Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 486 607 626
Rank change year-on-year +121 +19 -109
Contract jobs citing NAS 31 217 244
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 2.03% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 154 155
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £211 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £554 £612
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Median hourly rate £21.00 £80.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.75% +290.24% -52.33%
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £80.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -73.75% +290.24% -52.33%

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 4,122 10,690 12,587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 12.90% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,391 6,598 7,746
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £205
90th Percentile £636 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 508 702
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.87% +18.35% +10.50%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.27
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +5.26%

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 12 August 2020.

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
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 12 August 2020. 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 +171 22 £450 +4.96% 7
South East +108 5 £208 -49.70% 8
East of England +76 2 - - 1
North of England +70 1 £350 +10.67% 6
North West +69 1 £350 +33.33% 5
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 21 (67.74%) SAN
2 17 (54.84%) Windows
3 16 (51.61%) VMware
4 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
6 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
6 11 (35.48%) Data Centre
7 10 (32.26%) EMC
8 9 (29.03%) Dell
8 9 (29.03%) Linux
8 9 (29.03%) Firewall
8 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
8 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
9 8 (25.81%) Migration
10 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
10 7 (22.58%) Citrix
11 6 (19.35%) SQL
11 6 (19.35%) ITIL
11 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
11 6 (19.35%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 5 (16.13%) vSphere
12 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
12 5 (16.13%) SCCM
12 5 (16.13%) Network Security
12 5 (16.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (16.13%) LAN
12 5 (16.13%) WAN
12 5 (16.13%) DHCP
12 5 (16.13%) 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 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Azure
2 2 (6.45%) AWS
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (67.74%) SAN
2 9 (29.03%) Firewall
3 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
4 5 (16.13%) DHCP
4 5 (16.13%) DNS
4 5 (16.13%) LAN
4 5 (16.13%) Network Security
4 5 (16.13%) WAN
5 4 (12.90%) VoIP
6 3 (9.68%) VPN
7 2 (6.45%) 4G
7 2 (6.45%) 5G
7 2 (6.45%) Internet
7 2 (6.45%) LTE
7 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.23%) GGSN
8 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
8 1 (3.23%) IPsec
8 1 (3.23%) SGSN
8 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) DB2
1 1 (3.23%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Hudson
2 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (16.13%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Administrator
2 3 (9.68%) Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) Integration Specialist
2 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Systems Integration Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
3 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (6.45%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Storage Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) EMC Consultant
4 1 (3.23%) NetApp Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) J2EE
1 1 (3.23%) LDAP
1 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Replication
3 3 (9.68%) EMC VNX
4 2 (6.45%) CLARiiON
4 2 (6.45%) CMDB
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.23%) e-Health
5 1 (3.23%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (3.23%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (3.23%) IBM Storwize
5 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.23%) NHS
5 1 (3.23%) PACS
5 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.23%) User Experience
5 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.68%) Unix
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.23%) VMS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
5 3 (9.68%) Change Management
5 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) Analytics
6 2 (6.45%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (6.45%) Information Security
6 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.45%) Proactive Management
6 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (6.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.68%) CCNA
4 3 (9.68%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (6.45%) CISSP
5 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) MCSE
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.23%) CCIE
6 1 (3.23%) CISM
6 1 (3.23%) GIAC
6 1 (3.23%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
3 6 (19.35%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (16.13%) vSphere
5 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
5 4 (12.90%) XenApp
5 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
6 3 (9.68%) NFS
7 2 (6.45%) Samba
7 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
7 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (3.23%) Firmware
8 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (3.23%) vCloud
8 1 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (3.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) EMC VPLEX
3 2 (6.45%) Ansible
3 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) Puppet
3 2 (6.45%) ThinApp
3 2 (6.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 2 (6.45%) WSUS
4 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.23%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (3.23%) Nagios
4 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.23%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (3.23%) QRadar
4 1 (3.23%) Simpana
4 1 (3.23%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) VMware
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) EMC
4 9 (29.03%) Dell
5 7 (22.58%) Citrix
6 5 (16.13%) Cisco
7 4 (12.90%) CommVault
7 4 (12.90%) HP
8 3 (9.68%) IBM
8 3 (9.68%) Isilon
8 3 (9.68%) NetApp
9 2 (6.45%) BMC
9 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
9 2 (6.45%) Ivanti
9 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg
10 1 (3.23%) Infoblox
10 1 (3.23%) Nokia Networks
10 1 (3.23%) Symantec