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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 84 82 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing NAS 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.80% 1.37% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
-13.13% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+54.76% +3.70%
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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
167 146 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.02% 13.19% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 69 87
Average daily rate £316 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 22
Average hourly rate £21.25 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
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 30 January 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 17 (100.00%) SAN
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 16 (94.12%) Migration
3 13 (76.47%) VMware
4 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
5 11 (64.71%) UNIX
5 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
5 11 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (64.71%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (58.82%) Replication
6 10 (58.82%) Firewall
7 9 (52.94%) WAN
7 9 (52.94%) EMC
8 8 (47.06%) Citrix
8 8 (47.06%) Solaris
9 7 (41.18%) IIS
9 7 (41.18%) LAN
9 7 (41.18%) Terminal Services
9 7 (41.18%) VMware ESX
9 7 (41.18%) Clustering
9 7 (41.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 7 (41.18%) iSCSI
9 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
9 7 (41.18%) Celerra
10 6 (35.29%) Change Control
10 6 (35.29%) Cisco
11 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
11 5 (29.41%) Nortel
11 5 (29.41%) Oracle

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (41.18%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) SAN
2 11 (64.71%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (58.82%) Firewall
4 9 (52.94%) WAN
5 7 (41.18%) LAN
5 7 (41.18%) iSCSI
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (23.53%) VPLS
6 4 (23.53%) DMZ
6 4 (23.53%) Wireless
6 4 (23.53%) Internet
6 4 (23.53%) MPLS
6 4 (23.53%) OSPF
6 4 (23.53%) BGP
6 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
7 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.88%) VPN
7 1 (5.88%) SSL
7 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
7 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Server Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Project Leader
2 4 (23.53%) Project Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Server Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Replication
2 7 (41.18%) Clustering
2 7 (41.18%) Celerra
3 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (17.65%) Life Science
4 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) UNIX
3 8 (47.06%) Solaris
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Migration
2 6 (35.29%) Change Control
3 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) SIEM
4 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (41.18%) Terminal Services
3 7 (41.18%) VMware ESX
3 7 (41.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
4 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.88%) OpenView
2 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) VMware
3 9 (52.94%) EMC
4 8 (47.06%) Citrix
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco
6 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
6 5 (29.41%) Nortel
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle
7 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds
7 4 (23.53%) HP
8 3 (17.65%) Veritas
8 3 (17.65%) Veeam
9 1 (5.88%) Sun
9 1 (5.88%) Dell
9 1 (5.88%) Juniper
9 1 (5.88%) Nokia
9 1 (5.88%) StorageTek
9 1 (5.88%) Apple
9 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
9 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL