Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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 Attached Storage (NAS)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 189 212
Rank change year-on-year +8 +23 -15
Contract jobs citing NAS 21 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.51% 1.87% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 5
South West median daily rate £425 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.83% -4.17% -22.08%
10th Percentile £306 £200 £216
90th Percentile £513 £588 £395
England median daily rate £425 £425 £378
% change year-on-year - +12.58% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £21.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -22.73% -7.17%

NAS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 835 856 871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.75% 14.72% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 503 480
South West median daily rate £368 £350 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +1.38%
10th Percentile £171 £166 £180
90th Percentile £527 £538 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 84 76
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -19.75% +82.56%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.83 £13.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.20 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in the South West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 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
Bristol +2 14 £418 +81.63%
Dorset +12 4 £418 +6.37% 1
Wiltshire -2 3 £425 -26.09%
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 17 (80.95%) SAN
2 11 (52.38%) Unix
3 9 (42.86%) ITIL
3 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 8 (38.10%) Linux
5 7 (33.33%) Windows
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (33.33%) Firewall
5 7 (33.33%) Replication
6 6 (28.57%) HP
6 6 (28.57%) NetApp
6 6 (28.57%) Veritas
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco
7 5 (23.81%) IBM
7 5 (23.81%) DNS
7 5 (23.81%) LAN
7 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
7 5 (23.81%) Clustering
7 5 (23.81%) Xen
8 4 (19.05%) SCOM
8 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
8 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
8 4 (19.05%) VMware
8 4 (19.05%) DHCP
8 4 (19.05%) Perl
8 4 (19.05%) Sun
8 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
8 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3

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 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
3 3 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 2 (9.52%) MQSeries
5 1 (4.76%) Apache
5 1 (4.76%) iPlanet
5 1 (4.76%) JBoss
5 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 1 (4.76%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) SAN
2 7 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (23.81%) DNS
3 5 (23.81%) LAN
4 4 (19.05%) DHCP
4 4 (19.05%) Skype
5 3 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 3 (14.29%) WAN
6 2 (9.52%) Extranet
6 2 (9.52%) Intranet
6 2 (9.52%) LDAP
6 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.52%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.76%) Internet
7 1 (4.76%) IPsec
7 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
7 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Administrator
1 7 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (28.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Unix Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) EMC Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) EMC Storage Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) HP Storage Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Unix Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Storage Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) SAN Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Replication
2 5 (23.81%) Clustering
3 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (14.29%) VAX
5 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
6 1 (4.76%) Grid Computing
6 1 (4.76%) iPad
6 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Unix
2 8 (38.10%) Linux
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) HPUX
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Capacity Management
2 4 (19.05%) Contingency Planning
2 4 (19.05%) High Availability
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
2 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
3 3 (14.29%) Security Hardening
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Task Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (4.76%) Requirements Management
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
1 4 (19.05%) Perl
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) C-shell
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) Korn
4 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Xen
3 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (14.29%) Firmware
5 2 (9.52%) ISA Server
5 2 (9.52%) Samba
5 2 (9.52%) XenApp
6 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.76%) KVM
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCOM
2 3 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 3 (14.29%) WSUS
3 2 (9.52%) AirWatch
3 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
3 2 (9.52%) SCOrch
3 2 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Icinga
4 1 (4.76%) Nagios
4 1 (4.76%) OpenView
4 1 (4.76%) Puppet
4 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) HP
2 6 (28.57%) NetApp
2 6 (28.57%) Veritas
3 5 (23.81%) IBM
4 4 (19.05%) Sun
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 3 (14.29%) Brocade
5 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (14.29%) EMC
5 3 (14.29%) Hitachi
5 3 (14.29%) McAfee
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) Remedy
6 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 2 (9.52%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.76%) Opsware
7 1 (4.76%) PlateSpin