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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 507 523
Rank change year-on-year -40 +16  
Contract jobs citing NFS 36 113 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 0.73% 1.86% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 85 58
Median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £332 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +11.76% +4.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £49.46 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.12% +199.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.46 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +199.75%  

NFS is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4912 6089 5407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.36% 12.31% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4639 6522 5378
Median daily rate £415 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £205 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 609 735
Median hourly rate £16.81 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.55% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.09 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -27 25 £475 - 8
South East +8 8 £500 +14.28% 6
South West -2 2 - - 1
North of England +45 1 £350 -30.00% 1
North West +20 1 £350 -
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NFS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for NFS.

1 63 (68.48%) Linux
2 51 (55.43%) Unix
3 49 (53.26%) Solaris
3 49 (53.26%) SAN
4 42 (45.65%) Red Hat
4 42 (45.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (41.30%) Perl
6 34 (36.96%) Oracle
6 34 (36.96%) NetApp
7 32 (34.78%) Windows
8 31 (33.70%) NAS
9 30 (32.61%) DNS
10 29 (31.52%) DevOps
11 28 (30.43%) Finance
11 28 (30.43%) VMware
12 27 (29.35%) Python
12 27 (29.35%) Fibre Channel
13 25 (27.17%) Data Centre
14 24 (26.09%) Ansible
14 24 (26.09%) iSCSI
15 23 (25.00%) LDAP
16 22 (23.91%) EMC
16 22 (23.91%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (23.91%) Bash Shell
16 22 (23.91%) Brocade
17 21 (22.83%) Puppet
18 20 (21.74%) Enterprise Storage
18 20 (21.74%) Migration
18 20 (21.74%) Veritas
19 19 (20.65%) SQL

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 11 (11.96%) Apache
2 6 (6.52%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.35%) nginx
3 4 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.26%) IIS
4 3 (3.26%) JBoss
4 3 (3.26%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.17%) DataSynapse
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.09%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.43%) IaaS
3 3 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (53.26%) SAN
2 31 (33.70%) NAS
3 30 (32.61%) DNS
4 27 (29.35%) Fibre Channel
5 24 (26.09%) iSCSI
6 23 (25.00%) LDAP
7 16 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 14 (15.22%) DHCP
9 11 (11.96%) Firewall
9 11 (11.96%) SSH
10 10 (10.87%) FTP
11 9 (9.78%) VPN
12 7 (7.61%) SMTP
13 6 (6.52%) HTTP
14 5 (5.43%) Ethernet
14 5 (5.43%) FCoE
14 5 (5.43%) Internet
14 5 (5.43%) Kerberos
15 4 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) MySQL
2 5 (5.43%) Big Data
2 5 (5.43%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.35%) InterSystems Cache
4 3 (3.26%) MariaDB
4 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.17%) HBase
6 1 (1.09%) DB2
6 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 13 (14.13%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.35%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.17%) JIRA
5 1 (1.09%) FishEye
General
1 28 (30.43%) Finance
2 13 (14.13%) Banking
3 6 (6.52%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.43%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.43%) Legal
5 3 (3.26%) Local Government
5 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.17%) Electronics
6 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.17%) Marketing
7 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (36.96%) Administrator
2 21 (22.83%) Linux Administrator
3 16 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (15.22%) Unix Administrator
5 11 (11.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 10 (10.87%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (10.87%) NetApp Engineer
6 10 (10.87%) Storage Administrator
7 9 (9.78%) Developer
7 9 (9.78%) Solaris Administrator
7 9 (9.78%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Architect
8 8 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Perl Developer
9 7 (7.61%) SAN Administrator
9 7 (7.61%) SAN Storage Administrator
10 6 (6.52%) Python Developer
10 6 (6.52%) Storage Engineer
11 5 (5.43%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) LAMP
2 4 (4.35%) IDoc
2 4 (4.35%) Web Services
2 4 (4.35%) YAML
3 3 (3.26%) Spring
4 2 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.17%) HTML
4 2 (2.17%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.17%) Middleware
4 2 (2.17%) Rendezvous
4 2 (2.17%) XML
4 2 (2.17%) XSLT
5 1 (1.09%) .NET
5 1 (1.09%) SAML
5 1 (1.09%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.17%) Data Centre
2 20 (21.74%) Enterprise Storage
3 19 (20.65%) Replication
4 6 (6.52%) Clustering
5 5 (5.43%) CMDB
5 5 (5.43%) Derivative
5 5 (5.43%) EMC VNX
5 5 (5.43%) Private Cloud
6 4 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.26%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (3.26%) Symmetrix
8 2 (2.17%) Infotainment
8 2 (2.17%) Life Science
8 2 (2.17%) PKI
8 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.09%) FlexPod
9 1 (1.09%) IBM XIV
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle Exalytics
Operating Systems
1 63 (68.48%) Linux
2 51 (55.43%) Unix
3 49 (53.26%) Solaris
4 42 (45.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (34.78%) Windows
6 11 (11.96%) AIX
7 10 (10.87%) Data ONTAP
8 8 (8.70%) HPUX
9 5 (5.43%) CentOS
9 5 (5.43%) SUSE
10 4 (4.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (4.35%) Ubuntu
11 3 (3.26%) VMS
12 1 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) DevOps
2 22 (23.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (21.74%) Migration
4 17 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (17.39%) Configuration Management
6 15 (16.30%) Load Balancing
7 13 (14.13%) High Availability
8 10 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.78%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (8.70%) Open Source
11 7 (7.61%) Performance Analysis
12 6 (6.52%) Capacity Management
12 6 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (5.43%) Data Centre Operations
13 5 (5.43%) High-Frequency Trading
13 5 (5.43%) Low Latency
13 5 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
13 5 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (5.43%) Virtual Environments
14 4 (4.35%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.30%) Perl
2 27 (29.35%) Python
3 22 (23.91%) Bash Shell
4 19 (20.65%) SQL
5 13 (14.13%) Java
6 10 (10.87%) PowerShell
6 10 (10.87%) Shell Script
7 7 (7.61%) PHP
8 6 (6.52%) Korn
8 6 (6.52%) Ruby
9 4 (4.35%) ABAP
10 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.09%) C#
11 1 (1.09%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) CCNA
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.09%) EMCSA
3 1 (1.09%) OCP
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (17.39%) Veritas File System
2 15 (16.30%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 12 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (9.78%) Hyper-V
6 8 (8.70%) SRDF
7 7 (7.61%) Firmware
8 6 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (5.43%) Docker
9 5 (5.43%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (5.43%) Samba
10 4 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (3.26%) KVM
11 3 (3.26%) Squid
11 3 (3.26%) vCloud
11 3 (3.26%) Xen
12 1 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (1.09%) LXC
12 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (26.09%) Ansible
2 21 (22.83%) Puppet
3 19 (20.65%) Nagios
4 18 (19.57%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (18.48%) NetBackup
6 11 (11.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 9 (9.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (8.70%) EMC Navisphere
8 8 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (7.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (6.52%) NetApp OnCommand
10 6 (6.52%) Tivoli
11 5 (5.43%) Salt
11 5 (5.43%) vCenter Server
12 4 (4.35%) Oracle ZFS
12 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (4.35%) Terraform
13 3 (3.26%) OpenIDM
13 3 (3.26%) SnapMirror
13 3 (3.26%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 42 (45.65%) Red Hat
2 34 (36.96%) NetApp
2 34 (36.96%) Oracle
3 28 (30.43%) VMware
4 22 (23.91%) Brocade
4 22 (23.91%) EMC
5 20 (21.74%) Veritas
6 18 (19.57%) Microsoft
7 17 (18.48%) Cisco
8 16 (17.39%) Sun
9 14 (15.22%) HP
10 13 (14.13%) IBM
11 12 (13.04%) SaltStack
12 9 (9.78%) Symantec
13 8 (8.70%) SAP
14 6 (6.52%) Dell
14 6 (6.52%) Remedy
15 4 (4.35%) Huawei
15 4 (4.35%) Juniper
15 4 (4.35%) SolarWinds
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