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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 78 69
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9  
Contract jobs citing NAS 5 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.78% 0.11% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 0.62% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 8
Median daily rate £450 £638 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £638 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £638 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.60 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +120.22% -7.95%  

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 100 162 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.70% 17.48% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 113 63
Median daily rate £363 £385 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 19
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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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

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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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +18 3 £450 -29.41%
NAS
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 3 (60.00%) IBM
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Symantec
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Puppet
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Ansible
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) EMC VNX
5 1 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) vRealize
5 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
5 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005

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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 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) DMZ
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (20.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) IBM
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Symantec
5 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (20.00%) BMC
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) NetApp