The table below looks at the statistics for NFS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFS over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 497 452 491
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +39
Contract jobs citing NFS 104 123 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.95% 2.40% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 71 48
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£375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.75 £35.00 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.15 £35.00 £49.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £35.00 £65.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £35.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-12.14% -39.13%

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
5325 5115 4873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.61% 9.62% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3003 2634 2354
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 581 607
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

NFS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NFS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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 -51 95 £375 -11.76% 16
London -26 46 £511 -2.20% 7
South East -1 19 £388 - 8
South West -18 18 £325 +8.33%
Berkshire +16 14 £338 - 3
City of London +11 10 £525 -12.50% 1
Bristol - 8 £214 -
Reading +18 6 £300 - 1
Slough - 6 £375 - 1
South Wales - 6 £440 - 2
Wales - 6 £440 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £263 - 1
North East - 5 £263 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £263 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 -
Gloucester - 3 £375 -
Surrey -6 2 £550 +41.93% 3
Kent - 2 £550 - 1
Hertfordshire -15 1 - -
East of England -20 1 - -
North West - 1 £320 -
Somerset - 1 £350 -
Scotland - - - - 1
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Havant - - - -
Helensburgh - - - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 137 (72.49%) Linux
2 96 (50.79%) Windows
3 94 (49.74%) VMware
4 85 (44.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 80 (42.33%) Red Hat
6 77 (40.74%) NetApp
7 72 (38.10%) DNS
8 68 (35.98%) iSCSI
9 65 (34.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 65 (34.39%) UNIX
10 63 (33.33%) Active Directory
10 63 (33.33%) SAN
11 61 (32.28%) Perl
12 54 (28.57%) HP
12 54 (28.57%) NAS
13 48 (25.40%) TCP/IP
14 46 (24.34%) Cisco
14 46 (24.34%) Security Cleared
15 44 (23.28%) LDAP
16 41 (21.69%) Oracle
17 40 (21.16%) CentOS
18 39 (20.63%) SC Cleared
19 38 (20.11%) Apache
20 37 (19.58%) SQL
20 37 (19.58%) Fibre Channel
21 36 (19.05%) EMC
22 35 (18.52%) Solaris
23 34 (17.99%) Firewall
24 30 (15.87%) Finance
24 30 (15.87%) Microsoft

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 38 (20.11%) Apache
2 12 (6.35%) Tomcat
2 12 (6.35%) WebLogic
3 11 (5.82%) IIS
3 11 (5.82%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.23%) MS Exchange
5 6 (3.17%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.12%) Drupal
8 3 (1.59%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (1.59%) Moodle
8 3 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.53%) Confluence
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.53%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.53%) Zimbra
10 1 (0.53%) Liferay
10 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) RMDS
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.53%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.59%) Joyent
2 2 (1.06%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (38.10%) DNS
2 68 (35.98%) iSCSI
3 63 (33.33%) SAN
4 54 (28.57%) NAS
5 48 (25.40%) TCP/IP
6 44 (23.28%) LDAP
7 37 (19.58%) Fibre Channel
8 34 (17.99%) Firewall
9 25 (13.23%) VPN
10 22 (11.64%) LAN
10 22 (11.64%) SNMP
11 21 (11.11%) WAN
11 21 (11.11%) SSH
12 18 (9.52%) VLAN
12 18 (9.52%) FCoE
13 17 (8.99%) Multicast
14 14 (7.41%) DHCP
15 13 (6.88%) HTTP
16 10 (5.29%) SMTP
16 10 (5.29%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.99%) MySQL
2 16 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.12%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.59%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.59%) HBase
5 3 (1.59%) Redis
6 2 (1.06%) Ingres
7 1 (0.53%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.53%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.70%) Subversion
3 6 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.12%) JIRA
5 3 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.06%) Hudson
7 1 (0.53%) Gradle
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.53%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.53%) Selenium
7 1 (0.53%) Ant
7 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.53%) IntelliJ
General
1 30 (15.87%) Finance
2 16 (8.47%) Banking
3 11 (5.82%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.17%) Games
6 5 (2.65%) Retail
6 5 (2.65%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.59%) Legal
8 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.06%) Front Office
8 2 (1.06%) Electronics
8 2 (1.06%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.53%) French Language
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (15.87%) Administrator
2 23 (12.17%) Support Engineer
3 22 (11.64%) Systems Administrator
4 21 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
5 18 (9.52%) Storage Engineer
5 18 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
6 15 (7.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 15 (7.94%) Consultant
7 14 (7.41%) Analyst
8 13 (6.88%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (6.35%) Architect
10 11 (5.82%) Linux Support
11 10 (5.29%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) Systems Support
12 8 (4.23%) Storage Consultant
13 7 (3.70%) Project Engineer
13 7 (3.70%) UNIX Engineer
13 7 (3.70%) Linux Support Engineer
14 6 (3.17%) Storage Administrator
14 6 (3.17%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.29%) LAMP
2 9 (4.76%) XML
3 8 (4.23%) SOAP
3 8 (4.23%) Middleware
4 5 (2.65%) XSLT
5 4 (2.12%) HTML
5 4 (2.12%) CSS
5 4 (2.12%) Rendezvous
6 3 (1.59%) JSON
6 3 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.06%) Laravel
7 2 (1.06%) Java SE
7 2 (1.06%) YAML
7 2 (1.06%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.06%) JDBC
7 2 (1.06%) .NET
8 1 (0.53%) CGI
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.53%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.53%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.29%) Replication
2 20 (10.58%) Clustering
3 10 (5.29%) Client/Server
4 9 (4.76%) Open Source
4 9 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 8 (4.23%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.17%) Online Games
7 5 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.12%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.12%) CESG
8 4 (2.12%) Animation
8 4 (2.12%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.59%) New Media
9 3 (1.59%) Equities
9 3 (1.59%) VLE
9 3 (1.59%) Firmware
10 2 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (1.06%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.06%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 137 (72.49%) Linux
2 96 (50.79%) Windows
3 65 (34.39%) UNIX
3 65 (34.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (21.16%) CentOS
5 35 (18.52%) Solaris
6 24 (12.70%) Ubuntu
7 21 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (7.94%) Windows 7
9 13 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.23%) Windows XP
11 6 (3.17%) AIX
12 5 (2.65%) Scientific Linux
12 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (2.12%) Windows 2000
13 4 (2.12%) Debian
14 3 (1.59%) Fedora
14 3 (1.59%) SUSE
14 3 (1.59%) VMS
14 3 (1.59%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (8.47%) Migration
2 13 (6.88%) DevOps
3 12 (6.35%) ITIL
4 11 (5.82%) Service Management
4 11 (5.82%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (5.29%) ITSM
6 9 (4.76%) Change Control
7 7 (3.70%) Validation
8 6 (3.17%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.17%) Capacity Management
9 5 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.65%) OO
9 5 (2.65%) Benchmarking
9 5 (2.65%) Load Balancing
9 5 (2.65%) Performance Management
10 4 (2.12%) Kanban
10 4 (2.12%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 61 (32.28%) Perl
2 37 (19.58%) SQL
3 23 (12.17%) Shell Script
3 23 (12.17%) Korn
4 21 (11.11%) Java
5 20 (10.58%) PowerShell
6 19 (10.05%) Python
7 18 (9.52%) Bash Shell
8 16 (8.47%) Ruby
9 15 (7.94%) VB
10 14 (7.41%) C
11 12 (6.35%) PHP
12 10 (5.29%) VBA
13 8 (4.23%) PL/SQL
14 6 (3.17%) JavaScript
14 6 (3.17%) Bourne shell
15 4 (2.12%) C-shell
15 4 (2.12%) C++
16 2 (1.06%) XPath
16 2 (1.06%) AWK
Qualifications
1 46 (24.34%) Security Cleared
2 39 (20.63%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.88%) MCSE
3 13 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.35%) RHCE
4 12 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (5.82%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.29%) Degree
6 10 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (5.29%) CCNA
7 9 (4.76%) NCDA
8 7 (3.70%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.12%) MCP
10 3 (1.59%) HNC
10 3 (1.59%) CCA
10 3 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.59%) MCT
10 3 (1.59%) NCIE
10 3 (1.59%) VCP5
11 2 (1.06%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.70%) QA
2 6 (3.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (44.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 21 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.99%) Squid
4 17 (8.99%) Samba
5 16 (8.47%) VMware ESX
6 15 (7.94%) vSphere
7 13 (6.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (6.88%) Postfix
7 13 (6.88%) Sendmail
8 12 (6.35%) Xen
8 12 (6.35%) vCloud
9 10 (5.29%) KVM
10 8 (4.23%) XenApp
11 7 (3.70%) qmail
11 7 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (3.70%) SRDF
12 5 (2.65%) XenServer
13 4 (2.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (9.52%) Puppet
2 13 (6.88%) EMC NetWorker
3 11 (5.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 10 (5.29%) Nagios
4 10 (5.29%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.17%) Backup Exec
5 6 (3.17%) SCCM
6 5 (2.65%) SCOM
6 5 (2.65%) OpenView
7 4 (2.12%) MIMEsweeper
7 4 (2.12%) MAILsweeper
7 4 (2.12%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.59%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.59%) Opsview
8 3 (1.59%) YUM
9 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.06%) nmon
9 2 (1.06%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 94 (49.74%) VMware
2 80 (42.33%) Red Hat
3 77 (40.74%) NetApp
4 54 (28.57%) HP
5 46 (24.34%) Cisco
6 41 (21.69%) Oracle
7 36 (19.05%) EMC
8 30 (15.87%) Microsoft
9 29 (15.34%) IBM
10 26 (13.76%) Citrix
11 19 (10.05%) Sun
12 17 (8.99%) Veritas
13 15 (7.94%) F5
14 14 (7.41%) JBoss
15 12 (6.35%) Juniper
15 12 (6.35%) Brocade
16 10 (5.29%) Websense
17 8 (4.23%) Redknee
18 6 (3.17%) Dell
19 5 (2.65%) Intel
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable Dependant on SkillS
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago