Period
to 24 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 24 May 2020 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 of England
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 205 277 294
Rank change year-on-year +72 +17 -28
Contract jobs citing NAS 14 29 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North of England 0.24% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 2.21% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 23
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £284 £213 £319
90th Percentile £498 £625 £508
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £45.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -53.33% +119.51% -52.05%

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 the North of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 865 1,312 1,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 14.66% 12.00% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 842 1,076
Median daily rate £363 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +8.97% -
10th Percentile £167 £208 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 78 128
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.21 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.47% -7.37% +7.92%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £12.32
90th Percentile £53.00 £30.63 £42.88
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing NAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the North of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NAS in the North of England.

Daily rate trend for NAS in the North of England

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Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NAS in the North of England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NAS in the North of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NAS in the North of England.

Hourly rate trend for NAS in the North of England

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Contract Job Locations in the North of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. 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
North West +60 12 £400 -7.51%
Yorkshire +49 2 £450 +12.50% 1
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North of England region with a requirement for NAS.

1 13 (92.86%) SAN
2 12 (85.71%) EMC
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 9 (64.29%) HP
4 9 (64.29%) NetBackup
5 8 (57.14%) VMware
5 8 (57.14%) NetApp
6 7 (50.00%) Migration
6 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (50.00%) EMC VNX
7 6 (42.86%) ITIL
8 5 (35.71%) DNS
8 5 (35.71%) Cisco
8 5 (35.71%) Firewall
8 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
8 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
8 5 (35.71%) Brocade
8 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (28.57%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 4 (28.57%) HP SIM
9 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
9 4 (28.57%) DataCore
9 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (28.57%) SnapMirror

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Azure
2 2 (14.29%) AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Datadog
2 2 (14.29%) IaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) PaaS
2 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) SAN
2 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (7.14%) BGP
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) OSPF
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
General
1 3 (21.43%) Local Government
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Backup Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Storage and Backup Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Storage Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Team Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Backup Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) IT Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) IT Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (21.43%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (21.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (7.14%) CMDB
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Solaris
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (21.43%) Converged Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) HND
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) Firmware
3 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (21.43%) vSphere
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) NetBackup
2 4 (28.57%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (28.57%) HP SIM
2 4 (28.57%) SnapMirror
3 3 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Puppet
4 1 (7.14%) Terraform
4 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) EMC
2 9 (64.29%) HP
3 8 (57.14%) NetApp
3 8 (57.14%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) Brocade
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
5 4 (28.57%) DataCore
6 3 (21.43%) Dell
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) CA
7 2 (14.29%) Canon
7 2 (14.29%) FireEye
7 2 (14.29%) McAfee
7 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 2 (14.29%) Xerox
8 1 (7.14%) BMC
8 1 (7.14%) Oracle
8 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow