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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 496 504 493
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing NFS 100 91 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.91% 1.79% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 41 40
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£348 £375 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £313 £413
% change year-on-year
+24.00% -24.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - -

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
5237 5089 4450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.82% 9.61% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2957 2740 2132
Average daily rate £350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £164 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 607 625 608
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.38 £11.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -7 96 £350 -6.66% 16
London +21 52 £325 -21.21% 5
South East -14 19 £466 +37.92% 2
City of London +17 15 £320 -24.70%
Yorkshire - 11 £375 -
Kent - 8 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 6 - -
Canary Wharf - 6 - -
Surrey - 5 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 -
Tonbridge - 5 £488 -
Camberley - 5 £400 -
Leeds - 5 £375 -
East of England +3 4 £388 +35.96% 8
Berkshire -1 4 £320 +23.07% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £388 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £375 -
Scotland +3 3 - -
Docklands, London - 3 £650 -
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 - -
North West - 3 £290 - 1
South West +7 2 £344 -1.78%
Slough 0 2 £320 +23.07%
Manchester - 2 £290 - 1
Somerset +15 1 £388 +10.71%
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £300 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - - 1

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 105 (62.13%) Linux
2 100 (59.17%) VMware
3 99 (58.58%) SAN
4 95 (56.21%) Windows
5 73 (43.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 70 (41.42%) NetApp
7 62 (36.69%) DNS
8 60 (35.50%) NAS
9 57 (33.73%) UNIX
10 54 (31.95%) Red Hat
11 53 (31.36%) Finance
12 46 (27.22%) Microsoft
12 46 (27.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 46 (27.22%) iSCSI
13 44 (26.04%) Cisco
14 43 (25.44%) Solaris
15 41 (24.26%) Perl
15 41 (24.26%) HP
15 41 (24.26%) EMC
16 38 (22.49%) LDAP
17 35 (20.71%) Oracle
18 34 (20.12%) IBM
19 33 (19.53%) Windows Server 2008
19 33 (19.53%) Fibre Channel
20 31 (18.34%) SQL
21 30 (17.75%) PowerShell
22 29 (17.16%) Python
23 28 (16.57%) Clustering
24 26 (15.38%) Apache
24 26 (15.38%) TCP/IP

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 26 (15.38%) Apache
2 22 (13.02%) Tomcat
3 18 (10.65%) MS Exchange
4 16 (9.47%) IIS
5 12 (7.10%) JBoss
6 7 (4.14%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 6 (3.55%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.96%) Confluence
8 5 (2.96%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.78%) TPMS
9 3 (1.78%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.18%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (1.18%) Lync
11 1 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.55%) RMDS
2 2 (1.18%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (1.18%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.55%) IaaS
3 5 (2.96%) PaaS
4 2 (1.18%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.18%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 99 (58.58%) SAN
2 62 (36.69%) DNS
3 60 (35.50%) NAS
4 46 (27.22%) iSCSI
5 38 (22.49%) LDAP
6 33 (19.53%) Fibre Channel
7 26 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 19 (11.24%) DHCP
9 18 (10.65%) WAN
9 18 (10.65%) LAN
10 16 (9.47%) BIG-IP
11 14 (8.28%) FCoE
12 12 (7.10%) HTTP
13 10 (5.92%) Multicast
14 8 (4.73%) Firewall
15 7 (4.14%) VoIP
16 6 (3.55%) SSL
16 6 (3.55%) VLAN
17 4 (2.37%) VPN
17 4 (2.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.47%) MySQL
3 11 (6.51%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.96%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.96%) HBase
5 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (5.33%) JIRA
1 9 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.14%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.55%) Subversion
4 5 (2.96%) Gerrit
5 4 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.59%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.59%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.59%) ClearCase
General
1 53 (31.36%) Finance
2 21 (12.43%) Banking
3 19 (11.24%) Telecoms
4 12 (7.10%) Legal
5 9 (5.33%) Law
6 6 (3.55%) Marketing
7 5 (2.96%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.96%) Advertising
8 4 (2.37%) Games
9 1 (0.59%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.59%) Retail
9 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (25.44%) Administrator
2 27 (15.98%) Systems Administrator
3 17 (10.06%) Architect
4 13 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (5.92%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (5.92%) Storage Engineer
7 8 (4.73%) Analyst
7 8 (4.73%) Consultant
7 8 (4.73%) Storage Administrator
7 8 (4.73%) UNIX Administrator
8 7 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (4.14%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.14%) Windows Administrator
8 7 (4.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.55%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) SAN Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.10%) XML
2 8 (4.73%) SOAP
2 8 (4.73%) Rendezvous
2 8 (4.73%) Middleware
3 7 (4.14%) HTML
4 6 (3.55%) XSLT
5 5 (2.96%) Ultra Messaging
6 4 (2.37%) REST
7 3 (1.78%) JSON
7 3 (1.78%) Web Services
8 2 (1.18%) JDBC
8 2 (1.18%) JMS
8 2 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.18%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.59%) Java EE
9 1 (0.59%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.59%) .NET
9 1 (0.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.57%) Clustering
2 25 (14.79%) Data Centre
3 18 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.51%) Symmetrix
5 10 (5.92%) HACMP
6 9 (5.33%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.73%) Replication
7 8 (4.73%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.37%) Online Games
8 4 (2.37%) Kindle
9 3 (1.78%) IPTV
9 3 (1.78%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.18%) FlexPod
10 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.18%) Wiki
10 2 (1.18%) Statistics
10 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.59%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 105 (62.13%) Linux
2 95 (56.21%) Windows
3 57 (33.73%) UNIX
4 46 (27.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (25.44%) Solaris
6 33 (19.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (14.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (8.28%) CentOS
9 14 (8.28%) Ubuntu
10 10 (5.92%) Windows 7
11 8 (4.73%) AIX
12 6 (3.55%) SUSE
13 4 (2.37%) HPUX
14 3 (1.78%) Android
14 3 (1.78%) Debian
15 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.59%) zOS
15 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.38%) ITIL
1 26 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
2 23 (13.61%) Migration
3 21 (12.43%) Service Management
4 15 (8.88%) Configuration Management
5 12 (7.10%) Performance Monitoring
5 12 (7.10%) Change Control
5 12 (7.10%) Capacity Management
6 11 (6.51%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (5.92%) Project Management
8 9 (5.33%) DevOps
8 9 (5.33%) Open Source
8 9 (5.33%) Workflow
9 8 (4.73%) Benchmarking
9 8 (4.73%) ITSM
10 7 (4.14%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (3.55%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.55%) Change Management
11 6 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (3.55%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (24.26%) Perl
2 31 (18.34%) SQL
3 30 (17.75%) PowerShell
4 29 (17.16%) Python
5 19 (11.24%) Bash Shell
6 16 (9.47%) Java
7 13 (7.69%) C
8 9 (5.33%) Shell Script
8 9 (5.33%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.73%) Korn
10 7 (4.14%) Ruby
11 5 (2.96%) VBScript
11 5 (2.96%) VB
12 2 (1.18%) VBA
13 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (6.51%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.92%) SC Cleared
2 10 (5.92%) Degree
3 9 (5.33%) NCDA
4 8 (4.73%) NCIE
5 7 (4.14%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.55%) MCSE
6 6 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.96%) CCNP
8 4 (2.37%) CCNA
8 4 (2.37%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.78%) VCAP
9 3 (1.78%) JNCIA
9 3 (1.78%) JNCIS
9 3 (1.78%) MCP
10 2 (1.18%) RHCE
10 2 (1.18%) CCIE
10 2 (1.18%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) SLA
2 4 (2.37%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 73 (43.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (14.20%) Active Directory
3 22 (13.02%) VMware ESX
4 19 (11.24%) Hyper-V
5 17 (10.06%) vSphere
5 17 (10.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 15 (8.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 15 (8.88%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (8.28%) Samba
8 12 (7.10%) Xen
9 10 (5.92%) SRDF
9 10 (5.92%) KVM
10 5 (2.96%) XenApp
10 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (2.37%) iptables
12 2 (1.18%) Firmware
13 1 (0.59%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (14.20%) Puppet
2 21 (12.43%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (9.47%) NetBackup
4 10 (5.92%) Tivoli
4 10 (5.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (4.73%) Nagios
6 7 (4.14%) OVSD
7 6 (3.55%) Icinga
8 4 (2.37%) OpenView
8 4 (2.37%) Control-M
8 4 (2.37%) WSUS
9 3 (1.78%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.78%) vMotion
9 3 (1.78%) Opsview
9 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (1.78%) EMC Navisphere
9 3 (1.78%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.78%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (1.78%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 100 (59.17%) VMware
2 70 (41.42%) NetApp
3 54 (31.95%) Red Hat
4 46 (27.22%) Microsoft
5 44 (26.04%) Cisco
6 41 (24.26%) HP
6 41 (24.26%) EMC
7 35 (20.71%) Oracle
8 34 (20.12%) IBM
9 21 (12.43%) F5
10 18 (10.65%) Sun
11 17 (10.06%) Veritas
11 17 (10.06%) Brocade
12 15 (8.88%) Symantec
12 15 (8.88%) 3PAR
13 12 (7.10%) Amdocs
14 11 (6.51%) Sybase
15 10 (5.92%) Citrix
16 9 (5.33%) Intel
17 8 (4.73%) TIBCO
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