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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 505 488 489
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing NFS 108 108 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.99% 2.08% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 54 51
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£388 £356 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -16.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £186 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £493 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+34.50% -7.69%
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
5414 5202 4914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.87% 9.83% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3078 2831 2411
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 619 632
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £28.63 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -9 105 £389 +7.24% 26
London +11 55 £375 -10.44% 12
South East -22 19 £530 +32.50% 4
City of London +3 16 £320 -26.85% 9
Yorkshire - 15 £375 - 1
Berkshire +13 9 £550 +51.72% 3
South Yorkshire - 9 - -
Canary Wharf - 8 £400 -
North West - 7 £290 - 2
West Yorkshire - 6 £375 - 1
Manchester - 6 £288 - 2
Leeds - 6 £375 - 1
East Midlands -3 5 £407 +41.56% 1
Doncaster - 5 - -
Northampton - 5 £407 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £407 -
Camberley - 4 £400 -
Surrey - 4 £400 -
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Kent - 3 £515 -
Newbury - 3 £563 -
East of England -1 2 £500 +75.43% 3
Scotland -3 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £500 - 3
Somerset +12 1 £388 +10.71% 2
Milton Keynes -3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - -
South West -29 1 £388 +33.39% 3
Hammersmith - 1 £245 -
Midlands - 1 - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 112 (59.26%) Linux
2 111 (58.73%) SAN
3 110 (58.20%) VMware
4 101 (53.44%) Windows
5 84 (44.44%) NetApp
6 81 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 72 (38.10%) UNIX
8 70 (37.04%) NAS
9 63 (33.33%) DNS
10 57 (30.16%) Red Hat
11 55 (29.10%) Solaris
11 55 (29.10%) Finance
12 54 (28.57%) Cisco
13 50 (26.46%) Microsoft
14 49 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 48 (25.40%) EMC
16 47 (24.87%) HP
16 47 (24.87%) Oracle
17 46 (24.34%) Perl
17 46 (24.34%) IBM
18 43 (22.75%) iSCSI
19 42 (22.22%) SQL
20 39 (20.63%) LDAP
20 39 (20.63%) Fibre Channel
21 35 (18.52%) Migration
22 34 (17.99%) ITIL
22 34 (17.99%) Data Centre
23 32 (16.93%) Windows Server 2008
24 31 (16.40%) PowerShell
24 31 (16.40%) SQL Server

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 29 (15.34%) Apache
2 26 (13.76%) Tomcat
3 22 (11.64%) IIS
4 15 (7.94%) JBoss
5 13 (6.88%) MS Exchange
6 9 (4.76%) WebSphere
7 8 (4.23%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (4.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (2.65%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (2.65%) Confluence
8 5 (2.65%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.12%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.59%) TPMS
10 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.59%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.06%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.70%) RMDS
2 3 (1.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.17%) PaaS
2 6 (3.17%) IaaS
3 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.06%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.06%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.53%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 111 (58.73%) SAN
2 70 (37.04%) NAS
3 63 (33.33%) DNS
4 43 (22.75%) iSCSI
5 39 (20.63%) Fibre Channel
5 39 (20.63%) LDAP
6 24 (12.70%) TCP/IP
7 20 (10.58%) LAN
8 19 (10.05%) WAN
9 18 (9.52%) DHCP
10 17 (8.99%) HTTP
10 17 (8.99%) FCoE
11 15 (7.94%) Firewall
11 15 (7.94%) BIG-IP
12 12 (6.35%) Multicast
13 8 (4.23%) VLAN
13 8 (4.23%) SSL
14 7 (3.70%) SMTP
15 6 (3.17%) Internet
16 4 (2.12%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.94%) MySQL
3 10 (5.29%) Hadoop
3 10 (5.29%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.70%) HBase
5 3 (1.59%) Big Data
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) MS Access
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (4.76%) JIRA
2 7 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.65%) Gerrit
3 5 (2.65%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (2.12%) Subversion
5 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.53%) ProC
5 1 (0.53%) ClearQuest
General
1 55 (29.10%) Finance
2 24 (12.70%) Telecoms
3 23 (12.17%) Banking
4 15 (7.94%) Legal
5 9 (4.76%) Law
6 8 (4.23%) Marketing
7 7 (3.70%) Investment Banking
8 6 (3.17%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Retail
9 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 46 (24.34%) Administrator
2 30 (15.87%) Systems Administrator
3 28 (14.81%) Architect
4 15 (7.94%) Delivery Manager
5 14 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (6.88%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 12 (6.35%) Consultant
8 11 (5.82%) UNIX Administrator
8 11 (5.82%) Storage Engineer
9 9 (4.76%) Contracts Manager
10 8 (4.23%) Storage Administrator
10 8 (4.23%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (3.70%) Analyst
12 6 (3.17%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.17%) SAN Engineer
12 6 (3.17%) SAN Storage Engineer
12 6 (3.17%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.94%) XML
2 11 (5.82%) Middleware
3 10 (5.29%) Rendezvous
4 9 (4.76%) HTML
5 8 (4.23%) XSLT
6 7 (3.70%) Ultra Messaging
7 6 (3.17%) SOAP
8 3 (1.59%) Web Services
8 3 (1.59%) REST
8 3 (1.59%) JSON
9 2 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.06%) Apache Camel
9 2 (1.06%) .NET
9 2 (1.06%) JMS
9 2 (1.06%) JDBC
10 1 (0.53%) J2EE
10 1 (0.53%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.99%) Data Centre
2 28 (14.81%) Clustering
3 15 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.94%) EMC VMAX
4 13 (6.88%) EMC VNX
5 11 (5.82%) Management Information System
6 10 (5.29%) Replication
6 10 (5.29%) HACMP
7 9 (4.76%) Symmetrix
8 5 (2.65%) FlexPod
9 4 (2.12%) Kindle
9 4 (2.12%) CLARiiON
9 4 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.59%) IPTV
10 3 (1.59%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 112 (59.26%) Linux
2 101 (53.44%) Windows
3 72 (38.10%) UNIX
4 55 (29.10%) Solaris
5 49 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (16.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (15.87%) Data ONTAP
8 25 (13.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (8.99%) Ubuntu
10 16 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (8.47%) AIX
11 15 (7.94%) CentOS
12 11 (5.82%) HPUX
13 6 (3.17%) SUSE
14 5 (2.65%) Windows 7
15 3 (1.59%) Android
16 2 (1.06%) Debian
17 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.53%) zOS
17 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.52%) Migration
2 34 (17.99%) ITIL
3 27 (14.29%) Service Management
4 26 (13.76%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (8.99%) Capacity Management
6 16 (8.47%) Change Control
7 12 (6.35%) ITSM
7 12 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (5.82%) Project Management
9 10 (5.29%) Benchmarking
9 10 (5.29%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.76%) Change Management
11 8 (4.23%) E-Commerce
11 8 (4.23%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (3.70%) Open Source
12 7 (3.70%) DevOps
12 7 (3.70%) Workflow
13 6 (3.17%) Load Balancing
14 5 (2.65%) Workflow Management
14 5 (2.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (24.34%) Perl
2 42 (22.22%) SQL
3 31 (16.40%) PowerShell
4 25 (13.23%) Python
5 20 (10.58%) Bash Shell
6 17 (8.99%) Java
7 12 (6.35%) C
8 11 (5.82%) JavaScript
9 9 (4.76%) Korn
9 9 (4.76%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.65%) VBScript
10 5 (2.65%) VB
11 4 (2.12%) Ruby
12 1 (0.53%) PHP
12 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.53%) VBA
12 1 (0.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (10.05%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.35%) DV Cleared
3 12 (6.35%) Degree
4 10 (5.29%) NCDA
5 8 (4.23%) NCIE
6 7 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.17%) CCNP
7 6 (3.17%) MCSE
8 5 (2.65%) CCNA
9 4 (2.12%) MCP
9 4 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.12%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (2.12%) VCAP
10 3 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.59%) IBM Certification
10 3 (1.59%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.59%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.06%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.12%) ISO 9001
1 4 (2.12%) SLA
1 4 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 81 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (15.87%) Hyper-V
3 23 (12.17%) Active Directory
4 19 (10.05%) VMware ESX
4 19 (10.05%) vSphere
5 18 (9.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 16 (8.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 15 (7.94%) SRDF
7 15 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (5.82%) KVM
8 11 (5.82%) Samba
8 11 (5.82%) Xen
9 7 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (2.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (2.12%) XenApp
11 4 (2.12%) iptables
12 2 (1.06%) Firmware
13 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 20 (10.58%) NetBackup
2 18 (9.52%) Puppet
3 17 (8.99%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (7.41%) Oracle ZFS
5 12 (6.35%) EMC VPLEX
6 11 (5.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (5.82%) Tivoli
7 10 (5.29%) OVSD
8 9 (4.76%) SnapVault
9 6 (3.17%) Nagios
10 5 (2.65%) OpenView
10 5 (2.65%) Control-M
10 5 (2.65%) SnapMirror
10 5 (2.65%) Icinga
11 4 (2.12%) WSUS
12 3 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (1.59%) EMC Navisphere
12 3 (1.59%) Backup Exec
12 3 (1.59%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (1.59%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 110 (58.20%) VMware
2 84 (44.44%) NetApp
3 57 (30.16%) Red Hat
4 54 (28.57%) Cisco
5 50 (26.46%) Microsoft
6 48 (25.40%) EMC
7 47 (24.87%) HP
7 47 (24.87%) Oracle
8 46 (24.34%) IBM
9 27 (14.29%) Veritas
10 25 (13.23%) Sun
11 24 (12.70%) Brocade
12 21 (11.11%) F5
13 18 (9.52%) Symantec
14 15 (7.94%) Amdocs
15 12 (6.35%) Sybase
16 11 (5.82%) Intel
16 11 (5.82%) 3PAR
17 10 (5.29%) TIBCO
18 9 (4.76%) DataSynapse
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