The table below looks at the statistics for NFS 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 NFS over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 235 219 203
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing NFS 14 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.31% 1.73% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 12
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£395 £420 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.95% +13.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £366 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £405 £356
% change year-on-year
+0.61% +13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1067 983 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.64% 11.67% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 450 377
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 137 174
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.49 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £31.50 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

NFS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NFS across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

NFS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

NFS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NFS across the South East region.

NFS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NFS across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

NFS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

NFS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NFS across the South East region.

NFS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

NFS
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 NFS within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Buckinghamshire - 8 £423 -
Berkshire +3 5 £286 -26.60% 5
Kent -10 1 - -
Middlesex - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 32 (74.42%) Linux
2 29 (67.44%) UNIX
3 25 (58.14%) Red Hat
4 24 (55.81%) Perl
5 22 (51.16%) Windows
5 22 (51.16%) DNS
5 22 (51.16%) HP
6 20 (46.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (44.19%) Active Directory
7 19 (44.19%) Citrix
8 18 (41.86%) VMware
9 17 (39.53%) Solaris
10 16 (37.21%) Finance
10 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (32.56%) Telecoms
11 14 (32.56%) NetBackup
12 12 (27.91%) Veritas
12 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (27.91%) Banking
12 12 (27.91%) C
12 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (25.58%) NetApp
13 11 (25.58%) Korn
13 11 (25.58%) Bourne shell
14 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
14 10 (23.26%) Hyper-V
14 10 (23.26%) iSCSI
14 10 (23.26%) EMC
14 10 (23.26%) Java
14 10 (23.26%) DHCP

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing NFS 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 NFS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (51.16%) DNS
2 10 (23.26%) iSCSI
2 10 (23.26%) DHCP
3 6 (13.95%) SAN
3 6 (13.95%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.30%) LDAP
5 3 (6.98%) 4G
5 3 (6.98%) InfiniBand
5 3 (6.98%) 3G
5 3 (6.98%) BIG-IP
6 2 (4.65%) SSH
6 2 (4.65%) DAB
7 1 (2.33%) NAS
7 1 (2.33%) Connectrix
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 14 (32.56%) Telecoms
3 12 (27.91%) Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Automotive
4 3 (6.98%) Law
4 3 (6.98%) Legal
5 1 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Linux Engineer
1 10 (23.26%) Support Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Project Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Administrator
3 5 (11.63%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Linux Support Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Linux Support
4 3 (6.98%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) UNIX Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) UNIX Support
5 2 (4.65%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) SOAP
2 1 (2.33%) YAML
2 1 (2.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Thin Client
1 9 (20.93%) Fat Client
1 9 (20.93%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.63%) Clustering
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) HACMP
3 3 (6.98%) Contract for Difference
4 1 (2.33%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.33%) EMC Centera
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (74.42%) Linux
2 29 (67.44%) UNIX
3 22 (51.16%) Windows
4 20 (46.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (39.53%) Solaris
6 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
8 5 (11.63%) AIX
9 4 (9.30%) CentOS
9 4 (9.30%) Ubuntu
10 2 (4.65%) SUSE
10 2 (4.65%) HPUX
10 2 (4.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Change Control
2 7 (16.28%) Capacity Management
3 4 (9.30%) ITIL
4 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (6.98%) Line Management
4 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.65%) ITSM
5 2 (4.65%) Service Management
5 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) DevOps
6 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) Perl
2 12 (27.91%) C
3 11 (25.58%) Korn
3 11 (25.58%) Bourne shell
4 10 (23.26%) Java
5 9 (20.93%) VB
6 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
6 5 (11.63%) Python
7 3 (6.98%) C++
8 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.33%) PHP
9 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
1 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.95%) CCA
2 6 (13.95%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (13.95%) HNC
2 6 (13.95%) MCSE
3 5 (11.63%) CCNA
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (11.63%) JNCIA
4 3 (6.98%) RHCE
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 19 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (23.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (6.98%) Docker
5 3 (6.98%) LXC
6 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.33%) SRDF
7 1 (2.33%) Veritas File System
7 1 (2.33%) XenApp
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.33%) Xen
7 1 (2.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) NetBackup
2 9 (20.93%) Nagios
3 4 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (9.30%) Puppet
4 3 (6.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (4.65%) OVSD
5 2 (4.65%) WSUS
5 2 (4.65%) Control-M
5 2 (4.65%) OpenView
5 2 (4.65%) YaST
6 1 (2.33%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Red Hat
2 22 (51.16%) HP
3 19 (44.19%) Citrix
4 18 (41.86%) VMware
5 12 (27.91%) Veritas
6 11 (25.58%) NetApp
7 10 (23.26%) EMC
8 9 (20.93%) Sun
8 9 (20.93%) Cisco
8 9 (20.93%) Redknee
8 9 (20.93%) Isilon
9 7 (16.28%) Symantec
10 5 (11.63%) Juniper
11 4 (9.30%) Altiris
12 3 (6.98%) F5
12 3 (6.98%) IBM
12 3 (6.98%) Oracle
12 3 (6.98%) Amdocs
13 2 (4.65%) Dell
13 2 (4.65%) Microsoft