The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 378 308 307
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -1
Contract jobs citing NAS 216 281 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.58% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.90% 4.23% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 190 155
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £231 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £330
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £23.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -11.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £14.91 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £36.00 £52.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £21.00 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+51.19% -11.34%
NAS
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7443 6649 8272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.61% 13.66% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4074 3675 3832
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 385 650
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in England

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in England

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram in England

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in England

NAS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

NAS Hourly Rate Histogram in England

NAS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London -36 111 £413 -8.33% 20
South East -35 33 £290 -25.16% 15
West Midlands -3 19 £155 - 1
East Midlands +7 12 £413 +83.33% 1
South West -27 12 £400 -5.88% 1
East of England -34 11 £165 -35.29% 4
North West +4 10 £425 +88.05% 7
Yorkshire -2 4 £278 -7.50% 8
North East - 3 - -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 317 (82.12%) SAN
2 202 (52.33%) Windows
3 187 (48.45%) VMware
4 158 (40.93%) Linux
5 127 (32.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 115 (29.79%) Active Directory
7 105 (27.20%) UNIX
8 102 (26.42%) Microsoft
9 98 (25.39%) Cisco
10 97 (25.13%) NetApp
11 87 (22.54%) Oracle
12 81 (20.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 79 (20.47%) Firewall
14 77 (19.95%) Migration
15 75 (19.43%) SQL
15 75 (19.43%) EMC
16 74 (19.17%) MS Exchange
17 72 (18.65%) DNS
18 66 (17.10%) Solaris
19 65 (16.84%) Windows Server 2003
20 58 (15.03%) Finance
21 57 (14.77%) HP
22 56 (14.51%) Citrix
23 55 (14.25%) DHCP
23 55 (14.25%) WAN
24 53 (13.73%) SQL Server
25 51 (13.21%) LAN
25 51 (13.21%) Red Hat
26 50 (12.95%) Perl
27 49 (12.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 74 (19.17%) MS Exchange
2 43 (11.14%) SharePoint
3 30 (7.77%) IIS
4 25 (6.48%) Lync
5 24 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (4.66%) Tomcat
8 13 (3.37%) Apache
8 13 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (2.59%) OpenStack
10 9 (2.33%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.30%) SAS
11 5 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.04%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.78%) LiveLink
13 3 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (9.07%) MS Office
2 30 (7.77%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.78%) MS Project
3 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.78%) RMDS
3 3 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.26%) assyst
4 1 (0.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.33%) IaaS
2 7 (1.81%) Office 365
2 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.78%) Joyent
4 2 (0.52%) PaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 317 (82.12%) SAN
2 79 (20.47%) Firewall
3 72 (18.65%) DNS
4 55 (14.25%) DHCP
4 55 (14.25%) WAN
5 51 (13.21%) LAN
6 44 (11.40%) VLAN
7 42 (10.88%) TCP/IP
8 33 (8.55%) Fibre Channel
9 26 (6.74%) Wireless
10 24 (6.22%) VPN
11 23 (5.96%) iSCSI
12 21 (5.44%) LDAP
12 21 (5.44%) FTP
12 21 (5.44%) HTTP
13 14 (3.63%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (3.37%) Broadband
14 13 (3.37%) VoIP
15 12 (3.11%) MPLS
16 11 (2.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.44%) Oracle Database
3 17 (4.40%) MySQL
4 9 (2.33%) Oracle Exadata
5 8 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.30%) OLAP
7 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.78%) EDMS
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.78%) Redis
8 3 (0.78%) HBase
8 3 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.52%) DataStage
10 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (3.63%) Selenium
2 13 (3.37%) JIRA
3 8 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (2.07%) JUnit
4 7 (1.81%) Bugzilla
4 7 (1.81%) Trac
4 7 (1.81%) Redmine
4 7 (1.81%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (1.04%) Hudson
7 3 (0.78%) Maven
7 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.52%) MSI
8 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 58 (15.03%) Finance
2 34 (8.81%) Banking
3 19 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.33%) Publishing
5 7 (1.81%) Legal
6 5 (1.30%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.04%) Marketing
7 4 (1.04%) Games
8 3 (0.78%) Retail
9 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 61 (15.80%) Architect
2 51 (13.21%) Administrator
3 37 (9.59%) Analyst
4 36 (9.33%) Consultant
5 31 (8.03%) Infrastructure Architect
6 29 (7.51%) Systems Administrator
6 29 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (5.18%) Support Engineer
8 19 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (4.66%) Storage Engineer
10 17 (4.40%) Storage Administrator
11 16 (4.15%) Data Centre Architect
11 16 (4.15%) Data Architect
11 16 (4.15%) Network Engineer
11 16 (4.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 15 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (3.63%) VMware Engineer
13 14 (3.63%) Test Engineer
13 14 (3.63%) Technical Architect
14 13 (3.37%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.18%) .NET
2 15 (3.89%) Middleware
3 12 (3.11%) HTML
4 11 (2.85%) XML
5 6 (1.55%) Web Services
5 6 (1.55%) CSS
6 4 (1.04%) JSON
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.78%) XSLT
7 3 (0.78%) EDI
7 3 (0.78%) Rendezvous
7 3 (0.78%) Ajax
7 3 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.52%) WCF
8 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.52%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.52%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.03%) Blackberry
1 31 (8.03%) Clustering
2 23 (5.96%) Replication
3 19 (4.92%) Enterprise Storage
4 15 (3.89%) Firmware
4 15 (3.89%) PDA
5 13 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.85%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.59%) Mainframe
8 9 (2.33%) Thin Client
8 9 (2.33%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.81%) Open Source
10 6 (1.55%) STB
11 5 (1.30%) CLARiiON
12 4 (1.04%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.04%) Spread Betting
12 4 (1.04%) Psychology
12 4 (1.04%) Economics
12 4 (1.04%) EMC Centera
13 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 202 (52.33%) Windows
2 158 (40.93%) Linux
3 105 (27.20%) UNIX
4 81 (20.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (17.10%) Solaris
6 65 (16.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (12.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (5.44%) AIX
10 15 (3.89%) Windows 7
11 10 (2.59%) Windows 2000
12 9 (2.33%) Windows XP
12 9 (2.33%) SUSE
13 7 (1.81%) VMS
14 5 (1.30%) Windows NT
14 5 (1.30%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.30%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.78%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.95%) Migration
2 46 (11.92%) ITIL
3 30 (7.77%) Load Balancing
4 27 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (5.70%) Project Management
6 20 (5.18%) Change Management
7 19 (4.92%) Data Migration
7 19 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
8 17 (4.40%) Change Control
9 16 (4.15%) Configuration Management
10 12 (3.11%) TOGAF
10 12 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (3.11%) Validation
11 11 (2.85%) Technical Architecture
12 10 (2.59%) Use Case
12 10 (2.59%) Time Management
12 10 (2.59%) PRINCE2
13 9 (2.33%) Service Delivery
14 8 (2.07%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 75 (19.43%) SQL
2 50 (12.95%) Perl
3 37 (9.59%) Shell Script
4 27 (6.99%) Bash Shell
5 24 (6.22%) PowerShell
6 22 (5.70%) Java
7 19 (4.92%) Python
8 18 (4.66%) JavaScript
8 18 (4.66%) PHP
9 16 (4.15%) Ruby
10 12 (3.11%) VB.NET
11 11 (2.85%) C
12 10 (2.59%) Korn
13 8 (2.07%) AWK
14 7 (1.81%) VB
14 7 (1.81%) sed
15 5 (1.30%) C#
16 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.04%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.78%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 41 (10.62%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (6.99%) Degree
4 25 (6.48%) MCSE
5 18 (4.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.11%) CCNA
7 10 (2.59%) CCNP
8 9 (2.33%) NCDA
9 8 (2.07%) VCDX
9 8 (2.07%) VCAP
10 7 (1.81%) CCIE
10 7 (1.81%) BC Cleared
11 6 (1.55%) MCITP
11 6 (1.55%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.55%) MCP
12 5 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (1.04%) VCP5
13 4 (1.04%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.63%) SLA
2 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.78%) QA
4 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 127 (32.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 115 (29.79%) Active Directory
3 41 (10.62%) NFS
4 37 (9.59%) Hyper-V
5 30 (7.77%) XenApp
6 29 (7.51%) vSphere
7 23 (5.96%) Oracle RAC
7 23 (5.96%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (4.66%) XenDesktop
8 18 (4.66%) VMware Server
9 17 (4.40%) VMware ESX
10 16 (4.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 16 (4.15%) XenServer
11 14 (3.63%) Xen
12 9 (2.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 8 (2.07%) DFS Replication
13 8 (2.07%) SRDF
13 8 (2.07%) vCloud
14 7 (1.81%) ISA Server
14 7 (1.81%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (6.99%) SCCM
2 17 (4.40%) Puppet
3 15 (3.89%) Data Guard
4 14 (3.63%) NetBackup
5 10 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.59%) Backup Exec
6 9 (2.33%) OpenView
6 9 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (2.33%) SCOM
7 8 (2.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 8 (2.07%) Tivoli
8 7 (1.81%) BladeLogic
9 6 (1.55%) ZABBIX
9 6 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.30%) MIMEsweeper
10 5 (1.30%) MOM
10 5 (1.30%) Control-M
10 5 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (1.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 187 (48.45%) VMware
2 102 (26.42%) Microsoft
3 98 (25.39%) Cisco
4 97 (25.13%) NetApp
5 87 (22.54%) Oracle
6 75 (19.43%) EMC
7 57 (14.77%) HP
8 56 (14.51%) Citrix
9 51 (13.21%) Red Hat
10 32 (8.29%) IBM
11 28 (7.25%) Symantec
11 28 (7.25%) Dell
12 25 (6.48%) CheckPoint
13 24 (6.22%) Brocade
14 23 (5.96%) Sun
15 22 (5.70%) Hitachi
15 22 (5.70%) Veritas
16 13 (3.37%) Sybase
16 13 (3.37%) Blue Coat
17 12 (3.11%) JBoss
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: 17 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bradford
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £440 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Worcester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £180 - £210 per day + or £35k - £50k pro rata on FTC
Posted: 20 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago