Period
to 9 December 2019

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 December 2019 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 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 559 623 524
Rank change year-on-year +64 -99 +6
Contract jobs citing NAS 197 248 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.97% 2.00% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 131 206
England median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - -
10th Percentile £212 £289 £271
90th Percentile £544 £588 £561
UK median daily rate £375 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -11.76% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 8
England median hourly rate £80.00 £45.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.78% +6.51% +156.06%
10th Percentile £77.50 £20.25 £29.28
90th Percentile £82.50 £187.50 £80.73
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £32.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% -25.58% +160.61%

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 10,013 12,386 12,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.60% 12.97% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,065 7,541 7,975
England median daily rate £415 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 573 647
England median hourly rate £24.25 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.25% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £44.41
UK median hourly rate £25.06 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +25.30% +6.67% -16.67%

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 9 December 2019.

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
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 December 2019. 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
South East +71 69 £450 -10.00% 25
London +91 53 £400 -11.11% 18
North of England -11 39 £313 -21.88% 34
Yorkshire +20 25 £335 -10.67% 15
North West +9 14 £250 -44.44% 19
South West -13 14 £509 +16.34% 10
Midlands +64 12 £388 +49.04% 8
West Midlands +38 10 £388 +49.04% 4
East of England +32 9 £300 -28.57% 5
East Midlands +27 2 £375 +36.36% 4
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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.

1 143 (72.59%) SAN
2 132 (67.01%) Windows
3 96 (48.73%) Microsoft
4 82 (41.62%) VMware
5 81 (41.12%) Firewall
6 78 (39.59%) DNS
7 75 (38.07%) Active Directory
8 71 (36.04%) Security Cleared
9 65 (32.99%) Azure
9 65 (32.99%) Linux
10 63 (31.98%) VPN
11 62 (31.47%) TCP/IP
12 61 (30.96%) PowerShell
13 60 (30.46%) SC Cleared
14 59 (29.95%) Office 365
15 58 (29.44%) VMware Infrastructure
16 53 (26.90%) Windows Server
17 50 (25.38%) HP
18 49 (24.87%) Disaster Recovery
19 48 (24.37%) Replication
20 47 (23.86%) Internet
21 46 (23.35%) Reverse Proxy
21 46 (23.35%) SaaS
22 45 (22.84%) PaaS
22 45 (22.84%) EMC
23 44 (22.34%) IaaS
24 42 (21.32%) Cisco
24 42 (21.32%) Microsoft Office
25 41 (20.81%) Web Services
25 41 (20.81%) 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 20 (10.15%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.12%) IIS
3 15 (7.61%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.05%) Mattermost
6 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.03%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.03%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.03%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.52%) Apache
9 2 (1.02%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.02%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.02%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.02%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.02%) WordPress
10 1 (0.51%) Confluence
10 1 (0.51%) SAS
10 1 (0.51%) TPMS
10 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 42 (21.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 65 (32.99%) Azure
2 59 (29.95%) Office 365
3 46 (23.35%) SaaS
4 45 (22.84%) PaaS
5 44 (22.34%) IaaS
6 33 (16.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 20 (10.15%) AWS
8 15 (7.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (3.05%) GitHub
11 5 (2.54%) OneDrive
12 4 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (2.03%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (2.03%) Mimecast
12 4 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (1.52%) G Suite
13 3 (1.52%) GCP
14 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 143 (72.59%) SAN
2 81 (41.12%) Firewall
3 78 (39.59%) DNS
4 63 (31.98%) VPN
5 62 (31.47%) TCP/IP
6 47 (23.86%) Internet
7 46 (23.35%) Reverse Proxy
8 24 (12.18%) DHCP
9 18 (9.14%) WAN
10 14 (7.11%) LAN
11 9 (4.57%) VoIP
12 8 (4.06%) Skype
12 8 (4.06%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (3.55%) iSCSI
14 6 (3.05%) MPLS
14 6 (3.05%) Unified Communications
14 6 (3.05%) VSAN
15 5 (2.54%) Fibre Channel
15 5 (2.54%) SNMP
15 5 (2.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.11%) Azure SQL Database
3 12 (6.09%) MySQL
3 12 (6.09%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (4.06%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.52%) DB2
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.51%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (6.09%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.03%) ClearCase
3 4 (2.03%) ClearQuest
4 3 (1.52%) JIRA
5 2 (1.02%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.51%) Bazaar
6 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 34 (17.26%) Finance
2 11 (5.58%) Banking
2 11 (5.58%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.55%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.05%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.05%) Publishing
5 4 (2.03%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.03%) Retail
6 3 (1.52%) Automotive
7 2 (1.02%) Law
7 2 (1.02%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 44 (22.34%) Architect
2 29 (14.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (10.15%) Administrator
4 18 (9.14%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (8.12%) Azure Architect
6 15 (7.61%) Azure Engineer
6 15 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (6.09%) Cloud Architect
8 11 (5.58%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.08%) Server Engineer
10 9 (4.57%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.57%) Implementation Engineer
10 9 (4.57%) Storage Engineer
10 9 (4.57%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (4.06%) Analyst
11 8 (4.06%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.06%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.55%) Consultant
12 7 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.81%) Web Services
2 9 (4.57%) LDAP
2 9 (4.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (2.54%) RESTful
3 5 (2.54%) Swagger
4 4 (2.03%) Django
4 4 (2.03%) Middleware
5 2 (1.02%) J2EE
5 2 (1.02%) REST
5 2 (1.02%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.51%) .NET
6 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.51%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (24.37%) Replication
2 31 (15.74%) Data Centre
3 27 (13.71%) Clustering
4 18 (9.14%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (8.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (6.60%) EMC VNX
6 13 (6.60%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (5.58%) EMC VMAX
8 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Licensing
9 7 (3.55%) Blackberry
9 7 (3.55%) Management Information System
10 6 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (3.05%) Driving Licence
10 6 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (2.54%) Client/Server
11 5 (2.54%) Private Cloud
11 5 (2.54%) Public Cloud
12 4 (2.03%) EMC Centera
12 4 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (2.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 132 (67.01%) Windows
2 65 (32.99%) Linux
3 53 (26.90%) Windows Server
4 31 (15.74%) Windows 10
5 30 (15.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (14.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (13.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (8.63%) Unix
9 14 (7.11%) Solaris
10 11 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (4.06%) Windows 7
12 7 (3.55%) Android
12 7 (3.55%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (2.54%) SUSE
14 4 (2.03%) Apple iOS
14 4 (2.03%) Mac OS
14 4 (2.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (2.03%) VMS
15 3 (1.52%) HPUX
15 3 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.87%) Disaster Recovery
2 39 (19.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 34 (17.26%) Information Security
4 33 (16.75%) Computer Science
5 31 (15.74%) SOA
6 29 (14.72%) Migration
6 29 (14.72%) Non-Functional Testing
7 27 (13.71%) Identity Management
7 27 (13.71%) ITIL
7 27 (13.71%) Re-Platforming
8 26 (13.20%) Change Management
9 24 (12.18%) ERP
10 15 (7.61%) Analytics
10 15 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (6.60%) Problem Management
11 13 (6.60%) Project Management
11 13 (6.60%) Runbook
11 13 (6.60%) Security Patching
12 12 (6.09%) Capacity Management
13 11 (5.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.96%) PowerShell
2 41 (20.81%) SQL
3 12 (6.09%) Python
4 9 (4.57%) Perl
5 7 (3.55%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.54%) Java
7 4 (2.03%) C
8 2 (1.02%) Korn
8 2 (1.02%) PHP
8 2 (1.02%) VB
8 2 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (36.04%) Security Cleared
2 60 (30.46%) SC Cleared
3 40 (20.30%) Degree
4 19 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.06%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.06%) MCSE
7 7 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.05%) CCNP
8 6 (3.05%) MCP
9 4 (2.03%) CCNA
9 4 (2.03%) RHCE
10 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.52%) CCIE
10 3 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.52%) RHCSA
11 2 (1.02%) APMP
11 2 (1.02%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (1.02%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.08%) QA
2 8 (4.06%) SLA
3 5 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.02%) GDPR
4 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.02%) NIST
4 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.02%) PMO
5 1 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.51%) GAMP
5 1 (0.51%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.51%) HL7
5 1 (0.51%) MiFID
5 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.51%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 75 (38.07%) Active Directory
2 58 (29.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (19.80%) Hyper-V
4 21 (10.66%) vSphere
5 18 (9.14%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (8.63%) NFS
7 15 (7.61%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (4.57%) XenApp
9 6 (3.05%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.54%) DFS Replication
10 5 (2.54%) KVM
10 5 (2.54%) Samba
10 5 (2.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (2.03%) Docker
11 4 (2.03%) Gluster
11 4 (2.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (2.03%) Xen
12 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.52%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 26 (13.20%) Ansible
2 19 (9.64%) Single Sign-On
3 16 (8.12%) SCCM
4 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (6.09%) NetBackup
6 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (5.08%) Puppet
7 8 (4.06%) HP SIM
8 7 (3.55%) AirWatch
8 7 (3.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (2.54%) EMC VPLEX
9 5 (2.54%) QRadar
9 5 (2.54%) vCenter Server
10 4 (2.03%) IBM BigFix
10 4 (2.03%) Kubernetes
10 4 (2.03%) vRealize
10 4 (2.03%) WMI
11 3 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 96 (48.73%) Microsoft
2 82 (41.62%) VMware
3 50 (25.38%) HP
4 45 (22.84%) EMC
5 42 (21.32%) Cisco
6 30 (15.23%) NetApp
7 29 (14.72%) Oracle
8 22 (11.17%) Red Hat
9 21 (10.66%) IBM
10 19 (9.64%) Workday
11 16 (8.12%) Citrix
11 16 (8.12%) Dell
12 15 (7.61%) Brocade
13 13 (6.60%) Veritas
14 12 (6.09%) F5
14 12 (6.09%) SolarWinds
15 11 (5.58%) 3PAR
15 11 (5.58%) Symantec
16 10 (5.08%) MuleSoft
16 10 (5.08%) Splunk