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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 128 133 113
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing NAS 22 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.064% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.31% 0.49% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 1
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£463 - £226
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £381 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +19.26%
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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
510 409 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.12% 13.04% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 178 126
Average daily rate £325 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 31 44
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Manchester +7 12 £488 - 5
Cheshire - 8 £425 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 24 (88.89%) SAN
2 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) VMware
3 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
4 17 (62.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (55.56%) UNIX
5 15 (55.56%) Cisco
5 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
6 14 (51.85%) Migration
7 13 (48.15%) Clustering
7 13 (48.15%) Firewall
7 13 (48.15%) EMC
7 13 (48.15%) Citrix
7 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
7 13 (48.15%) Fibre Channel
8 12 (44.44%) Hyper-V
8 12 (44.44%) Solaris
8 12 (44.44%) Terminal Services
9 11 (40.74%) Oracle
9 11 (40.74%) IIS
9 11 (40.74%) Wireless
9 11 (40.74%) iSCSI
10 10 (37.04%) Celerra
10 10 (37.04%) Replication
10 10 (37.04%) VMware ESX
10 10 (37.04%) WAN
10 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
10 10 (37.04%) Change Control
10 10 (37.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 10 (37.04%) Oracle Database

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (40.74%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (88.89%) SAN
2 13 (48.15%) Firewall
2 13 (48.15%) Fibre Channel
3 11 (40.74%) Wireless
3 11 (40.74%) iSCSI
4 10 (37.04%) WAN
5 9 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (33.33%) DMZ
5 9 (33.33%) Internet
5 9 (33.33%) MPLS
5 9 (33.33%) OSPF
5 9 (33.33%) BGP
5 9 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 9 (33.33%) VPLS
6 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
7 3 (11.11%) DHCP
7 3 (11.11%) VLAN
8 2 (7.41%) DNS
8 2 (7.41%) NX-OS
8 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (37.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (25.93%) Technical Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Server Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) FlexPod Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Project Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Clustering
2 10 (37.04%) Celerra
2 10 (37.04%) Replication
3 4 (14.81%) FlexPod
4 3 (11.11%) CMDB
5 2 (7.41%) Life Science
5 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.70%) DTV
6 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) UNIX
3 12 (44.44%) Solaris
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (11.11%) Linux
7 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
7 2 (7.41%) AIX
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Migration
2 10 (37.04%) Change Control
3 9 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 9 (33.33%) Business Continuity
4 8 (29.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 3 (11.11%) Service Management
7 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
7 2 (7.41%) Web Development
7 2 (7.41%) Data Management
7 2 (7.41%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (7.41%) ITSM
7 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
7 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.70%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
8 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Perl
1 3 (11.11%) PHP
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
1 3 (11.11%) Jython
2 2 (7.41%) VBScript
2 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (14.81%) MCSE
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) NCIE
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.11%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) VCAP
5 1 (3.70%) NCDA
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCSA
5 1 (3.70%) HNC
5 1 (3.70%) CCNP
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 12 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 12 (44.44%) Terminal Services
4 10 (37.04%) VMware ESX
4 10 (37.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 8 (29.63%) XenApp
6 2 (7.41%) NFS
6 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (7.41%) BladeLogic
2 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) VMware
2 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
3 15 (55.56%) Cisco
4 13 (48.15%) EMC
4 13 (48.15%) Citrix
5 11 (40.74%) Oracle
6 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
7 9 (33.33%) SolarWinds
7 9 (33.33%) Nortel
8 8 (29.63%) NetApp
9 4 (14.81%) Avaya
10 3 (11.11%) HP
10 3 (11.11%) Remedy
11 2 (7.41%) BMC
12 1 (3.70%) SAP
12 1 (3.70%) Sun
12 1 (3.70%) Brocade