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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 481 425 492
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +67
Contract jobs citing NFS 83 91 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.76% 2.26% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 68 44
Average daily rate £398 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £212 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4718 4024 4369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.49% 9.36% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2455 1978 2144
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 561 594 549
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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 24 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -18 31 £425 - 5
South East -5 28 £260 -35.00% 5
South West +2 18 £400 +48.14% 1
East of England -24 3 - - 1
North East - 2 £236 -
West Midlands - 1 £183 -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
NFS
UK

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 153 (70.18%) Linux
2 117 (53.67%) SAN
3 115 (52.75%) NAS
4 107 (49.08%) UNIX
5 106 (48.62%) NetApp
6 100 (45.87%) DNS
7 97 (44.50%) Red Hat
8 90 (41.28%) Windows
8 90 (41.28%) Oracle
9 89 (40.83%) Solaris
10 87 (39.91%) VMware
11 83 (38.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 81 (37.16%) Perl
13 68 (31.19%) EMC
14 66 (30.28%) VMware Infrastructure
15 63 (28.90%) HP
16 59 (27.06%) Apache
17 56 (25.69%) TCP/IP
18 48 (22.02%) iSCSI
18 48 (22.02%) Puppet
19 45 (20.64%) Finance
20 42 (19.27%) LDAP
21 41 (18.81%) Cisco
22 39 (17.89%) SQL
22 39 (17.89%) Java
22 39 (17.89%) SSH
23 38 (17.43%) Security Cleared
24 37 (16.97%) DHCP
25 36 (16.51%) Active Directory
26 35 (16.06%) Sun

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 59 (27.06%) Apache
2 35 (16.06%) Tomcat
3 14 (6.42%) MS Exchange
4 13 (5.96%) WebSphere
5 12 (5.50%) Oracle Coherence
6 11 (5.05%) IIS
7 10 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (3.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 7 (3.21%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.83%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.46%) Liferay
11 1 (0.46%) Confluence
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.67%) RMDS
2 5 (2.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.92%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.50%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (4.13%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.83%) Office 365
4 4 (1.83%) Joyent
5 3 (1.38%) IaaS
5 3 (1.38%) PaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 117 (53.67%) SAN
2 115 (52.75%) NAS
3 100 (45.87%) DNS
4 56 (25.69%) TCP/IP
5 48 (22.02%) iSCSI
6 42 (19.27%) LDAP
7 39 (17.89%) SSH
8 37 (16.97%) DHCP
9 28 (12.84%) Fibre Channel
10 27 (12.39%) FTP
11 26 (11.93%) SNMP
12 23 (10.55%) SMTP
13 20 (9.17%) FCoE
14 19 (8.72%) LAN
14 19 (8.72%) Firewall
15 18 (8.26%) WAN
16 17 (7.80%) Multicast
17 16 (7.34%) HTTP
18 9 (4.13%) VoIP
19 8 (3.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.17%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.05%) MySQL
4 9 (4.13%) RDBMS
5 8 (3.67%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.67%) HBase
6 6 (2.75%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.75%) SQLPlus
7 3 (1.38%) Big Data
8 2 (0.92%) ReportNet
8 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.46%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (2.29%) MSI
2 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.92%) JIRA
3 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.92%) Hudson
4 1 (0.46%) Gradle
4 1 (0.46%) Selenium
4 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.46%) Subversion
4 1 (0.46%) Ant
4 1 (0.46%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.46%) Apache Ivy
General
1 45 (20.64%) Finance
2 17 (7.80%) Banking
3 8 (3.67%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.21%) Back Office
5 5 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.29%) Games
6 4 (1.83%) Retail
6 4 (1.83%) Legal
7 3 (1.38%) Advertising
7 3 (1.38%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (31.19%) Administrator
2 45 (20.64%) UNIX Administrator
3 39 (17.89%) Systems Administrator
4 26 (11.93%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 26 (11.93%) Linux Engineer
5 23 (10.55%) Storage Engineer
6 20 (9.17%) Architect
7 15 (6.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (6.42%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (5.96%) Support Engineer
10 12 (5.50%) Analyst
11 11 (5.05%) Consultant
11 11 (5.05%) Linux Administrator
12 10 (4.59%) Senior UNIX Administrator
13 9 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (3.67%) Storage Administrator
14 8 (3.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 8 (3.67%) Security Administrator
14 8 (3.67%) Wintel Engineer
14 8 (3.67%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.88%) Middleware
2 14 (6.42%) XML
3 12 (5.50%) J2EE
4 10 (4.59%) Web Services
5 9 (4.13%) Rendezvous
6 8 (3.67%) XSLT
6 8 (3.67%) HTML
7 6 (2.75%) LAMP
8 4 (1.83%) JSON
8 4 (1.83%) CSS
9 2 (0.92%) SOAP
9 2 (0.92%) .NET
9 2 (0.92%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.92%) CPAN
9 2 (0.92%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.84%) Clustering
2 24 (11.01%) Replication
3 19 (8.72%) CLARiiON
4 12 (5.50%) Open Source
5 11 (5.05%) Celerra
6 9 (4.13%) Hedge funds
7 8 (3.67%) EqualLogic
7 8 (3.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (3.21%) Firmware
9 5 (2.29%) EMC Centera
10 3 (1.38%) CESG
10 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.92%) Wiki
11 2 (0.92%) Online Games
11 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.46%) Google Search Appliance
12 1 (0.46%) HP StorageWorks
12 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.46%) New Media
12 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 153 (70.18%) Linux
2 107 (49.08%) UNIX
3 90 (41.28%) Windows
4 89 (40.83%) Solaris
5 83 (38.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (12.39%) Ubuntu
7 23 (10.55%) CentOS
8 16 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (5.05%) Windows 7
10 10 (4.59%) AIX
11 8 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.83%) Fedora
12 4 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.38%) Debian
13 3 (1.38%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (0.92%) SUSE
14 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.46%) HPUX
15 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.06%) Performance Tuning
2 29 (13.30%) ITIL
3 26 (11.93%) Configuration Management
4 22 (10.09%) Migration
5 17 (7.80%) Benchmarking
6 15 (6.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (5.05%) Software Deployment
8 10 (4.59%) SIEM
8 10 (4.59%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.13%) Change Management
9 9 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (4.13%) Service Management
9 9 (4.13%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (3.67%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (3.67%) Capacity Management
10 8 (3.67%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.21%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (2.75%) Data Protection
12 6 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (2.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 81 (37.16%) Perl
2 39 (17.89%) Java
2 39 (17.89%) SQL
3 28 (12.84%) Shell Script
4 21 (9.63%) Bash Shell
5 20 (9.17%) Python
6 17 (7.80%) PowerShell
7 15 (6.88%) Korn
8 14 (6.42%) Ruby
9 13 (5.96%) VB
10 10 (4.59%) C
11 9 (4.13%) JavaScript
12 8 (3.67%) sed
13 6 (2.75%) AWK
14 5 (2.29%) Bourne shell
15 4 (1.83%) C-shell
16 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.92%) VBScript
17 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.60%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.80%) RHCE
4 15 (6.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (4.13%) DV Cleared
5 9 (4.13%) NCDA
6 8 (3.67%) Degree
7 5 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.83%) MCSE
9 3 (1.38%) CCNA
9 3 (1.38%) MCP
9 3 (1.38%) MCITP
9 3 (1.38%) VCP5
10 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.92%) RHCT
10 2 (0.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.46%) CCDP
11 1 (0.46%) ISEB
11 1 (0.46%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.05%) SLA
2 10 (4.59%) QA
3 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.46%) GPG13
System Software
1 66 (30.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (16.51%) Active Directory
3 23 (10.55%) VMware ESX
3 23 (10.55%) SRDF
4 19 (8.72%) Sendmail
5 18 (8.26%) Samba
6 13 (5.96%) vSphere
7 12 (5.50%) Hyper-V
7 12 (5.50%) Xen
8 10 (4.59%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (4.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (3.21%) Postfix
9 7 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (3.21%) Squid
10 5 (2.29%) XenApp
10 5 (2.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (1.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (1.83%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.38%) KVM
13 2 (0.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 48 (22.02%) Puppet
2 22 (10.09%) NetBackup
3 18 (8.26%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (7.34%) Nagios
5 12 (5.50%) Ganglia
6 11 (5.05%) EMC NetWorker
6 11 (5.05%) Cobbler
7 9 (4.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 8 (3.67%) Cacti
9 7 (3.21%) OpenNMS
10 6 (2.75%) Backup Exec
11 5 (2.29%) BladeLogic
11 5 (2.29%) EMC TimeFinder
11 5 (2.29%) HP SIM
12 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (1.38%) OpenView
14 2 (0.92%) MIMEsweeper
14 2 (0.92%) MAILsweeper
14 2 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 106 (48.62%) NetApp
2 97 (44.50%) Red Hat
3 90 (41.28%) Oracle
4 87 (39.91%) VMware
5 68 (31.19%) EMC
6 63 (28.90%) HP
7 41 (18.81%) Cisco
8 35 (16.06%) Sun
9 25 (11.47%) IBM
10 22 (10.09%) Microsoft
11 18 (8.26%) Symantec
11 18 (8.26%) Veritas
12 17 (7.80%) Intel
13 14 (6.42%) JBoss
14 13 (5.96%) Splunk
15 12 (5.50%) Brocade
16 10 (4.59%) ArcSight
16 10 (4.59%) Citrix
17 9 (4.13%) TIBCO
18 8 (3.67%) BMC
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