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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 395 392 367
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -25
Contract jobs citing NAS 238 224 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.17% 2.90% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 133 140
Average daily rate £400 £403 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 8
Average hourly rate £23.00 £40.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.50% +90.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.39 £34.00 £19.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £40.00 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +90.47%

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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +34 223 £413 -2.94% 65
London -7 107 £420 -6.66% 20
South East +51 73 £450 +16.88% 20
Hampshire +25 32 £575 +15.00% 2
City of London +32 24 £425 +25.92% 6
Yorkshire -7 19 £396 -0.93% 7
Surrey -2 18 £463 +68.18% 6
Fareham +4 16 £625 +13.63%
South Yorkshire +3 13 £400 -
Sheffield -3 11 £400 -
Renfrewshire -7 10 £269 -20.95% 2
Erskine -8 10 £269 -20.95% 2
Scotland -19 10 £269 -22.65% 3
Berkshire +12 9 £375 +8.30% 4
South West +11 9 £328 - 3
Reading - 9 £375 - 4
Milton Keynes - 7 £530 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £530 - 3
Winchester -6 6 £400 +1.26%
Guildford +11 5 £463 - 3
North West -14 5 £170 - 5
West Yorkshire - 5 £393 - 3
Leeds - 5 £393 - 3
Camberley - 5 £450 - 2
Brighton +17 4 £300 -29.41%
East Sussex +11 4 £300 -29.41%
East of England +2 4 £363 -36.95% 6
North East -15 4 £220 -26.66%
Bristol - 4 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £220 -

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 350 (83.14%) SAN
2 215 (51.07%) Windows
3 203 (48.22%) VMware
4 152 (36.10%) Linux
5 146 (34.68%) EMC
5 146 (34.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 136 (32.30%) Data Centre
7 130 (30.88%) Windows Server
8 129 (30.64%) Active Directory
9 117 (27.79%) Cisco
10 110 (26.13%) Unix
11 102 (24.23%) Finance
12 97 (23.04%) Microsoft
13 92 (21.85%) Firewall
14 90 (21.38%) NetApp
15 81 (19.24%) Migration
16 80 (19.00%) DNS
17 76 (18.05%) LAN
18 72 (17.10%) ITIL
19 71 (16.86%) HP
20 70 (16.63%) Oracle
21 68 (16.15%) Red Hat
22 65 (15.44%) iSCSI
23 61 (14.49%) Solaris
24 59 (14.01%) Security Cleared
25 56 (13.30%) Banking
26 54 (12.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 53 (12.59%) SQL
28 50 (11.88%) SQL Server
29 49 (11.64%) TCP/IP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 44 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 28 (6.65%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.94%) IIS
4 16 (3.80%) OpenStack
5 15 (3.56%) Apache
5 15 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (3.09%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.43%) SAS
8 5 (1.19%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.19%) PowerExchange
8 5 (1.19%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.95%) Confluence
9 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.95%) IBM Domino
9 4 (0.95%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.71%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.71%) JBoss
11 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.33%) MS Office
3 5 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.95%) HipChat
4 4 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.95%) Faxination
3 1 (0.24%) Exstream
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.24%) RMDS
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (6.65%) Office 365
3 16 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.19%) IaaS
5 5 (1.19%) PaaS
5 5 (1.19%) SaaS
6 4 (0.95%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 350 (83.14%) SAN
2 92 (21.85%) Firewall
3 80 (19.00%) DNS
4 76 (18.05%) LAN
5 65 (15.44%) iSCSI
6 49 (11.64%) TCP/IP
7 47 (11.16%) DHCP
8 41 (9.74%) WAN
9 31 (7.36%) VLAN
10 28 (6.65%) Wi-Fi
11 26 (6.18%) VoIP
12 25 (5.94%) MPLS
13 24 (5.70%) VPN
14 22 (5.23%) Fibre Channel
15 19 (4.51%) Multicast
15 19 (4.51%) SSH
16 17 (4.04%) LDAP
17 14 (3.33%) Network Security
18 12 (2.85%) Internet
19 11 (2.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.28%) MySQL
3 16 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (3.80%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.66%) OLTP
7 6 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.43%) SAS EBI
8 5 (1.19%) PowerCenter
9 4 (0.95%) DB2
9 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.71%) GIS
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (4.75%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.04%) Subversion
3 11 (2.61%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.66%) JIRA
5 4 (0.95%) Gradle
5 4 (0.95%) Hudson
5 4 (0.95%) IntelliJ
5 4 (0.95%) Maven
5 4 (0.95%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.48%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.24%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.24%) JUnit
7 1 (0.24%) Redmine
7 1 (0.24%) Selenium
7 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.24%) Trac
General
1 102 (24.23%) Finance
2 56 (13.30%) Banking
3 20 (4.75%) Financial Institution
4 15 (3.56%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.14%) Retail
7 4 (0.95%) Billing
7 4 (0.95%) Local Government
7 4 (0.95%) Marketing
8 3 (0.71%) Games
8 3 (0.71%) Law
8 3 (0.71%) Legal
9 2 (0.48%) Back Office
9 2 (0.48%) French Language
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.24%) German Language
10 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (24.94%) Architect
2 68 (16.15%) Administrator
3 65 (15.44%) Infrastructure Architect
4 50 (11.88%) Systems Administrator
5 43 (10.21%) Analyst
6 42 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (8.79%) Unix Administrator
8 32 (7.60%) Storage Engineer
9 29 (6.89%) SAN Engineer
10 27 (6.41%) Support Engineer
11 25 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
12 24 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support
12 24 (5.70%) VMware Engineer
13 23 (5.46%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 22 (5.23%) SAN Storage Engineer
15 19 (4.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 18 (4.28%) Consultant
17 17 (4.04%) Linux Administrator
18 16 (3.80%) Technical Architect
19 15 (3.56%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.33%) Middleware
2 10 (2.38%) LAMP
3 9 (2.14%) Web Services
4 8 (1.90%) .NET
5 4 (0.95%) JMS
5 4 (0.95%) jQuery
5 4 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (0.95%) SOAP
6 3 (0.71%) XML
7 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.48%) J2EE
7 2 (0.48%) ServiceStack
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.24%) libvirt
8 1 (0.24%) REST
8 1 (0.24%) Ultra Messaging
8 1 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 136 (32.30%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.03%) Enterprise Storage
3 36 (8.55%) EMC VNX
4 29 (6.89%) Replication
5 26 (6.18%) Clustering
6 25 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (5.70%) CLARiiON
8 18 (4.28%) Celerra
9 16 (3.80%) EMC VMAX
10 14 (3.33%) Client/Server
10 14 (3.33%) Management Information System
10 14 (3.33%) VCE vBlock
11 13 (3.09%) New Media
12 11 (2.61%) Symmetrix
13 10 (2.38%) Public Cloud
14 7 (1.66%) BYOD
14 7 (1.66%) Computer Science
14 7 (1.66%) IBM XIV
15 6 (1.43%) CMDB
15 6 (1.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 215 (51.07%) Windows
2 152 (36.10%) Linux
3 130 (30.88%) Windows Server
4 110 (26.13%) Unix
5 61 (14.49%) Solaris
6 54 (12.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (4.75%) SUSE
11 15 (3.56%) Windows XP
12 13 (3.09%) Windows 7
13 12 (2.85%) Data ONTAP
14 11 (2.61%) AIX
15 10 (2.38%) CentOS
15 10 (2.38%) MVS
16 9 (2.14%) Android
17 8 (1.90%) Windows 8
18 7 (1.66%) Apple iOS
18 7 (1.66%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (19.24%) Migration
2 72 (17.10%) ITIL
3 40 (9.50%) Service Management
4 36 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (7.13%) Capacity Planning
6 30 (7.13%) Project Management
7 29 (6.89%) Service Delivery
8 27 (6.41%) Asset Management
8 27 (6.41%) Configuration Management
9 25 (5.94%) High Availability
10 24 (5.70%) TOGAF
11 23 (5.46%) Performance Tuning
12 19 (4.51%) DevOps
12 19 (4.51%) Load Balancing
12 19 (4.51%) Re-Platforming
13 18 (4.28%) Performance Management
14 17 (4.04%) Cybersecurity
14 17 (4.04%) Problem Management
15 15 (3.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (12.59%) SQL
2 35 (8.31%) PowerShell
3 34 (8.08%) Bash Shell
3 34 (8.08%) Shell Script
4 28 (6.65%) Perl
4 28 (6.65%) Python
5 13 (3.09%) Korn
6 11 (2.61%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.38%) C-shell
8 9 (2.14%) Java
9 5 (1.19%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.95%) PHP
11 3 (0.71%) Ruby
12 2 (0.48%) C
12 2 (0.48%) Jython
13 1 (0.24%) AWK
13 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (14.01%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.21%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.84%) Degree
4 18 (4.28%) DV Cleared
4 18 (4.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 16 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.33%) CCNA
7 11 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (2.38%) CCNP
9 7 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.19%) MCSE
10 5 (1.19%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.19%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.95%) MCP
11 4 (0.95%) RHCA
11 4 (0.95%) RHCE
11 4 (0.95%) VCAP
11 4 (0.95%) VCDX
12 3 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.56%) SLA
2 3 (0.71%) QA
3 2 (0.48%) COBIT
3 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9002
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 146 (34.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 129 (30.64%) Active Directory
3 37 (8.79%) NFS
3 37 (8.79%) vSphere
4 31 (7.36%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (6.41%) Hyper-V
6 25 (5.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 22 (5.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 19 (4.51%) VMware ESX
9 11 (2.61%) vCloud
9 11 (2.61%) XenApp
10 10 (2.38%) KVM
11 8 (1.90%) Xen
12 7 (1.66%) RHEV
12 7 (1.66%) XenServer
13 6 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.43%) VMware Server
14 5 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (1.19%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.95%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 40 (9.50%) NetBackup
2 30 (7.13%) Puppet
3 23 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (4.99%) SCCM
5 16 (3.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 15 (3.56%) BladeLogic
7 13 (3.09%) SCOM
8 12 (2.85%) Salt
8 12 (2.85%) ZABBIX
9 11 (2.61%) WSUS
10 9 (2.14%) EMC Navisphere
10 9 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (1.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 7 (1.66%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (1.66%) Nagios
12 7 (1.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 7 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (1.66%) vRealize
13 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (1.43%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 203 (48.22%) VMware
2 146 (34.68%) EMC
3 117 (27.79%) Cisco
4 97 (23.04%) Microsoft
5 90 (21.38%) NetApp
6 71 (16.86%) HP
7 70 (16.63%) Oracle
8 68 (16.15%) Red Hat
9 39 (9.26%) IBM
10 35 (8.31%) Veritas
11 34 (8.08%) Brocade
12 32 (7.60%) Dell
12 32 (7.60%) Sun
13 27 (6.41%) Citrix
14 24 (5.70%) Symantec
15 18 (4.28%) CommVault
16 14 (3.33%) CheckPoint
17 13 (3.09%) 3PAR
18 11 (2.61%) Veeam
19 10 (2.38%) BMC
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £420 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £341 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago