Period
to 4 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 6 months to 4 July 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 File System (NFS)
England > South East
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 335 365
Rank change year-on-year +138 +30 -43
Contract jobs citing NFS 16 33 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.86% 1.37% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 15
Median daily rate £356 £475 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +12.56% -11.16%
10th Percentile £133 £391 £313
90th Percentile £473 £625 £515
England median daily rate £453 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +6.47% - -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £41.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +94.16% -44.52%

NFS is in the System Software 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 system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 861 2,411 2,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.07% 15.95% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 1,527 1,333
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £140 £185 £185
90th Percentile £575 £600 £569
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 144 184
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.76% -3.68% +3.03%
10th Percentile £12.28 £10.70 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.75 £45.13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.95 £16.50
% change year-on-year +12.09% +2.73% +3.13%

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for NFS in the South East

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Daily rate trend for NFS in the South East

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NFS in the South East over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NFS in the South East

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Hourly rate trend for NFS in the South East

NFS
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 NFS within the South East region over the 6 months to 4 July 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
Hampshire +72 7 £375 -10.18%
West Sussex - 5 £438 -
Surrey +53 3 £133 -73.87% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
NFS
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 11 (68.75%) Configuration Management
2 8 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (37.50%) SAP PI
4 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 6 (37.50%) NWDS
4 6 (37.50%) REST
4 6 (37.50%) SAP XI
4 6 (37.50%) W3C
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) JSON
4 6 (37.50%) Problem Management
4 6 (37.50%) iSCSI
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 6 (37.50%) ABAP
4 6 (37.50%) SAP
4 6 (37.50%) SOAP
4 6 (37.50%) XML
4 6 (37.50%) XSD
4 6 (37.50%) XSLT
4 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
4 6 (37.50%) Eclipse
4 6 (37.50%) FTP
4 6 (37.50%) HTTP
4 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (37.50%) Data Centre

NFS
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 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) FTP
1 6 (37.50%) HTTP
1 6 (37.50%) iSCSI
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) SSH
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Eclipse
1 6 (37.50%) NWDS
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
1 6 (37.50%) SAP Developer
1 6 (37.50%) SAP PI Developer
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Deskside Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) JSON
1 6 (37.50%) REST
1 6 (37.50%) SAP PI
1 6 (37.50%) SAP XI
1 6 (37.50%) SOAP
1 6 (37.50%) XML
1 6 (37.50%) XSD
1 6 (37.50%) XSLT
2 4 (25.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 6 (37.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Configuration Management
2 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
3 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
5 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Tech Ops
6 2 (12.50%) Decision-Making
6 2 (12.50%) Project Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) ABAP
3 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) MCSE
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (25.00%) VCP6
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) vCloud
2 4 (25.00%) vSphere
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (18.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Ansible
2 4 (25.00%) vRealize
3 3 (18.75%) Grafana
3 3 (18.75%) Graylog
3 3 (18.75%) Salt
3 3 (18.75%) ZABBIX
4 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) Aspera
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) Signiant
3 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat