The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 26 June 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 101 87
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14  
Contract jobs citing NAS 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.72% 0.11% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 0.74% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Median daily rate £415 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £425 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £162.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.60 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +120.22% -7.95%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 200 272 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.33% 15.39% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 144 110
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.66% +125.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Bolton - 3 £375 -
Stockport - 3 - -
NAS
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for NAS.

1 8 (47.06%) NetApp
2 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 7 (41.18%) IBM
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
5 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
6 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (17.65%) vSphere
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) Synology
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
6 3 (17.65%) XenApp
6 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
6 3 (17.65%) Veeam
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) SonicWALL
6 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (17.65%) Replication
6 3 (17.65%) PPTP
6 3 (17.65%) Avaya
6 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 3 (17.65%) Migration

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
3 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) PPTP
3 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (17.65%) VoIP
3 3 (17.65%) VPN
3 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (17.65%) WLAN
4 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Storage Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) NetApp Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Storage Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (11.76%) IT Technician
3 2 (11.76%) SAN Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) High Availability
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) vSphere
3 3 (17.65%) XenApp
3 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) NetApp
2 7 (41.18%) IBM
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Avaya
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) Dell
4 3 (17.65%) SonicWALL
4 3 (17.65%) Synology
4 3 (17.65%) Veeam
5 1 (5.88%) EMC