Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 94 100
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6 -2
Contract jobs citing NAS 11 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.82% 0.14% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 0.87% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 8
Cheshire median daily rate £406 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -22.22% +6.51%
10th Percentile £280 £325 £360
90th Percentile £476 £375 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £345 £413
% change year-on-year +15.94% -16.36% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £162.50 - -

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 187 231 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.00% 15.87% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 146 199
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +16.84%
10th Percentile £225 £243 £229
90th Percentile £525 £675 £555
North West median daily rate £386 £406 £375
% change year-on-year -4.92% +8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £20.93 £52.75 £21.75
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.44% -12.10%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Chester - 5 £280 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £450 -
NAS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for NAS.

1 8 (72.73%) SAN
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) EMC
4 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (45.45%) vSphere
5 4 (36.36%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) EMC VNX
5 4 (36.36%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (36.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (36.36%) NetBackup
5 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) Dell
5 4 (36.36%) Local Government
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (27.27%) Subversion
6 3 (27.27%) HP
6 3 (27.27%) Mac OS X
6 3 (27.27%) Mobile Development
6 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
6 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
6 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (27.27%) Android
6 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 3 (27.27%) Mercurial
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012

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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 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) ADSL
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) IPsec
3 1 (9.09%) ISDN
3 1 (9.09%) Junos
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) MPLS
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 3 (27.27%) Mercurial
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
General
1 4 (36.36%) Local Government
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Platform Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) EMC VMAX
1 4 (36.36%) EMC VNX
1 4 (36.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Android
3 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 3 (27.27%) Mac OS X
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Converged Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) Mobile Development
2 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCIE
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (45.45%) vSphere
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) NetBackup
1 4 (36.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) EMC
3 4 (36.36%) Dell
4 3 (27.27%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
6 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (9.09%) Juniper
6 1 (9.09%) Lumension
6 1 (9.09%) McAfee