Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 215 207 182
Rank change year-on-year -8 -25 +8
Contract jobs citing NAS 14 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.22% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 2.98% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 16
South West median daily rate £509 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.34% +2.94% +47.83%
10th Percentile £456 £338 £306
90th Percentile £544 £508 £513
England median daily rate £375 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
South West median hourly rate - £175.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +311.76% -
England median hourly rate £80.00 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +77.78% +7.14% +154.55%

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 971 939 838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.95% 14.67% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 544 509
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £186 £179
90th Percentile £588 £538 £538
England median daily rate £415 £425 £402
% change year-on-year -2.35% +5.79% +0.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 66 54
South West median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +47.83% -12.88%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.55 £11.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.95% -16.89%

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 5 December 2019. 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
Gloucestershire -9 6 £518 +8.48%
Wiltshire -14 4 - - 2
Bristol +5 2 - - 2
Devon -3 1 - - 1
Dorset -7 1 £500 - 5
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 11 (78.57%) HP
2 9 (64.29%) SAN
3 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) VMware
4 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 6 (42.86%) Office 365
5 6 (42.86%) Linux
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
6 5 (35.71%) DHCP
6 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 5 (35.71%) ITIL
6 5 (35.71%) Unix
6 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
6 5 (35.71%) Clustering
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (35.71%) 3PAR
6 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (35.71%) DFS Replication
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (35.71%) SCCM
6 5 (35.71%) Nimble Storage
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 4 (28.57%) Kubernetes

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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
4 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) SAN
2 5 (35.71%) DHCP
2 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) Internet
4 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (14.29%) FTP
4 2 (14.29%) HTTP
4 2 (14.29%) HTTPS
4 2 (14.29%) IPsec
4 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (14.29%) tcpdump
4 2 (14.29%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) NAS Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Django
2 2 (14.29%) J2EE
2 2 (14.29%) LDAP
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Unix
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure as Code
3 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
3 3 (21.43%) ITSM
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) Storage Management
3 3 (21.43%) Time Management
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Task Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) RHCE
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) HND
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) SNIA Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (35.71%) DFS Replication
3 4 (28.57%) Docker
3 4 (28.57%) Gluster
4 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (14.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 4 (28.57%) Ansible
2 4 (28.57%) Kubernetes
2 4 (28.57%) Puppet
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SCVMM
3 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) HP
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) 3PAR
4 5 (35.71%) Nimble Storage
5 4 (28.57%) Atlassian
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) Dell
5 4 (28.57%) NetApp
6 2 (14.29%) Brocade
6 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 2 (14.29%) EMC
6 2 (14.29%) F5
7 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (7.14%) Veritas