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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 130 132 101
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -31
Contract jobs citing NAS 10 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.30% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.57% 2.17% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £255 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.51% +40.90%
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
389 415 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.14% 13.68% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 247 155
Average daily rate £375 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 27
Average hourly rate £42.46 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.62% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £14.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.50 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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
Dorset -1 7 £480 -
Wiltshire 0 1 £275 -31.25%
Bristol -10 1 £450 +76.47%
Somerset - 1 £388 - 1
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) SAN
2 14 (58.33%) VMware
3 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
5 9 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (33.33%) Banking
6 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 7 (29.17%) Cisco
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (25.00%) EMC
8 6 (25.00%) Oracle
8 6 (25.00%) SQL
9 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
9 5 (20.83%) Linux
9 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
9 5 (20.83%) NetApp
9 5 (20.83%) Firewall
9 5 (20.83%) Device Driver
10 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 4 (16.67%) Performance Management
10 4 (16.67%) DNS
10 4 (16.67%) Citrix
10 4 (16.67%) LAN
10 4 (16.67%) Java
10 4 (16.67%) ITIL

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.33%) Lync
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.17%) Apache
4 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.17%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) SAN
2 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 4 (16.67%) Multicast
4 3 (12.50%) VLAN
4 3 (12.50%) DHCP
5 2 (8.33%) WLAN
5 2 (8.33%) WAN
5 2 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (4.17%) FCoE
6 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.17%) HTTP
6 1 (4.17%) SSL
6 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MS Access
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) DB2
General
1 8 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) NAS Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) NetApp Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) DBA
4 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) J2EE
2 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.17%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) REST
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) XSD
3 1 (4.17%) JMS
3 1 (4.17%) WSDL
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) Java EE
3 1 (4.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Device Driver
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Linux
4 4 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (8.33%) AIX
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (16.67%) High Availability
3 3 (12.50%) Time Management
3 3 (12.50%) Server Building
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.17%) BPMN
4 1 (4.17%) Software Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Build Automation
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (4.17%) UML
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCDBA
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) NFS
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Server
2 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
3 2 (8.33%) ISA Server
3 2 (8.33%) XenApp
3 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.17%) SRDF
4 1 (4.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) WSUS
2 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco
4 6 (25.00%) EMC
4 6 (25.00%) Oracle
5 5 (20.83%) NetApp
6 4 (16.67%) Citrix
7 3 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (12.50%) Dell
7 3 (12.50%) Isilon
8 2 (8.33%) Juniper
8 2 (8.33%) McAfee
8 2 (8.33%) Websense
9 1 (4.17%) Brocade
9 1 (4.17%) Nokia
9 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (4.17%) Intel
9 1 (4.17%) IBM