The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 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 Attached Storage (NAS)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 154 141
Rank change year-on-year +36 -13  
Contract jobs citing NAS 14 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.16% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.71% 1.06% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
Median daily rate £330 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £410 £347
% change year-on-year -11.58% +17.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £18.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +134.24% -54.37%  

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 377 566 499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.59% 14.71% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 328 234
Median daily rate £384 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.70% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -10.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in the North West

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in the North West

NAS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Manchester - 7 £375 - 1
Merseyside +6 5 £310 -38.00% 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West region with a requirement for NAS.

1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server
3 16 (61.54%) SAN
4 15 (57.69%) NetApp
4 15 (57.69%) VMware
5 14 (53.85%) MS Exchange
5 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
6 12 (46.15%) Linux
7 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
7 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
8 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
9 6 (23.08%) HP
9 6 (23.08%) Citrix
9 6 (23.08%) LAN
9 6 (23.08%) ITIL
9 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
9 6 (23.08%) SUSE
10 4 (15.38%) IBM
10 4 (15.38%) MS Office
10 4 (15.38%) Webroot
10 4 (15.38%) WSUS
10 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
10 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
10 4 (15.38%) vSphere
10 4 (15.38%) Windows 7

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 14 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) SAN
2 6 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) WLAN
4 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Storage Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) NetApp Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) NetApp Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Storage Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server
3 12 (46.15%) Linux
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (23.08%) SUSE
6 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 3 (11.54%) Data ONTAP
8 3 (11.54%) Solaris
8 3 (11.54%) Unix
9 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre Operations
2 3 (11.54%) Release Management
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Security Patching
4 1 (3.85%) Server Building
4 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) VBScript
3 2 (7.69%) VB
3 2 (7.69%) VB6
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) MCITP
1 2 (7.69%) MCSE
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) vSphere
4 3 (11.54%) VMware ESX
4 3 (11.54%) XenApp
4 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (7.69%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) WSUS
2 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 2 (7.69%) MOM
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
2 2 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) NetApp
1 15 (57.69%) VMware
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix
4 6 (23.08%) HP
5 4 (15.38%) IBM
5 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 4 (15.38%) Webroot
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco
6 3 (11.54%) F5
6 3 (11.54%) Symantec
7 2 (7.69%) Kaseya
7 2 (7.69%) Kaspersky
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle
7 2 (7.69%) SAP
8 1 (3.85%) Lumension
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