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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 364 340 286
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -54
Contract jobs citing NAS 216 251 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.49% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.87% 3.76% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 152 186
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+56.86% +25.92%

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
7532 6678 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.12% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4090 3404 3469
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 383 622
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 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
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 26 February 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 -34 192 £438 +10.89% 76
London -22 110 £450 +8.23% 32
South East -3 49 £360 +10.76% 15
City of London +14 27 £375 -11.76% 4
Surrey +21 15 £300 +9.09% 6
Scotland -3 15 £324 -43.69% 3
Hampshire -7 14 £500 +53.84% 3
North West -11 11 £500 +26.58% 7
West Midlands +1 9 £260 +42.46% 5
Berkshire -4 9 £300 - 3
Manchester -4 7 £500 - 3
East of England +10 6 £575 +35.29% 3
Newbury - 6 £300 -
Edinburgh -2 5 £275 -52.17%
Staines - 5 - -
Epsom - 4 - - 1
Fareham - 4 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £338 -
Hertfordshire +15 3 - - 1
Cheshire +5 3 - - 4
Wales -8 3 £431 +7.81%
South West -24 3 £500 +22.69% 5
South Wales - 3 £431 -
Watford - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £300 -
Essex +6 2 £575 +35.29% 1
East Midlands +3 2 £140 -57.89% 2
Glasgow 0 2 - - 3
Macclesfield - 2 - - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £140 -

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 451 (87.23%) SAN
2 333 (64.41%) Windows
3 276 (53.38%) VMware
4 209 (40.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 200 (38.68%) Microsoft
5 200 (38.68%) Active Directory
6 196 (37.91%) Linux
7 141 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 132 (25.53%) UNIX
9 128 (24.76%) Cisco
10 109 (21.08%) SQL
11 108 (20.89%) SQL Server
12 107 (20.70%) ITIL
13 106 (20.50%) Citrix
14 104 (20.12%) NetApp
15 103 (19.92%) Firewall
15 103 (19.92%) Oracle
16 102 (19.73%) HP
17 96 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
18 94 (18.18%) Solaris
19 90 (17.41%) EMC
19 90 (17.41%) Clustering
20 87 (16.83%) Migration
21 82 (15.86%) VMware ESX
22 80 (15.47%) Windows Server 2012
23 79 (15.28%) Finance
24 78 (15.09%) Replication
25 77 (14.89%) Hyper-V
26 74 (14.31%) MS Exchange
27 71 (13.73%) DNS

NAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 74 (14.31%) MS Exchange
2 63 (12.19%) IIS
3 45 (8.70%) SharePoint
4 34 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (5.22%) OpenStack
8 24 (4.64%) Lync
9 15 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (2.71%) Apache
11 12 (2.32%) WebSphere
12 11 (2.13%) Tomcat
12 11 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (1.93%) Office Communications Server
14 8 (1.55%) Lotus Domino
15 7 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (1.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 5 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
17 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
18 4 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 45 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.26%) MS Office
3 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.39%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.39%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (0.39%) MS Project
4 2 (0.39%) Quicktime
4 2 (0.39%) Maya
5 1 (0.19%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.39%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.39%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.39%) RMDS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.71%) IaaS
3 9 (1.74%) Office 365
4 5 (0.97%) SaaS
5 4 (0.77%) PaaS
5 4 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 451 (87.23%) SAN
2 103 (19.92%) Firewall
3 71 (13.73%) DNS
4 61 (11.80%) TCP/IP
5 54 (10.44%) WAN
6 53 (10.25%) Fibre Channel
7 51 (9.86%) DHCP
8 45 (8.70%) LAN
8 45 (8.70%) iSCSI
9 35 (6.77%) MPLS
10 33 (6.38%) VLAN
11 32 (6.19%) Wireless
12 31 (6.00%) VPN
13 29 (5.61%) IPsec
14 27 (5.22%) LDAP
15 26 (5.03%) DMZ
16 23 (4.45%) Internet
16 23 (4.45%) FTP
17 21 (4.06%) BGP
18 19 (3.68%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (4.45%) Oracle Database
4 20 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (2.51%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.32%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.35%) MySQL
9 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.16%) DB2
10 6 (1.16%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.16%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.16%) HBase
11 5 (0.97%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.97%) Informix
11 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (0.58%) MSI
1 3 (0.58%) Selenium
2 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.39%) Gerrit
2 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.39%) Trac
3 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.19%) Redmine
3 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.19%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.19%) Subversion
3 1 (0.19%) JIRA
General
1 79 (15.28%) Finance
2 47 (9.09%) Banking
3 15 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.13%) Publishing
5 10 (1.93%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.55%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.97%) Retail
8 5 (0.97%) Electronics
8 5 (0.97%) Marketing
9 4 (0.77%) Legal
10 3 (0.58%) Law
10 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.58%) Back Office
10 3 (0.58%) Games
10 3 (0.58%) Local Government
11 2 (0.39%) Military
12 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (16.05%) Architect
2 59 (11.41%) Administrator
3 48 (9.28%) Analyst
4 44 (8.51%) Consultant
5 40 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (7.16%) Storage Engineer
7 30 (5.80%) Server Engineer
8 29 (5.61%) Systems Administrator
9 25 (4.84%) Infrastructure Architect
10 21 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (3.68%) Support Engineer
12 18 (3.48%) Integration Engineer
13 16 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support
14 15 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 14 (2.71%) Windows Administrator
16 13 (2.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 13 (2.51%) UNIX Administrator
16 13 (2.51%) Network Engineer
16 13 (2.51%) Wintel Analyst
17 12 (2.32%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (9.48%) Middleware
2 18 (3.48%) .NET
3 11 (2.13%) HTML
4 7 (1.35%) Web Services
5 6 (1.16%) XML
5 6 (1.16%) SOAP
5 6 (1.16%) Hibernate
5 6 (1.16%) JSON
5 6 (1.16%) Ajax
5 6 (1.16%) REST
6 5 (0.97%) Application Packaging
6 5 (0.97%) XSLT
6 5 (0.97%) Rendezvous
7 4 (0.77%) J2EE
8 2 (0.39%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.39%) ServiceStack
8 2 (0.39%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.19%) JNI
9 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 90 (17.41%) Clustering
2 78 (15.09%) Replication
3 25 (4.84%) Enterprise Storage
4 21 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.06%) Celerra
5 18 (3.48%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.51%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.32%) EMC Centera
8 9 (1.74%) CLARiiON
8 9 (1.74%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.74%) User Experience
9 8 (1.55%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.55%) Symmetrix
9 8 (1.55%) PKI
9 8 (1.55%) Symmetrix DMX
10 7 (1.35%) Spread Betting
10 7 (1.35%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.35%) Life Science
10 7 (1.35%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 333 (64.41%) Windows
2 196 (37.91%) Linux
3 141 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 132 (25.53%) UNIX
5 96 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 94 (18.18%) Solaris
7 80 (15.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 50 (9.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (4.84%) Windows 7
10 17 (3.29%) Windows 2000
11 15 (2.90%) HPUX
12 14 (2.71%) Windows NT
13 13 (2.51%) Windows XP
13 13 (2.51%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.93%) Windows 2000 Server
15 8 (1.55%) SUSE
16 7 (1.35%) AIX
17 5 (0.97%) Slackware
18 3 (0.58%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (20.70%) ITIL
2 87 (16.83%) Migration
3 60 (11.61%) Disaster Recovery
3 60 (11.61%) Configuration Management
4 39 (7.54%) Project Management
5 31 (6.00%) Change Control
6 27 (5.22%) Software Distribution
6 27 (5.22%) ITSM
7 25 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
8 24 (4.64%) Service Delivery
8 24 (4.64%) Load Balancing
9 23 (4.45%) Change Management
10 22 (4.26%) Benchmarking
11 21 (4.06%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (3.87%) PRINCE2
12 20 (3.87%) Capacity Management
13 19 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
13 19 (3.68%) Performance Monitoring
13 19 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (3.29%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (21.08%) SQL
2 47 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 42 (8.12%) Shell Script
4 37 (7.16%) Perl
5 34 (6.58%) Python
6 31 (6.00%) Java
7 18 (3.48%) VBScript
7 18 (3.48%) C++
8 16 (3.09%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.09%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.90%) Korn
9 15 (2.90%) C#
10 10 (1.93%) C
10 10 (1.93%) Ruby
11 9 (1.74%) sed
11 9 (1.74%) AWK
12 8 (1.55%) PHP
13 6 (1.16%) VB
14 3 (0.58%) VBA
15 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (10.44%) Security Cleared
2 46 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 41 (7.93%) MCSE
5 33 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (6.00%) Degree
7 27 (5.22%) CCNA
8 20 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (3.09%) CCNP
10 15 (2.90%) MCITP
10 15 (2.90%) NCIE
11 12 (2.32%) NCDA
12 11 (2.13%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.93%) VCP4
14 8 (1.55%) VCAP
15 7 (1.35%) VCDX
15 7 (1.35%) CCDP
15 7 (1.35%) MCDBA
15 7 (1.35%) CCIE
16 5 (0.97%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.42%) SLA
2 10 (1.93%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) COBIT
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 209 (40.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 200 (38.68%) Active Directory
3 82 (15.86%) VMware ESX
4 77 (14.89%) Hyper-V
5 64 (12.38%) vSphere
6 56 (10.83%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (6.96%) XenApp
8 32 (6.19%) Terminal Services
9 30 (5.80%) NFS
10 23 (4.45%) XenDesktop
11 21 (4.06%) KVM
12 20 (3.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 18 (3.48%) VMware Server
14 14 (2.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 13 (2.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 12 (2.32%) Xen
17 11 (2.13%) vCloud
18 10 (1.93%) Samba
19 9 (1.74%) ISA Server
19 9 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 53 (10.25%) SCCM
2 49 (9.48%) SCOM
3 30 (5.80%) NetBackup
4 28 (5.42%) Tivoli
5 27 (5.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 25 (4.84%) Netcool
7 19 (3.68%) HP SIM
8 18 (3.48%) EdgeSight
9 17 (3.29%) BladeLogic
10 16 (3.09%) Backup Exec
10 16 (3.09%) SCVMM
10 16 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (2.51%) Puppet
12 11 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
15 5 (0.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 4 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 276 (53.38%) VMware
2 200 (38.68%) Microsoft
3 128 (24.76%) Cisco
4 106 (20.50%) Citrix
5 104 (20.12%) NetApp
6 103 (19.92%) Oracle
7 102 (19.73%) HP
8 90 (17.41%) EMC
9 62 (11.99%) Veritas
10 58 (11.22%) IBM
11 45 (8.70%) Red Hat
12 42 (8.12%) Symantec
13 40 (7.74%) Dell
14 38 (7.35%) Veeam
15 29 (5.61%) Brocade
16 23 (4.45%) 3PAR
17 21 (4.06%) CheckPoint
17 21 (4.06%) Intel
18 19 (3.68%) Nortel
19 18 (3.48%) ServiceNow
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