Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 657 666 678
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12 -80
Contract jobs citing Storage Management 130 236 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 141 132
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £251
90th Percentile £629 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 1
UK median hourly rate £44.56 £35.00 £15.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.30% +123.07% -36.12%
10th Percentile £39.98 £18.00 £15.35
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.58 £16.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.75 £15.69
% change year-on-year - +121.48% -36.12%

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 68,804 90,835 88,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.71% 87.05% 86.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,995 60,171 59,262
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,249 2,324 2,101
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -7.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.06 £50.20 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% -14.58% +6.67%

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 8 December 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
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 8 December 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 +26 108 £425 -5.56% 76
UK excluding London +34 85 £400 -5.88% 60
London +36 35 £428 -14.50% 18
South East +41 23 £400 -11.11% 32
North of England +36 23 £400 +6.67% 12
Yorkshire +36 17 £400 +14.29% 8
Scotland +34 12 £375 +66.67% 1
East of England +41 7 £235 -42.15% 5
Wales +27 7 £600 +36.36% 1
South West -7 7 £475 -0.52% 1
Midlands +38 6 £394 -12.50% 8
North West +22 6 £438 +9.38% 4
West Midlands +34 3 £331 -26.39% 6
East Midlands +25 3 £403 +0.63% 2

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 61 (46.92%) VMware
2 50 (38.46%) Windows
3 47 (36.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (27.69%) Microsoft
4 36 (27.69%) SAN
5 32 (24.62%) Linux
6 30 (23.08%) HP
7 29 (22.31%) Active Directory
7 29 (22.31%) ITIL
8 26 (20.00%) SQL
8 26 (20.00%) Finance
9 24 (18.46%) SQL Server
9 24 (18.46%) Azure
10 23 (17.69%) Office 365
11 21 (16.15%) Unix
11 21 (16.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 20 (15.38%) Oracle
12 20 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 20 (15.38%) Hyper-V
12 20 (15.38%) Windows Server
13 19 (14.62%) PowerShell
13 19 (14.62%) Cisco
13 19 (14.62%) IBM
14 18 (13.85%) Red Hat
14 18 (13.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (13.08%) Puppet
15 17 (13.08%) EMC
15 17 (13.08%) Tivoli
16 16 (12.31%) DNS
16 16 (12.31%) Replication

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 13 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.08%) IBM Domino
3 4 (3.08%) IIS
4 3 (2.31%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.54%) Commerce Server
5 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.77%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.77%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.46%) Azure
2 23 (17.69%) Office 365
3 9 (6.92%) AWS
4 8 (6.15%) Power Platform
5 7 (5.38%) PaaS
6 6 (4.62%) IaaS
6 6 (4.62%) PowerApps
7 4 (3.08%) OneDrive
8 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Flow
8 3 (2.31%) Yammer
9 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.77%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.77%) SaaS
10 1 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 36 (27.69%) SAN
2 16 (12.31%) DNS
3 13 (10.00%) Internet
4 12 (9.23%) Firewall
5 10 (7.69%) LAN
5 10 (7.69%) NAS
6 7 (5.38%) DHCP
6 7 (5.38%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.85%) WAN
8 4 (3.08%) iSCSI
8 4 (3.08%) SNMP
8 4 (3.08%) VLAN
8 4 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.31%) Skype
9 3 (2.31%) SMTP
9 3 (2.31%) Wireless
10 2 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.15%) Power BI
4 7 (5.38%) InterSystems Cache
5 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.31%) Data Lake
8 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.54%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.31%) ERwin
3 2 (1.54%) Toad
4 1 (0.77%) GitLab
4 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.77%) Maven
4 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (20.00%) Finance
2 16 (12.31%) Public Sector
3 8 (6.15%) Banking
4 6 (4.62%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.08%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Military
7 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.77%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.77%) Back Office
7 1 (0.77%) Games
7 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.77%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 20 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (10.77%) Administrator
3 11 (8.46%) Infrastructure Support
3 11 (8.46%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.92%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (6.92%) Operations Engineer
4 9 (6.92%) Storage Engineer
4 9 (6.92%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (6.15%) Architect
5 8 (6.15%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 8 (6.15%) Storage Manager
5 8 (6.15%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) Consultant
6 7 (5.38%) Developer
7 5 (3.85%) DBA
7 5 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (3.85%) Server Engineer
7 5 (3.85%) Unix Engineer
7 5 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (3.08%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.08%) Middleware
1 4 (3.08%) XML
2 3 (2.31%) .NET
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (1.54%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.54%) LDAP
3 2 (1.54%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.54%) Web Services
3 2 (1.54%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.77%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.77%) HTML
4 1 (0.77%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.77%) OAuth
4 1 (0.77%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.77%) RESTful
4 1 (0.77%) RSS
4 1 (0.77%) ServiceStack
4 1 (0.77%) SOAP
4 1 (0.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.31%) Replication
2 15 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.46%) Clustering
4 8 (6.15%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.62%) EMC VMAX
5 6 (4.62%) EMC VNX
5 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.08%) Symmetrix
6 4 (3.08%) User Experience
7 3 (2.31%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.54%) EMC Centera
8 2 (1.54%) EMC VNXe
8 2 (1.54%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.77%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (38.46%) Windows
2 32 (24.62%) Linux
3 21 (16.15%) Unix
4 20 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 18 (13.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (6.92%) Windows 10
8 8 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (5.38%) HPUX
10 6 (4.62%) AIX
11 5 (3.85%) Solaris
12 3 (2.31%) CentOS
12 3 (2.31%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.54%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.31%) ITIL
2 21 (16.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (12.31%) Service Management
4 13 (10.00%) Change Management
4 13 (10.00%) High Availability
5 12 (9.23%) Migration
5 12 (9.23%) Server Management
6 11 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 10 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.15%) Analytics
10 7 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (5.38%) Project Planning
11 6 (4.62%) Data Integration
11 6 (4.62%) Data Protection
11 6 (4.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 6 (4.62%) Proactive Monitoring
11 6 (4.62%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.00%) SQL
2 19 (14.62%) PowerShell
3 12 (9.23%) Bash Shell
3 12 (9.23%) Korn
4 11 (8.46%) Python
5 10 (7.69%) Perl
6 6 (4.62%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.62%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.08%) C#
8 3 (2.31%) Ruby
8 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.31%) U-SQL
9 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.54%) PHP
10 1 (0.77%) Java
10 1 (0.77%) VB
10 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.38%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.08%) Degree
6 3 (2.31%) RHCE
7 2 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.54%) MCSE
7 2 (1.54%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.77%) HNC
8 1 (0.77%) HND
8 1 (0.77%) MCSA
8 1 (0.77%) NCDA
8 1 (0.77%) OCP
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.77%) SNIA Certification
8 1 (0.77%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) SLA
2 3 (2.31%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.54%) GMP
3 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.77%) GxP
4 1 (0.77%) QA
4 1 (0.77%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 47 (36.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (22.31%) Active Directory
3 20 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.46%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (6.15%) Docker
7 6 (4.62%) Firmware
7 6 (4.62%) NFS
7 6 (4.62%) SRDF
8 5 (3.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 5 (3.85%) vSphere
9 4 (3.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (2.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (1.54%) Cronacle
11 2 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.54%) Samba
11 2 (1.54%) Veritas File System
11 2 (1.54%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 17 (13.08%) Puppet
2 17 (13.08%) Tivoli
3 15 (11.54%) Ansible
4 10 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (7.69%) vCenter Server
5 8 (6.15%) SCCM
6 7 (5.38%) NetBackup
6 7 (5.38%) SCOM
7 6 (4.62%) EMC TimeFinder
7 6 (4.62%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (3.85%) Data Guard
9 4 (3.08%) EMC VPLEX
9 4 (3.08%) Terraform
10 3 (2.31%) PowerCLI
11 2 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (1.54%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 2 (1.54%) HP SIM
11 2 (1.54%) NetApp OnCommand
11 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 61 (46.92%) VMware
2 36 (27.69%) Microsoft
3 30 (23.08%) HP
4 20 (15.38%) Oracle
5 19 (14.62%) Cisco
5 19 (14.62%) IBM
6 18 (13.85%) Red Hat
7 17 (13.08%) EMC
8 15 (11.54%) NetApp
9 12 (9.23%) Veritas
10 11 (8.46%) Dell
11 10 (7.69%) 3PAR
12 9 (6.92%) Brocade
13 8 (6.15%) Veeam
14 6 (4.62%) Citrix
15 5 (3.85%) CommVault
15 5 (3.85%) Hitachi
15 5 (3.85%) Juniper
16 3 (2.31%) Forcepoint
16 3 (2.31%) SAP