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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 465 463 405
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -58
Contract jobs citing NAS 183 212 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.37% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 2.66% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 124 145
Median daily rate £405 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £276 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £521 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.37% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 12
Median hourly rate - £29.50 £27.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.48 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +31.02%

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
8193 7962 8559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.72% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4999 4572 4720
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 554 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -8 169 £425 +13.33% 35
London -31 69 £448 +11.87% 16
South East +10 30 £388 +7.63% 5
East of England +21 19 £488 +30.00% 2
West Midlands -8 18 £311 -17.00% 1
Surrey +13 14 £425 +37.09%
Scotland +10 13 £365 +25.86% 3
City of London -2 12 £448 +2.28% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £331 -
Tyne and Wear - 12 £331 -
North East - 12 £331 -
North West +7 10 £348 -21.91% 2
Norwich +9 9 £500 +26.58%
Norfolk +9 9 £500 +26.58%
Erskine -23 9 £325 +8.33%
Renfrewshire -23 9 £325 +8.33% 2
Hampshire +17 8 £310 -4.61% 1
Manchester -3 8 £345 -22.47% 1
Worcestershire - 8 £240 - 1
Worcester - 8 £240 - 1
Yorkshire +8 7 £500 +28.20% 4
Ipswich - 7 £475 -
Suffolk - 7 £475 -
Coventry - 6 £320 -
South Yorkshire 0 4 £513 +34.86%
Camberley -4 4 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +25 3 £375 +50.00%
Edinburgh +10 3 £400 -11.11% 1

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 340 (81.34%) SAN
2 245 (58.61%) Windows
3 221 (52.87%) VMware
4 184 (44.02%) Linux
5 164 (39.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 160 (38.28%) Active Directory
7 150 (35.89%) Microsoft
8 137 (32.78%) NetApp
9 131 (31.34%) EMC
10 126 (30.14%) HP
11 123 (29.43%) Windows Server
12 109 (26.08%) SQL Server
13 104 (24.88%) ITIL
14 99 (23.68%) Unix
15 91 (21.77%) Finance
15 91 (21.77%) Solaris
15 91 (21.77%) Data Centre
16 88 (21.05%) SQL
17 82 (19.62%) Firewall
18 81 (19.38%) Cisco
19 79 (18.90%) Oracle
20 77 (18.42%) WAN
21 74 (17.70%) Windows Server 2008
22 73 (17.46%) LAN
23 72 (17.22%) DNS
24 70 (16.75%) Migration
25 67 (16.03%) Clustering
26 64 (15.31%) IBM
27 63 (15.07%) NFS
27 63 (15.07%) Red Hat

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 63 (15.07%) IIS
2 60 (14.35%) MS Exchange
3 46 (11.00%) Apache
4 39 (9.33%) SharePoint
4 39 (9.33%) Tomcat
5 21 (5.02%) WebSphere
6 20 (4.78%) Skype for Business
7 19 (4.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 17 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (3.83%) Oracle Coherence
10 15 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (3.59%) MQSeries
11 12 (2.87%) OpenStack
12 10 (2.39%) WebLogic
13 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (1.20%) iPlanet
15 5 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
16 4 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
17 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.78%) MS Office
3 6 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.72%) MS Project
5 2 (0.48%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (2.87%) Faxination
2 4 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.48%) Exstream
4 1 (0.24%) assyst
4 1 (0.24%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.13%) Office 365
2 26 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (3.59%) Mimecast
5 8 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.44%) IaaS
7 5 (1.20%) PaaS
8 4 (0.96%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.48%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 340 (81.34%) SAN
2 82 (19.62%) Firewall
3 77 (18.42%) WAN
4 73 (17.46%) LAN
5 72 (17.22%) DNS
6 60 (14.35%) iSCSI
7 55 (13.16%) HTTP
8 51 (12.20%) Fibre Channel
9 38 (9.09%) DHCP
10 36 (8.61%) FCoE
11 32 (7.66%) FTP
12 31 (7.42%) TCP/IP
13 29 (6.94%) VPN
14 27 (6.46%) Internet
15 26 (6.22%) Network Security
16 25 (5.98%) Multicast
17 21 (5.02%) LDAP
18 20 (4.78%) HTTPS
18 20 (4.78%) SSH
19 17 (4.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (26.08%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.50%) MySQL
3 19 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 18 (4.31%) HBase
5 14 (3.35%) DB2
6 11 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.91%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.20%) Big Data
10 5 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.20%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.48%) ObjectStore
14 1 (0.24%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (2.15%) TeamCity
2 8 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.72%) JIRA
3 3 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.24%) Hudson
5 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 91 (21.77%) Finance
2 56 (13.40%) Banking
3 16 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.59%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.39%) Law
6 9 (2.15%) Billing
7 8 (1.91%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.44%) Advertising
9 4 (0.96%) Back Office
9 4 (0.96%) Games
9 4 (0.96%) Legal
9 4 (0.96%) Publishing
9 4 (0.96%) Retail
10 2 (0.48%) French Language
10 2 (0.48%) Local Government
10 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 94 (22.49%) Administrator
2 73 (17.46%) Architect
3 58 (13.88%) Systems Administrator
4 49 (11.72%) Infrastructure Architect
5 27 (6.46%) Linux Administrator
6 26 (6.22%) Analyst
7 24 (5.74%) Solutions Architect
7 24 (5.74%) Storage Engineer
8 21 (5.02%) Project Manager
8 21 (5.02%) Support Engineer
9 20 (4.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 19 (4.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 19 (4.55%) VMWare Administrator
11 18 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (4.31%) Infrastructure Manager
12 17 (4.07%) Unix Administrator
13 16 (3.83%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 16 (3.83%) VMware Engineer
14 15 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 15 (3.59%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.11%) Middleware
2 20 (4.78%) J2EE
3 16 (3.83%) Rendezvous
4 15 (3.59%) HTML
4 15 (3.59%) Web Services
4 15 (3.59%) XML
4 15 (3.59%) XSLT
5 14 (3.35%) LAMP
6 10 (2.39%) .NET
7 8 (1.91%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (1.67%) libvirt
9 6 (1.44%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 5 (1.20%) JSP
11 3 (0.72%) LAPP Stack
12 2 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (0.24%) JMS
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
13 1 (0.24%) SOAP
13 1 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 91 (21.77%) Data Centre
2 67 (16.03%) Clustering
3 28 (6.70%) Management Information System
3 28 (6.70%) Replication
4 27 (6.46%) Virtual Team
5 23 (5.50%) Blackberry
6 19 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
7 18 (4.31%) Computer Science
8 17 (4.07%) CLARiiON
9 13 (3.11%) EMC VNX
9 13 (3.11%) HP Storage
10 11 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (2.63%) iPad
11 9 (2.15%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.91%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.91%) PDA
13 7 (1.67%) BYOD
13 7 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (1.44%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 245 (58.61%) Windows
2 184 (44.02%) Linux
3 123 (29.43%) Windows Server
4 99 (23.68%) Unix
5 91 (21.77%) Solaris
6 74 (17.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (5.74%) SUSE
11 19 (4.55%) AIX
12 17 (4.07%) Apple iOS
13 16 (3.83%) Android
13 16 (3.83%) Data ONTAP
14 13 (3.11%) Windows 7
15 12 (2.87%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (1.44%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (1.20%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (24.88%) ITIL
2 70 (16.75%) Migration
3 42 (10.05%) Performance Tuning
4 40 (9.57%) Load Balancing
5 39 (9.33%) Change Management
6 37 (8.85%) Project Management
7 36 (8.61%) High Availability
8 27 (6.46%) Benchmarking
8 27 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (4.31%) DevOps
10 18 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (4.31%) Secure Coding
11 17 (4.07%) Configuration Management
11 17 (4.07%) Data Migration
11 17 (4.07%) Server Building
12 15 (3.59%) Presales
12 15 (3.59%) TOGAF
13 14 (3.35%) Server Virtualisation
13 14 (3.35%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 88 (21.05%) SQL
2 40 (9.57%) Java
2 40 (9.57%) Perl
3 37 (8.85%) Python
4 31 (7.42%) PowerShell
5 28 (6.70%) JavaScript
6 22 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 12 (2.87%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.67%) Jython
9 6 (1.44%) PHP
10 5 (1.20%) VB
11 2 (0.48%) C#
11 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.24%) Ruby
12 1 (0.24%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 53 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 45 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (5.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (4.78%) Degree
6 17 (4.07%) MCSE
7 11 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.39%) CCNA
9 8 (1.91%) CCNP
9 8 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.67%) MCP
10 7 (1.67%) RHCA
10 7 (1.67%) RHCE
10 7 (1.67%) RHCSA
10 7 (1.67%) VCAP
11 6 (1.44%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.20%) MCDBA
12 5 (1.20%) MCSA
12 5 (1.20%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.31%) SLA
2 7 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.20%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.96%) QA
6 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 164 (39.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 160 (38.28%) Active Directory
3 63 (15.07%) NFS
4 53 (12.68%) Hyper-V
5 43 (10.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 37 (8.85%) KVM
7 31 (7.42%) SRDF
8 28 (6.70%) Xen
9 27 (6.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 27 (6.46%) VMware ESX
10 26 (6.22%) vSphere
11 22 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (3.11%) XenApp
14 12 (2.87%) XenServer
15 11 (2.63%) Samba
15 11 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (1.91%) Firmware
16 8 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
17 7 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (10.77%) NetBackup
2 40 (9.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 35 (8.37%) Puppet
4 33 (7.89%) SCCM
5 26 (6.22%) SCOM
6 18 (4.31%) OpenView
7 17 (4.07%) EMC NetWorker
8 14 (3.35%) Nagios
9 12 (2.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 10 (2.39%) WSUS
11 9 (2.15%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 8 (1.91%) BladeLogic
12 8 (1.91%) BMC PATROL
12 8 (1.91%) ServiceCenter
12 8 (1.91%) Terraform
13 7 (1.67%) Backup Exec
13 7 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
13 7 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (1.67%) Tivoli
13 7 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 221 (52.87%) VMware
2 150 (35.89%) Microsoft
3 137 (32.78%) NetApp
4 131 (31.34%) EMC
5 126 (30.14%) HP
6 81 (19.38%) Cisco
7 79 (18.90%) Oracle
8 64 (15.31%) IBM
9 63 (15.07%) Red Hat
10 61 (14.59%) Veritas
11 56 (13.40%) Citrix
12 40 (9.57%) Symantec
13 37 (8.85%) Dell
14 29 (6.94%) Intel
15 22 (5.26%) Brocade
15 22 (5.26%) Sybase
16 20 (4.78%) F5
17 18 (4.31%) 3PAR
18 17 (4.07%) Opsware
19 16 (3.83%) DataSynapse
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