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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 100 95 98
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing NAS 15 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.66% 0.61% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.53% 3.90% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 5
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +37.50%
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
331 333 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.45% 15.53% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 156 103
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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
Shropshire - 1 £245 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 25 (96.15%) SAN
2 24 (92.31%) Windows
3 19 (73.08%) VMware
3 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
5 15 (57.69%) Linux
6 14 (53.85%) MS Exchange
6 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
7 12 (46.15%) Cisco
7 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
8 11 (42.31%) DHCP
8 11 (42.31%) DNS
8 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (38.46%) MS Office
9 10 (38.46%) UNIX
9 10 (38.46%) Dell
9 10 (38.46%) Citrix
9 10 (38.46%) Blackberry
9 10 (38.46%) PDA
9 10 (38.46%) VLAN
9 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (38.46%) SCCM
9 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
9 10 (38.46%) XenApp
9 10 (38.46%) XenServer
9 10 (38.46%) XenDesktop
10 8 (30.77%) Firewall
10 8 (30.77%) VMware Server
10 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 14 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (15.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (96.15%) SAN
2 11 (42.31%) DNS
2 11 (42.31%) DHCP
3 10 (38.46%) VLAN
4 8 (30.77%) Firewall
5 4 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 4 (15.38%) LAN
5 4 (15.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (34.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Network Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) Server Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Coordinator
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.85%) SAN Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Blackberry
1 10 (38.46%) PDA
2 4 (15.38%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Celerra
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (57.69%) Linux
4 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (38.46%) UNIX
6 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (7.69%) VMS
8 2 (7.69%) AIX
8 2 (7.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (23.08%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 4 (15.38%) Process Management
3 4 (15.38%) Data Security
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (15.38%) Network Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) MCSE
3 4 (15.38%) CCNP
3 4 (15.38%) CCNA
3 4 (15.38%) CCDP
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (15.38%) MCITP
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (38.46%) XenApp
3 10 (38.46%) XenServer
3 10 (38.46%) XenDesktop
4 8 (30.77%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) VMware
2 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco
4 10 (38.46%) Dell
4 10 (38.46%) Citrix
5 4 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) Brocade
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