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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 314 387 272
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -115
Contract jobs citing NAS 298 169 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.35% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.06% 2.69% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 96 172
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£381 £425 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £21.00 £22.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +38 149 £400 -8.57% 41
South East +12 55 £380 -5.00% 14
Yorkshire 0 21 £363 +16.00% 6
North West -3 18 £450 - 1
South West +23 17 £388 -7.18% 2
East of England +9 17 £325 +52.94% 9
West Midlands -2 13 £388 +55.10% 3
East Midlands -5 6 £236 - 1
North East -11 1 £125 -48.97%
Midlands - 1 - -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 419 (84.99%) SAN
2 345 (69.98%) Windows
3 274 (55.58%) VMware
4 185 (37.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 182 (36.92%) Microsoft
6 173 (35.09%) Active Directory
7 162 (32.86%) Linux
8 151 (30.63%) Cisco
8 151 (30.63%) NetApp
9 135 (27.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 121 (24.54%) UNIX
11 110 (22.31%) HP
12 108 (21.91%) ITIL
13 101 (20.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 99 (20.08%) Firewall
15 96 (19.47%) DNS
16 91 (18.46%) Oracle
16 91 (18.46%) SQL Server
17 89 (18.05%) Migration
18 85 (17.24%) Finance
19 84 (17.04%) Solaris
19 84 (17.04%) Citrix
19 84 (17.04%) Windows Server 2012
20 81 (16.43%) SQL
21 76 (15.42%) Hyper-V
22 75 (15.21%) EMC
23 73 (14.81%) MS Exchange
24 67 (13.59%) Clustering
25 65 (13.18%) TCP/IP
26 62 (12.58%) IBM

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 73 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 54 (10.95%) SharePoint
3 49 (9.94%) IIS
4 29 (5.88%) OpenStack
5 27 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (4.46%) Apache
7 21 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (4.06%) Lync
8 20 (4.06%) Tomcat
9 17 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.62%) Office Communications Server
11 8 (1.62%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.62%) JBoss
12 6 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (1.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 5 (1.01%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.01%) Node.js
14 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (8.32%) MS Excel
2 36 (7.30%) MS Office
3 6 (1.22%) MS Project
4 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.20%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.20%) Maya
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 6 (1.22%) RMDS
2 5 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.41%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.65%) IaaS
3 12 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.43%) Office 365
4 7 (1.42%) PaaS
5 2 (0.41%) SaaS
5 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 419 (84.99%) SAN
2 99 (20.08%) Firewall
3 96 (19.47%) DNS
4 65 (13.18%) TCP/IP
5 55 (11.16%) DHCP
6 53 (10.75%) Fibre Channel
7 50 (10.14%) iSCSI
8 44 (8.92%) VLAN
8 44 (8.92%) WAN
9 42 (8.52%) LAN
10 40 (8.11%) LDAP
11 30 (6.09%) VPN
12 23 (4.67%) MPLS
13 21 (4.26%) NetScaler
14 20 (4.06%) Wireless
15 17 (3.45%) FTP
15 17 (3.45%) Multicast
16 16 (3.25%) FCoE
16 16 (3.25%) SSL
17 14 (2.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.29%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.43%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.43%) RDBMS
4 11 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.42%) MySQL
7 6 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.01%) Informix
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.01%) HBase
8 5 (1.01%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.81%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.81%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.61%) MS Access
11 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.41%) SQLBase
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (1.62%) Jenkins
1 8 (1.62%) JIRA
2 5 (1.01%) MSI
3 3 (0.61%) JUnit
3 3 (0.61%) Selenium
3 3 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.61%) Bugzilla
3 3 (0.61%) Redmine
3 3 (0.61%) Trac
3 3 (0.61%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.61%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
General
1 85 (17.24%) Finance
2 48 (9.74%) Banking
3 11 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.83%) Publishing
5 7 (1.42%) Marketing
5 7 (1.42%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.42%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.01%) Local Government
7 4 (0.81%) Retail
7 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.81%) Back Office
7 4 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.61%) Legal
8 3 (0.61%) Advertising
9 2 (0.41%) Games
9 2 (0.41%) Law
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (17.65%) Administrator
2 66 (13.39%) Systems Administrator
3 65 (13.18%) Architect
4 48 (9.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 40 (8.11%) Analyst
6 38 (7.71%) Consultant
7 36 (7.30%) Storage Engineer
8 26 (5.27%) Support Engineer
9 24 (4.87%) Infrastructure Architect
10 21 (4.26%) Server Engineer
11 17 (3.45%) Project Manager
11 17 (3.45%) Storage Consultant
12 16 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (3.04%) Senior Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.04%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.04%) UNIX Administrator
14 14 (2.84%) Wintel Analyst
14 14 (2.84%) Windows Server Engineer
14 14 (2.84%) Technical Architect
15 13 (2.64%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.69%) Middleware
2 15 (3.04%) .NET
3 9 (1.83%) J2EE
3 9 (1.83%) Web Services
4 8 (1.62%) XML
4 8 (1.62%) HTML
5 7 (1.42%) Rendezvous
5 7 (1.42%) Application Packaging
6 6 (1.22%) XSLT
7 5 (1.01%) Ultra Messaging
8 4 (0.81%) LAMP
9 3 (0.61%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.61%) ServiceStack
10 2 (0.41%) WSDL
10 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.41%) JMS
11 1 (0.20%) XSD
11 1 (0.20%) JDBC
11 1 (0.20%) SOAP
11 1 (0.20%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 67 (13.59%) Clustering
2 51 (10.34%) Replication
3 32 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.48%) Enterprise Storage
5 17 (3.45%) Celerra
6 14 (2.84%) EMC Centera
7 12 (2.43%) Symmetrix DMX
7 12 (2.43%) Symmetrix
7 12 (2.43%) Client/Server
8 11 (2.23%) CLARiiON
9 10 (2.03%) Fat Client
9 10 (2.03%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.83%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.62%) IBM XIV
12 7 (1.42%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.42%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.42%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.22%) FlexPod
13 6 (1.22%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 345 (69.98%) Windows
2 162 (32.86%) Linux
3 135 (27.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 121 (24.54%) UNIX
5 101 (20.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 84 (17.04%) Solaris
6 84 (17.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (7.10%) HPUX
8 30 (6.09%) Windows 7
9 16 (3.25%) AIX
10 11 (2.23%) SUSE
10 11 (2.23%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.62%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.22%) Android
13 5 (1.01%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.01%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.01%) CentOS
14 4 (0.81%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (21.91%) ITIL
2 89 (18.05%) Migration
3 55 (11.16%) Project Management
4 40 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (7.30%) Capacity Planning
6 35 (7.10%) Service Delivery
7 32 (6.49%) Configuration Management
7 32 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
8 24 (4.87%) Capacity Management
8 24 (4.87%) Service Management
8 24 (4.87%) ITSM
9 23 (4.67%) Change Control
10 22 (4.46%) Change Management
10 22 (4.46%) Incident Management
10 22 (4.46%) Workflow
11 21 (4.26%) PRINCE2
12 20 (4.06%) Data Migration
13 19 (3.85%) Load Balancing
13 19 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
14 18 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 81 (16.43%) SQL
2 54 (10.95%) PowerShell
3 37 (7.51%) Perl
4 31 (6.29%) Shell Script
5 20 (4.06%) Python
6 19 (3.85%) VBScript
6 19 (3.85%) C
7 17 (3.45%) C#
7 17 (3.45%) Java
8 14 (2.84%) Bash Shell
9 12 (2.43%) Korn
9 12 (2.43%) PHP
10 10 (2.03%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.83%) VB
12 5 (1.01%) Ruby
13 3 (0.61%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.61%) Jython
14 2 (0.41%) C-shell
14 2 (0.41%) VBA
15 1 (0.20%) VC++
Qualifications
1 37 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (6.29%) MCSE
4 23 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (4.46%) SC Cleared
6 21 (4.26%) Degree
7 18 (3.65%) CCNA
8 17 (3.45%) MCITP
9 14 (2.84%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.43%) MCP
11 10 (2.03%) NCDA
11 10 (2.03%) NCIE
11 10 (2.03%) VCAP
12 7 (1.42%) MCSA
13 6 (1.22%) VCDX
14 5 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.01%) CCNP
15 4 (0.81%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (0.81%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.45%) SLA
2 7 (1.42%) QA
3 4 (0.81%) GxP
4 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 185 (37.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 173 (35.09%) Active Directory
3 76 (15.42%) Hyper-V
4 60 (12.17%) vSphere
5 53 (10.75%) NFS
6 45 (9.13%) VMware ESX
7 43 (8.72%) XenApp
8 38 (7.71%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (5.68%) XenDesktop
10 27 (5.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 22 (4.46%) KVM
12 19 (3.85%) VMware Server
13 18 (3.65%) Terminal Services
14 17 (3.45%) Xen
15 14 (2.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 12 (2.43%) Oracle RAC
17 10 (2.03%) SRDF
17 10 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (1.83%) vCloud
18 9 (1.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 38 (7.71%) NetBackup
2 35 (7.10%) SCCM
3 27 (5.48%) SCOM
4 19 (3.85%) Puppet
5 17 (3.45%) EdgeSight
6 16 (3.25%) SCVMM
6 16 (3.25%) Nagios
7 15 (3.04%) HP SIM
8 10 (2.03%) Backup Exec
8 10 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (1.83%) OpenView
9 9 (1.83%) Tivoli
10 7 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (1.42%) WSUS
11 6 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (1.22%) MOM
12 5 (1.01%) Netcool
12 5 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (1.01%) Salt
Vendors
1 274 (55.58%) VMware
2 182 (36.92%) Microsoft
3 151 (30.63%) Cisco
3 151 (30.63%) NetApp
4 110 (22.31%) HP
5 91 (18.46%) Oracle
6 84 (17.04%) Citrix
7 75 (15.21%) EMC
8 62 (12.58%) IBM
9 54 (10.95%) Red Hat
10 50 (10.14%) Veritas
11 43 (8.72%) Dell
12 37 (7.51%) Brocade
13 32 (6.49%) 3PAR
14 25 (5.07%) CommVault
14 25 (5.07%) Veeam
15 20 (4.06%) Sun
15 20 (4.06%) Symantec
16 18 (3.65%) F5
17 16 (3.25%) ServiceNow
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