The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 28 June 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 Attached Storage (NAS)
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 133 131
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs citing NAS 12 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.23% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.77% 1.34% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Median daily rate £378 £393 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -18.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £371 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £432 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +109.87% -7.95%  

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 433 523 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.81% 17.46% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 1176 579
Median daily rate £370 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 94 56
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.18 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing NAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the South West

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in the South West

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in the South West

NAS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Bristol - 6 £378 - 1
Dorset +10 5 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - - 1
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West region with a requirement for NAS.

1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) SAN
3 8 (50.00%) NetApp
3 8 (50.00%) Linux
4 7 (43.75%) Unix
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) IBM
4 7 (43.75%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (31.25%) Firewall
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 5 (31.25%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) Perl
7 4 (25.00%) Oracle
7 4 (25.00%) Sun
7 4 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (18.75%) OpenStack
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
8 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (18.75%) Back Office
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 3 (18.75%) McAfee
8 3 (18.75%) LDAP
8 3 (18.75%) Apache
8 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
8 3 (18.75%) Python

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (18.75%) Apache
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) OpenStack
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.25%) iPlanet
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) MQSeries
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) SAN
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) LDAP
3 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) FCoE
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) IPsec
5 1 (6.25%) IPv6
5 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) FileMaker
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Vagrant
2 1 (6.25%) Redmine
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Back Office
3 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Storage Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Graduate
2 2 (12.50%) Graduate Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Graduate IT Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) IT Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) IT Graduate
2 2 (12.50%) IT Operations Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) NAS Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) NetApp Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) NetApp Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) SAN Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Trainee
2 2 (12.50%) Trainee Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
1 3 (18.75%) VAX
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Unix
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (6.25%) AIX
7 1 (6.25%) HPUX
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Solaris
7 1 (6.25%) SUSE
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) Kanban
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Perl
3 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
3 3 (18.75%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) C-shell
5 1 (6.25%) Korn
5 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) NFS
3 2 (12.50%) Xen
4 1 (6.25%) KVM
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (6.25%) pfSense
4 1 (6.25%) Samba
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
2 3 (18.75%) WSUS
3 2 (12.50%) NetApp OnCommand
3 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (12.50%) Puppet
3 2 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (6.25%) OpenView
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) NetApp
2 7 (43.75%) IBM
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) Sun
5 3 (18.75%) McAfee
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
6 2 (12.50%) arcserve
6 2 (12.50%) Brocade
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) Veritas
7 1 (6.25%) Cognos
7 1 (6.25%) Dell
7 1 (6.25%) EMC
7 1 (6.25%) F5
7 1 (6.25%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) Opsware
7 1 (6.25%) PlateSpin
7 1 (6.25%) Sophos