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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA)
Rank 589 539 530
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -9
Contract jobs citing NCDA 19 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.058% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.33% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 8
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£300 £370 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% -17.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £365 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £370 £475
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -22.10%
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
11413 9164 8889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.63% 17.73% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6633 5091 4657
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 394 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 18 December 2014.

NCDA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NCDA
Top 28 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 18 December 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 -40 19 £300 -18.91% 6
London +13 14 £375 -1.31% 4
City of London +14 8 £263 -28.57% 2
South East -36 3 £300 -18.91%
South Yorkshire -2 1 £400 +8.10%
Sheffield -3 1 £400 +8.10%
Yorkshire -17 1 £400 +8.10%
Scotland - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Bellshill - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2

NCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 37 (100.00%) NetApp
2 24 (64.86%) SAN
2 24 (64.86%) NCIE
3 16 (43.24%) Windows
4 13 (35.14%) NAS
5 10 (27.03%) Linux
5 10 (27.03%) Finance
6 9 (24.32%) HP
6 9 (24.32%) VMware
7 8 (21.62%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (21.62%) EMC
7 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (21.62%) Migration
7 8 (21.62%) Cisco
8 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
8 7 (18.92%) NFS
8 7 (18.92%) MCSE
8 7 (18.92%) vSphere
9 6 (16.22%) MCITP
9 6 (16.22%) ITIL
9 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (13.51%) Citrix
10 5 (13.51%) UNIX
10 5 (13.51%) IBM
10 5 (13.51%) DNS
10 5 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (10.81%) Clustering
11 4 (10.81%) Capacity Management
11 4 (10.81%) CCNA
11 4 (10.81%) SQL

NCDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (64.86%) SAN
2 13 (35.14%) NAS
3 8 (21.62%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (13.51%) DNS
5 3 (8.11%) LAN
5 3 (8.11%) DHCP
5 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.41%) Ethernet
6 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.70%) Firewall
7 1 (2.70%) SMTP
7 1 (2.70%) VPN
7 1 (2.70%) SNMP
7 1 (2.70%) FTP
7 1 (2.70%) HTTP
7 1 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Architect
1 9 (24.32%) Storage Architect
1 9 (24.32%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Administrator
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) SAN Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Storage Administrator
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) FlexPod Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.70%) Storage Support Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) EMC Storage Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) EMC Storage Administrator
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.70%) EMC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Clustering
2 3 (8.11%) Replication
2 3 (8.11%) Symmetrix
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.70%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) UNIX
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Solaris
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Migration
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 4 (10.81%) Capacity Management
4 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.41%) Data Management
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.70%) Validation
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C
2 1 (2.70%) VB
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) NCIE
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (18.92%) MCSE
4 6 (16.22%) MCITP
4 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (10.81%) CCNA
7 3 (8.11%) RHCE
7 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (8.11%) MCSA
7 3 (8.11%) RHCT
7 3 (8.11%) Degree
8 2 (5.41%) MCTS
8 2 (5.41%) VCAP
8 2 (5.41%) MCP
8 2 (5.41%) CCNP
9 1 (2.70%) HP ASE
9 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
9 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) NFS
1 7 (18.92%) vSphere
2 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) XenApp
2 3 (8.11%) VMware ESX
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) MIMEsweeper
1 3 (8.11%) MAILsweeper
1 3 (8.11%) Tivoli
1 3 (8.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) NetApp
2 9 (24.32%) HP
2 9 (24.32%) VMware
3 8 (21.62%) EMC
3 8 (21.62%) Cisco
4 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.51%) Citrix
5 5 (13.51%) IBM
6 4 (10.81%) Oracle
7 1 (2.70%) Veritas
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec
7 1 (2.70%) Sophos
7 1 (2.70%) Sun
7 1 (2.70%) 3PAR