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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 148 148 122
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs citing NAS 9 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.33% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 2.37% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 9
Median daily rate £330 £331 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.37% -10.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £170 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -15.38%
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
473 590 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.73% 14.09% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 351 243
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 49 35
Median hourly rate £18.81 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.01% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.25 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -1 4 - - 2
Merseyside - 3 £330 -
Cheshire +11 2 £250 -42.85% 2
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 14 (73.68%) SAN
2 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
4 11 (57.89%) VMware
5 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
5 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
7 7 (36.84%) NetApp
7 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
9 5 (26.32%) HP
9 5 (26.32%) LAN
9 5 (26.32%) WAN
9 5 (26.32%) Migration
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco
10 4 (21.05%) Firewall
10 4 (21.05%) Citrix
10 4 (21.05%) MS Office
10 4 (21.05%) ITIL
10 4 (21.05%) SQL
10 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
10 4 (21.05%) Webroot
11 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
11 3 (15.79%) 3PAR
11 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
11 3 (15.79%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 3 (15.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication

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 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
3 2 (10.53%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) LAN
2 5 (26.32%) WAN
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 3 (15.79%) PBX
4 3 (15.79%) Unified Communications
4 3 (15.79%) VoIP
4 3 (15.79%) VPN
4 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (10.53%) Internet
6 1 (5.26%) DHCP
6 1 (5.26%) DNS
6 1 (5.26%) IPsec
6 1 (5.26%) MPLS
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Storage Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) EMC Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) EMC Storage Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.79%) BYOD
2 3 (15.79%) Replication
3 2 (10.53%) EMC VNX
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (10.53%) SUSE
8 1 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (5.26%) Solaris
8 1 (5.26%) Unix
8 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.79%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (10.53%) Email Filtering
4 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
4 2 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (10.53%) Web Filtering
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Security Patching
5 1 (5.26%) Server Building
5 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) VBScript
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) VB6
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.26%) VMware GSX
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) MOM
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) NetApp
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco
4 5 (26.32%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) Webroot
6 3 (15.79%) 3PAR
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
7 2 (10.53%) EMC
7 2 (10.53%) Isilon
8 1 (5.26%) Avaya
8 1 (5.26%) F5
8 1 (5.26%) Lumension
8 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.26%) Symantec
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