Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 635 532 496
Rank change year-on-year -103 -36 -83
Contract jobs citing NAS 240 303 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.91% 2.49% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 187 297
England median daily rate £425 £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -8.89% +20.00%
10th Percentile £250 £293 £323
90th Percentile £613 £553 £618
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 4
England median hourly rate £20.50 £42.75 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.05% +103.09% -6.44%
10th Percentile £20.05 £20.98 £14.79
90th Percentile £187.50 £168.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £43.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -52.33% +104.28% -23.45%

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 12,573 12,146 15,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.34% 13.75% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,759 7,323 9,591
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £210 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 698 683
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.23
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 2018. 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 -48 107 £475 +5.56% 24
South East -64 48 £450 +20.00% 19
North of England -39 35 £388 -0.64% 11
South West +10 21 £285 -24.00% 5
North West -30 19 £350 -6.67% 5
Midlands -1 18 £250 -33.33% 5
Yorkshire -15 16 £406 -7.14% 5
East of England +4 15 £393 -19.90% 10
East Midlands +11 10 £250 -33.33%
West Midlands -23 10 £250 -31.03% 5
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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.

1 210 (87.50%) SAN
2 147 (61.25%) Windows
3 134 (55.83%) VMware
4 103 (42.92%) Microsoft
5 99 (41.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 88 (36.67%) Active Directory
7 85 (35.42%) Linux
8 75 (31.25%) Windows Server
9 67 (27.92%) Citrix
10 61 (25.42%) SQL Server
11 59 (24.58%) DNS
11 59 (24.58%) Microsoft Azure
12 58 (24.17%) Firewall
12 58 (24.17%) Data Centre
13 56 (23.33%) Migration
14 54 (22.50%) Oracle
15 52 (21.67%) Cisco
16 51 (21.25%) Unix
17 50 (20.83%) LAN
17 50 (20.83%) NetApp
18 48 (20.00%) HP
19 45 (18.75%) WAN
19 45 (18.75%) ITIL
19 45 (18.75%) SQL
19 45 (18.75%) PowerShell
20 44 (18.33%) TCP/IP
21 41 (17.08%) EMC
21 41 (17.08%) Finance
22 40 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
22 40 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 30 (12.50%) IIS
2 28 (11.67%) MS Exchange
3 19 (7.92%) SharePoint
4 15 (6.25%) OpenStack
5 14 (5.83%) Skype for Business
6 12 (5.00%) Apache
6 12 (5.00%) Tomcat
7 10 (4.17%) JBoss
8 7 (2.92%) SAS
9 6 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.08%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.25%) nginx
12 3 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.83%) GemFire
13 2 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.42%) CloudStack
14 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 59 (24.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (10.42%) Office 365
4 19 (7.92%) IaaS
5 4 (1.67%) PaaS
6 3 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.25%) SaaS
7 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.42%) Akamai
8 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.42%) G Suite
8 1 (0.42%) GitHub
8 1 (0.42%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.42%) npm
8 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 210 (87.50%) SAN
2 59 (24.58%) DNS
3 58 (24.17%) Firewall
4 50 (20.83%) LAN
5 45 (18.75%) WAN
6 44 (18.33%) TCP/IP
7 34 (14.17%) DHCP
8 33 (13.75%) iSCSI
9 27 (11.25%) Fibre Channel
10 26 (10.83%) VPN
11 18 (7.50%) NetScaler
12 15 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
13 14 (5.83%) MPLS
14 13 (5.42%) VSAN
15 10 (4.17%) Ethernet
15 10 (4.17%) IPsec
16 9 (3.75%) DMZ
16 9 (3.75%) FTP
16 9 (3.75%) Internet
16 9 (3.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.92%) Big Data
2 7 (2.92%) Hadoop
2 7 (2.92%) MySQL
2 7 (2.92%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.25%) DB2
5 3 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (1.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.83%) HBase
6 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.42%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.42%) Redis
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.83%) GitLab
4 2 (0.83%) Subversion
5 1 (0.42%) Ant
5 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.42%) Bower
5 1 (0.42%) Gradle
5 1 (0.42%) Maven
5 1 (0.42%) MSI
5 1 (0.42%) Spinnaker
5 1 (0.42%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 41 (17.08%) Finance
2 15 (6.25%) Legal
3 9 (3.75%) Banking
4 7 (2.92%) Law
5 6 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.25%) Back Office
6 3 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.25%) Retail
6 3 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.83%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Publishing
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (14.58%) Administrator
2 31 (12.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (10.83%) Architect
4 25 (10.42%) Storage Engineer
5 24 (10.00%) Consultant
6 12 (5.00%) Analyst
6 12 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (4.58%) Technical Leader
8 10 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
8 10 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (3.75%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 9 (3.75%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (3.75%) Technical Architect
9 9 (3.75%) Unix Administrator
10 8 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support
10 8 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.33%) Server Engineer
10 8 (3.33%) Storage Administrator
11 7 (2.92%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.00%) Middleware
2 12 (5.00%) LDAP
3 6 (2.50%) JMS
4 5 (2.08%) Java EE
4 5 (2.08%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (2.08%) Web Services
5 4 (1.67%) .NET
5 4 (1.67%) J2EE
6 3 (1.25%) REST
7 2 (0.83%) HTML
7 2 (0.83%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.83%) JSON
7 2 (0.83%) SAP PI
7 2 (0.83%) XML
7 2 (0.83%) XSLT
8 1 (0.42%) COM
8 1 (0.42%) LAMP
8 1 (0.42%) SAML
8 1 (0.42%) VML
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (24.17%) Data Centre
2 33 (13.75%) Clustering
3 30 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 23 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (9.58%) Replication
5 13 (5.42%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.92%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.50%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (2.08%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.08%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.08%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.67%) LPAR
11 3 (1.25%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Licensing
12 2 (0.83%) Smart Home
12 2 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 147 (61.25%) Windows
2 85 (35.42%) Linux
3 75 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 51 (21.25%) Unix
5 40 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (13.75%) Solaris
8 32 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (10.42%) Windows 10
10 12 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.75%) Windows 7
12 8 (3.33%) Ubuntu
13 6 (2.50%) AIX
13 6 (2.50%) CentOS
13 6 (2.50%) HPUX
14 5 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (2.08%) SUSE
14 5 (2.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (1.25%) Android
16 2 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.33%) Migration
2 45 (18.75%) ITIL
3 29 (12.08%) Load Balancing
3 29 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (11.67%) Capacity Planning
4 28 (11.67%) High Availability
5 24 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 23 (9.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (8.75%) Virtual Environments
8 19 (7.92%) Capacity Management
9 18 (7.50%) Time Management
10 17 (7.08%) Deployment Automation
11 16 (6.67%) Identity Management
12 15 (6.25%) Problem Management
12 15 (6.25%) Service Delivery
13 14 (5.83%) DevOps
14 13 (5.42%) Application Virtualisation
14 13 (5.42%) Asset Management
14 13 (5.42%) Configuration Management
14 13 (5.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (18.75%) PowerShell
1 45 (18.75%) SQL
2 23 (9.58%) Bash Shell
2 23 (9.58%) Perl
3 19 (7.92%) Python
4 15 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 10 (4.17%) C
6 8 (3.33%) Java
7 4 (1.67%) AWK
7 4 (1.67%) sed
7 4 (1.67%) VBScript
8 3 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.25%) Ruby
9 2 (0.83%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.83%) C++
9 2 (0.83%) Groovy
9 2 (0.83%) VB
9 2 (0.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.42%) PHP
10 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (5.00%) Degree
6 7 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.50%) MCSE
8 5 (2.08%) CCIE
8 5 (2.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.67%) CCNA
9 4 (1.67%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.67%) RHCE
9 4 (1.67%) RHCSA
9 4 (1.67%) RHCVA
10 3 (1.25%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.25%) MCSA
11 2 (0.83%) CCNP
11 2 (0.83%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.75%) SLA
2 3 (1.25%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.25%) QA
3 2 (0.83%) RMADS
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 99 (41.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (36.67%) Active Directory
3 40 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 38 (15.83%) vSphere
5 35 (14.58%) NFS
5 35 (14.58%) XenApp
6 32 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (8.75%) XenDesktop
8 20 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 15 (6.25%) VMware NSX
10 10 (4.17%) Veritas File System
11 9 (3.75%) KVM
12 8 (3.33%) Xen
13 7 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (2.50%) Docker
14 6 (2.50%) Terminal Services
14 6 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 29 (12.08%) NetBackup
1 29 (12.08%) SCCM
2 18 (7.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 17 (7.08%) Ansible
4 15 (6.25%) Puppet
5 14 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (5.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (4.17%) SCOM
7 10 (4.17%) SnapVault
8 9 (3.75%) Backup Exec
9 8 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (3.33%) WSUS
10 7 (2.92%) Nagios
11 6 (2.50%) SnapMirror
11 6 (2.50%) Tivoli
12 5 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
12 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (2.08%) vCenter Server
12 5 (2.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 5 (2.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 134 (55.83%) VMware
2 103 (42.92%) Microsoft
3 67 (27.92%) Citrix
4 54 (22.50%) Oracle
5 52 (21.67%) Cisco
6 50 (20.83%) NetApp
7 48 (20.00%) HP
8 41 (17.08%) EMC
9 36 (15.00%) Red Hat
10 31 (12.92%) IBM
10 31 (12.92%) Veritas
11 27 (11.25%) Dell
12 17 (7.08%) Brocade
12 17 (7.08%) Ivanti
13 16 (6.67%) SolarWinds
14 15 (6.25%) Sun
14 15 (6.25%) Symantec
15 12 (5.00%) Wyse
16 11 (4.58%) CommVault
17 9 (3.75%) McAfee