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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 6 months to 16 August 2022 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 625 575 486
Rank change year-on-year -50 -89 +130
Contract jobs citing NAS 144 131 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 1.92% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 100 24
10th Percentile £191 £350 £214
25th Percentile £322 £411 £326
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £535 £425
Median % change year-on-year -15.89% +25.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £540 £713 £481
90th Percentile £575 £750 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £520 £400
% change year-on-year -13.46% +30.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
10th Percentile £42.74 £13.25 -
25th Percentile £50.34 £13.54 -
Median hourly rate £63.00 £14.56 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +332.84% -30.69% -73.75%
75th Percentile £75.25 £15.12 -
90th Percentile £82.60 £15.15 -
UK median hourly rate £40.58 £14.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year +178.77% -30.69% -73.75%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,405 6,837 4,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.69% 11.54% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,641 4,391 2,583
10th Percentile £230 £250 £200
25th Percentile £385 £355 £322
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £625 £560 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 319 187
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £17.56 £14.25 £17.39
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £30.05
Median % change year-on-year +59.09% -26.79% +33.56%
75th Percentile £57.50 £48.75 £47.00
90th Percentile £69.95 £65.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year +55.56% -31.30% +39.36%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing NAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in England

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NAS in England.

Daily rate trend for NAS in England

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NAS in England over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for NAS in England

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NAS in England.

Hourly rate trend for NAS in England

NAS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing NAS in England over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

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 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -121 49 £540 -15.29% 7
North of England +15 42 £425 +30.77% 8
South East -13 30 £195 -52.00% 6
Yorkshire +3 26 £425 +13.33% 3
North West -10 16 £425 +30.77% 4
South West -2 12 £498 +17.06% 5
Midlands -25 6 £400 +23.08% 4
East Midlands - 5 £300 - 3
East of England -3 3 £480 - 3
West Midlands -28 2 £538 +65.38% 1
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for NAS.

1 119 (82.64%) SAN
2 107 (74.31%) Windows
3 83 (57.64%) VMware
4 62 (43.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 54 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 50 (34.72%) Windows Server
7 49 (34.03%) DNS
8 48 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 47 (32.64%) Linux
10 45 (31.25%) Hyper-V
11 40 (27.78%) SQL Server
11 40 (27.78%) Finance
12 39 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
13 37 (25.69%) Oracle
14 34 (23.61%) Social Skills
15 33 (22.92%) Sybase
15 33 (22.92%) DHCP
16 31 (21.53%) Azure
16 31 (21.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 31 (21.53%) DevOps
17 30 (20.83%) Ansible
17 30 (20.83%) TCP/IP
18 29 (20.14%) Citrix
18 29 (20.14%) Veritas
18 29 (20.14%) ITIL
18 29 (20.14%) Agile
18 29 (20.14%) Microsoft 365
19 28 (19.44%) Puppet
19 28 (19.44%) Task Automation
20 27 (18.75%) Banking

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 13 (9.03%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.39%) IIS
4 2 (1.39%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.69%) Confluence
5 1 (0.69%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.69%) JCAPS
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.53%) Azure
2 29 (20.14%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (15.97%) GitHub
4 8 (5.56%) AWS
5 7 (4.86%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (4.17%) IaaS
7 5 (3.47%) SaaS
8 4 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.78%) GCP
9 3 (2.08%) Nutanix
10 2 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.39%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.69%) Cohesity
11 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.69%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 119 (82.64%) SAN
2 49 (34.03%) DNS
3 33 (22.92%) DHCP
4 30 (20.83%) TCP/IP
5 24 (16.67%) LAN
5 24 (16.67%) WAN
6 13 (9.03%) Firewall
7 12 (8.33%) VLAN
7 12 (8.33%) VSAN
8 11 (7.64%) BGP
8 11 (7.64%) OSPF
8 11 (7.64%) VPN
9 8 (5.56%) iSCSI
10 6 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.78%) tcpdump
11 4 (2.78%) Wireshark
12 3 (2.08%) FTP
12 3 (2.08%) IPsec
12 3 (2.08%) Network Security
13 2 (1.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 24 (16.67%) DB2
3 2 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.39%) MySQL
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (17.36%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.47%) JIRA
3 4 (2.78%) GitLab
4 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.69%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.69%) GDB
General
1 40 (27.78%) Finance
2 39 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (23.61%) Social Skills
4 27 (18.75%) Banking
5 8 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.56%) Mandarin Language
6 5 (3.47%) Public Sector
6 5 (3.47%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.78%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.39%) Legal
8 2 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.69%) Electronics
9 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.69%) Marketing
9 1 (0.69%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 53 (36.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (13.19%) Storage Engineer
3 17 (11.81%) IT Engineer
4 15 (10.42%) Automation Engineer
5 14 (9.72%) VMware Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (7.64%) Analyst
8 10 (6.94%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (6.94%) IT Technician
9 9 (6.25%) Consultant
10 8 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (4.86%) Backup Engineer
11 7 (4.86%) Data Centre Engineer
11 7 (4.86%) IT Support
11 7 (4.86%) IT Support Technician
11 7 (4.86%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.86%) Storage and Backup Engineer
11 7 (4.86%) Support Technician
11 7 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.97%) RESTful
2 11 (7.64%) Middleware
3 6 (4.17%) Flash
4 4 (2.78%) LDAP
5 3 (2.08%) .NET
5 3 (2.08%) J2EE
6 2 (1.39%) REST
7 1 (0.69%) JSP
7 1 (0.69%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.06%) Clustering
2 25 (17.36%) Replication
3 23 (15.97%) Data Centre
4 22 (15.28%) Analytical Mindset
5 14 (9.72%) Management Information System
6 10 (6.94%) CCTV
6 10 (6.94%) Client/Server
6 10 (6.94%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (4.86%) EMC VMAX
8 7 (4.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (2.78%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.78%) Optoelectronics
9 4 (2.78%) PKI
10 3 (2.08%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.39%) EMC Centera
11 2 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.39%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 107 (74.31%) Windows
2 50 (34.72%) Windows Server
3 47 (32.64%) Linux
4 31 (21.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (13.89%) Unix
6 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (2.78%) FreeNAS
8 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.08%) Android
9 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (2.08%) Solaris
9 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.69%) CentOS
11 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (21.53%) DevOps
3 29 (20.14%) Agile
3 29 (20.14%) ITIL
4 28 (19.44%) Task Automation
5 25 (17.36%) Migration
5 25 (17.36%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (16.67%) Data Management
6 24 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
7 23 (15.97%) Change Management
7 23 (15.97%) CI/CD
7 23 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (15.97%) Infrastructure Automation
8 16 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 13 (9.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (9.03%) ITSM
9 13 (9.03%) Proactive Monitoring
10 11 (7.64%) Supplier Management
11 10 (6.94%) Network Architecture
12 7 (4.86%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 26 (18.06%) SQL
3 7 (4.86%) Python
4 6 (4.17%) Bash
4 6 (4.17%) Java
4 6 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.78%) Perl
6 2 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.94%) Degree
4 7 (4.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.69%) CCIE
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.69%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.69%) MCSE
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.94%) PMO
2 2 (1.39%) GDPR
2 2 (1.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (43.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 45 (31.25%) Hyper-V
4 23 (15.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 23 (15.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 16 (11.11%) vSphere
6 13 (9.03%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.47%) NFS
8 4 (2.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.08%) XenApp
10 2 (1.39%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.39%) Samba
11 1 (0.69%) Docker
11 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.69%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.69%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (20.83%) Ansible
2 28 (19.44%) Puppet
3 16 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 16 (11.11%) vCenter Server
4 12 (8.33%) VxRail
5 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (7.64%) SCCM
6 7 (4.86%) WSUS
7 5 (3.47%) EMC VPLEX
8 4 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.78%) Tivoli
8 4 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (2.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.39%) Nagios
10 2 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.69%) Avamar
11 1 (0.69%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.69%) Dell DRAC
11 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 83 (57.64%) VMware
2 37 (25.69%) Oracle
3 33 (22.92%) Sybase
4 29 (20.14%) Citrix
4 29 (20.14%) Veritas
5 26 (18.06%) Dell
5 26 (18.06%) Microsoft
6 23 (15.97%) NetApp
7 21 (14.58%) HP
8 19 (13.19%) Cisco
8 19 (13.19%) EMC
9 17 (11.81%) IBM
10 13 (9.03%) Veeam
11 11 (7.64%) Commvault
11 11 (7.64%) Zerto
12 9 (6.25%) Isilon
13 6 (4.17%) Avaya
13 6 (4.17%) Canon
13 6 (4.17%) Equitrac
13 6 (4.17%) Kofax