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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 138 143 138
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing NAS 4 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.14% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 1.60% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £230 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £207 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £415 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £29.23 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-30.72% -7.93%
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
491 438 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.74% 13.25% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 245 293
Median daily rate £360 £411 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.46% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 34 28
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.46 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.09% +88.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.91 £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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
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 23 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 August 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
Bristol -4 2 £215 -52.22% 1
Dorset -5 1 £393 +106.57% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (75.00%) Linux
3 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 8 (66.67%) NetApp
3 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 8 (66.67%) Firewall
4 7 (58.33%) IPsec
4 7 (58.33%) Nagios
4 7 (58.33%) Samba
4 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (58.33%) HTTPS
4 7 (58.33%) Python
4 7 (58.33%) MQSeries
4 7 (58.33%) LDAP
4 7 (58.33%) FTP
4 7 (58.33%) HTTP
4 7 (58.33%) Java
4 7 (58.33%) Perl
4 7 (58.33%) J2EE
4 7 (58.33%) ITIL
4 7 (58.33%) Unix
4 7 (58.33%) Load Balancing
4 7 (58.33%) Network Security
4 7 (58.33%) Puppet
4 7 (58.33%) F5
4 7 (58.33%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (50.00%) iPad
5 6 (50.00%) tcpdump
5 6 (50.00%) Shell Script

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 (58.33%) MQSeries
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
1 8 (66.67%) VPN
2 7 (58.33%) FTP
2 7 (58.33%) HTTP
2 7 (58.33%) HTTPS
2 7 (58.33%) IPsec
2 7 (58.33%) LDAP
2 7 (58.33%) Network Security
2 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (50.00%) tcpdump
3 6 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 5 (41.67%) SAN
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
5 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 1 (8.33%) Extranet
6 1 (8.33%) Intranet
6 1 (8.33%) Skype
6 1 (8.33%) VLAN
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) iPad
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) iSeries
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
1 7 (58.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) BCP
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
1 7 (58.33%) Perl
1 7 (58.33%) Python
2 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) HND
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (58.33%) Samba
2 7 (58.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) Firmware
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) ISA Server
4 1 (8.33%) NFS
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
4 1 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Nagios
1 7 (58.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) MOM
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) NetApp
2 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 7 (58.33%) F5
4 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) EMC
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) Veritas