The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 124 105 129
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs citing NAS 20 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.77% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.14% 5.61% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 9
Average daily rate £415 £440 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £405 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £360
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -22.85%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
483 321 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.58% 13.80% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 187 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
NAS
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +7 13 £418 - 1
Wiltshire -31 2 £335 -23.86% 4
Bristol - 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
Cornwall - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 21 (77.78%) SAN
2 18 (66.67%) UNIX
3 17 (62.96%) NFS
3 17 (62.96%) VMware
4 15 (55.56%) Windows
5 14 (51.85%) Oracle
5 14 (51.85%) NetApp
6 12 (44.44%) SQL
6 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
7 11 (40.74%) Perl
8 9 (33.33%) iSCSI
9 8 (29.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
10 7 (25.93%) ITIL
10 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
10 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (22.22%) DNS
11 6 (22.22%) Python
11 6 (22.22%) HP
11 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
12 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
12 5 (18.52%) Firewall
12 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
13 4 (14.81%) Security Architecture
13 4 (14.81%) NCDA
13 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
13 4 (14.81%) PLM
13 4 (14.81%) Finance
13 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
13 4 (14.81%) Linux

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Teamcenter
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) SAN
2 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 9 (33.33%) iSCSI
4 6 (22.22%) DNS
5 5 (18.52%) Firewall
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (7.41%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (7.41%) SSH
6 2 (7.41%) DHCP
6 2 (7.41%) FTP
6 2 (7.41%) LDAP
7 1 (3.70%) SSL
7 1 (3.70%) VPN
7 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
7 1 (3.70%) VoIP
7 1 (3.70%) WAN
7 1 (3.70%) STUN
7 1 (3.70%) SGSN
7 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
7 1 (3.70%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.41%) ReportNet
4 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
1 5 (18.52%) Consultant
1 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Storage Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) UNIX Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Celerra
1 2 (7.41%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) UNIX
2 15 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (14.81%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Security Architecture
2 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
2 4 (14.81%) PLM
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.11%) Data Entry
4 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Workflow
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) Perl
3 6 (22.22%) Python
4 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
4 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
5 3 (11.11%) AWK
5 3 (11.11%) Korn
5 3 (11.11%) sed
5 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (14.81%) NCDA
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) MCDST
3 2 (7.41%) MCITP
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.41%) MCSE
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) NFS
2 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.41%) vCloud
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) vSphere
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
1 2 (7.41%) SCVMM
1 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
1 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
1 2 (7.41%) ARCserve
1 2 (7.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) VMware
2 14 (51.85%) Oracle
2 14 (51.85%) NetApp
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 6 (22.22%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.41%) Veeam
6 2 (7.41%) Fujitsu
6 2 (7.41%) Brocade
6 2 (7.41%) Teradata
6 2 (7.41%) Informatica
6 2 (7.41%) EMC
6 2 (7.41%) Sun
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
6 2 (7.41%) Cognos
6 2 (7.41%) Business Objects
6 2 (7.41%) SAP
7 1 (3.70%) JBoss
7 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
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