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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 125 106 111
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing NAS 9 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 0.37% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.05% 2.74% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £433 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% +20.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-18.92% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £24.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +16.09%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
439 292 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.32% 13.63% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 148 195
Average daily rate £375 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £198 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 53
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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
Bristol -16 4 £255 +2.00%
Dorset - 2 - - 2
Wiltshire -11 1 £400 -10.11% 1
Cornwall - - - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 23 (88.46%) SAN
2 18 (69.23%) VMware
3 13 (50.00%) SQL
3 13 (50.00%) Windows
4 12 (46.15%) UNIX
4 12 (46.15%) TCP/IP
5 11 (42.31%) NFS
5 11 (42.31%) NetApp
5 11 (42.31%) Oracle
6 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (30.77%) iSCSI
7 8 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
8 7 (26.92%) ITIL
8 7 (26.92%) DNS
9 6 (23.08%) HP
9 6 (23.08%) Perl
9 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
9 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
10 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
10 5 (19.23%) Brocade
10 5 (19.23%) EMC
11 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (15.38%) Firewall
11 4 (15.38%) Finance
11 4 (15.38%) Linux
11 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (15.38%) NCDA
11 4 (15.38%) Capacity Management
11 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) SAN
2 12 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 8 (30.77%) iSCSI
4 7 (26.92%) DNS
5 4 (15.38%) Firewall
6 3 (11.54%) WAN
7 2 (7.69%) LAN
7 2 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (3.85%) SGSN
8 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.85%) LTE
8 1 (3.85%) VPN
8 1 (3.85%) 3GPP
8 1 (3.85%) VoIP
8 1 (3.85%) DHCP
8 1 (3.85%) FTP
8 1 (3.85%) HTTP
8 1 (3.85%) IPsec
8 1 (3.85%) SSH
8 1 (3.85%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) MySQL
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Administrator
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Storage Administrator
4 4 (15.38%) Storage Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) SAN Storage Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) SAN Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Storage Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Celerra
2 1 (3.85%) CESG
2 1 (3.85%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) UNIX
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (15.38%) Capacity Management
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.54%) Time Management
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Workflow
4 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) Perl
3 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) Tcl
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) NCDA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) NFS
2 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Server
3 2 (7.69%) vCloud
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.85%) Xen
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) OpenView
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) VMware
2 11 (42.31%) NetApp
2 11 (42.31%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) HP
4 5 (19.23%) Brocade
4 5 (19.23%) EMC
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.69%) Dell
6 2 (7.69%) Isilon
7 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.85%) Tektronix
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) Sun
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper