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 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 87 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing NAS 11 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.67% 0.15% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.70% 1.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +11.11%
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
234 140 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.20% 10.21% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 53 57
Average daily rate £325 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £199 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 24
Average hourly rate £28.25 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.94% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.20 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
1 14 (93.33%) VMware
2 13 (86.67%) Migration
2 13 (86.67%) SAN
3 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
4 11 (73.33%) Terminal Services
4 11 (73.33%) Clustering
4 11 (73.33%) Firewall
5 10 (66.67%) Cisco
5 10 (66.67%) EMC
5 10 (66.67%) WAN
5 10 (66.67%) UNIX
5 10 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (66.67%) Replication
6 9 (60.00%) Hyper-V
6 9 (60.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 9 (60.00%) Celerra
6 9 (60.00%) iSCSI
6 9 (60.00%) IIS
6 9 (60.00%) Solaris
6 9 (60.00%) Citrix
6 9 (60.00%) VMware ESX
7 8 (53.33%) Wireless
7 8 (53.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (53.33%) MPLS
7 8 (53.33%) OSPF
7 8 (53.33%) BGP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 9 (60.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) SAN
2 11 (73.33%) Firewall
3 10 (66.67%) WAN
3 10 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (60.00%) iSCSI
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (53.33%) Wireless
5 8 (53.33%) VPLS
5 8 (53.33%) DMZ
5 8 (53.33%) Internet
5 8 (53.33%) MPLS
5 8 (53.33%) OSPF
5 8 (53.33%) BGP
5 8 (53.33%) EIGRP
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
7 1 (6.67%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Server Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Project Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Project Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Clustering
2 10 (66.67%) Replication
3 9 (60.00%) Celerra
4 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (6.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) UNIX
3 9 (60.00%) Solaris
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Migration
2 8 (53.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
3 7 (46.67%) Business Continuity
3 7 (46.67%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) VBScript
1 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (73.33%) Terminal Services
3 9 (60.00%) VMware ESX
3 9 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (60.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 7 (46.67%) XenApp
5 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
1 14 (93.33%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) EMC
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) Citrix
4 8 (53.33%) Oracle
4 8 (53.33%) Nortel
4 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (53.33%) SolarWinds
5 3 (20.00%) Avaya
6 2 (13.33%) NetApp
7 1 (6.67%) Veritas
7 1 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (6.67%) Veeam