Period
to 6 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NAS over the 6 months to 6 April 2020 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 Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 586 659 670
Rank change year-on-year +73 +11 -136
Contract jobs citing NAS 107 219 231
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.79% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 152 155
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £282 £289 £250
90th Percentile £550 £571 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Median hourly rate £64.60 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.54% +109.30% -49.41%
10th Percentile £35.10 £31.00 £20.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £48.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +77.78% - -

NAS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,432 12,231 13,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.65% 12.62% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,948 7,531 8,265
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +1.85%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £200
90th Percentile £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £377
% change year-on-year - +6.10% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 566 722
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% -3.81% -9.58%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.13 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £19.06
% change year-on-year +15.94% -9.50% -9.17%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the UK

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NAS.

Daily rate trend for NAS in the UK

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NAS over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NAS in the UK

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NAS.

Hourly rate trend for NAS in the UK

NAS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing NAS over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for NAS in the UK

NAS
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the UK over the 6 months to 6 April 2020. 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
England +57 99 £438 +9.38% 33
UK excluding London +19 53 £380 -5.00% 33
London +160 51 £450 +9.76% 5
South East +55 22 £369 -7.23% 10
North of England +41 18 £425 +6.25% 4
North West +38 14 £400 -12.57% 3
Midlands +58 4 £305 -23.75% 8
East Midlands +33 4 £305 -41.90% 4
Yorkshire +28 4 £450 +12.50% 1
South West +3 3 £500 +8.11% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 £320 -
Wales +27 1 £500 - 3
Scotland +26 1 - - 2
East of England +15 1 - - 3
Work from Home +9 1 £338 -20.59% 1

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing NAS 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 with a requirement for NAS.

1 77 (71.96%) SAN
2 68 (63.55%) Windows
3 48 (44.86%) Microsoft
4 44 (41.12%) VMware
5 41 (38.32%) Active Directory
6 38 (35.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 35 (32.71%) Migration
8 32 (29.91%) Security Cleared
9 31 (28.97%) SC Cleared
9 31 (28.97%) EMC
9 31 (28.97%) Linux
9 31 (28.97%) Cisco
10 30 (28.04%) DNS
10 30 (28.04%) SQL
10 30 (28.04%) Data Centre
11 28 (26.17%) Azure
12 27 (25.23%) Office 365
13 26 (24.30%) Windows Server
14 25 (23.36%) PowerShell
14 25 (23.36%) Firewall
15 23 (21.50%) Finance
15 23 (21.50%) NetApp
16 21 (19.63%) Microsoft Office
17 20 (18.69%) HP
17 20 (18.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 19 (17.76%) Dell
18 19 (17.76%) TCP/IP
18 19 (17.76%) VPN
19 18 (16.82%) NetBackup
20 17 (15.89%) IaaS

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (12.15%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.54%) IIS
2 7 (6.54%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.74%) Apache
5 3 (2.80%) Mattermost
5 3 (2.80%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.87%) nginx
6 2 (1.87%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.93%) CMS
7 1 (0.93%) Confluence
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (19.63%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (26.17%) Azure
2 27 (25.23%) Office 365
3 17 (15.89%) IaaS
4 16 (14.95%) AWS
5 14 (13.08%) PaaS
6 13 (12.15%) SaaS
7 6 (5.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (5.61%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (5.61%) OneDrive
8 5 (4.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (3.74%) GCP
10 3 (2.80%) GitHub
11 2 (1.87%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.87%) Datadog
11 2 (1.87%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 77 (71.96%) SAN
2 30 (28.04%) DNS
3 25 (23.36%) Firewall
4 19 (17.76%) TCP/IP
4 19 (17.76%) VPN
5 16 (14.95%) WAN
6 14 (13.08%) DHCP
6 14 (13.08%) LAN
7 9 (8.41%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (8.41%) Internet
7 9 (8.41%) MPLS
7 9 (8.41%) Reverse Proxy
7 9 (8.41%) VoIP
8 8 (7.48%) Skype
9 7 (6.54%) SNMP
9 7 (6.54%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (5.61%) Network Security
10 6 (5.61%) Unified Communications
11 5 (4.67%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (4.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.35%) MySQL
3 8 (7.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.87%) DB2
7 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (2.80%) Hudson
2 3 (2.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.87%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.87%) GitLab
4 1 (0.93%) CF BOSH
4 1 (0.93%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.93%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.93%) JIRA
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (21.50%) Finance
2 10 (9.35%) Banking
3 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Local Government
5 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.87%) Military
6 1 (0.93%) French Language
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (15.89%) Architect
2 14 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (11.21%) Storage Engineer
4 10 (9.35%) Consultant
5 9 (8.41%) Administrator
6 8 (7.48%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (5.61%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.67%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Backup Consultant
8 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.67%) Office 365 Architect
8 5 (4.67%) Storage and Backup Consultant
8 5 (4.67%) Storage Consultant
9 4 (3.74%) Backup Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Implementation Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Storage and Backup Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) Web Services
2 3 (2.80%) Rendezvous
3 2 (1.87%) LDAP
3 2 (1.87%) Node.js
4 1 (0.93%) HTML
4 1 (0.93%) J2EE
4 1 (0.93%) Middleware
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.93%) XML
4 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (28.04%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.21%) EMC VNX
2 12 (11.21%) Replication
3 7 (6.54%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.61%) EMC VMAX
4 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.61%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.67%) PKI
5 5 (4.67%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (4.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.74%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.80%) User Experience
8 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.87%) Clustering
8 2 (1.87%) CMDB
8 2 (1.87%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.93%) LIMS
9 1 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 68 (63.55%) Windows
2 31 (28.97%) Linux
3 26 (24.30%) Windows Server
4 15 (14.02%) Windows 10
5 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (10.28%) Android
6 11 (10.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (9.35%) Solaris
8 7 (6.54%) Unix
8 7 (6.54%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.67%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (1.87%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.87%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.93%) VMS
13 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.71%) Migration
2 20 (18.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (14.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (14.95%) ITIL
4 13 (12.15%) Change Management
5 9 (8.41%) Identity Management
5 9 (8.41%) Information Security
5 9 (8.41%) Problem Management
6 8 (7.48%) Analytics
6 8 (7.48%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.48%) Project Management
7 7 (6.54%) Capacity Management
7 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
7 7 (6.54%) Integration Testing
7 7 (6.54%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (6.54%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (6.54%) Requirements Management
7 7 (6.54%) Security Patching
7 7 (6.54%) Technology Roadmap
8 6 (5.61%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.04%) SQL
2 25 (23.36%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.74%) Python
4 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.80%) Java
5 2 (1.87%) Ruby
6 1 (0.93%) C
6 1 (0.93%) Perl
6 1 (0.93%) PHP
6 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (29.91%) Security Cleared
2 31 (28.97%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.21%) Degree
4 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.67%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.80%) CCNA
6 3 (2.80%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (2.80%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.87%) CCIE
7 2 (1.87%) HND
7 2 (1.87%) MCSA
7 2 (1.87%) MCSE
8 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) CCIP
8 1 (0.93%) CCNP
8 1 (0.93%) CISSP
8 1 (0.93%) GIAC
8 1 (0.93%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) SLA
2 4 (3.74%) GDPR
3 2 (1.87%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.87%) MiFID
4 1 (0.93%) HL7
4 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.93%) NIST
4 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.93%) PMO
4 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 41 (38.32%) Active Directory
2 38 (35.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (14.95%) Hyper-V
3 16 (14.95%) vSphere
4 11 (10.28%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (9.35%) NFS
6 8 (7.48%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (6.54%) XenApp
8 6 (5.61%) Firmware
9 5 (4.67%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.80%) Samba
11 2 (1.87%) iptables
11 2 (1.87%) VMware NSX
11 2 (1.87%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.87%) Xen
12 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.93%) KVM
12 1 (0.93%) SRDF
12 1 (0.93%) UAG
12 1 (0.93%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (16.82%) NetBackup
2 14 (13.08%) Ansible
3 12 (11.21%) SCCM
4 10 (9.35%) AirWatch
5 6 (5.61%) HP Data Protector
5 6 (5.61%) Puppet
5 6 (5.61%) SnapMirror
6 5 (4.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (3.74%) HP SIM
7 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (3.74%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (3.74%) Terraform
8 3 (2.80%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (2.80%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (2.80%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (2.80%) Nessus
8 3 (2.80%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.87%) ThinApp
9 2 (1.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 48 (44.86%) Microsoft
2 44 (41.12%) VMware
3 31 (28.97%) Cisco
3 31 (28.97%) EMC
4 23 (21.50%) NetApp
5 20 (18.69%) HP
6 19 (17.76%) Dell
7 14 (13.08%) Brocade
8 12 (11.21%) Oracle
9 8 (7.48%) F5
9 8 (7.48%) Hitachi
10 7 (6.54%) Citrix
10 7 (6.54%) CommVault
10 7 (6.54%) MuleSoft
10 7 (6.54%) Splunk
10 7 (6.54%) Veritas
11 6 (5.61%) 3PAR
11 6 (5.61%) DataCore
11 6 (5.61%) Isilon
11 6 (5.61%) Red Hat