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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 79 66
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -13
Contract jobs citing NAS 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.99% 1.05% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £393 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +20.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -54.37%

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
67 191 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.40% 20.23% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 112 74
Median daily rate £338 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £238 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Warrington - 2 £275 -
NAS
North West

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) VBScript
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) VMware GSX
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) MOM
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) MOM
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) Lumension
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec