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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA)
Rank 613 600 561
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -39
Contract jobs citing NCDA 7 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.020% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.065% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 12
Average daily rate
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£366 £431 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.07% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £368 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £488 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 - £400
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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

NCDA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NCDA
Top 12 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 31 July 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 -29 7 £366 -15.07% 6
London -9 3 £320 -25.79% 3
South East - 2 £413 - 2
Berkshire - 2 £413 - 2
City of London -13 1 £320 -25.79%
Yorkshire -23 1 £420 -
North West - 1 £450 - 1
Slough - 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £420 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £420 -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -

NCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (100.00%) NetApp
2 18 (81.82%) SAN
3 16 (72.73%) Data ONTAP
4 15 (68.18%) Windows
4 15 (68.18%) Cisco
5 14 (63.64%) NCIE
6 11 (50.00%) EMC
6 11 (50.00%) EMC VNX
6 11 (50.00%) EMC VMAX
6 11 (50.00%) EMC VPLEX
7 10 (45.45%) NFS
7 10 (45.45%) VMware
8 9 (40.91%) Symmetrix
8 9 (40.91%) IBM
8 9 (40.91%) UNIX
8 9 (40.91%) Tivoli
8 9 (40.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (27.27%) MCSE
9 6 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
10 5 (22.73%) NAS
10 5 (22.73%) DNS
10 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
11 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
11 4 (18.18%) MCP
11 4 (18.18%) Solaris
11 4 (18.18%) Linux
11 4 (18.18%) Perl
11 4 (18.18%) Symantec

NCDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) SAN
2 6 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (22.73%) DNS
3 5 (22.73%) NAS
4 4 (18.18%) FCoE
4 4 (18.18%) iSCSI
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.55%) DMZ
6 1 (4.55%) Internet
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Advertising
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Administrator
2 6 (27.27%) Storage Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) EMC Storage Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) NetApp Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Storage Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Storage Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Storage Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) FlexPod Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) EMC VNX
1 11 (50.00%) EMC VMAX
2 9 (40.91%) Symmetrix
3 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
4 4 (18.18%) FlexPod
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (4.55%) Clustering
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Data ONTAP
2 15 (68.18%) Windows
3 9 (40.91%) UNIX
4 4 (18.18%) Solaris
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Change Management
1 2 (9.09%) Data Management
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (4.55%) Service Management
2 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Perl
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) NCIE
2 6 (27.27%) MCSE
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (18.18%) MCP
3 4 (18.18%) VCAP
4 3 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (9.09%) CCNP
5 2 (9.09%) CCNA
5 2 (9.09%) MCITP
6 1 (4.55%) CCDP
6 1 (4.55%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) NFS
2 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) EMC VPLEX
2 9 (40.91%) Tivoli
2 9 (40.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (18.18%) NetBackup
3 4 (18.18%) SnapVault
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM
4 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) NetApp
2 15 (68.18%) Cisco
3 11 (50.00%) EMC
4 10 (45.45%) VMware
5 9 (40.91%) IBM
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 4 (18.18%) Symantec
8 3 (13.64%) HP
9 1 (4.55%) Citrix
9 1 (4.55%) Brocade