Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 6 months to 10 December 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 File System (NFS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 546 538 584
Rank change year-on-year -8 +46 +20
Contract jobs citing NFS 124 105 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.22% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.48% 1.52% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 59 49
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £307 £210 £225
90th Percentile £450 £450 £528
UK median daily rate £384 £355 £425
% change year-on-year +8.10% -16.47% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 - £49.46
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £49.46
% change year-on-year -40.00% -24.18% +229.73%

NFS is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 8,389 6,894 6,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.01% 12.96% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,917 4,072 4,067
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +7.14% +4.87%
10th Percentile £160 £140 £158
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 552 703
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.20 £10.29
90th Percentile £43.08 £43.00 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing NFS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for NFS in the UK excluding London

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NFS in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for NFS in the UK excluding London

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NFS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NFS in the UK excluding London

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NFS in the UK excluding London

NFS
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
South East +10 76 £350 -6.67% 4
North of England -24 17 £513 +65.32% 1
South West -30 13 £375 +15.38% 1
Yorkshire -4 9 £625 -
Midlands -5 9 £400 +6.67% 2
North West -6 8 £260 -25.71% 1
West Midlands -15 7 £400 +6.67% 2
Scotland -16 4 - -
Wales -24 4 £500 +31.15%
East Midlands - 2 £415 -
East of England -16 1 £425 +32.81% 1
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing NFS 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for NFS.

1 65 (52.42%) iSCSI
2 64 (51.61%) Linux
3 52 (41.94%) VMware
4 51 (41.13%) ITIL
5 48 (38.71%) Red Hat
6 46 (37.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (33.87%) Windows
8 39 (31.45%) Configuration Management
9 36 (29.03%) NetApp
10 33 (26.61%) Performance Tuning
11 32 (25.81%) Ansible
11 32 (25.81%) Puppet
11 32 (25.81%) Capacity Management
12 31 (25.00%) SAN
13 29 (23.39%) Apache
13 29 (23.39%) Finance
14 27 (21.77%) Oracle
15 26 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (20.97%) Opscode Chef
16 24 (19.35%) Active Directory
16 24 (19.35%) Business Continuity
17 23 (18.55%) Disaster Recovery
17 23 (18.55%) Test Scripting
17 23 (18.55%) Data ONTAP
18 22 (17.74%) Cisco
18 22 (17.74%) Java
19 21 (16.94%) Python
19 21 (16.94%) Unix
20 20 (16.13%) Microsoft
21 19 (15.32%) TCP/IP

NFS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 29 (23.39%) Apache
2 14 (11.29%) JBoss
3 7 (5.65%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.84%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.42%) Confluence
7 2 (1.61%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.81%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Houdini
1 2 (1.61%) Maya
1 2 (1.61%) NUKE
1 2 (1.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (11.29%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.61%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.81%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.23%) Route 53
4 3 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.42%) IaaS
4 3 (2.42%) PaaS
5 2 (1.61%) NuGet
5 2 (1.61%) Office 365
5 2 (1.61%) SaaS
5 2 (1.61%) Serverless
6 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 65 (52.42%) iSCSI
2 31 (25.00%) SAN
3 19 (15.32%) TCP/IP
4 17 (13.71%) VPN
5 15 (12.10%) LAN
5 15 (12.10%) NAS
5 15 (12.10%) WAN
6 14 (11.29%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (6.45%) DNS
8 6 (4.84%) Firewall
9 5 (4.03%) BGP
9 5 (4.03%) MPLS
9 5 (4.03%) Wireless
10 3 (2.42%) ADSL
10 3 (2.42%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.42%) OSPF
10 3 (2.42%) SSH
10 3 (2.42%) tcpdump
10 3 (2.42%) VLAN
10 3 (2.42%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.65%) MySQL
2 6 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.03%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.61%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.61%) Big Data
4 2 (1.61%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.23%) JIRA
3 2 (1.61%) Ant
3 2 (1.61%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.61%) Maven
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.61%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (23.39%) Finance
2 10 (8.06%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.23%) Banking
4 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.61%) Automotive
5 2 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (20.16%) Linux Engineer
2 23 (18.55%) Storage Engineer
3 20 (16.13%) VMware Engineer
4 15 (12.10%) Administrator
5 13 (10.48%) Incident Manager
5 13 (10.48%) Major Incident Manager
6 12 (9.68%) Linux Administrator
6 12 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (8.87%) Architect
7 11 (8.87%) NetApp Engineer
8 10 (8.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.84%) NAS Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) SAN Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) SAN Storage Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (4.03%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Senior Storage Engineer
11 4 (3.23%) AWS Architect
11 4 (3.23%) Consultant
11 4 (3.23%) Senior VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.84%) LDAP
1 6 (4.84%) Middleware
2 3 (2.42%) HTML
2 3 (2.42%) LAMP
2 3 (2.42%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (2.42%) OAuth
2 3 (2.42%) SOAP
2 3 (2.42%) Web Services
2 3 (2.42%) XML
2 3 (2.42%) XSLT
3 2 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.61%) Node.js
3 2 (1.61%) Stripes Framework
4 1 (0.81%) REST
4 1 (0.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.32%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (4.03%) Animation
4 3 (2.42%) Clustering
5 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.61%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) HP Superdome
6 1 (0.81%) iSeries
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 64 (51.61%) Linux
2 46 (37.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 42 (33.87%) Windows
4 23 (18.55%) Data ONTAP
5 21 (16.94%) Unix
6 16 (12.90%) Windows Server
7 14 (11.29%) CentOS
8 11 (8.87%) Solaris
8 11 (8.87%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.84%) Ubuntu
10 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (2.42%) Debian
11 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.61%) HPUX
12 2 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.81%) AIX
13 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.81%) SUSE
13 1 (0.81%) VMS
13 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (41.13%) ITIL
2 39 (31.45%) Configuration Management
3 33 (26.61%) Performance Tuning
4 32 (25.81%) Capacity Management
5 24 (19.35%) Business Continuity
6 23 (18.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (18.55%) Test Scripting
7 16 (12.90%) Problem Management
8 15 (12.10%) Incident Management
9 13 (10.48%) Change Control
9 13 (10.48%) ERP
9 13 (10.48%) ITIL V3
10 12 (9.68%) Performance Management
11 11 (8.87%) Data Protection
11 11 (8.87%) Workflow
12 8 (6.45%) Change Management
12 8 (6.45%) Migration
13 7 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (5.65%) DevOps
14 5 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.74%) Java
2 21 (16.94%) Python
3 16 (12.90%) SQL
4 9 (7.26%) Bash Shell
4 9 (7.26%) Perl
5 8 (6.45%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.65%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.84%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.42%) PHP
9 2 (1.61%) Korn
9 2 (1.61%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (13.71%) NCDA
1 17 (13.71%) NCSIE
2 13 (10.48%) SC Cleared
2 13 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.48%) VCP6
2 13 (10.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (8.87%) NCIE
4 7 (5.65%) MCSE
4 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.81%) CCNP
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.81%) Degree
5 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.81%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (19.35%) Active Directory
3 17 (13.71%) vSphere
4 13 (10.48%) Firmware
5 12 (9.68%) Samba
5 12 (9.68%) vCloud
6 11 (8.87%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (6.45%) Docker
7 8 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (4.03%) Hyper-V
9 4 (3.23%) SRDF
9 4 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (3.23%) Xen
10 3 (2.42%) iptables
10 3 (2.42%) KVM
11 2 (1.61%) BIND 9
11 2 (1.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.61%) XenApp
11 2 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (25.81%) Ansible
1 32 (25.81%) Puppet
2 26 (20.97%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (9.68%) vRealize
4 6 (4.84%) Kubernetes
4 6 (4.84%) NetApp OnCommand
5 5 (4.03%) PowerCLI
5 5 (4.03%) Terraform
5 5 (4.03%) vCenter Server
6 4 (3.23%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.61%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (1.61%) WSUS
7 2 (1.61%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.81%) Nagios
8 1 (0.81%) Netcool
8 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (41.94%) VMware
2 48 (38.71%) Red Hat
3 36 (29.03%) NetApp
4 27 (21.77%) Oracle
5 22 (17.74%) Cisco
6 20 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 13 (10.48%) SAP
8 10 (8.06%) EMC
9 9 (7.26%) Brocade
10 6 (4.84%) HP
11 5 (4.03%) Remedy
12 4 (3.23%) 3PAR
12 4 (3.23%) Citrix
12 4 (3.23%) Dell
12 4 (3.23%) IBM
13 3 (2.42%) BMC
13 3 (2.42%) Forcepoint
13 3 (2.42%) Juniper
13 3 (2.42%) McAfee
13 3 (2.42%) Sophos