Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 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 Attached Storage (NAS)
England > London
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 477 366 512
Rank change year-on-year -111 +146 +56
Contract jobs citing NAS 83 11 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.077% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 0.69% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 9 34
10th Percentile £359 £370 £212
25th Percentile £481 £425 £314
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00% -27.27%
75th Percentile £738 £615 £454
90th Percentile £775 £635 £550
England median daily rate £500 £450 £388
% change year-on-year +11.11% +16.13% -11.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £62.50 - -
England median hourly rate £38.31 - £80.00

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 3,555 1,590 3,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.80% 11.07% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,455 1,084 2,707
10th Percentile £282 £263 £200
25th Percentile £413 £398 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £661
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 19 100
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.00 £13.99
25th Percentile £13.75 £22.75 £17.19
Median hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -17.86% +30.23% +10.26%
75th Percentile £37.75 £41.88 £47.13
90th Percentile £55.25 £58.60 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £31.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year -34.89% +25.40% +32.21%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for NAS in London

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NAS in London.

Daily rate trend for NAS in London

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NAS in London over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NAS in London

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NAS in London.

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 28 October 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
Central London -57 8 £525 +26.51% 9
West London - 2 £388 -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 69 (83.13%) SAN
2 40 (48.19%) VMware
3 37 (44.58%) Finance
3 37 (44.58%) Windows
4 35 (42.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (40.96%) Azure
6 33 (39.76%) Oracle
7 31 (37.35%) Linux
8 29 (34.94%) Social Skills
9 28 (33.73%) Active Directory
10 27 (32.53%) GCP
11 26 (31.33%) Cisco
12 25 (30.12%) SQL Server
12 25 (30.12%) Data Centre
13 24 (28.92%) Microsoft
13 24 (28.92%) Banking
14 23 (27.71%) EMC
15 22 (26.51%) Microsoft 365
16 21 (25.30%) Migration
17 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
17 20 (24.10%) Puppet
18 19 (22.89%) NFS
19 18 (21.69%) Java
19 18 (21.69%) Firewall
19 18 (21.69%) NetApp
20 17 (20.48%) Product Roadmap
21 16 (19.28%) Terraform
21 16 (19.28%) Ansible
21 16 (19.28%) SQL
21 16 (19.28%) iSCSI

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 13 (15.66%) Confluence
2 11 (13.25%) Tomcat
3 10 (12.05%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (8.43%) WebSphere
4 7 (8.43%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (7.23%) Apache
5 6 (7.23%) IIS
5 6 (7.23%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.20%) CICS
7 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.20%) JBoss
7 1 (1.20%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 12 (14.46%) MS Visio
2 11 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (40.96%) Azure
2 27 (32.53%) GCP
3 22 (26.51%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (16.87%) AWS
5 11 (13.25%) GitHub
6 10 (12.05%) IaaS
7 9 (10.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (9.64%) OpenShift
9 3 (3.61%) Cohesity
9 3 (3.61%) Google Workspace
9 3 (3.61%) Mimecast
9 3 (3.61%) PaaS
9 3 (3.61%) SaaS
10 2 (2.41%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (2.41%) OneDrive
11 1 (1.20%) Apigee
11 1 (1.20%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 69 (83.13%) SAN
2 18 (21.69%) Firewall
3 16 (19.28%) iSCSI
4 15 (18.07%) DNS
4 15 (18.07%) WAN
5 13 (15.66%) LAN
6 12 (14.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (10.84%) TCP/IP
8 7 (8.43%) FCoE
8 7 (8.43%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (8.43%) Multicast
8 7 (8.43%) SSL
9 6 (7.23%) DHCP
9 6 (7.23%) Network Security
10 5 (6.02%) HTTP
10 5 (6.02%) VoIP
10 5 (6.02%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (4.82%) DMZ
11 4 (4.82%) Internet
11 4 (4.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.25%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.61%) DB2
4 3 (3.61%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.41%) HBase
5 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.20%) Big Data
6 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.20%) Ingres
6 1 (1.20%) MySQL
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.20%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (18.07%) JIRA
2 9 (10.84%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.43%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.41%) Gradle
6 1 (1.20%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.20%) Vagrant
General
1 37 (44.58%) Finance
2 29 (34.94%) Social Skills
3 24 (28.92%) Banking
4 7 (8.43%) Presentation Skills
5 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.23%) Organisational Skills
5 6 (7.23%) Public Sector
6 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.61%) Legal
7 2 (2.41%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.20%) Local Government
8 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (40.96%) Architect
2 17 (20.48%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (10.84%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (8.43%) Backup Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Technical Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Consultant
5 5 (6.02%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Administrator
6 4 (4.82%) Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.82%) VMware Architect
7 3 (3.61%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (2.41%) Data Centre Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) DB2 DBA
8 2 (2.41%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) Middleware
2 7 (8.43%) LDAP
2 7 (8.43%) Web Services
3 4 (4.82%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.41%) HTML
4 2 (2.41%) REST
4 2 (2.41%) XML
4 2 (2.41%) XSLT
5 1 (1.20%) .NET
5 1 (1.20%) JMS
5 1 (1.20%) Kafka
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.20%) SOAP
5 1 (1.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (30.12%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.05%) Cyberattack
2 10 (12.05%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (9.64%) Clustering
4 6 (7.23%) Cloud Native
4 6 (7.23%) PKI
5 5 (6.02%) Mainframe
5 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
5 5 (6.02%) Public Cloud
5 5 (6.02%) Replication
6 3 (3.61%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.61%) Hedge funds
6 3 (3.61%) HP StoreVirtual
6 3 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.41%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (2.41%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.20%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (44.58%) Windows
2 31 (37.35%) Linux
3 12 (14.46%) Unix
4 11 (13.25%) Windows Server
5 10 (12.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (9.64%) Solaris
7 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (7.23%) Windows 10
8 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.41%) CentOS
10 2 (2.41%) VMS
10 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.20%) AIX
11 1 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.20%) SUSE
11 1 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) Migration
2 17 (20.48%) Product Roadmap
3 16 (19.28%) Data Protection
4 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (15.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (15.66%) Mentoring
5 13 (15.66%) Use Case
6 12 (14.46%) Identity Management
6 12 (14.46%) Information Security
6 12 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (13.25%) Workflow
8 10 (12.05%) Architecture Governance
8 10 (12.05%) Data Integration
8 10 (12.05%) Product Strategy
8 10 (12.05%) Runbook
8 10 (12.05%) Software Delivery
8 10 (12.05%) Test Planning
9 9 (10.84%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
2 18 (21.69%) Java
3 16 (19.28%) SQL
4 11 (13.25%) Python
5 9 (10.84%) Bash Shell
6 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.20%) C#
8 1 (1.20%) Perl
8 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
1 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.64%) Degree
3 6 (7.23%) MCP
4 4 (4.82%) CISSP
4 4 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.82%) GIAC
5 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.61%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (2.41%) CCNA
6 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.41%) MCSE
6 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.20%) CCA
7 1 (1.20%) CCNP
7 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.20%) HND
7 1 (1.20%) MCSA
7 1 (1.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) QA
2 5 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.82%) SLA
4 3 (3.61%) GDPR
4 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.20%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.20%) NIST
System Software
1 35 (42.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (33.73%) Active Directory
3 19 (22.89%) NFS
4 11 (13.25%) Hyper-V
5 10 (12.05%) vSphere
6 7 (8.43%) Docker
6 7 (8.43%) KVM
6 7 (8.43%) SRDF
6 7 (8.43%) Xen
7 6 (7.23%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (6.02%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (4.82%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (2.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (1.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (1.20%) DFS Replication
12 1 (1.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (1.20%) OCFS2
12 1 (1.20%) XenApp
12 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (24.10%) Puppet
2 16 (19.28%) Ansible
2 16 (19.28%) Terraform
3 13 (15.66%) SCCM
4 10 (12.05%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (8.43%) Kubernetes
5 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (4.82%) FortiGate
6 4 (4.82%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.61%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (3.61%) vCenter Server
8 2 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.41%) EMC VPLEX
8 2 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (1.20%) CASB
9 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.20%) SCOM
9 1 (1.20%) SnapMirror
9 1 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 40 (48.19%) VMware
2 33 (39.76%) Oracle
3 26 (31.33%) Cisco
4 24 (28.92%) Microsoft
5 23 (27.71%) EMC
6 18 (21.69%) NetApp
7 12 (14.46%) Red Hat
8 10 (12.05%) Citrix
8 10 (12.05%) Dell
8 10 (12.05%) F5
9 9 (10.84%) HP
10 8 (9.64%) Google
11 6 (7.23%) IBM
11 6 (7.23%) Veritas
11 6 (7.23%) Zerto
12 4 (4.82%) CommVault
12 4 (4.82%) Palo Alto
13 3 (3.61%) Hitachi
13 3 (3.61%) McAfee
13 3 (3.61%) Symantec