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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 212 177 178
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +1
Contract jobs citing NAS 33 68 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.77% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 4.17% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 38 16
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£290 £388 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.16% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £193 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £475 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £330
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £16.50 £22.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £25.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £21.00 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+51.19% -11.34%
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
1820 1630 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.61% 18.37% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 750 601
Average daily rate £348 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 105 180
Average hourly rate £18.25 £23.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.34% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 0 12 £355 +47.91% 4
Berkshire -4 6 £225 -43.75% 4
Surrey -16 6 £325 -16.12% 6
Oxfordshire - 4 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire -13 3 - -
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 44 (70.97%) SAN
2 33 (53.23%) Windows
3 26 (41.94%) Linux
4 24 (38.71%) VMware
5 19 (30.65%) Active Directory
6 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
6 18 (29.03%) UNIX
7 17 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (25.81%) Citrix
9 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (20.97%) Migration
10 13 (20.97%) Cisco
10 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (19.35%) Oracle
12 11 (17.74%) Java
12 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
12 11 (17.74%) Firewall
13 10 (16.13%) Red Hat
13 10 (16.13%) Shell Script
13 10 (16.13%) Python
13 10 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (14.52%) Solaris
15 8 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (12.90%) NetApp
15 8 (12.90%) Perl
15 8 (12.90%) IIS
15 8 (12.90%) EMC
15 8 (12.90%) MS Exchange
15 8 (12.90%) LAN
15 8 (12.90%) WAN

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (12.90%) IIS
1 8 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.23%) Apache
4 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.23%) Lync
4 2 (3.23%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.45%) MS Office
3 3 (4.84%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (70.97%) SAN
2 11 (17.74%) Firewall
3 8 (12.90%) LAN
3 8 (12.90%) WAN
3 8 (12.90%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (11.29%) DHCP
4 7 (11.29%) FTP
4 7 (11.29%) DNS
4 7 (11.29%) HTTPS
5 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.68%) MPLS
5 6 (9.68%) iSCSI
6 5 (8.06%) DMZ
7 4 (6.45%) LDAP
8 3 (4.84%) BIG-IP
8 3 (4.84%) DSL
9 2 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (3.23%) 3GPP
9 2 (3.23%) ADSL
9 2 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.61%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
1 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.61%) Advertising
2 1 (1.61%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (14.52%) Administrator
2 8 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (8.06%) Test Engineer
3 5 (8.06%) Developer
3 5 (8.06%) Software Developer
4 4 (6.45%) Consultant
4 4 (6.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 4 (6.45%) UNIX Administrator
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Software Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Architect
5 3 (4.84%) Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (3.23%) Server Support
6 2 (3.23%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) Middleware
2 2 (3.23%) Web Services
2 2 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) JSON
3 1 (1.61%) Ajax
3 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.61%) REST
3 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Clustering
2 6 (9.68%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.45%) Thin Client
4 4 (6.45%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.84%) EqualLogic
6 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.61%) Replication
7 1 (1.61%) Life Science
7 1 (1.61%) iPad
7 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (53.23%) Windows
2 26 (41.94%) Linux
3 18 (29.03%) UNIX
4 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (14.52%) Solaris
8 6 (9.68%) Windows 2000
8 6 (9.68%) Windows 7
9 5 (8.06%) Windows NT
10 3 (4.84%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (4.84%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) Migration
2 8 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (8.06%) ITIL
4 4 (6.45%) Change Management
4 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.84%) ITSM
5 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.84%) Capacity Management
5 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.23%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.23%) SOA
6 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.23%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.23%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.23%) System Testing
6 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.61%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) Java
2 10 (16.13%) Shell Script
2 10 (16.13%) Python
3 8 (12.90%) Perl
3 8 (12.90%) AWK
3 8 (12.90%) Korn
4 7 (11.29%) SQL
4 7 (11.29%) C
4 7 (11.29%) sed
5 3 (4.84%) Embedded C
6 2 (3.23%) C++
6 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.61%) Ruby
7 1 (1.61%) Tcl
7 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.61%) VB
7 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.29%) MCSE
3 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.23%) CCNP
5 2 (3.23%) CCNA
5 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) MCSA
6 1 (1.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 19 (30.65%) Active Directory
2 17 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
4 6 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (9.68%) VMware ESX
5 5 (8.06%) NLBS
5 5 (8.06%) vSphere
6 4 (6.45%) ISA Server
6 4 (6.45%) Terminal Services
6 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (6.45%) Xen
7 3 (4.84%) VMware Server
7 3 (4.84%) XenApp
8 2 (3.23%) Terminal Server
8 2 (3.23%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.61%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Tivoli
1 4 (6.45%) BladeLogic
2 3 (4.84%) SCOM
2 3 (4.84%) WSUS
2 3 (4.84%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (4.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (3.23%) SCCM
4 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.61%) Puppet
4 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.61%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.61%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 24 (38.71%) VMware
2 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 16 (25.81%) Citrix
4 13 (20.97%) Cisco
5 12 (19.35%) Oracle
6 10 (16.13%) Red Hat
7 8 (12.90%) NetApp
7 8 (12.90%) EMC
8 5 (8.06%) CheckPoint
8 5 (8.06%) Symantec
8 5 (8.06%) Intel
9 4 (6.45%) Sun
10 3 (4.84%) Brocade
10 3 (4.84%) F5
10 3 (4.84%) Hitachi
10 3 (4.84%) IBM
10 3 (4.84%) HP
11 2 (3.23%) AppSense
11 2 (3.23%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.61%) Fujitsu
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