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 3 months to 29 March 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 79 68
Contract jobs citing NAS 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.40% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.03% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £400 £347
% change year-on-year -9.06% +15.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £18.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +131.08% -53.75%  

NAS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 71 197 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.17% 19.60% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 128 72
Median daily rate £338 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 19
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +49.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.47 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £35.00 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing NAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in Cheshire

NAS
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 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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for NAS.

1 3 (100.00%) VBScript
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) VMware GSX
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) MOM
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

NAS
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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) MOM
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) Lumension
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
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