The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 157 187 178
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -9
Contract jobs citing NAS 37 19 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.70% 0.32% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.34% 2.36% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 38
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £365 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £625
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%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
693 804 882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.17% 13.67% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 517 586
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

NAS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 67 (94.37%) SAN
2 53 (74.65%) Windows
3 43 (60.56%) VMware
4 31 (43.66%) Linux
5 29 (40.85%) Active Directory
6 28 (39.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (38.03%) Data Centre
8 23 (32.39%) Microsoft
9 20 (28.17%) SQL
10 19 (26.76%) Oracle
10 19 (26.76%) Solaris
10 19 (26.76%) Firewall
11 18 (25.35%) Finance
11 18 (25.35%) HP
11 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (23.94%) Cisco
13 16 (22.54%) Red Hat
13 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
13 16 (22.54%) Banking
14 15 (21.13%) LAN
15 14 (19.72%) NetApp
15 14 (19.72%) EMC
15 14 (19.72%) UNIX
16 13 (18.31%) DNS
16 13 (18.31%) WAN
16 13 (18.31%) TCP/IP
17 12 (16.90%) Citrix
18 11 (15.49%) MS Exchange
18 11 (15.49%) Shell Script
18 11 (15.49%) Middleware

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 11 (15.49%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.27%) IIS
3 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
4 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (7.04%) Apache
5 5 (7.04%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (5.63%) WebSphere
6 4 (5.63%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (4.23%) OpenStack
7 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (4.23%) PowerExchange
8 2 (2.82%) Lync
9 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.41%) Drupal
9 1 (1.41%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.41%) nginx
9 1 (1.41%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS Project
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.23%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) PaaS
3 1 (1.41%) IaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 67 (94.37%) SAN
2 19 (26.76%) Firewall
3 15 (21.13%) LAN
4 13 (18.31%) WAN
4 13 (18.31%) TCP/IP
4 13 (18.31%) DNS
5 11 (15.49%) iSCSI
6 10 (14.08%) DHCP
7 8 (11.27%) FCoE
8 7 (9.86%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (8.45%) VPN
9 6 (8.45%) VLAN
10 5 (7.04%) Wireless
10 5 (7.04%) VoIP
10 5 (7.04%) Multicast
11 4 (5.63%) LDAP
11 4 (5.63%) HTTP
11 4 (5.63%) Intranet
12 3 (4.23%) SMTP
13 2 (2.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.63%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.63%) HBase
4 3 (4.23%) PowerCenter
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.41%) Redis
6 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MSI
1 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (25.35%) Finance
2 16 (22.54%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Law
4 3 (4.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
5 1 (1.41%) Swedish Language
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Administrator
2 17 (23.94%) Architect
3 15 (21.13%) Systems Administrator
3 15 (21.13%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (12.68%) Consultant
5 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) Solaris Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.82%) Informatica Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) Middleware
2 5 (7.04%) Rendezvous
3 4 (5.63%) HTML
3 4 (5.63%) XML
3 4 (5.63%) XSLT
4 3 (4.23%) Ultra Messaging
5 2 (2.82%) .NET
5 2 (2.82%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.41%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (38.03%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.68%) Replication
3 7 (9.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.04%) Clustering
5 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.23%) EMC Centera
5 3 (4.23%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.23%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.23%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.82%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.82%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.82%) HACMP
6 2 (2.82%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.82%) PMI
6 2 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.41%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.41%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (74.65%) Windows
2 31 (43.66%) Linux
3 19 (26.76%) Solaris
4 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (19.72%) UNIX
6 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
9 5 (7.04%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.63%) CentOS
10 4 (5.63%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (4.23%) SUSE
11 3 (4.23%) Ubuntu
11 3 (4.23%) AIX
12 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.82%) VMS
12 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.82%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.49%) Service Delivery
2 10 (14.08%) Change Management
3 9 (12.68%) ITIL
4 7 (9.86%) Migration
5 6 (8.45%) Project Management
6 5 (7.04%) Data Architecture
6 5 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.04%) Capacity Management
6 5 (7.04%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (5.63%) Change Control
7 4 (5.63%) Analytics
7 4 (5.63%) Master Data Management
7 4 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.63%) Information Security
7 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.63%) Data Management
7 4 (5.63%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (5.63%) Service Management
7 4 (5.63%) Benchmarking
7 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) SQL
2 11 (15.49%) Shell Script
3 10 (14.08%) Korn
4 9 (12.68%) PowerShell
5 8 (11.27%) Bash Shell
6 6 (8.45%) C
7 5 (7.04%) Java
8 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.63%) Perl
9 3 (4.23%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.23%) Python
9 3 (4.23%) C-shell
10 1 (1.41%) Ruby
10 1 (1.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.04%) MCSE
2 5 (7.04%) Degree
3 4 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.23%) CCNA
5 2 (2.82%) MCP
5 2 (2.82%) RHCE
5 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.82%) VCAP
6 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) VCDX
6 1 (1.41%) NCDA
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.41%) MCITP
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 29 (40.85%) Active Directory
2 28 (39.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
3 9 (12.68%) NFS
3 9 (12.68%) Xen
4 8 (11.27%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (9.86%) vSphere
5 7 (9.86%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (8.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (8.45%) KVM
7 5 (7.04%) SRDF
8 4 (5.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (4.23%) XenApp
10 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (2.82%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
11 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.41%) ProxySG
11 1 (1.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) NetBackup
1 5 (7.04%) SCCM
2 4 (5.63%) ZABBIX
2 4 (5.63%) Puppet
2 4 (5.63%) OpenView
3 3 (4.23%) MOM
3 3 (4.23%) SCOM
3 3 (4.23%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.82%) SnapVault
4 2 (2.82%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.82%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.41%) Control-M
5 1 (1.41%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (1.41%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.41%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.41%) SnapMirror
5 1 (1.41%) SnapLock
Vendors
1 43 (60.56%) VMware
2 23 (32.39%) Microsoft
3 19 (26.76%) Oracle
4 18 (25.35%) HP
5 17 (23.94%) Cisco
6 16 (22.54%) Red Hat
7 14 (19.72%) NetApp
7 14 (19.72%) EMC
8 12 (16.90%) Citrix
9 10 (14.08%) Veritas
10 9 (12.68%) IBM
11 6 (8.45%) Sybase
12 5 (7.04%) Dell
12 5 (7.04%) Intel
12 5 (7.04%) TIBCO
12 5 (7.04%) DataSynapse
13 4 (5.63%) Symantec
13 4 (5.63%) Veeam
14 3 (4.23%) StorageTek
14 3 (4.23%) CommVault