Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 492 541 638
Rank change year-on-year +49 +97 +4
Contract jobs citing NAS 120 77 205
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.39% 1.23% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 52 141
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
25th Percentile £375 £322 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £400
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -0.37%
75th Percentile £656 £488 £500
90th Percentile £713 £549 £556
UK median daily rate £500 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +21.21% +3.13% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
10th Percentile £13.64 " £39.38
25th Percentile £14.51 " £42.50
Median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -11.90% -53.33% +119.51%
75th Percentile £35.56 " £47.50
90th Percentile £59.98 " "
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £49.19 £45.00
% change year-on-year -62.39% +9.31% +109.30%

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 5,012 6,257 10,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.27% 13.44% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,246 3,878 6,691
10th Percentile £219 £181 £206
25th Percentile £340 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £530 £527 £538
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 332 465
10th Percentile £12.53 £13.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.25 £14.28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +28.21% +4.00% -1.03%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% +10.53% +1.60%

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 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021. 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 -3 65 £600 +33.33% 13
South East +65 28 £406 +20.37% 12
North of England +43 17 £400 -11.11% 4
North West +20 9 - - 3
Yorkshire +24 6 £400 -11.11% 1
East of England +30 5 £200 - 2
South West +42 3 £338 - 1
East Midlands +20 2 £264 -13.52% 3
Midlands +18 2 £264 -13.52% 4
North East - 2 £160 -
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 73 (60.83%) SAN
2 50 (41.67%) VMware
3 41 (34.17%) Windows
4 39 (32.50%) Firewall
5 37 (30.83%) Linux
5 37 (30.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 33 (27.50%) Azure
6 33 (27.50%) DNS
7 30 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 29 (24.17%) Active Directory
9 28 (23.33%) Hyper-V
10 27 (22.50%) Data Centre
10 27 (22.50%) TCP/IP
10 27 (22.50%) Finance
10 27 (22.50%) Migration
11 26 (21.67%) ITIL
12 25 (20.83%) DHCP
12 25 (20.83%) EMC
13 24 (20.00%) NetApp
13 24 (20.00%) Social Skills
14 21 (17.50%) Windows Server
15 19 (15.83%) AWS
15 19 (15.83%) Microsoft 365
15 19 (15.83%) Python
15 19 (15.83%) Unix
15 19 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (15.00%) NFS
16 18 (15.00%) GCP
17 17 (14.17%) IaaS
17 17 (14.17%) Bash Shell

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 10 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.50%) Confluence
3 8 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.00%) IIS
4 6 (5.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.17%) Apache
5 5 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.67%) Site Server
7 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.83%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.50%) Azure
2 19 (15.83%) AWS
2 19 (15.83%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (15.00%) GCP
4 17 (14.17%) IaaS
5 13 (10.83%) GitHub
6 8 (6.67%) PaaS
7 4 (3.33%) OneDrive
7 4 (3.33%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.67%) Azure Stack
8 2 (1.67%) SaaS
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.83%) Azure Storage
9 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 73 (60.83%) SAN
2 39 (32.50%) Firewall
3 33 (27.50%) DNS
4 27 (22.50%) TCP/IP
5 25 (20.83%) DHCP
6 15 (12.50%) VPN
6 15 (12.50%) WAN
7 14 (11.67%) Fibre Channel
7 14 (11.67%) iSCSI
8 13 (10.83%) FTP
8 13 (10.83%) LAN
9 10 (8.33%) Internet
10 9 (7.50%) SSL
10 9 (7.50%) VLAN
11 6 (5.00%) ADSL
11 6 (5.00%) Network Security
12 5 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (4.17%) FCoE
12 5 (4.17%) Multicast
13 4 (3.33%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.17%) DB2
3 4 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.33%) HBase
3 4 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.50%) Data Vault
5 2 (1.67%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.67%) MySQL
5 2 (1.67%) ObjectStore
5 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.83%) GIS
6 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (11.67%) Jenkins
2 11 (9.17%) JIRA
3 9 (7.50%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.67%) Maven
5 5 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.33%) JUnit
7 2 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.83%) GitLab
8 1 (0.83%) Hudson
General
1 27 (22.50%) Finance
2 24 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 14 (11.67%) Banking
4 10 (8.33%) Influencing Skills
5 7 (5.83%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.33%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.50%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.50%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.83%) Automotive
10 1 (0.83%) Legal
10 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (12.50%) Architect
2 10 (8.33%) Administrator
2 10 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.50%) Server Engineer
4 8 (6.67%) Consultant
4 8 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) IT Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.17%) IT Support
7 5 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 5 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.33%) IT Manager
8 4 (3.33%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.33%) Middleware
2 5 (4.17%) LDAP
3 4 (3.33%) VXML
3 4 (3.33%) Web Services
3 4 (3.33%) XML
4 2 (1.67%) .NET
5 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.83%) Flask
5 1 (0.83%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.83%) SAML
5 1 (0.83%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.67%) Replication
3 10 (8.33%) AS400
3 10 (8.33%) iSeries
3 10 (8.33%) LPAR
4 8 (6.67%) IVR
5 7 (5.83%) Clustering
6 6 (5.00%) EMC VNX
7 5 (4.17%) Cloud Native
8 4 (3.33%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (3.33%) Internet of Things
8 4 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (2.50%) Cyberattack
9 3 (2.50%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.67%) CLARiiON
10 2 (1.67%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.67%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.17%) Windows
2 37 (30.83%) Linux
3 21 (17.50%) Windows Server
4 19 (15.83%) Unix
5 12 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (6.67%) Solaris
8 6 (5.00%) Windows 10
8 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (2.50%) AIX
9 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.67%) VMS
11 1 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.50%) Migration
2 26 (21.67%) ITIL
3 19 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (11.67%) Load Balancing
6 13 (10.83%) Project Management
7 12 (10.00%) Project Delivery
8 11 (9.17%) Business Continuity
8 11 (9.17%) Release Management
8 11 (9.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (8.33%) DevOps
9 10 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (8.33%) Project Governance
9 10 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 9 (7.50%) Matrix Organization
10 9 (7.50%) Mentoring
10 9 (7.50%) PRINCE2
11 8 (6.67%) Coaching
11 8 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
11 8 (6.67%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.83%) Python
2 17 (14.17%) Bash Shell
3 15 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 13 (10.83%) Java
5 10 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 9 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.50%) SQL
7 7 (5.83%) Perl
8 4 (3.33%) C
8 4 (3.33%) Java 8
9 2 (1.67%) AWK
9 2 (1.67%) C#
9 2 (1.67%) sed
9 2 (1.67%) VB
10 1 (0.83%) PHP
10 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.33%) CISA
2 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.00%) FFIEC
4 6 (5.00%) ISACA
5 5 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.17%) PMP
6 4 (3.33%) CCNA
6 4 (3.33%) CISM
6 4 (3.33%) CISSP
6 4 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.50%) MCSA
7 3 (2.50%) MCSE
7 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.83%) CCA
8 1 (0.83%) CCNP
8 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.83%) RHCE
8 1 (0.83%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) QA
2 9 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 6 (5.00%) COBIT
3 6 (5.00%) NIST
3 6 (5.00%) NIST 800
4 3 (2.50%) SLA
5 1 (0.83%) COSO
System Software
1 37 (30.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (24.17%) Active Directory
3 28 (23.33%) Hyper-V
4 18 (15.00%) NFS
5 12 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (8.33%) PowerHA
7 9 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (7.50%) SRDF
7 9 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (6.67%) KVM
8 8 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 8 (6.67%) vSphere
9 7 (5.83%) Docker
9 7 (5.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (5.83%) Xen
10 5 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (3.33%) Firmware
11 4 (3.33%) VMware Server
11 4 (3.33%) XenApp
11 4 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (12.50%) Puppet
1 15 (12.50%) Terraform
2 14 (11.67%) Ansible
3 9 (7.50%) Kubernetes
4 7 (5.83%) NetBackup
4 7 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.00%) BladeLogic
5 6 (5.00%) vCenter Server
6 5 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (4.17%) SCCM
6 5 (4.17%) WSUS
7 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (3.33%) SCOM
7 4 (3.33%) SmoothWall
8 3 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.50%) FortiGate
8 3 (2.50%) SnapMirror
8 3 (2.50%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (1.67%) RSA Archer
9 2 (1.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 50 (41.67%) VMware
2 30 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (20.83%) EMC
4 24 (20.00%) NetApp
5 17 (14.17%) Cisco
5 17 (14.17%) Oracle
6 15 (12.50%) Dell
6 15 (12.50%) IBM
7 13 (10.83%) Citrix
8 12 (10.00%) Red Hat
9 10 (8.33%) Veritas
10 8 (6.67%) Google
11 7 (5.83%) BMC
11 7 (5.83%) HP
11 7 (5.83%) Sybase
12 6 (5.00%) F5
12 6 (5.00%) Isilon
12 6 (5.00%) SolarWinds
13 5 (4.17%) McAfee
13 5 (4.17%) Remedy