The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Communications & Networking category for the England 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 361 289 306
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +17
Contract jobs citing NAS 218 257 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.59% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 3.84% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 150 129
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £360
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.62 £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.90 £42.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -22.85%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6740 6693 8493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 15.24% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3602 3417 4059
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 547 573
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
NAS
UK

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -44 119 £440 +10.00% 28
South East -38 34 £320 -24.70% 13
South West -11 21 £415 -5.68% 11
Yorkshire -9 12 £313 +126.44% 2
East of England -44 12 £425 +70.00% 4
West Midlands -12 7 £183 +8.14% 4
North East - 6 £239 -
East Midlands -5 3 - - 2
North West -21 3 £425 - 5
Midlands - - - -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 356 (81.65%) SAN
2 205 (47.02%) Linux
3 199 (45.64%) Windows
4 190 (43.58%) VMware
5 164 (37.61%) UNIX
6 143 (32.80%) EMC
7 141 (32.34%) VMware Infrastructure
8 138 (31.65%) NetApp
9 122 (27.98%) Oracle
10 121 (27.75%) NFS
11 112 (25.69%) Solaris
12 109 (25.00%) DNS
13 105 (24.08%) Cisco
14 104 (23.85%) Active Directory
15 101 (23.17%) Red Hat
16 99 (22.71%) Microsoft
17 98 (22.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 92 (21.10%) TCP/IP
19 89 (20.41%) SQL
20 86 (19.72%) Perl
21 82 (18.81%) Finance
22 78 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
23 75 (17.20%) HP
24 73 (16.74%) Clustering
25 68 (15.60%) Sun
26 63 (14.45%) SQL Server
27 62 (14.22%) LAN
28 59 (13.53%) WAN
29 58 (13.30%) MS Exchange
30 57 (13.07%) Veritas

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 58 (13.30%) MS Exchange
2 38 (8.72%) Tomcat
3 37 (8.49%) Apache
4 34 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (7.34%) IIS
6 28 (6.42%) SharePoint
7 16 (3.67%) WebSphere
8 15 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (2.29%) Lync
11 9 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.83%) SAS
12 8 (1.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 8 (1.83%) Oracle Coherence
13 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (1.15%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.46%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 44 (10.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.61%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) SPSS
4 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.23%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 8 (1.83%) RMDS
2 5 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.69%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (2.06%) Amazon S3
3 6 (1.38%) Office 365
3 6 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.69%) Joyent
4 3 (0.69%) SaaS
5 2 (0.46%) PaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.23%) IaaS
6 1 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 356 (81.65%) SAN
2 109 (25.00%) DNS
3 92 (21.10%) TCP/IP
4 62 (14.22%) LAN
5 59 (13.53%) WAN
6 56 (12.84%) Firewall
7 51 (11.70%) Fibre Channel
7 51 (11.70%) DHCP
8 47 (10.78%) iSCSI
9 26 (5.96%) LDAP
10 22 (5.05%) SMTP
10 22 (5.05%) FCoE
11 18 (4.13%) SNMP
12 17 (3.90%) SSH
12 17 (3.90%) Multicast
13 16 (3.67%) HTTP
13 16 (3.67%) VoIP
14 15 (3.44%) FTP
14 15 (3.44%) VPN
15 14 (3.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.45%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.26%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.21%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.52%) RDBMS
5 10 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (2.06%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.83%) HBase
7 8 (1.83%) MySQL
8 6 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.38%) OLAP
9 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.92%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (0.69%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.23%) Hudson
3 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.23%) Redmine
3 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.23%) Trac
3 1 (0.23%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) Selenium
3 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.23%) JUnit
3 1 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 82 (18.81%) Finance
2 52 (11.93%) Banking
3 29 (6.65%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.61%) Back Office
6 4 (0.92%) Retail
7 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.69%) Publishing
8 2 (0.46%) Games
8 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 78 (17.89%) Administrator
2 55 (12.61%) Architect
3 42 (9.63%) Consultant
4 38 (8.72%) Storage Engineer
5 37 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 37 (8.49%) Infrastructure Architect
6 33 (7.57%) UNIX Administrator
7 30 (6.88%) Systems Administrator
8 24 (5.50%) Analyst
9 22 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
10 16 (3.67%) UNIX Engineer
10 16 (3.67%) Support Engineer
11 15 (3.44%) Project Manager
11 15 (3.44%) Storage Administrator
12 14 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (2.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 12 (2.75%) UNIX Systems Administrator
14 12 (2.75%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.36%) XML
2 17 (3.90%) Middleware
3 15 (3.44%) HTML
4 14 (3.21%) J2EE
5 13 (2.98%) .NET
5 13 (2.98%) Web Services
6 9 (2.06%) XSLT
7 8 (1.83%) CSS
7 8 (1.83%) Rendezvous
8 5 (1.15%) REST
9 4 (0.92%) SOAP
10 3 (0.69%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.69%) JSON
11 2 (0.46%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.23%) LAMP
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.23%) HTML5
12 1 (0.23%) WSDL
12 1 (0.23%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (16.74%) Clustering
2 36 (8.26%) Replication
3 33 (7.57%) CLARiiON
4 16 (3.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 14 (3.21%) Celerra
6 12 (2.75%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.83%) EqualLogic
7 8 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.83%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.61%) Firmware
8 7 (1.61%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.61%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.38%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.38%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.38%) CESG
9 6 (1.38%) Open Source
10 5 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.15%) PKI
11 4 (0.92%) IPTV
11 4 (0.92%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 205 (47.02%) Linux
2 199 (45.64%) Windows
3 164 (37.61%) UNIX
4 112 (25.69%) Solaris
5 98 (22.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 78 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 56 (12.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (6.19%) Windows 7
9 23 (5.28%) HPUX
10 19 (4.36%) AIX
11 17 (3.90%) VMS
12 15 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (2.06%) SUSE
13 9 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (1.15%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.92%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.69%) Debian
17 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (12.61%) Migration
2 53 (12.16%) ITIL
3 42 (9.63%) Performance Tuning
4 35 (8.03%) Load Balancing
5 29 (6.65%) Configuration Management
6 25 (5.73%) Change Management
6 25 (5.73%) Performance Monitoring
7 22 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (4.36%) Capacity Management
9 17 (3.90%) Benchmarking
10 16 (3.67%) Project Management
10 16 (3.67%) Problem Management
11 14 (3.21%) Software Deployment
12 13 (2.98%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (2.98%) Service Management
13 10 (2.29%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (2.06%) Change Control
14 9 (2.06%) PRINCE2
14 9 (2.06%) Business Continuity
14 9 (2.06%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 89 (20.41%) SQL
2 86 (19.72%) Perl
3 38 (8.72%) Java
4 31 (7.11%) Shell Script
5 20 (4.59%) PowerShell
6 18 (4.13%) Python
7 12 (2.75%) C
7 12 (2.75%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.52%) Ruby
9 9 (2.06%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.38%) PHP
10 6 (1.38%) sed
11 5 (1.15%) Bourne shell
11 5 (1.15%) Korn
12 4 (0.92%) AWK
12 4 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.92%) Embedded C
13 3 (0.69%) VB
13 3 (0.69%) C++
13 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 22 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (3.90%) MCSE
6 15 (3.44%) DV Cleared
7 14 (3.21%) OCP
7 14 (3.21%) OCA
7 14 (3.21%) Oracle Certification
8 11 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.29%) NCDA
10 9 (2.06%) RHCE
11 8 (1.83%) Degree
12 7 (1.61%) CCNA
13 6 (1.38%) CCNP
13 6 (1.38%) Sun Certification
13 6 (1.38%) MCITP
13 6 (1.38%) BC Cleared
14 5 (1.15%) MCSA
15 4 (0.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.50%) SLA
2 15 (3.44%) QA
3 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.46%) GPG13
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 141 (32.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 121 (27.75%) NFS
3 104 (23.85%) Active Directory
4 43 (9.86%) VMware ESX
5 37 (8.49%) vSphere
6 29 (6.65%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (6.19%) Hyper-V
8 24 (5.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 22 (5.05%) XenApp
9 22 (5.05%) Oracle RAC
10 20 (4.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 19 (4.36%) SRDF
12 13 (2.98%) Samba
13 11 (2.52%) Sendmail
14 10 (2.29%) Xen
15 7 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
16 6 (1.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 5 (1.15%) XenDesktop
17 5 (1.15%) vCloud
17 5 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 32 (7.34%) NetBackup
2 25 (5.73%) Puppet
3 24 (5.50%) EMC NetWorker
4 22 (5.05%) SCOM
5 17 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 13 (2.98%) SCCM
6 13 (2.98%) Nagios
7 11 (2.52%) Ganglia
8 8 (1.83%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (1.61%) OpenNMS
9 7 (1.61%) Cacti
10 6 (1.38%) Tivoli
11 5 (1.15%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.92%) WSUS
12 4 (0.92%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (0.92%) Control-M
12 4 (0.92%) ARCserve
12 4 (0.92%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 190 (43.58%) VMware
2 143 (32.80%) EMC
3 138 (31.65%) NetApp
4 122 (27.98%) Oracle
5 105 (24.08%) Cisco
6 101 (23.17%) Red Hat
7 99 (22.71%) Microsoft
8 75 (17.20%) HP
9 68 (15.60%) Sun
10 57 (13.07%) Veritas
11 48 (11.01%) Citrix
12 40 (9.17%) IBM
13 25 (5.73%) Brocade
14 23 (5.28%) JBoss
14 23 (5.28%) Symantec
15 19 (4.36%) Hitachi
15 19 (4.36%) F5
16 18 (4.13%) Intel
17 14 (3.21%) Sybase
18 12 (2.75%) Splunk
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