Period
to 21 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for NAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NAS over the 6 months to 21 September 2019 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 507 540 496
Rank change year-on-year +33 -44 -51
Contract jobs citing NAS 64 86 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 1.58% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 52 71
London median daily rate £445 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.21% +13.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £303 £400 £309
90th Percentile £575 £688 £594
England median daily rate £400 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
London median hourly rate - £20.50 -
England median hourly rate £80.00 £34.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +135.29% -18.07% +104.94%

NAS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 4,051 5,432 5,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.52% 11.85% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,731 3,764 3,362
London median daily rate £463 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.49% +0.28% +2.27%
10th Percentile £213 £203 £214
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 140 149
London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £13.95 £13.68 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £47.00
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.10
% change year-on-year +25.60% +10.50% -25.51%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing NAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in London

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in London

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in London

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in London

NAS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the London region over the 6 months to 21 September 2019. 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
Central London +41 19 £504 +6.05% 5
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing NAS 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 London region with a requirement for NAS.

1 49 (76.56%) SAN
2 40 (62.50%) Windows
3 36 (56.25%) VMware
4 29 (45.31%) Active Directory
5 26 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (40.63%) Windows Server
6 24 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 23 (35.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 22 (34.38%) EMC
9 20 (31.25%) Linux
9 20 (31.25%) Finance
10 19 (29.69%) PowerShell
10 19 (29.69%) Hyper-V
10 19 (29.69%) AWS
11 17 (26.56%) Azure
11 17 (26.56%) Migration
11 17 (26.56%) HP
12 16 (25.00%) Citrix
13 14 (21.88%) Clustering
13 14 (21.88%) NetApp
13 14 (21.88%) IIS
13 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
14 13 (20.31%) SQL
14 13 (20.31%) Publishing
15 12 (18.75%) DNS
15 12 (18.75%) Ansible
16 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
16 11 (17.19%) Task Automation

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 14 (21.88%) IIS
2 9 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.06%) OpenStack
3 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.69%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.56%) SAS
6 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (29.69%) AWS
2 17 (26.56%) Azure
3 9 (14.06%) GitHub
4 4 (6.25%) GCP
5 3 (4.69%) Office 365
6 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.56%) IaaS
7 1 (1.56%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.56%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (76.56%) SAN
2 12 (18.75%) DNS
3 10 (15.63%) DHCP
4 9 (14.06%) WAN
5 8 (12.50%) LAN
6 7 (10.94%) Firewall
7 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.81%) VoIP
9 3 (4.69%) iSCSI
9 3 (4.69%) VPN
10 2 (3.13%) FTP
10 2 (3.13%) Network Security
10 2 (3.13%) PCoIP
10 2 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (3.13%) VLAN
10 2 (3.13%) Wireless
11 1 (1.56%) Broadband
11 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.56%) SMTP
11 1 (1.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) DB2
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.56%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.13%) MSI
3 1 (1.56%) Bazaar
3 1 (1.56%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) Subversion
3 1 (1.56%) WinDbg
General
1 20 (31.25%) Finance
2 13 (20.31%) Publishing
3 9 (14.06%) Banking
4 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.13%) Law
6 2 (3.13%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.56%) Back Office
7 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) Architect
3 8 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (9.38%) Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Administrator
5 5 (7.81%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (6.25%) AWS Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.69%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) RESTful
1 9 (14.06%) Swagger
2 2 (3.13%) LDAP
2 2 (3.13%) Middleware
2 2 (3.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Clustering
2 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
3 10 (15.63%) Replication
4 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.38%) Blackberry
4 6 (9.38%) Blog
5 5 (7.81%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (4.69%) Hedge funds
7 2 (3.13%) EMC VNX
7 2 (3.13%) NHS
7 2 (3.13%) Private Cloud
7 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
7 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (3.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (1.56%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.56%) Handset
8 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.56%) LIMS
8 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (62.50%) Windows
2 26 (40.63%) Windows Server
3 20 (31.25%) Linux
4 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.81%) Unix
8 4 (6.25%) Solaris
8 4 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 4 (6.25%) Windows 7
9 3 (4.69%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.13%) CentOS
10 2 (3.13%) VMS
11 1 (1.56%) Android
11 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (26.56%) Migration
3 11 (17.19%) Task Automation
4 10 (15.63%) Configuration Management
5 9 (14.06%) Data Management
5 9 (14.06%) DevOps
5 9 (14.06%) Infrastructure as Code
6 7 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (10.94%) ITIL
7 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (9.38%) High Availability
7 6 (9.38%) Open Source
7 6 (9.38%) Prototyping
7 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.81%) Project Delivery
8 5 (7.81%) SIEM
9 4 (6.25%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 4 (6.25%) Process Improvement
9 4 (6.25%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) PowerShell
2 13 (20.31%) SQL
3 11 (17.19%) Python
4 7 (10.94%) Perl
5 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.56%) C
5 1 (1.56%) PHP
5 1 (1.56%) VB
5 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Degree
2 5 (7.81%) CISSP
2 5 (7.81%) MCSE
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.25%) CISM
4 3 (4.69%) RHCSA
5 2 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.56%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.56%) CCVP
6 1 (1.56%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.56%) GIAC
6 1 (1.56%) GSEC
6 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.56%) PMP
6 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) HL7
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (45.31%) Active Directory
2 26 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (29.69%) Hyper-V
4 9 (14.06%) vCloud
5 7 (10.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (9.38%) Docker
6 6 (9.38%) vSphere
7 5 (7.81%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (7.81%) XenApp
7 5 (7.81%) XenDesktop
8 4 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (4.69%) NFS
10 2 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (3.13%) VMware NSX
10 2 (3.13%) Xen
11 1 (1.56%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) Ansible
2 11 (17.19%) Puppet
3 8 (12.50%) SCCM
4 6 (9.38%) Kubernetes
5 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (7.81%) QRadar
6 3 (4.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Nagios
7 2 (3.13%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.13%) Scalr
7 2 (3.13%) SCVMM
7 2 (3.13%) ThinApp
7 2 (3.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (1.56%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.56%) Cacti
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (1.56%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.56%) SCOM
8 1 (1.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 36 (56.25%) VMware
2 24 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 22 (34.38%) EMC
4 17 (26.56%) HP
5 16 (25.00%) Citrix
6 14 (21.88%) NetApp
7 11 (17.19%) IBM
8 8 (12.50%) Cisco
9 7 (10.94%) Oracle
9 7 (10.94%) ServiceNow
9 7 (10.94%) Veritas
10 5 (7.81%) Red Hat
11 4 (6.25%) Dell
11 4 (6.25%) Sybase
12 3 (4.69%) Bloomberg
12 3 (4.69%) Fidessa
12 3 (4.69%) Isilon
12 3 (4.69%) Lotus
12 3 (4.69%) Veeam
13 2 (3.13%) Ivanti