Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 398 395 538
Rank change year-on-year -3 +143 -2
Contract jobs citing NAS 65 42 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.11% 1.80% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 28 44
10th Percentile £319 £234 £233
25th Percentile £500 £344 £335
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% +5.88% -10.53%
75th Percentile £700 £500 £538
90th Percentile £713 £550 £575
England median daily rate £500 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £72.50 - -
England median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.90% -53.33% +119.51%

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 2,090 2,339 4,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.93% 10.93% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,440 1,631 2,892
10th Percentile £300 £205 £214
25th Percentile £381 £338 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £565 £575
90th Percentile £662 £650 £650
England median daily rate £438 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +2.94% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 72 93
10th Percentile £13.55 £15.03 £14.75
25th Percentile £21.34 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate £47.50 £30.05 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +58.07% +33.56% +15.47%
75th Percentile £64.69 £47.58 £40.00
90th Percentile £76.08 £52.43 £47.42
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +28.21% +4.00% -1.03%

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 9 May 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 9 May 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 +31 17 £675 +50.00% 5
West London - 2 £200 - 1
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 9 May 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 46 (70.77%) SAN
2 25 (38.46%) Firewall
3 24 (36.92%) Finance
3 24 (36.92%) Azure
4 20 (30.77%) ITIL
5 19 (29.23%) Data Centre
6 18 (27.69%) Social Skills
6 18 (27.69%) Windows
6 18 (27.69%) Python
6 18 (27.69%) Migration
7 17 (26.15%) VMware
7 17 (26.15%) Linux
7 17 (26.15%) GCP
8 16 (24.62%) Middleware
9 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 15 (23.08%) AWS
10 14 (21.54%) IaaS
10 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
10 14 (21.54%) DNS
10 14 (21.54%) Oracle
10 14 (21.54%) Banking
10 14 (21.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (21.54%) Terraform
11 13 (20.00%) IBM
11 13 (20.00%) EMC
11 13 (20.00%) NetApp
11 13 (20.00%) Puppet
11 13 (20.00%) Load Balancing
12 12 (18.46%) Cisco
12 12 (18.46%) DHCP

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 8 (12.31%) Confluence
2 7 (10.77%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (6.15%) Apache
5 2 (3.08%) IIS
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.54%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (36.92%) Azure
2 17 (26.15%) GCP
3 15 (23.08%) AWS
4 14 (21.54%) IaaS
5 11 (16.92%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (7.69%) GitHub
6 5 (7.69%) PaaS
7 2 (3.08%) Azure Stack
7 2 (3.08%) OneDrive
7 2 (3.08%) OpenShift
7 2 (3.08%) SaaS
8 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (70.77%) SAN
2 25 (38.46%) Firewall
3 14 (21.54%) DNS
4 12 (18.46%) DHCP
5 11 (16.92%) FTP
5 11 (16.92%) iSCSI
6 10 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 7 (10.77%) VPN
7 7 (10.77%) WAN
8 5 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (7.69%) FCoE
8 5 (7.69%) LAN
8 5 (7.69%) Multicast
9 4 (6.15%) SSL
9 4 (6.15%) VLAN
10 3 (4.62%) NetScaler
10 3 (4.62%) Wireshark
11 2 (3.08%) HTTP
11 2 (3.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.38%) DB2
3 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.15%) HBase
3 4 (6.15%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.62%) Data Vault
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.08%) MySQL
5 2 (3.08%) ObjectStore
5 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) JIRA
2 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (36.92%) Finance
2 18 (27.69%) Social Skills
3 14 (21.54%) Banking
4 10 (15.38%) Influencing Skills
5 7 (10.77%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (6.15%) Investment Banking
7 3 (4.62%) Financial Institution
8 2 (3.08%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (3.08%) Public Sector
9 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 9 (13.85%) Architect
3 7 (10.77%) Administrator
3 7 (10.77%) Consultant
4 6 (9.23%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) Installation Manager
6 4 (6.15%) IT Manager
6 4 (6.15%) IT Support
6 4 (6.15%) Microsoft 365 Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Storage Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Storage and Backup Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (4.62%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.62%) Middleware
2 3 (4.62%) LDAP
3 2 (3.08%) Web Services
4 1 (1.54%) Flask
4 1 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.54%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.23%) Data Centre
2 12 (18.46%) Replication
3 10 (15.38%) AS400
3 10 (15.38%) iSeries
4 9 (13.85%) LPAR
5 7 (10.77%) Clustering
6 5 (7.69%) Cloud Native
7 4 (6.15%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (4.62%) Cyberattack
8 3 (4.62%) Public Cloud
9 2 (3.08%) Device Driver
9 2 (3.08%) Driving Licence
9 2 (3.08%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.54%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Windows
2 17 (26.15%) Linux
3 11 (16.92%) Unix
4 10 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 8 (12.31%) Solaris
6 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.69%) Windows Server
8 3 (4.62%) AIX
9 2 (3.08%) VMS
9 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (1.54%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) ITIL
2 18 (27.69%) Migration
3 14 (21.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 12 (18.46%) Project Delivery
6 11 (16.92%) Release Management
7 10 (15.38%) Business Continuity
7 10 (15.38%) Project Governance
7 10 (15.38%) Project Management
8 9 (13.85%) Matrix Organization
8 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2
8 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
9 8 (12.31%) Collaborative Working
10 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (10.77%) Issue Tracking
10 7 (10.77%) Product Roadmap
10 7 (10.77%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (9.23%) CMMI
11 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 5 (7.69%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) Python
2 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
2 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.31%) PowerShell
4 7 (10.77%) Java
4 7 (10.77%) Perl
5 5 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.69%) SQL
6 2 (3.08%) AWK
6 2 (3.08%) C
6 2 (3.08%) sed
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) CISA
1 6 (9.23%) FFIEC
1 6 (9.23%) ISACA
2 5 (7.69%) PMP
3 4 (6.15%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) CCA
4 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.54%) RHCE
4 1 (1.54%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.92%) QA
2 9 (13.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (13.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 6 (9.23%) COBIT
3 6 (9.23%) NIST
3 6 (9.23%) NIST 800
4 1 (1.54%) COSO
4 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.92%) NFS
2 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 10 (15.38%) PowerHA
4 9 (13.85%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (10.77%) KVM
5 7 (10.77%) Xen
6 5 (7.69%) Docker
6 5 (7.69%) SRDF
7 4 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (6.15%) vSphere
8 3 (4.62%) Firmware
8 3 (4.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (4.62%) Veritas File System
9 2 (3.08%) Postfix
9 2 (3.08%) qmail
9 2 (3.08%) Samba
9 2 (3.08%) Sendmail
9 2 (3.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (21.54%) Terraform
2 13 (20.00%) Puppet
3 11 (16.92%) Ansible
4 7 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (9.23%) Kubernetes
6 5 (7.69%) NetBackup
7 4 (6.15%) BladeLogic
7 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (6.15%) SmoothWall
8 3 (4.62%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
9 2 (3.08%) RSA Archer
9 2 (3.08%) SCOM
9 2 (3.08%) SELinux
9 2 (3.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (3.08%) vCenter Server
9 2 (3.08%) ZABBIX
10 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.54%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) VMware
2 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 14 (21.54%) Oracle
4 13 (20.00%) EMC
4 13 (20.00%) IBM
4 13 (20.00%) NetApp
5 12 (18.46%) Cisco
6 10 (15.38%) Dell
7 7 (10.77%) Google
7 7 (10.77%) Red Hat
7 7 (10.77%) Sybase
8 6 (9.23%) Citrix
8 6 (9.23%) HP
9 5 (7.69%) Brocade
9 5 (7.69%) F5
9 5 (7.69%) Veritas
10 4 (6.15%) BMC
10 4 (6.15%) Meraki
10 4 (6.15%) MuleSoft
11 3 (4.62%) Palo Alto