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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 95 83 76
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing NAS 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.53% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 3.78% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£445 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.23 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+29.91% +7.14%
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
224 185 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.89% 14.02% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 89 80
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £442 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 14
Average hourly rate £14.19 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.70% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £40.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) SAN
3 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) ITIL
5 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 4 (40.00%) Middleware
6 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (30.00%) SNA
7 3 (30.00%) SSL
7 3 (30.00%) CICS
7 3 (30.00%) CA
7 3 (30.00%) SMTP
7 3 (30.00%) FTP
7 3 (30.00%) zOS
7 3 (30.00%) EFT
7 3 (30.00%) UNIX
7 3 (30.00%) ETL
7 3 (30.00%) SMS
7 3 (30.00%) AIX
7 3 (30.00%) Solaris
7 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (30.00%) IBM
7 3 (30.00%) RACF
7 3 (30.00%) DataStage
7 3 (30.00%) Mainframe

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (30.00%) CICS
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) SAN
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) SNA
4 3 (30.00%) SSL
4 3 (30.00%) SMS
4 3 (30.00%) SMTP
4 3 (30.00%) FTP
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) DataStage
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Designer
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) EFT
2 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (30.00%) VSAM
2 3 (30.00%) PKI
2 3 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) AIX
2 3 (30.00%) Solaris
2 3 (30.00%) zOS
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (30.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) RACF
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) OMEGAMON
1 3 (30.00%) zSecure
2 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) OpenView
3 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) CA
3 3 (30.00%) Veeam
4 2 (20.00%) Symantec
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) Veritas
5 1 (10.00%) Brocade