Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 635 483 703
Rank change year-on-year -152 +220 +12
Contract jobs citing NFS 119 53 80
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 1.16% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 24 36
10th Percentile £400 £309 £298
25th Percentile £450 £350 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £444 £440
Median % change year-on-year +29.58% +0.85% +12.46%
75th Percentile £713 £546 £534
90th Percentile " £625 £606
UK median daily rate £540 £444 £440
% change year-on-year +21.69% +0.85% +12.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Median hourly rate £62.50 £32.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +92.31% - -
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £32.50 £49.19
% change year-on-year +92.31% -33.93% +118.62%

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 10,279 4,562 11,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.40% 14.59% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,407 3,085 7,705
10th Percentile £190 £225 £163
25th Percentile £383 £363 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -2.17%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 190 571
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.74 £12.75 £13.14
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.88 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.90% +11.72% -
75th Percentile £25.50 £40.00 £21.14
90th Percentile £56.88 £53.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% +3.13%

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 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 2021. 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 -140 80 £625 +40.85% 8
South East -104 19 £450 -3.23% 3
East of England -46 7 £375 +19.05% 2
Midlands - 7 £450 - 2
West Midlands - 6 £400 - 1
South West - 2 £450 - 1
North of England - 1 £450 - 1
North West - 1 £450 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £530 - 1
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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 85 (71.43%) Linux
2 64 (53.78%) Ansible
3 59 (49.58%) Active Directory
4 45 (37.82%) Windows
5 44 (36.97%) VMware
6 41 (34.45%) Python
6 41 (34.45%) Citrix
6 41 (34.45%) Finance
7 39 (32.77%) DNS
8 37 (31.09%) NetApp
9 35 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (26.89%) Software Engineering
10 32 (26.89%) Kerberos
11 30 (25.21%) Prometheus
12 29 (24.37%) Terraform
13 28 (23.53%) Grafana
13 28 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (22.69%) NAS
14 27 (22.69%) iSCSI
15 25 (21.01%) Social Skills
16 24 (20.17%) Investment Management
16 24 (20.17%) Asset Management
16 24 (20.17%) DHCP
16 24 (20.17%) TOWER Software
17 23 (19.33%) Firewall
17 23 (19.33%) SAN
17 23 (19.33%) GCP
18 22 (18.49%) EMC
18 22 (18.49%) Azure
19 21 (17.65%) Microsoft

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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.40%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.56%) Tomcat
4 8 (6.72%) Apache
4 8 (6.72%) Confluence
5 7 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (5.04%) IIS
7 5 (4.20%) WebSphere
7 5 (4.20%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.84%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.33%) GCP
2 22 (18.49%) Azure
3 16 (13.45%) AWS
4 14 (11.76%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (10.08%) GitHub
6 5 (4.20%) IaaS
7 4 (3.36%) Cloud Run
7 4 (3.36%) OpenShift
8 3 (2.52%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.68%) PaaS
9 2 (1.68%) SaaS
10 1 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.84%) Route 53
10 1 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (32.77%) DNS
2 32 (26.89%) Kerberos
3 27 (22.69%) iSCSI
3 27 (22.69%) NAS
4 24 (20.17%) DHCP
5 23 (19.33%) Firewall
5 23 (19.33%) SAN
6 18 (15.13%) HTTP
7 17 (14.29%) WAN
8 16 (13.45%) TCP/IP
9 11 (9.24%) FTP
10 9 (7.56%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (5.04%) IPv4
11 6 (5.04%) Network Security
11 6 (5.04%) SNMP
12 5 (4.20%) FCoE
12 5 (4.20%) LAN
12 5 (4.20%) Multicast
12 5 (4.20%) SSL
12 5 (4.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.68%) Big Data
4 2 (1.68%) DTS
4 2 (1.68%) MySQL
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.84%) HBase
5 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) JIRA
2 9 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.56%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (3.36%) Subversion
5 2 (1.68%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.68%) Gradle
5 2 (1.68%) Serena SBM
5 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.84%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (34.45%) Finance
2 25 (21.01%) Social Skills
3 9 (7.56%) Banking
4 7 (5.88%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.36%) Automotive
5 4 (3.36%) Retail
6 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.52%) Front Office
6 3 (2.52%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.68%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.84%) Games
8 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (33.61%) Linux Engineer
2 28 (23.53%) Citrix Engineer
3 19 (15.97%) Developer
4 12 (10.08%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) Administrator
6 10 (8.40%) Architect
6 10 (8.40%) SAP Developer
6 10 (8.40%) SAP PI Developer
7 7 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (5.04%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Active Directory Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Linux Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) LDAP
2 10 (8.40%) REST
2 10 (8.40%) SAP PI
2 10 (8.40%) SAP XI
2 10 (8.40%) SOAP
2 10 (8.40%) XML
2 10 (8.40%) XSLT
3 9 (7.56%) JSON
3 9 (7.56%) XML Schema
3 9 (7.56%) XSD
4 8 (6.72%) Middleware
5 3 (2.52%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (2.52%) LAMP
6 2 (1.68%) Murex MxML
6 2 (1.68%) Spring
7 1 (0.84%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Public Cloud
2 15 (12.61%) Data Centre
3 11 (9.24%) Clustering
4 9 (7.56%) W3C
5 7 (5.88%) Replication
6 4 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.52%) Derivative
7 3 (2.52%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.52%) PKI
7 3 (2.52%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.68%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.68%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.84%) EFT
9 1 (0.84%) Legacy Applications
9 1 (0.84%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 85 (71.43%) Linux
2 45 (37.82%) Windows
3 18 (15.13%) Unix
3 18 (15.13%) Windows Server
4 14 (11.76%) Windows 10
5 13 (10.92%) Solaris
5 13 (10.92%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (9.24%) Ubuntu
6 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (7.56%) CentOS
8 9 (7.56%) VMS
8 9 (7.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (4.20%) SUSE
11 4 (3.36%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (2.52%) AIX
12 3 (2.52%) Mac OS
12 3 (2.52%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.89%) Software Engineering
2 28 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (20.17%) Asset Management
3 24 (20.17%) Investment Management
4 21 (17.65%) DevOps
5 19 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 13 (10.92%) Load Balancing
8 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure as Code
8 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (10.08%) ITIL
8 12 (10.08%) Migration
8 12 (10.08%) Problem Management
9 10 (8.40%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (7.56%) Open Source
10 9 (7.56%) Process Improvement
10 9 (7.56%) Storage Management
10 9 (7.56%) Test Strategy
10 9 (7.56%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.72%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.45%) Python
2 19 (15.97%) Bash Shell
2 19 (15.97%) Java
3 17 (14.29%) SQL
4 15 (12.61%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.40%) ABAP
6 7 (5.88%) VBScript
7 6 (5.04%) Perl
8 4 (3.36%) Go
9 3 (2.52%) C
9 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.52%) PHP
10 2 (1.68%) Ruby
10 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.84%) C#
11 1 (0.84%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 9 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.36%) Degree
3 4 (3.36%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.52%) CCA
4 3 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (2.52%) MCITP
4 3 (2.52%) MCP
4 3 (2.52%) MCSA
4 3 (2.52%) MCSE
4 3 (2.52%) MCTS
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.84%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) GDPR
2 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (49.58%) Active Directory
2 35 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (13.45%) Hyper-V
4 13 (10.92%) XenApp
5 12 (10.08%) Docker
5 12 (10.08%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (9.24%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (8.40%) vSphere
8 8 (6.72%) Ceph
9 6 (5.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (5.04%) GPFS
9 6 (5.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (5.04%) Samba
9 6 (5.04%) XenDesktop
10 5 (4.20%) KVM
10 5 (4.20%) SRDF
10 5 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (4.20%) Xen
11 3 (2.52%) FreeRADIUS
11 3 (2.52%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 64 (53.78%) Ansible
2 30 (25.21%) Prometheus
3 29 (24.37%) Terraform
4 28 (23.53%) Grafana
5 14 (11.76%) Puppet
6 12 (10.08%) Kubernetes
7 10 (8.40%) SCCM
8 8 (6.72%) WSUS
9 7 (5.88%) MobiControl
9 7 (5.88%) NetBackup
10 6 (5.04%) Istio
10 6 (5.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (5.04%) vCenter Server
11 5 (4.20%) FortiGate
11 5 (4.20%) HAProxy
12 4 (3.36%) Knative
13 3 (2.52%) Icinga
13 3 (2.52%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (2.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (36.97%) VMware
2 41 (34.45%) Citrix
3 37 (31.09%) NetApp
4 24 (20.17%) TOWER Software
5 22 (18.49%) EMC
6 21 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 20 (16.81%) Cisco
7 20 (16.81%) Red Hat
8 19 (15.97%) Oracle
9 18 (15.13%) Google
10 17 (14.29%) HP
11 12 (10.08%) IBM
12 10 (8.40%) SAP
13 9 (7.56%) CheckPoint
14 8 (6.72%) Dell
14 8 (6.72%) Splunk
15 7 (5.88%) F5
15 7 (5.88%) SOTI
16 6 (5.04%) Ivanti
16 6 (5.04%) Shavlik