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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 200 196 197
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing NAS 58 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.37% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.08% 2.27% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £263 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £19.38 £37.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.32% +85.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +35.80%
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
1881 1412 1715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.12% 16.55% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 656 697
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 96 176
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Surrey +4 14 £320 -20.00% 2
Hampshire -21 12 £500 +20.48% 5
Berkshire +2 11 £330 +10.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -8 10 £225 -25.24%
Oxfordshire - 3 £300 - 2
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 87 (82.86%) SAN
2 61 (58.10%) Windows
3 50 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 49 (46.67%) VMware
5 46 (43.81%) Microsoft
6 39 (37.14%) Linux
7 37 (35.24%) UNIX
8 33 (31.43%) SQL
8 33 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (30.48%) MS Excel
10 31 (29.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (25.71%) Citrix
12 26 (24.76%) Oracle
12 26 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (23.81%) Firewall
14 24 (22.86%) VMware ESX
15 22 (20.95%) MCSE
15 22 (20.95%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (20.00%) ITIL
16 21 (20.00%) Cisco
17 20 (19.05%) Clustering
18 18 (17.14%) SLA
19 17 (16.19%) DNS
19 17 (16.19%) Terminal Services
19 17 (16.19%) Degree
19 17 (16.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 16 (15.24%) BladeLogic
20 16 (15.24%) Shell Script
20 16 (15.24%) Red Hat
20 16 (15.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (13.33%) IIS
2 11 (10.48%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 10 (9.52%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (4.76%) SAS
6 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.86%) Lync
8 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.90%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.95%) GroupWise
Applications
1 32 (30.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.67%) MS Office
3 3 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.95%) MS Project
4 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 87 (82.86%) SAN
2 25 (23.81%) Firewall
3 17 (16.19%) DNS
4 14 (13.33%) FTP
4 14 (13.33%) DHCP
5 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
5 11 (10.48%) DMZ
6 9 (8.57%) HTTPS
6 9 (8.57%) MPLS
6 9 (8.57%) BGP
7 8 (7.62%) WAN
7 8 (7.62%) LAN
8 7 (6.67%) VoIP
8 7 (6.67%) iSCSI
9 6 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (4.76%) SSH
10 5 (4.76%) EIGRP
10 5 (4.76%) TACACS
10 5 (4.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.86%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 13 (12.38%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Banking
3 4 (3.81%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.90%) Publishing
5 2 (1.90%) Military
6 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.95%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (14.29%) Analyst
1 15 (14.29%) Administrator
2 12 (11.43%) Architect
2 12 (11.43%) Consultant
3 10 (9.52%) Windows Administrator
4 8 (7.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (5.71%) Test Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (5.71%) Network Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) UNIX Consultant
7 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (3.81%) Migration Consultant
7 4 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.81%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (3.81%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.33%) Middleware
2 7 (6.67%) Hibernate
2 7 (6.67%) Ajax
2 7 (6.67%) JSON
2 7 (6.67%) HTML
2 7 (6.67%) SOAP
2 7 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (0.95%) XML
3 1 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.95%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.05%) Clustering
2 12 (11.43%) User Experience
3 11 (10.48%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 7 (6.67%) Blackberry
4 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.71%) Mainframe
6 5 (4.76%) PKI
7 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (3.81%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.95%) Replication
8 1 (0.95%) Life Science
8 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.95%) iPad
8 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (58.10%) Windows
2 39 (37.14%) Linux
3 37 (35.24%) UNIX
4 33 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (15.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (13.33%) Windows 2000
7 14 (13.33%) Windows NT
8 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (12.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 11 (10.48%) Solaris
10 5 (4.76%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.90%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.95%) NetWare
13 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.95%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.00%) ITIL
2 15 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (13.33%) ITSM
3 14 (13.33%) Change Management
4 12 (11.43%) Migration
5 11 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 7 (6.67%) Web Development
6 7 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (6.67%) OO
7 6 (5.71%) SOA
8 5 (4.76%) Service Management
8 5 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.76%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.81%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (3.81%) SIEM
9 4 (3.81%) Analytics
9 4 (3.81%) CRM
9 4 (3.81%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.43%) SQL
2 16 (15.24%) Shell Script
3 13 (12.38%) Java
4 11 (10.48%) Python
5 9 (8.57%) AWK
5 9 (8.57%) Korn
5 9 (8.57%) sed
6 8 (7.62%) Perl
7 7 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.67%) Ruby
7 7 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.67%) C++
8 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (20.95%) MCSE
1 22 (20.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (16.19%) Degree
3 12 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.71%) CCNP
5 6 (5.71%) CCNA
6 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) MCP
7 1 (0.95%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.95%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.14%) SLA
2 8 (7.62%) QA
3 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 31 (29.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (22.86%) VMware ESX
4 17 (16.19%) Terminal Services
4 17 (16.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 13 (12.38%) ISA Server
6 6 (5.71%) Hyper-V
7 5 (4.76%) vSphere
7 5 (4.76%) vCloud
8 4 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.86%) Veritas File System
9 3 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (2.86%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.90%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.90%) XenApp
10 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.90%) UAG
11 1 (0.95%) NFS
11 1 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 16 (15.24%) BladeLogic
2 11 (10.48%) SCOM
3 9 (8.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (7.62%) SCCM
5 7 (6.67%) Backup Exec
6 6 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (4.76%) NetBackup
8 4 (3.81%) Nagios
8 4 (3.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (3.81%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (2.86%) SCDPM
10 2 (1.90%) Netcool
10 2 (1.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.90%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (1.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.95%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.95%) WSUS
11 1 (0.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 49 (46.67%) VMware
2 46 (43.81%) Microsoft
3 27 (25.71%) Citrix
4 26 (24.76%) Oracle
5 21 (20.00%) Cisco
6 16 (15.24%) Red Hat
7 14 (13.33%) Intel
7 14 (13.33%) HP
8 13 (12.38%) Sun
9 12 (11.43%) NetApp
9 12 (11.43%) Symantec
10 8 (7.62%) SAP
11 7 (6.67%) Hitachi
11 7 (6.67%) F5
12 6 (5.71%) Veritas
13 4 (3.81%) Avaya
13 4 (3.81%) Juniper
13 4 (3.81%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.81%) Kaseya
14 3 (2.86%) EMC
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