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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 443 346 390
Rank change year-on-year
-97 +44
Contract jobs citing NAS 186 273 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.41% 3.58% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 157 121
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £529 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £16.10 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.75% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-59.75% +33.33%
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
7716 7619 6697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.06% 15.03% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4754 4208 3602
Average daily rate £393 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 415 379
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -34 107 £450 +2.27% 22
South East -23 52 £450 +31.38% 22
South West -1 6 £393 +7.53% 4
East of England -3 6 £431 +23.21% 2
North West -18 6 £500 +5.26% 3
Yorkshire -9 4 £400 +6.66% 7
West Midlands -16 2 £363 -3.39% 2
North East -31 2 £500 +300.00%
East Midlands +1 1 - -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 365 (87.32%) SAN
2 196 (46.89%) VMware
3 191 (45.69%) Windows
4 188 (44.98%) Linux
5 148 (35.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 142 (33.97%) EMC
7 133 (31.82%) Unix
7 133 (31.82%) Data Centre
8 125 (29.90%) Active Directory
9 121 (28.95%) NetApp
9 121 (28.95%) Finance
10 108 (25.84%) Migration
11 99 (23.68%) Firewall
12 92 (22.01%) Cisco
13 89 (21.29%) Solaris
14 84 (20.10%) Microsoft
14 84 (20.10%) Banking
15 83 (19.86%) Windows Server
16 78 (18.66%) DNS
17 77 (18.42%) LAN
17 77 (18.42%) Red Hat
18 73 (17.46%) HP
19 70 (16.75%) Veritas
20 64 (15.31%) Oracle
21 61 (14.59%) ITIL
22 56 (13.40%) IBM
22 56 (13.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
23 55 (13.16%) Enterprise Storage
23 55 (13.16%) iSCSI
24 54 (12.92%) SQL

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 32 (7.66%) MS Exchange
2 25 (5.98%) IIS
3 24 (5.74%) Apache
4 22 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 20 (4.78%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.63%) OpenStack
7 10 (2.39%) WebSphere
8 9 (2.15%) MQSeries
8 9 (2.15%) TPMS
8 9 (2.15%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.67%) SAS
11 6 (1.44%) Confluence
11 6 (1.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (1.20%) PowerExchange
13 4 (0.96%) JBoss
13 4 (0.96%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.87%) MS Office
3 7 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.44%) HipChat
4 6 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Exstream
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.24%) RMDS
2 1 (0.24%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.63%) Office 365
4 8 (1.91%) PaaS
5 6 (1.44%) IaaS
6 4 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.72%) SaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.24%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 365 (87.32%) SAN
2 99 (23.68%) Firewall
3 78 (18.66%) DNS
4 77 (18.42%) LAN
5 55 (13.16%) iSCSI
6 47 (11.24%) WAN
7 45 (10.77%) Fibre Channel
8 43 (10.29%) TCP/IP
9 41 (9.81%) DHCP
10 36 (8.61%) VPN
11 29 (6.94%) VLAN
12 26 (6.22%) Multicast
12 26 (6.22%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (5.98%) MPLS
14 23 (5.50%) VoIP
15 21 (5.02%) HTTP
16 20 (4.78%) LDAP
17 17 (4.07%) Network Security
18 15 (3.59%) FTP
19 14 (3.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.98%) MySQL
3 13 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.11%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.67%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.67%) OLTP
5 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.44%) HBase
6 6 (1.44%) SAS EBI
7 5 (1.20%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.20%) PowerCenter
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.72%) ObjectStore
10 2 (0.48%) DB2
10 2 (0.48%) MS Access
11 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (3.83%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.11%) Subversion
3 8 (1.91%) JIRA
4 7 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.20%) Hudson
6 4 (0.96%) Gradle
6 4 (0.96%) IntelliJ
6 4 (0.96%) Maven
6 4 (0.96%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.24%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.24%) JUnit
7 1 (0.24%) Redmine
7 1 (0.24%) Selenium
7 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.24%) Trac
General
1 121 (28.95%) Finance
2 84 (20.10%) Banking
3 17 (4.07%) Financial Institution
4 15 (3.59%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.44%) Games
6 6 (1.44%) Law
6 6 (1.44%) Retail
7 5 (1.20%) Marketing
8 4 (0.96%) Local Government
9 2 (0.48%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) German Language
10 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (25.84%) Architect
2 101 (24.16%) Administrator
3 76 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
4 71 (16.99%) Infrastructure Architect
5 47 (11.24%) Unix Administrator
6 41 (9.81%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 31 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 29 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (6.70%) Analyst
10 25 (5.98%) Storage Administrator
10 25 (5.98%) VMware Engineer
11 21 (5.02%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 21 (5.02%) Linux Administrator
12 19 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (4.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 19 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
12 19 (4.55%) Storage Systems Administrator
13 18 (4.31%) Support Engineer
14 16 (3.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 16 (3.83%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.35%) LAMP
2 13 (3.11%) Middleware
3 11 (2.63%) J2EE
4 10 (2.39%) .NET
4 10 (2.39%) Web Services
5 7 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (1.44%) Rendezvous
7 5 (1.20%) HTML
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.20%) XML
8 4 (0.96%) JMS
8 4 (0.96%) jQuery
8 4 (0.96%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (0.96%) SOAP
8 4 (0.96%) XSLT
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.48%) JSP
10 2 (0.48%) libvirt
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 133 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 55 (13.16%) Enterprise Storage
3 38 (9.09%) EMC VNX
4 32 (7.66%) Clustering
5 28 (6.70%) EMC VMAX
6 25 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (4.31%) New Media
8 17 (4.07%) Management Information System
8 17 (4.07%) Replication
9 16 (3.83%) VCE vBlock
10 11 (2.63%) Client/Server
10 11 (2.63%) IBM XIV
11 8 (1.91%) CLARiiON
11 8 (1.91%) User Experience
12 7 (1.67%) BYOD
12 7 (1.67%) Celerra
12 7 (1.67%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.67%) iPad
12 7 (1.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 191 (45.69%) Windows
2 188 (44.98%) Linux
3 133 (31.82%) Unix
4 89 (21.29%) Solaris
5 83 (19.86%) Windows Server
6 53 (12.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (9.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (8.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (5.74%) SUSE
10 20 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (4.31%) AIX
12 15 (3.59%) Windows 7
13 14 (3.35%) CentOS
13 14 (3.35%) Data ONTAP
14 9 (2.15%) Windows XP
15 7 (1.67%) Mac OS X Server
15 7 (1.67%) Windows 8
16 6 (1.44%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.44%) MVS
17 5 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (25.84%) Migration
2 61 (14.59%) ITIL
3 43 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (8.61%) Capacity Planning
4 36 (8.61%) Service Management
5 34 (8.13%) Configuration Management
6 32 (7.66%) DevOps
6 32 (7.66%) Performance Tuning
7 29 (6.94%) Project Management
8 26 (6.22%) Change Management
8 26 (6.22%) Re-Platforming
9 25 (5.98%) TOGAF
10 22 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
11 21 (5.02%) Capacity Management
11 21 (5.02%) Data Migration
11 21 (5.02%) Load Balancing
11 21 (5.02%) Performance Management
12 20 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (4.78%) Problem Management
13 19 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.92%) SQL
2 40 (9.57%) Perl
3 36 (8.61%) Python
3 36 (8.61%) Shell Script
4 31 (7.42%) PowerShell
5 26 (6.22%) Bash Shell
6 17 (4.07%) Java
7 9 (2.15%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.44%) C-shell
8 6 (1.44%) Korn
9 5 (1.20%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.96%) PHP
11 2 (0.48%) Ruby
12 1 (0.24%) C
12 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.66%) Degree
3 27 (6.46%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 16 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.35%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.11%) CCNA
7 13 (3.11%) CCNP
7 13 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (2.15%) MCSE
9 8 (1.91%) NCDA
10 7 (1.67%) NCIE
11 6 (1.44%) RHCA
11 6 (1.44%) RHCE
11 6 (1.44%) RHCSA
12 5 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.20%) NCSA
13 4 (0.96%) MCP
14 3 (0.72%) MCSA
14 3 (0.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.11%) SLA
2 5 (1.20%) QA
3 4 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.48%) COBIT
5 2 (0.48%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 148 (35.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 125 (29.90%) Active Directory
3 56 (13.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 47 (11.24%) NFS
5 41 (9.81%) vSphere
6 39 (9.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 27 (6.46%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (5.26%) VMware ESX
9 17 (4.07%) Hyper-V
10 15 (3.59%) KVM
11 12 (2.87%) Firmware
11 12 (2.87%) Xen
12 10 (2.39%) Samba
12 10 (2.39%) vCloud
13 9 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (2.15%) SRDF
14 8 (1.91%) Veritas File System
15 6 (1.44%) iptables
16 5 (1.20%) StorNext
16 5 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (7.89%) Puppet
2 30 (7.18%) NetBackup
3 21 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (4.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 15 (3.59%) ZABBIX
6 14 (3.35%) Salt
7 12 (2.87%) BladeLogic
7 12 (2.87%) Tivoli
8 11 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (2.63%) SCCM
8 11 (2.63%) SCOM
9 10 (2.39%) Nagios
10 9 (2.15%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (1.91%) BMC PATROL
11 8 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (1.67%) vRealize
13 6 (1.44%) HAProxy
13 6 (1.44%) OpenView
14 5 (1.20%) vMotion
Vendors
1 196 (46.89%) VMware
2 142 (33.97%) EMC
3 121 (28.95%) NetApp
4 92 (22.01%) Cisco
5 84 (20.10%) Microsoft
6 77 (18.42%) Red Hat
7 73 (17.46%) HP
8 70 (16.75%) Veritas
9 64 (15.31%) Oracle
10 56 (13.40%) IBM
11 33 (7.89%) Brocade
12 28 (6.70%) Dell
13 27 (6.46%) Sun
14 26 (6.22%) Symantec
15 23 (5.50%) Citrix
16 18 (4.31%) F5
17 15 (3.59%) BMC
18 13 (3.11%) CheckPoint
18 13 (3.11%) CommVault
19 12 (2.87%) Hitachi
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago