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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 87 84 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing NAS 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.91% 1.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.72% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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
230 135 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.18% 10.73% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 53 49
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 22
Average hourly rate £25.75 £14.00 £22.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.92% -38.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £37.29 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 March 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
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 27 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Oldham - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
NAS
North West

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 23 (100.00%) Migration
2 21 (91.30%) SAN
3 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
4 19 (82.61%) VMware
5 18 (78.26%) UNIX
5 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
5 18 (78.26%) Fibre Channel
6 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (73.91%) Replication
7 16 (69.57%) Firewall
7 16 (69.57%) Clustering
7 16 (69.57%) Terminal Services
8 14 (60.87%) Citrix
8 14 (60.87%) IIS
8 14 (60.87%) Solaris
8 14 (60.87%) WAN
8 14 (60.87%) EMC
8 14 (60.87%) VMware ESX
8 14 (60.87%) Celerra
8 14 (60.87%) iSCSI
8 14 (60.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 14 (60.87%) Hyper-V
9 12 (52.17%) Change Control
10 11 (47.83%) SolarWinds
10 11 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (47.83%) VPLS
10 11 (47.83%) Wireless
10 11 (47.83%) Cisco

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (60.87%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) SAN
2 18 (78.26%) Fibre Channel
3 16 (69.57%) Firewall
4 14 (60.87%) WAN
4 14 (60.87%) iSCSI
5 11 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (47.83%) Wireless
5 11 (47.83%) VPLS
5 11 (47.83%) DMZ
5 11 (47.83%) Internet
5 11 (47.83%) MPLS
5 11 (47.83%) OSPF
5 11 (47.83%) BGP
5 11 (47.83%) EIGRP
6 6 (26.09%) LAN
7 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Technical Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Server Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Project Leader
4 4 (17.39%) Project Leader
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Server Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Architect
7 1 (4.35%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (73.91%) Replication
2 16 (69.57%) Clustering
3 14 (60.87%) Celerra
4 4 (17.39%) Life Science
5 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) UNIX
3 14 (60.87%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Migration
2 12 (52.17%) Change Control
3 10 (43.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
4 7 (30.43%) Business Continuity
5 2 (8.70%) Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) VBScript
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
System Software
1 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (69.57%) Terminal Services
4 14 (60.87%) VMware ESX
4 14 (60.87%) Hyper-V
4 14 (60.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 7 (30.43%) XenApp
6 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (13.04%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
3 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (82.61%) VMware
3 14 (60.87%) EMC
3 14 (60.87%) Citrix
4 11 (47.83%) Nortel
4 11 (47.83%) Oracle
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco
4 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
4 11 (47.83%) SolarWinds
5 3 (13.04%) Veritas
5 3 (13.04%) Veeam
5 3 (13.04%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) Avaya
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp