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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 492 469 464
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -5
Contract jobs citing NFS 101 99 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.94% 1.98% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 52
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£373 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.35% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £54.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -35.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £54.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -35.77%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5194 5006 4763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.50% 9.81% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2863 2535 2269
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 621 648
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -35 88 £370 -12.94% 17
London -21 45 £438 -2.77% 13
South West -15 18 £291 -6.29%
South East -7 13 £400 +3.22% 3
Bristol - 11 £194 -
City of London +1 10 £481 -19.79% 4
Wales - 10 £440 -
South Wales - 9 £440 -
Berkshire +7 6 £425 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £260 - 1
North East - 6 £260 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £260 - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £363 -
Gloucester - 4 £363 -
Slough - 3 - - 1
East of England -27 2 £285 - 1
Reading - 1 £375 -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Southampton - - - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 130 (68.78%) Linux
2 100 (52.91%) VMware
3 94 (49.74%) Windows
4 86 (45.50%) NetApp
5 83 (43.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 75 (39.68%) Red Hat
7 74 (39.15%) DNS
8 72 (38.10%) iSCSI
9 70 (37.04%) SAN
10 65 (34.39%) NAS
11 62 (32.80%) UNIX
12 61 (32.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 57 (30.16%) Perl
14 56 (29.63%) Active Directory
15 55 (29.10%) HP
16 54 (28.57%) Oracle
17 51 (26.98%) TCP/IP
18 47 (24.87%) Security Cleared
19 46 (24.34%) Cisco
20 44 (23.28%) Solaris
20 44 (23.28%) LDAP
21 43 (22.75%) CentOS
22 42 (22.22%) SC Cleared
23 40 (21.16%) Fibre Channel
24 39 (20.63%) SQL
25 38 (20.11%) EMC
26 37 (19.58%) Firewall
27 32 (16.93%) Apache
28 31 (16.40%) Finance
29 29 (15.34%) IBM

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (16.93%) Apache
2 12 (6.35%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.29%) IIS
3 10 (5.29%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.76%) MS Exchange
5 8 (4.23%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.65%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (2.12%) Drupal
9 3 (1.59%) Moodle
9 3 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.53%) Confluence
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.53%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.53%) Liferay
10 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (5.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.12%) MS Office
3 3 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) RMDS
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.59%) Joyent
2 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 74 (39.15%) DNS
2 72 (38.10%) iSCSI
3 70 (37.04%) SAN
4 65 (34.39%) NAS
5 51 (26.98%) TCP/IP
6 44 (23.28%) LDAP
7 40 (21.16%) Fibre Channel
8 37 (19.58%) Firewall
9 28 (14.81%) LAN
10 26 (13.76%) WAN
11 24 (12.70%) SSH
12 23 (12.17%) VPN
12 23 (12.17%) SNMP
13 22 (11.64%) FCoE
14 19 (10.05%) Multicast
15 17 (8.99%) VLAN
16 14 (7.41%) HTTP
17 13 (6.88%) DHCP
18 12 (6.35%) SMTP
19 10 (5.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.35%) MySQL
3 7 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.12%) HBase
4 4 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.12%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.59%) Redis
6 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.53%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.12%) JIRA
4 3 (1.59%) Subversion
4 3 (1.59%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.06%) Hudson
6 1 (0.53%) Gradle
6 1 (0.53%) Selenium
6 1 (0.53%) Ant
6 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.53%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.53%) Apache Ivy
General
1 31 (16.40%) Finance
2 11 (5.82%) Banking
3 9 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 9 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.65%) Legal
5 4 (2.12%) Games
6 3 (1.59%) Back Office
6 3 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Retail
7 2 (1.06%) Electronics
7 2 (1.06%) Law
7 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.06%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
Job Titles
1 38 (20.11%) Administrator
2 24 (12.70%) Systems Administrator
3 19 (10.05%) Analyst
3 19 (10.05%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.05%) Storage Engineer
4 18 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
5 17 (8.99%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (8.47%) Consultant
7 13 (6.88%) Architect
7 13 (6.88%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (6.35%) UNIX Administrator
8 12 (6.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.29%) Storage Administrator
9 10 (5.29%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Linux Support
10 9 (4.76%) Storage Consultant
11 8 (4.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (3.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.70%) Systems Support
12 7 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.29%) LAMP
2 8 (4.23%) XML
3 5 (2.65%) Rendezvous
3 5 (2.65%) Middleware
3 5 (2.65%) SOAP
4 4 (2.12%) HTML
4 4 (2.12%) XSLT
5 3 (1.59%) JSON
5 3 (1.59%) CSS
5 3 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.06%) X-Windows
6 2 (1.06%) .NET
6 2 (1.06%) Web Services
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.53%) CPAN
7 1 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.53%) Zend Framework
7 1 (0.53%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.81%) Replication
2 16 (8.47%) Clustering
3 10 (5.29%) Client/Server
3 10 (5.29%) Hedge funds
4 8 (4.23%) Open Source
5 5 (2.65%) Celerra
5 5 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.12%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.12%) Animation
6 4 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.59%) VLE
7 3 (1.59%) CESG
7 3 (1.59%) New Media
7 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.59%) Online Games
8 2 (1.06%) Firmware
9 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.53%) DTV
9 1 (0.53%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 130 (68.78%) Linux
2 94 (49.74%) Windows
3 62 (32.80%) UNIX
4 61 (32.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (23.28%) Solaris
6 43 (22.75%) CentOS
7 28 (14.81%) Ubuntu
8 15 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (5.29%) Windows 7
10 7 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.17%) Debian
12 5 (2.65%) Scientific Linux
13 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (2.12%) AIX
14 3 (1.59%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.59%) SmartOS
14 3 (1.59%) Fedora
15 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (9.52%) ITIL
2 15 (7.94%) Migration
3 12 (6.35%) DevOps
4 11 (5.82%) Service Management
4 11 (5.82%) Service Delivery
4 11 (5.82%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (5.29%) ITSM
6 9 (4.76%) Benchmarking
6 9 (4.76%) Capacity Management
6 9 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (3.70%) Change Control
7 7 (3.70%) Change Management
8 6 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.65%) Server Monitoring
10 4 (2.12%) Load Balancing
10 4 (2.12%) Kanban
11 3 (1.59%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.16%) Perl
2 39 (20.63%) SQL
3 24 (12.70%) Shell Script
4 21 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 17 (8.99%) Python
6 16 (8.47%) Java
7 15 (7.94%) Korn
8 14 (7.41%) VB
9 13 (6.88%) Bash Shell
10 11 (5.82%) Ruby
11 10 (5.29%) VBA
12 9 (4.76%) C
13 8 (4.23%) PL/SQL
14 6 (3.17%) PHP
15 5 (2.65%) JavaScript
16 4 (2.12%) C-shell
17 3 (1.59%) Bourne shell
18 2 (1.06%) VBScript
19 1 (0.53%) AWK
Qualifications
1 47 (24.87%) Security Cleared
2 42 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (6.35%) NCDA
5 10 (5.29%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.76%) MCSE
6 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.76%) RHCE
7 8 (4.23%) Degree
8 6 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.17%) CCNA
9 4 (2.12%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.59%) MCP
10 3 (1.59%) MCT
10 3 (1.59%) VCP5
11 2 (1.06%) NCIE
11 2 (1.06%) VTSP
11 2 (1.06%) MCITP
11 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.06%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.17%) SLA
1 6 (3.17%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (43.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (29.63%) Active Directory
3 19 (10.05%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.99%) Samba
5 16 (8.47%) Squid
5 16 (8.47%) vSphere
6 15 (7.94%) VMware ESX
7 13 (6.88%) Postfix
7 13 (6.88%) Sendmail
8 12 (6.35%) SRDF
8 12 (6.35%) vCloud
9 11 (5.82%) KVM
10 10 (5.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 10 (5.29%) Xen
11 8 (4.23%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (3.17%) qmail
12 6 (3.17%) XenApp
13 5 (2.65%) XenServer
13 5 (2.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (7.94%) Puppet
2 14 (7.41%) EMC NetWorker
3 11 (5.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 8 (4.23%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.70%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.17%) SCCM
6 6 (3.17%) Nagios
7 5 (2.65%) OpenView
7 5 (2.65%) SCOM
8 4 (2.12%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (2.12%) MAILsweeper
8 4 (2.12%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.59%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.59%) YUM
9 3 (1.59%) Opsview
10 2 (1.06%) nmon
10 2 (1.06%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.06%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.06%) Cacti
10 2 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 100 (52.91%) VMware
2 86 (45.50%) NetApp
3 75 (39.68%) Red Hat
4 55 (29.10%) HP
5 54 (28.57%) Oracle
6 46 (24.34%) Cisco
7 38 (20.11%) EMC
8 29 (15.34%) IBM
9 28 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 23 (12.17%) Sun
11 15 (7.94%) F5
12 14 (7.41%) Citrix
13 13 (6.88%) Veritas
14 10 (5.29%) Websense
15 9 (4.76%) Juniper
15 9 (4.76%) Intel
15 9 (4.76%) JBoss
16 8 (4.23%) Brocade
17 6 (3.17%) Dell
18 5 (2.65%) Redknee
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