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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 346 309 350
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +41
Contract jobs citing NAS 257 265 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.32% 4.05% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 168 143
Average daily rate
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£358 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.80% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 6
Average hourly rate £21.21 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.89% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.09 £23.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.25 £33.00 £101.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -8.33%
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
7745 6541 7792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.68% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4456 3656 3798
Average daily rate £370 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 414 586
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.17 £20.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -42 91 £375 -25.00% 26
South East 0 68 £325 -16.12% 14
Yorkshire +11 27 £340 +0.74% 10
East Midlands +8 20 £400 +17.64% 2
North West -4 18 £398 +8.90% 4
East of England -13 11 £338 +22.72% 5
West Midlands -22 10 £338 +35.00% 10
South West -29 9 £385 +91.54% 5
North East - 3 - -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 378 (83.26%) SAN
2 261 (57.49%) Windows
3 241 (53.08%) VMware
4 167 (36.78%) Linux
5 162 (35.68%) Active Directory
5 162 (35.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 157 (34.58%) Microsoft
7 126 (27.75%) UNIX
7 126 (27.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 122 (26.87%) Cisco
9 111 (24.45%) Firewall
10 109 (24.01%) Oracle
11 100 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 97 (21.37%) MS Exchange
12 97 (21.37%) NetApp
13 94 (20.70%) Migration
14 82 (18.06%) SQL Server
15 81 (17.84%) EMC
16 78 (17.18%) Solaris
17 77 (16.96%) HP
18 76 (16.74%) Citrix
19 74 (16.30%) DNS
20 73 (16.08%) SQL
21 69 (15.20%) ITIL
22 64 (14.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 63 (13.88%) DHCP
24 61 (13.44%) Red Hat
25 56 (12.33%) Finance
25 56 (12.33%) WAN
26 55 (12.11%) VMware ESX

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 97 (21.37%) MS Exchange
2 52 (11.45%) IIS
3 39 (8.59%) SharePoint
3 39 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 32 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 26 (5.73%) Lync
8 22 (4.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (3.30%) Apache
9 15 (3.30%) Tomcat
10 11 (2.42%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.98%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.76%) Lotus Domino
12 8 (1.76%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (1.54%) JBoss
13 7 (1.54%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.88%) LiveLink
15 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 38 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 36 (7.93%) MS Office
3 5 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.10%) MS Project
4 3 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.22%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.66%) RMDS
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) assyst
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.42%) Office 365
3 8 (1.76%) IaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.44%) PaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.44%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 378 (83.26%) SAN
2 111 (24.45%) Firewall
3 74 (16.30%) DNS
4 63 (13.88%) DHCP
5 56 (12.33%) WAN
6 52 (11.45%) LAN
7 50 (11.01%) VLAN
8 36 (7.93%) TCP/IP
8 36 (7.93%) Wireless
9 35 (7.71%) Fibre Channel
10 30 (6.61%) FTP
11 28 (6.17%) VPN
12 25 (5.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (5.07%) iSCSI
14 22 (4.85%) MPLS
15 19 (4.19%) LDAP
16 18 (3.96%) HTTP
17 17 (3.74%) VoIP
18 16 (3.52%) DMZ
19 15 (3.30%) Nortel Contivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (4.19%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.74%) MySQL
6 13 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.54%) Oracle Exadata
7 7 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.10%) HBase
9 5 (1.10%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.66%) Ingres
11 3 (0.66%) EDMS
11 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.44%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 13 (2.86%) Selenium
2 10 (2.20%) JIRA
3 7 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (1.32%) JUnit
4 6 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.32%) Trac
5 5 (1.10%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.10%) Redmine
5 5 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.10%) Bugzilla
6 4 (0.88%) MSI
7 3 (0.66%) Hudson
7 3 (0.66%) Maven
8 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.44%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 56 (12.33%) Finance
2 27 (5.95%) Banking
3 11 (2.42%) Publishing
4 10 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.54%) Legal
7 5 (1.10%) Marketing
7 5 (1.10%) Retail
8 4 (0.88%) Games
8 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.44%) Military
9 2 (0.44%) Law
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
9 2 (0.44%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 74 (16.30%) Architect
2 57 (12.56%) Administrator
3 52 (11.45%) Consultant
4 44 (9.69%) Analyst
5 33 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
6 32 (7.05%) Infrastructure Architect
7 28 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (5.51%) Network Engineer
9 22 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
9 22 (4.85%) Storage Engineer
10 20 (4.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 19 (4.19%) Support Engineer
12 18 (3.96%) Server Engineer
13 16 (3.52%) Data Architect
13 16 (3.52%) Data Centre Architect
14 15 (3.30%) UNIX Administrator
15 14 (3.08%) VMware Engineer
16 13 (2.86%) Test Engineer
16 13 (2.86%) Technical Architect
17 12 (2.64%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.83%) Middleware
2 22 (4.85%) .NET
3 10 (2.20%) HTML
4 7 (1.54%) JSON
4 7 (1.54%) Ajax
5 5 (1.10%) REST
5 5 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (1.10%) SOAP
5 5 (1.10%) XML
5 5 (1.10%) Hibernate
6 4 (0.88%) CSS
7 3 (0.66%) XSLT
7 3 (0.66%) Web Services
7 3 (0.66%) EDI
7 3 (0.66%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.44%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.44%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.44%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.59%) Blackberry
2 38 (8.37%) Clustering
3 30 (6.61%) Replication
4 20 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.19%) Enterprise Storage
6 16 (3.52%) Mainframe
7 15 (3.30%) PDA
8 14 (3.08%) Management Information System
8 14 (3.08%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.98%) User Experience
10 7 (1.54%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.54%) Celerra
10 7 (1.54%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.10%) STB
12 4 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.88%) Online Games
12 4 (0.88%) Life Science
12 4 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.66%) EqualLogic
13 3 (0.66%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 261 (57.49%) Windows
2 167 (36.78%) Linux
3 126 (27.75%) UNIX
3 126 (27.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 100 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 78 (17.18%) Solaris
6 64 (14.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (4.19%) AIX
9 17 (3.74%) Windows 2000
10 16 (3.52%) Windows 8
11 14 (3.08%) Windows 7
12 13 (2.86%) Windows XP
13 12 (2.64%) Windows NT
14 10 (2.20%) SUSE
14 10 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (1.32%) VMS
16 5 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (1.10%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (20.70%) Migration
2 69 (15.20%) ITIL
3 32 (7.05%) Load Balancing
4 30 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (5.73%) Change Control
6 21 (4.63%) Configuration Management
7 18 (3.96%) Change Management
7 18 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (3.96%) Data Migration
8 17 (3.74%) TOGAF
8 17 (3.74%) Project Management
9 15 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (2.64%) PRINCE2
12 11 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (2.42%) Technical Architecture
13 10 (2.20%) ITSM
14 9 (1.98%) DevOps
14 9 (1.98%) Infrastructure Management
14 9 (1.98%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (16.08%) SQL
2 45 (9.91%) Shell Script
3 36 (7.93%) Perl
4 31 (6.83%) Bash Shell
4 31 (6.83%) Java
5 28 (6.17%) PowerShell
6 24 (5.29%) Python
7 22 (4.85%) JavaScript
8 18 (3.96%) Ruby
9 17 (3.74%) PHP
10 16 (3.52%) C++
10 16 (3.52%) Korn
11 13 (2.86%) sed
11 13 (2.86%) AWK
12 11 (2.42%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.76%) C
14 5 (1.10%) VB
14 5 (1.10%) C#
15 2 (0.44%) VBScript
15 2 (0.44%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 40 (8.81%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (7.49%) Degree
4 32 (7.05%) MCSE
5 30 (6.61%) SC Cleared
6 25 (5.51%) CCNA
7 23 (5.07%) CCNP
8 16 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (3.30%) CCIE
10 8 (1.76%) MCITP
10 8 (1.76%) NCDA
11 7 (1.54%) VCAP
11 7 (1.54%) VCDX
12 6 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (1.32%) NCIE
13 5 (1.10%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.10%) MCP
14 3 (0.66%) MCSA
14 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.19%) SLA
2 7 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.32%) QA
4 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 162 (35.68%) Active Directory
1 162 (35.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (12.11%) VMware ESX
3 42 (9.25%) Hyper-V
4 39 (8.59%) vSphere
5 36 (7.93%) NFS
6 29 (6.39%) XenApp
7 28 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (4.85%) Terminal Services
8 22 (4.85%) XenDesktop
8 22 (4.85%) VMware Server
9 17 (3.74%) Oracle RAC
10 16 (3.52%) XenServer
11 15 (3.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 15 (3.30%) ProxySG
11 15 (3.30%) Firmware
12 14 (3.08%) ISA Server
13 12 (2.64%) DFS Replication
14 11 (2.42%) Xen
15 10 (2.20%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 47 (10.35%) SCCM
2 30 (6.61%) SCOM
3 24 (5.29%) NetBackup
4 17 (3.74%) BladeLogic
5 16 (3.52%) Backup Exec
6 14 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (3.08%) Puppet
7 11 (2.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 11 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (2.42%) Data Guard
8 10 (2.20%) OpenView
8 10 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
9 9 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (1.54%) MIMEsweeper
10 7 (1.54%) MOM
10 7 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (1.32%) Tivoli
12 5 (1.10%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.10%) Control-M
Vendors
1 241 (53.08%) VMware
2 157 (34.58%) Microsoft
3 122 (26.87%) Cisco
4 109 (24.01%) Oracle
5 97 (21.37%) NetApp
6 81 (17.84%) EMC
7 77 (16.96%) HP
8 76 (16.74%) Citrix
9 61 (13.44%) Red Hat
10 50 (11.01%) Symantec
11 43 (9.47%) IBM
12 37 (8.15%) Dell
13 34 (7.49%) CheckPoint
14 28 (6.17%) Sun
15 24 (5.29%) Veritas
16 23 (5.07%) Blue Coat
17 21 (4.63%) Brocade
17 21 (4.63%) Nortel
18 20 (4.41%) Intel
19 16 (3.52%) Sybase
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