Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 508 462 408
Rank change year-on-year -46 -54 -6
Contract jobs citing NAS 131 149 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.33% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.41% 2.37% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 114 161
London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £352 £275
90th Percentile £613 £625 £613
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £49.19 £38.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.17% -14.04%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £21.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -22.73% -7.17%

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 5446 6281 5810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.55% 13.89% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3652 4102 3843
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +6.01% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £219
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 143 174
London median hourly rate £19.84 £19.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.39% +0.80% +1.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.53 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.25 £50.00 £44.63
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 2017. 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 +10 36 £375 -16.67% 1
South London -28 4 £418 +28.46%
North London - 3 £500 -
West London -2 2 £425 -15.00%
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 106 (80.92%) SAN
2 70 (53.44%) Windows
3 68 (51.91%) VMware
4 58 (44.27%) Linux
5 49 (37.40%) Active Directory
6 47 (35.88%) Unix
7 46 (35.11%) Finance
8 40 (30.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (30.53%) Windows Server
9 38 (29.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (27.48%) EMC
11 34 (25.95%) Cisco
11 34 (25.95%) NetApp
12 32 (24.43%) Firewall
13 31 (23.66%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (22.90%) Red Hat
14 30 (22.90%) Microsoft
15 28 (21.37%) Windows Server 2012
16 25 (19.08%) TCP/IP
16 25 (19.08%) HP
17 24 (18.32%) ITIL
17 24 (18.32%) Migration
18 23 (17.56%) Solaris
18 23 (17.56%) Hyper-V
19 22 (16.79%) Banking
20 21 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
20 21 (16.03%) Data Centre
21 20 (15.27%) Python
22 18 (13.74%) MS Exchange
22 18 (13.74%) Performance Tuning

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 18 (13.74%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.40%) IIS
3 10 (7.63%) Apache
4 9 (6.87%) Tomcat
5 8 (6.11%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.82%) OpenStack
7 5 (3.82%) Skype for Business
8 4 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (2.29%) SAS
10 2 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.53%) JBoss
10 2 (1.53%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.76%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (9.16%) Office 365
4 3 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.53%) IaaS
5 2 (1.53%) PaaS
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (80.92%) SAN
2 32 (24.43%) Firewall
3 25 (19.08%) TCP/IP
4 17 (12.98%) LAN
4 17 (12.98%) SMTP
4 17 (12.98%) WAN
5 15 (11.45%) DNS
6 13 (9.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (9.92%) VPN
7 12 (9.16%) DHCP
7 12 (9.16%) Fibre Channel
7 12 (9.16%) iSCSI
8 10 (7.63%) LDAP
8 10 (7.63%) Network Security
9 7 (5.34%) HTTP
9 7 (5.34%) MPLS
9 7 (5.34%) Wireless
10 6 (4.58%) SNMP
11 5 (3.82%) tcpdump
11 5 (3.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.34%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.82%) Big Data
3 5 (3.82%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (35.11%) Finance
2 22 (16.79%) Banking
3 10 (7.63%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.82%) Front Office
5 4 (3.05%) Automotive
5 4 (3.05%) Back Office
6 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.53%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.76%) French Language
8 1 (0.76%) Marketing
8 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (18.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (13.74%) Linux Engineer
3 15 (11.45%) Analyst
3 15 (11.45%) Architect
4 14 (10.69%) Storage Engineer
5 11 (8.40%) Unix Engineer
6 10 (7.63%) Consultant
7 9 (6.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 6 (4.58%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Network Integration Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.58%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) NetApp Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
10 5 (3.82%) PostgreSQL DBA
10 5 (3.82%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.82%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (3.82%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.82%) X-Windows
2 3 (2.29%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.29%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.29%) Middleware
3 2 (1.53%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.53%) JMS
3 2 (1.53%) SAP PI
3 2 (1.53%) Sensu
3 2 (1.53%) Web Services
4 1 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.03%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (9.16%) Clustering
4 10 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.87%) EMC VMAX
5 9 (6.87%) Fixed Income
5 9 (6.87%) Private Cloud
6 8 (6.11%) Management Information System
7 7 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (5.34%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (5.34%) Replication
8 6 (4.58%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (3.82%) EMC Centera
9 5 (3.82%) EMC VNX
9 5 (3.82%) EMC VNXe
9 5 (3.82%) Hedge funds
10 4 (3.05%) PKI
11 2 (1.53%) Derivative
11 2 (1.53%) iPad
11 2 (1.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (53.44%) Windows
2 58 (44.27%) Linux
3 47 (35.88%) Unix
4 40 (30.53%) Windows Server
5 38 (29.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (23.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (21.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (17.56%) Solaris
9 15 (11.45%) AIX
9 15 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (8.40%) Data ONTAP
11 7 (5.34%) Windows 10
12 5 (3.82%) CentOS
12 5 (3.82%) Windows 2000
13 4 (3.05%) Ubuntu
14 3 (2.29%) CoreOS
14 3 (2.29%) Debian
14 3 (2.29%) SUSE
14 3 (2.29%) Windows 7
14 3 (2.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.32%) ITIL
1 24 (18.32%) Migration
2 18 (13.74%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (12.98%) Information Security
4 15 (11.45%) Change Management
4 15 (11.45%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (11.45%) High Availability
4 15 (11.45%) Investment Management
5 14 (10.69%) DevOps
6 13 (9.92%) Load Balancing
6 13 (9.92%) Mobile Device Management
6 13 (9.92%) Project Management
6 13 (9.92%) SIEM
6 13 (9.92%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (7.63%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (6.87%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (6.11%) Capacity Management
10 8 (6.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.27%) Python
2 17 (12.98%) Bash Shell
2 17 (12.98%) SQL
3 14 (10.69%) PowerShell
4 12 (9.16%) Perl
5 9 (6.87%) Shell Script
6 8 (6.11%) Ruby
7 6 (4.58%) Java
8 5 (3.82%) C
8 5 (3.82%) Korn
9 2 (1.53%) C++
9 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (7.63%) CISM
1 10 (7.63%) CISSP
2 7 (5.34%) CISA
2 7 (5.34%) Degree
2 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.82%) CCNA
4 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.82%) MCSE
5 4 (3.05%) CRISC
5 4 (3.05%) IISP
5 4 (3.05%) ISACA
5 4 (3.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 4 (3.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 4 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.29%) CCSP
6 3 (2.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.29%) MCITP
6 3 (2.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (9.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 13 (9.92%) PCI DSS
2 9 (6.87%) SLA
3 5 (3.82%) PMO
4 2 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.76%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 49 (37.40%) Active Directory
2 40 (30.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (17.56%) Hyper-V
4 17 (12.98%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (12.98%) vSphere
5 13 (9.92%) XenDesktop
6 12 (9.16%) NFS
7 7 (5.34%) DFS Replication
7 7 (5.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (4.58%) VMware NSX
9 5 (3.82%) Firmware
9 5 (3.82%) Samba
9 5 (3.82%) SRDF
9 5 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (3.05%) iptables
11 3 (2.29%) Docker
11 3 (2.29%) KVM
11 3 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (2.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (2.29%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) NetBackup
2 9 (6.87%) Puppet
3 8 (6.11%) Red Hat Satellite
4 7 (5.34%) Ansible
4 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (4.58%) Nagios
5 6 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.58%) PowerCLI
5 6 (4.58%) SCCM
5 6 (4.58%) vRealize
6 5 (3.82%) EMC TimeFinder
6 5 (3.82%) NetApp OnCommand
6 5 (3.82%) SCOM
6 5 (3.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (3.82%) vCenter Server
7 4 (3.05%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.05%) Salt
8 3 (2.29%) Kibana
8 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (2.29%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 68 (51.91%) VMware
2 36 (27.48%) EMC
3 34 (25.95%) Cisco
3 34 (25.95%) NetApp
4 30 (22.90%) Microsoft
4 30 (22.90%) Red Hat
5 25 (19.08%) HP
6 17 (12.98%) Citrix
7 14 (10.69%) Oracle
8 13 (9.92%) 3PAR
8 13 (9.92%) Veritas
9 10 (7.63%) Symantec
10 9 (6.87%) Brocade
10 9 (6.87%) CheckPoint
11 7 (5.34%) CommVault
11 7 (5.34%) Google
11 7 (5.34%) Palo Alto
11 7 (5.34%) Sun
12 5 (3.82%) IBM
13 4 (3.05%) SAP