Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 17 February 2018 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 83 102
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19 -6
Contract jobs citing NAS 3 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.23% 0.24% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 1.75% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £275 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% -37.14% +4.17%
North West median daily rate £325 £330 £281
% change year-on-year -1.52% +17.33% -24.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £15.69 - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 183 171 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.07% 13.90% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 97 234
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £425 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% -3.13% +18.58%
10th Percentile £163 £191 £238
90th Percentile £525 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £375 £401 £403
% change year-on-year -6.37% -0.50% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 31
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -4.33% -3.95%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £15.92
90th Percentile £36.38 £23.48 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year -2.86% -1.52% -6.47%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for NAS in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 February 2018. 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
Chester - 2 £280 -
Warrington +2 1 £450 +63.64%
NAS
North West

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for NAS.

1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (66.67%) Local Government
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) EMC VNX
2 2 (66.67%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) ADSL
3 1 (33.33%) ISDN
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) ADSL
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) ISDN
2 1 (33.33%) Junos
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Firewall Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) EMC VMAX
1 2 (66.67%) EMC VNX
1 2 (66.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper