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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 534 544 487
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -57
Contract jobs citing NFS 92 61 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.82% 1.19% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 34 78
Average daily rate £413 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £381 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £441 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.14% +17.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
5051 5109 4804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.80% 9.98% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3002 2778 2398
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 596 547
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £31.47 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 14 February 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 29 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 90 £413 -13.15% 22
London +11 47 £450 -7.69% 9
South East +15 13 £451 +14.05% 2
South West +8 9 £335 +97.05% 2
Swindon - 8 £335 -
Wiltshire - 8 £335 -
Yorkshire - 8 - - 4
City of London +51 7 £438 -20.45% 4
Sheffield - 7 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 7 - - 2
West Midlands - 6 £355 -
Birmingham - 6 £355 -
Kent -3 4 £475 -
Surrey - 4 £475 -
East of England 0 3 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 £185 - 1
Cambridge - 3 - - 1
Berkshire +3 2 £305 -6.15% 1
Reading - 2 £305 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £183 - 1
North East -21 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Durham - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Farnborough - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 130 (67.36%) Linux
2 98 (50.78%) Unix
3 79 (40.93%) Red Hat
3 79 (40.93%) VMware
4 76 (39.38%) Perl
5 71 (36.79%) Windows
6 70 (36.27%) SAN
7 69 (35.75%) Finance
7 69 (35.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (31.61%) Python
9 59 (30.57%) Puppet
10 55 (28.50%) DNS
11 54 (27.98%) Veritas
12 51 (26.42%) NetApp
13 48 (24.87%) ITIL
13 48 (24.87%) Bash Shell
14 47 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 46 (23.83%) Solaris
16 44 (22.80%) iSCSI
17 42 (21.76%) Oracle
17 42 (21.76%) Cisco
17 42 (21.76%) Configuration Management
18 41 (21.24%) LDAP
19 40 (20.73%) Microsoft
19 40 (20.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 39 (20.21%) TCP/IP
21 38 (19.69%) EMC
21 38 (19.69%) Samba
22 37 (19.17%) NAS
23 34 (17.62%) Fibre Channel

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 20 (10.36%) Apache
2 13 (6.74%) OpenStack
3 12 (6.22%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.22%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.22%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.66%) Jetty
5 7 (3.63%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (3.63%) IIS
5 7 (3.63%) Node.js
5 7 (3.63%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.07%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.07%) nginx
7 3 (1.55%) JBoss
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (1.55%) SAS
7 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.52%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (4.15%) MS Office
2 7 (3.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Maple
3 1 (0.52%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 4 (2.07%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.52%) RMDS
2 1 (0.52%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.63%) IaaS
3 5 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (2.59%) Office 365
4 4 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.07%) PaaS
5 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.55%) IBM PureFlex
5 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (36.27%) SAN
2 55 (28.50%) DNS
3 44 (22.80%) iSCSI
4 41 (21.24%) LDAP
5 39 (20.21%) TCP/IP
6 37 (19.17%) NAS
7 34 (17.62%) Fibre Channel
8 18 (9.33%) FTP
9 17 (8.81%) DHCP
10 16 (8.29%) Firewall
11 15 (7.77%) SSH
12 14 (7.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (7.25%) SNMP
13 13 (6.74%) SMTP
14 10 (5.18%) IMAP
15 9 (4.66%) FCoE
15 9 (4.66%) SSL
16 8 (4.15%) Kerberos
16 8 (4.15%) VPN
17 6 (3.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.81%) Hadoop
2 15 (7.77%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.25%) MySQL
4 11 (5.70%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.66%) Big Data
5 9 (4.66%) Couchbase
5 9 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.07%) InterSystems Cache
7 4 (2.07%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.04%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.52%) HBase
10 1 (0.52%) MS Access
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.15%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (3.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.11%) Subversion
4 5 (2.59%) Bitbucket
5 4 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (2.07%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.07%) JMeter
5 4 (2.07%) Selenium
6 3 (1.55%) JConsole
6 3 (1.55%) JIRA
6 3 (1.55%) JProfiler
6 3 (1.55%) VisualVM
6 3 (1.55%) YourKit
7 2 (1.04%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.04%) PVCS
7 2 (1.04%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (35.75%) Finance
2 32 (16.58%) Banking
3 22 (11.40%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.18%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.59%) Front Office
5 5 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.55%) Legal
6 3 (1.55%) Marketing
6 3 (1.55%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Games
7 1 (0.52%) International Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (32.12%) Administrator
2 59 (30.57%) Systems Administrator
3 38 (19.69%) Unix Administrator
4 33 (17.10%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 22 (11.40%) Linux Administrator
6 21 (10.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 20 (10.36%) Linux Engineer
8 18 (9.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (7.77%) Architect
9 15 (7.77%) Unix Engineer
10 13 (6.74%) Analyst
10 13 (6.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 12 (6.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (6.22%) Storage Engineer
12 11 (5.70%) Solaris Administrator
12 11 (5.70%) Solaris Systems Administrator
13 10 (5.18%) SAN Engineer
13 10 (5.18%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
14 9 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (4.66%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.29%) Web Services
2 14 (7.25%) LAMP
3 9 (4.66%) Java EE
3 9 (4.66%) LAPP Stack
4 6 (3.11%) Middleware
5 4 (2.07%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (2.07%) Akka
5 4 (2.07%) JMX
5 4 (2.07%) jQuery
5 4 (2.07%) JRuby
5 4 (2.07%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (2.07%) Swagger
5 4 (2.07%) XML
6 3 (1.55%) JMS
6 3 (1.55%) POSIX
7 2 (1.04%) .NET
7 2 (1.04%) Ultra Messaging
7 2 (1.04%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.51%) Data Centre
2 24 (12.44%) Clustering
3 12 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.18%) CMDB
4 10 (5.18%) EMC VNX
4 10 (5.18%) HACMP
4 10 (5.18%) Private Cloud
5 9 (4.66%) Replication
6 8 (4.15%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.63%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.11%) Biology
8 6 (3.11%) CLARiiON
8 6 (3.11%) FlexPod
8 6 (3.11%) Life Science
9 5 (2.59%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (2.59%) Hedge funds
10 4 (2.07%) Client/Server
10 4 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (2.07%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.55%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 130 (67.36%) Linux
2 98 (50.78%) Unix
3 71 (36.79%) Windows
4 69 (35.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (23.83%) Solaris
6 26 (13.47%) Windows Server
7 23 (11.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (10.88%) CentOS
9 20 (10.36%) AIX
9 20 (10.36%) Ubuntu
10 18 (9.33%) Data ONTAP
11 14 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (6.22%) Debian
13 11 (5.70%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (3.63%) SUSE
14 7 (3.63%) Windows 7
15 4 (2.07%) Mac OS X
15 4 (2.07%) VyOS
15 4 (2.07%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.87%) ITIL
2 42 (21.76%) Configuration Management
3 34 (17.62%) DevOps
4 28 (14.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (14.51%) Open Source
5 27 (13.99%) Migration
6 22 (11.40%) High Availability
7 21 (10.88%) Performance Analysis
7 21 (10.88%) Performance Tuning
8 20 (10.36%) Load Balancing
8 20 (10.36%) Performance Monitoring
9 19 (9.84%) ITIL V3
10 18 (9.33%) Service Management
11 16 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (7.77%) Change Management
13 14 (7.25%) Patch Management
14 12 (6.22%) Capacity Planning
15 11 (5.70%) Problem Management
15 11 (5.70%) Project Management
15 11 (5.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (39.38%) Perl
2 61 (31.61%) Python
3 48 (24.87%) Bash Shell
4 31 (16.06%) Shell Script
5 27 (13.99%) SQL
6 23 (11.92%) PowerShell
7 20 (10.36%) Java
8 12 (6.22%) Korn
9 11 (5.70%) AWK
9 11 (5.70%) sed
10 10 (5.18%) C
11 9 (4.66%) C-shell
11 9 (4.66%) Ruby
12 7 (3.63%) T-SQL
12 7 (3.63%) VBScript
13 5 (2.59%) JavaScript
14 3 (1.55%) C++
15 2 (1.04%) PHP
15 2 (1.04%) VB
16 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (10.88%) Degree
2 20 (10.36%) Security Cleared
3 19 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 16 (8.29%) CCNA
4 16 (8.29%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (3.11%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.11%) MCSE
6 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.59%) NCDA
7 5 (2.59%) NCIE
8 4 (2.07%) CCNP
8 4 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.07%) RHCA
8 4 (2.07%) RHCE
8 4 (2.07%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.04%) IBM AIX Certification
9 2 (1.04%) MCSA
10 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.22%) SLA
2 10 (5.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.52%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (20.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 38 (19.69%) Samba
4 34 (17.62%) Active Directory
5 23 (11.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 23 (11.92%) VMware ESX
6 21 (10.88%) vSphere
7 14 (7.25%) Hyper-V
8 10 (5.18%) vCloud
9 9 (4.66%) Docker
10 8 (4.15%) GPFS
11 7 (3.63%) Firmware
11 7 (3.63%) iptables
12 5 (2.59%) Xen
13 4 (2.07%) Ceph
13 4 (2.07%) Varnish
13 4 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (2.07%) XenApp
14 3 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (1.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (30.57%) Puppet
2 26 (13.47%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (7.77%) Nagios
4 10 (5.18%) HAProxy
5 9 (4.66%) NetBackup
6 8 (4.15%) Cacti
7 6 (3.11%) Ganglia
7 6 (3.11%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (3.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 5 (2.59%) OVSD
8 5 (2.59%) SCCM
9 4 (2.07%) Backup Exec
9 4 (2.07%) Bacula
9 4 (2.07%) BladeLogic
9 4 (2.07%) Casper Suite
9 4 (2.07%) DatAdvantage
9 4 (2.07%) EMC VPLEX
9 4 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (2.07%) SELinux
9 4 (2.07%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (40.93%) Red Hat
1 79 (40.93%) VMware
2 54 (27.98%) Veritas
3 51 (26.42%) NetApp
4 42 (21.76%) Cisco
4 42 (21.76%) Oracle
5 40 (20.73%) Microsoft
6 38 (19.69%) EMC
7 32 (16.58%) HP
8 30 (15.54%) IBM
9 21 (10.88%) Brocade
9 21 (10.88%) Sun
10 18 (9.33%) Dell
11 13 (6.74%) Cognizant
11 13 (6.74%) Isilon
12 10 (5.18%) ServiceNow
13 9 (4.66%) 3PAR
13 9 (4.66%) Citrix
13 9 (4.66%) F5
14 5 (2.59%) BMC
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Team Jobs
Rate: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum +28 days hols pro-rata,free parking
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £170 - £200 per day + On-Call Allowance
Posted: 12 days ago