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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 377 333 333
Rank change year-on-year
-44 0
Contract jobs citing NAS 220 235 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.49% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.85% 3.60% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 152 147
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.67% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.40 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £88.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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
7718 6521 8008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.63% 13.73% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4349 3644 3765
Average daily rate £370 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 371 623
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -31 94 £395 -21.00% 21
South East -8 55 £325 -16.12% 11
East Midlands +12 18 £425 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +11 14 £358 +19.16% 16
East of England -17 10 £338 +22.72% 4
North West -9 9 £425 +13.33% 5
West Midlands -20 9 £155 -38.00% 2
South West -27 8 £413 -8.33% 2
North East - 3 - -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 345 (84.35%) SAN
2 228 (55.75%) Windows
3 215 (52.57%) VMware
4 160 (39.12%) Linux
5 137 (33.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 129 (31.54%) Active Directory
7 127 (31.05%) Microsoft
8 108 (26.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 107 (26.16%) Cisco
10 101 (24.69%) UNIX
11 100 (24.45%) NetApp
12 95 (23.23%) Oracle
13 89 (21.76%) Firewall
14 87 (21.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 80 (19.56%) Migration
16 79 (19.32%) MS Exchange
17 72 (17.60%) SQL
17 72 (17.60%) HP
17 72 (17.60%) EMC
18 70 (17.11%) Solaris
19 65 (15.89%) DNS
20 64 (15.65%) Citrix
21 63 (15.40%) SQL Server
22 57 (13.94%) ITIL
22 57 (13.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 56 (13.69%) Red Hat
24 55 (13.45%) DHCP
25 53 (12.96%) Finance
26 49 (11.98%) VLAN
27 48 (11.74%) WAN

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 79 (19.32%) MS Exchange
2 42 (10.27%) IIS
3 37 (9.05%) SharePoint
4 27 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (5.62%) Lync
7 19 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 19 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (3.67%) Tomcat
9 14 (3.42%) Apache
10 10 (2.44%) OpenStack
11 9 (2.20%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
14 5 (1.22%) WebLogic
14 5 (1.22%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.98%) LiveLink
16 3 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
16 3 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 36 (8.80%) MS Office
2 34 (8.31%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.22%) MS Project
4 3 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.73%) RMDS
2 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.44%) Office 365
3 9 (2.20%) IaaS
4 3 (0.73%) Joyent
5 2 (0.49%) PaaS
5 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 345 (84.35%) SAN
2 89 (21.76%) Firewall
3 65 (15.89%) DNS
4 55 (13.45%) DHCP
5 49 (11.98%) VLAN
6 48 (11.74%) WAN
7 47 (11.49%) LAN
8 35 (8.56%) TCP/IP
9 33 (8.07%) Fibre Channel
10 30 (7.33%) Wireless
11 26 (6.36%) VPN
12 24 (5.87%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (5.62%) iSCSI
14 21 (5.13%) FTP
15 18 (4.40%) HTTP
16 17 (4.16%) LDAP
17 15 (3.67%) MPLS
18 14 (3.42%) VoIP
18 14 (3.42%) Nortel Contivity
19 12 (2.93%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (15.40%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 17 (4.16%) MySQL
5 10 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
6 7 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.73%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.73%) EDMS
9 3 (0.73%) Redis
9 3 (0.73%) HBase
9 3 (0.73%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.49%) DataStage
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.24%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (3.18%) Selenium
2 12 (2.93%) JIRA
3 7 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.71%) JUnit
3 7 (1.71%) Trac
4 6 (1.47%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.47%) Redmine
4 6 (1.47%) Bugzilla
5 5 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.98%) MSI
7 3 (0.73%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.73%) Maven
7 3 (0.73%) Hudson
8 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 53 (12.96%) Finance
2 28 (6.85%) Banking
3 11 (2.69%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.44%) Publishing
5 7 (1.71%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.71%) Legal
6 5 (1.22%) Retail
7 4 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.98%) Games
8 3 (0.73%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Military
9 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.49%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 63 (15.40%) Architect
2 49 (11.98%) Administrator
3 42 (10.27%) Analyst
4 40 (9.78%) Consultant
5 29 (7.09%) Systems Administrator
6 28 (6.85%) Infrastructure Architect
7 27 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (5.87%) Network Engineer
9 23 (5.62%) Storage Engineer
10 18 (4.40%) Support Engineer
11 17 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (3.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 16 (3.91%) Data Architect
12 16 (3.91%) Data Centre Architect
13 14 (3.42%) Technical Architect
13 14 (3.42%) VMware Engineer
14 13 (3.18%) Test Engineer
15 12 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (2.93%) UNIX Engineer
16 11 (2.69%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.11%) Middleware
2 22 (5.38%) .NET
3 8 (1.96%) HTML
4 6 (1.47%) XML
5 5 (1.22%) JSON
5 5 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (1.22%) CSS
5 5 (1.22%) Web Services
6 4 (0.98%) Ajax
7 3 (0.73%) Rendezvous
7 3 (0.73%) EDI
7 3 (0.73%) XSLT
7 3 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.49%) REST
8 2 (0.49%) SOAP
8 2 (0.49%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.49%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.56%) Blackberry
1 35 (8.56%) Clustering
2 20 (4.89%) Enterprise Storage
2 20 (4.89%) Replication
3 19 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.67%) PDA
5 14 (3.42%) Mainframe
5 14 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.71%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.47%) User Experience
9 4 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.98%) STB
9 4 (0.98%) Economics
9 4 (0.98%) Online Games
9 4 (0.98%) Spread Betting
9 4 (0.98%) Psychology
10 3 (0.73%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 228 (55.75%) Windows
2 160 (39.12%) Linux
3 108 (26.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 101 (24.69%) UNIX
5 87 (21.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 70 (17.11%) Solaris
7 57 (13.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (4.89%) AIX
10 16 (3.91%) Windows 2000
11 13 (3.18%) Windows 7
12 11 (2.69%) Windows NT
13 10 (2.44%) Windows 8
13 10 (2.44%) SUSE
13 10 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (1.96%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (1.47%) VMS
15 6 (1.47%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.73%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (19.56%) Migration
2 57 (13.94%) ITIL
3 31 (7.58%) Load Balancing
4 28 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (5.13%) Change Control
6 19 (4.65%) Configuration Management
6 19 (4.65%) Project Management
6 19 (4.65%) Data Migration
7 18 (4.40%) Change Management
8 15 (3.67%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (2.93%) Validation
10 12 (2.93%) TOGAF
11 11 (2.69%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (2.69%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (2.44%) PRINCE2
13 9 (2.20%) Risk Management
13 9 (2.20%) Service Delivery
14 8 (1.96%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 72 (17.60%) SQL
2 39 (9.54%) Perl
3 35 (8.56%) Shell Script
4 29 (7.09%) Java
5 27 (6.60%) Bash Shell
6 25 (6.11%) PowerShell
7 19 (4.65%) Python
8 18 (4.40%) JavaScript
9 16 (3.91%) PHP
9 16 (3.91%) Ruby
10 11 (2.69%) C++
10 11 (2.69%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.44%) Korn
12 8 (1.96%) AWK
13 7 (1.71%) C
13 7 (1.71%) sed
14 6 (1.47%) VB
15 5 (1.22%) C#
16 3 (0.73%) C-shell
17 2 (0.49%) KiXtart
Qualifications
1 38 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.31%) Degree
3 32 (7.82%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (7.33%) SC Cleared
4 30 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (6.85%) MCSE
6 20 (4.89%) CCNP
6 20 (4.89%) CCNA
7 16 (3.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (3.42%) CCIE
9 8 (1.96%) VCAP
9 8 (1.96%) NCDA
9 8 (1.96%) VCDX
10 6 (1.47%) NCIE
10 6 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.47%) MCITP
11 5 (1.22%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.98%) MCP
13 3 (0.73%) MCSA
13 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.91%) SLA
2 8 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.73%) QA
3 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 137 (33.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 129 (31.54%) Active Directory
3 41 (10.02%) VMware ESX
4 38 (9.29%) NFS
5 36 (8.80%) Hyper-V
5 36 (8.80%) vSphere
6 28 (6.85%) XenApp
7 27 (6.60%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (5.38%) XenDesktop
9 19 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
10 18 (4.40%) VMware Server
11 16 (3.91%) XenServer
12 15 (3.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 15 (3.67%) Firmware
12 15 (3.67%) Terminal Services
13 14 (3.42%) ProxySG
14 13 (3.18%) Xen
14 13 (3.18%) ISA Server
15 10 (2.44%) vCloud
15 10 (2.44%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 39 (9.54%) SCCM
2 21 (5.13%) SCOM
3 17 (4.16%) NetBackup
4 16 (3.91%) BladeLogic
4 16 (3.91%) Puppet
5 13 (3.18%) Data Guard
5 13 (3.18%) Backup Exec
6 11 (2.69%) Tivoli
7 10 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (2.44%) OpenView
7 10 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (2.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 7 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (1.47%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.22%) Nagios
11 5 (1.22%) Control-M
11 5 (1.22%) MOM
11 5 (1.22%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 215 (52.57%) VMware
2 127 (31.05%) Microsoft
3 107 (26.16%) Cisco
4 100 (24.45%) NetApp
5 95 (23.23%) Oracle
6 72 (17.60%) HP
6 72 (17.60%) EMC
7 64 (15.65%) Citrix
8 56 (13.69%) Red Hat
9 38 (9.29%) IBM
10 36 (8.80%) Dell
10 36 (8.80%) Symantec
11 31 (7.58%) CheckPoint
12 24 (5.87%) Sun
13 23 (5.62%) Veritas
14 22 (5.38%) Blue Coat
15 21 (5.13%) Brocade
16 19 (4.65%) Sybase
16 19 (4.65%) Intel
17 17 (4.16%) Nortel
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