Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 December 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 Attached Storage (NAS)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 - 103
Rank change year-on-year - +103 -3
Contract jobs citing NAS 16 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.25% - 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.56% - 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Reading median daily rate £550 - £375
10th Percentile £431 - £363
90th Percentile £606 - £388
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £450 £515
% change year-on-year +22.22% -12.62% +72.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 - £19.50

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 244 374 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.02% 25.41% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 157 229
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £253 £221 £213
90th Percentile £550 £527 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 28
Reading median hourly rate £18.11 £36.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.73% +107.04% +1.43%
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.13 £11.62
90th Percentile £45.40 £55.65 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £20.81 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.14% -24.32% +54.93%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing NAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in Reading

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NAS in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in Reading over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NAS 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 Reading region with a requirement for NAS.

1 16 (100.00%) SAN
2 10 (62.50%) Unix
3 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) Xen
5 7 (43.75%) Linux
6 6 (37.50%) Oracle
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco
6 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 6 (37.50%) Degree
6 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
6 6 (37.50%) Firewall
6 6 (37.50%) VMware
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (37.50%) Office 365
7 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
7 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
7 5 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (31.25%) IIS
7 5 (31.25%) MCSE
7 5 (31.25%) Windows
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL
8 4 (25.00%) Perl
8 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (25.00%) DNS
8 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (25.00%) Contingency Planning

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 5 (31.25%) IIS
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (37.50%) Office 365
2 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (12.50%) SaaS
4 1 (6.25%) IaaS
4 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) SAN
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) Internet
4 2 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (25.00%) Architect
4 3 (18.75%) IT Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Systems Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 2 (12.50%) VMware Architect
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Unix Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Unix
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Solaris
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Contingency Planning
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
1 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
2 3 (18.75%) Change Control
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (18.75%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
2 3 (18.75%) Proactive Management
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Presales
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (31.25%) MCSE
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 3 (18.75%) CCNP
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (18.75%) MCSA
6 2 (12.50%) MCITP
6 2 (12.50%) RHCE
7 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Xen
2 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) vSphere
4 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) HP