The table below looks at the statistics for NFS 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 NFS over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 154 141 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing NFS 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.19% -
As % of the System Software category 1.03% 1.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Median daily rate £350 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £407 £291
% change year-on-year
+4.42% +40.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.46 £16.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+199.75% -45.00%
NFS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
389 455 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.39% 12.24% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 240 152
Median daily rate £375 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £203 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 51
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £22.25 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

NFS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing NFS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

NFS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

NFS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NFS across the North West region.

NFS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

NFS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NFS across the North West region.

NFS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

NFS
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 NFS within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 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 -4 2 £350 +21.73%
Merseyside - 2 £350 -
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) iSCSI
3 3 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) SoftLayer
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 3 (50.00%) C
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003

NFS
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 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (50.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) iSCSI
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (50.00%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) CentOS
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) MCSA
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
2 3 (50.00%) Xen
3 2 (33.33%) iptables
3 2 (33.33%) Samba
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (16.67%) EMC
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle