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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 114 121 130
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing NAS 9 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 0.70% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £375 £326 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -23.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £349 £378
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £63.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +54.76%
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
560 712 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 26.90% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 319 231
Average daily rate £363 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.20 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 9 £375 +51.51% 4
NAS
South East

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) SAN
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) EMC
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Sun
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) StorageTek
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (30.00%) Replication
5 3 (30.00%) Brocade
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) QA
5 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (30.00%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (30.00%) Presales
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) Intranet
4 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) EMC Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) EMC Storage Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) SAN Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) SAN Support
2 3 (30.00%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Storage Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (30.00%) Replication
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) NetWare
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) Presales
4 2 (20.00%) Data Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Management
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) NFS
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) KVM
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) EMC
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Brocade
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) StorageTek
3 3 (30.00%) Sun
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) CommVault
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) McAfee
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec