The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Leeds 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 76 61 68
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing NAS 1 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.094% 1.26% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 7.91% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 10
Average daily rate
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£225 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.22% -2.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-18.92% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +16.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
140 139 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.20% 15.96% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 74 95
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £352 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 10
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +122.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
NAS
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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 30 July 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (77.78%) SAN
3 5 (55.56%) MS Office
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) vSphere
4 4 (44.44%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) IIS
4 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (44.44%) LAN
4 4 (44.44%) WAN
4 4 (44.44%) SMTP
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) HTML
4 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) Clustering
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (44.44%) IIS
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) SAN
2 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) SMTP
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Spotfire
1 1 (11.11%) DataStage
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) XML
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Statistics
2 1 (11.11%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) vSphere
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Teradata