The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 94 82 92
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing NAS 1 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.059% 0.99% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 6.82% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 10
Average daily rate
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£225 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +12.82%
Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
191 220 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.26% 14.51% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 119 149
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £195 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £363 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 19
Average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
NAS
Yorkshire

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 31 July 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 -17 1 £225 -26.22% 3
NAS
Yorkshire

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (80.00%) SAN
3 6 (60.00%) MS Office
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 5 (50.00%) IIS
4 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) SMTP
4 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (40.00%) vSphere
6 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) SAN
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) SMTP
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DataStage
1 1 (10.00%) Spotfire
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
2 1 (10.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) vSphere
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Teradata
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix