Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 593 456 594
Rank change year-on-year -137 +138 +48
Contract jobs citing NAS 132 17 220
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.066% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% 0.48% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 12 130
10th Percentile £288 £210 £224
25th Percentile £375 £341 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £400
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -8.05%
75th Percentile £656 £494 £500
90th Percentile £750 £550 £558
UK median daily rate £500 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +27.39% -1.88% -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £13.06 " £77.50
Median hourly rate £14.11 - £80.00
75th Percentile £15.17 " £82.50
90th Percentile " " "
UK median hourly rate £14.11 - £80.00

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 7,252 3,521 10,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.35% 13.72% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,692 2,244 6,643
10th Percentile £230 £210 £200
25th Percentile £356 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £656 £636 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 163 496
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.20 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.06 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -26.67% +26.32% +22.20%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.58 £46.40
90th Percentile £64.75 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year -25.00% +24.35% +26.97%

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 21 September 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
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 21 September 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 -108 88 £625 +38.89% 6
South East -74 25 £388 +86.75% 7
West Midlands - 6 £300 - 5
Midlands - 6 £300 - 6
North of England - 5 £160 - 17
South West -36 4 £425 - 3
North East - 3 £150 - 1
East of England -45 2 - - 3
North West - 1 £325 - 10
Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 6
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 111 (84.09%) SAN
2 68 (51.52%) Windows
2 68 (51.52%) VMware
3 53 (40.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (37.12%) Linux
5 45 (34.09%) Azure
6 41 (31.06%) Microsoft
7 39 (29.55%) Active Directory
7 39 (29.55%) Finance
8 38 (28.79%) Oracle
9 35 (26.52%) Social Skills
10 33 (25.00%) NetApp
10 33 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 32 (24.24%) Firewall
12 30 (22.73%) Banking
12 30 (22.73%) Cisco
12 30 (22.73%) Microsoft 365
12 30 (22.73%) Data Centre
13 29 (21.97%) Windows Server
14 28 (21.21%) GCP
15 26 (19.70%) Hyper-V
15 26 (19.70%) EMC
16 23 (17.42%) DNS
17 22 (16.67%) NFS
17 22 (16.67%) WAN
17 22 (16.67%) Java
17 22 (16.67%) Migration
18 21 (15.91%) Puppet
19 20 (15.15%) iSCSI
19 20 (15.15%) SQL

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 16 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.36%) Confluence
3 13 (9.85%) Tomcat
4 11 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (6.06%) Apache
5 8 (6.06%) IIS
6 7 (5.30%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.30%) WebSphere
6 7 (5.30%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.27%) Site Server
10 2 (1.52%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.76%) CICS
11 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.76%) JBoss
11 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (9.85%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (5.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 45 (34.09%) Azure
2 30 (22.73%) Microsoft 365
3 28 (21.21%) GCP
4 19 (14.39%) AWS
5 13 (9.85%) IaaS
6 11 (8.33%) GitHub
7 10 (7.58%) OpenShift
8 7 (5.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (3.03%) OneDrive
9 4 (3.03%) PaaS
10 3 (2.27%) Google Workspace
10 3 (2.27%) SaaS
11 2 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.52%) Cohesity
11 2 (1.52%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.76%) Apigee
12 1 (0.76%) Azure Storage
12 1 (0.76%) Datadog
12 1 (0.76%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 111 (84.09%) SAN
2 32 (24.24%) Firewall
3 23 (17.42%) DNS
4 22 (16.67%) WAN
5 20 (15.15%) iSCSI
6 17 (12.88%) LAN
7 15 (11.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (11.36%) TCP/IP
8 12 (9.09%) DHCP
9 9 (6.82%) Network Security
9 9 (6.82%) SSL
9 9 (6.82%) VPN
10 8 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (6.06%) HTTP
11 7 (5.30%) FCoE
11 7 (5.30%) Internet
11 7 (5.30%) Multicast
12 5 (3.79%) NetScaler
12 5 (3.79%) VoIP
12 5 (3.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.82%) DB2
4 8 (6.06%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.52%) Data Vault
7 2 (1.52%) HBase
7 2 (1.52%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.76%) Big Data
8 1 (0.76%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.76%) MySQL
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.76%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (12.88%) JIRA
2 11 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.06%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.52%) Gradle
5 1 (0.76%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.76%) Emacs
5 1 (0.76%) GitLab
5 1 (0.76%) Hudson
5 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (29.55%) Finance
2 35 (26.52%) Social Skills
3 30 (22.73%) Banking
4 8 (6.06%) Public Sector
5 7 (5.30%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.55%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (3.03%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.52%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.76%) Automotive
9 1 (0.76%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (28.03%) Architect
2 19 (14.39%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (7.58%) Consultant
5 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (6.82%) IT Engineer
5 9 (6.82%) Server Engineer
6 8 (6.06%) Administrator
6 8 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 6 (4.55%) Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Backup Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) DBA
8 5 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Storage Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) VMware Architect
9 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.03%) IT Support
9 4 (3.03%) Storage Consultant
9 4 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.88%) Middleware
2 9 (6.82%) Web Services
3 7 (5.30%) LDAP
4 5 (3.79%) 802.1X
5 4 (3.03%) .NET
6 2 (1.52%) HTML
6 2 (1.52%) Kafka
6 2 (1.52%) SAML
6 2 (1.52%) XML
6 2 (1.52%) XSLT
7 1 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.76%) JMS
7 1 (0.76%) OAuth
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.76%) REST
7 1 (0.76%) SOAP
7 1 (0.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.85%) Clustering
3 12 (9.09%) Cyberattack
4 11 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (7.58%) Replication
6 9 (6.82%) Mainframe
7 6 (4.55%) Public Cloud
8 5 (3.79%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.79%) PKI
9 4 (3.03%) Cloud Native
9 4 (3.03%) Driving Licence
10 3 (2.27%) Client/Server
10 3 (2.27%) EMC VNX
10 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (2.27%) HP StoreVirtual
10 3 (2.27%) LPAR
10 3 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.52%) AS400
11 2 (1.52%) CLARiiON
11 2 (1.52%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 68 (51.52%) Windows
2 49 (37.12%) Linux
3 29 (21.97%) Windows Server
4 17 (12.88%) Unix
4 17 (12.88%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (9.09%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (7.58%) Windows 10
9 8 (6.06%) Solaris
9 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.52%) CentOS
11 2 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.52%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.76%) VMS
12 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.67%) Migration
2 16 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (12.12%) Data Protection
2 16 (12.12%) ITIL
2 16 (12.12%) Mentoring
2 16 (12.12%) Product Roadmap
3 15 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (10.61%) Identity Management
4 14 (10.61%) Load Balancing
4 14 (10.61%) Use Case
5 13 (9.85%) Information Security
5 13 (9.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (9.09%) Workflow
7 11 (8.33%) Architecture Governance
7 11 (8.33%) Data Integration
7 11 (8.33%) Product Strategy
7 11 (8.33%) Runbook
7 11 (8.33%) Software Delivery
8 10 (7.58%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.67%) Java
2 20 (15.15%) SQL
3 19 (14.39%) JavaScript
4 17 (12.88%) Python
5 8 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.06%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.30%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.03%) C#
8 3 (2.27%) VB
9 2 (1.52%) C
9 2 (1.52%) C++
9 2 (1.52%) Perl
10 1 (0.76%) PHP
10 1 (0.76%) Ruby
10 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.85%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.82%) Degree
4 7 (5.30%) MCP
5 5 (3.79%) CISSP
6 4 (3.03%) CISA
6 4 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.03%) GIAC
6 4 (3.03%) MCSE
6 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.27%) FFIEC
7 3 (2.27%) ISACA
7 3 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.52%) MCITP
8 2 (1.52%) MCSA
8 2 (1.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (7.58%) QA
2 6 (4.55%) SLA
3 5 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 4 (3.03%) NIST
5 3 (2.27%) COBIT
5 3 (2.27%) NIST 800
5 3 (2.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.76%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (40.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (29.55%) Active Directory
3 26 (19.70%) Hyper-V
4 22 (16.67%) NFS
5 14 (10.61%) vSphere
6 10 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (6.82%) Docker
7 9 (6.82%) KVM
7 9 (6.82%) SRDF
8 7 (5.30%) Xen
9 5 (3.79%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (3.79%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (3.03%) XenApp
10 4 (3.03%) XenDesktop
11 3 (2.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (2.27%) DFS Replication
11 3 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (1.52%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 21 (15.91%) Puppet
2 19 (14.39%) SCCM
3 17 (12.88%) Ansible
4 15 (11.36%) Terraform
5 10 (7.58%) NetBackup
5 10 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (6.82%) Kubernetes
7 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (3.79%) FortiGate
9 4 (3.03%) vCenter Server
10 3 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (2.27%) WSUS
11 2 (1.52%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (1.52%) Nagios
11 2 (1.52%) SCOM
11 2 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (1.52%) SmoothWall
11 2 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 68 (51.52%) VMware
2 41 (31.06%) Microsoft
3 38 (28.79%) Oracle
4 33 (25.00%) NetApp
5 30 (22.73%) Cisco
6 26 (19.70%) EMC
7 17 (12.88%) Red Hat
8 16 (12.12%) Citrix
8 16 (12.12%) HP
9 13 (9.85%) Dell
10 12 (9.09%) 3PAR
11 11 (8.33%) Google
12 10 (7.58%) F5
12 10 (7.58%) Symantec
12 10 (7.58%) Veritas
13 9 (6.82%) IBM
14 7 (5.30%) Nimble Storage
15 6 (4.55%) Zerto
16 5 (3.79%) McAfee
16 5 (3.79%) Palo Alto