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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 67 67 72
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing NAS 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.39% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.30% 1.53% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate £288 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £250 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £360
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -22.85%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
261 196 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.30% 25.39% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 74 114
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
NAS
Berkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Capacity Management
3 3 (42.86%) NLBS
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
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%) LDAP
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) IIS
3 3 (42.86%) Clustering
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Multimedia
5 1 (14.29%) STUN
5 1 (14.29%) Brocade
5 1 (14.29%) Xen
5 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (14.29%) BC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) LTE

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
3 1 (14.29%) STUN
3 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
3 1 (14.29%) LTE
3 1 (14.29%) SGSN
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) 3GPP
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Multimedia
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Server Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
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 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Capacity Management
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
2 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) BC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) MCDBA
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
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%) Xen
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Brocade
1 1 (14.29%) Tektronix
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Sun
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) VMware
1 1 (14.29%) CA
1 1 (14.29%) NetApp
1 1 (14.29%) Mercator