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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 112 106 86
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Contract jobs citing NAS 12 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.29% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.81% 2.45% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £183 £169
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.61% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £183 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £183 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £375 £406
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +11.11%
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
427 286 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.85% 11.97% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 122 119
Average daily rate £345 £350 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 38
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.85 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.03% -18.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -2 7 £375 -
Birmingham +1 2 £500 +173.97%
Coventry -1 2 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (87.50%) SAN
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) VMware
3 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
6 12 (50.00%) Cisco
6 12 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 11 (45.83%) Linux
7 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (41.67%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (41.67%) UNIX
8 10 (41.67%) Firewall
9 7 (29.17%) Data Security
9 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (29.17%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (20.83%) NetApp
11 5 (20.83%) DNS
11 5 (20.83%) Citrix
11 5 (20.83%) DHCP
11 5 (20.83%) VLAN
11 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
12 4 (16.67%) PDA
12 4 (16.67%) XenApp
12 4 (16.67%) XenServer
12 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
12 4 (16.67%) SCCM
12 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) SAN
2 10 (41.67%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (20.83%) DNS
4 5 (20.83%) DHCP
4 5 (20.83%) VLAN
5 1 (4.17%) FTP
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Banking
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Architect
3 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Designer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Designer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) PDA
1 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.50%) Celerra
2 3 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (45.83%) Linux
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (41.67%) UNIX
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.67%) AIX
6 4 (16.67%) HPUX
7 3 (12.50%) VMS
7 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.17%) Tru64
8 1 (4.17%) zOS
8 1 (4.17%) MVS
8 1 (4.17%) OpenVMS
8 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (29.17%) Data Security
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) Process Management
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.50%) Network Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) PLM
6 1 (4.17%) PDM
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.17%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.50%) CCNP
3 3 (12.50%) CCNA
3 3 (12.50%) CCDP
3 3 (12.50%) MCSE
3 3 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) XenApp
3 4 (16.67%) XenServer
3 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Server
5 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) VMware
2 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) NetApp
4 5 (20.83%) Citrix
5 4 (16.67%) HP
5 4 (16.67%) Dell
5 4 (16.67%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) Novell
6 1 (4.17%) Veritas
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) Hitachi
6 1 (4.17%) Brocade