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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 135 117 107
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing NAS 15 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.040% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.18% 0.37% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
Median daily rate £240 £375 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +141.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £29.23 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-30.72% -7.93%
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
471 270 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.36% 10.92% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 144 222
Median daily rate £375 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 26
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing NAS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Worcestershire - 8 £240 -
Staffordshire - 4 - - 1
Coventry - 2 £375 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for NAS.

1 13 (76.47%) MS Exchange
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) SAN
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 10 (58.82%) Citrix
4 9 (52.94%) DHCP
4 9 (52.94%) DNS
4 9 (52.94%) MS Office
4 9 (52.94%) VMware
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
5 8 (47.06%) PDA
5 8 (47.06%) VLAN
5 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
5 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
5 8 (47.06%) Blackberry
5 8 (47.06%) Dell
6 7 (41.18%) SCCM
7 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (35.29%) XenApp
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (29.41%) Firewall
8 5 (29.41%) Unix
8 5 (29.41%) Virtual Team
8 5 (29.41%) Patch Management
8 5 (29.41%) XenServer
8 5 (29.41%) XenDesktop
8 5 (29.41%) VMware Server
8 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2003

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 13 (76.47%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) SAN
2 9 (52.94%) DHCP
2 9 (52.94%) DNS
3 8 (47.06%) VLAN
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 3 (17.65%) Intranet
5 3 (17.65%) LAN
5 3 (17.65%) WAN
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.88%) Internet
6 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.88%) VoIP
6 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Big Data
1 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) 3rd Line Support
1 6 (35.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix Support
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Data Migration Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Migration Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Network Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Server Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Blackberry
1 8 (47.06%) PDA
2 5 (29.41%) Virtual Team
3 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
3 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
4 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.88%) EMC VNX
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) Unix
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Solaris
6 3 (17.65%) SUSE
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Patch Management
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Data Enrichment
3 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Data Reconciliation
3 3 (17.65%) Document Management
3 3 (17.65%) ETL
3 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Use Case
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (35.29%) XenApp
3 5 (29.41%) VMware Server
3 5 (29.41%) XenDesktop
3 5 (29.41%) XenServer
4 3 (17.65%) Terminal Server
5 2 (11.76%) vSphere
6 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) Citrix
3 9 (52.94%) VMware
4 8 (47.06%) Dell
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) EMC
5 4 (23.53%) HP
6 3 (17.65%) 3Com
6 3 (17.65%) Avaya
6 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds