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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 128 125 112
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing NAS 17 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.17% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.62% 1.33% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +110.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £435 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £370
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -15.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
NAS
England

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
469 376 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.72% 12.54% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 190 144
Average daily rate £324 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 25 39
Average hourly rate £18.13 £22.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -23.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 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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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
Cheshire - 7 £450 - 1
Manchester -5 5 £400 -5.88% 2
Merseyside -10 5 £475 - 2
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 32 (94.12%) SAN
2 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) VMware
3 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
3 21 (61.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (61.76%) Data Centre
4 18 (52.94%) Cisco
5 17 (50.00%) Firewall
6 16 (47.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (47.06%) Migration
7 14 (41.18%) Replication
7 14 (41.18%) WAN
7 14 (41.18%) EMC
8 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
8 13 (38.24%) UNIX
9 12 (35.29%) NetApp
9 12 (35.29%) Clustering
9 12 (35.29%) Change Control
10 11 (32.35%) Citrix
10 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
10 11 (32.35%) IIS
11 10 (29.41%) Oracle
11 10 (29.41%) ITIL
11 10 (29.41%) Solaris
11 10 (29.41%) Terminal Services
11 10 (29.41%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (29.41%) Hyper-V
11 10 (29.41%) Oracle Database
12 9 (26.47%) Wireless
12 9 (26.47%) Business Continuity

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (32.35%) IIS
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 32 (94.12%) SAN
2 17 (50.00%) Firewall
3 14 (41.18%) WAN
4 10 (29.41%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (26.47%) Internet
5 9 (26.47%) Wireless
6 8 (23.53%) VPLS
6 8 (23.53%) iSCSI
6 8 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (23.53%) DMZ
6 8 (23.53%) MPLS
6 8 (23.53%) OSPF
6 8 (23.53%) BGP
6 8 (23.53%) EIGRP
7 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 6 (17.65%) LAN
8 3 (8.82%) VLAN
9 2 (5.88%) DHCP
9 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (5.88%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Publishing
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Architect
2 10 (29.41%) Consultant
3 7 (20.59%) Technical Architect
4 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) FlexPod Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Storage Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) NetApp Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Storage Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Migration Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.94%) UNIX Administrator
8 1 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (61.76%) Data Centre
2 14 (41.18%) Replication
3 12 (35.29%) Clustering
4 8 (23.53%) Celerra
4 8 (23.53%) EMC VNX
5 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (11.76%) FlexPod
7 3 (8.82%) CMDB
7 3 (8.82%) Symmetrix DMX
7 3 (8.82%) CLARiiON
7 3 (8.82%) EMC Centera
8 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
9 1 (2.94%) DTV
9 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
9 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
9 1 (2.94%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) UNIX
3 10 (29.41%) Solaris
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.65%) Data ONTAP
5 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.82%) Linux
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.88%) AIX
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Disaster Recovery
1 16 (47.06%) Migration
2 12 (35.29%) Change Control
3 10 (29.41%) ITIL
4 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
4 9 (26.47%) Business Continuity
5 3 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Service Management
5 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.88%) Data Management
6 2 (5.88%) ITSM
6 2 (5.88%) Change Management
6 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.88%) Web Development
6 2 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.82%) Jython
2 3 (8.82%) Perl
2 3 (8.82%) PHP
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) VBScript
3 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (11.76%) NCIE
3 3 (8.82%) MCSE
3 3 (8.82%) CCNA
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) NCDA
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
5 1 (2.94%) CCNP
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.94%) VCAP
5 1 (2.94%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (61.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
3 10 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 10 (29.41%) Terminal Services
4 8 (23.53%) VMware ESX
4 8 (23.53%) XenApp
4 8 (23.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 7 (20.59%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (8.82%) Firmware
7 2 (5.88%) NFS
8 1 (2.94%) vSphere
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) OpenView
1 5 (14.71%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (5.88%) BladeLogic
3 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) VMware
2 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
3 18 (52.94%) Cisco
4 14 (41.18%) EMC
5 12 (35.29%) NetApp
6 11 (32.35%) Citrix
7 10 (29.41%) Oracle
8 9 (26.47%) CheckPoint
8 9 (26.47%) HP
9 8 (23.53%) Nortel
9 8 (23.53%) SolarWinds
10 6 (17.65%) Veeam
10 6 (17.65%) Veritas
11 4 (11.76%) Avaya
12 3 (8.82%) Remedy
13 2 (5.88%) BMC
13 2 (5.88%) Brocade
14 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
14 1 (2.94%) Symantec
14 1 (2.94%) Sun