Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 599 533 749
Rank change year-on-year -66 +216 +1
Contract jobs citing NFS 45 43 83
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.091% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 0.73% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 59
10th Percentile £399 £263 £384
25th Percentile £417 £369 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £567 £531 £588
90th Percentile £645 £562 £628
UK median daily rate £467 £451 £450
% change year-on-year +3.49% +0.28% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £18.62 " "
25th Percentile £26.98 " £40.87
Median hourly rate £43.31 - £41.75
75th Percentile £60.98 " £42.62
90th Percentile £70.14 " "
UK median hourly rate £43.31 £49.19 £41.75
% change year-on-year -11.96% +17.83% +103.63%

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 7,118 5,916 12,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.33% 15.56% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,964 4,063 8,765
10th Percentile £225 £192 £188
25th Percentile £381 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £576 £575 £575
90th Percentile £669 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 254 502
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.14 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.68
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.95% +4.22%
75th Percentile £39.50 £22.00 £27.00
90th Percentile £62.40 £47.03 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.74
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.52% +5.56%

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 19 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing NFS in England over the 6 months to 19 June 2021.

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 19 June 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 -54 29 £525 +16.67% 4
South East -16 7 £450 +10.43% 3
North of England +3 4 £400 -26.87%
South West +14 3 £438 -16.67%
Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
North West -6 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 2
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 33 (73.33%) Linux
2 31 (68.89%) VMware
2 31 (68.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (55.56%) SAN
4 24 (53.33%) NAS
5 23 (51.11%) Ansible
5 23 (51.11%) Windows
6 22 (48.89%) NetApp
7 20 (44.44%) iSCSI
8 19 (42.22%) GCP
9 18 (40.00%) DNS
9 18 (40.00%) EMC
9 18 (40.00%) Oracle
10 17 (37.78%) Java
10 17 (37.78%) TCP/IP
10 17 (37.78%) Azure
11 16 (35.56%) GitHub
12 15 (33.33%) Cisco
12 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
12 15 (33.33%) Solaris
13 14 (31.11%) Red Hat
13 14 (31.11%) AWS
13 14 (31.11%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (28.89%) Puppet
14 13 (28.89%) Hyper-V
14 13 (28.89%) Jenkins
14 13 (28.89%) Tomcat
14 13 (28.89%) WAN
14 13 (28.89%) JIRA
14 13 (28.89%) Terraform

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 13 (28.89%) Tomcat
2 12 (26.67%) Confluence
3 11 (24.44%) WebSphere
3 11 (24.44%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (11.11%) Apache
5 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
6 3 (6.67%) IIS
7 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
7 2 (4.44%) nginx
8 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
8 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (42.22%) GCP
2 17 (37.78%) Azure
3 16 (35.56%) GitHub
4 14 (31.11%) AWS
5 9 (20.00%) IaaS
6 7 (15.56%) PaaS
7 4 (8.89%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (8.89%) SaaS
8 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (6.67%) OpenShift
9 1 (2.22%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (2.22%) Azure Storage
9 1 (2.22%) Mimecast
9 1 (2.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (55.56%) SAN
2 24 (53.33%) NAS
3 20 (44.44%) iSCSI
4 18 (40.00%) DNS
5 17 (37.78%) TCP/IP
6 14 (31.11%) Fibre Channel
7 13 (28.89%) WAN
8 11 (24.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (24.44%) FCoE
8 11 (24.44%) LAN
8 11 (24.44%) Multicast
9 9 (20.00%) HTTP
10 8 (17.78%) FTP
11 7 (15.56%) Firewall
12 4 (8.89%) DHCP
12 4 (8.89%) Kerberos
12 4 (8.89%) SSL
13 2 (4.44%) Internet
13 2 (4.44%) VLAN
13 2 (4.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 6 (13.33%) HBase
2 6 (13.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Jenkins
1 13 (28.89%) JIRA
2 11 (24.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) Subversion
3 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.44%) Serena SBM
5 1 (2.22%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.22%) GitLab
5 1 (2.22%) Hudson
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
1 11 (24.44%) Social Skills
2 9 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.89%) Public Sector
5 3 (6.67%) Influencing Skills
5 3 (6.67%) Publishing
6 2 (4.44%) International Banking
6 2 (4.44%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
6 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Architect
2 9 (20.00%) Administrator
2 9 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (13.33%) Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 6 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (13.33%) SAP Developer
4 6 (13.33%) SAP PI Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Banking Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (4.44%) VMWare Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) Middleware
2 9 (20.00%) LDAP
3 7 (15.56%) REST
3 7 (15.56%) XML
3 7 (15.56%) XSLT
4 6 (13.33%) SAP PI
4 6 (13.33%) SAP XI
4 6 (13.33%) SOAP
5 5 (11.11%) JSON
5 5 (11.11%) XML Schema
5 5 (11.11%) XSD
6 3 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (4.44%) HTML
8 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
8 1 (2.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Data Centre
2 9 (20.00%) Clustering
3 8 (17.78%) Replication
4 5 (11.11%) W3C
5 4 (8.89%) Public Cloud
6 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.22%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (2.22%) IBM Storwize
7 1 (2.22%) LPAR
7 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 33 (73.33%) Linux
2 23 (51.11%) Windows
3 15 (33.33%) Solaris
4 11 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (24.44%) Unix
5 5 (11.11%) Ubuntu
5 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (8.89%) CentOS
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.44%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (4.44%) SUSE
8 2 (4.44%) VMS
8 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.22%) Debian
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (24.44%) Continuous Delivery
2 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (24.44%) High Availability
3 10 (22.22%) Benchmarking
4 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.78%) DevOps
5 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
6 6 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 4 (8.89%) Kernel Tuning
8 4 (8.89%) Process Improvement
8 4 (8.89%) Storage Management
8 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.67%) Technology Roadmap
9 3 (6.67%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) Java
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 8 (17.78%) Python
4 7 (15.56%) Shell Script
5 5 (11.11%) ABAP
6 4 (8.89%) Perl
6 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.22%) C
9 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) GDPR
1 2 (4.44%) QA
1 2 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (68.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (28.89%) Hyper-V
3 12 (26.67%) KVM
4 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
4 11 (24.44%) SRDF
4 11 (24.44%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (24.44%) Xen
5 10 (22.22%) Docker
6 9 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (13.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (8.89%) Veritas File System
9 4 (8.89%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (4.44%) Gluster
10 2 (4.44%) GlusterFS
10 2 (4.44%) LXC
10 2 (4.44%) Samba
10 2 (4.44%) vSphere
10 2 (4.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (51.11%) Ansible
2 13 (28.89%) Puppet
2 13 (28.89%) Terraform
3 11 (24.44%) Kubernetes
4 4 (8.89%) Control-M
4 4 (8.89%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (8.89%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (8.89%) Netcool
4 4 (8.89%) QRadar
4 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (8.89%) Tivoli
4 4 (8.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
5 2 (4.44%) Icinga
5 2 (4.44%) SCCM
6 1 (2.22%) BladeLogic
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.22%) Nagios
6 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 31 (68.89%) VMware
2 22 (48.89%) NetApp
3 18 (40.00%) EMC
3 18 (40.00%) Oracle
4 15 (33.33%) Cisco
4 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 14 (31.11%) Red Hat
6 12 (26.67%) Google
7 7 (15.56%) Splunk
8 6 (13.33%) SAP
8 6 (13.33%) Sybase
9 5 (11.11%) BMC
9 5 (11.11%) IBM
9 5 (11.11%) MuleSoft
9 5 (11.11%) Veritas
10 4 (8.89%) Citrix
10 4 (8.89%) CyberArk
10 4 (8.89%) EqualLogic
10 4 (8.89%) F5
10 4 (8.89%) SaltStack