The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 3 months to 23 April 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 File System (NFS)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 159 152
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7  
Contract jobs citing NFS 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.035% 0.075% 0.052%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.69% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £175 £375 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.33% -7.97%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +12.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00

NFS is in the system software skills category. The next 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 system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 279 434 403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 9.87% 10.92% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 218 187
Median daily rate £360 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £362 £348
% change year-on-year -0.41% +3.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 62
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.20 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £40.53 £24.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -  

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing NFS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for NFS in the North West

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NFS in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for NFS in the North West

NFS
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 NFS in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NFS in the North West

NFS
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 NFS within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 1 £175 -53.33%
NFS
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 2 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Firmware
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) Varnish
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) BYOD
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell

NFS
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) BYOD
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware
1 1 (50.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Huawei
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy