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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 372 342 282
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -60
Contract jobs citing NAS 212 229 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.48% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.96% 3.71% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 141 155
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£450 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.72% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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
7158 6166 6303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.04% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3240 3148
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -11 116 £450 +4.34% 33
South East -17 42 £300 -9.77% 13
North West -3 15 £475 +11.76% 8
East of England +6 11 £450 +5.88% 4
West Midlands -3 9 £300 +64.38% 1
South West -14 9 £350 -15.66% 4
East Midlands -6 5 £140 -59.42% 4
Yorkshire -31 4 £350 +12.00% 8
North East - - - -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 402 (86.27%) SAN
2 334 (71.67%) Windows
3 282 (60.52%) VMware
4 213 (45.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 197 (42.27%) Microsoft
6 182 (39.06%) Active Directory
7 169 (36.27%) Linux
8 151 (32.40%) Cisco
9 134 (28.76%) UNIX
10 132 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 111 (23.82%) SQL Server
12 107 (22.96%) Firewall
13 103 (22.10%) NetApp
14 102 (21.89%) ITIL
15 98 (21.03%) Migration
16 94 (20.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 92 (19.74%) Citrix
17 92 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
18 90 (19.31%) Oracle
19 89 (19.10%) HP
19 89 (19.10%) Hyper-V
20 86 (18.45%) EMC
21 80 (17.17%) MS Exchange
22 78 (16.74%) Solaris
23 77 (16.52%) Finance
24 72 (15.45%) DNS
25 69 (14.81%) SQL
25 69 (14.81%) VMware ESX
25 69 (14.81%) Clustering
25 69 (14.81%) vSphere

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 80 (17.17%) MS Exchange
2 62 (13.30%) IIS
3 48 (10.30%) SharePoint
4 34 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (6.22%) OpenStack
7 28 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (4.72%) Lync
9 21 (4.51%) Apache
10 18 (3.86%) Tomcat
11 16 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 15 (3.22%) WebSphere
13 10 (2.15%) Office Communications Server
13 10 (2.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 9 (1.93%) Oracle Coherence
15 8 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (1.50%) WebLogic
17 6 (1.29%) Lotus Domino
17 6 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
18 3 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 39 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.58%) MS Office
3 6 (1.29%) MS Project
4 3 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) Quicktime
5 2 (0.43%) Maya
5 2 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.43%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.21%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.29%) RMDS
2 5 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.43%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.43%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (3.22%) IaaS
2 10 (2.15%) Office 365
3 5 (1.07%) PaaS
4 4 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.43%) SaaS
5 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 402 (86.27%) SAN
2 107 (22.96%) Firewall
3 72 (15.45%) DNS
4 59 (12.66%) TCP/IP
5 57 (12.23%) WAN
6 56 (12.02%) Fibre Channel
7 54 (11.59%) iSCSI
8 53 (11.37%) DHCP
9 50 (10.73%) LAN
10 39 (8.37%) VLAN
11 32 (6.87%) MPLS
12 30 (6.44%) DMZ
12 30 (6.44%) LDAP
13 28 (6.01%) VPN
14 27 (5.79%) Wireless
15 24 (5.15%) Multicast
16 23 (4.94%) FTP
17 22 (4.72%) Internet
17 22 (4.72%) NetScaler
18 20 (4.29%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (23.82%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.86%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (2.15%) HBase
6 10 (2.15%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.93%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.72%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.29%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.07%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.07%) MySQL
12 4 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.86%) Ingres
13 3 (0.64%) CouchDB
13 3 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.64%) Voldemort
14 2 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (1.29%) MSI
2 5 (1.07%) Selenium
3 4 (0.86%) JIRA
4 3 (0.64%) Redmine
4 3 (0.64%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.64%) Trac
4 3 (0.64%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.43%) JUnit
5 2 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.43%) Gerrit
General
1 77 (16.52%) Finance
2 45 (9.66%) Banking
3 16 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.15%) Publishing
5 9 (1.93%) Multimedia
6 7 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.07%) Legal
8 5 (1.07%) Electronics
8 5 (1.07%) Marketing
9 4 (0.86%) Back Office
9 4 (0.86%) Local Government
9 4 (0.86%) Retail
10 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.64%) Law
11 2 (0.43%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Military
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (17.38%) Architect
2 61 (13.09%) Administrator
3 48 (10.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (9.01%) Consultant
5 40 (8.58%) Systems Administrator
5 40 (8.58%) Analyst
6 31 (6.65%) Server Engineer
7 28 (6.01%) Infrastructure Architect
8 24 (5.15%) Storage Engineer
9 21 (4.51%) Support Engineer
10 20 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (3.86%) UNIX Administrator
12 15 (3.22%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 15 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support
13 14 (3.00%) Project Manager
14 13 (2.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 13 (2.79%) Windows Server Engineer
14 13 (2.79%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 13 (2.79%) Wintel Analyst
15 12 (2.58%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.23%) Middleware
2 16 (3.43%) HTML
3 13 (2.79%) .NET
4 11 (2.36%) XML
5 10 (2.15%) Rendezvous
6 9 (1.93%) XSLT
6 9 (1.93%) J2EE
7 8 (1.72%) Application Packaging
8 7 (1.50%) Web Services
9 5 (1.07%) SOAP
9 5 (1.07%) Hibernate
9 5 (1.07%) Ajax
9 5 (1.07%) REST
9 5 (1.07%) JSON
10 4 (0.86%) LAMP
11 2 (0.43%) X-Windows
11 2 (0.43%) ServiceStack
12 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.21%) YAML
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 69 (14.81%) Clustering
2 56 (12.02%) Replication
3 24 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.94%) Celerra
5 19 (4.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 13 (2.79%) EMC Centera
6 13 (2.79%) Blackberry
7 10 (2.15%) Thin Client
7 10 (2.15%) CLARiiON
7 10 (2.15%) Fat Client
7 10 (2.15%) Symmetrix DMX
8 9 (1.93%) Symmetrix
9 8 (1.72%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.72%) PKI
9 8 (1.72%) User Experience
10 7 (1.50%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.50%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.50%) Spread Betting
10 7 (1.50%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 334 (71.67%) Windows
2 169 (36.27%) Linux
3 134 (28.76%) UNIX
4 132 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (20.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 92 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (16.74%) Solaris
8 36 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (6.65%) Windows 7
10 21 (4.51%) HPUX
11 15 (3.22%) Windows 8
12 14 (3.00%) Windows 2000
13 10 (2.15%) Windows NT
13 10 (2.15%) Windows XP
13 10 (2.15%) AIX
14 9 (1.93%) SUSE
15 7 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (1.29%) CentOS
16 6 (1.29%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.07%) Slackware
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (21.89%) ITIL
2 98 (21.03%) Migration
3 48 (10.30%) Project Management
4 44 (9.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 41 (8.80%) Configuration Management
6 29 (6.22%) Performance Tuning
7 28 (6.01%) Benchmarking
8 27 (5.79%) Service Delivery
9 26 (5.58%) PRINCE2
9 26 (5.58%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (5.58%) Capacity Management
10 25 (5.36%) ITSM
10 25 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
11 24 (5.15%) Change Control
12 21 (4.51%) Performance Monitoring
13 20 (4.29%) Load Balancing
14 18 (3.86%) Incident Management
15 17 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
16 16 (3.43%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 69 (14.81%) SQL
2 46 (9.87%) Perl
3 45 (9.66%) Shell Script
4 40 (8.58%) Python
5 38 (8.15%) PowerShell
6 29 (6.22%) Java
7 22 (4.72%) JavaScript
7 22 (4.72%) Bash Shell
8 19 (4.08%) VBScript
9 18 (3.86%) Korn
10 15 (3.22%) C#
11 11 (2.36%) PHP
11 11 (2.36%) Ruby
12 10 (2.15%) C
13 9 (1.93%) AWK
13 9 (1.93%) sed
14 8 (1.72%) C++
15 4 (0.86%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.64%) VBA
17 2 (0.43%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 42 (9.01%) MCSE
1 42 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 34 (7.30%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (6.87%) CCNA
5 25 (5.36%) SC Cleared
6 24 (5.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (4.29%) MCITP
8 14 (3.00%) Degree
9 13 (2.79%) DV Cleared
9 13 (2.79%) NCIE
10 11 (2.36%) NCDA
11 10 (2.15%) MCP
12 9 (1.93%) CCNP
12 9 (1.93%) MCSA
13 8 (1.72%) VCAP
14 7 (1.50%) VCDX
14 7 (1.50%) CCDP
15 4 (0.86%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.43%) SLA
2 9 (1.93%) QA
3 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 213 (45.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 182 (39.06%) Active Directory
3 89 (19.10%) Hyper-V
4 69 (14.81%) vSphere
4 69 (14.81%) VMware ESX
5 50 (10.73%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (8.80%) XenApp
7 35 (7.51%) NFS
8 33 (7.08%) KVM
9 32 (6.87%) Terminal Services
10 28 (6.01%) XenDesktop
11 21 (4.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 20 (4.29%) VMware Server
13 17 (3.65%) Xen
14 15 (3.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 13 (2.79%) Samba
16 12 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
16 12 (2.58%) SRDF
17 11 (2.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 43 (9.23%) SCCM
2 39 (8.37%) SCOM
3 27 (5.79%) NetBackup
4 22 (4.72%) EdgeSight
5 20 (4.29%) Puppet
6 18 (3.86%) HP SIM
7 16 (3.43%) SCVMM
8 13 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (2.36%) BladeLogic
9 11 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (1.93%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.50%) Nagios
12 6 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (1.29%) WSUS
12 6 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (1.29%) OpenView
12 6 (1.29%) Tivoli
12 6 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (1.07%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.07%) vMotion
Vendors
1 282 (60.52%) VMware
2 197 (42.27%) Microsoft
3 151 (32.40%) Cisco
4 103 (22.10%) NetApp
5 92 (19.74%) Citrix
6 90 (19.31%) Oracle
7 89 (19.10%) HP
8 86 (18.45%) EMC
9 57 (12.23%) IBM
10 42 (9.01%) Dell
11 38 (8.15%) Red Hat
12 33 (7.08%) Veritas
13 32 (6.87%) Veeam
14 31 (6.65%) Brocade
15 29 (6.22%) Symantec
16 26 (5.58%) 3PAR
17 20 (4.29%) Intel
18 18 (3.86%) CommVault
18 18 (3.86%) ServiceNow
19 17 (3.65%) CA
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