Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for NAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NAS over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 164 162
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2 +7
Contract jobs citing NAS 24 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.58% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 0.71% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £463 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.92% -10.19% +97.13%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £415
90th Percentile £588 £492 £523
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £360
% change year-on-year - +18.06% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £20.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% +3.85% -54.12%
10th Percentile £35.25 £15.23 £19.25
90th Percentile £39.75 £26.68 £19.75
South East median hourly rate £42.25 £20.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +108.64% -3.57% -6.67%

NAS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 765 984 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.59% 23.06% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 488 526
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.71% +3.47%
10th Percentile £246 £253 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.38 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing NAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NAS in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in Berkshire

NAS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +22 16 £550 +83.33% 3
Slough - 2 £363 -
NAS
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for NAS.

1 22 (91.67%) SAN
2 15 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 12 (50.00%) Unix
4 11 (45.83%) Firewall
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (37.50%) Xen
6 9 (37.50%) Windows
7 8 (33.33%) Oracle
7 8 (33.33%) DNS
7 8 (33.33%) Cisco
7 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 8 (33.33%) Office 365
8 7 (29.17%) Degree
8 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
8 7 (29.17%) VMware
8 7 (29.17%) Linux
9 6 (25.00%) VPN
9 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
10 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
10 5 (20.83%) SaaS
10 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
10 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
10 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (20.83%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (33.33%) Office 365
3 5 (20.83%) SaaS
4 4 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (12.50%) IaaS
5 3 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) SAN
2 11 (45.83%) Firewall
3 8 (33.33%) DNS
3 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (25.00%) VPN
5 4 (16.67%) Internet
6 2 (8.33%) DHCP
6 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (29.17%) Administrator
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 6 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (12.50%) IT Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Systems Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Architect
7 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) SAN Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) SAN Storage Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Server Support
7 1 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Unix Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.83%) Replication
3 3 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (8.33%) Clustering
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Unix
2 9 (37.50%) Windows
3 7 (29.17%) Linux
4 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.33%) Solaris
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (20.83%) Contingency Planning
2 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) SOA
4 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 3 (12.50%) Change Control
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Information Security
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.50%) Proactive Management
5 2 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 2 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (8.33%) Presales
5 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
2 5 (20.83%) Perl
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) Degree
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (20.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (20.83%) MCSE
4 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (12.50%) CCNA
5 3 (12.50%) CCNP
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (12.50%) MCSA
6 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) MCITP
6 2 (8.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) COBIT
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Xen
2 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.67%) vSphere
4 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Brocade
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (4.17%) Forcepoint
5 1 (4.17%) Intel
5 1 (4.17%) LogLogic
5 1 (4.17%) McAfee
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp