Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 189 189 187
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +46
Contract jobs citing NAS 19 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.51% 2.34% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 16
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +18.52% -12.90%
10th Percentile £280 £280 £275
90th Percentile £475 £475 £375
England median daily rate £423 £423 £411
% change year-on-year - +2.74% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £15.69 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.43% +151.52% -40.00%

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 758 726 906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.39% 13.47% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 465 555
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £161 £213
90th Percentile £547 £599 £575
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 63 50
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £15.78 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.36% -14.15% +4.20%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.05 £12.60
90th Percentile £45.10 £43.00 £44.55
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +0.56%

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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 22 January 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

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 6 months to 22 January 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
Cheshire 0 6 £450 +10.77% 2
Manchester -1 5 £338 +3.85% 1
Merseyside -6 1 £575 - 2
Lancashire - 1 £450 -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 19 (100.00%) SAN
2 17 (89.47%) VMware
3 15 (78.95%) Windows
4 14 (73.68%) Data Centre
5 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
5 13 (68.42%) Migration
6 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (52.63%) LAN
7 10 (52.63%) WAN
8 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
8 8 (42.11%) HP
8 8 (42.11%) SCCM
8 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
9 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (36.84%) SQL
10 6 (31.58%) OpenView
10 6 (31.58%) Middleware
10 6 (31.58%) NetApp
10 6 (31.58%) Veritas
10 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (31.58%) Firewall
10 6 (31.58%) Finance
10 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
10 6 (31.58%) Veeam
10 6 (31.58%) Replication
10 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (31.58%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (31.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (26.32%) NetApp OnCommand
11 5 (26.32%) Data ONTAP

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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) SAN
2 10 (52.63%) LAN
2 10 (52.63%) WAN
3 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (31.58%) Firewall
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
5 2 (10.53%) VSAN
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Financial Institution
3 2 (10.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
2 7 (36.84%) Storage Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (26.32%) Migration Architect
4 5 (26.32%) NAS Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) NetApp Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) SAN Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Data Centre Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (73.68%) Data Centre
2 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (31.58%) Replication
3 2 (10.53%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (10.53%) EMC VNX
3 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
3 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
3 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (10.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Data ONTAP
3 5 (26.32%) Unix
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Migration
2 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) Network Design
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) B2C
5 1 (5.26%) HOOD
5 1 (5.26%) Storage Management
5 1 (5.26%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 6 (31.58%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (31.58%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (26.32%) NFS
5 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (10.53%) VMware NSX
5 2 (10.53%) vSphere
5 2 (10.53%) Xen
5 2 (10.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) SCCM
2 6 (31.58%) OpenView
3 5 (26.32%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
4 2 (10.53%) SCOM
4 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) HP
4 6 (31.58%) NetApp
4 6 (31.58%) Veeam
4 6 (31.58%) Veritas
5 5 (26.32%) Brocade
6 4 (21.05%) Citrix
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco
7 2 (10.53%) Dell
7 2 (10.53%) EMC
7 2 (10.53%) IronPort
7 2 (10.53%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (10.53%) Polycom