The table below looks at the statistics for NFS 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 NFS over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 141 197 194
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -3
Contract jobs citing NFS 9 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.039% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 3.28% 0.43% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 10
Average daily rate £438 £475 £613
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £475 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
NFS
London

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

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
274 465 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.70% 9.05% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 319 330
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 30
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -3.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £23.34 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

NFS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NFS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

NFS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

NFS
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 NFS across the City of London region.

NFS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NFS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

NFS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

NFS
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 NFS across the City of London region.

NFS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Perl
2 9 (52.94%) SAN
2 9 (52.94%) Red Hat
3 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 8 (47.06%) Puppet
4 7 (41.18%) Banking
4 7 (41.18%) Bash Shell
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco
4 7 (41.18%) Veritas
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) Unix
5 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 6 (35.29%) Solaris
5 6 (35.29%) EMC
5 6 (35.29%) Investment Banking
6 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (29.41%) Python
6 5 (29.41%) LDAP
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 4 (23.53%) DNS
7 4 (23.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (23.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (23.53%) Korn
7 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (23.53%) Ruby
7 4 (23.53%) SUSE
7 4 (23.53%) Samba
7 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing NFS 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 NFS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) OpenStack
2 2 (11.76%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) Node.js
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) SAN
2 5 (29.41%) LDAP
3 4 (23.53%) DNS
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 3 (17.65%) DHCP
4 3 (17.65%) FTP
4 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
4 3 (17.65%) SSH
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (11.76%) HTTP
5 2 (11.76%) Multicast
5 2 (11.76%) NAS
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) SMTP
5 2 (11.76%) SSL
5 2 (11.76%) Unicast
6 1 (5.88%) BGP
6 1 (5.88%) IMAP
6 1 (5.88%) Internet
6 1 (5.88%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (11.76%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (41.18%) Banking
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Investment Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Front Office
3 2 (11.76%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Administrator
1 7 (41.18%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (29.41%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Support
6 1 (5.88%) Solaris Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) JRuby
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (5.88%) Akka
3 1 (5.88%) COM
3 1 (5.88%) POSIX
3 1 (5.88%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Hedge funds
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Equities
2 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
2 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Celerra
3 1 (5.88%) CLARiiON
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) EMC Centera
3 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.88%) Symmetrix
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Unix
3 6 (35.29%) Solaris
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (23.53%) SUSE
6 2 (11.76%) AIX
6 2 (11.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (11.76%) VyOS
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.88%) CentOS
7 1 (5.88%) Debian
7 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
2 3 (17.65%) Open Source
3 2 (11.76%) API Development
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Coaching
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Line Management
3 2 (11.76%) Low Latency
3 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Perl
2 7 (41.18%) Bash Shell
3 5 (29.41%) Python
4 4 (23.53%) Korn
4 4 (23.53%) Ruby
5 3 (17.65%) C
6 2 (11.76%) C++
6 2 (11.76%) Java
6 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Samba
1 4 (23.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 4 (23.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
2 3 (17.65%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Ceph
3 1 (5.88%) Dovecot
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) iptables
3 1 (5.88%) KVM
3 1 (5.88%) Postfix
3 1 (5.88%) Sendmail
3 1 (5.88%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) BladeLogic
3 1 (5.88%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (5.88%) Cacti
3 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.88%) FreeIPA
3 1 (5.88%) HAProxy
3 1 (5.88%) Icinga
3 1 (5.88%) Nagios
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (5.88%) RANCID
3 1 (5.88%) SELinux
3 1 (5.88%) systemd
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Red Hat
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) Veritas
4 6 (35.29%) EMC
5 3 (17.65%) 3PAR
5 3 (17.65%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 3 (17.65%) Sun
6 2 (11.76%) Brocade
6 2 (11.76%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) IBM
6 2 (11.76%) Sybase
6 2 (11.76%) Vyatta
7 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
7 1 (5.88%) BMC
7 1 (5.88%) CA
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) NetApp