Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 527 526 471
Rank change year-on-year -1 -55 -30
Contract jobs citing NAS 369 388 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.37% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 2.40% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 276 304
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +0.67%
10th Percentile £280 £256 £250
90th Percentile £560 £588 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 13
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £21.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.35% -22.73% -13.39%
10th Percentile £24.25 £14.70 £21.70
90th Percentile £144.84 £42.83 £29.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +157.58% -40.00% -

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 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the UK

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in the UK

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in the UK

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in the UK

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor 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 20 November 2017. 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 +12 346 £425 - 27
UK excluding London +38 230 £400 - 18
London -35 129 £475 +5.56% 10
South East +8 87 £425 - 6
North of England +51 42 £410 +18.84% 3
East of England -10 35 £395 -21.00% 3
Midlands +17 31 £350 +11.11% 4
North West +27 23 £400 +15.94%
East Midlands +10 22 £375 +212.50%
South West +16 21 £425 +47.83% 1
North East +57 12 £405 +24.62% 1
West Midlands +13 9 £175 -45.31% 4
Scotland -22 9 £288 -14.18% 1
Yorkshire +6 7 £431 -13.75% 2
Northern Ireland -45 5 £324 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for NAS.

1 292 (79.13%) SAN
2 210 (56.91%) Windows
3 149 (40.38%) VMware
4 148 (40.11%) Linux
5 134 (36.31%) Unix
6 119 (32.25%) Microsoft
7 118 (31.98%) Active Directory
8 104 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 95 (25.75%) Firewall
10 92 (24.93%) Windows Server
11 88 (23.85%) Cisco
12 86 (23.31%) Finance
13 82 (22.22%) HP
13 82 (22.22%) NetApp
14 80 (21.68%) EMC
15 78 (21.14%) Red Hat
16 73 (19.78%) Security Cleared
16 73 (19.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 72 (19.51%) TCP/IP
17 72 (19.51%) Solaris
18 69 (18.70%) Hyper-V
19 65 (17.62%) ITIL
20 64 (17.34%) WAN
20 64 (17.34%) Veritas
21 63 (17.07%) DNS
22 62 (16.80%) Citrix
22 62 (16.80%) Migration
23 61 (16.53%) Load Balancing
24 60 (16.26%) NetBackup
25 59 (15.99%) Data Centre

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 51 (13.82%) MS Exchange
2 39 (10.57%) SharePoint
3 30 (8.13%) IIS
4 26 (7.05%) Apache
5 23 (6.23%) Tomcat
6 22 (5.96%) Skype for Business
7 18 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (4.34%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (4.34%) MQSeries
8 16 (4.34%) OpenStack
9 13 (3.52%) JBoss
10 12 (3.25%) SAS
11 11 (2.98%) iPlanet
11 11 (2.98%) Oracle Application Server
11 11 (2.98%) WebLogic
11 11 (2.98%) WebLogic Portal
12 10 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 31 (8.40%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (3.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 6 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (10.03%) Office 365
3 28 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.17%) SaaS
6 7 (1.90%) IaaS
6 7 (1.90%) PaaS
7 3 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 292 (79.13%) SAN
2 95 (25.75%) Firewall
3 72 (19.51%) TCP/IP
4 64 (17.34%) WAN
5 63 (17.07%) DNS
6 54 (14.63%) LAN
7 49 (13.28%) DHCP
8 45 (12.20%) Fibre Channel
9 36 (9.76%) VPN
10 32 (8.67%) iSCSI
11 24 (6.50%) LDAP
12 23 (6.23%) Wireless
13 17 (4.61%) SMTP
14 15 (4.07%) VLAN
15 14 (3.79%) MPLS
16 13 (3.52%) HTTP
16 13 (3.52%) Intrusion Detection
16 13 (3.52%) Network Security
17 11 (2.98%) Wireshark
18 10 (2.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.71%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.44%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.90%) Big Data
7 7 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.81%) SAS EBI
12 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.54%) MS Access
12 2 (0.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 2 (0.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.63%) Bugzilla
2 6 (1.63%) JIRA
2 6 (1.63%) Redmine
2 6 (1.63%) Trac
3 5 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.36%) Mercurial
3 5 (1.36%) Subversion
4 4 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.08%) JUnit
4 4 (1.08%) Selenium
5 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 86 (23.31%) Finance
2 31 (8.40%) Banking
3 28 (7.59%) Legal
4 13 (3.52%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.90%) Back Office
7 5 (1.36%) Front Office
7 5 (1.36%) Marketing
8 4 (1.08%) Automotive
8 4 (1.08%) French Language
8 4 (1.08%) Local Government
8 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.54%) Military
10 2 (0.54%) Retail
10 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (15.72%) Administrator
2 43 (11.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 34 (9.21%) Storage Engineer
5 33 (8.94%) Analyst
6 32 (8.67%) Architect
7 26 (7.05%) NetApp Engineer
8 21 (5.69%) Linux Engineer
9 20 (5.42%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 19 (5.15%) Network Engineer
10 19 (5.15%) Unix Engineer
11 16 (4.34%) Consultant
12 14 (3.79%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.79%) Unix Administrator
12 14 (3.79%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 13 (3.52%) Technical Architect
14 12 (3.25%) Integration Engineer
14 12 (3.25%) Solaris Engineer
14 12 (3.25%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.79%) J2EE
2 10 (2.71%) Middleware
3 7 (1.90%) 802.1X
4 6 (1.63%) Web Services
5 5 (1.36%) .NET
6 4 (1.08%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.54%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.54%) JMS
8 2 (0.54%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.54%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.54%) SAML
8 2 (0.54%) SAP PI
8 2 (0.54%) Sensu
9 1 (0.27%) Flash
9 1 (0.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.99%) Data Centre
2 47 (12.74%) Clustering
3 39 (10.57%) Replication
4 35 (9.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 26 (7.05%) Management Information System
6 24 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (4.88%) EMC VMAX
8 17 (4.61%) Computer Science
9 15 (4.07%) EMC VNX
10 13 (3.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 12 (3.25%) PKI
12 10 (2.71%) Private Cloud
13 9 (2.44%) Fixed Income
13 9 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (1.63%) Grid Computing
15 6 (1.63%) HP Storage
15 6 (1.63%) STB
16 5 (1.36%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 210 (56.91%) Windows
2 148 (40.11%) Linux
3 134 (36.31%) Unix
4 92 (24.93%) Windows Server
5 73 (19.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 72 (19.51%) Solaris
7 56 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (14.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (7.32%) AIX
10 25 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (4.88%) SUSE
12 14 (3.79%) Windows 10
13 12 (3.25%) HPUX
14 11 (2.98%) Data ONTAP
15 9 (2.44%) Windows 7
16 7 (1.90%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.90%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.90%) Windows Vista
17 6 (1.63%) Android
18 5 (1.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.62%) ITIL
2 62 (16.80%) Migration
3 61 (16.53%) Load Balancing
4 41 (11.11%) High Availability
5 33 (8.94%) Performance Monitoring
6 32 (8.67%) Project Management
7 29 (7.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (7.05%) Change Management
9 25 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (6.78%) Information Security
10 23 (6.23%) Performance Tuning
11 21 (5.69%) Root Cause Analysis
12 19 (5.15%) Mentoring
13 17 (4.61%) Capacity Management
13 17 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (4.61%) DevOps
13 17 (4.61%) SIEM
14 16 (4.34%) Problem Management
14 16 (4.34%) Release Management
15 15 (4.07%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 45 (12.20%) SQL
2 42 (11.38%) Bash Shell
2 42 (11.38%) PowerShell
3 38 (10.30%) Perl
4 23 (6.23%) Python
5 20 (5.42%) Shell Script
6 18 (4.88%) C
7 13 (3.52%) Ruby
8 11 (2.98%) Korn
9 10 (2.71%) VBScript
10 9 (2.44%) C++
10 9 (2.44%) Embedded C
10 9 (2.44%) Java
11 7 (1.90%) Embedded C++
12 6 (1.63%) C-shell
12 6 (1.63%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.08%) PHP
13 4 (1.08%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (19.78%) Security Cleared
2 44 (11.92%) SC Cleared
3 38 (10.30%) Degree
4 33 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (6.50%) MCSE
6 22 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (5.42%) CCNA
8 17 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (2.98%) MCITP
11 10 (2.71%) CCNP
11 10 (2.71%) MCSA
12 9 (2.44%) CISM
12 9 (2.44%) CISSP
13 7 (1.90%) CISA
13 7 (1.90%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.36%) CCIE
14 5 (1.36%) RHCE
14 5 (1.36%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.52%) PCI DSS
2 12 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 12 (3.25%) SLA
3 7 (1.90%) QA
4 6 (1.63%) PMO
5 3 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.54%) GCP
6 2 (0.54%) GDPR
6 2 (0.54%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 118 (31.98%) Active Directory
2 104 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (18.70%) Hyper-V
4 58 (15.72%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (10.84%) NFS
6 38 (10.30%) vSphere
7 28 (7.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 27 (7.32%) Veritas File System
9 23 (6.23%) Xen
10 21 (5.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 17 (4.61%) XenDesktop
12 16 (4.34%) KVM
13 15 (4.07%) Firmware
13 15 (4.07%) Oracle RAC
14 14 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
15 13 (3.52%) Samba
16 11 (2.98%) XenApp
17 7 (1.90%) DFS Replication
17 7 (1.90%) Terminal Services
18 6 (1.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 60 (16.26%) NetBackup
2 28 (7.59%) SCOM
3 25 (6.78%) SCCM
4 24 (6.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 22 (5.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 15 (4.07%) Puppet
7 14 (3.79%) Backup Exec
8 12 (3.25%) OpenView
8 12 (3.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 10 (2.71%) Ansible
10 9 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
11 8 (2.17%) Nagios
11 8 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (1.90%) EMC Navisphere
12 7 (1.90%) vRealize
12 7 (1.90%) WSUS
13 6 (1.63%) EMC VPLEX
13 6 (1.63%) HP Data Protector
13 6 (1.63%) PowerCLI
13 6 (1.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 149 (40.38%) VMware
2 119 (32.25%) Microsoft
3 88 (23.85%) Cisco
4 82 (22.22%) HP
4 82 (22.22%) NetApp
5 80 (21.68%) EMC
6 78 (21.14%) Red Hat
7 64 (17.34%) Veritas
8 62 (16.80%) Citrix
9 49 (13.28%) Oracle
10 41 (11.11%) Symantec
11 40 (10.84%) Brocade
12 29 (7.86%) Sun
13 28 (7.59%) 3PAR
14 26 (7.05%) IBM
15 25 (6.78%) Dell
16 15 (4.07%) CheckPoint
16 15 (4.07%) Cognos
16 15 (4.07%) F5
17 13 (3.52%) CommVault