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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 140 157 127
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -30
Contract jobs citing NAS 10 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 2.40% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
Median daily rate £348 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.91% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £219 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.37% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.48 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +31.02%
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
525 583 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.00% 13.03% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 329 273
Median daily rate £400 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 67 52
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.30% -17.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.99 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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
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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +2 8 £345 -22.47% 1
Cheshire +7 1 £350 -22.22% 1
Merseyside +3 1 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 13 (81.25%) SAN
2 12 (75.00%) VMware
3 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
6 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) Migration
7 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
7 5 (31.25%) Oracle
8 4 (25.00%) LAN
8 4 (25.00%) WAN
8 4 (25.00%) EMC
9 3 (18.75%) 3PAR
9 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
9 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
9 3 (18.75%) BYOD
9 3 (18.75%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (18.75%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 3 (18.75%) Firewall
9 3 (18.75%) Replication
9 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (18.75%) Citrix
9 3 (18.75%) HP
9 3 (18.75%) VPN
9 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
9 3 (18.75%) NetApp

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 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) PBX
3 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
3 3 (18.75%) VoIP
3 3 (18.75%) VPN
3 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (12.50%) Internet
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) VMWare Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Storage Architect
4 2 (12.50%) EMC Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) EMC Storage Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 3 (18.75%) BYOD
2 3 (18.75%) Replication
3 2 (12.50%) Digital Media
3 2 (12.50%) EMC VNX
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) AIX
3 2 (12.50%) Solaris
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (18.75%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) Email Filtering
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 2 (12.50%) Security Patching
3 2 (12.50%) Server Building
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
3 2 (12.50%) Web Filtering
3 2 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (12.50%) EMC VPLEX
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) EMC
6 3 (18.75%) 3PAR
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) NetApp
7 2 (12.50%) Axway
7 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
7 2 (12.50%) Isilon
8 1 (6.25%) Avaya