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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 135 139 114
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -25
Contract jobs citing NAS 9 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.095% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.18% 0.72% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Average daily rate £328 - £396
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+20.76% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.40
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +78.57%
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
412 418 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.12% 13.18% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 207 180
Average daily rate £363 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol - 4 - - 2
Wiltshire - 3 £328 -
Dorset +5 2 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (81.25%) SAN
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) DNS
5 6 (37.50%) Unix
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) DHCP
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) HP
7 4 (25.00%) LAN
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
7 4 (25.00%) Project Management
7 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) SCCM
8 3 (18.75%) SCOM
8 3 (18.75%) WSUS
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
8 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (18.75%) CCNA
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 3 (18.75%) Firewall

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Google Apps
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) SAN
2 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 4 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
6 2 (12.50%) MPLS
6 2 (12.50%) VLAN
6 2 (12.50%) VoIP
6 2 (12.50%) WAN
7 1 (6.25%) ADSL
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (6.25%) DMZ
7 1 (6.25%) Multicast
7 1 (6.25%) NX-OS
7 1 (6.25%) VPN
7 1 (6.25%) Wireless
7 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Unix
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.25%) MCSE
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (12.50%) vCloud
5 2 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (6.25%) Xen
6 1 (6.25%) XenApp
6 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
2 3 (18.75%) WSUS
3 2 (12.50%) vMotion
4 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
4 1 (6.25%) Hyperic
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) 3PAR
4 2 (12.50%) EMC
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) Sun
5 1 (6.25%) Altiris
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
5 1 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.25%) Splunk
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec