Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Storage Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 741 778 742
Rank change year-on-year +37 -36 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Engineer 139 107 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 68 79
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £301 £280 £312
90th Percentile £588 £538 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
UK median hourly rate £32.75 - £33.69
10th Percentile £23.43 - £27.57
90th Percentile £41.08 - £38.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - £33.69

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 93,776 96,370 91,048
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.87% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,101 63,996 59,365
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £253
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,932 2,863 3,248
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.93 £10.63
90th Percentile £49.47 £48.75 £47.50
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 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 +50 135 £425 +6.25% 19
UK excluding London +28 103 £420 +12.00% 18
South East +26 54 £450 +12.50% 8
London +9 36 £425 - 2
North of England -10 20 £345 +1.47% 5
South West -25 13 £479 +59.58%
Yorkshire -4 10 £352 -2.83% 5
North West -16 10 £345 +6.56%
East of England +10 7 £420 +22.63% 1
Midlands -9 5 £348 -10.32% 3
West Midlands -16 3 £348 -13.13% 1
East Midlands +1 2 £281 -25.00% 2
Scotland -2 2 £303 -32.78%
Wales - 2 £300 - 1

Storage Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 80 (57.55%) NetApp
2 61 (43.88%) EMC
3 51 (36.69%) Windows
4 45 (32.37%) VMware
5 44 (31.65%) Data Centre
6 42 (30.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 41 (29.50%) SAN
8 30 (21.58%) NAS
8 30 (21.58%) Isilon
9 29 (20.86%) Microsoft
9 29 (20.86%) HP
10 28 (20.14%) Finance
11 25 (17.99%) ITIL
12 24 (17.27%) Brocade
13 23 (16.55%) iSCSI
13 23 (16.55%) Data ONTAP
14 22 (15.83%) Data Protection
14 22 (15.83%) NFS
14 22 (15.83%) Storage Management
15 20 (14.39%) Unix
15 20 (14.39%) HP Storage
16 19 (13.67%) Linux
17 18 (12.95%) Security Cleared
18 16 (11.51%) Migration
18 16 (11.51%) Dell
19 15 (10.79%) NetBackup
19 15 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
19 15 (10.79%) Virtual Machines
20 14 (10.07%) Fibre Channel
20 14 (10.07%) Cloud Computing

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 7 (5.04%) Apache
1 7 (5.04%) IIS
1 7 (5.04%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.32%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.16%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.07%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.76%) Office 365
4 6 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (29.50%) SAN
2 30 (21.58%) NAS
3 23 (16.55%) iSCSI
4 14 (10.07%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (5.76%) Internet
6 3 (2.16%) DNS
7 2 (1.44%) DHCP
7 2 (1.44%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.44%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.44%) VSAN
8 1 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) JIRA
2 4 (2.88%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (20.14%) Finance
2 7 (5.04%) Financial Institution
3 6 (4.32%) Law
4 4 (2.88%) Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Local Government
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.76%) Middleware
2 7 (5.04%) SailPoint
3 2 (1.44%) Flash
4 1 (0.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (31.65%) Data Centre
2 20 (14.39%) HP Storage
3 11 (7.91%) EMC VNX
4 8 (5.76%) Clustering
4 8 (5.76%) EMC VMAX
5 7 (5.04%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (4.32%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (3.60%) HP StoreVirtual
7 5 (3.60%) Replication
8 3 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.16%) iSeries
8 3 (2.16%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.44%) Blog
9 2 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.44%) HP Superdome
9 2 (1.44%) PKI
10 1 (0.72%) EMC Centera
10 1 (0.72%) User Experience
10 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 51 (36.69%) Windows
2 23 (16.55%) Data ONTAP
3 20 (14.39%) Unix
4 19 (13.67%) Linux
5 13 (9.35%) Windows Server
6 11 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.04%) Solaris
7 7 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.32%) AIX
9 2 (1.44%) HPUX
9 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 25 (17.99%) ITIL
3 22 (15.83%) Data Protection
3 22 (15.83%) Storage Management
4 16 (11.51%) Migration
5 13 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (8.63%) Change Management
6 12 (8.63%) Project Management
7 11 (7.91%) Change Control
8 9 (6.47%) Performance Management
8 9 (6.47%) Workflow
9 8 (5.76%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.76%) DevOps
9 8 (5.76%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (5.04%) Identity Management
10 7 (5.04%) ITIL V2
10 7 (5.04%) Proactive Monitoring
10 7 (5.04%) Problem Management
10 7 (5.04%) Quality Management
10 7 (5.04%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.07%) SQL
2 12 (8.63%) Python
3 8 (5.76%) Perl
4 5 (3.60%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.88%) Go
5 4 (2.88%) Java
5 4 (2.88%) Ruby
6 3 (2.16%) C
7 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.35%) NCDA
2 13 (9.35%) NCSIE
3 12 (8.63%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.47%) NCIE
5 5 (3.60%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.88%) SNIA Certification
7 3 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.72%) MCSE
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (15.83%) NFS
2 15 (10.79%) Virtual Machines
2 15 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.35%) Active Directory
4 10 (7.19%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (7.19%) vSphere
5 9 (6.47%) Firmware
6 6 (4.32%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.60%) XenApp
8 3 (2.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.72%) GPFS
10 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (10.79%) NetBackup
2 7 (5.04%) SCCM
2 7 (5.04%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (5.04%) vCenter Server
3 6 (4.32%) vMotion
4 5 (3.60%) NetApp OnCommand
4 5 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.88%) Ansible
5 4 (2.88%) Puppet
5 4 (2.88%) SCOM
5 4 (2.88%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.44%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.44%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.72%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.72%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.72%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (57.55%) NetApp
2 61 (43.88%) EMC
3 45 (32.37%) VMware
4 30 (21.58%) Isilon
5 29 (20.86%) HP
5 29 (20.86%) Microsoft
6 24 (17.27%) Brocade
7 16 (11.51%) Dell
8 13 (9.35%) Citrix
9 9 (6.47%) ServiceNow
9 9 (6.47%) Veritas
10 8 (5.76%) Cisco
11 4 (2.88%) Google
11 4 (2.88%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.88%) TOWER Software
12 3 (2.16%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.16%) Dell Compellent
12 3 (2.16%) Hitachi
12 3 (2.16%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.44%) CommVault