The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 78 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing NAS 1 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.11% 0.81% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 6.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £638 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £306
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-7.95% -45.00%
NAS
North West

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
147 119 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.72% 12.02% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 60 54
Median daily rate £401 £438 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.28% +41.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing NAS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -8 1 £638 +27.50%
NAS
North West

NAS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for NAS.

1 5 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 4 (80.00%) 3PAR
2 4 (80.00%) vRealize
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 3 (60.00%) Sun
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) Solaris
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Migration

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SAN Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (60.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) 3PAR
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Sun