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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
England / South West
Rank 129 131 136
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5  
Contract jobs citing NAS 4 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.14% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 0.89% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Median daily rate £375 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -5.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £355
% change year-on-year -8.75% +12.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £18.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +134.24% -54.37%  

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 426 448 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.65% 15.62% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 292 185
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 23
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing NAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
Bristol +6 3 £375 -
Dorset +9 1 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 13 (81.25%) Linux
1 13 (81.25%) SAN
2 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
5 6 (37.50%) NetApp
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) Replication
6 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
6 5 (31.25%) Solaris
6 5 (31.25%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (25.00%) Python
7 4 (25.00%) IBM
7 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) Ubuntu
8 3 (18.75%) MCITP
8 3 (18.75%) VoIP
8 3 (18.75%) NFS
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (18.75%) RHCE
8 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
8 3 (18.75%) MCSE
8 3 (18.75%) ITIL
8 3 (18.75%) Puppet
8 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

NAS
Top Related 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 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) IPv6
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Storage Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) NetBackup Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Replication
2 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 5 (31.25%) Solaris
5 3 (18.75%) Ubuntu
6 2 (12.50%) Debian
6 2 (12.50%) Unix
7 1 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) OOD
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (18.75%) MCITP
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) RHCE
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) NFS
5 2 (12.50%) Docker
5 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (12.50%) Packer
2 2 (12.50%) PowerCLI
2 2 (12.50%) Terraform
2 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) NetApp
3 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) Sonatype
6 1 (6.25%) Veritas