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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 487 439 462
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +23
Contract jobs citing NFS 96 127 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.93% 2.69% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 76 49
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£375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -39.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £35.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-12.14% -39.13%
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
4980 4720 4525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.73% 9.81% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2806 2469 2231
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 562 560
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -26 49 £502 -4.38% 13
South West -23 17 £308 +2.58%
South East -22 16 £375 -3.22% 6
North East - 5 £263 -
North West -11 1 £320 +33.33%
East of England -27 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
NFS
UK

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 139 (78.53%) Linux
2 100 (56.50%) Windows
3 94 (53.11%) VMware
4 85 (48.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 80 (45.20%) Red Hat
6 75 (42.37%) DNS
7 68 (38.42%) NetApp
8 66 (37.29%) iSCSI
9 65 (36.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 65 (36.72%) UNIX
10 64 (36.16%) SAN
11 63 (35.59%) Active Directory
12 62 (35.03%) Perl
13 54 (30.51%) HP
14 46 (25.99%) Cisco
15 44 (24.86%) LDAP
16 43 (24.29%) NAS
17 42 (23.73%) TCP/IP
17 42 (23.73%) Oracle
18 41 (23.16%) Apache
19 40 (22.60%) Fibre Channel
20 39 (22.03%) CentOS
21 38 (21.47%) SQL
21 38 (21.47%) EMC
22 37 (20.90%) Solaris
23 36 (20.34%) Security Cleared
24 32 (18.08%) Firewall
25 30 (16.95%) Finance
26 29 (16.38%) IBM
26 29 (16.38%) Microsoft

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 41 (23.16%) Apache
2 13 (7.34%) Tomcat
3 12 (6.78%) WebLogic
3 12 (6.78%) WebSphere
4 11 (6.21%) IIS
5 8 (4.52%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.39%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (2.26%) Drupal
9 3 (1.69%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (1.69%) Moodle
9 3 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.13%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.13%) Zimbra
11 1 (0.56%) Confluence
11 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.56%) Liferay
11 1 (0.56%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) ENOVIA
1 3 (1.69%) RMDS
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Joyent
2 2 (1.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) PaaS
3 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (42.37%) DNS
2 66 (37.29%) iSCSI
3 64 (36.16%) SAN
4 44 (24.86%) LDAP
5 43 (24.29%) NAS
6 42 (23.73%) TCP/IP
7 40 (22.60%) Fibre Channel
8 32 (18.08%) Firewall
9 23 (12.99%) VPN
10 22 (12.43%) SNMP
11 20 (11.30%) SSH
11 20 (11.30%) LAN
11 20 (11.30%) WAN
11 20 (11.30%) FCoE
12 19 (10.73%) Multicast
12 19 (10.73%) VLAN
13 15 (8.47%) DHCP
14 13 (7.34%) HTTP
15 10 (5.65%) SMTP
15 10 (5.65%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.73%) MySQL
2 16 (9.04%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.69%) HBase
5 3 (1.69%) Redis
5 3 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.13%) Ingres
7 1 (0.56%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.56%) Big Data
7 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 10 (5.65%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.95%) Subversion
3 4 (2.26%) JIRA
4 3 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.69%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.13%) Hudson
6 1 (0.56%) Selenium
6 1 (0.56%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.56%) Gradle
6 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.56%) Ant
General
1 30 (16.95%) Finance
2 18 (10.17%) Banking
3 11 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.08%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.39%) Games
6 5 (2.82%) Retail
6 5 (2.82%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.69%) Automotive
7 3 (1.69%) Legal
8 2 (1.13%) Law
8 2 (1.13%) Electronics
8 2 (1.13%) Front Office
9 1 (0.56%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (15.82%) Administrator
2 23 (12.99%) Linux Engineer
3 21 (11.86%) Support Engineer
4 20 (11.30%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (9.04%) Linux Administrator
6 14 (7.91%) Systems Engineer
6 14 (7.91%) Architect
7 13 (7.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 12 (6.78%) Analyst
8 12 (6.78%) Storage Engineer
9 11 (6.21%) Linux Support
10 10 (5.65%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (4.52%) Systems Support
12 7 (3.95%) Linux Support Engineer
12 7 (3.95%) Consultant
12 7 (3.95%) UNIX Engineer
12 7 (3.95%) Project Engineer
13 6 (3.39%) Storage Administrator
13 6 (3.39%) Systems Support Engineer
14 5 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.65%) LAMP
2 9 (5.08%) XML
2 9 (5.08%) Middleware
3 8 (4.52%) SOAP
4 5 (2.82%) XSLT
5 4 (2.26%) Rendezvous
5 4 (2.26%) CSS
5 4 (2.26%) HTML
6 3 (1.69%) JSON
6 3 (1.69%) YAML
6 3 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.13%) JDBC
7 2 (1.13%) .NET
7 2 (1.13%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.13%) Laravel
7 2 (1.13%) Java SE
8 1 (0.56%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.56%) Zend Framework
8 1 (0.56%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.30%) Clustering
2 17 (9.60%) Replication
3 10 (5.65%) Client/Server
4 9 (5.08%) Open Source
4 9 (5.08%) Hedge funds
5 8 (4.52%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.39%) Online Games
7 5 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.82%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.82%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.26%) CESG
8 4 (2.26%) Animation
9 3 (1.69%) New Media
9 3 (1.69%) Equities
9 3 (1.69%) VLE
9 3 (1.69%) Firmware
10 2 (1.13%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.13%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.13%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 139 (78.53%) Linux
2 100 (56.50%) Windows
3 65 (36.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 65 (36.72%) UNIX
4 39 (22.03%) CentOS
5 37 (20.90%) Solaris
6 24 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (13.56%) Ubuntu
7 16 (9.04%) Windows 7
8 15 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.52%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.95%) AIX
11 6 (3.39%) Scientific Linux
11 6 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (2.26%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.26%) Debian
13 3 (1.69%) SmartOS
13 3 (1.69%) Fedora
13 3 (1.69%) VMS
14 2 (1.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (8.47%) Migration
2 14 (7.91%) DevOps
3 13 (7.34%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (6.21%) Service Management
5 10 (5.65%) ITIL
5 10 (5.65%) ITSM
5 10 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (5.08%) Change Control
7 8 (4.52%) Validation
8 7 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (3.95%) Benchmarking
9 6 (3.39%) Capacity Management
9 6 (3.39%) Load Balancing
10 5 (2.82%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.82%) OO
11 4 (2.26%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.26%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.26%) Scrum
11 4 (2.26%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 62 (35.03%) Perl
2 38 (21.47%) SQL
3 24 (13.56%) Korn
4 23 (12.99%) Java
5 21 (11.86%) Shell Script
6 19 (10.73%) Python
7 18 (10.17%) Bash Shell
8 17 (9.60%) PowerShell
8 17 (9.60%) Ruby
9 16 (9.04%) VB
9 16 (9.04%) C
10 13 (7.34%) PHP
11 10 (5.65%) VBA
12 8 (4.52%) PL/SQL
13 7 (3.95%) Bourne shell
14 6 (3.39%) JavaScript
15 5 (2.82%) C++
16 4 (2.26%) C-shell
17 2 (1.13%) AWK
17 2 (1.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (20.34%) Security Cleared
2 29 (16.38%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (7.91%) MCSE
4 13 (7.34%) RHCE
5 11 (6.21%) DV Cleared
5 11 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (6.21%) CCNA
6 10 (5.65%) Degree
7 9 (5.08%) NCDA
7 9 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (3.95%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.26%) CCA
9 4 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.26%) MCP
9 4 (2.26%) HNC
10 3 (1.69%) VCP5
10 3 (1.69%) NCIE
11 2 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) QA
1 7 (3.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (48.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (35.59%) Active Directory
3 22 (12.43%) Hyper-V
4 17 (9.60%) Squid
5 15 (8.47%) vSphere
5 15 (8.47%) VMware ESX
5 15 (8.47%) Samba
6 13 (7.34%) Postfix
6 13 (7.34%) Sendmail
7 12 (6.78%) Xen
7 12 (6.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 11 (6.21%) KVM
9 10 (5.65%) vCloud
10 9 (5.08%) SRDF
11 8 (4.52%) XenApp
12 7 (3.95%) qmail
12 7 (3.95%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (2.82%) XenServer
13 5 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 19 (10.73%) Puppet
2 13 (7.34%) EMC NetWorker
2 13 (7.34%) NetBackup
3 12 (6.78%) Nagios
4 11 (6.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 7 (3.95%) Backup Exec
6 6 (3.39%) OpenView
6 6 (3.39%) SCCM
7 5 (2.82%) SCOM
8 4 (2.26%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (2.26%) MAILsweeper
8 4 (2.26%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.69%) YUM
9 3 (1.69%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.69%) Opsview
10 2 (1.13%) EMC TimeFinder
10 2 (1.13%) EMC Navisphere
10 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 94 (53.11%) VMware
2 80 (45.20%) Red Hat
3 68 (38.42%) NetApp
4 54 (30.51%) HP
5 46 (25.99%) Cisco
6 42 (23.73%) Oracle
7 38 (21.47%) EMC
8 29 (16.38%) IBM
8 29 (16.38%) Microsoft
9 26 (14.69%) Citrix
10 20 (11.30%) Sun
11 17 (9.60%) Veritas
12 15 (8.47%) F5
12 15 (8.47%) JBoss
13 10 (5.65%) Juniper
13 10 (5.65%) Websense
13 10 (5.65%) Brocade
14 8 (4.52%) Redknee
15 7 (3.95%) Intel
15 7 (3.95%) Dell
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