Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 653 663 596
Rank change year-on-year +10 -67 -12
Contract jobs citing Storage Management 244 221 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.25% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 138 196
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £281 £205 £258
90th Percentile £609 £600 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 4
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £15.69 £24.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.07% -36.12% -12.28%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.35 £18.08
90th Percentile £46.58 £16.04 £28.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £15.69 £24.56
% change year-on-year +121.48% -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 89,184 86,972 89,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.36% 85.75% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,020 57,836 58,961
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,306 2,085 2,467
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.20 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.79% +4.44% -

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 +14 212 £450 +5.88% 37
UK excluding London +14 139 £425 +6.25% 24
London +14 101 £500 +5.26% 17
South East -16 40 £450 +12.50% 7
North of England -16 29 £375 -21.05% 5
Yorkshire +2 19 £375 +7.14% 1
Midlands -15 18 £450 +44.00% 3
Wales -22 16 £478 +165.28% 1
Scotland 0 15 £225 -18.26% 3
West Midlands -14 13 £450 +44.00% 3
East of England +4 10 £406 +14.44% 2
South West -29 9 £438 +0.06% 4
North East -5 5 £388 +13.97%
North West -30 5 £400 -33.33% 4
East Midlands -2 4 £400 +14.29%

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 92 (37.70%) Windows
2 78 (31.97%) VMware
3 56 (22.95%) Windows Server
4 55 (22.54%) Finance
5 52 (21.31%) Linux
5 52 (21.31%) Microsoft
6 48 (19.67%) Active Directory
7 46 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 42 (17.21%) PowerShell
9 41 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
9 41 (16.80%) SAN
10 40 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 36 (14.75%) Migration
12 34 (13.93%) Security Cleared
12 34 (13.93%) Data Centre
13 32 (13.11%) NetApp
13 32 (13.11%) EMC
13 32 (13.11%) SQL
14 31 (12.70%) ITIL
15 30 (12.30%) DNS
15 30 (12.30%) Cisco
16 29 (11.89%) Unix
17 28 (11.48%) SQL Server
18 27 (11.07%) Server Management
19 25 (10.25%) vCenter Server
19 25 (10.25%) Citrix
19 25 (10.25%) VMware ESXi
20 24 (9.84%) Hyper-V
20 24 (9.84%) HP
20 24 (9.84%) Oracle

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 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.51%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.87%) Confluence
4 6 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.46%) MQSeries
4 6 (2.46%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.05%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.64%) Apache
7 3 (1.23%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.23%) JBoss
7 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.82%) IIS
8 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.41%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 9 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.23%) SAP EWM
1 3 (1.23%) SAP HUM
1 3 (1.23%) SAP MM
1 3 (1.23%) SAP WM
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.92%) PaaS
4 11 (4.51%) Office 365
5 8 (3.28%) IaaS
6 6 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.64%) SaaS
8 4 (1.64%) Serverless
9 3 (1.23%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.82%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.82%) GitHub
10 2 (0.82%) NuGet
10 2 (0.82%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.82%) Yammer
11 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (16.80%) SAN
2 30 (12.30%) DNS
3 20 (8.20%) Firewall
4 18 (7.38%) DHCP
5 17 (6.97%) NAS
6 11 (4.51%) SNMP
7 10 (4.10%) Network Security
7 10 (4.10%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.69%) LAN
8 9 (3.69%) VLAN
9 8 (3.28%) SSH
9 8 (3.28%) VPN
10 7 (2.87%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (2.87%) SSL
11 6 (2.46%) VoIP
11 6 (2.46%) WAN
12 5 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (1.64%) Internet
13 4 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (1.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.46%) Big Data
2 6 (2.46%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.05%) DB2
3 5 (2.05%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.23%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.23%) MySQL
5 2 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.51%) JIRA
2 9 (3.69%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (3.28%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.87%) Vagrant
5 6 (2.46%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.23%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.23%) Maven
6 3 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.82%) GitLab
7 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.82%) Toad
8 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.41%) MSTest
8 1 (0.41%) WinDbg
General
1 55 (22.54%) Finance
2 9 (3.69%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.87%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.46%) Banking
4 6 (2.46%) Legal
5 5 (2.05%) Marketing
5 5 (2.05%) Retail
6 4 (1.64%) Billing
7 2 (0.82%) Law
7 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (15.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (11.48%) Architect
3 24 (9.84%) Analyst
4 17 (6.97%) Storage Engineer
5 16 (6.56%) Consultant
6 13 (5.33%) Administrator
6 13 (5.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (4.92%) Project Manager
7 12 (4.92%) Storage Manager
7 12 (4.92%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.10%) Integration Engineer
8 10 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (3.69%) DBA
9 9 (3.69%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (3.69%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (3.28%) Desktop Support
10 8 (3.28%) IT Engineer
10 8 (3.28%) Network Engineer
11 7 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.92%) JSON
2 8 (3.28%) Web Services
3 7 (2.87%) Middleware
4 6 (2.46%) .NET
4 6 (2.46%) LDAP
4 6 (2.46%) XML
5 4 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.23%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.23%) Node.js
6 3 (1.23%) REST
6 3 (1.23%) SOAP
6 3 (1.23%) WCF
7 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.82%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.82%) OAuth
7 2 (0.82%) RESTful
7 2 (0.82%) Spring
7 2 (0.82%) Stripes Framework
7 2 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.82%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.93%) Data Centre
2 24 (9.84%) Clustering
3 20 (8.20%) Replication
4 13 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.69%) EMC VNX
7 8 (3.28%) EMC VMAX
7 8 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.28%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.87%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.46%) Private Cloud
10 5 (2.05%) Client/Server
10 5 (2.05%) HP Storage
10 5 (2.05%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.64%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.64%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.23%) CCTV
12 3 (1.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 92 (37.70%) Windows
2 56 (22.95%) Windows Server
3 52 (21.31%) Linux
4 29 (11.89%) Unix
5 24 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (7.79%) Windows 10
9 18 (7.38%) AIX
10 13 (5.33%) Solaris
11 7 (2.87%) Windows 7
12 6 (2.46%) CentOS
13 5 (2.05%) OpenVMS
14 4 (1.64%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (1.64%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.64%) VMS
15 1 (0.41%) OS/2
15 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (14.75%) Migration
3 31 (12.70%) ITIL
4 27 (11.07%) Server Management
5 24 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (9.02%) DevOps
6 22 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (7.79%) Analytics
7 19 (7.79%) Configuration Management
8 17 (6.97%) Performance Tuning
8 17 (6.97%) Project Management
9 14 (5.74%) High Availability
10 12 (4.92%) Data Protection
10 12 (4.92%) Proactive Monitoring
10 12 (4.92%) Test Automation
11 11 (4.51%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (4.51%) Infrastructure Management
12 10 (4.10%) Capacity Management
12 10 (4.10%) Data Migration
12 10 (4.10%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.21%) PowerShell
2 32 (13.11%) SQL
3 14 (5.74%) Java
3 14 (5.74%) Perl
4 11 (4.51%) Python
5 9 (3.69%) Shell Script
6 8 (3.28%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.46%) C#
8 5 (2.05%) Go
8 5 (2.05%) R
9 4 (1.64%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.23%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.23%) Korn
11 2 (0.82%) AWK
11 2 (0.82%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.82%) C
11 2 (0.82%) PHP
11 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.41%) C++
12 1 (0.41%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 34 (13.93%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (5.74%) Degree
4 12 (4.92%) DV Cleared
5 11 (4.51%) CCNA
6 7 (2.87%) CCNP
6 7 (2.87%) MCSE
6 7 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.46%) RHCE
8 5 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.64%) RHCSA
10 3 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.23%) VCAP
11 2 (0.82%) CCA
11 2 (0.82%) ISEB
11 2 (0.82%) OCA
11 2 (0.82%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.69%) GDPR
2 3 (1.23%) PMO
2 3 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.82%) ISO 14000
3 2 (0.82%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.82%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 48 (19.67%) Active Directory
2 46 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.25%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (9.84%) Hyper-V
5 17 (6.97%) vSphere
6 13 (5.33%) Docker
6 13 (5.33%) XenDesktop
7 12 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (4.92%) XenApp
8 8 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (3.28%) NFS
9 6 (2.46%) DFS Replication
9 6 (2.46%) Xen
10 5 (2.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 5 (2.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.64%) Firmware
12 3 (1.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.82%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (10.25%) vCenter Server
2 22 (9.02%) Tivoli
3 21 (8.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 20 (8.20%) SCCM
5 17 (6.97%) Ansible
6 15 (6.15%) Puppet
7 13 (5.33%) Kubernetes
7 13 (5.33%) NetBackup
8 11 (4.51%) PowerCLI
9 10 (4.10%) Failover Clustering
9 10 (4.10%) SCOM
10 9 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (2.87%) Backup Exec
11 7 (2.87%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (2.87%) Terraform
12 5 (2.05%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (1.64%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (1.64%) Mesos
13 4 (1.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 3 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (31.97%) VMware
2 52 (21.31%) Microsoft
3 32 (13.11%) EMC
3 32 (13.11%) NetApp
4 30 (12.30%) Cisco
5 25 (10.25%) Citrix
6 24 (9.84%) HP
6 24 (9.84%) Oracle
7 23 (9.43%) IBM
8 21 (8.61%) Red Hat
9 16 (6.56%) Veritas
10 15 (6.15%) Dell
11 13 (5.33%) Isilon
12 11 (4.51%) Brocade
12 11 (4.51%) Splunk
13 8 (3.28%) Dell Compellent
13 8 (3.28%) Juniper
13 8 (3.28%) SAP
14 6 (2.46%) CommVault
14 6 (2.46%) Hitachi