The table below looks at the statistics for NFS 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 NFS over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 124 100 128
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +28
Contract jobs citing NFS 18 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 5.26% 2.65% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 2
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£325 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £35.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-12.14% -39.13%
NFS
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
342 189 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.81% 8.56% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 104 128
Average daily rate £325 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 27
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.30 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

NFS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NFS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

NFS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

NFS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NFS across the South West region.

NFS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NFS across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

NFS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

NFS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NFS across the South West region.

NFS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

NFS
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 NFS within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 August 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 - 8 £214 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 -
Somerset - 1 £350 -
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 23 (88.46%) Linux
2 19 (73.08%) Red Hat
3 18 (69.23%) CentOS
4 17 (65.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (57.69%) VMware
5 15 (57.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (53.85%) Windows
6 14 (53.85%) Shell Script
7 13 (50.00%) Apache
8 12 (46.15%) Samba
9 11 (42.31%) DNS
10 10 (38.46%) Perl
10 10 (38.46%) LDAP
10 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
11 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
11 9 (34.62%) Python
11 9 (34.62%) Cisco
11 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
12 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
12 8 (30.77%) LAN
12 8 (30.77%) WAN
13 7 (26.92%) IIS
13 7 (26.92%) SMTP
13 7 (26.92%) SNMP
13 7 (26.92%) NetApp
13 7 (26.92%) Ruby
13 7 (26.92%) Squid
13 7 (26.92%) Degree
13 7 (26.92%) QA
13 7 (26.92%) qmail

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing NFS 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 NFS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (50.00%) Apache
2 7 (26.92%) IIS
3 3 (11.54%) Drupal
3 3 (11.54%) Moodle
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) DNS
2 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 10 (38.46%) LDAP
3 8 (30.77%) LAN
3 8 (30.77%) WAN
4 7 (26.92%) SMTP
4 7 (26.92%) SNMP
5 4 (15.38%) SSH
5 4 (15.38%) SAN
6 3 (11.54%) HTTPS
6 3 (11.54%) Firewall
6 3 (11.54%) iSCSI
7 2 (7.69%) NAS
7 2 (7.69%) VPN
8 1 (3.85%) MPLS
8 1 (3.85%) OSPF
8 1 (3.85%) BGP
8 1 (3.85%) VRRP
8 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) MySQL
2 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
3 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.69%) Ingres
5 1 (3.85%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (23.08%) Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) QA Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Build Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technician
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Support
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) JDBC
1 2 (7.69%) Laravel
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) CGI
2 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.85%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Clustering
2 4 (15.38%) Animation
3 3 (11.54%) VLE
4 1 (3.85%) CESG
4 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Linux
2 18 (69.23%) CentOS
3 17 (65.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (53.85%) Windows
5 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
6 5 (19.23%) UNIX
7 3 (11.54%) Scientific Linux
7 3 (11.54%) VMS
7 3 (11.54%) Debian
7 3 (11.54%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
2 3 (11.54%) OO
2 3 (11.54%) Validation
3 2 (7.69%) Change Control
3 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.85%) MVC
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) Time Management
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Shell Script
2 10 (38.46%) Perl
3 9 (34.62%) Python
4 7 (26.92%) Ruby
5 6 (23.08%) PHP
5 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 4 (15.38%) Korn
7 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.85%) AWK
8 1 (3.85%) Java
8 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCT
3 1 (3.85%) RHCE
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (46.15%) Samba
3 7 (26.92%) qmail
3 7 (26.92%) Squid
4 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 4 (15.38%) Xen
6 3 (11.54%) Postfix
6 3 (11.54%) Sendmail
6 3 (11.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (11.54%) KVM
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) OpenView
1 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) nmon
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Red Hat
2 15 (57.69%) VMware
3 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (34.62%) Cisco
4 7 (26.92%) NetApp
5 3 (11.54%) IBM
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper
6 2 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) Siemens
7 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) McAfee
7 1 (3.85%) Brocade
7 1 (3.85%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.85%) IronPort
7 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) Trustwave