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 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 73 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing NAS 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.61% 0.13% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.32% 0.76% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
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£425 £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +10.09%
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
139 131 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.05% 16.42% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 40 49
Average daily rate £400 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £202 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% -5.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.03 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Chester - 3 £463 -
Warrington -15 1 £420 -1.17%
Macclesfield - 1 - - 1
Runcorn - 1 - -
NAS
North West

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 7 (100.00%) SAN
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) CMDB
4 3 (42.86%) Jython
4 3 (42.86%) Perl
4 3 (42.86%) PHP
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) UNIX
4 3 (42.86%) NetApp
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) EMC
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (28.57%) BMC
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) NFS
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) Service Management
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) ITSM
5 2 (28.57%) Remedy
5 2 (28.57%) VLAN

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) VLAN
3 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (28.57%) NX-OS
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (14.29%) FlexPod Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) CMDB
2 2 (28.57%) FlexPod
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
1 3 (42.86%) PHP
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) NCIE
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) HNC
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (28.57%) NFS
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) BMC
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Sun
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
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