The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 102 100 104
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing NAS 16 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.66% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 1.67% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£155 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% +12.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +16.09%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
363 299 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.99% 15.23% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 133 135
Average daily rate £313 £323 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +9.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
NAS
England

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
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 25 July 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
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 21 (87.50%) SAN
2 20 (83.33%) Windows
3 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
3 19 (79.17%) VMware
4 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (58.33%) Citrix
6 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
6 14 (58.33%) MS Exchange
6 14 (58.33%) SCCM
7 13 (54.17%) XenApp
7 13 (54.17%) XenServer
7 13 (54.17%) XenDesktop
7 13 (54.17%) DHCP
7 13 (54.17%) DNS
7 13 (54.17%) MS Office
8 12 (50.00%) Dell
8 12 (50.00%) Blackberry
8 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (50.00%) PDA
8 12 (50.00%) VLAN
8 12 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
9 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
10 9 (37.50%) Linux
11 5 (20.83%) VMware Server
12 4 (16.67%) AIX
12 4 (16.67%) ITIL
12 4 (16.67%) LAN
12 4 (16.67%) Change Control

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 14 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (12.50%) SAS
3 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.33%) IIS
4 2 (8.33%) ColdFusion
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (54.17%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Project
3 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) SAN
2 13 (54.17%) DHCP
2 13 (54.17%) DNS
3 12 (50.00%) VLAN
4 4 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (12.50%) WLAN
5 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
1 3 (12.50%) OLAP
2 2 (8.33%) DataStage
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 8 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 8 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Storage Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) SAN Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) SAN Storage Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Backup Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 12 (50.00%) PDA
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) CLARiiON
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) CMDB
3 1 (4.17%) LPAR
3 1 (4.17%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (37.50%) Linux
5 4 (16.67%) AIX
6 3 (12.50%) UNIX
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.17%) HPUX
7 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
1 4 (16.67%) Change Control
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.50%) Change Management
2 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.33%) Time Management
3 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (54.17%) XenApp
2 13 (54.17%) XenServer
2 13 (54.17%) XenDesktop
3 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (20.83%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (4.17%) SRDF
5 1 (4.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (58.33%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) VMware
2 14 (58.33%) Citrix
2 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (50.00%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) JBoss
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) BMC
5 1 (4.17%) CA
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) Veritas
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
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