The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 190 219 172
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -47
Contract jobs citing NAS 75 32 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.35% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% 1.86% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 34
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.16% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £245 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £406 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £288 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.21% -17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £38.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.80% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.51% +40.90%
NAS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1755 1725 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.38% 18.75% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 758 687
Average daily rate £355 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 95 132
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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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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
Surrey +16 24 £375 +25.00% 2
Hampshire +4 16 £350 +11.11% 5
East Sussex - 14 £330 -
Berkshire +14 13 £515 +87.27% 3
Middlesex +2 3 £325 +23.22%
Kent -2 3 £375 +7.14% 2
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 107 (82.95%) SAN
2 78 (60.47%) Windows
3 61 (47.29%) VMware
4 45 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (34.88%) Microsoft
5 42 (32.56%) Linux
6 41 (31.78%) Active Directory
7 36 (27.91%) SQL
8 35 (27.13%) DNS
9 34 (26.36%) Solaris
9 34 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (23.26%) NetApp
10 30 (23.26%) Fibre Channel
11 28 (21.71%) MS Exchange
12 25 (19.38%) DHCP
12 25 (19.38%) Cisco
12 25 (19.38%) Migration
13 24 (18.60%) HP
13 24 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
13 24 (18.60%) Data Centre
14 21 (16.28%) LAN
14 21 (16.28%) UNIX
14 21 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2007
15 20 (15.50%) Oracle
15 20 (15.50%) EMC
15 20 (15.50%) Citrix
15 20 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (14.73%) TCP/IP
17 18 (13.95%) VLAN

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 28 (21.71%) MS Exchange
2 24 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (6.98%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.33%) TPMS
6 3 (2.33%) nginx
6 3 (2.33%) Lync
7 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.55%) IIS
8 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.65%) MS Office
3 4 (3.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (11.63%) SaaS
1 15 (11.63%) PaaS
1 15 (11.63%) IaaS
2 4 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (82.95%) SAN
2 35 (27.13%) DNS
3 30 (23.26%) Fibre Channel
4 25 (19.38%) DHCP
5 21 (16.28%) LAN
6 19 (14.73%) TCP/IP
7 18 (13.95%) VLAN
8 15 (11.63%) Firewall
9 14 (10.85%) WLAN
10 10 (7.75%) LDAP
11 8 (6.20%) WAN
11 8 (6.20%) RNC
11 8 (6.20%) Wireshark
12 7 (5.43%) iSCSI
12 7 (5.43%) SSH
12 7 (5.43%) FTP
13 6 (4.65%) GPRS
13 6 (4.65%) GSM
13 6 (4.65%) UMTS
13 6 (4.65%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.10%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.78%) Big Data
6 1 (0.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.33%) Gerrit
1 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (13.18%) Finance
2 14 (10.85%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.65%) Banking
4 3 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.55%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.55%) Publishing
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (15.50%) Administrator
2 18 (13.95%) Analyst
3 14 (10.85%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (9.30%) Storage Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) Architect
5 10 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) NetApp Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) NAS Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Tester
8 7 (5.43%) Consultant
8 7 (5.43%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Technical Tester
9 6 (4.65%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) DBA
11 4 (3.10%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.10%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.33%) Web Services
1 3 (2.33%) ServiceStack
2 2 (1.55%) Middleware
3 1 (0.78%) YAML
3 1 (0.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.85%) Clustering
3 10 (7.75%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.43%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.65%) Replication
5 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.88%) CLARiiON
6 5 (3.88%) Visualisation
7 4 (3.10%) Symmetrix DMX
7 4 (3.10%) Symmetrix
7 4 (3.10%) EMC Centera
7 4 (3.10%) Informatics
7 4 (3.10%) EMC VNX
7 4 (3.10%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.78%) Life Science
9 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.78%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.78%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 78 (60.47%) Windows
2 42 (32.56%) Linux
3 34 (26.36%) Solaris
3 34 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (16.28%) UNIX
5 20 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (10.85%) HPUX
7 12 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (7.75%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (3.88%) Windows 2000
10 4 (3.10%) Windows NT
10 4 (3.10%) AIX
11 3 (2.33%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.33%) Android
12 2 (1.55%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.38%) Migration
2 15 (11.63%) Service Delivery
3 14 (10.85%) ITIL
3 14 (10.85%) Capacity Management
4 13 (10.08%) Data Migration
5 9 (6.98%) Server Building
6 7 (5.43%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.43%) Change Management
7 6 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (4.65%) Problem Management
7 6 (4.65%) Test Management
7 6 (4.65%) Validation
7 6 (4.65%) Test Automation
7 6 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.65%) Software Distribution
7 6 (4.65%) DevOps
7 6 (4.65%) Test Planning
8 5 (3.88%) Performance Management
8 5 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.91%) SQL
2 14 (10.85%) Perl
3 8 (6.20%) Shell Script
3 8 (6.20%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.43%) Python
5 6 (4.65%) VB
5 6 (4.65%) Java
6 5 (3.88%) C
7 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.78%) Groovy
8 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (12.40%) Degree
2 11 (8.53%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.88%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.10%) MCSE
4 4 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) MCP
6 1 (0.78%) MCSA
6 1 (0.78%) CCNP
6 1 (0.78%) CCNA
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.78%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.78%) MOS
6 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.75%) SLA
2 5 (3.88%) QA
3 2 (1.55%) GxP
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (31.78%) Active Directory
3 15 (11.63%) VMware ESX
3 15 (11.63%) vCloud
4 14 (10.85%) vSphere
5 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (6.20%) NFS
7 6 (4.65%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.65%) XenApp
8 5 (3.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (3.88%) KVM
9 4 (3.10%) DFS Replication
9 4 (3.10%) Veritas File System
10 2 (1.55%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.78%) SRDF
11 1 (0.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.78%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (11.63%) vMotion
2 13 (10.08%) NetBackup
3 9 (6.98%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (6.98%) SnapMirror
3 9 (6.98%) SnapVault
4 8 (6.20%) Nagios
5 6 (4.65%) Tivoli
5 6 (4.65%) Netcool
5 6 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (4.65%) SCCM
5 6 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (3.88%) Puppet
7 4 (3.10%) OpenView
8 3 (2.33%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.33%) SCOM
8 3 (2.33%) Ansible
9 2 (1.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (1.55%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.78%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 61 (47.29%) VMware
2 45 (34.88%) Microsoft
3 30 (23.26%) NetApp
4 25 (19.38%) Cisco
5 24 (18.60%) HP
6 20 (15.50%) Oracle
6 20 (15.50%) EMC
6 20 (15.50%) Citrix
7 15 (11.63%) Red Hat
8 13 (10.08%) Symantec
9 11 (8.53%) 3PAR
9 11 (8.53%) Veritas
10 10 (7.75%) Sun
10 10 (7.75%) Brocade
11 6 (4.65%) SAP
12 5 (3.88%) IBM
12 5 (3.88%) Informatica
13 4 (3.10%) Veeam
13 4 (3.10%) Cognos
14 3 (2.33%) BMC