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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 473 409 474
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +65
Contract jobs citing NFS 107 150 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.32% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 2.12% 3.08% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 91 54
Average daily rate
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£388 £435 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.91% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £600 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £410 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.88 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.88 - -
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
5039 4878 4251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.66% 10.26% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2783 2593 2067
Average daily rate £353 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 631 628 632
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £31.56 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -0.99%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 -35 55 £400 -20.00% 16
South East -24 27 £375 -7.40% 7
South West -27 8 £260 - 3
East Midlands -14 4 £373 -8.02% 1
East of England - 4 £510 - 3
West Midlands - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £438 - 2
North East - 1 - -
North West - - - - 1
NFS
UK

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 135 (67.16%) Linux
2 110 (54.73%) Windows
3 107 (53.23%) VMware
4 91 (45.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 89 (44.28%) DNS
6 85 (42.29%) SAN
7 74 (36.82%) Red Hat
8 73 (36.32%) UNIX
9 71 (35.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (34.33%) iSCSI
10 69 (34.33%) NetApp
11 65 (32.34%) Active Directory
12 62 (30.85%) HP
13 59 (29.35%) Perl
14 56 (27.86%) Fibre Channel
15 53 (26.37%) Cisco
16 48 (23.88%) Citrix
16 48 (23.88%) Finance
17 46 (22.89%) SQL
18 45 (22.39%) EMC
19 44 (21.89%) Oracle
19 44 (21.89%) Solaris
20 43 (21.39%) TCP/IP
21 42 (20.90%) Apache
22 40 (19.90%) Clustering
23 37 (18.41%) IBM
24 35 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
24 35 (17.41%) NAS
25 32 (15.92%) LDAP
26 29 (14.43%) Puppet

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 42 (20.90%) Apache
2 22 (10.95%) Tomcat
3 18 (8.96%) MS Exchange
4 16 (7.96%) WebSphere
5 15 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (6.97%) JBoss
7 12 (5.97%) IIS
8 11 (5.47%) WebLogic
9 9 (4.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 7 (3.48%) SharePoint
11 5 (2.49%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (1.49%) Drupal
12 3 (1.49%) Moodle
13 2 (1.00%) Zimbra
14 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.50%) nginx
14 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) ENOVIA
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.00%) RMDS
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) PaaS
1 2 (1.00%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (44.28%) DNS
2 85 (42.29%) SAN
3 69 (34.33%) iSCSI
4 56 (27.86%) Fibre Channel
5 43 (21.39%) TCP/IP
6 35 (17.41%) NAS
7 32 (15.92%) LDAP
8 28 (13.93%) LAN
8 28 (13.93%) Firewall
9 27 (13.43%) WAN
10 25 (12.44%) DHCP
11 24 (11.94%) Multicast
12 22 (10.95%) FCoE
13 21 (10.45%) SSH
14 19 (9.45%) VPN
15 17 (8.46%) VLAN
16 16 (7.96%) HTTP
17 13 (6.47%) SNMP
18 7 (3.48%) HTTPS
19 6 (2.99%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.96%) MySQL
3 8 (3.98%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.48%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.99%) Ingres
5 6 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.49%) JasperReports
7 4 (1.99%) HBase
7 4 (1.99%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.99%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.50%) OLTP
9 1 (0.50%) DB2
9 1 (0.50%) MS Access
9 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (3.98%) Subversion
2 7 (3.48%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.49%) PHPUnit
3 5 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
General
1 48 (23.88%) Finance
2 29 (14.43%) Banking
3 20 (9.95%) Telecoms
4 13 (6.47%) Games
5 11 (5.47%) Law
6 10 (4.98%) Legal
7 8 (3.98%) Financial Institution
8 7 (3.48%) Automotive
9 6 (2.99%) Retail
10 5 (2.49%) Investment Banking
11 2 (1.00%) Front Office
12 1 (0.50%) Electronics
12 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (14.93%) Linux Engineer
2 26 (12.94%) Administrator
3 21 (10.45%) Architect
4 15 (7.46%) Support Engineer
4 15 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (6.97%) Analyst
6 13 (6.47%) Linux Administrator
7 12 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.47%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (4.98%) Delivery Manager
9 10 (4.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 9 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (3.48%) Linux Support
11 7 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.48%) UNIX Engineer
11 7 (3.48%) UNIX Administrator
12 6 (2.99%) Project Engineer
12 6 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (2.99%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.47%) Middleware
2 12 (5.97%) SOAP
3 10 (4.98%) HTML
4 8 (3.98%) XML
4 8 (3.98%) XSLT
5 6 (2.99%) JDBC
5 6 (2.99%) Laravel
6 5 (2.49%) Rendezvous
6 5 (2.49%) CSS
6 5 (2.49%) CGI
6 5 (2.49%) Web Services
6 5 (2.49%) LAMP
6 5 (2.49%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.49%) DAO
7 4 (1.99%) .NET
7 4 (1.99%) REST
8 3 (1.49%) YAML
8 3 (1.49%) Java SE
9 1 (0.50%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.50%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.90%) Clustering
2 21 (10.45%) Replication
3 14 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.47%) Online Games
4 13 (6.47%) Open Source
5 9 (4.48%) Fat Client
5 9 (4.48%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.48%) Thin Client
6 8 (3.98%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.98%) Hedge funds
6 8 (3.98%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.49%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.99%) Animation
8 4 (1.99%) CESG
9 3 (1.49%) Contract for Difference
9 3 (1.49%) Equities
9 3 (1.49%) VLE
10 2 (1.00%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.00%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 135 (67.16%) Linux
2 110 (54.73%) Windows
3 73 (36.32%) UNIX
4 71 (35.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (21.89%) Solaris
6 35 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (11.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (10.95%) CentOS
9 21 (10.45%) Windows 7
10 11 (5.47%) Ubuntu
11 10 (4.98%) AIX
12 9 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (3.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (3.48%) VMS
15 6 (2.99%) Windows XP
16 5 (2.49%) Scientific Linux
16 5 (2.49%) SUSE
17 4 (1.99%) Debian
17 4 (1.99%) HPUX
18 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.45%) ITIL
1 21 (10.45%) Performance Tuning
2 19 (9.45%) DevOps
3 18 (8.96%) Migration
4 15 (7.46%) Change Control
5 14 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (6.47%) Benchmarking
6 13 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (5.97%) Validation
8 11 (5.47%) Service Management
8 11 (5.47%) Capacity Management
9 10 (4.98%) OO
9 10 (4.98%) ITSM
10 9 (4.48%) Scrum
10 9 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (3.98%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.98%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.48%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (2.99%) Performance Management
13 6 (2.99%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.35%) Perl
2 46 (22.89%) SQL
3 28 (13.93%) Korn
4 27 (13.43%) Java
5 23 (11.44%) Python
5 23 (11.44%) Bash Shell
6 18 (8.96%) VB
6 18 (8.96%) C
6 18 (8.96%) PHP
7 15 (7.46%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.97%) Bourne shell
8 12 (5.97%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.97%) Ruby
9 10 (4.98%) VBA
9 10 (4.98%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.48%) C++
11 6 (2.99%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.49%) XPath
13 2 (1.00%) C-shell
14 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.46%) MCSE
3 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (7.96%) RHCE
4 16 (7.96%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (7.46%) CCNA
6 13 (6.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (3.98%) JNCIA
7 8 (3.98%) NCDA
8 6 (2.99%) CCA
8 6 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (2.99%) HNC
9 5 (2.49%) MCITP
9 5 (2.49%) Degree
9 5 (2.49%) RHCT
9 5 (2.49%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.99%) NCIE
11 3 (1.49%) RHCSA
11 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.48%) SLA
2 3 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 91 (45.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (32.34%) Active Directory
3 28 (13.93%) Hyper-V
4 22 (10.95%) vSphere
5 21 (10.45%) Xen
6 19 (9.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 16 (7.96%) VMware ESX
8 15 (7.46%) KVM
8 15 (7.46%) Samba
9 14 (6.97%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (6.97%) XenApp
10 13 (6.47%) vCloud
11 12 (5.97%) SRDF
12 9 (4.48%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (3.98%) Postfix
14 7 (3.48%) Squid
15 5 (2.49%) Sendmail
15 5 (2.49%) XenServer
15 5 (2.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 3 (1.49%) qmail
Systems Management
1 29 (14.43%) Puppet
2 21 (10.45%) Nagios
3 16 (7.96%) NetBackup
4 13 (6.47%) Backup Exec
4 13 (6.47%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (5.97%) MIMEsweeper
5 12 (5.97%) MAILsweeper
6 11 (5.47%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (4.48%) SCOM
8 8 (3.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 8 (3.98%) SCCM
9 7 (3.48%) Icinga
10 6 (2.99%) OpenView
11 5 (2.49%) Cobbler
12 4 (1.99%) Opsview
13 3 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (1.49%) Tivoli
13 3 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (1.49%) Control-M
13 3 (1.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 107 (53.23%) VMware
2 74 (36.82%) Red Hat
3 69 (34.33%) NetApp
4 62 (30.85%) HP
5 53 (26.37%) Cisco
6 48 (23.88%) Citrix
7 45 (22.39%) EMC
8 44 (21.89%) Oracle
9 37 (18.41%) IBM
10 26 (12.94%) Veritas
11 25 (12.44%) Microsoft
12 23 (11.44%) Sun
13 15 (7.46%) Juniper
14 13 (6.47%) Intel
15 12 (5.97%) Amdocs
15 12 (5.97%) F5
16 11 (5.47%) Dell
17 9 (4.48%) Symantec
17 9 (4.48%) Websense
17 9 (4.48%) Brocade
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