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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 329 373 285
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -88
Contract jobs citing NAS 286 211 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.43% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.76% 3.20% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 119 167
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £381 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.95% -10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +29.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +11.11%
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
7610 6596 6712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.02% 13.30% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4218 3558 3455
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 365 546
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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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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 +27 140 £425 -2.85% 26
South East +9 56 £360 -0.68% 15
North West -3 20 £450 - 7
East of England +7 18 £350 +5.66% 4
South West +3 16 £365 -12.31% 4
Yorkshire -3 16 £375 +20.00% 8
West Midlands -10 12 £375 +73.52% 3
East Midlands -2 6 £236 - 2
North East -5 1 £125 -47.64% 2
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 408 (85.18%) SAN
2 340 (70.98%) Windows
3 274 (57.20%) VMware
4 193 (40.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 177 (36.95%) Microsoft
6 168 (35.07%) Linux
7 166 (34.66%) Active Directory
8 157 (32.78%) Cisco
9 148 (30.90%) NetApp
10 130 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 126 (26.30%) UNIX
12 111 (23.17%) HP
13 98 (20.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 96 (20.04%) Firewall
14 96 (20.04%) ITIL
15 94 (19.62%) Migration
16 90 (18.79%) Oracle
16 90 (18.79%) SQL Server
17 89 (18.58%) Finance
18 87 (18.16%) Hyper-V
19 86 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
20 84 (17.54%) EMC
20 84 (17.54%) DNS
21 83 (17.33%) Citrix
22 79 (16.49%) Solaris
23 76 (15.87%) SQL
24 71 (14.82%) Clustering
25 69 (14.41%) TCP/IP
26 66 (13.78%) vSphere
27 65 (13.57%) MS Exchange

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 65 (13.57%) MS Exchange
2 54 (11.27%) SharePoint
3 50 (10.44%) IIS
4 34 (7.10%) OpenStack
5 23 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (4.18%) Lync
7 19 (3.97%) Apache
8 17 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (3.55%) Tomcat
9 16 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (2.51%) WebSphere
12 10 (2.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (1.88%) Office Communications Server
13 9 (1.88%) Oracle Coherence
14 6 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (1.25%) WebLogic
14 6 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (1.04%) Node.js
16 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 43 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 31 (6.47%) MS Office
3 6 (1.25%) MS Project
4 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.42%) Quicktime
5 2 (0.42%) Maya
5 2 (0.42%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.42%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 6 (1.25%) RMDS
2 5 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.42%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.76%) IaaS
2 15 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.88%) Office 365
4 5 (1.04%) PaaS
5 2 (0.42%) SaaS
5 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.21%) Yammer
6 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 408 (85.18%) SAN
2 96 (20.04%) Firewall
3 84 (17.54%) DNS
4 69 (14.41%) TCP/IP
5 58 (12.11%) Fibre Channel
6 54 (11.27%) DHCP
7 53 (11.06%) iSCSI
8 48 (10.02%) WAN
9 44 (9.19%) LAN
9 44 (9.19%) VLAN
10 33 (6.89%) LDAP
11 31 (6.47%) VPN
12 27 (5.64%) MPLS
13 24 (5.01%) Multicast
13 24 (5.01%) NetScaler
14 21 (4.38%) Wireless
15 19 (3.97%) FCoE
16 18 (3.76%) SSL
17 17 (3.55%) VPLS
17 17 (3.55%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.01%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.09%) RDBMS
5 9 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.46%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.46%) HBase
6 7 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.46%) MySQL
7 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.04%) Informix
7 5 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.63%) MS Access
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.42%) dBASE
10 2 (0.42%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 9 (1.88%) JIRA
2 7 (1.46%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.04%) Selenium
3 5 (1.04%) MSI
4 4 (0.84%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.84%) Redmine
4 4 (0.84%) Trac
5 3 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.63%) JUnit
6 2 (0.42%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
General
1 89 (18.58%) Finance
2 56 (11.69%) Banking
3 12 (2.51%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.88%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.67%) Multimedia
5 8 (1.67%) Publishing
6 5 (1.04%) Local Government
6 5 (1.04%) Retail
7 4 (0.84%) Back Office
7 4 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.63%) Legal
9 2 (0.42%) Electronics
9 2 (0.42%) Law
9 2 (0.42%) Advertising
9 2 (0.42%) Games
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (16.08%) Administrator
2 73 (15.24%) Architect
3 61 (12.73%) Systems Administrator
4 49 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 40 (8.35%) Analyst
6 38 (7.93%) Storage Engineer
7 32 (6.68%) Consultant
8 27 (5.64%) Infrastructure Architect
9 24 (5.01%) Support Engineer
10 21 (4.38%) Server Engineer
11 19 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (3.55%) Wintel Analyst
13 16 (3.34%) UNIX Administrator
13 16 (3.34%) Windows Administrator
14 15 (3.13%) UNIX Systems Administrator
15 14 (2.92%) Technical Architect
15 14 (2.92%) Project Manager
15 14 (2.92%) Storage Consultant
15 14 (2.92%) Senior Systems Administrator
15 14 (2.92%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.93%) Middleware
2 17 (3.55%) .NET
3 12 (2.51%) HTML
4 11 (2.30%) XML
5 10 (2.09%) Rendezvous
6 9 (1.88%) XSLT
6 9 (1.88%) J2EE
7 8 (1.67%) Web Services
8 7 (1.46%) Application Packaging
9 5 (1.04%) Ultra Messaging
10 4 (0.84%) LAMP
11 3 (0.63%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.42%) X-Windows
12 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.42%) SOAP
12 2 (0.42%) JMS
12 2 (0.42%) WSDL
12 2 (0.42%) JSON
12 2 (0.42%) REST
12 2 (0.42%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 71 (14.82%) Clustering
2 51 (10.65%) Replication
3 25 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.18%) Enterprise Storage
5 18 (3.76%) Celerra
6 15 (3.13%) EMC Centera
7 11 (2.30%) Symmetrix
8 10 (2.09%) Thin Client
8 10 (2.09%) Fat Client
8 10 (2.09%) Symmetrix DMX
9 9 (1.88%) CLARiiON
9 9 (1.88%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.67%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.67%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.67%) IBM XIV
11 7 (1.46%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.46%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.46%) Spread Betting
11 7 (1.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 340 (70.98%) Windows
2 168 (35.07%) Linux
3 130 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 126 (26.30%) UNIX
5 98 (20.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 86 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 79 (16.49%) Solaris
8 31 (6.47%) HPUX
9 30 (6.26%) Windows 7
9 30 (6.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (2.92%) AIX
11 12 (2.51%) Windows 2000
11 12 (2.51%) SUSE
12 10 (2.09%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.67%) Windows NT
14 6 (1.25%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.04%) CentOS
15 5 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.04%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.04%) Slackware
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (20.04%) ITIL
2 94 (19.62%) Migration
3 54 (11.27%) Project Management
4 42 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (7.52%) Performance Tuning
6 33 (6.89%) Configuration Management
7 32 (6.68%) Service Delivery
8 31 (6.47%) Capacity Planning
9 28 (5.85%) ITSM
10 24 (5.01%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (5.01%) Change Control
10 24 (5.01%) Capacity Management
11 23 (4.80%) Load Balancing
12 22 (4.59%) Benchmarking
13 21 (4.38%) Incident Management
13 21 (4.38%) Workflow
13 21 (4.38%) Change Management
14 19 (3.97%) Low Latency
14 19 (3.97%) Data Migration
14 19 (3.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 76 (15.87%) SQL
2 47 (9.81%) PowerShell
3 37 (7.72%) Perl
4 32 (6.68%) Shell Script
5 24 (5.01%) Python
6 23 (4.80%) Java
7 22 (4.59%) VBScript
8 20 (4.18%) C#
9 17 (3.55%) C
10 15 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 15 (3.13%) JavaScript
11 14 (2.92%) PHP
12 13 (2.71%) Korn
13 8 (1.67%) VB
14 7 (1.46%) Ruby
15 4 (0.84%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.63%) Jython
16 3 (0.63%) VBA
17 2 (0.42%) C-shell
18 1 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 35 (7.31%) Security Cleared
1 35 (7.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (6.89%) MCSE
3 25 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (5.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (4.59%) Degree
5 22 (4.59%) SC Cleared
6 20 (4.18%) CCNA
7 17 (3.55%) MCITP
8 14 (2.92%) NCIE
9 13 (2.71%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.51%) NCDA
11 10 (2.09%) MCP
11 10 (2.09%) VCAP
12 7 (1.46%) VCDX
12 7 (1.46%) CCNP
12 7 (1.46%) MCSA
13 4 (0.84%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.84%) CCDP
13 4 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.34%) SLA
2 6 (1.25%) QA
3 2 (0.42%) GxP
4 1 (0.21%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 193 (40.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 166 (34.66%) Active Directory
3 87 (18.16%) Hyper-V
4 66 (13.78%) vSphere
5 49 (10.23%) VMware ESX
6 48 (10.02%) NFS
7 44 (9.19%) XenApp
7 44 (9.19%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (6.26%) XenDesktop
9 29 (6.05%) KVM
10 28 (5.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 24 (5.01%) Terminal Services
11 24 (5.01%) Xen
12 18 (3.76%) VMware Server
13 14 (2.92%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (2.71%) SRDF
14 13 (2.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 11 (2.30%) vCloud
16 10 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (2.09%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 34 (7.10%) SCCM
2 33 (6.89%) SCOM
3 28 (5.85%) NetBackup
4 20 (4.18%) EdgeSight
5 19 (3.97%) Puppet
5 19 (3.97%) SCVMM
6 18 (3.76%) HP SIM
7 13 (2.71%) Nagios
8 9 (1.88%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.67%) BladeLogic
9 8 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.25%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (1.25%) MOM
10 6 (1.25%) OpenView
10 6 (1.25%) WSUS
11 5 (1.04%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.04%) Cacti
11 5 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 274 (57.20%) VMware
2 177 (36.95%) Microsoft
3 157 (32.78%) Cisco
4 148 (30.90%) NetApp
5 111 (23.17%) HP
6 90 (18.79%) Oracle
7 84 (17.54%) EMC
8 83 (17.33%) Citrix
9 65 (13.57%) IBM
10 46 (9.60%) Dell
11 45 (9.39%) Veritas
11 45 (9.39%) Red Hat
12 37 (7.72%) Brocade
13 33 (6.89%) 3PAR
14 26 (5.43%) Veeam
15 23 (4.80%) CommVault
16 20 (4.18%) Intel
17 19 (3.97%) ServiceNow
18 18 (3.76%) F5
19 17 (3.55%) Sybase
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