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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 350 291 312
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +21
Contract jobs citing NFS 45 98 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.45% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 2.40% 5.20% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 70 36
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£475 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £375 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £410 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +13.10%
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
1872 1886 1646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.92% 8.64% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1230 1170 945
Average daily rate £400 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £230 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 109 215
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £25.00 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +7 2 £475 -22.44% 3
Brentford - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 67 (65.69%) SAN
2 64 (62.75%) VMware
3 59 (57.84%) Linux
4 56 (54.90%) Windows
5 46 (45.10%) iSCSI
6 43 (42.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 43 (42.16%) NetApp
7 38 (37.25%) DNS
8 36 (35.29%) Fibre Channel
9 30 (29.41%) NAS
10 26 (25.49%) Clustering
11 25 (24.51%) Apache
11 25 (24.51%) Tomcat
11 25 (24.51%) Puppet
12 23 (22.55%) Performance Tuning
12 23 (22.55%) Finance
12 23 (22.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (21.57%) Active Directory
13 22 (21.57%) MS Exchange
14 21 (20.59%) Perl
14 21 (20.59%) HP
14 21 (20.59%) EMC
14 21 (20.59%) Citrix
15 20 (19.61%) Oracle
15 20 (19.61%) UNIX
16 19 (18.63%) Cisco
16 19 (18.63%) IBM
16 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
16 19 (18.63%) Red Hat
16 19 (18.63%) VMware ESX

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 25 (24.51%) Apache
1 25 (24.51%) Tomcat
2 22 (21.57%) MS Exchange
3 15 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.86%) WebSphere
4 7 (6.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.88%) IIS
5 6 (5.88%) JBoss
6 5 (4.90%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.94%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (1.96%) Lync
8 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.96%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.96%) nginx
8 2 (1.96%) Zimbra
9 1 (0.98%) Jetty
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.96%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (1.96%) RMDS
2 2 (1.96%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) PaaS
1 1 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (65.69%) SAN
2 46 (45.10%) iSCSI
3 38 (37.25%) DNS
4 36 (35.29%) Fibre Channel
5 30 (29.41%) NAS
6 17 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 16 (15.69%) LAN
8 15 (14.71%) WAN
8 15 (14.71%) DHCP
9 12 (11.76%) Multicast
10 11 (10.78%) LDAP
11 10 (9.80%) FCoE
11 10 (9.80%) HTTP
12 9 (8.82%) BIG-IP
12 9 (8.82%) VoIP
13 7 (6.86%) VLAN
13 7 (6.86%) Firewall
13 7 (6.86%) SSL
14 5 (4.90%) SSH
15 4 (3.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 11 (10.78%) MySQL
4 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.94%) HBase
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.98%) OLTP
6 1 (0.98%) MS Access
6 1 (0.98%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Subversion
2 8 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.98%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 23 (22.55%) Finance
2 14 (13.73%) Banking
3 11 (10.78%) Games
4 6 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.92%) Law
6 4 (3.92%) Legal
7 2 (1.96%) Front Office
8 1 (0.98%) Advertising
8 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (13.73%) Linux Engineer
2 13 (12.75%) Architect
2 13 (12.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Analyst
4 10 (9.80%) Administrator
5 8 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Storage Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.94%) Lead Architect
10 3 (2.94%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.94%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) Middleware
1 7 (6.86%) XML
2 6 (5.88%) XSLT
3 4 (3.92%) Rendezvous
4 3 (2.94%) Java SE
4 3 (2.94%) LAMP
4 3 (2.94%) HTML
4 3 (2.94%) SOAP
5 2 (1.96%) REST
5 2 (1.96%) .NET
6 1 (0.98%) Django
6 1 (0.98%) YAML
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.98%) Java EE
6 1 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.49%) Clustering
2 18 (17.65%) Open Source
3 13 (12.75%) Replication
4 11 (10.78%) Online Games
5 8 (7.84%) Hedge funds
6 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.92%) Symmetrix
8 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.96%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.96%) Equities
8 2 (1.96%) Statistics
8 2 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.98%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.98%) CESG
9 1 (0.98%) IVR
9 1 (0.98%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 59 (57.84%) Linux
2 56 (54.90%) Windows
3 23 (22.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (19.61%) UNIX
5 18 (17.65%) Solaris
6 17 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (9.80%) Windows 7
8 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (6.86%) CentOS
10 5 (4.90%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.94%) SUSE
12 2 (1.96%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (1.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.96%) AIX
12 2 (1.96%) Debian
12 2 (1.96%) Fedora
13 1 (0.98%) HPUX
13 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (14.71%) ITIL
2 15 (14.71%) DevOps
3 12 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.80%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (9.80%) Benchmarking
5 7 (6.86%) Scrum
6 6 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.90%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.90%) Workflow
7 5 (4.90%) Migration
7 5 (4.90%) Security Management
7 5 (4.90%) Capacity Management
8 4 (3.92%) High Availability
8 4 (3.92%) Project Management
8 4 (3.92%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (3.92%) Electronic Trading
9 3 (2.94%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.59%) Perl
2 18 (17.65%) SQL
3 15 (14.71%) Python
4 14 (13.73%) Java
5 12 (11.76%) Ruby
6 10 (9.80%) Bash Shell
6 10 (9.80%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.90%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.90%) C
8 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.92%) PHP
9 3 (2.94%) XPath
9 3 (2.94%) VBA
9 3 (2.94%) C++
10 2 (1.96%) Korn
11 1 (0.98%) Tcl
11 1 (0.98%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (7.84%) RHCE
2 7 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (6.86%) CCNA
3 6 (5.88%) NCDA
3 6 (5.88%) MCSE
3 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.90%) MCITP
4 5 (4.90%) RHCT
5 3 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.94%) NCIE
6 1 (0.98%) Degree
6 1 (0.98%) ISEB
6 1 (0.98%) MCSA
6 1 (0.98%) MCP
6 1 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (42.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (21.57%) Active Directory
3 19 (18.63%) VMware ESX
4 18 (17.65%) Xen
5 17 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 13 (12.75%) XenApp
6 13 (12.75%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (8.82%) vSphere
7 9 (8.82%) KVM
8 8 (7.84%) Samba
8 8 (7.84%) SRDF
9 3 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (2.94%) Postfix
10 2 (1.96%) vCloud
10 2 (1.96%) Squid
10 2 (1.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (24.51%) Puppet
2 18 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (15.69%) Nagios
4 13 (12.75%) Icinga
5 12 (11.76%) Backup Exec
6 11 (10.78%) MIMEsweeper
6 11 (10.78%) MAILsweeper
7 7 (6.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 5 (4.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (3.92%) Cobbler
9 4 (3.92%) Graphite
9 4 (3.92%) collectd
9 4 (3.92%) Opsview
10 3 (2.94%) Cacti
10 3 (2.94%) NetBackup
10 3 (2.94%) Tivoli
10 3 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.96%) SCCM
11 2 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 64 (62.75%) VMware
2 43 (42.16%) NetApp
3 21 (20.59%) HP
3 21 (20.59%) EMC
3 21 (20.59%) Citrix
4 20 (19.61%) Oracle
5 19 (18.63%) Cisco
5 19 (18.63%) IBM
5 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
5 19 (18.63%) Red Hat
6 11 (10.78%) F5
7 10 (9.80%) Intel
8 9 (8.82%) 3PAR
9 6 (5.88%) Symantec
9 6 (5.88%) Brocade
10 5 (4.90%) Dell
11 4 (3.92%) Akamai
11 4 (3.92%) Sybase
11 4 (3.92%) TIBCO
11 4 (3.92%) Veritas
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