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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 434 364 405
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +41
Contract jobs citing NAS 219 300 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.57% 3.60% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 169 127
Median daily rate £428 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £381
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Median hourly rate £16.10 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.75% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.10 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-59.75% +33.33%

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
8530 8336 7420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.34% 14.94% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4534 3915
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 459 409
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 3 May 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
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 3 May 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 -97 192 £445 +11.25% 54
London -52 109 £450 +5.88% 15
South East -4 54 £438 +21.52% 23
Surrey +4 32 £450 +18.03% 8
City of London +18 20 £498 +17.75% 3
Scotland -12 18 £395 +16.17% 3
Hampshire 0 15 £400 +28.00% 1
Camberley -2 14 £450 +12.50% 2
Erskine -31 13 £400 -4.76%
Renfrewshire -32 13 £400 -4.76%
East of England -7 7 £438 +25.00% 2
South West -9 7 £393 +7.53% 4
North West -18 6 £500 +5.26% 1
Dorset -3 5 £393 -21.50% 1
Bournemouth -6 5 £393 -21.50%
Epsom - 5 - -
Berkshire 0 4 £475 +26.66% 11
Yorkshire -7 4 £400 +6.66% 8
Croydon -10 4 £393 -28.63%
Fareham - 4 £625 -
Ipswich +8 3 £575 +27.77% 1
Hertfordshire +3 3 £425 +25.92%
Suffolk +1 3 £575 +27.77% 1
Reading -2 3 £450 +12.50% 7
Chester -4 3 £569 +22.97%
Winchester -8 3 £400 +1.26%
Cheshire -16 3 £569 +33.82%
West Lothian - 3 £388 -
Livingston - 3 £388 -
Docklands, London +10 2 £525 -19.23%

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 401 (86.05%) SAN
2 218 (46.78%) Windows
3 213 (45.71%) VMware
4 202 (43.35%) Linux
5 163 (34.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 159 (34.12%) EMC
7 151 (32.40%) Data Centre
8 145 (31.12%) Unix
9 139 (29.83%) Active Directory
10 128 (27.47%) NetApp
11 122 (26.18%) Finance
12 112 (24.03%) Firewall
13 111 (23.82%) Migration
14 102 (21.89%) Microsoft
14 102 (21.89%) Cisco
15 100 (21.46%) Windows Server
16 93 (19.96%) HP
17 91 (19.53%) Solaris
18 87 (18.67%) DNS
19 86 (18.45%) Red Hat
20 83 (17.81%) Banking
21 79 (16.95%) LAN
21 79 (16.95%) ITIL
22 70 (15.02%) Veritas
23 68 (14.59%) iSCSI
24 64 (13.73%) Oracle
25 63 (13.52%) SQL Server
25 63 (13.52%) SQL
25 63 (13.52%) Security Cleared
25 63 (13.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 37 (7.94%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.79%) Apache
2 27 (5.79%) IIS
3 23 (4.94%) SharePoint
4 22 (4.72%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.79%) OpenStack
6 11 (2.36%) MQSeries
7 10 (2.15%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.93%) TPMS
8 9 (1.93%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.50%) SAS
11 6 (1.29%) Confluence
11 6 (1.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (1.07%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (1.07%) PowerExchange
13 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.86%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.86%) JBoss
13 4 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.79%) MS Office
3 6 (1.29%) HipChat
3 6 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Exstream
2 1 (0.21%) RMDS
2 1 (0.21%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.43%) Office 365
3 15 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.72%) PaaS
6 6 (1.29%) IaaS
7 4 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.43%) HP Helion
9 2 (0.43%) SaaS
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.21%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 401 (86.05%) SAN
2 112 (24.03%) Firewall
3 87 (18.67%) DNS
4 79 (16.95%) LAN
5 68 (14.59%) iSCSI
6 52 (11.16%) WAN
7 47 (10.09%) DHCP
7 47 (10.09%) TCP/IP
8 46 (9.87%) Fibre Channel
9 36 (7.73%) VPN
10 31 (6.65%) HTTP
11 30 (6.44%) VLAN
12 26 (5.58%) Multicast
13 25 (5.36%) MPLS
14 24 (5.15%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (4.94%) VoIP
16 22 (4.72%) LDAP
17 21 (4.51%) Network Security
18 20 (4.29%) FTP
19 17 (3.65%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.22%) MySQL
3 14 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.50%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.50%) OLTP
8 6 (1.29%) HBase
8 6 (1.29%) SAS EBI
9 5 (1.07%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.07%) PowerCenter
10 4 (0.86%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.64%) ObjectStore
12 2 (0.43%) DB2
12 2 (0.43%) MS Access
13 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (3.22%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.58%) Subversion
3 8 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.72%) JIRA
4 5 (1.07%) Hudson
5 4 (0.86%) Gradle
5 4 (0.86%) IntelliJ
5 4 (0.86%) Maven
5 4 (0.86%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.21%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.21%) JUnit
6 1 (0.21%) Redmine
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.21%) Trac
General
1 122 (26.18%) Finance
2 83 (17.81%) Banking
3 16 (3.43%) Financial Institution
4 15 (3.22%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.50%) Law
7 6 (1.29%) Billing
7 6 (1.29%) Games
7 6 (1.29%) Retail
8 5 (1.07%) Marketing
9 4 (0.86%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 109 (23.39%) Architect
2 105 (22.53%) Administrator
3 79 (16.95%) Systems Administrator
4 71 (15.24%) Infrastructure Architect
5 48 (10.30%) Unix Administrator
6 41 (8.80%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 33 (7.08%) Analyst
8 32 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (6.65%) Solutions Architect
10 26 (5.58%) Storage Administrator
11 25 (5.36%) Storage Engineer
11 25 (5.36%) VMware Engineer
12 23 (4.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 23 (4.94%) Linux Administrator
13 21 (4.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 21 (4.51%) Support Engineer
14 20 (4.29%) Storage Systems Administrator
15 19 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
16 17 (3.65%) VMware Specialist
17 16 (3.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.72%) Middleware
2 17 (3.65%) LAMP
3 13 (2.79%) J2EE
4 11 (2.36%) .NET
5 10 (2.15%) Web Services
6 7 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (1.29%) Rendezvous
8 5 (1.07%) HTML
8 5 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (1.07%) XML
9 4 (0.86%) JMS
9 4 (0.86%) jQuery
9 4 (0.86%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (0.86%) SOAP
9 4 (0.86%) XSLT
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 3 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.43%) JSP
11 2 (0.43%) libvirt
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 151 (32.40%) Data Centre
2 59 (12.66%) Enterprise Storage
3 43 (9.23%) EMC VNX
4 42 (9.01%) Clustering
5 29 (6.22%) EMC VMAX
6 28 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (5.15%) Replication
8 21 (4.51%) Management Information System
9 19 (4.08%) New Media
10 17 (3.65%) VCE vBlock
11 12 (2.58%) IBM XIV
12 11 (2.36%) Client/Server
13 10 (2.15%) Computer Science
13 10 (2.15%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.93%) iPad
15 8 (1.72%) CLARiiON
15 8 (1.72%) User Experience
16 7 (1.50%) Celerra
16 7 (1.50%) Derivative
16 7 (1.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 218 (46.78%) Windows
2 202 (43.35%) Linux
3 145 (31.12%) Unix
4 100 (21.46%) Windows Server
5 91 (19.53%) Solaris
6 63 (13.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 48 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (9.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (4.94%) SUSE
11 17 (3.65%) AIX
12 15 (3.22%) Windows 7
13 14 (3.00%) CentOS
13 14 (3.00%) Data ONTAP
14 9 (1.93%) Windows XP
15 7 (1.50%) Windows 8
16 6 (1.29%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.29%) Mac OS X Server
16 6 (1.29%) MVS
17 5 (1.07%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (23.82%) Migration
2 79 (16.95%) ITIL
3 44 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (7.94%) Capacity Planning
4 37 (7.94%) Service Management
5 34 (7.30%) DevOps
6 33 (7.08%) Performance Tuning
7 32 (6.87%) Configuration Management
7 32 (6.87%) Project Management
8 28 (6.01%) Change Management
8 28 (6.01%) Re-Platforming
9 27 (5.79%) Load Balancing
9 27 (5.79%) Server Virtualisation
10 26 (5.58%) TOGAF
11 23 (4.94%) Service Delivery
12 22 (4.72%) Capacity Management
12 22 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (4.72%) Problem Management
13 21 (4.51%) Data Migration
13 21 (4.51%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 63 (13.52%) SQL
2 47 (10.09%) Perl
2 47 (10.09%) Python
3 41 (8.80%) PowerShell
4 39 (8.37%) Shell Script
5 30 (6.44%) Bash Shell
6 20 (4.29%) Java
7 18 (3.86%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.72%) Jython
9 7 (1.50%) PHP
10 6 (1.29%) C-shell
10 6 (1.29%) Korn
11 5 (1.07%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.64%) Ruby
13 1 (0.21%) AWK
13 1 (0.21%) C
13 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 63 (13.52%) Security Cleared
2 48 (10.30%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.73%) Degree
4 24 (5.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (3.86%) DV Cleared
7 17 (3.65%) CCNA
8 15 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (2.79%) CCNP
10 11 (2.36%) MCSE
11 8 (1.72%) NCDA
12 7 (1.50%) NCIE
13 6 (1.29%) RHCA
13 6 (1.29%) RHCE
13 6 (1.29%) RHCSA
14 5 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.07%) NCSA
15 4 (0.86%) MCP
15 4 (0.86%) VCP5
16 3 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.08%) SLA
2 5 (1.07%) QA
3 4 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.43%) COBIT
5 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9002
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 163 (34.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 139 (29.83%) Active Directory
3 56 (12.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 49 (10.52%) vSphere
5 47 (10.09%) NFS
6 38 (8.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 29 (6.22%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (6.01%) VMware ESX
9 23 (4.94%) Hyper-V
10 17 (3.65%) vCloud
11 15 (3.22%) Firmware
11 15 (3.22%) KVM
12 12 (2.58%) Samba
12 12 (2.58%) Xen
13 9 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (1.93%) SRDF
14 8 (1.72%) Veritas File System
14 8 (1.72%) VMware Server
14 8 (1.72%) XenApp
15 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 43 (9.23%) Puppet
2 40 (8.58%) NetBackup
3 20 (4.29%) BladeLogic
3 20 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (4.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 19 (4.08%) SCCM
5 13 (2.79%) Nagios
5 13 (2.79%) SCOM
5 13 (2.79%) ZABBIX
6 12 (2.58%) Salt
6 12 (2.58%) Tivoli
7 11 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.93%) EMC NetWorker
8 9 (1.93%) vRealize
9 8 (1.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 8 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 8 (1.72%) SCOrch
9 8 (1.72%) vMotion
9 8 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 213 (45.71%) VMware
2 159 (34.12%) EMC
3 128 (27.47%) NetApp
4 102 (21.89%) Cisco
4 102 (21.89%) Microsoft
5 93 (19.96%) HP
6 86 (18.45%) Red Hat
7 70 (15.02%) Veritas
8 64 (13.73%) Oracle
9 56 (12.02%) IBM
10 38 (8.15%) Dell
11 35 (7.51%) Brocade
12 30 (6.44%) Symantec
13 28 (6.01%) Citrix
14 27 (5.79%) Sun
15 23 (4.94%) BMC
16 20 (4.29%) F5
17 17 (3.65%) 3PAR
17 17 (3.65%) CheckPoint
18 16 (3.43%) CommVault
London
PCR
Rate: £375.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stirlingshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago