The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 439 371 399
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +28
Contract jobs citing NAS 231 320 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.56% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.64% 4.02% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 200 122
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £504 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £20.25 £21.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% -50.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £19.90 £37.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £22.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £21.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.81% -44.51%

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
8753 7956 7528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.95% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 4551 3996
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 487 433
Median hourly rate £28.88 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.85% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.73 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NAS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
England -83 215 £450 +20.00% 36
London -30 110 £450 +20.00% 9
South East -40 36 £425 +18.05% 14
East of England +36 30 £510 +56.92% 1
Surrey -1 25 £430 +14.66% 6
City of London +27 17 £500 +14.22% 2
Suffolk - 17 £575 -
Ipswich - 16 £575 -
Yorkshire -19 13 £525 +40.00% 4
Camberley -11 10 £425 +9.67% 2
Norfolk +8 9 £500 +48.14%
South Yorkshire -16 9 £525 +31.25%
Norwich - 9 £500 -
Sheffield -7 8 £525 +60.30%
West Midlands -33 7 £240 -36.00% 2
Hampshire -6 6 £400 +14.28%
North West -15 6 £405 -10.00% 4
East Midlands +3 5 £350 +5.26% 1
South West -1 5 £393 -12.77% 1
Berkshire -4 4 £394 -13.93% 7
Scotland -6 4 £348 +39.00% 1
Manchester -7 4 £405 +1.25% 4
Worcester - 4 £240 - 1
Worcestershire - 4 £240 - 1
Edinburgh -5 3 £295 -15.71% 1
Dorset -6 3 £393 -18.22%
Bournemouth -9 3 £393 -18.22%
Leeds -10 3 £275 -14.06% 4
West Yorkshire -15 3 £275 -14.06% 4
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 - -

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 with a requirement for NAS.

1 378 (84.38%) SAN
2 244 (54.46%) Windows
3 215 (47.99%) VMware
4 213 (47.54%) Linux
5 175 (39.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 162 (36.16%) NetApp
7 159 (35.49%) EMC
8 139 (31.03%) Active Directory
9 127 (28.35%) Unix
10 125 (27.90%) Microsoft
11 119 (26.56%) Solaris
12 111 (24.78%) Finance
13 107 (23.88%) Data Centre
14 101 (22.54%) HP
15 99 (22.10%) SQL Server
16 96 (21.43%) Windows Server
17 93 (20.76%) Oracle
18 92 (20.54%) ITIL
19 91 (20.31%) Firewall
20 89 (19.87%) Migration
20 89 (19.87%) Banking
21 86 (19.20%) Cisco
22 79 (17.63%) WAN
22 79 (17.63%) Red Hat
22 79 (17.63%) LAN
23 77 (17.19%) SQL
24 70 (15.63%) DNS
25 69 (15.40%) Fibre Channel
26 64 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
26 64 (14.29%) IBM

NAS
Top Related IT Skills 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 55 (12.28%) IIS
2 48 (10.71%) Apache
3 46 (10.27%) MS Exchange
4 41 (9.15%) Tomcat
5 28 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 28 (6.25%) WebSphere
6 22 (4.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 19 (4.24%) Oracle Coherence
8 17 (3.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (3.35%) MQSeries
9 15 (3.35%) Skype for Business
10 12 (2.68%) OpenStack
11 10 (2.23%) WebLogic
12 9 (2.01%) TPMS
13 7 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (1.34%) JBoss
15 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (0.89%) iPlanet
16 4 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 34 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.69%) MS Office
3 6 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.67%) MS Project
5 2 (0.45%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (2.68%) Faxination
2 2 (0.45%) Exstream
3 1 (0.22%) assyst
3 1 (0.22%) RMDS
3 1 (0.22%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.92%) Office 365
2 29 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (3.35%) Mimecast
5 9 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.56%) IaaS
6 7 (1.56%) PaaS
7 5 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.89%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.45%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.45%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.45%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.22%) CloudBees
11 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 378 (84.38%) SAN
2 91 (20.31%) Firewall
3 79 (17.63%) LAN
3 79 (17.63%) WAN
4 70 (15.63%) DNS
5 69 (15.40%) Fibre Channel
6 60 (13.39%) iSCSI
7 57 (12.72%) HTTP
8 35 (7.81%) FTP
9 34 (7.59%) FCoE
10 33 (7.37%) Multicast
11 32 (7.14%) DHCP
11 32 (7.14%) TCP/IP
12 30 (6.70%) VPN
13 26 (5.80%) Network Security
14 25 (5.58%) SSH
15 23 (5.13%) Internet
16 20 (4.46%) HTTPS
16 20 (4.46%) LDAP
17 17 (3.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (22.10%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.03%) MySQL
3 22 (4.91%) Hadoop
4 21 (4.69%) HBase
5 13 (2.90%) DB2
6 11 (2.46%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.12%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (1.12%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.89%) Big Data
11 3 (0.67%) ObjectStore
11 3 (0.67%) OLTP
11 3 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.89%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.67%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) Hudson
4 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.22%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 111 (24.78%) Finance
2 89 (19.87%) Banking
3 24 (5.36%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.46%) Billing
6 9 (2.01%) Law
7 5 (1.12%) Games
7 5 (1.12%) Legal
7 5 (1.12%) Retail
8 4 (0.89%) Back Office
8 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.89%) Publishing
9 3 (0.67%) French Language
10 2 (0.45%) Advertising
10 2 (0.45%) Local Government
10 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.45%) Marketing
10 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (25.00%) Administrator
2 89 (19.87%) Architect
3 78 (17.41%) Systems Administrator
4 65 (14.51%) Infrastructure Architect
5 38 (8.48%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 37 (8.26%) Unix Administrator
7 32 (7.14%) Storage Administrator
8 29 (6.47%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
10 24 (5.36%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 23 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 22 (4.91%) Project Manager
13 21 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (4.46%) Storage Engineer
15 19 (4.24%) Storage Systems Administrator
16 18 (4.02%) Analyst
16 18 (4.02%) Support Engineer
17 17 (3.79%) Infrastructure Manager
17 17 (3.79%) Solaris Administrator
17 17 (3.79%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (13.62%) Middleware
2 19 (4.24%) HTML
2 19 (4.24%) Rendezvous
3 18 (4.02%) LAMP
3 18 (4.02%) XML
3 18 (4.02%) XSLT
4 17 (3.79%) J2EE
5 10 (2.23%) Web Services
6 8 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (1.34%) .NET
8 5 (1.12%) libvirt
8 5 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (1.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (0.89%) JSP
9 4 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.67%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (0.45%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.22%) ActiveMQ
12 1 (0.22%) jQuery
12 1 (0.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 107 (23.88%) Data Centre
2 63 (14.06%) Clustering
3 40 (8.93%) Enterprise Storage
4 30 (6.70%) Management Information System
5 27 (6.03%) EMC VNX
5 27 (6.03%) Virtual Team
6 25 (5.58%) Replication
7 17 (3.79%) Blackberry
7 17 (3.79%) CLARiiON
8 16 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (3.57%) EMC VMAX
9 15 (3.35%) Computer Science
10 11 (2.46%) iPad
11 10 (2.23%) Client/Server
11 10 (2.23%) HP Storage
11 10 (2.23%) IBM XIV
11 10 (2.23%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.79%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.56%) New Media
13 7 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 244 (54.46%) Windows
2 213 (47.54%) Linux
3 127 (28.35%) Unix
4 119 (26.56%) Solaris
5 96 (21.43%) Windows Server
6 64 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (13.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 54 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (4.91%) AIX
11 17 (3.79%) Android
11 17 (3.79%) Apple iOS
12 15 (3.35%) Windows 7
13 14 (3.13%) SUSE
14 13 (2.90%) Data ONTAP
15 12 (2.68%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (1.34%) CentOS
17 5 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (1.12%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (20.54%) ITIL
2 89 (19.87%) Migration
3 50 (11.16%) Change Management
4 45 (10.04%) Load Balancing
5 44 (9.82%) Performance Tuning
6 41 (9.15%) Project Management
7 38 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (7.81%) High Availability
9 31 (6.92%) Benchmarking
10 28 (6.25%) DevOps
11 27 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (4.69%) Change Control
13 20 (4.46%) Data Migration
13 20 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (4.24%) Configuration Management
15 18 (4.02%) Capacity Management
15 18 (4.02%) Risk Management
16 17 (3.79%) Performance Monitoring
16 17 (3.79%) Problem Management
16 17 (3.79%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 77 (17.19%) SQL
2 46 (10.27%) Perl
3 43 (9.60%) Python
4 42 (9.38%) Java
5 31 (6.92%) Shell Script
6 29 (6.47%) JavaScript
7 22 (4.91%) PowerShell
8 14 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.79%) Jython
9 8 (1.79%) PHP
10 5 (1.12%) VB
11 1 (0.22%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 47 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.91%) Degree
4 21 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (2.90%) MCSE
7 11 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (2.01%) CCNA
9 9 (2.01%) CCNP
10 8 (1.79%) NCDA
11 7 (1.56%) NCIE
11 7 (1.56%) RHCA
11 7 (1.56%) RHCE
11 7 (1.56%) RHCSA
12 5 (1.12%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.12%) MCDBA
12 5 (1.12%) MCP
12 5 (1.12%) NCSA
13 4 (0.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.79%) SLA
2 4 (0.89%) JSP 440
2 4 (0.89%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.67%) QA
3 3 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 175 (39.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 139 (31.03%) Active Directory
3 61 (13.62%) NFS
4 52 (11.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 49 (10.94%) Hyper-V
6 38 (8.48%) KVM
7 35 (7.81%) vSphere
8 32 (7.14%) SRDF
8 32 (7.14%) Xen
9 30 (6.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 26 (5.80%) Oracle RAC
11 25 (5.58%) VMware ESX
12 21 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
13 16 (3.57%) Firmware
14 14 (3.13%) Samba
14 14 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
16 10 (2.23%) XenApp
16 10 (2.23%) XenServer
17 9 (2.01%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (10.49%) NetBackup
2 36 (8.04%) Microsoft Clustering
2 36 (8.04%) Puppet
3 33 (7.37%) SCCM
4 25 (5.58%) SCOM
5 17 (3.79%) OpenView
6 15 (3.35%) BladeLogic
6 15 (3.35%) Nagios
7 14 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (2.90%) EMC NetWorker
9 12 (2.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 12 (2.68%) Tivoli
9 12 (2.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (2.23%) BMC PATROL
10 10 (2.23%) vRealize
11 8 (1.79%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 8 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (1.79%) SCOrch
11 8 (1.79%) ServiceCenter
12 7 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 215 (47.99%) VMware
2 162 (36.16%) NetApp
3 159 (35.49%) EMC
4 125 (27.90%) Microsoft
5 101 (22.54%) HP
6 93 (20.76%) Oracle
7 86 (19.20%) Cisco
8 79 (17.63%) Red Hat
9 64 (14.29%) IBM
10 63 (14.06%) Veritas
11 53 (11.83%) Symantec
12 46 (10.27%) Citrix
13 34 (7.59%) Brocade
14 32 (7.14%) Intel
15 30 (6.70%) Dell
16 26 (5.80%) Sybase
17 22 (4.91%) Sun
18 21 (4.69%) DataSynapse
18 21 (4.69%) F5
19 20 (4.46%) BMC
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