Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 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 West
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 176 203 196
Rank change year-on-year +27 -7 0
Contract jobs citing NAS 13 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 2.32% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 8
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +33.33% +2.27%
10th Percentile £281 £280 £237
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
England median daily rate £375 £425 £415
% change year-on-year -11.76% +2.41% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £15.69
England median hourly rate £80.00 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +77.78% +8.43% +151.52%

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 654 733 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.53% 13.06% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 446 454
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.89% -2.81%
10th Percentile £165 £206 £160
90th Percentile £600 £556 £599
England median daily rate £413 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.66% +2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 45 65
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £17.41 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.75% +5.52% -10.81%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.80 £11.10
90th Percentile £53.00 £44.00 £44.05
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.76 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.61% +0.32% -15.48%

NAS
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

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

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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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 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
Merseyside +17 9 £363 -36.96% 5
Cheshire +11 2 £463 +2.78% 2
Lancashire +24 1 - -
Manchester +14 1 £350 -11.11% 5
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 West region with a requirement for NAS.

1 13 (100.00%) SAN
2 12 (92.31%) EMC
3 11 (84.62%) Windows
4 9 (69.23%) HP
4 9 (69.23%) NetApp
4 9 (69.23%) NetBackup
5 7 (53.85%) Migration
5 7 (53.85%) EMC VNX
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
6 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
6 6 (46.15%) VMware
6 6 (46.15%) Cisco
6 6 (46.15%) DNS
7 5 (38.46%) ITIL
7 5 (38.46%) Solaris
7 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
7 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (38.46%) Firewall
7 5 (38.46%) Firmware
7 5 (38.46%) Brocade
7 5 (38.46%) SnapMirror
7 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
7 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (38.46%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
7 5 (38.46%) 3PAR
7 5 (38.46%) DataCore
7 5 (38.46%) Fibre Channel

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 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Datadog
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) SAN
2 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 5 (38.46%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
5 1 (7.69%) SMTP
5 1 (7.69%) SNMP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
General
1 2 (15.38%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Backup Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) Storage and Backup Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) Storage Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Data Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) IT Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) IT Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) SAN Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) SAN Storage Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Storage and Backup Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) EMC VNX
2 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (15.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (7.69%) CMDB
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Solaris
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.69%) Application Discovery
6 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (7.69%) Coaching
6 1 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (7.69%) Service Design
6 1 (7.69%) Supplier Relationship Management
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) HND
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
1 5 (38.46%) Firmware
1 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) NetBackup
2 5 (38.46%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (38.46%) SnapMirror
3 4 (30.77%) HP SIM
4 2 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) EMC
2 9 (69.23%) HP
2 9 (69.23%) NetApp
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) 3PAR
4 5 (38.46%) Brocade
4 5 (38.46%) DataCore
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) CA
6 2 (15.38%) Canon
6 2 (15.38%) Dell
6 2 (15.38%) FireEye
6 2 (15.38%) McAfee
6 2 (15.38%) Xerox
7 1 (7.69%) BMC
7 1 (7.69%) NETGEAR
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle
7 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow