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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 353 336 297
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -39
Contract jobs citing NAS 253 239 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.51% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 3.70% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 147 174
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£375 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.50 £40.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +46.66%
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
7286 6452 7186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.44% 13.66% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4224 3572 3591
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 397 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -16 116 £425 -2.29% 20
South East -3 51 £330 -8.96% 17
Yorkshire +9 30 £315 -16.00% 3
North West +1 19 £373 -8.02% 2
West Midlands -13 15 £350 +34.61% 3
South West -23 7 £385 +28.33% 6
East Midlands -12 6 £378 -7.92%
East of England -13 5 £344 -26.86% 2
North East -25 2 £300 -
Midlands - - - -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 409 (85.74%) SAN
2 301 (63.10%) Windows
3 259 (54.30%) VMware
4 183 (38.36%) Linux
5 180 (37.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 176 (36.90%) Microsoft
7 173 (36.27%) Active Directory
8 144 (30.19%) UNIX
9 131 (27.46%) Cisco
10 129 (27.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 109 (22.85%) Firewall
12 107 (22.43%) NetApp
13 101 (21.17%) Oracle
14 93 (19.50%) SQL Server
15 88 (18.45%) HP
16 87 (18.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 86 (18.03%) ITIL
18 84 (17.61%) MS Exchange
19 82 (17.19%) Migration
20 81 (16.98%) Solaris
21 80 (16.77%) EMC
22 79 (16.56%) Citrix
23 78 (16.35%) DNS
24 77 (16.14%) SQL
25 71 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
26 70 (14.68%) Finance
27 63 (13.21%) Hyper-V
28 62 (13.00%) VMware ESX
28 62 (13.00%) DHCP
28 62 (13.00%) vSphere

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 84 (17.61%) MS Exchange
2 61 (12.79%) IIS
3 40 (8.39%) SharePoint
4 37 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (5.87%) Lync
8 20 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (3.14%) Apache
9 15 (3.14%) Tomcat
9 15 (3.14%) OpenStack
10 14 (2.94%) WebSphere
11 12 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (2.31%) Office Communications Server
12 11 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.68%) Lotus Domino
13 8 (1.68%) WebLogic
14 6 (1.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
16 4 (0.84%) JBoss
Applications
1 46 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 29 (6.08%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.63%) MS Project
4 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.42%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.42%) Maya
4 2 (0.42%) Quicktime
4 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.21%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.63%) RMDS
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.42%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.31%) Office 365
2 11 (2.31%) IaaS
3 4 (0.84%) PaaS
3 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 409 (85.74%) SAN
2 109 (22.85%) Firewall
3 78 (16.35%) DNS
4 62 (13.00%) DHCP
5 59 (12.37%) WAN
6 54 (11.32%) LAN
7 50 (10.48%) TCP/IP
8 46 (9.64%) VLAN
9 37 (7.76%) Fibre Channel
10 34 (7.13%) iSCSI
10 34 (7.13%) VPN
10 34 (7.13%) Wireless
11 32 (6.71%) MPLS
12 28 (5.87%) FTP
13 23 (4.82%) LDAP
14 22 (4.61%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (3.56%) Multicast
15 17 (3.56%) WLAN
15 17 (3.56%) Internet
16 16 (3.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (19.50%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (3.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (3.77%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (2.73%) MySQL
7 7 (1.47%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.47%) HBase
7 7 (1.47%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.26%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (0.84%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.84%) Ingres
11 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (1.68%) Selenium
2 5 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.63%) Trac
4 2 (0.42%) Redmine
4 2 (0.42%) MSI
4 2 (0.42%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.42%) JUnit
4 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.42%) JIRA
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 70 (14.68%) Finance
2 43 (9.01%) Banking
3 12 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.31%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.89%) Publishing
5 9 (1.89%) Legal
6 7 (1.47%) Marketing
7 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.84%) Games
8 4 (0.84%) Electronics
8 4 (0.84%) Retail
9 3 (0.63%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.63%) Law
10 2 (0.42%) Military
11 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 78 (16.35%) Architect
2 59 (12.37%) Administrator
3 46 (9.64%) Analyst
4 42 (8.81%) Consultant
5 35 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (6.92%) Systems Administrator
7 31 (6.50%) Infrastructure Architect
8 30 (6.29%) Storage Engineer
9 23 (4.82%) Server Engineer
10 22 (4.61%) Network Engineer
10 22 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
11 20 (4.19%) Support Engineer
12 19 (3.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 15 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (2.94%) UNIX Administrator
15 12 (2.52%) VMware Engineer
15 12 (2.52%) Support Analyst
15 12 (2.52%) Technical Architect
15 12 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 12 (2.52%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.43%) Middleware
2 20 (4.19%) .NET
3 14 (2.94%) HTML
4 9 (1.89%) Ajax
5 7 (1.47%) Hibernate
5 7 (1.47%) JSON
5 7 (1.47%) SOAP
5 7 (1.47%) REST
6 6 (1.26%) XML
6 6 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.05%) XSLT
7 5 (1.05%) Rendezvous
8 3 (0.63%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.63%) EDI
9 2 (0.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.42%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.42%) Web Services
9 2 (0.42%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.48%) Clustering
2 37 (7.76%) Replication
3 25 (5.24%) Blackberry
4 22 (4.61%) Enterprise Storage
5 21 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.56%) Mainframe
7 15 (3.14%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.94%) User Experience
9 13 (2.73%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.10%) Client/Server
10 10 (2.10%) PDA
11 9 (1.89%) Celerra
12 6 (1.26%) Life Science
12 6 (1.26%) STB
13 5 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (0.84%) DTV
14 4 (0.84%) Thin Client
14 4 (0.84%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.84%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 301 (63.10%) Windows
2 183 (38.36%) Linux
3 144 (30.19%) UNIX
4 129 (27.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (18.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 81 (16.98%) Solaris
7 71 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 58 (12.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (3.35%) Windows XP
9 16 (3.35%) Windows 2000
10 15 (3.14%) SUSE
10 15 (3.14%) Windows 8
11 14 (2.94%) Windows NT
12 13 (2.73%) Windows 2000 Server
12 13 (2.73%) AIX
13 12 (2.52%) Windows 7
14 8 (1.68%) VMS
15 7 (1.47%) HPUX
16 5 (1.05%) Slackware
16 5 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (18.03%) ITIL
2 82 (17.19%) Migration
3 37 (7.76%) Load Balancing
4 31 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (5.87%) Configuration Management
6 27 (5.66%) Change Control
6 27 (5.66%) Change Management
7 23 (4.82%) Benchmarking
7 23 (4.82%) Project Management
8 21 (4.40%) ITSM
9 20 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (4.19%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (3.35%) TOGAF
11 15 (3.14%) PRINCE2
11 15 (3.14%) Service Delivery
11 15 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (2.73%) Capacity Management
13 11 (2.31%) Software Engineering
13 11 (2.31%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (2.10%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 77 (16.14%) SQL
2 49 (10.27%) Shell Script
3 43 (9.01%) Perl
4 39 (8.18%) Python
5 33 (6.92%) Java
6 32 (6.71%) PowerShell
7 27 (5.66%) Bash Shell
8 22 (4.61%) JavaScript
9 19 (3.98%) C++
10 17 (3.56%) Ruby
11 13 (2.73%) PHP
12 12 (2.52%) C#
13 10 (2.10%) VBScript
13 10 (2.10%) Korn
14 9 (1.89%) AWK
14 9 (1.89%) sed
15 8 (1.68%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.05%) C
17 3 (0.63%) VBA
18 2 (0.42%) KiXtart
Qualifications
1 43 (9.01%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (7.97%) Degree
3 36 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (7.55%) MCSE
4 35 (7.34%) Security Cleared
5 33 (6.92%) CCNA
6 26 (5.45%) CCNP
7 24 (5.03%) SC Cleared
8 15 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (3.14%) CCIE
9 13 (2.73%) NCDA
10 11 (2.31%) NCIE
11 6 (1.26%) VCAP
11 6 (1.26%) MCSA
11 6 (1.26%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.05%) MCITP
12 5 (1.05%) MCP
12 5 (1.05%) CCDP
12 5 (1.05%) VCDX
13 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.40%) SLA
2 8 (1.68%) QA
3 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 180 (37.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 173 (36.27%) Active Directory
3 63 (13.21%) Hyper-V
4 62 (13.00%) VMware ESX
4 62 (13.00%) vSphere
5 50 (10.48%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (6.92%) NFS
7 28 (5.87%) XenApp
8 27 (5.66%) Terminal Services
9 25 (5.24%) VMware Server
10 22 (4.61%) XenDesktop
11 20 (4.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 19 (3.98%) KVM
13 17 (3.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (3.14%) ProxySG
14 15 (3.14%) ISA Server
15 14 (2.94%) DFS Replication
15 14 (2.94%) Xen
16 13 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
17 11 (2.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 47 (9.85%) SCCM
2 39 (8.18%) SCOM
3 26 (5.45%) NetBackup
4 20 (4.19%) BladeLogic
5 17 (3.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (2.94%) Puppet
7 12 (2.52%) Backup Exec
8 11 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (2.10%) EdgeSight
10 9 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
11 8 (1.68%) HP SIM
11 8 (1.68%) SCVMM
12 7 (1.47%) OpenView
12 7 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (1.05%) Data Guard
13 5 (1.05%) Control-M
13 5 (1.05%) MOM
13 5 (1.05%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 259 (54.30%) VMware
2 176 (36.90%) Microsoft
3 131 (27.46%) Cisco
4 107 (22.43%) NetApp
5 101 (21.17%) Oracle
6 88 (18.45%) HP
7 80 (16.77%) EMC
8 79 (16.56%) Citrix
9 56 (11.74%) Red Hat
10 50 (10.48%) IBM
11 45 (9.43%) Symantec
12 38 (7.97%) Dell
13 29 (6.08%) Veritas
14 27 (5.66%) CheckPoint
15 26 (5.45%) Sun
15 26 (5.45%) Intel
15 26 (5.45%) Brocade
16 21 (4.40%) Veeam
16 21 (4.40%) Blue Coat
17 20 (4.19%) Nortel
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