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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 318 388 292
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -96
Contract jobs citing NAS 318 208 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.39% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.03% 2.95% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 107 187
Average daily rate
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£378 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £323 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £21.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%

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
7899 7042 6806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.51% 13.23% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4432 3809 3360
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 390 537
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.28 £40.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +79 308 £381 -10.29% 75
London +35 154 £400 -5.88% 38
South East +19 56 £385 +10.00% 17
City of London +16 33 £408 -4.11% 13
Surrey +30 31 £381 -17.11% 3
Yorkshire +8 28 £375 +20.00% 8
West Yorkshire +4 18 £363 +16.00% 6
South West +19 17 £388 - 3
East of England -1 17 £325 +72.18% 5
North West -1 16 £450 - 2
Hampshire +5 14 £375 +33.92% 6
Camberley +4 13 £394 -14.40% 2
Leeds +1 12 £363 +16.00% 4
Hertfordshire -2 12 £325 -1.88% 2
West Midlands -9 12 £388 +55.10% 2
Scotland -8 9 £375 -16.66% 4
South Yorkshire - 9 £430 -
Staines +14 8 £300 -
Bournemouth +7 7 £480 -
Dorset +5 7 £480 -
Canary Wharf -3 7 £400 -20.00%
Cheshire - 7 £438 - 1
East Midlands 0 6 £236 +7.38%
Berkshire -2 6 £400 -21.95% 3
Herefordshire 0 5 £376 -
Manchester 0 5 £400 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -4 5 £325 -1.88%
Wiltshire - 5 £350 - 1
Docklands, London +2 4 £650 +44.44%
Gloucestershire -5 4 - -

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 458 (86.09%) SAN
2 360 (67.67%) Windows
3 293 (55.08%) VMware
4 200 (37.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 185 (34.77%) Microsoft
6 184 (34.59%) Active Directory
7 180 (33.83%) Linux
8 165 (31.02%) Cisco
9 148 (27.82%) NetApp
10 143 (26.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 126 (23.68%) UNIX
12 119 (22.37%) ITIL
13 113 (21.24%) Firewall
13 113 (21.24%) Data Centre
14 112 (21.05%) HP
15 107 (20.11%) Windows Server 2003
16 105 (19.74%) SQL Server
17 101 (18.98%) SQL
17 101 (18.98%) Solaris
18 96 (18.05%) Oracle
18 96 (18.05%) Migration
19 95 (17.86%) Citrix
19 95 (17.86%) DNS
20 88 (16.54%) Finance
21 83 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
22 77 (14.47%) EMC
23 76 (14.29%) Clustering
24 73 (13.72%) MS Exchange
24 73 (13.72%) Hyper-V
25 67 (12.59%) IBM

NAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 73 (13.72%) MS Exchange
2 54 (10.15%) SharePoint
3 51 (9.59%) IIS
4 28 (5.26%) Apache
4 28 (5.26%) OpenStack
5 27 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (4.89%) Tomcat
7 20 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (3.38%) Lync
9 17 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (2.26%) JBoss
12 8 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (1.50%) WebSphere
13 7 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (1.32%) Node.js
14 6 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
14 6 (1.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (0.94%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 44 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 34 (6.39%) MS Office
3 6 (1.13%) MS Project
4 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.13%) RMDS
2 5 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.38%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.38%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.01%) IaaS
3 13 (2.44%) Office 365
4 11 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.13%) PaaS
6 4 (0.75%) SaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 458 (86.09%) SAN
2 113 (21.24%) Firewall
3 95 (17.86%) DNS
4 65 (12.22%) TCP/IP
5 58 (10.90%) DHCP
6 55 (10.34%) Fibre Channel
7 54 (10.15%) WAN
8 53 (9.96%) LAN
8 53 (9.96%) iSCSI
9 48 (9.02%) LDAP
10 40 (7.52%) VLAN
11 36 (6.77%) VPN
12 25 (4.70%) MPLS
13 24 (4.51%) Wireless
14 19 (3.57%) IPsec
14 19 (3.57%) NetScaler
14 19 (3.57%) FTP
15 18 (3.38%) Multicast
16 17 (3.20%) Network Security
17 16 (3.01%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.20%) Oracle Database
3 16 (3.01%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.01%) RDBMS
4 14 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.69%) MySQL
6 9 (1.69%) Informix
7 6 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.94%) HBase
9 4 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.75%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.75%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (1.88%) JIRA
1 10 (1.88%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.32%) MSI
3 3 (0.56%) JUnit
3 3 (0.56%) Selenium
3 3 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.56%) Gerrit
3 3 (0.56%) Redmine
3 3 (0.56%) Trac
3 3 (0.56%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.38%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
General
1 88 (16.54%) Finance
2 48 (9.02%) Banking
3 12 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.07%) Publishing
5 9 (1.69%) Marketing
6 8 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.32%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.94%) Local Government
9 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.75%) Back Office
10 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.56%) Advertising
10 3 (0.56%) Legal
10 3 (0.56%) Retail
11 2 (0.38%) Games
11 2 (0.38%) Law
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 95 (17.86%) Administrator
2 72 (13.53%) Systems Administrator
3 67 (12.59%) Architect
4 55 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 40 (7.52%) Consultant
6 38 (7.14%) Analyst
7 35 (6.58%) Storage Engineer
8 24 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
8 24 (4.51%) Support Engineer
9 18 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.20%) Project Manager
10 17 (3.20%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 17 (3.20%) UNIX Administrator
10 17 (3.20%) Server Engineer
10 17 (3.20%) Storage Consultant
11 15 (2.82%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 15 (2.82%) Integration Engineer
12 14 (2.63%) Technical Architect
13 13 (2.44%) Windows Administrator
13 13 (2.44%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.02%) Middleware
2 18 (3.38%) .NET
3 10 (1.88%) J2EE
3 10 (1.88%) Web Services
4 8 (1.50%) HTML
4 8 (1.50%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.32%) Rendezvous
5 7 (1.32%) XML
6 6 (1.13%) XSLT
7 5 (0.94%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.94%) Ultra Messaging
8 4 (0.75%) LAMP
9 3 (0.56%) ServiceStack
10 2 (0.38%) JMS
10 2 (0.38%) WSDL
10 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.19%) JDBC
11 1 (0.19%) SOAP
11 1 (0.19%) XSD
11 1 (0.19%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 113 (21.24%) Data Centre
2 76 (14.29%) Clustering
3 52 (9.77%) Replication
4 35 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (6.02%) Enterprise Storage
6 17 (3.20%) Celerra
7 16 (3.01%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.01%) EMC Centera
8 14 (2.63%) Symmetrix DMX
9 13 (2.44%) CLARiiON
10 12 (2.26%) Symmetrix
10 12 (2.26%) Thin Client
10 12 (2.26%) Fat Client
11 11 (2.07%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.88%) IBM XIV
13 8 (1.50%) Management Information System
14 7 (1.32%) N-Tier
14 7 (1.32%) Hedge funds
15 6 (1.13%) FlexPod
15 6 (1.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 360 (67.67%) Windows
2 180 (33.83%) Linux
3 143 (26.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 126 (23.68%) UNIX
5 107 (20.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 101 (18.98%) Solaris
7 83 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (6.20%) Windows 7
9 33 (6.20%) HPUX
10 17 (3.20%) AIX
11 13 (2.44%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.69%) SUSE
13 8 (1.50%) Windows 2000
14 7 (1.32%) CentOS
14 7 (1.32%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.13%) Android
16 5 (0.94%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.75%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (22.37%) ITIL
2 96 (18.05%) Migration
3 53 (9.96%) Project Management
4 46 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 44 (8.27%) Configuration Management
6 36 (6.77%) Service Delivery
7 34 (6.39%) Capacity Planning
8 33 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
9 32 (6.02%) Service Management
10 27 (5.08%) Workflow
10 27 (5.08%) Server Building
10 27 (5.08%) Capacity Management
10 27 (5.08%) Change Control
11 25 (4.70%) Change Management
11 25 (4.70%) PRINCE2
12 24 (4.51%) ITSM
13 20 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (3.76%) Incident Management
13 20 (3.76%) Software Distribution
13 20 (3.76%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 101 (18.98%) SQL
2 62 (11.65%) PowerShell
3 37 (6.95%) Perl
4 32 (6.02%) Shell Script
5 22 (4.14%) C
6 21 (3.95%) Python
7 17 (3.20%) Java
7 17 (3.20%) VBScript
8 15 (2.82%) C#
9 14 (2.63%) PHP
9 14 (2.63%) Korn
9 14 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.44%) VB
11 10 (1.88%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.56%) Jython
12 3 (0.56%) Ruby
13 2 (0.38%) C-shell
13 2 (0.38%) VBA
13 2 (0.38%) REXX
Qualifications
1 45 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 39 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (6.58%) MCSE
4 31 (5.83%) Degree
5 30 (5.64%) SC Cleared
6 27 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (4.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (3.76%) CCNA
9 17 (3.20%) MCITP
10 14 (2.63%) MCP
11 13 (2.44%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.88%) VCAP
13 9 (1.69%) NCDA
13 9 (1.69%) NCIE
14 8 (1.50%) CCNP
14 8 (1.50%) MCSA
15 6 (1.13%) VCDX
16 5 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
17 4 (0.75%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.76%) SLA
2 7 (1.32%) QA
3 4 (0.75%) GxP
4 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 200 (37.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 184 (34.59%) Active Directory
3 73 (13.72%) Hyper-V
4 63 (11.84%) NFS
5 61 (11.47%) vSphere
6 50 (9.40%) VMware ESX
7 42 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (7.71%) XenApp
9 26 (4.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 24 (4.51%) XenDesktop
11 22 (4.14%) KVM
12 17 (3.20%) Terminal Services
12 17 (3.20%) Xen
13 15 (2.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 15 (2.82%) VMware Server
14 13 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
16 10 (1.88%) SRDF
17 9 (1.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 9 (1.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 42 (7.89%) NetBackup
2 34 (6.39%) SCCM
3 24 (4.51%) SCOM
4 20 (3.76%) Puppet
4 20 (3.76%) Tivoli
5 19 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 18 (3.38%) Nagios
7 16 (3.01%) Netcool
8 15 (2.82%) EdgeSight
9 14 (2.63%) HP SIM
9 14 (2.63%) Backup Exec
9 14 (2.63%) SCVMM
10 11 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (1.88%) OpenView
12 8 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (1.50%) WSUS
13 7 (1.32%) ZABBIX
13 7 (1.32%) Cacti
13 7 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
13 7 (1.32%) MOM
Vendors
1 293 (55.08%) VMware
2 185 (34.77%) Microsoft
3 165 (31.02%) Cisco
4 148 (27.82%) NetApp
5 112 (21.05%) HP
6 96 (18.05%) Oracle
7 95 (17.86%) Citrix
8 77 (14.47%) EMC
9 67 (12.59%) IBM
10 65 (12.22%) Veritas
11 59 (11.09%) Red Hat
12 42 (7.89%) Dell
13 37 (6.95%) Brocade
14 33 (6.20%) 3PAR
15 27 (5.08%) CommVault
16 25 (4.70%) Symantec
16 25 (4.70%) Veeam
17 23 (4.32%) F5
18 20 (3.76%) Sun
19 19 (3.57%) Juniper
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Middlesex
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 19 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £475 - 535 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £250 - £350 a day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago