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 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 442 449 371
Rank change year-on-year +7 -78  
Contract jobs citing NAS 160 214 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.38% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.52% 2.51% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 152 165
Median daily rate £388 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.88% +7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £332 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -6.25% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £16.10 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.08% -59.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £16.10 £40.00
% change year-on-year +167.08% -59.75%  

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 6348 8514 8277
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.70% 15.23% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3836 5147 4512
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 357 458
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

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 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 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 30 April 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 +15 145 £390 -13.33% 39
South East +21 53 £370 -17.77% 5
London -27 52 £425 -5.55% 16
Surrey -4 19 £463 +2.77%
Hampshire +13 17 £367 -8.37% 1
City of London -16 14 £500 +0.50% 5
North West +46 13 £390 -22.00% 4
Yorkshire +27 10 £438 +9.37% 1
Epsom +4 10 £400 -
Hook +16 9 £350 -
Manchester - 9 £375 - 1
Scotland +28 8 £230 -41.77% 2
West Sussex +18 8 £250 -
South West +5 7 £375 -4.45% 4
East of England -4 6 £550 +27.53% 7
Gatwick +1 5 £250 -
Bristol - 5 £375 - 3
West Midlands +27 4 £400 +10.34% 1
West Yorkshire +27 4 £480 +28.00% 1
Oxfordshire 0 4 £375 -11.76%
Bolton - 4 £383 -
Leeds +19 3 £480 +28.00% 1
Birmingham +15 3 £400 -
South Yorkshire +8 3 £475 +2.70%
Sheffield +8 3 £475 +2.70%
Hertfordshire +6 3 £550 +29.41% 6
Portsmouth -4 3 - -
Welwyn - 3 £550 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £363 -
Crawley - 3 £575 -

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 255 (81.21%) SAN
2 154 (49.04%) Windows
3 148 (47.13%) VMware
4 137 (43.63%) Linux
5 111 (35.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 99 (31.53%) Active Directory
7 98 (31.21%) NetApp
8 95 (30.25%) Unix
8 95 (30.25%) Solaris
9 89 (28.34%) Windows Server
10 87 (27.71%) Finance
11 81 (25.80%) Oracle
12 79 (25.16%) EMC
12 79 (25.16%) Microsoft
13 74 (23.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 71 (22.61%) Data Centre
15 67 (21.34%) Veritas
15 67 (21.34%) Red Hat
16 64 (20.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 63 (20.06%) Windows Server 2008
17 63 (20.06%) NetBackup
18 60 (19.11%) Citrix
19 57 (18.15%) PowerShell
20 56 (17.83%) DNS
20 56 (17.83%) Cisco
20 56 (17.83%) SQL Server
21 54 (17.20%) Security Cleared
22 50 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
23 49 (15.61%) Sun
23 49 (15.61%) SQL

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 40 (12.74%) MS Exchange
2 22 (7.01%) IIS
3 12 (3.82%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.50%) Apache
4 11 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.50%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.50%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.87%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.23%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.91%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.59%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (1.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (1.27%) DataSynapse
11 3 (0.96%) JBoss
11 3 (0.96%) SAS
12 2 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.64%) iPlanet
12 2 (0.64%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.96%) Exstream
3 3 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.64%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.10%) Office 365
4 4 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.96%) Dropbox
5 3 (0.96%) GitHub
5 3 (0.96%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.32%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 255 (81.21%) SAN
2 56 (17.83%) DNS
3 49 (15.61%) Firewall
4 42 (13.38%) iSCSI
5 41 (13.06%) LAN
6 36 (11.46%) DHCP
7 35 (11.15%) WAN
8 34 (10.83%) TCP/IP
9 23 (7.32%) FTP
10 22 (7.01%) SSH
11 21 (6.69%) Fibre Channel
12 20 (6.37%) LDAP
13 17 (5.41%) IPsec
14 15 (4.78%) VPN
15 12 (3.82%) HTTP
16 11 (3.50%) Ethernet
16 11 (3.50%) SMTP
17 10 (3.18%) FCoE
17 10 (3.18%) MPLS
17 10 (3.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.55%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.23%) DB2
4 6 (1.91%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.59%) MySQL
5 5 (1.59%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.27%) HBase
6 4 (1.27%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.32%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.87%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.91%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.27%) Subversion
4 4 (1.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.96%) JIRA
5 3 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.64%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.32%) Hudson
7 1 (0.32%) Redmine
General
1 87 (27.71%) Finance
2 32 (10.19%) Banking
3 29 (9.24%) Legal
4 8 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.91%) Back Office
6 6 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.59%) Front Office
7 5 (1.59%) Retail
8 4 (1.27%) French Language
8 4 (1.27%) Local Government
9 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.96%) Publishing
10 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.64%) Billing
10 2 (0.64%) Electronics
10 2 (0.64%) Marketing
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 81 (25.80%) Administrator
2 49 (15.61%) Systems Administrator
3 47 (14.97%) Unix Administrator
4 32 (10.19%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 31 (9.87%) Storage Administrator
6 30 (9.55%) Architect
7 29 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (7.32%) Analyst
9 21 (6.69%) Solaris Administrator
9 21 (6.69%) Storage Engineer
9 21 (6.69%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 18 (5.73%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
12 16 (5.10%) Linux Administrator
13 15 (4.78%) Integration Engineer
14 14 (4.46%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 14 (4.46%) Project Manager
15 12 (3.82%) Linux Engineer
15 12 (3.82%) SAN Administrator
15 12 (3.82%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.10%) Middleware
2 5 (1.59%) Web Services
3 4 (1.27%) HTML
3 4 (1.27%) Rendezvous
3 4 (1.27%) XML
3 4 (1.27%) XSLT
4 3 (0.96%) .NET
4 3 (0.96%) J2EE
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.64%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.64%) COM
5 2 (0.64%) Flash
5 2 (0.64%) JSP
5 2 (0.64%) LAMP
5 2 (0.64%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (0.64%) WAP
6 1 (0.32%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.32%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 71 (22.61%) Data Centre
2 46 (14.65%) Enterprise Storage
3 45 (14.33%) Clustering
4 28 (8.92%) EMC VNX
5 27 (8.60%) Replication
6 20 (6.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 17 (5.41%) EMC VMAX
8 14 (4.46%) Management Information System
9 13 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (3.50%) Computer Science
11 7 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (2.23%) Private Cloud
11 7 (2.23%) Symmetrix
12 5 (1.59%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.59%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.27%) Derivative
14 3 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.96%) Freedom of Information Act
14 3 (0.96%) Life Science
14 3 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 154 (49.04%) Windows
2 137 (43.63%) Linux
3 95 (30.25%) Solaris
3 95 (30.25%) Unix
4 89 (28.34%) Windows Server
5 74 (23.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (20.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (20.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (5.10%) Data ONTAP
9 16 (5.10%) Windows 7
10 15 (4.78%) CentOS
10 15 (4.78%) SUSE
11 10 (3.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 9 (2.87%) AIX
13 8 (2.55%) Windows 10
14 7 (2.23%) HPUX
15 6 (1.91%) VMS
16 3 (0.96%) Android
16 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (15.29%) Change Management
2 46 (14.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 44 (14.01%) High Availability
4 35 (11.15%) ITIL
5 31 (9.87%) Change Control
6 30 (9.55%) Service Delivery
7 27 (8.60%) Problem Management
8 26 (8.28%) Load Balancing
9 25 (7.96%) Configuration Management
10 24 (7.64%) Project Management
11 23 (7.32%) Converged Infrastructure
12 21 (6.69%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (5.73%) DevOps
13 18 (5.73%) Server Building
14 15 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (4.46%) Capacity Management
15 14 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (3.82%) Migration
16 12 (3.82%) Software Distribution
17 11 (3.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (18.15%) PowerShell
2 49 (15.61%) SQL
3 29 (9.24%) Perl
4 24 (7.64%) Python
5 15 (4.78%) Bash Shell
6 14 (4.46%) Java
7 10 (3.18%) VB
8 8 (2.55%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.55%) Korn
8 8 (2.55%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.23%) C
10 6 (1.91%) VBScript
11 4 (1.27%) Ruby
12 2 (0.64%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.64%) ActionScript 2.0
12 2 (0.64%) ActionScript 3.0
12 2 (0.64%) C#
12 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.64%) VB6
13 1 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 54 (17.20%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.19%) SC Cleared
3 28 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (6.37%) MCSE
5 19 (6.05%) DV Cleared
5 19 (6.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (3.82%) Degree
7 9 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.59%) CCNP
9 5 (1.59%) MCDBA
9 5 (1.59%) MCITP
10 4 (1.27%) CCDP
10 4 (1.27%) CCIE
10 4 (1.27%) CCNA
10 4 (1.27%) MCSA
11 2 (0.64%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.64%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (0.64%) VCAP
11 2 (0.64%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.55%) QA
2 6 (1.91%) SLA
3 5 (1.59%) PMO
4 2 (0.64%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.64%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 111 (35.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (31.53%) Active Directory
3 46 (14.65%) vSphere
4 42 (13.38%) NFS
5 39 (12.42%) Hyper-V
6 38 (12.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 36 (11.46%) Veritas File System
8 24 (7.64%) VMware ESX
9 20 (6.37%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (4.78%) Oracle RAC
12 12 (3.82%) SRDF
13 10 (3.18%) KVM
13 10 (3.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 10 (3.18%) Xen
13 10 (3.18%) XenDesktop
14 8 (2.55%) XenApp
15 7 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
16 5 (1.59%) XenServer
17 4 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 63 (20.06%) NetBackup
2 23 (7.32%) Nagios
2 23 (7.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 21 (6.69%) EMC Navisphere
4 20 (6.37%) SCCM
5 19 (6.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 17 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (5.10%) Puppet
8 15 (4.78%) vCenter Server
9 14 (4.46%) Tivoli
10 12 (3.82%) Netcool
10 12 (3.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (3.18%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (2.87%) Ansible
12 9 (2.87%) EMC NetWorker
12 9 (2.87%) WMI
13 8 (2.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 7 (2.23%) vMotion
15 6 (1.91%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 148 (47.13%) VMware
2 98 (31.21%) NetApp
3 81 (25.80%) Oracle
4 79 (25.16%) EMC
4 79 (25.16%) Microsoft
5 67 (21.34%) Red Hat
5 67 (21.34%) Veritas
6 60 (19.11%) Citrix
7 56 (17.83%) Cisco
8 49 (15.61%) Sun
9 48 (15.29%) HP
10 38 (12.10%) Symantec
11 35 (11.15%) IBM
12 28 (8.92%) Brocade
13 13 (4.14%) Dell
14 12 (3.82%) 3PAR
14 12 (3.82%) Intel
15 9 (2.87%) BMC
15 9 (2.87%) F5
16 7 (2.23%) CommVault
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