The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 April 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)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 441 446 381
Rank change year-on-year +5 -65  
Contract jobs citing NAS 144 191 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.37% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.40% 2.49% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 134 144
Median daily rate £390 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.36% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £344 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -7.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.55 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.72% -1.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £39.55 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.72% -1.12%  

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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6009 7668 7639
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.83% 14.89% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3639 4728 4240
Median daily rate £403 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 307 409
Median hourly rate £24.86 £26.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.18% -5.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.28 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in England

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in England over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in England

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in England

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in England over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NAS in England

NAS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
South East +13 53 £373 -17.22% 9
London -23 52 £425 -5.55% 15
North West +31 15 £375 -25.00%
Yorkshire +25 8 £363 -9.37% 2
East of England +5 7 £550 +29.41% 5
South West +1 5 £375 -4.45% 1
West Midlands +24 4 £400 +10.34%
East Midlands -13 1 £375 - 1
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 England region with a requirement for NAS.

1 242 (82.03%) SAN
2 151 (51.19%) Windows
3 142 (48.14%) VMware
4 134 (45.42%) Linux
5 108 (36.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 95 (32.20%) Solaris
6 95 (32.20%) NetApp
7 92 (31.19%) Active Directory
7 92 (31.19%) Unix
8 85 (28.81%) Windows Server
9 84 (28.47%) Finance
10 82 (27.80%) Oracle
10 82 (27.80%) Microsoft
11 73 (24.75%) EMC
12 71 (24.07%) Red Hat
13 68 (23.05%) Veritas
13 68 (23.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 68 (23.05%) Data Centre
14 62 (21.02%) Windows Server 2008
15 59 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 57 (19.32%) SQL Server
17 56 (18.98%) Citrix
18 51 (17.29%) DNS
18 51 (17.29%) PowerShell
19 50 (16.95%) Security Cleared
19 50 (16.95%) vSphere
19 50 (16.95%) Sun
19 50 (16.95%) SQL
20 49 (16.61%) Windows Server 2003
21 48 (16.27%) Firewall

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 43 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.47%) IIS
3 14 (4.75%) Tomcat
3 14 (4.75%) WebSphere
4 13 (4.41%) Apache
5 12 (4.07%) Skype for Business
6 11 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (3.05%) Oracle Coherence
7 9 (3.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 9 (3.05%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.71%) DataSynapse
9 6 (2.03%) OpenStack
9 6 (2.03%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.02%) JBoss
10 3 (1.02%) SAS
11 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.68%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.68%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 19 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.69%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.02%) Exstream
3 3 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.02%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.42%) Office 365
4 4 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.02%) Dropbox
5 3 (1.02%) GitHub
5 3 (1.02%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.34%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.34%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 242 (82.03%) SAN
2 51 (17.29%) DNS
3 48 (16.27%) Firewall
4 41 (13.90%) LAN
5 37 (12.54%) iSCSI
5 37 (12.54%) WAN
6 33 (11.19%) DHCP
6 33 (11.19%) TCP/IP
7 25 (8.47%) Fibre Channel
8 23 (7.80%) FTP
9 20 (6.78%) SSH
10 18 (6.10%) LDAP
11 17 (5.76%) HTTP
12 14 (4.75%) FCoE
12 14 (4.75%) IPsec
12 14 (4.75%) VPN
13 12 (4.07%) Internet
14 11 (3.73%) Network Security
15 10 (3.39%) Ethernet
15 10 (3.39%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.05%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.71%) HBase
4 7 (2.37%) DB2
4 7 (2.37%) MySQL
4 7 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.36%) InterSystems Cache
7 4 (1.36%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.68%) Big Data
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 24 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (3.05%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.03%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.36%) Subversion
4 4 (1.36%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.02%) JIRA
5 3 (1.02%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.34%) Hudson
7 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 84 (28.47%) Finance
2 29 (9.83%) Banking
2 29 (9.83%) Legal
3 8 (2.71%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.03%) Back Office
4 6 (2.03%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.03%) Retail
5 5 (1.69%) Front Office
5 5 (1.69%) Local Government
6 4 (1.36%) French Language
7 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.02%) Publishing
8 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.68%) Billing
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
8 2 (0.68%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (26.10%) Administrator
2 46 (15.59%) Unix Administrator
3 45 (15.25%) Systems Administrator
4 32 (10.85%) Storage Administrator
5 30 (10.17%) Architect
5 30 (10.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 29 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (7.12%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 20 (6.78%) Solaris Administrator
8 20 (6.78%) Storage Engineer
9 19 (6.44%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 18 (6.10%) Windows Engineer
11 17 (5.76%) Infrastructure Architect
12 16 (5.42%) Analyst
12 16 (5.42%) Linux Administrator
13 15 (5.08%) Integration Engineer
14 14 (4.75%) Support Engineer
15 13 (4.41%) Project Manager
16 12 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
16 12 (4.07%) SAN Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.12%) Middleware
2 8 (2.71%) HTML
2 8 (2.71%) Rendezvous
2 8 (2.71%) XML
2 8 (2.71%) XSLT
3 5 (1.69%) Web Services
4 3 (1.02%) .NET
4 3 (1.02%) J2EE
4 3 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.02%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.68%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.68%) COM
5 2 (0.68%) Flash
5 2 (0.68%) JSP
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (0.68%) WAP
6 1 (0.34%) JMS
6 1 (0.34%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.34%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 68 (23.05%) Data Centre
2 44 (14.92%) Clustering
3 42 (14.24%) Enterprise Storage
4 34 (11.53%) EMC VNX
5 26 (8.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 24 (8.14%) Replication
7 23 (7.80%) EMC VMAX
8 12 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (3.39%) Computer Science
10 9 (3.05%) Management Information System
11 8 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (2.71%) Symmetrix
12 6 (2.03%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.69%) Fixed Income
13 5 (1.69%) Virtual Team
14 4 (1.36%) Derivative
14 4 (1.36%) Life Science
15 3 (1.02%) HP Storage
15 3 (1.02%) Online Banking
15 3 (1.02%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 151 (51.19%) Windows
2 134 (45.42%) Linux
3 95 (32.20%) Solaris
4 92 (31.19%) Unix
5 85 (28.81%) Windows Server
6 68 (23.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (21.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (16.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (6.10%) Windows 7
11 16 (5.42%) Data ONTAP
11 16 (5.42%) SUSE
12 11 (3.73%) CentOS
12 11 (3.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 10 (3.39%) AIX
14 8 (2.71%) Windows 10
15 7 (2.37%) HPUX
15 7 (2.37%) VMS
16 6 (2.03%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.59%) Change Management
2 43 (14.58%) High Availability
3 40 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 35 (11.86%) ITIL
5 29 (9.83%) Service Delivery
6 26 (8.81%) Converged Infrastructure
7 25 (8.47%) Change Control
7 25 (8.47%) Configuration Management
7 25 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
8 24 (8.14%) Problem Management
9 23 (7.80%) Load Balancing
9 23 (7.80%) Project Management
10 20 (6.78%) DevOps
11 18 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (5.76%) Server Building
13 14 (4.75%) Migration
13 14 (4.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (4.41%) Capacity Management
14 13 (4.41%) Software Distribution
15 12 (4.07%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 51 (17.29%) PowerShell
2 50 (16.95%) SQL
3 25 (8.47%) Perl
4 19 (6.44%) Python
5 16 (5.42%) Java
6 13 (4.41%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.39%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.05%) VB
9 8 (2.71%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.37%) C
11 6 (2.03%) VBScript
12 4 (1.36%) Korn
13 3 (1.02%) Ruby
14 2 (0.68%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.68%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (0.68%) ActionScript 3.0
14 2 (0.68%) C#
14 2 (0.68%) VB6
15 1 (0.34%) C++
15 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.51%) SC Cleared
3 28 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (6.78%) MCSE
4 20 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 16 (5.42%) DV Cleared
6 12 (4.07%) Degree
7 8 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.69%) MCITP
9 5 (1.69%) MCSA
10 4 (1.36%) CCNA
10 4 (1.36%) CCNP
10 4 (1.36%) MCDBA
11 3 (1.02%) CCDP
11 3 (1.02%) CCIE
12 2 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (0.68%) MOS
12 2 (0.68%) Security+ Certification
12 2 (0.68%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.71%) QA
2 7 (2.37%) SLA
3 4 (1.36%) PMO
4 3 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.68%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 108 (36.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (31.19%) Active Directory
3 50 (16.95%) vSphere
4 46 (15.59%) NFS
5 38 (12.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 37 (12.54%) Veritas File System
7 35 (11.86%) Hyper-V
8 22 (7.46%) VMware ESX
9 17 (5.76%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (5.76%) SRDF
9 17 (5.76%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (4.75%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (4.41%) KVM
12 12 (4.07%) Xen
13 11 (3.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 8 (2.71%) XenApp
14 8 (2.71%) XenDesktop
15 7 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
16 5 (1.69%) XenServer
17 4 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (16.27%) NetBackup
2 24 (8.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 24 (8.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 20 (6.78%) Nagios
4 18 (6.10%) SCCM
5 16 (5.42%) Microsoft Clustering
6 15 (5.08%) vCenter Server
7 14 (4.75%) Tivoli
8 13 (4.41%) EMC Navisphere
8 13 (4.41%) Puppet
9 12 (4.07%) EMC NetWorker
9 12 (4.07%) Netcool
9 12 (4.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 10 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (3.05%) WMI
12 8 (2.71%) Ansible
12 8 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (2.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (2.37%) vMotion
14 6 (2.03%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 142 (48.14%) VMware
2 95 (32.20%) NetApp
3 82 (27.80%) Microsoft
3 82 (27.80%) Oracle
4 73 (24.75%) EMC
5 71 (24.07%) Red Hat
6 68 (23.05%) Veritas
7 56 (18.98%) Citrix
8 50 (16.95%) Sun
9 46 (15.59%) HP
10 43 (14.58%) Cisco
11 38 (12.88%) Symantec
12 36 (12.20%) IBM
13 28 (9.49%) Brocade
14 16 (5.42%) Intel
15 13 (4.41%) Dell
16 12 (4.07%) 3PAR
16 12 (4.07%) Sybase
17 9 (3.05%) BMC
18 8 (2.71%) TIBCO
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