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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 140 167
Rank change year-on-year 0 +27  
Contract jobs citing NAS 15 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.54% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 4.59% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 23
Median daily rate £531 £498 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.78% +10.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £396 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £583 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £400 £347
% change year-on-year -10.62% +15.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £18.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +134.24% -54.37%  

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 340 392 702
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.28% 11.79% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 291 512
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £26.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.92% +39.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £19.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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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

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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

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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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in the City of London

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (80.00%) SAN
2 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 12 (60.00%) Finance
4 9 (45.00%) VMware
4 9 (45.00%) Banking
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (35.00%) Firewall
7 6 (30.00%) HP
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (25.00%) Citrix
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (25.00%) Linux
8 5 (25.00%) Front Office
8 5 (25.00%) ION Trading
8 5 (25.00%) Fixed Income
8 5 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
8 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (25.00%) ION MarketView
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
9 4 (20.00%) Clustering
9 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
9 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (20.00%) DHCP

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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 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.00%) JBoss
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) ION MarketView
2 3 (15.00%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) SAN
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) DHCP
3 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.00%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (15.00%) FTP
5 2 (10.00%) SMTP
6 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
6 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) LDAP
6 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.00%) VoIP
6 1 (5.00%) VPN
6 1 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 9 (45.00%) Banking
3 5 (25.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (5.00%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Integration Specialist
1 5 (25.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 5 (25.00%) Support Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Storage Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Documentation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Unix Support
4 1 (5.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.00%) JMS
3 1 (5.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 5 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 4 (20.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.00%) Derivative
4 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (5.00%) HP Storage
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) Replication
4 1 (5.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (15.00%) Solaris
6 3 (15.00%) Unix
7 2 (10.00%) CentOS
8 1 (5.00%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
1 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Release Management
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.00%) RUP
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (15.00%) Perl
2 3 (15.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) Korn
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) NFS
2 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) Ansible
3 2 (10.00%) Nagios
4 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
4 1 (5.00%) Control-M
4 1 (5.00%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Puppet
4 1 (5.00%) Salt
4 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 5 (25.00%) ION Trading
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) NetApp
4 4 (20.00%) Symantec
5 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (15.00%) Brocade
6 2 (10.00%) CommVault
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (5.00%) BEA
7 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
7 1 (5.00%) BMC
7 1 (5.00%) Nokia
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.00%) Reuters