Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 469 739 734
Rank change year-on-year +270 -5 -37
Contract jobs citing NFS 46 77 132
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.092% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.99% 0.59% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 75
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £205 £303 £311
90th Percentile £550 £625 £668
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £41.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +103.63% -48.75%
UK median hourly rate - £41.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year - +103.63% -48.75%

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 4,624 13,077 13,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.89% 15.64% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,938 8,758 8,840
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 541 803
Median hourly rate £19.08 £16.60 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.95% - +3.75%
10th Percentile £11.57 £11.17 £11.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.00 £45.39
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 +156 17 £375 -18.70% 1
London +207 16 £451 +4.94% 6
South West +91 6 £525 +23.53% 1
North of England +114 4 £546 +80.33% 1
North West +84 4 £546 -
East of England +82 3 £475 +58.33%
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 30 (65.22%) Linux
2 21 (45.65%) Windows
3 19 (41.30%) Ansible
4 17 (36.96%) VMware
5 16 (34.78%) Java
5 16 (34.78%) Bash Shell
5 16 (34.78%) iSCSI
6 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (32.61%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (30.43%) Oracle
7 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
7 14 (30.43%) Configuration Management
8 13 (28.26%) NetApp
8 13 (28.26%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (26.09%) JSON
9 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
10 11 (23.91%) ITIL
10 11 (23.91%) Python
11 10 (21.74%) SOAP
11 10 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
11 10 (21.74%) Oracle Database
11 10 (21.74%) Capacity Management
11 10 (21.74%) Puppet
11 10 (21.74%) REST
12 9 (19.57%) Change Control
12 9 (19.57%) Firewall
13 8 (17.39%) Replication

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 5 (10.87%) Apache
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (8.70%) JBoss
3 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.17%) Confluence
4 1 (2.17%) Drupal
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPEL
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (4.35%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) AWS
2 4 (8.70%) Azure
2 4 (8.70%) PaaS
3 3 (6.52%) Amazon S3
3 3 (6.52%) GCP
4 2 (4.35%) IaaS
4 2 (4.35%) Power Platform
4 2 (4.35%) SaaS
5 1 (2.17%) Office 365
5 1 (2.17%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) iSCSI
2 9 (19.57%) Firewall
3 8 (17.39%) SAN
4 7 (15.22%) HTTP
4 7 (15.22%) VLAN
5 6 (13.04%) FTP
6 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
7 4 (8.70%) DNS
7 4 (8.70%) NAS
7 4 (8.70%) Network Security
7 4 (8.70%) VPN
8 3 (6.52%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (6.52%) LAN
8 3 (6.52%) SMTP
8 3 (6.52%) WAN
9 2 (4.35%) SNMP
10 1 (2.17%) IKE
10 1 (2.17%) Internet
10 1 (2.17%) L2TP
10 1 (2.17%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
3 6 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
6 3 (6.52%) MySQL
6 3 (6.52%) ObjectStore
6 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.35%) Big Data
7 2 (4.35%) OLTP
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (4.35%) Power BI
8 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Eclipse
1 6 (13.04%) NWDS
2 5 (10.87%) Ant
3 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.52%) JUnit
4 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.70%) Banking
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Developer
2 6 (13.04%) SAP Developer
2 6 (13.04%) SAP PI Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Data Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) DBA
6 2 (4.35%) Deskside Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Storage Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) JSON
2 10 (21.74%) REST
2 10 (21.74%) SOAP
3 8 (17.39%) XML
3 8 (17.39%) XSLT
4 6 (13.04%) SAP PI
4 6 (13.04%) SAP XI
4 6 (13.04%) XML Schema
4 6 (13.04%) XSD
5 4 (8.70%) .NET
5 4 (8.70%) Middleware
5 4 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (8.70%) Web Services
6 3 (6.52%) Kafka
6 3 (6.52%) RESTful
6 3 (6.52%) XACML
7 2 (4.35%) 802.1X
7 2 (4.35%) OAuth
7 2 (4.35%) OpenID
7 2 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
1 8 (17.39%) Replication
2 6 (13.04%) W3C
3 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Clustering
4 2 (4.35%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (4.35%) EMC VNX
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.35%) FMCG
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Derivative
5 1 (2.17%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) IBM Storwize
5 1 (2.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (65.22%) Linux
2 21 (45.65%) Windows
3 14 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (10.87%) Unix
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (4.35%) CentOS
6 2 (4.35%) Fedora
6 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.35%) VMS
7 1 (2.17%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (30.43%) Configuration Management
3 13 (28.26%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (23.91%) ITIL
6 10 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (21.74%) Capacity Management
7 9 (19.57%) Change Control
8 8 (17.39%) Data Modelling
8 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
9 7 (15.22%) Business Continuity
9 7 (15.22%) Decision-Making
9 7 (15.22%) DevOps
9 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (15.22%) Project Delivery
9 7 (15.22%) Risk Management
9 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (13.04%) Migration
10 6 (13.04%) Tech Ops
10 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) Bash Shell
1 16 (34.78%) Java
2 11 (23.91%) Python
3 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
4 7 (15.22%) C
5 6 (13.04%) ABAP
6 5 (10.87%) AWK
6 5 (10.87%) Jython
6 5 (10.87%) Perl
6 5 (10.87%) sed
7 4 (8.70%) SQL
8 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.35%) Ruby
9 2 (4.35%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.39%) MCSE
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 5 (10.87%) VCP6
6 2 (4.35%) CCNA
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.35%) CISSP
6 2 (4.35%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (4.35%) GIAC
6 2 (4.35%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (4.35%) NCDA
6 2 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (4.35%) SANS
6 2 (4.35%) SSCP
7 1 (2.17%) Degree
7 1 (2.17%) MCITP
7 1 (2.17%) RHCT
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 7 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (10.87%) Samba
4 5 (10.87%) vSphere
5 4 (8.70%) GlusterFS
5 4 (8.70%) vCloud
6 3 (6.52%) Docker
7 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.35%) KVM
7 2 (4.35%) VirtualBox
7 2 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (4.35%) Xen
8 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (41.30%) Ansible
2 10 (21.74%) Puppet
3 7 (15.22%) Terraform
4 6 (13.04%) Data Guard
5 5 (10.87%) Kubernetes
5 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (10.87%) vMotion
5 5 (10.87%) vRealize
6 4 (8.70%) ZABBIX
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (4.35%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (4.35%) Graylog
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (4.35%) Nagios
7 2 (4.35%) OpenNMS
7 2 (4.35%) Salt
7 2 (4.35%) SCCM
7 2 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) VMware
2 14 (30.43%) Oracle
3 13 (28.26%) NetApp
4 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 8 (17.39%) Cisco
5 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
6 6 (13.04%) SAP
7 5 (10.87%) Dell
8 4 (8.70%) EMC
8 4 (8.70%) HP
8 4 (8.70%) Informatica
8 4 (8.70%) SolarWinds
9 3 (6.52%) IBM
10 2 (4.35%) Aspera
10 2 (4.35%) Brocade
10 2 (4.35%) Cloudera
10 2 (4.35%) Hortonworks
10 2 (4.35%) Okta
10 2 (4.35%) Siebel
10 2 (4.35%) Signiant