Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 604 518 523
Rank change year-on-year -86 +5 -50
Contract jobs citing NAS 254 350 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 2.76% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 206 275
England median daily rate £439 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% -2.30% +16.00%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £298
90th Percentile £626 £555 £591
UK median daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
England median hourly rate £104.00 £42.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +147.62% +61.54% -5.45%
10th Percentile £19.95 £21.98 £16.20
90th Percentile £187.50 £156.25 £44.95
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £42.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -48.81% +61.54% -5.45%

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 12,508 12,681 14,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.23% 13.76% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,573 7,797 9,207
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 662 738
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.61 £11.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.80 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £22.84
% change year-on-year -1.30% -15.70% +14.18%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -51 76 £538 +13.16% 22
North of England +3 64 £375 -8.81% 11
South East -53 55 £500 +17.65% 13
Yorkshire +18 34 £375 -19.35% 7
South West -14 29 £390 -6.59% 5
North West -19 21 £425 +6.25% 4
East of England -1 20 £378 +7.86% 4
Midlands -24 11 £315 -3.08% 7
North East -5 9 £413 +0.61%
East Midlands +2 6 £490 +42.55% 1
West Midlands -26 5 £310 +77.14% 6
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 220 (86.61%) SAN
2 160 (62.99%) Windows
2 160 (62.99%) VMware
3 126 (49.61%) Active Directory
4 116 (45.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 115 (45.28%) Microsoft
6 106 (41.73%) Windows Server
7 99 (38.98%) Linux
8 75 (29.53%) Firewall
9 73 (28.74%) NetApp
10 65 (25.59%) LAN
11 61 (24.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 60 (23.62%) TCP/IP
12 60 (23.62%) DNS
13 57 (22.44%) WAN
13 57 (22.44%) Data Centre
14 55 (21.65%) Cisco
15 54 (21.26%) Migration
16 53 (20.87%) EMC
17 51 (20.08%) ITIL
17 51 (20.08%) Unix
18 50 (19.69%) Amazon AWS
19 49 (19.29%) SQL
20 48 (18.90%) Oracle
21 47 (18.50%) HP
21 47 (18.50%) Microsoft Azure
22 46 (18.11%) vSphere
22 46 (18.11%) Security Cleared
22 46 (18.11%) Finance
23 45 (17.72%) SQL Server

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 29 (11.42%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.69%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.91%) IIS
4 14 (5.51%) OpenStack
4 14 (5.51%) Tomcat
5 12 (4.72%) Skype for Business
6 11 (4.33%) Apache
7 9 (3.54%) JBoss
8 5 (1.97%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.18%) GemFire
10 3 (1.18%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.18%) nginx
11 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.79%) Confluence
11 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 13 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.39%) HipChat
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (19.69%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (18.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (17.32%) Office 365
4 12 (4.72%) IaaS
5 6 (2.36%) PaaS
6 5 (1.97%) GitHub
7 4 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.18%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.79%) npm
10 1 (0.39%) Akamai
10 1 (0.39%) G Suite
10 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.39%) SaaS
10 1 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 220 (86.61%) SAN
2 75 (29.53%) Firewall
3 65 (25.59%) LAN
4 60 (23.62%) DNS
4 60 (23.62%) TCP/IP
5 57 (22.44%) WAN
6 37 (14.57%) iSCSI
7 33 (12.99%) DHCP
8 25 (9.84%) Fibre Channel
9 17 (6.69%) VPN
10 12 (4.72%) HTTP
10 12 (4.72%) Internet
10 12 (4.72%) VLAN
11 11 (4.33%) NetScaler
12 10 (3.94%) SSL
13 9 (3.54%) VSAN
14 8 (3.15%) Skype
14 8 (3.15%) Wireless
15 6 (2.36%) HTTPS
15 6 (2.36%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.72%) Hadoop
3 11 (4.33%) Big Data
4 8 (3.15%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.76%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.76%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.97%) DB2
8 4 (1.57%) MySQL
8 4 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.39%) DataStage
11 1 (0.39%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.39%) Redis
11 1 (0.39%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.54%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.97%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.97%) GitLab
5 3 (1.18%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.18%) CF BOSH
6 2 (0.79%) Ant
6 2 (0.79%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.79%) Bower
6 2 (0.79%) Gradle
6 2 (0.79%) Maven
6 2 (0.79%) Spinnaker
6 2 (0.79%) Subversion
7 1 (0.39%) JIRA
7 1 (0.39%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 46 (18.11%) Finance
2 20 (7.87%) Law
3 10 (3.94%) Banking
4 9 (3.54%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.36%) Legal
6 5 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.18%) Back Office
7 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.79%) Games
8 2 (0.79%) Local Government
8 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.39%) French Language
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
9 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (19.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (12.20%) Architect
3 29 (11.42%) Storage Engineer
4 28 (11.02%) Administrator
4 28 (11.02%) Consultant
5 18 (7.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (5.91%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (5.51%) Project Engineer
8 13 (5.12%) Analyst
9 10 (3.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 10 (3.94%) Infrastructure Support
9 10 (3.94%) Linux Administrator
9 10 (3.94%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.15%) IT Engineer
11 8 (3.15%) NetBackup Engineer
11 8 (3.15%) Server Engineer
11 8 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.15%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.15%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.17%) Middleware
2 9 (3.54%) LDAP
3 6 (2.36%) Java EE
3 6 (2.36%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (1.97%) .NET
4 5 (1.97%) JMS
4 5 (1.97%) Web Services
5 4 (1.57%) Flash
5 4 (1.57%) J2EE
5 4 (1.57%) XML
6 3 (1.18%) HTML
6 3 (1.18%) Node.js
6 3 (1.18%) XSLT
7 2 (0.79%) LAMP
8 1 (0.39%) COM
8 1 (0.39%) Gearman
8 1 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (22.44%) Data Centre
2 37 (14.57%) Clustering
3 30 (11.81%) Replication
4 28 (11.02%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (3.94%) EMC VMAX
5 10 (3.94%) Private Cloud
6 9 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.15%) Blackberry
7 8 (3.15%) EMC VNX
7 8 (3.15%) Mainframe
7 8 (3.15%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.97%) iSeries
10 5 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.57%) CMDB
11 4 (1.57%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.57%) LPAR
12 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 160 (62.99%) Windows
2 106 (41.73%) Windows Server
3 99 (38.98%) Linux
4 51 (20.08%) Unix
5 39 (15.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (9.06%) Solaris
7 20 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (5.12%) Windows 10
11 10 (3.94%) AIX
12 8 (3.15%) Data ONTAP
12 8 (3.15%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.97%) CentOS
13 5 (1.97%) SUSE
13 5 (1.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.18%) Android
14 3 (1.18%) HPUX
14 3 (1.18%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (24.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 54 (21.26%) Migration
3 51 (20.08%) ITIL
4 35 (13.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (11.02%) High Availability
7 23 (9.06%) Virtual Environments
8 19 (7.48%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (7.09%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (6.69%) Storage Management
11 16 (6.30%) DevOps
12 15 (5.91%) Load Balancing
12 15 (5.91%) Performance Management
13 14 (5.51%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (5.51%) Patch Management
14 13 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (5.12%) Data Protection
15 11 (4.33%) Converged Infrastructure
16 10 (3.94%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.29%) SQL
2 43 (16.93%) PowerShell
3 23 (9.06%) Python
4 20 (7.87%) Perl
5 18 (7.09%) Bash Shell
6 14 (5.51%) JavaScript
7 13 (5.12%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.54%) Java
9 6 (2.36%) C
10 5 (1.97%) Ruby
11 3 (1.18%) Groovy
11 3 (1.18%) VBScript
12 2 (0.79%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.39%) PHP
13 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (18.11%) Security Cleared
2 34 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (7.09%) Degree
5 15 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.72%) DV Cleared
6 12 (4.72%) MCSE
7 8 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (2.76%) CCNA
9 6 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.57%) MCP
10 4 (1.57%) MCSA
10 4 (1.57%) RHCE
10 4 (1.57%) RHCSA
10 4 (1.57%) RHCVA
10 4 (1.57%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.18%) CCIE
12 2 (0.79%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.79%) CISA
12 2 (0.79%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.33%) SLA
2 4 (1.57%) QA
3 3 (1.18%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.79%) RMADS
System Software
1 126 (49.61%) Active Directory
2 116 (45.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (18.11%) vSphere
4 42 (16.54%) Hyper-V
5 27 (10.63%) NFS
6 25 (9.84%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (6.69%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (6.30%) XenApp
9 11 (4.33%) XenDesktop
10 10 (3.94%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (3.94%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (3.54%) Firmware
12 8 (3.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (2.76%) Docker
13 7 (2.76%) Xen
14 6 (2.36%) KVM
14 6 (2.36%) Veritas File System
15 5 (1.97%) VMware NSX
16 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (1.57%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 31 (12.20%) NetBackup
1 31 (12.20%) SCCM
2 19 (7.48%) McAfee ePO
2 19 (7.48%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (4.72%) Ansible
3 12 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.33%) Puppet
5 10 (3.94%) OpenView
6 8 (3.15%) vCenter Server
6 8 (3.15%) WSUS
7 7 (2.76%) SCOM
7 7 (2.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (2.36%) Backup Exec
8 6 (2.36%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 6 (2.36%) Tivoli
8 6 (2.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 5 (1.97%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.97%) Terraform
9 5 (1.97%) vRealize
10 4 (1.57%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 160 (62.99%) VMware
2 115 (45.28%) Microsoft
3 73 (28.74%) NetApp
4 55 (21.65%) Cisco
5 53 (20.87%) EMC
6 48 (18.90%) Oracle
7 47 (18.50%) HP
8 43 (16.93%) Citrix
9 32 (12.60%) Veritas
10 29 (11.42%) Dell
10 29 (11.42%) IBM
11 27 (10.63%) McAfee
12 24 (9.45%) Red Hat
13 18 (7.09%) Sony
14 17 (6.69%) Veeam
15 12 (4.72%) Brocade
16 10 (3.94%) ServiceNow
17 9 (3.54%) F5
18 8 (3.15%) Google
18 8 (3.15%) SolarWinds