The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 30 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 125 120
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5  
Contract jobs citing NAS 9 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.42% 0.12% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.40% 0.83% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Median daily rate £538 £419 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.35% -6.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £410 £347
% change year-on-year -10.97% +17.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £18.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +131.08% -53.75%  

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 of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 375 363 396
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.62% 14.44% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 202 191
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 24 65
Median hourly rate £22.85 £45.00 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.22% +86.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in the East of England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in the East of England

NAS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Suffolk - 6 £538 -
Norfolk +6 2 - -
Hertfordshire 0 1 £388 -7.46% 1
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 East of England region with a requirement for NAS.

1 12 (85.71%) SAN
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
4 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) Clustering
5 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
5 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (42.86%) High Availability
5 6 (42.86%) IIS
5 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 6 (42.86%) Middleware
5 6 (42.86%) Secure Coding
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (35.71%) Network Optimisation
6 5 (35.71%) Firewall
6 5 (35.71%) LAN
6 5 (35.71%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 4 (28.57%) French Language
8 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
8 3 (21.43%) iSCSI
8 3 (21.43%) DHCP
8 3 (21.43%) Oracle
8 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (42.86%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.14%) CloudStack
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) SAN
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) DHCP
3 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) iSCSI
3 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 2 (14.29%) Internet
4 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 2 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (7.14%) BGP
5 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (7.14%) HSRP
5 1 (7.14%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) OSPF
5 1 (7.14%) SMTP
5 1 (7.14%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) French Language
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Administrator
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Technical Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (42.86%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Life Science
3 2 (14.29%) Smartphone
3 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
4 1 (7.14%) EMC VNX
4 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) PKI
4 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
4 1 (7.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Unix
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) High Availability
1 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
1 6 (42.86%) Secure Coding
2 5 (35.71%) Network Optimisation
3 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
4 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 2 (14.29%) Benchmarking
4 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 2 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
5 1 (7.14%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MOS
2 2 (14.29%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
4 1 (7.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) KVM
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (7.14%) HP SIM
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (7.14%) PowerCLI
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) Simpana
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) EMC
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Juniper
6 1 (7.14%) BT
6 1 (7.14%) Clearswift
6 1 (7.14%) CommVault
6 1 (7.14%) F5
6 1 (7.14%) Huawei
6 1 (7.14%) Intel Security
6 1 (7.14%) Isilon
6 1 (7.14%) NetApp
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