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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 215 209 174
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -35
Contract jobs citing NAS 38 24 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.29% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.05% 1.69% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 29
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +12.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.13% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Average hourly rate - £23.80 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+54.76% +3.70%
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
1857 1420 1601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.03% 16.91% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 604 626
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 114 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £19.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +16.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +4 11 £293 +6.36% 5
Hampshire -22 8 £550 +30.95% 3
Berkshire +5 7 £330 -22.35% 5
Buckinghamshire -8 5 - - 2
Middlesex -1 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
Kent - - - - 2
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 87 (83.65%) SAN
2 55 (52.88%) Windows
3 44 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 44 (42.31%) Active Directory
4 42 (40.38%) VMware
5 41 (39.42%) Linux
6 39 (37.50%) UNIX
7 32 (30.77%) SQL
8 31 (29.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (27.88%) MS Excel
10 27 (25.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (25.00%) Oracle
11 26 (25.00%) Firewall
12 25 (24.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (23.08%) Citrix
14 23 (22.12%) ITIL
15 22 (21.15%) VMware ESX
16 20 (19.23%) MCSE
16 20 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (18.27%) Cisco
17 19 (18.27%) Clustering
18 17 (16.35%) HP
18 17 (16.35%) SLA
19 16 (15.38%) DNS
19 16 (15.38%) Red Hat
19 16 (15.38%) Terminal Services
19 16 (15.38%) ITSM
19 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 16 (15.38%) Degree
19 16 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 13 (12.50%) IIS
2 10 (9.62%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.62%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.81%) SAS
5 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.88%) Lync
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.92%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.96%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.96%) nginx
Applications
1 29 (27.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.77%) MS Office
3 3 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (83.65%) SAN
2 26 (25.00%) Firewall
3 16 (15.38%) DNS
4 14 (13.46%) FTP
5 12 (11.54%) DHCP
6 11 (10.58%) TCP/IP
6 11 (10.58%) BGP
6 11 (10.58%) DMZ
7 9 (8.65%) HTTPS
8 7 (6.73%) iSCSI
8 7 (6.73%) MPLS
8 7 (6.73%) VoIP
9 6 (5.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (5.77%) Multicast
9 6 (5.77%) LAN
9 6 (5.77%) WAN
10 5 (4.81%) SSH
10 5 (4.81%) EIGRP
10 5 (4.81%) TACACS
10 5 (4.81%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.88%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.96%) Gerrit
1 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Banking
3 7 (6.73%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.92%) Publishing
5 2 (1.92%) Military
6 1 (0.96%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (17.31%) Architect
2 15 (14.42%) Administrator
3 14 (13.46%) Analyst
4 12 (11.54%) Consultant
5 10 (9.62%) Windows Administrator
6 9 (8.65%) Enterprise Architect
7 8 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.77%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Storage Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.81%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) UNIX Administrator
10 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Migration Consultant
10 4 (3.85%) UNIX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.42%) Middleware
2 6 (5.77%) REST
2 6 (5.77%) SOAP
2 6 (5.77%) HTML
2 6 (5.77%) Hibernate
2 6 (5.77%) Ajax
2 6 (5.77%) JSON
3 1 (0.96%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.96%) Web Services
3 1 (0.96%) XML
3 1 (0.96%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Clustering
2 11 (10.58%) User Experience
3 10 (9.62%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.73%) PKI
4 7 (6.73%) Client/Server
5 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.77%) N-Tier
5 6 (5.77%) Blackberry
5 6 (5.77%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.96%) Life Science
7 1 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (52.88%) Windows
2 41 (39.42%) Linux
3 39 (37.50%) UNIX
4 31 (29.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (24.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (12.50%) Windows 2000
7 13 (12.50%) Windows NT
7 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (11.54%) Windows 2000 Server
9 11 (10.58%) Solaris
10 5 (4.81%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.96%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.96%) AIX
12 1 (0.96%) NetWare
12 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) ITIL
2 16 (15.38%) ITSM
3 14 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (12.50%) Change Management
5 12 (11.54%) Migration
6 11 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.69%) SOA
9 7 (6.73%) Service Management
9 7 (6.73%) Service Delivery
10 6 (5.77%) Data Architecture
10 6 (5.77%) Security Architecture
10 6 (5.77%) SIEM
10 6 (5.77%) Analytics
10 6 (5.77%) OO
10 6 (5.77%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (5.77%) Web Development
11 5 (4.81%) Capacity Management
12 4 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 32 (30.77%) SQL
2 15 (14.42%) Shell Script
3 11 (10.58%) Java
3 11 (10.58%) Python
4 9 (8.65%) Korn
4 9 (8.65%) AWK
4 9 (8.65%) sed
5 6 (5.77%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.77%) Bash Shell
5 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.77%) Perl
5 6 (5.77%) C++
5 6 (5.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (19.23%) MCSE
1 20 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (15.38%) Degree
3 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
4 10 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.81%) CCNP
6 5 (4.81%) CCNA
7 1 (0.96%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.96%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.35%) SLA
2 7 (6.73%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 27 (25.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (21.15%) VMware ESX
4 16 (15.38%) Terminal Services
4 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 12 (11.54%) ISA Server
6 5 (4.81%) vCloud
7 4 (3.85%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.88%) Terminal Server
8 3 (2.88%) vSphere
8 3 (2.88%) Veritas File System
8 3 (2.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.92%) XenApp
9 2 (1.92%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.92%) UAG
9 2 (1.92%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.96%) Xen
10 1 (0.96%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 15 (14.42%) BladeLogic
2 10 (9.62%) SCOM
3 8 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (7.69%) SCCM
4 7 (6.73%) Backup Exec
5 6 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (4.81%) NetBackup
6 5 (4.81%) Nagios
7 4 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (2.88%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (1.92%) Netcool
9 2 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (1.92%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.96%) WSUS
10 1 (0.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.96%) MOM
Vendors
1 44 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 42 (40.38%) VMware
3 26 (25.00%) Oracle
4 24 (23.08%) Citrix
5 19 (18.27%) Cisco
6 17 (16.35%) HP
7 16 (15.38%) Red Hat
8 13 (12.50%) Sun
8 13 (12.50%) Intel
9 12 (11.54%) Symantec
10 10 (9.62%) NetApp
11 8 (7.69%) SAP
12 6 (5.77%) Hitachi
12 6 (5.77%) Veritas
13 5 (4.81%) F5
14 4 (3.85%) SolarWinds
14 4 (3.85%) Kaseya
14 4 (3.85%) Avaya
14 4 (3.85%) Juniper
14 4 (3.85%) Google
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