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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 504 495 444
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -51
Contract jobs citing NFS 82 98 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.53% 1.97% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 65 67
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£411 £413 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £267 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £278
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +26.12%
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
5346 4984 4427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.59% 9.21% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2942 2498 2128
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £168 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £475 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 571 660
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £34.43 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +1.58%

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 April 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 1 April 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 -26 75 £410 -1.79% 20
London -8 41 £450 +2.85% 15
South East -11 22 £403 +67.70% 3
City of London +16 9 £315 -45.21% 7
Kent - 6 £488 -
Buckinghamshire -1 5 £403 +15.00% 1
Hampshire -4 5 £263 -30.00%
Berkshire -11 5 £323 +57.31% 1
Edinburgh - 5 £500 -
Scotland - 5 £500 - 2
Farnborough - 4 £263 -
Milton Keynes -6 3 £443 +26.42%
North West - 3 £408 -
East of England +11 2 £275 -
East Midlands - 2 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £275 -
South West -17 1 £300 -24.29%
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Petersfield - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 2
Watford - - - -
York - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 95 (59.75%) VMware
2 92 (57.86%) Linux
3 87 (54.72%) Windows
4 80 (50.31%) SAN
5 74 (46.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 66 (41.51%) NetApp
7 60 (37.74%) iSCSI
8 56 (35.22%) DNS
9 54 (33.96%) UNIX
10 46 (28.93%) Red Hat
11 44 (27.67%) Cisco
11 44 (27.67%) Finance
12 41 (25.79%) HP
12 41 (25.79%) Solaris
13 40 (25.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 40 (25.16%) Fibre Channel
14 39 (24.53%) EMC
15 38 (23.90%) Oracle
16 37 (23.27%) Perl
17 36 (22.64%) NAS
18 34 (21.38%) Hyper-V
18 34 (21.38%) Puppet
18 34 (21.38%) IBM
19 32 (20.13%) Active Directory
20 30 (18.87%) LDAP
20 30 (18.87%) Performance Tuning
21 29 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
21 29 (18.24%) Python
21 29 (18.24%) Clustering
22 28 (17.61%) Microsoft

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 23 (14.47%) Apache
2 21 (13.21%) Tomcat
3 13 (8.18%) MS Exchange
4 12 (7.55%) IIS
5 11 (6.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 10 (6.29%) WebSphere
7 9 (5.66%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (3.14%) WebLogic
9 5 (3.14%) Confluence
9 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (2.52%) JBoss
11 2 (1.26%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.26%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.26%) Lync
11 2 (1.26%) nginx
11 2 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.26%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.77%) RMDS
2 2 (1.26%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (1.26%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) PaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (50.31%) SAN
2 60 (37.74%) iSCSI
3 56 (35.22%) DNS
4 40 (25.16%) Fibre Channel
5 36 (22.64%) NAS
6 30 (18.87%) LDAP
7 26 (16.35%) TCP/IP
8 25 (15.72%) LAN
9 24 (15.09%) WAN
10 19 (11.95%) BIG-IP
11 16 (10.06%) HTTP
12 15 (9.43%) DHCP
12 15 (9.43%) FCoE
12 15 (9.43%) Multicast
13 8 (5.03%) SSL
13 8 (5.03%) SSH
14 7 (4.40%) VoIP
15 6 (3.77%) NetScaler
16 5 (3.14%) Firewall
16 5 (3.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.06%) MySQL
3 14 (8.81%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.40%) HBase
4 7 (4.40%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.63%) MS Access
6 1 (0.63%) DB2
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (6.92%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.66%) JIRA
3 7 (4.40%) Subversion
3 7 (4.40%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.14%) Gerrit
4 5 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
General
1 44 (27.67%) Finance
2 25 (15.72%) Telecoms
3 23 (14.47%) Banking
4 14 (8.81%) Law
5 13 (8.18%) Legal
6 11 (6.92%) Games
7 4 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.52%) Advertising
8 2 (1.26%) Retail
9 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 22 (13.84%) Administrator
2 19 (11.95%) Architect
3 15 (9.43%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (8.18%) Delivery Manager
5 12 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (6.92%) Support Engineer
7 10 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.29%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (6.29%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (6.29%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.66%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.03%) Analyst
10 6 (3.77%) UNIX Administrator
10 6 (3.77%) Storage Administrator
10 6 (3.77%) Storage Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Consultant
11 5 (3.14%) Network Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Project Engineer
12 4 (2.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.06%) XML
2 14 (8.81%) SOAP
3 12 (7.55%) Middleware
4 11 (6.92%) Rendezvous
5 10 (6.29%) XSLT
5 10 (6.29%) HTML
6 8 (5.03%) REST
7 3 (1.89%) Web Services
7 3 (1.89%) JSON
8 2 (1.26%) .NET
9 1 (0.63%) J2EE
9 1 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.63%) Django
9 1 (0.63%) Java SE
9 1 (0.63%) Java EE
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.24%) Clustering
2 19 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.18%) Open Source
4 11 (6.92%) Online Games
5 10 (6.29%) HACMP
5 10 (6.29%) Symmetrix
6 9 (5.66%) Replication
7 8 (5.03%) Hedge funds
7 8 (5.03%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.14%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.52%) Kindle
10 3 (1.89%) IPTV
10 3 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.26%) FlexPod
11 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.26%) Wiki
11 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.26%) Statistics
12 1 (0.63%) IVR
12 1 (0.63%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 92 (57.86%) Linux
2 87 (54.72%) Windows
3 54 (33.96%) UNIX
4 41 (25.79%) Solaris
5 40 (25.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (11.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (11.32%) CentOS
9 15 (9.43%) Ubuntu
9 15 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (6.29%) Windows 7
11 8 (5.03%) AIX
12 7 (4.40%) SUSE
13 6 (3.77%) HPUX
14 3 (1.89%) Android
15 2 (1.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (1.26%) Windows XP
15 2 (1.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.87%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (11.32%) ITIL
3 17 (10.69%) Change Control
4 16 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (9.43%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (8.18%) Benchmarking
6 13 (8.18%) Configuration Management
7 12 (7.55%) Capacity Management
7 12 (7.55%) Migration
8 10 (6.29%) DevOps
9 9 (5.66%) Project Management
10 8 (5.03%) Service Management
11 7 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.77%) Performance Analysis
12 6 (3.77%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.77%) ITSM
13 5 (3.14%) Workflow
13 5 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (3.14%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.27%) Perl
2 29 (18.24%) Python
3 26 (16.35%) SQL
4 22 (13.84%) Java
5 18 (11.32%) Bash Shell
6 14 (8.81%) PowerShell
7 13 (8.18%) JavaScript
8 12 (7.55%) Shell Script
9 11 (6.92%) Ruby
10 9 (5.66%) Korn
11 6 (3.77%) C
12 5 (3.14%) VBScript
13 3 (1.89%) VBA
13 3 (1.89%) Bourne shell
14 2 (1.26%) VB
14 2 (1.26%) C++
14 2 (1.26%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.63%) C#
15 1 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.29%) NCIE
4 8 (5.03%) NCDA
4 8 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.40%) Degree
6 6 (3.77%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.52%) CCNA
7 4 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.52%) MCSE
8 3 (1.89%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.89%) JNCIS
8 3 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.89%) CCNP
8 3 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.26%) RHCE
9 2 (1.26%) OCP
10 1 (0.63%) MCSA
10 1 (0.63%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) SLA
2 4 (2.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 74 (46.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (21.38%) Hyper-V
3 32 (20.13%) Active Directory
4 22 (13.84%) Xen
5 15 (9.43%) KVM
6 14 (8.81%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (8.81%) vSphere
6 14 (8.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 13 (8.18%) Samba
7 13 (8.18%) VMware ESX
7 13 (8.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 12 (7.55%) SRDF
9 10 (6.29%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (3.14%) XenApp
10 5 (3.14%) vCloud
11 2 (1.26%) iptables
11 2 (1.26%) Firmware
12 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.63%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 34 (21.38%) Puppet
2 27 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.55%) Nagios
3 12 (7.55%) NetBackup
4 10 (6.29%) Icinga
4 10 (6.29%) Tivoli
4 10 (6.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (3.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 6 (3.77%) SCOM
5 6 (3.77%) OVSD
6 5 (3.14%) OpenView
6 5 (3.14%) Control-M
6 5 (3.14%) Opsview
7 4 (2.52%) collectd
7 4 (2.52%) Graphite
7 4 (2.52%) Cobbler
7 4 (2.52%) WSUS
8 3 (1.89%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (1.89%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (1.89%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 95 (59.75%) VMware
2 66 (41.51%) NetApp
3 46 (28.93%) Red Hat
4 44 (27.67%) Cisco
5 41 (25.79%) HP
6 39 (24.53%) EMC
7 38 (23.90%) Oracle
8 34 (21.38%) IBM
9 28 (17.61%) Microsoft
10 21 (13.21%) Citrix
11 18 (11.32%) F5
11 18 (11.32%) Veritas
12 17 (10.69%) Sun
13 15 (9.43%) Amdocs
14 14 (8.81%) Intel
15 13 (8.18%) Dell
15 13 (8.18%) Symantec
16 11 (6.92%) TIBCO
17 10 (6.29%) DataSynapse
18 9 (5.66%) 3PAR
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