Period
to 19 October 2018

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 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 File System (NFS)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 681 701 701
Rank change year-on-year +20 0 -28
Contract jobs citing NFS 175 130 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.23% 1.15% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 66 119
England median daily rate £395 £363 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -23.68% +18.75%
10th Percentile £310 £181 £313
90th Percentile £650 £566 £625
UK median daily rate £395 £375 £475
% change year-on-year +5.33% -21.05% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
England median hourly rate £22.50 £34.13 £49.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.07% -31.00% +199.76%
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £34.13 £49.46
% change year-on-year -34.07% -31.00% +199.76%

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 14,278 11,346 12,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.15% 12.41% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,368 7,367 7,718
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £181
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +13.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 809 623 812
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £37.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -

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 October 2018.

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 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 +8 73 £550 +20.88% 17
South East +28 72 £350 -15.15% 7
North of England -35 11 £588 +89.52% 3
South West -20 10 £375 +15.38% 3
Yorkshire -4 8 £625 - 1
Midlands - 8 £294 -
West Midlands - 8 £294 -
North West -16 3 £335 -4.29% 2
East of England - 1 £425 - 1
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 99 (56.57%) VMware
2 94 (53.71%) Linux
3 86 (49.14%) iSCSI
4 76 (43.43%) Windows
5 69 (39.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 68 (38.86%) NetApp
7 61 (34.86%) ITIL
8 51 (29.14%) SAN
8 51 (29.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (28.57%) Ansible
10 47 (26.86%) Red Hat
10 47 (26.86%) Configuration Management
11 46 (26.29%) Unix
12 41 (23.43%) Capacity Management
13 39 (22.29%) Apache
13 39 (22.29%) Python
14 37 (21.14%) Puppet
15 32 (18.29%) Microsoft
15 32 (18.29%) Oracle
16 31 (17.71%) Firewall
16 31 (17.71%) Finance
16 31 (17.71%) Amazon AWS
17 30 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
17 30 (17.14%) DevOps
17 30 (17.14%) Active Directory
18 29 (16.57%) Docker
18 29 (16.57%) Opscode Chef
19 27 (15.43%) Data ONTAP
19 27 (15.43%) NAS
20 26 (14.86%) Security Cleared

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 39 (22.29%) Apache
2 20 (11.43%) Tomcat
3 19 (10.86%) OpenStack
4 14 (8.00%) JBoss
5 12 (6.86%) IIS
5 12 (6.86%) nginx
6 8 (4.57%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (4.00%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.86%) MS Exchange
9 4 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.71%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.57%) Confluence
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.57%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Houdini
2 1 (0.57%) Maya
2 1 (0.57%) NUKE
2 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (8.00%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.14%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.71%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.71%) IaaS
4 3 (1.71%) Route 53
4 3 (1.71%) SaaS
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.14%) Office 365
6 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (49.14%) iSCSI
2 51 (29.14%) SAN
3 31 (17.71%) Firewall
4 27 (15.43%) NAS
5 23 (13.14%) TCP/IP
6 21 (12.00%) DNS
7 19 (10.86%) Fibre Channel
7 19 (10.86%) VPN
8 14 (8.00%) SSH
8 14 (8.00%) VLAN
9 10 (5.71%) DHCP
9 10 (5.71%) LAN
9 10 (5.71%) WAN
10 9 (5.14%) SSL
11 8 (4.57%) BIG-IP
11 8 (4.57%) DMZ
12 5 (2.86%) FTP
13 3 (1.71%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (1.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.00%) MySQL
4 5 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.57%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.14%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.71%) JIRA
4 2 (1.14%) Ant
4 2 (1.14%) GDB
4 2 (1.14%) GitLab
4 2 (1.14%) GoCD
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.14%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.57%) Maven
5 1 (0.57%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 31 (17.71%) Finance
2 5 (2.86%) Banking
3 4 (2.29%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.14%) Automotive
4 2 (1.14%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) French Language
5 1 (0.57%) Games
5 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (15.43%) Storage Engineer
2 26 (14.86%) Administrator
3 21 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
4 19 (10.86%) Systems Administrator
5 18 (10.29%) VMware Engineer
6 17 (9.71%) Linux Administrator
7 15 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (7.43%) Incident Manager
8 13 (7.43%) Major Incident Manager
9 11 (6.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 9 (5.14%) Architect
11 8 (4.57%) Analyst
11 8 (4.57%) Automation Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Monitoring Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) NetApp Engineer
12 7 (4.00%) Data Engineer
12 7 (4.00%) Data Storage Engineer
13 6 (3.43%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.86%) Middleware
2 10 (5.71%) LDAP
3 7 (4.00%) Web Services
4 6 (3.43%) LAMP
4 6 (3.43%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (2.29%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (2.29%) XML
6 3 (1.71%) HTML
6 3 (1.71%) JSON
6 3 (1.71%) SOAP
6 3 (1.71%) XSLT
7 2 (1.14%) JMS
7 2 (1.14%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (1.14%) REST
7 2 (1.14%) Spring
8 1 (0.57%) Ajax
8 1 (0.57%) CGI
8 1 (0.57%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.29%) Clustering
2 17 (9.71%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.57%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (4.57%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (4.57%) Private Cloud
4 8 (4.57%) Replication
5 3 (1.71%) Animation
5 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) Celerra
6 2 (1.14%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.14%) CMDB
6 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.57%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.57%) iSeries
7 1 (0.57%) Life Science
7 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 94 (53.71%) Linux
2 76 (43.43%) Windows
3 51 (29.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (26.29%) Unix
5 27 (15.43%) Data ONTAP
6 25 (14.29%) Solaris
7 18 (10.29%) Windows Server
8 13 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (7.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (5.71%) CentOS
9 10 (5.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 10 (5.71%) Ubuntu
10 8 (4.57%) AIX
11 7 (4.00%) Debian
11 7 (4.00%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.71%) FreeBSD
12 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.14%) HPUX
13 2 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (34.86%) ITIL
2 47 (26.86%) Configuration Management
3 41 (23.43%) Capacity Management
4 30 (17.14%) DevOps
4 30 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (12.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (12.00%) Business Continuity
7 18 (10.29%) Test Scripting
8 17 (9.71%) Incident Management
8 17 (9.71%) Problem Management
9 15 (8.57%) ITIL V3
10 14 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (8.00%) Data Protection
10 14 (8.00%) Performance Management
10 14 (8.00%) Virtual Environments
11 13 (7.43%) Change Control
11 13 (7.43%) ERP
12 12 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (6.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.29%) Python
2 26 (14.86%) Bash Shell
2 26 (14.86%) Java
2 26 (14.86%) Perl
3 13 (7.43%) SQL
4 10 (5.71%) C
5 9 (5.14%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.14%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.57%) Go
7 5 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.29%) PHP
9 3 (1.71%) Korn
10 2 (1.14%) AWK
10 2 (1.14%) Bourne shell
10 2 (1.14%) Ruby
10 2 (1.14%) sed
10 2 (1.14%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 26 (14.86%) SC Cleared
1 26 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.29%) NCDA
3 17 (9.71%) NCSIE
4 15 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (7.43%) VCP6
6 11 (6.29%) NCIE
7 7 (4.00%) MCSE
7 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.43%) Degree
9 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.57%) MCT
10 1 (0.57%) RHCE
10 1 (0.57%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.86%) SLA
2 2 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 69 (39.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (17.14%) Active Directory
3 29 (16.57%) Docker
4 20 (11.43%) vSphere
5 18 (10.29%) Hyper-V
5 18 (10.29%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (10.29%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (9.71%) Firmware
7 14 (8.00%) vCloud
7 14 (8.00%) Xen
8 12 (6.86%) Samba
9 6 (3.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (2.29%) KVM
11 4 (2.29%) SRDF
11 4 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.71%) iptables
12 3 (1.71%) pfSense
13 2 (1.14%) Gluster
13 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (28.57%) Ansible
2 37 (21.14%) Puppet
3 29 (16.57%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (12.57%) Kubernetes
5 12 (6.86%) Docker Swarm
5 12 (6.86%) vRealize
6 11 (6.29%) Terraform
7 9 (5.14%) Mesos
8 8 (4.57%) BladeLogic
8 8 (4.57%) ITRS Geneos
8 8 (4.57%) Rancher
8 8 (4.57%) vCenter Server
9 7 (4.00%) vMotion
10 6 (3.43%) Oracle ZFS
10 6 (3.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (2.86%) Nagios
12 4 (2.29%) HAProxy
12 4 (2.29%) NetBackup
12 4 (2.29%) SnapVault
13 3 (1.71%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 99 (56.57%) VMware
2 68 (38.86%) NetApp
3 47 (26.86%) Red Hat
4 32 (18.29%) Microsoft
4 32 (18.29%) Oracle
5 24 (13.71%) Cisco
6 18 (10.29%) EMC
7 16 (9.14%) Splunk
8 14 (8.00%) HP
9 13 (7.43%) SAP
10 12 (6.86%) IBM
10 12 (6.86%) Veritas
11 8 (4.57%) F5
12 5 (2.86%) Google
12 5 (2.86%) Sun
12 5 (2.86%) Symantec
13 4 (2.29%) Brocade
13 4 (2.29%) Citrix
13 4 (2.29%) SaltStack
13 4 (2.29%) Veeam