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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 464 421 353
Rank change year-on-year -43 -68  
Contract jobs citing NAS 152 232 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.43% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.39% 2.66% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 169 206
Median daily rate £415 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -7.05% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.87% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.16 £15.65 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.51 £24.85 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +109.87% -10.00%  

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 6351 8706 8089
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.55% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 5295 4556
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 422 468
Median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +22.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -14 143 £435 -3.33% 37
London -58 49 £453 +0.55% 20
South East +30 43 £400 -5.88% 6
North West +34 17 £428 -14.50% 2
City of London +2 15 £406 -24.76% 6
Surrey -3 14 £450 +2.27% 3
South West +17 12 £378 -3.75% 1
Milton Keynes -3 11 £400 +100.00%
Buckinghamshire -4 11 £400 +100.00%
Manchester +19 10 £395 -7.05% 2
Yorkshire +23 8 £406 -22.61% 1
Camberley +1 7 £450 +5.88%
East of England -13 7 £469 -18.47% 4
Bristol - 6 £378 -
West Sussex - 6 £250 -
Cheshire +27 5 £450 -29.41%
West Yorkshire +23 5 £480 +28.00% 1
Hampshire +10 5 £363 -9.37% 1
Dorset +7 5 - -
Epsom +1 5 - -
West Midlands +26 4 £363 - 1
Hertfordshire +3 4 £550 +29.41% 1
Gatwick - 4 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £375 -
Hook - 4 £363 -
Chester +20 3 £450 -29.41%
Leeds +11 3 £480 +28.00% 1
Essex -16 3 £325 -18.75%
Brentwood - 3 £325 -
Bolton - 3 £375 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 242 (78.83%) SAN
2 161 (52.44%) Windows
3 137 (44.63%) VMware
4 120 (39.09%) Linux
5 111 (36.16%) Active Directory
6 101 (32.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 92 (29.97%) NetApp
8 89 (28.99%) Finance
9 88 (28.66%) Windows Server
10 87 (28.34%) Microsoft
11 82 (26.71%) Unix
11 82 (26.71%) Solaris
12 70 (22.80%) Citrix
13 67 (21.82%) Windows Server 2012
14 65 (21.17%) Data Centre
15 63 (20.52%) EMC
15 63 (20.52%) SQL Server
16 61 (19.87%) Firewall
16 61 (19.87%) NetBackup
17 59 (19.22%) Windows Server 2008
18 55 (17.92%) PowerShell
18 55 (17.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 52 (16.94%) Hyper-V
20 51 (16.61%) Clustering
20 51 (16.61%) Oracle
20 51 (16.61%) HP
20 51 (16.61%) Veritas
20 51 (16.61%) Cisco
21 50 (16.29%) Red Hat
21 50 (16.29%) Security Cleared

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 44 (14.33%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.49%) IIS
3 14 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.23%) Apache
5 12 (3.91%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (3.58%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.61%) OpenStack
8 7 (2.28%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.63%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.98%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.65%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.65%) JBoss
11 2 (0.65%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 14 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) Exstream
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (9.45%) Office 365
3 26 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.98%) Dropbox
4 3 (0.98%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.33%) IaaS
5 1 (0.33%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (0.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 242 (78.83%) SAN
2 61 (19.87%) Firewall
3 47 (15.31%) DNS
4 43 (14.01%) TCP/IP
5 38 (12.38%) iSCSI
5 38 (12.38%) LAN
6 33 (10.75%) WAN
7 32 (10.42%) DHCP
8 22 (7.17%) Fibre Channel
9 19 (6.19%) IPsec
10 18 (5.86%) LDAP
11 16 (5.21%) SSH
12 15 (4.89%) SMTP
13 14 (4.56%) VPN
14 13 (4.23%) Wireless
15 12 (3.91%) Ethernet
15 12 (3.91%) FTP
16 9 (2.93%) MPLS
17 8 (2.61%) ADSL
17 8 (2.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (20.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (3.26%) Hadoop
3 10 (3.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (2.61%) Big Data
4 8 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.28%) DB2
5 7 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.95%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.30%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.65%) HBase
10 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.33%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.95%) JIRA
3 5 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.30%) Redmine
5 3 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.98%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.98%) Subversion
5 3 (0.98%) Trac
6 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.65%) JUnit
6 2 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.65%) Selenium
6 2 (0.65%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.33%) Hudson
7 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (28.99%) Finance
2 38 (12.38%) Banking
3 28 (9.12%) Legal
4 10 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.93%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.28%) Back Office
7 6 (1.95%) Front Office
7 6 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.95%) Retail
8 5 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.63%) French Language
9 4 (1.30%) Marketing
10 3 (0.98%) Electronics
11 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.65%) Billing
11 2 (0.65%) Games
11 2 (0.65%) Local Government
11 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (18.57%) Administrator
2 39 (12.70%) Systems Administrator
3 35 (11.40%) Unix Administrator
4 34 (11.07%) Analyst
5 32 (10.42%) Architect
6 27 (8.79%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 26 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (7.17%) Storage Administrator
9 19 (6.19%) Integration Engineer
10 17 (5.54%) Infrastructure Architect
11 15 (4.89%) Storage Engineer
11 15 (4.89%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 14 (4.56%) Linux Engineer
12 14 (4.56%) Solaris Administrator
12 14 (4.56%) Storage Specialist
13 13 (4.23%) Project Manager
13 13 (4.23%) Unix Analyst
13 13 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
14 12 (3.91%) NetApp Engineer
14 12 (3.91%) NetBackup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.26%) Middleware
2 4 (1.30%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.98%) Flash
4 2 (0.65%) .NET
4 2 (0.65%) COM
4 2 (0.65%) HTML
4 2 (0.65%) J2EE
4 2 (0.65%) LAMP
4 2 (0.65%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.65%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.65%) XML
4 2 (0.65%) XSLT
5 1 (0.33%) JMS
5 1 (0.33%) JSP
5 1 (0.33%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.33%) libvirt
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.33%) Web Services
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 65 (21.17%) Data Centre
2 51 (16.61%) Clustering
3 40 (13.03%) Enterprise Storage
4 26 (8.47%) Replication
5 19 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (5.86%) Management Information System
7 16 (5.21%) EMC VNX
8 12 (3.91%) Fixed Income
9 11 (3.58%) Computer Science
10 9 (2.93%) Private Cloud
11 8 (2.61%) EMC VMAX
12 7 (2.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 6 (1.95%) Derivative
13 6 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.98%) Freedom of Information Act
14 3 (0.98%) PKI
14 3 (0.98%) STB
14 3 (0.98%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 161 (52.44%) Windows
2 120 (39.09%) Linux
3 88 (28.66%) Windows Server
4 82 (26.71%) Solaris
4 82 (26.71%) Unix
5 67 (21.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (19.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (17.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (14.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (5.86%) CentOS
10 14 (4.56%) Windows 10
11 13 (4.23%) Data ONTAP
12 11 (3.58%) Windows 7
13 10 (3.26%) Windows Vista
14 9 (2.93%) SUSE
15 7 (2.28%) AIX
16 5 (1.63%) HPUX
17 4 (1.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 3 (0.98%) Android
18 3 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 39 (12.70%) ITIL
3 37 (12.05%) High Availability
4 35 (11.40%) Change Management
5 32 (10.42%) Load Balancing
6 30 (9.77%) DevOps
7 27 (8.79%) Configuration Management
8 25 (8.14%) Change Control
9 24 (7.82%) Migration
10 23 (7.49%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (7.17%) Project Management
12 21 (6.84%) Problem Management
13 20 (6.51%) Service Delivery
14 16 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (5.21%) Server Building
15 12 (3.91%) Converged Infrastructure
15 12 (3.91%) Software Distribution
16 11 (3.58%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (3.58%) Network Monitoring
16 11 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (17.92%) PowerShell
2 46 (14.98%) SQL
3 32 (10.42%) Perl
4 28 (9.12%) Python
5 21 (6.84%) Bash Shell
6 13 (4.23%) Korn
7 11 (3.58%) Java
8 9 (2.93%) VB
9 8 (2.61%) VBScript
10 7 (2.28%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.28%) Ruby
10 7 (2.28%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.63%) C
12 2 (0.65%) C#
12 2 (0.65%) PHP
12 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.33%) C++
13 1 (0.33%) C-shell
13 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 50 (16.29%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.82%) DV Cleared
3 24 (7.82%) MCSE
4 17 (5.54%) Degree
5 16 (5.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (4.23%) MCITP
8 12 (3.91%) CCNA
9 8 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.95%) MCDBA
11 5 (1.63%) CCNP
11 5 (1.63%) CCSP
12 4 (1.30%) CCDP
12 4 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.98%) CCIE
13 3 (0.98%) MCSA
14 2 (0.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.26%) QA
2 8 (2.61%) PMO
3 3 (0.98%) SLA
4 2 (0.65%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 111 (36.16%) Active Directory
2 101 (32.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (16.94%) Hyper-V
4 38 (12.38%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (11.07%) NFS
6 33 (10.75%) vSphere
7 28 (9.12%) Veritas File System
8 26 (8.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 17 (5.54%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (4.23%) XenDesktop
11 10 (3.26%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (3.26%) XenApp
12 8 (2.61%) KVM
13 7 (2.28%) SRDF
13 7 (2.28%) Xen
14 5 (1.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (1.63%) XenServer
15 4 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.98%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.98%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 61 (19.87%) NetBackup
2 31 (10.10%) SCCM
3 26 (8.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 21 (6.84%) Nagios
5 20 (6.51%) Puppet
6 19 (6.19%) EMC Navisphere
7 18 (5.86%) SCOM
8 17 (5.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 17 (5.54%) vCenter Server
9 14 (4.56%) Ansible
9 14 (4.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (4.56%) Tivoli
9 14 (4.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 13 (4.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 12 (3.91%) Netcool
12 9 (2.93%) Salt
13 8 (2.61%) WSUS
14 5 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 137 (44.63%) VMware
2 92 (29.97%) NetApp
3 87 (28.34%) Microsoft
4 70 (22.80%) Citrix
5 63 (20.52%) EMC
6 51 (16.61%) Cisco
6 51 (16.61%) HP
6 51 (16.61%) Oracle
6 51 (16.61%) Veritas
7 50 (16.29%) Red Hat
8 40 (13.03%) Sun
9 35 (11.40%) Symantec
10 32 (10.42%) IBM
11 28 (9.12%) Brocade
12 14 (4.56%) ServiceNow
13 13 (4.23%) 3PAR
13 13 (4.23%) Dell
14 10 (3.26%) StorageTek
15 9 (2.93%) Avaya
16 8 (2.61%) BMC
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive day rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Posted: 6 days ago