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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 513 452 444
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -8
Contract jobs citing NFS 69 107 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.42% 2.36% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 78 61
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £583 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.66%
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
4863 4538 4260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.19% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2700 2227 2052
Average daily rate £380 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 507 673
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -63 63 £413 -2.94% 23
London -33 41 £475 -5.00% 14
South East -4 14 £360 +23.07% 5
City of London +9 6 £475 -24.00% 5
Hampshire -6 5 £263 -34.37% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £403 - 2
Berkshire -4 4 £325 +62.50% 1
North West - 4 £408 -
Scotland - 4 £500 -
Farnborough - 4 £263 -
Edinburgh - 4 £500 -
Slough -1 3 £325 +54.76% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £443 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
South West - - - - 4
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Watford - - - -
York - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 103 (62.42%) VMware
2 100 (60.61%) Linux
3 80 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 79 (47.88%) Windows
4 79 (47.88%) SAN
5 66 (40.00%) DNS
6 63 (38.18%) iSCSI
7 62 (37.58%) NetApp
8 56 (33.94%) UNIX
9 48 (29.09%) Red Hat
9 48 (29.09%) HP
10 47 (28.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (26.67%) Perl
12 43 (26.06%) Finance
13 42 (25.45%) Active Directory
14 41 (24.85%) Solaris
15 40 (24.24%) Fibre Channel
16 38 (23.03%) Cisco
17 35 (21.21%) EMC
17 35 (21.21%) Puppet
18 34 (20.61%) Clustering
19 32 (19.39%) Citrix
20 30 (18.18%) Oracle
20 30 (18.18%) Hyper-V
20 30 (18.18%) NAS
21 29 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
21 29 (17.58%) Performance Tuning
22 27 (16.36%) Apache
22 27 (16.36%) Microsoft
22 27 (16.36%) Telecoms

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 27 (16.36%) Apache
2 22 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 18 (10.91%) MS Exchange
4 11 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (6.06%) IIS
6 8 (4.85%) WebSphere
6 8 (4.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 7 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (3.64%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (3.03%) JBoss
9 5 (3.03%) WebLogic
10 4 (2.42%) Confluence
11 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
12 2 (1.21%) Lync
12 2 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.21%) GlassFish
12 2 (1.21%) nginx
12 2 (1.21%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.61%) Jetty
Applications
1 11 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) RMDS
2 2 (1.21%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.21%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) PaaS
2 1 (0.61%) IaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 79 (47.88%) SAN
2 66 (40.00%) DNS
3 63 (38.18%) iSCSI
4 40 (24.24%) Fibre Channel
5 30 (18.18%) NAS
6 25 (15.15%) LDAP
7 24 (14.55%) LAN
7 24 (14.55%) TCP/IP
8 23 (13.94%) WAN
9 22 (13.33%) DHCP
10 19 (11.52%) BIG-IP
11 14 (8.48%) HTTP
12 13 (7.88%) SSH
13 12 (7.27%) FCoE
14 11 (6.67%) Multicast
15 10 (6.06%) VoIP
16 9 (5.45%) Firewall
17 8 (4.85%) VLAN
18 7 (4.24%) SSL
19 6 (3.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.88%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.85%) MySQL
4 5 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.42%) HBase
5 4 (2.42%) Ingres
5 4 (2.42%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.42%) JasperReports
6 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.61%) OLTP
7 1 (0.61%) DB2
7 1 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.85%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.24%) Subversion
4 5 (3.03%) JIRA
5 4 (2.42%) PHPUnit
5 4 (2.42%) Gerrit
6 3 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.61%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.61%) Mercurial
General
1 43 (26.06%) Finance
2 27 (16.36%) Telecoms
3 23 (13.94%) Banking
4 15 (9.09%) Law
5 14 (8.48%) Legal
6 11 (6.67%) Games
7 3 (1.82%) Retail
7 3 (1.82%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 21 (12.73%) Linux Engineer
2 19 (11.52%) Administrator
3 17 (10.30%) Architect
4 14 (8.48%) Delivery Manager
5 13 (7.88%) Support Engineer
6 12 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (6.67%) Analyst
8 10 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.24%) UNIX Administrator
10 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.64%) Storage Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (3.03%) Consultant
12 5 (3.03%) Project Engineer
12 5 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
13 4 (2.42%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.88%) SOAP
2 10 (6.06%) HTML
3 9 (5.45%) XML
4 8 (4.85%) Middleware
5 7 (4.24%) XSLT
5 7 (4.24%) Rendezvous
6 5 (3.03%) REST
7 4 (2.42%) Laravel
7 4 (2.42%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.42%) DAO
7 4 (2.42%) CGI
7 4 (2.42%) Web Services
7 4 (2.42%) CSS
7 4 (2.42%) JDBC
8 2 (1.21%) .NET
9 1 (0.61%) Java SE
9 1 (0.61%) Java EE
9 1 (0.61%) Django
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.61%) Clustering
2 17 (10.30%) Open Source
3 13 (7.88%) Replication
4 12 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.67%) Online Games
6 8 (4.85%) Hedge funds
7 7 (4.24%) Mobile App
8 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.64%) Symmetrix
9 4 (2.42%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.42%) HACMP
10 3 (1.82%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.82%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.21%) Kindle
11 2 (1.21%) FlexPod
11 2 (1.21%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.21%) Contract for Difference
11 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.21%) Wiki
11 2 (1.21%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 100 (60.61%) Linux
2 79 (47.88%) Windows
3 56 (33.94%) UNIX
4 47 (28.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (24.85%) Solaris
6 29 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (11.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (9.70%) Ubuntu
9 15 (9.09%) CentOS
10 14 (8.48%) Windows 7
11 13 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (4.24%) SUSE
13 6 (3.64%) AIX
13 6 (3.64%) HPUX
14 4 (2.42%) VMS
15 2 (1.21%) Windows XP
15 2 (1.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (1.21%) Debian
16 1 (0.61%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.58%) Performance Tuning
2 23 (13.94%) ITIL
3 21 (12.73%) Change Control
4 17 (10.30%) Configuration Management
4 17 (10.30%) Migration
5 16 (9.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 15 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (7.88%) Capacity Management
7 13 (7.88%) DevOps
8 11 (6.67%) Benchmarking
9 9 (5.45%) Service Management
10 8 (4.85%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (4.24%) Network Load Balancing
12 6 (3.64%) Scrum
12 6 (3.64%) ITSM
12 6 (3.64%) Project Management
12 6 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (3.03%) OO
13 5 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.67%) Perl
2 25 (15.15%) Python
2 25 (15.15%) Java
3 24 (14.55%) SQL
4 21 (12.73%) Bash Shell
5 15 (9.09%) Korn
6 13 (7.88%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.67%) Ruby
7 11 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 10 (6.06%) Shell Script
9 9 (5.45%) C
10 6 (3.64%) PHP
11 5 (3.03%) Bourne shell
12 4 (2.42%) VBScript
13 3 (1.82%) VB
13 3 (1.82%) VBA
14 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.21%) C++
15 1 (0.61%) XPath
15 1 (0.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (4.24%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.24%) MCSE
4 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.24%) RHCE
5 6 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.64%) NCIE
6 5 (3.03%) NCDA
6 5 (3.03%) CCNA
7 4 (2.42%) VCP4
7 4 (2.42%) Degree
8 3 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.21%) RHCT
9 2 (1.21%) HNC
9 2 (1.21%) OCP
9 2 (1.21%) CCA
9 2 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) SLA
2 2 (1.21%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 80 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (25.45%) Active Directory
3 30 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 19 (11.52%) Xen
5 17 (10.30%) VMware ESX
5 17 (10.30%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (8.48%) Samba
7 13 (7.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (7.88%) vSphere
8 11 (6.67%) KVM
9 9 (5.45%) SRDF
9 9 (5.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 9 (5.45%) XenApp
10 7 (4.24%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (3.03%) vCloud
12 3 (1.82%) Postfix
13 2 (1.21%) Squid
13 2 (1.21%) Firmware
13 2 (1.21%) Docker
13 2 (1.21%) LXC
Systems Management
1 35 (21.21%) Puppet
2 23 (13.94%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (11.52%) Nagios
4 12 (7.27%) Icinga
5 9 (5.45%) NetBackup
6 7 (4.24%) Backup Exec
6 7 (4.24%) MIMEsweeper
6 7 (4.24%) MAILsweeper
6 7 (4.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 6 (3.64%) SCOM
7 6 (3.64%) Tivoli
7 6 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (3.64%) OVSD
8 5 (3.03%) Opsview
9 4 (2.42%) collectd
9 4 (2.42%) Cobbler
9 4 (2.42%) Graphite
10 3 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.82%) Cacti
10 3 (1.82%) Control-M
Vendors
1 103 (62.42%) VMware
2 62 (37.58%) NetApp
3 48 (29.09%) Red Hat
3 48 (29.09%) HP
4 38 (23.03%) Cisco
5 35 (21.21%) EMC
6 32 (19.39%) Citrix
7 30 (18.18%) Oracle
8 27 (16.36%) Microsoft
9 24 (14.55%) IBM
10 18 (10.91%) F5
11 17 (10.30%) Sun
12 16 (9.70%) Amdocs
13 15 (9.09%) Veritas
14 11 (6.67%) Symantec
14 11 (6.67%) Intel
14 11 (6.67%) 3PAR
15 10 (6.06%) Dell
16 7 (4.24%) Juniper
16 7 (4.24%) TIBCO
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Evermore Global
Rate: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum £65k-£75k + excellent package + bonu
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago