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 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 Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 78 76 72
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing NAS 1 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.097% 0.22% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 1.65% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Average daily rate
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£225 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% -0.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
139 121 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.47% 13.02% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 76 93
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +140.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix