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 3 months to 25 June 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)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 244 193
Rank change year-on-year +48 -51  
Contract jobs citing NAS 42 33 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.37% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.20% 1.94% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 36
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £353 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £473 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.80% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.55 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +115.04% -7.95%  

NAS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1312 1705 1827
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.18% 19.35% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 945 894
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 119 124
Median hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing NAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in the South East

NAS
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 3 months to 25 June 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
Surrey -4 14 £450 - 4
Buckinghamshire -5 10 £400 +100.00%
West Sussex - 6 £250 -
Hampshire +6 5 £363 -9.37% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £375 -
Berkshire +17 2 £375 +25.00%
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region with a requirement for NAS.

1 79 (87.78%) SAN
2 59 (65.56%) Linux
3 47 (52.22%) Solaris
4 41 (45.56%) Unix
5 38 (42.22%) Veritas
6 37 (41.11%) Red Hat
7 29 (32.22%) Oracle
8 27 (30.00%) High Availability
8 27 (30.00%) Finance
9 26 (28.89%) Windows
9 26 (28.89%) Enterprise Storage
10 25 (27.78%) Veritas File System
10 25 (27.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 25 (27.78%) Security Cleared
10 25 (27.78%) Sun
11 24 (26.67%) SQL Server
11 24 (26.67%) VMware
11 24 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (25.56%) Clustering
13 22 (24.44%) Citrix
14 21 (23.33%) Symantec
14 21 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
15 20 (22.22%) NetBackup
16 19 (21.11%) NetApp
16 19 (21.11%) Active Directory
17 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
17 18 (20.00%) EMC
18 17 (18.89%) Change Management
18 17 (18.89%) Disaster Recovery

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 7 (7.78%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.56%) IIS
3 4 (4.44%) Apache
4 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.11%) SAS
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (87.78%) SAN
2 12 (13.33%) Firewall
2 12 (13.33%) IPsec
3 9 (10.00%) FTP
3 9 (10.00%) SSH
4 8 (8.89%) Ethernet
4 8 (8.89%) iSCSI
5 7 (7.78%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.78%) WAN
6 4 (4.44%) LAN
7 3 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (3.33%) DHCP
7 3 (3.33%) DNS
7 3 (3.33%) HTTP
7 3 (3.33%) Internet
7 3 (3.33%) Kerberos
7 3 (3.33%) VPN
8 2 (2.22%) Network Security
8 2 (2.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) DB2
2 6 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 6 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.44%) InterSystems Cache
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.33%) Big Data
5 3 (3.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.33%) JIRA
2 3 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 27 (30.00%) Finance
2 16 (17.78%) Legal
3 7 (7.78%) Banking
4 4 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Electronics
5 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.22%) Local Government
6 2 (2.22%) Marketing
7 1 (1.11%) Games
7 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (38.89%) Administrator
2 28 (31.11%) Unix Administrator
3 23 (25.56%) Systems Administrator
4 22 (24.44%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 21 (23.33%) Storage Administrator
6 15 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
6 15 (16.67%) Storage Systems Administrator
7 12 (13.33%) Solaris Administrator
8 8 (8.89%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 7 (7.78%) SAN Administrator
9 7 (7.78%) SAN Storage Administrator
10 6 (6.67%) DBA
10 6 (6.67%) Senior DBA
10 6 (6.67%) Senior SQL DBA
10 6 (6.67%) Senior SQL Server DBA
10 6 (6.67%) SQL DBA
10 6 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
11 5 (5.56%) Analyst
11 5 (5.56%) Business Analyst
11 5 (5.56%) NetApp Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.89%) Enterprise Storage
2 23 (25.56%) Clustering
3 13 (14.44%) Data Centre
3 13 (14.44%) EMC VNX
4 10 (11.11%) Replication
5 7 (7.78%) Computer Science
5 7 (7.78%) EMC VMAX
5 7 (7.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.22%) CESG
7 2 (2.22%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.11%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.11%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.11%) iPad
8 1 (1.11%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.11%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 59 (65.56%) Linux
2 47 (52.22%) Solaris
3 41 (45.56%) Unix
4 26 (28.89%) Windows
5 24 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.44%) HPUX
9 4 (4.44%) Windows Vista
10 3 (3.33%) CentOS
11 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.11%) AIX
12 1 (1.11%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.00%) High Availability
2 17 (18.89%) Change Control
2 17 (18.89%) Change Management
2 17 (18.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (17.78%) Load Balancing
4 15 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 14 (15.56%) ITIL
5 14 (15.56%) Service Delivery
6 12 (13.33%) Server Building
6 12 (13.33%) Software Distribution
7 11 (12.22%) Problem Management
8 10 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (10.00%) Project Management
10 8 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (7.78%) Converged Infrastructure
11 7 (7.78%) DevOps
11 7 (7.78%) Migration
12 6 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
12 6 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) SQL
2 7 (7.78%) VB
3 4 (4.44%) Perl
3 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.33%) Python
5 2 (2.22%) VBScript
6 1 (1.11%) C
6 1 (1.11%) C#
6 1 (1.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 11 (12.22%) Degree
5 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (7.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (6.67%) MCDBA
8 5 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (4.44%) MCITP
9 4 (4.44%) MCSE
10 2 (2.22%) CCNA
10 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.11%) CCDP
11 1 (1.11%) CCNP
11 1 (1.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.89%) PMO
2 4 (4.44%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (27.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 25 (27.78%) Veritas File System
2 21 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (21.11%) Active Directory
5 13 (14.44%) NFS
5 13 (14.44%) vSphere
6 8 (8.89%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
8 3 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (3.33%) XenServer
9 1 (1.11%) Gluster
9 1 (1.11%) PowerHA
9 1 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 16 (17.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (13.33%) Netcool
3 12 (13.33%) Tivoli
4 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (10.00%) Nagios
5 9 (10.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 8 (8.89%) EMC Navisphere
7 6 (6.67%) SCCM
8 5 (5.56%) SCOM
9 4 (4.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (3.33%) BladeLogic
10 3 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (3.33%) SELinux
10 3 (3.33%) vCenter Server
10 3 (3.33%) vRealize
11 2 (2.22%) Ansible
11 2 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (42.22%) Veritas
2 37 (41.11%) Red Hat
3 29 (32.22%) Oracle
4 25 (27.78%) Sun
5 24 (26.67%) VMware
6 22 (24.44%) Citrix
7 21 (23.33%) Symantec
8 19 (21.11%) NetApp
9 18 (20.00%) EMC
9 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 15 (16.67%) Brocade
11 7 (7.78%) HP
12 5 (5.56%) BMC
13 4 (4.44%) Cisco
13 4 (4.44%) Dell
13 4 (4.44%) StorageTek
14 3 (3.33%) 3PAR
14 3 (3.33%) Juniper
15 2 (2.22%) Remedy
15 2 (2.22%) SAP
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