Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 699 687 724
Rank change year-on-year -12 +37 -13
Contract jobs citing NFS 77 184 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.65% 1.25% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 117 75
England median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -26.32%
10th Percentile £299 £312 £185
90th Percentile £588 £650 £583
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £356
% change year-on-year +9.68% +8.77% -22.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
England median hourly rate - £22.50 £34.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.07% -31.00%
UK median hourly rate - £22.50 £34.13
% change year-on-year - -34.07% -31.00%

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 11,921 14,667 12,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.51% 15.37% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,942 9,647 7,851
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.79%
10th Percentile £169 £185 £161
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 809 662
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.33% +7.90%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.48
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.68
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.08% +5.90%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +37 22 £430 -23.89% 5
South East -11 18 £438 +25.00% 7
North of England +35 17 £308 -50.80% 3
South West +19 14 £475 +26.67%
North West +9 9 - - 2
Yorkshire +29 8 £308 -50.80%
East of England +30 5 £300 -29.41%
Midlands +36 1 £125 -68.75% 3
West Midlands +25 1 £125 -67.74% 3
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 45 (58.44%) Linux
2 40 (51.95%) VMware
3 34 (44.16%) Virtual Machines
4 28 (36.36%) iSCSI
4 28 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (32.47%) Red Hat
6 22 (28.57%) Ansible
6 22 (28.57%) Kubernetes
7 21 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (25.97%) Docker
8 20 (25.97%) Windows
8 20 (25.97%) Migration
9 19 (24.68%) Apache
9 19 (24.68%) DNS
10 18 (23.38%) SAN
11 17 (22.08%) Microservices
11 17 (22.08%) NAS
12 16 (20.78%) High Availability
12 16 (20.78%) Active Directory
12 16 (20.78%) vCenter Server
13 15 (19.48%) NetApp
13 15 (19.48%) Replication
13 15 (19.48%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (18.18%) Puppet
14 14 (18.18%) vSphere
14 14 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
14 14 (18.18%) vRealize
15 13 (16.88%) VSAN
15 13 (16.88%) VMware NSX
15 13 (16.88%) VMFS

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 19 (24.68%) Apache
2 11 (14.29%) nginx
3 8 (10.39%) JBoss
3 8 (10.39%) Tomcat
3 8 (10.39%) WebSphere
4 7 (9.09%) WebLogic
5 6 (7.79%) IIS
6 4 (5.19%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.30%) Confluence
8 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.30%) TPMS
8 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.88%) OpenShift
2 10 (12.99%) Azure
3 7 (9.09%) AWS
4 3 (3.90%) IaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.30%) GCP
5 1 (1.30%) GitHub
5 1 (1.30%) PaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (36.36%) iSCSI
2 19 (24.68%) DNS
3 18 (23.38%) SAN
4 17 (22.08%) NAS
5 13 (16.88%) VSAN
6 12 (15.58%) DHCP
7 9 (11.69%) Firewall
8 7 (9.09%) Internet
8 7 (9.09%) VPN
9 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
10 3 (3.90%) SMTP
10 3 (3.90%) SSL
11 2 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (1.30%) BGP
12 1 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (1.30%) InfiniBand
12 1 (1.30%) MPLS
12 1 (1.30%) Multicast
12 1 (1.30%) VLAN
12 1 (1.30%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.60%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.30%) MySQL
4 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.90%) JIRA
3 1 (1.30%) Bazaar
3 1 (1.30%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 12 (15.58%) Publishing
2 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.79%) Banking
3 6 (7.79%) Finance
4 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Administrator
2 8 (10.39%) VMWare Administrator
3 7 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (7.79%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Storage Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Architect
5 5 (6.49%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Storage Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) DevOps Specialist
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Azure Administrator
8 2 (2.60%) Linux Specialist
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Storage Administrator
8 2 (2.60%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) LDAP
2 11 (14.29%) YAML
3 8 (10.39%) Middleware
4 7 (9.09%) REST
4 7 (9.09%) SOAP
5 6 (7.79%) OAuth
5 6 (7.79%) Web Services
6 5 (6.49%) Swagger
7 3 (3.90%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (3.90%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (3.90%) Spring
8 2 (2.60%) X-Windows
9 1 (1.30%) Kafka
9 1 (1.30%) Node.js
9 1 (1.30%) SAP PI
9 1 (1.30%) SAP XI
9 1 (1.30%) WSDL
9 1 (1.30%) XML
9 1 (1.30%) XSD
9 1 (1.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Replication
2 14 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (10.39%) Data Centre
4 7 (9.09%) Clustering
5 5 (6.49%) IVR
5 5 (6.49%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.90%) EMC Centera
6 3 (3.90%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.60%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.60%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.60%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 45 (58.44%) Linux
2 28 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (25.97%) Windows
4 13 (16.88%) Unix
5 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (10.39%) Data ONTAP
7 7 (9.09%) AIX
7 7 (9.09%) HPUX
7 7 (9.09%) Solaris
7 7 (9.09%) Ubuntu
7 7 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 5 (6.49%) CentOS
9 4 (5.19%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.30%) CoreOS
11 1 (1.30%) Debian
11 1 (1.30%) OpenBSD
11 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) Migration
2 17 (22.08%) Microservices
3 16 (20.78%) High Availability
4 13 (16.88%) ITIL
5 12 (15.58%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (15.58%) Workflow
6 11 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 10 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (11.69%) DevOps
9 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (9.09%) Data Security
10 7 (9.09%) Load Balancing
10 7 (9.09%) Task Automation
11 6 (7.79%) Data Modelling
11 6 (7.79%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (7.79%) Statistics
11 6 (7.79%) Storage Management
11 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
12 5 (6.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) SQL
2 12 (15.58%) Python
3 10 (12.99%) Bash Shell
4 9 (11.69%) Perl
5 6 (7.79%) Java
5 6 (7.79%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.79%) Ruby
6 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.90%) Go
8 2 (2.60%) Korn
8 2 (2.60%) PHP
9 1 (1.30%) ABAP
9 1 (1.30%) C
9 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Degree
1 4 (5.19%) NCDA
1 4 (5.19%) NCIE
1 4 (5.19%) NCSIE
1 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) RHCE
3 2 (2.60%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) VCP6
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (44.16%) Virtual Machines
2 21 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (25.97%) Docker
4 16 (20.78%) Active Directory
5 15 (19.48%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (18.18%) vSphere
7 13 (16.88%) VMFS
7 13 (16.88%) VMware NSX
8 12 (15.58%) Gluster
8 12 (15.58%) GlusterFS
8 12 (15.58%) LXC
9 7 (9.09%) Samba
10 6 (7.79%) KVM
11 5 (6.49%) Firmware
11 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
12 4 (5.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (5.19%) Xen
13 3 (3.90%) SRDF
13 3 (3.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (2.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 22 (28.57%) Ansible
1 22 (28.57%) Kubernetes
2 16 (20.78%) vCenter Server
3 14 (18.18%) Puppet
3 14 (18.18%) vRealize
4 13 (16.88%) vMotion
5 8 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (10.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (6.49%) Tivoli
7 4 (5.19%) Terraform
8 3 (3.90%) Kibana
8 3 (3.90%) logstash
8 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
8 3 (3.90%) WMI
9 2 (2.60%) Cacti
9 2 (2.60%) EMC TimeFinder
9 2 (2.60%) Nagios
9 2 (2.60%) NetApp OnCommand
10 1 (1.30%) Grafana
10 1 (1.30%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 40 (51.95%) VMware
2 25 (32.47%) Red Hat
3 15 (19.48%) NetApp
4 11 (14.29%) Oracle
5 10 (12.99%) HP
6 8 (10.39%) Veritas
7 7 (9.09%) Cisco
7 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 6 (7.79%) EMC
8 6 (7.79%) IBM
9 4 (5.19%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.19%) Brocade
9 4 (5.19%) Hitachi
10 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.90%) Symantec
10 3 (3.90%) Veeam
11 2 (2.60%) CyberArk
11 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.30%) Concur
12 1 (1.30%) Google