The first table below looks at the demand for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 South East 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 215 181 182
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +1
Contract jobs citing NAS 29 55 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.65% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 3.54% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 34 14
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£300 £388 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £206 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £468 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £38.75 £15.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -67.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £15.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £15.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +12.82%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1724 1555 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.72% 18.34% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 691 566
Average daily rate £338 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.15 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
NAS
England

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

NAS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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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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
Hampshire -4 11 £315 +5.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £288 -32.35% 4
Berkshire -7 5 £275 -31.25% 2
Surrey -25 2 £300 -27.27% 4
Oxfordshire - 2 £325 -
Kent -9 1 £350 -6.66%
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 46 (67.65%) SAN
2 44 (64.71%) Windows
3 30 (44.12%) Linux
4 28 (41.18%) VMware
5 23 (33.82%) Microsoft
6 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
7 20 (29.41%) Citrix
7 20 (29.41%) UNIX
7 20 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (23.53%) Firewall
9 16 (23.53%) Cisco
10 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
11 13 (19.12%) iSCSI
11 13 (19.12%) DNS
11 13 (19.12%) DHCP
11 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
12 12 (17.65%) DV Cleared
13 11 (16.18%) HP
13 11 (16.18%) Migration
13 11 (16.18%) NetApp
14 10 (14.71%) Red Hat
14 10 (14.71%) Shell Script
14 10 (14.71%) Sun
14 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
14 10 (14.71%) Oracle
14 10 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (13.24%) Fibre Channel

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (13.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (13.24%) IIS
4 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.94%) Lync
6 2 (2.94%) Apache
6 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Office
3 3 (4.41%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (67.65%) SAN
2 16 (23.53%) Firewall
3 13 (19.12%) iSCSI
3 13 (19.12%) DNS
3 13 (19.12%) DHCP
4 9 (13.24%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 8 (11.76%) LAN
5 8 (11.76%) WAN
6 7 (10.29%) SMTP
6 7 (10.29%) LDAP
6 7 (10.29%) FTP
6 7 (10.29%) HTTPS
6 7 (10.29%) Internet
7 5 (7.35%) MPLS
7 5 (7.35%) ICMP
7 5 (7.35%) DMZ
8 3 (4.41%) DSL
8 3 (4.41%) Wireless
8 3 (4.41%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (1.47%) Back Office
1 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.47%) Finance
1 1 (1.47%) Advertising
1 1 (1.47%) Games
1 1 (1.47%) Banking
1 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (11.76%) Administrator
2 7 (10.29%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.82%) Support Specialist
4 5 (7.35%) Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Software Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Server Support
5 4 (5.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 4 (5.88%) UNIX Administrator
5 4 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Server Support Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Blackberry Support
6 3 (4.41%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (2.94%) Applications Support
7 2 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) Web Services
1 2 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (1.47%) SOAP
2 1 (1.47%) Middleware
2 1 (1.47%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.47%) Ajax
2 1 (1.47%) JSON
2 1 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Blackberry
1 9 (13.24%) Clustering
2 6 (8.82%) CESG
2 6 (8.82%) Cryptography
3 5 (7.35%) PKI
4 4 (5.88%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.88%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.41%) EqualLogic
6 2 (2.94%) Replication
6 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.47%) iPad
7 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (64.71%) Windows
2 30 (44.12%) Linux
3 20 (29.41%) UNIX
4 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (10.29%) Solaris
7 5 (7.35%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.88%) Windows 2000
9 3 (4.41%) Windows NT
9 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.41%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) Migration
2 7 (10.29%) ITIL
3 6 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (8.82%) Capacity Management
4 5 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.35%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.41%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.41%) Time Management
5 3 (4.41%) Performance Management
5 3 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.41%) Change Control
6 2 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.94%) Change Management
6 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) Shell Script
2 8 (11.76%) AWK
2 8 (11.76%) Korn
2 8 (11.76%) Java
2 8 (11.76%) Perl
2 8 (11.76%) SQL
3 7 (10.29%) C
3 7 (10.29%) sed
3 7 (10.29%) Python
4 3 (4.41%) Embedded C
5 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.94%) C++
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.47%) VB
6 1 (1.47%) PHP
6 1 (1.47%) Tcl
6 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.29%) MCSE
4 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.88%) Degree
6 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.94%) CCNA
7 2 (2.94%) MCDBA
8 1 (1.47%) CCNP
8 1 (1.47%) MCSA
8 1 (1.47%) MCP
8 1 (1.47%) CNA
8 1 (1.47%) Novell Certification
8 1 (1.47%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.47%) NCDA
8 1 (1.47%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) SLA
1 9 (13.24%) QA
System Software
1 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.76%) NLBS
4 7 (10.29%) VMware ESX
5 6 (8.82%) vSphere
6 5 (7.35%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
7 4 (5.88%) Xen
8 3 (4.41%) XenApp
8 3 (4.41%) VMware Server
8 3 (4.41%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.94%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.94%) NFS
9 2 (2.94%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.41%) WSUS
2 3 (4.41%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (4.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.94%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.94%) SCCM
3 2 (2.94%) SCOM
3 2 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.47%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) VMware
2 23 (33.82%) Microsoft
3 20 (29.41%) Citrix
4 16 (23.53%) Cisco
5 11 (16.18%) HP
5 11 (16.18%) NetApp
6 10 (14.71%) Oracle
6 10 (14.71%) Red Hat
6 10 (14.71%) Sun
7 9 (13.24%) EMC
8 5 (7.35%) CheckPoint
8 5 (7.35%) StorageTek
8 5 (7.35%) Lumension
9 3 (4.41%) Symantec
9 3 (4.41%) Brocade
9 3 (4.41%) Hitachi
9 3 (4.41%) Intel
9 3 (4.41%) IBM
10 2 (2.94%) Mercator
10 2 (2.94%) Fortinet
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