Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 180 214
Rank change year-on-year -16 +34 -2
Contract jobs citing NAS 22 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.40% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 2.97% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 11
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +15.94% -20.69%
10th Percentile £246 £280 £305
90th Percentile £506 £475 £405
England median daily rate £434 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.06% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £162.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -87.38% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% +100.00% -22.73%

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 809 775 1,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.79% 13.63% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 479 601
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £204 £163 £213
90th Percentile £563 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 58 56
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.56% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.35 £12.54
90th Percentile £43.25 £45.36 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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
Manchester -13 7 £338 -3.57% 5
Cheshire +2 6 £450 +10.77% 1
Lancashire -15 3 £465 +95.79% 1
Merseyside -5 1 £575 - 1
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 20 (90.91%) SAN
2 17 (77.27%) Windows
3 16 (72.73%) VMware
4 13 (59.09%) Data Centre
5 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (54.55%) Migration
5 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 10 (45.45%) LAN
7 10 (45.45%) WAN
7 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
8 9 (40.91%) Firewall
8 9 (40.91%) SCCM
8 9 (40.91%) HP
9 7 (31.82%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
10 6 (27.27%) Veeam
10 6 (27.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (27.27%) Replication
10 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (27.27%) Middleware
10 6 (27.27%) OpenView
10 6 (27.27%) Veritas
10 6 (27.27%) SQL
10 6 (27.27%) Unix
11 5 (22.73%) NetApp
11 5 (22.73%) Finance
12 4 (18.18%) NetApp OnCommand

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 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) SAN
2 10 (45.45%) LAN
2 10 (45.45%) WAN
3 9 (40.91%) Firewall
4 6 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (9.09%) DHCP
5 2 (9.09%) DNS
5 2 (9.09%) HTTP
5 2 (9.09%) iSCSI
5 2 (9.09%) SMTP
5 2 (9.09%) SSL
5 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.09%) VSAN
6 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 2 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (27.27%) Storage Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) Migration Architect
5 4 (18.18%) NAS Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) NetApp Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) SAN Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Data Centre Architect
6 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
7 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Migration Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) Network Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Data Centre
2 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (27.27%) Replication
3 2 (9.09%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (9.09%) EMC VNX
3 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 2 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (9.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 6 (27.27%) Unix
4 4 (18.18%) Data ONTAP
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) Network Design
5 2 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) B2C
6 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.55%) HOOD
6 1 (4.55%) Storage Management
6 1 (4.55%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (31.82%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (27.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (18.18%) NFS
6 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 2 (9.09%) VMware NSX
6 2 (9.09%) vSphere
6 2 (9.09%) Xen
6 2 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) SCCM
2 6 (27.27%) OpenView
3 4 (18.18%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
4 2 (9.09%) SCOM
4 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) VMware
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) Veeam
4 6 (27.27%) Veritas
5 5 (22.73%) NetApp
6 4 (18.18%) Brocade
6 4 (18.18%) Citrix
6 4 (18.18%) IronPort
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco
7 2 (9.09%) Dell
7 2 (9.09%) EMC
7 2 (9.09%) McAfee
7 2 (9.09%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (9.09%) Polycom
7 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle
8 1 (4.55%) Red Hat