Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 527 497
Rank change year-on-year +4 -30 -45
Contract jobs citing NAS 336 355 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.37% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 2.45% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 254 268
England median daily rate £425 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £561 £575 £613
UK median daily rate £425 £416 £388
% change year-on-year +2.10% +7.42% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 13
England median hourly rate £42.25 £16.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.06% -40.00% -
10th Percentile £29.28 £14.70 £23.50
90th Percentile £80.73 £39.61 £29.90
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +160.61% -40.00% -7.17%

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 12961 14473 14651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.73% 15.17% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8038 8827 8624
England median daily rate £408 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £219 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 739 913
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.57 £45.95
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -56 127 £475 +6.44% 10
South East -21 78 £425 +3.03% 2
East of England +7 42 £395 -18.97% 2
North of England +36 39 £405 +15.71% 5
Midlands +22 32 £350 +11.11% 7
East Midlands +11 24 £375 +212.50% 2
North West +7 20 £338 -2.17%
South West +4 17 £425 +47.83% 5
North East +66 12 £400 +23.08% 2
West Midlands +13 8 £175 -45.31% 5
Yorkshire +5 7 £425 - 3
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for NAS.

1 265 (78.87%) SAN
2 192 (57.14%) Windows
3 143 (42.56%) VMware
4 141 (41.96%) Linux
5 119 (35.42%) Unix
6 103 (30.65%) Microsoft
7 102 (30.36%) Active Directory
8 100 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 84 (25.00%) Finance
10 81 (24.11%) Windows Server
11 78 (23.21%) NetApp
12 77 (22.92%) Cisco
12 77 (22.92%) Firewall
13 75 (22.32%) Red Hat
14 73 (21.73%) HP
15 71 (21.13%) EMC
16 67 (19.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 64 (19.05%) TCP/IP
18 62 (18.45%) Veritas
18 62 (18.45%) Security Cleared
19 61 (18.15%) DNS
19 61 (18.15%) ITIL
20 60 (17.86%) Solaris
20 60 (17.86%) WAN
20 60 (17.86%) Hyper-V
21 57 (16.96%) Migration
22 56 (16.67%) Data Centre
23 55 (16.37%) VMware ESXi
23 55 (16.37%) Windows Server 2012
24 54 (16.07%) Citrix

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 39 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 33 (9.82%) SharePoint
3 30 (8.93%) IIS
4 21 (6.25%) Apache
4 21 (6.25%) Tomcat
5 18 (5.36%) Skype for Business
6 16 (4.76%) OpenStack
7 15 (4.46%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (4.46%) MQSeries
8 13 (3.87%) JBoss
9 12 (3.57%) SAS
10 11 (3.27%) WebLogic
11 10 (2.98%) iPlanet
11 10 (2.98%) Oracle Application Server
11 10 (2.98%) WebLogic Portal
12 9 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 27 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.27%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.30%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (3.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (9.82%) Office 365
3 24 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.68%) SaaS
6 7 (2.08%) IaaS
6 7 (2.08%) PaaS
7 3 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 265 (78.87%) SAN
2 77 (22.92%) Firewall
3 64 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 61 (18.15%) DNS
5 60 (17.86%) WAN
6 50 (14.88%) LAN
7 44 (13.10%) DHCP
8 41 (12.20%) Fibre Channel
9 36 (10.71%) VPN
10 24 (7.14%) iSCSI
11 23 (6.85%) Wireless
12 21 (6.25%) LDAP
13 18 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (4.17%) HTTP
14 14 (4.17%) Network Security
14 14 (4.17%) VLAN
15 13 (3.87%) SMTP
16 11 (3.27%) Internet
16 11 (3.27%) MPLS
16 11 (3.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.87%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.49%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.89%) SAS EBI
10 2 (0.60%) Big Data
10 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.30%) MS Access
11 1 (0.30%) MySQL
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.79%) Bugzilla
2 6 (1.79%) JIRA
2 6 (1.79%) Redmine
2 6 (1.79%) Trac
3 5 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.49%) Mercurial
3 5 (1.49%) Subversion
4 4 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.19%) JUnit
4 4 (1.19%) Selenium
5 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.30%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (25.00%) Finance
2 30 (8.93%) Banking
3 22 (6.55%) Legal
4 11 (3.27%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.79%) French Language
6 5 (1.49%) Marketing
7 4 (1.19%) Automotive
7 4 (1.19%) Back Office
7 4 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.19%) Front Office
7 4 (1.19%) Local Government
7 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Retail
8 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (14.88%) Administrator
2 37 (11.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (11.01%) Storage Engineer
3 33 (9.82%) Systems Administrator
4 27 (8.04%) Architect
5 22 (6.55%) Analyst
5 22 (6.55%) NetApp Engineer
6 18 (5.36%) Consultant
7 17 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
7 17 (5.06%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 16 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.76%) Unix Engineer
9 15 (4.46%) Network Engineer
10 12 (3.57%) Storage Administrator
10 12 (3.57%) Unix Administrator
10 12 (3.57%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 11 (3.27%) Solaris Engineer
11 11 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (2.98%) Integration Engineer
13 9 (2.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.87%) J2EE
2 9 (2.68%) Web Services
3 8 (2.38%) Middleware
4 7 (2.08%) 802.1X
4 7 (2.08%) X-Windows
5 5 (1.49%) .NET
6 3 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.89%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.60%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.60%) JMS
7 2 (0.60%) SAML
7 2 (0.60%) SAP PI
7 2 (0.60%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 56 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 42 (12.50%) Clustering
2 42 (12.50%) Replication
3 29 (8.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 26 (7.74%) Management Information System
5 23 (6.85%) EMC VMAX
6 21 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (5.65%) EMC VNX
8 17 (5.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (3.57%) Computer Science
10 10 (2.98%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (2.68%) Private Cloud
12 8 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (2.38%) HP Storage
13 7 (2.08%) EMC Centera
13 7 (2.08%) EMC VNXe
14 6 (1.79%) PKI
14 6 (1.79%) STB
15 5 (1.49%) Grid Computing
15 5 (1.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 192 (57.14%) Windows
2 141 (41.96%) Linux
3 119 (35.42%) Unix
4 81 (24.11%) Windows Server
5 67 (19.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (17.86%) Solaris
7 55 (16.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (8.63%) AIX
10 26 (7.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (5.36%) SUSE
12 14 (4.17%) Windows 10
13 12 (3.57%) Data ONTAP
14 11 (3.27%) HPUX
15 9 (2.68%) Windows 7
16 8 (2.38%) Windows 2000
17 7 (2.08%) Apple iOS
17 7 (2.08%) Ubuntu
18 6 (1.79%) Android
19 5 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (18.15%) ITIL
2 57 (16.96%) Migration
3 54 (16.07%) Load Balancing
4 40 (11.90%) High Availability
5 32 (9.52%) Information Security
5 32 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 31 (9.23%) Project Management
7 28 (8.33%) Change Management
8 25 (7.44%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (7.44%) Root Cause Analysis
9 22 (6.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (6.25%) SIEM
11 20 (5.95%) Investment Management
12 18 (5.36%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (5.06%) Capacity Management
13 17 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (5.06%) Mobile Device Management
13 17 (5.06%) Problem Management
13 17 (5.06%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 38 (11.31%) SQL
3 35 (10.42%) Bash Shell
4 33 (9.82%) Perl
5 22 (6.55%) Python
5 22 (6.55%) Shell Script
6 19 (5.65%) C
7 13 (3.87%) Ruby
8 10 (2.98%) VBScript
9 9 (2.68%) C++
9 9 (2.68%) Embedded C
10 7 (2.08%) Embedded C++
10 7 (2.08%) Java
11 6 (1.79%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.79%) Korn
12 5 (1.49%) C-shell
13 4 (1.19%) PHP
13 4 (1.19%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (18.45%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.42%) Degree
3 34 (10.12%) SC Cleared
4 30 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.65%) MCSE
6 16 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (4.17%) CCNA
8 13 (3.87%) CISM
8 13 (3.87%) CISSP
9 11 (3.27%) MCSA
10 10 (2.98%) CCNP
10 10 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.08%) CISA
12 6 (1.79%) MCITP
13 5 (1.49%) CCIE
13 5 (1.49%) RHCE
13 5 (1.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (1.19%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.06%) PCI DSS
2 16 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 11 (3.27%) SLA
4 8 (2.38%) QA
5 7 (2.08%) PMO
6 3 (0.89%) GCP
6 3 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.60%) GDPR
7 2 (0.60%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.30%) COBIT
8 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 102 (30.36%) Active Directory
2 100 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 55 (16.37%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (10.12%) vSphere
6 33 (9.82%) NFS
7 24 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 24 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 23 (6.85%) Veritas File System
9 20 (5.95%) Xen
10 18 (5.36%) Firmware
11 17 (5.06%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (5.06%) XenDesktop
12 15 (4.46%) KVM
13 14 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
14 12 (3.57%) Samba
14 12 (3.57%) XenApp
15 7 (2.08%) SRDF
15 7 (2.08%) Terminal Services
16 6 (1.79%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 42 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 20 (5.95%) SCCM
3 19 (5.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (5.36%) Microsoft Clustering
5 15 (4.46%) SCOM
6 14 (4.17%) Backup Exec
6 14 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 11 (3.27%) OpenView
8 9 (2.68%) Puppet
8 9 (2.68%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (2.38%) EMC VPLEX
9 8 (2.38%) NetApp OnCommand
9 8 (2.38%) PowerCLI
10 7 (2.08%) EMC TimeFinder
11 6 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (1.79%) Nagios
11 6 (1.79%) vCenter Server
11 6 (1.79%) vRealize
12 5 (1.49%) Ansible
13 4 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 143 (42.56%) VMware
2 103 (30.65%) Microsoft
3 78 (23.21%) NetApp
4 77 (22.92%) Cisco
5 75 (22.32%) Red Hat
6 73 (21.73%) HP
7 71 (21.13%) EMC
8 62 (18.45%) Veritas
9 54 (16.07%) Citrix
10 52 (15.48%) Oracle
11 39 (11.61%) Brocade
12 37 (11.01%) Symantec
13 30 (8.93%) 3PAR
14 26 (7.74%) Dell
15 23 (6.85%) IBM
16 20 (5.95%) Sun
17 14 (4.17%) CheckPoint
17 14 (4.17%) Cognos
17 14 (4.17%) F5
18 13 (3.87%) CommVault