The first table below looks at the demand for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 66 65 77
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing NAS 1 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 1.19% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 4.74% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£203 £500 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.50% +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +12.82%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
249 232 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.26% 25.03% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 85 96
Average daily rate £363 £275 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +50.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
NAS
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NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (85.71%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Capacity Management
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 3 (42.86%) Clustering
3 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 3 (42.86%) NLBS
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) LDAP
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) SLA
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (14.29%) LTE
5 1 (14.29%) Tektronix
5 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (42.86%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) 3GPP
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) STUN
3 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
3 1 (14.29%) SGSN
3 1 (14.29%) LTE
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
1 1 (14.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Server Support
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Capacity Management
2 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
2 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) MCDBA
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) NLBS
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Sun
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Mercator
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Brocade
2 1 (14.29%) Tektronix