The first table below looks at the demand for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Birmingham 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank - 60 55
Contract jobs citing NAS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.27% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +12.82%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 79 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.40% 12.91% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 33 39
Average daily rate £313 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £146 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £16.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
NAS
West Midlands

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) HPUX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) NFS
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) CMDB
1 1 (100.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (100.00%) LPAR
1 1 (100.00%) SRDF
1 1 (100.00%) HP StorageWorks

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Storage Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) SAN Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) SAN Storage Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) CMDB
1 1 (100.00%) LPAR
1 1 (100.00%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) HPUX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) NFS
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (100.00%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat