The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 366 281 287
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +6
Contract jobs citing NAS 226 325 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.64% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 4.69% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 219 174
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £253 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 22
Average hourly rate £43.75 £27.50 £23.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +16.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £15.21 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +16.09%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7382 6928 8973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.59% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 3573 3939
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 476 681
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -96 197 £400 - 73
London -42 112 £440 +3.52% 32
South East -28 31 £325 -17.46% 16
City of London +3 21 £400 -11.11% 6
West Midlands -6 17 £155 -52.30% 4
Worcestershire +8 15 £155 -7.46% 2
East of England -21 15 £165 -31.25% 5
Hampshire -10 11 £315 +5.00% 4
Scotland -16 11 £385 -7.22% 2
Wales - 10 £440 - 2
South West -31 9 £400 -5.88% 3
South Wales - 9 £440 - 1
Cardiff - 9 £440 - 1
North West -8 7 £450 +99.11% 9
Essex +3 6 £165 -52.85% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £288 -32.35% 1
Hertfordshire +6 5 £331 - 1
Berkshire -7 5 £550 +37.50% 5
Surrey -16 5 £380 -8.70% 4
Manchester +3 4 £425 - 4
East Midlands +1 4 £220 -2.22%
Bristol -25 4 £255 +2.00%
Milton Keynes -1 3 - - 1
Edinburgh -21 3 £450 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £331 -
Dorset +10 2 - - 2
Bournemouth +7 2 - - 2
Basingstoke - 2 £350 -
Liverpool - 2 £475 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 1

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 360 (79.65%) SAN
2 254 (56.19%) Windows
3 222 (49.12%) VMware
4 193 (42.70%) Linux
5 159 (35.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 133 (29.42%) UNIX
7 132 (29.20%) Microsoft
8 131 (28.98%) Active Directory
9 130 (28.76%) NetApp
10 108 (23.89%) Oracle
11 107 (23.67%) Cisco
12 104 (23.01%) EMC
13 100 (22.12%) SQL
14 96 (21.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 90 (19.91%) DNS
16 88 (19.47%) Firewall
17 86 (19.03%) Windows Server 2003
18 83 (18.36%) MS Exchange
19 82 (18.14%) SQL Server
20 81 (17.92%) Migration
21 78 (17.26%) Finance
21 78 (17.26%) Citrix
22 77 (17.04%) Security Cleared
23 75 (16.59%) TCP/IP
24 74 (16.37%) Solaris
25 73 (16.15%) HP
26 66 (14.60%) DHCP
26 66 (14.60%) Clustering
27 65 (14.38%) NFS
27 65 (14.38%) Red Hat

NAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 83 (18.36%) MS Exchange
2 41 (9.07%) SharePoint
3 33 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (7.30%) IIS
4 32 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 26 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (4.87%) Lync
7 20 (4.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 20 (4.42%) Tomcat
8 18 (3.98%) WebSphere
9 14 (3.10%) Apache
10 12 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.99%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.77%) SAS
12 8 (1.77%) CICS
13 4 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 42 (9.29%) MS Excel
2 28 (6.19%) MS Office
3 5 (1.11%) MS Project
4 4 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.88%) RMDS
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) assyst
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.77%) IaaS
2 6 (1.33%) Office 365
3 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.66%) Joyent
5 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 360 (79.65%) SAN
2 90 (19.91%) DNS
3 88 (19.47%) Firewall
4 75 (16.59%) TCP/IP
5 66 (14.60%) DHCP
6 64 (14.16%) WAN
7 61 (13.50%) LAN
8 41 (9.07%) Fibre Channel
9 40 (8.85%) iSCSI
10 39 (8.63%) VLAN
11 25 (5.53%) VPN
12 24 (5.31%) FTP
13 21 (4.65%) HTTP
13 21 (4.65%) LDAP
14 18 (3.98%) VoIP
15 17 (3.76%) SMTP
15 17 (3.76%) Wireless
16 13 (2.88%) Internet
16 13 (2.88%) FCoE
17 11 (2.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.20%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (3.76%) MySQL
5 16 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.99%) DB2
7 7 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.33%) Oracle Exadata
8 6 (1.33%) OLAP
9 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.88%) HBase
10 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.66%) Redis
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.66%) DataStage
11 3 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (2.88%) JIRA
2 11 (2.43%) Selenium
3 8 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (1.77%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.77%) JUnit
4 7 (1.55%) Bugzilla
4 7 (1.55%) Redmine
4 7 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.55%) Trac
5 4 (0.88%) Hudson
6 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.66%) Maven
6 3 (0.66%) MSI
6 3 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.44%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.22%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
General
1 78 (17.26%) Finance
2 43 (9.51%) Banking
3 21 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.21%) Financial Institution
4 10 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.77%) Legal
5 8 (1.77%) Publishing
6 4 (0.88%) Retail
6 4 (0.88%) Back Office
7 2 (0.44%) Law
7 2 (0.44%) Advertising
7 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.44%) Marketing
7 2 (0.44%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) Games
8 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (14.38%) Architect
2 55 (12.17%) Administrator
3 49 (10.84%) Consultant
4 47 (10.40%) Analyst
5 37 (8.19%) Infrastructure Architect
6 34 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (6.19%) Storage Engineer
8 27 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
9 23 (5.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 22 (4.87%) Storage Consultant
11 21 (4.65%) Storage Administrator
12 20 (4.42%) Support Engineer
13 15 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
13 15 (3.32%) Project Manager
14 14 (3.10%) Data Architect
14 14 (3.10%) Data Centre Architect
15 13 (2.88%) Technical Architect
16 12 (2.65%) UNIX Engineer
16 12 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 11 (2.43%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.98%) .NET
2 16 (3.54%) Middleware
3 12 (2.65%) XML
4 10 (2.21%) HTML
5 7 (1.55%) CSS
6 6 (1.33%) Web Services
7 4 (0.88%) XSLT
7 4 (0.88%) Rendezvous
8 3 (0.66%) JSON
8 3 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.44%) REST
9 2 (0.44%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.44%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.44%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.44%) EDI
9 2 (0.44%) SOAP
10 1 (0.22%) J2EE
10 1 (0.22%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.22%) LAMP
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 66 (14.60%) Clustering
2 50 (11.06%) Replication
3 31 (6.86%) Blackberry
4 18 (3.98%) CLARiiON
5 16 (3.54%) Enterprise Storage
6 15 (3.32%) Mainframe
7 13 (2.88%) Firmware
8 12 (2.65%) Thin Client
8 12 (2.65%) PDA
8 12 (2.65%) Fat Client
9 11 (2.43%) IBM Mainframe
10 10 (2.21%) Computer Science
10 10 (2.21%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.77%) CESG
11 8 (1.77%) Celerra
12 6 (1.33%) Cryptography
12 6 (1.33%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.33%) Open Source
13 5 (1.11%) EqualLogic
13 5 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 254 (56.19%) Windows
2 193 (42.70%) Linux
3 133 (29.42%) UNIX
4 96 (21.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (19.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 74 (16.37%) Solaris
7 63 (13.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (7.30%) AIX
9 25 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (5.09%) Windows 7
11 10 (2.21%) VMS
12 9 (1.99%) HPUX
13 8 (1.77%) zOS
14 6 (1.33%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.11%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.11%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.88%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.66%) SmartOS
17 3 (0.66%) Debian
17 3 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (17.92%) Migration
2 63 (13.94%) ITIL
3 27 (5.97%) Load Balancing
4 26 (5.75%) Project Management
5 25 (5.53%) Change Management
6 24 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (5.31%) Performance Tuning
7 16 (3.54%) Data Migration
7 16 (3.54%) Configuration Management
8 14 (3.10%) Time Management
8 14 (3.10%) Change Control
8 14 (3.10%) Capacity Management
9 13 (2.88%) PRINCE2
10 12 (2.65%) Service Delivery
10 12 (2.65%) Validation
10 12 (2.65%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (2.43%) TOGAF
11 11 (2.43%) Use Case
11 11 (2.43%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (2.21%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 100 (22.12%) SQL
2 60 (13.27%) Perl
3 29 (6.42%) Shell Script
4 28 (6.19%) PowerShell
5 21 (4.65%) Bash Shell
5 21 (4.65%) Java
6 15 (3.32%) PHP
7 13 (2.88%) C
7 13 (2.88%) Python
8 12 (2.65%) JavaScript
9 11 (2.43%) sed
9 11 (2.43%) Korn
10 10 (2.21%) Ruby
11 9 (1.99%) AWK
12 8 (1.77%) VB
13 7 (1.55%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.66%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.66%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 77 (17.04%) Security Cleared
2 64 (14.16%) SC Cleared
3 34 (7.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 31 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (6.19%) MCSE
6 20 (4.42%) Degree
7 15 (3.32%) NCDA
8 14 (3.10%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.77%) VCAP
10 8 (1.77%) MCITP
11 7 (1.55%) BC Cleared
11 7 (1.55%) VCDX
12 6 (1.33%) NCIE
12 6 (1.33%) CCNA
12 6 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.11%) OCP
13 5 (1.11%) OCA
13 5 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.09%) SLA
2 10 (2.21%) QA
3 5 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 159 (35.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 131 (28.98%) Active Directory
3 65 (14.38%) NFS
4 38 (8.41%) XenApp
5 36 (7.96%) vSphere
6 34 (7.52%) Hyper-V
7 30 (6.64%) VMware ESX
8 23 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (4.87%) Oracle RAC
10 19 (4.20%) XenDesktop
10 19 (4.20%) SRDF
11 16 (3.54%) VMware Server
12 14 (3.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 13 (2.88%) XenServer
14 12 (2.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 12 (2.65%) Xen
15 9 (1.99%) DFS Replication
15 9 (1.99%) vCloud
16 8 (1.77%) NLBS
16 8 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 25 (5.53%) SCCM
2 20 (4.42%) NetBackup
3 18 (3.98%) Tivoli
4 16 (3.54%) EMC NetWorker
5 15 (3.32%) Puppet
6 13 (2.88%) Data Guard
7 12 (2.65%) Backup Exec
8 10 (2.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (1.99%) Netcool
9 9 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.77%) OpenView
11 6 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (1.33%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.33%) SCOM
11 6 (1.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 5 (1.11%) WSUS
12 5 (1.11%) Nagios
12 5 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 222 (49.12%) VMware
2 132 (29.20%) Microsoft
3 130 (28.76%) NetApp
4 108 (23.89%) Oracle
5 107 (23.67%) Cisco
6 104 (23.01%) EMC
7 78 (17.26%) Citrix
8 73 (16.15%) HP
9 65 (14.38%) Red Hat
10 44 (9.73%) IBM
11 36 (7.96%) Sun
12 33 (7.30%) Veritas
13 30 (6.64%) Dell
14 28 (6.19%) Symantec
15 22 (4.87%) Hitachi
16 21 (4.65%) Brocade
17 17 (3.76%) CheckPoint
18 14 (3.10%) Sybase
19 13 (2.88%) Juniper
19 13 (2.88%) F5
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £200 - £210 per day + or £35k - £50k pro rata on FTC
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Connectus
Rate: £135 - £175 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 7 days ago
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Posted: 15 days ago
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