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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 261 235 218
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -17
Contract jobs citing NFS 14 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 1.23% 1.48% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 14
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£550 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+27.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
1139 1078 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.50% 11.70% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 548 528
Average daily rate £338 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 137 130
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.50 £31.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -5 10 £550 +83.33%
Surrey -1 2 - - 1
Kent +2 1 £550 -
Hampshire -1 1 - -
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 21 (61.76%) UNIX
1 21 (61.76%) DNS
2 15 (44.12%) Veritas
2 15 (44.12%) Finance
3 14 (41.18%) SAN
3 14 (41.18%) Solaris
3 14 (41.18%) Linux
3 14 (41.18%) LDAP
3 14 (41.18%) Clustering
4 13 (38.24%) AIX
5 12 (35.29%) Perl
5 12 (35.29%) Oracle
5 12 (35.29%) Red Hat
5 12 (35.29%) VMware
5 12 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
6 11 (32.35%) Sun
7 10 (29.41%) Windows
7 10 (29.41%) HACMP
7 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (29.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 10 (29.41%) NetBackup
7 10 (29.41%) NAS
8 9 (26.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 9 (26.47%) Puppet
8 9 (26.47%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
8 9 (26.47%) EMC
9 8 (23.53%) IBM
9 8 (23.53%) Microsoft

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (8.82%) TPMS
2 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (61.76%) DNS
2 14 (41.18%) SAN
2 14 (41.18%) LDAP
3 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
4 10 (29.41%) NAS
5 5 (14.71%) Firewall
6 4 (11.76%) DMZ
7 3 (8.82%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (5.88%) VLAN
9 1 (2.94%) IPsec
9 1 (2.94%) SSH
9 1 (2.94%) BIG-IP
9 1 (2.94%) SMS
9 1 (2.94%) SMTP
9 1 (2.94%) FTP
9 1 (2.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) MySQL
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.94%) PVCS
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 5 (14.71%) Banking
4 3 (8.82%) Legal
5 2 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Administrator
2 9 (26.47%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (23.53%) Architect
4 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) Principal Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (8.82%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Contracts Manager
6 3 (8.82%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) UNIX Administrator
7 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Storage Administrator
7 2 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) VMWare Administrator
8 1 (2.94%) NAS Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) NetApp Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Systems Programmer
8 1 (2.94%) Linux Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Clustering
2 10 (29.41%) HACMP
3 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
4 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (8.82%) EMC VNX
5 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.88%) Replication
6 2 (5.88%) CLARiiON
6 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (5.88%) Kindle
7 1 (2.94%) FlexPod
7 1 (2.94%) LPAR
7 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.94%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) UNIX
2 14 (41.18%) Solaris
2 14 (41.18%) Linux
3 13 (38.24%) AIX
4 12 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (29.41%) Windows
6 7 (20.59%) HPUX
7 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.88%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (2.94%) CentOS
10 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.94%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Migration
2 6 (17.65%) Project Management
2 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (8.82%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.88%) Change Control
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.94%) Information Security
6 1 (2.94%) Security Management
6 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.94%) High Availability
6 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.94%) DevOps
6 1 (2.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Perl
2 8 (23.53%) Python
3 6 (17.65%) VB
4 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
4 5 (14.71%) Shell Script
4 5 (14.71%) SQL
5 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Certification
3 1 (2.94%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (29.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 9 (26.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.88%) Samba
4 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.94%) Veritas File System
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.94%) Xen
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.94%) OpenSSH
5 1 (2.94%) SRDF
5 1 (2.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.94%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) NetBackup
2 9 (26.47%) Puppet
2 9 (26.47%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (11.76%) OpenView
4 4 (11.76%) Control-M
5 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.94%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (2.94%) SnapMirror
6 1 (2.94%) SnapVault
6 1 (2.94%) WSUS
6 1 (2.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Veritas
2 12 (35.29%) Red Hat
2 12 (35.29%) VMware
2 12 (35.29%) Oracle
3 11 (32.35%) Sun
4 9 (26.47%) EMC
5 8 (23.53%) IBM
5 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 8 (23.53%) Symantec
5 8 (23.53%) NetApp
6 6 (17.65%) HP
7 5 (14.71%) Dell
8 4 (11.76%) Brocade
9 3 (8.82%) Amdocs
10 2 (5.88%) Cisco
10 2 (5.88%) Fujitsu
11 1 (2.94%) Egenera
11 1 (2.94%) Veeam
11 1 (2.94%) F5
11 1 (2.94%) QNAP