The table below looks at the statistics for NFS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFS over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 518 540 555
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +15
Contract jobs citing NFS 96 109 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.52% 1.96% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 70 67
Median daily rate £350 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.54% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £49.46 £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+229.73% -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.46 £15.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+229.73% -50.00%

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6317 5562 5728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.75% 10.11% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3924 3239 3158
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 617 716
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.78
% change year-on-year
- -4.64%

NFS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NFS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

NFS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NFS
Daily Rate Trend

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

NFS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NFS within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

NFS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NFS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NFS within the UK.

NFS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NFS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 82 £375 -10.44% 17
London -5 46 £475 +4.10% 6
Scotland +17 13 £250 - 1
South East +15 11 - - 7
North East -16 11 £311 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £311 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £313 -
Ayr - 9 £250 -
South Ayrshire - 9 £250 -
Yorkshire +27 7 £350 -9.09%
Hampshire +24 6 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 6 £350 -
Sheffield - 6 £350 -
South West +1 5 £245 -26.86%
Portsmouth - 5 - -
Surrey +23 4 - - 4
Bristol - 4 £245 -
City of London -19 3 £450 +4.34% 1
East Ayrshire - 3 - -
Kilmarnock - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +19 1 - -
Leeds +17 1 - -
Glasgow +5 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf +1 1 £675 +35.00%
Manchester 0 1 £400 -
North West -1 1 £400 - 3
Epsom -2 1 - - 3
Worthing - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NFS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for NFS.

1 157 (85.79%) Linux
2 137 (74.86%) VMware
3 97 (53.01%) Windows
4 96 (52.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 92 (50.27%) SAN
6 86 (46.99%) NetApp
6 86 (46.99%) Oracle
7 79 (43.17%) DNS
8 76 (41.53%) Unix
9 75 (40.98%) Solaris
10 72 (39.34%) NAS
11 58 (31.69%) iSCSI
12 57 (31.15%) SQL
13 54 (29.51%) Apache
13 54 (29.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 53 (28.96%) IBM
15 50 (27.32%) LDAP
15 50 (27.32%) Bash Shell
16 49 (26.78%) Red Hat
17 47 (25.68%) Perl
18 46 (25.14%) EMC
19 45 (24.59%) Sun
20 41 (22.40%) Cisco
20 41 (22.40%) HP
20 41 (22.40%) Puppet
21 39 (21.31%) Fibre Channel
21 39 (21.31%) KVM
22 38 (20.77%) Performance Tuning
22 38 (20.77%) Tomcat
22 38 (20.77%) Finance

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (29.51%) Apache
2 38 (20.77%) Tomcat
3 28 (15.30%) IIS
4 21 (11.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 19 (10.38%) WebSphere
6 18 (9.84%) Oracle Coherence
7 16 (8.74%) OpenStack
8 11 (6.01%) WebLogic
9 9 (4.92%) JBoss
10 8 (4.37%) nginx
11 7 (3.83%) Confluence
12 6 (3.28%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (2.73%) GlassFish
14 4 (2.19%) IBM HTTP Server
14 4 (2.19%) MS Exchange
15 2 (1.09%) ColdFusion
15 2 (1.09%) Oracle 10gAS
15 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
16 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
16 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 24 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) RMDS
1 3 (1.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.55%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.55%) GitHub
5 1 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (50.27%) SAN
2 79 (43.17%) DNS
3 72 (39.34%) NAS
4 58 (31.69%) iSCSI
5 50 (27.32%) LDAP
6 39 (21.31%) Fibre Channel
7 35 (19.13%) TCP/IP
8 31 (16.94%) FCoE
9 27 (14.75%) HTTP
10 26 (14.21%) LAN
10 26 (14.21%) WAN
11 23 (12.57%) Firewall
12 22 (12.02%) Multicast
12 22 (12.02%) SSH
13 21 (11.48%) DHCP
14 16 (8.74%) Internet
15 11 (6.01%) VLAN
16 10 (5.46%) FTP
16 10 (5.46%) SSL
17 8 (4.37%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 29 (15.85%) MySQL
3 20 (10.93%) Hadoop
4 19 (10.38%) HBase
5 10 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.28%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.73%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.73%) Redis
8 3 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.64%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.09%) Big Data
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.55%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.55%) DataStage
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (15.30%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.92%) Subversion
3 8 (4.37%) JIRA
4 7 (3.83%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.73%) Gitweb
6 4 (2.19%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.55%) Ant
7 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.55%) Maven
General
1 38 (20.77%) Finance
2 28 (15.30%) Banking
3 9 (4.92%) Financial Institution
4 7 (3.83%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.19%) Games
6 3 (1.64%) Advertising
6 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.09%) Billing
7 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.55%) Automotive
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) German Language
8 1 (0.55%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.55%) Retail
8 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (34.97%) Administrator
2 36 (19.67%) Systems Administrator
3 29 (15.85%) Architect
4 27 (14.75%) Unix Administrator
5 25 (13.66%) Infrastructure Architect
6 22 (12.02%) Linux Administrator
7 16 (8.74%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 14 (7.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 12 (6.56%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (6.56%) Storage Engineer
10 11 (6.01%) Cloud Engineer
10 11 (6.01%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (5.46%) Solaris Administrator
12 9 (4.92%) SAN Engineer
12 9 (4.92%) VMWare Administrator
13 8 (4.37%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 8 (4.37%) NetApp Engineer
13 8 (4.37%) SAN Storage Engineer
13 8 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (4.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.11%) LAMP
2 23 (12.57%) Middleware
3 18 (9.84%) HTML
4 17 (9.29%) Rendezvous
4 17 (9.29%) XML
4 17 (9.29%) XSLT
5 15 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (5.46%) libvirt
7 7 (3.83%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (2.73%) Node.js
8 5 (2.73%) Web Services
9 4 (2.19%) .NET
9 4 (2.19%) CGI
9 4 (2.19%) Embperl
9 4 (2.19%) FastCGI
9 4 (2.19%) Memcached
9 4 (2.19%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (1.64%) 802.1X
11 2 (1.09%) ELK Stack
12 1 (0.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.21%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.38%) Client/Server
3 13 (7.10%) Replication
4 12 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.56%) Private Cloud
5 9 (4.92%) Clustering
6 8 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.28%) Online Banking
7 6 (3.28%) Symmetrix
8 4 (2.19%) Derivative
8 4 (2.19%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.19%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (2.19%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.64%) Fintech
9 3 (1.64%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.64%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.09%) HACMP
10 2 (1.09%) PKI
10 2 (1.09%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 157 (85.79%) Linux
2 97 (53.01%) Windows
3 76 (41.53%) Unix
4 75 (40.98%) Solaris
5 54 (29.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (11.48%) Windows Server
7 16 (8.74%) Data ONTAP
8 13 (7.10%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (6.56%) SUSE
9 12 (6.56%) Ubuntu
10 10 (5.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 10 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (4.92%) AIX
11 9 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (4.37%) VMS
12 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (3.83%) CentOS
13 7 (3.83%) Windows XP
14 6 (3.28%) HPUX
15 4 (2.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.77%) Performance Tuning
2 29 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (14.21%) DevOps
4 24 (13.11%) Configuration Management
5 22 (12.02%) Benchmarking
6 21 (11.48%) Change Management
7 19 (10.38%) Migration
8 18 (9.84%) ITIL
8 18 (9.84%) Load Balancing
9 16 (8.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (8.74%) Kernel Tuning
10 14 (7.65%) High Availability
11 13 (7.10%) Server Virtualisation
12 11 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (5.46%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (5.46%) Open Source
14 9 (4.92%) Data Management
14 9 (4.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 9 (4.92%) Patch Management
15 8 (4.37%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (31.15%) SQL
2 50 (27.32%) Bash Shell
3 47 (25.68%) Perl
4 35 (19.13%) Python
5 32 (17.49%) Shell Script
6 28 (15.30%) Java
7 19 (10.38%) JavaScript
7 19 (10.38%) Korn
8 17 (9.29%) PowerShell
8 17 (9.29%) Ruby
9 12 (6.56%) PHP
10 11 (6.01%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.28%) C
11 6 (3.28%) C-shell
12 5 (2.73%) Bourne shell
12 5 (2.73%) C++
13 4 (2.19%) Go
13 4 (2.19%) SystemTap
14 1 (0.55%) Julia
Qualifications
1 17 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (6.56%) Degree
2 12 (6.56%) RHCE
3 11 (6.01%) CCNA
3 11 (6.01%) CCNP
3 11 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.46%) RHCA
4 10 (5.46%) RHCSA
5 5 (2.73%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.19%) MCSE
6 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.64%) VCP5
7 3 (1.64%) VCP6
8 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.09%) MCSA
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.09%) RHCT
8 2 (1.09%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.55%) GCP
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 96 (52.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (21.31%) KVM
3 35 (19.13%) Active Directory
4 34 (18.58%) vSphere
5 31 (16.94%) SRDF
6 26 (14.21%) Hyper-V
6 26 (14.21%) Oracle RAC
7 25 (13.66%) Xen
8 23 (12.57%) Samba
9 12 (6.56%) iptables
9 12 (6.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 12 (6.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 11 (6.01%) VMware ESX
11 10 (5.46%) XenServer
12 9 (4.92%) Squid
12 9 (4.92%) Veritas File System
13 7 (3.83%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (3.83%) VMware Server
13 7 (3.83%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (2.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 41 (22.40%) Puppet
2 22 (12.02%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (9.29%) Nagios
4 16 (8.74%) HAProxy
5 13 (7.10%) Ansible
5 13 (7.10%) NetBackup
6 9 (4.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 7 (3.83%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (3.28%) OpenView
8 6 (3.28%) SCOM
9 5 (2.73%) Grafana
9 5 (2.73%) Graphite
9 5 (2.73%) Graylog
9 5 (2.73%) Icinga
9 5 (2.73%) StatsD
9 5 (2.73%) Terraform
10 4 (2.19%) Oracle ZFS
10 4 (2.19%) SCCM
11 3 (1.64%) EMC Navisphere
11 3 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 137 (74.86%) VMware
2 86 (46.99%) NetApp
2 86 (46.99%) Oracle
3 53 (28.96%) IBM
4 49 (26.78%) Red Hat
5 46 (25.14%) EMC
6 45 (24.59%) Sun
7 41 (22.40%) Cisco
7 41 (22.40%) HP
8 31 (16.94%) Veritas
9 25 (13.66%) Intel
10 24 (13.11%) Microsoft
11 20 (10.93%) Sybase
12 19 (10.38%) Brocade
13 17 (9.29%) DataSynapse
13 17 (9.29%) TIBCO
14 14 (7.65%) CommVault
15 8 (4.37%) 3PAR
15 8 (4.37%) Canon
16 7 (3.83%) NETGEAR
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