Period
to 20 August 2019

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 6 months to 20 August 2019 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
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 197 171
Rank change year-on-year +9 -26 +59
Contract jobs citing NAS 16 23 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.30% 0.38% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.52% 2.89% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 28
North West median daily rate £250 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -10.26% +11.43%
10th Percentile £183 £280 £263
90th Percentile £423 £475 £479
England median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
North West median hourly rate - £20.50 £162.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -87.38% -
England median hourly rate £80.00 £20.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +290.24% -52.05% +111.11%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 636 795 828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.99% 13.06% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 468 473
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £188 £209 £218
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 83 72
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +9.68% -
10th Percentile £12.15 £12.45 £11.00
90th Percentile £28.72 £43.10 £51.04
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the North West

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in the North West over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in the North West

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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

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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 6 months to 20 August 2019. 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
Merseyside - 9 £250 -
Manchester +6 4 £225 -33.33% 3
Cheshire +9 1 - - 4
Lancashire 0 1 £465 -6.06% 2
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for NAS.

1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 12 (75.00%) SAN
3 9 (56.25%) NetApp
3 9 (56.25%) EMC
4 8 (50.00%) HP
4 8 (50.00%) ITIL
4 8 (50.00%) Firewall
4 8 (50.00%) VMware
4 8 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (43.75%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (37.50%) HP SIM
6 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
7 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
7 5 (31.25%) Office 365
8 4 (25.00%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (25.00%) Migration
8 4 (25.00%) Qualys
8 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
8 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
8 4 (25.00%) LAN
8 4 (25.00%) WAN
8 4 (25.00%) IBM
8 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
8 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (18.75%) Google

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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 2 (12.50%) WordPress
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) G Suite
3 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) SAN
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) LAN
3 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) FTP
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) IT Support
1 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) IT Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior IT Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Server Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Unix
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
1 8 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 2 (12.50%) Server Management
4 1 (6.25%) Antivirus Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (6.25%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.25%) Firmware
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP SIM
2 4 (25.00%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) EMC
1 9 (56.25%) NetApp
2 8 (50.00%) HP
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 4 (25.00%) Qualys
4 3 (18.75%) Google
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Symantec
5 2 (12.50%) Avaya
5 2 (12.50%) CA
5 2 (12.50%) FireEye
5 2 (12.50%) McAfee
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) arcserve
6 1 (6.25%) Brocade
6 1 (6.25%) Opsware
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) Sage
6 1 (6.25%) Veritas