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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 190 185 213
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +28
Contract jobs citing NAS 69 54 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.64% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.65% 3.71% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 24
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£328 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £445 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +37.50%
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
1891 1455 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.51% 17.19% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 674 650
Average daily rate £350 £338 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 103 162
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -4 17 £365 +80.32% 3
Surrey -15 15 £325 -16.12% 4
Berkshire +10 13 £330 +10.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 13 £225 -35.80% 2
Oxfordshire -16 5 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 75 (75.00%) SAN
2 57 (57.00%) Windows
3 45 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 45 (45.00%) VMware
4 40 (40.00%) Linux
5 37 (37.00%) Microsoft
6 31 (31.00%) UNIX
7 29 (29.00%) Citrix
7 29 (29.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (27.00%) MS Excel
8 27 (27.00%) Oracle
9 26 (26.00%) Firewall
9 26 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (22.00%) SQL
11 21 (21.00%) Cisco
11 21 (21.00%) Shell Script
12 20 (20.00%) Migration
13 19 (19.00%) VMware ESX
14 16 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (16.00%) Red Hat
14 16 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (16.00%) ITIL
14 16 (16.00%) MCSE
15 15 (15.00%) HTTPS
15 15 (15.00%) FTP
15 15 (15.00%) NetApp
15 15 (15.00%) Terminal Services
15 15 (15.00%) DMZ
15 15 (15.00%) AWK

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 12 (12.00%) IIS
1 12 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (9.00%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.00%) Lync
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.00%) SAS
8 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.00%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (27.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.00%) MS Office
3 6 (6.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 75 (75.00%) SAN
2 26 (26.00%) Firewall
3 15 (15.00%) HTTPS
3 15 (15.00%) FTP
3 15 (15.00%) DMZ
4 12 (12.00%) WAN
4 12 (12.00%) LAN
4 12 (12.00%) DNS
4 12 (12.00%) MPLS
5 9 (9.00%) DHCP
6 6 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (6.00%) BGP
6 6 (6.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 5 (5.00%) EIGRP
7 5 (5.00%) TACACS
7 5 (5.00%) OSPF
8 4 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (7.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.00%) Military
3 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.00%) Advertising
4 1 (1.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (16.00%) Administrator
2 11 (11.00%) Consultant
3 10 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (10.00%) Architect
4 9 (9.00%) Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) Windows Administrator
6 7 (7.00%) Network Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.00%) Test Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) UNIX Administrator
8 5 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Developer
9 4 (4.00%) Applications Support
9 4 (4.00%) Migration Consultant
10 3 (3.00%) Server Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.00%) Middleware
2 6 (6.00%) REST
2 6 (6.00%) HTML
2 6 (6.00%) SOAP
2 6 (6.00%) JSON
2 6 (6.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (6.00%) Ajax
3 1 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Clustering
2 10 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.00%) User Experience
3 9 (9.00%) Blackberry
4 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.00%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.00%) Mainframe
5 4 (4.00%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.00%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.00%) PKI
7 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.00%) Life Science
7 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 57 (57.00%) Windows
2 40 (40.00%) Linux
3 31 (31.00%) UNIX
4 29 (29.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (11.00%) Windows NT
7 11 (11.00%) Windows 2000
8 10 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (9.00%) Windows 7
10 6 (6.00%) Solaris
11 3 (3.00%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.00%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.00%) AIX
12 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.00%) Migration
2 16 (16.00%) ITIL
3 12 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (10.00%) ITSM
4 10 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (9.00%) Change Management
6 7 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.00%) OO
7 6 (6.00%) Web Development
7 6 (6.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (4.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.00%) Performance Management
9 3 (3.00%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (3.00%) SOA
9 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.00%) ITIL V2
10 2 (2.00%) Software Distribution
10 2 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.00%) SQL
2 21 (21.00%) Shell Script
3 15 (15.00%) AWK
3 15 (15.00%) Korn
3 15 (15.00%) sed
4 14 (14.00%) Java
5 12 (12.00%) Python
6 9 (9.00%) Perl
7 6 (6.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.00%) C++
7 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.00%) Ruby
8 5 (5.00%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.00%) C
10 1 (1.00%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (16.00%) MCSE
2 12 (12.00%) Degree
3 10 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.00%) CCNP
6 4 (4.00%) CCNA
7 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.00%) MCP
9 1 (1.00%) MCSA
9 1 (1.00%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.00%) SLA
2 7 (7.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (19.00%) VMware ESX
4 15 (15.00%) Terminal Services
5 11 (11.00%) ISA Server
6 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (8.00%) Hyper-V
8 5 (5.00%) XenApp
8 5 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (5.00%) vSphere
9 4 (4.00%) NLBS
9 4 (4.00%) XenDesktop
9 4 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (3.00%) Xen
10 3 (3.00%) Terminal Server
11 2 (2.00%) vCloud
11 2 (2.00%) VMware Server
11 2 (2.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 13 (13.00%) BladeLogic
2 7 (7.00%) SCOM
2 7 (7.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (7.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (6.00%) SCCM
3 6 (6.00%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (3.00%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (3.00%) WSUS
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.00%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.00%) Netcool
6 2 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.00%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.00%) Nagios
7 1 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 45 (45.00%) VMware
2 37 (37.00%) Microsoft
3 29 (29.00%) Citrix
4 27 (27.00%) Oracle
5 21 (21.00%) Cisco
6 16 (16.00%) Red Hat
7 15 (15.00%) NetApp
8 11 (11.00%) Intel
8 11 (11.00%) HP
9 10 (10.00%) Sun
9 10 (10.00%) Symantec
10 7 (7.00%) F5
11 6 (6.00%) Hitachi
11 6 (6.00%) EMC
12 5 (5.00%) SAP
12 5 (5.00%) CheckPoint
13 4 (4.00%) AppSense
14 3 (3.00%) Alias
14 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
14 3 (3.00%) Kaseya
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