The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 198 187 208
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +21
Contract jobs citing NFS 12 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 2.39% 1.92% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 14
Average daily rate £475 £383 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.18% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £295 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -21.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
503 521 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.79% 8.36% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 322 357
Average daily rate £385 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 59
Average hourly rate £18.85 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 £135.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
NFS
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 23 (92.00%) Linux
2 18 (72.00%) Windows
3 17 (68.00%) NetApp
4 16 (64.00%) Solaris
4 16 (64.00%) Oracle
5 14 (56.00%) SAN
5 14 (56.00%) NAS
6 13 (52.00%) Fibre Channel
6 13 (52.00%) EMC
6 13 (52.00%) Cisco
6 13 (52.00%) SQL
7 12 (48.00%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (44.00%) FCoE
9 10 (40.00%) SRDF
9 10 (40.00%) Multicast
9 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
9 10 (40.00%) LAN
9 10 (40.00%) WAN
9 10 (40.00%) Apache
9 10 (40.00%) Intel
9 10 (40.00%) Benchmarking
10 9 (36.00%) IBM
10 9 (36.00%) Java
10 9 (36.00%) Perl
10 9 (36.00%) UNIX
11 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
11 8 (32.00%) Tomcat
11 8 (32.00%) HTTP
11 8 (32.00%) Middleware
12 7 (28.00%) SSH

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (40.00%) Apache
2 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (32.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (24.00%) IIS
4 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
5 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
6 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) RMDS
2 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) PaaS
1 2 (8.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) SAN
1 14 (56.00%) NAS
2 13 (52.00%) Fibre Channel
3 11 (44.00%) FCoE
4 10 (40.00%) Multicast
4 10 (40.00%) LAN
4 10 (40.00%) WAN
5 8 (32.00%) HTTP
6 7 (28.00%) SSH
7 5 (20.00%) FTP
7 5 (20.00%) LDAP
7 5 (20.00%) iSCSI
8 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (12.00%) DNS
10 2 (8.00%) SMTP
11 1 (4.00%) MRTG
11 1 (4.00%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (4.00%) DHCP
11 1 (4.00%) SNMP
11 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (24.00%) Hadoop
2 6 (24.00%) HBase
3 2 (8.00%) SQLPlus
3 2 (8.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MSI
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (24.00%) Back Office
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Architect
2 9 (36.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (28.00%) Administrator
4 6 (24.00%) Lead Architect
5 4 (16.00%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Server Administrator
7 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (8.00%) Storage Administrator
7 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Systems Support
8 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (4.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) Middleware
2 6 (24.00%) Rendezvous
2 6 (24.00%) XML
2 6 (24.00%) XSLT
2 6 (24.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (16.00%) Replication
3 3 (12.00%) Open Source
3 3 (12.00%) Clustering
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.00%) CESG
4 2 (8.00%) Firmware
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (4.00%) CLARiiON
5 1 (4.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Linux
2 18 (72.00%) Windows
3 16 (64.00%) Solaris
4 9 (36.00%) UNIX
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
7 3 (12.00%) CentOS
8 2 (8.00%) AIX
9 1 (4.00%) Fedora
9 1 (4.00%) SUSE
9 1 (4.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (40.00%) Benchmarking
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.00%) Data Management
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Change Control
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) Perl
3 5 (20.00%) Python
3 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.00%) VB
6 2 (8.00%) sed
7 1 (4.00%) C-shell
7 1 (4.00%) C
7 1 (4.00%) AWK
7 1 (4.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) RHCE
3 1 (4.00%) VCP5
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) SRDF
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.00%) KVM
3 3 (12.00%) Xen
4 2 (8.00%) Postfix
4 2 (8.00%) Sendmail
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.00%) Dovecot
5 1 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.00%) Samba
5 1 (4.00%) Squid
5 1 (4.00%) Snort
5 1 (4.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) Nagios
2 3 (12.00%) BladeLogic
3 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (4.00%) Cacti
4 1 (4.00%) OpenNMS
4 1 (4.00%) Zenoss
4 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.00%) HAProxy
4 1 (4.00%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) NetApp
2 16 (64.00%) Oracle
3 13 (52.00%) EMC
3 13 (52.00%) Cisco
4 10 (40.00%) Intel
5 9 (36.00%) IBM
6 6 (24.00%) VMware
6 6 (24.00%) DataSynapse
6 6 (24.00%) TIBCO
6 6 (24.00%) HP
6 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (24.00%) Sybase
6 6 (24.00%) 29West
7 3 (12.00%) BMC
8 2 (8.00%) Brocade
8 2 (8.00%) Remedy
8 2 (8.00%) JBoss
8 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
8 2 (8.00%) Opsware
9 1 (4.00%) Splunk