Period
to 17 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 6 months to 17 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 File System (NFS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 654 445 740
Rank change year-on-year -209 +295 +6
Contract jobs citing NFS 57 44 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.090% 0.17% 0.084%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 1.13% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 25 35
10th Percentile £364 £339 £239
25th Percentile £413 £405 £323
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £438 £418
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.79% +5.03%
75th Percentile £619 £528 £475
90th Percentile £708 £567 £500
UK median daily rate £490 £438 £418
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.79% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
10th Percentile " £31.10 "
25th Percentile £13.06 £31.25 £40.87
Median hourly rate £14.11 £32.50 £41.75
Median % change year-on-year -56.58% -22.15% +94.16%
75th Percentile £15.17 £33.75 £42.62
90th Percentile " £36.90 "
UK median hourly rate £14.11 £32.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year -56.58% -22.15% +94.16%

NFS is in the System Software 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 system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 9,062 3,906 12,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.27% 14.83% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,416 2,620 8,636
10th Percentile £200 £213 £178
25th Percentile £381 £367 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £479 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% +0.79% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 156 537
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.76 £13.25
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.88 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.90% +11.72% -
75th Percentile £28.75 £40.19 £24.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £49.96 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.62
% change year-on-year -2.78% +8.34% +3.84%

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing NFS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for NFS in England

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NFS in England.

Daily rate trend for NFS in England

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NFS in England over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NFS in England

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NFS in England.

Hourly rate trend for NFS in England

NFS
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 NFS within the England region over the 6 months to 17 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 -154 40 £538 +22.86% 8
South East -98 13 £450 +11.11%
East of England -43 2 - - 1
South West -48 1 £338 -35.71% 2
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 39 (68.42%) VMware
2 35 (61.40%) Linux
3 32 (56.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (54.39%) Windows
5 30 (52.63%) DNS
6 29 (50.88%) Ansible
7 28 (49.12%) NetApp
8 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
9 22 (38.60%) SAN
9 22 (38.60%) NAS
10 21 (36.84%) iSCSI
11 20 (35.09%) EMC
12 19 (33.33%) Firewall
12 19 (33.33%) GCP
13 18 (31.58%) Finance
13 18 (31.58%) Citrix
13 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
13 18 (31.58%) Oracle
14 17 (29.82%) DHCP
14 17 (29.82%) Terraform
15 16 (28.07%) Cisco
15 16 (28.07%) Red Hat
15 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
15 16 (28.07%) GitHub
16 15 (26.32%) Puppet
16 15 (26.32%) Azure
17 14 (24.56%) Java
17 14 (24.56%) TCP/IP
17 14 (24.56%) Windows Server
17 14 (24.56%) Kubernetes

NFS
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 12 (21.05%) Confluence
1 12 (21.05%) Tomcat
2 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
3 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
4 7 (12.28%) Apache
4 7 (12.28%) WebSphere
4 7 (12.28%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (10.53%) IIS
6 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.33%) GCP
2 16 (28.07%) GitHub
3 15 (26.32%) Azure
4 13 (22.81%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (19.30%) AWS
6 8 (14.04%) IaaS
7 5 (8.77%) OpenShift
8 4 (7.02%) Cloud Run
8 4 (7.02%) PaaS
8 4 (7.02%) SaaS
9 3 (5.26%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (3.51%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (1.75%) Azure Storage
11 1 (1.75%) Mimecast
11 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (52.63%) DNS
2 22 (38.60%) NAS
2 22 (38.60%) SAN
3 21 (36.84%) iSCSI
4 19 (33.33%) Firewall
5 17 (29.82%) DHCP
6 14 (24.56%) TCP/IP
7 13 (22.81%) HTTP
8 12 (21.05%) WAN
9 9 (15.79%) FTP
10 8 (14.04%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (12.28%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (12.28%) FCoE
11 7 (12.28%) LAN
11 7 (12.28%) Multicast
12 6 (10.53%) Kerberos
12 6 (10.53%) SSL
13 5 (8.77%) NetScaler
13 5 (8.77%) VLAN
14 4 (7.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.51%) HBase
3 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) JIRA
2 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
3 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
4 7 (12.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (7.02%) Subversion
5 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.51%) Bitbucket
6 2 (3.51%) Gradle
6 2 (3.51%) Serena SBM
7 1 (1.75%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.75%) GitLab
7 1 (1.75%) Hudson
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Social Skills
3 7 (12.28%) Banking
4 6 (10.53%) Public Sector
5 4 (7.02%) Automotive
5 4 (7.02%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (7.02%) Retail
6 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Architect
2 11 (19.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Administrator
5 7 (12.28%) Developer
5 7 (12.28%) SAP Developer
5 7 (12.28%) SAP PI Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Citrix Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (10.53%) Technical Architect
7 5 (8.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (8.77%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (8.77%) VMware Architect
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (7.02%) Server Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) LDAP
1 9 (15.79%) Middleware
2 8 (14.04%) REST
2 8 (14.04%) XML
2 8 (14.04%) XSLT
3 7 (12.28%) SAP PI
3 7 (12.28%) SAP XI
3 7 (12.28%) SOAP
4 6 (10.53%) JSON
4 6 (10.53%) XML Schema
4 6 (10.53%) XSD
5 3 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (3.51%) HTML
7 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.75%) SAML
7 1 (1.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Clustering
2 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.54%) Public Cloud
3 6 (10.53%) Replication
3 6 (10.53%) W3C
4 4 (7.02%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.51%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.75%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.75%) IBM Storwize
6 1 (1.75%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 35 (61.40%) Linux
2 31 (54.39%) Windows
3 14 (24.56%) Windows Server
4 11 (19.30%) Solaris
4 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (14.04%) Unix
6 8 (14.04%) VMS
6 8 (14.04%) Windows 10
7 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (8.77%) Ubuntu
9 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (7.02%) CentOS
11 2 (3.51%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (3.51%) SUSE
12 1 (1.75%) Debian
12 1 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) DevOps
2 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (19.30%) Configuration Management
3 11 (19.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (19.30%) Load Balancing
4 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (17.54%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (15.79%) Architectural Design
5 9 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (15.79%) High Availability
6 8 (14.04%) ITIL
7 7 (12.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (10.53%) Benchmarking
8 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure as Code
8 6 (10.53%) Problem Management
9 5 (8.77%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (8.77%) Process Improvement
9 5 (8.77%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 5 (8.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) Java
2 13 (22.81%) Python
2 13 (22.81%) SQL
3 12 (21.05%) Bash Shell
4 11 (19.30%) PowerShell
5 7 (12.28%) VBScript
6 6 (10.53%) ABAP
7 4 (7.02%) Go
7 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.02%) Perl
8 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.51%) Ruby
10 1 (1.75%) C
10 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) CCA
3 2 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) MCITP
3 2 (3.51%) MCP
3 2 (3.51%) MCSA
3 2 (3.51%) MCSE
3 2 (3.51%) MCTS
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) GDPR
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (56.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 13 (22.81%) Docker
4 12 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 12 (21.05%) XenApp
5 11 (19.30%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (14.04%) KVM
7 7 (12.28%) SRDF
7 7 (12.28%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (12.28%) Xen
8 5 (8.77%) vSphere
9 4 (7.02%) Veritas File System
9 4 (7.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (7.02%) XenDesktop
10 3 (5.26%) Ceph
10 3 (5.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (5.26%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 2 (3.51%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (50.88%) Ansible
2 17 (29.82%) Terraform
3 15 (26.32%) Puppet
4 14 (24.56%) Kubernetes
5 8 (14.04%) Prometheus
6 7 (12.28%) MobiControl
6 7 (12.28%) WSUS
7 6 (10.53%) Grafana
7 6 (10.53%) Istio
8 5 (8.77%) FortiGate
8 5 (8.77%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (8.77%) SCCM
8 5 (8.77%) vCenter Server
9 4 (7.02%) Control-M
9 4 (7.02%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (7.02%) Knative
9 4 (7.02%) QRadar
9 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (7.02%) Tivoli
9 4 (7.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (68.42%) VMware
2 28 (49.12%) NetApp
3 20 (35.09%) EMC
4 18 (31.58%) Citrix
4 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 18 (31.58%) Oracle
5 16 (28.07%) Cisco
5 16 (28.07%) Red Hat
6 13 (22.81%) Google
7 12 (21.05%) HP
8 11 (19.30%) IBM
9 8 (14.04%) CheckPoint
9 8 (14.04%) F5
10 7 (12.28%) SAP
10 7 (12.28%) SOTI
10 7 (12.28%) Splunk
11 5 (8.77%) BMC
11 5 (8.77%) Dell
11 5 (8.77%) Palo Alto
11 5 (8.77%) Qualys