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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 532 555 544
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -11
Contract jobs citing NFS 112 86 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.76% 1.55% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 61 47
Average daily rate £450 £395 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £263 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +19.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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
6359 5559 5401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.38% 9.98% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3891 3053 2776
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 666 603
Average hourly rate £17.00 £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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £33.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 111 £450 +13.20% 25
London +18 61 £475 +16.92% 19
South East -1 28 £450 +11.11% 4
City of London +38 12 £475 +48.43% 5
Buckinghamshire +18 9 £500 +24.22%
Milton Keynes +11 9 £500 +12.99%
Berkshire +5 8 £363 +13.28% 3
West Midlands - 7 £355 -
Surrey -6 5 £450 +14.28% 1
Kent -24 5 £425 -12.82%
North East -27 5 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 5 - -
Tyne and Wear -29 5 - -
Birmingham - 5 £365 -
East Midlands +7 3 £243 -35.33%
East of England +7 3 £345 +25.45%
North West -7 3 £375 -7.97% 1
Manchester - 3 £375 - 1
Slough +7 2 £365 +14.06% 1
Hampshire +3 2 £425 +61.90%
Reading - 2 £403 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £345 -
Northampton +10 1 - -
Northamptonshire +5 1 - -
Hertfordshire +4 1 - -
Farnborough +2 1 - -
Yorkshire 0 1 £525 - 1
Leicestershire -2 1 £185 -50.66%
South Yorkshire -9 1 £525 - 1
Stevenage - 1 - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 158 (73.15%) Linux
2 105 (48.61%) VMware
3 96 (44.44%) Unix
3 96 (44.44%) Windows
4 85 (39.35%) SAN
5 79 (36.57%) NetApp
6 77 (35.65%) Red Hat
7 76 (35.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 75 (34.72%) Puppet
9 73 (33.80%) Perl
9 73 (33.80%) Finance
10 68 (31.48%) Python
11 62 (28.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 57 (26.39%) iSCSI
12 57 (26.39%) Oracle
12 57 (26.39%) DNS
13 54 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
14 53 (24.54%) DevOps
15 52 (24.07%) ITIL
15 52 (24.07%) LDAP
16 50 (23.15%) Solaris
17 48 (22.22%) Configuration Management
18 47 (21.76%) NAS
19 46 (21.30%) Bash Shell
19 46 (21.30%) Cisco
20 44 (20.37%) Veritas
21 43 (19.91%) Microsoft
22 41 (18.98%) TCP/IP
23 38 (17.59%) Active Directory
24 32 (14.81%) Open Source

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 27 (12.50%) Apache
2 25 (11.57%) OpenStack
3 20 (9.26%) Tomcat
4 16 (7.41%) MS Exchange
5 14 (6.48%) SharePoint
6 12 (5.56%) IIS
7 11 (5.09%) JBoss
8 10 (4.63%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (4.63%) Node.js
8 10 (4.63%) WebLogic
9 9 (4.17%) WebSphere
10 6 (2.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (2.31%) Jetty
11 5 (2.31%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (1.39%) SAS
14 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (6.02%) MS Office
2 9 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.46%) Maple
3 1 (0.46%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.46%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.63%) IaaS
3 7 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (3.24%) Office 365
4 5 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.31%) PaaS
5 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.93%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.46%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 85 (39.35%) SAN
2 57 (26.39%) DNS
2 57 (26.39%) iSCSI
3 54 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 52 (24.07%) LDAP
5 47 (21.76%) NAS
6 41 (18.98%) TCP/IP
7 20 (9.26%) Firewall
8 17 (7.87%) FCoE
9 15 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (6.94%) DHCP
10 11 (5.09%) Multicast
10 11 (5.09%) SSH
11 10 (4.63%) FTP
11 10 (4.63%) WAN
12 9 (4.17%) HTTP
12 9 (4.17%) LAN
13 8 (3.70%) SMTP
14 7 (3.24%) SNMP
14 7 (3.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.94%) MySQL
3 14 (6.48%) Hadoop
4 13 (6.02%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.78%) HBase
7 5 (2.31%) Couchbase
7 5 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.93%) Big Data
11 1 (0.46%) DB2
11 1 (0.46%) IDOL
11 1 (0.46%) MS Access
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.78%) Subversion
5 5 (2.31%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.93%) Ant
6 2 (0.93%) GCC
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.46%) git-flow
7 1 (0.46%) JIRA
7 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (33.80%) Finance
2 21 (9.72%) Banking
3 15 (6.94%) Financial Institution
4 11 (5.09%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.63%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.78%) Legal
7 4 (1.85%) Front Office
7 4 (1.85%) Law
7 4 (1.85%) Marketing
8 3 (1.39%) Games
9 1 (0.46%) Advertising
9 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (30.56%) Administrator
2 54 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 33 (15.28%) Linux Engineer
4 30 (13.89%) Unix Administrator
5 23 (10.65%) Unix Engineer
5 23 (10.65%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 18 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 18 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (7.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 14 (6.48%) Linux Administrator
9 13 (6.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 12 (5.56%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 12 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
11 11 (5.09%) Architect
12 10 (4.63%) Consultant
12 10 (4.63%) Support Engineer
12 10 (4.63%) VMWare Administrator
13 9 (4.17%) DevOps Administrator
13 9 (4.17%) Storage Administrator
13 9 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.19%) Web Services
2 14 (6.48%) LAMP
3 12 (5.56%) Middleware
4 6 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (2.78%) Rendezvous
4 6 (2.78%) XML
5 5 (2.31%) Java EE
5 5 (2.31%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (1.85%) HTML
6 4 (1.85%) JMX
6 4 (1.85%) jQuery
6 4 (1.85%) JRuby
6 4 (1.85%) Swagger
6 4 (1.85%) XSLT
7 3 (1.39%) POSIX
8 2 (0.93%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.93%) REST
8 2 (0.93%) SOAP
8 2 (0.93%) Ultra Messaging
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.80%) Clustering
3 15 (6.94%) Private Cloud
4 14 (6.48%) HACMP
5 12 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.17%) Replication
7 7 (3.24%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.24%) EMC VNX
7 7 (3.24%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (2.78%) CMDB
8 6 (2.78%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.31%) Biology
9 5 (2.31%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (2.31%) FlexPod
9 5 (2.31%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.31%) Life Science
10 4 (1.85%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 158 (73.15%) Linux
2 96 (44.44%) Unix
2 96 (44.44%) Windows
3 76 (35.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 50 (23.15%) Solaris
5 30 (13.89%) Windows Server
6 23 (10.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (10.19%) AIX
8 20 (9.26%) Data ONTAP
9 18 (8.33%) Ubuntu
10 15 (6.94%) CentOS
11 13 (6.02%) Debian
11 13 (6.02%) Oracle Linux
11 13 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (3.70%) Windows 7
14 7 (3.24%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.85%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.85%) SUSE
15 4 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (24.54%) DevOps
2 52 (24.07%) ITIL
3 48 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 32 (14.81%) Open Source
5 29 (13.43%) Migration
6 22 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (10.19%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (7.87%) Performance Monitoring
8 16 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (7.41%) High Availability
8 16 (7.41%) ITIL V3
8 16 (7.41%) Service Management
9 15 (6.94%) Capacity Planning
9 15 (6.94%) Load Balancing
10 13 (6.02%) Change Management
10 13 (6.02%) Project Management
11 12 (5.56%) Capacity Management
11 12 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
12 11 (5.09%) API Development
13 10 (4.63%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 73 (33.80%) Perl
2 68 (31.48%) Python
3 46 (21.30%) Bash Shell
4 32 (14.81%) SQL
5 27 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 23 (10.65%) PowerShell
7 22 (10.19%) Java
8 12 (5.56%) Korn
9 11 (5.09%) AWK
9 11 (5.09%) sed
10 10 (4.63%) C
11 9 (4.17%) JavaScript
11 9 (4.17%) Ruby
12 8 (3.70%) VBScript
13 7 (3.24%) T-SQL
14 6 (2.78%) C-shell
14 6 (2.78%) PHP
15 5 (2.31%) C++
15 5 (2.31%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.26%) Degree
2 20 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.87%) RHCE
4 15 (6.94%) CCNA
4 15 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (6.48%) RHCA
6 9 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.78%) CCNP
7 6 (2.78%) MCSE
7 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.78%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.39%) NCDA
8 3 (1.39%) NCIE
8 3 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.93%) MCSA
9 2 (0.93%) VCP5
10 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.63%) SLA
2 6 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 62 (28.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (17.59%) Active Directory
3 26 (12.04%) Samba
3 26 (12.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 25 (11.57%) VMware ESX
5 22 (10.19%) vSphere
6 20 (9.26%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (7.87%) Hyper-V
8 15 (6.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 10 (4.63%) iptables
9 10 (4.63%) KVM
10 9 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (3.70%) Oracle Clusterware
11 8 (3.70%) Xen
12 7 (3.24%) Docker
12 7 (3.24%) Firmware
12 7 (3.24%) SRDF
13 6 (2.78%) Postfix
13 6 (2.78%) vCloud
14 5 (2.31%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 75 (34.72%) Puppet
2 23 (10.65%) Nagios
3 22 (10.19%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (6.48%) NetBackup
5 13 (6.02%) SCOM
6 12 (5.56%) HAProxy
7 10 (4.63%) Cacti
8 8 (3.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 7 (3.24%) Ansible
10 6 (2.78%) EMC VPLEX
10 6 (2.78%) Tivoli
10 6 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (2.78%) vRealize
11 5 (2.31%) Bacula
11 5 (2.31%) Ganglia
11 5 (2.31%) Oracle ZFS
11 5 (2.31%) OVSD
12 4 (1.85%) Casper Suite
12 4 (1.85%) DatAdvantage
12 4 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 105 (48.61%) VMware
2 79 (36.57%) NetApp
3 77 (35.65%) Red Hat
4 57 (26.39%) Oracle
5 46 (21.30%) Cisco
6 44 (20.37%) Veritas
7 43 (19.91%) Microsoft
8 32 (14.81%) EMC
9 31 (14.35%) HP
10 29 (13.43%) IBM
11 20 (9.26%) Brocade
12 17 (7.87%) Dell
13 12 (5.56%) F5
13 12 (5.56%) Isilon
13 12 (5.56%) Sun
14 11 (5.09%) Citrix
15 9 (4.17%) Sybase
16 8 (3.70%) Hitachi
16 8 (3.70%) Symantec
16 8 (3.70%) Veeam
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