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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 509 512 460
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -52
Contract jobs citing NFS 85 88 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.59% 1.68% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 48 70
Average daily rate
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£395 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £217 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.69% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
5359 5226 4517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.62% 9.46% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2979 2681 2160
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 598 639
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -6 80 £398 -0.31% 22
London +16 43 £406 -4.41% 11
South East -10 25 £405 +55.76% 6
City of London +20 13 £320 -32.63% 3
Kent - 7 £488 - 1
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £403 +19.25% 2
Hampshire -7 5 £263 -30.00%
Tonbridge - 5 £488 -
Berkshire -13 4 £320 +52.38% 1
Camberley - 4 £394 - 1
Surrey - 4 £394 - 2
Farnborough - 4 £263 -
Scotland +7 3 - - 2
Slough -4 3 £320 +28.00%
Milton Keynes -11 3 £443 +31.11% 2
Edinburgh - 3 - -
East of England +21 2 £275 - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £275 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £408 -
North West - 2 £408 -
East Midlands - 2 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Wiltshire +11 1 £300 -10.44%
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear +4 1 - - 1
Docklands, London 0 1 £650 +4.00%
North East -5 1 - - 1
South West -14 1 £300 -25.00%
Daresbury - 1 £408 -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 98 (62.03%) Linux
2 96 (60.76%) VMware
3 86 (54.43%) Windows
4 85 (53.80%) SAN
5 77 (48.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 68 (43.04%) NetApp
7 63 (39.87%) DNS
8 55 (34.81%) UNIX
9 54 (34.18%) iSCSI
10 51 (32.28%) Finance
11 49 (31.01%) Red Hat
12 46 (29.11%) Solaris
12 46 (29.11%) Cisco
13 44 (27.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 42 (26.58%) EMC
15 41 (25.95%) NAS
16 40 (25.32%) Oracle
17 39 (24.68%) Perl
18 37 (23.42%) HP
18 37 (23.42%) Fibre Channel
19 34 (21.52%) Microsoft
20 33 (20.89%) Python
21 32 (20.25%) Puppet
22 31 (19.62%) Performance Tuning
22 31 (19.62%) Clustering
22 31 (19.62%) LDAP
23 30 (18.99%) Hyper-V
24 29 (18.35%) Windows Server 2008
24 29 (18.35%) IBM
24 29 (18.35%) SQL

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 24 (15.19%) Apache
2 21 (13.29%) Tomcat
3 13 (8.23%) MS Exchange
4 12 (7.59%) IIS
5 11 (6.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 10 (6.33%) WebSphere
7 9 (5.70%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (3.16%) Confluence
9 5 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (2.53%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (1.90%) JBoss
11 3 (1.90%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.27%) TPMS
12 2 (1.27%) Lync
12 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
12 2 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.80%) RMDS
2 2 (1.27%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (1.27%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.80%) PaaS
2 4 (2.53%) IaaS
3 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 85 (53.80%) SAN
2 63 (39.87%) DNS
3 54 (34.18%) iSCSI
4 41 (25.95%) NAS
5 37 (23.42%) Fibre Channel
6 31 (19.62%) LDAP
7 27 (17.09%) TCP/IP
8 23 (14.56%) LAN
8 23 (14.56%) WAN
9 19 (12.03%) DHCP
10 18 (11.39%) BIG-IP
11 17 (10.76%) HTTP
12 15 (9.49%) Multicast
13 14 (8.86%) FCoE
14 8 (5.06%) SSL
15 7 (4.43%) SSH
15 7 (4.43%) VoIP
16 5 (3.16%) VLAN
17 4 (2.53%) NetScaler
17 4 (2.53%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.49%) MySQL
3 14 (8.86%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.43%) HBase
4 7 (4.43%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.63%) MS Access
6 1 (0.63%) DB2
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (6.96%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.70%) JIRA
3 7 (4.43%) Subversion
3 7 (4.43%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.16%) Gerrit
5 3 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
General
1 51 (32.28%) Finance
2 25 (15.82%) Banking
3 23 (14.56%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.96%) Law
5 10 (6.33%) Legal
5 10 (6.33%) Games
6 5 (3.16%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.90%) Advertising
8 2 (1.27%) Retail
9 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 32 (20.25%) Administrator
2 20 (12.66%) Architect
2 20 (12.66%) Systems Administrator
3 15 (9.49%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (6.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (6.33%) Delivery Manager
6 9 (5.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.06%) Storage Administrator
7 8 (5.06%) UNIX Administrator
8 7 (4.43%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) Consultant
9 6 (3.80%) Storage Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.80%) Windows Administrator
10 5 (3.16%) Project Engineer
10 5 (3.16%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.13%) XML
2 13 (8.23%) SOAP
3 12 (7.59%) Middleware
4 11 (6.96%) Rendezvous
5 10 (6.33%) HTML
5 10 (6.33%) XSLT
6 7 (4.43%) REST
7 5 (3.16%) Ultra Messaging
8 3 (1.90%) Web Services
8 3 (1.90%) JSON
9 1 (0.63%) Java SE
9 1 (0.63%) Java EE
9 1 (0.63%) .NET
9 1 (0.63%) J2EE
9 1 (0.63%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.62%) Clustering
2 17 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.59%) Open Source
4 10 (6.33%) Online Games
4 10 (6.33%) Replication
4 10 (6.33%) Symmetrix
5 9 (5.70%) HACMP
6 8 (5.06%) Hedge funds
7 7 (4.43%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.16%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.53%) Kindle
10 3 (1.90%) IPTV
10 3 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.27%) FlexPod
11 2 (1.27%) Wiki
11 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.27%) Statistics
12 1 (0.63%) CESG
12 1 (0.63%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 98 (62.03%) Linux
2 86 (54.43%) Windows
3 55 (34.81%) UNIX
4 46 (29.11%) Solaris
5 44 (27.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (18.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (11.39%) CentOS
10 14 (8.86%) Ubuntu
11 10 (6.33%) Windows 7
12 7 (4.43%) SUSE
12 7 (4.43%) AIX
13 6 (3.80%) HPUX
14 3 (1.90%) Android
15 2 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (1.27%) Debian
16 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.62%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (11.39%) ITIL
2 18 (11.39%) Migration
3 15 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (9.49%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (8.86%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.23%) Benchmarking
5 13 (8.23%) Change Control
6 11 (6.96%) DevOps
7 10 (6.33%) Capacity Management
7 10 (6.33%) Workflow
8 8 (5.06%) Project Management
8 8 (5.06%) Service Management
9 7 (4.43%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.80%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.80%) ITSM
11 5 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.16%) Performance Analysis
12 4 (2.53%) Network Load Balancing
12 4 (2.53%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.68%) Perl
2 33 (20.89%) Python
3 29 (18.35%) SQL
4 22 (13.92%) Java
5 19 (12.03%) Bash Shell
6 18 (11.39%) PowerShell
7 12 (7.59%) JavaScript
7 12 (7.59%) C
8 11 (6.96%) Ruby
8 11 (6.96%) Shell Script
9 8 (5.06%) Korn
10 5 (3.16%) VBScript
11 4 (2.53%) VB
12 3 (1.90%) VBA
13 2 (1.27%) Bourne shell
13 2 (1.27%) C++
14 1 (0.63%) XPath
14 1 (0.63%) C#
14 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.06%) NCIE
3 8 (5.06%) Degree
4 7 (4.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (3.80%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.80%) NCDA
6 4 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.53%) CCNA
7 3 (1.90%) JNCIA
7 3 (1.90%) JNCIS
7 3 (1.90%) CCNP
7 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.90%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.90%) MCSE
7 3 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.27%) RHCE
8 2 (1.27%) OCP
9 1 (0.63%) ISEB
9 1 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.06%) SLA
2 4 (2.53%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 77 (48.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (18.99%) Hyper-V
3 28 (17.72%) Active Directory
4 22 (13.92%) Xen
5 18 (11.39%) VMware ESX
6 16 (10.13%) KVM
6 16 (10.13%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (8.86%) vSphere
7 14 (8.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 14 (8.86%) Samba
8 13 (8.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 12 (7.59%) SRDF
10 10 (6.33%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (3.16%) XenApp
12 4 (2.53%) vCloud
13 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.90%) iptables
14 2 (1.27%) Firmware
15 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (20.25%) Puppet
2 26 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (6.96%) Nagios
4 9 (5.70%) NetBackup
4 9 (5.70%) Tivoli
4 9 (5.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 9 (5.70%) Icinga
5 6 (3.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 6 (3.80%) OVSD
6 5 (3.16%) SCOM
6 5 (3.16%) Opsview
7 4 (2.53%) collectd
7 4 (2.53%) Graphite
7 4 (2.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (2.53%) Cobbler
7 4 (2.53%) WSUS
8 3 (1.90%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.90%) OpenView
8 3 (1.90%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (1.90%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 96 (60.76%) VMware
2 68 (43.04%) NetApp
3 49 (31.01%) Red Hat
4 46 (29.11%) Cisco
5 42 (26.58%) EMC
6 40 (25.32%) Oracle
7 37 (23.42%) HP
8 34 (21.52%) Microsoft
9 29 (18.35%) IBM
10 18 (11.39%) F5
10 18 (11.39%) Veritas
11 17 (10.76%) Citrix
12 15 (9.49%) Sun
13 14 (8.86%) Intel
14 13 (8.23%) 3PAR
15 12 (7.59%) Amdocs
16 11 (6.96%) TIBCO
16 11 (6.96%) Symantec
16 11 (6.96%) Sybase
17 10 (6.33%) Dell
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago