The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 28 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 92 90
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2  
Contract jobs citing NAS 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.13% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 1.62% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £375 £388 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +176.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £324 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £461 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +109.87% -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 East Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 181 185 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 11.79% 12.00% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 316 312
Median daily rate £340 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £261 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £663 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 29
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -51.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.25 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £20.00 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing NAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NAS in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in the East Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +1 1 £375 +15.38% 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £500 -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for NAS.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Server Hardening
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) CESG
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Messaging Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CESG
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Server Hardening
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) StorageTek
2 1 (50.00%) Sun