Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 608 732 744
Rank change year-on-year +124 +12 -66
Contract jobs citing NFS 60 122 125
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.71% 0.89% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 84 78
Median daily rate £475 £474 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.26% +14.85% -2.94%
10th Percentile £173 £350 £299
90th Percentile £586 £650 £557
UK median daily rate £470 £473 £413
% change year-on-year -0.53% +14.55% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £20.50
UK median hourly rate £49.19 - £22.50

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 8,491 13,764 12,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.48% 15.53% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,490 9,216 8,014
Median daily rate £460 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £168 £190 £175
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 606 648
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +0.88% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.30 £10.92 £10.72
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £45.44
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.88% -0.88%

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 +85 27 £450 -5.26% 9
London +112 19 £500 -4.76% 1
North of England +68 9 £360 -29.76%
North West +41 7 - -
South West +37 5 £500 -6.98% 7
Yorkshire +47 2 £360 -42.40%
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 37 (61.67%) VMware
2 30 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (46.67%) Linux
4 21 (35.00%) Windows
4 21 (35.00%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (33.33%) iSCSI
6 19 (31.67%) vSphere
6 19 (31.67%) vRealize
7 18 (30.00%) High Availability
7 18 (30.00%) Migration
8 17 (28.33%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (28.33%) vCenter Server
9 16 (26.67%) Configuration Management
10 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (25.00%) VSAN
10 15 (25.00%) Ansible
10 15 (25.00%) vMotion
10 15 (25.00%) VMFS
10 15 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (25.00%) VMware NSX
11 14 (23.33%) Waterfall
11 14 (23.33%) Kubernetes
12 13 (21.67%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (21.67%) Bash Shell
12 13 (21.67%) Python
13 12 (20.00%) Data Modelling
13 12 (20.00%) DHCP
13 12 (20.00%) SQL
13 12 (20.00%) SOAP
13 12 (20.00%) REST

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 8 (13.33%) Apache
2 4 (6.67%) JBoss
2 4 (6.67%) nginx
2 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.33%) IIS
3 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.67%) Confluence
4 1 (1.67%) Drupal
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) AWS
2 5 (8.33%) OpenShift
3 3 (5.00%) Azure
3 3 (5.00%) IaaS
4 1 (1.67%) GCP
4 1 (1.67%) GitHub
4 1 (1.67%) PaaS
4 1 (1.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 15 (25.00%) VSAN
3 12 (20.00%) DHCP
4 9 (15.00%) DNS
5 8 (13.33%) Firewall
5 8 (13.33%) SAN
6 7 (11.67%) HTTP
6 7 (11.67%) NAS
6 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
7 6 (10.00%) FTP
8 5 (8.33%) SSH
8 5 (8.33%) VPN
9 4 (6.67%) Internet
9 4 (6.67%) LAN
9 4 (6.67%) WAN
10 3 (5.00%) SMTP
11 2 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (3.33%) Network Security
11 2 (3.33%) SSL
12 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.33%) Big Data
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.67%) MySQL
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (10.00%) NWDS
2 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (10.00%) Banking
1 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Publishing
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) VMware Engineer
2 8 (13.33%) Administrator
3 7 (11.67%) Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Developer
4 6 (10.00%) SAP Developer
4 6 (10.00%) SAP PI Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) VMWare Administrator
6 4 (6.67%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Deskside Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Linux Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Platform Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Software Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) REST
1 12 (20.00%) SOAP
2 9 (15.00%) Middleware
3 6 (10.00%) JSON
3 6 (10.00%) SAP PI
3 6 (10.00%) SAP XI
3 6 (10.00%) Web Services
3 6 (10.00%) XML
3 6 (10.00%) XSD
3 6 (10.00%) XSLT
4 5 (8.33%) OAuth
4 5 (8.33%) Swagger
5 4 (6.67%) XML Schema
5 4 (6.67%) YAML
6 2 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (3.33%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (3.33%) Spring
7 1 (1.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.00%) Replication
3 6 (10.00%) W3C
4 5 (8.33%) IVR
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (3.33%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.67%) PKI
6 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (46.67%) Linux
2 21 (35.00%) Windows
3 15 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (11.67%) Ubuntu
6 5 (8.33%) Unix
7 4 (6.67%) Mac OS X
7 4 (6.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (5.00%) VMS
9 2 (3.33%) CentOS
9 2 (3.33%) Fedora
9 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.67%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) High Availability
1 18 (30.00%) Migration
2 16 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (23.33%) Waterfall
5 12 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 12 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (15.00%) Microservices
7 8 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (11.67%) Load Balancing
9 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.33%) CRM
10 5 (8.33%) Data Security
10 5 (8.33%) ITIL
10 5 (8.33%) Task Automation
11 4 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (6.67%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) Bash Shell
1 13 (21.67%) Python
2 12 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 12 (20.00%) SQL
3 11 (18.33%) Java
4 6 (10.00%) ABAP
4 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.33%) Perl
6 4 (6.67%) C
7 2 (3.33%) Go
7 2 (3.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) MCSE
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (6.67%) VCP6
5 3 (5.00%) Degree
6 2 (3.33%) CCNA
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.33%) CISSP
6 2 (3.33%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.33%) GIAC
6 2 (3.33%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (3.33%) SANS
6 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (35.00%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (31.67%) vSphere
4 17 (28.33%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (25.00%) VMFS
5 15 (25.00%) VMware NSX
6 8 (13.33%) Docker
7 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (10.00%) KVM
8 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
9 4 (6.67%) Gluster
9 4 (6.67%) GlusterFS
9 4 (6.67%) LXC
9 4 (6.67%) Samba
9 4 (6.67%) vCloud
10 3 (5.00%) Firmware
10 3 (5.00%) Xen
11 2 (3.33%) VirtualBox
11 2 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (1.67%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 19 (31.67%) vRealize
2 17 (28.33%) vCenter Server
3 15 (25.00%) Ansible
3 15 (25.00%) vMotion
4 14 (23.33%) Kubernetes
5 8 (13.33%) Puppet
6 6 (10.00%) ZABBIX
7 5 (8.33%) Grafana
8 4 (6.67%) Graylog
8 4 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (6.67%) Salt
8 4 (6.67%) Terraform
9 2 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (3.33%) Kibana
9 2 (3.33%) logstash
9 2 (3.33%) Nagios
9 2 (3.33%) OpenNMS
9 2 (3.33%) SCCM
10 1 (1.67%) Prometheus
10 1 (1.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 37 (61.67%) VMware
2 11 (18.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle
3 6 (10.00%) SAP
3 6 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 5 (8.33%) Cisco
4 5 (8.33%) EMC
4 5 (8.33%) NetApp
5 4 (6.67%) Dell
6 3 (5.00%) Aspera
6 3 (5.00%) Signiant
7 2 (3.33%) Cloudera
7 2 (3.33%) Hortonworks
7 2 (3.33%) HP
8 1 (1.67%) AlienVault
8 1 (1.67%) Brocade
8 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.67%) Google
8 1 (1.67%) Palo Alto