The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 143 135 134
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing NAS 5 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 2.27% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
Median daily rate £393 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.61% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £21.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.81% -44.51%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
546 396 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.92% 12.36% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 230 245
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 29 38
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +102.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing NAS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

NAS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset -5 3 £393 -18.22%
Wiltshire -4 1 £450 +63.63%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for NAS.

1 11 (100.00%) VMware
1 11 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (81.82%) Red Hat
3 8 (72.73%) Firewall
3 8 (72.73%) J2EE
3 8 (72.73%) Java
3 8 (72.73%) ITIL
3 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
4 7 (63.64%) VPN
4 7 (63.64%) Unix
4 7 (63.64%) FTP
4 7 (63.64%) HTTP
4 7 (63.64%) HTTPS
4 7 (63.64%) Python
4 7 (63.64%) MQSeries
4 7 (63.64%) LDAP
4 7 (63.64%) Perl
4 7 (63.64%) NetApp
4 7 (63.64%) Nagios
4 7 (63.64%) IPsec
4 7 (63.64%) Load Balancing
4 7 (63.64%) Network Security
4 7 (63.64%) Samba
4 7 (63.64%) F5
4 7 (63.64%) Puppet
4 7 (63.64%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (54.55%) Wireshark
5 6 (54.55%) iPad
5 6 (54.55%) tcpdump

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (63.64%) MQSeries
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
1 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
2 7 (63.64%) FTP
2 7 (63.64%) HTTP
2 7 (63.64%) HTTPS
2 7 (63.64%) IPsec
2 7 (63.64%) LDAP
2 7 (63.64%) Network Security
2 7 (63.64%) VPN
3 6 (54.55%) tcpdump
3 6 (54.55%) Wireshark
4 4 (36.36%) SAN
5 2 (18.18%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) VLAN
6 1 (9.09%) LAN
6 1 (9.09%) Multicast
6 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) iPad
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 1 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) iSeries
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 7 (63.64%) Load Balancing
3 4 (36.36%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) BCP
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) Perl
2 7 (63.64%) Python
3 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) HND
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (63.64%) Samba
2 7 (63.64%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) Xen
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Nagios
1 7 (63.64%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Hyperic
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Red Hat
3 7 (63.64%) F5
3 7 (63.64%) NetApp
4 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) IBM
7 1 (9.09%) Citrix
7 1 (9.09%) Dell
7 1 (9.09%) EMC
7 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle
7 1 (9.09%) Riverbed