Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 633 493 609
Rank change year-on-year -140 +116 +45
Contract jobs citing NAS 159 28 237
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.094% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.77% 0.69% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 21 138
10th Percentile £298 £213 £220
25th Percentile £375 £232 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £385 £400
Median % change year-on-year +29.87% -3.75% -6.98%
75th Percentile £638 £475 £492
90th Percentile £738 £550 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -15.28% +20.00% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £13.06 " £77.50
Median hourly rate £14.11 - £80.00
75th Percentile £15.17 " £82.50
90th Percentile " " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.11 - £80.00

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 8,985 4,031 11,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.24% 13.56% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,774 2,513 7,244
10th Percentile £225 £205 £200
25th Percentile £363 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £653 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 188 604
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.25 £12.92
25th Percentile £14.31 £17.44 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.50 £25.12
Median % change year-on-year -27.87% +21.42% +32.21%
75th Percentile £48.42 £46.49 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.13 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £23.17
% change year-on-year -27.27% +18.71% +23.28%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the UK

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NAS.

Daily rate trend for NAS in the UK

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NAS over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NAS in the UK

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NAS.

Hourly rate trend 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 25 September 2021. 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 -123 130 £500 +17.65% 42
London -115 87 £613 +36.11% 7
UK excluding London -115 51 £381 -15.28% 35
Work from Home -223 27 £520 +126.09% 5
South East -61 23 £394 +89.76% 4
Midlands - 6 £300 - 7
West Midlands - 6 £300 - 6
North of England - 6 £210 - 20
South West -41 4 £425 - 2
Scotland -74 4 £435 -15.12%
North East - 4 £155 - 1
Wales - 3 £500 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
East of England -46 2 - - 2
North West - 1 £325 - 11
Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 8

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 133 (83.65%) SAN
2 86 (54.09%) Windows
3 82 (51.57%) VMware
4 65 (40.88%) Linux
5 63 (39.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 53 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 50 (31.45%) NetApp
7 50 (31.45%) Oracle
7 50 (31.45%) Azure
8 46 (28.93%) Active Directory
9 44 (27.67%) Social Skills
10 43 (27.04%) EMC
11 41 (25.79%) Finance
12 37 (23.27%) Cisco
12 37 (23.27%) SQL Server
13 36 (22.64%) Firewall
14 35 (22.01%) Microsoft 365
15 34 (21.38%) Data Centre
16 32 (20.13%) NFS
17 31 (19.50%) Unix
17 31 (19.50%) Migration
17 31 (19.50%) Windows Server
18 30 (18.87%) Banking
19 29 (18.24%) GCP
20 28 (17.61%) DNS
21 26 (16.35%) Red Hat
21 26 (16.35%) WAN
21 26 (16.35%) Disaster Recovery
21 26 (16.35%) Hyper-V
22 25 (15.72%) iSCSI

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 21 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.69%) Tomcat
3 15 (9.43%) Confluence
4 14 (8.81%) Apache
5 12 (7.55%) IIS
6 11 (6.92%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (5.03%) SharePoint
8 7 (4.40%) WebSphere
8 7 (4.40%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.89%) Site Server
12 2 (1.26%) nginx
12 2 (1.26%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.63%) CICS
13 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 22 (13.84%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (13.21%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.63%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 50 (31.45%) Azure
2 35 (22.01%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (18.24%) GCP
4 21 (13.21%) AWS
5 12 (7.55%) IaaS
6 11 (6.92%) GitHub
7 10 (6.29%) OpenShift
8 7 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (3.14%) Cohesity
10 4 (2.52%) PaaS
11 3 (1.89%) Google Workspace
11 3 (1.89%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.89%) SaaS
12 2 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (1.26%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.63%) Apigee
13 1 (0.63%) Azure Storage
13 1 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.63%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 133 (83.65%) SAN
2 36 (22.64%) Firewall
3 28 (17.61%) DNS
4 26 (16.35%) WAN
5 25 (15.72%) iSCSI
6 18 (11.32%) TCP/IP
7 17 (10.69%) LAN
8 15 (9.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (8.81%) SSL
10 12 (7.55%) HTTP
11 11 (6.92%) DHCP
11 11 (6.92%) Fibre Channel
11 11 (6.92%) VPN
12 9 (5.66%) NetScaler
12 9 (5.66%) Network Security
13 7 (4.40%) FCoE
13 7 (4.40%) Internet
13 7 (4.40%) Multicast
14 6 (3.77%) VSAN
15 5 (3.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (23.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.18%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.66%) DB2
3 9 (5.66%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.14%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.89%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.89%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.26%) HBase
6 2 (1.26%) MySQL
6 2 (1.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.63%) Ingres
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.63%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 18 (11.32%) JIRA
2 11 (6.92%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.03%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.03%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.26%) Gradle
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.63%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.63%) Emacs
5 1 (0.63%) GitLab
5 1 (0.63%) Hudson
5 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
General
1 44 (27.67%) Social Skills
2 41 (25.79%) Finance
3 30 (18.87%) Banking
4 8 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.03%) Public Sector
5 7 (4.40%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (4.40%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.89%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.26%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Automotive
9 1 (0.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.63%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (27.04%) Architect
2 20 (12.58%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (10.06%) Consultant
4 12 (7.55%) Storage Engineer
4 12 (7.55%) Technical Architect
5 11 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.66%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (5.66%) Server Engineer
6 9 (5.66%) Storage Consultant
7 8 (5.03%) Administrator
7 8 (5.03%) Backup Engineer
7 8 (5.03%) IT Engineer
8 6 (3.77%) DBA
9 5 (3.14%) Backup Consultant
9 5 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.14%) Storage and Backup Consultant
9 5 (3.14%) VMware Architect
9 5 (3.14%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (2.52%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.52%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.69%) Middleware
2 12 (7.55%) LDAP
3 9 (5.66%) Web Services
4 5 (3.14%) 802.1X
5 4 (2.52%) .NET
6 2 (1.26%) HTML
6 2 (1.26%) Kafka
6 2 (1.26%) SAML
6 2 (1.26%) XML
6 2 (1.26%) XSLT
7 1 (0.63%) ARM Templates
7 1 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.63%) JMS
7 1 (0.63%) OAuth
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.63%) POSIX
7 1 (0.63%) REST
7 1 (0.63%) SOAP
7 1 (0.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.38%) Data Centre
2 19 (11.95%) Clustering
3 15 (9.43%) Replication
4 12 (7.55%) Cyberattack
5 11 (6.92%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (6.29%) Public Cloud
7 9 (5.66%) Mainframe
8 6 (3.77%) PKI
9 5 (3.14%) Cloud Native
9 5 (3.14%) Management Information System
10 4 (2.52%) Driving Licence
10 4 (2.52%) EMC VNX
10 4 (2.52%) IBM Storwize
10 4 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (2.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.89%) HP StoreVirtual
11 3 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.89%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 86 (54.09%) Windows
2 65 (40.88%) Linux
3 31 (19.50%) Unix
3 31 (19.50%) Windows Server
4 22 (13.84%) Windows Server 2016
5 21 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (10.69%) Solaris
7 16 (10.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (10.06%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (8.81%) Windows 10
9 13 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (5.66%) AIX
11 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (3.77%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (2.52%) HPUX
13 4 (2.52%) VMS
13 4 (2.52%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.89%) SUSE
14 3 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (1.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.50%) Migration
2 26 (16.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (13.84%) ITIL
4 18 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (11.32%) Data Protection
4 18 (11.32%) Mentoring
5 17 (10.69%) Load Balancing
5 17 (10.69%) Product Roadmap
6 14 (8.81%) Architectural Design
6 14 (8.81%) Identity Management
6 14 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (8.81%) Use Case
7 13 (8.18%) Information Security
7 13 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (7.55%) Workflow
9 11 (6.92%) Architecture Governance
9 11 (6.92%) Change Management
9 11 (6.92%) Data Integration
9 11 (6.92%) Product Strategy
9 11 (6.92%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.72%) SQL
2 22 (13.84%) Java
3 20 (12.58%) JavaScript
4 19 (11.95%) Python
5 13 (8.18%) PowerShell
6 10 (6.29%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.03%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.52%) C#
9 3 (1.89%) VB
10 2 (1.26%) C
10 2 (1.26%) C++
10 2 (1.26%) Perl
11 1 (0.63%) PHP
11 1 (0.63%) Ruby
11 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (11.95%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.69%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.18%) Degree
4 8 (5.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (4.40%) MCP
6 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.52%) CISSP
7 4 (2.52%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.52%) GIAC
7 4 (2.52%) MCSE
7 4 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.89%) CISA
8 3 (1.89%) FFIEC
8 3 (1.89%) ISACA
8 3 (1.89%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.26%) MCITP
9 2 (1.26%) MCSA
9 2 (1.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (5.66%) QA
1 9 (5.66%) SLA
2 4 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 4 (2.52%) NIST
3 3 (1.89%) COBIT
3 3 (1.89%) NIST 800
3 3 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) GDPR
4 1 (0.63%) GxP
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (39.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (28.93%) Active Directory
3 32 (20.13%) NFS
4 26 (16.35%) Hyper-V
5 18 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (8.81%) KVM
6 14 (8.81%) vSphere
7 12 (7.55%) SRDF
8 10 (6.29%) Docker
9 9 (5.66%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (4.40%) Xen
11 5 (3.14%) Firmware
11 5 (3.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (2.52%) DFS Replication
12 4 (2.52%) Veritas File System
12 4 (2.52%) XenApp
12 4 (2.52%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 23 (14.47%) Ansible
1 23 (14.47%) Puppet
2 18 (11.32%) SCCM
3 17 (10.69%) NetBackup
4 16 (10.06%) Terraform
5 12 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (5.66%) FortiGate
6 9 (5.66%) Kubernetes
7 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (5.03%) vCenter Server
8 7 (4.40%) SnapMirror
8 7 (4.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (3.14%) Tivoli
10 4 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (2.52%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (2.52%) SnapVault
11 3 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.89%) WSUS
12 2 (1.26%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (1.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 82 (51.57%) VMware
2 53 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 50 (31.45%) NetApp
3 50 (31.45%) Oracle
4 43 (27.04%) EMC
5 37 (23.27%) Cisco
6 26 (16.35%) Red Hat
7 25 (15.72%) HP
8 24 (15.09%) Dell
9 23 (14.47%) IBM
10 21 (13.21%) Veritas
11 19 (11.95%) Citrix
12 14 (8.81%) 3PAR
12 14 (8.81%) F5
13 13 (8.18%) Hitachi
14 12 (7.55%) Brocade
15 11 (6.92%) Google
15 11 (6.92%) Veeam
16 10 (6.29%) Symantec
17 9 (5.66%) Palo Alto