Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 293 306
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13 -17
Contract jobs citing NAS 87 86 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.52% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% 2.72% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 50 42
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.06% +10.77%
10th Percentile £303 £297 £308
90th Percentile £550 £502 £604
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
South East median hourly rate £42.25 £20.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.64% -3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £35.25 £15.23 £19.45
90th Percentile £43.00 £26.68 £23.35
England median hourly rate £42.50 £21.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -22.73% -7.17%

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 2927 3156 3506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.39% 18.98% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1579 1803 1880
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £232 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 217 240
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.07 £54.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing NAS as a percentage 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

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

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in the South East

NAS
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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Surrey -16 38 £425 -
Thames Valley +10 36 £413 +10.00% 5
Berkshire +18 24 £550 +18.92% 3
Buckinghamshire -20 12 £400 +100.00% 2
Hampshire -6 9 £400 -
Home Counties - 3 - -
Kent - 1 - -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 74 (85.06%) SAN
2 49 (56.32%) Windows
3 48 (55.17%) Unix
4 43 (49.43%) Linux
5 39 (44.83%) Microsoft
6 33 (37.93%) Solaris
7 32 (36.78%) NetApp
7 32 (36.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (35.63%) Red Hat
9 29 (33.33%) Brocade
10 27 (31.03%) Load Balancing
10 27 (31.03%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (31.03%) Migration
11 26 (29.89%) NFS
11 26 (29.89%) Enterprise Storage
11 26 (29.89%) Fibre Channel
12 25 (28.74%) Performance Monitoring
12 25 (28.74%) NetBackup
13 24 (27.59%) Finance
13 24 (27.59%) Veritas
13 24 (27.59%) Veritas File System
13 24 (27.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 22 (25.29%) Security Cleared
14 22 (25.29%) Symantec
15 21 (24.14%) Legal
16 19 (21.84%) Firewall
16 19 (21.84%) VMware
17 18 (20.69%) Active Directory
18 17 (19.54%) EMC
18 17 (19.54%) Oracle

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 9 (10.34%) SAS
2 8 (9.20%) IIS
3 6 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.45%) Apache
4 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.15%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (16.09%) Office 365
3 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.75%) SaaS
4 4 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.45%) IaaS
5 3 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (85.06%) SAN
2 26 (29.89%) Fibre Channel
3 19 (21.84%) Firewall
4 15 (17.24%) TCP/IP
5 14 (16.09%) DNS
6 11 (12.64%) VPN
7 8 (9.20%) WAN
8 6 (6.90%) DHCP
8 6 (6.90%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (5.75%) HTTP
10 4 (4.60%) Ethernet
10 4 (4.60%) FTP
10 4 (4.60%) Internet
10 4 (4.60%) LAN
10 4 (4.60%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (3.45%) SSH
12 2 (2.30%) Network Security
13 1 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (1.15%) tcpdump
13 1 (1.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.45%) SAS EBI
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.30%) Big Data
5 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.30%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (2.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 24 (27.59%) Finance
2 21 (24.14%) Legal
3 2 (2.30%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Games
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (34.48%) Administrator
2 21 (24.14%) NetApp Engineer
3 17 (19.54%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (13.79%) Storage Administrator
5 11 (12.64%) Architect
5 11 (12.64%) Storage Engineer
6 10 (11.49%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 8 (9.20%) Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) Unix Administrator
8 7 (8.05%) Solaris Administrator
8 7 (8.05%) Solaris Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) Business Analyst
10 5 (5.75%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 5 (5.75%) Technical Architect
11 4 (4.60%) Cloud Architect
12 3 (3.45%) Agile Business Analyst
12 3 (3.45%) Data Administrator
12 3 (3.45%) SAS Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) Web Services
2 1 (1.15%) Flash
2 1 (1.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.89%) Enterprise Storage
2 11 (12.64%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.05%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.75%) Clustering
4 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.75%) Replication
5 3 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.45%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.15%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.15%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.15%) iPad
7 1 (1.15%) Online Games
7 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 49 (56.32%) Windows
2 48 (55.17%) Unix
3 43 (49.43%) Linux
4 33 (37.93%) Solaris
5 32 (36.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (13.79%) Windows Server
7 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.45%) MVS
9 3 (3.45%) Ubuntu
9 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.45%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.15%) Android
10 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.15%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) Load Balancing
1 27 (31.03%) Migration
2 25 (28.74%) Performance Monitoring
3 15 (17.24%) ITIL
4 10 (11.49%) Release Management
5 9 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.20%) Mentoring
7 7 (8.05%) Information Security
7 7 (8.05%) Project Management
8 6 (6.90%) Identity Management
8 6 (6.90%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.75%) Contingency Planning
9 5 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.60%) Business Process Modelling
10 4 (4.60%) Capacity Management
10 4 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (4.60%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.60%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.64%) Perl
2 10 (11.49%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.20%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.90%) SQL
5 2 (2.30%) Python
6 1 (1.15%) C
6 1 (1.15%) Java
6 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (25.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.94%) Degree
3 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (9.20%) MCSE
5 8 (9.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (5.75%) CCNA
6 5 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (5.75%) MCITP
7 3 (3.45%) CCNP
7 3 (3.45%) MCSA
8 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.30%) RHCE
9 1 (1.15%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) PMO
1 2 (2.30%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) COBIT
2 1 (1.15%) GDPR
2 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (31.03%) VMware ESXi
2 26 (29.89%) NFS
3 24 (27.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 24 (27.59%) Veritas File System
4 18 (20.69%) Active Directory
5 13 (14.94%) Xen
6 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (5.75%) Hyper-V
7 5 (5.75%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (5.75%) vSphere
8 2 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.15%) KVM
9 1 (1.15%) Samba
9 1 (1.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 25 (28.74%) NetBackup
2 15 (17.24%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.60%) SCCM
3 4 (4.60%) SCOM
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (3.45%) Puppet
4 3 (3.45%) SnapMirror
4 3 (3.45%) SnapVault
4 3 (3.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (2.30%) Ansible
5 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.15%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.15%) Nagios
6 1 (1.15%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (1.15%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 32 (36.78%) NetApp
3 31 (35.63%) Red Hat
4 29 (33.33%) Brocade
5 24 (27.59%) Veritas
6 22 (25.29%) Symantec
7 19 (21.84%) VMware
8 17 (19.54%) EMC
8 17 (19.54%) Oracle
9 11 (12.64%) Cisco
10 7 (8.05%) HP
11 6 (6.90%) Citrix
11 6 (6.90%) Sun
12 5 (5.75%) Dell
13 4 (4.60%) Juniper
14 3 (3.45%) Cognos
14 3 (3.45%) StorageTek
15 1 (1.15%) BMC
15 1 (1.15%) Hitachi
15 1 (1.15%) Intel