Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 597 647 544
Rank change year-on-year +50 -103 +6
Contract jobs citing NAS 214 254 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.25% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 1.89% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 129 220
UK median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - -
10th Percentile £213 £289 £280
90th Percentile £549 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 11
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £32.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -24.71% +100.00%
10th Percentile £77.50 £10.75 £21.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £187.50 £168.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £32.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +150.00% -24.71% +157.58%

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 11,302 13,471 13,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.48% 13.04% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,779 8,093 8,403
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £192 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 633 731
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.82% +2.63% -17.09%
10th Percentile £13.26 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.50 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% - -24.00%

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 19 November 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
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 19 November 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 +67 202 £388 -9.88% 79
UK excluding London +25 159 £375 -6.25% 65
South East +55 72 £475 -5.00% 14
London +62 53 £400 -25.58% 20
North of England +10 41 £308 -20.65% 21
Yorkshire +23 25 £335 -10.67% 10
North West 0 16 £250 -44.44% 10
South West -14 14 £509 +34.28% 8
Midlands +51 11 £400 +53.85% 10
West Midlands +39 11 £400 +53.85% 4
East of England +26 10 £300 -28.57% 6
Scotland +25 9 £381 -10.29% 2
Wales +23 1 £225 -25.00% 3
Northern Ireland +5 1 £320 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 145 (67.76%) SAN
2 137 (64.02%) Windows
3 98 (45.79%) Microsoft
4 92 (42.99%) Firewall
5 89 (41.59%) VMware
6 82 (38.32%) DNS
7 77 (35.98%) Active Directory
8 73 (34.11%) Security Cleared
9 68 (31.78%) Azure
9 68 (31.78%) VPN
10 67 (31.31%) TCP/IP
10 67 (31.31%) Linux
11 64 (29.91%) PowerShell
12 63 (29.44%) VMware Infrastructure
13 60 (28.04%) SC Cleared
13 60 (28.04%) Office 365
14 59 (27.57%) Windows Server
15 56 (26.17%) HP
16 52 (24.30%) Disaster Recovery
17 50 (23.36%) Replication
18 48 (22.43%) EMC
19 47 (21.96%) Reverse Proxy
20 46 (21.50%) SaaS
20 46 (21.50%) Internet
21 44 (20.56%) PaaS
22 43 (20.09%) Cisco
23 42 (19.63%) IaaS
24 41 (19.16%) Web Services
25 40 (18.69%) Microsoft Office
25 40 (18.69%) 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 24 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.48%) IIS
4 13 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.80%) Mattermost
6 5 (2.34%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.40%) Apache
8 3 (1.40%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.40%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.40%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.93%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.93%) WordPress
10 1 (0.47%) CMS
10 1 (0.47%) Confluence
10 1 (0.47%) SAS
10 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (18.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.47%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 68 (31.78%) Azure
2 60 (28.04%) Office 365
3 46 (21.50%) SaaS
4 44 (20.56%) PaaS
5 42 (19.63%) IaaS
6 34 (15.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 26 (12.15%) AWS
8 15 (7.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (5.14%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (2.80%) GitHub
11 5 (2.34%) OneDrive
12 4 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (1.87%) Mimecast
12 4 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (1.40%) G Suite
13 3 (1.40%) GCP
14 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 145 (67.76%) SAN
2 92 (42.99%) Firewall
3 82 (38.32%) DNS
4 68 (31.78%) VPN
5 67 (31.31%) TCP/IP
6 47 (21.96%) Reverse Proxy
7 46 (21.50%) Internet
8 28 (13.08%) DHCP
9 20 (9.35%) WAN
10 17 (7.94%) LAN
11 9 (4.21%) VoIP
12 8 (3.74%) iSCSI
12 8 (3.74%) Skype
12 8 (3.74%) VLAN
12 8 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (3.27%) SSL
14 6 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (2.80%) VSAN
15 5 (2.34%) BGP
15 5 (2.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.54%) Azure SQL Database
3 12 (5.61%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (5.14%) MySQL
5 9 (4.21%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.40%) DB2
8 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.47%) GIS
10 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.61%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (3.27%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.87%) ClearCase
3 4 (1.87%) ClearQuest
4 3 (1.40%) JIRA
4 3 (1.40%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.47%) Bazaar
5 1 (0.47%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 39 (18.22%) Finance
2 12 (5.61%) Banking
3 10 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.21%) Public Sector
5 7 (3.27%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.80%) Publishing
7 5 (2.34%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.87%) Automotive
8 4 (1.87%) Retail
9 3 (1.40%) Legal
10 2 (0.93%) Law
11 1 (0.47%) Back Office
11 1 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 48 (22.43%) Architect
2 30 (14.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (9.81%) Administrator
4 18 (8.41%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (7.48%) Azure Architect
5 16 (7.48%) Windows Engineer
6 15 (7.01%) Azure Engineer
7 13 (6.07%) Cloud Architect
8 11 (5.14%) Server Engineer
8 11 (5.14%) Storage Engineer
8 11 (5.14%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (4.21%) Implementation Engineer
9 9 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.21%) VMware Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Analyst
10 8 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (3.74%) IT Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.16%) Web Services
2 9 (4.21%) LDAP
2 9 (4.21%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (2.34%) RESTful
3 5 (2.34%) Swagger
4 4 (1.87%) Django
4 4 (1.87%) Middleware
5 3 (1.40%) REST
6 2 (0.93%) J2EE
6 2 (0.93%) OLE
6 2 (0.93%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.47%) .NET
7 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.36%) Replication
2 30 (14.02%) Clustering
2 30 (14.02%) Data Centre
3 18 (8.41%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (7.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (6.07%) EMC VNX
5 13 (6.07%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (5.14%) EMC VMAX
7 9 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Licensing
8 7 (3.27%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.80%) Blackberry
9 6 (2.80%) Driving Licence
9 6 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (2.34%) Client/Server
10 5 (2.34%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.87%) EMC Centera
11 4 (1.87%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 137 (64.02%) Windows
2 67 (31.31%) Linux
3 59 (27.57%) Windows Server
4 36 (16.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (14.02%) Windows 10
7 25 (11.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (9.81%) Unix
9 14 (6.54%) Solaris
10 11 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (3.27%) Android
11 7 (3.27%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (2.80%) Windows 7
13 5 (2.34%) SUSE
13 5 (2.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (2.34%) VMS
14 4 (1.87%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.40%) HPUX
15 3 (1.40%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.30%) Disaster Recovery
2 39 (18.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (16.36%) Information Security
4 32 (14.95%) Computer Science
4 32 (14.95%) ITIL
5 31 (14.49%) SOA
6 29 (13.55%) Migration
6 29 (13.55%) Non-Functional Testing
7 27 (12.62%) Identity Management
7 27 (12.62%) Re-Platforming
8 25 (11.68%) Change Management
9 24 (11.21%) ERP
10 16 (7.48%) Problem Management
10 16 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (7.01%) Analytics
12 14 (6.54%) Configuration Management
12 14 (6.54%) Security Patching
13 13 (6.07%) Capacity Management
13 13 (6.07%) Project Management
13 13 (6.07%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 64 (29.91%) PowerShell
2 40 (18.69%) SQL
3 12 (5.61%) Python
4 9 (4.21%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.21%) Perl
5 6 (2.80%) Java
6 5 (2.34%) C
7 3 (1.40%) VBScript
8 2 (0.93%) Korn
8 2 (0.93%) PHP
8 2 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (34.11%) Security Cleared
2 60 (28.04%) SC Cleared
3 38 (17.76%) Degree
4 22 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.67%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.67%) MCSE
7 8 (3.74%) CCNP
8 7 (3.27%) CCNA
8 7 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.34%) CCIE
9 5 (2.34%) MCP
10 4 (1.87%) RHCE
11 3 (1.40%) CCSP
11 3 (1.40%) CCVP
11 3 (1.40%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.40%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.40%) RHCSA
11 3 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.67%) QA
2 9 (4.21%) SLA
3 6 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.93%) GDPR
4 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.93%) NIST
4 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.47%) GAMP
5 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.47%) HL7
5 1 (0.47%) MiFID
5 1 (0.47%) PMO
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 77 (35.98%) Active Directory
2 63 (29.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (18.22%) Hyper-V
4 19 (8.88%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (8.88%) vSphere
5 18 (8.41%) NFS
6 15 (7.01%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.74%) XenApp
8 6 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.80%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.34%) DFS Replication
9 5 (2.34%) Firmware
9 5 (2.34%) KVM
9 5 (2.34%) Samba
9 5 (2.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (2.34%) Xen
10 4 (1.87%) Docker
10 4 (1.87%) Gluster
10 4 (1.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (1.40%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 26 (12.15%) Ansible
2 19 (8.88%) Single Sign-On
3 18 (8.41%) SCCM
4 14 (6.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (5.61%) NetBackup
6 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (4.67%) Puppet
7 9 (4.21%) HP SIM
8 7 (3.27%) AirWatch
8 7 (3.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (2.34%) EMC VPLEX
9 5 (2.34%) IBM BigFix
9 5 (2.34%) QRadar
9 5 (2.34%) vCenter Server
10 4 (1.87%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.87%) vRealize
11 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (1.40%) Nagios
11 3 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 98 (45.79%) Microsoft
2 89 (41.59%) VMware
3 56 (26.17%) HP
4 48 (22.43%) EMC
5 43 (20.09%) Cisco
6 37 (17.29%) NetApp
7 31 (14.49%) Oracle
8 24 (11.21%) IBM
9 21 (9.81%) Red Hat
10 20 (9.35%) Dell
11 19 (8.88%) Workday
12 16 (7.48%) Brocade
13 15 (7.01%) Citrix
14 14 (6.54%) Veritas
15 12 (5.61%) CommVault
15 12 (5.61%) F5
15 12 (5.61%) SolarWinds
16 11 (5.14%) 3PAR
17 10 (4.67%) Splunk
17 10 (4.67%) Symantec