Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 445 711 681
Rank change year-on-year +266 -30 +42
Contract jobs citing NFS 46 76 175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.098% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.17% 0.63% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 112
Median daily rate £475 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +7.59% +8.97%
10th Percentile £308 £258 £310
90th Percentile £573 £565 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +11.76% +7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
Median hourly rate £32.50 £41.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.15% +85.53% -41.94%
10th Percentile £31.00 £40.87 £20.45
90th Percentile £38.20 £42.62 £28.95
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £41.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -22.15% +85.53% -41.94%

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 3,928 12,075 14,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.38% 15.60% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,470 8,086 9,406
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £225 £175 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 575 814
Median hourly rate £19.39 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.52% +3.13% -4.48%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.58
90th Percentile £48.30 £47.70 £43.75
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.71% +6.25% -3.96%

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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 2020. 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 +184 25 £405 -2.99% 6
London +192 8 £325 -23.53%
South West +106 5 £525 +13.51%
North of England +111 4 £546 +80.33%
North West +92 4 £546 -
East of England +91 4 £395 +31.67%
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 24 (52.17%) Linux
2 23 (50.00%) VMware
2 23 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 23 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
4 16 (34.78%) Dell
4 16 (34.78%) NetApp
4 16 (34.78%) Windows
4 16 (34.78%) Ansible
5 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
6 13 (28.26%) Python
6 13 (28.26%) Oracle
7 12 (26.09%) ITIL
7 12 (26.09%) Capacity Management
7 12 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (26.09%) Terraform
8 11 (23.91%) vRealize
8 11 (23.91%) Kubernetes
8 11 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (23.91%) vSphere
8 11 (23.91%) Bash Shell
8 11 (23.91%) Perl
8 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
8 11 (23.91%) Migration
9 10 (21.74%) DNS
9 10 (21.74%) Java
9 10 (21.74%) Unix
9 10 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (21.74%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (19.57%) Puppet

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 5 (10.87%) Apache
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (8.70%) JBoss
3 2 (4.35%) Confluence
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPEL
4 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (4.35%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) IaaS
2 5 (10.87%) AWS
3 4 (8.70%) PaaS
4 3 (6.52%) Amazon S3
4 3 (6.52%) Azure
4 3 (6.52%) GCP
5 2 (4.35%) Power Platform
5 2 (4.35%) SaaS
6 1 (2.17%) Office 365
6 1 (2.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 10 (21.74%) DNS
2 10 (21.74%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (17.39%) DHCP
3 8 (17.39%) Firewall
3 8 (17.39%) SAN
4 7 (15.22%) VSAN
5 5 (10.87%) VLAN
6 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.52%) NAS
7 3 (6.52%) Network Security
7 3 (6.52%) VPN
8 2 (4.35%) SMTP
8 2 (4.35%) SNMP
9 1 (2.17%) Multicast
9 1 (2.17%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
5 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
5 3 (6.52%) MySQL
5 3 (6.52%) ObjectStore
5 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.35%) OLTP
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Ant
2 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.52%) JUnit
3 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.52%) Banking
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Developer
2 6 (13.04%) Performance Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Data Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) VMWare Administrator
7 1 (2.17%) Architect
7 1 (2.17%) DBA
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) JSON
2 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) Middleware
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (8.70%) REST
2 4 (8.70%) SOAP
2 4 (8.70%) Web Services
3 3 (6.52%) Kafka
3 3 (6.52%) RESTful
3 3 (6.52%) XACML
4 2 (4.35%) 802.1X
4 2 (4.35%) OAuth
4 2 (4.35%) OpenID
4 2 (4.35%) SAML
4 2 (4.35%) Spring
4 2 (4.35%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) XML Schema
4 2 (4.35%) XSL
4 2 (4.35%) XSLT
5 1 (2.17%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.04%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (8.70%) Private Cloud
3 4 (8.70%) Replication
4 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.35%) FMCG
6 1 (2.17%) Clustering
6 1 (2.17%) Derivative
6 1 (2.17%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.17%) IBM Storwize
6 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.17%) User Experience
6 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (52.17%) Linux
2 16 (34.78%) Windows
3 11 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (21.74%) Unix
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (4.35%) VMS
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (2.17%) CentOS
8 1 (2.17%) Solaris
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Capacity Management
1 12 (26.09%) ITIL
1 12 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (23.91%) Migration
3 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (15.22%) Business Continuity
5 7 (15.22%) Change Control
5 7 (15.22%) Decision-Making
5 7 (15.22%) Performance Engineering
5 7 (15.22%) Performance Measurement
5 7 (15.22%) Project Delivery
5 7 (15.22%) Risk Management
5 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (15.22%) Tech Ops
6 5 (10.87%) Converged Infrastructure
6 5 (10.87%) DevOps
6 5 (10.87%) Load Balancing
6 5 (10.87%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) Python
2 11 (23.91%) Bash Shell
2 11 (23.91%) Perl
3 10 (21.74%) Java
4 8 (17.39%) C
5 5 (10.87%) AWK
5 5 (10.87%) Jython
5 5 (10.87%) sed
6 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.35%) Ruby
7 2 (4.35%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.57%) DV Cleared
3 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (10.87%) MCSE
5 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (8.70%) VCP6
7 1 (2.17%) MCITP
7 1 (2.17%) NCDA
7 1 (2.17%) RHCE
7 1 (2.17%) RHCT
System Software
1 23 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (23.91%) vSphere
3 10 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (19.57%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (17.39%) Docker
6 5 (10.87%) VMFS
6 5 (10.87%) VMware NSX
7 4 (8.70%) GlusterFS
8 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
8 3 (6.52%) vCloud
9 2 (4.35%) Samba
9 2 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (4.35%) VMware Server
10 1 (2.17%) GPFS
10 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (34.78%) Ansible
2 12 (26.09%) Terraform
3 11 (23.91%) Kubernetes
3 11 (23.91%) vRealize
4 9 (19.57%) Puppet
5 8 (17.39%) Prometheus
5 8 (17.39%) vMotion
6 6 (13.04%) Data Guard
7 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (10.87%) Oracle ZFS
7 5 (10.87%) vCenter Server
8 3 (6.52%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
9 2 (4.35%) BladeLogic
9 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (2.17%) Kibana
10 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (2.17%) SCSM
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) VMware
2 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.78%) Dell
3 16 (34.78%) NetApp
4 13 (28.26%) Oracle
5 9 (19.57%) Cisco
5 9 (19.57%) IBM
6 7 (15.22%) EMC
7 5 (10.87%) HP
7 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
7 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
8 4 (8.70%) Informatica
8 4 (8.70%) Veeam
9 3 (6.52%) Citrix
10 2 (4.35%) arcserve
10 2 (4.35%) BMC
10 2 (4.35%) Ivanti
10 2 (4.35%) Siebel
10 2 (4.35%) Symantec
10 2 (4.35%) Zerto