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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 111 106 85
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Contract jobs citing NAS 12 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.38% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.98% 2.95% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 7
Average daily rate
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£388 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.10% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £250 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £250 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £406
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
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
403 305 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.85% 12.92% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 123 105
Average daily rate £340 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £169 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 38
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.00 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Herefordshire 0 5 £376 -
Birmingham - 3 £450 - 1
Coventry +3 1 - -
Worcestershire +1 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £150 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 17 (77.27%) Windows
1 17 (77.27%) SAN
2 15 (68.18%) VMware
3 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
4 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 10 (45.45%) Cisco
5 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (36.36%) Patch Management
7 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (31.82%) Linux
7 7 (31.82%) UNIX
7 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (31.82%) Firewall
8 6 (27.27%) Citrix
8 6 (27.27%) ITIL
8 6 (27.27%) DNS
8 6 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (22.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (22.73%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (22.73%) VLAN
9 5 (22.73%) DHCP
9 5 (22.73%) HP
9 5 (22.73%) MS Office
9 5 (22.73%) AIX
9 5 (22.73%) HPUX
9 5 (22.73%) NetApp
9 5 (22.73%) Data Security
10 4 (18.18%) EMC

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) SAN
2 7 (31.82%) Firewall
3 6 (27.27%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (22.73%) VLAN
4 5 (22.73%) DHCP
5 2 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) FTP
6 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.55%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Server Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (13.64%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Designer
3 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Designer
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (13.64%) PDA
2 3 (13.64%) Celerra
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (31.82%) Linux
4 7 (31.82%) UNIX
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (22.73%) AIX
5 5 (22.73%) HPUX
6 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (13.64%) VMS
7 2 (9.09%) Solaris
8 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.55%) Android
8 1 (4.55%) zOS
8 1 (4.55%) MVS
8 1 (4.55%) Tru64
8 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.55%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Patch Management
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (22.73%) Data Security
4 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) E-Discovery
6 1 (4.55%) Network Management
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.55%) PLM
6 1 (4.55%) PDM
6 1 (4.55%) Validation
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) Process Management
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) CCDP
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) XenApp
3 3 (13.64%) XenServer
3 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Server
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
1 3 (13.64%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) VMware
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 10 (45.45%) Cisco
4 6 (27.27%) Citrix
5 5 (22.73%) HP
5 5 (22.73%) NetApp
6 4 (18.18%) EMC
7 3 (13.64%) Dell
8 2 (9.09%) Veritas
9 1 (4.55%) Veeam
9 1 (4.55%) Meraki
9 1 (4.55%) Spiceworks
9 1 (4.55%) Panasonic
9 1 (4.55%) Brocade
9 1 (4.55%) CA
9 1 (4.55%) Hitachi
9 1 (4.55%) Novell
9 1 (4.55%) Oracle
9 1 (4.55%) IBM
9 1 (4.55%) Sun