The median contractor rate for a Storage Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 Architect
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 122
Contract jobs requiring a Storage Architect 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - - 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £556 £525 £425
% change year-on-year +5.95% +23.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2045 2717 2586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.11% 95.20% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1278 1539 1501
Median daily rate £400 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +8.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 74 174
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.19 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Storage Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Storage Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Storage Architect in the West Midlands

Storage Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Storage Architect in the West Midlands

Storage Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, Storage Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Storage Architect in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Dell
1 4 (100.00%) EMC
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 4 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Trend Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Product Management
2 3 (75.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 3 (75.00%) SRDF
2 3 (75.00%) Escalation Management
2 3 (75.00%) Brocade
2 3 (75.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) CLARiiON
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Workflow
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) Electronics
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (50.00%) Retail

Storage Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) CLARiiON
2 3 (75.00%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) HPUX
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (75.00%) Escalation Management
2 3 (75.00%) Product Management
2 3 (75.00%) Trend Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) SRDF
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 4 (100.00%) Dell
1 4 (100.00%) EMC
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Brocade
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) VMware