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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 239 219 218
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing NFS 19 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.66% 2.57% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
Average daily rate
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£530 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £445 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+34.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-45.00% -14.28%
NFS
England

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
1148 1011 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.27% 11.29% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 490 546
Average daily rate £363 £335 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 131 177
Average hourly rate £19.75 £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.39% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Berkshire +14 9 £550 +51.72% 3
Surrey - 4 £400 -
Kent - 3 £515 -
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 23 (56.10%) UNIX
2 21 (51.22%) DNS
3 20 (48.78%) Linux
4 17 (41.46%) VMware
5 16 (39.02%) Finance
5 16 (39.02%) NetApp
6 15 (36.59%) Red Hat
6 15 (36.59%) Windows
6 15 (36.59%) Perl
6 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (34.15%) Clustering
7 14 (34.15%) LDAP
7 14 (34.15%) Veritas
7 14 (34.15%) HP
8 13 (31.71%) Sun
8 13 (31.71%) Python
8 13 (31.71%) Solaris
9 12 (29.27%) AIX
10 11 (26.83%) TCP/IP
10 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
10 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
10 11 (26.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (24.39%) Ubuntu
11 10 (24.39%) SAN
11 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
11 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
12 9 (21.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 9 (21.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 9 (21.95%) Puppet
12 9 (21.95%) Opscode Chef

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (9.76%) Confluence
2 3 (7.32%) TPMS
3 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Office
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) PaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (51.22%) DNS
2 14 (34.15%) LDAP
3 11 (26.83%) TCP/IP
4 10 (24.39%) SAN
5 8 (19.51%) iSCSI
6 7 (17.07%) NAS
7 6 (14.63%) BIG-IP
8 5 (12.20%) Firewall
9 4 (9.76%) DMZ
9 4 (9.76%) LAN
9 4 (9.76%) WAN
10 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.44%) FTP
10 1 (2.44%) SMS
10 1 (2.44%) DAB
10 1 (2.44%) VLAN
10 1 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) MySQL
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) JIRA
1 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.76%) Gerrit
2 4 (9.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.44%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.44%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
3 6 (14.63%) Banking
4 3 (7.32%) Law
4 3 (7.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Systems Administrator
1 8 (19.51%) Architect
1 8 (19.51%) Administrator
2 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (12.20%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Principal Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Linux Support
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) SOAP
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Clustering
2 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
3 9 (21.95%) HACMP
4 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.88%) Wiki
6 2 (4.88%) Kindle
6 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) UNIX
2 20 (48.78%) Linux
3 15 (36.59%) Windows
4 13 (31.71%) Solaris
5 12 (29.27%) AIX
6 11 (26.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (24.39%) Ubuntu
8 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (21.95%) HPUX
8 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (14.63%) CentOS
9 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (9.76%) SUSE
11 1 (2.44%) zOS
11 1 (2.44%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
11 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) Project Management
2 6 (14.63%) Change Control
3 4 (9.76%) Capacity Management
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
3 4 (9.76%) Service Management
3 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.76%) ITSM
3 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (9.76%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (7.32%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.44%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.44%) UML
6 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.44%) Open Source
6 1 (2.44%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Scrum
6 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) Perl
2 13 (31.71%) Python
3 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
4 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
5 5 (12.20%) SQL
5 5 (12.20%) VB
6 4 (9.76%) VBScript
6 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
7 3 (7.32%) Java
8 2 (4.88%) Korn
9 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (21.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 9 (21.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
4 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) Firmware
5 1 (2.44%) Samba
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) Puppet
1 9 (21.95%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (17.07%) NetBackup
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (9.76%) OVSD
4 4 (9.76%) OpenView
4 4 (9.76%) Control-M
5 3 (7.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) VMware
2 16 (39.02%) NetApp
3 15 (36.59%) Red Hat
4 14 (34.15%) Veritas
4 14 (34.15%) HP
5 13 (31.71%) Sun
6 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
7 8 (19.51%) Oracle
8 6 (14.63%) Cisco
8 6 (14.63%) F5
9 5 (12.20%) IBM
9 5 (12.20%) EMC
9 5 (12.20%) Symantec
10 4 (9.76%) Dell
11 3 (7.32%) Amdocs
12 2 (4.88%) Redknee
12 2 (4.88%) Citrix
12 2 (4.88%) Atlassian
12 2 (4.88%) Tekelec
12 2 (4.88%) Sandvine