The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 81 81 94
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing NAS 7 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.51% 0.084% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.72% 0.69% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
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£425 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 - £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 - £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
NAS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
188 145 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.79% 12.12% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 74 49
Average daily rate £318 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £211 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

NAS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 15 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
Rochdale - - - - 1
Salford - - - - 1
NAS
North West

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing NAS 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 NAS.

1 6 (66.67%) SQL
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) ERP
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) EDI
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) EMC
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Document Management
3 3 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (33.33%) EDMS
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (33.33%) TARGIT
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
4 2 (22.22%) MobileIron
4 2 (22.22%) Veeam
4 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 2 (22.22%) Axway

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing NAS 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 NAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) EDMS
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) AIX
1 2 (22.22%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ERP
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Document Management
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 1 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) OpenView
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) EMC
3 3 (33.33%) TARGIT
4 2 (22.22%) Juniper
4 2 (22.22%) Veeam
4 2 (22.22%) MobileIron
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Sun
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
4 2 (22.22%) Axway
4 2 (22.22%) StorageTek
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) Nortel
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