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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 357 329 366
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +37
Contract jobs citing NFS 58 90 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.36% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 2.65% 4.14% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 62 28
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.18% +26.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £368 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £623 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.63 - £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
2188 2172 1913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.86% 8.71% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1412 1335 1137
Average daily rate £390 £368 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 138 153
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £30.25 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +18 21 £340 -43.33% 2
Uxbridge - - - - 2
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 62 (61.39%) Linux
1 62 (61.39%) SAN
2 58 (57.43%) Windows
3 51 (50.50%) VMware
4 45 (44.55%) DNS
5 44 (43.56%) Fibre Channel
6 42 (41.58%) iSCSI
7 41 (40.59%) NetApp
8 40 (39.60%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (32.67%) HP
10 31 (30.69%) NAS
11 29 (28.71%) Active Directory
11 29 (28.71%) EMC
12 28 (27.72%) IBM
13 27 (26.73%) TCP/IP
13 27 (26.73%) Cisco
13 27 (26.73%) UNIX
14 25 (24.75%) Finance
15 23 (22.77%) SQL
16 22 (21.78%) Oracle
16 22 (21.78%) Perl
16 22 (21.78%) Firewall
16 22 (21.78%) Red Hat
16 22 (21.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 22 (21.78%) Clustering
17 21 (20.79%) Solaris
18 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
18 20 (19.80%) Citrix
18 20 (19.80%) Multicast
19 19 (18.81%) VLAN

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 17 (16.83%) Apache
1 17 (16.83%) MS Exchange
2 15 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (14.85%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.91%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.94%) JBoss
5 5 (4.95%) IIS
5 5 (4.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (2.97%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.97%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.97%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.98%) Zimbra
8 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.99%) Drupal
8 1 (0.99%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.99%) nginx
8 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.99%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.97%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Office 365
1 2 (1.98%) Joyent
2 1 (0.99%) PaaS
2 1 (0.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (61.39%) SAN
2 45 (44.55%) DNS
3 44 (43.56%) Fibre Channel
4 42 (41.58%) iSCSI
5 31 (30.69%) NAS
6 27 (26.73%) TCP/IP
7 22 (21.78%) Firewall
8 20 (19.80%) Multicast
9 19 (18.81%) VLAN
10 18 (17.82%) FCoE
11 17 (16.83%) LAN
12 16 (15.84%) WAN
12 16 (15.84%) VPN
13 13 (12.87%) DHCP
14 11 (10.89%) HTTP
14 11 (10.89%) LDAP
14 11 (10.89%) SNMP
15 5 (4.95%) FTP
16 4 (3.96%) SSH
17 3 (2.97%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) MySQL
2 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.96%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.97%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.97%) HBase
5 2 (1.98%) Redis
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.99%) OLTP
6 1 (0.99%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.94%) Subversion
3 4 (3.96%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.98%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.98%) JIRA
5 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 25 (24.75%) Finance
2 11 (10.89%) Banking
3 9 (8.91%) Financial Institution
4 7 (6.93%) Games
5 6 (5.94%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.97%) Law
6 3 (2.97%) Legal
6 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.98%) Retail
7 2 (1.98%) Front Office
8 1 (0.99%) Back Office
8 1 (0.99%) Electronics
8 1 (0.99%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (13.86%) Administrator
2 12 (11.88%) Architect
2 12 (11.88%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (9.90%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (9.90%) Analyst
4 9 (8.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) Storage Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.94%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.94%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (4.95%) UNIX Administrator
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) SAN Storage Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.96%) UNIX Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) SAN Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.97%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) XML
2 6 (5.94%) Middleware
3 5 (4.95%) XSLT
4 3 (2.97%) Rendezvous
4 3 (2.97%) HTML
4 3 (2.97%) LAMP
4 3 (2.97%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.98%) Java SE
5 2 (1.98%) JSON
5 2 (1.98%) Django
5 2 (1.98%) .NET
5 2 (1.98%) CSS
6 1 (0.99%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.99%) YAML
6 1 (0.99%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.78%) Clustering
2 17 (16.83%) Replication
3 10 (9.90%) Open Source
3 10 (9.90%) Client/Server
4 9 (8.91%) Hedge funds
5 7 (6.93%) Online Games
6 3 (2.97%) CESG
6 3 (2.97%) Equities
7 2 (1.98%) New Media
7 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.98%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.98%) Celerra
7 2 (1.98%) Symmetrix
7 2 (1.98%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.99%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 62 (61.39%) Linux
2 58 (57.43%) Windows
3 27 (26.73%) UNIX
4 22 (21.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (20.79%) Solaris
6 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (6.93%) Ubuntu
8 5 (4.95%) CentOS
9 4 (3.96%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.97%) Fedora
10 3 (2.97%) SUSE
11 2 (1.98%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (1.98%) SmartOS
11 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.98%) AIX
12 1 (0.99%) HPUX
12 1 (0.99%) Debian
12 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.84%) DevOps
2 14 (13.86%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (12.87%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (11.88%) ITIL
4 12 (11.88%) Service Management
5 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.90%) ITSM
7 8 (7.92%) Benchmarking
8 7 (6.93%) Scrum
9 6 (5.94%) Incident Management
10 5 (4.95%) Migration
10 5 (4.95%) Capacity Management
11 4 (3.96%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (3.96%) Electronic Trading
11 4 (3.96%) Security Management
12 3 (2.97%) Service Delivery
12 3 (2.97%) Performance Management
12 3 (2.97%) Kanban
12 3 (2.97%) Load Balancing
13 2 (1.98%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.77%) SQL
2 22 (21.78%) Perl
3 15 (14.85%) PowerShell
4 13 (12.87%) Bash Shell
5 11 (10.89%) Java
6 10 (9.90%) VB
6 10 (9.90%) VBA
7 9 (8.91%) Python
8 7 (6.93%) PHP
9 6 (5.94%) Ruby
10 5 (4.95%) JavaScript
10 5 (4.95%) C
10 5 (4.95%) Korn
11 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.97%) C++
13 2 (1.98%) C-shell
13 2 (1.98%) XPath
14 1 (0.99%) Tcl
14 1 (0.99%) C#
14 1 (0.99%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (10.89%) MCSE
2 9 (8.91%) NCDA
3 8 (7.92%) RHCE
4 7 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.93%) CCNA
4 7 (6.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.95%) MCITP
6 5 (4.95%) RHCT
6 5 (4.95%) NCIE
7 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.98%) Degree
8 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.98%) MCSA
8 2 (1.98%) MCP
9 1 (0.99%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.99%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (39.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (28.71%) Active Directory
3 15 (14.85%) vSphere
4 13 (12.87%) XenApp
4 13 (12.87%) VMware ESX
5 11 (10.89%) Hyper-V
6 10 (9.90%) SRDF
6 10 (9.90%) vCloud
7 9 (8.91%) Xen
8 7 (6.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (5.94%) KVM
10 4 (3.96%) XenServer
10 4 (3.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (3.96%) Samba
11 3 (2.97%) Firmware
11 3 (2.97%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (2.97%) Postfix
12 2 (1.98%) LXC
12 2 (1.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (13.86%) Puppet
2 13 (12.87%) Backup Exec
3 12 (11.88%) MIMEsweeper
3 12 (11.88%) MAILsweeper
4 10 (9.90%) EMC NetWorker
4 10 (9.90%) Nagios
5 8 (7.92%) SCCM
6 5 (4.95%) OpenView
6 5 (4.95%) SCOM
6 5 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (4.95%) Icinga
7 4 (3.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (2.97%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.97%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (2.97%) Opsview
8 3 (2.97%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.98%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 51 (50.50%) VMware
2 41 (40.59%) NetApp
3 33 (32.67%) HP
4 29 (28.71%) EMC
5 28 (27.72%) IBM
6 27 (26.73%) Cisco
7 22 (21.78%) Oracle
7 22 (21.78%) Red Hat
8 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
8 20 (19.80%) Citrix
9 10 (9.90%) Websense
9 10 (9.90%) F5
10 9 (8.91%) Veritas
11 8 (7.92%) Brocade
11 8 (7.92%) Sun
11 8 (7.92%) Intel
12 4 (3.96%) Dell
12 4 (3.96%) Juniper
13 3 (2.97%) Symantec
13 3 (2.97%) Sophos