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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 374 345 279
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -66
Contract jobs citing NAS 192 206 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.47% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.81% 3.51% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 129 177
Average daily rate
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£425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
-13.13% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 16
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% +4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+54.76% +3.70%
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
6828 5865 6353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.34% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3879 3163 3097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 353 594
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 30 January 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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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 -9 124 £450 +6.63% 34
South East +9 36 £385 -8.33% 23
West Midlands +7 10 £245 - 5
Yorkshire -12 7 £375 +25.00% 7
North West -16 5 - - 8
East of England 0 3 £463 -1.59% 1
East Midlands +2 2 £140 -65.00% 2
South West -24 2 - - 3
North East -15 1 £300 +25.65%
Midlands - - - -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 398 (86.52%) SAN
2 302 (65.65%) Windows
3 262 (56.96%) VMware
4 186 (40.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 182 (39.57%) Microsoft
6 176 (38.26%) Linux
7 161 (35.00%) Active Directory
8 134 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 130 (28.26%) UNIX
10 123 (26.74%) Cisco
11 104 (22.61%) Firewall
12 103 (22.39%) NetApp
13 98 (21.30%) HP
14 95 (20.65%) ITIL
15 93 (20.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 84 (18.26%) SQL Server
17 82 (17.83%) Oracle
18 79 (17.17%) Citrix
18 79 (17.17%) Finance
19 78 (16.96%) EMC
19 78 (16.96%) MS Exchange
20 73 (15.87%) VMware ESX
20 73 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
21 71 (15.43%) SQL
21 71 (15.43%) Solaris
22 70 (15.22%) Hyper-V
23 69 (15.00%) DNS
23 69 (15.00%) Migration
24 62 (13.48%) vSphere
25 60 (13.04%) IIS

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 78 (16.96%) MS Exchange
2 60 (13.04%) IIS
3 41 (8.91%) SharePoint
4 37 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (5.00%) OpenStack
7 23 (5.00%) Lync
8 19 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (2.83%) Apache
10 12 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (2.61%) WebSphere
11 11 (2.39%) Office Communications Server
11 11 (2.39%) Tomcat
12 10 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.74%) Lotus Domino
14 7 (1.52%) WebLogic
15 6 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 5 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
16 5 (1.09%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.00%) MS Office
3 3 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.43%) Quicktime
4 2 (0.43%) MS Project
4 2 (0.43%) Maya
4 2 (0.43%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (0.43%) RMDS
2 2 (0.43%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.04%) IaaS
3 8 (1.74%) Office 365
4 4 (0.87%) PaaS
4 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 398 (86.52%) SAN
2 104 (22.61%) Firewall
3 69 (15.00%) DNS
4 57 (12.39%) TCP/IP
4 57 (12.39%) DHCP
5 44 (9.57%) WAN
6 42 (9.13%) iSCSI
6 42 (9.13%) Fibre Channel
7 41 (8.91%) LAN
8 38 (8.26%) VLAN
9 32 (6.96%) Wireless
10 27 (5.87%) MPLS
11 25 (5.43%) VPN
11 25 (5.43%) FTP
12 23 (5.00%) LDAP
13 22 (4.78%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (4.13%) VoIP
14 19 (4.13%) Multicast
15 17 (3.70%) BGP
15 17 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.52%) MySQL
6 7 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.52%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.52%) HBase
7 6 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.09%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.87%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.87%) Ingres
10 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Selenium
2 4 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.43%) Trac
3 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.43%) MSI
3 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.22%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.22%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) Redmine
General
1 79 (17.17%) Finance
2 44 (9.57%) Banking
3 13 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.61%) Publishing
5 9 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.52%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.30%) Marketing
8 5 (1.09%) Games
9 4 (0.87%) Electronics
9 4 (0.87%) Legal
9 4 (0.87%) Retail
10 3 (0.65%) Law
11 2 (0.43%) Military
12 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 73 (15.87%) Architect
2 58 (12.61%) Administrator
3 50 (10.87%) Analyst
4 42 (9.13%) Consultant
5 41 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 32 (6.96%) Systems Administrator
7 31 (6.74%) Storage Engineer
8 26 (5.65%) Infrastructure Architect
8 26 (5.65%) Server Engineer
9 21 (4.57%) Network Engineer
10 19 (4.13%) Support Engineer
11 18 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
12 17 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 17 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (3.26%) Windows Administrator
14 14 (3.04%) UNIX Administrator
15 13 (2.83%) Wintel Analyst
15 13 (2.83%) Storage Architect
16 11 (2.39%) VMware Engineer
17 10 (2.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (11.09%) Middleware
2 17 (3.70%) .NET
3 13 (2.83%) HTML
4 8 (1.74%) Ajax
5 6 (1.30%) REST
5 6 (1.30%) SOAP
5 6 (1.30%) XML
5 6 (1.30%) Hibernate
5 6 (1.30%) JSON
6 5 (1.09%) Rendezvous
6 5 (1.09%) XSLT
7 3 (0.65%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.65%) Web Services
8 2 (0.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.43%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.43%) CSS
8 2 (0.43%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.09%) Clustering
2 43 (9.35%) Replication
3 18 (3.91%) Blackberry
4 17 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 14 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.04%) Mainframe
6 12 (2.61%) User Experience
7 10 (2.17%) Celerra
7 10 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.74%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.52%) Spread Betting
9 7 (1.52%) PKI
9 7 (1.52%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.30%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.30%) Life Science
11 5 (1.09%) PDA
11 5 (1.09%) STB
11 5 (1.09%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 302 (65.65%) Windows
2 176 (38.26%) Linux
3 134 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 130 (28.26%) UNIX
5 93 (20.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 73 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (15.43%) Solaris
8 49 (10.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (4.57%) Windows 7
10 16 (3.48%) Windows XP
11 15 (3.26%) Windows 2000
11 15 (3.26%) Windows 8
12 13 (2.83%) SUSE
12 13 (2.83%) Windows NT
13 12 (2.61%) Windows 2000 Server
14 9 (1.96%) HPUX
15 7 (1.52%) AIX
16 6 (1.30%) VMS
17 5 (1.09%) Slackware
18 3 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (20.65%) ITIL
2 69 (15.00%) Migration
3 35 (7.61%) Configuration Management
4 32 (6.96%) Load Balancing
4 32 (6.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 31 (6.74%) ITSM
6 27 (5.87%) Change Control
7 24 (5.22%) Project Management
7 24 (5.22%) Service Delivery
7 24 (5.22%) Change Management
8 23 (5.00%) Benchmarking
9 22 (4.78%) Performance Tuning
10 20 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (3.48%) Incident Management
13 15 (3.26%) Low Latency
14 14 (3.04%) Capacity Management
14 14 (3.04%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (3.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 71 (15.43%) SQL
2 47 (10.22%) Shell Script
3 42 (9.13%) PowerShell
4 39 (8.48%) Perl
5 36 (7.83%) Python
6 30 (6.52%) Java
7 21 (4.57%) JavaScript
7 21 (4.57%) Bash Shell
8 18 (3.91%) C++
9 16 (3.48%) C#
10 15 (3.26%) Korn
10 15 (3.26%) Ruby
10 15 (3.26%) VBScript
11 10 (2.17%) PHP
12 9 (1.96%) AWK
12 9 (1.96%) sed
13 7 (1.52%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.87%) C
15 3 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (8.70%) MCSE
3 36 (7.83%) CCNA
4 30 (6.52%) Degree
5 28 (6.09%) Security Cleared
6 25 (5.43%) CCNP
7 20 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (4.13%) SC Cleared
9 15 (3.26%) CCIE
9 15 (3.26%) NCIE
10 13 (2.83%) NCDA
11 9 (1.96%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.96%) VCAP
12 8 (1.74%) VCDX
12 8 (1.74%) MCITP
13 6 (1.30%) MCP
14 5 (1.09%) MCSA
14 5 (1.09%) CCDP
15 3 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.78%) SLA
2 7 (1.52%) QA
3 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 186 (40.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 161 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 73 (15.87%) VMware ESX
4 70 (15.22%) Hyper-V
5 62 (13.48%) vSphere
6 56 (12.17%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (7.83%) NFS
8 30 (6.52%) XenApp
9 26 (5.65%) Terminal Services
9 26 (5.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 24 (5.22%) XenDesktop
11 21 (4.57%) KVM
12 19 (4.13%) VMware Server
13 16 (3.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (3.26%) Xen
14 15 (3.26%) ProxySG
15 14 (3.04%) vCloud
16 12 (2.61%) ISA Server
17 11 (2.39%) DFS Replication
18 10 (2.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 50 (10.87%) SCCM
2 45 (9.78%) SCOM
3 31 (6.74%) NetBackup
4 20 (4.35%) BladeLogic
5 18 (3.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (3.70%) EdgeSight
6 17 (3.70%) HP SIM
7 15 (3.26%) SCVMM
7 15 (3.26%) Backup Exec
7 15 (3.26%) Puppet
8 12 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
10 8 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (1.09%) MOM
12 5 (1.09%) Nagios
13 4 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.87%) MIMEsweeper
13 4 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 262 (56.96%) VMware
2 182 (39.57%) Microsoft
3 123 (26.74%) Cisco
4 103 (22.39%) NetApp
5 98 (21.30%) HP
6 82 (17.83%) Oracle
7 79 (17.17%) Citrix
8 78 (16.96%) EMC
9 55 (11.96%) IBM
10 48 (10.43%) Red Hat
11 44 (9.57%) Symantec
12 38 (8.26%) Dell
13 37 (8.04%) Veritas
14 30 (6.52%) Veeam
15 25 (5.43%) Intel
16 23 (5.00%) Brocade
17 21 (4.57%) CheckPoint
18 20 (4.35%) Nortel
19 19 (4.13%) Sun
20 18 (3.91%) Blue Coat
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