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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 347 376 311
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -65
Contract jobs citing NAS 276 234 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.42% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.36% 3.21% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 128 160
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £406
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +29.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +29.62%

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
8225 7283 7453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.72% 12.92% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3818 3701
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 416 589
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.24% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +26 251 £400 -5.88% 86
London +14 128 £440 +0.28% 35
South East -1 52 £313 -2.34% 19
City of London +24 34 £420 -6.66% 8
Scotland +7 19 £344 -35.44% 2
North West -1 18 £488 +14.70% 9
Surrey - 18 £338 - 7
Hampshire -4 17 £313 -2.34% 5
East of England +20 13 £450 +5.88% 4
South West -4 13 £358 -13.85% 3
West Midlands -11 11 £375 +105.47% 3
Berkshire +5 10 £338 +12.50% 6
Manchester +2 10 £488 - 8
Yorkshire -21 8 £363 +16.00% 10
Staines - 8 £300 -
Hertfordshire +15 7 £338 -
Cheshire 0 7 £425 - 1
East Midlands +8 6 £140 - 2
Newbury +1 6 £300 -25.00%
West Yorkshire -13 6 £363 +16.00% 8
Camberley - 6 £388 - 2
Wiltshire +12 5 £350 +4.47% 1
Glasgow 0 5 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £275 - 1
Bournemouth -1 4 £500 +19.76%
Gloucestershire -7 4 - -
Dorset -9 4 £500 +19.76%
Leeds -19 4 £363 +16.00% 7
Watford - 4 - -
Essex +8 3 £575 +35.29% 2

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 473 (87.76%) SAN
2 356 (66.05%) Windows
3 288 (53.43%) VMware
4 211 (39.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 197 (36.55%) Linux
6 195 (36.18%) Active Directory
7 192 (35.62%) Microsoft
8 161 (29.87%) Cisco
9 146 (27.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 145 (26.90%) UNIX
11 128 (23.75%) NetApp
12 119 (22.08%) ITIL
13 114 (21.15%) Oracle
14 113 (20.96%) SQL
15 112 (20.78%) HP
16 110 (20.41%) Firewall
17 107 (19.85%) Citrix
18 106 (19.67%) Solaris
19 105 (19.48%) Windows Server 2003
20 102 (18.92%) SQL Server
20 102 (18.92%) Migration
21 100 (18.55%) Clustering
22 93 (17.25%) Windows Server 2012
23 90 (16.70%) Finance
24 89 (16.51%) Hyper-V
25 85 (15.77%) EMC
26 80 (14.84%) DNS
27 71 (13.17%) Replication
28 70 (12.99%) MS Exchange
29 68 (12.62%) TCP/IP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 70 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 53 (9.83%) SharePoint
3 49 (9.09%) IIS
4 32 (5.94%) OpenStack
5 27 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (4.27%) Apache
7 22 (4.08%) Lync
8 20 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (3.71%) Tomcat
9 18 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (2.60%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
11 10 (1.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 9 (1.67%) Oracle Coherence
13 8 (1.48%) WebLogic
14 6 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.74%) SAS
16 3 (0.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 47 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.75%) MS Office
3 6 (1.11%) MS Project
4 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.37%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.37%) Quicktime
6 2 (0.37%) Maya
6 2 (0.37%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 6 (1.11%) RMDS
2 5 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.37%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.97%) IaaS
3 15 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.67%) Office 365
5 5 (0.93%) SaaS
5 5 (0.93%) PaaS
6 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 473 (87.76%) SAN
2 110 (20.41%) Firewall
3 80 (14.84%) DNS
4 68 (12.62%) TCP/IP
5 57 (10.58%) WAN
6 56 (10.39%) Fibre Channel
7 55 (10.20%) DHCP
8 53 (9.83%) iSCSI
9 52 (9.65%) LAN
10 40 (7.42%) VLAN
11 31 (5.75%) LDAP
11 31 (5.75%) VPN
11 31 (5.75%) MPLS
12 27 (5.01%) IPsec
13 26 (4.82%) Wireless
13 26 (4.82%) DMZ
14 23 (4.27%) FTP
14 23 (4.27%) NetScaler
14 23 (4.27%) Multicast
15 18 (3.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.57%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.60%) RDBMS
5 9 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.48%) Informix
6 8 (1.48%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.48%) HBase
7 6 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.11%) DB2
8 5 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.93%) MySQL
9 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.11%) MSI
1 6 (1.11%) JIRA
2 5 (0.93%) Selenium
2 5 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.56%) Trac
3 3 (0.56%) Bugzilla
3 3 (0.56%) Redmine
4 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.37%) Gerrit
4 2 (0.37%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.37%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.37%) JUnit
4 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 90 (16.70%) Finance
2 57 (10.58%) Banking
3 14 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.86%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.67%) Publishing
6 8 (1.48%) Multimedia
7 5 (0.93%) Legal
8 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.74%) Back Office
8 4 (0.74%) Local Government
8 4 (0.74%) Retail
9 3 (0.56%) Marketing
9 3 (0.56%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) Law
10 2 (0.37%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (15.77%) Architect
2 81 (15.03%) Administrator
3 60 (11.13%) Systems Administrator
4 51 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 40 (7.42%) Consultant
6 38 (7.05%) Storage Engineer
7 37 (6.86%) Analyst
8 30 (5.57%) Infrastructure Architect
9 24 (4.45%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (4.45%) Support Engineer
9 24 (4.45%) Server Engineer
10 23 (4.27%) UNIX Administrator
11 20 (3.71%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 20 (3.71%) Integration Engineer
12 15 (2.78%) Wintel Analyst
13 14 (2.60%) Senior Systems Administrator
13 14 (2.60%) Windows Server Engineer
13 14 (2.60%) Technical Architect
14 13 (2.41%) Project Manager
15 12 (2.23%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.16%) Middleware
2 18 (3.34%) .NET
3 14 (2.60%) HTML
4 11 (2.04%) XML
5 10 (1.86%) Rendezvous
6 9 (1.67%) XSLT
6 9 (1.67%) J2EE
6 9 (1.67%) Application Packaging
7 8 (1.48%) Web Services
8 5 (0.93%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.74%) JSON
9 4 (0.74%) REST
9 4 (0.74%) LAMP
9 4 (0.74%) SOAP
10 3 (0.56%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.56%) Ajax
11 2 (0.37%) ServiceStack
11 2 (0.37%) X-Windows
11 2 (0.37%) JMS
11 2 (0.37%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 100 (18.55%) Clustering
2 71 (13.17%) Replication
3 26 (4.82%) Enterprise Storage
3 26 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 18 (3.34%) Celerra
6 14 (2.60%) EMC Centera
7 11 (2.04%) Symmetrix
8 10 (1.86%) Symmetrix DMX
9 9 (1.67%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.67%) CLARiiON
9 9 (1.67%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.48%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.48%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.48%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.30%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.30%) User Experience
11 7 (1.30%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 356 (66.05%) Windows
2 197 (36.55%) Linux
3 146 (27.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 145 (26.90%) UNIX
5 106 (19.67%) Solaris
6 105 (19.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 93 (17.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (7.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (5.94%) Windows 7
10 28 (5.19%) HPUX
11 13 (2.41%) AIX
11 13 (2.41%) Windows 2000
12 12 (2.23%) SUSE
13 9 (1.67%) Windows NT
13 9 (1.67%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.30%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.93%) CentOS
16 5 (0.93%) Slackware
16 5 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (22.08%) ITIL
2 102 (18.92%) Migration
3 63 (11.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 60 (11.13%) Configuration Management
5 51 (9.46%) Project Management
6 32 (5.94%) Performance Tuning
7 31 (5.75%) Service Delivery
8 29 (5.38%) Change Control
9 28 (5.19%) Capacity Management
10 27 (5.01%) Benchmarking
10 27 (5.01%) ITSM
10 27 (5.01%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (4.82%) Capacity Planning
12 25 (4.64%) Software Distribution
12 25 (4.64%) PRINCE2
13 22 (4.08%) Load Balancing
13 22 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
14 21 (3.90%) Change Management
15 20 (3.71%) Workflow
15 20 (3.71%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (20.96%) SQL
2 51 (9.46%) PowerShell
3 47 (8.72%) Shell Script
4 44 (8.16%) Perl
5 35 (6.49%) Python
6 26 (4.82%) Java
7 23 (4.27%) Korn
8 21 (3.90%) VBScript
9 18 (3.34%) JavaScript
9 18 (3.34%) Bash Shell
10 17 (3.15%) C#
11 14 (2.60%) C
12 13 (2.41%) PHP
12 13 (2.41%) VB
13 9 (1.67%) Ruby
13 9 (1.67%) AWK
13 9 (1.67%) sed
14 4 (0.74%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.74%) C++
15 3 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (10.95%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 41 (7.61%) MCSE
5 35 (6.49%) Degree
6 32 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (5.19%) CCNA
8 25 (4.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (3.53%) MCITP
10 13 (2.41%) DV Cleared
10 13 (2.41%) NCIE
11 11 (2.04%) NCDA
12 9 (1.67%) MCSA
12 9 (1.67%) MCP
13 8 (1.48%) CCNP
13 8 (1.48%) VCAP
14 7 (1.30%) VCDX
15 6 (1.11%) MCDBA
15 6 (1.11%) CCDP
16 4 (0.74%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.90%) SLA
2 8 (1.48%) QA
3 2 (0.37%) GxP
4 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 211 (39.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 195 (36.18%) Active Directory
3 89 (16.51%) Hyper-V
4 68 (12.62%) vSphere
5 58 (10.76%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (10.39%) VMware ESX
7 41 (7.61%) XenApp
8 38 (7.05%) NFS
9 34 (6.31%) KVM
10 28 (5.19%) XenDesktop
11 27 (5.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 25 (4.64%) Terminal Services
13 21 (3.90%) Xen
14 17 (3.15%) VMware Server
15 15 (2.78%) Samba
16 14 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
17 12 (2.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 12 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
17 12 (2.23%) SRDF
18 11 (2.04%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 41 (7.61%) SCCM
2 35 (6.49%) SCOM
3 26 (4.82%) Tivoli
3 26 (4.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 25 (4.64%) NetBackup
5 22 (4.08%) Netcool
6 21 (3.90%) EdgeSight
7 20 (3.71%) HP SIM
8 19 (3.53%) Puppet
9 18 (3.34%) SCVMM
10 11 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (2.04%) Backup Exec
11 10 (1.86%) BladeLogic
11 10 (1.86%) Nagios
12 9 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (1.48%) WSUS
14 7 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
15 6 (1.11%) OpenView
15 6 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 5 (0.93%) MOM
Vendors
1 288 (53.43%) VMware
2 192 (35.62%) Microsoft
3 161 (29.87%) Cisco
4 128 (23.75%) NetApp
5 114 (21.15%) Oracle
6 112 (20.78%) HP
7 107 (19.85%) Citrix
8 85 (15.77%) EMC
9 64 (11.87%) Veritas
10 57 (10.58%) IBM
11 49 (9.09%) Red Hat
12 46 (8.53%) Dell
13 37 (6.86%) Brocade
14 35 (6.49%) 3PAR
15 33 (6.12%) Veeam
16 25 (4.64%) CommVault
17 20 (3.71%) CA
17 20 (3.71%) Intel
17 20 (3.71%) ServiceNow
18 19 (3.53%) Symantec
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