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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 497 471 424
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -47
Contract jobs citing NFS 75 92 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.59% 2.10% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 61 64
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.79% +23.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £278
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +26.12%
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
4717 4387 3990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.70% 9.28% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2607 2223 1950
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 540 625
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 £10.83 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 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 27 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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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 42 £463 +2.77% 17
South East -22 21 £395 +64.58% 6
North West - 3 £408 -
East of England +6 2 £275 -
East Midlands - 2 £375 -
South West -23 1 £300 -24.29% 1
North East - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
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NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 92 (59.74%) VMware
2 86 (55.84%) Windows
2 86 (55.84%) Linux
3 77 (50.00%) SAN
4 72 (46.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 64 (41.56%) NetApp
6 60 (38.96%) iSCSI
7 52 (33.77%) DNS
8 49 (31.82%) UNIX
9 44 (28.57%) Cisco
9 44 (28.57%) Finance
10 43 (27.92%) Red Hat
11 40 (25.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (25.97%) Fibre Channel
12 38 (24.68%) HP
13 37 (24.03%) Perl
14 36 (23.38%) Oracle
14 36 (23.38%) Solaris
15 35 (22.73%) Puppet
15 35 (22.73%) NAS
16 34 (22.08%) Hyper-V
16 34 (22.08%) IBM
17 33 (21.43%) EMC
18 32 (20.78%) Active Directory
19 30 (19.48%) Performance Tuning
20 29 (18.83%) Windows Server 2008
21 28 (18.18%) Python
21 28 (18.18%) Clustering
22 27 (17.53%) Opscode Chef
23 26 (16.88%) Microsoft

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 25 (16.23%) Apache
2 22 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 13 (8.44%) MS Exchange
4 12 (7.79%) IIS
5 11 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 10 (6.49%) WebSphere
7 9 (5.84%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (3.25%) Confluence
9 5 (3.25%) WebLogic
10 4 (2.60%) JBoss
11 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.30%) Lync
11 2 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.30%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.30%) nginx
11 2 (1.30%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.65%) Jetty
Applications
1 12 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.90%) RMDS
2 2 (1.30%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.30%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.90%) PaaS
2 1 (0.65%) IaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 77 (50.00%) SAN
2 60 (38.96%) iSCSI
3 52 (33.77%) DNS
4 40 (25.97%) Fibre Channel
5 35 (22.73%) NAS
6 25 (16.23%) LAN
7 24 (15.58%) LDAP
7 24 (15.58%) WAN
7 24 (15.58%) TCP/IP
8 19 (12.34%) BIG-IP
9 16 (10.39%) HTTP
10 15 (9.74%) Multicast
11 14 (9.09%) FCoE
12 11 (7.14%) DHCP
13 9 (5.84%) SSH
14 8 (5.19%) VoIP
14 8 (5.19%) SSL
15 5 (3.25%) Firewall
15 5 (3.25%) VLAN
15 5 (3.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.74%) MySQL
3 13 (8.44%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.55%) HBase
4 7 (4.55%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.65%) DB2
6 1 (0.65%) MS Access
6 1 (0.65%) Ingres
6 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.65%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.84%) JIRA
3 8 (5.19%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.55%) Subversion
5 5 (3.25%) Gerrit
5 5 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.65%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.65%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.65%) PHPUnit
General
1 44 (28.57%) Finance
2 24 (15.58%) Telecoms
2 24 (15.58%) Banking
3 14 (9.09%) Law
4 12 (7.79%) Legal
5 11 (7.14%) Games
6 4 (2.60%) Advertising
6 4 (2.60%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.95%) Retail
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (13.64%) Administrator
2 19 (12.34%) Architect
3 15 (9.74%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (7.79%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.79%) Delivery Manager
6 11 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.49%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.49%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.90%) Storage Administrator
10 5 (3.25%) Storage Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Consultant
10 5 (3.25%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) UNIX Administrator
10 5 (3.25%) Project Engineer
11 4 (2.60%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.39%) XML
2 14 (9.09%) SOAP
3 12 (7.79%) Middleware
4 11 (7.14%) HTML
4 11 (7.14%) Rendezvous
5 10 (6.49%) XSLT
6 8 (5.19%) REST
7 4 (2.60%) Web Services
8 3 (1.95%) JSON
9 2 (1.30%) .NET
10 1 (0.65%) J2EE
10 1 (0.65%) CSS
10 1 (0.65%) JDBC
10 1 (0.65%) CGI
10 1 (0.65%) Django
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.65%) DAO
10 1 (0.65%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.18%) Clustering
2 19 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.09%) Open Source
4 11 (7.14%) Online Games
5 10 (6.49%) Symmetrix
6 9 (5.84%) Replication
6 9 (5.84%) HACMP
7 8 (5.19%) Hedge funds
8 7 (4.55%) Management Information System
9 5 (3.25%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.60%) Kindle
11 3 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.95%) IPTV
12 2 (1.30%) Statistics
12 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
12 2 (1.30%) Wiki
12 2 (1.30%) Blackberry
12 2 (1.30%) FlexPod
13 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 86 (55.84%) Windows
1 86 (55.84%) Linux
2 49 (31.82%) UNIX
3 40 (25.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (23.38%) Solaris
5 29 (18.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (12.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (11.69%) CentOS
8 15 (9.74%) Ubuntu
8 15 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (6.49%) Windows 7
10 7 (4.55%) SUSE
10 7 (4.55%) AIX
11 6 (3.90%) HPUX
12 3 (1.95%) Android
13 2 (1.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.30%) Debian
13 2 (1.30%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.48%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (11.04%) ITIL
3 16 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.39%) Change Control
4 15 (9.74%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 13 (8.44%) Benchmarking
7 12 (7.79%) Capacity Management
8 11 (7.14%) DevOps
8 11 (7.14%) Migration
9 8 (5.19%) Project Management
10 7 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (3.90%) Service Management
11 6 (3.90%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.90%) ITSM
12 5 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (3.25%) Workflow
12 5 (3.25%) Scrum
12 5 (3.25%) Network Load Balancing
12 5 (3.25%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.03%) Perl
2 28 (18.18%) Python
3 25 (16.23%) SQL
4 24 (15.58%) Java
5 18 (11.69%) Bash Shell
6 14 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 14 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 11 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 11 (7.14%) Ruby
8 10 (6.49%) Korn
9 6 (3.90%) C
10 5 (3.25%) VBScript
11 3 (1.95%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.95%) VBA
12 2 (1.30%) VB
12 2 (1.30%) C++
12 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.65%) PHP
13 1 (0.65%) C#
13 1 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (10.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.49%) NCIE
4 8 (5.19%) NCDA
4 8 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.25%) Degree
7 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.60%) MCSE
7 4 (2.60%) CCNP
7 4 (2.60%) CCNA
8 3 (1.95%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.95%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.30%) RHCE
10 1 (0.65%) HNC
10 1 (0.65%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.65%) ISEB
10 1 (0.65%) CCA
10 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.60%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (46.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (22.08%) Hyper-V
3 32 (20.78%) Active Directory
4 22 (14.29%) Xen
5 15 (9.74%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (9.74%) KVM
6 14 (9.09%) vSphere
7 13 (8.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 12 (7.79%) SRDF
9 11 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 11 (7.14%) Samba
9 11 (7.14%) VMware ESX
10 10 (6.49%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (3.25%) XenApp
11 5 (3.25%) vCloud
12 3 (1.95%) iptables
13 2 (1.30%) Firmware
14 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.65%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 35 (22.73%) Puppet
2 27 (17.53%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (8.44%) Nagios
4 11 (7.14%) Icinga
5 10 (6.49%) Tivoli
5 10 (6.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (5.84%) NetBackup
7 6 (3.90%) OVSD
7 6 (3.90%) SCOM
7 6 (3.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 5 (3.25%) Opsview
8 5 (3.25%) OpenView
8 5 (3.25%) Control-M
9 4 (2.60%) WSUS
9 4 (2.60%) Graphite
9 4 (2.60%) collectd
9 4 (2.60%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.95%) vMotion
10 3 (1.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (1.95%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 92 (59.74%) VMware
2 64 (41.56%) NetApp
3 44 (28.57%) Cisco
4 43 (27.92%) Red Hat
5 38 (24.68%) HP
6 36 (23.38%) Oracle
7 34 (22.08%) IBM
8 33 (21.43%) EMC
9 26 (16.88%) Microsoft
10 22 (14.29%) Citrix
11 18 (11.69%) F5
12 17 (11.04%) Veritas
13 15 (9.74%) Sun
14 14 (9.09%) Intel
14 14 (9.09%) Amdocs
15 13 (8.44%) Dell
16 12 (7.79%) Symantec
17 11 (7.14%) TIBCO
18 10 (6.49%) DataSynapse
19 8 (5.19%) Brocade
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