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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 214 204 169
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -35
Contract jobs citing NAS 56 47 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.57% 0.51% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.08% 2.59% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 40
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£344 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £361 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £18.55 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £38.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.23 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+29.91% +7.14%
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
1817 1815 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 19.84% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
East Sussex +9 14 £330 -
Surrey +1 14 £324 -0.38% 7
Berkshire +1 12 £515 +128.88% 4
Hampshire -15 8 £325 -9.72% 5
Kent - 4 £369 -
Middlesex +3 2 £325 +23.22%
West Sussex - 2 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 95 (84.82%) SAN
2 72 (64.29%) Windows
3 59 (52.68%) VMware
4 42 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 40 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 37 (33.04%) Active Directory
7 36 (32.14%) DNS
8 35 (31.25%) Solaris
8 35 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (29.46%) Linux
10 31 (27.68%) SQL
11 30 (26.79%) NetApp
12 29 (25.89%) MS Exchange
13 27 (24.11%) DHCP
14 26 (23.21%) Cisco
14 26 (23.21%) Fibre Channel
15 25 (22.32%) Exchange Server 2010
16 23 (20.54%) TCP/IP
16 23 (20.54%) UNIX
17 21 (18.75%) Migration
17 21 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
18 20 (17.86%) VLAN
18 20 (17.86%) Finance
19 19 (16.96%) LAN
19 19 (16.96%) HP
19 19 (16.96%) EMC
19 19 (16.96%) Citrix
19 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
19 19 (16.96%) Data Centre

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (25.89%) MS Exchange
2 25 (22.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.68%) TPMS
7 2 (1.79%) nginx
7 2 (1.79%) IIS
7 2 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.89%) Lync
8 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.57%) MS Project
3 3 (2.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (13.39%) SaaS
1 15 (13.39%) PaaS
1 15 (13.39%) IaaS
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 95 (84.82%) SAN
2 36 (32.14%) DNS
3 27 (24.11%) DHCP
4 26 (23.21%) Fibre Channel
5 23 (20.54%) TCP/IP
6 20 (17.86%) VLAN
7 19 (16.96%) LAN
8 13 (11.61%) WLAN
9 12 (10.71%) Firewall
10 10 (8.93%) SSH
11 9 (8.04%) LDAP
12 8 (7.14%) WAN
13 7 (6.25%) FTP
13 7 (6.25%) iSCSI
14 6 (5.36%) LTE
14 6 (5.36%) Wireshark
14 6 (5.36%) HSDPA
14 6 (5.36%) RNC
14 6 (5.36%) VoLTE
14 6 (5.36%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.89%) Big Data
6 1 (0.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.79%) Gerrit
1 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (17.86%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.04%) Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.79%) Publishing
7 1 (0.89%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (20.54%) Administrator
2 18 (16.07%) Analyst
3 17 (15.18%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (10.71%) Storage Engineer
5 10 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (8.93%) NetApp Engineer
6 9 (8.04%) NAS Engineer
7 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) Architect
8 7 (6.25%) Storage Administrator
9 6 (5.36%) UNIX Administrator
9 6 (5.36%) Technical Tester
9 6 (5.36%) Tester
9 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.36%) Consultant
10 5 (4.46%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) DBA
11 4 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.79%) Web Services
1 2 (1.79%) Middleware
1 2 (1.79%) ServiceStack
2 1 (0.89%) HTML
2 1 (0.89%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.96%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.61%) Client/Server
3 12 (10.71%) Clustering
4 7 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.36%) Visualisation
6 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.57%) Informatics
7 4 (3.57%) EMC VNX
7 4 (3.57%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.79%) Replication
9 1 (0.89%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.89%) GIS
9 1 (0.89%) Life Science
9 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.89%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 72 (64.29%) Windows
2 35 (31.25%) Solaris
2 35 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (29.46%) Linux
4 23 (20.54%) UNIX
5 21 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (8.93%) Data ONTAP
8 10 (8.93%) HPUX
9 3 (2.68%) AIX
10 2 (1.79%) Android
10 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.75%) Migration
2 15 (13.39%) Service Delivery
3 13 (11.61%) ITIL
4 10 (8.93%) Capacity Management
5 9 (8.04%) Data Migration
6 7 (6.25%) Change Management
6 7 (6.25%) Server Building
7 6 (5.36%) Test Planning
7 6 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.36%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (5.36%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.36%) Test Management
7 6 (5.36%) Validation
7 6 (5.36%) Test Automation
7 6 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.46%) Performance Management
8 5 (4.46%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.46%) DevOps
9 4 (3.57%) Software Distribution
9 4 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.68%) SQL
2 10 (8.93%) Perl
3 8 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 8 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.36%) VB
5 2 (1.79%) Python
5 2 (1.79%) Java
5 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.89%) C
6 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.89%) PHP
6 1 (0.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (14.29%) Degree
2 7 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.57%) MCSE
4 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) MCP
6 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) MCSA
6 1 (0.89%) CCNP
6 1 (0.89%) CCNA
6 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.89%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.89%) MOS
6 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) GxP
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (33.04%) Active Directory
3 16 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 15 (13.39%) vCloud
5 13 (11.61%) vSphere
6 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (7.14%) NFS
8 6 (5.36%) Hyper-V
9 5 (4.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (4.46%) KVM
10 4 (3.57%) DFS Replication
10 4 (3.57%) XenApp
10 4 (3.57%) Veritas File System
11 3 (2.68%) RHEV
12 2 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.89%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.89%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.89%) SRDF
13 1 (0.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) vMotion
2 13 (11.61%) NetBackup
3 9 (8.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (8.04%) SnapMirror
3 9 (8.04%) SnapVault
4 7 (6.25%) Nagios
5 6 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (4.46%) Puppet
6 5 (4.46%) SCCM
6 5 (4.46%) SCOM
7 4 (3.57%) Tivoli
7 4 (3.57%) Netcool
7 4 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.79%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.79%) Ansible
9 1 (0.89%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (0.89%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.89%) WSUS
9 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 59 (52.68%) VMware
2 40 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 30 (26.79%) NetApp
4 26 (23.21%) Cisco
5 19 (16.96%) HP
5 19 (16.96%) EMC
5 19 (16.96%) Citrix
6 18 (16.07%) Red Hat
6 18 (16.07%) Oracle
7 13 (11.61%) Sun
7 13 (11.61%) Symantec
8 12 (10.71%) Brocade
9 9 (8.04%) Veritas
10 6 (5.36%) SAP
10 6 (5.36%) 3PAR
11 5 (4.46%) Informatica
12 4 (3.57%) Cognos
13 3 (2.68%) Dell
14 2 (1.79%) NetIQ
14 2 (1.79%) Riverbed