The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network File System (NFS)
England / South West
Rank - - 143
Contract jobs citing NFS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - - 0.032%
As % of the System Software category - - 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £325
% change year-on-year +5.55% +38.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00

NFS is in the system software 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 system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 304 342 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.70% 11.82% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 196 153
Median daily rate £331 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.35% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £133 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 41
Median hourly rate £15.89 £18.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.12% +19.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £8.85 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £40.90 £33.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing NFS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for NFS in the South West

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NFS in the South West

NFS
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 NFS in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NFS in the South West

NFS
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) NAS
3 3 (60.00%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) NetApp
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Canon
5 1 (20.00%) Fedora
5 1 (20.00%) SSH
5 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (20.00%) Solaris
5 1 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) FTP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (20.00%) Sun
5 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Samba

NFS
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) NAS
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) SSH
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Support
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Fedora
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (20.00%) Samba
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Canon
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Sun