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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 146 112 126
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +14
Contract jobs citing NFS 7 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.25% 0.037%
As % of the System Software category 2.16% 2.26% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£260 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £410 £369
% change year-on-year
-5.48% +11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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
324 266 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.83% 11.30% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 122 121
Average daily rate £355 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 53 49
Average hourly rate £22.85 £15.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.30% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 December 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 December 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 -11 4 £260 -
Dorset - 2 £375 -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 15 (78.95%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 13 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (63.16%) Apache
3 12 (63.16%) DNS
4 10 (52.63%) Perl
4 10 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (47.37%) SSH
5 9 (47.37%) PHP
5 9 (47.37%) SQL
6 8 (42.11%) UNIX
6 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 8 (42.11%) Korn
6 8 (42.11%) Clustering
6 8 (42.11%) Migration
6 8 (42.11%) Bash Shell
7 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
7 7 (36.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (36.84%) Validation
7 7 (36.84%) HTTPS
7 7 (36.84%) RDBMS
7 7 (36.84%) OO
7 7 (36.84%) VMS
8 6 (31.58%) Ingres
8 6 (31.58%) JDBC
8 6 (31.58%) SAN
8 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
8 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
8 6 (31.58%) CentOS
8 6 (31.58%) Laravel

NFS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (63.16%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) IIS
3 2 (10.53%) Drupal
3 2 (10.53%) Moodle
4 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) DNS
2 9 (47.37%) SSH
3 7 (36.84%) HTTPS
4 6 (31.58%) SAN
5 5 (26.32%) PuTTY
5 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
5 5 (26.32%) LDAP
6 4 (21.05%) SMTP
7 3 (15.79%) SNMP
8 2 (10.53%) VPN
8 2 (10.53%) HTTP
8 2 (10.53%) WAN
8 2 (10.53%) LAN
8 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
8 2 (10.53%) Firewall
9 1 (5.26%) IPsec
9 1 (5.26%) VPLS
9 1 (5.26%) NAS
9 1 (5.26%) VoIP
9 1 (5.26%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
1 7 (36.84%) RDBMS
2 6 (31.58%) Ingres
3 5 (26.32%) JasperReports
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.79%) MySQL
6 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (26.32%) Retail
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Linux Administrator
1 6 (31.58%) Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Applications Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support
6 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) JDBC
1 6 (31.58%) Laravel
2 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
2 5 (26.32%) DAO
2 5 (26.32%) CGI
2 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Clustering
2 5 (26.32%) N-Tier
3 2 (10.53%) VLE
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) CESG
4 1 (5.26%) Replication
4 1 (5.26%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (42.11%) UNIX
4 7 (36.84%) VMS
5 6 (31.58%) CentOS
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
7 2 (10.53%) Ubuntu
7 2 (10.53%) Debian
7 2 (10.53%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 7 (36.84%) Validation
2 7 (36.84%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 6 (31.58%) Change Control
4 5 (26.32%) MVC
4 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
5 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
6 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Perl
2 9 (47.37%) PHP
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) Korn
3 8 (42.11%) Bash Shell
4 5 (26.32%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) Python
5 4 (21.05%) Ruby
6 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.26%) AWK
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) JNCIP
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 7 (36.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (15.79%) Samba
4 3 (15.79%) qmail
4 3 (15.79%) Squid
5 2 (10.53%) Xen
5 2 (10.53%) Postfix
5 2 (10.53%) Sendmail
5 2 (10.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) CFEngine
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) NetApp
5 2 (10.53%) Juniper
5 2 (10.53%) Amdocs
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) Brocade
6 1 (5.26%) WatchGuard
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) Siemens
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint