Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 174 218
Rank change year-on-year -27 +44 -10
Contract jobs citing NAS 24 33 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.40% 0.57% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.92% 3.84% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 12
North West median daily rate £425 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +16.07% -22.22%
10th Percentile £280 £280 £305
90th Percentile £475 £481 £523
England median daily rate £430 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +1.18% -3.41% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £162.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -87.38% - -
England median hourly rate £34.00 £42.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +109.88% -30.72%

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 821 859 1,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.72% 14.73% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 504 648
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £218 £245
90th Percentile £566 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 66 56
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.15 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.51% -5.31% -4.99%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £43.18 £51.71 £41.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% -27.60% +24.42%

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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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Cheshire -12 11 £425 +3.03%
Manchester -18 9 £338 -10.00% 2
Lancashire -9 2 £495 +108.42%
Merseyside +18 1 £575 -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (91.67%) SAN
2 20 (83.33%) Windows
3 17 (70.83%) VMware
3 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (70.83%) Windows Server
4 15 (62.50%) LAN
4 15 (62.50%) WAN
4 15 (62.50%) HP
5 13 (54.17%) SCCM
6 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 12 (50.00%) Migration
7 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
7 11 (45.83%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (41.67%) Firewall
9 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
10 8 (33.33%) Citrix
10 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
11 7 (29.17%) Linux
11 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (25.00%) Middleware
12 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 6 (25.00%) IIS
12 6 (25.00%) OpenView
12 6 (25.00%) Veritas
12 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (25.00%) Replication

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 6 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) SAN
2 15 (62.50%) LAN
2 15 (62.50%) WAN
3 10 (41.67%) Firewall
4 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (16.67%) DMZ
5 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 4 (16.67%) HTTP
5 4 (16.67%) IPsec
6 3 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (8.33%) DHCP
7 2 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
7 2 (8.33%) SMTP
7 2 (8.33%) SSL
7 2 (8.33%) VSAN
8 1 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
General
1 2 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Architect
2 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Migration Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Data Centre Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.33%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (25.00%) Replication
3 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (8.33%) EMC VNX
4 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (8.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Windows Server
3 7 (29.17%) Linux
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Migration
2 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 4 (16.67%) Software Distribution
4 4 (16.67%) Time Management
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Network Design
6 2 (8.33%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (8.33%) Decision-Making
6 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.17%) Analytics
7 1 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (4.17%) Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (4.17%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) MCSE
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (45.83%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (25.00%) XenApp
5 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.33%) VMware NSX
6 2 (8.33%) vSphere
6 2 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (54.17%) SCCM
2 6 (25.00%) OpenView
3 4 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 2 (8.33%) SCOM
4 2 (8.33%) Tivoli
4 2 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Puppet
5 1 (4.17%) TADDM
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 15 (62.50%) HP
3 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 8 (33.33%) Citrix
5 6 (25.00%) Veeam
5 6 (25.00%) Veritas
6 4 (16.67%) IronPort
6 4 (16.67%) Symantec
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle
8 2 (8.33%) Dell
8 2 (8.33%) EMC
8 2 (8.33%) McAfee
8 2 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (8.33%) Polycom
8 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 1 (4.17%) Red Hat