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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 130 104 131
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +27
Contract jobs citing NFS 12 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 3.44% 2.14% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
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£350 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £47.50
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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
349 187 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.52% 8.48% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 105 133
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 29
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2 £308 -
Somerset - - - - 1
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 25 (92.59%) Linux
2 19 (70.37%) Red Hat
2 19 (70.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (66.67%) CentOS
4 16 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (59.26%) VMware
5 15 (55.56%) Apache
6 13 (48.15%) Windows
6 13 (48.15%) Shell Script
6 13 (48.15%) DNS
7 12 (44.44%) Perl
7 12 (44.44%) Samba
8 10 (37.04%) LDAP
9 9 (33.33%) Python
9 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 9 (33.33%) Cisco
9 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
10 8 (29.63%) WAN
10 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
10 8 (29.63%) LAN
10 8 (29.63%) PHP
10 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
11 7 (25.93%) IIS
11 7 (25.93%) SQL
11 7 (25.93%) SMTP
11 7 (25.93%) SNMP
11 7 (25.93%) NetApp
11 7 (25.93%) Ruby
11 7 (25.93%) Squid

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (55.56%) Apache
2 7 (25.93%) IIS
3 3 (11.11%) Drupal
3 3 (11.11%) Moodle
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) DNS
2 10 (37.04%) LDAP
3 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 8 (29.63%) LAN
4 8 (29.63%) WAN
5 7 (25.93%) SMTP
5 7 (25.93%) SNMP
6 6 (22.22%) SSH
7 5 (18.52%) HTTPS
7 5 (18.52%) SAN
8 3 (11.11%) PuTTY
9 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
9 2 (7.41%) VPN
9 2 (7.41%) Firewall
10 1 (3.70%) IPsec
10 1 (3.70%) MPLS
10 1 (3.70%) OSPF
10 1 (3.70%) BGP
10 1 (3.70%) VRRP
10 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
2 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
3 4 (14.81%) MySQL
3 4 (14.81%) Ingres
4 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (11.11%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (22.22%) Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Applications Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) QA Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Build Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Support
5 2 (7.41%) Lead Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Technician
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Security Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Linux Support
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support
6 1 (3.70%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) JDBC
1 4 (14.81%) Laravel
2 3 (11.11%) CSS
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) CGI
2 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 3 (11.11%) DAO
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) Animation
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) VLE
3 3 (11.11%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Linux
2 19 (70.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (66.67%) CentOS
4 13 (48.15%) Windows
5 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
6 6 (22.22%) UNIX
7 5 (18.52%) VMS
8 3 (11.11%) Debian
8 3 (11.11%) Ubuntu
8 3 (11.11%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) OO
2 5 (18.52%) Validation
3 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
3 4 (14.81%) Change Control
3 4 (14.81%) Business Continuity
4 3 (11.11%) MVC
5 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Shell Script
2 12 (44.44%) Perl
3 9 (33.33%) Python
4 8 (29.63%) PHP
5 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 7 (25.93%) Ruby
6 6 (22.22%) Korn
7 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
8 3 (11.11%) Java
8 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 1 (3.70%) AWK
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) MCT
3 1 (3.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
System Software
1 16 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (44.44%) Samba
3 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
4 7 (25.93%) Squid
4 7 (25.93%) qmail
5 5 (18.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (11.11%) KVM
6 3 (11.11%) Postfix
6 3 (11.11%) Sendmail
6 3 (11.11%) Xen
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) nmon
2 1 (3.70%) OpenView
2 1 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Red Hat
2 16 (59.26%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) Cisco
4 7 (25.93%) NetApp
5 3 (11.11%) IBM
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 2 (7.41%) Juniper
6 2 (7.41%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) Siemens
7 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) Brocade
7 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.70%) IronPort
7 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.70%) F5
7 1 (3.70%) Trustwave