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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 151 132 127
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing NAS 12 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.35% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 2.37% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
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£445 £425 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +83.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £425 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.23 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+29.91% +7.14%
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
541 464 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.31% 14.85% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 242 183
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 41 43
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.79 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -12 5 £445 +4.70% 2
Merseyside -4 4 £188 -60.52%
Cheshire -9 3 £450 +5.88%
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 25 (89.29%) SAN
2 20 (71.43%) VMware
3 17 (60.71%) Windows
3 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (39.29%) Data Centre
4 11 (39.29%) ITIL
4 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 10 (35.71%) Firewall
6 9 (32.14%) Middleware
7 8 (28.57%) Cisco
7 8 (28.57%) NetApp
7 8 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (25.00%) Migration
8 7 (25.00%) UNIX
8 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 7 (25.00%) Veeam
9 6 (21.43%) SCCM
9 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (21.43%) LAN
9 6 (21.43%) WAN
9 6 (21.43%) Veritas
9 6 (21.43%) HP
9 6 (21.43%) Replication
10 5 (17.86%) Finance
10 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
10 5 (17.86%) OpenView
10 5 (17.86%) Solaris
10 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (14.29%) IIS
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (10.71%) CICS
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (89.29%) SAN
2 10 (35.71%) Firewall
3 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (21.43%) LAN
4 6 (21.43%) WAN
5 3 (10.71%) SMTP
5 3 (10.71%) SMS
5 3 (10.71%) SNA
5 3 (10.71%) SSL
5 3 (10.71%) FTP
5 3 (10.71%) VLAN
6 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.57%) Wireless
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) DataStage
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Publishing
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Storage Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) NetApp Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (21.43%) Replication
2 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (10.71%) VSAM
3 3 (10.71%) PKI
3 3 (10.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (10.71%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (10.71%) CLARiiON
3 3 (10.71%) EMC Centera
3 3 (10.71%) EFT
3 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
4 2 (7.14%) Clustering
4 2 (7.14%) FlexPod
4 2 (7.14%) CMDB
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) UNIX
3 5 (17.86%) Solaris
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) Linux
4 4 (14.29%) AIX
4 4 (14.29%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (10.71%) zOS
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Change Control
4 3 (10.71%) ETL
4 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.14%) ITSM
5 2 (7.14%) Service Management
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Web Development
6 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) Jython
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) VBScript
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (7.14%) CCNA
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) NCIE
3 1 (3.57%) VCAP
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) NCDA
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) MCSA
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.71%) Firmware
3 3 (10.71%) RACF
3 3 (10.71%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (10.71%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) vSphere
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) OpenView
3 3 (10.71%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (10.71%) zSecure
4 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SCOM
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) VMware
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (28.57%) Cisco
3 8 (28.57%) NetApp
4 7 (25.00%) Veeam
5 6 (21.43%) Veritas
5 6 (21.43%) HP
6 4 (14.29%) EMC
6 4 (14.29%) IBM
6 4 (14.29%) Oracle
7 3 (10.71%) CA
7 3 (10.71%) Remedy
8 2 (7.14%) Symantec
8 2 (7.14%) Brocade
8 2 (7.14%) Citrix
9 1 (3.57%) BMC
9 1 (3.57%) 3PAR