Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 165 229
Rank change year-on-year -41 +64 -32
Contract jobs citing NAS 19 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.57% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.41% 3.83% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 6
North West median daily rate £350 £375 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -18.92% +2.78%
10th Percentile £318 £263 £275
90th Percentile £469 £481 £591
England median daily rate £414 £401 £450
% change year-on-year +3.37% -11.00% +20.00%
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 £20.50 £42.75 £22.25
% change year-on-year -52.05% +92.13% -1.11%

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 787 835 1,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.77% 14.77% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 470 643
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.23% +15.71%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £255
90th Percentile £575 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 85 52
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £42.50 £50.83 £44.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.21% -24.68% +21.95%

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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 16 July 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 16 July 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 9 £395 -12.22%
Manchester -19 8 £331 -11.67% 2
Lancashire -13 2 £495 +108.42%
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 17 (89.47%) SAN
2 16 (84.21%) Windows
3 15 (78.95%) Windows Server
4 13 (68.42%) HP
4 13 (68.42%) TCP/IP
5 11 (57.89%) WAN
5 11 (57.89%) LAN
5 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
5 11 (57.89%) IIS
5 11 (57.89%) VMware
5 11 (57.89%) SCCM
5 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (52.63%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (52.63%) Migration
6 10 (52.63%) Citrix
7 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
7 9 (47.37%) DMZ
7 9 (47.37%) Ethernet
7 9 (47.37%) IPsec
7 9 (47.37%) Symantec
7 9 (47.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (47.37%) Asset Management
7 9 (47.37%) Software Deployment
7 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (47.37%) XenApp
7 9 (47.37%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (47.37%) Time Management
8 8 (42.11%) Software Distribution

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 11 (57.89%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) SAN
2 13 (68.42%) TCP/IP
3 11 (57.89%) LAN
3 11 (57.89%) WAN
4 9 (47.37%) DMZ
4 9 (47.37%) Ethernet
4 9 (47.37%) IPsec
5 5 (26.32%) Firewall
6 4 (21.05%) HTTP
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) SMTP
7 2 (10.53%) SSL
8 1 (5.26%) DHCP
8 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
8 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) SCCM Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Windows Server
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) Unix
6 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Solaris
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Migration
2 9 (47.37%) Asset Management
2 9 (47.37%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (47.37%) Software Deployment
2 9 (47.37%) Time Management
3 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
3 8 (42.11%) Deployment Automation
3 8 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (42.11%) Software Distribution
4 3 (15.79%) Decision-Making
4 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (52.63%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (47.37%) XenApp
4 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) SCCM
2 9 (47.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (10.53%) SCOM
3 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
4 1 (5.26%) Puppet
4 1 (5.26%) TADDM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) HP
2 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) Citrix
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) Symantec
5 3 (15.79%) IronPort
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) McAfee
6 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.26%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (5.26%) Polycom
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat