Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 645 564 536
Rank change year-on-year -81 -28 -46
Contract jobs citing NAS 262 356 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 2.56% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 208 264
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +8.33%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £560 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 3
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £43.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +160.61% -40.00%
10th Percentile £12.85 £33.26 £15.75
90th Percentile £187.50 £61.15 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £42.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -24.26% +156.06% -40.00%

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 13,491 13,923 15,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.87% 13.48% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,139 8,571 9,283
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 716 788
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -14.12% +5.36%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.00 £11.71
90th Percentile £48.73 £46.23 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% -17.39% +15.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NAS in the UK

NAS
Top 16 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 18 December 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 -75 247 £425 - 56
UK excluding London -39 209 £400 - 47
North of England +24 74 £375 -7.41% 11
South East -24 63 £500 +17.65% 11
London -49 52 £450 -5.26% 13
Yorkshire +24 38 £375 -11.76% 4
South West -10 32 £475 +11.76% 6
North West -3 23 £450 +33.33% 5
East of England -34 18 £420 +15.07% 3
North East -6 13 £402 +0.50% 2
Midlands -33 8 £285 -18.57% 12
Scotland -8 7 £425 +46.55% 2
West Midlands -31 7 £260 +48.57% 6
Wales - 5 £300 - 2
Northern Ireland +29 2 - -
East Midlands -7 1 £310 -17.33% 6

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 199 (75.95%) SAN
2 170 (64.89%) Windows
3 135 (51.53%) VMware
4 114 (43.51%) Active Directory
5 101 (38.55%) Microsoft
6 99 (37.79%) Windows Server
7 93 (35.50%) Linux
8 87 (33.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 83 (31.68%) NetApp
10 82 (31.30%) Firewall
11 65 (24.81%) Data Centre
12 64 (24.43%) LAN
13 63 (24.05%) TCP/IP
13 63 (24.05%) Cisco
14 57 (21.76%) WAN
15 54 (20.61%) SQL
15 54 (20.61%) HP
16 52 (19.85%) Migration
17 51 (19.47%) EMC
18 49 (18.70%) DNS
18 49 (18.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 46 (17.56%) Unix
19 46 (17.56%) iSCSI
20 45 (17.18%) Security Cleared
21 44 (16.79%) ITIL
22 43 (16.41%) Oracle
22 43 (16.41%) SQL Server
22 43 (16.41%) Finance
22 43 (16.41%) Disaster Recovery
23 42 (16.03%) Office 365

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 18 (6.87%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.34%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.20%) Apache
3 11 (4.20%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.44%) IIS
4 9 (3.44%) JBoss
4 9 (3.44%) OpenStack
5 7 (2.67%) IBM Notes
6 6 (2.29%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.91%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.53%) Apache Qpid
8 4 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.15%) GemFire
10 2 (0.76%) Confluence
11 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.38%) nginx
11 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.67%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.38%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 42 (16.03%) Office 365
2 30 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.34%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (4.96%) IaaS
5 9 (3.44%) PaaS
6 7 (2.67%) SaaS
7 5 (1.91%) GitHub
8 4 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.15%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.76%) npm
11 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 199 (75.95%) SAN
2 82 (31.30%) Firewall
3 64 (24.43%) LAN
4 63 (24.05%) TCP/IP
5 57 (21.76%) WAN
6 49 (18.70%) DNS
7 46 (17.56%) iSCSI
8 26 (9.92%) Fibre Channel
9 23 (8.78%) VPN
10 21 (8.02%) DHCP
10 21 (8.02%) Internet
11 16 (6.11%) VLAN
12 14 (5.34%) VoIP
12 14 (5.34%) Wireless
13 13 (4.96%) FCoE
14 12 (4.58%) HTTP
15 11 (4.20%) BGP
15 11 (4.20%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (4.20%) SSL
16 10 (3.82%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.82%) NoSQL
3 9 (3.44%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.05%) Big Data
4 8 (3.05%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.91%) DB2
8 4 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.15%) MySQL
9 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.76%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.38%) DataStage
11 1 (0.38%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.38%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (3.44%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (3.05%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (2.29%) Maven
4 3 (1.15%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.15%) CF BOSH
4 3 (1.15%) GitLab
5 2 (0.76%) Ant
5 2 (0.76%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.76%) Bower
5 2 (0.76%) Gradle
5 2 (0.76%) Spinnaker
6 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.38%) Hudson
6 1 (0.38%) JIRA
6 1 (0.38%) MSI
6 1 (0.38%) Subversion
6 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (16.41%) Finance
2 18 (6.87%) Law
3 14 (5.34%) Banking
4 11 (4.20%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.82%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.76%) Advertising
7 2 (0.76%) Games
7 2 (0.76%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Local Government
7 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (16.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (13.36%) Architect
3 33 (12.60%) Storage Engineer
4 24 (9.16%) Administrator
5 21 (8.02%) Consultant
6 19 (7.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (5.34%) Analyst
7 14 (5.34%) NAS Engineer
7 14 (5.34%) Project Engineer
8 13 (4.96%) Network Engineer
9 12 (4.58%) Support Engineer
10 11 (4.20%) NetApp Engineer
10 11 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (3.82%) Infrastructure Support
11 10 (3.82%) SAN Engineer
11 10 (3.82%) SAN Storage Engineer
12 9 (3.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.44%) Windows Administrator
13 8 (3.05%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.98%) Middleware
2 9 (3.44%) LDAP
2 9 (3.44%) Web Services
3 6 (2.29%) Java EE
3 6 (2.29%) LAPP Stack
3 6 (2.29%) XML
4 5 (1.91%) Flash
4 5 (1.91%) JMS
4 5 (1.91%) Node.js
5 4 (1.53%) HTML
5 4 (1.53%) Kafka
5 4 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (1.53%) REST
5 4 (1.53%) SOAP
6 3 (1.15%) XSLT
7 1 (0.38%) .NET
7 1 (0.38%) COM
7 1 (0.38%) LAMP
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.38%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 65 (24.81%) Data Centre
2 28 (10.69%) Clustering
3 27 (10.31%) Replication
4 19 (7.25%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (3.82%) EMC VMAX
5 10 (3.82%) HP Storage
5 10 (3.82%) Mainframe
6 9 (3.44%) EMC VNX
6 9 (3.44%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.05%) Blackberry
7 8 (3.05%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.67%) iSeries
9 6 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Licensing
10 5 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.53%) CMDB
11 4 (1.53%) LPAR
11 4 (1.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 170 (64.89%) Windows
2 99 (37.79%) Windows Server
3 93 (35.50%) Linux
4 46 (17.56%) Unix
5 33 (12.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (6.49%) Solaris
6 17 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (4.96%) Windows 10
9 12 (4.58%) Data ONTAP
9 12 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.44%) AIX
10 9 (3.44%) Windows 7
11 7 (2.67%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.53%) CentOS
12 4 (1.53%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.15%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.76%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.76%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.85%) Migration
2 49 (18.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 44 (16.79%) ITIL
4 43 (16.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 35 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (9.16%) Data Protection
6 24 (9.16%) Storage Management
7 23 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (8.78%) High Availability
8 19 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (6.87%) Load Balancing
10 16 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (5.73%) Change Management
11 15 (5.73%) ITSM
12 14 (5.34%) DevOps
12 14 (5.34%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (5.34%) Virtual Environments
13 12 (4.58%) Change Control
13 12 (4.58%) Converged Infrastructure
13 12 (4.58%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.61%) SQL
2 33 (12.60%) PowerShell
3 23 (8.78%) Python
4 19 (7.25%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.25%) Perl
5 17 (6.49%) Bash Shell
6 12 (4.58%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.05%) C
8 7 (2.67%) Java
9 5 (1.91%) Ruby
10 3 (1.15%) Groovy
11 1 (0.38%) C++
11 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.38%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (17.18%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.31%) Degree
3 26 (9.92%) SC Cleared
4 25 (9.54%) DV Cleared
5 22 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (5.34%) MCSE
8 10 (3.82%) CCNA
9 8 (3.05%) CCNP
9 8 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (2.67%) SNIA Certification
11 5 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.91%) Master's Degree
12 4 (1.53%) MCP
12 4 (1.53%) RHCE
12 4 (1.53%) RHCSA
12 4 (1.53%) RHCVA
12 4 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.15%) MCSA
14 2 (0.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.67%) QA
2 5 (1.91%) SLA
3 3 (1.15%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 114 (43.51%) Active Directory
2 87 (33.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (15.27%) vSphere
4 29 (11.07%) Hyper-V
5 21 (8.02%) NFS
5 21 (8.02%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (5.34%) XenApp
7 12 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (4.20%) XenDesktop
9 10 (3.82%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (3.44%) Firmware
11 7 (2.67%) Docker
11 7 (2.67%) KVM
11 7 (2.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (2.29%) Xen
13 5 (1.91%) Samba
14 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.53%) SRDF
14 4 (1.53%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 29 (11.07%) NetBackup
2 25 (9.54%) SCCM
3 18 (6.87%) Ansible
4 16 (6.11%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (5.73%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (4.96%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (4.96%) Puppet
7 11 (4.20%) Tivoli
8 10 (3.82%) OpenView
9 9 (3.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 8 (3.05%) Nagios
10 8 (3.05%) vCenter Server
11 6 (2.29%) Kubernetes
11 6 (2.29%) NetApp OnCommand
11 6 (2.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (1.53%) BladeLogic
12 4 (1.53%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (1.53%) SnapVault
12 4 (1.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 4 (1.53%) yum
Vendors
1 135 (51.53%) VMware
2 101 (38.55%) Microsoft
3 83 (31.68%) NetApp
4 63 (24.05%) Cisco
5 54 (20.61%) HP
6 51 (19.47%) EMC
7 43 (16.41%) Oracle
8 35 (13.36%) Citrix
9 30 (11.45%) Veritas
10 26 (9.92%) Brocade
11 24 (9.16%) IBM
12 23 (8.78%) Dell
13 20 (7.63%) McAfee
13 20 (7.63%) Red Hat
14 17 (6.49%) Sony
15 16 (6.11%) Veeam
16 14 (5.34%) CheckPoint
17 11 (4.20%) SolarWinds
18 9 (3.44%) Google
19 7 (2.67%) Lotus