Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 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 File System (NFS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 564 578 569
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9 +25
Contract jobs citing NFS 58 58 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.12% 0.11% 0.099%
As % of the System Software category 0.78% 0.82% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 29
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £421 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.23% -6.44% -
10th Percentile £366 £310 £213
90th Percentile £625 £523 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.82% +83.33%
UK median hourly rate £41.75 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +103.63% -25.45% +83.33%

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 7,441 7,092 5,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.29% 13.36% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,599 4,070 3,290
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £150
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 599 517
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.19 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.54 £42.54 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £16.48 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.91% -0.88% +1.59%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 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
South East +27 41 £498 +17.89%
Midlands +17 7 £425 +13.33%
East Midlands +23 6 £425 +13.33%
South West - 4 £413 -
East of England +12 3 £410 +28.13%
North of England +9 3 £238 -56.82%
North West +16 2 £300 -45.45%
West Midlands +1 1 - -
North East - 1 £175 -
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 35 (60.34%) Linux
2 31 (53.45%) iSCSI
2 31 (53.45%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (43.10%) Ansible
4 24 (41.38%) VMware
5 22 (37.93%) DNS
6 21 (36.21%) vSphere
7 20 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (34.48%) VLAN
7 20 (34.48%) Dell
8 19 (32.76%) Fibre Channel
8 19 (32.76%) vRealize
9 18 (31.03%) Bash Shell
9 18 (31.03%) EMC
10 17 (29.31%) Red Hat
11 16 (27.59%) Capacity Planning
12 15 (25.86%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (25.86%) Windows
12 15 (25.86%) ITIL
12 15 (25.86%) vCenter Server
13 14 (24.14%) Problem Management
13 14 (24.14%) Docker
13 14 (24.14%) IaaS
13 14 (24.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 14 (24.14%) Kubernetes
13 14 (24.14%) Terraform
14 13 (22.41%) Route 53
14 13 (22.41%) Server Monitoring
14 13 (22.41%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (22.41%) XenApp

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 11 (18.97%) Apache
2 5 (8.62%) OpenStack
2 5 (8.62%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.90%) JBoss
4 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.72%) Confluence
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.72%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.72%) IIS
5 1 (1.72%) nginx
5 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (5.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.72%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 31 (53.45%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (25.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (24.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 14 (24.14%) IaaS
4 13 (22.41%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (22.41%) Route 53
5 4 (6.90%) SaaS
6 1 (1.72%) GitHub
6 1 (1.72%) NuGet
6 1 (1.72%) PaaS
6 1 (1.72%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 31 (53.45%) iSCSI
2 22 (37.93%) DNS
3 20 (34.48%) VLAN
4 19 (32.76%) Fibre Channel
5 13 (22.41%) VSAN
6 10 (17.24%) SAN
7 7 (12.07%) Firewall
7 7 (12.07%) NAS
7 7 (12.07%) SNMP
8 6 (10.34%) BGP
8 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
9 5 (8.62%) MPLS
9 5 (8.62%) VXLAN
10 4 (6.90%) DHCP
10 4 (6.90%) Value-Added Service
10 4 (6.90%) Wireless
11 2 (3.45%) Internet
11 2 (3.45%) Kerberos
11 2 (3.45%) SSL
11 2 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) MySQL
2 5 (8.62%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (8.62%) MariaDB
2 5 (8.62%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.62%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) Apache Ignite
4 2 (3.45%) DB2
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.45%) JIRA
1 2 (3.45%) Maven
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.72%) Ant
2 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.72%) Hudson
2 1 (1.72%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Consultant
2 11 (18.97%) Technical Consultant
3 9 (15.52%) Platform Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Senior Consultant
4 7 (12.07%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 7 (12.07%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
4 7 (12.07%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 7 (12.07%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
5 6 (10.34%) Administrator
6 5 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) VMware Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) VMware Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) LDAP
1 5 (8.62%) Node.js
2 3 (5.17%) Middleware
3 2 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.45%) LAMP
3 2 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (1.72%) CGI
4 1 (1.72%) Memcached
4 1 (1.72%) REST
4 1 (1.72%) SOAP
4 1 (1.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Private Cloud
3 4 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) HP Superdome
4 2 (3.45%) IBM Storwize
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.72%) Tandem
5 1 (1.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (60.34%) Linux
2 15 (25.86%) Windows
3 10 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (15.52%) Ubuntu
5 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
6 5 (8.62%) CentOS
6 5 (8.62%) Solaris
6 5 (8.62%) Unix
7 4 (6.90%) HPUX
8 3 (5.17%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.72%) AIX
9 1 (1.72%) Debian
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Capacity Planning
2 15 (25.86%) ITIL
3 14 (24.14%) Problem Management
4 13 (22.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (22.41%) Server Monitoring
4 13 (22.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 11 (18.97%) Patch Management
6 10 (17.24%) Capacity Management
7 9 (15.52%) DevOps
8 7 (12.07%) Configuration Management
8 7 (12.07%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (10.34%) Proactive Management
9 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.62%) ITSM
10 5 (8.62%) Network Architecture
10 5 (8.62%) PRINCE
10 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
11 4 (6.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) Bash Shell
2 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.79%) SQL
4 7 (12.07%) Python
5 6 (10.34%) Java
6 4 (6.90%) Perl
6 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.45%) AWK
7 2 (3.45%) Bourne shell
7 2 (3.45%) C
7 2 (3.45%) C-shell
7 2 (3.45%) Korn
7 2 (3.45%) PHP
7 2 (3.45%) sed
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) MCSE
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.90%) VCP6
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.45%) CCNA
5 2 (3.45%) MCP
6 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.72%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (36.21%) vSphere
2 20 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (24.14%) Docker
4 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
4 13 (22.41%) VMware NSX
4 13 (22.41%) XenApp
4 13 (22.41%) XenDesktop
5 7 (12.07%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (8.62%) BIND 9
6 5 (8.62%) KVM
6 5 (8.62%) Postfix
7 4 (6.90%) vCloud
8 3 (5.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Firmware
9 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
9 2 (3.45%) Samba
9 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.72%) Squid
10 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (43.10%) Ansible
2 19 (32.76%) vRealize
3 15 (25.86%) vCenter Server
4 14 (24.14%) Kubernetes
4 14 (24.14%) Terraform
5 13 (22.41%) Docker Swarm
5 13 (22.41%) Failover Clustering
5 13 (22.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 7 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (12.07%) Puppet
7 5 (8.62%) Nagios
7 5 (8.62%) Netcool
8 3 (5.17%) NetApp OnCommand
9 2 (3.45%) Grafana
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (3.45%) SCCM
9 2 (3.45%) SnapMirror
9 2 (3.45%) SnapVault
9 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (1.72%) Simpana
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) VMware
2 20 (34.48%) Dell
3 18 (31.03%) EMC
4 17 (29.31%) Red Hat
5 13 (22.41%) Citrix
6 12 (20.69%) Cisco
7 9 (15.52%) NetApp
8 8 (13.79%) Oracle
9 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
9 7 (12.07%) Sun
10 6 (10.34%) IBM
11 5 (8.62%) HP
11 5 (8.62%) Mirantis
12 3 (5.17%) BMC
12 3 (5.17%) Brocade
12 3 (5.17%) Remedy
12 3 (5.17%) Splunk
12 3 (5.17%) Veritas
13 2 (3.45%) TOWER Software
14 1 (1.72%) McAfee