Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 79 96
Rank change year-on-year -9 +17 +5
Contract jobs citing NAS 7 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.54% 0.82% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.19% 5.95% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 1
Cheshire median daily rate £438 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +16.07% -22.22%
10th Percentile £280 £280 £325
90th Percentile £475 £476 £375
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £348
% change year-on-year +12.50% +15.11% -18.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £162.50 -
% change year-on-year -87.38% - -

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 167 185 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.83% 13.76% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 140 152
Cheshire median daily rate £386 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £263 £227 £239
90th Percentile £525 £525 £675
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £413
% change year-on-year +2.56% -5.45% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -20.37% -5.80%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.46 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £38.38 £19.13
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.81% - -5.88%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 0 3 £353 +25.89% 1
NAS
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 7 (100.00%) SAN
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (57.14%) Veeam
3 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (57.14%) SCCM
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 4 (57.14%) Replication
3 4 (57.14%) Veritas
3 4 (57.14%) Middleware
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) OpenView
3 4 (57.14%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Local Government
4 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 2 (28.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (28.57%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) EMC VNX
4 2 (28.57%) EMC VMAX

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Migration Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (57.14%) Replication
2 2 (28.57%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (28.57%) EMC VNX
2 2 (28.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) OpenView
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
2 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Veeam
2 4 (57.14%) Veritas
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) EMC