Period
to

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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 680 585 579
Rank change year-on-year -95 -6 +165
Contract jobs citing NFS 90 36 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.078% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 0.54% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 22 31
10th Percentile £403 £336 £163
25th Percentile £475 £400 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
75th Percentile £700 £520 £525
90th Percentile £800 £629 £538
UK median daily rate £563 £444 £450
% change year-on-year +26.76% -1.39% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.31 -
UK median hourly rate - £43.31 £49.19
% change year-on-year - -11.96% +17.83%

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 9,624 6,660 6,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.67% 14.38% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,985 4,655 4,611
10th Percentile £193 £220 £181
25th Percentile £394 £376 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £498 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.53% +4.74% -
75th Percentile £631 £575 £575
90th Percentile £705 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £465
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.38% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 231 315
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.40 £11.14
25th Percentile £14.78 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.63% +21.21% +1.54%
75th Percentile £28.67 £44.50 £20.88
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.00 £40.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.59% +21.43% +9.38%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -58 65 £575 +21.05% 6
East of England -20 8 £245 - 1
South East -33 7 £513 +43.86%
Midlands - 7 £435 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £435 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
North West -34 1 £195 - 4
North of England -61 1 £195 -51.25% 4
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 60 (66.67%) Linux
2 51 (56.67%) Windows
3 48 (53.33%) DNS
3 48 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 38 (42.22%) Python
5 34 (37.78%) Ansible
6 32 (35.56%) Azure
7 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 30 (33.33%) VMware
8 29 (32.22%) Finance
9 28 (31.11%) PowerShell
10 27 (30.00%) Citrix
11 26 (28.89%) HTTP
12 25 (27.78%) NetApp
13 24 (26.67%) Terraform
14 23 (25.56%) TCP/IP
14 23 (25.56%) Migration
15 22 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (24.44%) Bash
15 22 (24.44%) Windows Server
16 21 (23.33%) Agile
16 21 (23.33%) SSH
17 20 (22.22%) Kerberos
18 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
18 19 (21.11%) DevOps
19 18 (20.00%) DHCP
20 17 (18.89%) FTP
20 17 (18.89%) Cisco
20 17 (18.89%) iSCSI
20 17 (18.89%) Git (software)

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 11 (12.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.67%) Apache
4 4 (4.44%) Confluence
4 4 (4.44%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.33%) IIS
6 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 32 (35.56%) Azure
2 15 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (7.78%) GCP
4 6 (6.67%) AWS
5 4 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.44%) GitHub
5 4 (4.44%) Power Automate
5 4 (4.44%) SaaS
6 3 (3.33%) IaaS
7 2 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.22%) Nutanix
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.11%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.11%) PaaS
8 1 (1.11%) Rubrik
8 1 (1.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 48 (53.33%) DNS
2 26 (28.89%) HTTP
3 23 (25.56%) TCP/IP
4 21 (23.33%) SSH
5 20 (22.22%) Kerberos
6 18 (20.00%) DHCP
7 17 (18.89%) FTP
7 17 (18.89%) iSCSI
8 16 (17.78%) Firewall
9 13 (14.44%) SMTP
10 12 (13.33%) NAS
11 8 (8.89%) HTTPS
11 8 (8.89%) IPsec
11 8 (8.89%) SAN
11 8 (8.89%) SNMP
12 5 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (5.56%) WebEx
13 4 (4.44%) SSL
13 4 (4.44%) WAN
14 3 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) MySQL
3 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.11%) DTS
5 1 (1.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (18.89%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.56%) Subversion
3 4 (4.44%) JIRA
4 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.22%) Serena SBM
4 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (32.22%) Finance
2 15 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 7 (7.78%) Public Sector
4 6 (6.67%) Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.33%) Front Office
6 1 (1.11%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (1.11%) International Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (21.11%) Linux Engineer
2 14 (15.56%) Citrix Engineer
3 12 (13.33%) Azure DevOps
3 12 (13.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 12 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
3 12 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) Consultant
5 9 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Developer
6 8 (8.89%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 8 (8.89%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Citrix Systems Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Technical Support
8 5 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) SAP Developer
9 4 (4.44%) SharePoint Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.44%) LDAP
2 6 (6.67%) REST
3 4 (4.44%) JSON
3 4 (4.44%) LAMP
3 4 (4.44%) SAP PI
3 4 (4.44%) SAP XI
3 4 (4.44%) SOAP
3 4 (4.44%) XML
3 4 (4.44%) XSD
3 4 (4.44%) XSLT
4 3 (3.33%) Murex MxML
4 3 (3.33%) XML Schema
5 2 (2.22%) PySpark
5 2 (2.22%) Web Services
6 1 (1.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Replication
2 8 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.89%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (7.78%) PKI
3 7 (7.78%) Private Cloud
4 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.44%) Derivative
5 4 (4.44%) W3C
6 3 (3.33%) Clustering
6 3 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.33%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.22%) NHS
7 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.11%) EMC Centera
8 1 (1.11%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.11%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 60 (66.67%) Linux
2 51 (56.67%) Windows
3 22 (24.44%) Windows Server
4 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (16.67%) Unix
6 11 (12.22%) Windows 10
6 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (11.11%) Ubuntu
8 9 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (7.78%) Mac OS
9 7 (7.78%) VMS
10 6 (6.67%) Data ONTAP
10 6 (6.67%) Solaris
11 4 (4.44%) CentOS
11 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (3.33%) SUSE
13 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) Migration
2 21 (23.33%) Agile
3 19 (21.11%) DevOps
4 15 (16.67%) CI/CD
4 15 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
4 15 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 14 (15.56%) Asset Management
5 14 (15.56%) Investment Management
6 13 (14.44%) Data Migration
7 12 (13.33%) Storage Management
7 12 (13.33%) Strategic Roadmap
7 12 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 10 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (11.11%) Server Management
9 9 (10.00%) High Availability
9 9 (10.00%) Infrastructure as Code
9 9 (10.00%) Load Balancing
10 8 (8.89%) ITIL
10 8 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 38 (42.22%) Python
2 28 (31.11%) PowerShell
3 22 (24.44%) Bash
4 15 (16.67%) SQL
5 7 (7.78%) Java
6 6 (6.67%) VBScript
7 4 (4.44%) ABAP
8 3 (3.33%) Perl
8 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.22%) Korn
10 1 (1.11%) PHP
10 1 (1.11%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (3.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) MCP
3 2 (2.22%) MCSE
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.22%) VCP6
4 1 (1.11%) CCA
4 1 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) MCITP
4 1 (1.11%) MCSA
4 1 (1.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) GDPR
2 2 (2.22%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 22 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.22%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.89%) Samba
4 8 (8.89%) vSphere
4 8 (8.89%) XenApp
5 4 (4.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.33%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (2.22%) Docker
7 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.22%) vCloud
7 2 (2.22%) Veritas File System
7 2 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.22%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.11%) iptables
8 1 (1.11%) KVM
8 1 (1.11%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 34 (37.78%) Ansible
2 24 (26.67%) Terraform
3 14 (15.56%) Grafana
3 14 (15.56%) Kubernetes
3 14 (15.56%) Prometheus
4 8 (8.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 7 (7.78%) Jamf Pro
6 6 (6.67%) WSUS
7 5 (5.56%) NetBackup
8 4 (4.44%) Puppet
9 3 (3.33%) SCCM
10 2 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (2.22%) Control-M
10 2 (2.22%) HAProxy
10 2 (2.22%) Icinga
10 2 (2.22%) Nagios
10 2 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (2.22%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 30 (33.33%) VMware
2 27 (30.00%) Citrix
3 25 (27.78%) NetApp
4 17 (18.89%) Cisco
5 15 (16.67%) Oracle
5 15 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 14 (15.56%) TOWER Software
7 13 (14.44%) HP
8 10 (11.11%) IBM
9 9 (10.00%) ServiceNow
9 9 (10.00%) Zerto
10 7 (7.78%) EMC
11 6 (6.67%) CheckPoint
12 5 (5.56%) Dell KACE
13 4 (4.44%) Isilon
13 4 (4.44%) SAP
14 3 (3.33%) Dell
14 3 (3.33%) Murex
14 3 (3.33%) Sybase