The table below looks at the statistics for NFS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFS over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 546 543 516
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -27
Contract jobs citing NFS 105 103 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.59% 1.71% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 59 57
Median daily rate £475 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £289 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £49.46 £16.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+199.75% -45.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.46 £16.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+199.75% -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
6611 6031 5593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.24% 10.57% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4147 3432 3029
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £199 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 615 667
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

NFS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NFS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 101 £475 +26.66% 12
London +10 51 £550 +46.66% 8
South East +19 25 £450 -16.66% 2
Yorkshire -3 14 £500 +33.33%
City of London +45 10 £550 +60.00% 3
South Yorkshire -2 9 £525 -
Buckinghamshire +19 8 £490 -
Sheffield - 8 £525 -
Berkshire -5 7 £381 -30.68%
Milton Keynes +23 6 £490 -
Surrey +1 5 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire -4 5 £420 +12.00%
Leeds -9 5 £420 +12.00%
Hampshire - 5 £475 - 1
North West -1 4 £338 +16.37%
Surbiton - 4 £475 -
Slough +7 3 £375 +7.91%
South West +3 3 £410 +5.80% 1
Scotland -1 3 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £410 -
East of England +22 2 £320 -22.42%
Hertfordshire +17 2 £320 -36.00%
Docklands, London +12 2 £350 -
Manchester -8 2 £325 +12.06%
Merseyside - 2 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £431 -
Gloucester - 2 £443 -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NFS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for NFS.

1 183 (84.33%) Linux
2 142 (65.44%) VMware
3 114 (52.53%) Windows
4 106 (48.85%) NetApp
5 100 (46.08%) SAN
5 100 (46.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 83 (38.25%) iSCSI
7 74 (34.10%) Fibre Channel
8 70 (32.26%) Oracle
9 66 (30.41%) Unix
9 66 (30.41%) Solaris
9 66 (30.41%) Cisco
10 64 (29.49%) Red Hat
11 62 (28.57%) NAS
12 59 (27.19%) DNS
13 57 (26.27%) Puppet
14 53 (24.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 50 (23.04%) Apache
15 50 (23.04%) Finance
16 47 (21.66%) EMC
16 47 (21.66%) DevOps
17 44 (20.28%) SQL
18 43 (19.82%) IBM
19 42 (19.35%) LDAP
19 42 (19.35%) Active Directory
19 42 (19.35%) HP
19 42 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
20 41 (18.89%) Perl
20 41 (18.89%) SQL Server
21 39 (17.97%) ITIL

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (23.04%) Apache
2 37 (17.05%) Tomcat
3 30 (13.82%) OpenStack
4 23 (10.60%) IIS
5 22 (10.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 22 (10.14%) WebSphere
6 19 (8.76%) Oracle Coherence
7 11 (5.07%) JBoss
8 10 (4.61%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (4.61%) Confluence
8 10 (4.61%) WebLogic
9 9 (4.15%) MS Exchange
10 7 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (2.30%) GlassFish
11 5 (2.30%) nginx
11 5 (2.30%) SharePoint
12 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (1.38%) Zimbra
13 2 (0.92%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 28 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) RMDS
1 1 (0.46%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.44%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.61%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.76%) IaaS
3 6 (2.76%) PaaS
4 4 (1.84%) SoftLayer
5 3 (1.38%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.38%) Office 365
6 2 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.46%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.46%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 100 (46.08%) SAN
2 83 (38.25%) iSCSI
3 74 (34.10%) Fibre Channel
4 62 (28.57%) NAS
5 59 (27.19%) DNS
6 42 (19.35%) LDAP
7 35 (16.13%) LAN
7 35 (16.13%) WAN
8 34 (15.67%) FCoE
9 30 (13.82%) Firewall
9 30 (13.82%) Multicast
10 28 (12.90%) TCP/IP
11 24 (11.06%) HTTP
12 18 (8.29%) DHCP
13 12 (5.53%) SSH
14 10 (4.61%) VLAN
15 9 (4.15%) VPN
16 8 (3.69%) BGP
17 7 (3.23%) Internet
17 7 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.14%) Hadoop
3 21 (9.68%) HBase
3 21 (9.68%) MySQL
4 7 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.76%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.30%) Redis
7 4 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.38%) DB2
9 2 (0.92%) IDOL
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.46%) Big Data
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 30 (13.82%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.14%) Jenkins
3 16 (7.37%) JIRA
4 7 (3.23%) Subversion
5 6 (2.76%) Ant
5 6 (2.76%) git-flow
5 6 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (2.30%) Gitweb
7 4 (1.84%) Maven
8 2 (0.92%) GCC
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
General
1 50 (23.04%) Finance
2 26 (11.98%) Banking
3 11 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.61%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.30%) Legal
6 4 (1.84%) Advertising
6 4 (1.84%) Law
7 3 (1.38%) Billing
7 3 (1.38%) Games
8 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.92%) Marketing
8 2 (0.92%) Retail
9 1 (0.46%) Front Office
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (22.12%) Administrator
2 33 (15.21%) Architect
3 31 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 29 (13.36%) Infrastructure Architect
5 28 (12.90%) Linux Engineer
6 20 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (8.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 19 (8.76%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (8.76%) Unix Engineer
8 16 (7.37%) Unix Administrator
9 15 (6.91%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (6.45%) Support Engineer
10 14 (6.45%) VMware Engineer
11 12 (5.53%) Consultant
12 11 (5.07%) Storage Administrator
12 11 (5.07%) Storage Engineer
12 11 (5.07%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 10 (4.61%) Linux Administrator
13 10 (4.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 9 (4.15%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.44%) Middleware
2 20 (9.22%) Web Services
3 19 (8.76%) Rendezvous
3 19 (8.76%) XML
4 18 (8.29%) HTML
4 18 (8.29%) XSLT
5 14 (6.45%) LAMP
6 12 (5.53%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (4.61%) Node.js
8 5 (2.30%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (2.30%) libvirt
9 4 (1.84%) JRuby
10 3 (1.38%) ELK Stack
10 3 (1.38%) REST
11 2 (0.92%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.92%) SOAP
12 1 (0.46%) ActiveMQ
12 1 (0.46%) jQuery
12 1 (0.46%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.22%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.37%) Private Cloud
3 15 (6.91%) Replication
4 11 (5.07%) Clustering
5 10 (4.61%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (4.61%) HACMP
5 10 (4.61%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.69%) Client/Server
6 8 (3.69%) EMC VNX
7 7 (3.23%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.30%) CMDB
9 5 (2.30%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.84%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.84%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.38%) EMC VMAX
11 3 (1.38%) Fintech
11 3 (1.38%) VCE vBlock
11 3 (1.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 183 (84.33%) Linux
2 114 (52.53%) Windows
3 66 (30.41%) Solaris
3 66 (30.41%) Unix
4 53 (24.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (9.68%) CentOS
5 21 (9.68%) Data ONTAP
6 20 (9.22%) AIX
7 19 (8.76%) Windows Server
8 18 (8.29%) Ubuntu
9 15 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (3.69%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.76%) Windows 7
14 5 (2.30%) Debian
14 5 (2.30%) SUSE
14 5 (2.30%) VMS
15 4 (1.84%) HPUX
15 4 (1.84%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.66%) DevOps
2 42 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
3 39 (17.97%) ITIL
4 37 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (15.21%) Configuration Management
6 29 (13.36%) Benchmarking
7 24 (11.06%) Migration
7 24 (11.06%) Open Source
8 22 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (10.14%) High Availability
9 19 (8.76%) Service Management
10 17 (7.83%) Virtual Environments
11 14 (6.45%) Capacity Management
12 11 (5.07%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (5.07%) Change Management
13 10 (4.61%) ITSM
14 9 (4.15%) Server Virtualisation
15 8 (3.69%) Data Management
15 8 (3.69%) Service Delivery
15 8 (3.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.28%) SQL
2 41 (18.89%) Perl
3 34 (15.67%) Python
4 26 (11.98%) Bash Shell
5 25 (11.52%) Java
6 21 (9.68%) JavaScript
7 17 (7.83%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.07%) PHP
8 11 (5.07%) Shell Script
9 10 (4.61%) Korn
9 10 (4.61%) Ruby
10 7 (3.23%) C
10 7 (3.23%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.84%) C-shell
12 3 (1.38%) C++
13 2 (0.92%) VBScript
14 1 (0.46%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 29 (13.36%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.06%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.22%) RHCE
4 18 (8.29%) RHCA
5 12 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (5.07%) CCNA
6 11 (5.07%) Degree
7 9 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (3.69%) CCNP
8 8 (3.69%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.23%) RHCSA
10 4 (1.84%) MCSA
10 4 (1.84%) MCSE
10 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.92%) VCP5
13 1 (0.46%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.61%) SLA
2 4 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 100 (46.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (19.35%) Active Directory
3 37 (17.05%) Hyper-V
4 36 (16.59%) KVM
5 34 (15.67%) Xen
6 32 (14.75%) Virtual Machines
7 31 (14.29%) SRDF
8 29 (13.36%) vSphere
9 25 (11.52%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (11.06%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (8.29%) VMware ESX
12 14 (6.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 12 (5.53%) Squid
14 11 (5.07%) iptables
15 9 (4.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 8 (3.69%) Samba
17 7 (3.23%) Docker
18 6 (2.76%) Firmware
18 6 (2.76%) Oracle Clusterware
18 6 (2.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 57 (26.27%) Puppet
2 23 (10.60%) SCOM
3 22 (10.14%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (9.68%) Nagios
5 19 (8.76%) NetBackup
6 12 (5.53%) Ansible
6 12 (5.53%) HAProxy
6 12 (5.53%) vRealize
7 9 (4.15%) OVSD
8 8 (3.69%) SCCM
8 8 (3.69%) ZABBIX
9 7 (3.23%) logstash
9 7 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (2.76%) CFEngine
10 6 (2.76%) Grafana
10 6 (2.76%) Graphite
10 6 (2.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 5 (2.30%) Cacti
11 5 (2.30%) Graylog
11 5 (2.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 142 (65.44%) VMware
2 106 (48.85%) NetApp
3 70 (32.26%) Oracle
4 66 (30.41%) Cisco
5 64 (29.49%) Red Hat
6 47 (21.66%) EMC
7 43 (19.82%) IBM
8 42 (19.35%) HP
9 38 (17.51%) Microsoft
10 31 (14.29%) Intel
11 27 (12.44%) Veritas
12 20 (9.22%) Sybase
13 19 (8.76%) Brocade
13 19 (8.76%) DataSynapse
13 19 (8.76%) TIBCO
14 15 (6.91%) Symantec
15 13 (5.99%) Citrix
16 10 (4.61%) F5
16 10 (4.61%) Isilon
17 9 (4.15%) Dell
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