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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 201 168 204
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +36
Contract jobs citing NAS 45 72 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.82% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 4.47% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 43 22
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£325 £388 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +31.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £204 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £470 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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
1830 1611 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.74% 18.42% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 745 617
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £473 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 166
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.38 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

NAS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 September 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 +6 11 £365 +52.08% 4
Surrey -14 11 £325 -16.12% 1
Berkshire -1 7 £225 -43.75% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 6 - - 1
Oxfordshire -3 5 £325 -27.77%
West Sussex - - - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Kent - - - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 60 (74.07%) SAN
2 45 (55.56%) Windows
3 34 (41.98%) VMware
4 33 (40.74%) Active Directory
5 32 (39.51%) Linux
6 27 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 25 (30.86%) UNIX
8 23 (28.40%) Citrix
8 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (27.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (27.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (24.69%) Oracle
11 18 (22.22%) MS Excel
11 18 (22.22%) Cisco
12 17 (20.99%) Firewall
13 16 (19.75%) SQL
14 15 (18.52%) NetApp
15 14 (17.28%) Clustering
15 14 (17.28%) Migration
16 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (14.81%) Java
16 12 (14.81%) MCSE
17 11 (13.58%) Solaris
17 11 (13.58%) IIS
17 11 (13.58%) ITIL
17 11 (13.58%) Degree
18 10 (12.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
18 10 (12.35%) Python
18 10 (12.35%) SLA

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 11 (13.58%) IIS
2 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.35%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.64%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.94%) Lync
4 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.47%) SAS
6 2 (2.47%) Apache
6 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.47%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 18 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.94%) MS Office
3 3 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (74.07%) SAN
2 17 (20.99%) Firewall
3 10 (12.35%) MPLS
4 9 (11.11%) DHCP
4 9 (11.11%) DNS
5 8 (9.88%) TCP/IP
5 8 (9.88%) LAN
5 8 (9.88%) WAN
5 8 (9.88%) iSCSI
5 8 (9.88%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (8.64%) HTTPS
6 7 (8.64%) FTP
7 6 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (6.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (6.17%) OSPF
8 5 (6.17%) BGP
8 5 (6.17%) DMZ
8 5 (6.17%) EIGRP
8 5 (6.17%) TACACS
9 4 (4.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (4.94%) Finance
1 4 (4.94%) Banking
2 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Back Office
3 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.23%) Advertising
3 1 (1.23%) Games
3 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (12.35%) Administrator
2 9 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (8.64%) Network Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) Architect
4 6 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Software Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Storage Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) UNIX Administrator
6 4 (4.94%) Consultant
6 4 (4.94%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) Middleware
2 2 (2.47%) HTML
2 2 (2.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.23%) SOAP
3 1 (1.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.23%) Ajax
3 1 (1.23%) JSON
3 1 (1.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.28%) Clustering
2 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.41%) Blackberry
4 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.17%) User Experience
5 4 (4.94%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.94%) Mainframe
5 4 (4.94%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.70%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.23%) iPad
7 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.23%) Life Science
7 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (55.56%) Windows
2 32 (39.51%) Linux
3 25 (30.86%) UNIX
4 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (27.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (13.58%) Solaris
7 10 (12.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (11.11%) Windows 2000
9 8 (9.88%) Windows NT
9 8 (9.88%) Windows 7
10 6 (7.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (3.70%) Windows 8
12 3 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
14 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
14 1 (1.23%) AIX
14 1 (1.23%) HPUX
14 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
14 1 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.28%) Migration
2 11 (13.58%) ITIL
3 10 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (9.88%) Change Management
5 7 (8.64%) ITSM
5 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.70%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.47%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.47%) Capacity Management
9 2 (2.47%) Software Distribution
9 2 (2.47%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.47%) System Testing
9 2 (2.47%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.75%) SQL
2 12 (14.81%) Java
3 10 (12.35%) Python
3 10 (12.35%) Shell Script
4 8 (9.88%) AWK
4 8 (9.88%) Korn
4 8 (9.88%) Perl
5 7 (8.64%) C
5 7 (8.64%) sed
6 5 (6.17%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.70%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.47%) C++
9 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.23%) PHP
9 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.23%) VB
9 1 (1.23%) Tcl
9 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (14.81%) MCSE
1 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.58%) Degree
3 10 (12.35%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.41%) CCNP
6 4 (4.94%) CCNA
6 4 (4.94%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.23%) MCP
8 1 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.35%) SLA
2 3 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 33 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 22 (27.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 7 (8.64%) ISA Server
4 7 (8.64%) Terminal Services
4 7 (8.64%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (6.17%) NLBS
6 5 (6.17%) vSphere
6 5 (6.17%) XenApp
7 4 (4.94%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (4.94%) Xen
8 3 (3.70%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.47%) vCloud
9 2 (2.47%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (1.23%) NFS
10 1 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) BladeLogic
2 6 (7.41%) SCCM
2 6 (7.41%) SCOM
2 6 (7.41%) Tivoli
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 4 (4.94%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (3.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.70%) WSUS
4 3 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.47%) Netcool
5 2 (2.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.47%) Nagios
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.23%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (41.98%) VMware
2 27 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 23 (28.40%) Citrix
4 20 (24.69%) Oracle
5 18 (22.22%) Cisco
6 15 (18.52%) NetApp
7 10 (12.35%) Red Hat
8 9 (11.11%) EMC
9 8 (9.88%) Intel
10 7 (8.64%) F5
11 5 (6.17%) CheckPoint
11 5 (6.17%) Symantec
11 5 (6.17%) Sun
11 5 (6.17%) HP
11 5 (6.17%) SAP
12 4 (4.94%) IBM
12 4 (4.94%) AppSense
13 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
13 3 (3.70%) Veritas
13 3 (3.70%) Juniper
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