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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 334 377 295
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -82
Contract jobs citing NAS 319 228 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.42% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.05% 3.01% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 123 221
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £214 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Average hourly rate £21.50 £43.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.85% +59.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £37.25 £15.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.51% +40.90%

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
7876 7565 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.83% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4518 4037 3593
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 417 482
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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 +49 300 £375 -6.25% 66
London +29 145 £375 -15.25% 26
South East +31 78 £360 +10.76% 14
City of London +12 42 £438 +9.43% 4
Yorkshire +2 29 £375 +66.66% 7
Surrey +24 26 £375 -1.31% 2
Hampshire +5 16 £350 +11.11% 4
Scotland +2 15 £250 -35.06% 4
North West -12 15 £450 - 8
Berkshire +14 14 £458 -16.81% 4
East of England -3 14 £325 +96.96% 3
West Yorkshire -5 14 £320 +42.22% 3
South Yorkshire - 14 £400 - 2
East Sussex - 14 £330 -
Brighton - 14 £330 -
Leeds -14 11 £320 +42.22% 3
South West +2 10 £450 +12.50% 4
Camberley +4 9 £388 -15.76% 1
Hertfordshire -6 9 £325 -2.02% 1
Newbury +4 8 - -
Canary Wharf -2 8 £400 -20.00%
Bournemouth +6 7 £480 -
Dorset -1 7 £480 -
Cheshire - 7 £450 - 1
Doncaster - 7 £430 -
Inverclyde -5 6 £250 -
Hook - 5 £325 -
Docklands, London -3 4 £550 +18.91%
Welwyn Garden City -8 4 £325 -1.88%
Liverpool -11 4 £475 -

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 506 (86.35%) SAN
2 378 (64.51%) Windows
3 327 (55.80%) VMware
4 223 (38.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 212 (36.18%) Active Directory
6 198 (33.79%) Microsoft
7 196 (33.45%) Linux
8 177 (30.20%) Cisco
9 163 (27.82%) NetApp
10 147 (25.09%) UNIX
10 147 (25.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 145 (24.74%) Data Centre
12 136 (23.21%) SQL
13 129 (22.01%) Oracle
14 128 (21.84%) Firewall
15 126 (21.50%) Solaris
16 123 (20.99%) ITIL
17 120 (20.48%) HP
17 120 (20.48%) Migration
18 114 (19.45%) DNS
19 111 (18.94%) Citrix
20 109 (18.60%) SQL Server
21 100 (17.06%) Windows Server 2003
22 99 (16.89%) EMC
23 90 (15.36%) Finance
24 86 (14.68%) MS Exchange
25 84 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
26 79 (13.48%) LAN
27 76 (12.97%) Fibre Channel
28 74 (12.63%) Veritas

NAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 86 (14.68%) MS Exchange
2 57 (9.73%) IIS
3 54 (9.22%) SharePoint
4 44 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 33 (5.63%) Apache
7 32 (5.46%) Tomcat
8 22 (3.75%) OpenStack
9 19 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (3.07%) Lync
11 15 (2.56%) WebSphere
12 14 (2.39%) JBoss
13 8 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 8 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (1.19%) Node.js
14 7 (1.19%) WebLogic
15 6 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 55 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.46%) MS Office
3 10 (1.71%) MS Project
4 5 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (1.19%) RMDS
3 5 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.10%) IaaS
3 23 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (3.58%) PaaS
5 17 (2.90%) Office 365
6 16 (2.73%) SaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 506 (86.35%) SAN
2 128 (21.84%) Firewall
3 114 (19.45%) DNS
4 79 (13.48%) LAN
5 76 (12.97%) Fibre Channel
6 68 (11.60%) DHCP
7 66 (11.26%) WAN
7 66 (11.26%) TCP/IP
8 56 (9.56%) VLAN
9 51 (8.70%) LDAP
10 49 (8.36%) iSCSI
11 38 (6.48%) VPN
12 34 (5.80%) Wireless
13 22 (3.75%) WLAN
14 20 (3.41%) MPLS
15 18 (3.07%) FTP
15 18 (3.07%) IPsec
15 18 (3.07%) Network Security
15 18 (3.07%) FCoE
16 16 (2.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.02%) Oracle Database
3 17 (2.90%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (2.73%) RDBMS
5 14 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.22%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.05%) MySQL
8 11 (1.88%) Oracle Exadata
9 9 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.19%) HBase
10 7 (1.19%) Big Data
10 7 (1.19%) Informix
11 6 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.02%) Oracle9i Database
12 5 (0.85%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.68%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.68%) MS Access
13 4 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (2.39%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.71%) JIRA
3 7 (1.19%) MSI
4 6 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.68%) Gerrit
6 3 (0.51%) Redmine
6 3 (0.51%) Trac
6 3 (0.51%) JUnit
6 3 (0.51%) Selenium
6 3 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.51%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.34%) Subversion
7 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.34%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
General
1 90 (15.36%) Finance
2 49 (8.36%) Banking
3 19 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.54%) Marketing
5 8 (1.37%) Legal
6 7 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.85%) Advertising
7 5 (0.85%) Publishing
7 5 (0.85%) Law
8 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.68%) Local Government
8 4 (0.68%) Retail
9 3 (0.51%) Back Office
10 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.17%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) Front Office
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 102 (17.41%) Administrator
2 84 (14.33%) Architect
3 73 (12.46%) Systems Administrator
4 54 (9.22%) Analyst
5 50 (8.53%) Consultant
6 47 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (6.48%) Infrastructure Architect
8 36 (6.14%) Storage Engineer
9 26 (4.44%) Technical Architect
9 26 (4.44%) Support Engineer
10 21 (3.58%) UNIX Administrator
11 20 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (3.41%) NetApp Engineer
12 19 (3.24%) NAS Engineer
12 19 (3.24%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 19 (3.24%) Technical Analyst
13 18 (3.07%) Project Manager
14 17 (2.90%) Integration Engineer
15 16 (2.73%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 16 (2.73%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.68%) Middleware
2 19 (3.24%) .NET
3 15 (2.56%) Web Services
4 11 (1.88%) J2EE
5 10 (1.71%) XML
5 10 (1.71%) HTML
6 9 (1.54%) Rendezvous
7 8 (1.37%) XSLT
7 8 (1.37%) Application Packaging
8 7 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (1.19%) Ultra Messaging
9 5 (0.85%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.68%) ServiceStack
10 4 (0.68%) LAMP
11 2 (0.34%) WSDL
11 2 (0.34%) JMS
11 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.17%) JDBC
12 1 (0.17%) SOAP
12 1 (0.17%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 145 (24.74%) Data Centre
2 71 (12.12%) Clustering
3 55 (9.39%) Replication
4 43 (7.34%) Enterprise Storage
5 37 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (5.29%) EMC VNX
7 19 (3.24%) CLARiiON
8 17 (2.90%) EMC Centera
9 16 (2.73%) Computer Science
10 15 (2.56%) Management Information System
11 14 (2.39%) Celerra
11 14 (2.39%) Symmetrix DMX
12 13 (2.22%) EMC VMAX
12 13 (2.22%) Thin Client
12 13 (2.22%) Fat Client
13 12 (2.05%) Client/Server
13 12 (2.05%) Symmetrix
14 11 (1.88%) FlexPod
14 11 (1.88%) IBM XIV
15 9 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 378 (64.51%) Windows
2 196 (33.45%) Linux
3 147 (25.09%) UNIX
3 147 (25.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 126 (21.50%) Solaris
5 100 (17.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 84 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (9.39%) Data ONTAP
8 50 (8.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (5.80%) HPUX
10 25 (4.27%) Windows 7
11 23 (3.92%) AIX
12 17 (2.90%) Windows 8
13 13 (2.22%) SUSE
14 11 (1.88%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (1.54%) CentOS
15 9 (1.54%) Windows 2000
16 8 (1.37%) Ubuntu
17 7 (1.19%) Android
18 6 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (20.99%) ITIL
2 120 (20.48%) Migration
3 52 (8.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 48 (8.19%) Service Delivery
5 46 (7.85%) Project Management
6 37 (6.31%) Service Management
6 37 (6.31%) Capacity Management
7 36 (6.14%) Change Management
7 36 (6.14%) Configuration Management
8 31 (5.29%) Capacity Planning
9 30 (5.12%) Change Control
10 28 (4.78%) Server Building
11 27 (4.61%) PRINCE2
12 26 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (3.75%) Workflow
14 21 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (3.58%) Data Migration
15 20 (3.41%) Software Distribution
16 19 (3.24%) Problem Management
17 18 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 136 (23.21%) SQL
2 61 (10.41%) PowerShell
3 46 (7.85%) Perl
4 32 (5.46%) Shell Script
5 25 (4.27%) C
6 22 (3.75%) Java
6 22 (3.75%) Python
7 17 (2.90%) Bash Shell
8 16 (2.73%) PHP
9 13 (2.22%) VB
10 12 (2.05%) JavaScript
10 12 (2.05%) Korn
11 9 (1.54%) VBScript
12 8 (1.37%) C#
13 5 (0.85%) Ruby
13 5 (0.85%) C-shell
14 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.51%) Jython
16 2 (0.34%) REXX
Qualifications
1 39 (6.66%) Degree
2 37 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (5.12%) MCSE
5 21 (3.58%) SC Cleared
6 19 (3.24%) CCNA
7 18 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (2.39%) MCITP
9 11 (1.88%) MCP
10 10 (1.71%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.54%) CCNP
11 9 (1.54%) MCSA
12 6 (1.02%) IBM Certification
13 5 (0.85%) NCDA
13 5 (0.85%) VCAP
13 5 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (0.68%) RHCE
14 4 (0.68%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.58%) SLA
2 7 (1.19%) QA
3 4 (0.68%) GxP
4 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 223 (38.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 212 (36.18%) Active Directory
3 70 (11.95%) NFS
4 63 (10.75%) Hyper-V
5 62 (10.58%) vSphere
6 44 (7.51%) VMware ESX
7 40 (6.83%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (6.48%) XenApp
9 27 (4.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 23 (3.92%) KVM
11 18 (3.07%) Terminal Services
11 18 (3.07%) Xen
11 18 (3.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 17 (2.90%) vCloud
12 17 (2.90%) SRDF
12 17 (2.90%) XenDesktop
13 16 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
14 15 (2.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 14 (2.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 13 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 55 (9.39%) NetBackup
2 30 (5.12%) SCCM
3 22 (3.75%) SnapVault
4 20 (3.41%) Tivoli
5 19 (3.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 19 (3.24%) Puppet
6 18 (3.07%) SCOM
6 18 (3.07%) Nagios
6 18 (3.07%) SnapMirror
7 17 (2.90%) vMotion
7 17 (2.90%) Backup Exec
8 16 (2.73%) OpenView
8 16 (2.73%) Netcool
9 10 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 9 (1.54%) ZABBIX
11 7 (1.19%) Cacti
11 7 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (1.19%) MOM
11 7 (1.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 327 (55.80%) VMware
2 198 (33.79%) Microsoft
3 177 (30.20%) Cisco
4 163 (27.82%) NetApp
5 129 (22.01%) Oracle
6 120 (20.48%) HP
7 111 (18.94%) Citrix
8 99 (16.89%) EMC
9 74 (12.63%) Veritas
9 74 (12.63%) Red Hat
10 71 (12.12%) IBM
11 46 (7.85%) Brocade
12 45 (7.68%) Symantec
13 38 (6.48%) Dell
14 28 (4.78%) Veeam
15 27 (4.61%) 3PAR
16 24 (4.10%) Sun
17 19 (3.24%) CheckPoint
17 19 (3.24%) SolarWinds
18 18 (3.07%) F5
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Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Invind Ltd
Rate: Compititive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Personnel IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Barnsley
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Rate: £380 per day + competitive
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