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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 419 348 417
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +69
Contract jobs citing NAS 233 326 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.58% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.71% 4.03% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 203 104
Median daily rate £433 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £503 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £316
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £20.25 £22.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.95% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £20.10 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £29.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-7.95% -45.00%

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
8583 8083 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.43% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5212 4558 3902
Median daily rate £390 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 478 409
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -76 209 £450 +20.00% 36
London -16 126 £450 +17.64% 15
South East -39 33 £425 +13.33% 11
Surrey -22 21 £450 +16.12% 4
East of England +19 16 £575 +76.92%
City of London +10 16 £551 +35.27% 5
Suffolk - 14 £575 -
Ipswich - 13 £575 -
Yorkshire -13 11 £525 +44.82% 4
Camberley -9 10 £428 +8.57% 1
Scotland -16 10 £359 +43.50%
South West 0 7 £393 -18.22% 1
South Yorkshire -4 7 £525 +22.09%
Sheffield - 7 £525 -
Hampshire -8 6 £400 +15.94% 1
North West -21 6 £531 +18.05% 3
Bournemouth -9 5 £393 -18.22%
Croydon -9 5 £393 -28.63%
Dorset -12 5 £393 -18.22%
Berkshire -10 4 £300 -25.00% 2
Leeds -13 4 £375 +7.14% 3
West Yorkshire -14 4 £375 +7.14% 4
West Midlands -21 4 £363 -9.37% 2
Renfrewshire -36 4 £365 -
Erskine -38 4 £365 -
North East -49 4 £500 +300.00%
East Midlands +6 3 £388 +176.78%
Merseyside -7 3 - -
Tyne and Wear -54 3 £500 +300.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -60 3 £500 +300.00%

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 370 (84.47%) SAN
2 236 (53.88%) Windows
3 211 (48.17%) Linux
4 210 (47.95%) VMware
5 164 (37.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 162 (36.99%) EMC
7 153 (34.93%) NetApp
8 137 (31.28%) Unix
9 134 (30.59%) Active Directory
10 118 (26.94%) Data Centre
11 117 (26.71%) Solaris
12 113 (25.80%) Finance
13 110 (25.11%) Microsoft
14 96 (21.92%) Firewall
15 95 (21.69%) SQL Server
16 91 (20.78%) HP
17 90 (20.55%) Migration
17 90 (20.55%) Banking
18 89 (20.32%) Oracle
18 89 (20.32%) Windows Server
19 84 (19.18%) Cisco
20 82 (18.72%) Red Hat
21 78 (17.81%) ITIL
22 75 (17.12%) LAN
23 73 (16.67%) SQL
24 71 (16.21%) WAN
25 68 (15.53%) DNS
25 68 (15.53%) IBM
25 68 (15.53%) Fibre Channel
26 67 (15.30%) Veritas

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 50 (11.42%) IIS
2 44 (10.05%) Apache
3 39 (8.90%) Tomcat
4 34 (7.76%) MS Exchange
5 26 (5.94%) WebSphere
6 23 (5.25%) SharePoint
7 20 (4.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 17 (3.88%) Oracle Coherence
9 13 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (2.97%) MQSeries
9 13 (2.97%) Skype for Business
10 10 (2.28%) OpenStack
11 9 (2.05%) TPMS
12 8 (1.83%) WebLogic
13 6 (1.37%) JBoss
14 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.91%) SAS
16 3 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
16 3 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.88%) MS Office
3 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.68%) MS Project
4 2 (0.46%) HipChat
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.83%) Faxination
2 2 (0.46%) Exstream
3 1 (0.23%) assyst
3 1 (0.23%) RMDS
3 1 (0.23%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (6.16%) Office 365
3 20 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.05%) Mimecast
5 8 (1.83%) PaaS
6 7 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.37%) IaaS
8 5 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.46%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.46%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.46%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.23%) CloudBees
11 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 370 (84.47%) SAN
2 96 (21.92%) Firewall
3 75 (17.12%) LAN
4 71 (16.21%) WAN
5 68 (15.53%) DNS
5 68 (15.53%) Fibre Channel
6 62 (14.16%) iSCSI
7 42 (9.59%) HTTP
8 35 (7.99%) DHCP
9 31 (7.08%) Multicast
9 31 (7.08%) TCP/IP
10 30 (6.85%) FCoE
10 30 (6.85%) VPN
11 25 (5.71%) Network Security
12 21 (4.79%) LDAP
13 20 (4.57%) FTP
14 19 (4.34%) HTTPS
15 15 (3.42%) IPsec
15 15 (3.42%) VLAN
16 13 (2.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (21.69%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.16%) MySQL
3 20 (4.57%) Hadoop
4 19 (4.34%) HBase
5 12 (2.74%) DB2
5 12 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.51%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (1.14%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.14%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.68%) ObjectStore
10 3 (0.68%) OLTP
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.68%) JIRA
3 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.23%) Hudson
4 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.23%) Subversion
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 113 (25.80%) Finance
2 90 (20.55%) Banking
3 22 (5.02%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.51%) Billing
6 7 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.60%) Law
7 5 (1.14%) Games
7 5 (1.14%) Legal
8 4 (0.91%) Back Office
8 4 (0.91%) Marketing
9 3 (0.68%) Retail
10 2 (0.46%) Local Government
10 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.46%) Publishing
10 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 116 (26.48%) Administrator
2 90 (20.55%) Architect
3 80 (18.26%) Systems Administrator
4 63 (14.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 41 (9.36%) Unix Administrator
5 41 (9.36%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 31 (7.08%) Storage Administrator
7 28 (6.39%) Linux Administrator
7 28 (6.39%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (5.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 23 (5.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 23 (5.25%) Storage Engineer
9 20 (4.57%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 19 (4.34%) VMware Specialist
11 17 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (3.88%) Project Manager
11 17 (3.88%) Solaris Administrator
11 17 (3.88%) Support Engineer
12 15 (3.42%) Analyst
12 15 (3.42%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (12.33%) Middleware
2 17 (3.88%) HTML
2 17 (3.88%) Rendezvous
3 16 (3.65%) LAMP
3 16 (3.65%) XML
3 16 (3.65%) XSLT
4 14 (3.20%) J2EE
5 9 (2.05%) Web Services
6 7 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.91%) .NET
8 4 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.68%) jQuery
9 3 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (0.46%) JSP
10 2 (0.46%) libvirt
11 1 (0.23%) Classic ASP
11 1 (0.23%) JMS
11 1 (0.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 118 (26.94%) Data Centre
2 54 (12.33%) Clustering
3 47 (10.73%) Enterprise Storage
4 31 (7.08%) EMC VNX
5 26 (5.94%) Replication
6 21 (4.79%) EMC VMAX
7 20 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (3.65%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.74%) Virtual Team
10 11 (2.51%) CLARiiON
10 11 (2.51%) Computer Science
10 11 (2.51%) IBM XIV
11 10 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (2.28%) iPad
11 10 (2.28%) Public Cloud
12 9 (2.05%) Blackberry
12 9 (2.05%) Client/Server
12 9 (2.05%) VCE vBlock
13 8 (1.83%) HP Storage
13 8 (1.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 236 (53.88%) Windows
2 211 (48.17%) Linux
3 137 (31.28%) Unix
4 117 (26.71%) Solaris
5 89 (20.32%) Windows Server
6 64 (14.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 56 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (6.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (5.02%) AIX
11 18 (4.11%) SUSE
12 16 (3.65%) Data ONTAP
13 15 (3.42%) Windows 7
14 13 (2.97%) Android
14 13 (2.97%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.83%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.83%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (1.60%) CentOS
17 5 (1.14%) Mac OS X
17 5 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (20.55%) Migration
2 78 (17.81%) ITIL
3 41 (9.36%) Performance Tuning
4 39 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (8.90%) Load Balancing
5 38 (8.68%) Change Management
6 34 (7.76%) Project Management
7 32 (7.31%) High Availability
8 26 (5.94%) Benchmarking
9 25 (5.71%) DevOps
10 24 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (5.25%) Capacity Planning
12 22 (5.02%) Capacity Management
12 22 (5.02%) Change Control
13 21 (4.79%) Configuration Management
13 21 (4.79%) Performance Management
13 21 (4.79%) Problem Management
13 21 (4.79%) Server Virtualisation
14 19 (4.34%) Data Migration
14 19 (4.34%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 73 (16.67%) SQL
2 44 (10.05%) Perl
3 42 (9.59%) Python
4 38 (8.68%) Java
5 34 (7.76%) Shell Script
6 30 (6.85%) JavaScript
7 26 (5.94%) PowerShell
8 14 (3.20%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.83%) Jython
10 7 (1.60%) PHP
11 5 (1.14%) VB
12 2 (0.46%) C-shell
12 2 (0.46%) Korn
12 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.23%) AWK
13 1 (0.23%) Ruby
13 1 (0.23%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 47 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 36 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.02%) Degree
4 18 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.05%) CCNA
7 9 (2.05%) MCSE
8 8 (1.83%) CCNP
8 8 (1.83%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.83%) NCDA
9 7 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.60%) NCIE
10 6 (1.37%) RHCA
10 6 (1.37%) RHCE
10 6 (1.37%) RHCSA
11 5 (1.14%) MCDBA
11 5 (1.14%) NCSA
12 4 (0.91%) MCSA
13 3 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.65%) SLA
2 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.68%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 164 (37.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 134 (30.59%) Active Directory
3 62 (14.16%) NFS
4 55 (12.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 41 (9.36%) Hyper-V
6 39 (8.90%) vSphere
7 34 (7.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 30 (6.85%) KVM
9 27 (6.16%) SRDF
9 27 (6.16%) VMware ESX
9 27 (6.16%) Xen
10 21 (4.79%) Oracle RAC
11 20 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (3.65%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (2.97%) Samba
15 12 (2.74%) Firmware
16 11 (2.51%) vCloud
17 7 (1.60%) Veritas File System
18 6 (1.37%) iptables
Systems Management
1 50 (11.42%) NetBackup
2 31 (7.08%) Puppet
3 29 (6.62%) Microsoft Clustering
4 23 (5.25%) SCOM
5 22 (5.02%) SCCM
6 15 (3.42%) BladeLogic
6 15 (3.42%) Nagios
7 14 (3.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 13 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (2.74%) Tivoli
9 12 (2.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (2.51%) vRealize
11 8 (1.83%) BMC PATROL
11 8 (1.83%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 8 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (1.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (1.83%) SCOrch
11 8 (1.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (1.60%) Oracle Identity Management
13 6 (1.37%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 210 (47.95%) VMware
2 162 (36.99%) EMC
3 153 (34.93%) NetApp
4 110 (25.11%) Microsoft
5 91 (20.78%) HP
6 89 (20.32%) Oracle
7 84 (19.18%) Cisco
8 82 (18.72%) Red Hat
9 68 (15.53%) IBM
10 67 (15.30%) Veritas
11 45 (10.27%) Symantec
12 39 (8.90%) Brocade
13 37 (8.45%) Citrix
14 28 (6.39%) Dell
15 27 (6.16%) Intel
15 27 (6.16%) Sun
16 24 (5.48%) Sybase
17 19 (4.34%) BMC
17 19 (4.34%) DataSynapse
18 18 (4.11%) 3PAR
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