The first table below looks at the demand for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 18 April 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 London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 298 264 280
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +16
Contract jobs citing NAS 114 128 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.59% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.07% 4.32% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 78 80
Average daily rate £438 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £360
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -22.85%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
NAS
England

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in London

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in London

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram in London

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in London

NAS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 31 £450 +5.88% 9
Docklands, London - 3 £440 -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 221 (87.70%) SAN
2 135 (53.57%) Linux
3 109 (43.25%) VMware
4 103 (40.87%) Windows
5 94 (37.30%) UNIX
6 93 (36.90%) Oracle
6 93 (36.90%) EMC
7 87 (34.52%) Red Hat
7 87 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 85 (33.73%) NetApp
9 81 (32.14%) DNS
10 80 (31.75%) Solaris
11 79 (31.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 77 (30.56%) NFS
13 72 (28.57%) Finance
14 69 (27.38%) Cisco
15 63 (25.00%) Perl
16 59 (23.41%) Microsoft
17 55 (21.83%) TCP/IP
17 55 (21.83%) SQL
18 53 (21.03%) Active Directory
19 52 (20.63%) Sun
19 52 (20.63%) Clustering
20 50 (19.84%) SQL Server
21 49 (19.44%) Banking
22 46 (18.25%) HP
23 44 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
24 43 (17.06%) Migration
25 38 (15.08%) LAN
26 37 (14.68%) WAN

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 32 (12.70%) Apache
2 31 (12.30%) Tomcat
3 28 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 18 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (5.95%) IIS
6 13 (5.16%) WebSphere
7 10 (3.97%) SharePoint
8 9 (3.57%) Lync
9 8 (3.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 8 (3.17%) Oracle Coherence
10 6 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.79%) SAS
15 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
15 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.40%) Liferay
Applications
1 32 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) SPSS
3 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (3.17%) RMDS
2 5 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (3.57%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.59%) Office 365
4 3 (1.19%) Joyent
4 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.79%) SaaS
5 2 (0.79%) PaaS
6 1 (0.40%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 221 (87.70%) SAN
2 81 (32.14%) DNS
3 55 (21.83%) TCP/IP
4 38 (15.08%) LAN
5 37 (14.68%) WAN
6 29 (11.51%) Fibre Channel
6 29 (11.51%) DHCP
7 26 (10.32%) Firewall
8 24 (9.52%) iSCSI
9 20 (7.94%) FCoE
10 17 (6.75%) Multicast
11 14 (5.56%) SNMP
12 13 (5.16%) HTTP
13 12 (4.76%) FTP
13 12 (4.76%) VPN
13 12 (4.76%) LDAP
14 10 (3.97%) VoIP
14 10 (3.97%) SMTP
14 10 (3.97%) SSH
15 9 (3.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (19.84%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.73%) Oracle Database
3 15 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.97%) RDBMS
4 10 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (3.97%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.57%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.17%) MySQL
6 8 (3.17%) HBase
7 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.79%) OLAP
9 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.40%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.79%) LoadRunner
1 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.40%) Redmine
2 1 (0.40%) Trac
2 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.40%) Hudson
2 1 (0.40%) JIRA
2 1 (0.40%) Bugzilla
General
1 72 (28.57%) Finance
2 49 (19.44%) Banking
3 28 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.78%) Back Office
5 5 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.59%) Retail
7 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.19%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 64 (25.40%) Administrator
2 44 (17.46%) Architect
3 35 (13.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 29 (11.51%) UNIX Administrator
4 29 (11.51%) Consultant
5 23 (9.13%) Systems Administrator
6 19 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (6.75%) Linux Engineer
8 15 (5.95%) UNIX Engineer
9 14 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
10 12 (4.76%) Analyst
11 11 (4.37%) Storage Administrator
11 11 (4.37%) Linux Administrator
12 10 (3.97%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.97%) Senior UNIX Administrator
12 10 (3.97%) Lead Architect
13 8 (3.17%) Wintel Engineer
14 7 (2.78%) Product Manager
14 7 (2.78%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.95%) Middleware
2 12 (4.76%) J2EE
2 12 (4.76%) XML
3 9 (3.57%) XSLT
3 9 (3.57%) HTML
4 8 (3.17%) Rendezvous
5 7 (2.78%) CSS
5 7 (2.78%) Web Services
6 3 (1.19%) JSON
7 2 (0.79%) .NET
8 1 (0.40%) REST
8 1 (0.40%) HTML5
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.40%) JSP
8 1 (0.40%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 52 (20.63%) Clustering
2 23 (9.13%) CLARiiON
3 17 (6.75%) Replication
4 12 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 11 (4.37%) Enterprise Storage
6 9 (3.57%) Celerra
7 8 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (3.17%) EqualLogic
8 6 (2.38%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.59%) EMC Centera
9 4 (1.59%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.59%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.19%) Open Source
10 3 (1.19%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.40%) Google Search Appliance
12 1 (0.40%) Social Media
12 1 (0.40%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 135 (53.57%) Linux
2 103 (40.87%) Windows
3 94 (37.30%) UNIX
4 80 (31.75%) Solaris
5 79 (31.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (9.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (7.94%) Windows 7
9 18 (7.14%) HPUX
10 14 (5.56%) VMS
11 8 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (1.59%) AIX
14 3 (1.19%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.19%) Debian
15 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.40%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.06%) Migration
2 30 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
3 27 (10.71%) Configuration Management
4 24 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 20 (7.94%) ITIL
6 17 (6.75%) Benchmarking
6 17 (6.75%) Change Management
7 16 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
8 12 (4.76%) Project Management
9 10 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (3.97%) Problem Management
10 9 (3.57%) Software Deployment
10 9 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (3.17%) PRINCE2
11 8 (3.17%) Service Management
11 8 (3.17%) Asset Management
11 8 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (2.78%) Product Management
13 6 (2.38%) CRM
13 6 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (25.00%) Perl
2 55 (21.83%) SQL
3 31 (12.30%) Java
4 20 (7.94%) Shell Script
5 12 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 11 (4.37%) Ruby
7 9 (3.57%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.78%) Python
9 6 (2.38%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.59%) PHP
10 4 (1.59%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.59%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.19%) sed
11 3 (1.19%) C
11 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.40%) C-shell
12 1 (0.40%) VB
12 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.40%) VBA
12 1 (0.40%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (5.16%) OCP
2 13 (5.16%) OCA
2 13 (5.16%) Oracle Certification
3 12 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.57%) RHCE
5 8 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.17%) Degree
5 8 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.38%) MCSE
6 6 (2.38%) Sun Certification
7 5 (1.98%) BC Cleared
8 4 (1.59%) MCP
9 3 (1.19%) VCP5
9 3 (1.19%) NCDA
9 3 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.79%) CCNP
10 2 (0.79%) CCNA
10 2 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.78%) SLA
2 6 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) COBIT
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (30.56%) NFS
3 53 (21.03%) Active Directory
4 30 (11.90%) VMware ESX
5 21 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (7.54%) vSphere
7 18 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
7 18 (7.14%) XenApp
8 17 (6.75%) SRDF
9 15 (5.95%) Hyper-V
9 15 (5.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 13 (5.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 13 (5.16%) Samba
11 11 (4.37%) Sendmail
12 7 (2.78%) Xen
13 6 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
14 3 (1.19%) Postfix
15 2 (0.79%) vCloud
15 2 (0.79%) KVM
16 1 (0.40%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 23 (9.13%) Puppet
2 19 (7.54%) EMC NetWorker
3 17 (6.75%) NetBackup
4 16 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (5.56%) SCOM
6 13 (5.16%) Nagios
7 11 (4.37%) Ganglia
8 9 (3.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 7 (2.78%) Cacti
9 7 (2.78%) OpenNMS
10 5 (1.98%) Data Guard
10 5 (1.98%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.59%) HP SIM
12 3 (1.19%) BladeLogic
12 3 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (1.19%) Control-M
13 2 (0.79%) ARCserve
13 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.79%) WSUS
13 2 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 109 (43.25%) VMware
2 93 (36.90%) Oracle
2 93 (36.90%) EMC
3 87 (34.52%) Red Hat
4 85 (33.73%) NetApp
5 69 (27.38%) Cisco
6 59 (23.41%) Microsoft
7 52 (20.63%) Sun
8 46 (18.25%) HP
9 35 (13.89%) Veritas
10 28 (11.11%) Citrix
11 25 (9.92%) IBM
12 18 (7.14%) F5
12 18 (7.14%) Intel
13 15 (5.95%) Hitachi
13 15 (5.95%) JBoss
14 14 (5.56%) Sybase
15 12 (4.76%) Symantec
15 12 (4.76%) Splunk
16 10 (3.97%) Brocade
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Aston Carter
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £380 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago