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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
England / London
Rank 349 325 301
Rank change year-on-year -24 -24  
Contract jobs citing NAS 53 95 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 3.40% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 76 66
Median daily rate £420 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £355
% change year-on-year -8.75% +12.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 £14.20 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +246.40% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £18.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +134.24% -54.37%  

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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2414 2791 2828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.57% 12.69% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1884 1817
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 81
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £12.80 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in London

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
City of London +3 15 £531 +7.32% 2
New Malden - 2 - -
Canary Wharf -2 1 £400 -20.00%
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 London region with a requirement for NAS.

1 89 (79.46%) SAN
2 81 (72.32%) Windows
3 70 (62.50%) VMware
4 52 (46.43%) Active Directory
5 48 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 44 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (37.50%) Linux
8 41 (36.61%) Windows Server
9 40 (35.71%) Finance
10 38 (33.93%) NetApp
11 37 (33.04%) Microsoft
12 34 (30.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 33 (29.46%) Cisco
13 33 (29.46%) PowerShell
14 32 (28.57%) DNS
14 32 (28.57%) Solaris
15 30 (26.79%) NFS
16 29 (25.89%) MS Excel
16 29 (25.89%) SQL
16 29 (25.89%) HP
17 28 (25.00%) Oracle
18 27 (24.11%) EMC
18 27 (24.11%) iSCSI
18 27 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (23.21%) Hyper-V
19 26 (23.21%) LAN
19 26 (23.21%) Firewall
20 25 (22.32%) WAN
20 25 (22.32%) Data Centre
21 24 (21.43%) Performance Tuning

NAS
Top Related 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 18 (16.07%) IIS
2 15 (13.39%) MS Exchange
3 14 (12.50%) Apache
4 13 (11.61%) WebSphere
5 12 (10.71%) Tomcat
6 9 (8.04%) Oracle Coherence
6 9 (8.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 8 (7.14%) DataSynapse
7 8 (7.14%) SharePoint
7 8 (7.14%) Skype for Business
8 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (5.36%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.68%) JBoss
9 3 (2.68%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 29 (25.89%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.25%) MS Office
3 6 (5.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) ION MarketView
2 3 (2.68%) Exstream
2 3 (2.68%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.04%) Office 365
4 4 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.68%) GitHub
6 1 (0.89%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 89 (79.46%) SAN
2 32 (28.57%) DNS
3 27 (24.11%) iSCSI
4 26 (23.21%) Firewall
4 26 (23.21%) LAN
5 25 (22.32%) WAN
6 20 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 18 (16.07%) DHCP
8 16 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
9 14 (12.50%) FCoE
10 11 (9.82%) LDAP
11 10 (8.93%) HTTP
12 9 (8.04%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (8.04%) MPLS
12 9 (8.04%) Multicast
13 8 (7.14%) VPN
13 8 (7.14%) Wireless
14 7 (6.25%) Internet
14 7 (6.25%) SSH
15 6 (5.36%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.04%) MySQL
3 8 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 8 (7.14%) HBase
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.89%) Big Data
6 1 (0.89%) DB2
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.46%) TeamCity
2 5 (4.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.89%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (35.71%) Finance
2 24 (21.43%) Banking
3 11 (9.82%) Legal
4 6 (5.36%) Back Office
5 5 (4.46%) Front Office
5 5 (4.46%) Retail
6 4 (3.57%) Publishing
7 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.89%) Advertising
8 1 (0.89%) Games
8 1 (0.89%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (17.86%) Administrator
2 18 (16.07%) Architect
3 16 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (13.39%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (9.82%) Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (6.25%) VMWare Administrator
9 6 (5.36%) IT Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Unix Administrator
10 5 (4.46%) Active Directory Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Consultant
10 5 (4.46%) Integration Specialist
10 5 (4.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.46%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.46%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 5 (4.46%) Storage Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Support Specialist
10 5 (4.46%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.71%) Middleware
2 8 (7.14%) HTML
2 8 (7.14%) Rendezvous
2 8 (7.14%) XML
2 8 (7.14%) XSLT
3 5 (4.46%) .NET
3 5 (4.46%) 802.1X
3 5 (4.46%) COM
4 4 (3.57%) LAMP
4 4 (3.57%) libvirt
4 4 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.68%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (2.68%) Web Services
5 3 (2.68%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.89%) JMS
7 1 (0.89%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.32%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.50%) Clustering
3 8 (7.14%) Private Cloud
4 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (6.25%) Replication
5 6 (5.36%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (4.46%) Fixed Income
7 4 (3.57%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.57%) Derivative
7 4 (3.57%) Online Banking
7 4 (3.57%) Symmetrix
7 4 (3.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.68%) User Experience
8 3 (2.68%) Wiki
9 2 (1.79%) CLARiiON
9 2 (1.79%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 81 (72.32%) Windows
2 44 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 42 (37.50%) Linux
4 41 (36.61%) Windows Server
5 34 (30.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (28.57%) Solaris
7 27 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (21.43%) Unix
9 20 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (6.25%) CentOS
10 7 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (5.36%) Windows 7
12 5 (4.46%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (4.46%) SUSE
13 4 (3.57%) FreeBSD
13 4 (3.57%) Windows 10
14 3 (2.68%) AIX
14 3 (2.68%) VMS
15 1 (0.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (16.07%) DevOps
3 16 (14.29%) Change Management
4 15 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (9.82%) ITIL
7 10 (8.93%) Benchmarking
7 10 (8.93%) Configuration Management
8 9 (8.04%) Migration
8 9 (8.04%) Project Management
9 7 (6.25%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.25%) Open Source
9 7 (6.25%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.25%) Service Management
9 7 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
10 6 (5.36%) Change Control
10 6 (5.36%) Network Design
10 6 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (4.46%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (29.46%) PowerShell
2 29 (25.89%) SQL
3 14 (12.50%) Java
4 12 (10.71%) Perl
4 12 (10.71%) Python
5 11 (9.82%) Bash Shell
6 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.57%) Korn
9 3 (2.68%) C
9 3 (2.68%) VB
10 2 (1.79%) VBScript
11 1 (0.89%) C#
11 1 (0.89%) Ruby
11 1 (0.89%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 14 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (11.61%) MCSE
3 10 (8.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (8.04%) CCNP
4 9 (8.04%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.36%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.57%) CCDP
7 4 (3.57%) CCIE
7 4 (3.57%) CCNA
7 4 (3.57%) Degree
7 4 (3.57%) RHCA
7 4 (3.57%) RHCE
7 4 (3.57%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.79%) CISSP
8 2 (1.79%) CLAS
8 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.79%) VCAP
9 1 (0.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 48 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (26.79%) NFS
4 26 (23.21%) Hyper-V
5 15 (13.39%) VMware ESX
5 15 (13.39%) vSphere
6 14 (12.50%) KVM
7 13 (11.61%) SRDF
7 13 (11.61%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (9.82%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (8.04%) Xen
10 5 (4.46%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (4.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (4.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (4.46%) XenServer
11 4 (3.57%) iptables
11 4 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (2.68%) Veritas File System
12 3 (2.68%) XenApp
12 3 (2.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) NetBackup
2 12 (10.71%) Puppet
3 9 (8.04%) WMI
4 8 (7.14%) SCCM
5 7 (6.25%) Nagios
6 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (5.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 6 (5.36%) vMotion
7 5 (4.46%) Ansible
7 5 (4.46%) Nessus
7 5 (4.46%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (3.57%) HAProxy
8 4 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (3.57%) Salt
9 3 (2.68%) Control-M
9 3 (2.68%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (2.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (2.68%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 70 (62.50%) VMware
2 38 (33.93%) NetApp
3 37 (33.04%) Microsoft
4 33 (29.46%) Cisco
5 29 (25.89%) HP
6 28 (25.00%) Oracle
7 27 (24.11%) EMC
8 21 (18.75%) IBM
9 19 (16.96%) Citrix
10 16 (14.29%) Intel
11 12 (10.71%) Sybase
12 10 (8.93%) Veritas
13 9 (8.04%) Sun
14 8 (7.14%) TIBCO
15 7 (6.25%) Dell
15 7 (6.25%) Intel Security
15 7 (6.25%) Red Hat
15 7 (6.25%) Symantec
16 5 (4.46%) BT
16 5 (4.46%) ION Trading