The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 350 321 347
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +26
Contract jobs citing NAS 294 285 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.54% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.46% 4.02% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 172 155
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £600 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.47% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 6
Average hourly rate £21.21 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.89% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.09 £23.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.25 £33.00 £101.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8494 7098 8320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.53% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4807 3899 3950
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 449 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NAS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NAS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NAS within the UK.

NAS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NAS within the UK.

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NAS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

NAS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

NAS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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
England -32 263 £365 -8.75% 81
London -55 94 £388 -22.35% 29
South East -6 69 £325 -16.12% 18
Yorkshire +13 27 £340 +0.74% 9
Scotland +8 24 £306 +35.80% 1
City of London +1 22 £330 -45.00% 9
East Midlands +11 21 £400 +17.64% 2
West Yorkshire +6 20 £250 -33.33% 3
North West 0 19 £375 +2.73% 6
Leeds +7 17 £275 -26.66% 3
Hampshire 0 16 £365 +80.32% 4
Manchester +11 15 £350 +16.66% 4
Surrey -19 15 £325 -16.12% 5
Nottingham +17 13 £433 - 1
Berkshire +14 13 £250 -16.66% 4
Nottinghamshire +13 13 £433 - 1
Buckinghamshire -4 13 £225 -35.80% 2
East of England -6 11 £338 +22.72% 4
Edinburgh +6 10 £438 -
West Midlands -21 10 £338 +35.00% 8
Essex - 10 £338 -
South West -30 9 £385 +91.54% 5
Basingstoke - 7 £375 - 2
Oxfordshire -5 6 £325 -27.77% 1
South Yorkshire +3 5 £375 +25.00% 3
Brentwood - 5 £338 -
Cheshire +1 4 £423 +12.66% 1
Bristol - 4 £399 - 3
Reading +6 3 - - 3
North East - 3 - -

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 432 (82.76%) SAN
2 289 (55.36%) Windows
3 262 (50.19%) VMware
4 199 (38.12%) Linux
5 191 (36.59%) Active Directory
6 180 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 172 (32.95%) Microsoft
8 144 (27.59%) UNIX
9 130 (24.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 126 (24.14%) Cisco
11 121 (23.18%) Firewall
12 118 (22.61%) Oracle
13 113 (21.65%) NetApp
14 107 (20.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 103 (19.73%) Migration
16 99 (18.97%) MS Exchange
17 98 (18.77%) Citrix
17 98 (18.77%) Solaris
18 97 (18.58%) EMC
19 94 (18.01%) SQL
20 86 (16.48%) SQL Server
21 82 (15.71%) HP
21 82 (15.71%) DNS
22 81 (15.52%) ITIL
23 71 (13.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 68 (13.03%) Red Hat
25 67 (12.84%) DHCP
26 66 (12.64%) Security Cleared
27 62 (11.88%) Finance
27 62 (11.88%) WAN

NAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 99 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 52 (9.96%) IIS
3 39 (7.47%) SharePoint
3 39 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 39 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 26 (4.98%) Lync
7 23 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (3.07%) Apache
8 16 (3.07%) Tomcat
9 15 (2.87%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.72%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.53%) Office Communications Server
11 8 (1.53%) JBoss
11 8 (1.53%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.53%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.77%) CICS
12 4 (0.77%) LiveLink
Applications
1 40 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 37 (7.09%) MS Office
3 6 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.96%) MS Project
5 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.19%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) RMDS
1 3 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) assyst
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.11%) Office 365
3 8 (1.53%) IaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.38%) Joyent
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 432 (82.76%) SAN
2 121 (23.18%) Firewall
3 82 (15.71%) DNS
4 67 (12.84%) DHCP
5 62 (11.88%) WAN
6 57 (10.92%) LAN
7 49 (9.39%) VLAN
8 41 (7.85%) TCP/IP
9 36 (6.90%) Wireless
9 36 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
10 32 (6.13%) FTP
11 29 (5.56%) VPN
12 25 (4.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 25 (4.79%) iSCSI
13 24 (4.60%) MPLS
13 24 (4.60%) LDAP
14 20 (3.83%) IPsec
15 19 (3.64%) VoIP
16 18 (3.45%) HTTP
16 18 (3.45%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 18 (3.45%) MySQL
5 13 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.34%) Oracle Exadata
6 7 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.96%) HBase
8 5 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.77%) DB2
10 3 (0.57%) Ingres
10 3 (0.57%) EDMS
10 3 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (2.49%) Selenium
2 10 (1.92%) JIRA
3 7 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (1.15%) MSI
4 6 (1.15%) JUnit
4 6 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.15%) Trac
5 5 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.96%) Redmine
5 5 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.96%) Bugzilla
6 4 (0.77%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.57%) Maven
7 3 (0.57%) Hudson
8 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.38%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 62 (11.88%) Finance
2 31 (5.94%) Banking
3 11 (2.11%) Publishing
4 10 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.72%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.53%) Legal
7 5 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.96%) Marketing
7 5 (0.96%) Retail
8 4 (0.77%) Games
8 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.57%) Law
9 3 (0.57%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.57%) French Language
10 2 (0.38%) Military
10 2 (0.38%) Back Office
10 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 79 (15.13%) Architect
2 66 (12.64%) Consultant
3 60 (11.49%) Administrator
4 49 (9.39%) Analyst
5 34 (6.51%) Systems Administrator
6 31 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 31 (5.94%) Storage Engineer
7 30 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (4.79%) Network Engineer
9 23 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (3.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 20 (3.83%) Support Engineer
11 19 (3.64%) Server Engineer
12 18 (3.45%) Storage Consultant
13 16 (3.07%) UNIX Administrator
13 16 (3.07%) Data Architect
13 16 (3.07%) Data Centre Architect
14 15 (2.87%) VMware Engineer
15 13 (2.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 13 (2.49%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.51%) Middleware
2 24 (4.60%) .NET
3 10 (1.92%) HTML
4 7 (1.34%) Ajax
4 7 (1.34%) JSON
5 5 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.96%) REST
5 5 (0.96%) Hibernate
5 5 (0.96%) SOAP
5 5 (0.96%) XML
6 4 (0.77%) CSS
6 4 (0.77%) Web Services
6 4 (0.77%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.77%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.57%) Rendezvous
7 3 (0.57%) XSLT
7 3 (0.57%) EDI
8 2 (0.38%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.73%) Clustering
2 55 (10.54%) Replication
3 40 (7.66%) Blackberry
4 26 (4.98%) Enterprise Storage
5 20 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.83%) Mainframe
6 16 (3.07%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.87%) PDA
8 14 (2.68%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.72%) User Experience
10 8 (1.53%) Celerra
11 7 (1.34%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.34%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.96%) CLARiiON
12 5 (0.96%) STB
13 4 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.77%) Online Games
13 4 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.77%) Life Science
13 4 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 289 (55.36%) Windows
2 199 (38.12%) Linux
3 144 (27.59%) UNIX
4 130 (24.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 107 (20.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 98 (18.77%) Solaris
7 71 (13.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (4.41%) AIX
10 17 (3.26%) Windows 2000
11 16 (3.07%) Windows 7
11 16 (3.07%) Windows 8
12 13 (2.49%) Windows XP
13 12 (2.30%) Windows NT
14 10 (1.92%) SUSE
14 10 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (1.34%) VMS
16 5 (0.96%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.77%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (19.73%) Migration
2 81 (15.52%) ITIL
3 39 (7.47%) Configuration Management
4 35 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (6.32%) Load Balancing
6 28 (5.36%) Change Control
7 24 (4.60%) Change Management
8 20 (3.83%) Software Distribution
9 18 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (3.45%) Project Management
9 18 (3.45%) Data Migration
10 17 (3.26%) TOGAF
11 16 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (2.49%) PRINCE2
14 12 (2.30%) Benchmarking
14 12 (2.30%) Technical Architecture
14 12 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (2.11%) Service Delivery
16 10 (1.92%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 94 (18.01%) SQL
2 47 (9.00%) Shell Script
3 41 (7.85%) Perl
4 36 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 32 (6.13%) Bash Shell
6 31 (5.94%) Java
7 29 (5.56%) Python
8 22 (4.21%) JavaScript
9 19 (3.64%) Korn
10 18 (3.45%) Ruby
10 18 (3.45%) PHP
11 16 (3.07%) C++
12 15 (2.87%) AWK
12 15 (2.87%) sed
13 11 (2.11%) VB.NET
13 11 (2.11%) C
14 7 (1.34%) VB
15 5 (0.96%) C#
16 2 (0.38%) VBScript
16 2 (0.38%) REXX
Qualifications
1 66 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 56 (10.73%) SC Cleared
3 42 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (7.09%) Degree
5 34 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (6.13%) MCSE
7 29 (5.56%) CCNA
8 24 (4.60%) CCNP
9 16 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (2.87%) CCIE
11 8 (1.53%) MCITP
11 8 (1.53%) NCDA
12 7 (1.34%) VCAP
12 7 (1.34%) VCDX
13 6 (1.15%) NCIE
13 6 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.96%) MCP
14 5 (0.96%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.21%) SLA
2 6 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.15%) QA
3 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 191 (36.59%) Active Directory
2 180 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (11.30%) VMware ESX
4 47 (9.00%) NFS
5 43 (8.24%) vSphere
6 41 (7.85%) Hyper-V
7 37 (7.09%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (5.94%) XenApp
9 23 (4.41%) VMware Server
9 23 (4.41%) XenDesktop
10 22 (4.21%) Terminal Services
11 17 (3.26%) ISA Server
12 16 (3.07%) Firmware
12 16 (3.07%) Oracle RAC
12 16 (3.07%) XenServer
13 15 (2.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 15 (2.87%) ProxySG
14 14 (2.68%) SRDF
15 13 (2.49%) DFS Replication
16 10 (1.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (10.34%) SCCM
2 33 (6.32%) SCOM
3 26 (4.98%) NetBackup
4 23 (4.41%) Tivoli
5 20 (3.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 18 (3.45%) Netcool
7 17 (3.26%) BladeLogic
8 15 (2.87%) Backup Exec
8 15 (2.87%) Puppet
9 14 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (2.11%) OpenView
10 11 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 11 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
11 10 (1.92%) Data Guard
12 9 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (1.34%) MOM
13 7 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (1.34%) MIMEsweeper
13 7 (1.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 262 (50.19%) VMware
2 172 (32.95%) Microsoft
3 126 (24.14%) Cisco
4 118 (22.61%) Oracle
5 113 (21.65%) NetApp
6 98 (18.77%) Citrix
7 97 (18.58%) EMC
8 82 (15.71%) HP
9 68 (13.03%) Red Hat
10 57 (10.92%) Symantec
11 54 (10.34%) IBM
12 48 (9.20%) Veritas
13 38 (7.28%) Dell
14 34 (6.51%) CheckPoint
15 29 (5.56%) Sun
16 24 (4.60%) Brocade
17 23 (4.41%) Blue Coat
18 21 (4.02%) Nortel
19 20 (3.83%) Intel
20 16 (3.07%) Sybase
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