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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 134 120 142
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +22
Contract jobs citing NAS 9 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.57% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 4.82% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Median daily rate £393 £388 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -7.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -30.76%
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
503 353 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.21% 11.82% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 200 224
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 39
Median hourly rate £34.00 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.44% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.08 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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
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 25 May 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
Dorset -5 6 £393 -18.22%
Wiltshire -6 2 £450 +28.57%
Gloucestershire -10 1 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (62.50%) SAN
4 9 (56.25%) ITIL
5 8 (50.00%) J2EE
5 8 (50.00%) Linux
5 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (50.00%) Firewall
6 7 (43.75%) Cisco
6 7 (43.75%) Unix
6 7 (43.75%) Java
6 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
7 6 (37.50%) Perl
7 6 (37.50%) Python
7 6 (37.50%) MQSeries
7 6 (37.50%) LDAP
7 6 (37.50%) VPN
7 6 (37.50%) FTP
7 6 (37.50%) HTTP
7 6 (37.50%) NetApp
7 6 (37.50%) HTTPS
7 6 (37.50%) Nagios
7 6 (37.50%) Network Security
7 6 (37.50%) Puppet
7 6 (37.50%) F5
7 6 (37.50%) Finance
7 6 (37.50%) IPsec
7 6 (37.50%) Samba
7 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing

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 6 (37.50%) MQSeries
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) Apache
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Google Apps
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) SAN
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (37.50%) FTP
3 6 (37.50%) HTTP
3 6 (37.50%) HTTPS
3 6 (37.50%) IPsec
3 6 (37.50%) LDAP
3 6 (37.50%) Network Security
3 6 (37.50%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) tcpdump
4 5 (31.25%) Wireshark
5 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 3 (18.75%) VLAN
7 2 (12.50%) WAN
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (6.25%) DMZ
8 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) IT Operations Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
2 5 (31.25%) iPad
3 2 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) iSeries
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Unix
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) BCP
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) ITSM
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Perl
2 6 (37.50%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) HND
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) Samba
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (12.50%) vCloud
5 2 (12.50%) vSphere
5 2 (12.50%) Xen
6 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Nagios
1 6 (37.50%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) vMotion
3 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
3 1 (6.25%) Hyperic
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) F5
4 6 (37.50%) NetApp
5 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
5 5 (31.25%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) EMC
7 3 (18.75%) IBM
8 2 (12.50%) 3PAR
8 2 (12.50%) Sun
9 1 (6.25%) Altiris
9 1 (6.25%) Dell
9 1 (6.25%) Google
9 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
9 1 (6.25%) Oracle
9 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
9 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
9 1 (6.25%) Symantec