Period
to 28 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VSAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VSAN over the 6 months to 28 July 2021 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.

Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN)
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 645 513 774
Rank change year-on-year -132 +261 +95
Contract jobs citing VSAN 121 54 86
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 1.10% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 36 53
10th Percentile £354 £316 £315
25th Percentile £368 £380 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £436 £428 £505
Median % change year-on-year +1.99% -15.35% +12.22%
75th Percentile £493 £500 £580
90th Percentile £533 £525 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £528
% change year-on-year -1.16% -18.48% +64.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

VSAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,134 4,923 11,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.36% 13.30% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,193 3,038 7,347
10th Percentile £240 £200 £200
25th Percentile £359 £319 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £550 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £638 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 248 563
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.27 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £17.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% +16.96%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.25 £44.89
90th Percentile £64.85 £52.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.15
% change year-on-year - -5.44% +11.32%

VSAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VSAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VSAN in the UK

VSAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VSAN.

Daily rate trend for VSAN in the UK

VSAN
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VSAN over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VSAN in the UK

VSAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VSAN.

Hourly rate trend for VSAN in the UK

VSAN
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 VSAN within the UK over the 6 months to 28 July 2021. 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 -93 85 £428 -14.50% 24
UK excluding London -67 68 £425 -1.16% 16
South East -17 45 £425 -15.00% 3
Work from Home -247 42 £463 - 2
London -121 14 £425 - 9
Scotland -68 11 £436 +4.43% 1
South West -17 8 £563 +12.50% 3
North of England -39 4 £438 -7.89% 4
Wales - 4 £375 -
West Midlands -34 3 £225 -30.77% 3
Midlands -44 3 £225 -30.77% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 £275 -
North West -26 2 - - 1
North East -1 1 £400 -20.00%
East of England -11 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -18 1 £475 - 3

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing VSAN 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 VSAN.

1 115 (95.04%) VMware
2 89 (73.55%) vSphere
3 77 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (60.33%) Windows
5 70 (57.85%) VMware NSX
6 67 (55.37%) vRealize
7 56 (46.28%) Security Cleared
8 55 (45.45%) Social Skills
9 50 (41.32%) vCenter Server
10 48 (39.67%) Data Centre
11 44 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
11 44 (36.36%) Active Directory
12 41 (33.88%) Dell
13 38 (31.40%) Windows Server
14 37 (30.58%) SC Cleared
15 35 (28.93%) PowerShell
16 33 (27.27%) Microsoft
17 31 (25.62%) Linux
18 30 (24.79%) ITIL
19 29 (23.97%) Ansible
20 27 (22.31%) XML
20 27 (22.31%) HP
20 27 (22.31%) Configuration Management
20 27 (22.31%) Storage Management
21 24 (19.83%) JSON
22 22 (18.18%) Cisco
22 22 (18.18%) Kubernetes
23 21 (17.36%) PowerCLI
23 21 (17.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
24 18 (14.88%) Virtual Machines

VSAN
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 3 (2.48%) Confluence
2 2 (1.65%) IIS
2 2 (1.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.40%) Azure
2 10 (8.26%) IaaS
3 8 (6.61%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (5.79%) AWS
5 3 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.65%) GCP
6 2 (1.65%) PaaS
7 1 (0.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.83%) Azure Service Bus
7 1 (0.83%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.05%) Firewall
2 15 (12.40%) SAN
3 11 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (6.61%) Network Security
5 7 (5.79%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.79%) WAN
6 6 (4.96%) DNS
7 5 (4.13%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (3.31%) DHCP
8 4 (3.31%) LAN
8 4 (3.31%) NAS
9 3 (2.48%) Skype
9 3 (2.48%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (2.48%) Wireless
10 2 (1.65%) 4G
10 2 (1.65%) 5G
10 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.65%) FCAPS
10 2 (1.65%) VLAN
11 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.65%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Bitbucket
1 3 (2.48%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) Hudson
2 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
General
1 55 (45.45%) Social Skills
2 11 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 9 (7.44%) Finance
4 7 (5.79%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.48%) Banking
6 3 (2.48%) Military
7 2 (1.65%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.83%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (28.93%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 32 (26.45%) Consultant
3 31 (25.62%) VMware Engineer
4 18 (14.88%) VMware Consultant
5 11 (9.09%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 11 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.96%) Architect
7 4 (3.31%) Automation Consultant
7 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (2.48%) Active Directory Consultant
8 3 (2.48%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (2.48%) Design Engineer
8 3 (2.48%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (1.65%) Data Centre Engineer
9 2 (1.65%) Implementation Specialist
9 2 (1.65%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (1.65%) Network Engineer
9 2 (1.65%) Project Manager
9 2 (1.65%) Server Engineer
9 2 (1.65%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.31%) XML
2 24 (19.83%) JSON
3 2 (1.65%) Flash
4 1 (0.83%) .NET
4 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.83%) ServiceStack
4 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (39.67%) Data Centre
2 16 (13.22%) Private Cloud
3 7 (5.79%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (5.79%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.96%) Clustering
5 5 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.31%) Replication
7 3 (2.48%) PKI
8 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (60.33%) Windows
2 38 (31.40%) Windows Server
3 31 (25.62%) Linux
4 13 (10.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.13%) Ubuntu
6 5 (4.13%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.13%) Windows 2000
6 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (1.65%) AIX
8 2 (1.65%) Unix
9 1 (0.83%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.79%) ITIL
2 27 (22.31%) Configuration Management
2 27 (22.31%) Storage Management
3 15 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 14 (11.57%) SIEM
5 13 (10.74%) Network Design
6 11 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
7 10 (8.26%) Requirements Workshops
8 9 (7.44%) Data Protection
9 8 (6.61%) High Availability
9 8 (6.61%) Migration
10 7 (5.79%) Capacity Management
11 6 (4.96%) Network Architecture
11 6 (4.96%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (4.96%) Service Management
12 5 (4.13%) Converged Infrastructure
12 5 (4.13%) Customer Insight
12 5 (4.13%) Network Virtualisation
12 5 (4.13%) Product Requirements
13 4 (3.31%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.93%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.09%) Python
3 8 (6.61%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.31%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (46.28%) Security Cleared
2 37 (30.58%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (9.09%) VCAP
5 10 (8.26%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.65%) CCNA
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.65%) Degree
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.83%) MCSE
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) NCSC
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) GMP
3 1 (0.83%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.83%) GDPR
System Software
1 89 (73.55%) vSphere
2 77 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (57.85%) VMware NSX
4 44 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 44 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (14.88%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (11.57%) Hyper-V
7 13 (10.74%) vCloud
8 5 (4.13%) XenApp
9 4 (3.31%) Docker
9 4 (3.31%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.65%) HDFS
11 1 (0.83%) Ceph
11 1 (0.83%) Firmware
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 67 (55.37%) vRealize
2 50 (41.32%) vCenter Server
3 29 (23.97%) Ansible
4 22 (18.18%) Kubernetes
5 21 (17.36%) PowerCLI
5 21 (17.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 14 (11.57%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (9.09%) SCVMM
8 6 (4.96%) SCCM
9 5 (4.13%) Tivoli
10 4 (3.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 4 (3.31%) NetBackup
11 3 (2.48%) Terraform
11 3 (2.48%) WSUS
12 2 (1.65%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (1.65%) Puppet
12 2 (1.65%) SCOM
12 2 (1.65%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 115 (95.04%) VMware
2 41 (33.88%) Dell
3 33 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 27 (22.31%) HP
5 22 (18.18%) Cisco
6 18 (14.88%) Red Hat
7 12 (9.92%) Citrix
8 8 (6.61%) CheckPoint
8 8 (6.61%) Ericsson
8 8 (6.61%) F5
9 7 (5.79%) Juniper
10 6 (4.96%) EMC
11 5 (4.13%) 3PAR
11 5 (4.13%) BMC
11 5 (4.13%) CA
11 5 (4.13%) IBM
11 5 (4.13%) NetApp
12 4 (3.31%) Fortinet
12 4 (3.31%) Veeam
13 3 (2.48%) Atlassian