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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network File System (NFS)
UK / England
Rank 519 516 522
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs citing NFS 55 97 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.19% 1.83% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 62 51
Median daily rate £475 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £302 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +5.55% +16.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00

NFS is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4625 5315 5068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.21% 10.83% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2955 3277 2807
Median daily rate £412 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.30% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 425 595
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.51% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.34 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing NFS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NFS in England

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 25 £463 +2.77% 7
South East +18 19 £475 - 5
East Midlands +4 6 £480 +159.45% 1
Yorkshire +11 2 £525 -
East of England -3 2 - - 1
North West +28 1 £175 - 1
NFS
UK

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NFS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for NFS.

1 117 (83.57%) Linux
2 72 (51.43%) Unix
3 71 (50.71%) SAN
4 68 (48.57%) Solaris
4 68 (48.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (47.14%) DNS
5 66 (47.14%) Red Hat
5 66 (47.14%) VMware
6 62 (44.29%) Oracle
7 59 (42.14%) Windows
8 58 (41.43%) Perl
9 50 (35.71%) NAS
10 48 (34.29%) LDAP
11 47 (33.57%) NetApp
12 46 (32.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 42 (30.00%) iSCSI
14 41 (29.29%) SQL
15 38 (27.14%) Sun
15 38 (27.14%) Veritas
15 38 (27.14%) Finance
16 37 (26.43%) EMC
17 35 (25.00%) HP
17 35 (25.00%) IBM
18 34 (24.29%) Python
18 34 (24.29%) Bash Shell
19 33 (23.57%) Puppet
20 31 (22.14%) DevOps
21 27 (19.29%) Cisco
21 27 (19.29%) TCP/IP
21 27 (19.29%) Configuration Management

NFS
Top Related 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 21 (15.00%) Apache
2 17 (12.14%) IIS
2 17 (12.14%) Tomcat
3 10 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 10 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 9 (6.43%) DataSynapse
4 9 (6.43%) JBoss
4 9 (6.43%) Oracle Coherence
5 8 (5.71%) WebLogic
6 7 (5.00%) OpenStack
7 6 (4.29%) nginx
8 2 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (12.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) RMDS
1 3 (2.14%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.57%) IaaS
4 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.71%) GitHub
6 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 71 (50.71%) SAN
2 66 (47.14%) DNS
3 50 (35.71%) NAS
4 48 (34.29%) LDAP
5 42 (30.00%) iSCSI
6 27 (19.29%) TCP/IP
7 26 (18.57%) Fibre Channel
7 26 (18.57%) SSH
8 24 (17.14%) DHCP
9 20 (14.29%) FTP
10 18 (12.86%) Firewall
11 17 (12.14%) FCoE
12 15 (10.71%) HTTP
13 10 (7.14%) LAN
13 10 (7.14%) Multicast
13 10 (7.14%) WAN
14 8 (5.71%) Internet
14 8 (5.71%) Kerberos
14 8 (5.71%) OpenLDAP
14 8 (5.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.14%) MySQL
2 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.57%) Hadoop
4 9 (6.43%) HBase
5 6 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.86%) Big Data
6 4 (2.86%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (2.14%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.43%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 16 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.14%) JIRA
3 3 (2.14%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.71%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.71%) Metasploit
General
1 38 (27.14%) Finance
2 20 (14.29%) Banking
3 7 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.14%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.43%) Electronics
7 2 (1.43%) Marketing
7 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.71%) Games
8 1 (0.71%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.71%) Local Government
8 1 (0.71%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (40.00%) Administrator
2 31 (22.14%) Unix Administrator
3 27 (19.29%) Linux Administrator
3 27 (19.29%) Systems Administrator
4 19 (13.57%) Linux Engineer
5 17 (12.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 14 (10.00%) Architect
7 13 (9.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 12 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (7.86%) SAN Administrator
9 11 (7.86%) Storage Administrator
10 9 (6.43%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 9 (6.43%) SAN Storage Administrator
10 9 (6.43%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (6.43%) VMWare Administrator
11 8 (5.71%) Developer
11 8 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (5.71%) Perl Developer
11 8 (5.71%) Solaris Administrator
12 7 (5.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.14%) Middleware
1 10 (7.14%) XML
2 9 (6.43%) HTML
2 9 (6.43%) LAMP
2 9 (6.43%) Rendezvous
2 9 (6.43%) XSLT
3 7 (5.00%) Web Services
4 4 (2.86%) YAML
5 3 (2.14%) .NET
5 3 (2.14%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (2.14%) libvirt
5 3 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.43%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.43%) CGI
6 2 (1.43%) Embperl
6 2 (1.43%) FastCGI
6 2 (1.43%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.43%) Memcached
6 2 (1.43%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.71%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 21 (15.00%) Replication
3 17 (12.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 10 (7.14%) Symmetrix
5 9 (6.43%) Client/Server
6 8 (5.71%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (5.71%) Private Cloud
7 6 (4.29%) Clustering
8 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.57%) CMDB
8 5 (3.57%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.86%) Derivative
9 4 (2.86%) Online Banking
10 3 (2.14%) CLARiiON
10 3 (2.14%) Life Science
10 3 (2.14%) PKI
11 2 (1.43%) Fintech
11 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 117 (83.57%) Linux
2 72 (51.43%) Unix
3 68 (48.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 68 (48.57%) Solaris
4 59 (42.14%) Windows
5 14 (10.00%) AIX
6 13 (9.29%) SUSE
7 12 (8.57%) Windows Server
8 11 (7.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (5.00%) Data ONTAP
9 7 (5.00%) HPUX
9 7 (5.00%) VMS
9 7 (5.00%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.57%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.86%) CentOS
11 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (2.14%) Debian
12 3 (2.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.14%) DevOps
2 27 (19.29%) Configuration Management
3 26 (18.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (14.29%) High Availability
6 19 (13.57%) Change Management
7 18 (12.86%) Migration
8 17 (12.14%) Load Balancing
9 14 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (7.86%) Benchmarking
10 11 (7.86%) Open Source
11 10 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (7.14%) Low Latency
12 9 (6.43%) Capacity Management
12 9 (6.43%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (6.43%) Kernel Tuning
13 8 (5.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 6 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
15 5 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
15 5 (3.57%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (41.43%) Perl
2 41 (29.29%) SQL
3 34 (24.29%) Bash Shell
3 34 (24.29%) Python
4 20 (14.29%) Java
5 17 (12.14%) Korn
5 17 (12.14%) PowerShell
6 16 (11.43%) Shell Script
7 10 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 10 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 9 (6.43%) PHP
8 9 (6.43%) Ruby
9 5 (3.57%) C-shell
10 4 (2.86%) ABAP
10 4 (2.86%) Bourne shell
10 4 (2.86%) SystemTap
11 3 (2.14%) C
11 3 (2.14%) C++
11 3 (2.14%) Go
12 1 (0.71%) Julia
Qualifications
1 10 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.00%) Degree
3 5 (3.57%) RHCE
4 4 (2.86%) CCNA
4 4 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.14%) CCNP
5 3 (2.14%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.14%) RHCA
5 3 (2.14%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.43%) MCSE
6 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.43%) RHCT
6 2 (1.43%) VCP5
6 2 (1.43%) VCP6
6 2 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.71%) MCSA
7 1 (0.71%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.43%) QA
1 2 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) GCP
2 1 (0.71%) ISO27005
2 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (32.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (18.57%) Active Directory
3 22 (15.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 20 (14.29%) SRDF
4 20 (14.29%) Veritas File System
5 18 (12.86%) KVM
5 18 (12.86%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (12.86%) Samba
6 17 (12.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 15 (10.71%) Hyper-V
7 15 (10.71%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (8.57%) vSphere
9 10 (7.14%) Xen
10 6 (4.29%) Docker
10 6 (4.29%) Firmware
11 5 (3.57%) Squid
11 5 (3.57%) vCloud
12 4 (2.86%) iptables
12 4 (2.86%) VMware ESX
13 3 (2.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (23.57%) Puppet
2 24 (17.14%) Ansible
3 22 (15.71%) Nagios
4 21 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (14.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 13 (9.29%) NetBackup
7 11 (7.86%) EMC Navisphere
8 8 (5.71%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (3.57%) Oracle ZFS
9 5 (3.57%) SCOM
10 4 (2.86%) HAProxy
10 4 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (2.86%) OpenView
10 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (2.86%) SCCM
11 3 (2.14%) OpenIDM
11 3 (2.14%) RANCID
11 3 (2.14%) Salt
11 3 (2.14%) systemd
Vendors
1 66 (47.14%) Red Hat
1 66 (47.14%) VMware
2 62 (44.29%) Oracle
3 47 (33.57%) NetApp
4 38 (27.14%) Sun
4 38 (27.14%) Veritas
5 37 (26.43%) EMC
6 35 (25.00%) HP
6 35 (25.00%) IBM
7 27 (19.29%) Cisco
8 17 (12.14%) Brocade
9 12 (8.57%) Microsoft
9 12 (8.57%) SaltStack
9 12 (8.57%) Sybase
10 11 (7.86%) Intel
11 9 (6.43%) Dell
11 9 (6.43%) TIBCO
12 8 (5.71%) Veeam
13 7 (5.00%) SAP
13 7 (5.00%) Symantec
Slough, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £56 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 18 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 25 days ago