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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network File System (NFS)
UK
Rank 537 541 558
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +17
Contract jobs citing NFS 59 77 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.13% 1.47% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 51 36
Median daily rate £410 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £440 £395
% change year-on-year
-20.45% +11.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -66.66%

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
5211 5237 5265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.49% 10.24% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3276 3101 2894
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 467 596
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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 +25 56 £408 -9.44% 16
London +1 34 £438 -2.77% 8
South East +13 12 £400 -11.20% 2
Surrey +17 8 £400 -15.83% 1
Berkshire +22 4 - - 1
Yorkshire +15 4 £350 -33.33% 1
Bracknell - 4 - - 1
Sheffield -2 3 £350 -33.33%
South Yorkshire -7 3 £350 -33.33%
West Midlands +1 2 £444 +21.57%
City of London -2 2 £450 - 4
North East -17 2 £250 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £250 -
Woking - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £375 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +12 1 - -
Leicestershire +7 1 £175 -4.10%
East Midlands -1 1 £175 -5.40% 2
East of England -5 1 - - 1
Birmingham -6 1 £275 -24.65%
Warwickshire - 1 £613 -
Epsom - 1 £400 - 1
St Albans - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £175 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 133 (89.26%) Linux
2 90 (60.40%) VMware
3 76 (51.01%) Unix
4 71 (47.65%) SAN
5 70 (46.98%) Solaris
6 69 (46.31%) Oracle
7 67 (44.97%) Windows
7 67 (44.97%) DNS
8 63 (42.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 62 (41.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 60 (40.27%) Red Hat
11 59 (39.60%) NetApp
12 52 (34.90%) Sun
12 52 (34.90%) LDAP
13 51 (34.23%) NAS
13 51 (34.23%) Bash Shell
14 50 (33.56%) Perl
15 45 (30.20%) IBM
16 41 (27.52%) SQL
16 41 (27.52%) HP
17 39 (26.17%) iSCSI
18 38 (25.50%) EMC
19 36 (24.16%) Veritas
20 35 (23.49%) Finance
21 32 (21.48%) Puppet
22 31 (20.81%) Active Directory
22 31 (20.81%) TCP/IP
22 31 (20.81%) Python
23 30 (20.13%) Apache
24 28 (18.79%) Shell Script

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 30 (20.13%) Apache
2 20 (13.42%) IIS
2 20 (13.42%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.38%) OpenStack
3 11 (7.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 11 (7.38%) WebSphere
4 10 (6.71%) DataSynapse
4 10 (6.71%) Oracle Coherence
5 9 (6.04%) WebLogic
6 8 (5.37%) JBoss
7 7 (4.70%) nginx
8 3 (2.01%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (2.01%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.34%) Confluence
9 2 (1.34%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.67%) GlassFish
Applications
1 18 (12.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) RMDS
1 3 (2.01%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.72%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.34%) IaaS
5 1 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.67%) GitHub
5 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 71 (47.65%) SAN
2 67 (44.97%) DNS
3 52 (34.90%) LDAP
4 51 (34.23%) NAS
5 39 (26.17%) iSCSI
6 31 (20.81%) TCP/IP
7 25 (16.78%) SSH
8 22 (14.77%) Fibre Channel
9 18 (12.08%) DHCP
10 17 (11.41%) FCoE
10 17 (11.41%) Firewall
10 17 (11.41%) FTP
10 17 (11.41%) HTTP
11 13 (8.72%) Internet
12 12 (8.05%) LAN
12 12 (8.05%) WAN
13 11 (7.38%) Multicast
14 10 (6.71%) SSL
15 8 (5.37%) Kerberos
15 8 (5.37%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.09%) MySQL
2 18 (12.08%) SQL Server
3 13 (8.72%) Hadoop
4 10 (6.71%) HBase
5 5 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.68%) Big Data
6 4 (2.68%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.01%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.67%) Redis
8 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (11.41%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.37%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.36%) JIRA
4 3 (2.01%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.34%) Gerrit
5 2 (1.34%) Subversion
6 1 (0.67%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.67%) Gitweb
6 1 (0.67%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (23.49%) Finance
2 17 (11.41%) Banking
3 6 (4.03%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.36%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Games
7 1 (0.67%) German Language
7 1 (0.67%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.67%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (44.97%) Administrator
2 36 (24.16%) Systems Administrator
3 35 (23.49%) Unix Administrator
4 30 (20.13%) Linux Administrator
5 19 (12.75%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 16 (10.74%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (10.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 14 (9.40%) Architect
8 12 (8.05%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (8.05%) Solaris Administrator
9 9 (6.04%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (6.04%) VMWare Administrator
10 8 (5.37%) SAN Administrator
10 8 (5.37%) Storage Administrator
10 8 (5.37%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.03%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.03%) Support Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Unix Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.40%) LAMP
2 11 (7.38%) HTML
2 11 (7.38%) Middleware
2 11 (7.38%) XML
3 10 (6.71%) Rendezvous
3 10 (6.71%) XSLT
4 7 (4.70%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (4.03%) libvirt
6 4 (2.68%) .NET
6 4 (2.68%) Web Services
7 3 (2.01%) CGI
7 3 (2.01%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (2.01%) Embperl
7 3 (2.01%) FastCGI
7 3 (2.01%) Memcached
7 3 (2.01%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.34%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.34%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (1.34%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.77%) Data Centre
2 18 (12.08%) Replication
3 13 (8.72%) Client/Server
4 10 (6.71%) Enterprise Storage
4 10 (6.71%) Symmetrix
5 8 (5.37%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (5.37%) Private Cloud
6 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.70%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.03%) Clustering
8 5 (3.36%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.68%) Derivative
9 4 (2.68%) Online Banking
10 3 (2.01%) CLARiiON
10 3 (2.01%) HP Storage
10 3 (2.01%) Life Science
10 3 (2.01%) PKI
11 2 (1.34%) Fintech
11 2 (1.34%) RIA
11 2 (1.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 133 (89.26%) Linux
2 76 (51.01%) Unix
3 70 (46.98%) Solaris
4 67 (44.97%) Windows
5 62 (41.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (11.41%) Windows Server
7 14 (9.40%) SUSE
8 13 (8.72%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (8.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 10 (6.71%) AIX
11 8 (5.37%) Ubuntu
12 7 (4.70%) VMS
12 7 (4.70%) Windows XP
13 6 (4.03%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (4.03%) HPUX
14 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (2.01%) Debian
15 3 (2.01%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.78%) Configuration Management
2 21 (14.09%) Change Management
3 20 (13.42%) DevOps
4 19 (12.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (12.75%) Performance Tuning
5 18 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (11.41%) High Availability
6 17 (11.41%) Load Balancing
7 15 (10.07%) Migration
8 12 (8.05%) Kernel Tuning
9 11 (7.38%) Benchmarking
9 11 (7.38%) Open Source
10 9 (6.04%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (5.37%) ITIL
11 8 (5.37%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (4.70%) Capacity Management
12 7 (4.70%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (4.70%) Low Latency
12 7 (4.70%) SDLC
12 7 (4.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (34.23%) Bash Shell
2 50 (33.56%) Perl
3 41 (27.52%) SQL
4 31 (20.81%) Python
5 28 (18.79%) Shell Script
6 21 (14.09%) Java
7 17 (11.41%) Korn
8 16 (10.74%) PowerShell
9 12 (8.05%) JavaScript
10 10 (6.71%) PL/SQL
11 8 (5.37%) Ruby
12 5 (3.36%) Bourne shell
12 5 (3.36%) C-shell
12 5 (3.36%) PHP
13 4 (2.68%) C
13 4 (2.68%) C++
13 4 (2.68%) Go
13 4 (2.68%) SystemTap
14 1 (0.67%) Julia
Qualifications
1 12 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.04%) Degree
3 8 (5.37%) RHCE
4 6 (4.03%) CCNA
4 6 (4.03%) CCNP
4 6 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.03%) RHCA
4 6 (4.03%) RHCSA
4 6 (4.03%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.34%) MCSE
6 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.34%) RHCT
6 2 (1.34%) VCP5
6 2 (1.34%) VCP6
6 2 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.67%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.67%) HND
7 1 (0.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.34%) QA
1 2 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.34%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.67%) GCP
2 1 (0.67%) ISO27005
2 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (42.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (20.81%) Active Directory
3 25 (16.78%) Samba
4 24 (16.11%) vSphere
5 22 (14.77%) KVM
6 21 (14.09%) SRDF
7 19 (12.75%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (12.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 17 (11.41%) Veritas File System
8 17 (11.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 13 (8.72%) Hyper-V
10 11 (7.38%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (7.38%) Xen
11 8 (5.37%) iptables
12 6 (4.03%) VMware Server
12 6 (4.03%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (4.03%) XenServer
13 5 (3.36%) Squid
13 5 (3.36%) vCloud
13 5 (3.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 32 (21.48%) Puppet
2 18 (12.08%) Nagios
3 17 (11.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 14 (9.40%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (8.72%) Ansible
6 11 (7.38%) Red Hat Satellite
7 10 (6.71%) NetBackup
8 8 (5.37%) EMC Navisphere
8 8 (5.37%) HAProxy
9 5 (3.36%) OpenView
10 4 (2.68%) Oracle ZFS
10 4 (2.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (2.68%) SCCM
10 4 (2.68%) SCOM
10 4 (2.68%) Terraform
11 3 (2.01%) OpenIDM
11 3 (2.01%) PowerCLI
11 3 (2.01%) RANCID
11 3 (2.01%) systemd
11 3 (2.01%) vRealize
Vendors
1 90 (60.40%) VMware
2 69 (46.31%) Oracle
3 60 (40.27%) Red Hat
4 59 (39.60%) NetApp
5 52 (34.90%) Sun
6 45 (30.20%) IBM
7 41 (27.52%) HP
8 38 (25.50%) EMC
9 36 (24.16%) Veritas
10 25 (16.78%) Cisco
11 18 (12.08%) Brocade
12 15 (10.07%) Microsoft
13 13 (8.72%) Sybase
14 12 (8.05%) CommVault
14 12 (8.05%) Intel
15 10 (6.71%) TIBCO
16 9 (6.04%) 3PAR
17 8 (5.37%) Canon
17 8 (5.37%) Veeam
18 7 (4.70%) Dell