40%) DNS
8 3 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.20%) FTP
9 2 (2.20%) LDAP
9 2 (2.20%) Network Security
9 2 (2.20%) SSH
9 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.10%) Skype
10 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.10%) VLAN
10 1 (1.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (24.18%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Banking
3 6 (6.59%) Law
4 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.20%) Back Office
5 2 (2.20%) Electronics
5 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.10%) COM
2 1 (1.10%) CSS
2 1 (1.10%) HTML
2 1 (1.10%) Web Services
2 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.78%) Data Centre
1 18 (19.78%) EMC VNX
2 12 (13.19%) EMC VMAX
3 7 (7.69%) CLARiiON
4 5 (5.49%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (5.49%) Mainframe
4 5 (5.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.40%) Clustering
5 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (4.40%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.20%) Celerra
6 2 (2.20%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (2.20%) Replication
6 2 (2.20%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (1.10%) AS400
7 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.10%) iSeries
7 1 (1.10%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 41 (45.05%) Windows
2 38 (41.76%) Linux
3 24 (26.37%) Windows Server
4 20 (21.98%) Unix
5 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (14.29%) Solaris
8 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (6.59%) AIX
9 6 (6.59%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.20%) SUSE
11 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.20%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.10%) CentOS
12 1 (1.10%) HPUX
12 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.19%) ITIL
1 12 (13.19%) Migration
2 10 (10.99%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (4.40%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.30%) Capacity Management
4 3 (3.30%) Converged Infrastructure
4 3 (3.30%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (3.30%) Project Management
5 2 (2.20%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.20%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.20%) High Availability
5 2 (2.20%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.20%) Network Design
5 2 (2.20%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (2.20%) Quality Management
5 2 (2.20%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.20%) Storage Virtualisation
5 2 (2.20%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (2.20%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) Shell Script
2 8 (8.79%) SQL
3 5 (5.49%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.20%) Python
5 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.10%) Perl
5 1 (1.10%) Ruby
5 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (21.98%) SC Cleared
1 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.20%) CCNA
4 2 (2.20%) MCSE
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.10%) Degree
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.10%) NCDA
5 1 (1.10%) NCIE
5 1 (1.10%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (20.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.49%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (3.30%) VMware Server
5 3 (3.30%) XenApp
5 3 (3.30%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.20%) NFS
6 2 (2.20%) SRDF
6 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.20%) vSphere
7 1 (1.10%) Firmware
7 1 (1.10%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (5.49%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (4.40%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.30%) Puppet
5 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.20%) SCCM
6 1 (1.10%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.10%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.10%) Nagios
6 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.10%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.10%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 42 (46.15%) EMC
2 36 (39.56%) VMware
3 32 (35.16%) NetApp
4 25 (27.47%) Cisco
5 19 (20.88%) HP
6 18 (19.78%) Microsoft
7 16 (17.58%) IBM
7 16 (17.58%) Red Hat
8 14 (15.38%) 3PAR
9 12 (13.19%) Brocade
10 8 (8.79%) Dell
10 8 (8.79%) Hitachi
11 6 (6.59%) Citrix
11 6 (6.59%) F5
12 5 (5.49%) Isilon
12 5 (5.49%) Veritas
13 4 (4.40%) CommVault
14 3 (3.30%) Fujitsu
14 3 (3.30%) Oracle
15 2 (2.20%) Forcepoint