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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
Rank 438 439 391
Rank change year-on-year +1 -48  
Contract jobs citing NAS 158 205 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.39% 2.62% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 133 128
Median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £593 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -9.37% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £18.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.88% -55.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £18.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +134.24% -54.37%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in the UK

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NAS in the UK

NAS
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 137 £400 -9.09% 29
London -11 53 £420 -4.54% 11
South East +9 48 £400 -11.11% 6
Surrey +1 23 £400 -11.11% 2
Hampshire +11 19 £370 -7.50%
Scotland +20 16 £285 -26.92% 1
City of London +1 15 £531 +6.25% 2
North West +38 14 £330 -12.00% 3
Epsom +7 13 £400 -
Renfrewshire +11 9 £298 -23.71%
Erskine +9 9 £298 -23.71%
East of England +2 8 £538 +28.35% 4
Manchester - 7 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +9 6 £425 -8.10% 2
Suffolk - 6 £538 -
Ipswich - 6 £538 -
Hook +11 5 £350 -
Merseyside - 5 £310 - 2
South West -2 4 £375 +13.63% 3
Liverpool - 4 £310 - 2
Bolton - 4 £383 -
West Midlands +8 3 £425 +13.33%
Winchester +7 3 £425 +6.25%
Bristol +6 3 £375 -
West Sussex +2 3 £250 -
Sheffield -3 3 £475 +2.70%
Portsmouth -5 3 - -
South Yorkshire -9 3 £475 +2.70%
Birmingham - 3 £425 -
Glasgow - 3 £175 -

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 269 (82.77%) SAN
2 172 (52.92%) Windows
3 169 (52.00%) VMware
4 143 (44.00%) Linux
5 131 (40.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 108 (33.23%) Active Directory
7 104 (32.00%) Microsoft
8 103 (31.69%) Windows Server
9 100 (30.77%) Solaris
10 95 (29.23%) NetApp
11 91 (28.00%) Unix
12 86 (26.46%) Oracle
12 86 (26.46%) EMC
13 79 (24.31%) Finance
14 75 (23.08%) Red Hat
14 75 (23.08%) Data Centre
15 69 (21.23%) Windows Server 2012
16 65 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 63 (19.38%) Veritas
18 62 (19.08%) Security Cleared
19 61 (18.77%) SQL Server
20 60 (18.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 59 (18.15%) SQL
21 59 (18.15%) Cisco
22 58 (17.85%) Windows Server 2003
23 56 (17.23%) NetBackup
23 56 (17.23%) iSCSI
24 55 (16.92%) PowerShell
25 54 (16.62%) Firewall
25 54 (16.62%) NFS

NAS
Top Related 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 46 (14.15%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.92%) IIS
3 19 (5.85%) Apache
4 17 (5.23%) Tomcat
4 17 (5.23%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.69%) Skype for Business
6 11 (3.38%) Oracle Coherence
6 11 (3.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 10 (3.08%) DataSynapse
7 10 (3.08%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.77%) SharePoint
9 8 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (2.15%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.92%) JBoss
12 3 (0.92%) SAS
13 2 (0.62%) iPlanet
13 2 (0.62%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 47 (14.46%) MS Excel
2 28 (8.62%) MS Office
3 7 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.92%) Exstream
3 3 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.92%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.46%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.92%) Office 365
4 4 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.92%) GitHub
6 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.31%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.31%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 269 (82.77%) SAN
2 56 (17.23%) iSCSI
3 54 (16.62%) Firewall
4 53 (16.31%) DNS
5 46 (14.15%) LAN
6 40 (12.31%) TCP/IP
6 40 (12.31%) WAN
7 35 (10.77%) DHCP
8 25 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
9 23 (7.08%) FTP
9 23 (7.08%) SSH
10 22 (6.77%) HTTP
11 17 (5.23%) LDAP
12 16 (4.92%) FCoE
12 16 (4.92%) IPsec
13 15 (4.62%) VPN
14 13 (4.00%) ADSL
15 12 (3.69%) Internet
15 12 (3.69%) MPLS
15 12 (3.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (18.77%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.69%) MySQL
3 10 (3.08%) Hadoop
3 10 (3.08%) HBase
4 7 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.54%) DB2
5 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.23%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.92%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.31%) Big Data
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.77%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.77%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.54%) JIRA
3 5 (1.54%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.23%) Subversion
5 3 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.31%) Hudson
General
1 79 (24.31%) Finance
2 30 (9.23%) Banking
3 29 (8.92%) Legal
4 10 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.77%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.85%) Back Office
6 6 (1.85%) Retail
7 5 (1.54%) Front Office
7 5 (1.54%) Local Government
8 4 (1.23%) French Language
8 4 (1.23%) Publishing
9 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.62%) Electronics
9 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.62%) Marketing
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (21.85%) Administrator
2 43 (13.23%) Unix Administrator
3 38 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (11.69%) Systems Administrator
4 32 (9.85%) Storage Administrator
5 29 (8.92%) Architect
6 25 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 23 (7.08%) Analyst
8 21 (6.46%) Storage Systems Administrator
9 20 (6.15%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 20 (6.15%) Solaris Administrator
10 19 (5.85%) Windows Engineer
11 18 (5.54%) Infrastructure Architect
12 16 (4.92%) Storage Engineer
13 15 (4.62%) Linux Administrator
14 14 (4.31%) Linux Engineer
14 14 (4.31%) Support Engineer
15 13 (4.00%) Consultant
15 13 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
15 13 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.00%) Middleware
2 10 (3.08%) HTML
2 10 (3.08%) Rendezvous
2 10 (3.08%) XML
2 10 (3.08%) XSLT
3 8 (2.46%) Web Services
4 6 (1.85%) .NET
5 5 (1.54%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.54%) COM
6 4 (1.23%) J2EE
6 4 (1.23%) LAMP
6 4 (1.23%) libvirt
6 4 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.62%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.62%) JSP
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.31%) JSF
9 1 (0.31%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 75 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 43 (13.23%) Enterprise Storage
3 41 (12.62%) Clustering
4 32 (9.85%) EMC VNX
5 31 (9.54%) Replication
6 29 (8.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 24 (7.38%) EMC VMAX
8 12 (3.69%) Management Information System
9 11 (3.38%) Computer Science
10 10 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (2.46%) Private Cloud
11 8 (2.46%) Symmetrix
12 7 (2.15%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.54%) Fixed Income
13 5 (1.54%) Virtual Team
14 4 (1.23%) Derivative
14 4 (1.23%) Life Science
14 4 (1.23%) Online Banking
15 3 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 172 (52.92%) Windows
2 143 (44.00%) Linux
3 103 (31.69%) Windows Server
4 100 (30.77%) Solaris
5 91 (28.00%) Unix
6 69 (21.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (18.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 58 (17.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (6.46%) Windows 7
11 18 (5.54%) SUSE
12 13 (4.00%) Data ONTAP
13 11 (3.38%) CentOS
13 11 (3.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 9 (2.77%) AIX
14 9 (2.77%) Windows XP
15 8 (2.46%) Windows 10
16 7 (2.15%) HPUX
16 7 (2.15%) VMS
17 4 (1.23%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.77%) Change Management
2 46 (14.15%) ITIL
3 42 (12.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 42 (12.92%) High Availability
4 31 (9.54%) Change Control
5 29 (8.92%) Converged Infrastructure
6 28 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
6 28 (8.62%) Problem Management
6 28 (8.62%) Service Delivery
7 27 (8.31%) Configuration Management
8 26 (8.00%) DevOps
9 23 (7.08%) Load Balancing
10 22 (6.77%) Project Management
11 20 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (4.92%) Migration
13 15 (4.62%) Capacity Management
13 15 (4.62%) Server Building
14 14 (4.31%) Software Distribution
15 13 (4.00%) Benchmarking
15 13 (4.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 59 (18.15%) SQL
2 55 (16.92%) PowerShell
3 25 (7.69%) Perl
4 24 (7.38%) Python
5 20 (6.15%) Java
6 15 (4.62%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.31%) Bash Shell
8 11 (3.38%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.15%) Korn
9 7 (2.15%) VB
10 6 (1.85%) C
11 5 (1.54%) VBScript
12 2 (0.62%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.62%) ActionScript 2.0
12 2 (0.62%) ActionScript 3.0
12 2 (0.62%) C#
12 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.62%) Ruby
12 2 (0.62%) VB6
13 1 (0.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 62 (19.08%) Security Cleared
2 42 (12.92%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (6.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 21 (6.46%) MCSE
6 16 (4.92%) Degree
7 15 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.62%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.69%) CCNP
9 8 (2.46%) CCNA
10 7 (2.15%) MCITP
10 7 (2.15%) RHCE
11 6 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.54%) CCDP
12 5 (1.54%) CCIE
13 4 (1.23%) RHCA
13 4 (1.23%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.92%) MCSA
15 2 (0.62%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.77%) SLA
2 7 (2.15%) QA
3 5 (1.54%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.62%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.62%) PMO
4 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 131 (40.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (33.23%) Active Directory
3 54 (16.62%) NFS
4 53 (16.31%) vSphere
5 41 (12.62%) Hyper-V
6 40 (12.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 37 (11.38%) Veritas File System
8 24 (7.38%) Virtual Servers
8 24 (7.38%) VMware ESX
9 20 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (5.85%) Oracle RAC
10 19 (5.85%) SRDF
11 18 (5.54%) KVM
12 13 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 13 (4.00%) Xen
13 9 (2.77%) XenServer
14 8 (2.46%) XenApp
15 7 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
15 7 (2.15%) XenDesktop
16 5 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 56 (17.23%) NetBackup
2 25 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 24 (7.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 23 (7.08%) Nagios
5 21 (6.46%) EMC Navisphere
6 17 (5.23%) Puppet
7 16 (4.92%) SCCM
8 15 (4.62%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (3.69%) EMC NetWorker
9 12 (3.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (3.69%) Tivoli
10 11 (3.38%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (3.08%) Netcool
12 9 (2.77%) Ansible
12 9 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (2.77%) WMI
13 8 (2.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 7 (2.15%) Backup Exec
14 7 (2.15%) vMotion
15 6 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 169 (52.00%) VMware
2 104 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 95 (29.23%) NetApp
4 86 (26.46%) EMC
4 86 (26.46%) Oracle
5 75 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 63 (19.38%) Veritas
7 59 (18.15%) Cisco
8 52 (16.00%) HP
9 49 (15.08%) Citrix
10 48 (14.77%) Sun
11 39 (12.00%) IBM
11 39 (12.00%) Symantec
12 24 (7.38%) Brocade
13 18 (5.54%) Intel
14 14 (4.31%) Sybase
15 13 (4.00%) Dell
16 10 (3.08%) TIBCO
16 10 (3.08%) Webroot
17 9 (2.77%) Veeam
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago