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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 525 500 478
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -22
Contract jobs citing NFS 97 100 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.74% 1.90% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 56 53
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £214 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+24.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-45.00% -14.28%

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
5573 5273 5039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 9.65% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3199 2915 2566
Average daily rate £350 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 613 618
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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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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 -12 95 £375 - 21
London +4 45 £375 -16.66% 9
South East -27 15 £550 +37.50% 5
Yorkshire - 13 £388 - 1
City of London -10 12 £368 -21.60% 2
Berkshire +2 10 £550 +46.66% 3
Manchester - 10 £290 -
North West - 10 £290 -
Canary Wharf - 8 £400 -
Leeds - 8 £388 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £388 -
East Midlands -1 6 £407 +41.56%
Northamptonshire - 5 £407 -
South Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
Doncaster - 5 - -
Northampton - 5 £407 -
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Newbury - 3 £563 -
Kent -1 2 £531 -3.40%
Slough -2 2 £348 - 2
Dorset -3 2 - -
East of England -7 2 £413 +44.73% 4
South West -20 2 - - 1
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes -5 1 - - 1
Hammersmith -6 1 £245 -
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 106 (55.79%) SAN
2 105 (55.26%) VMware
3 104 (54.74%) Linux
4 98 (51.58%) Windows
5 88 (46.32%) NetApp
6 76 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 73 (38.42%) NAS
8 69 (36.32%) UNIX
9 59 (31.05%) DNS
10 56 (29.47%) Cisco
10 56 (29.47%) Red Hat
10 56 (29.47%) Finance
11 52 (27.37%) IBM
12 50 (26.32%) Microsoft
12 50 (26.32%) Solaris
13 48 (25.26%) Oracle
14 47 (24.74%) EMC
14 47 (24.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 46 (24.21%) HP
16 44 (23.16%) Fibre Channel
17 43 (22.63%) Perl
18 42 (22.11%) SQL
19 39 (20.53%) iSCSI
20 36 (18.95%) Migration
21 35 (18.42%) Data ONTAP
22 34 (17.89%) LDAP
23 32 (16.84%) Data Centre
23 32 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
24 31 (16.32%) Hyper-V
24 31 (16.32%) PowerShell

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 25 (13.16%) Apache
2 22 (11.58%) Tomcat
3 21 (11.05%) IIS
4 14 (7.37%) JBoss
5 10 (5.26%) WebSphere
6 9 (4.74%) MS Exchange
7 8 (4.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 8 (4.21%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (4.21%) OpenStack
8 7 (3.68%) SharePoint
9 5 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (2.63%) Confluence
10 3 (1.58%) TPMS
11 2 (1.05%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (1.05%) Apache Spark
11 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.68%) RMDS
2 6 (3.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.16%) IaaS
2 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.63%) PaaS
4 2 (1.05%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.05%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.53%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 106 (55.79%) SAN
2 73 (38.42%) NAS
3 59 (31.05%) DNS
4 44 (23.16%) Fibre Channel
5 39 (20.53%) iSCSI
6 34 (17.89%) LDAP
7 22 (11.58%) TCP/IP
8 19 (10.00%) LAN
9 18 (9.47%) WAN
10 17 (8.95%) DHCP
11 16 (8.42%) HTTP
11 16 (8.42%) Firewall
11 16 (8.42%) FCoE
12 12 (6.32%) VLAN
13 11 (5.79%) Multicast
14 10 (5.26%) BIG-IP
15 9 (4.74%) SSL
16 7 (3.68%) SMTP
17 5 (2.63%) Internet
18 4 (2.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.42%) Hadoop
3 15 (7.89%) MySQL
4 9 (4.74%) Big Data
5 8 (4.21%) HBase
6 6 (3.16%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.53%) MS Access
9 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.53%) HCatalog
9 1 (0.53%) Impala
9 1 (0.53%) IBM BigInsights
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.53%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.53%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (5.26%) JIRA
2 7 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.63%) Gerrit
5 4 (2.11%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.11%) Subversion
6 1 (0.53%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.53%) JConsole
6 1 (0.53%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.53%) YourKit
6 1 (0.53%) RStudio
6 1 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.53%) Selenium
6 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.53%) ProC
6 1 (0.53%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.53%) JMeter
General
1 56 (29.47%) Finance
2 26 (13.68%) Telecoms
3 22 (11.58%) Banking
4 19 (10.00%) Legal
5 11 (5.79%) Law
6 8 (4.21%) Marketing
7 7 (3.68%) Investment Banking
8 6 (3.16%) Advertising
9 3 (1.58%) Retail
10 1 (0.53%) Games
10 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 46 (24.21%) Administrator
2 32 (16.84%) Architect
3 30 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
4 19 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
5 14 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (6.84%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (6.84%) Contracts Manager
6 13 (6.84%) Storage Engineer
7 12 (6.32%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 11 (5.79%) UNIX Administrator
8 11 (5.79%) Consultant
9 9 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) SAN Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) Storage Administrator
10 8 (4.21%) Storage Architect
10 8 (4.21%) SAN Storage Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) NAS Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) NetApp Engineer
11 7 (3.68%) Cloud Architect
11 7 (3.68%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.37%) XML
2 11 (5.79%) Middleware
3 9 (4.74%) Rendezvous
3 9 (4.74%) HTML
4 8 (4.21%) XSLT
5 7 (3.68%) Ultra Messaging
6 5 (2.63%) Web Services
7 4 (2.11%) SOAP
8 3 (1.58%) JDBC
8 3 (1.58%) JMS
8 3 (1.58%) REST
8 3 (1.58%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (1.58%) JSON
9 2 (1.05%) .NET
9 2 (1.05%) Apache Camel
10 1 (0.53%) RHadoop
10 1 (0.53%) MLlib
10 1 (0.53%) Spark Streaming
10 1 (0.53%) Apache Tika
10 1 (0.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.84%) Data Centre
2 25 (13.16%) Clustering
3 18 (9.47%) EMC VMAX
4 16 (8.42%) EMC VNX
5 14 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (5.79%) Replication
7 10 (5.26%) Management Information System
7 10 (5.26%) HACMP
8 9 (4.74%) Symmetrix
9 7 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (3.68%) FlexPod
9 7 (3.68%) CLARiiON
10 6 (3.16%) Kindle
11 4 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (1.58%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.58%) IPTV
13 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
13 2 (1.05%) Wiki
13 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
14 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 104 (54.74%) Linux
2 98 (51.58%) Windows
3 69 (36.32%) UNIX
4 50 (26.32%) Solaris
5 47 (24.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (18.42%) Data ONTAP
7 32 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (8.95%) Ubuntu
10 16 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (8.42%) AIX
11 14 (7.37%) CentOS
12 11 (5.79%) HPUX
13 6 (3.16%) SUSE
14 3 (1.58%) Debian
14 3 (1.58%) Android
15 2 (1.05%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.95%) Migration
2 31 (16.32%) ITIL
3 26 (13.68%) Service Management
4 20 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 19 (10.00%) Capacity Management
6 11 (5.79%) Change Control
6 11 (5.79%) Project Management
6 11 (5.79%) ITSM
7 10 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.74%) Change Management
8 9 (4.74%) Benchmarking
9 8 (4.21%) E-Commerce
9 8 (4.21%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (4.21%) Performance Testing
10 7 (3.68%) Workflow
10 7 (3.68%) Load Balancing
11 6 (3.16%) Data Protection
12 5 (2.63%) Open Source
12 5 (2.63%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (2.63%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.63%) Perl
2 42 (22.11%) SQL
3 31 (16.32%) PowerShell
4 25 (13.16%) Python
5 21 (11.05%) Bash Shell
6 15 (7.89%) C
7 14 (7.37%) Java
8 11 (5.79%) JavaScript
9 9 (4.74%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.21%) Korn
11 5 (2.63%) VBScript
11 5 (2.63%) VB
12 3 (1.58%) Ruby
13 1 (0.53%) Scala
13 1 (0.53%) Jython
13 1 (0.53%) PHP
13 1 (0.53%) VBA
13 1 (0.53%) C#
13 1 (0.53%) R
13 1 (0.53%) Spark SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.79%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.79%) Degree
5 10 (5.26%) NCDA
6 9 (4.74%) CCNP
7 8 (4.21%) CCNA
7 8 (4.21%) MCSE
7 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (3.68%) NCIE
9 6 (3.16%) IBM Certification
9 6 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.11%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (2.11%) MCP
10 4 (2.11%) VCAP
11 3 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.58%) MCSA
11 3 (1.58%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.58%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.16%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.63%) SLA
3 4 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.05%) QA
5 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (16.32%) Hyper-V
3 24 (12.63%) vSphere
4 23 (12.11%) Active Directory
5 17 (8.95%) SRDF
6 16 (8.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 16 (8.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 13 (6.84%) VMware ESX
7 13 (6.84%) Xen
8 10 (5.26%) Samba
8 10 (5.26%) KVM
9 9 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (3.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 7 (3.68%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.58%) Firmware
12 3 (1.58%) XenApp
12 3 (1.58%) iptables
13 1 (0.53%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 21 (11.05%) NetBackup
2 15 (7.89%) EMC VPLEX
3 14 (7.37%) Oracle ZFS
4 13 (6.84%) Puppet
5 12 (6.32%) SnapVault
5 12 (6.32%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (5.79%) Tivoli
6 11 (5.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (4.74%) OVSD
7 9 (4.74%) SnapMirror
8 5 (2.63%) Control-M
8 5 (2.63%) OpenView
9 3 (1.58%) WSUS
9 3 (1.58%) EMC Navisphere
9 3 (1.58%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.05%) logstash
10 2 (1.05%) vMotion
10 2 (1.05%) SnapLock
10 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 105 (55.26%) VMware
2 88 (46.32%) NetApp
3 56 (29.47%) Red Hat
3 56 (29.47%) Cisco
4 52 (27.37%) IBM
5 50 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 48 (25.26%) Oracle
7 47 (24.74%) EMC
8 46 (24.21%) HP
9 29 (15.26%) Brocade
10 27 (14.21%) Veritas
11 23 (12.11%) Sun
12 21 (11.05%) Symantec
13 19 (10.00%) Amdocs
14 17 (8.95%) F5
15 13 (6.84%) Dell
16 12 (6.32%) Sybase
17 10 (5.26%) Intel
18 9 (4.74%) TIBCO
18 9 (4.74%) DataSynapse
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