Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 207 211
Rank change year-on-year +29 +4 -39
Contract jobs citing NAS 23 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.40% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.96% 1.66% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 22
North West median daily rate £400 £345 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -16.36% -2.94%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £171
90th Percentile £475 £405 £475
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
North West median hourly rate £162.50 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £21.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -22.73% -7.17%

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 777 1024 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.55% 15.02% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 598 636
North West median daily rate £388 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 56 106
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.44% -10.95%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.24 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

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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 21 November 2017.

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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 2017. 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 +11 11 £406 +16.07%
Manchester +22 7 £350 +0.72%
Cumbria - 3 £450 -
Merseyside +2 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £238 -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) VMware
3 15 (65.22%) SAN
4 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
5 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
6 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
7 10 (43.48%) DHCP
7 10 (43.48%) DNS
7 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (39.13%) LAN
8 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
10 7 (30.43%) Replication
10 7 (30.43%) Cisco
10 7 (30.43%) WAN
10 7 (30.43%) Dell
11 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
11 6 (26.09%) Linux
11 6 (26.09%) Firewall
11 6 (26.09%) vSphere
11 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (21.74%) Apple iOS
12 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
12 5 (21.74%) Mobile Development
12 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
12 5 (21.74%) Android
12 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
12 5 (21.74%) Test Automation

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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 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
2 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) IaaS
3 1 (4.35%) PaaS
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) SAN
2 10 (43.48%) DHCP
2 10 (43.48%) DNS
3 9 (39.13%) LAN
4 7 (30.43%) WAN
5 6 (26.09%) Firewall
6 5 (21.74%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (17.39%) ADSL
7 4 (17.39%) ISDN
7 4 (17.39%) Junos
7 4 (17.39%) MPLS
7 4 (17.39%) VoIP
7 4 (17.39%) VPN
8 3 (13.04%) PPTP
8 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (4.35%) Internet
9 1 (4.35%) IPsec
9 1 (4.35%) PBX
9 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
1 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
1 5 (21.74%) Mercurial
1 5 (21.74%) Subversion
General
1 4 (17.39%) Banking
1 4 (17.39%) Local Government
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Firewall Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) WAN Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IT Support
3 2 (8.70%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (8.70%) IT Technician
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Replication
2 4 (17.39%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (17.39%) EMC VNX
2 4 (17.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) BYOD
4 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.35%) Life Science
4 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 5 (21.74%) Android
5 5 (21.74%) Apple iOS
5 5 (21.74%) Mac OS X
5 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Change Management
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
1 5 (21.74%) Mobile Development
1 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
2 4 (17.39%) Converged Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Email Filtering
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.35%) Release Management
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.35%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CCNA
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (17.39%) JNCIA
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) CCIE
2 3 (13.04%) CCNP
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCITP
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
4 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (26.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.35%) Xen
5 1 (4.35%) XenApp
5 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
1 4 (17.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) WSUS
3 1 (4.35%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) Dell
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 5 (21.74%) EMC
4 5 (21.74%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
5 4 (17.39%) Juniper
5 4 (17.39%) Veeam
6 3 (13.04%) Avaya
6 3 (13.04%) SonicWALL
6 3 (13.04%) Symantec
6 3 (13.04%) Synology
7 2 (8.70%) IBM
8 1 (4.35%) IronPort
8 1 (4.35%) McAfee
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle
8 1 (4.35%) Polycom
8 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds