The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 97 104 98
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing NAS 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.24% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.42% 1.88% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
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£245 - £310
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 - £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
-13.13% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+54.76% +3.70%
NAS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
292 266 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.50% 12.76% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 128 75
Average daily rate £300 £332 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 53
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £29.30 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NAS across the West Midlands region.

NAS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the West Midlands region.

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

NAS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £245 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing NAS 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 NAS.

1 19 (90.48%) SAN
2 18 (85.71%) Windows
3 15 (71.43%) Linux
4 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
5 13 (61.90%) VMware
6 11 (52.38%) UNIX
6 11 (52.38%) Cisco
7 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
7 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
8 8 (38.10%) Firewall
8 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (38.10%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (28.57%) VLAN
10 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (28.57%) DNS
10 6 (28.57%) DHCP
11 5 (23.81%) MS Office
11 5 (23.81%) Dell
11 5 (23.81%) Citrix
11 5 (23.81%) Blackberry
11 5 (23.81%) Banking
11 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (23.81%) PDA
11 5 (23.81%) VMware Server
11 5 (23.81%) SCCM
11 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
11 5 (23.81%) XenApp

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing NAS 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 NAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) SAN
2 8 (38.10%) Firewall
3 6 (28.57%) VLAN
3 6 (28.57%) DNS
3 6 (28.57%) DHCP
4 4 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.52%) LAN
6 2 (9.52%) WLAN
7 1 (4.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
General
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Network Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) SAN Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Blackberry
1 5 (23.81%) PDA
2 4 (19.05%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Celerra
4 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Linux
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (52.38%) UNIX
5 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (19.05%) AIX
7 4 (19.05%) HPUX
8 3 (14.29%) VMS
9 1 (4.76%) OpenVMS
9 1 (4.76%) Solaris
9 1 (4.76%) zOS
9 1 (4.76%) MVS
9 1 (4.76%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (19.05%) Network Management
2 4 (19.05%) Data Security
2 4 (19.05%) Process Management
2 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) MCITP
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (19.05%) CCNP
3 4 (19.05%) CCNA
3 4 (19.05%) CCDP
3 4 (19.05%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (23.81%) VMware Server
3 5 (23.81%) XenApp
3 5 (23.81%) XenServer
3 5 (23.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
1 13 (61.90%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) Cisco
3 5 (23.81%) Dell
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) EMC
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (14.29%) NetApp
6 2 (9.52%) Brocade
7 1 (4.76%) Hitachi
7 1 (4.76%) IBM
7 1 (4.76%) Novell
7 1 (4.76%) Veritas
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat