Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 500 409
Rank change year-on-year -11 -91 +76
Contract jobs citing NAS 301 408 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.40% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 2.59% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 297 339
England median daily rate £411 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.61% +20.00% -7.86%
10th Percentile £291 £323 £273
90th Percentile £553 £618 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -8.57% +16.67% -8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 7
England median hourly rate £42.75 £21.05 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.09% -6.44% -43.75%
10th Percentile £20.98 £14.79 £19.55
90th Percentile £168.75 £52.50 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £21.05 £27.50
% change year-on-year +104.28% -23.45% -31.25%

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 12214 15769 15174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.94% 15.52% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7343 9727 8619
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £206
90th Percentile £583 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 696 693 867
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +9.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 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
London -74 118 £450 - 13
South East +26 91 £375 -12.28% 5
North of England +88 52 £400 -20.00% 6
North West +50 32 £375 -18.92% 4
South West +6 16 £375 -4.46% 5
East of England -25 14 £490 -2.00% 3
Yorkshire +25 12 £438 -16.67% 2
Midlands +19 11 £375 +56.25% 7
North East +62 8 £410 -18.00%
West Midlands +33 8 £363 +51.04% 3
East Midlands -16 3 £375 +7.14% 4
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 233 (77.41%) SAN
2 167 (55.48%) Windows
3 128 (42.52%) VMware
4 124 (41.20%) Linux
5 107 (35.55%) Active Directory
6 94 (31.23%) Unix
7 91 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 90 (29.90%) Finance
9 85 (28.24%) NetApp
9 85 (28.24%) Windows Server
10 81 (26.91%) Microsoft
11 77 (25.58%) Solaris
12 66 (21.93%) Citrix
13 65 (21.59%) SQL Server
13 65 (21.59%) Firewall
14 64 (21.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 59 (19.60%) Hyper-V
16 58 (19.27%) Clustering
17 57 (18.94%) Windows Server 2008
18 53 (17.61%) Oracle
18 53 (17.61%) Veritas
18 53 (17.61%) Data Centre
19 52 (17.28%) HP
20 51 (16.94%) PowerShell
21 50 (16.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 49 (16.28%) EMC
22 49 (16.28%) Red Hat
23 48 (15.95%) Cisco
23 48 (15.95%) Security Cleared
24 47 (15.61%) DNS

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 44 (14.62%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.97%) IIS
3 20 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (5.65%) Apache
4 17 (5.65%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.99%) OpenStack
5 12 (3.99%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.66%) JBoss
6 8 (2.66%) MQSeries
6 8 (2.66%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.33%) iPlanet
7 7 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
7 7 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
8 5 (1.66%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.33%) SAS
9 4 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.66%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (1.66%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (8.31%) Office 365
3 4 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.00%) Dropbox
4 3 (1.00%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.33%) IaaS
5 1 (0.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 233 (77.41%) SAN
2 65 (21.59%) Firewall
3 47 (15.61%) DNS
4 45 (14.95%) TCP/IP
5 39 (12.96%) WAN
6 36 (11.96%) LAN
7 33 (10.96%) DHCP
8 27 (8.97%) iSCSI
9 25 (8.31%) Fibre Channel
9 25 (8.31%) LDAP
10 17 (5.65%) IPsec
11 15 (4.98%) SMTP
11 15 (4.98%) VPN
12 12 (3.99%) Wireless
13 10 (3.32%) Ethernet
14 9 (2.99%) SSH
15 8 (2.66%) MPLS
16 7 (2.33%) Internet
17 6 (1.99%) FCoE
17 6 (1.99%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (21.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (3.99%) Hadoop
3 12 (3.99%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (3.32%) Big Data
4 10 (3.32%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.99%) DB2
6 6 (1.99%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.00%) SAS EBI
9 2 (0.66%) HBase
9 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.33%) JIRA
3 6 (1.99%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.66%) Redmine
4 5 (1.66%) Subversion
5 4 (1.33%) Bugzilla
5 4 (1.33%) Trac
6 3 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.66%) JUnit
7 2 (0.66%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.66%) Selenium
7 2 (0.66%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.33%) Hudson
8 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 90 (29.90%) Finance
2 38 (12.62%) Banking
3 20 (6.64%) Legal
4 10 (3.32%) Front Office
4 10 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.66%) Back Office
7 7 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.33%) Marketing
10 3 (1.00%) Electronics
10 3 (1.00%) Local Government
11 2 (0.66%) Billing
11 2 (0.66%) French Language
11 2 (0.66%) Games
11 2 (0.66%) Retail
12 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.33%) Automotive
12 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (17.61%) Administrator
2 37 (12.29%) Systems Administrator
3 36 (11.96%) Architect
4 32 (10.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (9.30%) Analyst
6 26 (8.64%) Unix Administrator
7 23 (7.64%) Integration Engineer
8 20 (6.64%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 18 (5.98%) Infrastructure Architect
10 17 (5.65%) Storage Engineer
11 16 (5.32%) NetApp Engineer
11 16 (5.32%) Unix Engineer
12 15 (4.98%) Storage Administrator
13 14 (4.65%) Technical Architect
14 13 (4.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 13 (4.32%) Storage Specialist
15 12 (3.99%) Linux Engineer
16 11 (3.65%) Consultant
16 11 (3.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 11 (3.65%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.66%) Middleware
2 7 (2.33%) J2EE
3 4 (1.33%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.00%) Flash
5 2 (0.66%) .NET
5 2 (0.66%) COM
5 2 (0.66%) HTML
5 2 (0.66%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.66%) Rendezvous
5 2 (0.66%) Sensu
5 2 (0.66%) Web Services
5 2 (0.66%) XML
5 2 (0.66%) XSLT
6 1 (0.33%) JMS
6 1 (0.33%) JSF
6 1 (0.33%) LAMP
6 1 (0.33%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.33%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 58 (19.27%) Clustering
2 53 (17.61%) Data Centre
3 34 (11.30%) Enterprise Storage
4 20 (6.64%) Replication
5 19 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (4.65%) Computer Science
6 14 (4.65%) Fixed Income
7 12 (3.99%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.99%) Private Cloud
8 10 (3.32%) EMC VNX
9 8 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.99%) Derivative
10 6 (1.99%) Grid Computing
11 5 (1.66%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.33%) EMC VMAX
12 4 (1.33%) STB
13 3 (1.00%) Life Science
13 3 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 167 (55.48%) Windows
2 124 (41.20%) Linux
3 94 (31.23%) Unix
4 85 (28.24%) Windows Server
5 77 (25.58%) Solaris
6 64 (21.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (18.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (16.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (4.98%) CentOS
10 15 (4.98%) Data ONTAP
11 14 (4.65%) Windows 10
12 12 (3.99%) AIX
12 12 (3.99%) SUSE
13 10 (3.32%) HPUX
13 10 (3.32%) Windows Vista
14 9 (2.99%) Windows 7
15 3 (1.00%) MVS
15 3 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (13.62%) Migration
2 39 (12.96%) High Availability
3 37 (12.29%) ITIL
4 35 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 35 (11.63%) Load Balancing
5 30 (9.97%) DevOps
6 27 (8.97%) Configuration Management
7 24 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (7.97%) Change Management
8 23 (7.64%) Project Management
9 20 (6.64%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.65%) Change Control
11 15 (4.98%) Server Building
12 14 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (4.32%) Problem Management
13 13 (4.32%) Release Management
14 12 (3.99%) Software Distribution
15 11 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (3.65%) Performance Monitoring
16 9 (2.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.94%) PowerShell
2 39 (12.96%) SQL
3 35 (11.63%) Perl
4 26 (8.64%) Python
5 24 (7.97%) Bash Shell
6 13 (4.32%) Korn
7 10 (3.32%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.99%) Java
8 9 (2.99%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.99%) VB
9 8 (2.66%) C
9 8 (2.66%) VBScript
10 7 (2.33%) Ruby
11 4 (1.33%) C-shell
12 3 (1.00%) C++
13 2 (0.66%) C#
13 2 (0.66%) PHP
13 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 48 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (10.30%) SC Cleared
4 24 (7.97%) Degree
4 24 (7.97%) MCSE
5 20 (6.64%) DV Cleared
6 16 (5.32%) MCITP
7 14 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (3.32%) CCNA
10 8 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.99%) MCDBA
12 5 (1.66%) CCSP
13 4 (1.33%) CCIE
14 3 (1.00%) CCDP
14 3 (1.00%) CCNP
14 3 (1.00%) MCSA
14 3 (1.00%) RHCE
15 2 (0.66%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.99%) QA
2 8 (2.66%) PMO
3 4 (1.33%) SLA
4 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 107 (35.55%) Active Directory
2 91 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (19.60%) Hyper-V
4 43 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (10.96%) vSphere
6 29 (9.63%) NFS
7 24 (7.97%) Veritas File System
8 23 (7.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 20 (6.64%) XenDesktop
10 15 (4.98%) Oracle RAC
11 12 (3.99%) KVM
11 12 (3.99%) Xen
12 11 (3.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 9 (2.99%) XenApp
14 7 (2.33%) DFS Replication
14 7 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (1.66%) Samba
15 5 (1.66%) SRDF
16 4 (1.33%) Firmware
16 4 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 42 (13.95%) NetBackup
2 33 (10.96%) SCCM
3 26 (8.64%) Microsoft Clustering
4 19 (6.31%) Puppet
5 17 (5.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 16 (5.32%) Nagios
6 16 (5.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (4.98%) SCOM
8 14 (4.65%) Ansible
8 14 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (4.65%) Tivoli
8 14 (4.65%) vCenter Server
9 12 (3.99%) Netcool
10 11 (3.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (3.32%) WSUS
12 9 (2.99%) Salt
13 8 (2.66%) OpenView
13 8 (2.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 8 (2.66%) vRealize
14 6 (1.99%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 128 (42.52%) VMware
2 85 (28.24%) NetApp
3 81 (26.91%) Microsoft
4 66 (21.93%) Citrix
5 53 (17.61%) Oracle
5 53 (17.61%) Veritas
6 52 (17.28%) HP
7 49 (16.28%) EMC
7 49 (16.28%) Red Hat
8 48 (15.95%) Cisco
9 38 (12.62%) Sun
10 34 (11.30%) Symantec
11 30 (9.97%) IBM
12 27 (8.97%) Brocade
13 13 (4.32%) 3PAR
13 13 (4.32%) Dell
14 11 (3.65%) Cognos
14 11 (3.65%) F5
14 11 (3.65%) Palo Alto
14 11 (3.65%) ServiceNow
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago