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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 74 80 84
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing NAS 15 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.49% 1.29% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£335 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £300 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +35.80%
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
158 155 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.91% 14.05% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 67 102
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 November 2014.

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 November 2014. 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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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
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
NAS
North West

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 19 (86.36%) SAN
3 17 (77.27%) Migration
4 16 (72.73%) Windows
5 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
5 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
5 14 (63.64%) VMware
6 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (50.00%) UNIX
6 11 (50.00%) Firewall
7 10 (45.45%) EMC
7 10 (45.45%) Replication
8 9 (40.91%) Solaris
8 9 (40.91%) WAN
9 8 (36.36%) Citrix
10 7 (31.82%) Cisco
10 7 (31.82%) LAN
10 7 (31.82%) IIS
10 7 (31.82%) Terminal Services
10 7 (31.82%) VMware ESX
10 7 (31.82%) Clustering
10 7 (31.82%) Celerra
10 7 (31.82%) iSCSI
10 7 (31.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 7 (31.82%) Hyper-V
11 6 (27.27%) Change Control
11 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
11 6 (27.27%) SQL
11 6 (27.27%) Oracle

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 (31.82%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) SAN
2 11 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 11 (50.00%) Firewall
3 9 (40.91%) WAN
4 7 (31.82%) LAN
4 7 (31.82%) iSCSI
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (18.18%) VPLS
5 4 (18.18%) Wireless
5 4 (18.18%) EIGRP
5 4 (18.18%) DMZ
5 4 (18.18%) Internet
5 4 (18.18%) MPLS
5 4 (18.18%) OSPF
5 4 (18.18%) BGP
6 2 (9.09%) SSL
6 2 (9.09%) VPN
7 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.55%) VLAN
7 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) EDMS
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Server Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Project Leader
2 4 (18.18%) Project Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Dynamics NAV Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Server Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) EDI
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Replication
2 7 (31.82%) Clustering
2 7 (31.82%) Celerra
3 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (13.64%) Life Science
4 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) UNIX
3 9 (40.91%) Solaris
4 2 (9.09%) AIX
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Change Control
3 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (18.18%) ERP
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.64%) Document Management
6 2 (9.09%) SIEM
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 1 (4.55%) Service Management
7 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (4.55%) Project Governance
7 1 (4.55%) Network Management
7 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
7 1 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) CCNA
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (31.82%) Terminal Services
3 7 (31.82%) VMware ESX
3 7 (31.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 7 (31.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (9.09%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (9.09%) OpenView
4 1 (4.55%) SCOM
4 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) VMware
3 10 (45.45%) EMC
4 8 (36.36%) Citrix
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco
6 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
6 6 (27.27%) Oracle
7 5 (22.73%) Nortel
7 5 (22.73%) HP
8 4 (18.18%) Veeam
8 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
9 3 (13.64%) Veritas
9 3 (13.64%) TARGIT
10 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
10 2 (9.09%) Axway
10 2 (9.09%) MobileIron
10 2 (9.09%) StorageTek
10 2 (9.09%) Apple
10 2 (9.09%) Sun
10 2 (9.09%) Juniper