Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 153 131 223
Rank change year-on-year -22 +92 +18
Contract jobs citing NAS 15 5 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.95% 2.01% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 10
10th Percentile £440 £191 £223
25th Percentile £619 £238 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £450 £523
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% -13.88% +10.00%
75th Percentile £713 £475 £538
90th Percentile " £490 £548
Central London median daily rate £675 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +50.00% -14.29% +10.53%

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 303 249 718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.80% 10.59% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 186 541
10th Percentile £333 £241 £210
25th Percentile £413 £380 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.21% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £576 £575
90th Percentile £706 £644 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 17
10th Percentile £13.88 £36.78 £13.05
25th Percentile £17.44 £36.81 £18.70
Median hourly rate £22.25 £37.75 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year -41.06% +16.15% +71.05%
75th Percentile £34.25 £47.56 £42.62
90th Percentile £37.75 £52.93 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £37.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year -40.86% +18.50% +67.11%

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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 30 July 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 30 July 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
4 9 (60.00%) Project Management
4 9 (60.00%) Service Delivery
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%) AS400
4 9 (60.00%) QA
4 9 (60.00%) iSeries
4 9 (60.00%) LPAR
4 9 (60.00%) Business Continuity
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 Delivery
4 9 (60.00%) Social Skills
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%) Emotional Intelligence
6 5 (33.33%) Business Case

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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 3 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (13.33%) Azure
3 2 (13.33%) GCP
3 2 (13.33%) OneDrive
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%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 9 (60.00%) 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%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) AS400
1 9 (60.00%) iSeries
1 9 (60.00%) LPAR
1 9 (60.00%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Native
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Data ONTAP
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%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) 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
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) PowerHA
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) NFS
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (13.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (13.33%) Terraform
1 2 (13.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (20.00%) NetApp
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Dell
3 2 (13.33%) EMC
3 2 (13.33%) Forcepoint
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Symantec
3 2 (13.33%) Trend Micro
3 2 (13.33%) Veritas
3 2 (13.33%) Zscaler