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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 431 415 382
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -33
Contract jobs citing NAS 184 240 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.44% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.47% 3.02% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 156 173
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £616 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -8.33%

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
7452 7952 8182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.46% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 4665 4659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 465 438
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.56 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -16 169 £408 +1.87% 37
London -33 55 £450 +6.50% 17
South East +23 54 £425 -17.07% 6
Hampshire +15 21 £425 -26.08% 1
Surrey +30 19 £375 -5.06% 1
Scotland -1 15 £330 -17.50%
Winchester +15 14 £425 +6.25%
North East -25 13 £325 +46.06%
Tyne and Wear -30 13 £325 +46.06%
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 13 £325 +46.06%
South West +8 12 £300 -4.00%
Erskine +7 12 £335 -1.47%
Renfrewshire +3 12 £335 -1.47%
North West -5 10 £330 -0.37% 4
East Midlands +8 9 £120 -68.00% 1
Epsom +6 9 - -
Yorkshire +22 8 £350 -12.50% 5
South Yorkshire -9 8 £350 -12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +19 6 - -
Milton Keynes +12 6 - -
Northamptonshire -10 6 £120 -38.46% 1
Northampton - 6 £120 -
Berkshire +10 5 £400 +6.66% 3
East of England -5 5 £538 +38.70% 3
Sheffield -7 5 £350 -12.50% 1
West Midlands -15 5 £315 +103.22%
City of London -23 5 £450 +5.88% 3
Bristol +7 4 £275 -
Manchester -3 4 - - 2
Coventry - 4 £311 -

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 330 (86.61%) SAN
2 219 (57.48%) Windows
3 205 (53.81%) VMware
4 171 (44.88%) Linux
5 165 (43.31%) Microsoft
6 144 (37.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 141 (37.01%) Active Directory
8 126 (33.07%) Windows Server
9 113 (29.66%) HP
10 109 (28.61%) EMC
11 106 (27.82%) NetApp
12 95 (24.93%) Solaris
13 92 (24.15%) SQL Server
14 86 (22.57%) ITIL
14 86 (22.57%) Unix
15 85 (22.31%) SQL
16 78 (20.47%) Oracle
17 76 (19.95%) MS Exchange
18 75 (19.69%) Windows Server 2008
19 72 (18.90%) NFS
20 71 (18.64%) Cisco
20 71 (18.64%) Security Cleared
21 70 (18.37%) iSCSI
22 68 (17.85%) Data Centre
23 67 (17.59%) Finance
24 66 (17.32%) DNS
25 65 (17.06%) Windows Server 2003
26 63 (16.54%) Firewall
26 63 (16.54%) Red Hat
27 59 (15.49%) SC Cleared

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 76 (19.95%) MS Exchange
2 53 (13.91%) IIS
3 46 (12.07%) Apache
4 37 (9.71%) Tomcat
5 25 (6.56%) SharePoint
5 25 (6.56%) WebSphere
6 21 (5.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 18 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (4.72%) Oracle Coherence
8 17 (4.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (4.46%) Skype for Business
9 14 (3.67%) OpenStack
10 11 (2.89%) WebLogic
11 9 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (1.05%) JBoss
14 3 (0.79%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 33 (8.66%) MS Office
3 9 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.15%) Faxination
2 4 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.79%) Exstream
3 3 (0.79%) RMDS
4 1 (0.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.61%) Office 365
2 23 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.67%) Mimecast
4 11 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.05%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.52%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 330 (86.61%) SAN
2 70 (18.37%) iSCSI
3 66 (17.32%) DNS
4 63 (16.54%) Firewall
5 51 (13.39%) WAN
6 50 (13.12%) HTTP
6 50 (13.12%) LAN
7 44 (11.55%) Fibre Channel
8 39 (10.24%) DHCP
9 34 (8.92%) FCoE
9 34 (8.92%) TCP/IP
10 26 (6.82%) FTP
11 24 (6.30%) Internet
12 23 (6.04%) Multicast
13 22 (5.77%) SSH
13 22 (5.77%) VLAN
14 19 (4.99%) VPN
15 16 (4.20%) HTTPS
15 16 (4.20%) VoIP
16 13 (3.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (24.15%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.56%) MySQL
3 19 (4.99%) Hadoop
3 19 (4.99%) HBase
4 8 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.57%) DB2
6 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.79%) Big Data
8 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.26%) EDMS
10 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.26%) OLTP
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.89%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.62%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.52%) JIRA
7 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 67 (17.59%) Finance
2 40 (10.50%) Banking
3 16 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.62%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.10%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.57%) Advertising
6 6 (1.57%) Legal
6 6 (1.57%) Publishing
7 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.05%) Law
8 4 (1.05%) Local Government
9 3 (0.79%) Games
9 3 (0.79%) Retail
10 2 (0.52%) Back Office
10 2 (0.52%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (22.57%) Administrator
2 51 (13.39%) Architect
3 49 (12.86%) Systems Administrator
4 34 (8.92%) Infrastructure Architect
5 30 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (6.30%) Unix Administrator
7 23 (6.04%) Analyst
7 23 (6.04%) Support Engineer
8 20 (5.25%) Linux Administrator
8 20 (5.25%) Storage Engineer
9 19 (4.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 19 (4.99%) VMware Engineer
10 18 (4.72%) Storage Administrator
10 18 (4.72%) VMWare Administrator
11 16 (4.20%) Consultant
11 16 (4.20%) SAN Engineer
12 15 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
13 14 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (3.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 14 (3.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.39%) Middleware
2 18 (4.72%) Web Services
3 17 (4.46%) HTML
3 17 (4.46%) Rendezvous
3 17 (4.46%) XML
3 17 (4.46%) XSLT
4 13 (3.41%) LAMP
5 10 (2.62%) J2EE
5 10 (2.62%) libvirt
5 10 (2.62%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (2.36%) .NET
7 8 (2.10%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.79%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.79%) COM
8 3 (0.79%) JSP
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.52%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 68 (17.85%) Data Centre
2 52 (13.65%) Clustering
3 26 (6.82%) EMC VNX
4 24 (6.30%) Virtual Team
5 23 (6.04%) Blackberry
5 23 (6.04%) Management Information System
5 23 (6.04%) Replication
5 23 (6.04%) VCE vBlock
6 21 (5.51%) EMC VMAX
7 20 (5.25%) Computer Science
8 16 (4.20%) Enterprise Storage
9 15 (3.94%) CLARiiON
10 14 (3.67%) Client/Server
11 10 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (2.62%) Private Cloud
12 8 (2.10%) PDA
13 7 (1.84%) BYOD
13 7 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.57%) HP Storage
14 6 (1.57%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 219 (57.48%) Windows
2 171 (44.88%) Linux
3 126 (33.07%) Windows Server
4 95 (24.93%) Solaris
5 86 (22.57%) Unix
6 75 (19.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 65 (17.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 54 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (10.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (6.30%) SUSE
10 24 (6.30%) Windows 7
11 17 (4.46%) Apple iOS
12 16 (4.20%) Android
13 14 (3.67%) Data ONTAP
14 13 (3.41%) Windows XP
15 12 (3.15%) Windows Mobile
16 10 (2.62%) AIX
17 9 (2.36%) Ubuntu
18 8 (2.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 5 (1.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (22.57%) ITIL
2 51 (13.39%) Migration
3 41 (10.76%) Change Management
4 34 (8.92%) Performance Tuning
5 27 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (6.82%) Load Balancing
7 25 (6.56%) High Availability
8 24 (6.30%) Project Management
9 23 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (5.77%) Benchmarking
10 22 (5.77%) Configuration Management
11 21 (5.51%) Converged Infrastructure
11 21 (5.51%) DevOps
12 20 (5.25%) Software Distribution
13 19 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (4.99%) Server Building
14 17 (4.46%) PRINCE2
15 16 (4.20%) Presales
15 16 (4.20%) Virtual Environments
16 15 (3.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 85 (22.31%) SQL
2 42 (11.02%) PowerShell
3 32 (8.40%) JavaScript
4 27 (7.09%) Java
4 27 (7.09%) Python
5 21 (5.51%) Perl
6 12 (3.15%) Bash Shell
7 10 (2.62%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.10%) Jython
9 5 (1.31%) VB
10 4 (1.05%) C
11 3 (0.79%) PHP
11 3 (0.79%) VBScript
12 2 (0.52%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.52%) ActionScript 2.0
12 2 (0.52%) ActionScript 3.0
12 2 (0.52%) C#
12 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.52%) VB6
13 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (18.64%) Security Cleared
2 59 (15.49%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (6.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (5.25%) Degree
6 18 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (4.72%) MCSE
7 15 (3.94%) CCNP
8 13 (3.41%) CCNA
8 13 (3.41%) RHCE
9 10 (2.62%) RHCA
9 10 (2.62%) RHCSA
10 8 (2.10%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.10%) MCP
10 8 (2.10%) VCAP
11 7 (1.84%) VCP5
12 5 (1.31%) VCP6
13 4 (1.05%) MCITP
13 4 (1.05%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.46%) SLA
2 6 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.31%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.05%) QA
5 3 (0.79%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 144 (37.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 141 (37.01%) Active Directory
3 72 (18.90%) NFS
4 48 (12.60%) Hyper-V
5 45 (11.81%) vSphere
6 35 (9.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 34 (8.92%) KVM
8 32 (8.40%) SRDF
9 29 (7.61%) VMware ESX
10 26 (6.82%) Oracle RAC
11 24 (6.30%) Xen
12 20 (5.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 16 (4.20%) XenServer
14 14 (3.67%) Veritas File System
15 12 (3.15%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (3.15%) XenApp
16 11 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
17 10 (2.62%) iptables
18 9 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
19 7 (1.84%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (8.66%) SCCM
2 30 (7.87%) NetBackup
3 28 (7.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 28 (7.35%) Puppet
4 19 (4.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 15 (3.94%) EMC NetWorker
5 15 (3.94%) SCOM
6 14 (3.67%) OpenView
6 14 (3.67%) WSUS
7 13 (3.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 12 (3.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 11 (2.89%) BladeLogic
9 11 (2.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 11 (2.89%) Terraform
9 11 (2.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 10 (2.62%) HAProxy
11 9 (2.36%) Backup Exec
12 8 (2.10%) SCOrch
12 8 (2.10%) ServiceCenter
12 8 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 205 (53.81%) VMware
2 165 (43.31%) Microsoft
3 113 (29.66%) HP
4 109 (28.61%) EMC
5 106 (27.82%) NetApp
6 78 (20.47%) Oracle
7 71 (18.64%) Cisco
8 63 (16.54%) Red Hat
9 57 (14.96%) Veritas
10 53 (13.91%) IBM
11 49 (12.86%) Citrix
12 38 (9.97%) Symantec
13 30 (7.87%) Dell
14 26 (6.82%) Intel
15 25 (6.56%) Sun
16 23 (6.04%) Brocade
17 21 (5.51%) Sybase
18 17 (4.46%) DataSynapse
18 17 (4.46%) TIBCO
19 14 (3.67%) IronPort
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Valis IT
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 12 days ago