The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 29 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing NAS 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.54% 0.50% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 7.69% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £381 £330
% change year-on-year
-14.75% +15.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
NAS
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18 13 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.92% 6.50% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 9
Average daily rate £325 £350 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 14
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.75 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.00 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) ADSL
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (50.00%) ADSL
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (25.00%) SCDPM
2 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Sophos