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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 349 313 336
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +23
Contract jobs citing NAS 261 262 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.56% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 4.06% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 165 138
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£353 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.96% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £600 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.12% +8.46%
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
7832 6446 7645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.68% 13.68% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 3618 3723
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 £218
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 437 413 580
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.81%
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 23 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 23 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 23 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 -51 93 £375 -25.00% 25
South East -14 68 £325 -16.12% 16
Yorkshire +4 27 £340 +0.74% 7
East Midlands +10 21 £400 +17.64% 2
North West -3 19 £375 +2.73% 5
East of England -15 11 £338 +22.72% 6
West Midlands -21 10 £338 +35.00% 8
South West -32 9 £385 +91.54% 6
North East - 3 - -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 381 (83.37%) SAN
2 263 (57.55%) Windows
3 244 (53.39%) VMware
4 166 (36.32%) Linux
5 163 (35.67%) Active Directory
6 162 (35.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 159 (34.79%) Microsoft
8 127 (27.79%) UNIX
8 127 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 124 (27.13%) Cisco
10 111 (24.29%) Firewall
11 109 (23.85%) Oracle
12 101 (22.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 98 (21.44%) NetApp
14 96 (21.01%) MS Exchange
15 95 (20.79%) Migration
16 83 (18.16%) EMC
17 82 (17.94%) SQL Server
18 79 (17.29%) Solaris
19 77 (16.85%) HP
19 77 (16.85%) Citrix
20 74 (16.19%) SQL
21 73 (15.97%) DNS
22 71 (15.54%) ITIL
23 65 (14.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 62 (13.57%) DHCP
25 61 (13.35%) Red Hat
26 58 (12.69%) WAN
27 56 (12.25%) Finance
28 55 (12.04%) VMware ESX

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 96 (21.01%) MS Exchange
2 52 (11.38%) IIS
3 39 (8.53%) SharePoint
4 38 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 38 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 26 (5.69%) Lync
8 22 (4.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (3.28%) Apache
9 15 (3.28%) Tomcat
10 11 (2.41%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.97%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.75%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.75%) Lotus Domino
12 8 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (1.53%) JBoss
14 4 (0.88%) LiveLink
15 3 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 38 (8.32%) MS Excel
2 37 (8.10%) MS Office
3 5 (1.09%) MS Project
3 5 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
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%) RMDS
1 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.41%) Office 365
3 8 (1.75%) IaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.44%) Joyent
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 381 (83.37%) SAN
2 111 (24.29%) Firewall
3 73 (15.97%) DNS
4 62 (13.57%) DHCP
5 58 (12.69%) WAN
6 54 (11.82%) LAN
7 49 (10.72%) VLAN
8 36 (7.88%) Wireless
9 35 (7.66%) Fibre Channel
9 35 (7.66%) TCP/IP
10 30 (6.56%) FTP
11 28 (6.13%) VPN
12 25 (5.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (5.03%) iSCSI
13 23 (5.03%) MPLS
14 19 (4.16%) LDAP
15 18 (3.94%) HTTP
16 17 (3.72%) VoIP
17 16 (3.50%) DMZ
18 15 (3.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (17.94%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (4.16%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.72%) MySQL
6 13 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.53%) Oracle Exadata
7 7 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.09%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.09%) HBase
9 5 (1.09%) NoSQL
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%) EDMS
11 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.66%) Ingres
12 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (2.84%) Selenium
2 10 (2.19%) JIRA
3 7 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (1.31%) JUnit
4 6 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.31%) Trac
5 5 (1.09%) Redmine
5 5 (1.09%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.09%) Bugzilla
6 4 (0.88%) MSI
7 3 (0.66%) Maven
7 3 (0.66%) Hudson
8 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.44%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 56 (12.25%) Finance
2 27 (5.91%) Banking
3 11 (2.41%) Publishing
4 10 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.53%) Legal
7 5 (1.09%) Marketing
7 5 (1.09%) Retail
8 4 (0.88%) Games
8 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
9 2 (0.44%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Military
9 2 (0.44%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 74 (16.19%) Architect
2 57 (12.47%) Administrator
3 53 (11.60%) Consultant
4 44 (9.63%) Analyst
5 33 (7.22%) Systems Administrator
6 31 (6.78%) Infrastructure Architect
7 29 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (5.47%) Network Engineer
9 23 (5.03%) Storage Engineer
10 22 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
11 20 (4.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 19 (4.16%) Server Engineer
12 19 (4.16%) Support Engineer
13 16 (3.50%) Data Architect
13 16 (3.50%) Data Centre Architect
14 15 (3.28%) UNIX Administrator
15 14 (3.06%) VMware Engineer
16 13 (2.84%) Test Engineer
16 13 (2.84%) Technical Architect
17 12 (2.63%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.00%) Middleware
2 22 (4.81%) .NET
3 10 (2.19%) HTML
4 7 (1.53%) Ajax
4 7 (1.53%) JSON
5 5 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (1.09%) REST
5 5 (1.09%) Hibernate
5 5 (1.09%) SOAP
5 5 (1.09%) XML
6 4 (0.88%) CSS
7 3 (0.66%) XSLT
7 3 (0.66%) EDI
7 3 (0.66%) Web Services
7 3 (0.66%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.44%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.44%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.53%) Blackberry
2 38 (8.32%) Clustering
3 30 (6.56%) Replication
4 20 (4.38%) Enterprise Storage
5 19 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.50%) Mainframe
7 15 (3.28%) PDA
8 14 (3.06%) Computer Science
8 14 (3.06%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.97%) User Experience
10 7 (1.53%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.53%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.53%) Celerra
11 5 (1.09%) 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%) Spread Betting
13 3 (0.66%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 263 (57.55%) Windows
2 166 (36.32%) Linux
3 127 (27.79%) UNIX
3 127 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 101 (22.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 79 (17.29%) Solaris
6 65 (14.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (4.16%) AIX
9 17 (3.72%) Windows 2000
10 16 (3.50%) Windows 8
11 14 (3.06%) Windows 7
12 13 (2.84%) Windows XP
13 12 (2.63%) Windows NT
14 10 (2.19%) SUSE
14 10 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (1.31%) VMS
16 5 (1.09%) Ubuntu
16 5 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (20.79%) Migration
2 71 (15.54%) ITIL
3 32 (7.00%) Load Balancing
4 31 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (5.91%) Change Control
6 21 (4.60%) Configuration Management
7 18 (3.94%) Change Management
7 18 (3.94%) Data Migration
7 18 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (3.72%) TOGAF
8 17 (3.72%) Project Management
9 15 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (2.63%) PRINCE2
12 11 (2.41%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (2.19%) ITSM
14 9 (1.97%) Benchmarking
14 9 (1.97%) Service Delivery
14 9 (1.97%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (16.19%) SQL
2 45 (9.85%) Shell Script
3 36 (7.88%) Perl
4 31 (6.78%) Java
4 31 (6.78%) Bash Shell
5 29 (6.35%) PowerShell
6 24 (5.25%) Python
7 22 (4.81%) JavaScript
8 18 (3.94%) Ruby
9 17 (3.72%) PHP
10 16 (3.50%) C++
10 16 (3.50%) Korn
11 13 (2.84%) sed
11 13 (2.84%) AWK
12 11 (2.41%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.53%) C
14 5 (1.09%) C#
14 5 (1.09%) VB
15 2 (0.44%) VBScript
15 2 (0.44%) KiXtart
Qualifications
1 40 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.10%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (7.44%) Degree
4 32 (7.00%) MCSE
5 30 (6.56%) SC Cleared
6 25 (5.47%) CCNA
7 23 (5.03%) CCNP
8 16 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (3.28%) CCIE
10 8 (1.75%) MCITP
10 8 (1.75%) NCDA
11 7 (1.53%) VCAP
11 7 (1.53%) VCDX
12 6 (1.31%) NCIE
12 6 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (1.09%) MCP
13 5 (1.09%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.66%) MCSA
14 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.16%) SLA
2 7 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.31%) QA
4 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 163 (35.67%) Active Directory
2 162 (35.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (12.04%) VMware ESX
4 41 (8.97%) Hyper-V
5 39 (8.53%) vSphere
6 36 (7.88%) NFS
7 30 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (6.56%) XenApp
8 22 (4.81%) XenDesktop
8 22 (4.81%) Terminal Services
8 22 (4.81%) VMware Server
9 16 (3.50%) Oracle RAC
9 16 (3.50%) XenServer
10 15 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 15 (3.28%) ProxySG
10 15 (3.28%) Firmware
11 14 (3.06%) ISA Server
12 12 (2.63%) DFS Replication
13 10 (2.19%) SRDF
13 10 (2.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (10.50%) SCCM
2 30 (6.56%) SCOM
3 24 (5.25%) NetBackup
4 17 (3.72%) BladeLogic
5 15 (3.28%) Backup Exec
6 14 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (3.06%) Puppet
7 11 (2.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 11 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (2.19%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (2.19%) Data Guard
8 10 (2.19%) OpenView
9 9 (1.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (1.53%) MOM
10 7 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (1.53%) MIMEsweeper
10 7 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (1.31%) Tivoli
12 5 (1.09%) Control-M
12 5 (1.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 244 (53.39%) VMware
2 159 (34.79%) Microsoft
3 124 (27.13%) Cisco
4 109 (23.85%) Oracle
5 98 (21.44%) NetApp
6 83 (18.16%) EMC
7 77 (16.85%) Citrix
7 77 (16.85%) HP
8 61 (13.35%) Red Hat
9 50 (10.94%) Symantec
10 44 (9.63%) IBM
11 38 (8.32%) Dell
12 34 (7.44%) CheckPoint
13 28 (6.13%) Sun
14 25 (5.47%) Veritas
15 23 (5.03%) Blue Coat
16 22 (4.81%) Brocade
17 21 (4.60%) Nortel
18 20 (4.38%) Intel
19 16 (3.50%) Sybase
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