The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 File System (NFS)
Rank 483 412 435
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +23
Contract jobs citing NFS 74 127 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.62% 3.01% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 83 53
Average daily rate
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£450 £435 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £368 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £600 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £405 £324
% change year-on-year
+0.61% +25.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4567 4213 3891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.83% 9.58% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2506 2206 1804
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 502 716
Average hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.31 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 30 January 2015.

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 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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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 -52 45 £475 -5.00% 14
South East -6 14 £395 -5.95% 7
South West -21 4 £260 -13.33% 1
North West -13 3 £408 -2.97%
Yorkshire - 3 £438 - 1
East of England - 2 £510 - 4
East Midlands +5 1 £425 +1.19%
North East - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
NFS
UK

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 117 (64.29%) Linux
2 108 (59.34%) VMware
3 96 (52.75%) Windows
4 91 (50.00%) SAN
5 85 (46.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 80 (43.96%) DNS
7 66 (36.26%) UNIX
8 65 (35.71%) NetApp
9 64 (35.16%) iSCSI
10 56 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 55 (30.22%) Perl
12 54 (29.67%) Active Directory
13 53 (29.12%) Red Hat
14 48 (26.37%) HP
14 48 (26.37%) Citrix
15 47 (25.82%) Fibre Channel
16 46 (25.27%) Finance
17 42 (23.08%) Solaris
18 41 (22.53%) Clustering
19 40 (21.98%) Apache
20 38 (20.88%) Windows Server 2008
21 37 (20.33%) Puppet
21 37 (20.33%) Cisco
22 36 (19.78%) EMC
22 36 (19.78%) NAS
23 35 (19.23%) SQL
24 33 (18.13%) Oracle
25 31 (17.03%) Java
26 29 (15.93%) Banking
26 29 (15.93%) Hyper-V

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 40 (21.98%) Apache
2 28 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 22 (12.09%) MS Exchange
4 15 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (7.14%) WebSphere
6 11 (6.04%) IIS
7 9 (4.95%) JBoss
7 9 (4.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 7 (3.85%) WebLogic
8 7 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
9 5 (2.75%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (1.10%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.10%) nginx
10 2 (1.10%) Zimbra
10 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.10%) Lync
10 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) ENOVIA
2 3 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.10%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.10%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (1.10%) RMDS
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) PaaS
2 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (50.00%) SAN
2 80 (43.96%) DNS
3 64 (35.16%) iSCSI
4 47 (25.82%) Fibre Channel
5 36 (19.78%) NAS
6 28 (15.38%) DHCP
7 27 (14.84%) TCP/IP
8 23 (12.64%) LDAP
9 19 (10.44%) SSH
9 19 (10.44%) LAN
10 18 (9.89%) WAN
11 15 (8.24%) BIG-IP
12 14 (7.69%) HTTP
13 12 (6.59%) Multicast
13 12 (6.59%) FCoE
14 11 (6.04%) Firewall
14 11 (6.04%) VLAN
15 10 (5.49%) VoIP
16 8 (4.40%) SSL
16 8 (4.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.24%) MySQL
3 12 (6.59%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.40%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.30%) Ingres
7 5 (2.75%) JasperReports
8 4 (2.20%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.20%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.20%) HBase
9 1 (0.55%) MS Access
9 1 (0.55%) DB2
9 1 (0.55%) OLTP
9 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.55%) Big Data
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (4.40%) Jenkins
1 8 (4.40%) Subversion
2 5 (2.75%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.75%) PHPUnit
3 4 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.55%) Mercurial
General
1 46 (25.27%) Finance
2 29 (15.93%) Banking
3 21 (11.54%) Telecoms
4 14 (7.69%) Games
5 11 (6.04%) Law
6 9 (4.95%) Legal
7 7 (3.85%) Automotive
8 6 (3.30%) Retail
9 4 (2.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (12.64%) Linux Engineer
2 21 (11.54%) Administrator
3 19 (10.44%) Architect
4 15 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (7.14%) Analyst
6 13 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.49%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (4.40%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.85%) UNIX Administrator
10 7 (3.85%) Project Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.30%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.24%) SOAP
2 11 (6.04%) Middleware
3 10 (5.49%) HTML
4 9 (4.95%) XML
5 8 (4.40%) XSLT
6 6 (3.30%) Laravel
6 6 (3.30%) Rendezvous
6 6 (3.30%) JDBC
7 5 (2.75%) Web Services
7 5 (2.75%) CSS
7 5 (2.75%) CGI
7 5 (2.75%) Hibernate
7 5 (2.75%) DAO
7 5 (2.75%) REST
8 3 (1.65%) LAMP
8 3 (1.65%) Java SE
9 2 (1.10%) YAML
9 2 (1.10%) .NET
10 1 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.53%) Clustering
2 19 (10.44%) Open Source
3 18 (9.89%) Replication
4 15 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (7.69%) Online Games
6 9 (4.95%) Thin Client
6 9 (4.95%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.95%) Fat Client
7 8 (4.40%) Hedge funds
7 8 (4.40%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.75%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.20%) Symmetrix
10 3 (1.65%) HACMP
10 3 (1.65%) Contract for Difference
11 2 (1.10%) Statistics
11 2 (1.10%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.10%) CLARiiON
12 1 (0.55%) IVR
12 1 (0.55%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 117 (64.29%) Linux
2 96 (52.75%) Windows
3 66 (36.26%) UNIX
4 56 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (23.08%) Solaris
6 38 (20.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (13.74%) Windows 7
8 23 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (7.14%) CentOS
11 9 (4.95%) Ubuntu
12 8 (4.40%) AIX
13 7 (3.85%) VMS
14 6 (3.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (2.20%) HPUX
16 3 (1.65%) Windows XP
16 3 (1.65%) SUSE
17 2 (1.10%) Scientific Linux
17 2 (1.10%) Debian
17 2 (1.10%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
2 22 (12.09%) ITIL
3 19 (10.44%) Configuration Management
4 18 (9.89%) Migration
5 17 (9.34%) Performance Monitoring
6 16 (8.79%) DevOps
6 16 (8.79%) Change Control
7 14 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 14 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (7.14%) Capacity Management
9 12 (6.59%) Benchmarking
10 11 (6.04%) Validation
11 10 (5.49%) OO
12 8 (4.40%) Incident Management
13 7 (3.85%) Scrum
13 7 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
14 6 (3.30%) Problem Management
14 6 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (3.30%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.22%) Perl
2 35 (19.23%) SQL
3 31 (17.03%) Java
4 23 (12.64%) Korn
5 22 (12.09%) Bash Shell
6 21 (11.54%) Python
7 16 (8.79%) C
8 14 (7.69%) Ruby
9 12 (6.59%) PowerShell
9 12 (6.59%) PHP
10 11 (6.04%) JavaScript
10 11 (6.04%) Bourne shell
11 10 (5.49%) Shell Script
12 9 (4.95%) VB
13 4 (2.20%) C++
14 3 (1.65%) VBA
14 3 (1.65%) XPath
15 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.55%) C#
16 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (7.69%) MCSE
1 14 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.14%) CCNA
2 13 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (6.04%) RHCE
4 9 (4.95%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.30%) NCDA
5 6 (3.30%) CCA
5 6 (3.30%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (3.30%) HNC
6 5 (2.75%) RHCT
6 5 (2.75%) MCITP
6 5 (2.75%) JNCIA
7 4 (2.20%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.20%) NCIE
8 3 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.65%) Degree
9 2 (1.10%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (46.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (29.67%) Active Directory
3 29 (15.93%) Hyper-V
4 22 (12.09%) Xen
5 21 (11.54%) VMware ESX
6 19 (10.44%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (8.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 14 (7.69%) XenApp
8 14 (7.69%) vSphere
9 11 (6.04%) Samba
9 11 (6.04%) KVM
9 11 (6.04%) SRDF
10 7 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (3.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (2.75%) vCloud
13 3 (1.65%) LXC
13 3 (1.65%) Docker
13 3 (1.65%) Postfix
13 3 (1.65%) Squid
14 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (20.33%) Puppet
2 26 (14.29%) Nagios
3 24 (13.19%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (9.34%) NetBackup
5 13 (7.14%) Icinga
6 12 (6.59%) Backup Exec
7 11 (6.04%) MIMEsweeper
7 11 (6.04%) MAILsweeper
8 7 (3.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 6 (3.30%) SCOM
10 5 (2.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (2.75%) Opsview
11 4 (2.20%) Cobbler
11 4 (2.20%) collectd
11 4 (2.20%) Graphite
12 3 (1.65%) OpenView
12 3 (1.65%) Control-M
12 3 (1.65%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (1.65%) Cacti
Vendors
1 108 (59.34%) VMware
2 65 (35.71%) NetApp
3 53 (29.12%) Red Hat
4 48 (26.37%) HP
4 48 (26.37%) Citrix
5 37 (20.33%) Cisco
6 36 (19.78%) EMC
7 33 (18.13%) Oracle
8 25 (13.74%) IBM
8 25 (13.74%) Microsoft
9 21 (11.54%) Veritas
10 14 (7.69%) F5
10 14 (7.69%) Sun
11 13 (7.14%) Symantec
12 12 (6.59%) Intel
13 11 (6.04%) Amdocs
14 10 (5.49%) Dell
15 9 (4.95%) Juniper
15 9 (4.95%) Redknee
15 9 (4.95%) Isilon
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