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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 111 97 109
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing NAS 11 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.41% 1.94% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
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£155 £250 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% -13.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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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
457 309 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.78% 14.59% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 148 139
Average daily rate £320 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £177 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 - - - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (91.30%) Windows
1 21 (91.30%) SAN
1 21 (91.30%) VMware
2 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
3 17 (73.91%) Citrix
3 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
3 17 (73.91%) SCCM
3 17 (73.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (69.57%) XenApp
4 16 (69.57%) XenServer
4 16 (69.57%) XenDesktop
4 16 (69.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (69.57%) MS Office
5 15 (65.22%) MS Exchange
5 15 (65.22%) Dell
5 15 (65.22%) DNS
5 15 (65.22%) DHCP
5 15 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (65.22%) PDA
5 15 (65.22%) VLAN
5 15 (65.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (65.22%) Blackberry
6 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
6 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
7 8 (34.78%) VMware Server
8 6 (26.09%) Linux
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL
10 4 (17.39%) MySQL
10 4 (17.39%) Oracle
10 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 15 (65.22%) MS Exchange
1 15 (65.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.70%) SAS
2 2 (8.70%) ColdFusion
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (69.57%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Project
3 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) SAN
2 15 (65.22%) DNS
2 15 (65.22%) VLAN
2 15 (65.22%) DHCP
3 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
3 4 (17.39%) WLAN
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) OLAP
2 2 (8.70%) DataStage
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Support Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) 3rd Line Support
1 9 (39.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) VMware Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) Blackberry
1 15 (65.22%) PDA
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (69.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Change Control
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
3 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 16 (69.57%) XenApp
2 16 (69.57%) XenServer
2 16 (69.57%) XenDesktop
3 15 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (34.78%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (73.91%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) VMware
2 17 (73.91%) Citrix
2 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
3 15 (65.22%) Dell
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) JBoss
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