The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 409 342 405
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +63
Contract jobs citing NAS 208 312 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.61% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.64% 4.17% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 190 95
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £300 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £306
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £20.25 £21.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% -47.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £19.90 £40.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £22.30 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-7.95% -45.00%
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
7879 7480 6637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.02% 14.68% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4871 4285 3609
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 447 370
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing NAS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the England region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 124 £450 +20.00% 18
South East -41 30 £425 +13.33% 13
East of England +27 20 £575 +76.92%
Yorkshire -10 11 £525 +44.82% 5
South West +4 7 £393 -18.22% 3
North West -21 6 £531 +18.05% 2
West Midlands -22 4 £363 -9.37% 2
North East -53 4 £500 +300.00%
East Midlands +4 3 £388 +176.78% 2
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for NAS.

1 329 (83.08%) SAN
2 206 (52.02%) Windows
3 198 (50.00%) Linux
4 196 (49.49%) VMware
5 149 (37.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 148 (37.37%) NetApp
7 147 (37.12%) EMC
8 132 (33.33%) Unix
9 120 (30.30%) Active Directory
10 116 (29.29%) Solaris
11 111 (28.03%) Finance
12 97 (24.49%) Data Centre
13 91 (22.98%) Microsoft
13 91 (22.98%) Banking
14 87 (21.97%) Firewall
15 85 (21.46%) Migration
16 84 (21.21%) Oracle
17 79 (19.95%) Cisco
18 78 (19.70%) SQL Server
19 75 (18.94%) Red Hat
20 74 (18.69%) LAN
21 72 (18.18%) Windows Server
22 71 (17.93%) Fibre Channel
23 70 (17.68%) WAN
24 69 (17.42%) HP
25 68 (17.17%) IBM
26 67 (16.92%) Veritas
27 65 (16.41%) SQL
28 63 (15.91%) NFS
29 61 (15.40%) ITIL

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (11.11%) IIS
2 41 (10.35%) Apache
3 39 (9.85%) Tomcat
4 29 (7.32%) MS Exchange
5 26 (6.57%) WebSphere
6 20 (5.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 19 (4.80%) SharePoint
8 17 (4.29%) Oracle Coherence
9 13 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (3.28%) MQSeries
9 13 (3.28%) Skype for Business
10 9 (2.27%) TPMS
11 8 (2.02%) OpenStack
11 8 (2.02%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.52%) JBoss
13 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (1.01%) SAS
15 3 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
16 2 (0.51%) iPlanet
16 2 (0.51%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 24 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.28%) MS Office
3 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.76%) MS Project
3 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (2.02%) Faxination
2 2 (0.51%) Exstream
3 1 (0.25%) assyst
3 1 (0.25%) RMDS
3 1 (0.25%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.05%) Office 365
3 16 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.27%) Mimecast
5 8 (2.02%) PaaS
6 7 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.52%) IaaS
8 5 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.25%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.25%) SaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 329 (83.08%) SAN
2 87 (21.97%) Firewall
3 74 (18.69%) LAN
4 71 (17.93%) Fibre Channel
5 70 (17.68%) WAN
6 59 (14.90%) DNS
7 50 (12.63%) iSCSI
8 34 (8.59%) HTTP
9 31 (7.83%) Multicast
9 31 (7.83%) TCP/IP
10 30 (7.58%) FCoE
11 29 (7.32%) VPN
12 28 (7.07%) DHCP
13 25 (6.31%) Network Security
14 21 (5.30%) LDAP
15 17 (4.29%) FTP
16 15 (3.79%) IPsec
17 14 (3.54%) VLAN
18 12 (3.03%) VoIP
19 11 (2.78%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.81%) MySQL
3 20 (5.05%) Hadoop
4 19 (4.80%) HBase
5 11 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.77%) DB2
7 7 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.26%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (0.76%) Big Data
10 3 (0.76%) ObjectStore
10 3 (0.76%) OLTP
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.76%) SAS EBI
11 2 (0.51%) PowerCenter
12 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.76%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.76%) JIRA
3 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.25%) Hudson
4 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 111 (28.03%) Finance
2 91 (22.98%) Banking
3 22 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 15 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.77%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.77%) Law
6 6 (1.52%) Games
7 5 (1.26%) Legal
8 4 (1.01%) Back Office
8 4 (1.01%) Marketing
8 4 (1.01%) Retail
9 2 (0.51%) Local Government
9 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.51%) Publishing
9 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 112 (28.28%) Administrator
2 90 (22.73%) Architect
3 79 (19.95%) Systems Administrator
4 63 (15.91%) Infrastructure Architect
5 41 (10.35%) Unix Administrator
5 41 (10.35%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 33 (8.33%) Storage Administrator
7 28 (7.07%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (6.31%) Linux Administrator
9 23 (5.81%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 20 (5.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 20 (5.05%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 19 (4.80%) VMware Specialist
12 18 (4.55%) Project Manager
12 18 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
13 17 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (4.29%) Solaris Administrator
14 15 (3.79%) Support Engineer
14 15 (3.79%) VMWare Administrator
15 14 (3.54%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (11.11%) Middleware
2 17 (4.29%) HTML
2 17 (4.29%) Rendezvous
3 16 (4.04%) XML
3 16 (4.04%) XSLT
4 14 (3.54%) J2EE
5 13 (3.28%) LAMP
6 9 (2.27%) Web Services
7 7 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.01%) .NET
9 4 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.76%) jQuery
10 3 (0.76%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 2 (0.51%) JSP
11 2 (0.51%) libvirt
12 1 (0.25%) Classic ASP
12 1 (0.25%) JMS
12 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (24.49%) Data Centre
2 47 (11.87%) Enterprise Storage
3 41 (10.35%) Clustering
4 30 (7.58%) EMC VNX
5 20 (5.05%) EMC VMAX
6 17 (4.29%) Replication
7 16 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (3.28%) Management Information System
9 11 (2.78%) CLARiiON
9 11 (2.78%) IBM XIV
10 10 (2.53%) iPad
10 10 (2.53%) Virtual Team
11 9 (2.27%) Blackberry
11 9 (2.27%) Client/Server
11 9 (2.27%) Computer Science
11 9 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (2.27%) VCE vBlock
12 8 (2.02%) New Media
12 8 (2.02%) User Experience
13 7 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 206 (52.02%) Windows
2 198 (50.00%) Linux
3 132 (33.33%) Unix
4 116 (29.29%) Solaris
5 72 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 55 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (5.56%) AIX
8 22 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (4.55%) SUSE
10 17 (4.29%) Data ONTAP
11 15 (3.79%) Windows 7
12 13 (3.28%) Android
12 13 (3.28%) Apple iOS
13 8 (2.02%) Windows 8
13 8 (2.02%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (1.52%) CentOS
15 5 (1.26%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (21.46%) Migration
2 61 (15.40%) ITIL
3 41 (10.35%) Performance Tuning
4 39 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 27 (6.82%) Change Management
6 27 (6.82%) Project Management
7 26 (6.57%) Benchmarking
7 26 (6.57%) High Availability
8 25 (6.31%) DevOps
9 23 (5.81%) Capacity Planning
10 22 (5.56%) Capacity Management
11 21 (5.30%) Configuration Management
11 21 (5.30%) Performance Management
12 20 (5.05%) Performance Monitoring
13 19 (4.80%) Data Migration
13 19 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (4.55%) Problem Management
14 18 (4.55%) Risk Management
15 16 (4.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (16.41%) SQL
2 40 (10.10%) Perl
3 37 (9.34%) Java
4 34 (8.59%) Shell Script
5 33 (8.33%) Python
6 21 (5.30%) JavaScript
7 16 (4.04%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.53%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.01%) PHP
10 2 (0.51%) C-shell
10 2 (0.51%) Korn
10 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.25%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 32 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.81%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.05%) Degree
4 18 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.02%) CCNP
7 8 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.02%) NCDA
8 7 (1.77%) CCNA
8 7 (1.77%) MCSE
8 7 (1.77%) NCIE
9 6 (1.52%) RHCA
9 6 (1.52%) RHCE
9 6 (1.52%) RHCSA
10 5 (1.26%) NCSA
11 4 (1.01%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.01%) MCSA
12 3 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.76%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.53%) SLA
2 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.76%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 149 (37.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (30.30%) Active Directory
3 63 (15.91%) NFS
4 55 (13.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 34 (8.59%) Hyper-V
5 34 (8.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 31 (7.83%) vSphere
7 30 (7.58%) KVM
8 27 (6.82%) SRDF
8 27 (6.82%) Xen
9 21 (5.30%) Oracle RAC
10 20 (5.05%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (4.80%) VMware ESX
12 16 (4.04%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (3.28%) Samba
14 10 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (2.27%) Firmware
16 7 (1.77%) Veritas File System
17 6 (1.52%) StorNext
17 6 (1.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 41 (10.35%) NetBackup
2 22 (5.56%) Puppet
3 21 (5.30%) SCOM
4 20 (5.05%) Microsoft Clustering
5 14 (3.54%) Nagios
6 13 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (3.28%) SCCM
7 12 (3.03%) Tivoli
7 12 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (3.03%) vRealize
8 10 (2.53%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (2.02%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (1.77%) BladeLogic
10 7 (1.77%) Oracle Identity Management
11 6 (1.52%) HAProxy
11 6 (1.52%) SnapVault
12 5 (1.26%) Ansible
12 5 (1.26%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 196 (49.49%) VMware
2 148 (37.37%) NetApp
3 147 (37.12%) EMC
4 91 (22.98%) Microsoft
5 84 (21.21%) Oracle
6 79 (19.95%) Cisco
7 75 (18.94%) Red Hat
8 69 (17.42%) HP
9 68 (17.17%) IBM
10 67 (16.92%) Veritas
11 42 (10.61%) Symantec
12 39 (9.85%) Brocade
13 33 (8.33%) Citrix
14 27 (6.82%) Intel
15 26 (6.57%) Sun
16 24 (6.06%) Sybase
17 19 (4.80%) DataSynapse
18 17 (4.29%) F5
18 17 (4.29%) TIBCO
19 15 (3.79%) CheckPoint
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