Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 696 707 703
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 -8
Contract jobs citing NFS 169 154 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.14% 1.27% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 84 105
England median daily rate £378 £343 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.22% -23.89% +10.02%
10th Percentile £313 £185 £306
90th Percentile £650 £548 £625
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
England median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £49.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.41% -41.37% +229.73%
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £30.75 £49.46
% change year-on-year -26.83% -37.83% +229.73%

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 14,791 12,097 11,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.52% 12.81% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,780 7,938 7,386
England median daily rate £470 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +6.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £185 £161 £175
90th Percentile £638 £619 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 633 782
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.62 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £42.95
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% -

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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
South East +17 77 £350 -4.76% 6
London +11 52 £565 +36.97% 5
North of England -23 17 £513 +65.32% 2
South West -22 13 £375 +15.38% 1
Yorkshire -5 9 £625 -
Midlands -17 9 £400 +6.67% 2
North West -3 8 £260 -25.71% 2
West Midlands -16 7 £400 +6.67% 2
East Midlands - 2 £415 -
East of England -10 1 £425 +32.81% 1
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 93 (55.03%) Linux
2 85 (50.30%) VMware
3 76 (44.97%) iSCSI
4 74 (43.79%) Windows
5 60 (35.50%) Ansible
6 59 (34.91%) NetApp
7 55 (32.54%) ITIL
8 54 (31.95%) Configuration Management
9 53 (31.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 49 (28.99%) Capacity Management
11 48 (28.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 46 (27.22%) Python
13 44 (26.04%) Apache
14 42 (24.85%) Red Hat
14 42 (24.85%) Bash Shell
15 41 (24.26%) Unix
16 40 (23.67%) Firewall
17 38 (22.49%) SAN
18 35 (20.71%) Puppet
18 35 (20.71%) Docker
19 34 (20.12%) Performance Tuning
19 34 (20.12%) DevOps
19 34 (20.12%) Finance
20 33 (19.53%) Java
20 33 (19.53%) Kubernetes
21 32 (18.93%) Microsoft
21 32 (18.93%) Active Directory
22 30 (17.75%) Opscode Chef
23 29 (17.16%) Oracle
24 28 (16.57%) Data ONTAP

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 44 (26.04%) Apache
2 21 (12.43%) Tomcat
3 17 (10.06%) OpenStack
4 15 (8.88%) nginx
5 14 (8.28%) IIS
5 14 (8.28%) JBoss
6 13 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (4.14%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.96%) MS Exchange
9 4 (2.37%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.78%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Houdini
1 2 (1.18%) Maya
1 2 (1.18%) NUKE
1 2 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (8.28%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.18%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.59%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.96%) Route 53
5 4 (2.37%) SaaS
6 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.18%) Office 365
7 1 (0.59%) IaaS
7 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (44.97%) iSCSI
2 40 (23.67%) Firewall
3 38 (22.49%) SAN
4 21 (12.43%) VLAN
5 20 (11.83%) NAS
5 20 (11.83%) TCP/IP
6 19 (11.24%) VPN
7 17 (10.06%) SSH
8 15 (8.88%) Fibre Channel
8 15 (8.88%) LAN
8 15 (8.88%) WAN
9 13 (7.69%) BIG-IP
9 13 (7.69%) DMZ
9 13 (7.69%) SSL
10 12 (7.10%) DNS
11 5 (2.96%) DHCP
12 4 (2.37%) BGP
12 4 (2.37%) MPLS
12 4 (2.37%) SNMP
12 4 (2.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.14%) MySQL
3 7 (4.14%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.78%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.18%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.78%) GitLab
3 3 (1.78%) GoCD
4 2 (1.18%) Ant
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.59%) JIRA
5 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (20.12%) Finance
2 11 (6.51%) Financial Institution
3 4 (2.37%) Banking
4 3 (1.78%) Games
4 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.18%) Automotive
6 1 (0.59%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (14.79%) Linux Engineer
1 25 (14.79%) Storage Engineer
2 23 (13.61%) Administrator
3 22 (13.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (12.43%) VMware Engineer
5 19 (11.24%) Systems Administrator
6 16 (9.47%) Linux Administrator
7 15 (8.88%) Architect
8 13 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
8 13 (7.69%) Incident Manager
8 13 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 13 (7.69%) Major Incident Manager
8 13 (7.69%) Monitoring Engineer
8 13 (7.69%) NetApp Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) NAS Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) SAN Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) SAN Storage Engineer
10 6 (3.55%) Analyst
10 6 (3.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.55%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (3.55%) Middleware
2 5 (2.96%) LDAP
3 4 (2.37%) LAMP
3 4 (2.37%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (2.37%) Web Services
4 3 (1.78%) HTML
4 3 (1.78%) XML
4 3 (1.78%) XSLT
5 2 (1.18%) JSON
5 2 (1.18%) Node.js
5 2 (1.18%) SOAP
6 1 (0.59%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.59%) REST
6 1 (0.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.43%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.47%) Clustering
3 14 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.92%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (3.55%) Replication
6 5 (2.96%) Animation
7 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.59%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.59%) HP Superdome
8 1 (0.59%) iSeries
8 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 93 (55.03%) Linux
2 74 (43.79%) Windows
3 48 (28.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (24.26%) Unix
5 28 (16.57%) Data ONTAP
6 20 (11.83%) Windows Server
7 14 (8.28%) CentOS
8 13 (7.69%) Solaris
9 12 (7.10%) Windows 7
10 9 (5.33%) Ubuntu
10 9 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (2.96%) Debian
13 4 (2.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.78%) AIX
15 2 (1.18%) FreeBSD
15 2 (1.18%) HPUX
15 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.59%) VMS
16 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (32.54%) ITIL
2 54 (31.95%) Configuration Management
3 49 (28.99%) Capacity Management
4 34 (20.12%) DevOps
4 34 (20.12%) Performance Tuning
5 24 (14.20%) Business Continuity
6 23 (13.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (13.61%) Test Scripting
7 19 (11.24%) Incident Management
8 16 (9.47%) Problem Management
9 15 (8.88%) Test Automation
10 14 (8.28%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (8.28%) Data Protection
10 14 (8.28%) Load Balancing
11 13 (7.69%) Change Control
11 13 (7.69%) ERP
11 13 (7.69%) ITIL V3
11 13 (7.69%) Performance Management
11 13 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
11 13 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.22%) Python
2 42 (24.85%) Bash Shell
3 33 (19.53%) Java
4 16 (9.47%) SQL
5 14 (8.28%) Go
6 10 (5.92%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.33%) Perl
8 8 (4.73%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.96%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.37%) AWK
10 4 (2.37%) sed
11 3 (1.78%) C
11 3 (1.78%) PHP
12 2 (1.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (10.65%) NCDA
2 17 (10.06%) NCSIE
3 16 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.47%) Security Cleared
3 16 (9.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (8.28%) VCP6
5 11 (6.51%) NCIE
6 7 (4.14%) MCSE
6 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.59%) Degree
8 1 (0.59%) MCT
8 1 (0.59%) RHCE
8 1 (0.59%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 53 (31.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (20.71%) Docker
3 32 (18.93%) Active Directory
4 21 (12.43%) vSphere
5 19 (11.24%) Xen
6 14 (8.28%) Samba
6 14 (8.28%) vCloud
7 13 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (7.10%) Firmware
9 6 (3.55%) Hyper-V
10 5 (2.96%) KVM
11 4 (2.37%) SRDF
11 4 (2.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (2.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (2.37%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.18%) BIND 9
12 2 (1.18%) Postfix
12 2 (1.18%) XenApp
12 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (35.50%) Ansible
2 35 (20.71%) Puppet
3 33 (19.53%) Kubernetes
4 30 (17.75%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (11.83%) Docker Swarm
6 15 (8.88%) Mesos
7 13 (7.69%) BladeLogic
7 13 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
7 13 (7.69%) Rancher
7 13 (7.69%) vRealize
8 12 (7.10%) Terraform
9 6 (3.55%) NetApp OnCommand
9 6 (3.55%) vCenter Server
10 5 (2.96%) vMotion
11 4 (2.37%) Nagios
11 4 (2.37%) NetBackup
11 4 (2.37%) PowerCLI
11 4 (2.37%) SnapMirror
11 4 (2.37%) SnapVault
12 3 (1.78%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 85 (50.30%) VMware
2 59 (34.91%) NetApp
3 42 (24.85%) Red Hat
4 32 (18.93%) Microsoft
5 29 (17.16%) Oracle
6 26 (15.38%) Splunk
7 22 (13.02%) Cisco
8 13 (7.69%) F5
8 13 (7.69%) SAP
9 10 (5.92%) EMC
10 9 (5.33%) Brocade
10 9 (5.33%) IBM
11 8 (4.73%) HP
12 7 (4.14%) Veritas
13 5 (2.96%) Google
14 4 (2.37%) 3PAR
14 4 (2.37%) Citrix
14 4 (2.37%) Dell
15 3 (1.78%) BMC
15 3 (1.78%) Lotus