The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA)
Rank 558 544 536
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing NCDA 19 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.029% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.15% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £370 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -12.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £367 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £399 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £370 £438
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -15.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10260 9121 8068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.19% 18.73% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5965 4949 4256
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 427 562
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 2015.

NCDA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NCDA
Top 20 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 27 January 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 -16 19 £450 +21.62% 6
London -4 15 £475 +24.18% 2
City of London +21 6 £375 +2.04%
South East -19 3 £300 -18.91%
Hampshire - 2 £300 -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Manchester - - - - 3
Woking - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Scotland - - - -

NCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 35 (100.00%) NetApp
2 26 (74.29%) NCIE
3 23 (65.71%) SAN
4 18 (51.43%) Windows
5 14 (40.00%) Finance
6 13 (37.14%) Linux
6 13 (37.14%) NAS
7 11 (31.43%) Migration
8 9 (25.71%) VMware
9 8 (22.86%) HP
9 8 (22.86%) Cisco
10 7 (20.00%) vSphere
10 7 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (17.14%) EMC
11 6 (17.14%) NFS
11 6 (17.14%) MCSE
11 6 (17.14%) MCITP
12 5 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (14.29%) Citrix
13 4 (11.43%) CCNA
13 4 (11.43%) DNS
13 4 (11.43%) IBM
13 4 (11.43%) ITIL
14 3 (8.57%) RHCT
14 3 (8.57%) Replication
14 3 (8.57%) Backup Exec
14 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX

NCDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (65.71%) SAN
2 13 (37.14%) NAS
3 7 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (11.43%) DNS
5 3 (8.57%) LAN
5 3 (8.57%) DHCP
5 3 (8.57%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.86%) Firewall
7 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.86%) VPN
7 1 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Storage Architect
1 12 (34.29%) Architect
2 8 (22.86%) Storage Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Storage Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) FlexPod Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) SAN Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Storage Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.86%) EMC Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) EMC Storage Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) EMC Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Replication
1 3 (8.57%) Symmetrix
1 3 (8.57%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) UNIX
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Migration
2 4 (11.43%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (74.29%) NCIE
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (17.14%) MCSE
3 6 (17.14%) MCITP
4 5 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (11.43%) CCNA
6 3 (8.57%) RHCT
6 3 (8.57%) RHCE
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.71%) VCAP
7 2 (5.71%) Degree
7 2 (5.71%) MCTS
7 2 (5.71%) CCNP
7 2 (5.71%) MCSA
8 1 (2.86%) MCP
8 1 (2.86%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) vSphere
2 6 (17.14%) NFS
3 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX
3 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.57%) XenApp
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Backup Exec
1 3 (8.57%) MIMEsweeper
1 3 (8.57%) MAILsweeper
1 3 (8.57%) Tivoli
1 3 (8.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) NetApp
2 9 (25.71%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) HP
3 8 (22.86%) Cisco
4 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.14%) EMC
6 5 (14.29%) Citrix
7 4 (11.43%) IBM
8 3 (8.57%) Oracle
9 1 (2.86%) Symantec
9 1 (2.86%) Sophos
9 1 (2.86%) 3PAR