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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 436 441 377
Rank change year-on-year +5 -64  
Contract jobs citing NAS 159 217 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.49% 2.55% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 151 154
Median daily rate £381 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £326 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £585 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £355
% change year-on-year -6.25% +12.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £16.10 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.08% -59.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £16.10 £40.00
% change year-on-year +167.08% -59.75%  

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 6376 8503 8242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.72% 15.21% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3865 5151 4509
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 359 447
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -2.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -11 143 £390 -11.36% 46
South East +12 53 £370 -15.42% 9
London -24 50 £423 -6.11% 18
Surrey -12 19 £463 +2.77%
Hampshire +7 17 £367 -8.37% 1
City of London -3 14 £500 - 5
North West +35 13 £390 -22.00% 3
Yorkshire +33 11 £438 +9.37% 1
Epsom +4 10 £400 -
Scotland +27 9 £285 -27.84% 2
Hook +14 9 £350 -
Manchester - 9 £375 - 1
West Sussex +21 8 £250 -
South West +12 6 £375 -4.45% 4
East of England -2 6 £550 +29.41% 9
Gatwick 0 5 £250 -
Bristol - 5 £375 - 3
West Midlands +26 4 £400 +10.34% 1
West Yorkshire +25 4 £480 +28.00% 1
Oxfordshire -3 4 £375 -11.76%
Bolton - 4 £383 -
Erskine +25 3 £285 -28.75%
Renfrewshire +24 3 £285 -28.75%
Leeds +19 3 £480 +28.00% 1
Sheffield +7 3 £475 +2.70%
Hertfordshire +7 3 £550 +29.41% 6
Birmingham +5 3 £400 -
South Yorkshire +2 3 £475 +2.70%
Portsmouth -3 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 256 (81.79%) SAN
2 155 (49.52%) Windows
3 149 (47.60%) VMware
4 137 (43.77%) Linux
5 113 (36.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 100 (31.95%) NetApp
7 97 (30.99%) Active Directory
7 97 (30.99%) Solaris
8 95 (30.35%) Unix
9 88 (28.12%) Windows Server
10 86 (27.48%) Finance
11 83 (26.52%) Oracle
12 81 (25.88%) EMC
13 78 (24.92%) Microsoft
14 72 (23.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 70 (22.36%) Data Centre
16 67 (21.41%) Veritas
16 67 (21.41%) Red Hat
17 63 (20.13%) NetBackup
17 63 (20.13%) Windows Server 2008
17 63 (20.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 59 (18.85%) Citrix
18 59 (18.85%) SQL Server
19 57 (18.21%) Cisco
20 56 (17.89%) DNS
20 56 (17.89%) PowerShell
21 55 (17.57%) Security Cleared
22 52 (16.61%) SQL
23 50 (15.97%) Windows Server 2003
24 49 (15.65%) HP

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 40 (12.78%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.67%) IIS
3 14 (4.47%) Tomcat
4 13 (4.15%) Apache
4 13 (4.15%) WebSphere
5 11 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.51%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.88%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.24%) OpenStack
8 7 (2.24%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (2.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (1.92%) DataSynapse
9 6 (1.92%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.96%) JBoss
10 3 (0.96%) SAS
11 2 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.64%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.64%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.60%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.96%) Exstream
3 3 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.64%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.11%) Office 365
4 4 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.96%) Dropbox
5 3 (0.96%) GitHub
5 3 (0.96%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.32%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 256 (81.79%) SAN
2 56 (17.89%) DNS
3 49 (15.65%) Firewall
4 45 (14.38%) iSCSI
5 42 (13.42%) LAN
6 36 (11.50%) DHCP
6 36 (11.50%) WAN
7 34 (10.86%) TCP/IP
8 23 (7.35%) Fibre Channel
8 23 (7.35%) FTP
9 22 (7.03%) SSH
10 20 (6.39%) LDAP
11 16 (5.11%) IPsec
12 15 (4.79%) HTTP
13 14 (4.47%) VPN
14 12 (3.83%) FCoE
15 11 (3.51%) Ethernet
15 11 (3.51%) SMTP
16 10 (3.19%) Internet
16 10 (3.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.24%) DB2
3 7 (2.24%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.92%) HBase
4 6 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.60%) MySQL
5 5 (1.60%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.28%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.32%) Big Data
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 24 (7.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.88%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.28%) Subversion
4 4 (1.28%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.96%) JIRA
5 3 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.64%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.32%) Hudson
General
1 86 (27.48%) Finance
2 31 (9.90%) Banking
3 29 (9.27%) Legal
4 7 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.92%) Back Office
5 6 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.60%) Front Office
6 5 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.60%) Retail
7 4 (1.28%) French Language
7 4 (1.28%) Local Government
8 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.96%) Publishing
9 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.64%) Billing
9 2 (0.64%) Electronics
9 2 (0.64%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 79 (25.24%) Administrator
2 47 (15.02%) Systems Administrator
2 47 (15.02%) Unix Administrator
3 32 (10.22%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 31 (9.90%) Architect
4 31 (9.90%) Storage Administrator
5 29 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (7.35%) Analyst
7 21 (6.71%) Solaris Administrator
7 21 (6.71%) Storage Engineer
7 21 (6.71%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 19 (6.07%) Infrastructure Architect
9 17 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
10 15 (4.79%) Integration Engineer
10 15 (4.79%) Linux Administrator
11 14 (4.47%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 13 (4.15%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.83%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (3.83%) SAN Administrator
13 12 (3.83%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.07%) Middleware
2 6 (1.92%) HTML
2 6 (1.92%) Rendezvous
2 6 (1.92%) XML
2 6 (1.92%) XSLT
3 5 (1.60%) Web Services
4 3 (0.96%) .NET
4 3 (0.96%) J2EE
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.64%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.64%) COM
5 2 (0.64%) Flash
5 2 (0.64%) JSP
5 2 (0.64%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (0.64%) WAP
6 1 (0.32%) JMS
6 1 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.32%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 70 (22.36%) Data Centre
2 46 (14.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 45 (14.38%) Clustering
4 28 (8.95%) EMC VNX
5 27 (8.63%) Replication
6 20 (6.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 17 (5.43%) EMC VMAX
8 14 (4.47%) Management Information System
9 12 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (3.51%) Computer Science
11 7 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (2.24%) Private Cloud
11 7 (2.24%) Symmetrix
12 5 (1.60%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.60%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.28%) Derivative
14 3 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.96%) Freedom of Information Act
14 3 (0.96%) Life Science
14 3 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 155 (49.52%) Windows
2 137 (43.77%) Linux
3 97 (30.99%) Solaris
4 95 (30.35%) Unix
5 88 (28.12%) Windows Server
6 72 (23.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (20.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (20.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (15.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (5.11%) Data ONTAP
10 15 (4.79%) CentOS
10 15 (4.79%) SUSE
10 15 (4.79%) Windows 7
11 10 (3.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 9 (2.88%) AIX
13 7 (2.24%) HPUX
13 7 (2.24%) Windows 10
14 6 (1.92%) VMS
15 3 (0.96%) Android
15 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (15.34%) Change Management
2 45 (14.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 44 (14.06%) High Availability
4 36 (11.50%) ITIL
5 31 (9.90%) Change Control
6 30 (9.58%) Service Delivery
7 27 (8.63%) Problem Management
8 26 (8.31%) Load Balancing
9 25 (7.99%) Configuration Management
10 24 (7.67%) Project Management
11 23 (7.35%) Converged Infrastructure
11 23 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
12 19 (6.07%) DevOps
13 18 (5.75%) Server Building
14 17 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (4.15%) Capacity Management
16 13 (4.15%) Software Distribution
17 12 (3.83%) Migration
18 11 (3.51%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 56 (17.89%) PowerShell
2 52 (16.61%) SQL
3 29 (9.27%) Perl
4 24 (7.67%) Python
5 16 (5.11%) Java
6 15 (4.79%) Bash Shell
7 11 (3.51%) JavaScript
8 10 (3.19%) VB
9 8 (2.56%) Korn
9 8 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.24%) C
11 6 (1.92%) VBScript
12 4 (1.28%) Ruby
13 2 (0.64%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.64%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.64%) ActionScript 3.0
13 2 (0.64%) C#
13 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.64%) VB6
14 1 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 55 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.54%) SC Cleared
3 28 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (6.39%) DV Cleared
4 20 (6.39%) MCSE
5 19 (6.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (3.83%) Degree
7 9 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.60%) CCNP
9 5 (1.60%) MCDBA
9 5 (1.60%) MCITP
10 4 (1.28%) CCDP
10 4 (1.28%) CCIE
10 4 (1.28%) CCNA
10 4 (1.28%) MCSA
11 2 (0.64%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.64%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (0.64%) VCAP
11 2 (0.64%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.56%) QA
2 6 (1.92%) SLA
3 5 (1.60%) PMO
4 2 (0.64%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.64%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 113 (36.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (30.99%) Active Directory
3 46 (14.70%) vSphere
4 44 (14.06%) NFS
5 41 (13.10%) Hyper-V
6 38 (12.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 36 (11.50%) Veritas File System
8 24 (7.67%) VMware ESX
9 20 (6.39%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (5.43%) Oracle RAC
11 16 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (4.47%) SRDF
13 12 (3.83%) KVM
13 12 (3.83%) Xen
14 10 (3.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 9 (2.88%) XenDesktop
16 8 (2.56%) XenApp
17 7 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
18 5 (1.60%) XenServer
19 4 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 63 (20.13%) NetBackup
2 23 (7.35%) Nagios
2 23 (7.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 21 (6.71%) EMC Navisphere
4 20 (6.39%) SCCM
5 19 (6.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 17 (5.43%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (4.79%) Puppet
7 15 (4.79%) vCenter Server
8 14 (4.47%) Tivoli
9 12 (3.83%) Netcool
9 12 (3.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 10 (3.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (2.88%) Ansible
11 9 (2.88%) EMC NetWorker
11 9 (2.88%) WMI
12 8 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (2.24%) vMotion
14 6 (1.92%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 149 (47.60%) VMware
2 100 (31.95%) NetApp
3 83 (26.52%) Oracle
4 81 (25.88%) EMC
5 78 (24.92%) Microsoft
6 67 (21.41%) Red Hat
6 67 (21.41%) Veritas
7 59 (18.85%) Citrix
8 57 (18.21%) Cisco
9 49 (15.65%) HP
9 49 (15.65%) Sun
10 38 (12.14%) Symantec
11 37 (11.82%) IBM
12 28 (8.95%) Brocade
13 14 (4.47%) Intel
14 13 (4.15%) Dell
15 12 (3.83%) 3PAR
16 9 (2.88%) BMC
16 9 (2.88%) F5
17 8 (2.56%) Sybase
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