The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 24 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 149 171
Rank change year-on-year -2 +22  
Contract jobs citing NAS 15 16 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 0.47% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.48% 3.38% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 33
Median daily rate £406 £551 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.30% +35.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £478 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £723 £531
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 £43.55 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +115.04% -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 the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 335 474 741
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.26% 14.01% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 375 549
Median daily rate £425 £463 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +10.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 24
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.60 £31.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NAS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in the City of London

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in the City of London

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for NAS.

1 26 (86.67%) SAN
2 18 (60.00%) Windows
3 13 (43.33%) Finance
4 12 (40.00%) VMware
4 12 (40.00%) Banking
4 12 (40.00%) Firewall
5 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
5 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
6 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (30.00%) Linux
7 9 (30.00%) Fixed Income
8 8 (26.67%) Unix
8 8 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (23.33%) Perl
9 7 (23.33%) DNS
9 7 (23.33%) Python
9 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
9 7 (23.33%) NetApp
9 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
10 6 (20.00%) Front Office
10 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 6 (20.00%) Solaris
10 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
10 6 (20.00%) Data Centre

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) ION MarketView
2 1 (3.33%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (86.67%) SAN
2 12 (40.00%) Firewall
3 7 (23.33%) DNS
3 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (16.67%) DHCP
4 5 (16.67%) SMTP
5 3 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (6.67%) DMZ
6 2 (6.67%) LDAP
7 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (3.33%) FTP
7 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.33%) LAN
7 1 (3.33%) SSH
7 1 (3.33%) VPN
7 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Banking
3 6 (20.00%) Front Office
4 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.33%) French Language
5 1 (3.33%) Legal
5 1 (3.33%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
1 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Integration Specialist
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Support Specialist
3 4 (13.33%) Unix Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Unix Support
4 3 (10.00%) Unix Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) JMS
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.33%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.33%) WebCenter
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Fixed Income
2 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (16.67%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.33%) Derivative
5 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.33%) HP Storage
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (30.00%) Linux
4 8 (26.67%) Unix
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (20.00%) Solaris
6 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (16.67%) CentOS
8 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.33%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (3.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
3 4 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.67%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) ITSM
5 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Task Automation
6 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Information Security
6 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) Release Management
6 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
2 7 (23.33%) Perl
2 7 (23.33%) Python
3 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (16.67%) Korn
5 2 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) VBScript
6 1 (3.33%) C
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) SQL
6 1 (3.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCSE
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.00%) NFS
5 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.33%) DFS Replication
6 1 (3.33%) Samba
6 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Ansible
2 4 (13.33%) NetBackup
2 4 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (13.33%) Puppet
2 4 (13.33%) Salt
2 4 (13.33%) vCenter Server
3 3 (10.00%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (10.00%) TADDM
4 2 (6.67%) Nagios
4 2 (6.67%) SCCM
5 1 (3.33%) SCOM
5 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) VMware
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (23.33%) NetApp
4 5 (16.67%) ION Trading
4 5 (16.67%) ServiceNow
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
5 4 (13.33%) EMC
5 4 (13.33%) IBM
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco
6 3 (10.00%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) Symantec
7 2 (6.67%) 3PAR
7 2 (6.67%) Brocade
7 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.33%) F5
8 1 (3.33%) Google
8 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.33%) Qualys
8 1 (3.33%) Splunk
8 1 (3.33%) WorldPay
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