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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 199 211 189
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing NAS 55 29 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.32% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.00% 1.80% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 36
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £276 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £630 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +48.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
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
1831 1614 1511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.62% 18.03% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 701 604
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 167
Average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 May 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 22 May 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 +31 29 £381 -17.11% 3
Hampshire +4 14 £375 +25.00% 4
Berkshire -9 8 £400 -15.78% 3
Kent +5 2 £475 +35.71%
Oxfordshire - 2 £150 -
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (84.47%) SAN
2 55 (53.40%) Windows
3 38 (36.89%) Linux
4 36 (34.95%) VMware
5 33 (32.04%) Microsoft
6 28 (27.18%) Active Directory
7 26 (25.24%) Solaris
8 25 (24.27%) SQL
9 24 (23.30%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (22.33%) NetApp
11 22 (21.36%) DNS
11 22 (21.36%) Cisco
12 21 (20.39%) UNIX
12 21 (20.39%) Firewall
13 20 (19.42%) Migration
14 18 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (17.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (17.48%) HP
15 17 (16.50%) Oracle
16 16 (15.53%) EMC
17 15 (14.56%) ITIL
17 15 (14.56%) Finance
17 15 (14.56%) Clustering
17 15 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
18 14 (13.59%) Citrix
19 13 (12.62%) Data Migration
20 12 (11.65%) Degree
20 12 (11.65%) VMware ESX
20 12 (11.65%) DHCP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (10.68%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.91%) Lync
4 3 (2.91%) TPMS
4 3 (2.91%) nginx
4 3 (2.91%) SAS
5 2 (1.94%) IIS
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.97%) GroupWise
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 87 (84.47%) SAN
2 22 (21.36%) DNS
3 21 (20.39%) Firewall
4 12 (11.65%) DHCP
5 10 (9.71%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (7.77%) LDAP
6 8 (7.77%) FTP
6 8 (7.77%) SSH
7 7 (6.80%) iSCSI
7 7 (6.80%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.83%) LAN
8 6 (5.83%) WAN
9 5 (4.85%) IPsec
10 4 (3.88%) VoIP
10 4 (3.88%) ATM
10 4 (3.88%) BGP
10 4 (3.88%) Multicast
11 3 (2.91%) 4G
11 3 (2.91%) VLAN
11 3 (2.91%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.83%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.85%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.91%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.91%) Gerrit
1 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (14.56%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Multimedia
3 6 (5.83%) Banking
4 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.91%) Publishing
6 2 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.97%) Local Government
7 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (15.53%) Administrator
1 16 (15.53%) Architect
2 12 (11.65%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (8.74%) Storage Engineer
4 8 (7.77%) Analyst
4 8 (7.77%) Enterprise Architect
5 7 (6.80%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Consultant
6 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Technical Support
8 4 (3.88%) DBA
8 4 (3.88%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (3.88%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) Middleware
2 3 (2.91%) ServiceStack
2 3 (2.91%) Web Services
3 1 (0.97%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.97%) YAML
3 1 (0.97%) XML
3 1 (0.97%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.56%) Clustering
2 11 (10.68%) Client/Server
3 7 (6.80%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (5.83%) Replication
5 5 (4.85%) PKI
5 5 (4.85%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.88%) N-Tier
6 4 (3.88%) CLARiiON
6 4 (3.88%) Symmetrix
6 4 (3.88%) EMC Centera
6 4 (3.88%) Symmetrix DMX
6 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.94%) Informatics
8 1 (0.97%) User Experience
8 1 (0.97%) GIS
8 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 55 (53.40%) Windows
2 38 (36.89%) Linux
3 26 (25.24%) Solaris
4 21 (20.39%) UNIX
5 18 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (17.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (8.74%) HPUX
9 4 (3.88%) Windows NT
9 4 (3.88%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.91%) Android
10 3 (2.91%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.97%) AIX
11 1 (0.97%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.42%) Migration
2 15 (14.56%) ITIL
3 13 (12.62%) Data Migration
4 11 (10.68%) Capacity Management
5 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.83%) DevOps
7 5 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (4.85%) Software Distribution
7 5 (4.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (4.85%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.85%) Service Management
7 5 (4.85%) ITSM
7 5 (4.85%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.85%) Change Management
7 5 (4.85%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.85%) Project Management
8 4 (3.88%) SOA
8 4 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.88%) Data Architecture
8 4 (3.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.27%) SQL
2 11 (10.68%) Perl
3 8 (7.77%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.80%) Python
5 6 (5.83%) VB
5 6 (5.83%) Java
6 5 (4.85%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.88%) C
8 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.97%) Groovy
9 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.65%) Degree
3 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.83%) MCSE
5 5 (4.85%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.88%) CCNA
7 1 (0.97%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.97%) MCP
7 1 (0.97%) CCNP
7 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) SLA
2 5 (4.85%) QA
3 2 (1.94%) GxP
4 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (27.18%) Active Directory
2 24 (23.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.65%) VMware ESX
4 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (6.80%) vSphere
5 7 (6.80%) NFS
6 5 (4.85%) KVM
7 4 (3.88%) XenApp
7 4 (3.88%) Veritas File System
7 4 (3.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (2.91%) vCloud
8 3 (2.91%) DFS Replication
8 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.94%) UAG
10 1 (0.97%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.97%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) Nagios
1 10 (9.71%) SCCM
2 8 (7.77%) NetBackup
3 7 (6.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (4.85%) Puppet
4 5 (4.85%) Netcool
4 5 (4.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (4.85%) Tivoli
5 4 (3.88%) OpenView
6 3 (2.91%) Ansible
6 3 (2.91%) vMotion
6 3 (2.91%) SCOM
6 3 (2.91%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.94%) WSUS
7 2 (1.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.97%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.97%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.97%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 36 (34.95%) VMware
2 33 (32.04%) Microsoft
3 23 (22.33%) NetApp
4 22 (21.36%) Cisco
5 18 (17.48%) HP
6 17 (16.50%) Oracle
7 16 (15.53%) EMC
8 14 (13.59%) Citrix
9 12 (11.65%) Red Hat
10 11 (10.68%) 3PAR
11 10 (9.71%) Sun
11 10 (9.71%) Veritas
12 9 (8.74%) Brocade
13 7 (6.80%) Symantec
14 5 (4.85%) SAP
14 5 (4.85%) IBM
15 4 (3.88%) Informatica
15 4 (3.88%) Google
16 3 (2.91%) Veeam
16 3 (2.91%) Remedy