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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 503 419 459
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +40
Contract jobs citing NFS 74 139 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.51% 2.96% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 91 55
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £580 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £410 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -

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
4900 4701 4326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.64% 9.65% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2406 2009
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 546 769
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -14.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -79 72 £450 +1.69% 33
London -59 45 £475 -5.00% 18
South East -23 14 £395 -5.95% 6
Buckinghamshire - 8 £423 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £425 -
Berkshire +1 5 £286 -26.60% 4
South West -22 4 £260 -13.33% 1
Slough - 4 £325 -
Yorkshire - 3 £438 - 2
City of London +7 2 £475 -22.44% 3
Scotland -7 2 £500 +25.00%
Edinburgh -9 2 £500 +25.00%
North West -14 2 - -
East of England - 2 £510 - 5
Hertfordshire - 2 £510 - 2
East Midlands +2 1 £425 +1.19%
Kent -11 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -12 1 £425 +1.19%
Manchester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £248 -
Redhill - - - -
North East - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 125 (65.10%) Linux
2 114 (59.38%) VMware
3 95 (49.48%) Windows
4 92 (47.92%) SAN
5 87 (45.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 80 (41.67%) DNS
7 73 (38.02%) UNIX
8 65 (33.85%) NetApp
8 65 (33.85%) iSCSI
9 62 (32.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 59 (30.73%) Red Hat
11 56 (29.17%) Perl
12 52 (27.08%) Active Directory
13 50 (26.04%) HP
14 49 (25.52%) Citrix
15 46 (23.96%) Finance
15 46 (23.96%) Fibre Channel
16 45 (23.44%) Solaris
17 41 (21.35%) Apache
17 41 (21.35%) Clustering
18 40 (20.83%) EMC
19 39 (20.31%) Cisco
19 39 (20.31%) Puppet
20 38 (19.79%) Windows Server 2008
21 36 (18.75%) NAS
22 34 (17.71%) TCP/IP
22 34 (17.71%) Oracle
23 33 (17.19%) SQL
24 32 (16.67%) Java
25 31 (16.15%) Banking

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 41 (21.35%) Apache
2 29 (15.10%) Tomcat
3 22 (11.46%) MS Exchange
4 15 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (6.77%) WebSphere
6 10 (5.21%) IIS
7 9 (4.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 9 (4.69%) JBoss
8 7 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.13%) WebLogic
10 5 (2.60%) Oracle Coherence
10 5 (2.60%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.04%) nginx
11 2 (1.04%) Zimbra
11 2 (1.04%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.04%) Lync
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.52%) Jetty
Applications
1 12 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.08%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) ENOVIA
2 3 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.04%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.04%) RMDS
3 2 (1.04%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.56%) PaaS
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (47.92%) SAN
2 80 (41.67%) DNS
3 65 (33.85%) iSCSI
4 46 (23.96%) Fibre Channel
5 36 (18.75%) NAS
6 34 (17.71%) TCP/IP
7 29 (15.10%) DHCP
8 24 (12.50%) LDAP
9 21 (10.94%) LAN
10 20 (10.42%) WAN
11 17 (8.85%) SSH
12 15 (7.81%) BIG-IP
13 14 (7.29%) Multicast
14 13 (6.77%) FCoE
14 13 (6.77%) HTTP
15 11 (5.73%) VoIP
15 11 (5.73%) Firewall
16 10 (5.21%) VPN
16 10 (5.21%) VLAN
17 7 (3.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.81%) MySQL
3 12 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.65%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.13%) Ingres
7 5 (2.60%) JasperReports
8 4 (2.08%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.08%) HBase
8 4 (2.08%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.52%) Big Data
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.52%) OLTP
9 1 (0.52%) DB2
9 1 (0.52%) MS Access
9 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (5.21%) Subversion
2 8 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.65%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.60%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.52%) Mercurial
General
1 46 (23.96%) Finance
2 31 (16.15%) Banking
3 21 (10.94%) Telecoms
4 14 (7.29%) Games
5 11 (5.73%) Law
6 9 (4.69%) Legal
7 7 (3.65%) Automotive
8 6 (3.13%) Retail
8 6 (3.13%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.04%) Front Office
10 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (13.54%) Linux Engineer
2 21 (10.94%) Administrator
3 19 (9.90%) Architect
4 15 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (7.81%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.29%) Analyst
6 13 (6.77%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (6.77%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (5.21%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (4.69%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
11 7 (3.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 7 (3.65%) UNIX Administrator
11 7 (3.65%) Project Engineer
11 7 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.13%) Consultant
12 6 (3.13%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.81%) SOAP
2 13 (6.77%) Middleware
3 10 (5.21%) HTML
4 9 (4.69%) XML
5 8 (4.17%) XSLT
6 6 (3.13%) JDBC
6 6 (3.13%) Rendezvous
6 6 (3.13%) Laravel
7 5 (2.60%) REST
7 5 (2.60%) DAO
7 5 (2.60%) CGI
7 5 (2.60%) CSS
7 5 (2.60%) Web Services
7 5 (2.60%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.56%) Java SE
8 3 (1.56%) YAML
8 3 (1.56%) LAMP
9 2 (1.04%) .NET
10 1 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.52%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.35%) Clustering
2 19 (9.90%) Open Source
3 17 (8.85%) Replication
4 16 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (7.29%) Online Games
6 9 (4.69%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.69%) Fat Client
6 9 (4.69%) Thin Client
6 9 (4.69%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.17%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.60%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.08%) Symmetrix
9 4 (2.08%) LPAR
10 3 (1.56%) Contract for Difference
10 3 (1.56%) HACMP
11 2 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.04%) CLARiiON
11 2 (1.04%) Equities
11 2 (1.04%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.04%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 125 (65.10%) Linux
2 95 (49.48%) Windows
3 73 (38.02%) UNIX
4 62 (32.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (23.44%) Solaris
6 38 (19.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (13.02%) Windows 7
8 23 (11.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (6.77%) CentOS
10 13 (6.77%) AIX
11 9 (4.69%) Ubuntu
12 8 (4.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 7 (3.65%) VMS
14 5 (2.60%) SUSE
15 4 (2.08%) HPUX
16 2 (1.04%) Debian
16 2 (1.04%) Fedora
16 2 (1.04%) Windows XP
16 2 (1.04%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.10%) Performance Tuning
2 24 (12.50%) ITIL
3 20 (10.42%) Migration
4 19 (9.90%) Configuration Management
5 18 (9.38%) Change Control
6 17 (8.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 17 (8.85%) DevOps
7 14 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (7.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (6.77%) Capacity Management
9 12 (6.25%) Benchmarking
10 11 (5.73%) Validation
11 10 (5.21%) OO
12 8 (4.17%) Performance Management
12 8 (4.17%) Incident Management
13 7 (3.65%) Problem Management
13 7 (3.65%) Network Load Balancing
13 7 (3.65%) Scrum
14 6 (3.13%) Project Management
14 6 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.17%) Perl
2 33 (17.19%) SQL
3 32 (16.67%) Java
4 23 (11.98%) Bash Shell
4 23 (11.98%) Python
5 22 (11.46%) Korn
6 19 (9.90%) C
7 16 (8.33%) Ruby
8 13 (6.77%) PHP
9 12 (6.25%) Shell Script
9 12 (6.25%) PowerShell
10 11 (5.73%) Bourne shell
10 11 (5.73%) JavaScript
11 9 (4.69%) VB
12 7 (3.65%) C++
13 3 (1.56%) XPath
13 3 (1.56%) VBA
14 1 (0.52%) Tcl
14 1 (0.52%) VBScript
14 1 (0.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (7.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 15 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (7.29%) MCSE
2 14 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.29%) CCNA
3 13 (6.77%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.77%) RHCE
4 9 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.13%) HNC
5 6 (3.13%) CCA
5 6 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (3.13%) NCDA
6 5 (2.60%) RHCT
6 5 (2.60%) MCITP
6 5 (2.60%) JNCIA
7 4 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.08%) NCIE
8 3 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.04%) MCSA
9 2 (1.04%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.17%) SLA
2 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 87 (45.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (27.08%) Active Directory
3 29 (15.10%) Hyper-V
4 24 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 22 (11.46%) Xen
6 18 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (7.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 14 (7.29%) XenApp
8 14 (7.29%) vSphere
9 11 (5.73%) KVM
9 11 (5.73%) SRDF
10 10 (5.21%) Samba
11 8 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (3.65%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (2.60%) vCloud
14 3 (1.56%) LXC
14 3 (1.56%) Docker
14 3 (1.56%) Squid
14 3 (1.56%) Postfix
15 1 (0.52%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 39 (20.31%) Puppet
2 25 (13.02%) Nagios
3 24 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (9.90%) NetBackup
5 13 (6.77%) Icinga
6 12 (6.25%) Backup Exec
7 11 (5.73%) MIMEsweeper
7 11 (5.73%) MAILsweeper
8 7 (3.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 7 (3.65%) Tivoli
8 7 (3.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (2.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (2.60%) SCOM
10 4 (2.08%) collectd
10 4 (2.08%) Graphite
10 4 (2.08%) Opsview
10 4 (2.08%) Cobbler
11 3 (1.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 3 (1.56%) Cacti
11 3 (1.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 114 (59.38%) VMware
2 65 (33.85%) NetApp
3 59 (30.73%) Red Hat
4 50 (26.04%) HP
5 49 (25.52%) Citrix
6 40 (20.83%) EMC
7 39 (20.31%) Cisco
8 34 (17.71%) Oracle
9 27 (14.06%) IBM
10 26 (13.54%) Microsoft
11 22 (11.46%) Veritas
12 16 (8.33%) Sun
13 14 (7.29%) F5
14 13 (6.77%) Symantec
15 12 (6.25%) Intel
16 11 (5.73%) 3PAR
16 11 (5.73%) Juniper
16 11 (5.73%) Amdocs
17 10 (5.21%) Dell
17 10 (5.21%) Brocade
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