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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 502 493 448
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -45
Contract jobs citing NFS 78 83 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.57% 1.72% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 66
Average daily rate
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£395 £406 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.76% +17.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £223 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £563 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £330 £280
% change year-on-year
+17.42% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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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
4961 4833 4131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.80% 9.41% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2783 2495 2016
Average daily rate £374 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 586 575 626
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.45%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +13 43 £400 -11.11% 11
South East -19 23 £403 +49.07% 5
North West - 3 £408 -
East of England +18 2 £275 -
East Midlands - 2 £375 -
North East +4 1 - -
South West -14 1 £300 -24.29%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
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NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 91 (61.49%) Linux
2 88 (59.46%) VMware
3 84 (56.76%) Windows
4 78 (52.70%) SAN
5 72 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 64 (43.24%) NetApp
7 56 (37.84%) DNS
8 54 (36.49%) iSCSI
9 50 (33.78%) Finance
10 49 (33.11%) UNIX
11 46 (31.08%) Cisco
11 46 (31.08%) Red Hat
12 42 (28.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 40 (27.03%) Solaris
14 39 (26.35%) Oracle
15 38 (25.68%) Perl
16 37 (25.00%) NAS
17 36 (24.32%) Fibre Channel
17 36 (24.32%) HP
17 36 (24.32%) EMC
18 34 (22.97%) Puppet
19 31 (20.95%) IBM
20 30 (20.27%) Clustering
20 30 (20.27%) Hyper-V
20 30 (20.27%) Performance Tuning
21 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2008
21 29 (19.59%) Microsoft
21 29 (19.59%) Python
22 28 (18.92%) LDAP
23 27 (18.24%) Active Directory

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 24 (16.22%) Apache
2 21 (14.19%) Tomcat
3 13 (8.78%) MS Exchange
4 12 (8.11%) IIS
5 11 (7.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 10 (6.76%) WebSphere
7 9 (6.08%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (3.38%) Confluence
9 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (3.38%) WebLogic
10 4 (2.70%) JBoss
11 3 (2.03%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.35%) Lync
12 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
12 2 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.68%) Jetty
Applications
1 16 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) RMDS
2 2 (1.35%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.35%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.05%) PaaS
2 3 (2.03%) IaaS
3 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (52.70%) SAN
2 56 (37.84%) DNS
3 54 (36.49%) iSCSI
4 37 (25.00%) NAS
5 36 (24.32%) Fibre Channel
6 28 (18.92%) LDAP
7 25 (16.89%) TCP/IP
8 23 (15.54%) WAN
8 23 (15.54%) LAN
9 19 (12.84%) BIG-IP
10 16 (10.81%) HTTP
11 15 (10.14%) Multicast
12 14 (9.46%) FCoE
13 11 (7.43%) DHCP
14 8 (5.41%) SSL
14 8 (5.41%) SSH
15 7 (4.73%) VoIP
16 5 (3.38%) VLAN
16 5 (3.38%) NetScaler
17 4 (2.70%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.49%) MySQL
3 12 (8.11%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.73%) HBase
4 7 (4.73%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.68%) DB2
6 1 (0.68%) MS Access
6 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (7.43%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.08%) JIRA
3 7 (4.73%) Subversion
3 7 (4.73%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.38%) Gerrit
4 5 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.68%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
General
1 50 (33.78%) Finance
2 26 (17.57%) Banking
3 23 (15.54%) Telecoms
4 12 (8.11%) Law
5 11 (7.43%) Games
6 10 (6.76%) Legal
7 4 (2.70%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.03%) Advertising
9 2 (1.35%) Retail
10 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (19.59%) Administrator
2 19 (12.84%) Architect
3 17 (11.49%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (10.14%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.76%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.41%) Storage Administrator
9 7 (4.73%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) UNIX Administrator
10 6 (4.05%) Consultant
10 6 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) EMC Storage Administrator
11 5 (3.38%) Windows Administrator
11 5 (3.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.38%) Project Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.81%) XML
2 14 (9.46%) SOAP
3 12 (8.11%) Middleware
4 11 (7.43%) Rendezvous
5 10 (6.76%) XSLT
5 10 (6.76%) HTML
6 8 (5.41%) REST
7 3 (2.03%) JSON
7 3 (2.03%) Web Services
8 1 (0.68%) .NET
8 1 (0.68%) J2EE
8 1 (0.68%) Java SE
8 1 (0.68%) Java EE
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.27%) Clustering
2 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.11%) Open Source
4 11 (7.43%) Online Games
4 11 (7.43%) Replication
5 10 (6.76%) Symmetrix
5 10 (6.76%) HACMP
6 8 (5.41%) Hedge funds
7 7 (4.73%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.38%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.70%) Kindle
10 3 (2.03%) IPTV
10 3 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.35%) Statistics
11 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.35%) Wiki
11 2 (1.35%) FlexPod
12 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.68%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 91 (61.49%) Linux
2 84 (56.76%) Windows
3 49 (33.11%) UNIX
4 42 (28.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (27.03%) Solaris
6 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (14.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (12.16%) CentOS
10 14 (9.46%) Ubuntu
11 10 (6.76%) Windows 7
12 9 (6.08%) AIX
13 7 (4.73%) SUSE
14 6 (4.05%) HPUX
15 3 (2.03%) Android
16 2 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (1.35%) Debian
16 2 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.27%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (10.81%) ITIL
3 15 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (10.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (9.46%) Migration
5 13 (8.78%) Benchmarking
5 13 (8.78%) Configuration Management
6 11 (7.43%) Change Control
7 10 (6.76%) Capacity Management
7 10 (6.76%) DevOps
8 9 (6.08%) Project Management
8 9 (6.08%) Workflow
9 7 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.05%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.05%) ITSM
10 6 (4.05%) Service Management
10 6 (4.05%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.38%) Network Load Balancing
11 5 (3.38%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.68%) Perl
2 29 (19.59%) Python
3 25 (16.89%) SQL
4 22 (14.86%) Java
5 19 (12.84%) Bash Shell
6 16 (10.81%) PowerShell
7 12 (8.11%) Shell Script
7 12 (8.11%) JavaScript
8 11 (7.43%) Ruby
9 10 (6.76%) Korn
10 8 (5.41%) C
11 5 (3.38%) VBScript
12 4 (2.70%) VB
13 3 (2.03%) VBA
13 3 (2.03%) Bourne shell
14 2 (1.35%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.35%) C++
15 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (5.41%) NCIE
4 6 (4.05%) NCDA
4 6 (4.05%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.05%) Degree
5 4 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.70%) MCSE
5 4 (2.70%) CCNA
6 3 (2.03%) CCNP
6 3 (2.03%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.03%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.35%) RHCE
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.68%) HNC
8 1 (0.68%) MCSA
8 1 (0.68%) ISEB
8 1 (0.68%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (20.27%) Hyper-V
3 27 (18.24%) Active Directory
4 22 (14.86%) Xen
5 16 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (10.81%) KVM
6 14 (9.46%) vSphere
6 14 (9.46%) VMware ESX
6 14 (9.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (8.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 12 (8.11%) SRDF
8 12 (8.11%) Samba
9 10 (6.76%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (3.38%) XenApp
10 5 (3.38%) vCloud
11 3 (2.03%) iptables
12 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.35%) Firmware
13 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 34 (22.97%) Puppet
2 27 (18.24%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (8.11%) Nagios
4 10 (6.76%) NetBackup
5 9 (6.08%) Tivoli
5 9 (6.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (6.08%) Icinga
6 6 (4.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 6 (4.05%) OVSD
6 6 (4.05%) SCOM
7 5 (3.38%) OpenView
7 5 (3.38%) Control-M
7 5 (3.38%) Opsview
8 4 (2.70%) collectd
8 4 (2.70%) Graphite
8 4 (2.70%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.70%) WSUS
8 4 (2.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (2.03%) vMotion
9 3 (2.03%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 88 (59.46%) VMware
2 64 (43.24%) NetApp
3 46 (31.08%) Cisco
3 46 (31.08%) Red Hat
4 39 (26.35%) Oracle
5 36 (24.32%) HP
5 36 (24.32%) EMC
6 31 (20.95%) IBM
7 29 (19.59%) Microsoft
8 19 (12.84%) Citrix
8 19 (12.84%) Veritas
9 18 (12.16%) F5
10 15 (10.14%) Sun
11 14 (9.46%) Intel
12 13 (8.78%) Dell
12 13 (8.78%) Symantec
13 12 (8.11%) Amdocs
14 11 (7.43%) TIBCO
15 10 (6.76%) DataSynapse
15 10 (6.76%) Sybase
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