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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
England / North West
Rank 122 151 140
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -11
Contract jobs citing NAS 14 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.079% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 0.52% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Median daily rate £330 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £396 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.67% +21.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% -53.75%

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
398 572 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.13% 15.12% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 326 200
Median daily rate £380 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Merseyside - 8 £350 - 1
Cheshire +28 2 £275 - 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - - 4
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 15 (71.43%) SAN
4 14 (66.67%) VMware
5 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (52.38%) NetApp
7 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
8 10 (47.62%) Data Centre
9 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
9 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
9 9 (42.86%) Linux
10 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
11 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
11 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (28.57%) HP
12 6 (28.57%) ITIL
12 6 (28.57%) SUSE
13 5 (23.81%) Cisco
14 4 (19.05%) MS Office
14 4 (19.05%) Webroot
14 4 (19.05%) WSUS
14 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
14 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
14 4 (19.05%) SolarWinds
15 3 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
15 3 (14.29%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

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 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.76%) IPsec
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) NetApp Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Storage Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) EMC Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Server Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Life Science
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.76%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (42.86%) Linux
4 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (28.57%) SUSE
8 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
9 3 (14.29%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (14.29%) Solaris
9 3 (14.29%) Unix
10 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
2 3 (14.29%) ERP
2 3 (14.29%) Release Management
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Security Patching
3 2 (9.52%) Server Building
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) CRM
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (9.52%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) VB6
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) MCITP
1 2 (9.52%) MCSE
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (9.52%) VMware GSX
5 2 (9.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) WSUS
2 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.52%) MOM
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.76%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) NetApp
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 6 (28.57%) HP
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco
6 4 (19.05%) SolarWinds
6 4 (19.05%) Webroot
7 3 (14.29%) Citrix
7 3 (14.29%) F5
7 3 (14.29%) Symantec
8 2 (9.52%) Kaseya
8 2 (9.52%) Kaspersky
8 2 (9.52%) Oracle
8 2 (9.52%) SAP
9 1 (4.76%) EMC
9 1 (4.76%) Isilon
9 1 (4.76%) Lumension
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