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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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 704 562 554
Rank change year-on-year -142 -8 +110
Contract jobs citing NAS 127 135 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 2.05% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 102 53
10th Percentile £263 £268 £228
25th Percentile £300 £376 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £500 £400
Median % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £538 £656 £475
90th Percentile £586 £713 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £344
% change year-on-year +6.25% +16.36% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
10th Percentile £37.99 £13.64 £26.64
25th Percentile £39.11 £14.51 £35.10
Median hourly rate £42.21 £18.50 £49.19
Median % change year-on-year +128.15% -62.39% +9.31%
75th Percentile £44.07 £35.56 -
90th Percentile £44.44 £59.98 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.73 £15.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +164.83% -28.57% -53.33%

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 9,614 6,601 6,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.98% 11.29% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,288 4,265 3,980
10th Percentile £235 £225 £180
25th Percentile £388 £350 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £612 £538 £525
90th Percentile £700 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +11.80% +0.63% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 304 363
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.95 £13.50
25th Percentile £17.00 £15.46 £16.25
Median hourly rate £26.75 £25.72 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.02% +7.15% +26.32%
75th Percentile £50.83 £50.00 £47.13
90th Percentile £65.77 £63.75 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.11 £19.75
% change year-on-year -6.95% +16.99% +12.86%

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 22 May 2022.

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
Top 14 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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -146 119 £425 -15.00% 50
UK excluding London -38 72 £425 +6.25% 31
Work from Home -93 58 £450 -5.26% 14
London -145 45 £450 -28.00% 20
North of England -17 36 £425 +6.25% 16
Yorkshire -21 24 £425 +6.25% 9
South East -50 21 £325 -18.75% 4
North West -31 12 £425 - 5
South West -20 8 £575 +70.37% 3
East of England -27 4 £485 +142.50% 3
Midlands -45 2 £675 +155.92% 3
Wales -10 1 - -
East Midlands -22 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £675 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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 96 (75.59%) SAN
2 82 (64.57%) Windows
3 66 (51.97%) VMware
4 52 (40.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 47 (37.01%) Active Directory
6 44 (34.65%) Linux
7 38 (29.92%) Windows Server
8 34 (26.77%) Social Skills
9 33 (25.98%) DNS
10 31 (24.41%) EMC
10 31 (24.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 30 (23.62%) SQL Server
12 28 (22.05%) Unix
12 28 (22.05%) Microsoft
13 27 (21.26%) Finance
13 27 (21.26%) Data Centre
14 26 (20.47%) Azure
15 25 (19.69%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (19.69%) Oracle
15 25 (19.69%) IBM
16 24 (18.90%) Microsoft 365
17 23 (18.11%) DHCP
17 23 (18.11%) WAN
17 23 (18.11%) Firewall
18 22 (17.32%) ITIL
18 22 (17.32%) Citrix
19 21 (16.54%) HP
19 21 (16.54%) Hyper-V
20 20 (15.75%) Degree
20 20 (15.75%) LAN

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 11 (8.66%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.87%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.94%) Apache
3 5 (3.94%) IIS
3 5 (3.94%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.36%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.36%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.57%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.79%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.79%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.79%) Confluence
7 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.79%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.72%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.79%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Maximo
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.47%) Azure
2 24 (18.90%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (10.24%) IaaS
4 7 (5.51%) GitHub
5 6 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.94%) AWS
6 5 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (3.15%) GCP
8 3 (2.36%) Nutanix
8 3 (2.36%) SaaS
9 2 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.57%) Rubrik
9 2 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.79%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.79%) Cohesity
10 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (75.59%) SAN
2 33 (25.98%) DNS
3 23 (18.11%) DHCP
3 23 (18.11%) Firewall
3 23 (18.11%) WAN
4 20 (15.75%) LAN
5 19 (14.96%) TCP/IP
6 15 (11.81%) iSCSI
7 13 (10.24%) VPN
8 11 (8.66%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (7.09%) VLAN
10 7 (5.51%) BGP
10 7 (5.51%) OSPF
11 6 (4.72%) HTTP
11 6 (4.72%) Network Security
11 6 (4.72%) SSL
12 5 (3.94%) NetScaler
13 4 (3.15%) FTP
13 4 (3.15%) VoIP
13 4 (3.15%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.09%) DB2
3 4 (3.15%) MySQL
4 2 (1.57%) GIS
5 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.79%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (6.30%) JIRA
2 7 (5.51%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.15%) GitLab
4 2 (1.57%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.57%) ClearQuest
General
1 34 (26.77%) Social Skills
2 27 (21.26%) Finance
3 25 (19.69%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (12.60%) Banking
5 8 (6.30%) Investment Banking
5 8 (6.30%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.94%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (3.94%) Mandarin Language
6 5 (3.94%) Public Sector
7 4 (3.15%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (3.15%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (2.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.79%) Automotive
9 1 (0.79%) Billing
9 1 (0.79%) Electronics
9 1 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (22.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (16.54%) Storage Engineer
3 11 (8.66%) Administrator
3 11 (8.66%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (7.87%) IT Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) Analyst
6 7 (5.51%) Architect
6 7 (5.51%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.72%) Consultant
7 6 (4.72%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Banking Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Technical Architect
8 5 (3.94%) Unix Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.09%) LDAP
2 8 (6.30%) Middleware
3 7 (5.51%) Flash
3 7 (5.51%) RESTful
4 4 (3.15%) .NET
5 3 (2.36%) J2EE
6 2 (1.57%) REST
7 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.79%) JSP
7 1 (0.79%) VXML
7 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.26%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.24%) Clustering
2 13 (10.24%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.45%) Replication
4 8 (6.30%) EMC VMAX
4 8 (6.30%) Public Cloud
5 7 (5.51%) Analytical Mindset
5 7 (5.51%) CCTV
5 7 (5.51%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (4.72%) EMC VNX
6 6 (4.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (3.15%) Blackberry
7 4 (3.15%) PKI
7 4 (3.15%) Symmetrix
8 3 (2.36%) Cloud Native
8 3 (2.36%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.57%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 82 (64.57%) Windows
2 44 (34.65%) Linux
3 38 (29.92%) Windows Server
4 28 (22.05%) Unix
5 18 (14.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (11.02%) Windows 10
7 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (3.94%) Android
10 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.94%) Solaris
10 5 (3.94%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.94%) Windows 7
11 4 (3.15%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (3.15%) FreeNAS
11 4 (3.15%) SUSE
12 3 (2.36%) AIX
12 3 (2.36%) CentOS
12 3 (2.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (17.32%) ITIL
3 18 (14.17%) DevOps
4 17 (13.39%) Migration
5 16 (12.60%) Storage Management
6 15 (11.81%) Change Management
7 14 (11.02%) Agile
8 13 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (10.24%) Task Automation
9 11 (8.66%) ITSM
10 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure as Code
11 9 (7.09%) Supplier Management
12 8 (6.30%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (6.30%) CI/CD
12 8 (6.30%) Computer Science
12 8 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Automation
12 8 (6.30%) Test Automation
13 7 (5.51%) Operational Stability
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.81%) PowerShell
1 15 (11.81%) SQL
2 9 (7.09%) Bash
2 9 (7.09%) Python
3 7 (5.51%) Java
4 6 (4.72%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.15%) Perl
6 2 (1.57%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (15.75%) Degree
2 18 (14.17%) Security Cleared
3 17 (13.39%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (6.30%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.72%) MCSA
5 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.94%) CCNA
6 5 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.57%) CCA
7 2 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.57%) HND
7 2 (1.57%) ISEB
7 2 (1.57%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.57%) MCITP
7 2 (1.57%) MCP
7 2 (1.57%) MCSE
7 2 (1.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) PMO
2 3 (2.36%) QA
3 2 (1.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.79%) GDPR
4 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (40.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (37.01%) Active Directory
3 21 (16.54%) Hyper-V
4 18 (14.17%) NFS
5 12 (9.45%) vSphere
6 9 (7.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 7 (5.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (4.72%) XenApp
9 5 (3.94%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (3.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (2.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.36%) Samba
11 3 (2.36%) Veritas File System
11 3 (2.36%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.57%) SRDF
13 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (11.81%) Ansible
2 11 (8.66%) NetBackup
2 11 (8.66%) Puppet
3 9 (7.09%) Tivoli
3 9 (7.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (5.51%) WSUS
5 6 (4.72%) SCCM
5 6 (4.72%) vCenter Server
6 5 (3.94%) EMC VPLEX
6 5 (3.94%) VxRail
7 4 (3.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (3.15%) FortiGate
7 4 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.36%) SCOM
8 3 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (2.36%) Terraform
9 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 66 (51.97%) VMware
2 31 (24.41%) EMC
3 28 (22.05%) Microsoft
4 25 (19.69%) IBM
4 25 (19.69%) Oracle
5 22 (17.32%) Citrix
6 21 (16.54%) HP
7 18 (14.17%) Cisco
8 16 (12.60%) NetApp
9 14 (11.02%) Sybase
10 13 (10.24%) Dell
11 12 (9.45%) Commvault
11 12 (9.45%) Isilon
12 11 (8.66%) Veritas
13 10 (7.87%) Red Hat
14 8 (6.30%) F5
14 8 (6.30%) Veeam
15 7 (5.51%) Ivanti
16 6 (4.72%) Avaya
16 6 (4.72%) McAfee