The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 108 114 122
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing NAS 7 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.38% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.72% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £406
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
NAS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
640 581 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.34% 22.31% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 199 184
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 16
Average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NAS across the Berkshire region.

NAS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the Berkshire region.

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

NAS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Newbury -3 1 £488 +2.63%
Bracknell - 1 £375 -
Slough - 1 - -
NAS
South East

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing NAS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NAS.

1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 5 (31.25%) EMC
2 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
3 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) NetApp
3 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) QA
4 3 (18.75%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security
4 3 (18.75%) 4G
4 3 (18.75%) Project Governance
4 3 (18.75%) User Stories
4 3 (18.75%) BMC
4 3 (18.75%) 3G
4 3 (18.75%) Remedy
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) MS Office
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Multimedia
5 2 (12.50%) NBAP
5 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
5 2 (12.50%) VMware

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing NAS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) Network Security
2 3 (18.75%) 4G
2 3 (18.75%) 3G
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) NBAP
3 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
3 2 (12.50%) RNC
3 2 (12.50%) 2G
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.25%) GGSN
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Multimedia
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Junior
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Junior Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Storage Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) EMC Storage Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) EMC Storage Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Author
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Author
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
2 3 (18.75%) Project Governance
2 3 (18.75%) User Stories
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Content Management
3 2 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) EMC
2 4 (25.00%) NetApp
3 3 (18.75%) BMC
3 3 (18.75%) Remedy
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Isilon
5 1 (6.25%) QNAP
5 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
5 1 (6.25%) SGI
5 1 (6.25%) Brocade