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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 357 382 346
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -36
Contract jobs citing NFS 43 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 2.19% 1.75% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 32
Average daily rate
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£335 £431 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £353 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £624 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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
1963 1888 1739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.73% 8.09% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1318 1177 1053
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 153 149
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.41 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -8.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £33.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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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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 +13 14 £320 -32.63% 2
Docklands, London -3 1 £650 +4.00%
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 61 (70.11%) SAN
2 56 (64.37%) Windows
2 56 (64.37%) Linux
3 54 (62.07%) VMware
4 41 (47.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 39 (44.83%) NetApp
6 37 (42.53%) iSCSI
7 33 (37.93%) DNS
8 31 (35.63%) Cisco
9 30 (34.48%) NAS
10 29 (33.33%) Oracle
11 28 (32.18%) EMC
12 27 (31.03%) Fibre Channel
13 26 (29.89%) Solaris
14 25 (28.74%) Finance
15 24 (27.59%) UNIX
16 22 (25.29%) IBM
16 22 (25.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (24.14%) Red Hat
18 20 (22.99%) Apache
18 20 (22.99%) SQL
18 20 (22.99%) Puppet
18 20 (22.99%) Performance Tuning
19 18 (20.69%) Perl
19 18 (20.69%) Tomcat
19 18 (20.69%) Microsoft
19 18 (20.69%) Hyper-V
19 18 (20.69%) Xen
20 17 (19.54%) Banking
20 17 (19.54%) Python

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 20 (22.99%) Apache
2 18 (20.69%) Tomcat
3 14 (16.09%) MS Exchange
4 9 (10.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 8 (9.20%) IIS
5 8 (9.20%) WebSphere
6 7 (8.05%) Oracle Coherence
6 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
8 3 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.30%) JBoss
9 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
9 2 (2.30%) Lync
9 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (1.15%) GlassFish
10 1 (1.15%) Jetty
10 1 (1.15%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) RMDS
2 2 (2.30%) ResourceLink
2 2 (2.30%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) IaaS
2 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (70.11%) SAN
2 37 (42.53%) iSCSI
3 33 (37.93%) DNS
4 30 (34.48%) NAS
5 27 (31.03%) Fibre Channel
6 16 (18.39%) LAN
6 16 (18.39%) WAN
7 14 (16.09%) FCoE
8 12 (13.79%) HTTP
8 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
8 12 (13.79%) DHCP
8 12 (13.79%) Multicast
9 10 (11.49%) LDAP
10 9 (10.34%) BIG-IP
11 7 (8.05%) VoIP
12 6 (6.90%) SSL
13 3 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (2.30%) SSH
14 2 (2.30%) Internet
14 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.79%) MongoDB
3 8 (9.20%) MySQL
4 6 (6.90%) Hadoop
4 6 (6.90%) HBase
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.15%) MS Access
6 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Subversion
1 6 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.75%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.15%) Mercurial
General
1 25 (28.74%) Finance
2 17 (19.54%) Banking
3 8 (9.20%) Games
4 5 (5.75%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.60%) Advertising
5 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.30%) Law
6 2 (2.30%) Legal
7 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (24.14%) Administrator
2 15 (17.24%) Architect
3 10 (11.49%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (11.49%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (9.20%) Storage Administrator
5 8 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (9.20%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.75%) EMC Storage Administrator
7 4 (4.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Design Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.45%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.79%) XML
2 10 (11.49%) Middleware
3 9 (10.34%) Rendezvous
4 8 (9.20%) XSLT
5 7 (8.05%) HTML
6 6 (6.90%) SOAP
7 5 (5.75%) Ultra Messaging
7 5 (5.75%) REST
8 3 (3.45%) JSON
8 3 (3.45%) Web Services
9 1 (1.15%) .NET
9 1 (1.15%) Java SE
9 1 (1.15%) Java EE
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.15%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Clustering
2 10 (11.49%) Symmetrix
2 10 (11.49%) Open Source
2 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.20%) Hedge funds
3 8 (9.20%) Online Games
4 7 (8.05%) Replication
5 3 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.45%) IPTV
6 2 (2.30%) Statistics
6 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.15%) HACMP
7 1 (1.15%) IVR
7 1 (1.15%) CESG
7 1 (1.15%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 56 (64.37%) Windows
1 56 (64.37%) Linux
2 26 (29.89%) Solaris
3 24 (27.59%) UNIX
4 22 (25.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (10.34%) CentOS
6 9 (10.34%) Windows 7
7 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.45%) Android
9 2 (2.30%) AIX
10 1 (1.15%) Debian
10 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.99%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (16.09%) Configuration Management
3 12 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.64%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (12.64%) Benchmarking
5 10 (11.49%) DevOps
5 10 (11.49%) Workflow
6 7 (8.05%) Migration
6 7 (8.05%) ITIL
6 7 (8.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.60%) Project Management
8 4 (4.60%) High Availability
8 4 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.45%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.45%) Change Management
9 3 (3.45%) Scrum
9 3 (3.45%) Network Design
9 3 (3.45%) Workflow Management
9 3 (3.45%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.99%) SQL
2 18 (20.69%) Perl
3 17 (19.54%) Python
4 13 (14.94%) Java
5 10 (11.49%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.34%) Ruby
6 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
7 8 (9.20%) Bash Shell
7 8 (9.20%) C
8 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.45%) VBA
10 2 (2.30%) Korn
11 1 (1.15%) XPath
11 1 (1.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (8.05%) NCDA
2 6 (6.90%) NCIE
3 5 (5.75%) Degree
4 3 (3.45%) JNCIA
4 3 (3.45%) JNCIS
4 3 (3.45%) CCNP
4 3 (3.45%) CCNA
4 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.30%) RHCE
5 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) VCAP
6 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.15%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.15%) ISEB
6 1 (1.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (47.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (20.69%) Hyper-V
2 18 (20.69%) Xen
3 15 (17.24%) VMware ESX
4 14 (16.09%) KVM
5 10 (11.49%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (11.49%) SRDF
6 9 (10.34%) Active Directory
7 8 (9.20%) Samba
7 8 (9.20%) vSphere
8 6 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (5.75%) XenApp
10 4 (4.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (2.30%) vCloud
13 1 (1.15%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (1.15%) iptables
13 1 (1.15%) Firmware
13 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (22.99%) Puppet
2 16 (18.39%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (11.49%) Nagios
4 9 (10.34%) Tivoli
4 9 (10.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 9 (10.34%) Icinga
5 6 (6.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (4.60%) Cobbler
6 4 (4.60%) collectd
6 4 (4.60%) Opsview
6 4 (4.60%) Graphite
7 3 (3.45%) vMotion
7 3 (3.45%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (3.45%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (3.45%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.45%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.30%) EMC Navisphere
8 2 (2.30%) SCOM
8 2 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.15%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 54 (62.07%) VMware
2 39 (44.83%) NetApp
3 31 (35.63%) Cisco
4 29 (33.33%) Oracle
5 28 (32.18%) EMC
6 22 (25.29%) IBM
7 21 (24.14%) Red Hat
8 18 (20.69%) Microsoft
9 13 (14.94%) HP
10 12 (13.79%) Intel
11 11 (12.64%) 3PAR
11 11 (12.64%) F5
12 10 (11.49%) Sybase
13 9 (10.34%) TIBCO
14 8 (9.20%) Brocade
14 8 (9.20%) DataSynapse
15 7 (8.05%) Citrix
16 6 (6.90%) Symantec
17 5 (5.75%) Dell
18 4 (4.60%) Veritas