Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 75 118
Rank change year-on-year -13 +43 -21
Contract jobs citing NAS 9 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.69% 0.54% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.36% 3.61% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Cheshire median daily rate £395 £375 £569
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -34.07% +30.00%
10th Percentile £330 £250 £489
90th Percentile £438 £494 £643
North West median daily rate £338 £360 £500
% change year-on-year -6.25% -28.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 168 166 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.86% 14.86% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 101 233
Cheshire median daily rate £385 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £204 £225 £263
90th Percentile £540 £500 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £414
% change year-on-year +0.13% -3.50% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 14
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.25 £16.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.06% -32.63% +31.94%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.95 £15.92
90th Percentile £40.63 £65.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £16.96 £15.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +9.40% -24.39% +13.07%

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

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

NAS
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

NAS
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 27 May 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
Knutsford - 4 £350 -
Chester -8 1 £425 -5.56%
Crewe - 1 - -
NAS
North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 9 (100.00%) SAN
2 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
3 7 (77.78%) Ethernet
3 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
3 7 (77.78%) HP
3 7 (77.78%) Citrix
3 7 (77.78%) IIS
3 7 (77.78%) Symantec
3 7 (77.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (77.78%) IPsec
3 7 (77.78%) Migration
3 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) Software Deployment
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (77.78%) XenApp
3 7 (77.78%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (77.78%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (77.78%) DMZ
3 7 (77.78%) Asset Management
3 7 (77.78%) SCCM
3 7 (77.78%) Time Management
3 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (66.67%) Software Distribution
4 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management

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 7 (77.78%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) SAN
2 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
3 7 (77.78%) DMZ
3 7 (77.78%) Ethernet
3 7 (77.78%) IPsec
3 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (33.33%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) SCCM Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Asset Management
1 7 (77.78%) Capacity Planning
1 7 (77.78%) Migration
1 7 (77.78%) Software Deployment
1 7 (77.78%) Time Management
2 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 6 (66.67%) Deployment Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (66.67%) Software Distribution
3 1 (11.11%) Decision-Making
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (77.78%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (77.78%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Citrix
1 7 (77.78%) HP
1 7 (77.78%) Symantec
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco