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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 359 345 347
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing NFS 61 89 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 2.69% 4.17% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 56 30
Average daily rate
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£450 £510 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £368 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £47.50
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
2271 2135 1991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.27% 8.49% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1446 1319 1146
Average daily rate £388 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 151 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 September 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 September 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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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 +16 18 £400 -33.33% 5
Uxbridge - - - - 1
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 67 (68.37%) Linux
2 61 (62.24%) SAN
3 57 (58.16%) Windows
4 53 (54.08%) VMware
5 49 (50.00%) DNS
6 47 (47.96%) Fibre Channel
7 46 (46.94%) iSCSI
7 46 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 42 (42.86%) NetApp
9 36 (36.73%) HP
10 32 (32.65%) NAS
11 31 (31.63%) Active Directory
12 30 (30.61%) TCP/IP
13 27 (27.55%) Firewall
13 27 (27.55%) Clustering
14 26 (26.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (26.53%) EMC
14 26 (26.53%) Cisco
14 26 (26.53%) Oracle
15 25 (25.51%) SQL
15 25 (25.51%) UNIX
16 24 (24.49%) Perl
16 24 (24.49%) IBM
16 24 (24.49%) Finance
17 23 (23.47%) Solaris
17 23 (23.47%) Replication
17 23 (23.47%) VLAN
18 22 (22.45%) Citrix
18 22 (22.45%) Red Hat
19 21 (21.43%) Microsoft

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (19.39%) MS Exchange
2 18 (18.37%) Apache
3 17 (17.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (16.33%) Tomcat
5 11 (11.22%) WebSphere
6 5 (5.10%) IIS
6 5 (5.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (3.06%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.04%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.04%) Zimbra
9 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.02%) Drupal
9 1 (1.02%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.06%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Joyent
2 2 (2.04%) Office 365
3 1 (1.02%) PaaS
3 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (62.24%) SAN
2 49 (50.00%) DNS
3 47 (47.96%) Fibre Channel
4 46 (46.94%) iSCSI
5 32 (32.65%) NAS
6 30 (30.61%) TCP/IP
7 27 (27.55%) Firewall
8 23 (23.47%) VLAN
9 21 (21.43%) VPN
10 20 (20.41%) Multicast
11 18 (18.37%) FCoE
12 17 (17.35%) DHCP
13 15 (15.31%) LAN
13 15 (15.31%) WAN
14 12 (12.24%) LDAP
14 12 (12.24%) HTTP
15 11 (11.22%) SNMP
16 4 (4.08%) SSH
16 4 (4.08%) FTP
16 4 (4.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.31%) MySQL
2 9 (9.18%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.06%) HBase
3 3 (3.06%) Redis
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.02%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.12%) Subversion
3 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.06%) JIRA
5 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 24 (24.49%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Banking
3 9 (9.18%) Financial Institution
4 7 (7.14%) Games
5 5 (5.10%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.04%) Retail
7 2 (2.04%) Law
7 2 (2.04%) Legal
7 2 (2.04%) Front Office
8 1 (1.02%) Back Office
8 1 (1.02%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (14.29%) Administrator
2 13 (13.27%) Analyst
2 13 (13.27%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (12.24%) Architect
4 11 (11.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (10.20%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.12%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (6.12%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.10%) UNIX Administrator
9 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) UNIX Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 3 (3.06%) SAN Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) SAN Storage Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.16%) XML
2 6 (6.12%) Middleware
3 5 (5.10%) LAMP
3 5 (5.10%) XSLT
4 3 (3.06%) Rendezvous
4 3 (3.06%) HTML
4 3 (3.06%) CSS
4 3 (3.06%) JSON
4 3 (3.06%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.04%) Java SE
6 1 (1.02%) X-Windows
6 1 (1.02%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.02%) .NET
6 1 (1.02%) Zend Framework
6 1 (1.02%) Django
6 1 (1.02%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.55%) Clustering
2 23 (23.47%) Replication
3 10 (10.20%) Client/Server
4 9 (9.18%) Open Source
4 9 (9.18%) Hedge funds
5 7 (7.14%) Online Games
6 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.06%) Firmware
7 3 (3.06%) CESG
7 3 (3.06%) Equities
7 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.06%) New Media
8 2 (2.04%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (2.04%) Fixed Income
8 2 (2.04%) Celerra
8 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 67 (68.37%) Linux
2 57 (58.16%) Windows
3 26 (26.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (25.51%) UNIX
5 23 (23.47%) Solaris
6 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (8.16%) Ubuntu
7 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (6.12%) CentOS
9 4 (4.08%) Windows 2000
10 3 (3.06%) Fedora
10 3 (3.06%) SmartOS
10 3 (3.06%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.04%) AIX
11 2 (2.04%) Debian
11 2 (2.04%) SUSE
12 1 (1.02%) HPUX
12 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.31%) DevOps
2 14 (14.29%) ITIL
3 13 (13.27%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (13.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (12.24%) Service Management
5 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.20%) ITSM
6 8 (8.16%) Benchmarking
7 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 6 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (6.12%) Capacity Management
8 6 (6.12%) Scrum
8 6 (6.12%) Migration
9 4 (4.08%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.08%) Electronic Trading
9 4 (4.08%) Security Management
10 3 (3.06%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.06%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.06%) Performance Management
10 3 (3.06%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.51%) SQL
2 24 (24.49%) Perl
3 17 (17.35%) PowerShell
4 13 (13.27%) Bash Shell
5 11 (11.22%) Java
6 10 (10.20%) C
6 10 (10.20%) VB
6 10 (10.20%) VBA
7 9 (9.18%) Python
8 7 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 7 (7.14%) PHP
8 7 (7.14%) Ruby
9 5 (5.10%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.10%) Korn
10 3 (3.06%) C++
10 3 (3.06%) C-shell
11 2 (2.04%) XPath
12 1 (1.02%) Tcl
12 1 (1.02%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (13.27%) MCSE
2 10 (10.20%) RHCE
3 9 (9.18%) NCDA
3 9 (9.18%) CCNA
3 9 (9.18%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (9.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (7.14%) MCITP
4 7 (7.14%) RHCT
5 6 (6.12%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.06%) Degree
7 3 (3.06%) NCIE
8 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.04%) MCSA
8 2 (2.04%) MCP
9 1 (1.02%) Sun Certification
9 1 (1.02%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.02%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (31.63%) Active Directory
3 18 (18.37%) VMware ESX
4 17 (17.35%) XenApp
5 13 (13.27%) vSphere
6 11 (11.22%) Hyper-V
7 10 (10.20%) SRDF
7 10 (10.20%) vCloud
8 9 (9.18%) Xen
9 7 (7.14%) KVM
10 6 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (6.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (4.08%) XenServer
12 3 (3.06%) Samba
12 3 (3.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (3.06%) Postfix
12 3 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (3.06%) Squid
12 3 (3.06%) Docker
13 1 (1.02%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 17 (17.35%) Backup Exec
2 15 (15.31%) Puppet
3 14 (14.29%) MIMEsweeper
3 14 (14.29%) MAILsweeper
4 10 (10.20%) EMC NetWorker
4 10 (10.20%) Nagios
5 8 (8.16%) SCCM
6 5 (5.10%) OpenView
6 5 (5.10%) SCOM
6 5 (5.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (3.06%) ZABBIX
8 3 (3.06%) Cacti
8 3 (3.06%) NetBackup
8 3 (3.06%) Opsview
8 3 (3.06%) Icinga
8 3 (3.06%) Cobbler
9 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (2.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 53 (54.08%) VMware
2 42 (42.86%) NetApp
3 36 (36.73%) HP
4 26 (26.53%) EMC
4 26 (26.53%) Cisco
4 26 (26.53%) Oracle
5 24 (24.49%) IBM
6 22 (22.45%) Citrix
6 22 (22.45%) Red Hat
7 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 10 (10.20%) Websense
8 10 (10.20%) F5
9 8 (8.16%) Brocade
9 8 (8.16%) Intel
9 8 (8.16%) Sun
9 8 (8.16%) Veritas
10 6 (6.12%) JBoss
11 5 (5.10%) Symantec
11 5 (5.10%) Sophos
11 5 (5.10%) Dell
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