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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
Rank 442 429 399
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -30
Contract jobs citing NAS 150 210 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 2.83% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 134 121
Median daily rate £390 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 3
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -54.37%

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
6828 7412 7690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.00% 14.47% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4256 4362 4197
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 322 443
Median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 -38 133 £405 -4.08% 46
London -26 54 £425 - 24
South East -4 45 £415 -2.35% 6
Hampshire 0 20 £415 -2.35% 2
Surrey 0 18 £400 -15.56% 1
North West +38 16 £350 +40.00% 7
Scotland +19 14 £285 -26.92% 3
Erskine +14 9 £298 -23.71%
Renfrewshire +11 9 £298 -23.71%
Epsom +6 9 £400 - 1
City of London -16 8 £538 +26.47% 8
Winchester +7 7 £425 +6.25%
East of England +1 7 £538 +48.27% 6
Merseyside - 7 £350 - 2
Suffolk -2 6 £538 +48.27%
Ipswich - 6 £538 -
Liverpool - 6 £330 - 2
Berkshire +11 5 £450 +16.12% 1
Hook +2 5 £350 - 1
Manchester - 5 £375 - 4
Yorkshire +5 4 £350 -10.82% 1
South West -3 4 £375 +13.63% 1
Glasgow - 4 £175 -
Bristol +3 3 £375 - 1
South Yorkshire -4 3 £350 -12.50%
Bolton - 3 £375 -
Newbury - 3 £450 -
Cheshire +29 2 £275 - 1
East Midlands +7 2 £450 -
Docklands, London -2 2 £600 +14.28%

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 267 (83.18%) SAN
2 176 (54.83%) Windows
3 167 (52.02%) VMware
4 142 (44.24%) Linux
5 125 (38.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 121 (37.69%) Active Directory
7 119 (37.07%) Microsoft
8 117 (36.45%) Windows Server
9 87 (27.10%) Solaris
10 83 (25.86%) NetApp
11 81 (25.23%) EMC
12 78 (24.30%) Unix
12 78 (24.30%) Data Centre
13 76 (23.68%) Oracle
13 76 (23.68%) SQL Server
14 75 (23.36%) Security Cleared
15 72 (22.43%) SQL
16 69 (21.50%) Red Hat
16 69 (21.50%) Windows Server 2008
17 68 (21.18%) Finance
18 64 (19.94%) Veritas
19 63 (19.63%) Windows Server 2003
19 63 (19.63%) Windows Server 2012
20 62 (19.31%) HP
21 61 (19.00%) iSCSI
22 60 (18.69%) Firewall
23 57 (17.76%) ITIL
24 55 (17.13%) SC Cleared
25 54 (16.82%) Cisco
25 54 (16.82%) NFS

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 42 (13.08%) MS Exchange
2 35 (10.90%) IIS
3 22 (6.85%) Apache
4 17 (5.30%) Tomcat
5 16 (4.98%) WebSphere
6 13 (4.05%) OpenStack
7 12 (3.74%) SharePoint
8 11 (3.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 10 (3.12%) DataSynapse
9 10 (3.12%) Oracle Coherence
9 10 (3.12%) Skype for Business
10 8 (2.49%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.62%) Confluence
13 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 2 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (14.64%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.79%) MS Office
3 5 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) Exstream
2 3 (0.93%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.93%) RMDS
2 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.05%) Office 365
4 6 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.93%) GitHub
7 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.31%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.31%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 267 (83.18%) SAN
2 61 (19.00%) iSCSI
3 60 (18.69%) Firewall
4 46 (14.33%) DNS
5 44 (13.71%) LAN
6 40 (12.46%) WAN
7 31 (9.66%) TCP/IP
8 28 (8.72%) HTTP
9 22 (6.85%) DHCP
9 22 (6.85%) Fibre Channel
10 21 (6.54%) FTP
11 19 (5.92%) SSH
12 18 (5.61%) IPsec
13 16 (4.98%) FCoE
14 15 (4.67%) HTTPS
15 14 (4.36%) Network Security
16 13 (4.05%) ADSL
16 13 (4.05%) LDAP
17 12 (3.74%) VoIP
17 12 (3.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.67%) MySQL
3 10 (3.12%) Hadoop
3 10 (3.12%) HBase
4 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.25%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (0.93%) DB2
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.31%) Big Data
8 1 (0.31%) EDMS
8 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.12%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.87%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.25%) JIRA
6 4 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.93%) Subversion
7 3 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.31%) Hudson
8 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 68 (21.18%) Finance
2 26 (8.10%) Legal
3 24 (7.48%) Banking
4 8 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.87%) Back Office
5 6 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.87%) Retail
6 5 (1.56%) Local Government
7 4 (1.25%) French Language
7 4 (1.25%) Publishing
8 3 (0.93%) Advertising
8 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.93%) Front Office
9 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (19.63%) Administrator
2 36 (11.21%) Unix Administrator
3 34 (10.59%) Systems Administrator
4 32 (9.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (9.66%) Architect
6 26 (8.10%) Storage Administrator
7 20 (6.23%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 20 (6.23%) Windows Engineer
8 19 (5.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 18 (5.61%) Analyst
9 18 (5.61%) Infrastructure Architect
10 17 (5.30%) Storage Engineer
10 17 (5.30%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 16 (4.98%) Consultant
12 15 (4.67%) Linux Engineer
13 14 (4.36%) Linux Administrator
13 14 (4.36%) Project Manager
13 14 (4.36%) Solaris Administrator
14 13 (4.05%) Integration Engineer
14 13 (4.05%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.53%) Middleware
2 11 (3.43%) Web Services
3 10 (3.12%) HTML
3 10 (3.12%) Rendezvous
3 10 (3.12%) XML
3 10 (3.12%) XSLT
4 7 (2.18%) .NET
5 6 (1.87%) J2EE
5 6 (1.87%) LAMP
5 6 (1.87%) libvirt
5 6 (1.87%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.93%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.93%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.93%) COM
6 3 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.62%) JSP
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.31%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.31%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (24.30%) Data Centre
2 48 (14.95%) Clustering
3 33 (10.28%) EMC VNX
4 30 (9.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 28 (8.72%) Enterprise Storage
6 25 (7.79%) EMC VMAX
7 21 (6.54%) Replication
8 16 (4.98%) Computer Science
9 10 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (2.80%) Client/Server
11 8 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (2.49%) Symmetrix
12 6 (1.87%) HP Storage
12 6 (1.87%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.56%) Virtual Team
14 4 (1.25%) Life Science
14 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
14 4 (1.25%) Online Banking
15 3 (0.93%) Fixed Income
15 3 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 176 (54.83%) Windows
2 142 (44.24%) Linux
3 117 (36.45%) Windows Server
4 87 (27.10%) Solaris
5 78 (24.30%) Unix
6 69 (21.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (19.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 63 (19.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 48 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (6.85%) Windows 7
10 17 (5.30%) SUSE
11 12 (3.74%) Windows XP
12 11 (3.43%) Data ONTAP
12 11 (3.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 9 (2.80%) AIX
14 7 (2.18%) VMS
14 7 (2.18%) Windows 10
15 6 (1.87%) HPUX
16 4 (1.25%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.76%) ITIL
2 44 (13.71%) Change Management
3 38 (11.84%) High Availability
4 30 (9.35%) Converged Infrastructure
5 28 (8.72%) Load Balancing
6 27 (8.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (8.41%) Software Distribution
7 26 (8.10%) Configuration Management
8 25 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (7.79%) Problem Management
9 24 (7.48%) Service Delivery
10 22 (6.85%) Change Control
10 22 (6.85%) Migration
11 20 (6.23%) DevOps
11 20 (6.23%) Project Management
12 19 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (5.92%) Virtual Environments
13 18 (5.61%) Server Building
14 13 (4.05%) Benchmarking
14 13 (4.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 72 (22.43%) SQL
2 52 (16.20%) PowerShell
3 25 (7.79%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.17%) Python
5 18 (5.61%) Perl
6 15 (4.67%) Java
7 9 (2.80%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.49%) Jython
9 7 (2.18%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.56%) C
10 5 (1.56%) VB
11 4 (1.25%) VBScript
12 3 (0.93%) C#
13 2 (0.62%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.62%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.62%) ActionScript 3.0
13 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.62%) VB6
14 1 (0.31%) C++
14 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (23.36%) Security Cleared
2 55 (17.13%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (7.17%) MCSE
5 22 (6.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (5.92%) Degree
7 16 (4.98%) DV Cleared
8 15 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (3.74%) CCNP
10 10 (3.12%) CCNA
11 9 (2.80%) RHCE
12 7 (2.18%) MCITP
13 6 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (1.87%) RHCA
13 6 (1.87%) RHCSA
14 4 (1.25%) VCAP
15 3 (0.93%) CCDP
15 3 (0.93%) CCIE
15 3 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.93%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.80%) SLA
2 7 (2.18%) QA
3 5 (1.56%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.62%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 125 (38.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 121 (37.69%) Active Directory
3 54 (16.82%) NFS
4 48 (14.95%) vSphere
5 37 (11.53%) Hyper-V
6 34 (10.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 32 (9.97%) Veritas File System
8 28 (8.72%) VMware ESX
9 25 (7.79%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (6.23%) KVM
11 19 (5.92%) Oracle RAC
11 19 (5.92%) SRDF
12 18 (5.61%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (4.05%) Xen
14 12 (3.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 10 (3.12%) XenServer
16 7 (2.18%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (1.87%) iptables
18 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 45 (14.02%) NetBackup
2 26 (8.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 23 (7.17%) Puppet
4 22 (6.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 19 (5.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 18 (5.61%) EMC Navisphere
6 18 (5.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 16 (4.98%) SCCM
8 15 (4.67%) Tivoli
9 14 (4.36%) Netcool
10 13 (4.05%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 12 (3.74%) EMC NetWorker
11 12 (3.74%) Nagios
12 11 (3.43%) BladeLogic
12 11 (3.43%) WSUS
13 10 (3.12%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (2.80%) WMI
15 8 (2.49%) SCOrch
16 7 (2.18%) Backup Exec
16 7 (2.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 167 (52.02%) VMware
2 119 (37.07%) Microsoft
3 83 (25.86%) NetApp
4 81 (25.23%) EMC
5 76 (23.68%) Oracle
6 69 (21.50%) Red Hat
7 64 (19.94%) Veritas
8 62 (19.31%) HP
9 54 (16.82%) Cisco
10 50 (15.58%) Citrix
11 43 (13.40%) Sun
12 38 (11.84%) Symantec
13 36 (11.21%) IBM
14 21 (6.54%) Brocade
15 19 (5.92%) Dell
16 18 (5.61%) Intel
17 14 (4.36%) Sybase
18 13 (4.05%) BMC
19 12 (3.74%) CA
20 10 (3.12%) TIBCO
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + None
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + None
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
AAP3
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook
PS Computer Services
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
AAP3
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day + attractive
Posted: 4 days ago