Period
to 16 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 723 715 664
Rank change year-on-year -8 -51 +12
Contract jobs citing NFS 123 110 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 0.93% 1.09% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 60 153
England median daily rate £428 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -5.26% +22.58%
10th Percentile £313 £177 £323
90th Percentile £679 £576 £605
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +1.18% -10.53% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
England median hourly rate £20.50 £32.50 £49.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.92% -34.29% +9.91%
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £32.50 £49.46
% change year-on-year -36.92% -34.29% +9.91%

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 13,250 10,058 11,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.01% 11.50% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,631 6,435 7,550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £170 £180
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 791 622 867
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.73% -3.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.13 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - +1.59% -1.56%

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 July 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 July 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
London -15 82 £450 -1.91% 8
South East -39 20 £424 -10.84% 12
Midlands -13 12 £300 -37.50%
West Midlands - 10 £294 -
North of England -34 5 £456 +73.81% 1
South West +9 3 £325 - 2
Yorkshire -17 3 £506 -3.57% 1
East Midlands -5 2 £300 -37.50%
North West -28 2 £335 +27.62%
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 80 (65.04%) Linux
2 68 (55.28%) VMware
3 62 (50.41%) iSCSI
4 59 (47.97%) Windows
5 53 (43.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 47 (38.21%) SAN
7 46 (37.40%) NetApp
7 46 (37.40%) Unix
8 35 (28.46%) Perl
8 35 (28.46%) Oracle
8 35 (28.46%) Solaris
8 35 (28.46%) NAS
9 34 (27.64%) Fibre Channel
9 34 (27.64%) Red Hat
10 33 (26.83%) EMC
10 33 (26.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (23.58%) Finance
12 27 (21.95%) Microsoft
13 26 (21.14%) HP
13 26 (21.14%) Veritas
13 26 (21.14%) Data Centre
14 25 (20.33%) Amazon AWS
14 25 (20.33%) Replication
15 24 (19.51%) Configuration Management
15 24 (19.51%) Python
15 24 (19.51%) DNS
15 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
16 23 (18.70%) Cisco
17 22 (17.89%) VMware ESXi
17 22 (17.89%) Security Cleared

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 (15.45%) Apache
2 13 (10.57%) Tomcat
3 12 (9.76%) OpenStack
4 8 (6.50%) MS Exchange
4 8 (6.50%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.88%) IIS
5 6 (4.88%) nginx
6 5 (4.07%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.44%) JBoss
8 2 (1.63%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.81%) Confluence
9 1 (0.81%) Drupal
9 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.33%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.07%) IaaS
4 4 (3.25%) PaaS
4 4 (3.25%) SaaS
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.63%) Office 365
5 2 (1.63%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 62 (50.41%) iSCSI
2 47 (38.21%) SAN
3 35 (28.46%) NAS
4 34 (27.64%) Fibre Channel
5 24 (19.51%) DNS
6 18 (14.63%) TCP/IP
7 16 (13.01%) FCoE
7 16 (13.01%) Firewall
8 15 (12.20%) DHCP
9 12 (9.76%) SSH
10 10 (8.13%) VPN
11 9 (7.32%) FTP
12 8 (6.50%) VLAN
13 6 (4.88%) LAN
13 6 (4.88%) WAN
14 4 (3.25%) Ethernet
14 4 (3.25%) HTTP
14 4 (3.25%) Kerberos
14 4 (3.25%) SSL
14 4 (3.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.50%) MySQL
3 7 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.07%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.25%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.63%) Big Data
6 2 (1.63%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.63%) HBase
6 2 (1.63%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.81%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Git (software)
1 7 (5.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.44%) JIRA
2 3 (2.44%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.63%) Ant
3 2 (1.63%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.63%) GDB
3 2 (1.63%) Maven
3 2 (1.63%) MSBuild
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.63%) Subversion
General
1 29 (23.58%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) Automotive
4 3 (2.44%) Local Government
5 2 (1.63%) Back Office
5 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.63%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.81%) French Language
6 1 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (17.89%) Administrator
2 14 (11.38%) Linux Administrator
3 13 (10.57%) Consultant
3 13 (10.57%) Storage Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Analyst
5 10 (8.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) Storage Consultant
8 7 (5.69%) Data Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Data Storage Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) EMC Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) EMC Storage Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.69%) Storage Administrator
9 6 (4.88%) Architect
9 6 (4.88%) Unix Administrator
10 5 (4.07%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) Middleware
2 13 (10.57%) LDAP
3 8 (6.50%) Web Services
4 7 (5.69%) LAMP
5 4 (3.25%) XML
6 3 (2.44%) HTML
6 3 (2.44%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (2.44%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (2.44%) REST
7 2 (1.63%) Ajax
7 2 (1.63%) CGI
7 2 (1.63%) JMS
7 2 (1.63%) JSON
7 2 (1.63%) Memcached
7 2 (1.63%) SOAP
7 2 (1.63%) Spring
7 2 (1.63%) XSLT
8 1 (0.81%) Flash
8 1 (0.81%) SAML
8 1 (0.81%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.14%) Data Centre
2 25 (20.33%) Replication
3 13 (10.57%) EMC VNX
4 12 (9.76%) EMC VMAX
4 12 (9.76%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (8.13%) Clustering
6 8 (6.50%) Private Cloud
7 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (3.25%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (3.25%) Oracle Exalytics
10 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.63%) Celerra
11 2 (1.63%) CLARiiON
11 2 (1.63%) CMDB
11 2 (1.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (1.63%) Wiki
12 1 (0.81%) HP Storage
12 1 (0.81%) iSeries
12 1 (0.81%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 80 (65.04%) Linux
2 59 (47.97%) Windows
3 46 (37.40%) Unix
4 35 (28.46%) Solaris
5 33 (26.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (13.01%) Windows Server
9 13 (10.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 10 (8.13%) AIX
10 10 (8.13%) Ubuntu
11 7 (5.69%) Data ONTAP
12 6 (4.88%) CentOS
12 6 (4.88%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (4.07%) Debian
13 5 (4.07%) Windows 7
14 4 (3.25%) SUSE
15 3 (2.44%) Windows 10
15 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (1.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.51%) Configuration Management
2 20 (16.26%) Capacity Management
2 20 (16.26%) Capacity Planning
2 20 (16.26%) ITIL
3 19 (15.45%) Migration
4 18 (14.63%) High Availability
5 17 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (11.38%) DevOps
6 14 (11.38%) Security Hardening
6 14 (11.38%) Virtual Environments
7 13 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (10.57%) Data Migration
8 12 (9.76%) Data Management
9 11 (8.94%) Data Security
10 9 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (7.32%) Statistics
11 8 (6.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (6.50%) Open Source
11 8 (6.50%) Problem Management
12 7 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.46%) Perl
2 24 (19.51%) Python
3 17 (13.82%) Bash Shell
4 16 (13.01%) SQL
5 15 (12.20%) C
6 11 (8.94%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.50%) Java
7 8 (6.50%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.07%) Ruby
9 4 (3.25%) AWK
9 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.25%) sed
10 3 (2.44%) Korn
11 2 (1.63%) Bourne shell
11 2 (1.63%) PHP
11 2 (1.63%) SystemTap
11 2 (1.63%) VB
11 2 (1.63%) VBScript
12 1 (0.81%) Go
12 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.26%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (1.63%) MCSE
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.63%) RHCE
4 2 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.81%) CCNA
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.81%) MCITP
5 1 (0.81%) MCSA
5 1 (0.81%) MCT
5 1 (0.81%) NCDA
5 1 (0.81%) OCP
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.81%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) TickIT
System Software
1 53 (43.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (17.89%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (16.26%) Active Directory
4 17 (13.82%) Hyper-V
5 15 (12.20%) vSphere
6 13 (10.57%) Docker
7 10 (8.13%) Samba
7 10 (8.13%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (7.32%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (5.69%) Firmware
10 6 (4.88%) KVM
10 6 (4.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 6 (4.88%) XenApp
11 5 (4.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (4.07%) Veritas File System
11 5 (4.07%) Xen
12 4 (3.25%) iptables
13 3 (2.44%) Ceph
13 3 (2.44%) SRDF
13 3 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (17.07%) Puppet
2 16 (13.01%) Ansible
2 16 (13.01%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (9.76%) EMC VPLEX
3 12 (9.76%) NetBackup
4 11 (8.94%) Oracle ZFS
4 11 (8.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 11 (8.94%) vMotion
5 7 (5.69%) HAProxy
6 6 (4.88%) vCenter Server
6 6 (4.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 5 (4.07%) Nagios
7 5 (4.07%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 4 (3.25%) Tivoli
9 3 (2.44%) Backup Exec
9 3 (2.44%) Kubernetes
9 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (2.44%) SnapVault
9 3 (2.44%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 68 (55.28%) VMware
2 46 (37.40%) NetApp
3 35 (28.46%) Oracle
4 34 (27.64%) Red Hat
5 33 (26.83%) EMC
6 27 (21.95%) Microsoft
7 26 (21.14%) HP
7 26 (21.14%) Veritas
8 23 (18.70%) Cisco
9 19 (15.45%) Brocade
10 16 (13.01%) 3PAR
11 13 (10.57%) IBM
12 9 (7.32%) Sun
13 8 (6.50%) Symantec
14 6 (4.88%) CommVault
15 5 (4.07%) Lotus
16 4 (3.25%) Citrix
16 4 (3.25%) Isilon
16 4 (3.25%) SolarWinds
16 4 (3.25%) Veeam