The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 64 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing NAS 8 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.97% 1.22% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.60% 9.18% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£225 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
93 98 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.31% 13.30% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 32
Average daily rate £330 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £30.10 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.81% +52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.37 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.99 £24.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NAS across the Milton Keynes region.

NAS Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the Milton Keynes region.

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) SAN
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (90.91%) Intel
2 10 (90.91%) Windows NT
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 2000
3 9 (81.82%) MCSE
3 9 (81.82%) Citrix
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (81.82%) Terminal Services
3 9 (81.82%) VMware
3 9 (81.82%) BladeLogic
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (72.73%) Degree
4 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (72.73%) VMware ESX
4 8 (72.73%) Clustering
4 8 (72.73%) SLA
4 8 (72.73%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (72.73%) ISA Server
4 8 (72.73%) Change Management
4 8 (72.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 8 (72.73%) MS Excel
4 8 (72.73%) IIS
5 7 (63.64%) Windows 2000 Server
6 6 (54.55%) SCOM
6 6 (54.55%) UNIX

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 8 (72.73%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (72.73%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Administrator
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 4 (36.36%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 1 (9.09%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Clustering
2 5 (45.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (90.91%) Windows NT
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 2000
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 2000 Server
4 6 (54.55%) UNIX
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Change Management
1 8 (72.73%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) MCSE
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Terminal Services
2 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 8 (72.73%) VMware ESX
2 8 (72.73%) ISA Server
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) BladeLogic
2 6 (54.55%) SCOM
3 4 (36.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) Intel
3 9 (81.82%) Citrix
3 9 (81.82%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) HP