Period
to 7 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 7 April 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 256 319 343
Rank change year-on-year +63 +24 -93
Contract jobs citing NAS 18 65 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.41% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 2.55% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 42 19
Median daily rate £369 £398 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.23% -14.05% +15.63%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £340
90th Percentile £550 £538 £589
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.78% - -
England median hourly rate £80.00 £45.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +77.78% +119.51% -51.76%

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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,674 2,552 2,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.56% 16.20% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 1,433 1,363
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £164 £219 £163
90th Percentile £550 £588 £570
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 143 151
Median hourly rate £32.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.29% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £14.85 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing NAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the South East

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NAS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for NAS in the South East

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NAS in the South East over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NAS in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NAS in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for NAS in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the South East region over the 6 months to 7 April 2020. 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
Thames Valley +24 12 £444 +4.41% 2
Berkshire +31 10 £444 -11.25% 2
Hampshire +68 6 £369 -13.24% 1
Oxfordshire +15 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +9 1 - -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for NAS.

1 13 (72.22%) SAN
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (55.56%) Office 365
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) Windows
4 8 (44.44%) Firewall
4 8 (44.44%) Migration
5 7 (38.89%) Azure
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (33.33%) DNS
7 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
7 5 (27.78%) VPN
7 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) SaaS
7 5 (27.78%) PaaS
7 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications
7 5 (27.78%) IaaS
7 5 (27.78%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (27.78%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
8 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
8 4 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (22.22%) Skype
8 4 (22.22%) AirWatch
8 4 (22.22%) OneDrive
8 4 (22.22%) Azure ExpressRoute

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (11.11%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) Office 365
2 7 (38.89%) Azure
3 5 (27.78%) IaaS
3 5 (27.78%) PaaS
3 5 (27.78%) SaaS
4 4 (22.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 4 (22.22%) OneDrive
5 2 (11.11%) AWS
6 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) SAN
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) DNS
4 5 (27.78%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications
4 5 (27.78%) VPN
5 4 (22.22%) Internet
5 4 (22.22%) Skype
6 2 (11.11%) SNMP
6 2 (11.11%) WAN
7 1 (5.56%) ADSL
7 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
7 1 (5.56%) ISDN
7 1 (5.56%) LAN
7 1 (5.56%) MPLS
7 1 (5.56%) PSTN
7 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (5.56%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
1 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Storage Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Replication
3 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (11.11%) EMC VNX
3 2 (11.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.56%) e-Health
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.56%) LIMS
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (5.56%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
3 4 (22.22%) Android
3 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.56%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (27.78%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (22.22%) Information Security
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Technology Roadmap
4 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (11.11%) Analytics
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Network Management
5 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Password Management
5 2 (11.11%) Project Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (11.11%) Security Management
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) APMP
4 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.56%) CCIP
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) CISSP
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) GIAC
4 1 (5.56%) GSEC
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) HL7
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) iptables
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.11%) VMware NSX
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) AirWatch
2 2 (11.11%) Ansible
2 2 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) EMC
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (11.11%) Workday
6 1 (5.56%) Brocade
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) Hitachi
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat