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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 472 442 477
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +35
Contract jobs citing NFS 101 129 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 2.00% 2.73% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 81 51
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.63 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £47.50
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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
5045 4729 4522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.68% 9.79% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2809 2535 2250
Average daily rate £340 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 536 549
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.25 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -17 57 £450 -13.46% 11
South East -9 22 £375 -3.22% 5
South West -14 12 £350 +16.66% 1
East of England -33 2 £320 +28.00% 4
North East - 2 £225 -
North West -5 1 £320 +6.66%
Yorkshire - - - - 2
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NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 148 (76.68%) Linux
2 104 (53.89%) Windows
3 98 (50.78%) VMware
4 90 (46.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 88 (45.60%) DNS
6 86 (44.56%) Red Hat
7 76 (39.38%) SAN
8 74 (38.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 73 (37.82%) UNIX
10 71 (36.79%) Active Directory
11 69 (35.75%) NetApp
12 67 (34.72%) iSCSI
13 66 (34.20%) Perl
14 60 (31.09%) HP
15 49 (25.39%) Fibre Channel
16 47 (24.35%) Cisco
16 47 (24.35%) Apache
17 46 (23.83%) TCP/IP
18 44 (22.80%) LDAP
18 44 (22.80%) SQL
18 44 (22.80%) Oracle
19 41 (21.24%) EMC
20 40 (20.73%) Citrix
20 40 (20.73%) Solaris
21 39 (20.21%) NAS
22 36 (18.65%) CentOS
22 36 (18.65%) Firewall
23 35 (18.13%) Finance
24 34 (17.62%) Clustering
25 33 (17.10%) IBM

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 47 (24.35%) Apache
2 18 (9.33%) Tomcat
3 17 (8.81%) MS Exchange
4 16 (8.29%) WebSphere
5 14 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (6.22%) WebLogic
7 11 (5.70%) IIS
8 8 (4.15%) SharePoint
9 5 (2.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (2.07%) Drupal
11 3 (1.55%) Moodle
11 3 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.55%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.04%) Zimbra
13 1 (0.52%) Confluence
13 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.52%) MediaWiki
13 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.59%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.07%) ENOVIA
3 3 (1.55%) RMDS
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) Joyent
2 2 (1.04%) Office 365
3 1 (0.52%) PaaS
3 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (45.60%) DNS
2 76 (39.38%) SAN
3 67 (34.72%) iSCSI
4 49 (25.39%) Fibre Channel
5 46 (23.83%) TCP/IP
6 44 (22.80%) LDAP
7 39 (20.21%) NAS
8 36 (18.65%) Firewall
9 25 (12.95%) VPN
10 24 (12.44%) DHCP
11 22 (11.40%) VLAN
12 21 (10.88%) SSH
12 21 (10.88%) WAN
12 21 (10.88%) LAN
13 20 (10.36%) SNMP
13 20 (10.36%) Multicast
14 18 (9.33%) FCoE
15 14 (7.25%) HTTP
16 11 (5.70%) SMTP
17 10 (5.18%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.88%) MySQL
2 18 (9.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.59%) RDBMS
3 5 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.07%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.07%) Ingres
5 3 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.55%) JasperReports
5 3 (1.55%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.55%) HBase
5 3 (1.55%) Redis
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (4.66%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.63%) Subversion
3 6 (3.11%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.07%) JIRA
5 3 (1.55%) PHPUnit
5 3 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.55%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.52%) Hudson
6 1 (0.52%) Gradle
6 1 (0.52%) Selenium
6 1 (0.52%) Ant
6 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.52%) IntelliJ
General
1 35 (18.13%) Finance
2 22 (11.40%) Banking
3 13 (6.74%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.66%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.63%) Games
6 6 (3.11%) Retail
6 6 (3.11%) Automotive
7 5 (2.59%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.07%) Legal
9 3 (1.55%) Law
10 2 (1.04%) Front Office
10 2 (1.04%) Electronics
11 1 (0.52%) Back Office
11 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (14.51%) Linux Engineer
2 27 (13.99%) Administrator
3 20 (10.36%) Analyst
3 20 (10.36%) Systems Administrator
4 17 (8.81%) Support Engineer
4 17 (8.81%) Linux Administrator
5 16 (8.29%) Architect
6 13 (6.74%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (6.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 12 (6.22%) Linux Support
8 11 (5.70%) Storage Engineer
8 11 (5.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.15%) UNIX Engineer
9 8 (4.15%) Linux Support Engineer
10 7 (3.63%) Project Engineer
10 7 (3.63%) Consultant
11 6 (3.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
12 5 (2.59%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.74%) LAMP
2 10 (5.18%) Middleware
3 9 (4.66%) SOAP
3 9 (4.66%) XML
4 6 (3.11%) HTML
4 6 (3.11%) CSS
5 5 (2.59%) XSLT
6 4 (2.07%) JDBC
6 4 (2.07%) Rendezvous
6 4 (2.07%) Laravel
7 3 (1.55%) YAML
7 3 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.55%) JSON
7 3 (1.55%) CGI
7 3 (1.55%) Web Services
7 3 (1.55%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.55%) DAO
8 2 (1.04%) Java SE
8 2 (1.04%) .NET
8 2 (1.04%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.62%) Clustering
2 24 (12.44%) Replication
3 12 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.18%) Open Source
4 10 (5.18%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.66%) Hedge funds
5 9 (4.66%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.15%) Fat Client
6 8 (4.15%) Thin Client
7 7 (3.63%) Online Games
8 6 (3.11%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.07%) CESG
9 4 (2.07%) Animation
9 4 (2.07%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.55%) New Media
10 3 (1.55%) Equities
10 3 (1.55%) VLE
10 3 (1.55%) Firmware
10 3 (1.55%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 148 (76.68%) Linux
2 104 (53.89%) Windows
3 74 (38.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 73 (37.82%) UNIX
5 40 (20.73%) Solaris
6 36 (18.65%) CentOS
7 28 (14.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (11.40%) Ubuntu
9 20 (10.36%) Windows 7
10 18 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (4.15%) AIX
11 8 (4.15%) Windows XP
12 7 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (3.11%) Scientific Linux
14 5 (2.59%) VMS
14 5 (2.59%) Debian
15 4 (2.07%) Windows 2000
16 3 (1.55%) Fedora
16 3 (1.55%) SmartOS
17 2 (1.04%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (8.81%) Migration
2 16 (8.29%) DevOps
3 15 (7.77%) ITIL
4 14 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (6.22%) Service Management
5 12 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (5.70%) Validation
6 11 (5.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (5.18%) Incident Management
7 10 (5.18%) ITSM
8 9 (4.66%) Capacity Management
9 8 (4.15%) Change Control
9 8 (4.15%) Benchmarking
10 7 (3.63%) OO
11 6 (3.11%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.11%) Scrum
12 5 (2.59%) Load Balancing
12 5 (2.59%) Performance Management
13 4 (2.07%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 66 (34.20%) Perl
2 44 (22.80%) SQL
3 29 (15.03%) Korn
4 26 (13.47%) Java
5 22 (11.40%) Python
5 22 (11.40%) Bash Shell
6 21 (10.88%) Shell Script
6 21 (10.88%) C
7 19 (9.84%) VB
8 18 (9.33%) PowerShell
9 17 (8.81%) Ruby
9 17 (8.81%) PHP
10 10 (5.18%) VBA
11 9 (4.66%) Bourne shell
12 8 (4.15%) PL/SQL
12 8 (4.15%) JavaScript
13 5 (2.59%) C++
14 4 (2.07%) C-shell
15 2 (1.04%) AWK
15 2 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (16.58%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.95%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.33%) MCSE
3 18 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (9.33%) RHCE
4 17 (8.81%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (8.81%) CCNA
5 11 (5.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (5.18%) Degree
6 10 (5.18%) DV Cleared
7 9 (4.66%) NCDA
8 8 (4.15%) JNCIA
9 7 (3.63%) MCITP
9 7 (3.63%) RHCT
10 5 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.59%) CCA
10 5 (2.59%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.59%) HNC
11 3 (1.55%) NCIE
12 2 (1.04%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.63%) QA
2 6 (3.11%) SLA
System Software
1 90 (46.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (36.79%) Active Directory
3 21 (10.88%) VMware ESX
4 18 (9.33%) Squid
4 18 (9.33%) Hyper-V
5 17 (8.81%) XenApp
6 16 (8.29%) Samba
7 15 (7.77%) vSphere
8 14 (7.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 14 (7.25%) Postfix
8 14 (7.25%) Xen
9 13 (6.74%) Sendmail
10 11 (5.70%) SRDF
10 11 (5.70%) KVM
11 10 (5.18%) vCloud
12 7 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (3.63%) qmail
13 6 (3.11%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (2.59%) XenServer
14 5 (2.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (10.88%) Puppet
2 18 (9.33%) Nagios
3 16 (8.29%) Backup Exec
4 14 (7.25%) NetBackup
5 13 (6.74%) MIMEsweeper
5 13 (6.74%) MAILsweeper
6 12 (6.22%) EMC NetWorker
6 12 (6.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 6 (3.11%) SCCM
7 6 (3.11%) OpenView
7 6 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (2.59%) SCOM
9 4 (2.07%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.55%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.55%) Cacti
10 3 (1.55%) EMC TimeFinder
10 3 (1.55%) Opsview
10 3 (1.55%) Icinga
Vendors
1 98 (50.78%) VMware
2 86 (44.56%) Red Hat
3 69 (35.75%) NetApp
4 60 (31.09%) HP
5 47 (24.35%) Cisco
6 44 (22.80%) Oracle
7 41 (21.24%) EMC
8 40 (20.73%) Citrix
9 33 (17.10%) IBM
10 30 (15.54%) Microsoft
11 21 (10.88%) Sun
12 19 (9.84%) Veritas
13 16 (8.29%) JBoss
14 12 (6.22%) Juniper
14 12 (6.22%) F5
15 10 (5.18%) Websense
15 10 (5.18%) Brocade
16 9 (4.66%) Redknee
17 8 (4.15%) Isilon
17 8 (4.15%) Intel
Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Direct Advertiser
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 24 days ago