The first table below looks at the demand for NCDA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NCDA over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA)
Rank 582 549 569
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +20
Contract jobs citing NCDA 11 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.037% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 7
Average daily rate
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£431 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £361 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £435 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10442 9068 9814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.10% 17.77% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5891 4873 5063
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 504 612
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.14 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

NCDA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NCDA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

NCDA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NCDA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NCDA within the UK.

NCDA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NCDA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NCDA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

NCDA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NCDA
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 NCDA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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 11 £431 +6.48% 6
London 0 10 £431 +5.18%
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Amersham - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Ely - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -

NCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NCDA 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 NCDA.

1 26 (92.86%) NetApp
2 22 (78.57%) SAN
3 15 (53.57%) NAS
4 13 (46.43%) VMware
4 13 (46.43%) Windows
5 12 (42.86%) NFS
5 12 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (42.86%) NCIE
6 11 (39.29%) iSCSI
6 11 (39.29%) DNS
7 10 (35.71%) HP
8 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (32.14%) UNIX
8 9 (32.14%) Oracle
8 9 (32.14%) ITIL
9 8 (28.57%) SQL
9 8 (28.57%) MCSE
9 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
10 7 (25.00%) Linux
10 7 (25.00%) Perl
11 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
12 5 (17.86%) Citrix
12 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
12 5 (17.86%) MCITP
12 5 (17.86%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (17.86%) Capacity Management
13 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
13 4 (14.29%) XenApp

NCDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NCDA 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 NCDA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
3 1 (3.57%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) SAN
2 15 (53.57%) NAS
3 11 (39.29%) DNS
3 11 (39.29%) iSCSI
4 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 5 (17.86%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (14.29%) Firewall
7 3 (10.71%) FCoE
7 3 (10.71%) DHCP
8 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
8 2 (7.14%) VPN
8 2 (7.14%) VLAN
9 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (3.57%) VoIP
9 1 (3.57%) SMTP
9 1 (3.57%) FTP
9 1 (3.57%) HTTP
9 1 (3.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Storage Administrator
2 6 (21.43%) Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Storage Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Storage Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Server Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) SAN Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Replication
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Grid Computing
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) UNIX
3 7 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Solaris
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Capacity Management
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Data Management
5 1 (3.57%) Network Design
5 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) Perl
3 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.14%) C
5 1 (3.57%) VB
5 1 (3.57%) Bourne shell
5 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 12 (42.86%) NCIE
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (28.57%) MCSE
4 5 (17.86%) MCITP
5 3 (10.71%) MCP
5 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) CCNA
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.71%) RHCE
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (7.14%) RHCT
6 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) VCAP
6 2 (7.14%) VCP5
7 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) Degree
7 1 (3.57%) MCTS
7 1 (3.57%) CNA
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) NFS
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) XenApp
4 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
4 3 (10.71%) VMware ESX
5 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) MIMEsweeper
1 3 (10.71%) MAILsweeper
1 3 (10.71%) NetBackup
1 3 (10.71%) Backup Exec
2 2 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.57%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.57%) YUM
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) NetApp
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 10 (35.71%) HP
4 9 (32.14%) Oracle
5 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) Citrix
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco
7 4 (14.29%) IBM
7 4 (14.29%) EMC
8 2 (7.14%) Veritas
8 2 (7.14%) Symantec
8 2 (7.14%) Sophos
9 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.57%) Brocade
9 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard
9 1 (3.57%) Veeam
9 1 (3.57%) Sun
9 1 (3.57%) Juniper
9 1 (3.57%) Dell