Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 514 646 691
Rank change year-on-year +132 +45 +49
Contract jobs citing NFS 48 59 154
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.099% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.86% 0.64% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 106
Median daily rate £444 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +17.65% +6.92%
10th Percentile £294 £253 £324
90th Percentile £625 £625 £644
UK median daily rate £438 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.00 - £22.50
10th Percentile £33.13 - £21.25
90th Percentile £57.63 - £23.75
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £49.19 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.78% +118.62% -22.41%

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 5,587 9,289 13,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.48% 15.58% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,798 6,393 9,448
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £220 £168 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £473
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 477 633
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +0.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.58
90th Percentile £59.00 £41.45 £46.91
Median hourly rate £18.52 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +3.13% +3.23%

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 7 March 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing NFS in England over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 7 March 2021. 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 +69 21 £450 -13.88% 4
South East +94 20 £540 +13.68% 3
North of England +73 4 £400 +11.11%
Yorkshire +47 3 £400 +11.11%
South West +76 2 £438 -12.50% 1
East of England - 2 £250 - 1
North West +42 1 - -
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 33 (68.75%) VMware
1 33 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (52.08%) DNS
3 24 (50.00%) Dell
4 21 (43.75%) Linux
4 21 (43.75%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (43.75%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
5 19 (39.58%) SAN
6 16 (33.33%) NAS
6 16 (33.33%) Kubernetes
7 15 (31.25%) Fibre Channel
7 15 (31.25%) vSphere
7 15 (31.25%) DHCP
7 15 (31.25%) Terraform
8 14 (29.17%) Unix
8 14 (29.17%) iSCSI
8 14 (29.17%) IaaS
9 13 (27.08%) High Availability
9 13 (27.08%) Python
9 13 (27.08%) vRealize
10 11 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (22.92%) Windows
10 11 (22.92%) EMC
10 11 (22.92%) Cisco
10 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (22.92%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (22.92%) Docker
11 10 (20.83%) Ansible
11 10 (20.83%) DevOps

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 4 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 4 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 4 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (6.25%) Confluence
3 2 (4.17%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) Jupyter
3 2 (4.17%) nginx
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) IaaS
2 9 (18.75%) GCP
3 7 (14.58%) AWS
3 7 (14.58%) Azure
4 6 (12.50%) GitHub
5 5 (10.42%) PaaS
6 3 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (4.17%) OpenShift
7 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (52.08%) DNS
2 19 (39.58%) SAN
3 16 (33.33%) NAS
4 15 (31.25%) DHCP
4 15 (31.25%) Fibre Channel
5 14 (29.17%) iSCSI
6 10 (20.83%) VSAN
7 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 5 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (10.42%) LAN
8 5 (10.42%) Multicast
8 5 (10.42%) WAN
9 4 (8.33%) FCoE
9 4 (8.33%) Firewall
9 4 (8.33%) SSH
10 3 (6.25%) InfiniBand
10 3 (6.25%) VLAN
11 2 (4.17%) Kerberos
11 2 (4.17%) SSL
12 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Hadoop
1 4 (8.33%) HBase
1 4 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) BigQuery
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (6.25%) JIRA
3 2 (4.17%) RStudio
3 2 (4.17%) Serena SBM
3 2 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Publishing
4 2 (4.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Administrator
2 9 (18.75%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (12.50%) Architect
4 6 (12.50%) VMWare Administrator
5 5 (10.42%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Senior VMWare Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Banking Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Middleware
2 3 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
1 9 (18.75%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (14.58%) Private Cloud
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Clustering
3 3 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Linux
2 14 (29.17%) Unix
3 11 (22.92%) Windows
4 10 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (12.50%) Solaris
6 5 (10.42%) CentOS
7 4 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (4.17%) AIX
8 2 (4.17%) SUSE
8 2 (4.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) High Availability
2 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (22.92%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (20.83%) DevOps
3 10 (20.83%) Load Balancing
4 9 (18.75%) Converged Infrastructure
4 9 (18.75%) Migration
5 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 5 (10.42%) Runbook
6 5 (10.42%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Server Management
6 5 (10.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (8.33%) Patch Management
7 4 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (8.33%) Performance Measurement
7 4 (8.33%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) Python
2 9 (18.75%) Java
3 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 7 (14.58%) C
4 7 (14.58%) Perl
5 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.25%) C++
6 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.25%) Ruby
7 2 (4.17%) Go
7 2 (4.17%) SQL
8 1 (2.08%) Korn
8 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) GDPR
1 2 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (43.75%) Virtual Machines
2 21 (43.75%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (31.25%) vSphere
4 11 (22.92%) Docker
5 10 (20.83%) VMware NSX
6 9 (18.75%) VMFS
7 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 6 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (10.42%) VMware Server
10 4 (8.33%) KVM
10 4 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (8.33%) SRDF
10 4 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (8.33%) Xen
11 3 (6.25%) Ceph
11 3 (6.25%) Firmware
11 3 (6.25%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 16 (33.33%) Kubernetes
2 15 (31.25%) Terraform
3 13 (27.08%) vRealize
4 10 (20.83%) Ansible
4 10 (20.83%) vCenter Server
5 9 (18.75%) vMotion
6 5 (10.42%) BladeLogic
6 5 (10.42%) Mesos
6 5 (10.42%) Prometheus
6 5 (10.42%) Puppet
6 5 (10.42%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 3 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (6.25%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Control-M
8 2 (4.17%) Icinga
8 2 (4.17%) Netcool
8 2 (4.17%) QRadar
8 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (68.75%) VMware
2 24 (50.00%) Dell
3 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
4 11 (22.92%) Cisco
4 11 (22.92%) EMC
5 10 (20.83%) Oracle
5 10 (20.83%) Palo Alto
6 9 (18.75%) NetApp
7 8 (16.67%) HP
8 7 (14.58%) BMC
8 7 (14.58%) IBM
9 6 (12.50%) Google
9 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
10 5 (10.42%) Citrix
10 5 (10.42%) Ivanti
10 5 (10.42%) Shavlik
10 5 (10.42%) Veritas
11 4 (8.33%) MuleSoft
11 4 (8.33%) Veeam
11 4 (8.33%) Zerto