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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 125 126 122
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing NAS 19 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.70% 2.23% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 6
Average daily rate
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£373 £405 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.02% +27.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £346 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £420 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +46.66%
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
404 448 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.50% 15.82% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 210 242
Average daily rate £350 £319 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Manchester +3 14 £350 +16.66%
Cheshire +6 3 £420 +2.43% 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 25 (89.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (82.14%) SAN
3 22 (78.57%) Windows
4 18 (64.29%) VMware
5 17 (60.71%) Migration
6 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
7 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (46.43%) Firewall
8 13 (46.43%) Solaris
9 12 (42.86%) UNIX
10 11 (39.29%) EMC
10 11 (39.29%) Replication
10 11 (39.29%) Hyper-V
10 11 (39.29%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (35.71%) Oracle
11 10 (35.71%) IIS
11 10 (35.71%) WAN
12 9 (32.14%) Cisco
12 9 (32.14%) iSCSI
13 8 (28.57%) Citrix
13 8 (28.57%) LAN
13 8 (28.57%) SQL
14 7 (25.00%) Terminal Services
14 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
14 7 (25.00%) Celerra
14 7 (25.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 7 (25.00%) Wireless
14 7 (25.00%) VMware ESX
14 7 (25.00%) Clustering

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (35.71%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (82.14%) SAN
2 13 (46.43%) Firewall
3 11 (39.29%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (35.71%) WAN
5 9 (32.14%) iSCSI
6 8 (28.57%) LAN
7 7 (25.00%) Wireless
8 6 (21.43%) DHCP
9 5 (17.86%) MPLS
10 4 (14.29%) VPLS
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (14.29%) DMZ
10 4 (14.29%) Internet
10 4 (14.29%) OSPF
10 4 (14.29%) BGP
10 4 (14.29%) EIGRP
11 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
11 3 (10.71%) DNS
12 2 (7.14%) SSL
12 2 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (10.71%) EDMS
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Server Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Project Leader
3 4 (14.29%) Project Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Dynamics NAV Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Server Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Data Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) EDI
2 2 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Replication
2 7 (25.00%) Celerra
2 7 (25.00%) Clustering
3 5 (17.86%) Life Science
4 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
6 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Solaris
3 12 (42.86%) UNIX
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
7 2 (7.14%) AIX
7 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) Change Control
3 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.29%) ERP
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Project Planning
5 3 (10.71%) Document Management
6 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) SIEM
6 2 (7.14%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL
7 1 (3.57%) Project Governance
7 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (3.57%) Network Management
7 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) MCSE
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) CCNA
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (39.29%) Hyper-V
4 7 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 7 (25.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 7 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (7.14%) OpenView
3 2 (7.14%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (64.29%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) EMC
4 10 (35.71%) Oracle
5 9 (32.14%) Cisco
6 8 (28.57%) Citrix
7 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 5 (17.86%) HP
8 5 (17.86%) Nortel
9 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
10 3 (10.71%) TARGIT
10 3 (10.71%) Veritas
10 3 (10.71%) Veeam
11 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
11 2 (7.14%) Axway
11 2 (7.14%) Juniper
11 2 (7.14%) Apple
11 2 (7.14%) StorageTek
11 2 (7.14%) Sun
11 2 (7.14%) MobileIron