The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 93 93 102
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing NAS 2 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.12% 0.32% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 2.49% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 9
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£225 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
NAS
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
192 201 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.28% 12.99% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 120 142
Average daily rate £325 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £31.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.33% +111.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £22.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.28 £36.00 £18.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NAS across the West Yorkshire region.

NAS Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the West Yorkshire region.

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

NAS
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
Leeds -2 1 £225 -27.41% 3
NAS
Yorkshire

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
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