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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 491 447 422
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -25
Contract jobs citing NFS 61 101 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.32% 2.33% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 74 61
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £311 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £593 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
NFS
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
4625 4327 3969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.70% 9.38% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2597 2173 1919
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 513 671
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -39 39 £488 -2.50% 15
South East -18 14 £360 +23.07% 5
North West - 4 £408 -
South West -25 1 - - 3
North East - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
NFS
UK

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 103 (62.42%) VMware
2 97 (58.79%) Linux
3 83 (50.30%) Windows
4 81 (49.09%) SAN
4 81 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 67 (40.61%) iSCSI
5 67 (40.61%) DNS
6 64 (38.79%) NetApp
7 51 (30.91%) UNIX
8 49 (29.70%) HP
9 48 (29.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 46 (27.88%) Active Directory
11 45 (27.27%) Red Hat
11 45 (27.27%) Finance
11 45 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
12 44 (26.67%) Perl
13 39 (23.64%) Citrix
14 38 (23.03%) Solaris
14 38 (23.03%) Clustering
15 35 (21.21%) Cisco
15 35 (21.21%) Puppet
16 31 (18.79%) NAS
17 30 (18.18%) Hyper-V
17 30 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
17 30 (18.18%) EMC
18 29 (17.58%) Apache
18 29 (17.58%) Oracle
19 28 (16.97%) Performance Tuning
20 26 (15.76%) Microsoft
20 26 (15.76%) Telecoms

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 29 (17.58%) Apache
2 25 (15.15%) Tomcat
3 23 (13.94%) MS Exchange
4 16 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 10 (6.06%) IIS
7 8 (4.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 7 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.64%) Oracle Coherence
10 5 (3.03%) WebLogic
10 5 (3.03%) JBoss
11 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
11 4 (2.42%) Confluence
12 2 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.21%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.21%) GlassFish
12 2 (1.21%) nginx
12 2 (1.21%) Lync
13 1 (0.61%) Jetty
13 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.82%) RMDS
2 2 (1.21%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (1.21%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.61%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) PaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (49.09%) SAN
2 67 (40.61%) iSCSI
2 67 (40.61%) DNS
3 45 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
4 31 (18.79%) NAS
5 23 (13.94%) TCP/IP
5 23 (13.94%) LAN
5 23 (13.94%) DHCP
6 22 (13.33%) WAN
7 19 (11.52%) LDAP
8 18 (10.91%) BIG-IP
9 14 (8.48%) HTTP
10 13 (7.88%) SSH
11 11 (6.67%) Multicast
11 11 (6.67%) FCoE
12 10 (6.06%) VoIP
12 10 (6.06%) Firewall
12 10 (6.06%) VLAN
13 7 (4.24%) SSL
14 6 (3.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.27%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.45%) MySQL
4 5 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.42%) Ingres
5 4 (2.42%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.42%) HBase
5 4 (2.42%) JasperReports
5 4 (2.42%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.61%) OLTP
7 1 (0.61%) DB2
7 1 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.85%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.24%) Subversion
4 5 (3.03%) JIRA
5 4 (2.42%) Gerrit
5 4 (2.42%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.61%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.61%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
General
1 45 (27.27%) Finance
2 26 (15.76%) Telecoms
3 22 (13.33%) Banking
4 15 (9.09%) Law
5 13 (7.88%) Legal
6 12 (7.27%) Games
7 4 (2.42%) Automotive
8 3 (1.82%) Retail
8 3 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (11.52%) Linux Engineer
1 19 (11.52%) Administrator
2 16 (9.70%) Architect
3 14 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (7.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (7.88%) Delivery Manager
4 13 (7.88%) Analyst
5 12 (7.27%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.24%) UNIX Administrator
9 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Consultant
11 5 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (3.03%) Project Engineer
12 4 (2.42%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.88%) SOAP
2 10 (6.06%) HTML
3 9 (5.45%) XML
3 9 (5.45%) Middleware
4 7 (4.24%) Rendezvous
4 7 (4.24%) XSLT
5 5 (3.03%) REST
6 4 (2.42%) Web Services
6 4 (2.42%) CSS
6 4 (2.42%) JDBC
6 4 (2.42%) CGI
6 4 (2.42%) DAO
6 4 (2.42%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.42%) Laravel
7 3 (1.82%) LAMP
8 2 (1.21%) .NET
9 1 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.61%) Java SE
9 1 (0.61%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.03%) Clustering
2 18 (10.91%) Replication
2 18 (10.91%) Open Source
3 12 (7.27%) Online Games
3 12 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.85%) Hedge funds
5 7 (4.24%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.42%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.42%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.42%) Symmetrix
7 4 (2.42%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.82%) Contract for Difference
8 3 (1.82%) HACMP
9 2 (1.21%) CLARiiON
9 2 (1.21%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.21%) FlexPod
9 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.21%) Wiki
9 2 (1.21%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 97 (58.79%) Linux
2 83 (50.30%) Windows
3 51 (30.91%) UNIX
4 48 (29.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (23.03%) Solaris
6 30 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (9.70%) Windows 7
9 15 (9.09%) Ubuntu
10 14 (8.48%) CentOS
10 14 (8.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (4.24%) SUSE
12 6 (3.64%) AIX
12 6 (3.64%) HPUX
13 4 (2.42%) VMS
14 3 (1.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (1.21%) Windows XP
15 2 (1.21%) Debian
16 1 (0.61%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.97%) Performance Tuning
2 25 (15.15%) ITIL
3 18 (10.91%) Change Control
4 17 (10.30%) Performance Monitoring
4 17 (10.30%) Configuration Management
5 16 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (8.48%) Migration
6 14 (8.48%) Capacity Management
6 14 (8.48%) DevOps
7 11 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (6.67%) Benchmarking
8 7 (4.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (4.24%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.24%) Network Load Balancing
8 7 (4.24%) Scrum
9 6 (3.64%) Service Management
10 5 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.03%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.03%) Line Management
10 5 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.67%) Perl
2 25 (15.15%) SQL
2 25 (15.15%) Java
2 25 (15.15%) Python
3 22 (13.33%) Bash Shell
4 16 (9.70%) Korn
5 15 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 11 (6.67%) Ruby
6 11 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.67%) C
7 9 (5.45%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.64%) PHP
8 6 (3.64%) Bourne shell
9 4 (2.42%) VBScript
9 4 (2.42%) VB
10 3 (1.82%) VBA
11 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.21%) C++
12 1 (0.61%) XPath
12 1 (0.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.06%) MCSE
5 9 (5.45%) RHCE
5 9 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.85%) CCNA
7 6 (3.64%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.03%) NCDA
8 5 (3.03%) MCITP
8 5 (3.03%) RHCT
9 4 (2.42%) NCIE
10 3 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.21%) HNC
11 2 (1.21%) CCA
11 2 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.21%) Degree
11 2 (1.21%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.61%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.24%) SLA
2 2 (1.21%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 81 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (27.88%) Active Directory
3 30 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 20 (12.12%) VMware ESX
4 20 (12.12%) Xen
5 18 (10.91%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (8.48%) XenApp
7 13 (7.88%) vSphere
8 12 (7.27%) Samba
8 12 (7.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 11 (6.67%) KVM
10 10 (6.06%) SRDF
11 7 (4.24%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (3.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 5 (3.03%) vCloud
14 3 (1.82%) Postfix
14 3 (1.82%) LXC
14 3 (1.82%) Docker
15 2 (1.21%) Firmware
15 2 (1.21%) Squid
Systems Management
1 35 (21.21%) Puppet
2 23 (13.94%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (12.73%) Nagios
4 13 (7.88%) Icinga
5 12 (7.27%) MIMEsweeper
5 12 (7.27%) MAILsweeper
5 12 (7.27%) Backup Exec
6 8 (4.85%) NetBackup
7 7 (4.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 6 (3.64%) SCOM
9 5 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (3.03%) Opsview
9 5 (3.03%) OVSD
10 4 (2.42%) collectd
10 4 (2.42%) Cobbler
10 4 (2.42%) Graphite
11 3 (1.82%) Cacti
11 3 (1.82%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.82%) WSUS
11 3 (1.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 103 (62.42%) VMware
2 64 (38.79%) NetApp
3 49 (29.70%) HP
4 45 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 39 (23.64%) Citrix
6 35 (21.21%) Cisco
7 30 (18.18%) EMC
8 29 (17.58%) Oracle
9 26 (15.76%) Microsoft
10 24 (14.55%) IBM
11 17 (10.30%) F5
12 16 (9.70%) Veritas
13 15 (9.09%) Amdocs
14 14 (8.48%) Sun
15 13 (7.88%) Symantec
16 11 (6.67%) Intel
17 9 (5.45%) 3PAR
17 9 (5.45%) Dell
18 7 (4.24%) Redknee
18 7 (4.24%) TIBCO
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