Period
to 7 May 2021

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 6 months to 7 May 2021 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 138 153 232
Rank change year-on-year +15 +79 +13
Contract jobs citing NAS 15 10 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.49% 2.96% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 11
10th Percentile £440 £194 £225
25th Percentile £528 £230 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £410 £520
Median % change year-on-year +64.63% -21.15% +12.43%
75th Percentile £713 £481 £538
90th Percentile " £517 "
Central London median daily rate £675 £450 £523
% change year-on-year +50.00% -13.88% +27.44%

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 273 338 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.05% 9.64% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 244 562
10th Percentile £336 £206 £203
25th Percentile £405 £338 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 19
10th Percentile £11.98 £16.39 £17.76
25th Percentile £12.69 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate £14.75 £31.75 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -53.54% +41.11% +18.42%
75th Percentile £17.19 £42.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £18.13 £52.83 £43.37
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £30.05 £21.75
% change year-on-year -47.59% +38.16% +16.31%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing NAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NAS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for NAS in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NAS in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NAS in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NAS in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for NAS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for NAS.

1 13 (86.67%) SAN
2 12 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (66.67%) Migration
3 10 (66.67%) Middleware
3 10 (66.67%) Social Skills
4 9 (60.00%) Project Delivery
4 9 (60.00%) Service Delivery
4 9 (60.00%) Apple iOS
4 9 (60.00%) PowerHA
4 9 (60.00%) Project Governance
4 9 (60.00%) Matrix Organization
4 9 (60.00%) Project Management
4 9 (60.00%) IBM
4 9 (60.00%) DB2
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
4 9 (60.00%) FTP
4 9 (60.00%) Replication
4 9 (60.00%) Business Continuity
4 9 (60.00%) AS400
4 9 (60.00%) QA
4 9 (60.00%) iSeries
4 9 (60.00%) LPAR
5 7 (46.67%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) PMP
6 5 (33.33%) IaaS
6 5 (33.33%) Emotional Intelligence

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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) IaaS
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (13.33%) OneDrive
3 1 (6.67%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) SAN
2 9 (60.00%) FTP
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 10 (66.67%) Social Skills
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Senior VMWare Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) Flask
2 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (6.67%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) AS400
1 9 (60.00%) iSeries
1 9 (60.00%) LPAR
1 9 (60.00%) Replication
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (66.67%) Migration
3 9 (60.00%) Business Continuity
3 9 (60.00%) Matrix Organization
3 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 9 (60.00%) Project Delivery
3 9 (60.00%) Project Governance
3 9 (60.00%) Project Management
3 9 (60.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (33.33%) Business Case
4 5 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Emotional Intelligence
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (6.67%) Microservices
6 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) PowerHA
2 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) NFS
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (13.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (13.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) Dell
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) EMC
3 2 (13.33%) Forcepoint
3 2 (13.33%) NetApp
3 2 (13.33%) Symantec
3 2 (13.33%) Trend Micro
3 2 (13.33%) Veritas
3 2 (13.33%) Zscaler
4 1 (6.67%) BMC
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Ivanti
4 1 (6.67%) Shavlik
4 1 (6.67%) Veeam
4 1 (6.67%) Zerto