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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 497 449 494
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +45
Contract jobs citing NFS 117 129 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 2.13% 2.59% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 82 51
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £623 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £47.50

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
5498 4975 4864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.44% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3068 2639 2339
Average daily rate £345 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 566 607
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +4.61%
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 £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 -39 108 £400 -5.88% 27
London -9 62 £450 -13.46% 13
South East -12 23 £375 -3.22% 2
City of London +10 18 £400 -33.33% 5
Berkshire +25 17 £300 -
South West -18 11 £375 +25.00%
Reading +20 10 £300 -
Slough - 7 £375 -
Wales - 6 £350 -
South Wales - 6 £350 -
Surrey -14 5 £550 +41.93% 2
West Midlands - 4 - - 2
Hertfordshire -22 2 £320 - 3
East of England -26 2 £320 +28.00% 3
Kent - 2 £550 -
Coventry - 2 - - 2
North West -3 1 £320 +6.66% 2
Hampshire -13 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £325 -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Wallingford - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Helensburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 155 (71.43%) Linux
2 103 (47.47%) Windows
3 102 (47.00%) VMware
4 93 (42.86%) Red Hat
5 91 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 89 (41.01%) DNS
7 80 (36.87%) NetApp
8 79 (36.41%) SAN
8 79 (36.41%) UNIX
9 77 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 70 (32.26%) Active Directory
11 69 (31.80%) iSCSI
12 67 (30.88%) Perl
13 59 (27.19%) HP
14 51 (23.50%) Cisco
15 50 (23.04%) NAS
16 48 (22.12%) Fibre Channel
16 48 (22.12%) Apache
17 47 (21.66%) EMC
18 45 (20.74%) TCP/IP
18 45 (20.74%) SQL
19 44 (20.28%) Oracle
19 44 (20.28%) LDAP
20 42 (19.35%) Solaris
20 42 (19.35%) Security Cleared
21 41 (18.89%) Citrix
22 36 (16.59%) Finance
22 36 (16.59%) Firewall
22 36 (16.59%) CentOS
23 35 (16.13%) SC Cleared

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 48 (22.12%) Apache
2 18 (8.29%) MS Exchange
3 16 (7.37%) Tomcat
4 15 (6.91%) WebSphere
4 15 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (5.99%) IIS
6 11 (5.07%) WebLogic
7 8 (3.69%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (1.84%) Drupal
10 3 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (1.38%) Moodle
10 3 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.92%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.92%) Zimbra
12 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.46%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 12 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.84%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) ENOVIA
2 3 (1.38%) RMDS
2 3 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) Joyent
2 2 (0.92%) Office 365
3 1 (0.46%) PaaS
3 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (41.01%) DNS
2 79 (36.41%) SAN
3 69 (31.80%) iSCSI
4 50 (23.04%) NAS
5 48 (22.12%) Fibre Channel
6 45 (20.74%) TCP/IP
7 44 (20.28%) LDAP
8 36 (16.59%) Firewall
9 28 (12.90%) LAN
10 27 (12.44%) WAN
11 25 (11.52%) DHCP
11 25 (11.52%) VPN
12 20 (9.22%) Multicast
12 20 (9.22%) VLAN
12 20 (9.22%) SSH
13 19 (8.76%) SNMP
14 18 (8.29%) FCoE
15 14 (6.45%) HTTP
16 11 (5.07%) SMTP
17 9 (4.15%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.76%) MySQL
2 18 (8.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.30%) RDBMS
3 5 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.84%) Ingres
5 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.38%) JasperReports
5 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.38%) HBase
5 3 (1.38%) Redis
5 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.46%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (4.15%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.76%) Subversion
3 5 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.38%) JIRA
4 3 (1.38%) PHPUnit
4 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
General
1 36 (16.59%) Finance
2 24 (11.06%) Banking
3 14 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.15%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.23%) Games
5 7 (3.23%) Automotive
6 6 (2.76%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.76%) Retail
7 5 (2.30%) Legal
8 4 (1.84%) Law
9 2 (0.92%) Front Office
10 1 (0.46%) Back Office
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 30 (13.82%) Linux Engineer
2 29 (13.36%) Administrator
3 21 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (9.22%) Support Engineer
5 18 (8.29%) Linux Administrator
6 17 (7.83%) Storage Engineer
6 17 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
6 17 (7.83%) Analyst
7 16 (7.37%) Architect
7 16 (7.37%) Consultant
8 13 (5.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 12 (5.53%) Linux Support
10 9 (4.15%) UNIX Engineer
10 9 (4.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (3.69%) Linux Support Engineer
11 8 (3.69%) Storage Consultant
12 7 (3.23%) Project Engineer
12 7 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.23%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.76%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.07%) Middleware
1 11 (5.07%) LAMP
2 10 (4.61%) SOAP
3 9 (4.15%) XML
4 6 (2.76%) HTML
4 6 (2.76%) CSS
5 5 (2.30%) XSLT
6 4 (1.84%) Laravel
6 4 (1.84%) JDBC
6 4 (1.84%) Rendezvous
7 3 (1.38%) Web Services
7 3 (1.38%) CGI
7 3 (1.38%) DAO
7 3 (1.38%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.38%) JSON
7 3 (1.38%) YAML
7 3 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.92%) Java SE
8 2 (0.92%) .NET
9 1 (0.46%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.75%) Clustering
2 31 (14.29%) Replication
3 14 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.61%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.61%) Open Source
4 10 (4.61%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.15%) Hedge funds
6 8 (3.69%) Fat Client
6 8 (3.69%) Thin Client
7 7 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.23%) Online Games
8 4 (1.84%) LPAR
8 4 (1.84%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.84%) Animation
8 4 (1.84%) CESG
9 3 (1.38%) Firmware
9 3 (1.38%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.38%) VLE
9 3 (1.38%) Equities
9 3 (1.38%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 155 (71.43%) Linux
2 103 (47.47%) Windows
3 79 (36.41%) UNIX
4 77 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (19.35%) Solaris
6 36 (16.59%) CentOS
7 28 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (11.06%) Windows 7
9 22 (10.14%) Ubuntu
10 18 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (5.07%) AIX
12 8 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (3.69%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.76%) Scientific Linux
14 5 (2.30%) VMS
14 5 (2.30%) Debian
15 4 (1.84%) Windows 2000
16 3 (1.38%) Fedora
16 3 (1.38%) SUSE
16 3 (1.38%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (8.76%) Migration
2 17 (7.83%) DevOps
3 16 (7.37%) ITIL
4 13 (5.99%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (5.99%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (5.53%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (5.53%) Validation
5 12 (5.53%) Service Management
6 11 (5.07%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (4.61%) ITSM
8 9 (4.15%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.69%) Change Control
9 8 (3.69%) Capacity Management
9 8 (3.69%) Performance Management
9 8 (3.69%) Benchmarking
10 7 (3.23%) OO
11 6 (2.76%) Scrum
11 6 (2.76%) Configuration Management
12 5 (2.30%) Load Balancing
12 5 (2.30%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 67 (30.88%) Perl
2 45 (20.74%) SQL
3 28 (12.90%) Korn
4 26 (11.98%) Java
5 24 (11.06%) Python
5 24 (11.06%) Shell Script
6 22 (10.14%) Bash Shell
7 19 (8.76%) VB
8 17 (7.83%) PHP
9 16 (7.37%) C
9 16 (7.37%) Ruby
9 16 (7.37%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.61%) VBA
11 9 (4.15%) Bourne shell
12 8 (3.69%) JavaScript
12 8 (3.69%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.30%) C++
14 3 (1.38%) C-shell
15 2 (0.92%) XPath
15 2 (0.92%) AWK
Qualifications
1 42 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 35 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.76%) RHCE
4 17 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (7.83%) CCNA
5 16 (7.37%) MCSE
5 16 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (5.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (4.61%) Degree
7 10 (4.61%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.15%) JNCIA
9 7 (3.23%) NCDA
10 5 (2.30%) CCA
10 5 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.30%) HNC
10 5 (2.30%) RHCT
10 5 (2.30%) MCITP
11 4 (1.84%) MCT
12 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.38%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.23%) QA
2 6 (2.76%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (32.26%) Active Directory
3 18 (8.29%) VMware ESX
3 18 (8.29%) Samba
3 18 (8.29%) Squid
3 18 (8.29%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 15 (6.91%) vSphere
6 14 (6.45%) Postfix
6 14 (6.45%) XenApp
7 13 (5.99%) Xen
8 12 (5.53%) Sendmail
9 11 (5.07%) SRDF
9 11 (5.07%) KVM
10 10 (4.61%) vCloud
11 8 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (3.23%) qmail
13 6 (2.76%) Docker
13 6 (2.76%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (2.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (9.68%) Puppet
2 18 (8.29%) Nagios
3 14 (6.45%) NetBackup
4 13 (5.99%) Backup Exec
5 12 (5.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 12 (5.53%) EMC NetWorker
5 12 (5.53%) MIMEsweeper
5 12 (5.53%) MAILsweeper
6 8 (3.69%) SCCM
7 6 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.76%) OpenView
8 5 (2.30%) Tivoli
8 5 (2.30%) SCOM
9 4 (1.84%) Cobbler
9 4 (1.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.38%) EMC TimeFinder
10 3 (1.38%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.38%) Cacti
10 3 (1.38%) Icinga
10 3 (1.38%) Opsview
Vendors
1 102 (47.00%) VMware
2 93 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 80 (36.87%) NetApp
4 59 (27.19%) HP
5 51 (23.50%) Cisco
6 47 (21.66%) EMC
7 44 (20.28%) Oracle
8 41 (18.89%) Citrix
9 34 (15.67%) IBM
10 33 (15.21%) Microsoft
11 22 (10.14%) Sun
12 21 (9.68%) Veritas
13 18 (8.29%) Juniper
14 16 (7.37%) JBoss
15 13 (5.99%) Brocade
16 12 (5.53%) F5
17 10 (4.61%) Redknee
17 10 (4.61%) Websense
18 8 (3.69%) Isilon
18 8 (3.69%) Intel
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