The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 62 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing NAS 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.06% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.50% 0.86% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
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£325 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £288 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.21% -17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.51% +40.90%
NAS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
200 116 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.56% 17.37% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 50 24
Average daily rate £350 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 11
Average hourly rate £21.53 £23.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

NAS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Welwyn Garden City -7 4 £325 +4.00%
Watford - 3 - -
Stevenage - 1 £225 -
NAS
East of England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 14 (87.50%) SAN
2 12 (75.00%) HP
3 11 (68.75%) Windows
4 9 (56.25%) UNIX
4 9 (56.25%) Cisco
4 9 (56.25%) NetApp
5 8 (50.00%) Brocade
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
6 7 (43.75%) IBM
7 6 (37.50%) ITIL
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (37.50%) VMware
8 5 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (31.25%) 3PAR
8 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (31.25%) C
9 4 (25.00%) LDAP
9 4 (25.00%) EMC
9 4 (25.00%) HPUX
9 4 (25.00%) DNS
9 4 (25.00%) Veritas
9 4 (25.00%) Project Management
9 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (25.00%) Change Management
9 4 (25.00%) Replication
9 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
9 4 (25.00%) EMC VNX

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) LDAP
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) GSM
3 1 (6.25%) 3GPP
3 1 (6.25%) WLAN
3 1 (6.25%) WCDMA
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) HSDPA
3 1 (6.25%) HSUPA
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) LTE
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Storage Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Server Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) EMC VNX
2 4 (25.00%) HP StoreVirtual
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Replication
2 4 (25.00%) CLARiiON
2 4 (25.00%) Symmetrix
2 4 (25.00%) EMC Centera
2 4 (25.00%) Celerra
2 4 (25.00%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) HP Storage
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (6.25%) HACMP
4 1 (6.25%) PKI
4 1 (6.25%) HP Superdome
4 1 (6.25%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) UNIX
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (25.00%) Data ONTAP
6 4 (25.00%) HPUX
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
8 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (6.25%) Solaris
8 1 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITSM
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VC++
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) RHCE
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.25%) Samba
4 1 (6.25%) Sendmail
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) OpenView
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
1 1 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
1 1 (6.25%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) HP
2 9 (56.25%) NetApp
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 8 (50.00%) Brocade
4 7 (43.75%) IBM
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
6 5 (31.25%) 3PAR
7 4 (25.00%) Veritas
7 4 (25.00%) EMC
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 1 (6.25%) Oracle
9 1 (6.25%) Varonis
9 1 (6.25%) Imperva
9 1 (6.25%) Citrix
9 1 (6.25%) BMC
9 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
9 1 (6.25%) NetIQ
9 1 (6.25%) Symantec