Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 655 530 511
Rank change year-on-year -125 -19 -82
Contract jobs citing NAS 250 336 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 2.58% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 211 321
UK median daily rate £425 £395 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -10.23% +17.33%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £300
90th Percentile £613 £550 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £443
% change year-on-year +4.00% -15.25% +22.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 4
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £43.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.33% +104.28% -23.45%
10th Percentile £18.40 £21.98 £14.79
90th Percentile £187.50 £156.79 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £175.00 £42.50 £21.05
% change year-on-year +311.76% +101.90% -23.45%

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 13,822 13,011 16,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.66% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,490 7,819 10,276
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £204 £224
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 767 788
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.65%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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 -84 240 £425 +3.66% 74
UK excluding London -99 138 £390 +4.00% 55
London -58 107 £475 +5.56% 26
South East -64 48 £450 +20.00% 18
North of England -37 35 £388 -0.64% 11
South West +11 21 £285 -24.00% 3
North West -25 19 £350 -6.67% 5
Midlands -4 18 £250 -33.33% 5
Yorkshire -18 16 £406 -7.14% 5
East of England +3 15 £393 -10.54% 11
East Midlands +10 10 £250 -33.33%
West Midlands -22 10 £250 -31.03% 5
Scotland -61 4 £270 -5.26% 5
Northern Ireland +14 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 214 (85.60%) SAN
2 154 (61.60%) Windows
3 139 (55.60%) VMware
4 108 (43.20%) Microsoft
5 101 (40.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 89 (35.60%) Active Directory
7 87 (34.80%) Linux
8 78 (31.20%) Windows Server
9 70 (28.00%) Citrix
10 61 (24.40%) DNS
10 61 (24.40%) SQL Server
11 59 (23.60%) Firewall
11 59 (23.60%) Microsoft Azure
11 59 (23.60%) Data Centre
12 58 (23.20%) Migration
13 54 (21.60%) Oracle
13 54 (21.60%) Cisco
13 54 (21.60%) NetApp
14 53 (21.20%) Unix
15 50 (20.00%) LAN
16 48 (19.20%) HP
17 47 (18.80%) ITIL
17 47 (18.80%) SQL
18 46 (18.40%) TCP/IP
19 45 (18.00%) EMC
19 45 (18.00%) WAN
19 45 (18.00%) PowerShell
20 44 (17.60%) Finance
21 42 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
22 41 (16.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 30 (12.00%) IIS
2 29 (11.60%) MS Exchange
3 19 (7.60%) SharePoint
4 16 (6.40%) OpenStack
5 14 (5.60%) Skype for Business
6 13 (5.20%) Apache
7 12 (4.80%) Tomcat
8 10 (4.00%) JBoss
9 7 (2.80%) SAS
10 6 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (2.00%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.60%) WebSphere
13 3 (1.20%) nginx
13 3 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.80%) GemFire
14 2 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
Applications
1 19 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (10.40%) Office 365
4 19 (7.60%) IaaS
5 4 (1.60%) PaaS
6 3 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.20%) SaaS
7 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.40%) Akamai
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) G Suite
8 1 (0.40%) GitHub
8 1 (0.40%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.40%) npm
8 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 214 (85.60%) SAN
2 61 (24.40%) DNS
3 59 (23.60%) Firewall
4 50 (20.00%) LAN
5 46 (18.40%) TCP/IP
6 45 (18.00%) WAN
7 36 (14.40%) DHCP
8 33 (13.20%) iSCSI
9 27 (10.80%) Fibre Channel
9 27 (10.80%) VPN
10 18 (7.20%) NetScaler
11 15 (6.00%) MPLS
11 15 (6.00%) Remote Desktop
12 13 (5.20%) VSAN
13 11 (4.40%) IPsec
14 10 (4.00%) Ethernet
14 10 (4.00%) FTP
14 10 (4.00%) VLAN
15 9 (3.60%) DMZ
15 9 (3.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (24.40%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.80%) Big Data
2 7 (2.80%) Hadoop
2 7 (2.80%) MySQL
2 7 (2.80%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.20%) DB2
5 3 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (1.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.80%) HBase
6 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.40%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (2.40%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.80%) GitLab
4 2 (0.80%) Subversion
5 1 (0.40%) Ant
5 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.40%) Bower
5 1 (0.40%) Gradle
5 1 (0.40%) Maven
5 1 (0.40%) MSI
5 1 (0.40%) Spinnaker
5 1 (0.40%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 44 (17.60%) Finance
2 16 (6.40%) Legal
3 10 (4.00%) Banking
4 7 (2.80%) Law
4 7 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.20%) Back Office
6 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.20%) Retail
6 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.80%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (14.80%) Administrator
2 31 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (10.80%) Storage Engineer
4 26 (10.40%) Architect
5 24 (9.60%) Consultant
6 12 (4.80%) Analyst
6 12 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (4.40%) Technical Leader
8 10 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
8 10 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (4.00%) Server Engineer
8 10 (4.00%) Support Engineer
9 9 (3.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 9 (3.60%) Technical Architect
9 9 (3.60%) Unix Administrator
10 8 (3.20%) Infrastructure Support
10 8 (3.20%) IT Support
10 8 (3.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.20%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.60%) Middleware
2 14 (5.60%) LDAP
3 6 (2.40%) JMS
4 5 (2.00%) Java EE
4 5 (2.00%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (2.00%) Web Services
5 4 (1.60%) .NET
5 4 (1.60%) J2EE
6 3 (1.20%) REST
7 2 (0.80%) HTML
7 2 (0.80%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.80%) JSON
7 2 (0.80%) SAP PI
7 2 (0.80%) XML
7 2 (0.80%) XSLT
8 1 (0.40%) COM
8 1 (0.40%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.40%) SAML
8 1 (0.40%) VML
8 1 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (23.60%) Data Centre
2 33 (13.20%) Clustering
3 31 (12.40%) Enterprise Storage
4 25 (10.00%) Replication
5 24 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (5.20%) Private Cloud
7 8 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.80%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.40%) EMC VMAX
9 6 (2.40%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.00%) Blackberry
10 5 (2.00%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.00%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.60%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.60%) LPAR
12 2 (0.80%) Celerra
12 2 (0.80%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.80%) iSeries
12 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 154 (61.60%) Windows
2 87 (34.80%) Linux
3 78 (31.20%) Windows Server
4 53 (21.20%) Unix
5 42 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (16.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (13.20%) Solaris
8 32 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (10.00%) Windows 10
10 14 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.60%) Windows 7
12 8 (3.20%) Ubuntu
13 6 (2.40%) AIX
13 6 (2.40%) CentOS
13 6 (2.40%) HPUX
14 5 (2.00%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (2.00%) SUSE
14 5 (2.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (1.20%) Android
16 2 (0.80%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.20%) Migration
2 47 (18.80%) ITIL
3 30 (12.00%) Load Balancing
3 30 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (11.60%) Capacity Planning
5 28 (11.20%) High Availability
6 24 (9.60%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (8.40%) Virtual Environments
9 19 (7.60%) Capacity Management
10 18 (7.20%) Time Management
11 17 (6.80%) Deployment Automation
12 16 (6.40%) DevOps
12 16 (6.40%) Identity Management
12 16 (6.40%) Service Delivery
13 15 (6.00%) Problem Management
14 14 (5.60%) Configuration Management
15 13 (5.20%) Application Virtualisation
15 13 (5.20%) Asset Management
15 13 (5.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.80%) SQL
2 45 (18.00%) PowerShell
3 23 (9.20%) Bash Shell
3 23 (9.20%) Perl
4 19 (7.60%) Python
5 15 (6.00%) Shell Script
6 10 (4.00%) C
7 8 (3.20%) Java
8 4 (1.60%) AWK
8 4 (1.60%) sed
8 4 (1.60%) VBScript
9 3 (1.20%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.20%) Ruby
10 2 (0.80%) Bourne shell
10 2 (0.80%) C++
10 2 (0.80%) Groovy
10 2 (0.80%) VB
10 2 (0.80%) VBA
11 1 (0.40%) PHP
11 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.80%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (5.60%) Degree
4 14 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (2.40%) MCSE
7 5 (2.00%) CCIE
7 5 (2.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.60%) CCNA
8 4 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.60%) RHCE
8 4 (1.60%) RHCSA
8 4 (1.60%) RHCVA
9 3 (1.20%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.20%) MCSA
10 2 (0.80%) CCNP
10 2 (0.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.60%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.20%) QA
3 2 (0.80%) RMADS
4 1 (0.40%) GDPR
System Software
1 101 (40.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (35.60%) Active Directory
3 41 (16.40%) Hyper-V
4 38 (15.20%) vSphere
4 38 (15.20%) XenApp
5 36 (14.40%) NFS
6 33 (13.20%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (9.20%) XenDesktop
8 20 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (6.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 15 (6.00%) VMware NSX
10 10 (4.00%) Veritas File System
11 9 (3.60%) KVM
12 8 (3.20%) Xen
13 7 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (2.40%) Docker
14 6 (2.40%) Samba
14 6 (2.40%) Terminal Services
14 6 (2.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 32 (12.80%) NetBackup
2 29 (11.60%) SCCM
3 18 (7.20%) Microsoft Clustering
4 17 (6.80%) Ansible
5 15 (6.00%) Puppet
6 14 (5.60%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (5.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (4.00%) SCOM
8 10 (4.00%) SnapVault
9 9 (3.60%) Backup Exec
10 8 (3.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (3.20%) WSUS
11 7 (2.80%) Nagios
12 6 (2.40%) SnapMirror
12 6 (2.40%) Tivoli
12 6 (2.40%) vCenter Server
13 5 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (2.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 5 (2.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 139 (55.60%) VMware
2 108 (43.20%) Microsoft
3 70 (28.00%) Citrix
4 54 (21.60%) Cisco
4 54 (21.60%) NetApp
4 54 (21.60%) Oracle
5 48 (19.20%) HP
6 45 (18.00%) EMC
7 37 (14.80%) Red Hat
8 32 (12.80%) Veritas
9 31 (12.40%) IBM
10 29 (11.60%) Dell
11 18 (7.20%) Brocade
12 17 (6.80%) Ivanti
12 17 (6.80%) SolarWinds
13 15 (6.00%) Sun
13 15 (6.00%) Symantec
14 13 (5.20%) Wyse
15 11 (4.40%) CommVault
16 10 (4.00%) ServiceNow