Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 687 678 670
Rank change year-on-year -9 -8 -13
Contract jobs citing NFS 146 144 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.23% 1.32% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 86 119
England median daily rate £375 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +1.47% +9.68%
10th Percentile £235 £263 £313
90th Percentile £549 £625 £505
UK median daily rate £375 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -11.76% - +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
England median hourly rate £29.00 £49.46 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.37% +229.73% -50.00%
10th Percentile £26.78 £41.18 £14.50
90th Percentile £30.79 £49.46 £15.50
UK median hourly rate £29.88 £49.46 £15.00
% change year-on-year -39.60% +229.73% -50.00%

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 11,909 10,946 9,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.90% 12.20% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,831 6,927 5,830
England median daily rate £440 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £156
90th Percentile £625 £588 £566
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 729 1,075
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £46.60 £43.75 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £16.45 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.83% +3.23% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -68 57 £413 -13.16% 6
South East +9 49 £400 -15.79% 5
North of England +24 16 £310 -6.06% 4
North East +57 13 £310 -0.40%
South West +12 9 £325 +32.65%
East of England - 9 £320 - 4
Midlands +8 6 £413 -7.04% 1
West Midlands +11 5 £375 -15.49% 1
Yorkshire +12 2 - -
North West +12 1 - - 4
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 106 (72.60%) Linux
2 93 (63.70%) Windows
3 72 (49.32%) Red Hat
4 71 (48.63%) NetApp
5 62 (42.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 61 (41.78%) VMware
7 59 (40.41%) Unix
8 57 (39.04%) Microsoft
9 49 (33.56%) SAN
9 49 (33.56%) iSCSI
10 46 (31.51%) Active Directory
11 41 (28.08%) Fibre Channel
12 37 (25.34%) DNS
12 37 (25.34%) Solaris
13 34 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (21.92%) Oracle
15 30 (20.55%) Finance
16 29 (19.86%) Perl
16 29 (19.86%) Veritas
16 29 (19.86%) NAS
17 27 (18.49%) Brocade
17 27 (18.49%) Cisco
17 27 (18.49%) ITIL
17 27 (18.49%) LDAP
17 27 (18.49%) VMware ESXi
17 27 (18.49%) Performance Monitoring
18 26 (17.81%) Windows Server
18 26 (17.81%) Python
19 25 (17.12%) Symantec
20 24 (16.44%) HP

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 (9.59%) JBoss
1 14 (9.59%) WebLogic
2 9 (6.16%) Apache
2 9 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (6.16%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.48%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.11%) SAS
5 5 (3.42%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.74%) Confluence
7 3 (2.05%) nginx
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.79%) Houdini
2 7 (4.79%) Maya
2 7 (4.79%) NUKE
2 7 (4.79%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.42%) IaaS
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.68%) PaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Route 53
5 1 (0.68%) Serverless
5 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (33.56%) iSCSI
1 49 (33.56%) SAN
2 41 (28.08%) Fibre Channel
3 37 (25.34%) DNS
4 29 (19.86%) NAS
5 27 (18.49%) LDAP
6 20 (13.70%) Firewall
7 19 (13.01%) SSH
8 16 (10.96%) DHCP
9 13 (8.90%) OpenLDAP
10 12 (8.22%) VPN
11 10 (6.85%) BGP
11 10 (6.85%) IPsec
11 10 (6.85%) SSL
11 10 (6.85%) WAN
12 9 (6.16%) Kerberos
12 9 (6.16%) SNMP
13 8 (5.48%) LAN
13 8 (5.48%) OSPF
13 8 (5.48%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.48%) MySQL
1 8 (5.48%) SQL Server
1 8 (5.48%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (3.42%) Oracle Exadata
3 4 (2.74%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.74%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.37%) Big Data
4 2 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (7.53%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.48%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.42%) JIRA
3 5 (3.42%) Vagrant
4 3 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.68%) GitLab
General
1 30 (20.55%) Finance
2 13 (8.90%) Legal
3 11 (7.53%) Banking
4 7 (4.79%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.11%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (27.40%) Administrator
2 33 (22.60%) Systems Administrator
3 21 (14.38%) NetApp Engineer
3 21 (14.38%) Storage Engineer
4 16 (10.96%) Linux Engineer
5 15 (10.27%) Storage Administrator
5 15 (10.27%) Unix Administrator
5 15 (10.27%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 14 (9.59%) Analyst
6 14 (9.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (9.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 14 (9.59%) Linux Administrator
6 14 (9.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 13 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (8.22%) Storage Specialist
9 10 (6.85%) VMware Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Solaris Administrator
10 8 (5.48%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 7 (4.79%) Solaris Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.11%) LAMP
3 2 (1.37%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (1.37%) Middleware
4 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.75%) Enterprise Storage
2 13 (8.90%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.16%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (6.16%) Replication
4 6 (4.11%) Animation
4 6 (4.11%) FlexPod
4 6 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.05%) Grid Computing
6 3 (2.05%) Life Science
7 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.68%) Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
8 1 (0.68%) PKI
8 1 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 106 (72.60%) Linux
2 93 (63.70%) Windows
3 62 (42.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 59 (40.41%) Unix
5 37 (25.34%) Solaris
6 26 (17.81%) Windows Server
7 23 (15.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (13.70%) Data ONTAP
9 15 (10.27%) CentOS
9 15 (10.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (8.90%) Windows XP
11 9 (6.16%) Ubuntu
12 8 (5.48%) Windows 7
13 6 (4.11%) AIX
14 5 (3.42%) HPUX
14 5 (3.42%) SUSE
15 4 (2.74%) Mac OS X
15 4 (2.74%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (2.74%) Scientific Linux
15 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.49%) ITIL
1 27 (18.49%) Performance Monitoring
2 22 (15.07%) Load Balancing
3 20 (13.70%) DevOps
4 18 (12.33%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (11.64%) Migration
6 15 (10.27%) Capacity Management
7 14 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (8.90%) Configuration Management
8 13 (8.90%) Virtual Environments
9 10 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (6.85%) Open Source
10 9 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.16%) Task Automation
11 8 (5.48%) Change Management
11 8 (5.48%) TDD
12 7 (4.79%) High Availability
12 7 (4.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 7 (4.79%) Proactive Management
12 7 (4.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.86%) Perl
2 26 (17.81%) Python
3 20 (13.70%) Korn
4 19 (13.01%) Shell Script
5 18 (12.33%) SQL
6 13 (8.90%) PL/SQL
7 11 (7.53%) Bash Shell
8 9 (6.16%) C
8 9 (6.16%) Java
9 6 (4.11%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.05%) C++
10 3 (2.05%) Fortran
11 2 (1.37%) C-shell
12 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (4.11%) MCSE
4 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.11%) NCDA
4 6 (4.11%) VCP6
5 5 (3.42%) Degree
6 4 (2.74%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.74%) NCIE
6 4 (2.74%) RHCE
7 3 (2.05%) NCSIE
8 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.68%) CCNA
9 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.68%) MCITP
9 1 (0.68%) RHCA
9 1 (0.68%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.37%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (31.51%) Active Directory
2 34 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (18.49%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (16.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 24 (16.44%) Veritas File System
5 23 (15.75%) vSphere
6 19 (13.01%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (11.64%) Samba
8 10 (6.85%) vCloud
8 10 (6.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 9 (6.16%) Hyper-V
10 8 (5.48%) DFS Replication
10 8 (5.48%) XenApp
11 5 (3.42%) Firmware
11 5 (3.42%) SRDF
12 3 (2.05%) XenServer
13 2 (1.37%) Docker
13 2 (1.37%) Gluster
13 2 (1.37%) OpenDJ
13 2 (1.37%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 23 (15.75%) NetBackup
2 17 (11.64%) Ansible
3 13 (8.90%) Puppet
4 9 (6.16%) SCOM
4 9 (6.16%) vCenter Server
5 8 (5.48%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (5.48%) SCCM
5 8 (5.48%) vMotion
6 7 (4.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (4.79%) Terraform
7 6 (4.11%) Backup Exec
7 6 (4.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (4.11%) vRealize
8 5 (3.42%) Oracle ZFS
9 4 (2.74%) BladeLogic
9 4 (2.74%) Cobbler
9 4 (2.74%) OVSD
9 4 (2.74%) SCSM
10 3 (2.05%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 72 (49.32%) Red Hat
2 71 (48.63%) NetApp
3 61 (41.78%) VMware
4 57 (39.04%) Microsoft
5 32 (21.92%) Oracle
6 29 (19.86%) Veritas
7 27 (18.49%) Brocade
7 27 (18.49%) Cisco
8 25 (17.12%) Symantec
9 24 (16.44%) HP
10 17 (11.64%) EMC
11 10 (6.85%) Juniper
12 9 (6.16%) Huawei
13 8 (5.48%) Clearswift
13 8 (5.48%) McAfee
14 7 (4.79%) Sun
15 6 (4.11%) 3PAR
15 6 (4.11%) IBM
15 6 (4.11%) SaltStack
16 5 (3.42%) Citrix