Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 158 185
Rank change year-on-year -10 +27 +17
Contract jobs citing NAS 35 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.68% 0.60% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 3.44% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 13
East of England median daily rate £395 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.00% +33.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £300 £420 £262
90th Percentile £573 £588 £415
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
East of England median hourly rate - £16.50 £29.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.03% -73.41%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £21.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -22.73% -7.17%

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 East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 945 844 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.49% 17.61% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 469 465
East of England median daily rate £365 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £200 £213
90th Percentile £562 £525 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 66 124
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.77 £11.03
90th Percentile £47.40 £43.88 £52.13
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk +13 10 £563 +7.14%
Cambridgeshire -12 9 - -
Essex -11 7 £325 -31.58%
Bedfordshire - 6 £300 -
Hertfordshire -4 3 £450 - 1
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) SAN
3 17 (48.57%) Citrix
4 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
4 16 (45.71%) VMware
5 15 (42.86%) WAN
5 15 (42.86%) Wireless
6 14 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (37.14%) Clustering
7 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
7 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
8 10 (28.57%) LAN
8 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 10 (28.57%) Degree
9 9 (25.71%) LTE
9 9 (25.71%) 3GPP
9 9 (25.71%) Embedded C
9 9 (25.71%) C
9 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
10 8 (22.86%) IIS
10 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
10 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
10 8 (22.86%) Network Optimisation
10 8 (22.86%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (20.00%) High Availability
11 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
11 7 (20.00%) Management Information System

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 8 (22.86%) IIS
2 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (17.14%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (57.14%) SAN
2 15 (42.86%) WAN
2 15 (42.86%) Wireless
3 10 (28.57%) LAN
4 9 (25.71%) 3GPP
4 9 (25.71%) LTE
5 7 (20.00%) DHCP
5 7 (20.00%) DNS
5 7 (20.00%) Firewall
5 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (17.14%) Broadband
6 6 (17.14%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (17.14%) iSCSI
7 4 (11.43%) ADSL
7 4 (11.43%) Bluetooth
7 4 (11.43%) IPv4
7 4 (11.43%) IPv6
7 4 (11.43%) UPnP
7 4 (11.43%) VDSL
7 4 (11.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Bugzilla
1 6 (17.14%) JIRA
1 6 (17.14%) Redmine
1 6 (17.14%) Trac
2 4 (11.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (11.43%) JUnit
2 4 (11.43%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (11.43%) Marketing
4 3 (8.57%) French Language
4 3 (8.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Analyst
1 7 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Project Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Software Tester
4 4 (11.43%) Storage Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Integration Manager
6 2 (5.71%) C++ Developer
6 2 (5.71%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.71%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) 802.1X
3 2 (5.71%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Clustering
2 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 7 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (17.14%) Replication
4 6 (17.14%) STB
5 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) SUSE
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Network Optimisation
1 8 (22.86%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (20.00%) High Availability
2 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
3 6 (17.14%) Defect Tracking
3 6 (17.14%) Identity Management
3 6 (17.14%) Issue Tracking
3 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
3 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
4 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 5 (14.29%) Release Management
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
5 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 4 (11.43%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 9 (25.71%) C
2 9 (25.71%) Embedded C
3 7 (20.00%) C++
3 7 (20.00%) Embedded C++
4 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 6 (17.14%) VBScript
5 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
5 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.43%) Perl
5 4 (11.43%) PHP
5 4 (11.43%) Ruby
5 4 (11.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) MCSA
2 5 (14.29%) MCSE
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (5.71%) CCIE
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (17.14%) Firmware
5 6 (17.14%) Terminal Services
6 2 (5.71%) XenApp
6 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (17.14%) Backup Exec
2 6 (17.14%) HP Data Protector
2 6 (17.14%) NetBackup
2 6 (17.14%) SCCM
2 6 (17.14%) SCOM
3 5 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.71%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Citrix
2 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) VMware
3 7 (20.00%) HP
3 7 (20.00%) IBM
4 6 (17.14%) 3PAR
4 6 (17.14%) CommVault
4 6 (17.14%) Dell
4 6 (17.14%) EqualLogic
4 6 (17.14%) NetApp
4 6 (17.14%) Symantec
4 6 (17.14%) Veritas
5 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco