The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 93 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -10
Contract jobs citing NAS 9 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.55% 0.094% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.25% 0.71% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £225 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -26.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £225 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £284 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.11% -18.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-43.22% +40.90%
NAS
West Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
212 141 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.05% 13.29% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 88 78
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £209 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 15 (100.00%) SAN
2 11 (73.33%) VMware
3 10 (66.67%) Firewall
4 9 (60.00%) Linux
5 8 (53.33%) IBM
5 8 (53.33%) vSphere
6 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
6 7 (46.67%) NFS
7 6 (40.00%) Cisco
7 6 (40.00%) F5
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL
9 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
9 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
9 4 (26.67%) Project Management
10 3 (20.00%) Windows
10 3 (20.00%) Oracle
10 3 (20.00%) CCNP
10 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
11 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (13.33%) HSRP
11 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) SAN
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) HSRP
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) MPLS
3 2 (13.33%) OSPF
3 2 (13.33%) BGP
3 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
3 2 (13.33%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Informix
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (6.67%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CISSP
3 2 (13.33%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) MCSA
3 2 (13.33%) CCIE
3 2 (13.33%) CCSP
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) vSphere
2 7 (46.67%) NFS
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.67%) Cacti
1 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (6.67%) Salt
1 1 (6.67%) Opsview
1 1 (6.67%) Graphite
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) IBM
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) F5
4 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) Veritas
7 1 (6.67%) Veeam
7 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.67%) Aruba
7 1 (6.67%) Symantec