The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 216 177 190
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +13
Contract jobs citing NAS 34 60 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.72% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 3.70% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 41 20
Average daily rate £320 £425 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £360
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -22.85%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
NAS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +13 13 £320 +2.40% 5
Berkshire -5 12 £300 +20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -25 6 £300 -29.41%
East Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 39 (65.00%) SAN
2 32 (53.33%) Windows
3 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
4 22 (36.67%) Linux
5 21 (35.00%) VMware
6 19 (31.67%) NetApp
6 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
7 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 15 (25.00%) UNIX
7 15 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 14 (23.33%) TCP/IP
9 13 (21.67%) Cisco
9 13 (21.67%) Citrix
9 13 (21.67%) iSCSI
10 12 (20.00%) HP
10 12 (20.00%) EMC
10 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (18.33%) NFS
11 11 (18.33%) DV Cleared
12 10 (16.67%) Replication
12 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (16.67%) DNS
12 10 (16.67%) DHCP
12 10 (16.67%) LDAP
12 10 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 9 (15.00%) IIS
13 9 (15.00%) SQL
13 9 (15.00%) SLA
13 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.00%) IIS
2 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.00%) Apache
4 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (65.00%) SAN
2 14 (23.33%) TCP/IP
3 13 (21.67%) iSCSI
4 10 (16.67%) DNS
4 10 (16.67%) DHCP
4 10 (16.67%) LDAP
5 8 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (13.33%) LAN
5 8 (13.33%) Firewall
6 6 (10.00%) SMTP
6 6 (10.00%) WAN
6 6 (10.00%) Internet
7 5 (8.33%) ICMP
8 4 (6.67%) VoIP
9 3 (5.00%) Wireless
10 2 (3.33%) FWSM
10 2 (3.33%) FCoE
10 2 (3.33%) 3GPP
10 2 (3.33%) VPN
11 1 (1.67%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
1 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
2 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (10.00%) Server Support
3 5 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Blackberry Support
4 4 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Support Specialist
4 4 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Storage Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) LAMP
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Replication
2 7 (11.67%) Clustering
3 6 (10.00%) Cryptography
3 6 (10.00%) CESG
4 5 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 5 (8.33%) PKI
5 4 (6.67%) IPTV
6 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.67%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (1.67%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 32 (53.33%) Windows
2 22 (36.67%) Linux
3 15 (25.00%) UNIX
4 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.33%) Solaris
7 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (3.33%) HPUX
8 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.67%) VMS
9 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.67%) ITIL
1 7 (11.67%) Capacity Management
2 6 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (5.00%) Workflow
4 3 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.00%) Time Management
4 3 (5.00%) Change Control
5 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (3.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.67%) BCP
6 1 (1.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.00%) SQL
2 6 (10.00%) C
3 4 (6.67%) Perl
4 3 (5.00%) Java
4 3 (5.00%) Python
5 2 (3.33%) VBScript
5 2 (3.33%) VB
5 2 (3.33%) Embedded C
5 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.67%) AWK
6 1 (1.67%) Tcl
6 1 (1.67%) VBA
6 1 (1.67%) PHP
6 1 (1.67%) C++
6 1 (1.67%) Korn
6 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.67%) CCDP
6 3 (5.00%) CCNP
7 2 (3.33%) MCSE
7 2 (3.33%) MCSA
7 2 (3.33%) MCDBA
8 1 (1.67%) CCNA
8 1 (1.67%) CNA
8 1 (1.67%) Novell Certification
8 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.67%) MCITP
8 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.67%) NCDA
8 1 (1.67%) NCIE
8 1 (1.67%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) SLA
2 8 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 15 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (18.33%) NFS
3 8 (13.33%) vSphere
4 5 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 5 (8.33%) NLBS
5 3 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.33%) DFS Replication
6 2 (3.33%) Xen
7 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (8.33%) Tivoli
3 4 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.33%) SCCM
4 2 (3.33%) SCOM
4 2 (3.33%) WSUS
5 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.67%) Puppet
5 1 (1.67%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) VMware
2 19 (31.67%) NetApp
2 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (21.67%) Cisco
3 13 (21.67%) Citrix
4 12 (20.00%) HP
4 12 (20.00%) EMC
5 8 (13.33%) Brocade
5 8 (13.33%) Sun
6 6 (10.00%) StorageTek
6 6 (10.00%) Symantec
7 5 (8.33%) Lumension
8 4 (6.67%) IBM
9 3 (5.00%) Hitachi
9 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.33%) Oracle
10 2 (3.33%) Mercator
11 1 (1.67%) NetIQ
11 1 (1.67%) CA
11 1 (1.67%) Veritas