Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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 File System (NFS)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 339 344 368
Rank change year-on-year +5 +24 -29
Contract jobs citing NFS 39 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.59% 1.58% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 14
South East median daily rate £388 £450 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +10.02% +9.07%
10th Percentile £237 £382 £368
90th Percentile £450 £499 £575
England median daily rate £350 £475 £407
% change year-on-year -26.32% +16.71% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
South East median hourly rate - £49.46 -
England median hourly rate £34.13 £49.46 -
% change year-on-year -31.00% - -

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 2460 2148 2211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.62% 12.92% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1463 1271 1212
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% +3.32%
10th Percentile £143 £180 £163
90th Percentile £538 £538 £490
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 184 254
South East median hourly rate £16.71 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.37% -14.29% +14.75%
10th Percentile £10.26 £10.26 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.96 £39.70
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing NFS as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NFS in the South East

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for NFS in the South East

NFS
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 NFS in the South East.

Contractor 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 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 +4 27 £400 -3.03%
Hampshire +2 6 £325 -31.58% 3
Thames Valley -13 6 £450 - 3
Berkshire -1 5 £370 -4.52% 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -
NFS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 31 (79.49%) Linux
1 31 (79.49%) NetApp
2 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 29 (74.36%) Load Balancing
3 28 (71.79%) Brocade
4 27 (69.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 27 (69.23%) Red Hat
4 27 (69.23%) SAN
5 26 (66.67%) Solaris
5 26 (66.67%) Unix
5 26 (66.67%) NAS
5 26 (66.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 26 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
6 25 (64.10%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (64.10%) NetBackup
6 25 (64.10%) Performance Monitoring
7 24 (61.54%) Veritas File System
7 24 (61.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 24 (61.54%) Veritas
8 22 (56.41%) Symantec
9 21 (53.85%) Finance
9 21 (53.85%) Legal
9 21 (53.85%) Migration
10 15 (38.46%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (38.46%) EMC
11 9 (23.08%) Cisco
12 7 (17.95%) VMware
13 6 (15.38%) Perl
14 5 (12.82%) LDAP

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 (7.69%) SAS
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (69.23%) SAN
2 26 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
2 26 (66.67%) NAS
3 5 (12.82%) DNS
3 5 (12.82%) LDAP
4 4 (10.26%) BGP
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (10.26%) DHCP
4 4 (10.26%) FTP
4 4 (10.26%) IPsec
4 4 (10.26%) MPLS
4 4 (10.26%) Network Security
4 4 (10.26%) SSH
4 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.26%) VPN
4 4 (10.26%) WAN
5 3 (7.69%) Firewall
5 3 (7.69%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.13%) OSPF
6 2 (5.13%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) GitLab
General
1 21 (53.85%) Finance
1 21 (53.85%) Legal
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) NetApp Engineer
2 14 (35.90%) Administrator
3 12 (30.77%) Storage Administrator
4 7 (17.95%) Solaris Administrator
4 7 (17.95%) Solaris Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Storage Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (12.82%) Storage Systems Administrator
5 5 (12.82%) Unix Administrator
5 5 (12.82%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 4 (10.26%) Network Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) NetApp Consultant
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.56%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (66.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.26%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Linux
2 29 (74.36%) Windows
3 27 (69.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (66.67%) Solaris
4 26 (66.67%) Unix
5 4 (10.26%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.13%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Load Balancing
2 25 (64.10%) Performance Monitoring
3 21 (53.85%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Security Architecture
5 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.69%) High Availability
6 2 (5.13%) Change Management
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.56%) Bioinformatics
7 1 (2.56%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.56%) Data Management
7 1 (2.56%) Front End Development
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL
7 1 (2.56%) ITSM
7 1 (2.56%) Network Design
7 1 (2.56%) Task Automation
7 1 (2.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) Perl
2 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.26%) C-shell
3 4 (10.26%) Korn
3 4 (10.26%) Python
4 3 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) MCSE
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.56%) VCP6
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) VMware ESXi
2 24 (61.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 24 (61.54%) Veritas File System
3 5 (12.82%) vSphere
4 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
5 2 (5.13%) Openswan
5 2 (5.13%) pfSense
5 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.56%) Samba
6 1 (2.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (64.10%) NetBackup
2 15 (38.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (10.26%) Ansible
3 4 (10.26%) Puppet
4 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.69%) SnapMirror
4 3 (7.69%) SnapVault
4 3 (7.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.56%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (79.49%) NetApp
2 28 (71.79%) Brocade
3 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 27 (69.23%) Red Hat
4 24 (61.54%) Veritas
5 22 (56.41%) Symantec
6 15 (38.46%) EMC
7 9 (23.08%) Cisco
8 7 (17.95%) VMware
9 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
9 4 (10.26%) Fortinet
9 4 (10.26%) Juniper
9 4 (10.26%) Oracle
9 4 (10.26%) Palo Alto
9 4 (10.26%) SonicWALL
10 3 (7.69%) Sun
11 2 (5.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (5.13%) Citrix
11 2 (5.13%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (5.13%) F5