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 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 380 334 321
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -13
Contract jobs citing NAS 250 280 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.53% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.00% 3.90% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 176 173
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 10
Average hourly rate £27.13 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.54 £15.75 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.40 £67.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%

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
8346 7182 9019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.56% 13.60% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4594 3907 4135
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.46% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 402 677
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 12 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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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 -54 224 £382 -4.50% 71
London -31 112 £400 -11.11% 24
South East -28 45 £325 -16.12% 11
City of London -1 23 £455 -24.16% 10
Scotland -7 16 £265 -34.96% 1
East Midlands +9 15 £425 +88.88% 3
South West -29 13 £375 -11.76% 2
Hampshire -6 12 £365 +52.08% 5
West Midlands -9 11 £155 -38.00% 1
Surrey -14 11 £325 -16.12% 1
East of England -22 11 £338 +32.35% 7
North West -6 9 £425 +13.33% 7
Essex - 9 £251 - 2
Manchester -5 7 £425 - 6
Berkshire -11 7 £225 -43.75% 2
Bristol -10 6 £255 +2.00% 1
Brentwood - 6 £251 - 1
Milton Keynes +1 5 - -
Oxfordshire -6 5 £325 -27.77%
Buckinghamshire -13 5 - -
Basingstoke - 5 - - 2
Yorkshire -2 4 £330 +10.00% 15
Cardiff -5 3 £440 -7.36% 1
South Wales -10 3 £440 -7.36% 1
Wales -12 3 £440 -7.36% 1
North East - 3 - -
Wiltshire -10 2 £375 -25.00%
North Yorkshire - 2 £335 - 7
Cambridge - 2 £406 - 1
Bournemouth - 2 £225 -

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 385 (82.80%) SAN
2 241 (51.83%) Windows
3 213 (45.81%) VMware
4 200 (43.01%) Linux
5 155 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 142 (30.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 130 (27.96%) Microsoft
8 123 (26.45%) UNIX
9 113 (24.30%) NetApp
10 109 (23.44%) Oracle
11 108 (23.23%) Cisco
12 104 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 101 (21.72%) SQL
14 99 (21.29%) Firewall
15 92 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
16 87 (18.71%) EMC
17 86 (18.49%) Solaris
18 85 (18.28%) Migration
19 80 (17.20%) Citrix
20 77 (16.56%) DNS
21 74 (15.91%) MS Exchange
22 72 (15.48%) HP
22 72 (15.48%) Security Cleared
23 65 (13.98%) Finance
24 64 (13.76%) SQL Server
25 62 (13.33%) SC Cleared
26 61 (13.12%) ITIL
27 60 (12.90%) DHCP
28 57 (12.26%) Clustering
28 57 (12.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

NAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 74 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 43 (9.25%) SharePoint
3 33 (7.10%) IIS
4 28 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 26 (5.59%) Lync
6 25 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (4.09%) WebSphere
9 17 (3.66%) Tomcat
10 14 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (3.01%) Apache
11 13 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (2.15%) OpenStack
13 8 (1.72%) CICS
14 7 (1.51%) SAS
15 6 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
16 5 (1.08%) WebLogic
17 4 (0.86%) LiveLink
18 3 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 34 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 31 (6.67%) MS Office
3 4 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.65%) MS Project
4 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.65%) RMDS
3 3 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.94%) IaaS
3 8 (1.72%) Office 365
4 3 (0.65%) Joyent
5 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 385 (82.80%) SAN
2 99 (21.29%) Firewall
3 77 (16.56%) DNS
4 60 (12.90%) DHCP
5 54 (11.61%) WAN
6 52 (11.18%) VLAN
7 47 (10.11%) LAN
8 43 (9.25%) TCP/IP
9 36 (7.74%) Fibre Channel
10 29 (6.24%) Wireless
11 26 (5.59%) VPN
12 25 (5.38%) iSCSI
13 23 (4.95%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (4.52%) LDAP
14 21 (4.52%) FTP
15 19 (4.09%) IPsec
16 18 (3.87%) HTTP
17 16 (3.44%) VoIP
17 16 (3.44%) MPLS
18 12 (2.58%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.52%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.87%) MySQL
4 13 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (2.15%) Oracle Exadata
6 9 (1.94%) DB2
7 8 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.08%) OLAP
9 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.65%) EDMS
10 3 (0.65%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.65%) HBase
10 3 (0.65%) Redis
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.43%) DataStage
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (2.80%) Selenium
2 12 (2.58%) JIRA
3 7 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.51%) JUnit
3 7 (1.51%) Trac
4 6 (1.29%) Bugzilla
4 6 (1.29%) Redmine
4 6 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.86%) MSI
6 4 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.65%) Maven
7 3 (0.65%) Hudson
8 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.43%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.43%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 65 (13.98%) Finance
2 33 (7.10%) Banking
3 16 (3.44%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.15%) Publishing
5 9 (1.94%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.72%) Legal
7 5 (1.08%) Games
8 4 (0.86%) Retail
9 3 (0.65%) Marketing
9 3 (0.65%) French Language
9 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Law
10 2 (0.43%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 68 (14.62%) Architect
2 50 (10.75%) Consultant
3 47 (10.11%) Analyst
3 47 (10.11%) Administrator
4 31 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
5 30 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 28 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
7 27 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (5.16%) Network Engineer
9 21 (4.52%) Support Engineer
10 20 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (4.30%) Storage Consultant
11 18 (3.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 16 (3.44%) Data Architect
12 16 (3.44%) Data Centre Architect
13 15 (3.23%) Technical Architect
14 14 (3.01%) Support Analyst
14 14 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (3.01%) VMware Engineer
15 13 (2.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.02%) Middleware
2 23 (4.95%) .NET
3 7 (1.51%) Web Services
3 7 (1.51%) HTML
4 6 (1.29%) XML
4 6 (1.29%) CSS
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.86%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.86%) JSON
7 3 (0.65%) XSLT
7 3 (0.65%) EDI
7 3 (0.65%) Rendezvous
7 3 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.65%) Ajax
8 2 (0.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.43%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.43%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.43%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.26%) Clustering
2 48 (10.32%) Replication
3 33 (7.10%) Blackberry
4 23 (4.95%) Enterprise Storage
5 21 (4.52%) Mainframe
5 21 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.23%) PDA
6 15 (3.23%) Firmware
6 15 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.94%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (1.72%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.72%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.72%) CLARiiON
10 6 (1.29%) Open Source
11 5 (1.08%) User Experience
11 5 (1.08%) Celerra
12 4 (0.86%) Online Games
12 4 (0.86%) Spread Betting
12 4 (0.86%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 241 (51.83%) Windows
2 200 (43.01%) Linux
3 123 (26.45%) UNIX
4 104 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 92 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 86 (18.49%) Solaris
7 57 (12.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (7.10%) AIX
9 30 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.58%) Windows 2000
11 11 (2.37%) Windows 7
12 10 (2.15%) SUSE
13 8 (1.72%) zOS
14 7 (1.51%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.51%) Windows NT
14 7 (1.51%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.51%) VMS
15 6 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (1.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (18.28%) Migration
2 61 (13.12%) ITIL
3 36 (7.74%) Configuration Management
4 34 (7.31%) Load Balancing
5 29 (6.24%) Change Management
6 28 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (5.16%) Change Control
8 21 (4.52%) Software Distribution
8 21 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
9 20 (4.30%) Project Management
10 19 (4.09%) Data Migration
11 15 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (2.80%) TOGAF
12 13 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (2.80%) Validation
13 11 (2.37%) Technical Architecture
14 10 (2.15%) Service Delivery
14 10 (2.15%) PRINCE2
15 9 (1.94%) Risk Management
15 9 (1.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (21.72%) SQL
2 49 (10.54%) Perl
3 36 (7.74%) Shell Script
4 30 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 28 (6.02%) Java
6 27 (5.81%) Bash Shell
7 21 (4.52%) Python
8 17 (3.66%) JavaScript
8 17 (3.66%) PHP
9 15 (3.23%) C
9 15 (3.23%) Ruby
10 12 (2.58%) Korn
11 11 (2.37%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.94%) AWK
12 9 (1.94%) C++
13 8 (1.72%) VB
13 8 (1.72%) sed
14 5 (1.08%) C#
15 4 (0.86%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 62 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.53%) Degree
4 32 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (6.02%) MCSE
7 20 (4.30%) CCNP
7 20 (4.30%) CCNA
8 15 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (2.58%) CCIE
10 8 (1.72%) VCDX
10 8 (1.72%) VCAP
11 7 (1.51%) NCDA
11 7 (1.51%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.29%) MCITP
13 5 (1.08%) NCIE
13 5 (1.08%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.86%) MCP
14 4 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.52%) SLA
2 7 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 155 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 142 (30.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (11.18%) NFS
4 37 (7.96%) Hyper-V
5 32 (6.88%) vSphere
6 31 (6.67%) XenApp
7 27 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (5.59%) VMware ESX
9 23 (4.95%) Oracle RAC
10 21 (4.52%) XenDesktop
11 19 (4.09%) VMware Server
12 18 (3.87%) SRDF
13 17 (3.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 16 (3.44%) XenServer
15 15 (3.23%) Xen
16 12 (2.58%) ISA Server
16 12 (2.58%) ProxySG
17 11 (2.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 11 (2.37%) vCloud
18 9 (1.94%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 35 (7.53%) SCCM
2 28 (6.02%) Tivoli
3 21 (4.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 19 (4.09%) Netcool
5 17 (3.66%) Puppet
6 15 (3.23%) Data Guard
7 14 (3.01%) NetBackup
8 12 (2.58%) SCOM
9 11 (2.37%) Backup Exec
9 11 (2.37%) OpenView
10 10 (2.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (2.15%) BladeLogic
10 10 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (1.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (1.29%) Control-M
14 6 (1.29%) WSUS
14 6 (1.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 213 (45.81%) VMware
2 130 (27.96%) Microsoft
3 113 (24.30%) NetApp
4 109 (23.44%) Oracle
5 108 (23.23%) Cisco
6 87 (18.71%) EMC
7 80 (17.20%) Citrix
8 72 (15.48%) HP
9 56 (12.04%) Red Hat
10 47 (10.11%) IBM
11 43 (9.25%) Veritas
12 35 (7.53%) Dell
13 32 (6.88%) CheckPoint
13 32 (6.88%) Symantec
14 25 (5.38%) Brocade
14 25 (5.38%) Sun
15 20 (4.30%) Blue Coat
16 18 (3.87%) Sybase
17 17 (3.66%) Hitachi
18 15 (3.23%) Intel
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