The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 28 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)
England / North East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 128 72
Rank change year-on-year +77 -56  
Contract jobs citing NAS 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.06% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% 0.67% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £428 £500 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.50% +300.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £496 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £505 £138
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +109.87% -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 the North East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 124 598 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 21.83% 36.89% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 805 291
Median daily rate £340 £310 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +7.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £432 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 115 27
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.28% +73.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £18.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £36.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing NAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the North East

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in the North East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in the North East

NAS
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Tyne and Wear +76 4 £428 -14.50%
Durham - 2 - -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for NAS.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
1 6 (100.00%) HP
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) OpenStack
2 4 (66.67%) KVM
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (66.67%) Opsware
2 4 (66.67%) PlateSpin
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (66.67%) Grid Computing
2 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (66.67%) SUSE
2 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) Sun
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) OpenView
2 4 (66.67%) AIX
2 4 (66.67%) HPUX
2 4 (66.67%) Solaris
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Project

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (66.67%) MQSeries
1 4 (66.67%) OpenStack
1 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) Apache
2 3 (50.00%) iPlanet
2 3 (50.00%) JBoss
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (50.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) LDAP
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) FCoE
4 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) AIX Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Project Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
1 4 (66.67%) Grid Computing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) AIX
2 4 (66.67%) HPUX
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Solaris
2 4 (66.67%) SUSE
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (33.33%) C-shell
1 2 (33.33%) Korn
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) KVM
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) OpenView
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) HP
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Cognos
2 4 (66.67%) Opsware
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) PlateSpin
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) Sun
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft