The first table below looks at the demand for NFS 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 NFS over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 482 447 444
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -3
Contract jobs citing NFS 88 95 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.85% 2.05% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 54 52
Average daily rate
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£370 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £306 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £600 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £54.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £54.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -35.77%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4764 4629 4448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.65% 9.95% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2650 2372 2160
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 600 618
Average hourly rate £15.89 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
NFS
UK

NFS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NFS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

NFS Jobs Demand Trend in England

NFS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NFS across the England region.

NFS Daily Rate Trend in England

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NFS across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

NFS Daily Rate Histogram in England

NFS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NFS across the England region.

NFS Hourly Rate Trend in England

NFS
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 NFS within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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 -21 45 £438 -2.77% 14
South West -15 18 £291 -6.29%
South East -7 13 £400 +3.22% 4
North East - 6 £260 - 1
East of England -27 2 £285 - 2
North West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
NFS
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NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 127 (73.84%) Linux
2 99 (57.56%) VMware
3 92 (53.49%) Windows
4 82 (47.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 75 (43.60%) NetApp
6 74 (43.02%) Red Hat
6 74 (43.02%) DNS
7 70 (40.70%) iSCSI
8 68 (39.53%) SAN
9 60 (34.88%) UNIX
9 60 (34.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 57 (33.14%) Perl
11 55 (31.98%) Active Directory
11 55 (31.98%) HP
12 54 (31.40%) NAS
13 53 (30.81%) Oracle
14 49 (28.49%) TCP/IP
15 44 (25.58%) Solaris
15 44 (25.58%) LDAP
16 43 (25.00%) Cisco
17 42 (24.42%) CentOS
18 40 (23.26%) Fibre Channel
19 38 (22.09%) EMC
20 37 (21.51%) SQL
20 37 (21.51%) Security Cleared
21 34 (19.77%) Firewall
22 32 (18.60%) SC Cleared
23 31 (18.02%) Finance
23 31 (18.02%) Apache
24 29 (16.86%) IBM

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NFS 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 NFS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (18.02%) Apache
2 12 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.81%) IIS
4 9 (5.23%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.23%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.23%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.65%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.91%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (2.33%) Drupal
9 3 (1.74%) Moodle
9 3 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.58%) Confluence
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.58%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.58%) Liferay
10 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.33%) RMDS
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.74%) Joyent
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 74 (43.02%) DNS
2 70 (40.70%) iSCSI
3 68 (39.53%) SAN
4 54 (31.40%) NAS
5 49 (28.49%) TCP/IP
6 44 (25.58%) LDAP
7 40 (23.26%) Fibre Channel
8 34 (19.77%) Firewall
9 24 (13.95%) SSH
10 23 (13.37%) LAN
10 23 (13.37%) SNMP
11 22 (12.79%) FCoE
11 22 (12.79%) WAN
12 21 (12.21%) VPN
13 19 (11.05%) Multicast
14 17 (9.88%) VLAN
15 14 (8.14%) HTTP
16 13 (7.56%) DHCP
17 11 (6.40%) SMTP
18 10 (5.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.98%) MySQL
3 7 (4.07%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.33%) HBase
4 4 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.74%) Redis
6 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.58%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.33%) JIRA
4 3 (1.74%) Subversion
4 3 (1.74%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.16%) Hudson
6 1 (0.58%) Gradle
6 1 (0.58%) Selenium
6 1 (0.58%) Ant
6 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.58%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Ivy
General
1 31 (18.02%) Finance
2 11 (6.40%) Banking
3 9 (5.23%) Financial Institution
4 8 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.33%) Legal
5 4 (2.33%) Games
6 3 (1.74%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.74%) Back Office
7 2 (1.16%) Electronics
7 2 (1.16%) Law
7 2 (1.16%) Advertising
7 2 (1.16%) Retail
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (21.51%) Administrator
2 23 (13.37%) Systems Administrator
3 19 (11.05%) Analyst
4 17 (9.88%) Support Engineer
4 17 (9.88%) Linux Administrator
4 17 (9.88%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (7.56%) Storage Engineer
5 13 (7.56%) Architect
5 13 (7.56%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (6.98%) UNIX Administrator
7 11 (6.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.81%) Storage Administrator
8 10 (5.81%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (5.23%) Linux Support
10 8 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (4.07%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 7 (4.07%) Consultant
11 7 (4.07%) Systems Support
11 7 (4.07%) UNIX Engineer
11 7 (4.07%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.81%) LAMP
2 8 (4.65%) XML
3 5 (2.91%) Rendezvous
3 5 (2.91%) SOAP
4 4 (2.33%) HTML
4 4 (2.33%) Middleware
4 4 (2.33%) XSLT
5 3 (1.74%) JSON
5 3 (1.74%) CSS
5 3 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.16%) X-Windows
6 2 (1.16%) .NET
6 2 (1.16%) Web Services
7 1 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.58%) CPAN
7 1 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.58%) Zend Framework
7 1 (0.58%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.47%) Replication
2 16 (9.30%) Clustering
3 10 (5.81%) Client/Server
3 10 (5.81%) Hedge funds
4 8 (4.65%) Open Source
5 5 (2.91%) Celerra
5 5 (2.91%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.33%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.33%) Animation
6 4 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.74%) VLE
7 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.74%) CESG
7 3 (1.74%) Online Games
7 3 (1.74%) New Media
8 2 (1.16%) Firmware
9 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.58%) DTV
9 1 (0.58%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 127 (73.84%) Linux
2 92 (53.49%) Windows
3 60 (34.88%) UNIX
3 60 (34.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 44 (25.58%) Solaris
5 42 (24.42%) CentOS
6 28 (16.28%) Ubuntu
7 14 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.65%) Windows 7
9 7 (4.07%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.49%) Debian
11 5 (2.91%) Scientific Linux
12 4 (2.33%) AIX
13 3 (1.74%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.74%) SmartOS
13 3 (1.74%) Fedora
14 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.58%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.47%) ITIL
2 14 (8.14%) Migration
3 12 (6.98%) DevOps
4 11 (6.40%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (6.40%) Service Management
4 11 (6.40%) Service Delivery
5 10 (5.81%) ITSM
5 10 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (5.23%) Capacity Management
6 9 (5.23%) Benchmarking
6 9 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.07%) Change Management
7 7 (4.07%) Change Control
8 5 (2.91%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (2.91%) Server Monitoring
8 5 (2.91%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.33%) Kanban
9 4 (2.33%) Load Balancing
10 3 (1.74%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (33.14%) Perl
2 37 (21.51%) SQL
3 23 (13.37%) Shell Script
4 21 (12.21%) PowerShell
5 16 (9.30%) Python
5 16 (9.30%) Java
6 15 (8.72%) Korn
7 14 (8.14%) VB
8 13 (7.56%) Bash Shell
9 11 (6.40%) Ruby
10 10 (5.81%) VBA
11 9 (5.23%) C
12 8 (4.65%) PL/SQL
13 6 (3.49%) PHP
14 5 (2.91%) JavaScript
15 4 (2.33%) C-shell
16 3 (1.74%) Bourne shell
17 2 (1.16%) VBScript
18 1 (0.58%) AWK
Qualifications
1 37 (21.51%) Security Cleared
2 32 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (6.98%) NCDA
5 10 (5.81%) DV Cleared
6 9 (5.23%) MCSE
6 9 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (5.23%) RHCE
7 8 (4.65%) Degree
8 6 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.49%) CCNA
9 4 (2.33%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.74%) MCP
10 3 (1.74%) VCP5
11 2 (1.16%) NCIE
11 2 (1.16%) VTSP
11 2 (1.16%) MCITP
11 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.16%) RHCT
12 1 (0.58%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.49%) SLA
1 6 (3.49%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (47.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (31.98%) Active Directory
3 19 (11.05%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.30%) Squid
4 16 (9.30%) Samba
4 16 (9.30%) vSphere
5 15 (8.72%) VMware ESX
6 13 (7.56%) Postfix
6 13 (7.56%) Sendmail
7 12 (6.98%) SRDF
7 12 (6.98%) vCloud
8 11 (6.40%) KVM
9 10 (5.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 10 (5.81%) Xen
10 8 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (3.49%) qmail
11 6 (3.49%) XenApp
12 5 (2.91%) XenServer
12 5 (2.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (8.72%) Puppet
2 14 (8.14%) EMC NetWorker
3 11 (6.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 8 (4.65%) Backup Exec
5 7 (4.07%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.49%) SCCM
6 6 (3.49%) Nagios
7 5 (2.91%) OpenView
7 5 (2.91%) SCOM
8 4 (2.33%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (2.33%) MAILsweeper
8 4 (2.33%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.74%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.74%) YUM
9 3 (1.74%) Opsview
10 2 (1.16%) nmon
10 2 (1.16%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.16%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.16%) Cacti
10 2 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 99 (57.56%) VMware
2 75 (43.60%) NetApp
3 74 (43.02%) Red Hat
4 55 (31.98%) HP
5 53 (30.81%) Oracle
6 43 (25.00%) Cisco
7 38 (22.09%) EMC
8 29 (16.86%) IBM
9 26 (15.12%) Microsoft
10 23 (13.37%) Sun
11 15 (8.72%) F5
12 14 (8.14%) Citrix
13 13 (7.56%) Veritas
14 10 (5.81%) Websense
15 9 (5.23%) Intel
15 9 (5.23%) JBoss
16 7 (4.07%) Juniper
17 6 (3.49%) Dell
17 6 (3.49%) Brocade
18 5 (2.91%) Redknee
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