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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 111 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing NAS 4 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.66% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 4.21% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
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£375 £155 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -52.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £288 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.21% -17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.51% +40.90%
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
268 380 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.14% 15.62% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 185 134
Average daily rate £325 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 34
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 July 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 July 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 £400 -
Shropshire - 1 £150 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) SAN
2 12 (75.00%) VMware
3 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (56.25%) Cisco
6 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (43.75%) Firewall
8 6 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (37.50%) Patch Management
9 5 (31.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (31.25%) Data Security
9 5 (31.25%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) Citrix
10 4 (25.00%) UNIX
10 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (18.75%) DNS
11 3 (18.75%) Linux
11 3 (18.75%) MS Office
12 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 2 (12.50%) DHCP
12 2 (12.50%) VPN
12 2 (12.50%) HP
12 2 (12.50%) NetApp
12 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) SAN
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) DHCP
5 2 (12.50%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) VLAN
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
6 1 (6.25%) LAN
6 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Architect
1 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Designer
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) PDA
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) UNIX
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (6.25%) AIX
6 1 (6.25%) HPUX
6 1 (6.25%) Solaris
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (37.50%) Patch Management
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Data Security
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) E-Discovery
4 1 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) PLM
4 1 (6.25%) PDM
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) CCNP
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) CCDP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (6.25%) MCITP
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) XenServer
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) Sun
6 1 (6.25%) Veritas
6 1 (6.25%) CA
6 1 (6.25%) Panasonic
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam
6 1 (6.25%) Spiceworks
6 1 (6.25%) Meraki