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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 118 119 88
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -31
Contract jobs citing NAS 1 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.16% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 1.49% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 12
Median daily rate £450 £213 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.76% -37.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-38.88% -16.92%

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
320 269 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.58% 11.08% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 130 142
Median daily rate £375 £336 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.52% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 41
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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
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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham -2 1 £450 +111.76%
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
3 9 (52.94%) DHCP
3 9 (52.94%) DNS
3 9 (52.94%) SAN
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
4 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 8 (47.06%) Citrix
4 8 (47.06%) Dell
4 8 (47.06%) VMware
5 7 (41.18%) Blackberry
5 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) PDA
5 7 (41.18%) VLAN
6 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (29.41%) SCCM
6 5 (29.41%) XenApp
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (29.41%) Data Quality
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (29.41%) HP
6 5 (29.41%) MS Office
7 4 (23.53%) Linux
7 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
7 4 (23.53%) CRM
7 4 (23.53%) Firewall
7 4 (23.53%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) Validation

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 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DHCP
1 9 (52.94%) DNS
1 9 (52.94%) SAN
2 7 (41.18%) VLAN
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) HTTP
4 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
4 1 (5.88%) Intranet
4 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix Support
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Network Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Server Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) CRM Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) CRM Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Data Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Blackberry
1 7 (41.18%) PDA
2 4 (23.53%) Virtual Team
3 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
3 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Solaris
5 3 (17.65%) SUSE
5 3 (17.65%) Unix
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) CRM
1 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
1 4 (23.53%) GAP Analysis
1 4 (23.53%) Information Management
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
1 4 (23.53%) Patch Management
1 4 (23.53%) Validation
2 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (5.88%) Case Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Enrichment
4 1 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Security Hardening
4 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) Jython
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) XenApp
3 4 (23.53%) VMware Server
3 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
3 4 (23.53%) XenServer
4 3 (17.65%) Terminal Server
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.88%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Citrix
2 8 (47.06%) Dell
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) 3Com
4 3 (17.65%) Avaya
4 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) BMC
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp