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 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 of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 112 135
Rank change year-on-year -11 +23  
Contract jobs citing NAS 7 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.30% 0.67% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 4.39% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 8
Median daily rate £438 £575 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +76.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £440 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £595 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.60 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +120.22% -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 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 487 387 602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.62% 15.17% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 222 318
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 31 62
Median hourly rate £17.25 £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.87% +73.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £17.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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

NAS
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 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in the East of England

NAS
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 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
Essex -9 4 £258 -35.62%
Hertfordshire 0 3 £556 +30.88%
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 of England region with a requirement for NAS.

1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) SAN
3 8 (50.00%) Citrix
4 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) WAN
4 7 (43.75%) VMware
4 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 5 (31.25%) Linux
6 5 (31.25%) IIS
6 5 (31.25%) EMC
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) Middleware
6 5 (31.25%) High Availability
6 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
6 5 (31.25%) Clustering
6 5 (31.25%) Network Optimisation
6 5 (31.25%) Secure Coding
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
7 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (25.00%) Trac
7 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (25.00%) STB
7 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (25.00%) JIRA

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 5 (31.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) CloudStack
2 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Dropbox
1 2 (12.50%) Google Drive
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) SAN
2 7 (43.75%) WAN
3 5 (31.25%) LAN
4 4 (25.00%) Broadband
4 4 (25.00%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) 802.11
5 2 (12.50%) ADSL
5 2 (12.50%) Bluetooth
5 2 (12.50%) Internet
5 2 (12.50%) IPv4
5 2 (12.50%) IPv6
5 2 (12.50%) UPnP
5 2 (12.50%) VDSL
5 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
6 1 (6.25%) MPLS
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Bugzilla
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
1 4 (25.00%) Redmine
1 4 (25.00%) Trac
2 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (12.50%) JUnit
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) French Language
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
4 1 (6.25%) Billing
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Administrator
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Storage Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) EMC Storage Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) 802.1X
3 1 (6.25%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
2 5 (31.25%) Clustering
3 4 (25.00%) STB
4 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.25%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
5 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) AIX
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) High Availability
1 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
1 5 (31.25%) Network Optimisation
1 5 (31.25%) Secure Coding
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) SIEM
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
2 3 (18.75%) Perl
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CompTIA Security+
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security+ Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) EMC Certification
2 1 (6.25%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Firmware
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.25%) KVM
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.25%) SRDF
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (6.25%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (6.25%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp OnCommand
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (6.25%) PaperCut
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Citrix
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) EMC
5 3 (18.75%) NetApp
6 2 (12.50%) Acronis
6 2 (12.50%) Google
6 2 (12.50%) Hitachi
6 2 (12.50%) Isilon
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) AppSense
7 1 (6.25%) Brocade
7 1 (6.25%) BT
7 1 (6.25%) Canon
7 1 (6.25%) Equitrac
7 1 (6.25%) SAP
7 1 (6.25%) Xerox