Period
to 22 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 641 666 524
Rank change year-on-year +25 -142 -62
Contract jobs citing NAS 220 226 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.83% 1.69% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 153 200
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £289 £250 £263
90th Percentile £549 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.30% -50.00% +62.26%
10th Percentile £31.00 £20.25 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.04 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £29.95

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 12,040 13,373 13,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 13.22% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,421 8,265 7,991
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +2.47% +1.25%
10th Percentile £202 £200 £209
90th Percentile £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £385 £380
% change year-on-year +6.49% +1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 739 731
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.49 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.49% -11.43% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.50 £51.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.41 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -8.37% -9.52% -16.00%

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 April 2019. 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 +17 210 £400 - 19
UK excluding London +41 157 £400 +6.67% 9
South East +42 66 £395 -14.59%
London -2 58 £425 -8.11% 10
North of England +19 34 £400 +6.67% 4
South West -14 28 £475 +90.00% 3
East of England +22 17 £420 +40.00% 1
Yorkshire +7 17 £400 -1.54% 1
North West +4 11 £450 +33.33% 3
Midlands -17 7 £400 +45.19% 1
North East -2 6 £382 +15.76%
Scotland +23 5 £425 -
West Midlands -8 5 £315 +26.00%
East Midlands +4 2 £525 +56.72% 1

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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.

1 141 (64.09%) SAN
2 111 (50.45%) Windows
3 77 (35.00%) NetApp
3 77 (35.00%) Firewall
3 77 (35.00%) VMware
4 76 (34.55%) Microsoft
5 63 (28.64%) TCP/IP
6 62 (28.18%) Data Centre
7 59 (26.82%) Active Directory
8 57 (25.91%) Linux
9 56 (25.45%) DNS
9 56 (25.45%) Cisco
10 50 (22.73%) iSCSI
11 48 (21.82%) VPN
12 47 (21.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 46 (20.91%) Windows Server
14 44 (20.00%) LAN
14 44 (20.00%) SQL
15 41 (18.64%) WAN
16 40 (18.18%) HP
17 39 (17.73%) Wireless
17 39 (17.73%) Migration
18 38 (17.27%) PowerShell
19 37 (16.82%) Security Cleared
19 37 (16.82%) EMC
19 37 (16.82%) Cisco Certification
19 37 (16.82%) CheckPoint
20 35 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
20 35 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
21 34 (15.45%) ITIL

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 17 (7.73%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.27%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 10 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.55%) IIS
5 7 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.27%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.82%) Apache
7 4 (1.82%) Apache Qpid
7 4 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.82%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.91%) Confluence
8 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.45%) nginx
9 1 (0.45%) SAS
9 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) HipChat
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.91%) Unica
3 1 (0.45%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.45%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (10.45%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (9.55%) Office 365
4 17 (7.73%) SaaS
5 15 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (5.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 12 (5.45%) IaaS
7 8 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (3.64%) PaaS
8 3 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.45%) Akamai
9 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 141 (64.09%) SAN
2 77 (35.00%) Firewall
3 63 (28.64%) TCP/IP
4 56 (25.45%) DNS
5 50 (22.73%) iSCSI
6 48 (21.82%) VPN
7 44 (20.00%) LAN
8 41 (18.64%) WAN
9 39 (17.73%) Wireless
10 33 (15.00%) DHCP
11 31 (14.09%) Internet
11 31 (14.09%) VoIP
12 30 (13.64%) BGP
13 29 (13.18%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (11.36%) OSPF
15 24 (10.91%) Cisco Nexus
15 24 (10.91%) FCoE
15 24 (10.91%) IPsec
15 24 (10.91%) Multicast
16 23 (10.45%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.09%) MySQL
2 9 (4.09%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.18%) MariaDB
4 5 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.36%) Big Data
6 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.45%) DB2
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 5 (2.27%) MSI
2 4 (1.82%) Maven
3 3 (1.36%) JIRA
4 2 (0.91%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.45%) GitLab
5 1 (0.45%) Hudson
General
1 27 (12.27%) Finance
2 15 (6.82%) Banking
3 12 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.18%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.82%) Advertising
6 4 (1.82%) French Language
6 4 (1.82%) German Language
6 4 (1.82%) Retail
7 2 (0.91%) Law
7 2 (0.91%) Publishing
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (15.00%) Architect
2 30 (13.64%) Network Engineer
3 20 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
4 17 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (6.82%) Analyst
7 11 (5.00%) Administrator
7 11 (5.00%) Consultant
8 10 (4.55%) NetApp Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) NAS Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.64%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.64%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (2.73%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.73%) VMware Engineer
11 6 (2.73%) Windows Engineer
12 5 (2.27%) Cloud Engineer
12 5 (2.27%) Protocol Stack Engineer
12 5 (2.27%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.36%) Web Services
2 7 (3.18%) LDAP
2 7 (3.18%) XML
3 5 (2.27%) HTML
3 5 (2.27%) Middleware
3 5 (2.27%) Node.js
3 5 (2.27%) SOAP
4 4 (1.82%) Kafka
4 4 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (1.82%) REST
4 4 (1.82%) XML Schema
5 2 (0.91%) JSON
6 1 (0.45%) CSS
6 1 (0.45%) Flash
6 1 (0.45%) LAMP
6 1 (0.45%) RESTful
6 1 (0.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 62 (28.18%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.27%) Replication
3 14 (6.36%) HP Storage
3 14 (6.36%) Public Cloud
4 12 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.00%) Private Cloud
6 10 (4.55%) Clustering
6 10 (4.55%) Microsoft Licensing
7 9 (4.09%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.27%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.36%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.36%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.36%) iSeries
10 3 (1.36%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.91%) AS400
11 2 (0.91%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 111 (50.45%) Windows
2 57 (25.91%) Linux
3 46 (20.91%) Windows Server
4 31 (14.09%) Unix
5 21 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (7.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (5.91%) Windows 7
9 10 (4.55%) Windows 10
10 9 (4.09%) Data ONTAP
11 8 (3.64%) Solaris
12 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (2.73%) Windows Vista
14 5 (2.27%) Mac OS
14 5 (2.27%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.82%) AIX
15 4 (1.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (1.36%) CentOS
17 2 (0.91%) VxWorks
18 1 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.73%) Migration
2 35 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 34 (15.45%) ITIL
4 32 (14.55%) Load Balancing
5 24 (10.91%) Root Cause Analysis
6 23 (10.45%) Network Monitoring
6 23 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (10.00%) Storage Management
8 20 (9.09%) Computer Science
8 20 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 19 (8.64%) Change Management
9 19 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 18 (8.18%) Data Protection
11 17 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (7.73%) High Availability
11 17 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (7.27%) DevOps
13 15 (6.82%) Change Control
14 14 (6.36%) Network Optimisation
15 13 (5.91%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.00%) SQL
2 38 (17.27%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.82%) Python
4 9 (4.09%) C
4 9 (4.09%) Java
5 7 (3.18%) Bash Shell
5 7 (3.18%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.18%) Perl
6 6 (2.73%) C++
7 5 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.82%) Embedded C
8 4 (1.82%) VBScript
9 2 (0.91%) Embedded C++
9 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (16.82%) Cisco Certification
1 37 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 30 (13.64%) CCNP
2 30 (13.64%) Degree
3 24 (10.91%) DV Cleared
4 17 (7.73%) SC Cleared
5 13 (5.91%) CCNA
5 13 (5.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.09%) SNIA Certification
8 5 (2.27%) Master's Degree
8 5 (2.27%) MCSE
9 3 (1.36%) CCIE
9 3 (1.36%) CISM
9 3 (1.36%) CISSP
10 2 (0.91%) CCSP
10 2 (0.91%) MCITP
10 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.00%) QA
2 5 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 59 (26.82%) Active Directory
2 47 (21.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.64%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.27%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (5.00%) NFS
6 10 (4.55%) vSphere
7 8 (3.64%) Docker
8 6 (2.73%) KVM
8 6 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.27%) BIND 9
9 5 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.27%) Postfix
9 5 (2.27%) vCloud
9 5 (2.27%) XenApp
10 3 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.91%) Cronacle
11 2 (0.91%) GPFS
11 2 (0.91%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.91%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (12.73%) SCCM
2 15 (6.82%) SCOM
3 12 (5.45%) Puppet
4 11 (5.00%) Ansible
4 11 (5.00%) Tivoli
5 9 (4.09%) NetBackup
6 8 (3.64%) Nagios
6 8 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.73%) WSUS
8 5 (2.27%) Kubernetes
8 5 (2.27%) NetApp OnCommand
8 5 (2.27%) SCVMM
8 5 (2.27%) SnapMirror
9 4 (1.82%) QRadar
9 4 (1.82%) SCSM
9 4 (1.82%) SnapVault
10 3 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.36%) vMotion
Vendors
1 77 (35.00%) NetApp
1 77 (35.00%) VMware
2 76 (34.55%) Microsoft
3 56 (25.45%) Cisco
4 40 (18.18%) HP
5 37 (16.82%) CheckPoint
5 37 (16.82%) EMC
6 29 (13.18%) Citrix
7 26 (11.82%) SolarWinds
8 22 (10.00%) Oracle
9 20 (9.09%) Brocade
10 18 (8.18%) Dell
11 16 (7.27%) Red Hat
12 15 (6.82%) Veritas
13 9 (4.09%) Bloomberg
14 8 (3.64%) BMC
14 8 (3.64%) IBM
15 7 (3.18%) Remedy
16 6 (2.73%) F5
16 6 (2.73%) Symantec