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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFS over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 129 116 120
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing NFS 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.19% 0.078%
As % of the System Software category 1.18% 1.77% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
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£408 £420 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.97% +36.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £405 £324
% change year-on-year
+0.61% +25.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
NFS
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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
254 282 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.08% 10.57% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 113 106
Average daily rate £338 £269 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.58% -17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 65
Average hourly rate £14.50 £26.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.28% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.28 £42.38 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

NFS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NFS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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
Manchester - 1 - -
Lancashire - - - -
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) VLAN
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) MOM
3 1 (25.00%) Nagios
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Samba

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing NFS 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 NFS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) VLAN
1 3 (75.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) SNMP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
3 1 (25.00%) SMTP
3 1 (25.00%) IPv4
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) SSH
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
1 1 (25.00%) FlexPod
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) NCIE
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (25.00%) Samba
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) MOM
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) BladeLogic
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) ArcSight