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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 496 399 460
Rank change year-on-year
-97 +61
Contract jobs citing NFS 83 154 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.33% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.69% 3.20% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 90 52
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£388 £443 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.42% +10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £375 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £600 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £410 £369
% change year-on-year
-5.48% +11.18%
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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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
4897 4807 4131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.88% 10.27% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2726 2542 1950
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 591 721
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -45 43 £450 -10.00% 8
South East -36 21 £388 -6.90% 8
South West -26 7 £260 -13.33% 1
East Midlands -8 3 £425 +3.65%
Yorkshire - 3 £438 -
East of England - 3 £510 - 1
North West -14 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
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NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 124 (65.61%) Linux
2 106 (56.08%) VMware
3 101 (53.44%) Windows
4 89 (47.09%) DNS
5 86 (45.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 82 (43.39%) SAN
7 71 (37.57%) UNIX
8 65 (34.39%) NetApp
8 65 (34.39%) iSCSI
9 64 (33.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 61 (32.28%) Perl
11 60 (31.75%) Red Hat
12 57 (30.16%) Active Directory
13 52 (27.51%) Fibre Channel
14 51 (26.98%) HP
15 50 (26.46%) Citrix
16 47 (24.87%) Finance
17 46 (24.34%) Cisco
18 43 (22.75%) Solaris
19 41 (21.69%) Apache
20 40 (21.16%) SQL
20 40 (21.16%) Clustering
21 39 (20.63%) EMC
22 38 (20.11%) TCP/IP
23 37 (19.58%) Oracle
23 37 (19.58%) Puppet
23 37 (19.58%) Windows Server 2008
24 34 (17.99%) NAS
25 32 (16.93%) Banking
26 30 (15.87%) Java

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (21.69%) Apache
2 25 (13.23%) Tomcat
3 19 (10.05%) MS Exchange
4 14 (7.41%) WebSphere
4 14 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (6.35%) IIS
6 11 (5.82%) JBoss
7 9 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 8 (4.23%) WebLogic
9 6 (3.17%) SharePoint
10 5 (2.65%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (1.06%) Lync
12 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.06%) GlassFish
12 2 (1.06%) nginx
12 2 (1.06%) Zimbra
12 2 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.53%) Moodle
Applications
1 11 (5.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) ENOVIA
2 3 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.59%) RMDS
3 2 (1.06%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.06%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) PaaS
1 2 (1.06%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (47.09%) DNS
2 82 (43.39%) SAN
3 65 (34.39%) iSCSI
4 52 (27.51%) Fibre Channel
5 38 (20.11%) TCP/IP
6 34 (17.99%) NAS
7 27 (14.29%) LDAP
7 27 (14.29%) DHCP
8 22 (11.64%) LAN
9 21 (11.11%) WAN
10 19 (10.05%) SSH
10 19 (10.05%) Multicast
11 17 (8.99%) FCoE
11 17 (8.99%) Firewall
12 15 (7.94%) HTTP
13 13 (6.88%) VPN
13 13 (6.88%) VLAN
14 9 (4.76%) BIG-IP
14 9 (4.76%) SNMP
15 7 (3.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.99%) MySQL
3 8 (4.23%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.23%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.17%) Ingres
6 5 (2.65%) JasperReports
7 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.12%) HBase
7 4 (2.12%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.53%) OLTP
9 1 (0.53%) DB2
9 1 (0.53%) MS Access
9 1 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (5.82%) Subversion
2 9 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.65%) PHPUnit
4 5 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
General
1 47 (24.87%) Finance
2 32 (16.93%) Banking
3 21 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 16 (8.47%) Games
5 11 (5.82%) Law
6 9 (4.76%) Legal
7 7 (3.70%) Automotive
8 6 (3.17%) Retail
9 5 (2.65%) Investment Banking
9 5 (2.65%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.06%) Front Office
11 1 (0.53%) Electronics
11 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 23 (12.17%) Administrator
3 21 (11.11%) Architect
4 14 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.88%) Analyst
5 13 (6.88%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (5.82%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (5.29%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (5.29%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (4.23%) Project Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.17%) Developer
11 6 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.17%) UNIX Administrator
12 5 (2.65%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.94%) SOAP
2 13 (6.88%) Middleware
3 10 (5.29%) HTML
4 8 (4.23%) XML
4 8 (4.23%) XSLT
5 6 (3.17%) JDBC
5 6 (3.17%) Laravel
6 5 (2.65%) REST
6 5 (2.65%) CSS
6 5 (2.65%) CGI
6 5 (2.65%) Rendezvous
6 5 (2.65%) Web Services
6 5 (2.65%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.65%) DAO
7 3 (1.59%) Java SE
7 3 (1.59%) LAMP
7 3 (1.59%) .NET
7 3 (1.59%) YAML
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (21.16%) Clustering
2 18 (9.52%) Replication
3 16 (8.47%) Online Games
3 16 (8.47%) Open Source
4 14 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.29%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.76%) Fat Client
6 9 (4.76%) Thin Client
7 8 (4.23%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.23%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.65%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.12%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.12%) Symmetrix
10 3 (1.59%) HACMP
10 3 (1.59%) Equities
10 3 (1.59%) CESG
10 3 (1.59%) Contract for Difference
11 2 (1.06%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 124 (65.61%) Linux
2 101 (53.44%) Windows
3 71 (37.57%) UNIX
4 64 (33.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (22.75%) Solaris
6 37 (19.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (11.11%) Windows 7
9 16 (8.47%) CentOS
10 13 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (4.76%) AIX
12 8 (4.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 8 (4.23%) Ubuntu
13 7 (3.70%) VMS
14 5 (2.65%) SUSE
15 4 (2.12%) Windows XP
15 4 (2.12%) HPUX
16 3 (1.59%) Debian
16 3 (1.59%) Scientific Linux
17 2 (1.06%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.23%) Performance Tuning
2 23 (12.17%) ITIL
3 17 (8.99%) DevOps
4 16 (8.47%) Migration
5 14 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (6.88%) Benchmarking
6 13 (6.88%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (6.88%) Change Control
7 12 (6.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (6.35%) Capacity Management
7 12 (6.35%) Configuration Management
7 12 (6.35%) Validation
8 10 (5.29%) OO
9 9 (4.76%) Scrum
10 8 (4.23%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
12 6 (3.17%) Workflow
12 6 (3.17%) Project Management
12 6 (3.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (32.28%) Perl
2 40 (21.16%) SQL
3 30 (15.87%) Java
4 25 (13.23%) Python
5 23 (12.17%) Korn
5 23 (12.17%) Bash Shell
6 19 (10.05%) C
7 18 (9.52%) Ruby
8 16 (8.47%) PHP
9 14 (7.41%) PowerShell
10 13 (6.88%) VB
11 12 (6.35%) Shell Script
11 12 (6.35%) Bourne shell
12 10 (5.29%) JavaScript
13 7 (3.70%) C++
13 7 (3.70%) VBA
14 3 (1.59%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.59%) XPath
15 1 (0.53%) VBScript
15 1 (0.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (8.47%) MCSE
1 16 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (7.94%) CCNA
2 15 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (6.88%) RHCE
5 9 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.70%) JNCIA
6 7 (3.70%) NCDA
7 6 (3.17%) CCA
7 6 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (3.17%) HNC
8 5 (2.65%) MCITP
8 5 (2.65%) Degree
8 5 (2.65%) RHCT
9 4 (2.12%) NCIE
10 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.59%) MCSA
10 3 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.23%) SLA
2 3 (1.59%) QA
3 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 86 (45.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (30.16%) Active Directory
3 30 (15.87%) Hyper-V
4 22 (11.64%) Xen
5 21 (11.11%) vSphere
6 17 (8.99%) VMware ESX
7 16 (8.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 15 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (7.41%) KVM
10 13 (6.88%) XenApp
11 12 (6.35%) SRDF
12 10 (5.29%) Samba
13 9 (4.76%) vCloud
14 7 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (2.65%) Squid
15 5 (2.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 4 (2.12%) XenServer
16 4 (2.12%) Postfix
17 3 (1.59%) qmail
17 3 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (19.58%) Puppet
2 23 (12.17%) Nagios
3 20 (10.58%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (8.99%) NetBackup
5 11 (5.82%) Backup Exec
6 10 (5.29%) MIMEsweeper
6 10 (5.29%) MAILsweeper
7 9 (4.76%) Icinga
8 8 (4.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 8 (4.23%) SCOM
9 6 (3.17%) Cobbler
10 5 (2.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (2.65%) OpenView
10 5 (2.65%) SCCM
10 5 (2.65%) Opsview
11 4 (2.12%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (1.59%) Control-M
12 3 (1.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 3 (1.59%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 106 (56.08%) VMware
2 65 (34.39%) NetApp
3 60 (31.75%) Red Hat
4 51 (26.98%) HP
5 50 (26.46%) Citrix
6 46 (24.34%) Cisco
7 39 (20.63%) EMC
8 37 (19.58%) Oracle
9 29 (15.34%) IBM
10 24 (12.70%) Microsoft
11 21 (11.11%) Veritas
12 16 (8.47%) Sun
13 13 (6.88%) Intel
14 12 (6.35%) Juniper
14 12 (6.35%) Dell
14 12 (6.35%) Symantec
14 12 (6.35%) F5
15 11 (5.82%) Amdocs
16 10 (5.29%) Redknee
17 9 (4.76%) Isilon
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