The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 112 118 121
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing NAS 12 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% 1.23% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate £300 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £250 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £360
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -22.85%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
659 653 990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.27% 25.96% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 208 218
Average daily rate £290 £285 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 20 28
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £21.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
NAS
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 6 £288 +15.00% 2
Newbury - 1 £400 -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
NAS
South East

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 13 (86.67%) SAN
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) Capacity Management
4 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (33.33%) DNS
5 5 (33.33%) SLA
5 5 (33.33%) IIS
5 5 (33.33%) LDAP
5 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) DHCP
5 5 (33.33%) Clustering
5 5 (33.33%) NLBS
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 5 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (26.67%) EMC
7 3 (20.00%) Sun
7 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) UNIX
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
8 2 (13.33%) HP
8 2 (13.33%) WAN
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) NetApp
8 2 (13.33%) Solaris
8 2 (13.33%) MCSE

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) SAN
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 5 (33.33%) LDAP
2 5 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) SGSN
4 1 (6.67%) LTE
4 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.67%) STUN
4 1 (6.67%) 3GPP
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQLPlus
General
1 1 (6.67%) Games
1 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Server Support
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Server Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Storage Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAN Storage Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Sales Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Capacity Management
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) BCP
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) Korn
2 1 (6.67%) AWK
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) Tcl
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) MCDBA
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) NLBS
3 2 (13.33%) Xen
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (6.67%) NFS
4 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (6.67%) Cobbler
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) EMC
2 3 (20.00%) Sun
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) NetApp
3 2 (13.33%) Brocade
3 2 (13.33%) Mercator
4 1 (6.67%) Egenera
4 1 (6.67%) Tektronix
4 1 (6.67%) Fujitsu
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) CA
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) StorageTek
4 1 (6.67%) Veritas
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) IBM