Period
to 19 September 2017

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 September 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 506 449
Rank change year-on-year -17 -57 +24
Contract jobs citing NAS 357 419 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 2.48% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 319 337
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £280 £288 £254
90th Percentile £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £369
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.90% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 9
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £20.25 £29.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.35% -31.26% -15.83%
10th Percentile £24.35 £15.23 £19.65
90th Percentile £97.01 £26.68 £34.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.25 £29.23
% change year-on-year +109.88% -30.72% -16.49%

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 13580 16908 15979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.80% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8174 10312 9104
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £198 £223 £208
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 744 830 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.73%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.65 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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 September 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 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NAS in the UK

NAS
Top 15 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 September 2017. 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 -4 335 £425 -3.41% 37
UK excluding London +79 234 £400 -4.76% 30
London -88 113 £475 +5.56% 12
South East +57 102 £400 -5.88% 5
North of England +85 54 £410 -2.96% 5
North West +45 33 £406 +16.07% 1
South West +13 24 £421 +7.32% 4
East of England -21 24 £450 -11.76% 5
Midlands +17 19 £369 +13.46% 6
Yorkshire +24 12 £438 -12.50% 2
East Midlands -1 10 £375 - 3
North East +69 9 £410 -2.38% 2
West Midlands +17 9 £249 -20.00% 3
Scotland +19 7 £285 -26.45% 4
Northern Ireland - 5 £324 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 276 (77.31%) SAN
2 189 (52.94%) Windows
3 142 (39.78%) VMware
4 135 (37.82%) Linux
5 115 (32.21%) Unix
6 114 (31.93%) Active Directory
7 100 (28.01%) VMware Infrastructure
8 96 (26.89%) Microsoft
9 89 (24.93%) Windows Server
10 87 (24.37%) Finance
11 80 (22.41%) Firewall
12 79 (22.13%) NetApp
13 74 (20.73%) Cisco
14 73 (20.45%) HP
15 70 (19.61%) Solaris
16 69 (19.33%) Security Cleared
17 67 (18.77%) EMC
18 66 (18.49%) Citrix
19 65 (18.21%) Migration
20 64 (17.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 63 (17.65%) Hyper-V
21 63 (17.65%) Red Hat
22 60 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
23 59 (16.53%) ITIL
24 56 (15.69%) TCP/IP
25 55 (15.41%) WAN
25 55 (15.41%) SQL Server
26 54 (15.13%) DNS
26 54 (15.13%) Data Centre
27 51 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

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 47 (13.17%) MS Exchange
2 35 (9.80%) IIS
3 28 (7.84%) SharePoint
4 25 (7.00%) Apache
5 22 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (5.88%) Tomcat
7 14 (3.92%) MQSeries
7 14 (3.92%) OpenStack
8 13 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (3.36%) JBoss
10 10 (2.80%) iPlanet
10 10 (2.80%) Oracle Application Server
10 10 (2.80%) WebLogic
10 10 (2.80%) WebLogic Portal
11 9 (2.52%) Skype for Business
12 7 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (1.68%) SAS
14 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (1.40%) IBM Notes
15 4 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (8.68%) Office 365
3 29 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.84%) Dropbox
5 3 (0.84%) Google Drive
5 3 (0.84%) IaaS
5 3 (0.84%) PaaS
6 2 (0.56%) SaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 276 (77.31%) SAN
2 80 (22.41%) Firewall
3 56 (15.69%) TCP/IP
4 55 (15.41%) WAN
5 54 (15.13%) DNS
6 46 (12.89%) LAN
7 39 (10.92%) DHCP
8 32 (8.96%) Fibre Channel
9 27 (7.56%) iSCSI
10 26 (7.28%) LDAP
10 26 (7.28%) VPN
11 19 (5.32%) Wireless
12 16 (4.48%) Ethernet
13 15 (4.20%) SMTP
14 14 (3.92%) HTTP
15 13 (3.64%) IPsec
15 13 (3.64%) MPLS
16 11 (3.08%) Network Security
17 10 (2.80%) Wireshark
18 9 (2.52%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.41%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.32%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (3.36%) Hadoop
6 11 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (2.80%) Big Data
8 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.12%) DB2
9 4 (1.12%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.84%) SAS EBI
10 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Redmine
2 6 (1.68%) Bugzilla
2 6 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.68%) JIRA
2 6 (1.68%) Trac
3 5 (1.40%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.40%) Mercurial
3 5 (1.40%) Subversion
4 4 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.12%) JUnit
4 4 (1.12%) Selenium
5 2 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 87 (24.37%) Finance
2 34 (9.52%) Banking
3 24 (6.72%) Legal
4 14 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.96%) Back Office
7 5 (1.40%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.40%) Front Office
7 5 (1.40%) Marketing
8 4 (1.12%) Automotive
8 4 (1.12%) Local Government
8 4 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.84%) French Language
9 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.84%) Retail
10 2 (0.56%) Billing
10 2 (0.56%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 61 (17.09%) Administrator
2 46 (12.89%) Systems Administrator
3 40 (11.20%) Architect
3 40 (11.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (8.12%) Storage Engineer
5 25 (7.00%) Analyst
6 22 (6.16%) NetApp Engineer
7 20 (5.60%) Infrastructure Architect
8 19 (5.32%) Integration Engineer
8 19 (5.32%) Unix Engineer
9 18 (5.04%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 16 (4.48%) Technical Architect
11 15 (4.20%) Network Engineer
11 15 (4.20%) Unix Administrator
12 14 (3.92%) Consultant
12 14 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
12 14 (3.92%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 13 (3.64%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.64%) J2EE
2 8 (2.24%) Middleware
3 5 (1.40%) .NET
4 4 (1.12%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.84%) Flash
5 3 (0.84%) Web Services
6 2 (0.56%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.56%) JMS
6 2 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.56%) SAML
6 2 (0.56%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.56%) Sensu
7 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.28%) LAMP
7 1 (0.28%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.28%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.28%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.28%) WAP
7 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.13%) Data Centre
2 48 (13.45%) Clustering
3 29 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (7.84%) Enterprise Storage
5 23 (6.44%) Management Information System
6 18 (5.04%) Computer Science
6 18 (5.04%) Replication
7 10 (2.80%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (2.52%) Fixed Income
9 8 (2.24%) EMC VMAX
9 8 (2.24%) EMC VNX
9 8 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.68%) Grid Computing
10 6 (1.68%) PKI
10 6 (1.68%) STB
11 5 (1.40%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.12%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.12%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 189 (52.94%) Windows
2 135 (37.82%) Linux
3 115 (32.21%) Unix
4 89 (24.93%) Windows Server
5 70 (19.61%) Solaris
6 64 (17.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 60 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (5.04%) AIX
10 18 (5.04%) Windows 10
11 14 (3.92%) SUSE
12 11 (3.08%) Data ONTAP
12 11 (3.08%) HPUX
12 11 (3.08%) Windows Vista
13 10 (2.80%) Windows 7
14 8 (2.24%) CentOS
15 6 (1.68%) Android
15 6 (1.68%) Apple iOS
16 5 (1.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.21%) Migration
2 59 (16.53%) ITIL
3 51 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 34 (9.52%) High Availability
5 28 (7.84%) Project Management
6 27 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (5.60%) Configuration Management
8 20 (5.60%) DevOps
8 20 (5.60%) Mentoring
8 20 (5.60%) Performance Monitoring
9 19 (5.32%) Change Management
9 19 (5.32%) Release Management
9 19 (5.32%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (4.76%) Information Security
11 16 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (3.92%) PRINCE2
13 13 (3.64%) Identity Management
13 13 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (3.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.64%) Perl
1 38 (10.64%) PowerShell
2 36 (10.08%) SQL
3 34 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 20 (5.60%) Python
5 15 (4.20%) C
6 14 (3.92%) Shell Script
7 11 (3.08%) Korn
8 10 (2.80%) JavaScript
8 10 (2.80%) Ruby
9 7 (1.96%) C++
9 7 (1.96%) VB
9 7 (1.96%) VBScript
10 6 (1.68%) C-shell
10 6 (1.68%) Embedded C
10 6 (1.68%) Java
11 5 (1.40%) Embedded C++
12 4 (1.12%) PHP
12 4 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (19.33%) Security Cleared
2 42 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 36 (10.08%) Degree
4 27 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (5.60%) MCSE
7 18 (5.04%) CCNA
8 15 (4.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (3.92%) MCITP
10 12 (3.36%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.96%) CCNP
12 7 (1.96%) CISA
12 7 (1.96%) CISM
12 7 (1.96%) CISSP
13 6 (1.68%) CCIE
13 6 (1.68%) CCSP
14 5 (1.40%) MCSA
15 4 (1.12%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.80%) SLA
2 9 (2.52%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.52%) QA
3 8 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (1.68%) PMO
5 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.56%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.56%) GDPR
7 1 (0.28%) COBIT
7 1 (0.28%) GCP
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 114 (31.93%) Active Directory
2 100 (28.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 46 (12.89%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (10.36%) vSphere
6 33 (9.24%) NFS
7 24 (6.72%) Xen
8 22 (6.16%) XenDesktop
9 19 (5.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 18 (5.04%) Veritas File System
11 16 (4.48%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (3.64%) KVM
12 13 (3.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 11 (3.08%) Samba
14 9 (2.52%) Firmware
15 8 (2.24%) XenApp
16 7 (1.96%) DFS Replication
16 7 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
17 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (1.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 49 (13.73%) NetBackup
2 35 (9.80%) SCCM
3 24 (6.72%) Microsoft Clustering
3 24 (6.72%) SCOM
4 20 (5.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 16 (4.48%) Puppet
6 11 (3.08%) OpenView
6 11 (3.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (2.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (2.52%) vCenter Server
8 9 (2.52%) vRealize
9 8 (2.24%) Ansible
9 8 (2.24%) WSUS
10 6 (1.68%) Nagios
10 6 (1.68%) NetApp OnCommand
10 6 (1.68%) PowerCLI
11 5 (1.40%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.40%) EMC Navisphere
11 5 (1.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 142 (39.78%) VMware
2 96 (26.89%) Microsoft
3 79 (22.13%) NetApp
4 74 (20.73%) Cisco
5 73 (20.45%) HP
6 67 (18.77%) EMC
7 66 (18.49%) Citrix
8 63 (17.65%) Red Hat
9 47 (13.17%) Veritas
10 45 (12.61%) Oracle
11 33 (9.24%) Brocade
11 33 (9.24%) Symantec
12 29 (8.12%) Sun
13 25 (7.00%) IBM
14 21 (5.88%) Dell
15 16 (4.48%) 3PAR
15 16 (4.48%) F5
16 14 (3.92%) Cognos
16 14 (3.92%) ServiceNow
17 13 (3.64%) Juniper