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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 379 315 316
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +1
Contract jobs citing NAS 252 298 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.57% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.11% 4.19% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 191 165
Average daily rate
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£364 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.02% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 15
Average hourly rate £31.75 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.19% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £14.91 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
8098 7110 8908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3840 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 August 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
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 28 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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 -58 224 £385 -3.87% 61
London -48 105 £406 -4.41% 27
South East -28 47 £325 -16.12% 13
City of London -8 20 £455 -22.58% 9
West Midlands +10 16 £155 - 1
Hampshire +3 15 £360 +50.00% 4
Scotland -11 15 £268 -36.19% 1
South West -23 14 £375 -11.76% 2
East Midlands +7 13 £413 +83.33%
North West +1 11 £425 +83.78% 8
Surrey -20 10 £325 -16.12% 5
East of England -30 10 £251 -1.47% 3
Essex +3 9 £165 -52.85% 1
Brentwood +3 7 £165 -52.85% 1
Manchester -2 7 £425 - 8
Berkshire -4 7 £225 -43.75% 2
Bristol -12 6 £255 +2.00%
Buckinghamshire -3 5 - -
Milton Keynes -5 5 - -
Basingstoke - 5 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £325 - 1
Yorkshire 0 4 £278 -7.50% 7
Cardiff -3 3 £440 -7.36% 2
South Wales -8 3 £440 -7.36% 2
Wales -16 3 £440 -7.36% 3
North East - 3 - -
Bournemouth - 3 £225 -
Dorset - 3 £225 -
West Yorkshire +1 2 £225 -25.00% 5
Wiltshire -12 2 £375 -25.00% 2

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 374 (82.02%) SAN
2 236 (51.75%) Windows
3 209 (45.83%) VMware
4 192 (42.11%) Linux
5 144 (31.58%) Active Directory
6 142 (31.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 129 (28.29%) Microsoft
8 124 (27.19%) UNIX
9 118 (25.88%) NetApp
10 106 (23.25%) Cisco
10 106 (23.25%) Oracle
11 95 (20.83%) EMC
12 93 (20.39%) Firewall
13 92 (20.18%) SQL
13 92 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 86 (18.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 85 (18.64%) Migration
16 83 (18.20%) Solaris
17 80 (17.54%) DNS
18 77 (16.89%) Citrix
19 74 (16.23%) MS Exchange
20 72 (15.79%) Security Cleared
21 68 (14.91%) Finance
21 68 (14.91%) HP
22 64 (14.04%) SQL Server
23 62 (13.60%) SC Cleared
24 61 (13.38%) DHCP
25 57 (12.50%) ITIL
26 54 (11.84%) Red Hat
26 54 (11.84%) WAN

NAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 74 (16.23%) MS Exchange
2 44 (9.65%) SharePoint
3 30 (6.58%) IIS
4 27 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 27 (5.92%) Lync
5 25 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (4.17%) Tomcat
8 18 (3.95%) WebSphere
9 14 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (3.07%) Apache
9 14 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (2.19%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.75%) CICS
12 7 (1.54%) SAS
13 6 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.88%) LiveLink
15 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 38 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 30 (6.58%) MS Office
3 4 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.66%) MS Project
4 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.66%) RMDS
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) assyst
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.97%) IaaS
2 7 (1.54%) Office 365
2 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.66%) Joyent
4 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.44%) PaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 374 (82.02%) SAN
2 93 (20.39%) Firewall
3 80 (17.54%) DNS
4 61 (13.38%) DHCP
5 54 (11.84%) WAN
6 49 (10.75%) LAN
7 48 (10.53%) VLAN
8 45 (9.87%) TCP/IP
9 35 (7.68%) Fibre Channel
10 27 (5.92%) iSCSI
10 27 (5.92%) Wireless
10 27 (5.92%) VPN
11 23 (5.04%) LDAP
12 22 (4.82%) FTP
13 21 (4.61%) HTTP
14 18 (3.95%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (3.73%) VoIP
16 15 (3.29%) MPLS
17 14 (3.07%) Broadband
18 13 (2.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.82%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.95%) MySQL
4 10 (2.19%) Oracle Exadata
5 9 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.97%) DB2
6 8 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.10%) OLAP
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.66%) EDMS
11 3 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.66%) HBase
11 3 (0.66%) Redis
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.44%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 14 (3.07%) Selenium
2 13 (2.85%) JIRA
3 8 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.75%) JUnit
4 7 (1.54%) Bugzilla
4 7 (1.54%) Redmine
4 7 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.54%) Trac
5 5 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.88%) Hudson
7 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.66%) MSI
7 3 (0.66%) Maven
7 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
General
1 68 (14.91%) Finance
2 39 (8.55%) Banking
3 18 (3.95%) Investment Banking
4 9 (1.97%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.97%) Financial Institution
4 9 (1.97%) Publishing
5 8 (1.75%) Legal
6 4 (0.88%) Games
6 4 (0.88%) Marketing
6 4 (0.88%) Retail
7 3 (0.66%) French Language
7 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Advertising
8 2 (0.44%) Back Office
8 2 (0.44%) Law
8 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.44%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
9 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 70 (15.35%) Architect
2 57 (12.50%) Administrator
3 48 (10.53%) Consultant
4 43 (9.43%) Analyst
5 32 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
5 32 (7.02%) Infrastructure Architect
6 30 (6.58%) Storage Engineer
7 29 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 20 (4.39%) Storage Consultant
8 20 (4.39%) Network Engineer
8 20 (4.39%) Support Engineer
9 19 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (3.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 18 (3.95%) Storage Administrator
11 16 (3.51%) Data Architect
11 16 (3.51%) Data Centre Architect
12 15 (3.29%) Technical Architect
12 15 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (3.07%) Test Engineer
13 14 (3.07%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.61%) Middleware
2 17 (3.73%) .NET
3 7 (1.54%) CSS
3 7 (1.54%) Web Services
3 7 (1.54%) HTML
4 6 (1.32%) XML
5 5 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.88%) JSON
7 3 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.66%) XSLT
7 3 (0.66%) EDI
7 3 (0.66%) Rendezvous
7 3 (0.66%) Ajax
7 3 (0.66%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.44%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.44%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.40%) Clustering
2 47 (10.31%) Replication
3 33 (7.24%) Blackberry
4 24 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
5 20 (4.39%) Mainframe
6 16 (3.51%) Firmware
7 15 (3.29%) PDA
8 14 (3.07%) Computer Science
9 12 (2.63%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.97%) CLARiiON
10 9 (1.97%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.97%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.97%) IBM Mainframe
11 7 (1.54%) Open Source
12 6 (1.32%) STB
13 5 (1.10%) Symmetrix DMX
13 5 (1.10%) Celerra
14 4 (0.88%) Economics
14 4 (0.88%) Spread Betting
14 4 (0.88%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 236 (51.75%) Windows
2 192 (42.11%) Linux
3 124 (27.19%) UNIX
4 92 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (18.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 83 (18.20%) Solaris
7 52 (11.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (7.68%) AIX
9 28 (6.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.63%) Windows 7
10 12 (2.63%) Windows 2000
11 9 (1.97%) SUSE
12 8 (1.75%) zOS
13 7 (1.54%) VMS
13 7 (1.54%) Windows NT
14 6 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (1.10%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.10%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (18.64%) Migration
2 57 (12.50%) ITIL
3 30 (6.58%) Load Balancing
4 29 (6.36%) Change Management
4 29 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (6.14%) Configuration Management
6 21 (4.61%) Project Management
7 20 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (4.17%) Change Control
8 19 (4.17%) Data Migration
9 16 (3.51%) Software Distribution
10 15 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (2.85%) Validation
12 12 (2.63%) TOGAF
12 12 (2.63%) Service Delivery
13 11 (2.41%) PRINCE2
13 11 (2.41%) Technical Architecture
14 10 (2.19%) Use Case
14 10 (2.19%) Time Management
14 10 (2.19%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 92 (20.18%) SQL
2 52 (11.40%) Perl
3 38 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 30 (6.58%) PowerShell
5 28 (6.14%) Bash Shell
6 22 (4.82%) Java
7 21 (4.61%) Python
8 19 (4.17%) PHP
9 18 (3.95%) JavaScript
10 16 (3.51%) Ruby
11 15 (3.29%) C
12 12 (2.63%) VB.NET
12 12 (2.63%) Korn
13 9 (1.97%) AWK
14 8 (1.75%) VB
14 8 (1.75%) sed
15 5 (1.10%) C#
16 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.66%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 72 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 62 (13.60%) SC Cleared
3 32 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (6.80%) Degree
5 30 (6.58%) MCSE
6 26 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (3.51%) CCNA
9 15 (3.29%) CCNP
10 9 (1.97%) NCDA
11 8 (1.75%) VCAP
11 8 (1.75%) VCDX
11 8 (1.75%) CCIE
12 7 (1.54%) BC Cleared
13 6 (1.32%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.32%) MCP
13 6 (1.32%) MCITP
14 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.88%) VCP5
14 4 (0.88%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.61%) SLA
2 6 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.66%) QA
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 142 (31.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (11.84%) NFS
4 36 (7.89%) Hyper-V
5 33 (7.24%) XenApp
6 31 (6.80%) vSphere
7 25 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (5.04%) Oracle RAC
8 23 (5.04%) VMware ESX
9 21 (4.61%) XenDesktop
10 19 (4.17%) VMware Server
11 17 (3.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 17 (3.73%) SRDF
12 16 (3.51%) XenServer
13 14 (3.07%) Xen
14 12 (2.63%) ISA Server
15 11 (2.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 11 (2.41%) vCloud
16 9 (1.97%) DFS Replication
16 9 (1.97%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (7.24%) SCCM
2 25 (5.48%) Tivoli
3 18 (3.95%) Puppet
4 17 (3.73%) NetBackup
5 16 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 15 (3.29%) Netcool
6 15 (3.29%) Data Guard
7 11 (2.41%) SCOM
7 11 (2.41%) OpenView
7 11 (2.41%) Backup Exec
8 10 (2.19%) BladeLogic
8 10 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (1.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 9 (1.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.32%) ZABBIX
12 6 (1.32%) Control-M
12 6 (1.32%) Nagios
12 6 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 209 (45.83%) VMware
2 129 (28.29%) Microsoft
3 118 (25.88%) NetApp
4 106 (23.25%) Oracle
4 106 (23.25%) Cisco
5 95 (20.83%) EMC
6 77 (16.89%) Citrix
7 68 (14.91%) HP
8 54 (11.84%) Red Hat
9 44 (9.65%) IBM
10 39 (8.55%) Veritas
11 32 (7.02%) Symantec
12 30 (6.58%) Dell
13 28 (6.14%) CheckPoint
14 26 (5.70%) Sun
14 26 (5.70%) Brocade
15 23 (5.04%) Hitachi
16 16 (3.51%) Blue Coat
17 14 (3.07%) Intel
18 13 (2.85%) Sybase
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £270 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bradford
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £440 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
Worcester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £180 - £210 per day + or £35k - £50k pro rata on FTC
Posted: 26 days ago