Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 702 711 660
Rank change year-on-year +9 -51 -16
Contract jobs citing NFS 147 165 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.23% 1.38% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 105 134
England median daily rate £350 £475 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +16.71% +8.53%
10th Percentile £185 £306 £297
90th Percentile £580 £625 £538
UK median daily rate £356 £475 £407
% change year-on-year -25.00% +16.71% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 0
England median hourly rate £34.13 £49.46 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £49.46 -
% change year-on-year -21.65% - -

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 11982 11917 10783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.74% 12.33% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7852 7543 6251
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £159
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 801 1171
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.38 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NFS in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 2017. 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 -45 62 £450 -16.28% 8
South East +11 39 £388 -13.89% 5
North of England +56 26 £310 -24.85% 1
North East +73 22 £310 -0.80%
South West +12 10 £325 +18.18% 3
East of England -13 5 £350 +9.38% 3
Midlands - 5 £375 -
West Midlands - 5 £375 -
North West +21 2 £350 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire +1 2 - -
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 113 (76.87%) Linux
2 90 (61.22%) Windows
3 86 (58.50%) Red Hat
4 84 (57.14%) Unix
5 78 (53.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (39.46%) SAN
6 58 (39.46%) NetApp
7 54 (36.73%) Solaris
8 52 (35.37%) DNS
9 50 (34.01%) Active Directory
10 48 (32.65%) Fibre Channel
11 46 (31.29%) Microsoft
11 46 (31.29%) Oracle
12 44 (29.93%) LDAP
13 42 (28.57%) Perl
14 39 (26.53%) Brocade
15 38 (25.85%) NAS
15 38 (25.85%) Veritas
16 37 (25.17%) VMware
17 33 (22.45%) Finance
17 33 (22.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 33 (22.45%) NetBackup
17 33 (22.45%) Enterprise Storage
18 32 (21.77%) Veritas File System
18 32 (21.77%) Load Balancing
18 32 (21.77%) Firewall
19 31 (21.09%) Python
19 31 (21.09%) VMware ESXi
19 31 (21.09%) Performance Monitoring
20 30 (20.41%) 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 27 (18.37%) WebLogic
2 23 (15.65%) JBoss
3 10 (6.80%) Apache
4 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.08%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.08%) SAS
5 5 (3.40%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.04%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.36%) Confluence
8 2 (1.36%) nginx
9 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Houdini
1 8 (5.44%) Maya
1 8 (5.44%) NUKE
1 8 (5.44%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.68%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.40%) IaaS
3 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.36%) 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 58 (39.46%) SAN
2 52 (35.37%) DNS
3 48 (32.65%) Fibre Channel
4 44 (29.93%) LDAP
5 38 (25.85%) NAS
6 32 (21.77%) Firewall
7 26 (17.69%) SSH
8 22 (14.97%) iSCSI
8 22 (14.97%) OpenLDAP
9 19 (12.93%) VPN
10 18 (12.24%) DHCP
11 14 (9.52%) WAN
12 12 (8.16%) BGP
12 12 (8.16%) IPsec
12 12 (8.16%) TCP/IP
13 10 (6.80%) LAN
13 10 (6.80%) OSPF
14 8 (5.44%) FTP
14 8 (5.44%) Junos
14 8 (5.44%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) MySQL
2 5 (3.40%) Oracle Exadata
2 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.68%) DB2
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (6.80%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.04%) JIRA
3 3 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.04%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.68%) FishEye
4 1 (0.68%) GitLab
General
1 33 (22.45%) Finance
2 21 (14.29%) Legal
3 11 (7.48%) Banking
4 7 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 7 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (32.65%) Administrator
2 37 (25.17%) Systems Administrator
3 29 (19.73%) NetApp Engineer
4 21 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
5 20 (13.61%) Linux Engineer
6 19 (12.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 17 (11.56%) Storage Engineer
7 17 (11.56%) Unix Administrator
7 17 (11.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 14 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (9.52%) Storage Administrator
9 13 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (7.48%) Support Engineer
11 9 (6.12%) Analyst
11 9 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (6.12%) Solaris Administrator
12 8 (5.44%) Network Engineer
12 8 (5.44%) Unix Engineer
13 7 (4.76%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.44%) LAMP
2 4 (2.72%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.04%) Spring
4 1 (0.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.45%) Enterprise Storage
2 22 (14.97%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.48%) Replication
4 10 (6.80%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (4.76%) Animation
6 6 (4.08%) FlexPod
7 4 (2.72%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (2.04%) Clustering
8 3 (2.04%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.36%) Derivative
9 2 (1.36%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.36%) Infotainment
9 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.36%) PKI
9 2 (1.36%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) Life Science
10 1 (0.68%) NHS
10 1 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 113 (76.87%) Linux
2 90 (61.22%) Windows
3 84 (57.14%) Unix
4 78 (53.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (36.73%) Solaris
6 22 (14.97%) Windows Server
7 21 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 16 (10.88%) CentOS
9 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (6.80%) AIX
11 9 (6.12%) HPUX
11 9 (6.12%) Windows 7
12 8 (5.44%) Data ONTAP
13 7 (4.76%) SUSE
13 7 (4.76%) Ubuntu
14 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (2.72%) Mac OS X
15 4 (2.72%) Scientific Linux
16 2 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.68%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.77%) Load Balancing
2 31 (21.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 25 (17.01%) DevOps
3 25 (17.01%) Migration
4 14 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (8.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 10 (6.80%) Task Automation
7 9 (6.12%) Configuration Management
7 9 (6.12%) Problem Management
8 8 (5.44%) Open Source
8 8 (5.44%) Performance Analysis
9 7 (4.76%) Capacity Management
9 7 (4.76%) Change Management
9 7 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (4.76%) High Availability
9 7 (4.76%) ITIL
9 7 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (4.76%) Visual Effects
10 6 (4.08%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.57%) Perl
2 31 (21.09%) Python
3 30 (20.41%) Korn
3 30 (20.41%) SQL
4 24 (16.33%) Shell Script
5 22 (14.97%) PL/SQL
6 13 (8.84%) Java
7 12 (8.16%) Bash Shell
8 9 (6.12%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.76%) C
10 4 (2.72%) C-shell
11 3 (2.04%) C++
11 3 (2.04%) Fortran
12 1 (0.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.72%) NCDA
3 4 (2.72%) RHCE
4 3 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.04%) Degree
4 3 (2.04%) NCIE
4 3 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.36%) CCNA
5 2 (1.36%) MCSE
5 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.68%) EMCSA
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.68%) MCITP
6 1 (0.68%) RHCA
6 1 (0.68%) RHCT
6 1 (0.68%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 50 (34.01%) Active Directory
2 33 (22.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 32 (21.77%) Veritas File System
4 31 (21.09%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (12.93%) Samba
5 19 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (10.20%) vSphere
7 11 (7.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 8 (5.44%) Hyper-V
9 7 (4.76%) SRDF
10 5 (3.40%) DFS Replication
11 4 (2.72%) Firmware
11 4 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (2.72%) XenServer
12 3 (2.04%) vCloud
12 3 (2.04%) XenApp
13 2 (1.36%) Docker
13 2 (1.36%) Openswan
13 2 (1.36%) pfSense
14 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 33 (22.45%) NetBackup
2 18 (12.24%) Ansible
3 16 (10.88%) Puppet
4 15 (10.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (6.12%) vCenter Server
7 8 (5.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (4.08%) Nagios
8 6 (4.08%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (4.08%) SnapMirror
8 6 (4.08%) SnapVault
9 5 (3.40%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (3.40%) SCCM
9 5 (3.40%) Terraform
10 4 (2.72%) Cobbler
10 4 (2.72%) vMotion
11 3 (2.04%) NetApp OnCommand
11 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (2.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 2 (1.36%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 86 (58.50%) Red Hat
2 58 (39.46%) NetApp
3 46 (31.29%) Microsoft
3 46 (31.29%) Oracle
4 39 (26.53%) Brocade
5 38 (25.85%) Veritas
6 37 (25.17%) VMware
7 30 (20.41%) Cisco
8 29 (19.73%) Symantec
9 27 (18.37%) EMC
10 21 (14.29%) HP
11 12 (8.16%) Juniper
12 11 (7.48%) Sun
13 8 (5.44%) 3PAR
14 7 (4.76%) Citrix
14 7 (4.76%) F5
15 6 (4.08%) Huawei
15 6 (4.08%) Palo Alto
16 5 (3.40%) IBM
16 5 (3.40%) McAfee