The first table below looks at the demand for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Essex region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 49 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing NAS 6 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.21% 0.22% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 1.02% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate
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£165 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.85% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +16.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
84 98 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.94% 21.17% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 47
Average daily rate £300 £413 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £29.66 £29.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
NAS
East of England

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NAS across the Essex region.

NAS Daily Rate Trend in Essex

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the Essex region.

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

NAS
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Chelmsford - 1 £213 - 1
Harlow - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
NAS
East of England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing NAS 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 NAS.

1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Linux
3 9 (64.29%) Firewall
4 8 (57.14%) .NET
5 7 (50.00%) PHP
5 7 (50.00%) JUnit
5 7 (50.00%) Broadband
5 7 (50.00%) DHCP
5 7 (50.00%) FTP
5 7 (50.00%) HTTP
5 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 7 (50.00%) Telnet
5 7 (50.00%) Firmware
5 7 (50.00%) Wireless
5 7 (50.00%) Selenium
5 7 (50.00%) Use Case
5 7 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (42.86%) Ruby
6 6 (42.86%) JIRA
6 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 6 (42.86%) Bash Shell
6 6 (42.86%) Redmine
6 6 (42.86%) Trac
6 6 (42.86%) Bugzilla
6 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 6 (42.86%) Perl
6 6 (42.86%) VB.NET
7 3 (21.43%) Internet
7 3 (21.43%) Active Directory

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing NAS 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 NAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Wireless
2 7 (50.00%) Telnet
2 7 (50.00%) Broadband
2 7 (50.00%) DHCP
2 7 (50.00%) FTP
2 7 (50.00%) HTTP
3 3 (21.43%) SNMP
3 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) SSH
3 3 (21.43%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) Internet
4 2 (14.29%) IPv4
4 2 (14.29%) IPv6
5 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JUnit
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
1 7 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (42.86%) Redmine
2 6 (42.86%) Trac
2 6 (42.86%) Bugzilla
2 6 (42.86%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Operations Manager
3 3 (21.43%) IT Operations Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) REST
2 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Firmware
2 3 (21.43%) Open Source
3 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
3 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 1 (7.14%) STB
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Use Case
2 3 (21.43%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) ETL
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) ATDD
4 1 (7.14%) Master Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) PHP
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
2 6 (42.86%) VB.NET
2 6 (42.86%) Ruby
2 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 6 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) NFS
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
4 1 (7.14%) Brocade
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) SAP