Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 592 550 491
Rank change year-on-year -42 -59 -62
Contract jobs citing NAS 303 324 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.28% 2.27% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 217 272
UK median daily rate £420 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +0.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £256
90th Percentile £563 £560 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £393
% change year-on-year +14.29% -10.83% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 19
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £16.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +160.61% -40.00% +22.22%
10th Percentile £31.27 £15.75 £15.66
90th Percentile £47.35 £42.80 £43.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +151.52% -40.00% +22.22%

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 13,266 14,287 15,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.32% 14.99% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,189 8,693 8,722
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £180 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 743 914
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.11% +4.65% -4.44%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -12 293 £423 +2.74% 56
UK excluding London +9 192 £400 +14.29% 38
London -50 104 £475 +6.15% 20
South East -40 66 £423 +0.60% 11
East of England +6 40 £330 -37.88% 9
North of England +24 33 £406 +23.11% 7
Midlands +6 31 £356 +11.33% 5
East Midlands +12 24 £375 +212.50% 2
South West +11 18 £421 +53.18% 4
North West -3 17 £400 +18.52% 3
Yorkshire +10 9 £425 +21.43% 3
North East +45 7 £346 +6.54% 1
West Midlands +2 7 £175 -45.31% 3
Scotland -29 4 £305 -8.96% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 241 (79.54%) SAN
2 167 (55.12%) Windows
3 128 (42.24%) VMware
4 115 (37.95%) Linux
5 99 (32.67%) Microsoft
6 98 (32.34%) Active Directory
7 94 (31.02%) Unix
8 90 (29.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 76 (25.08%) Cisco
10 75 (24.75%) NetApp
11 74 (24.42%) Finance
12 72 (23.76%) HP
13 67 (22.11%) ITIL
13 67 (22.11%) Windows Server
14 65 (21.45%) DNS
15 64 (21.12%) Firewall
16 61 (20.13%) TCP/IP
16 61 (20.13%) EMC
17 60 (19.80%) Red Hat
18 58 (19.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 56 (18.48%) Security Cleared
20 55 (18.15%) Veritas
20 55 (18.15%) Data Centre
20 55 (18.15%) VMware ESXi
21 53 (17.49%) Citrix
22 51 (16.83%) Hyper-V
23 50 (16.50%) Solaris
24 49 (16.17%) DHCP
24 49 (16.17%) Windows Server 2012
25 48 (15.84%) 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 35 (11.55%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.25%) SharePoint
3 23 (7.59%) IIS
4 22 (7.26%) Skype for Business
5 16 (5.28%) Apache
5 16 (5.28%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.97%) OpenStack
6 9 (2.97%) SAS
7 8 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.64%) JBoss
7 8 (2.64%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.65%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.32%) iPlanet
9 4 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (1.32%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (14.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (10.89%) Office 365
3 26 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.97%) SaaS
5 8 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.31%) IaaS
6 7 (2.31%) PaaS
7 3 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 241 (79.54%) SAN
2 65 (21.45%) DNS
3 64 (21.12%) Firewall
4 61 (20.13%) TCP/IP
5 49 (16.17%) DHCP
6 47 (15.51%) WAN
7 42 (13.86%) LAN
8 40 (13.20%) Fibre Channel
9 39 (12.87%) VPN
10 26 (8.58%) iSCSI
11 17 (5.61%) HTTP
11 17 (5.61%) Intrusion Detection
12 16 (5.28%) Wireless
13 15 (4.95%) MPLS
14 13 (4.29%) Internet
15 12 (3.96%) Network Security
15 12 (3.96%) SMTP
15 12 (3.96%) VLAN
15 12 (3.96%) VoIP
16 11 (3.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.97%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.65%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.66%) Big Data
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.33%) MS Access
10 1 (0.33%) MySQL
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (2.64%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.65%) Mercurial
2 5 (1.65%) Subversion
3 2 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.66%) Bugzilla
3 2 (0.66%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.66%) JIRA
3 2 (0.66%) JUnit
3 2 (0.66%) Redmine
3 2 (0.66%) Selenium
3 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.66%) Trac
3 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (24.42%) Finance
2 29 (9.57%) Banking
3 17 (5.61%) Legal
4 11 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.30%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.31%) French Language
7 4 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.99%) Automotive
8 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.99%) Marketing
9 2 (0.66%) Local Government
9 2 (0.66%) Military
9 2 (0.66%) Retail
9 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (14.85%) Administrator
2 37 (12.21%) Storage Engineer
3 31 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (9.24%) Systems Administrator
5 24 (7.92%) Architect
6 23 (7.59%) Analyst
7 21 (6.93%) Network Engineer
8 17 (5.61%) NetApp Engineer
9 15 (4.95%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (3.96%) Storage Administrator
11 12 (3.96%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 11 (3.63%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 11 (3.63%) Unix Administrator
13 10 (3.30%) Consultant
13 10 (3.30%) Solaris Engineer
13 10 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (2.97%) Storage Analyst
15 8 (2.64%) Linux Administrator
15 8 (2.64%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.29%) LDAP
2 8 (2.64%) Middleware
2 8 (2.64%) Web Services
3 7 (2.31%) J2EE
3 7 (2.31%) X-Windows
4 5 (1.65%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.99%) .NET
5 3 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.99%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.66%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.66%) JMS
6 2 (0.66%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.66%) SAML
6 2 (0.66%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.33%) Sensu
7 1 (0.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 55 (18.15%) Data Centre
2 46 (15.18%) Replication
3 39 (12.87%) Clustering
4 27 (8.91%) Management Information System
5 25 (8.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 22 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (7.26%) EMC VMAX
7 18 (5.94%) EMC VNX
8 16 (5.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (3.96%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (3.30%) Computer Science
11 9 (2.97%) PKI
12 8 (2.64%) EMC Centera
12 8 (2.64%) EMC VNXe
12 8 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (2.64%) HP Storage
13 6 (1.98%) Private Cloud
14 5 (1.65%) Public Cloud
15 4 (1.32%) Fat Client
15 4 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 167 (55.12%) Windows
2 115 (37.95%) Linux
3 94 (31.02%) Unix
4 67 (22.11%) Windows Server
5 58 (19.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (16.50%) Solaris
7 49 (16.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (7.26%) AIX
10 21 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (3.63%) Data ONTAP
11 11 (3.63%) SUSE
12 10 (3.30%) Windows 10
13 9 (2.97%) Windows 7
14 8 (2.64%) Windows 2000
15 7 (2.31%) Apple iOS
15 7 (2.31%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.98%) Android
17 5 (1.65%) Mac OS X
18 4 (1.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.11%) ITIL
2 48 (15.84%) Load Balancing
3 43 (14.19%) Migration
4 31 (10.23%) Information Security
5 29 (9.57%) Change Management
5 29 (9.57%) High Availability
6 28 (9.24%) Performance Tuning
7 27 (8.91%) Performance Monitoring
8 25 (8.25%) Project Management
9 24 (7.92%) Root Cause Analysis
10 20 (6.60%) Problem Management
11 19 (6.27%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (5.94%) Change Control
12 18 (5.94%) Investment Management
12 18 (5.94%) SIEM
13 17 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (5.61%) Capacity Management
14 16 (5.28%) Cybersecurity
14 16 (5.28%) Mobile Device Management
14 16 (5.28%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.84%) SQL
2 42 (13.86%) PowerShell
3 27 (8.91%) Bash Shell
4 24 (7.92%) Perl
5 21 (6.93%) Python
6 19 (6.27%) Shell Script
7 18 (5.94%) C
8 13 (4.29%) VBScript
9 11 (3.63%) Ruby
10 9 (2.97%) Embedded C
10 9 (2.97%) Java
11 8 (2.64%) C++
12 7 (2.31%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.32%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.99%) Korn
15 2 (0.66%) C-shell
15 2 (0.66%) PHP
15 2 (0.66%) VB
15 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (18.48%) Security Cleared
2 38 (12.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (10.23%) Degree
4 30 (9.90%) SC Cleared
5 27 (8.91%) MCSE
6 19 (6.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (5.61%) MCSA
8 15 (4.95%) CCNA
8 15 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (4.29%) CISM
9 13 (4.29%) CISSP
10 10 (3.30%) CCNP
11 9 (2.97%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (2.64%) DV Cleared
13 7 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.65%) CISA
15 4 (1.32%) MCITP
15 4 (1.32%) MCP
15 4 (1.32%) PMP
16 3 (0.99%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.28%) PCI DSS
2 15 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 9 (2.97%) SLA
4 8 (2.64%) PMO
5 6 (1.98%) QA
6 4 (1.32%) GDPR
7 3 (0.99%) GCP
7 3 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.66%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.33%) COBIT
9 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 98 (32.34%) Active Directory
2 90 (29.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (18.15%) VMware ESXi
4 51 (16.83%) Hyper-V
5 33 (10.89%) vSphere
6 30 (9.90%) NFS
7 19 (6.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 18 (5.94%) Veritas File System
8 18 (5.94%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (5.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 14 (4.62%) Firmware
10 14 (4.62%) Xen
11 13 (4.29%) XenApp
12 11 (3.63%) Terminal Services
12 11 (3.63%) XenDesktop
13 9 (2.97%) Samba
14 8 (2.64%) KVM
15 7 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (2.31%) SRDF
16 5 (1.65%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 43 (14.19%) NetBackup
2 27 (8.91%) SCCM
3 23 (7.59%) SCOM
4 20 (6.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (6.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (5.61%) Backup Exec
7 12 (3.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (3.30%) HP Data Protector
9 9 (2.97%) EMC VPLEX
9 9 (2.97%) Puppet
9 9 (2.97%) Red Hat Satellite
10 8 (2.64%) NetApp OnCommand
11 7 (2.31%) EMC TimeFinder
12 6 (1.98%) PowerCLI
12 6 (1.98%) vCenter Server
13 5 (1.65%) Ansible
13 5 (1.65%) Nagios
14 4 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
14 4 (1.32%) OpenView
14 4 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 128 (42.24%) VMware
2 99 (32.67%) Microsoft
3 76 (25.08%) Cisco
4 75 (24.75%) NetApp
5 72 (23.76%) HP
6 61 (20.13%) EMC
7 60 (19.80%) Red Hat
8 55 (18.15%) Veritas
9 53 (17.49%) Citrix
10 38 (12.54%) Oracle
11 37 (12.21%) Symantec
12 34 (11.22%) Brocade
13 31 (10.23%) 3PAR
14 29 (9.57%) Dell
15 27 (8.91%) IBM
16 15 (4.95%) CommVault
16 15 (4.95%) SolarWinds
17 14 (4.62%) Sun
18 12 (3.96%) CheckPoint
19 10 (3.30%) EqualLogic