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 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 File System (NFS)
England / South East
Rank 222 249 249
Rank change year-on-year +27 0  
Contract jobs citing NFS 19 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 2.01% 1.49% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 10
Median daily rate £475 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +46.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £434 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £325
% change year-on-year +5.55% +38.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00

NFS is in the system software 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 system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 947 1275 1238
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.06% 13.86% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 789 629
Median daily rate £375 £360 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +0.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 96 124
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing NFS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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 +18 12 £475 +2.64%
Berkshire +28 6 £335 -33.00% 4
Hampshire +10 1 - - 1
Kent +3 1 £550 +22.22%
NFS
England

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 27 (96.43%) Linux
2 19 (67.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (64.29%) SAN
3 18 (64.29%) Red Hat
4 17 (60.71%) Unix
5 16 (57.14%) Solaris
6 15 (53.57%) Oracle
7 14 (50.00%) Veritas
8 13 (46.43%) Nagios
8 13 (46.43%) Sun
8 13 (46.43%) FTP
8 13 (46.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (46.43%) SSH
8 13 (46.43%) Load Balancing
9 12 (42.86%) Brocade
9 12 (42.86%) NAS
9 12 (42.86%) Enterprise Storage
9 12 (42.86%) High Availability
9 12 (42.86%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (42.86%) Finance
10 11 (39.29%) EMC Navisphere
10 11 (39.29%) NetApp
10 11 (39.29%) Veritas File System
10 11 (39.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 11 (39.29%) iSCSI
10 11 (39.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 10 (35.71%) HP
12 8 (28.57%) Bash Shell
13 7 (25.00%) NetBackup
13 7 (25.00%) Replication

NFS
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:

Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) SAN
2 13 (46.43%) FTP
2 13 (46.43%) SSH
3 12 (42.86%) NAS
4 11 (39.29%) iSCSI
5 6 (21.43%) LDAP
6 3 (10.71%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (7.14%) DNS
7 2 (7.14%) Firewall
7 2 (7.14%) InfiniBand
7 2 (7.14%) PCoIP
7 2 (7.14%) VLAN
7 2 (7.14%) VPN
8 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) InterSystems Cache
1 4 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) MariaDB
2 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Electronics
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Administrator
2 11 (39.29%) Storage Administrator
2 11 (39.29%) Unix Administrator
3 10 (35.71%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (32.14%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (32.14%) SAN Administrator
4 9 (32.14%) SAN Storage Administrator
5 8 (28.57%) Solaris Administrator
6 7 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (17.86%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (17.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (14.29%) DevOps Systems Engineer
8 4 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (14.29%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 4 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 3 (10.71%) DevOps Administrator
9 3 (10.71%) Linux DevOps Administrator
9 3 (10.71%) Storage Systems Administrator
9 3 (10.71%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) YAML
2 2 (7.14%) LAMP
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (25.00%) Replication
3 4 (14.29%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Linux
2 19 (67.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (60.71%) Unix
4 16 (57.14%) Solaris
5 7 (25.00%) HPUX
6 5 (17.86%) Windows
7 4 (14.29%) AIX
8 1 (3.57%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (3.57%) SUSE
8 1 (3.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 13 (46.43%) Load Balancing
2 12 (42.86%) High Availability
3 7 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 5 (17.86%) DevOps
5 4 (14.29%) ITSM
6 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
6 3 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (7.14%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 2 (7.14%) Six Sigma
8 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.57%) Contingency Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 7 (25.00%) Perl
3 5 (17.86%) PHP
3 5 (17.86%) Python
4 4 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (3.57%) Korn
5 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Virtual Servers
2 11 (39.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 11 (39.29%) Veritas File System
3 5 (17.86%) Samba
4 4 (14.29%) Docker
4 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
5 3 (10.71%) VMware Server
5 3 (10.71%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (10.71%) vSphere
6 2 (7.14%) LXC
6 2 (7.14%) Squid
7 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (3.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) Nagios
2 11 (39.29%) EMC Navisphere
2 11 (39.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 7 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 5 (17.86%) Ansible
4 5 (17.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (14.29%) Puppet
5 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (7.14%) Control-M
6 2 (7.14%) OpenView
6 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp OnCommand
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
7 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Red Hat
2 15 (53.57%) Oracle
3 14 (50.00%) Veritas
4 13 (46.43%) Sun
5 12 (42.86%) Brocade
6 11 (39.29%) NetApp
7 10 (35.71%) HP
8 6 (21.43%) VMware
9 5 (17.86%) Symantec
10 4 (14.29%) EMC
11 3 (10.71%) NETGEAR
11 3 (10.71%) SAP
12 2 (7.14%) IBM
13 1 (3.57%) 3PAR
13 1 (3.57%) Dell
13 1 (3.57%) Nimble Storage
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