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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 365 293 283
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -10
Contract jobs citing NAS 199 280 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.88% 4.39% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 197 158
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 23
Average hourly rate £43.75 £27.50 £24.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £14.32 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +12.82%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6901 6383 8288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.98% 13.70% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3751 3411 3764
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 422 653
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
NAS
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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 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
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 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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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 -36 117 £433 +1.76% 20
South East -33 28 £300 -22.58% 15
West Midlands 0 17 £155 -52.30% 2
East of England -21 11 £165 -35.29% 9
North West -6 9 £425 +88.05% 5
South West -29 9 £400 -5.88% 2
East Midlands -4 4 £220 -2.22% 2
North East - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -19 1 £225 -25.00% 9
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 328 (80.79%) SAN
2 229 (56.40%) Windows
3 209 (51.48%) VMware
4 170 (41.87%) Linux
5 147 (36.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 120 (29.56%) Active Directory
7 119 (29.31%) UNIX
8 117 (28.82%) Microsoft
9 110 (27.09%) NetApp
10 104 (25.62%) Cisco
10 104 (25.62%) Oracle
11 92 (22.66%) SQL
12 86 (21.18%) DNS
13 85 (20.94%) EMC
13 85 (20.94%) Firewall
14 83 (20.44%) Migration
14 83 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 81 (19.95%) MS Exchange
16 73 (17.98%) SQL Server
17 71 (17.49%) Windows Server 2003
18 70 (17.24%) Finance
19 68 (16.75%) TCP/IP
19 68 (16.75%) Citrix
20 65 (16.01%) Solaris
21 64 (15.76%) WAN
22 62 (15.27%) LAN
23 61 (15.02%) DHCP
23 61 (15.02%) HP
24 59 (14.53%) Red Hat
24 59 (14.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 81 (19.95%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.85%) SharePoint
3 32 (7.88%) IIS
4 31 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 25 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (6.16%) Lync
7 22 (5.42%) Tomcat
8 20 (4.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (3.69%) Apache
10 13 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (2.71%) WebSphere
12 9 (2.22%) OpenStack
13 8 (1.97%) SAS
14 5 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
14 5 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
16 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 30 (7.39%) MS Office
3 4 (0.99%) MS Project
4 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) RMDS
1 5 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.25%) assyst
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.22%) IaaS
2 7 (1.72%) Office 365
3 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.74%) Joyent
5 2 (0.49%) PaaS
5 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 328 (80.79%) SAN
2 86 (21.18%) DNS
3 85 (20.94%) Firewall
4 68 (16.75%) TCP/IP
5 64 (15.76%) WAN
6 62 (15.27%) LAN
7 61 (15.02%) DHCP
8 40 (9.85%) VLAN
8 40 (9.85%) Fibre Channel
9 39 (9.61%) iSCSI
10 25 (6.16%) VPN
11 23 (5.67%) FTP
11 23 (5.67%) HTTP
11 23 (5.67%) LDAP
12 19 (4.68%) Wireless
13 17 (4.19%) SMTP
14 15 (3.69%) FCoE
15 14 (3.45%) VoIP
16 13 (3.20%) Internet
17 12 (2.96%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.91%) Oracle Database
3 17 (4.19%) MySQL
4 15 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.97%) Oracle Exadata
7 7 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.48%) OLAP
9 5 (1.23%) HBase
9 5 (1.23%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.74%) EDMS
11 3 (0.74%) DataStage
11 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.74%) Redis
11 3 (0.74%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (3.20%) JIRA
1 13 (3.20%) Selenium
2 8 (1.97%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (1.97%) JUnit
3 7 (1.72%) Bugzilla
3 7 (1.72%) Trac
3 7 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.72%) Redmine
4 5 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.99%) Hudson
6 3 (0.74%) Maven
6 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.49%) MSI
7 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
General
1 70 (17.24%) Finance
2 38 (9.36%) Banking
3 20 (4.93%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.22%) Publishing
6 7 (1.72%) Legal
7 6 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.99%) Back Office
9 3 (0.74%) Retail
9 3 (0.74%) Marketing
10 2 (0.49%) Games
10 2 (0.49%) Advertising
10 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 69 (17.00%) Architect
2 51 (12.56%) Administrator
3 42 (10.34%) Analyst
4 41 (10.10%) Infrastructure Architect
5 36 (8.87%) Consultant
6 34 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (6.16%) Systems Administrator
8 23 (5.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 21 (5.17%) Support Engineer
9 21 (5.17%) Storage Administrator
10 19 (4.68%) Storage Engineer
11 16 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (3.94%) Data Architect
11 16 (3.94%) Data Centre Architect
12 15 (3.69%) Storage Consultant
13 14 (3.45%) Technical Architect
14 13 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (3.20%) Project Manager
15 11 (2.71%) Linux Administrator
15 11 (2.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.43%) .NET
2 17 (4.19%) Middleware
3 13 (3.20%) XML
3 13 (3.20%) HTML
4 7 (1.72%) CSS
5 6 (1.48%) Web Services
6 5 (1.23%) Rendezvous
6 5 (1.23%) XSLT
7 4 (0.99%) JSON
8 3 (0.74%) EDI
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.49%) REST
9 2 (0.49%) Ajax
9 2 (0.49%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.49%) SOAP
10 1 (0.25%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.25%) ADO.NET
10 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.33%) Clustering
2 33 (8.13%) Blackberry
3 28 (6.90%) Replication
4 16 (3.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 14 (3.45%) Firmware
6 13 (3.20%) PDA
7 12 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.71%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.46%) Fat Client
9 10 (2.46%) Thin Client
9 10 (2.46%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.97%) CESG
11 7 (1.72%) CLARiiON
12 6 (1.48%) Open Source
12 6 (1.48%) Cryptography
13 5 (1.23%) STB
13 5 (1.23%) Celerra
13 5 (1.23%) PKI
14 4 (0.99%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.99%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 229 (56.40%) Windows
2 170 (41.87%) Linux
3 119 (29.31%) UNIX
4 83 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (17.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 65 (16.01%) Solaris
7 59 (14.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (5.67%) AIX
10 21 (5.17%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.97%) VMS
12 7 (1.72%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.23%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.23%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.74%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.74%) Debian
15 3 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.74%) SmartOS
15 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (20.44%) Migration
2 53 (13.05%) ITIL
3 25 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
4 24 (5.91%) Load Balancing
5 23 (5.67%) Project Management
6 22 (5.42%) Change Management
7 18 (4.43%) Data Migration
8 16 (3.94%) Configuration Management
9 14 (3.45%) Capacity Management
10 13 (3.20%) Change Control
10 13 (3.20%) Time Management
11 12 (2.96%) Validation
11 12 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (2.96%) TOGAF
11 12 (2.96%) Service Delivery
12 11 (2.71%) Use Case
13 10 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (2.46%) PRINCE2
13 10 (2.46%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 92 (22.66%) SQL
2 54 (13.30%) Perl
3 37 (9.11%) Shell Script
4 28 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 24 (5.91%) Bash Shell
6 23 (5.67%) Java
7 17 (4.19%) JavaScript
7 17 (4.19%) PHP
8 15 (3.69%) Python
9 13 (3.20%) Ruby
10 11 (2.71%) C
11 10 (2.46%) Korn
11 10 (2.46%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.97%) AWK
13 7 (1.72%) VB
13 7 (1.72%) sed
14 4 (0.99%) C#
14 4 (0.99%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.99%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.74%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 51 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 29 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (6.65%) MCSE
6 20 (4.93%) Degree
7 15 (3.69%) NCDA
8 14 (3.45%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.97%) VCAP
10 8 (1.97%) MCITP
11 7 (1.72%) BC Cleared
11 7 (1.72%) VCDX
12 6 (1.48%) NCIE
12 6 (1.48%) CCNA
13 5 (1.23%) MCP
13 5 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.99%) VCP5
14 4 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.99%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.43%) SLA
2 11 (2.71%) QA
3 4 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 147 (36.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (29.56%) Active Directory
3 53 (13.05%) NFS
4 37 (9.11%) XenApp
5 35 (8.62%) Hyper-V
5 35 (8.62%) vSphere
6 24 (5.91%) Oracle RAC
7 21 (5.17%) VMware ESX
8 19 (4.68%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (4.43%) XenDesktop
10 16 (3.94%) VMware Server
11 14 (3.45%) Xen
11 14 (3.45%) XenServer
12 13 (3.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 13 (3.20%) SRDF
13 9 (2.22%) vCloud
13 9 (2.22%) DFS Replication
14 8 (1.97%) NLBS
15 7 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 5 (1.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (5.91%) SCCM
2 17 (4.19%) NetBackup
3 15 (3.69%) Puppet
3 15 (3.69%) Data Guard
4 13 (3.20%) EMC NetWorker
5 11 (2.71%) Backup Exec
6 9 (2.22%) OpenView
6 9 (2.22%) SCOM
6 9 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.97%) Tivoli
8 7 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (1.48%) ZABBIX
9 6 (1.48%) Control-M
9 6 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (1.23%) MOM
10 5 (1.23%) Nagios
10 5 (1.23%) MIMEsweeper
11 4 (0.99%) WSUS
11 4 (0.99%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 209 (51.48%) VMware
2 117 (28.82%) Microsoft
3 110 (27.09%) NetApp
4 104 (25.62%) Cisco
4 104 (25.62%) Oracle
5 85 (20.94%) EMC
6 68 (16.75%) Citrix
7 61 (15.02%) HP
8 59 (14.53%) Red Hat
9 34 (8.37%) IBM
10 32 (7.88%) Sun
11 29 (7.14%) Dell
12 24 (5.91%) Symantec
13 23 (5.67%) Hitachi
14 21 (5.17%) Brocade
15 20 (4.93%) Veritas
16 18 (4.43%) CheckPoint
17 15 (3.69%) Sybase
18 14 (3.45%) Juniper
19 13 (3.20%) Intel
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