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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 386 382 324
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -58
Contract jobs citing NAS 261 252 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.45% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.18% 3.04% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 138 191
Average daily rate
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£375 £364 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% -9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 9
Average hourly rate £29.23 £31.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +51.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.91 £14.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.23 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+29.91% +7.14%

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
8197 8298 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.81% 14.67% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4697 4499 3856
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 449 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 -6 232 £375 -2.47% 61
London +16 125 £400 -1.53% 28
South East -16 56 £344 +5.76% 13
City of London +23 39 £418 -8.24% 5
Scotland +1 22 £260 -2.98% 3
East Sussex +11 14 £330 -
Brighton +11 14 £330 -
Surrey -4 14 £324 -0.38% 6
Yorkshire -21 13 £380 +36.93% 6
East of England +8 12 £338 +34.32% 2
Berkshire 0 12 £515 +128.88% 3
North West -19 12 £445 +4.70% 2
Essex -5 9 £375 +127.27%
South West -9 9 £288 -23.33% 8
South Yorkshire - 9 £380 -
Hampshire -6 8 £325 -9.72% 3
Newbury - 8 - -
Erskine +7 7 £308 +14.73%
Renfrewshire +5 7 £308 +14.73%
Inverclyde -4 6 £250 -
Wales -10 5 £350 -20.45%
Manchester -12 5 £445 +4.70% 2
Dorset +2 4 £190 -15.55% 3
Merseyside -4 4 £188 -60.52%
Bournemouth -4 4 £190 -15.55% 3
Edinburgh -14 4 £350 - 1
Leeds -22 4 £360 +60.00% 5
West Yorkshire -23 4 £360 +60.00% 5
Doncaster - 4 - -
Slough - 4 £515 - 1

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 495 (86.39%) SAN
2 373 (65.10%) Windows
3 336 (58.64%) VMware
4 214 (37.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 208 (36.30%) Linux
6 190 (33.16%) Active Directory
7 176 (30.72%) Microsoft
8 165 (28.80%) Cisco
8 165 (28.80%) NetApp
9 153 (26.70%) UNIX
10 140 (24.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 139 (24.26%) Data Centre
12 129 (22.51%) SQL
13 125 (21.82%) Solaris
14 122 (21.29%) ITIL
15 119 (20.77%) Firewall
16 118 (20.59%) Oracle
17 116 (20.24%) DNS
18 115 (20.07%) HP
19 101 (17.63%) Migration
20 98 (17.10%) Finance
21 96 (16.75%) EMC
22 92 (16.06%) Citrix
23 88 (15.36%) Red Hat
24 85 (14.83%) MS Exchange
25 84 (14.66%) Windows Server 2003
26 82 (14.31%) SQL Server
27 77 (13.44%) NFS
28 76 (13.26%) LAN
29 75 (13.09%) IBM

NAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 85 (14.83%) MS Exchange
2 52 (9.08%) SharePoint
3 46 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 45 (7.85%) IIS
5 33 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (5.24%) Apache
6 30 (5.24%) Tomcat
7 24 (4.19%) OpenStack
8 18 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (2.62%) Lync
9 15 (2.62%) WebSphere
10 14 (2.44%) JBoss
11 8 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (1.22%) Node.js
12 7 (1.22%) WebLogic
13 6 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 6 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
14 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (9.08%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.41%) MS Office
3 8 (1.40%) MS Project
4 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (0.87%) RMDS
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.19%) IaaS
4 21 (3.66%) PaaS
5 20 (3.49%) Office 365
6 18 (3.14%) SaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 495 (86.39%) SAN
2 119 (20.77%) Firewall
3 116 (20.24%) DNS
4 76 (13.26%) LAN
5 74 (12.91%) TCP/IP
6 69 (12.04%) DHCP
7 66 (11.52%) Fibre Channel
8 57 (9.95%) VLAN
8 57 (9.95%) WAN
9 51 (8.90%) LDAP
10 46 (8.03%) iSCSI
11 30 (5.24%) VPN
12 26 (4.54%) Wireless
13 22 (3.84%) FTP
14 21 (3.66%) WLAN
15 19 (3.32%) FCoE
16 15 (2.62%) Network Security
16 15 (2.62%) VoIP
16 15 (2.62%) SMTP
17 14 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (14.31%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.28%) Oracle Database
3 16 (2.79%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (2.62%) RDBMS
5 14 (2.44%) MySQL
5 14 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.09%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.09%) Oracle Exadata
8 8 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.22%) Informix
10 6 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.05%) HBase
10 6 (1.05%) Big Data
11 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.52%) DataStage
12 3 (0.52%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 12 (2.09%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.75%) JIRA
3 7 (1.22%) MSI
4 4 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.52%) Trac
5 3 (0.52%) Redmine
5 3 (0.52%) JUnit
5 3 (0.52%) Selenium
5 3 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.52%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.35%) Subversion
6 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.35%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.35%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.35%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
General
1 98 (17.10%) Finance
2 58 (10.12%) Banking
3 13 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.40%) Marketing
5 8 (1.40%) Legal
6 6 (1.05%) Advertising
7 5 (0.87%) Publishing
7 5 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.87%) Law
8 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.52%) Automotive
8 3 (0.52%) Retail
9 2 (0.35%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.17%) Front Office
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 111 (19.37%) Administrator
2 81 (14.14%) Systems Administrator
3 75 (13.09%) Architect
4 58 (10.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 52 (9.08%) Consultant
6 51 (8.90%) Analyst
7 40 (6.98%) Storage Engineer
8 37 (6.46%) Infrastructure Architect
9 27 (4.71%) Support Engineer
10 24 (4.19%) UNIX Administrator
10 24 (4.19%) NetApp Engineer
11 23 (4.01%) NAS Engineer
12 22 (3.84%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 21 (3.66%) Technical Architect
14 19 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
15 18 (3.14%) Technical Analyst
16 17 (2.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 16 (2.79%) SAN Engineer
17 16 (2.79%) Infrastructure Consultant
18 13 (2.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.03%) Middleware
2 13 (2.27%) .NET
3 8 (1.40%) Web Services
3 8 (1.40%) XML
3 8 (1.40%) HTML
3 8 (1.40%) Application Packaging
3 8 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (1.22%) Rendezvous
4 7 (1.22%) J2EE
5 6 (1.05%) XSLT
6 5 (0.87%) Ultra Messaging
7 4 (0.70%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.70%) LAMP
8 2 (0.35%) JMS
8 2 (0.35%) WSH
8 2 (0.35%) WSDL
8 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.35%) REST
8 2 (0.35%) ServiceStack
9 1 (0.17%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 139 (24.26%) Data Centre
2 49 (8.55%) Clustering
3 41 (7.16%) Enterprise Storage
4 39 (6.81%) Replication
5 29 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.32%) EMC VNX
7 15 (2.62%) Client/Server
8 14 (2.44%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.27%) EMC VMAX
10 11 (1.92%) CLARiiON
11 10 (1.75%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.75%) FlexPod
12 9 (1.57%) IBM XIV
12 9 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.57%) Fat Client
12 9 (1.57%) EMC Centera
12 9 (1.57%) Thin Client
13 8 (1.40%) Visualisation
14 6 (1.05%) Symmetrix DMX
14 6 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 373 (65.10%) Windows
2 208 (36.30%) Linux
3 153 (26.70%) UNIX
4 140 (24.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 125 (21.82%) Solaris
6 84 (14.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 74 (12.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 62 (10.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 59 (10.30%) Data ONTAP
10 27 (4.71%) HPUX
11 24 (4.19%) AIX
11 24 (4.19%) Windows 7
12 18 (3.14%) Windows 8
12 18 (3.14%) SUSE
13 12 (2.09%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.57%) CentOS
15 8 (1.40%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.05%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.05%) Android
17 4 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (21.29%) ITIL
2 101 (17.63%) Migration
3 48 (8.38%) Service Delivery
4 41 (7.16%) Change Management
5 39 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 37 (6.46%) Service Management
7 35 (6.11%) Capacity Management
8 30 (5.24%) Project Management
9 26 (4.54%) PRINCE2
10 25 (4.36%) Configuration Management
11 23 (4.01%) Change Control
12 21 (3.66%) Load Balancing
13 20 (3.49%) Performance Tuning
14 19 (3.32%) Capacity Planning
14 19 (3.32%) Problem Management
14 19 (3.32%) Workflow
14 19 (3.32%) TOGAF
15 18 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (2.97%) Data Migration
17 16 (2.79%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 129 (22.51%) SQL
2 68 (11.87%) PowerShell
3 54 (9.42%) Perl
4 41 (7.16%) Shell Script
5 27 (4.71%) Bash Shell
6 22 (3.84%) Korn
7 19 (3.32%) C
8 18 (3.14%) Python
9 15 (2.62%) Java
9 15 (2.62%) PHP
10 13 (2.27%) VB
11 10 (1.75%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.05%) C#
13 5 (0.87%) VBScript
13 5 (0.87%) Ruby
13 5 (0.87%) C-shell
14 4 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.35%) REXX
16 2 (0.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 39 (6.81%) Degree
2 38 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 34 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (3.84%) SC Cleared
6 21 (3.66%) CCNA
7 20 (3.49%) MCSE
7 20 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (1.92%) MCP
9 9 (1.57%) CCNP
10 8 (1.40%) MCSA
10 8 (1.40%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.40%) VCAP
11 7 (1.22%) MCITP
12 6 (1.05%) IBM Certification
13 5 (0.87%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.87%) NCDA
14 4 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (0.70%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.84%) SLA
2 6 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.70%) GxP
3 4 (0.70%) QA
4 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 214 (37.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 190 (33.16%) Active Directory
3 77 (13.44%) NFS
4 65 (11.34%) vSphere
5 57 (9.95%) Hyper-V
6 46 (8.03%) VMware ESX
7 40 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (4.71%) XenApp
8 27 (4.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 26 (4.54%) KVM
10 20 (3.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 18 (3.14%) vCloud
12 17 (2.97%) Oracle RAC
13 16 (2.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 15 (2.62%) SRDF
14 15 (2.62%) Xen
15 14 (2.44%) XenDesktop
16 9 (1.57%) VMware Server
16 9 (1.57%) DFS Replication
17 8 (1.40%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 63 (10.99%) NetBackup
2 29 (5.06%) SCCM
3 25 (4.36%) SnapVault
4 19 (3.32%) SnapMirror
4 19 (3.32%) Puppet
4 19 (3.32%) SCOM
5 17 (2.97%) Tivoli
6 16 (2.79%) Nagios
6 16 (2.79%) Backup Exec
7 15 (2.62%) vMotion
8 13 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (2.09%) OpenView
10 11 (1.92%) Netcool
10 11 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (1.57%) ZABBIX
12 8 (1.40%) BladeLogic
13 7 (1.22%) WSUS
13 7 (1.22%) Cacti
13 7 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 336 (58.64%) VMware
2 176 (30.72%) Microsoft
3 165 (28.80%) Cisco
3 165 (28.80%) NetApp
4 118 (20.59%) Oracle
5 115 (20.07%) HP
6 96 (16.75%) EMC
7 92 (16.06%) Citrix
8 88 (15.36%) Red Hat
9 75 (13.09%) IBM
10 68 (11.87%) Veritas
11 49 (8.55%) Symantec
12 46 (8.03%) Brocade
13 35 (6.11%) Dell
14 27 (4.71%) Sun
15 23 (4.01%) Veeam
16 20 (3.49%) F5
17 19 (3.32%) 3PAR
18 18 (3.14%) CommVault
19 15 (2.62%) CheckPoint
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 26 days ago