The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 122 117 133
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing NAS 7 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.41% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.76% 2.83% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
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£450 £226 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+99.11% -58.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +16.09%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
397 389 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.08% 14.57% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 181 196
Average daily rate £300 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
NAS
England

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
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 25 July 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 -1 4 £425 - 5
Merseyside - 2 £475 -
Lancashire -16 1 - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) Veeam
4 2 (20.00%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (20.00%) Document Management
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) EMC
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) EDMS
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Technical Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Storage Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) IT Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Firmware
1 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) CLARiiON
1 2 (20.00%) EMC Centera
1 2 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (20.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) Document Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) EMC
3 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 2 (20.00%) Symantec
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) Veeam
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
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