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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
Rank 437 379 363
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -16
Contract jobs citing NAS 160 248 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.50% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 3.42% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 172 151
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £608 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.73% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.65% -15.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-37.73% -11.66%

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
6862 7258 7390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.55% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4145 4226 4179
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 365 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.38 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +25.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -50 153 £425 +6.25% 29
South East +23 61 £425 -5.55% 8
London -56 52 £500 +19.04% 11
Hampshire +11 24 £425 -26.08% 1
Surrey +30 23 £375 -18.91% 3
Winchester +11 16 £425 +6.25%
North West +26 13 £330 +52.60% 5
Epsom - 11 - - 1
East Midlands +12 8 £120 -68.00%
Berkshire +7 7 £450 +16.12% 3
East of England +3 7 £538 +38.70% 1
Yorkshire +4 6 £350 -12.50% 2
South Yorkshire -8 6 £350 -12.50% 1
City of London -21 6 £525 +23.52% 3
Merseyside - 6 £340 - 1
Liverpool - 6 £340 -
Sheffield -2 5 £350 -12.50% 1
Manchester +16 4 - - 2
Milton Keynes +3 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -1 4 - -
Northamptonshire - 4 £120 -
Northampton - 4 £120 -
Cheshire +26 3 £275 -35.29% 2
Scotland +15 3 £466 +16.37% 4
South West +7 3 £575 +84.00%
Suffolk -10 3 £538 +38.70%
West Sussex - 3 - -
Ipswich - 3 £538 -
Crawley - 3 - -
Newbury - 3 £450 -

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 296 (87.57%) SAN
2 193 (57.10%) Windows
3 189 (55.92%) VMware
4 154 (45.56%) Linux
5 147 (43.49%) Microsoft
6 133 (39.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 129 (38.17%) Active Directory
8 116 (34.32%) Windows Server
9 97 (28.70%) HP
10 89 (26.33%) EMC
11 87 (25.74%) Solaris
12 85 (25.15%) Unix
13 83 (24.56%) SQL Server
14 81 (23.96%) NetApp
15 77 (22.78%) SQL
16 75 (22.19%) Oracle
16 75 (22.19%) ITIL
16 75 (22.19%) Data Centre
17 72 (21.30%) Security Cleared
18 69 (20.41%) Red Hat
19 67 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
20 64 (18.93%) Firewall
21 63 (18.64%) NFS
22 62 (18.34%) Veritas
23 61 (18.05%) iSCSI
24 60 (17.75%) SC Cleared
24 60 (17.75%) Windows Server 2003
25 59 (17.46%) DNS
25 59 (17.46%) Cisco
25 59 (17.46%) Finance

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 58 (17.16%) MS Exchange
2 43 (12.72%) IIS
3 29 (8.58%) Apache
4 22 (6.51%) Tomcat
5 19 (5.62%) SharePoint
6 16 (4.73%) WebSphere
7 13 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (3.85%) OpenStack
7 13 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 12 (3.55%) WebLogic
9 11 (3.25%) Oracle Coherence
9 11 (3.25%) Skype for Business
10 9 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (1.18%) iPlanet
13 4 (1.18%) MQSeries
13 4 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.89%) JBoss
Applications
1 40 (11.83%) MS Excel
2 31 (9.17%) MS Office
3 6 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.89%) Exstream
2 3 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.89%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.85%) Office 365
4 10 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.89%) GitHub
7 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.30%) IaaS
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.30%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.30%) iTunes
8 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 296 (87.57%) SAN
2 64 (18.93%) Firewall
3 61 (18.05%) iSCSI
4 59 (17.46%) DNS
5 51 (15.09%) LAN
6 49 (14.50%) WAN
7 38 (11.24%) DHCP
8 37 (10.95%) HTTP
9 32 (9.47%) TCP/IP
10 28 (8.28%) Fibre Channel
11 25 (7.40%) FCoE
11 25 (7.40%) FTP
12 21 (6.21%) SSH
13 20 (5.92%) VLAN
14 18 (5.33%) Internet
15 16 (4.73%) HTTPS
15 16 (4.73%) Network Security
15 16 (4.73%) VoIP
16 15 (4.44%) Multicast
17 14 (4.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.21%) MySQL
3 12 (3.55%) Hadoop
3 12 (3.55%) HBase
4 7 (2.07%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.18%) DB2
5 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.59%) Big Data
7 2 (0.59%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.30%) EDMS
8 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.55%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.78%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.48%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.59%) JIRA
8 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 59 (17.46%) Finance
2 25 (7.40%) Banking
3 14 (4.14%) Legal
4 7 (2.07%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.48%) Advertising
5 5 (1.48%) French Language
5 5 (1.48%) Publishing
6 4 (1.18%) Back Office
6 4 (1.18%) Local Government
7 3 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.89%) Retail
8 2 (0.59%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (22.49%) Administrator
2 44 (13.02%) Systems Administrator
3 41 (12.13%) Architect
4 28 (8.28%) Unix Administrator
5 27 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (6.80%) Infrastructure Architect
7 22 (6.51%) Analyst
7 22 (6.51%) Storage Engineer
8 19 (5.62%) Support Engineer
9 18 (5.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 18 (5.33%) Linux Administrator
9 18 (5.33%) Project Manager
9 18 (5.33%) VMware Engineer
10 17 (5.03%) Storage Administrator
10 17 (5.03%) VMWare Administrator
11 16 (4.73%) Consultant
12 14 (4.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 14 (4.14%) Infrastructure Manager
12 14 (4.14%) SAN Engineer
12 14 (4.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.13%) Middleware
2 18 (5.33%) Web Services
3 11 (3.25%) HTML
3 11 (3.25%) J2EE
3 11 (3.25%) Rendezvous
3 11 (3.25%) XML
3 11 (3.25%) XSLT
4 10 (2.96%) .NET
5 9 (2.66%) LAMP
5 9 (2.66%) libvirt
5 9 (2.66%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (1.78%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.18%) JSP
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (0.89%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.89%) COM
8 3 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.30%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (22.19%) Data Centre
2 44 (13.02%) Clustering
3 32 (9.47%) EMC VNX
4 29 (8.58%) VCE vBlock
5 26 (7.69%) EMC VMAX
6 23 (6.80%) Replication
7 19 (5.62%) Enterprise Storage
8 17 (5.03%) Computer Science
9 13 (3.85%) Client/Server
9 13 (3.85%) Virtual Team
10 12 (3.55%) Management Information System
11 10 (2.96%) Blackberry
12 9 (2.66%) Private Cloud
13 7 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (2.07%) HP Storage
13 7 (2.07%) PDA
14 5 (1.48%) Online Banking
14 5 (1.48%) Symmetrix
15 4 (1.18%) HP StoreVirtual
16 3 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 193 (57.10%) Windows
2 154 (45.56%) Linux
3 116 (34.32%) Windows Server
4 87 (25.74%) Solaris
5 85 (25.15%) Unix
6 67 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (17.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 57 (16.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (12.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (7.40%) SUSE
11 20 (5.92%) Windows 7
12 14 (4.14%) Data ONTAP
13 12 (3.55%) Windows XP
14 8 (2.37%) AIX
14 8 (2.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (2.07%) Ubuntu
16 5 (1.48%) Windows 10
17 4 (1.18%) HPUX
17 4 (1.18%) VMS
18 3 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (22.19%) ITIL
2 39 (11.54%) Migration
3 38 (11.24%) Change Management
4 30 (8.88%) High Availability
5 29 (8.58%) Load Balancing
6 28 (8.28%) Performance Tuning
7 27 (7.99%) Converged Infrastructure
8 23 (6.80%) Project Management
9 22 (6.51%) DevOps
10 21 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (5.92%) Configuration Management
11 20 (5.92%) Software Distribution
12 19 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (5.33%) Service Delivery
14 16 (4.73%) Problem Management
14 16 (4.73%) Virtual Environments
15 15 (4.44%) Server Building
16 14 (4.14%) Benchmarking
17 13 (3.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 77 (22.78%) SQL
2 49 (14.50%) PowerShell
3 27 (7.99%) JavaScript
4 23 (6.80%) Python
5 20 (5.92%) Java
6 19 (5.62%) Perl
7 11 (3.25%) Bash Shell
8 10 (2.96%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.37%) Jython
10 5 (1.48%) VB
11 4 (1.18%) C
12 3 (0.89%) VBScript
13 2 (0.59%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.59%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.59%) ActionScript 3.0
13 2 (0.59%) C#
13 2 (0.59%) PHP
13 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.59%) VB6
14 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (21.30%) Security Cleared
2 60 (17.75%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (5.33%) Degree
5 18 (5.33%) MCSE
6 17 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (4.14%) CCNP
8 12 (3.55%) CCNA
8 12 (3.55%) RHCE
9 9 (2.66%) RHCA
9 9 (2.66%) RHCSA
10 8 (2.37%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.37%) VCAP
11 6 (1.78%) VCP5
12 5 (1.48%) MCP
12 5 (1.48%) VCP6
13 4 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.18%) MCITP
13 4 (1.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.03%) SLA
2 7 (2.07%) QA
3 5 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.18%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 133 (39.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 129 (38.17%) Active Directory
3 63 (18.64%) NFS
4 48 (14.20%) vSphere
5 39 (11.54%) Hyper-V
6 35 (10.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 32 (9.47%) VMware ESX
8 24 (7.10%) KVM
9 22 (6.51%) SRDF
10 20 (5.92%) Oracle RAC
10 20 (5.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 19 (5.62%) Veritas File System
12 16 (4.73%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (4.44%) Xen
14 14 (4.14%) XenServer
15 12 (3.55%) XenApp
16 9 (2.66%) iptables
17 8 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
18 6 (1.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (10.36%) NetBackup
2 27 (7.99%) SCCM
3 26 (7.69%) Puppet
4 23 (6.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 19 (5.62%) Microsoft Clustering
6 17 (5.03%) EMC NetWorker
7 14 (4.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 14 (4.14%) WSUS
8 13 (3.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 11 (3.25%) BladeLogic
9 11 (3.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 10 (2.96%) OpenView
10 10 (2.96%) Terraform
11 9 (2.66%) HAProxy
11 9 (2.66%) Nagios
12 8 (2.37%) Backup Exec
12 8 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (2.37%) SCOrch
12 8 (2.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (2.07%) WMI
Vendors
1 189 (55.92%) VMware
2 147 (43.49%) Microsoft
3 97 (28.70%) HP
4 89 (26.33%) EMC
5 81 (23.96%) NetApp
6 75 (22.19%) Oracle
7 69 (20.41%) Red Hat
8 62 (18.34%) Veritas
9 59 (17.46%) Cisco
10 53 (15.68%) Citrix
11 45 (13.31%) IBM
12 31 (9.17%) Sun
13 29 (8.58%) Dell
13 29 (8.58%) Symantec
14 24 (7.10%) Brocade
15 20 (5.92%) Intel
16 15 (4.44%) Sybase
17 14 (4.14%) BMC
18 12 (3.55%) CA
18 12 (3.55%) Intel Security
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