The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
England / North West
Rank 123 149 132
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -17
Contract jobs citing NAS 13 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.10% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.16% 0.70% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Median daily rate £330 £216 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.60% -41.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £170 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £376 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.73% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-37.73% -11.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
412 573 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.68% 14.89% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 314 188
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.85 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing NAS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

NAS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 6 £340 - 1
Manchester +16 4 - - 2
Cheshire +26 3 £275 -35.29% 2
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for NAS.

1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) SAN
3 15 (68.18%) Windows Server
4 12 (54.55%) VMware
4 12 (54.55%) MS Exchange
5 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (50.00%) NetApp
5 11 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
8 7 (31.82%) LAN
8 7 (31.82%) WAN
9 6 (27.27%) HP
9 6 (27.27%) Citrix
9 6 (27.27%) Linux
9 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
9 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (27.27%) Firewall
9 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (22.73%) Cisco
11 4 (18.18%) Migration
11 4 (18.18%) MS Office
11 4 (18.18%) ITIL
11 4 (18.18%) SQL
11 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
11 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
11 4 (18.18%) Webroot
11 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (13.64%) Data Centre Operations

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) SAN
2 7 (31.82%) LAN
2 7 (31.82%) WAN
3 6 (27.27%) Firewall
4 3 (13.64%) PBX
4 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications
4 3 (13.64%) VoIP
4 3 (13.64%) VPN
4 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
6 1 (4.55%) DHCP
6 1 (4.55%) DNS
6 1 (4.55%) IPsec
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) NetApp Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Storage Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Storage Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) EMC Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.64%) BYOD
2 3 (13.64%) Replication
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Windows Server
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (27.27%) Linux
4 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.64%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (13.64%) Solaris
6 3 (13.64%) SUSE
6 3 (13.64%) Unix
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
1 4 (18.18%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre Operations
2 3 (13.64%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
2 3 (13.64%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (9.09%) Email Filtering
3 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (9.09%) Web Filtering
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.55%) CRM
4 1 (4.55%) ERP
4 1 (4.55%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Release Management
4 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Security Patching
4 1 (4.55%) Server Building
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) VBScript
3 2 (9.09%) VB
3 2 (9.09%) VB6
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.09%) VMware GSX
5 1 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) MOM
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
1 2 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) VMware
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) NetApp
3 6 (27.27%) Citrix
3 6 (27.27%) HP
3 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco
5 4 (18.18%) Webroot
6 3 (13.64%) 3PAR
6 3 (13.64%) F5
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.55%) Avaya
8 1 (4.55%) EMC
8 1 (4.55%) Isilon
8 1 (4.55%) Lumension
8 1 (4.55%) Symantec