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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 112 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing NAS 1 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.040% 0.62% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 3.52% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £155 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.23 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+29.91% +7.14%
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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
276 455 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.06% 17.55% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 236 151
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 31
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) SAN
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco
4 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (38.46%) Patch Management
6 5 (38.46%) Firewall
7 4 (30.77%) Data Security
7 4 (30.77%) Citrix
7 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (30.77%) ITIL
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (30.77%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (30.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (23.08%) DNS
8 3 (23.08%) MS Office
9 2 (15.38%) Clustering
9 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
9 2 (15.38%) VLAN
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 2 (15.38%) UNIX
9 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 2 (15.38%) DHCP
9 2 (15.38%) VPN
9 2 (15.38%) HP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) SAN
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (23.08%) DNS
5 2 (15.38%) DHCP
5 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 2 (15.38%) VLAN
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
6 1 (7.69%) LAN
6 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) PDA
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
6 1 (7.69%) Android
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.69%) AIX
6 1 (7.69%) HPUX
6 1 (7.69%) Solaris
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Patch Management
2 4 (30.77%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (30.77%) Data Security
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) E-Discovery
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) XenApp
4 1 (7.69%) XenServer
4 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Dell
6 1 (7.69%) Sun
6 1 (7.69%) CA
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Veritas
6 1 (7.69%) Panasonic
6 1 (7.69%) Veeam
6 1 (7.69%) Spiceworks
6 1 (7.69%) Meraki