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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 314 386 274
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -112
Contract jobs citing NAS 315 191 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.39% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.25% 2.89% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 98 205
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £316 £370
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -14.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Average hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.41% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £40.50 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £44.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
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
7412 6606 6421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.59% 13.57% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4239 3614 3361
Average daily rate £360 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 366 499
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.29 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +40 157 £375 -14.77% 21
South East +27 78 £375 +11.94% 21
Yorkshire +13 28 £375 +66.66% 13
North West -7 17 £450 -5.26% 10
East of England -2 13 £325 +96.96% 5
South West +2 11 £480 +88.23% 9
West Midlands -10 6 £400 +97.53% 1
East Midlands -12 1 £333 +31.03%
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £125 -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 456 (85.55%) SAN
2 371 (69.61%) Windows
3 299 (56.10%) VMware
4 201 (37.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 192 (36.02%) Microsoft
6 179 (33.58%) Linux
7 177 (33.21%) Active Directory
8 169 (31.71%) Cisco
9 160 (30.02%) NetApp
10 141 (26.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 138 (25.89%) UNIX
12 125 (23.45%) Data Centre
13 120 (22.51%) Firewall
14 114 (21.39%) ITIL
15 111 (20.83%) HP
16 109 (20.45%) Oracle
17 108 (20.26%) SQL
18 105 (19.70%) SQL Server
18 105 (19.70%) DNS
18 105 (19.70%) Migration
19 104 (19.51%) Solaris
20 97 (18.20%) Windows Server 2003
21 92 (17.26%) Finance
22 86 (16.14%) Citrix
23 83 (15.57%) EMC
24 82 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
25 80 (15.01%) MS Exchange
26 73 (13.70%) Fibre Channel
27 69 (12.95%) NFS
28 68 (12.76%) LAN

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 80 (15.01%) MS Exchange
2 57 (10.69%) IIS
3 51 (9.57%) SharePoint
4 36 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (6.00%) Apache
6 31 (5.82%) Tomcat
7 27 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (3.94%) OpenStack
8 21 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (3.19%) Lync
10 14 (2.63%) JBoss
11 12 (2.25%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.50%) Oracle Coherence
13 8 (1.50%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (1.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 7 (1.31%) Node.js
15 6 (1.13%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.94%) nginx
Applications
1 49 (9.19%) MS Excel
2 34 (6.38%) MS Office
3 9 (1.69%) MS Project
4 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.31%) RMDS
2 5 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.94%) IaaS
3 18 (3.38%) Office 365
4 17 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (3.19%) PaaS
5 10 (1.88%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 456 (85.55%) SAN
2 120 (22.51%) Firewall
3 105 (19.70%) DNS
4 73 (13.70%) Fibre Channel
5 68 (12.76%) LAN
6 66 (12.38%) TCP/IP
7 62 (11.63%) DHCP
8 60 (11.26%) WAN
9 51 (9.57%) iSCSI
10 46 (8.63%) VLAN
10 46 (8.63%) LDAP
11 36 (6.75%) VPN
12 28 (5.25%) Wireless
13 20 (3.75%) MPLS
14 19 (3.56%) FCoE
15 18 (3.38%) FTP
16 16 (3.00%) VoIP
16 16 (3.00%) Multicast
16 16 (3.00%) Network Security
17 15 (2.81%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.75%) Oracle Database
3 16 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 13 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (2.25%) MySQL
7 9 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.50%) Oracle Exadata
8 8 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.31%) Informix
9 7 (1.31%) HBase
10 5 (0.94%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.75%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (0.75%) MS Access
11 4 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.75%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.88%) JIRA
3 5 (0.94%) MSI
4 4 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.75%) Gerrit
5 3 (0.56%) Redmine
5 3 (0.56%) Selenium
5 3 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.56%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.56%) JUnit
5 3 (0.56%) Trac
6 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
General
1 92 (17.26%) Finance
2 49 (9.19%) Banking
3 15 (2.81%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.69%) Marketing
5 8 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.13%) Publishing
7 5 (0.94%) Advertising
7 5 (0.94%) Local Government
7 5 (0.94%) Legal
7 5 (0.94%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.75%) Back Office
9 3 (0.56%) Law
9 3 (0.56%) Retail
10 2 (0.38%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 96 (18.01%) Administrator
2 77 (14.45%) Architect
3 68 (12.76%) Systems Administrator
4 48 (9.01%) Consultant
5 45 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 40 (7.50%) Analyst
7 35 (6.57%) Infrastructure Architect
8 34 (6.38%) Storage Engineer
9 26 (4.88%) Support Engineer
10 19 (3.56%) Technical Architect
10 19 (3.56%) NetApp Engineer
11 18 (3.38%) NAS Engineer
11 18 (3.38%) Project Manager
12 17 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (3.19%) UNIX Administrator
12 17 (3.19%) Server Engineer
13 16 (3.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
14 15 (2.81%) Storage Consultant
15 14 (2.63%) Senior Systems Administrator
16 13 (2.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.69%) Middleware
2 17 (3.19%) .NET
3 14 (2.63%) Web Services
4 10 (1.88%) XML
4 10 (1.88%) J2EE
4 10 (1.88%) HTML
5 9 (1.69%) Rendezvous
6 8 (1.50%) XSLT
7 7 (1.31%) Ultra Messaging
8 6 (1.13%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.75%) ServiceStack
9 4 (0.75%) LAMP
10 3 (0.56%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.38%) JMS
11 2 (0.38%) WSDL
11 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.19%) JDBC
12 1 (0.19%) SOAP
12 1 (0.19%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 125 (23.45%) Data Centre
2 61 (11.44%) Clustering
3 49 (9.19%) Replication
4 37 (6.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 32 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (4.88%) EMC VNX
7 16 (3.00%) EMC Centera
8 15 (2.81%) CLARiiON
9 14 (2.63%) Celerra
9 14 (2.63%) Symmetrix DMX
10 13 (2.44%) Fat Client
10 13 (2.44%) Thin Client
11 12 (2.25%) Symmetrix
12 11 (2.06%) Management Information System
12 11 (2.06%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.88%) IBM XIV
14 8 (1.50%) EMC VMAX
14 8 (1.50%) FlexPod
14 8 (1.50%) Computer Science
15 6 (1.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 371 (69.61%) Windows
2 179 (33.58%) Linux
3 141 (26.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 138 (25.89%) UNIX
5 104 (19.51%) Solaris
6 97 (18.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 82 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (10.32%) Data ONTAP
9 44 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (6.00%) HPUX
11 31 (5.82%) Windows 7
12 18 (3.38%) Windows 8
13 17 (3.19%) AIX
14 10 (1.88%) SUSE
15 9 (1.69%) CentOS
16 8 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (1.50%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.50%) Windows 2000
17 7 (1.31%) Windows XP
17 7 (1.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (21.39%) ITIL
2 105 (19.70%) Migration
3 51 (9.57%) Project Management
4 46 (8.63%) Service Delivery
5 45 (8.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 33 (6.19%) Service Management
6 33 (6.19%) Capacity Management
7 32 (6.00%) Capacity Planning
8 31 (5.82%) Performance Tuning
8 31 (5.82%) Configuration Management
9 28 (5.25%) Change Management
10 26 (4.88%) Workflow
10 26 (4.88%) PRINCE2
11 25 (4.69%) Change Control
12 21 (3.94%) Data Migration
13 19 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (3.38%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (3.19%) Server Building
15 17 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (3.19%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (20.26%) SQL
2 58 (10.88%) PowerShell
3 43 (8.07%) Perl
4 32 (6.00%) Shell Script
5 24 (4.50%) C
6 23 (4.32%) Python
7 21 (3.94%) Java
8 17 (3.19%) Bash Shell
9 16 (3.00%) PHP
10 14 (2.63%) Korn
11 13 (2.44%) VBScript
12 12 (2.25%) JavaScript
13 11 (2.06%) C#
14 9 (1.69%) VB
15 5 (0.94%) Ruby
16 3 (0.56%) C-shell
16 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.56%) Jython
17 1 (0.19%) Groovy
17 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 33 (6.19%) MCSE
4 31 (5.82%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (5.07%) Degree
6 21 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (3.75%) CCNA
8 18 (3.38%) SC Cleared
9 16 (3.00%) MCITP
10 14 (2.63%) MCP
11 13 (2.44%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.69%) MCSA
13 8 (1.50%) NCDA
14 7 (1.31%) NCIE
14 7 (1.31%) CCNP
15 6 (1.13%) VCAP
16 5 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
17 4 (0.75%) A+ Certification
18 3 (0.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.94%) SLA
2 7 (1.31%) QA
3 4 (0.75%) GxP
4 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 201 (37.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 177 (33.21%) Active Directory
3 69 (12.95%) NFS
4 66 (12.38%) Hyper-V
5 60 (11.26%) vSphere
6 45 (8.44%) VMware ESX
7 41 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (7.13%) XenApp
9 26 (4.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 25 (4.69%) KVM
11 19 (3.56%) XenDesktop
11 19 (3.56%) Xen
12 18 (3.38%) Terminal Services
13 17 (3.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (2.81%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (2.63%) SRDF
16 11 (2.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 11 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (1.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 10 (1.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 53 (9.94%) NetBackup
2 27 (5.07%) SCCM
3 21 (3.94%) SCOM
4 18 (3.38%) Nagios
4 18 (3.38%) SnapVault
5 17 (3.19%) Puppet
6 14 (2.63%) SnapMirror
7 13 (2.44%) Backup Exec
7 13 (2.44%) OpenView
8 12 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (2.06%) vMotion
9 11 (2.06%) EdgeSight
10 10 (1.88%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.88%) SCVMM
11 9 (1.69%) ZABBIX
11 9 (1.69%) HP SIM
11 9 (1.69%) BladeLogic
12 8 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (1.31%) MOM
13 7 (1.31%) Cacti
Vendors
1 299 (56.10%) VMware
2 192 (36.02%) Microsoft
3 169 (31.71%) Cisco
4 160 (30.02%) NetApp
5 111 (20.83%) HP
6 109 (20.45%) Oracle
7 86 (16.14%) Citrix
8 83 (15.57%) EMC
9 67 (12.57%) IBM
10 65 (12.20%) Red Hat
11 55 (10.32%) Veritas
12 41 (7.69%) Brocade
13 38 (7.13%) Dell
14 36 (6.75%) Symantec
15 30 (5.63%) 3PAR
16 26 (4.88%) Veeam
17 25 (4.69%) CommVault
18 22 (4.13%) Sun
19 18 (3.38%) CheckPoint
19 18 (3.38%) F5
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