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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 115 120 115
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing NAS 10 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 1.86% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
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£338 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £406
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +29.62%
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
726 646 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.16% 22.41% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 243 207
Average daily rate £300 £295 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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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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
Newbury +1 6 £300 -25.00%
Reading +2 1 £400 +39.13% 4
Bracknell - 1 £375 -
Slough - - - -
NAS
South East

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (47.62%) SAN
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 6 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 6 (28.57%) Firewall
3 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) QA
4 5 (23.81%) Migration
4 5 (23.81%) UNIX
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (19.05%) User Experience
5 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
5 4 (19.05%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Sun
6 3 (14.29%) HTTPS
6 3 (14.29%) EMC
6 3 (14.29%) Python
6 3 (14.29%) FTP
6 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (14.29%) Perl
6 3 (14.29%) C++
6 3 (14.29%) HTML
6 3 (14.29%) MS Office
6 3 (14.29%) SOAP
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) SAN
2 6 (28.57%) Firewall
3 3 (14.29%) Network Security
3 3 (14.29%) 4G
3 3 (14.29%) HTTPS
3 3 (14.29%) DMZ
3 3 (14.29%) 3G
3 3 (14.29%) FTP
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.52%) DNS
4 2 (9.52%) 2G
4 2 (9.52%) RNC
4 2 (9.52%) NBAP
4 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
5 1 (4.76%) GGSN
5 1 (4.76%) LDAP
5 1 (4.76%) LAN
5 1 (4.76%) WAN
5 1 (4.76%) DHCP
General
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (14.29%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Project Manager
1 4 (19.05%) Consultant
1 4 (19.05%) Migration Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Junior
2 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Junior Project Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Server Support
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Middleware
1 3 (14.29%) Hibernate
1 3 (14.29%) Ajax
1 3 (14.29%) JSON
1 3 (14.29%) REST
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) User Experience
2 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) UNIX
4 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) OO
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 3 (14.29%) Web Development
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 3 (14.29%) Project Governance
4 3 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (4.76%) Line Management
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Content Management
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) Perl
4 3 (14.29%) Python
4 3 (14.29%) AWK
4 3 (14.29%) Ruby
4 3 (14.29%) Korn
4 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 3 (14.29%) sed
4 3 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) MCDBA
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Veritas File System
2 1 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (4.76%) NFS
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.76%) Xen
2 1 (4.76%) NLBS
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
3 3 (14.29%) Remedy
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Sun
3 3 (14.29%) EMC
3 3 (14.29%) BMC
3 3 (14.29%) Hitachi
4 2 (9.52%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) Veritas
5 1 (4.76%) Ericsson
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Isilon
5 1 (4.76%) SGI
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec