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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 151 137 120
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -17
Contract jobs citing NAS 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.064% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 0.47% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate £170 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £349 £378
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +54.76%
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
595 427 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.65% 13.56% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 212 171
Average daily rate £400 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire -4 2 - - 4
Manchester - 2 £170 - 3
Cumbria - 1 £250 - 1
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) SAN
3 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (40.00%) Oracle
4 8 (40.00%) LAN
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (30.00%) SQL
6 6 (30.00%) Unix
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (25.00%) ETL
7 5 (25.00%) Firewall
7 5 (25.00%) SCCM
7 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (20.00%) CMDB
8 4 (20.00%) Solaris
8 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 4 (20.00%) WAN
8 4 (20.00%) IBM Domino
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (20.00%) DB2
8 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (20.00%) MVS
9 3 (15.00%) Middleware
9 3 (15.00%) Lotus
9 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
9 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (20.00%) IBM Domino
2 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.00%) CICS
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) SAN
2 8 (40.00%) LAN
3 5 (25.00%) Firewall
4 4 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (10.00%) Intranet
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security
6 1 (5.00%) FTP
6 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (5.00%) LDAP
6 1 (5.00%) SMS
6 1 (5.00%) SMTP
6 1 (5.00%) SNA
6 1 (5.00%) SSL
6 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.00%) VLAN
6 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) DB2
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) DataStage
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Database Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Support
5 1 (5.00%) Project Planner
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) CMDB
3 3 (15.00%) AS400
4 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (10.00%) Replication
4 2 (10.00%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (5.00%) Celerra
5 1 (5.00%) CLARiiON
5 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (5.00%) EFT
5 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
5 1 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (5.00%) NHS
5 1 (5.00%) PKI
5 1 (5.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Unix
4 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (20.00%) MVS
5 4 (20.00%) Solaris
5 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (15.00%) VME
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (10.00%) AIX
7 2 (10.00%) Android
7 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.00%) HPUX
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ETL
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) ERP
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (5.00%) RACF
4 1 (5.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) XenMobile
2 1 (5.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) VMware
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) Lotus
5 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) Sun
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) Brocade
6 1 (5.00%) CA
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Hitachi
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Sitecore
6 1 (5.00%) Veeam
6 1 (5.00%) Veritas
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