Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 181 197
Rank change year-on-year -19 +16 +16
Contract jobs citing NAS 23 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.36% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.52% 2.41% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 11
South West median daily rate £379 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +41.67% -
10th Percentile £350 £306 £200
90th Percentile £498 £518 £588
England median daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
South West median hourly rate £175.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +311.76% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% +100.00% -22.73%

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 912 829 851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.47% 14.71% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 498 498
South West median daily rate £388 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £195 £171 £164
90th Percentile £538 £532 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 54 83
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £32.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.78% +7.50% -23.57%
10th Percentile £16.98 £13.15 £11.80
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.30
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 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 15 November 2018. 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
Dorset +5 8 - - 5
Bristol -13 6 £375 -6.37% 2
Wiltshire -26 3 £420 -1.18%
Gloucestershire - 3 £475 - 1
Devon - 1 £379 -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing NAS 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 West region with a requirement for NAS.

1 20 (86.96%) SAN
2 18 (78.26%) Windows
3 13 (56.52%) Windows Server
4 12 (52.17%) VMware
5 11 (47.83%) Linux
5 11 (47.83%) Cisco
5 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
6 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
7 8 (34.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (34.78%) Migration
7 8 (34.78%) Unix
7 8 (34.78%) EMC
7 8 (34.78%) Python
7 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
8 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
8 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (26.09%) Converged Infrastructure
9 6 (26.09%) NetBackup
9 6 (26.09%) VLAN
9 6 (26.09%) DV Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) Finance
9 6 (26.09%) HP
9 6 (26.09%) Dell
10 5 (21.74%) Firmware
10 5 (21.74%) Perl
10 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
10 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (21.74%) Fibre Channel

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 2 (8.70%) Confluence
1 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) HipChat
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon S3
2 3 (13.04%) GitHub
2 3 (13.04%) IaaS
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365
3 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) SAN
2 6 (26.09%) VLAN
3 5 (21.74%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (17.39%) DHCP
4 4 (17.39%) DNS
4 4 (17.39%) Firewall
4 4 (17.39%) LAN
4 4 (17.39%) NetScaler
4 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) IPv6
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
7 1 (4.35%) FCoE
7 1 (4.35%) HTTP
7 1 (4.35%) SSH
7 1 (4.35%) SSL
7 1 (4.35%) VPN
7 1 (4.35%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Bitbucket
1 3 (13.04%) CF BOSH
1 3 (13.04%) GitLab
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) NetBackup Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Backup Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) SAN Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Storage Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Storage and Backup Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Backup Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) NAS Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Storage and Backup Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Storage Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Node.js
2 2 (8.70%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) COM
3 1 (4.35%) Flash
3 1 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (13.04%) Public Cloud
1 3 (13.04%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) CESG
3 1 (4.35%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows Server
3 11 (47.83%) Linux
4 8 (34.78%) Unix
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (13.04%) CentOS
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (26.09%) Converged Infrastructure
4 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (21.74%) Server Management
4 5 (21.74%) Storage Management
5 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
5 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
5 4 (17.39%) Fault Management
5 4 (17.39%) Proactive Management
5 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
5 4 (17.39%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (13.04%) Break/Fix
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) ITSM
6 3 (13.04%) Password Management
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Python
2 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
2 5 (21.74%) Perl
3 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) DV Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) CCNA
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (17.39%) Degree
4 3 (13.04%) MCSA
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (21.74%) Firmware
4 4 (17.39%) XenApp
4 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
5 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (8.70%) GPFS
6 2 (8.70%) vSphere
7 1 (4.35%) NFS
7 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) NetBackup
2 4 (17.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (13.04%) Ansible
3 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (13.04%) Puppet
3 3 (13.04%) Terraform
4 2 (8.70%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (8.70%) SCDPM
4 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (8.70%) vCenter Server
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (4.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) EMC
4 6 (26.09%) Dell
4 6 (26.09%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 4 (17.39%) IBM
5 4 (17.39%) Veritas
6 3 (13.04%) APTARE
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle
6 3 (13.04%) SaltStack
7 2 (8.70%) Brocade
7 2 (8.70%) Juniper
7 2 (8.70%) McAfee
7 2 (8.70%) NetApp
7 2 (8.70%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (8.70%) Sophos
8 1 (4.35%) Capita
8 1 (4.35%) Google