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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
England / South East
Rank 193 202 221
Rank change year-on-year +9 +19  
Contract jobs citing NAS 48 66 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.72% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 3.26% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 23
Median daily rate £400 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +21.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £326 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £625 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -9.37% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.55 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.72% -1.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £18.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +134.24% -54.37%  

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 1493 2027 2005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.04% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1122 979
Median daily rate £400 £352 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 101 104
Median hourly rate £19.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £16.10 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +1 23 £400 -11.11% 2
Hampshire +11 19 £370 -7.50%
West Sussex +2 3 £250 -
Berkshire +18 2 £450 +3.44% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 1 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 85 (86.73%) SAN
2 53 (54.08%) Linux
3 46 (46.94%) Unix
4 44 (44.90%) Red Hat
5 42 (42.86%) Solaris
6 41 (41.84%) VMware
7 40 (40.82%) Veritas
8 39 (39.80%) Oracle
9 36 (36.73%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (34.69%) Enterprise Storage
10 34 (34.69%) High Availability
11 33 (33.67%) Sun
12 32 (32.65%) Security Cleared
13 30 (30.61%) Veritas File System
13 30 (30.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 29 (29.59%) Finance
15 28 (28.57%) EMC
15 28 (28.57%) EMC VNX
16 27 (27.55%) vSphere
17 26 (26.53%) Service Delivery
18 25 (25.51%) Data Centre
19 24 (24.49%) Converged Infrastructure
19 24 (24.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
19 24 (24.49%) EMC VMAX
20 22 (22.45%) Change Management
20 22 (22.45%) Symantec
20 22 (22.45%) NetBackup
21 21 (21.43%) SC Cleared
22 20 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
23 19 (19.39%) Change Control

NAS
Top Related 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 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.06%) SAS
2 2 (2.04%) Apache
2 2 (2.04%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) MS Excel
1 6 (6.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Office 365
2 1 (1.02%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 85 (86.73%) SAN
2 16 (16.33%) FTP
3 14 (14.29%) SSH
4 12 (12.24%) Firewall
5 11 (11.22%) iSCSI
6 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
7 8 (8.16%) IPsec
8 7 (7.14%) Network Security
9 6 (6.12%) DHCP
9 6 (6.12%) DNS
9 6 (6.12%) VPN
10 5 (5.10%) ADSL
10 5 (5.10%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (5.10%) HTTP
10 5 (5.10%) LAN
10 5 (5.10%) SSL
10 5 (5.10%) WAN
11 3 (3.06%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (3.06%) Ethernet
12 2 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.08%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (2.04%) DB2
3 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.06%) JIRA
2 3 (3.06%) Subversion
General
1 29 (29.59%) Finance
2 17 (17.35%) Legal
3 8 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.10%) Local Government
5 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.04%) Electronics
6 2 (2.04%) Marketing
7 1 (1.02%) Banking
7 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (39.80%) Administrator
2 31 (31.63%) Storage Administrator
2 31 (31.63%) Unix Administrator
3 24 (24.49%) Systems Administrator
4 21 (21.43%) Storage Systems Administrator
4 21 (21.43%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 17 (17.35%) Solaris Administrator
6 14 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 11 (11.22%) Integration Engineer
8 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
8 10 (10.20%) SAN Administrator
8 10 (10.20%) VMware Engineer
9 9 (9.18%) SAN Storage Administrator
10 8 (8.16%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 8 (8.16%) Support Engineer
10 8 (8.16%) VMware Specialist
11 7 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (6.12%) EMC Engineer
13 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (5.10%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) J2EE
1 2 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (34.69%) Enterprise Storage
2 28 (28.57%) EMC VNX
3 25 (25.51%) Data Centre
4 24 (24.49%) EMC VMAX
4 24 (24.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 14 (14.29%) Clustering
6 10 (10.20%) Replication
7 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
8 3 (3.06%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 53 (54.08%) Linux
2 46 (46.94%) Unix
3 42 (42.86%) Solaris
4 17 (17.35%) Windows
5 16 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (7.14%) HPUX
9 6 (6.12%) Windows Server
9 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.08%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (4.08%) Windows 7
11 3 (3.06%) Mac OS X
11 3 (3.06%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.69%) High Availability
2 26 (26.53%) Service Delivery
3 24 (24.49%) Converged Infrastructure
4 22 (22.45%) Change Management
5 19 (19.39%) Change Control
6 18 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (17.35%) Problem Management
8 11 (11.22%) Configuration Management
8 11 (11.22%) Load Balancing
9 10 (10.20%) Capacity Management
10 9 (9.18%) ITIL
11 8 (8.16%) Project Management
11 8 (8.16%) Server Building
11 8 (8.16%) Software Distribution
12 5 (5.10%) Information Security
12 5 (5.10%) Network Design
13 4 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (4.08%) Regulatory Compliance
13 4 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 3 (3.06%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.24%) SQL
2 4 (4.08%) Perl
2 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.06%) Python
4 2 (2.04%) ActionScript
4 2 (2.04%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (2.04%) ActionScript 3.0
4 2 (2.04%) VB
5 1 (1.02%) C
5 1 (1.02%) C#
5 1 (1.02%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (32.65%) Security Cleared
2 21 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.16%) Degree
4 7 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (5.10%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.04%) MCDBA
7 2 (2.04%) MCSE
8 1 (1.02%) CCDP
8 1 (1.02%) CCIE
8 1 (1.02%) CCNA
8 1 (1.02%) CCNP
8 1 (1.02%) MCITP
8 1 (1.02%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) PMO
3 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (36.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (30.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 30 (30.61%) Veritas File System
3 27 (27.55%) vSphere
4 14 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 12 (12.24%) NFS
6 11 (11.22%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (3.06%) VMware ESX
8 3 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.06%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (3.06%) XenServer
9 1 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 22 (22.45%) NetBackup
2 19 (19.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 13 (13.27%) Nagios
3 13 (13.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 11 (11.22%) EMC Navisphere
5 10 (10.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (8.16%) Netcool
6 8 (8.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 8 (8.16%) Tivoli
7 4 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (4.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (3.06%) Backup Exec
9 2 (2.04%) Ansible
9 2 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (1.02%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 44 (44.90%) Red Hat
2 41 (41.84%) VMware
3 40 (40.82%) Veritas
4 39 (39.80%) Oracle
5 33 (33.67%) Sun
6 28 (28.57%) EMC
7 22 (22.45%) Symantec
8 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
9 18 (18.37%) Brocade
10 17 (17.35%) NetApp
11 11 (11.22%) Citrix
12 5 (5.10%) Cisco
13 4 (4.08%) Dell
13 4 (4.08%) HP
13 4 (4.08%) Nimble Storage
14 3 (3.06%) Apple
14 3 (3.06%) BMC
14 3 (3.06%) Juniper
14 3 (3.06%) Palo Alto
14 3 (3.06%) Remedy
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