Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Storage Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 765 716 716
Rank change year-on-year -49 0 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Engineer 112 165 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 109 101
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £275
90th Percentile £481 £455 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -2.86% -6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
UK median hourly rate - £27.38 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.30% -15.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.38 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +3.30% -3.64%

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 November 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 16 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 21 November 2017. 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 -33 104 £363 -3.27% 4
UK excluding London -36 72 £340 -2.86% 3
London -17 40 £425 +6.25% 1
North of England +25 25 £310 -4.62%
South East -26 21 £400 +6.67% 2
North East +38 17 £320 -
South West -2 8 £437 - 1
North West +24 7 £280 -25.33%
Midlands +17 6 £388 -13.89%
East Midlands +3 4 £375 -
East of England -4 4 £343 +34.31%
Scotland -9 4 £400 -
Wales +14 3 £375 -
West Midlands +16 2 £400 -11.11%
Yorkshire +21 1 £308 -31.67%
Northern Ireland -49 1 - -

Storage Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 81 (72.32%) SAN
2 65 (58.04%) Windows
3 57 (50.89%) Linux
4 53 (47.32%) EMC
5 48 (42.86%) VMware
6 46 (41.07%) Cisco
7 43 (38.39%) NetApp
8 40 (35.71%) Brocade
9 37 (33.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 37 (33.04%) NetBackup
10 36 (32.14%) HP
11 35 (31.25%) NAS
12 33 (29.46%) Veritas
13 31 (27.68%) Solaris
14 29 (25.89%) Unix
14 29 (25.89%) Finance
15 28 (25.00%) Security Cleared
16 27 (24.11%) Fibre Channel
17 25 (22.32%) AIX
18 24 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 24 (21.43%) Symantec
18 24 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 23 (20.54%) SC Cleared
19 23 (20.54%) Microsoft
20 21 (18.75%) Replication
21 19 (16.96%) Performance Tuning
21 19 (16.96%) VMware ESXi
21 19 (16.96%) EMC VNX
21 19 (16.96%) Windows Server
22 18 (16.07%) 3PAR

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 4 (3.57%) Apache
1 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.68%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.89%) JBoss
3 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 81 (72.32%) SAN
2 35 (31.25%) NAS
3 27 (24.11%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.46%) Firewall
6 4 (3.57%) iSCSI
6 4 (3.57%) VLAN
7 3 (2.68%) LAN
7 3 (2.68%) LDAP
7 3 (2.68%) WAN
8 2 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.79%) DHCP
8 2 (1.79%) DNS
8 2 (1.79%) MPLS
8 2 (1.79%) SNMP
8 2 (1.79%) SSL
9 1 (0.89%) BGP
9 1 (0.89%) FCoE
9 1 (0.89%) Network Security
9 1 (0.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) ObjectStore
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (25.89%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Banking
3 7 (6.25%) Legal
4 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Local Government
5 2 (1.79%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Automotive
6 1 (0.89%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) X-Windows
2 3 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.89%) JSON
3 1 (0.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Replication
2 19 (16.96%) EMC VNX
3 13 (11.61%) Data Centre
4 12 (10.71%) EMC VMAX
5 9 (8.04%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (7.14%) HP Storage
7 7 (6.25%) EMC VNXe
7 7 (6.25%) Management Information System
8 6 (5.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 5 (4.46%) EMC Centera
9 5 (4.46%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (3.57%) CLARiiON
11 3 (2.68%) CMDB
12 2 (1.79%) Clustering
12 2 (1.79%) FlexPod
13 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (58.04%) Windows
2 57 (50.89%) Linux
3 31 (27.68%) Solaris
4 29 (25.89%) Unix
5 25 (22.32%) AIX
6 24 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (16.96%) Windows Server
8 10 (8.93%) Data ONTAP
8 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (4.46%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.68%) CoreOS
11 3 (2.68%) Debian
11 3 (2.68%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.89%) CentOS
13 1 (0.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.96%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (15.18%) Performance Monitoring
3 14 (12.50%) ITIL
4 11 (9.82%) Migration
5 8 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 7 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 7 (6.25%) Information Security
7 6 (5.36%) Break/Fix
7 6 (5.36%) Change Management
7 6 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.46%) BCP
8 5 (4.46%) Capacity Management
8 5 (4.46%) High Availability
8 5 (4.46%) Investment Management
8 5 (4.46%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (4.46%) Workflow
9 4 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.57%) QMS
9 4 (3.57%) Quality Management
9 4 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.25%) SQL
3 4 (3.57%) Python
4 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.68%) Ruby
5 2 (1.79%) C
5 2 (1.79%) C#
5 2 (1.79%) Java
5 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.89%) Perl
6 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.57%) RHCE
4 3 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.79%) Degree
5 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) MCSE
5 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.79%) NCDA
5 2 (1.79%) NCIE
6 1 (0.89%) CCIE
6 1 (0.89%) CCNA
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.89%) MCSA
6 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.89%) VCAP
6 1 (0.89%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) SLA
2 5 (4.46%) PMO
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (33.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (16.96%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (16.07%) vSphere
4 17 (15.18%) NFS
5 12 (10.71%) Active Directory
6 11 (9.82%) Firmware
7 10 (8.93%) Hyper-V
8 7 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (6.25%) Veritas File System
9 5 (4.46%) SRDF
9 5 (4.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (3.57%) XenServer
11 3 (2.68%) Docker
11 3 (2.68%) KVM
11 3 (2.68%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (2.68%) Samba
11 3 (2.68%) XenApp
12 2 (1.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (1.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 37 (33.04%) NetBackup
2 24 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 17 (15.18%) HP Data Protector
4 15 (13.39%) EMC NetWorker
5 12 (10.71%) Backup Exec
6 9 (8.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (4.46%) Ansible
7 5 (4.46%) EMC TimeFinder
7 5 (4.46%) NetApp OnCommand
7 5 (4.46%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (4.46%) SCCM
7 5 (4.46%) vCenter Server
8 4 (3.57%) EMC VPLEX
9 3 (2.68%) Kibana
9 3 (2.68%) logstash
9 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (2.68%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (2.68%) Rancher
9 3 (2.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (47.32%) EMC
2 48 (42.86%) VMware
3 46 (41.07%) Cisco
4 43 (38.39%) NetApp
5 40 (35.71%) Brocade
6 36 (32.14%) HP
7 33 (29.46%) Veritas
8 24 (21.43%) Symantec
9 23 (20.54%) Microsoft
10 18 (16.07%) 3PAR
10 18 (16.07%) Red Hat
11 17 (15.18%) IBM
12 11 (9.82%) Dell
13 10 (8.93%) Hitachi
14 9 (8.04%) Veeam
15 8 (7.14%) Citrix
16 6 (5.36%) Oracle
17 5 (4.46%) CommVault
18 2 (1.79%) arcserve
18 2 (1.79%) SolarWinds