The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 3 months to 30 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.

Network File System (NFS)
England / North East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 71 61
Contract jobs citing NFS 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category - 3.23% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +5.55% +16.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00

NFS is in the system software 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 system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 88 62 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 12.14% 7.13% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 39 20
Median daily rate £290 £290 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 7
Median hourly rate £13.25 £11.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.57 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.17 £26.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing NFS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for NFS in the North East

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NFS in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 11 (100.00%) Linux
1 11 (100.00%) DNS
2 10 (90.91%) PL/SQL
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) Oracle
2 10 (90.91%) Red Hat
2 10 (90.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (81.82%) Firewall
4 8 (72.73%) WebLogic
4 8 (72.73%) Unix
4 8 (72.73%) JBoss
4 8 (72.73%) LDAP
4 8 (72.73%) OpenLDAP
4 8 (72.73%) Korn
4 8 (72.73%) SSH
4 8 (72.73%) Perl
5 7 (63.64%) Windows XP
5 7 (63.64%) Windows
5 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
6 5 (45.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (18.18%) HP
8 1 (9.09%) Cisco
8 1 (9.09%) SMTP
8 1 (9.09%) DHCP
8 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
8 1 (9.09%) FTP
8 1 (9.09%) SNMP
8 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 1 (9.09%) VPN

NFS
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 8 (72.73%) JBoss
1 8 (72.73%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) DNS
2 9 (81.82%) Firewall
3 8 (72.73%) LDAP
3 8 (72.73%) OpenLDAP
3 8 (72.73%) SSH
4 1 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) DSL
4 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (9.09%) FTP
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (9.09%) IPsec
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) SMTP
4 1 (9.09%) SNMP
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Support Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Unix Support
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (90.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (72.73%) Unix
4 7 (63.64%) Windows
4 7 (63.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) PL/SQL
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) Korn
2 8 (72.73%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Oracle
1 10 (90.91%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco