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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 431 355 434
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +79
Contract jobs citing NAS 216 311 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.57% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.54% 3.88% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 183 105
Median daily rate £438 £378 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.89% -11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £294 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -30.76%

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
8506 8009 7009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.78% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5156 4451 3814
Median daily rate £388 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 467 401
Median hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 25 May 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
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 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -103 190 £450 +18.03% 52
London -37 113 £450 +12.50% 15
South East -26 38 £425 +11.84% 20
Surrey -17 23 £450 +18.03% 9
City of London +30 17 £500 +22.69% 5
Scotland -12 13 £388 +13.97%
East of England +3 12 £575 +76.92% 3
Camberley -9 12 £400 +1.58% 1
Hampshire -1 10 £400 +6.66% 1
South West -14 9 £393 +1.29% 4
Ipswich +10 8 £575 +27.77% 1
Suffolk +4 8 £575 +27.77% 1
North West -21 8 £500 +11.11% 2
Renfrewshire -34 7 £400 -8.04%
Erskine -36 7 £400 -8.04%
Dorset -5 6 £393 -18.22%
Bournemouth -9 6 £393 -18.22%
Yorkshire -13 6 £463 +27.58% 7
Croydon -6 5 £393 -28.63%
Epsom +3 3 - -
Hertfordshire +3 3 £425 +30.76% 1
Chester 0 3 £569 +22.97%
Merseyside -1 3 £500 +5.26%
Berkshire -8 3 £500 +25.00% 5
South Yorkshire -10 3 £525 +22.09%
Leeds -10 3 £375 +7.14% 7
West Yorkshire -11 3 £375 +7.14% 7
Cheshire -14 3 £569 +33.82%
Sheffield - 3 £525 -
Winchester - 3 £400 -

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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.

1 368 (83.83%) SAN
2 205 (46.70%) VMware
3 203 (46.24%) Windows
4 199 (45.33%) Linux
5 161 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 159 (36.22%) EMC
7 140 (31.89%) Data Centre
8 137 (31.21%) Unix
9 134 (30.52%) NetApp
10 133 (30.30%) Active Directory
11 110 (25.06%) Finance
12 105 (23.92%) Microsoft
13 99 (22.55%) Solaris
14 92 (20.96%) Firewall
15 90 (20.50%) Migration
15 90 (20.50%) Cisco
15 90 (20.50%) HP
16 87 (19.82%) Red Hat
17 83 (18.91%) Windows Server
18 80 (18.22%) Banking
19 79 (18.00%) DNS
20 77 (17.54%) ITIL
21 71 (16.17%) Oracle
21 71 (16.17%) SQL Server
22 68 (15.49%) SQL
22 68 (15.49%) Veritas
23 67 (15.26%) LAN
24 63 (14.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 60 (13.67%) IBM
26 57 (12.98%) Security Cleared

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 32 (7.29%) IIS
2 31 (7.06%) Apache
3 30 (6.83%) MS Exchange
4 26 (5.92%) Tomcat
5 20 (4.56%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.42%) WebSphere
7 13 (2.96%) MQSeries
8 12 (2.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 10 (2.28%) Oracle Coherence
10 9 (2.05%) OpenStack
10 9 (2.05%) TPMS
10 9 (2.05%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (1.14%) JBoss
12 5 (1.14%) PowerExchange
12 5 (1.14%) SAS
12 5 (1.14%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.91%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.51%) MS Office
3 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.46%) HipChat
4 2 (0.46%) MS Project
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Exstream
2 1 (0.23%) RMDS
2 1 (0.23%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.42%) Office 365
4 9 (2.05%) PaaS
5 7 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.59%) IaaS
6 5 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.46%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.46%) SaaS
7 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.23%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 368 (83.83%) SAN
2 92 (20.96%) Firewall
3 79 (18.00%) DNS
4 67 (15.26%) LAN
5 57 (12.98%) WAN
6 53 (12.07%) iSCSI
7 52 (11.85%) Fibre Channel
8 46 (10.48%) DHCP
9 39 (8.88%) TCP/IP
10 34 (7.74%) HTTP
11 26 (5.92%) Multicast
12 25 (5.69%) VPN
13 24 (5.47%) Network Security
13 24 (5.47%) VLAN
14 22 (5.01%) LDAP
15 19 (4.33%) FTP
15 19 (4.33%) HTTPS
16 18 (4.10%) FCoE
17 17 (3.87%) IPsec
17 17 (3.87%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.69%) MySQL
3 13 (2.96%) Hadoop
3 13 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.73%) HBase
5 10 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.37%) DB2
8 5 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (1.14%) PowerCenter
9 4 (0.91%) SAS EBI
10 3 (0.68%) ObjectStore
10 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.46%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) Hudson
3 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.23%) Subversion
3 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 110 (25.06%) Finance
2 80 (18.22%) Banking
3 15 (3.42%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.51%) Billing
6 10 (2.28%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.82%) Law
8 6 (1.37%) Games
9 5 (1.14%) Local Government
9 5 (1.14%) Marketing
10 4 (0.91%) Legal
11 3 (0.68%) Back Office
12 2 (0.46%) Advertising
12 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.46%) Retail
13 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.23%) French Language
13 1 (0.23%) German Language
13 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (24.83%) Administrator
2 90 (20.50%) Architect
3 79 (18.00%) Systems Administrator
4 59 (13.44%) Infrastructure Architect
5 46 (10.48%) Unix Administrator
6 42 (9.57%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 35 (7.97%) Solutions Architect
8 28 (6.38%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 28 (6.38%) Storage Administrator
9 25 (5.69%) Linux Administrator
10 24 (5.47%) Analyst
10 24 (5.47%) VMware Specialist
11 23 (5.24%) Storage Engineer
12 22 (5.01%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 21 (4.78%) VMware Engineer
14 20 (4.56%) Storage Systems Administrator
15 19 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 18 (4.10%) Project Manager
17 16 (3.64%) Consultant
18 15 (3.42%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.74%) Middleware
2 15 (3.42%) J2EE
3 13 (2.96%) LAMP
4 11 (2.51%) HTML
4 11 (2.51%) Rendezvous
5 10 (2.28%) XML
5 10 (2.28%) XSLT
6 9 (2.05%) Web Services
7 7 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (1.14%) .NET
8 5 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.91%) jQuery
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 3 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.46%) JSP
11 2 (0.46%) libvirt
12 1 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
12 1 (0.23%) ELK Stack
12 1 (0.23%) Ultra Messaging
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 140 (31.89%) Data Centre
2 56 (12.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 43 (9.79%) Clustering
4 41 (9.34%) EMC VNX
5 29 (6.61%) EMC VMAX
6 27 (6.15%) Replication
7 19 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (4.33%) Management Information System
7 19 (4.33%) VCE vBlock
8 16 (3.64%) New Media
9 11 (2.51%) Client/Server
9 11 (2.51%) IBM XIV
10 10 (2.28%) Computer Science
10 10 (2.28%) iPad
10 10 (2.28%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.82%) User Experience
12 7 (1.59%) HP Storage
13 5 (1.14%) CMDB
13 5 (1.14%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 203 (46.24%) Windows
2 199 (45.33%) Linux
3 137 (31.21%) Unix
4 99 (22.55%) Solaris
5 83 (18.91%) Windows Server
6 63 (14.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (4.78%) AIX
11 20 (4.56%) SUSE
12 15 (3.42%) Data ONTAP
13 12 (2.73%) Windows 7
14 6 (1.37%) CentOS
14 6 (1.37%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.37%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.14%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.91%) MVS
17 2 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (20.50%) Migration
2 77 (17.54%) ITIL
3 40 (9.11%) Capacity Planning
4 37 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (8.43%) Performance Tuning
5 33 (7.52%) Load Balancing
6 32 (7.29%) Project Management
7 31 (7.06%) Change Management
8 29 (6.61%) High Availability
9 25 (5.69%) DevOps
9 25 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (5.69%) Re-Platforming
10 23 (5.24%) Performance Management
10 23 (5.24%) Problem Management
11 22 (5.01%) Server Virtualisation
12 21 (4.78%) Configuration Management
12 21 (4.78%) Service Management
13 20 (4.56%) Change Control
13 20 (4.56%) TOGAF
14 19 (4.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.49%) SQL
2 43 (9.79%) Perl
2 43 (9.79%) Python
3 40 (9.11%) Shell Script
4 32 (7.29%) PowerShell
5 27 (6.15%) Java
6 24 (5.47%) JavaScript
7 23 (5.24%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.82%) Jython
9 6 (1.37%) C-shell
9 6 (1.37%) Korn
9 6 (1.37%) PHP
10 5 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.68%) VB
12 1 (0.23%) AWK
12 1 (0.23%) C
12 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.79%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.38%) Degree
4 21 (4.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.96%) CCNA
7 13 (2.96%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.73%) CCNP
9 11 (2.51%) MCSE
10 8 (1.82%) NCDA
11 7 (1.59%) NCIE
12 6 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.37%) RHCA
12 6 (1.37%) RHCE
12 6 (1.37%) RHCSA
13 5 (1.14%) NCSA
14 4 (0.91%) MCSA
14 4 (0.91%) VCP5
15 3 (0.68%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.64%) SLA
2 5 (1.14%) QA
3 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 161 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (30.30%) Active Directory
3 54 (12.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 50 (11.39%) NFS
5 47 (10.71%) vSphere
6 35 (7.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 28 (6.38%) VMware ESX
8 26 (5.92%) Hyper-V
9 21 (4.78%) KVM
10 18 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (4.10%) Xen
11 17 (3.87%) vCloud
12 16 (3.64%) SRDF
13 14 (3.19%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (2.96%) Firmware
14 13 (2.96%) Samba
15 9 (2.05%) XenApp
16 8 (1.82%) Veritas File System
17 7 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (1.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 42 (9.57%) NetBackup
2 33 (7.52%) Puppet
3 21 (4.78%) SCOM
4 20 (4.56%) SCCM
4 20 (4.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 15 (3.42%) Nagios
6 14 (3.19%) BladeLogic
6 14 (3.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 12 (2.73%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (2.73%) Tivoli
8 11 (2.51%) vRealize
9 9 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (2.05%) vMotion
10 8 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
10 8 (1.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 8 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 8 (1.82%) SCOrch
11 7 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 205 (46.70%) VMware
2 159 (36.22%) EMC
3 134 (30.52%) NetApp
4 105 (23.92%) Microsoft
5 90 (20.50%) Cisco
5 90 (20.50%) HP
6 87 (19.82%) Red Hat
7 71 (16.17%) Oracle
8 68 (15.49%) Veritas
9 60 (13.67%) IBM
10 35 (7.97%) Brocade
10 35 (7.97%) Citrix
11 34 (7.74%) Symantec
12 29 (6.61%) Dell
13 26 (5.92%) Sun
14 20 (4.56%) F5
15 18 (4.10%) BMC
16 17 (3.87%) 3PAR
16 17 (3.87%) CommVault
17 15 (3.42%) CheckPoint
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