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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 310 338 295
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -43
Contract jobs citing NAS 306 263 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.51% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.88% 3.79% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 154 194
Average daily rate
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£375 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £595 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.82 £21.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +37.50%

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
7877 6938 7817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.45% 13.47% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4484 3766 3816
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 423 647
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 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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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 -2 260 £375 -8.53% 53
London -9 116 £431 -0.86% 20
South East +6 58 £330 -17.50% 17
Scotland +18 36 £350 +39.72% 1
Yorkshire +12 30 £315 -16.00% 4
West Yorkshire +7 25 £305 -18.66% 3
City of London -5 25 £325 -26.96% 4
Leeds +8 22 £310 -17.33% 3
Edinburgh +4 19 £425 -
North West +1 19 £373 -8.02% 2
West Midlands -5 15 £350 +16.66% 3
Manchester +3 14 £350 +16.66%
Surrey +2 14 £320 -11.11% 2
Hampshire -18 12 £500 +20.48% 6
Berkshire +12 11 £330 +10.00% 7
Buckinghamshire 0 10 £225 -25.24%
Milton Keynes -6 8 £225 -25.24%
South West -31 7 £385 +28.33% 5
East Midlands -16 6 £378 -6.79%
East of England -8 5 £344 -26.86% 2
Essex - 5 £344 -
Reading +14 4 £248 - 2
Basingstoke 0 4 £375 -16.66%
Epsom - 4 - -
Cheshire +2 3 £420 +2.43% 1
South Yorkshire -2 3 £400 +33.33%
Sheffield -5 3 £400 +33.33%
Oxford - 3 £300 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £431 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £300 - 2

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 475 (86.84%) SAN
2 326 (59.60%) Windows
3 280 (51.19%) VMware
4 212 (38.76%) Active Directory
5 210 (38.39%) Linux
6 201 (36.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 195 (35.65%) Microsoft
8 148 (27.06%) UNIX
9 140 (25.59%) Cisco
10 133 (24.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 121 (22.12%) Firewall
12 120 (21.94%) SQL
13 112 (20.48%) NetApp
14 110 (20.11%) Oracle
15 106 (19.38%) Citrix
16 105 (19.20%) Solaris
17 101 (18.46%) ITIL
17 101 (18.46%) HP
18 99 (18.10%) SQL Server
19 96 (17.55%) Windows Server 2003
20 90 (16.45%) EMC
21 89 (16.27%) MS Exchange
21 89 (16.27%) DNS
22 88 (16.09%) Migration
23 82 (14.99%) Clustering
24 71 (12.98%) Finance
25 70 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
26 69 (12.61%) DHCP
27 67 (12.25%) VMware ESX
28 65 (11.88%) Hyper-V

NAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 89 (16.27%) MS Exchange
2 62 (11.33%) IIS
3 43 (7.86%) SharePoint
4 36 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (5.30%) Lync
8 23 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (2.93%) OpenStack
9 16 (2.93%) Apache
9 16 (2.93%) Tomcat
10 15 (2.74%) WebSphere
11 12 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (2.01%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.46%) Lotus Domino
13 8 (1.46%) WebLogic
14 6 (1.10%) SAS
14 6 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (0.91%) JBoss
Applications
1 51 (9.32%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.30%) MS Office
3 3 (0.55%) MS Project
3 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.37%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.37%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) Quicktime
4 2 (0.37%) Maya
5 1 (0.18%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.55%) RMDS
4 2 (0.37%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.19%) IaaS
3 11 (2.01%) Office 365
4 5 (0.91%) SaaS
5 4 (0.73%) PaaS
5 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.18%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 475 (86.84%) SAN
2 121 (22.12%) Firewall
3 89 (16.27%) DNS
4 69 (12.61%) DHCP
5 64 (11.70%) WAN
6 61 (11.15%) TCP/IP
7 60 (10.97%) LAN
8 45 (8.23%) VLAN
9 40 (7.31%) iSCSI
9 40 (7.31%) Fibre Channel
10 38 (6.95%) Wireless
11 35 (6.40%) MPLS
12 32 (5.85%) VPN
13 28 (5.12%) FTP
13 28 (5.12%) IPsec
14 27 (4.94%) LDAP
15 21 (3.84%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (3.29%) Multicast
16 18 (3.29%) Internet
17 16 (2.93%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (18.10%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (4.39%) Oracle Database
4 19 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (2.56%) MySQL
7 12 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.83%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.28%) HBase
10 7 (1.28%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.91%) DB2
12 5 (0.91%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.73%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.73%) Ingres
14 3 (0.55%) Informix
Development Applications
1 8 (1.46%) Selenium
2 5 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.73%) MSI
3 4 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.55%) Trac
5 2 (0.37%) JIRA
5 2 (0.37%) JUnit
5 2 (0.37%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.37%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.37%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.37%) Redmine
6 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 71 (12.98%) Finance
2 45 (8.23%) Banking
3 12 (2.19%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.83%) Publishing
6 8 (1.46%) Legal
7 7 (1.28%) Marketing
8 6 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.73%) Electronics
9 4 (0.73%) Games
9 4 (0.73%) Retail
9 4 (0.73%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.55%) Law
11 2 (0.37%) Military
11 2 (0.37%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.37%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 87 (15.90%) Architect
2 63 (11.52%) Administrator
3 53 (9.69%) Analyst
4 46 (8.41%) Consultant
5 36 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (6.58%) Storage Engineer
6 32 (5.85%) Infrastructure Architect
6 32 (5.85%) Systems Administrator
7 24 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
8 23 (4.20%) Server Engineer
9 22 (4.02%) Network Engineer
10 21 (3.84%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (3.84%) Support Engineer
10 21 (3.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 14 (2.56%) UNIX Administrator
11 14 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
12 13 (2.38%) Support Analyst
12 13 (2.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (2.19%) VMware Engineer
13 12 (2.19%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (9.32%) Middleware
2 22 (4.02%) .NET
3 14 (2.56%) HTML
4 9 (1.65%) Ajax
5 7 (1.28%) SOAP
5 7 (1.28%) JSON
5 7 (1.28%) Hibernate
5 7 (1.28%) REST
6 6 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (1.10%) XML
7 5 (0.91%) XSLT
7 5 (0.91%) Rendezvous
7 5 (0.91%) Application Packaging
8 4 (0.73%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.55%) Web Services
9 3 (0.55%) EDI
10 2 (0.37%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.37%) CSS
10 2 (0.37%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 82 (14.99%) Clustering
2 63 (11.52%) Replication
3 28 (5.12%) Enterprise Storage
4 25 (4.57%) Blackberry
5 22 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (3.84%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.93%) Mainframe
8 15 (2.74%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.56%) User Experience
10 10 (1.83%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.83%) PDA
11 9 (1.65%) Celerra
12 7 (1.28%) Life Science
13 6 (1.10%) STB
14 5 (0.91%) PKI
14 5 (0.91%) iPad
14 5 (0.91%) Spread Betting
14 5 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
15 4 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
15 4 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 326 (59.60%) Windows
2 210 (38.39%) Linux
3 148 (27.06%) UNIX
4 133 (24.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (19.20%) Solaris
6 96 (17.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 70 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (10.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (3.11%) Windows XP
10 16 (2.93%) Windows 2000
10 16 (2.93%) Windows 7
11 15 (2.74%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.74%) SUSE
12 14 (2.56%) Windows NT
13 13 (2.38%) AIX
13 13 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (1.46%) HPUX
14 8 (1.46%) VMS
15 5 (0.91%) Slackware
15 5 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (18.46%) ITIL
2 88 (16.09%) Migration
3 50 (9.14%) Configuration Management
4 46 (8.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (6.95%) Load Balancing
6 31 (5.67%) Change Control
7 30 (5.48%) Change Management
8 27 (4.94%) Software Distribution
9 23 (4.20%) ITSM
9 23 (4.20%) Project Management
9 23 (4.20%) Benchmarking
10 22 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (3.29%) Service Delivery
13 17 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (3.11%) TOGAF
14 15 (2.74%) PRINCE2
15 13 (2.38%) Capacity Management
16 12 (2.19%) High Availability
16 12 (2.19%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 120 (21.94%) SQL
2 47 (8.59%) Shell Script
3 44 (8.04%) Perl
4 43 (7.86%) PowerShell
5 39 (7.13%) Python
6 33 (6.03%) Java
7 27 (4.94%) Bash Shell
8 22 (4.02%) JavaScript
9 19 (3.47%) C++
10 17 (3.11%) Ruby
11 14 (2.56%) PHP
12 13 (2.38%) C#
13 11 (2.01%) VBScript
13 11 (2.01%) Korn
14 9 (1.65%) AWK
14 9 (1.65%) sed
15 8 (1.46%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.46%) C
16 5 (0.91%) VB
17 3 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 51 (9.32%) SC Cleared
3 46 (8.41%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (8.04%) Degree
5 41 (7.50%) MCSE
6 36 (6.58%) CCNA
7 26 (4.75%) CCNP
8 17 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (2.74%) CCIE
10 13 (2.38%) NCDA
11 11 (2.01%) NCIE
12 7 (1.28%) VCAP
13 6 (1.10%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.10%) VCDX
13 6 (1.10%) MCSA
14 5 (0.91%) MCDBA
14 5 (0.91%) MCP
14 5 (0.91%) CCDP
14 5 (0.91%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.75%) SLA
2 8 (1.46%) QA
3 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 212 (38.76%) Active Directory
2 201 (36.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (12.25%) VMware ESX
4 65 (11.88%) Hyper-V
5 64 (11.70%) vSphere
6 58 (10.60%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (6.40%) NFS
8 30 (5.48%) XenApp
9 27 (4.94%) Terminal Services
10 24 (4.39%) XenDesktop
10 24 (4.39%) VMware Server
11 21 (3.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 19 (3.47%) KVM
13 17 (3.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (3.11%) ISA Server
14 15 (2.74%) ProxySG
15 14 (2.56%) Xen
16 13 (2.38%) DFS Replication
16 13 (2.38%) vCloud
17 12 (2.19%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 60 (10.97%) SCCM
2 46 (8.41%) SCOM
3 29 (5.30%) Tivoli
4 28 (5.12%) NetBackup
5 27 (4.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 25 (4.57%) Netcool
7 20 (3.66%) BladeLogic
8 17 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (2.93%) Puppet
10 13 (2.38%) Backup Exec
11 12 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (2.01%) EdgeSight
13 10 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (1.65%) SCVMM
14 9 (1.65%) HP SIM
14 9 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 8 (1.46%) OpenView
15 8 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
16 7 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 6 (1.10%) MOM
Vendors
1 280 (51.19%) VMware
2 195 (35.65%) Microsoft
3 140 (25.59%) Cisco
4 112 (20.48%) NetApp
5 110 (20.11%) Oracle
6 106 (19.38%) Citrix
7 101 (18.46%) HP
8 90 (16.45%) EMC
9 62 (11.33%) Veritas
10 59 (10.79%) Red Hat
10 59 (10.79%) IBM
11 51 (9.32%) Symantec
12 40 (7.31%) Dell
13 31 (5.67%) Brocade
14 30 (5.48%) CheckPoint
15 28 (5.12%) Intel
16 26 (4.75%) Sun
17 25 (4.57%) Veeam
18 21 (3.84%) Blue Coat
19 20 (3.66%) Nortel
West Midlands
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Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Yoh Company
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Aberdeen
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £345 per day
Posted: 27 days ago