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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 360 337 327
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -10
Contract jobs citing NAS 224 256 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.91% 3.86% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 163 164
Average daily rate
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£382 £400 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.62% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 10
Average hourly rate £27.13 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.54 £15.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £67.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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
7698 6627 8439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.72% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4331 3688 3951
Average daily rate £370 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 370 633
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 -13 113 £400 -11.11% 21
South East -33 45 £325 -16.12% 9
East Midlands +12 15 £425 +88.88% 2
South West -16 12 £375 -11.76% 2
West Midlands -14 11 £155 -38.00% 1
East of England -27 11 £338 +32.35% 5
North West -4 9 £425 +13.33% 8
Yorkshire -3 4 £330 +10.00% 16
North East - 3 - - 1
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 337 (83.62%) SAN
2 215 (53.35%) Windows
3 201 (49.88%) VMware
4 166 (41.19%) Linux
5 131 (32.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 124 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 116 (28.78%) Microsoft
8 107 (26.55%) UNIX
9 103 (25.56%) Cisco
10 98 (24.32%) Oracle
10 98 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 94 (23.33%) NetApp
12 88 (21.84%) Firewall
13 81 (20.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 80 (19.85%) Migration
14 80 (19.85%) SQL
15 71 (17.62%) MS Exchange
16 70 (17.37%) Solaris
16 70 (17.37%) EMC
17 69 (17.12%) DNS
18 67 (16.63%) HP
19 60 (14.89%) Citrix
20 56 (13.90%) Finance
21 55 (13.65%) DHCP
21 55 (13.65%) SQL Server
22 54 (13.40%) ITIL
22 54 (13.40%) Red Hat
22 54 (13.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 51 (12.66%) VLAN
23 51 (12.66%) WAN

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 71 (17.62%) MS Exchange
2 41 (10.17%) SharePoint
3 33 (8.19%) IIS
4 27 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 26 (6.45%) Lync
6 23 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 22 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (3.97%) Tomcat
9 13 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (3.23%) Apache
10 12 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (2.73%) WebSphere
12 10 (2.48%) OpenStack
13 7 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (1.49%) SAS
14 6 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
15 5 (1.24%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.99%) LiveLink
17 3 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 32 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.69%) MS Office
3 3 (0.74%) MS Project
3 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.74%) RMDS
3 3 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.23%) IaaS
3 8 (1.99%) Office 365
4 3 (0.74%) Joyent
5 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 337 (83.62%) SAN
2 88 (21.84%) Firewall
3 69 (17.12%) DNS
4 55 (13.65%) DHCP
5 51 (12.66%) WAN
5 51 (12.66%) VLAN
6 46 (11.41%) LAN
7 39 (9.68%) TCP/IP
8 34 (8.44%) Fibre Channel
9 29 (7.20%) Wireless
10 25 (6.20%) VPN
11 23 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (5.71%) iSCSI
12 20 (4.96%) FTP
13 19 (4.71%) LDAP
14 18 (4.47%) HTTP
15 15 (3.72%) MPLS
16 14 (3.47%) VoIP
17 12 (2.98%) Broadband
17 12 (2.98%) Nortel Contivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.96%) Oracle Database
3 18 (4.47%) MySQL
4 12 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.23%) Oracle Exadata
6 7 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.99%) OLAP
10 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.74%) EDMS
10 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.74%) HBase
10 3 (0.74%) Redis
11 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.50%) DataStage
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.25%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (3.23%) Selenium
2 12 (2.98%) JIRA
3 7 (1.74%) JUnit
3 7 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.74%) Trac
4 6 (1.49%) Redmine
4 6 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.49%) Bugzilla
5 5 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.74%) Maven
6 3 (0.74%) Hudson
6 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.50%) MSI
7 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 56 (13.90%) Finance
2 31 (7.69%) Banking
3 16 (3.97%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.48%) Publishing
5 8 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.74%) Legal
7 5 (1.24%) Games
7 5 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.99%) Retail
9 3 (0.74%) Marketing
10 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.50%) Back Office
10 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Military
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 66 (16.38%) Architect
2 43 (10.67%) Analyst
3 41 (10.17%) Administrator
4 40 (9.93%) Consultant
5 29 (7.20%) Systems Administrator
6 28 (6.95%) Infrastructure Architect
7 25 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (5.96%) Network Engineer
9 21 (5.21%) Storage Engineer
10 20 (4.96%) Support Engineer
11 18 (4.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 17 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
13 16 (3.97%) Data Architect
13 16 (3.97%) Data Centre Architect
14 15 (3.72%) Technical Architect
15 14 (3.47%) Support Analyst
15 14 (3.47%) VMware Engineer
16 13 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 13 (3.23%) Test Engineer
16 13 (3.23%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.96%) Middleware
2 21 (5.21%) .NET
3 7 (1.74%) HTML
4 6 (1.49%) CSS
4 6 (1.49%) Web Services
4 6 (1.49%) XML
5 5 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.99%) JSON
7 3 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.74%) XSLT
7 3 (0.74%) EDI
7 3 (0.74%) Rendezvous
7 3 (0.74%) Ajax
8 2 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.50%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.50%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.50%) WCF
8 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.68%) Clustering
2 32 (7.94%) Blackberry
3 22 (5.46%) Replication
4 20 (4.96%) Enterprise Storage
4 20 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.72%) PDA
6 14 (3.47%) Firmware
7 13 (3.23%) Mainframe
8 12 (2.98%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.98%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.99%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.99%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.24%) CLARiiON
10 5 (1.24%) Open Source
10 5 (1.24%) User Experience
11 4 (0.99%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.99%) Online Games
11 4 (0.99%) Spread Betting
11 4 (0.99%) Psychology
11 4 (0.99%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 215 (53.35%) Windows
2 166 (41.19%) Linux
3 107 (26.55%) UNIX
4 98 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (20.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 70 (17.37%) Solaris
7 54 (13.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (5.46%) AIX
10 13 (3.23%) Windows 2000
11 11 (2.73%) Windows 7
12 10 (2.48%) SUSE
13 8 (1.99%) Windows NT
14 7 (1.74%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.74%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (1.49%) VMS
16 5 (1.24%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (19.85%) Migration
2 54 (13.40%) ITIL
3 33 (8.19%) Load Balancing
4 29 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (5.71%) Change Management
6 22 (5.46%) Change Control
7 21 (5.21%) Configuration Management
8 19 (4.71%) Data Migration
8 19 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (4.47%) Project Management
10 14 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (3.23%) TOGAF
12 12 (2.98%) Validation
13 11 (2.73%) Technical Architecture
14 9 (2.23%) Time Management
14 9 (2.23%) Service Delivery
14 9 (2.23%) Risk Management
15 8 (1.99%) Benchmarking
15 8 (1.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 80 (19.85%) SQL
2 45 (11.17%) Perl
3 35 (8.68%) Shell Script
4 28 (6.95%) Java
5 26 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 26 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 19 (4.71%) Python
7 17 (4.22%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.97%) PHP
9 15 (3.72%) Ruby
10 11 (2.73%) C
10 11 (2.73%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.48%) Korn
11 10 (2.48%) C++
12 8 (1.99%) AWK
13 7 (1.74%) sed
14 6 (1.49%) VB
15 5 (1.24%) C#
16 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.19%) Degree
2 33 (8.19%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.44%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (6.70%) MCSE
6 19 (4.71%) CCNP
6 19 (4.71%) CCNA
7 15 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (2.98%) CCIE
9 8 (1.99%) VCDX
9 8 (1.99%) VCAP
10 7 (1.74%) NCDA
10 7 (1.74%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.49%) MCITP
12 5 (1.24%) NCIE
12 5 (1.24%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.99%) MCP
13 4 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.74%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.71%) SLA
2 7 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.74%) QA
4 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 131 (32.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 124 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 39 (9.68%) NFS
4 37 (9.18%) Hyper-V
5 30 (7.44%) XenApp
6 29 (7.20%) vSphere
7 27 (6.70%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (5.96%) VMware ESX
9 22 (5.46%) Oracle RAC
10 20 (4.96%) XenDesktop
11 18 (4.47%) VMware Server
12 16 (3.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 16 (3.97%) XenServer
13 15 (3.72%) Xen
14 12 (2.98%) ProxySG
15 10 (2.48%) ISA Server
15 10 (2.48%) SRDF
15 10 (2.48%) vCloud
16 9 (2.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 9 (2.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (8.19%) SCCM
2 16 (3.97%) Puppet
3 15 (3.72%) Data Guard
4 13 (3.23%) SCOM
5 11 (2.73%) NetBackup
5 11 (2.73%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.73%) BladeLogic
6 10 (2.48%) OpenView
6 10 (2.48%) Tivoli
6 10 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 10 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (2.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 8 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (1.49%) ZABBIX
10 6 (1.49%) Control-M
11 5 (1.24%) Nagios
11 5 (1.24%) MIMEsweeper
11 5 (1.24%) MOM
12 4 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 201 (49.88%) VMware
2 116 (28.78%) Microsoft
3 103 (25.56%) Cisco
4 98 (24.32%) Oracle
5 94 (23.33%) NetApp
6 70 (17.37%) EMC
7 67 (16.63%) HP
8 60 (14.89%) Citrix
9 54 (13.40%) Red Hat
10 36 (8.93%) IBM
11 34 (8.44%) Dell
12 31 (7.69%) CheckPoint
13 27 (6.70%) Symantec
14 24 (5.96%) Veritas
14 24 (5.96%) Sun
15 22 (5.46%) Brocade
16 20 (4.96%) Blue Coat
17 19 (4.71%) Sybase
18 16 (3.97%) Intel
19 15 (3.72%) Nortel
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