The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 76 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing NAS 3 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.28% 0.13% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 0.68% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £381
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.23 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+29.91% +7.14%
NAS
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
133 147 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.26% 18.68% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 65 70
Average daily rate £413 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £208 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 24
Average hourly rate £17.33 £31.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.98% -0.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.84 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (50.00%) Veritas
4 5 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Replication
4 5 (50.00%) Middleware
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (40.00%) Migration
5 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (40.00%) OpenView
5 4 (40.00%) LAN
5 4 (40.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) SCCM
5 4 (40.00%) Veeam
5 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (30.00%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco
6 3 (30.00%) NetApp
6 3 (30.00%) UNIX
7 2 (20.00%) Remedy
7 2 (20.00%) ITSM
7 2 (20.00%) Jython
7 2 (20.00%) CMDB
7 2 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) SAN
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (30.00%) Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Storage Architect
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Architect
5 1 (10.00%) FlexPod Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (50.00%) Replication
3 2 (20.00%) CMDB
3 2 (20.00%) FlexPod
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) Data ONTAP
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) ITSM
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Jython
3 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (20.00%) NCIE
2 1 (10.00%) VCAP
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) OpenView
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Veritas
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) Veeam
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) Remedy
6 1 (10.00%) Brocade
6 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (10.00%) BMC
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) IBM