The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 285 273 231
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -42
Contract jobs citing NAS 111 131 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.60% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 5.05% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 94 105
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£450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £311 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+56.86% +25.92%
NAS
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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2814 2595 2824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.23% 11.82% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 1634 1753
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 74 141
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.69 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 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
City of London +6 28 £375 -13.04% 7
Croydon -6 1 £450 +71.42%
Enfield - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 200 (91.74%) SAN
2 177 (81.19%) Windows
3 143 (65.60%) VMware
4 113 (51.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 92 (42.20%) Microsoft
6 84 (38.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 81 (37.16%) Linux
8 78 (35.78%) Active Directory
9 68 (31.19%) NetApp
10 67 (30.73%) Cisco
11 55 (25.23%) SQL Server
12 54 (24.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 51 (23.39%) Hyper-V
14 50 (22.94%) ITIL
15 49 (22.48%) HP
15 49 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (21.56%) Finance
17 45 (20.64%) vSphere
18 43 (19.72%) DNS
19 42 (19.27%) MS Exchange
20 41 (18.81%) Citrix
21 37 (16.97%) TCP/IP
22 36 (16.51%) UNIX
23 35 (16.06%) Migration
24 34 (15.60%) Firewall
25 33 (15.14%) Dell
26 32 (14.68%) VMware ESXi
27 31 (14.22%) Project Management
28 30 (13.76%) Middleware
28 30 (13.76%) SharePoint

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 42 (19.27%) MS Exchange
2 30 (13.76%) SharePoint
3 29 (13.30%) IIS
4 27 (12.39%) OpenStack
5 26 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (11.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (8.26%) Lync
8 17 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (4.59%) Office Communications Server
10 9 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (2.75%) Apache
12 5 (2.29%) Tomcat
12 5 (2.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.83%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.83%) Oracle Coherence
14 2 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 1 (0.46%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
15 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.59%) MS Office
3 3 (1.38%) MS Project
4 2 (0.92%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (0.92%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.92%) Quicktime
4 2 (0.92%) Maya
5 1 (0.46%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) RMDS
2 2 (0.92%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.92%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.50%) IaaS
3 6 (2.75%) Office 365
4 4 (1.83%) PaaS
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 200 (91.74%) SAN
2 43 (19.72%) DNS
3 37 (16.97%) TCP/IP
4 34 (15.60%) Firewall
5 28 (12.84%) VPN
5 28 (12.84%) DHCP
6 25 (11.47%) WAN
7 24 (11.01%) VLAN
8 23 (10.55%) LAN
8 23 (10.55%) Fibre Channel
9 19 (8.72%) iSCSI
10 18 (8.26%) MPLS
10 18 (8.26%) LDAP
10 18 (8.26%) NetScaler
11 13 (5.96%) SSL
12 12 (5.50%) VoIP
13 11 (5.05%) SNMP
14 10 (4.59%) Multicast
15 9 (4.13%) FCoE
16 8 (3.67%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (25.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.38%) HBase
4 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.92%) MySQL
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.46%) Big Data
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.46%) MS Access
6 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.92%) MSI
2 1 (0.46%) Subversion
2 1 (0.46%) Trac
General
1 47 (21.56%) Finance
2 25 (11.47%) Banking
3 10 (4.59%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.13%) Publishing
5 3 (1.38%) Games
5 3 (1.38%) Local Government
5 3 (1.38%) Back Office
5 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.92%) Law
6 2 (0.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (14.68%) Architect
1 32 (14.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (13.76%) Analyst
3 23 (10.55%) Storage Engineer
4 21 (9.63%) Server Engineer
5 17 (7.80%) Administrator
6 14 (6.42%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (5.96%) Wintel Analyst
8 11 (5.05%) Storage Architect
8 11 (5.05%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.05%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 10 (4.59%) Consultant
10 9 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.13%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (4.13%) Windows Server Engineer
11 8 (3.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (3.21%) Project Manager
13 6 (2.75%) Storage Consultant
13 6 (2.75%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.76%) Middleware
2 16 (7.34%) .NET
3 5 (2.29%) Web Services
4 4 (1.83%) XML
4 4 (1.83%) XSLT
4 4 (1.83%) Rendezvous
4 4 (1.83%) J2EE
4 4 (1.83%) HTML
5 2 (0.92%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.92%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.30%) Replication
2 28 (12.84%) Clustering
3 11 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.21%) Hedge funds
4 7 (3.21%) Spread Betting
5 6 (2.75%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (2.75%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.75%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.29%) EMC Centera
7 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.38%) CESG
8 2 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.92%) Video Editing
8 2 (0.92%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.92%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.92%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.92%) IBM XIV
8 2 (0.92%) User Experience
8 2 (0.92%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 177 (81.19%) Windows
2 84 (38.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 81 (37.16%) Linux
4 54 (24.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (16.51%) UNIX
7 21 (9.63%) Solaris
8 16 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (7.34%) Windows 7
9 10 (4.59%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.67%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.75%) SUSE
12 5 (2.29%) Slackware
12 5 (2.29%) HPUX
13 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.92%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.92%) CentOS
14 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.94%) ITIL
2 35 (16.06%) Migration
3 31 (14.22%) Project Management
4 25 (11.47%) Configuration Management
5 21 (9.63%) Benchmarking
6 18 (8.26%) Performance Tuning
6 18 (8.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 16 (7.34%) Low Latency
7 16 (7.34%) ITSM
7 16 (7.34%) Incident Management
8 14 (6.42%) Workflow
8 14 (6.42%) Service Delivery
9 13 (5.96%) Load Balancing
9 13 (5.96%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (5.05%) Capacity Management
10 11 (5.05%) Change Management
11 10 (4.59%) Asset Management
11 10 (4.59%) Performance Testing
12 9 (4.13%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.39%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.17%) SQL
3 18 (8.26%) Perl
4 17 (7.80%) VBScript
5 15 (6.88%) C#
5 15 (6.88%) Shell Script
6 14 (6.42%) Python
6 14 (6.42%) Java
7 9 (4.13%) C++
8 5 (2.29%) Korn
9 4 (1.83%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.38%) VBA
11 2 (0.92%) C
11 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (5.96%) CCNA
3 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.05%) MCSE
3 11 (5.05%) NCDA
3 11 (5.05%) NCIE
3 11 (5.05%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (4.59%) MCITP
5 8 (3.67%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.67%) VCAP
6 7 (3.21%) VCDX
6 7 (3.21%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.29%) Degree
7 5 (2.29%) MCP
8 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.92%) CCNP
9 2 (0.92%) CCIP
9 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.92%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.83%) SLA
2 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) COBIT
System Software
1 113 (51.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (35.78%) Active Directory
3 51 (23.39%) Hyper-V
4 45 (20.64%) vSphere
5 32 (14.68%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (12.84%) VMware ESX
7 25 (11.47%) NFS
8 24 (11.01%) XenApp
9 20 (9.17%) KVM
10 18 (8.26%) XenDesktop
11 17 (7.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 12 (5.50%) VMware Server
13 10 (4.59%) Xen
14 8 (3.67%) vCloud
15 7 (3.21%) Platform Symphony
15 7 (3.21%) SRDF
15 7 (3.21%) DFS Replication
16 6 (2.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 6 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (2.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 22 (10.09%) SCOM
2 20 (9.17%) SCCM
3 18 (8.26%) HP SIM
3 18 (8.26%) EdgeSight
4 16 (7.34%) SCVMM
5 9 (4.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (3.67%) NetBackup
6 8 (3.67%) Puppet
6 8 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.21%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.92%) MOM
9 2 (0.92%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.92%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.92%) WSUS
9 2 (0.92%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 143 (65.60%) VMware
2 92 (42.20%) Microsoft
3 68 (31.19%) NetApp
4 67 (30.73%) Cisco
5 49 (22.48%) HP
6 41 (18.81%) Citrix
7 33 (15.14%) Dell
8 29 (13.30%) EMC
8 29 (13.30%) IBM
9 26 (11.93%) Oracle
10 24 (11.01%) Veeam
11 20 (9.17%) Red Hat
12 18 (8.26%) Veritas
13 16 (7.34%) Brocade
13 16 (7.34%) CA
13 16 (7.34%) Nimsoft
14 15 (6.88%) ServiceNow
15 13 (5.96%) Sybase
15 13 (5.96%) DataSynapse
15 13 (5.96%) Symantec
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