Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 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 File System (NFS)
UK > England
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 721 742 708
Rank change year-on-year +21 -34 -50
Contract jobs citing NFS 88 123 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 0.99% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 72 69
England median daily rate £455 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £360 £310 £293
90th Percentile £638 £588 £626
UK median daily rate £455 £425 £456
% change year-on-year +6.95% -6.85% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
England median hourly rate £41.75 £20.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.63% -25.45% +83.33%
10th Percentile £40.87 £20.25 £23.75
90th Percentile £42.62 £27.20 £31.25
UK median hourly rate £41.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +85.53% -18.18% +83.33%

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 12,944 12,470 9,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.55% 13.42% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,709 8,130 6,079
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £190 £185 £167
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +5.56% +6.38% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 710 593
England median hourly rate £16.86 £16.19 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% +1.19% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.15
90th Percentile £48.20 £46.25 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.04% -0.88% +1.59%

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for NFS in England

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NFS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for NFS in England

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NFS in England over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NFS in England

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS in England.

Contractor 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 19 May 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 +25 41 £498 +17.89%
London +11 31 £425 - 1
Midlands +14 7 £425 +13.33%
East Midlands +18 6 £425 +13.33%
North of England +14 3 £238 -56.82%
East of England +7 3 £410 +28.13%
North West +19 2 £300 -45.45%
South West -22 2 £538 +115.00% 1
West Midlands +7 1 - -
North East - 1 £175 -
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 48 (54.55%) Linux
2 45 (51.14%) iSCSI
3 41 (46.59%) VMware
4 38 (43.18%) Amazon AWS
5 36 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 32 (36.36%) Ansible
7 30 (34.09%) VLAN
8 29 (32.95%) Bash Shell
8 29 (32.95%) Fibre Channel
9 26 (29.55%) Windows
9 26 (29.55%) DNS
10 25 (28.41%) NetApp
11 24 (27.27%) vSphere
11 24 (27.27%) vRealize
12 23 (26.14%) Dell
13 22 (25.00%) Red Hat
13 22 (25.00%) Finance
13 22 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
13 22 (25.00%) Docker
13 22 (25.00%) Kubernetes
14 21 (23.86%) vCenter Server
14 21 (23.86%) EMC
14 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
15 20 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
16 19 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
16 19 (21.59%) SAN
17 18 (20.45%) Capacity Management
17 18 (20.45%) VSAN
17 18 (20.45%) VMware NSX
17 18 (20.45%) IaaS

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 14 (15.91%) Apache
2 7 (7.95%) OpenStack
3 6 (6.82%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.55%) JBoss
4 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.41%) nginx
6 2 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.27%) IIS
7 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.14%) Confluence
7 1 (1.14%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (3.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 38 (43.18%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (20.45%) IaaS
4 16 (18.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 15 (17.05%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (17.05%) Route 53
6 5 (5.68%) SaaS
7 2 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.27%) PaaS
8 1 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.14%) GitHub
8 1 (1.14%) NuGet
8 1 (1.14%) Office 365
8 1 (1.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 45 (51.14%) iSCSI
2 30 (34.09%) VLAN
3 29 (32.95%) Fibre Channel
4 26 (29.55%) DNS
5 19 (21.59%) SAN
6 18 (20.45%) VSAN
7 16 (18.18%) Firewall
8 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
9 10 (11.36%) SNMP
10 9 (10.23%) NAS
10 9 (10.23%) VPN
11 6 (6.82%) BGP
12 5 (5.68%) MPLS
12 5 (5.68%) VXLAN
13 4 (4.55%) DHCP
13 4 (4.55%) Kerberos
13 4 (4.55%) Value-Added Service
13 4 (4.55%) Wireless
14 3 (3.41%) SSL
15 2 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) MySQL
2 6 (6.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (6.82%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.68%) MariaDB
3 5 (5.68%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.41%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.27%) Apache Ignite
5 2 (2.27%) Big Data
5 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.27%) DB2
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.14%) Bigtable
6 1 (1.14%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.14%) HBase
6 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.27%) Hudson
2 2 (2.27%) JIRA
2 2 (2.27%) Maven
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.14%) Ant
3 1 (1.14%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.14%) GitLab
3 1 (1.14%) GoCD
3 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.14%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Automotive
4 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.14%) German Language
4 1 (1.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (20.45%) Consultant
2 12 (13.64%) Platform Engineer
3 11 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 10 (11.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) Administrator
7 7 (7.95%) Senior Consultant
7 7 (7.95%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 7 (7.95%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
7 7 (7.95%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 7 (7.95%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Storage Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (4.55%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.55%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) LDAP
2 5 (5.68%) Node.js
3 4 (4.55%) REST
4 3 (3.41%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (3.41%) LAMP
4 3 (3.41%) Middleware
5 2 (2.27%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (2.27%) Web Services
6 1 (1.14%) Caffe
6 1 (1.14%) CGI
6 1 (1.14%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.14%) Memcached
6 1 (1.14%) POSIX
6 1 (1.14%) PySpark
6 1 (1.14%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.14%) SOAP
6 1 (1.14%) Spring
6 1 (1.14%) TensorFlow
6 1 (1.14%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
1 9 (10.23%) Replication
2 7 (7.95%) Clustering
3 6 (6.82%) Private Cloud
4 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.55%) User Experience
6 2 (2.27%) HP Superdome
6 2 (2.27%) IBM Storwize
6 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.14%) Fintech
7 1 (1.14%) Tandem
7 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (54.55%) Linux
2 26 (29.55%) Windows
3 16 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (14.77%) Windows Server
5 10 (11.36%) Unix
6 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (7.95%) Data ONTAP
8 7 (7.95%) Ubuntu
9 5 (5.68%) Solaris
10 4 (4.55%) HPUX
11 3 (3.41%) CentOS
12 1 (1.14%) AIX
12 1 (1.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
2 18 (20.45%) Capacity Management
3 17 (19.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (19.32%) ITIL
4 16 (18.18%) DevOps
4 16 (18.18%) Server Monitoring
4 16 (18.18%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 14 (15.91%) Problem Management
6 13 (14.77%) Patch Management
7 11 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 11 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (6.82%) Availability Management
10 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 6 (6.82%) Migration
10 6 (6.82%) Proactive Management
10 6 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.95%) Bash Shell
2 12 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.50%) Python
4 9 (10.23%) SQL
5 7 (7.95%) C
5 7 (7.95%) Java
6 6 (6.82%) AWK
6 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.82%) sed
7 4 (4.55%) Perl
7 4 (4.55%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.41%) PHP
9 2 (2.27%) Bourne shell
9 2 (2.27%) C-shell
9 2 (2.27%) Korn
10 1 (1.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
1 7 (7.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) MCSE
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.55%) Degree
4 4 (4.55%) VCP6
5 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.27%) CCNA
6 2 (2.27%) MCP
6 2 (2.27%) RHCE
7 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.14%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.14%) MCITP
7 1 (1.14%) NCDA
7 1 (1.14%) RHCA
7 1 (1.14%) RHCT
7 1 (1.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (27.27%) vSphere
3 22 (25.00%) Docker
3 22 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
5 18 (20.45%) VMware NSX
6 16 (18.18%) XenApp
7 15 (17.05%) XenDesktop
8 5 (5.68%) BIND 9
8 5 (5.68%) Firmware
8 5 (5.68%) KVM
8 5 (5.68%) Postfix
9 4 (4.55%) vCloud
9 4 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (3.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
11 2 (2.27%) Samba
11 2 (2.27%) Xen
12 1 (1.14%) Squid
12 1 (1.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 32 (36.36%) Ansible
2 24 (27.27%) vRealize
3 22 (25.00%) Kubernetes
4 21 (23.86%) vCenter Server
5 17 (19.32%) Terraform
6 16 (18.18%) Docker Swarm
6 16 (18.18%) Failover Clustering
6 16 (18.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 8 (9.09%) Puppet
7 8 (9.09%) vMotion
8 7 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (6.82%) Nagios
10 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (5.68%) Netcool
10 5 (5.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (3.41%) Backup Exec
11 3 (3.41%) NetApp OnCommand
11 3 (3.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (3.41%) SnapMirror
11 3 (3.41%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 41 (46.59%) VMware
2 25 (28.41%) NetApp
3 23 (26.14%) Dell
4 22 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 21 (23.86%) EMC
6 17 (19.32%) Citrix
6 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
7 13 (14.77%) Cisco
8 11 (12.50%) Oracle
9 9 (10.23%) HP
10 7 (7.95%) Sun
11 6 (6.82%) IBM
12 5 (5.68%) Mirantis
12 5 (5.68%) Splunk
12 5 (5.68%) Veritas
13 3 (3.41%) BMC
13 3 (3.41%) Brocade
13 3 (3.41%) Remedy
14 2 (2.27%) ServiceNow
14 2 (2.27%) TOWER Software