The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for NAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 55 60
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5  
Contract jobs citing NAS 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.70% 0.21% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.49% 1.54% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £400 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +135.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -7.05% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.55 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +115.04% -10.00%  

NAS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 86 65 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 20.09% 13.51% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 80
Median daily rate £450 £280 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -14.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £382 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £34.70 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.65% +61.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing NAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NAS in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in Essex

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Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Brentwood - 3 £325 -
NAS
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NAS 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 Essex region with a requirement for NAS.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Broadband
1 3 (100.00%) Firmware
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (100.00%) STB
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Redmine
1 3 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Trac
1 3 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) Network Packet Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) VDSL
2 2 (66.67%) UPnP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Broadband
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) 802.11
2 2 (66.67%) ADSL
2 2 (66.67%) Bluetooth
2 2 (66.67%) IPv4
2 2 (66.67%) IPv6
2 2 (66.67%) UPnP
2 2 (66.67%) VDSL
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Redmine
1 3 (100.00%) Trac
2 2 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Product Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) STB
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 3 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
1 3 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Network Packet Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Firmware