Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Storage Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Storage Management over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the 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 Management
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 649 662 606
Rank change year-on-year +13 -56 -32
Contract jobs citing Storage Management 225 216 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 141 157
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £264 £240 £271
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.13% - +7.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 4
UK median hourly rate £38.63 £15.69 £24.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.22% -36.12% -12.28%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.35 £18.08
90th Percentile £46.86 £16.04 £28.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £15.69 £24.56
% change year-on-year +115.11% -36.12% -12.28%

Storage Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,262 85,360 82,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.98% 85.85% 85.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,290 57,072 54,475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.83% +1.35% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,147 2,018 2,393
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.04 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -1.02% +1.20%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.04 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.43 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.67% -10.00%

Storage Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Storage Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Storage Management in the UK

Storage Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Storage Management in the UK

Storage Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Storage Management over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Storage Management in the UK

Storage Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Storage Management in the UK

Storage Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Storage Management over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Storage Management in the UK

Storage Management
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Storage Management within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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 +14 193 £431 +4.86% 48
UK excluding London +9 147 £405 +1.13% 42
London -8 76 £425 -5.56% 12
South East +26 43 £438 +9.38% 10
North of England -42 23 £375 -6.25% 14
South West -27 21 £478 +6.17% 5
Scotland +13 19 £264 -4.18% 3
Midlands +7 19 £409 +16.86% 3
Yorkshire -5 17 £350 - 9
West Midlands -6 12 £450 +44.00% 2
Wales -14 12 £419 +19.64% 3
East of England -1 8 £438 +23.24% 4
East Midlands 0 6 £405 +7.87% 1
North East -16 3 £388 -3.13% 2
North West -18 3 £400 -20.00% 3

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Storage Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Storage Management.

1 100 (44.44%) Windows
2 80 (35.56%) VMware
3 57 (25.33%) Linux
4 56 (24.89%) Windows Server
5 51 (22.67%) Active Directory
5 51 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 49 (21.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 47 (20.89%) Microsoft
7 47 (20.89%) Finance
8 43 (19.11%) PowerShell
9 42 (18.67%) EMC
10 40 (17.78%) NetApp
11 38 (16.89%) SAN
12 34 (15.11%) HP
13 33 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
14 31 (13.78%) Security Cleared
14 31 (13.78%) ITIL
15 30 (13.33%) SQL
15 30 (13.33%) Data Centre
16 29 (12.89%) DNS
16 29 (12.89%) Citrix
16 29 (12.89%) VMware ESXi
17 28 (12.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 27 (12.00%) NAS
18 27 (12.00%) Tivoli
18 27 (12.00%) Oracle
18 27 (12.00%) Unix
18 27 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
19 26 (11.56%) Red Hat
20 25 (11.11%) Migration

Storage Management
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 14 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.56%) Confluence
2 8 (3.56%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.78%) IIS
3 4 (1.78%) JBoss
3 4 (1.78%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.33%) MQSeries
4 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.89%) Apache
5 2 (0.89%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.89%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.44%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) SAP EWM
1 3 (1.33%) SAP HUM
1 3 (1.33%) SAP MM
1 3 (1.33%) SAP WM
2 2 (0.89%) Actimize
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.11%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.56%) Office 365
5 7 (3.11%) PaaS
6 6 (2.67%) IaaS
7 4 (1.78%) GitHub
8 3 (1.33%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.89%) NuGet
9 2 (0.89%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.89%) SaaS
9 2 (0.89%) Serverless
9 2 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.89%) Yammer
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (16.89%) SAN
2 29 (12.89%) DNS
3 27 (12.00%) NAS
4 20 (8.89%) DHCP
5 16 (7.11%) Fibre Channel
5 16 (7.11%) Firewall
6 14 (6.22%) Internet
7 12 (5.33%) iSCSI
8 11 (4.89%) SNMP
8 11 (4.89%) SSH
9 9 (4.00%) TCP/IP
10 8 (3.56%) VLAN
11 7 (3.11%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.67%) LAN
12 6 (2.67%) SSL
12 6 (2.67%) VPN
13 4 (1.78%) Skype
13 4 (1.78%) VoIP
13 4 (1.78%) WAN
14 3 (1.33%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.56%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.22%) Big Data
3 5 (2.22%) DB2
3 5 (2.22%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.33%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.33%) MySQL
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.44%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.44%) Redis
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.33%) JIRA
2 8 (3.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (3.11%) Vagrant
4 6 (2.67%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.22%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.78%) GitLab
7 3 (1.33%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.33%) Maven
7 3 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.89%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.44%) Toad
General
1 47 (20.89%) Finance
2 10 (4.44%) Legal
3 9 (4.00%) Banking
3 9 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.56%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.33%) Marketing
6 3 (1.33%) Retail
7 2 (0.89%) Law
7 2 (0.89%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (19.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (9.78%) Storage Engineer
3 17 (7.56%) Project Manager
4 16 (7.11%) Administrator
5 15 (6.67%) Consultant
6 14 (6.22%) Architect
6 14 (6.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (6.22%) Storage Manager
7 10 (4.44%) Analyst
7 10 (4.44%) DBA
7 10 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (4.44%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support
8 9 (4.00%) IT Engineer
8 9 (4.00%) Network Engineer
8 9 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (3.56%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.11%) EMC Storage Engineer
10 7 (3.11%) IT Manager
10 7 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.44%) JSON
2 9 (4.00%) LDAP
3 8 (3.56%) Middleware
4 5 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.78%) .NET
6 3 (1.33%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.33%) XML
7 2 (0.89%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.89%) JMS
7 2 (0.89%) JSON Schema
7 2 (0.89%) OAuth
7 2 (0.89%) Stripes Framework
7 2 (0.89%) Swagger
7 2 (0.89%) Web Services
7 2 (0.89%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.44%) CSS
8 1 (0.44%) Flash
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.44%) Clustering
3 14 (6.22%) HP Storage
4 13 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.89%) Replication
6 9 (4.00%) EMC VMAX
6 9 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.00%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (3.11%) EMC VNX
8 7 (3.11%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (3.11%) Hedge funds
8 7 (3.11%) Mainframe
9 6 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.33%) HP StoreVirtual
11 3 (1.33%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.89%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 100 (44.44%) Windows
2 57 (25.33%) Linux
3 56 (24.89%) Windows Server
4 28 (12.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (12.00%) Unix
6 23 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (6.67%) Windows 10
9 12 (5.33%) AIX
9 12 (5.33%) Solaris
10 4 (1.78%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (1.78%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.89%) CentOS
12 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.44%) OS/2
12 1 (0.44%) VMS
12 1 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (21.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (13.78%) ITIL
3 27 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (11.11%) Migration
5 24 (10.67%) Server Management
6 23 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (10.22%) DevOps
7 17 (7.56%) Data Protection
7 17 (7.56%) Project Management
8 14 (6.22%) Configuration Management
8 14 (6.22%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (5.78%) Analytics
9 13 (5.78%) High Availability
9 13 (5.78%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (4.89%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (4.44%) Infrastructure Management
12 9 (4.00%) Incident Management
12 9 (4.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.11%) PowerShell
2 30 (13.33%) SQL
3 13 (5.78%) Java
4 12 (5.33%) Perl
5 8 (3.56%) Python
5 8 (3.56%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.11%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.67%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.22%) R
9 4 (1.78%) C#
10 3 (1.33%) C
10 3 (1.33%) Go
11 1 (0.44%) C++
11 1 (0.44%) Korn
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (13.78%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.56%) DV Cleared
3 16 (7.11%) Degree
4 12 (5.33%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.89%) MCSE
5 11 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.00%) SNIA Certification
7 6 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.22%) RHCE
8 5 (2.22%) RHCSA
9 4 (1.78%) CCA
9 4 (1.78%) CCNA
9 4 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.78%) VCAP
10 3 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.89%) CCEA
11 2 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.33%) PMO
2 2 (0.89%) GDPR
2 2 (0.89%) ISO 14000
2 2 (0.89%) ISO 9000
2 2 (0.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.44%) COBIT
3 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 51 (22.67%) Active Directory
1 51 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (12.89%) VMware ESXi
3 24 (10.67%) vSphere
4 20 (8.89%) Hyper-V
5 17 (7.56%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (5.33%) Docker
6 12 (5.33%) XenApp
6 12 (5.33%) XenDesktop
7 9 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (3.11%) NFS
9 6 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.22%) DFS Replication
10 5 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.78%) Firmware
11 4 (1.78%) Xen
12 3 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.89%) HDFS
13 2 (0.89%) iptables
13 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 27 (12.00%) Tivoli
2 25 (11.11%) vCenter Server
3 19 (8.44%) Ansible
4 17 (7.56%) Puppet
4 17 (7.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 14 (6.22%) SCCM
6 12 (5.33%) Kubernetes
6 12 (5.33%) PowerCLI
7 11 (4.89%) Backup Exec
8 9 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (4.00%) Terraform
9 8 (3.56%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (3.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 6 (2.67%) NetBackup
11 6 (2.67%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (1.78%) SCOM
14 3 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (1.33%) Mesos
14 3 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 80 (35.56%) VMware
2 47 (20.89%) Microsoft
3 42 (18.67%) EMC
4 40 (17.78%) NetApp
5 34 (15.11%) HP
6 29 (12.89%) Citrix
7 27 (12.00%) Oracle
8 26 (11.56%) Red Hat
9 22 (9.78%) Veritas
10 20 (8.89%) Brocade
11 18 (8.00%) Cisco
11 18 (8.00%) IBM
12 17 (7.56%) Dell
13 12 (5.33%) Isilon
13 12 (5.33%) Splunk
14 8 (3.56%) Dell Compellent
14 8 (3.56%) Hitachi
14 8 (3.56%) Juniper
15 7 (3.11%) McAfee
15 7 (3.11%) SAP