The table below looks at the statistics for NFS 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 NFS over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 368 326 330
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +4
Contract jobs citing NFS 41 98 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.40% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 2.06% 4.46% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 68 38
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£433 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £375 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £410 £369
% change year-on-year
-5.48% +11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
NFS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1990 2196 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.63% 9.05% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1375 1018
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 122 216
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

NFS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NFS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

NFS Jobs Demand Trend in London

NFS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

NFS Daily Rate Trend in London

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NFS across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

NFS Daily Rate Histogram in London

NFS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

NFS Hourly Rate Trend in London

NFS
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 NFS within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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 0 7 £268 -51.36% 4
Uxbridge - - - -
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 60 (58.82%) Windows
1 60 (58.82%) VMware
2 58 (56.86%) Linux
2 58 (56.86%) SAN
3 47 (46.08%) iSCSI
4 45 (44.12%) DNS
5 43 (42.16%) NetApp
6 42 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 42 (41.18%) Fibre Channel
7 27 (26.47%) NAS
8 26 (25.49%) Cisco
9 25 (24.51%) TCP/IP
9 25 (24.51%) Active Directory
10 24 (23.53%) HP
10 24 (23.53%) EMC
10 24 (23.53%) Clustering
11 23 (22.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (22.55%) SQL
11 23 (22.55%) Puppet
12 22 (21.57%) Oracle
12 22 (21.57%) IBM
12 22 (21.57%) Apache
12 22 (21.57%) Citrix
13 21 (20.59%) Tomcat
13 21 (20.59%) Perl
13 21 (20.59%) Finance
14 20 (19.61%) UNIX
14 20 (19.61%) LAN
15 19 (18.63%) WAN
15 19 (18.63%) Hyper-V

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing NFS 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 NFS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (21.57%) Apache
2 21 (20.59%) Tomcat
3 17 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 14 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (7.84%) WebSphere
6 7 (6.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 6 (5.88%) IIS
7 6 (5.88%) JBoss
8 5 (4.90%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.94%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (1.96%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.96%) Lync
10 2 (1.96%) nginx
10 2 (1.96%) Zimbra
11 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.98%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.94%) RMDS
2 2 (1.96%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.96%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) PaaS
2 1 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (56.86%) SAN
2 47 (46.08%) iSCSI
3 45 (44.12%) DNS
4 42 (41.18%) Fibre Channel
5 27 (26.47%) NAS
6 25 (24.51%) TCP/IP
7 20 (19.61%) LAN
8 19 (18.63%) WAN
9 17 (16.67%) Multicast
10 15 (14.71%) DHCP
10 15 (14.71%) FCoE
11 13 (12.75%) Firewall
11 13 (12.75%) HTTP
12 11 (10.78%) LDAP
12 11 (10.78%) VLAN
13 9 (8.82%) VPN
14 7 (6.86%) SSL
15 6 (5.88%) SNMP
16 5 (4.90%) FTP
16 5 (4.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.76%) MySQL
3 8 (7.84%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.94%) HBase
6 1 (0.98%) Big Data
6 1 (0.98%) MS Access
6 1 (0.98%) OLTP
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (10.78%) Subversion
2 9 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.98%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 21 (20.59%) Finance
2 14 (13.73%) Banking
3 13 (12.75%) Games
4 5 (4.90%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.90%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.92%) Law
5 4 (3.92%) Legal
6 2 (1.96%) Front Office
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (15.69%) Linux Engineer
2 14 (13.73%) Architect
3 9 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (8.82%) Analyst
4 8 (7.84%) Administrator
5 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (6.86%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Consultant
9 3 (2.94%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) Middleware
2 6 (5.88%) XML
2 6 (5.88%) XSLT
3 3 (2.94%) Rendezvous
3 3 (2.94%) .NET
3 3 (2.94%) HTML
3 3 (2.94%) Java SE
3 3 (2.94%) LAMP
4 2 (1.96%) SOAP
4 2 (1.96%) REST
5 1 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.98%) YAML
5 1 (0.98%) Django
5 1 (0.98%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.53%) Clustering
2 15 (14.71%) Open Source
3 14 (13.73%) Replication
4 13 (12.75%) Online Games
5 6 (5.88%) Hedge funds
5 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.92%) Symmetrix
6 4 (3.92%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.94%) Equities
7 3 (2.94%) CESG
8 2 (1.96%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.98%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.98%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 60 (58.82%) Windows
2 58 (56.86%) Linux
3 23 (22.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (19.61%) UNIX
5 17 (16.67%) Solaris
6 15 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (8.82%) CentOS
9 5 (4.90%) Ubuntu
10 4 (3.92%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.94%) SUSE
12 2 (1.96%) Fedora
12 2 (1.96%) Debian
12 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.96%) AIX
12 2 (1.96%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (1.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.98%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (16.67%) ITIL
3 15 (14.71%) DevOps
4 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (10.78%) Benchmarking
6 9 (8.82%) Scrum
7 8 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (5.88%) Workflow
9 5 (4.90%) Capacity Management
9 5 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.90%) Security Management
9 5 (4.90%) Service Management
9 5 (4.90%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.92%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (3.92%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (3.92%) Project Management
10 4 (3.92%) ITSM
10 4 (3.92%) High Availability
10 4 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.55%) SQL
2 21 (20.59%) Perl
3 16 (15.69%) Python
4 12 (11.76%) Ruby
5 11 (10.78%) Java
6 10 (9.80%) PowerShell
6 10 (9.80%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.86%) VBA
8 6 (5.88%) PHP
9 5 (4.90%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.90%) C
10 4 (3.92%) VB
11 3 (2.94%) C++
11 3 (2.94%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.94%) XPath
12 1 (0.98%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.98%) Tcl
12 1 (0.98%) C#
12 1 (0.98%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (8.82%) MCSE
2 8 (7.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (7.84%) RHCE
3 7 (6.86%) NCDA
3 7 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.86%) CCNA
3 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) MCITP
4 5 (4.90%) RHCT
5 4 (3.92%) NCIE
6 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.94%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.96%) Degree
7 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.96%) MCP
7 2 (1.96%) MCSA
7 2 (1.96%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.98%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (24.51%) Active Directory
3 19 (18.63%) Hyper-V
4 17 (16.67%) Xen
5 15 (14.71%) vSphere
6 12 (11.76%) XenApp
6 12 (11.76%) VMware ESX
7 10 (9.80%) KVM
7 10 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (8.82%) SRDF
9 6 (5.88%) Samba
9 6 (5.88%) vCloud
10 3 (2.94%) Postfix
10 3 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (2.94%) XenServer
10 3 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.96%) Squid
12 1 (0.98%) Corosync
12 1 (0.98%) GPFS
12 1 (0.98%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (22.55%) Puppet
2 14 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (13.73%) Nagios
3 11 (10.78%) Backup Exec
4 10 (9.80%) MIMEsweeper
4 10 (9.80%) MAILsweeper
5 9 (8.82%) Icinga
6 8 (7.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 7 (6.86%) SCCM
8 6 (5.88%) SCOM
8 6 (5.88%) Cobbler
9 5 (4.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (4.90%) Opsview
10 4 (3.92%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (2.94%) collectd
11 3 (2.94%) Graphite
11 3 (2.94%) OpenView
11 3 (2.94%) Tivoli
11 3 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (2.94%) Cacti
Vendors
1 60 (58.82%) VMware
2 43 (42.16%) NetApp
3 26 (25.49%) Cisco
4 24 (23.53%) HP
4 24 (23.53%) EMC
5 22 (21.57%) Oracle
5 22 (21.57%) IBM
5 22 (21.57%) Citrix
6 18 (17.65%) Red Hat
7 17 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 11 (10.78%) Intel
9 8 (7.84%) F5
10 7 (6.86%) Dell
11 6 (5.88%) Brocade
12 5 (4.90%) Symantec
13 4 (3.92%) Amdocs
13 4 (3.92%) Sybase
13 4 (3.92%) Juniper
13 4 (3.92%) Websense
14 3 (2.94%) Infoblox