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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 516 536 543
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +7
Contract jobs citing NFS 125 102 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 1.84% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 64 38
Median daily rate £450 £363 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £277 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £391 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.01% +30.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £30.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.75 -

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
6527 5540 5262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 10.22% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4000 3086 2788
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 663 647
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £11.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £38.23 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +4.76%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +13 124 £450 +20.00% 17
London +21 71 £473 +45.38% 6
South East -2 32 £450 +2.79% 7
City of London +47 15 £475 +48.43% 3
Buckinghamshire +23 14 £500 +24.22%
Milton Keynes +13 12 £500 +21.95%
Berkshire +1 9 £365 +14.06% 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 - -
North East - 7 - -
North West -10 4 £350 +20.68% 1
Surrey -12 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Kent -17 4 £420 -16.00%
East of England +7 3 £345 -10.96%
Yorkshire -2 3 £525 +40.00% 2
Surbiton - 3 £475 -
Slough +7 2 £365 +14.06%
Hampshire +3 2 £438 +66.66% 4
Manchester -6 2 £350 +20.68%
South Yorkshire -8 2 £525 -
Merseyside - 2 £350 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Reading - 2 £488 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £525 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £345 -
East Midlands +11 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire +9 1 - -
Northampton +2 1 - -
Northamptonshire -1 1 - -
West Yorkshire -3 1 £498 +32.66% 2

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 165 (81.28%) Linux
2 111 (54.68%) VMware
3 101 (49.75%) Windows
4 86 (42.36%) SAN
5 82 (40.39%) NetApp
6 79 (38.92%) Unix
7 69 (33.99%) VMware Infrastructure
8 67 (33.00%) Puppet
8 67 (33.00%) Red Hat
9 64 (31.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 60 (29.56%) DNS
11 59 (29.06%) Finance
11 59 (29.06%) iSCSI
12 57 (28.08%) Perl
13 55 (27.09%) Fibre Channel
13 55 (27.09%) DevOps
14 54 (26.60%) LDAP
15 52 (25.62%) Python
15 52 (25.62%) Cisco
16 50 (24.63%) NAS
17 47 (23.15%) Solaris
18 45 (22.17%) Oracle
19 42 (20.69%) Active Directory
20 41 (20.20%) Microsoft
21 40 (19.70%) Configuration Management
22 39 (19.21%) ITIL
23 37 (18.23%) HP
24 36 (17.73%) Apache
25 34 (16.75%) IBM
25 34 (16.75%) Veritas

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 36 (17.73%) Apache
2 28 (13.79%) Tomcat
3 27 (13.30%) OpenStack
4 13 (6.40%) IIS
4 13 (6.40%) WebSphere
5 12 (5.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 11 (5.42%) JBoss
7 10 (4.93%) Oracle Coherence
7 10 (4.93%) WebLogic
8 9 (4.43%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (4.43%) MS Exchange
8 9 (4.43%) Node.js
9 6 (2.96%) SharePoint
10 5 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.46%) Jetty
11 4 (1.97%) Confluence
12 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.99%) FileNet
14 1 (0.49%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (7.88%) MS Office
2 15 (7.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Maple
3 1 (0.49%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) RMDS
1 1 (0.49%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.30%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.43%) IaaS
3 7 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.96%) Office 365
4 6 (2.96%) PaaS
5 5 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (1.48%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.49%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 86 (42.36%) SAN
2 60 (29.56%) DNS
3 59 (29.06%) iSCSI
4 55 (27.09%) Fibre Channel
5 54 (26.60%) LDAP
6 50 (24.63%) NAS
7 29 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 25 (12.32%) Firewall
9 19 (9.36%) FCoE
10 17 (8.37%) LAN
10 17 (8.37%) WAN
11 14 (6.90%) HTTP
11 14 (6.90%) Multicast
12 13 (6.40%) DHCP
13 10 (4.93%) SSH
14 9 (4.43%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (3.45%) OpenLDAP
15 7 (3.45%) SMTP
16 6 (2.96%) VLAN
17 5 (2.46%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.85%) MySQL
3 15 (7.39%) Hadoop
4 12 (5.91%) HBase
5 8 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.46%) Couchbase
7 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.99%) DB2
8 2 (0.99%) IDOL
8 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.49%) Big Data
9 1 (0.49%) Redis
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.93%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (3.94%) JIRA
5 5 (2.46%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.97%) Ant
6 4 (1.97%) git-flow
6 4 (1.97%) Subversion
7 2 (0.99%) GCC
7 2 (0.99%) Maven
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.49%) Gitweb
8 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
General
1 59 (29.06%) Finance
2 14 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 13 (6.40%) Banking
4 12 (5.91%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.46%) Legal
6 4 (1.97%) Law
6 4 (1.97%) Marketing
7 3 (1.48%) Games
8 2 (0.99%) Advertising
8 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.99%) Retail
9 1 (0.49%) Billing
9 1 (0.49%) Front Office
9 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (29.06%) Administrator
2 45 (22.17%) Systems Administrator
3 36 (17.73%) Linux Engineer
4 24 (11.82%) Unix Administrator
5 22 (10.84%) Unix Engineer
6 20 (9.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (8.87%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (8.87%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 15 (7.39%) Architect
8 15 (7.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 13 (6.40%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (6.40%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 12 (5.91%) Linux Administrator
10 12 (5.91%) Support Engineer
10 12 (5.91%) VMware Engineer
11 11 (5.42%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 11 (5.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 11 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (5.42%) Storage Administrator
12 10 (4.93%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.34%) Web Services
2 15 (7.39%) LAMP
3 14 (6.90%) Middleware
4 11 (5.42%) Rendezvous
4 11 (5.42%) XML
5 10 (4.93%) HTML
5 10 (4.93%) XSLT
6 7 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (2.96%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (2.46%) Java EE
8 5 (2.46%) JRuby
9 4 (1.97%) Dropwizard
9 4 (1.97%) JMX
9 4 (1.97%) jQuery
9 4 (1.97%) Swagger
10 3 (1.48%) REST
11 2 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.99%) libvirt
11 2 (0.99%) SOAP
12 1 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.82%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.37%) Clustering
3 15 (7.39%) Private Cloud
4 14 (6.90%) HACMP
5 13 (6.40%) Management Information System
6 12 (5.91%) Replication
7 10 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (4.43%) EMC VNX
9 7 (3.45%) Client/Server
9 7 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (2.96%) EMC VMAX
11 5 (2.46%) CMDB
11 5 (2.46%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.97%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.97%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (1.48%) Biology
13 3 (1.48%) Life Science
13 3 (1.48%) Online Games
13 3 (1.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 165 (81.28%) Linux
2 101 (49.75%) Windows
3 79 (38.92%) Unix
4 64 (31.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (23.15%) Solaris
6 22 (10.84%) CentOS
6 22 (10.84%) Windows Server
7 20 (9.85%) AIX
8 19 (9.36%) Ubuntu
9 18 (8.87%) Data ONTAP
10 14 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (4.93%) Debian
13 8 (3.94%) Windows 7
13 8 (3.94%) Windows XP
14 5 (2.46%) VyOS
15 4 (1.97%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.09%) DevOps
2 40 (19.70%) Configuration Management
3 39 (19.21%) ITIL
4 31 (15.27%) Open Source
5 27 (13.30%) Migration
6 26 (12.81%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (10.84%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (9.36%) High Availability
10 18 (8.87%) Service Management
11 14 (6.90%) Capacity Management
12 13 (6.40%) Benchmarking
12 13 (6.40%) ITSM
13 12 (5.91%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (5.42%) ITIL V3
14 11 (5.42%) Project Management
15 10 (4.93%) Dependency Management
15 10 (4.93%) Mentoring
15 10 (4.93%) Performance Analysis
16 9 (4.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (28.08%) Perl
2 52 (25.62%) Python
3 32 (15.76%) Bash Shell
3 32 (15.76%) SQL
4 25 (12.32%) Java
5 19 (9.36%) PowerShell
6 17 (8.37%) Shell Script
7 16 (7.88%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.93%) Korn
9 7 (3.45%) PHP
9 7 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.45%) Ruby
10 6 (2.96%) C
11 4 (1.97%) C++
12 3 (1.48%) C-shell
13 2 (0.99%) AWK
13 2 (0.99%) sed
13 2 (0.99%) VBScript
14 1 (0.49%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.49%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 24 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.85%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.36%) RHCE
4 16 (7.88%) RHCA
5 13 (6.40%) CCNA
5 13 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (6.40%) Degree
6 7 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.96%) CCNP
7 6 (2.96%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.96%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.48%) MCSA
8 3 (1.48%) MCSE
8 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.99%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.94%) SLA
2 7 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 69 (33.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (20.69%) Active Directory
3 24 (11.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 23 (11.33%) VMware ESX
4 23 (11.33%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (10.84%) vSphere
6 21 (10.34%) Hyper-V
7 16 (7.88%) KVM
7 16 (7.88%) Xen
8 15 (7.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 14 (6.90%) SRDF
10 13 (6.40%) Oracle RAC
11 12 (5.91%) Samba
12 10 (4.93%) iptables
13 8 (3.94%) Docker
13 8 (3.94%) Oracle Clusterware
14 6 (2.96%) Squid
15 5 (2.46%) Firmware
15 5 (2.46%) GPFS
15 5 (2.46%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 67 (33.00%) Puppet
2 22 (10.84%) Nagios
3 20 (9.85%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (8.37%) SCOM
5 15 (7.39%) NetBackup
6 12 (5.91%) HAProxy
7 9 (4.43%) Ansible
7 9 (4.43%) Cacti
7 9 (4.43%) OVSD
7 9 (4.43%) vRealize
8 8 (3.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 7 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (2.96%) EMC VPLEX
10 6 (2.96%) ZABBIX
11 5 (2.46%) Bacula
11 5 (2.46%) logstash
11 5 (2.46%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.97%) Casper Suite
12 4 (1.97%) CFEngine
12 4 (1.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 111 (54.68%) VMware
2 82 (40.39%) NetApp
3 67 (33.00%) Red Hat
4 52 (25.62%) Cisco
5 45 (22.17%) Oracle
6 41 (20.20%) Microsoft
7 37 (18.23%) HP
8 34 (16.75%) IBM
8 34 (16.75%) Veritas
9 33 (16.26%) EMC
10 21 (10.34%) Brocade
11 15 (7.39%) Isilon
12 14 (6.90%) Intel
13 12 (5.91%) Sybase
14 11 (5.42%) Citrix
14 11 (5.42%) DataSynapse
14 11 (5.42%) Symantec
14 11 (5.42%) TIBCO
15 10 (4.93%) Dell
15 10 (4.93%) F5
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £49.46 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
SLS Services Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Merseyside
Robert Walters UK
Rate: Competitive Market Day Rates
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago