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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network File System (NFS)
Rank 498 433 501
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +68
Contract jobs citing NFS 117 136 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 2.11% 2.67% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 83 45
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£375 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £353 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £320
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +21.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.63 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.63 - £47.50

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
5558 5091 4843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.68% 9.73% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3121 2619 2333
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 633 634
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.15 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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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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 -53 110 £375 -25.00% 19
London -16 58 £400 -22.33% 9
South East -13 28 £375 -3.22% 5
City of London +14 21 £340 -43.33% 2
Berkshire +19 18 £300 - 1
South West -23 11 £375 -
Reading +23 10 £300 - 1
Dorset - 8 £375 -
Poole - 7 £375 -
Slough - 6 £375 -
Surrey -6 5 £550 +41.93% 2
South Wales - 4 £350 -
Wales - 4 £350 -
West Midlands - 4 - -
East of England -20 3 £320 +28.00% 3
Hertfordshire - 3 £320 - 1
Kent - 2 £550 -
Coventry - 2 - -
North West -14 1 £320 +6.66%
Hampshire -22 1 £350 - 1
Somerset - 1 £250 -
North East - 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1
Scotland - - - - 2
Home Counties - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Inverclyde - - - - 1
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Manchester - - - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 141 (64.98%) Linux
2 105 (48.39%) Windows
3 99 (45.62%) VMware
4 86 (39.63%) DNS
5 84 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 82 (37.79%) SAN
6 82 (37.79%) Red Hat
7 78 (35.94%) NetApp
7 78 (35.94%) UNIX
8 73 (33.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 66 (30.41%) Active Directory
10 65 (29.95%) iSCSI
11 62 (28.57%) Perl
12 58 (26.73%) HP
13 52 (23.96%) Cisco
14 51 (23.50%) Fibre Channel
15 47 (21.66%) NAS
15 47 (21.66%) EMC
16 45 (20.74%) SQL
16 45 (20.74%) TCP/IP
17 44 (20.28%) Apache
17 44 (20.28%) Citrix
18 40 (18.43%) Oracle
19 39 (17.97%) Finance
20 36 (16.59%) Firewall
20 36 (16.59%) Solaris
20 36 (16.59%) LDAP
20 36 (16.59%) IBM
20 36 (16.59%) Security Cleared
21 34 (15.67%) Microsoft

NFS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 44 (20.28%) Apache
2 18 (8.29%) MS Exchange
3 17 (7.83%) Tomcat
4 15 (6.91%) WebSphere
4 15 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (6.91%) JBoss
5 12 (5.53%) IIS
6 10 (4.61%) WebLogic
7 8 (3.69%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (1.84%) Drupal
10 3 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (1.38%) Moodle
11 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.92%) Zimbra
12 1 (0.46%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.46%) nginx
12 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.46%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.30%) MS Office
2 5 (2.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) ENOVIA
2 3 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.92%) Office 365
1 2 (0.92%) Joyent
2 1 (0.46%) PaaS
2 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (39.63%) DNS
2 82 (37.79%) SAN
3 65 (29.95%) iSCSI
4 51 (23.50%) Fibre Channel
5 47 (21.66%) NAS
6 45 (20.74%) TCP/IP
7 36 (16.59%) Firewall
7 36 (16.59%) LDAP
8 31 (14.29%) LAN
9 29 (13.36%) WAN
10 27 (12.44%) VPN
11 24 (11.06%) DHCP
12 20 (9.22%) Multicast
12 20 (9.22%) VLAN
13 19 (8.76%) SSH
13 19 (8.76%) FCoE
14 17 (7.83%) SNMP
15 12 (5.53%) HTTP
16 9 (4.15%) Ethernet
16 9 (4.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.83%) SQL Server
1 17 (7.83%) MySQL
2 7 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 6 (2.76%) Ingres
4 5 (2.30%) JasperReports
5 4 (1.84%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.38%) HBase
6 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.92%) Redis
7 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.46%) Big Data
8 1 (0.46%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (3.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.76%) Subversion
3 5 (2.30%) PHPUnit
4 4 (1.84%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.92%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.92%) JIRA
7 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
General
1 39 (17.97%) Finance
2 24 (11.06%) Banking
3 15 (6.91%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.15%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.69%) Games
5 8 (3.69%) Legal
6 7 (3.23%) Automotive
6 7 (3.23%) Law
6 7 (3.23%) Retail
7 6 (2.76%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.92%) Front Office
9 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.46%) French Language
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Advertising
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (13.36%) Administrator
1 29 (13.36%) Linux Engineer
2 20 (9.22%) Systems Administrator
3 18 (8.29%) Support Engineer
3 18 (8.29%) Linux Administrator
4 17 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
4 17 (7.83%) Architect
5 16 (7.37%) Analyst
5 16 (7.37%) Storage Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) Consultant
7 14 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.15%) Linux Support
8 9 (4.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.69%) UNIX Engineer
9 8 (3.69%) Storage Consultant
9 8 (3.69%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (3.23%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.76%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.07%) Middleware
2 9 (4.15%) SOAP
3 8 (3.69%) HTML
4 7 (3.23%) XML
4 7 (3.23%) CSS
4 7 (3.23%) LAMP
5 6 (2.76%) JDBC
5 6 (2.76%) Laravel
6 5 (2.30%) DAO
6 5 (2.30%) XSLT
6 5 (2.30%) Web Services
6 5 (2.30%) CGI
6 5 (2.30%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.38%) YAML
7 3 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.38%) .NET
7 3 (1.38%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.92%) Django
8 2 (0.92%) JSON
8 2 (0.92%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.21%) Clustering
2 30 (13.82%) Replication
3 13 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.61%) Client/Server
4 10 (4.61%) Open Source
5 9 (4.15%) Fat Client
5 9 (4.15%) Hedge funds
5 9 (4.15%) Thin Client
6 8 (3.69%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.69%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.69%) Online Games
7 5 (2.30%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.84%) CESG
8 4 (1.84%) LPAR
8 4 (1.84%) Animation
9 3 (1.38%) Contract for Difference
9 3 (1.38%) VLE
9 3 (1.38%) Equities
10 2 (0.92%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.92%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 141 (64.98%) Linux
2 105 (48.39%) Windows
3 78 (35.94%) UNIX
4 73 (33.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (16.59%) Solaris
6 31 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (11.98%) CentOS
8 24 (11.06%) Windows 7
9 21 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (6.45%) Ubuntu
11 11 (5.07%) AIX
12 8 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (3.23%) Windows XP
13 7 (3.23%) VMS
14 5 (2.30%) Scientific Linux
15 4 (1.84%) Debian
15 4 (1.84%) Windows 2000
16 3 (1.38%) SUSE
16 3 (1.38%) Fedora
17 2 (0.92%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (8.29%) Migration
1 18 (8.29%) DevOps
2 17 (7.83%) ITIL
3 14 (6.45%) Validation
3 14 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (5.99%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (5.53%) Service Management
5 12 (5.53%) Change Control
6 11 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.61%) ITSM
7 10 (4.61%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (4.61%) Capacity Management
8 9 (4.15%) Performance Management
8 9 (4.15%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.15%) OO
9 8 (3.69%) Configuration Management
9 8 (3.69%) Benchmarking
10 7 (3.23%) Scrum
11 6 (2.76%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (2.30%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (28.57%) Perl
2 45 (20.74%) SQL
3 29 (13.36%) Korn
4 26 (11.98%) Java
5 23 (10.60%) Python
5 23 (10.60%) Bash Shell
6 19 (8.76%) PHP
6 19 (8.76%) VB
7 18 (8.29%) Shell Script
8 16 (7.37%) C
8 16 (7.37%) PowerShell
9 14 (6.45%) Ruby
10 10 (4.61%) JavaScript
10 10 (4.61%) VBA
10 10 (4.61%) Bourne shell
11 7 (3.23%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.30%) C++
13 2 (0.92%) C-shell
13 2 (0.92%) XPath
14 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (16.59%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.36%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.29%) RHCE
4 17 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (7.83%) MCSE
5 16 (7.37%) CCNA
6 12 (5.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (4.15%) NCDA
8 8 (3.69%) JNCIA
8 8 (3.69%) Degree
9 6 (2.76%) CCA
9 6 (2.76%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (2.76%) HNC
9 6 (2.76%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.30%) MCITP
10 5 (2.30%) NCIE
10 5 (2.30%) MCT
10 5 (2.30%) RHCT
11 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.76%) QA
2 4 (1.84%) SLA
System Software
1 84 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (30.41%) Active Directory
3 18 (8.29%) vSphere
3 18 (8.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 18 (8.29%) Hyper-V
4 17 (7.83%) Samba
5 16 (7.37%) VMware ESX
6 14 (6.45%) XenApp
7 12 (5.53%) Squid
7 12 (5.53%) Xen
8 11 (5.07%) SRDF
8 11 (5.07%) vCloud
9 10 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (4.61%) KVM
9 10 (4.61%) Postfix
10 7 (3.23%) Sendmail
11 6 (2.76%) qmail
12 5 (2.30%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (2.30%) XenServer
12 5 (2.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (10.14%) Puppet
2 19 (8.76%) Nagios
3 14 (6.45%) NetBackup
4 13 (5.99%) Backup Exec
5 12 (5.53%) MIMEsweeper
5 12 (5.53%) MAILsweeper
5 12 (5.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (3.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 8 (3.69%) SCCM
7 7 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.23%) Tivoli
7 7 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (2.76%) OpenView
8 6 (2.76%) SCOM
9 5 (2.30%) Icinga
10 3 (1.38%) Opsview
10 3 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.38%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.38%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 99 (45.62%) VMware
2 82 (37.79%) Red Hat
3 78 (35.94%) NetApp
4 58 (26.73%) HP
5 52 (23.96%) Cisco
6 47 (21.66%) EMC
7 44 (20.28%) Citrix
8 40 (18.43%) Oracle
9 36 (16.59%) IBM
10 34 (15.67%) Microsoft
11 20 (9.22%) Veritas
11 20 (9.22%) Sun
12 19 (8.76%) Juniper
13 15 (6.91%) Brocade
14 11 (5.07%) F5
15 10 (4.61%) Websense
16 9 (4.15%) Isilon
17 8 (3.69%) Amdocs
17 8 (3.69%) Redknee
17 8 (3.69%) Intel
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