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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 184 203 176
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -27
Contract jobs citing NAS 79 36 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.39% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.42% 2.06% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 33
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -21.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £580 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £306 £356
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £41.25 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% +94.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £40.25 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £42.25 £25.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
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
1788 1746 1553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.01% 19.14% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 760 655
Average daily rate £375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 97 166
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +29 35 £394 +3.61% 2
Hampshire -2 16 £375 +17.18% 9
Berkshire +1 11 £400 -15.78% 4
East Sussex - 9 £330 -
Middlesex +6 3 £325 +26.21% 1
Kent -5 2 £475 +35.71%
Oxfordshire - 2 £150 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 100 (82.64%) SAN
2 70 (57.85%) Windows
3 48 (39.67%) VMware
4 43 (35.54%) Linux
5 39 (32.23%) Microsoft
6 36 (29.75%) Active Directory
7 34 (28.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (25.62%) Solaris
8 31 (25.62%) SQL
9 30 (24.79%) DNS
10 29 (23.97%) NetApp
11 24 (19.83%) Data Centre
12 23 (19.01%) Fibre Channel
13 21 (17.36%) MS Exchange
13 21 (17.36%) UNIX
13 21 (17.36%) Migration
14 19 (15.70%) DHCP
14 19 (15.70%) Cisco
14 19 (15.70%) HP
14 19 (15.70%) EMC
14 19 (15.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (14.88%) Firewall
15 18 (14.88%) Oracle
15 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (14.05%) Exchange Server 2010
16 17 (14.05%) Citrix
17 16 (13.22%) Finance
18 15 (12.40%) LAN
19 14 (11.57%) SQL Server

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 21 (17.36%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.61%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.31%) nginx
6 3 (2.48%) TPMS
6 3 (2.48%) Lync
7 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.65%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.96%) MS Office
3 3 (2.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.44%) SaaS
2 9 (7.44%) PaaS
2 9 (7.44%) IaaS
3 7 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 100 (82.64%) SAN
2 30 (24.79%) DNS
3 23 (19.01%) Fibre Channel
4 19 (15.70%) DHCP
5 18 (14.88%) Firewall
6 15 (12.40%) LAN
7 13 (10.74%) TCP/IP
8 11 (9.09%) VLAN
9 9 (7.44%) WLAN
9 9 (7.44%) LDAP
10 7 (5.79%) WAN
10 7 (5.79%) SSH
10 7 (5.79%) FTP
11 6 (4.96%) IPsec
12 5 (4.13%) RNC
12 5 (4.13%) Wireshark
12 5 (4.13%) iSCSI
13 4 (3.31%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (3.31%) VPN
13 4 (3.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.31%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.31%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (3.31%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.31%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.31%) Gerrit
1 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (13.22%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.96%) Banking
4 5 (4.13%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.65%) Publishing
7 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (14.88%) Administrator
2 14 (11.57%) Architect
3 12 (9.92%) Analyst
3 12 (9.92%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (9.92%) Storage Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) NetApp Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) NAS Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Consultant
8 6 (4.96%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (4.13%) DBA
9 5 (4.13%) Tester
10 4 (3.31%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.31%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.31%) Developer
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) Web Services
1 4 (3.31%) Middleware
1 4 (3.31%) ServiceStack
2 1 (0.83%) HTML
2 1 (0.83%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.83%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.57%) Clustering
3 10 (8.26%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.79%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.13%) Replication
7 4 (3.31%) CLARiiON
7 4 (3.31%) Symmetrix
7 4 (3.31%) EMC Centera
7 4 (3.31%) Symmetrix DMX
7 4 (3.31%) Informatics
8 3 (2.48%) EMC VNX
8 3 (2.48%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.65%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.65%) PKI
10 1 (0.83%) GIS
10 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.83%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.83%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 70 (57.85%) Windows
2 43 (35.54%) Linux
3 31 (25.62%) Solaris
3 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (17.36%) UNIX
5 19 (15.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (9.92%) HPUX
8 10 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (7.44%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (4.13%) Windows 2000
11 4 (3.31%) Windows NT
11 4 (3.31%) Android
12 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.65%) AIX
14 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.36%) Migration
2 14 (11.57%) ITIL
3 13 (10.74%) Service Delivery
3 13 (10.74%) Data Migration
3 13 (10.74%) Capacity Management
4 9 (7.44%) Server Building
5 7 (5.79%) DevOps
5 7 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (4.96%) Change Management
6 6 (4.96%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.96%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.96%) Software Distribution
7 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.31%) Service Management
8 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.31%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.48%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.62%) SQL
2 14 (11.57%) Perl
3 8 (6.61%) Python
3 8 (6.61%) Shell Script
3 8 (6.61%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.96%) VB
4 6 (4.96%) Java
5 5 (4.13%) C
6 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) Degree
2 13 (10.74%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.13%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.31%) MCSE
4 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.83%) MCP
5 1 (0.83%) MCSA
5 1 (0.83%) CCNP
5 1 (0.83%) CCNA
5 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.83%) MOS
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) SLA
2 5 (4.13%) QA
3 2 (1.65%) GxP
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (29.75%) Active Directory
2 34 (28.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.74%) VMware ESX
4 11 (9.09%) vSphere
5 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (7.44%) vCloud
7 7 (5.79%) NFS
8 6 (4.96%) XenApp
9 5 (4.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (4.13%) KVM
10 4 (3.31%) Veritas File System
10 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
11 2 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.65%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.65%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.83%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (9.92%) NetBackup
2 9 (7.44%) Nagios
2 9 (7.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (7.44%) vMotion
3 8 (6.61%) SnapMirror
3 8 (6.61%) SnapVault
4 6 (4.96%) Tivoli
4 6 (4.96%) Netcool
4 6 (4.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (4.96%) SCCM
5 5 (4.13%) Puppet
6 4 (3.31%) OpenView
6 4 (3.31%) Ansible
7 3 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.48%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.65%) SCOM
8 2 (1.65%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.83%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 48 (39.67%) VMware
2 39 (32.23%) Microsoft
3 29 (23.97%) NetApp
4 19 (15.70%) Cisco
4 19 (15.70%) HP
4 19 (15.70%) EMC
5 18 (14.88%) Oracle
6 17 (14.05%) Citrix
7 13 (10.74%) Red Hat
8 12 (9.92%) Symantec
9 11 (9.09%) 3PAR
9 11 (9.09%) Veritas
10 10 (8.26%) Sun
11 9 (7.44%) Brocade
12 5 (4.13%) Informatica
12 5 (4.13%) SAP
13 4 (3.31%) Cognos
13 4 (3.31%) IBM
14 3 (2.48%) BMC
14 3 (2.48%) Google