The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 490 475 458
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Contract jobs citing NFS 100 98 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 1.96% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 49
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £300 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £343
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £67.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -48.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £67.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -48.14%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5204 4992 4741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.52% 9.76% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2881 2543 2270
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 607 607 629
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £33.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 -10 88 £375 -11.76% 30
London -19 43 £450 -4.76% 18
South West -18 19 £291 -6.29% 1
South East -3 15 £400 +3.22% 6
Bristol - 11 £194 -
City of London +13 10 £469 -21.87% 6
Wales - 10 £440 -
South Wales - 9 £440 -
Berkshire +3 7 £375 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £263 - 2
North East - 5 £263 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £263 - 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £363 - 1
Gloucester - 4 £363 - 1
Slough - 3 - -
East of England -18 2 £285 - 1
Reading - 2 £338 - 1
Surrey -9 1 £550 +41.93% 1
Kent - 1 £550 -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stevenage - - - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 128 (68.45%) Linux
2 100 (53.48%) VMware
3 98 (52.41%) Windows
4 84 (44.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 81 (43.32%) NetApp
6 73 (39.04%) iSCSI
7 72 (38.50%) Red Hat
8 69 (36.90%) SAN
9 67 (35.83%) DNS
10 64 (34.22%) NAS
11 60 (32.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 59 (31.55%) UNIX
13 56 (29.95%) Perl
13 56 (29.95%) Active Directory
14 54 (28.88%) HP
15 51 (27.27%) TCP/IP
16 49 (26.20%) Oracle
17 48 (25.67%) Cisco
18 45 (24.06%) Security Cleared
19 44 (23.53%) LDAP
20 43 (22.99%) CentOS
21 41 (21.93%) Fibre Channel
21 41 (21.93%) SQL
22 40 (21.39%) Solaris
22 40 (21.39%) SC Cleared
23 39 (20.86%) EMC
24 37 (19.79%) Firewall
25 32 (17.11%) Apache
26 30 (16.04%) IBM
26 30 (16.04%) Finance

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 32 (17.11%) Apache
2 12 (6.42%) IIS
3 11 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 11 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.81%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.28%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.67%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (2.67%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.14%) Drupal
8 3 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.60%) Moodle
9 1 (0.53%) MediaWiki
9 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.53%) Confluence
9 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.53%) Liferay
9 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.14%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.67%) RMDS
2 2 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Joyent
2 2 (1.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 73 (39.04%) iSCSI
2 69 (36.90%) SAN
3 67 (35.83%) DNS
4 64 (34.22%) NAS
5 51 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 44 (23.53%) LDAP
7 41 (21.93%) Fibre Channel
8 37 (19.79%) Firewall
9 29 (15.51%) LAN
10 27 (14.44%) WAN
11 23 (12.30%) VPN
11 23 (12.30%) FCoE
12 22 (11.76%) Multicast
12 22 (11.76%) SNMP
13 17 (9.09%) VLAN
13 17 (9.09%) SSH
14 13 (6.95%) HTTP
15 12 (6.42%) DHCP
16 11 (5.88%) SMTP
17 10 (5.35%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.95%) MySQL
3 7 (3.74%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.67%) HBase
4 5 (2.67%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.60%) Redis
7 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.53%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.53%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 10 (5.35%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.21%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.67%) Subversion
4 4 (2.14%) JIRA
5 3 (1.60%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.07%) Hudson
7 1 (0.53%) Gradle
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.53%) Selenium
7 1 (0.53%) Ant
7 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.53%) IntelliJ
General
1 30 (16.04%) Finance
2 13 (6.95%) Banking
3 9 (4.81%) Financial Institution
3 9 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.67%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.67%) Legal
5 4 (2.14%) Games
6 3 (1.60%) Retail
6 3 (1.60%) Back Office
7 2 (1.07%) Front Office
7 2 (1.07%) Electronics
7 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.07%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (19.25%) Administrator
2 22 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
3 19 (10.16%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.16%) Linux Administrator
4 18 (9.63%) Storage Engineer
4 18 (9.63%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (8.56%) Analyst
5 16 (8.56%) Consultant
6 14 (7.49%) Architect
7 13 (6.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 12 (6.42%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (5.35%) Storage Administrator
9 10 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.81%) Linux Support
10 9 (4.81%) Storage Consultant
11 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.74%) UNIX Engineer
12 7 (3.74%) Systems Support
13 6 (3.21%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.35%) LAMP
2 9 (4.81%) XML
3 8 (4.28%) Middleware
4 6 (3.21%) Rendezvous
5 5 (2.67%) HTML
5 5 (2.67%) XSLT
5 5 (2.67%) SOAP
6 3 (1.60%) JSON
6 3 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.60%) CSS
7 2 (1.07%) .NET
7 2 (1.07%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.53%) Django
8 1 (0.53%) Zend Framework
8 1 (0.53%) YAML
8 1 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.53%) CPAN
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.44%) Replication
2 15 (8.02%) Clustering
3 10 (5.35%) Client/Server
4 9 (4.81%) Hedge funds
5 7 (3.74%) Open Source
6 5 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.14%) Animation
7 4 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.14%) Online Games
7 4 (2.14%) Celerra
8 3 (1.60%) New Media
8 3 (1.60%) CESG
8 3 (1.60%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.60%) Equities
8 3 (1.60%) VLE
8 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.07%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.07%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 128 (68.45%) Linux
2 98 (52.41%) Windows
3 60 (32.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 59 (31.55%) UNIX
5 43 (22.99%) CentOS
6 40 (21.39%) Solaris
7 27 (14.44%) Ubuntu
8 15 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (5.35%) Windows 7
10 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.74%) Windows XP
11 6 (3.21%) Debian
12 5 (2.67%) Scientific Linux
12 5 (2.67%) AIX
13 4 (2.14%) Fedora
13 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (1.60%) SmartOS
14 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.60%) SUSE
15 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (8.02%) ITIL
2 13 (6.95%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (6.42%) DevOps
4 11 (5.88%) Service Management
4 11 (5.88%) Migration
5 10 (5.35%) ITSM
5 10 (5.35%) Benchmarking
5 10 (5.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (4.81%) Capacity Management
7 8 (4.28%) Change Control
8 7 (3.74%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.14%) Business Continuity
10 4 (2.14%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.14%) Load Balancing
10 4 (2.14%) Kanban
11 3 (1.60%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (1.60%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.95%) Perl
2 41 (21.93%) SQL
3 24 (12.83%) Shell Script
4 20 (10.70%) PowerShell
5 19 (10.16%) Python
6 17 (9.09%) Korn
7 16 (8.56%) Java
7 16 (8.56%) Bash Shell
8 15 (8.02%) Ruby
8 15 (8.02%) VB
9 10 (5.35%) VBA
9 10 (5.35%) C
10 8 (4.28%) PL/SQL
11 7 (3.74%) PHP
12 6 (3.21%) JavaScript
13 4 (2.14%) Bourne shell
13 4 (2.14%) C-shell
14 3 (1.60%) C++
15 2 (1.07%) AWK
15 2 (1.07%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (24.06%) Security Cleared
2 40 (21.39%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (6.42%) NCDA
5 10 (5.35%) MCSE
5 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.35%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.81%) Degree
6 9 (4.81%) RHCE
7 6 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.21%) CCNA
8 4 (2.14%) JNCIA
9 3 (1.60%) VCP5
9 3 (1.60%) MCP
9 3 (1.60%) MCT
10 2 (1.07%) RHCT
10 2 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.07%) NCIE
10 2 (1.07%) MCITP
10 2 (1.07%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.74%) QA
2 6 (3.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 84 (44.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (29.95%) Active Directory
3 21 (11.23%) Hyper-V
4 17 (9.09%) Squid
4 17 (9.09%) Samba
5 15 (8.02%) vSphere
5 15 (8.02%) VMware ESX
6 13 (6.95%) Postfix
6 13 (6.95%) Sendmail
6 13 (6.95%) SRDF
7 12 (6.42%) KVM
7 12 (6.42%) vCloud
7 12 (6.42%) Xen
8 9 (4.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 9 (4.81%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (3.74%) qmail
10 6 (3.21%) XenApp
11 5 (2.67%) XenServer
11 5 (2.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (1.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (8.02%) Puppet
2 14 (7.49%) EMC NetWorker
3 11 (5.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 8 (4.28%) NetBackup
5 7 (3.74%) Nagios
5 7 (3.74%) Backup Exec
6 6 (3.21%) SCCM
7 5 (2.67%) SCOM
7 5 (2.67%) OpenView
8 4 (2.14%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (2.14%) MAILsweeper
8 4 (2.14%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.60%) Opsview
9 3 (1.60%) YUM
9 3 (1.60%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.07%) EMC TimeFinder
10 2 (1.07%) EMC Navisphere
10 2 (1.07%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.07%) WSUS
10 2 (1.07%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 100 (53.48%) VMware
2 81 (43.32%) NetApp
3 72 (38.50%) Red Hat
4 54 (28.88%) HP
5 49 (26.20%) Oracle
6 48 (25.67%) Cisco
7 39 (20.86%) EMC
8 30 (16.04%) IBM
9 28 (14.97%) Microsoft
10 17 (9.09%) Sun
11 15 (8.02%) F5
11 15 (8.02%) Citrix
11 15 (8.02%) Veritas
12 10 (5.35%) JBoss
12 10 (5.35%) Websense
12 10 (5.35%) Intel
13 9 (4.81%) Brocade
13 9 (4.81%) Juniper
14 6 (3.21%) Dell
14 6 (3.21%) TIBCO
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