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 22 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 291 250 285
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +35
Contract jobs citing NAS 110 172 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.48% 0.71% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.98% 6.08% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 136 82
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£440 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £331 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +16.09%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2762 2829 3577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.06% 11.67% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1720 1774 2066
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 116 165
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 21 £400 -11.11% 7
Canary Wharf +22 1 £500 +17.64%
Greenwich -1 1 £382 -10.23%
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 195 (86.67%) SAN
2 116 (51.56%) VMware
3 112 (49.78%) Windows
4 100 (44.44%) Linux
5 85 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 75 (33.33%) NetApp
7 65 (28.89%) EMC
8 64 (28.44%) Cisco
9 63 (28.00%) Oracle
10 61 (27.11%) UNIX
11 60 (26.67%) Finance
12 58 (25.78%) Migration
12 58 (25.78%) Microsoft
13 57 (25.33%) SQL Server
14 54 (24.00%) SQL
15 50 (22.22%) Solaris
15 50 (22.22%) Active Directory
16 45 (20.00%) Red Hat
17 43 (19.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 42 (18.67%) DNS
19 41 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
20 40 (17.78%) WAN
21 39 (17.33%) Firewall
22 38 (16.89%) TCP/IP
23 36 (16.00%) HP
24 35 (15.56%) Perl
24 35 (15.56%) LAN
24 35 (15.56%) Banking
25 34 (15.11%) MS Exchange
26 33 (14.67%) NFS

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 34 (15.11%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 19 (8.44%) Lync
4 17 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (7.11%) Tomcat
6 15 (6.67%) IIS
7 12 (5.33%) Apache
8 11 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (4.00%) OpenStack
9 9 (4.00%) WebSphere
10 5 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.78%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (1.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.89%) SAS
14 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.22%) MS Office
3 3 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.89%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.78%) RMDS
2 4 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.44%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.67%) IaaS
2 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.22%) Office 365
3 3 (1.33%) Joyent
4 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 195 (86.67%) SAN
2 42 (18.67%) DNS
3 40 (17.78%) WAN
4 39 (17.33%) Firewall
5 38 (16.89%) TCP/IP
6 35 (15.56%) LAN
7 25 (11.11%) VLAN
8 21 (9.33%) VPN
9 20 (8.89%) DHCP
9 20 (8.89%) Fibre Channel
10 16 (7.11%) iSCSI
11 14 (6.22%) VoIP
12 13 (5.78%) LDAP
12 13 (5.78%) HTTP
13 11 (4.89%) FCoE
14 8 (3.56%) Multicast
15 7 (3.11%) FTP
15 7 (3.11%) Network Security
16 6 (2.67%) Cisco Nexus
16 6 (2.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (25.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.78%) MySQL
4 10 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.67%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.78%) HBase
8 4 (1.78%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.33%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.33%) Redis
10 2 (0.89%) OLAP
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.56%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.11%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.11%) JIRA
3 4 (1.78%) Selenium
3 4 (1.78%) Hudson
4 3 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.33%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.33%) Maven
5 2 (0.89%) MSI
6 1 (0.44%) JUnit
6 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.44%) Trac
6 1 (0.44%) Redmine
6 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 60 (26.67%) Finance
2 35 (15.56%) Banking
3 21 (9.33%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.67%) Publishing
4 6 (2.67%) Legal
4 6 (2.67%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.33%) Back Office
7 2 (0.89%) Retail
8 1 (0.44%) Law
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (24.44%) Architect
2 36 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 33 (14.67%) Administrator
4 24 (10.67%) Consultant
5 22 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (9.33%) Analyst
7 15 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 15 (6.67%) Storage Administrator
8 14 (6.22%) Data Centre Architect
8 14 (6.22%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (6.22%) Data Architect
9 13 (5.78%) Storage Engineer
10 11 (4.89%) UNIX Engineer
10 11 (4.89%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (3.56%) Lead Architect
11 8 (3.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.56%) Storage Consultant
11 8 (3.56%) Support Analyst
11 8 (3.56%) Technical Architect
12 7 (3.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.44%) Middleware
2 7 (3.11%) XML
3 6 (2.67%) CSS
4 4 (1.78%) Rendezvous
4 4 (1.78%) XSLT
4 4 (1.78%) HTML
5 3 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.33%) JSON
6 2 (0.89%) .NET
7 1 (0.44%) J2EE
7 1 (0.44%) Web Services
7 1 (0.44%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.44%) LAMP
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.67%) Clustering
2 19 (8.44%) Replication
3 11 (4.89%) Enterprise Storage
4 9 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.56%) CLARiiON
6 6 (2.67%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.22%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.22%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.78%) Economics
8 4 (1.78%) Psychology
8 4 (1.78%) Spread Betting
8 4 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.33%) Firmware
9 3 (1.33%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.33%) Open Source
9 3 (1.33%) New Media
9 3 (1.33%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 112 (49.78%) Windows
2 100 (44.44%) Linux
3 61 (27.11%) UNIX
4 50 (22.22%) Solaris
5 43 (19.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (13.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (6.22%) AIX
9 13 (5.78%) Windows 7
10 9 (4.00%) VMS
11 7 (3.11%) HPUX
12 5 (2.22%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.33%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.33%) Debian
13 3 (1.33%) SmartOS
14 2 (0.89%) CentOS
14 2 (0.89%) SUSE
15 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (25.78%) Migration
2 19 (8.44%) Load Balancing
3 18 (8.00%) ITIL
4 17 (7.56%) Project Management
5 16 (7.11%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (6.67%) Change Management
6 15 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 11 (4.89%) Configuration Management
8 10 (4.44%) TOGAF
8 10 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (4.00%) Validation
10 8 (3.56%) Benchmarking
11 7 (3.11%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (3.11%) DevOps
12 6 (2.67%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (2.67%) CRM
13 5 (2.22%) PRINCE2
13 5 (2.22%) Service Management
13 5 (2.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (24.00%) SQL
2 35 (15.56%) Perl
3 18 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 11 (4.89%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.44%) Bash Shell
5 10 (4.44%) Java
6 7 (3.11%) PHP
7 6 (2.67%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.22%) Python
9 4 (1.78%) Ruby
9 4 (1.78%) C
9 4 (1.78%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.33%) C-shell
10 3 (1.33%) sed
11 2 (0.89%) Korn
11 2 (0.89%) KiXtart
11 2 (0.89%) VBScript
11 2 (0.89%) VB
12 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (9.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (6.67%) Degree
3 13 (5.78%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.44%) MCSE
6 9 (4.00%) NCDA
7 8 (3.56%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.11%) VCDX
8 7 (3.11%) VCAP
9 6 (2.67%) BC Cleared
10 5 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (2.22%) OCP
10 5 (2.22%) OCA
10 5 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (1.78%) MCITP
11 4 (1.78%) VCP5
11 4 (1.78%) NCIE
12 3 (1.33%) MCP
12 3 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.67%) SLA
2 4 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 85 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 33 (14.67%) NFS
4 22 (9.78%) vSphere
5 20 (8.89%) Hyper-V
6 19 (8.44%) Oracle RAC
7 18 (8.00%) VMware ESX
8 17 (7.56%) XenApp
9 16 (7.11%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (4.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 10 (4.44%) SRDF
11 9 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (3.11%) vCloud
12 7 (3.11%) Xen
13 5 (2.22%) DFS Replication
13 5 (2.22%) VMware Server
14 3 (1.33%) Docker
14 3 (1.33%) KVM
14 3 (1.33%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.33%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 14 (6.22%) Puppet
2 12 (5.33%) Data Guard
3 11 (4.89%) NetBackup
3 11 (4.89%) EMC NetWorker
4 9 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.11%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.67%) ZABBIX
7 5 (2.22%) OpenView
7 5 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.22%) Nagios
8 4 (1.78%) SCCM
8 4 (1.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.78%) Control-M
8 4 (1.78%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.33%) MOM
9 3 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (1.33%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (1.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 116 (51.56%) VMware
2 75 (33.33%) NetApp
3 65 (28.89%) EMC
4 64 (28.44%) Cisco
5 63 (28.00%) Oracle
6 58 (25.78%) Microsoft
7 45 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 36 (16.00%) HP
9 28 (12.44%) Citrix
10 23 (10.22%) IBM
11 19 (8.44%) Sun
11 19 (8.44%) Hitachi
12 18 (8.00%) Symantec
13 16 (7.11%) Veritas
14 14 (6.22%) Sybase
15 10 (4.44%) Brocade
15 10 (4.44%) F5
15 10 (4.44%) CheckPoint
15 10 (4.44%) Dell
16 9 (4.00%) Juniper
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 14 days ago