Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 544 558 598
Rank change year-on-year +14 +40 +2
Contract jobs citing NFS 108 74 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.20% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.37% 1.11% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 37 52
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.15% -23.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £178 £267
90th Percentile £458 £450 £538
UK median daily rate £395 £375 £475
% change year-on-year +5.33% -21.05% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 - £49.46
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £34.13 £49.46
% change year-on-year -34.07% -31.00% +199.76%

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 7,886 6,662 7,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.47% 12.78% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,543 3,986 4,434
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £147 £163
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 729 538 744
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.24% -1.83%
10th Percentile £10.48 £10.25 £10.26
90th Percentile £42.10 £43.00 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +24 72 £350 -15.15% 7
North of England -39 11 £588 +89.52% 3
South West -23 10 £375 +15.38% 3
Yorkshire -13 8 £625 - 1
Midlands - 7 £294 - 1
West Midlands - 7 £294 -
Wales - 4 £500 -
North West -13 3 £335 -4.29% 2
Scotland -21 3 £450 +9.09% 2
East of England - 1 £425 - 1
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 64 (59.26%) iSCSI
2 58 (53.70%) Linux
3 51 (47.22%) VMware
4 50 (46.30%) ITIL
5 41 (37.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (35.19%) Windows
7 36 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 34 (31.48%) NetApp
8 34 (31.48%) Configuration Management
9 31 (28.70%) Capacity Management
10 30 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 30 (27.78%) SAN
11 29 (26.85%) Oracle
11 29 (26.85%) Performance Tuning
12 28 (25.93%) Puppet
13 27 (25.00%) Apache
14 23 (21.30%) Finance
14 23 (21.30%) Ansible
15 22 (20.37%) Data ONTAP
15 22 (20.37%) Cisco
16 21 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 21 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
17 20 (18.52%) Business Continuity
17 20 (18.52%) Microsoft
17 20 (18.52%) TCP/IP
17 20 (18.52%) Java
18 19 (17.59%) Active Directory
19 18 (16.67%) VPN
19 18 (16.67%) Test Scripting
20 17 (15.74%) NCDA

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 27 (25.00%) Apache
2 12 (11.11%) JBoss
3 9 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.56%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.78%) Confluence
6 3 (2.78%) nginx
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.93%) IIS
7 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Houdini
2 1 (0.93%) Maya
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) NUKE
2 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.85%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.70%) IaaS
3 4 (3.70%) PaaS
4 3 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.78%) NuGet
5 2 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.85%) Office 365
5 2 (1.85%) Route 53
5 2 (1.85%) Serverless
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.93%) Datadog
6 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 64 (59.26%) iSCSI
2 30 (27.78%) SAN
3 20 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 18 (16.67%) VPN
5 11 (10.19%) Fibre Channel
5 11 (10.19%) LAN
5 11 (10.19%) WAN
6 10 (9.26%) NAS
7 7 (6.48%) DNS
8 6 (5.56%) Firewall
9 4 (3.70%) BGP
9 4 (3.70%) OSPF
9 4 (3.70%) SSH
10 3 (2.78%) ADSL
10 3 (2.78%) Junos
10 3 (2.78%) MPLS
10 3 (2.78%) Network Security
10 3 (2.78%) tcpdump
10 3 (2.78%) VRRP
10 3 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) MySQL
2 6 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.63%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.85%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.85%) Big Data
4 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.70%) JIRA
3 3 (2.78%) Ant
3 3 (2.78%) Artifactory
3 3 (2.78%) Maven
3 3 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.78%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.93%) Hudson
5 1 (0.93%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.93%) Subversion
5 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (21.30%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Banking
2 3 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (18.52%) Linux Engineer
2 18 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
2 18 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 13 (12.04%) Incident Manager
3 13 (12.04%) Major Incident Manager
4 11 (10.19%) Administrator
5 9 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (7.41%) Architect
6 8 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.56%) NetApp Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) Senior Storage Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Senior VMware Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Storage Specialist
11 3 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
12 2 (1.85%) 2nd Line Support
12 2 (1.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) LDAP
2 6 (5.56%) Middleware
3 5 (4.63%) Web Services
4 4 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (2.78%) HTML
5 3 (2.78%) LAMP
5 3 (2.78%) XML
5 3 (2.78%) XSLT
6 2 (1.85%) OAuth
6 2 (1.85%) SOAP
6 2 (1.85%) Spring
6 2 (1.85%) Stripes Framework
7 1 (0.93%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.63%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.78%) Animation
4 3 (2.78%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.93%) iSeries
5 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (53.70%) Linux
2 41 (37.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (35.19%) Windows
4 22 (20.37%) Data ONTAP
5 15 (13.89%) Unix
6 11 (10.19%) Windows Server
7 10 (9.26%) Solaris
8 9 (8.33%) CentOS
9 6 (5.56%) Windows 7
9 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (4.63%) Ubuntu
10 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.78%) Debian
12 2 (1.85%) HPUX
12 2 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.93%) SUSE
13 1 (0.93%) VMS
13 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (46.30%) ITIL
2 34 (31.48%) Configuration Management
3 31 (28.70%) Capacity Management
4 29 (26.85%) Performance Tuning
5 21 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (18.52%) Business Continuity
7 18 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 16 (14.81%) Problem Management
9 15 (13.89%) ITIL V3
10 14 (12.96%) Change Control
11 13 (12.04%) ERP
11 13 (12.04%) Incident Management
12 12 (11.11%) Performance Management
13 11 (10.19%) Data Protection
13 11 (10.19%) Workflow
14 9 (8.33%) DevOps
15 6 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
16 5 (4.63%) Change Management
16 5 (4.63%) Continuous Delivery
16 5 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.52%) Java
2 11 (10.19%) SQL
3 10 (9.26%) Perl
3 10 (9.26%) Python
4 8 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 6 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.78%) Korn
6 3 (2.78%) PHP
6 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.85%) R
8 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (15.74%) NCDA
1 17 (15.74%) NCSIE
2 15 (13.89%) SC Cleared
2 15 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 13 (12.04%) VCP6
3 13 (12.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (10.19%) NCIE
5 7 (6.48%) MCSE
5 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CCNP
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.93%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (17.59%) Active Directory
3 17 (15.74%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (14.81%) vSphere
5 13 (12.04%) Firmware
6 12 (11.11%) vCloud
7 10 (9.26%) Docker
8 7 (6.48%) Hyper-V
8 7 (6.48%) Samba
9 6 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (4.63%) iptables
11 4 (3.70%) SRDF
11 4 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (3.70%) Xen
12 3 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.85%) XenApp
13 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.93%) KVM
14 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (25.93%) Puppet
2 23 (21.30%) Ansible
3 21 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (11.11%) vRealize
5 5 (4.63%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.70%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (3.70%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.78%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.78%) Nagios
7 3 (2.78%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.85%) OVSD
8 2 (1.85%) SCOM
8 2 (1.85%) SCSM
8 2 (1.85%) Simpana
8 2 (1.85%) Terraform
8 2 (1.85%) WSUS
8 2 (1.85%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 51 (47.22%) VMware
2 36 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 34 (31.48%) NetApp
4 29 (26.85%) Oracle
5 22 (20.37%) Cisco
6 20 (18.52%) Microsoft
7 13 (12.04%) SAP
8 8 (7.41%) HP
9 6 (5.56%) EMC
10 5 (4.63%) Remedy
10 5 (4.63%) Veritas
11 4 (3.70%) Brocade
11 4 (3.70%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.70%) Citrix
11 4 (3.70%) IBM
11 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.78%) Google
12 3 (2.78%) Juniper
12 3 (2.78%) McAfee
12 3 (2.78%) Sun