Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 613 656 527
Rank change year-on-year +43 -129 -23
Contract jobs citing NAS 232 252 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.97% 1.82% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 152 214
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £254
90th Percentile £550 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 18
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £20.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +290.24% -52.33% +112.35%
10th Percentile £77.50 £10.75 £24.83
90th Percentile £82.50 £187.50 £85.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £20.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +290.24% -51.76% +109.88%

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 11,757 13,852 13,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 13.44% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,165 8,485 7,840
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 774 743
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.86 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% +2.70% -26.00%

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 17 August 2019.

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
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 17 August 2019. 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 +30 220 £400 -5.88% 85
UK excluding London +31 149 £388 +3.33% 71
London +36 76 £429 -9.74% 21
South East +37 63 £425 -9.33% 21
North of England +32 44 £303 -18.24% 18
Yorkshire +24 27 £350 -9.68% 6
South West -27 17 £400 +40.35% 7
North West +7 16 £250 -25.93% 9
East of England +16 12 £300 -23.57% 8
Midlands +22 8 £400 +60.00% 10
West Midlands +16 6 £400 +60.00% 7
Scotland +33 4 £325 +20.37% 2
East Midlands +18 2 £525 +110.00% 3
North East +22 1 £175 - 3
Wales +8 1 £225 - 5

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 159 (68.53%) SAN
2 138 (59.48%) Windows
3 105 (45.26%) VMware
4 104 (44.83%) Microsoft
5 85 (36.64%) Active Directory
6 82 (35.34%) DNS
6 82 (35.34%) Firewall
7 80 (34.48%) Windows Server
8 71 (30.60%) Linux
9 69 (29.74%) HP
9 69 (29.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 65 (28.02%) PowerShell
11 63 (27.16%) TCP/IP
12 62 (26.72%) Microsoft Azure
13 52 (22.41%) EMC
14 51 (21.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 51 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
15 50 (21.55%) VPN
15 50 (21.55%) Security Cleared
16 49 (21.12%) Hyper-V
17 47 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
18 45 (19.40%) NetApp
19 43 (18.53%) Finance
20 42 (18.10%) SQL
20 42 (18.10%) DHCP
21 41 (17.67%) Clustering
22 40 (17.24%) ITIL
23 39 (16.81%) Cisco
23 39 (16.81%) Replication
24 38 (16.38%) Migration

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 34 (14.66%) MS Exchange
2 32 (13.79%) IIS
3 20 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (7.33%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.31%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.16%) Apache
6 5 (2.16%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.72%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.72%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.29%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.86%) SAS
9 2 (0.86%) WordPress
10 1 (0.43%) Confluence
10 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) nginx
10 1 (0.43%) TPMS
Applications
1 27 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.43%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 62 (26.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (15.09%) Office 365
3 33 (14.22%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (12.07%) IaaS
5 27 (11.64%) SaaS
6 26 (11.21%) PaaS
7 25 (10.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 14 (6.03%) GitHub
9 12 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (1.29%) G Suite
13 2 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.86%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 159 (68.53%) SAN
2 82 (35.34%) DNS
2 82 (35.34%) Firewall
3 63 (27.16%) TCP/IP
4 50 (21.55%) VPN
5 42 (18.10%) DHCP
6 29 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
7 25 (10.78%) Internet
7 25 (10.78%) WAN
8 24 (10.34%) LAN
9 13 (5.60%) SSL
9 13 (5.60%) VoIP
10 12 (5.17%) iSCSI
11 9 (3.88%) FTP
11 9 (3.88%) SMTP
12 8 (3.45%) VLAN
12 8 (3.45%) Wireless
13 7 (3.02%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (2.59%) BGP
14 6 (2.59%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.02%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.59%) DB2
5 6 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.72%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.72%) MySQL
6 4 (1.72%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.29%) Big Data
7 3 (1.29%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.86%) GIS
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (6.03%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.16%) ClearCase
2 5 (2.16%) MSI
3 4 (1.72%) ClearQuest
3 4 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.72%) WinDbg
4 3 (1.29%) JIRA
5 2 (0.86%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.43%) Bazaar
6 1 (0.43%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 43 (18.53%) Finance
2 18 (7.76%) Banking
3 17 (7.33%) Publishing
4 11 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.02%) Retail
6 6 (2.59%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.72%) Automotive
8 4 (1.72%) Legal
9 3 (1.29%) French Language
9 3 (1.29%) German Language
10 2 (0.86%) Law
11 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (17.24%) Architect
2 38 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (8.62%) Administrator
4 18 (7.76%) Windows Engineer
5 15 (6.47%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (6.03%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.03%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (5.60%) Azure Architect
7 13 (5.60%) Server Engineer
8 11 (4.74%) Analyst
8 11 (4.74%) Cloud Architect
9 10 (4.31%) Azure Specialist
9 10 (4.31%) Consultant
9 10 (4.31%) Storage Engineer
10 8 (3.45%) IT Engineer
10 8 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
10 8 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
10 8 (3.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.05%) Web Services
2 14 (6.03%) RESTful
2 14 (6.03%) Swagger
3 11 (4.74%) LDAP
4 6 (2.59%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.72%) HTML
5 4 (1.72%) REST
6 3 (1.29%) Django
6 3 (1.29%) Middleware
6 3 (1.29%) XML
6 3 (1.29%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.86%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.86%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.43%) CSS
8 1 (0.43%) J2EE
8 1 (0.43%) JSON
8 1 (0.43%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (17.67%) Clustering
2 39 (16.81%) Replication
3 36 (15.52%) Data Centre
4 14 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (4.74%) Blog
5 11 (4.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.31%) EMC VNX
7 9 (3.88%) EMC VMAX
8 8 (3.45%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.45%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.59%) Blackberry
9 6 (2.59%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Licensing
10 4 (1.72%) EMC Centera
10 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.72%) Handset
10 4 (1.72%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 138 (59.48%) Windows
2 80 (34.48%) Windows Server
3 71 (30.60%) Linux
4 51 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (14.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (13.36%) Unix
8 17 (7.33%) Solaris
9 15 (6.47%) Windows 10
10 14 (6.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (5.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 13 (5.60%) Windows 7
12 6 (2.59%) AIX
12 6 (2.59%) SUSE
13 5 (2.16%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (2.16%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (1.29%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.29%) VMS
16 2 (0.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 40 (17.24%) ITIL
3 38 (16.38%) Migration
4 37 (15.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (12.50%) DevOps
6 23 (9.91%) Configuration Management
7 22 (9.48%) Information Security
7 22 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (9.48%) Task Automation
8 21 (9.05%) Computer Science
9 19 (8.19%) Change Management
9 19 (8.19%) High Availability
10 18 (7.76%) Re-Platforming
11 17 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (7.33%) Infrastructure as Code
12 16 (6.90%) Data Management
12 16 (6.90%) ERP
13 14 (6.03%) Service Delivery
13 14 (6.03%) SOA
14 13 (5.60%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (28.02%) PowerShell
2 42 (18.10%) SQL
3 23 (9.91%) Python
4 18 (7.76%) Perl
5 10 (4.31%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.88%) Java
7 7 (3.02%) C
7 7 (3.02%) VBScript
8 3 (1.29%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.29%) VB
9 2 (0.86%) Korn
9 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.43%) C++
10 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (21.55%) Security Cleared
2 38 (16.38%) SC Cleared
3 30 (12.93%) Degree
4 25 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (6.90%) CCNP
7 15 (6.47%) CCNA
8 13 (5.60%) MCSE
9 12 (5.17%) DV Cleared
10 7 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.59%) CCIE
11 6 (2.59%) CCSP
12 5 (2.16%) MCP
13 4 (1.72%) CCVP
13 4 (1.72%) CISSP
13 4 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.72%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.72%) TOGAF Certification
14 3 (1.29%) CISM
14 3 (1.29%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.17%) SLA
2 7 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.02%) QA
3 3 (1.29%) PMO
4 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.43%) GAMP
4 1 (0.43%) GDPR
4 1 (0.43%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.43%) HL7
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.43%) NIST
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 85 (36.64%) Active Directory
2 69 (29.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (21.12%) Hyper-V
4 26 (11.21%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (8.19%) vSphere
6 14 (6.03%) NFS
7 9 (3.88%) Docker
7 9 (3.88%) vCloud
7 9 (3.88%) XenApp
8 8 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (3.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (3.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.16%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.72%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.72%) KVM
12 3 (1.29%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.29%) Gluster
12 3 (1.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (14.22%) SCCM
2 20 (8.62%) Ansible
3 18 (7.76%) Puppet
4 17 (7.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (5.60%) NetBackup
5 13 (5.60%) SCOM
6 9 (3.88%) Kubernetes
6 9 (3.88%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (3.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (2.59%) HP SIM
7 6 (2.59%) QRadar
7 6 (2.59%) SCVMM
7 6 (2.59%) WSUS
8 5 (2.16%) EMC VPLEX
8 5 (2.16%) IBM BigFix
8 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.72%) SCSM
9 4 (1.72%) SnapMirror
9 4 (1.72%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 105 (45.26%) VMware
2 104 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 69 (29.74%) HP
4 52 (22.41%) EMC
5 45 (19.40%) NetApp
6 39 (16.81%) Cisco
7 33 (14.22%) IBM
8 27 (11.64%) Oracle
9 24 (10.34%) Citrix
10 22 (9.48%) Dell
10 22 (9.48%) Red Hat
11 17 (7.33%) Veritas
12 13 (5.60%) CheckPoint
13 12 (5.17%) Symantec
14 11 (4.74%) Brocade
14 11 (4.74%) SolarWinds
15 10 (4.31%) Workday
16 8 (3.45%) ServiceNow
17 7 (3.02%) 3PAR
17 7 (3.02%) Atlassian