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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 84 84 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing NAS 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.34% 0.078% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.28% 0.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £323 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
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
219 111 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.89% 8.69% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 42 46
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 12
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £23.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 3 June 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (84.62%) Windows
3 11 (84.62%) SAN
4 10 (76.92%) Firewall
4 10 (76.92%) Migration
4 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (76.92%) Data Centre
5 9 (69.23%) Clustering
5 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
5 9 (69.23%) WAN
5 9 (69.23%) Cisco
5 9 (69.23%) Terminal Services
6 8 (61.54%) EMC
6 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
6 8 (61.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (61.54%) Replication
7 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database
7 7 (53.85%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (53.85%) iSCSI
7 7 (53.85%) Celerra
7 7 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (53.85%) Hyper-V
7 7 (53.85%) XenApp
7 7 (53.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 7 (53.85%) SolarWinds
7 7 (53.85%) MPLS
7 7 (53.85%) OSPF
7 7 (53.85%) BGP
7 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (53.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) SAN
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
3 9 (69.23%) WAN
4 7 (53.85%) Wireless
4 7 (53.85%) VPLS
4 7 (53.85%) iSCSI
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (53.85%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (53.85%) DMZ
4 7 (53.85%) Internet
4 7 (53.85%) MPLS
4 7 (53.85%) OSPF
4 7 (53.85%) BGP
4 7 (53.85%) EIGRP
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Architect
2 6 (46.15%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Data Centre
2 9 (69.23%) Clustering
3 8 (61.54%) Replication
4 7 (53.85%) Celerra
5 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
6 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (7.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Solaris
2 7 (53.85%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Migration
2 8 (61.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
3 7 (53.85%) Business Continuity
4 6 (46.15%) Change Control
5 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) Service Management
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
6 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) VBScript
1 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) Terminal Services
3 7 (53.85%) VMware ESX
3 7 (53.85%) Hyper-V
3 7 (53.85%) XenApp
3 7 (53.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
3 1 (7.69%) OpenView
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco
4 8 (61.54%) EMC
5 7 (53.85%) Nortel
5 7 (53.85%) Citrix
5 7 (53.85%) Oracle
5 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
5 7 (53.85%) SolarWinds
6 3 (23.08%) Avaya
6 3 (23.08%) NetApp
7 1 (7.69%) Veritas
7 1 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (7.69%) Brocade
7 1 (7.69%) Veeam