Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 230 178 333
Rank change year-on-year -52 +155 +36
Contract jobs citing NFS 11 14 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 2.01% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 21
10th Percentile £357 £133 £388
25th Percentile £400 £282 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £395 £473
Median % change year-on-year +13.92% -16.40% +18.57%
75th Percentile £454 £433 £500
90th Percentile £473 £441 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% -2.84%

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 1,168 695 2,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.89% 13.53% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 457 1,477
10th Percentile £191 £146 £182
25th Percentile £325 £256 £328
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £440 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% - +1.07%
75th Percentile £538 £519 £525
90th Percentile £600 £575 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 49 145
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.65 £10.67
25th Percentile £13.62 £12.98 £13.07
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.25 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +53.85% -4.41% -
75th Percentile £62.88 £20.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £67.63 £24.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.60 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.57% +6.06% +2.20%

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 31 July 2021.

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 31 July 2021. 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
West Sussex -10 6 £450 +2.86%
Thames Valley - 5 £425 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 3 £425 - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £263 - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
NFS
England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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 6 (54.55%) SAP
1 6 (54.55%) SOAP
1 6 (54.55%) XML
1 6 (54.55%) XSD
1 6 (54.55%) XSLT
1 6 (54.55%) XML Schema
1 6 (54.55%) FTP
1 6 (54.55%) HTTP
1 6 (54.55%) W3C
1 6 (54.55%) SAP XI
1 6 (54.55%) JSON
1 6 (54.55%) SAP PI
1 6 (54.55%) REST
2 5 (45.45%) Process Improvement
2 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
2 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
2 5 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
2 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 5 (45.45%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) ABAP
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) NetApp
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory

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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) FTP
1 6 (54.55%) HTTP
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 3 (27.27%) Social Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Public Sector
3 1 (9.09%) Local Government
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
1 6 (54.55%) SAP Developer
1 6 (54.55%) SAP PI Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) JSON
1 6 (54.55%) REST
1 6 (54.55%) SAP PI
1 6 (54.55%) SAP XI
1 6 (54.55%) SOAP
1 6 (54.55%) XML
1 6 (54.55%) XML Schema
1 6 (54.55%) XSD
1 6 (54.55%) XSLT
2 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) W3C
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Debian
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
1 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
1 5 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (45.45%) Process Improvement
1 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
1 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Server Hardening
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) ABAP
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) MobiControl
1 3 (27.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) SAP
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) NetApp
3 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) SOTI
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 1 (9.09%) Brocade
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) Sun
5 1 (9.09%) Veritas