Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 655 529 471
Rank change year-on-year -126 -58 -56
Contract jobs citing NAS 228 324 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.35% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 2.47% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 200 322
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £263 £281
90th Percentile £588 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 13
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £43.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +62.26% -18.46%
10th Percentile £20.25 £15.75 £14.49
90th Percentile £48.04 £49.19 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.95 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +10.91% -16.92%

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 13,349 13,112 15,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 14.25% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,246 7,964 9,259
UK median daily rate £415 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% +0.69% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 731 718
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -12.00% +12.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.71 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.52% -16.00% +9.10%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -120 219 £400 -0.68% 97
UK excluding London -115 124 £375 - 77
London -60 98 £463 +8.82% 27
South East -93 37 £463 +15.63% 21
North of England -29 29 £375 +7.14% 24
Midlands +3 25 £276 -28.90% 9
East of England 0 22 £300 -44.19% 4
East Midlands +12 18 £335 -10.67% 1
North West -23 16 £338 -3.57% 12
South West +16 11 £268 -28.67% 12
Yorkshire -13 10 £406 +16.07% 11
West Midlands +1 9 £250 -41.18% 8
North East +36 3 £330 - 1
Scotland -51 3 £425 +49.12% 4

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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.

1 195 (85.53%) SAN
2 146 (64.04%) Windows
3 114 (50.00%) VMware
4 91 (39.91%) Microsoft
5 82 (35.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 73 (32.02%) Active Directory
7 72 (31.58%) Linux
8 66 (28.95%) Citrix
8 66 (28.95%) Windows Server
9 63 (27.63%) Data Centre
10 57 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 55 (24.12%) HP
11 55 (24.12%) Finance
12 53 (23.25%) DNS
12 53 (23.25%) Cisco
13 51 (22.37%) Unix
13 51 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 47 (20.61%) VMware ESXi
15 46 (20.18%) Microsoft Azure
15 46 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 45 (19.74%) TCP/IP
17 44 (19.30%) SQL
17 44 (19.30%) NetApp
18 43 (18.86%) ITIL
18 43 (18.86%) PowerShell
19 42 (18.42%) Migration
20 41 (17.98%) Replication
20 41 (17.98%) EMC
21 40 (17.54%) Hyper-V
22 39 (17.11%) DHCP

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 28 (12.28%) IIS
2 26 (11.40%) MS Exchange
3 18 (7.89%) SharePoint
4 14 (6.14%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.51%) SAS
6 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.63%) Apache
8 5 (2.19%) JBoss
8 5 (2.19%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.75%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.88%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.44%) Revit
4 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 46 (20.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (9.21%) Office 365
4 17 (7.46%) IaaS
5 5 (2.19%) PaaS
5 5 (2.19%) SaaS
6 4 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.44%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 195 (85.53%) SAN
2 53 (23.25%) DNS
3 45 (19.74%) TCP/IP
4 39 (17.11%) DHCP
5 38 (16.67%) Firewall
6 35 (15.35%) LAN
6 35 (15.35%) WAN
7 28 (12.28%) VPN
8 27 (11.84%) iSCSI
9 22 (9.65%) Fibre Channel
10 17 (7.46%) IPsec
10 17 (7.46%) MPLS
11 14 (6.14%) NetScaler
12 12 (5.26%) VSAN
13 11 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (4.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (4.82%) Ethernet
13 11 (4.82%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (4.82%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (4.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.19%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.19%) MySQL
4 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (1.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.88%) Big Data
6 2 (0.88%) HBase
6 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.44%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) ClearCase
1 2 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.44%) MSI
2 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (24.12%) Finance
2 18 (7.89%) Banking
3 13 (5.70%) Legal
4 5 (2.19%) French Language
5 3 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.88%) Military
6 2 (0.88%) Private Banking
6 2 (0.88%) Publishing
6 2 (0.88%) Retail
6 2 (0.88%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (13.16%) Administrator
2 26 (11.40%) Storage Engineer
3 23 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (8.33%) Analyst
4 19 (8.33%) Architect
5 13 (5.70%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.39%) Consultant
7 10 (4.39%) Network Engineer
8 9 (3.95%) Technical Leader
9 8 (3.51%) Unix Administrator
10 7 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (3.07%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.07%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.07%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.07%) Storage Analyst
10 7 (3.07%) Support Engineer
11 6 (2.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 6 (2.63%) SAN Engineer
11 6 (2.63%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.58%) Middleware
2 7 (3.07%) X-Windows
3 5 (2.19%) LDAP
4 4 (1.75%) Web Services
5 3 (1.32%) REST
6 2 (0.88%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.88%) HTML
6 2 (0.88%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.88%) JMS
6 2 (0.88%) JSON
6 2 (0.88%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.88%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.88%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.88%) XML
6 2 (0.88%) XSLT
7 1 (0.44%) SAML
7 1 (0.44%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (27.63%) Data Centre
2 41 (17.98%) Replication
3 33 (14.47%) Clustering
4 23 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (9.65%) EMC VMAX
6 20 (8.77%) EMC VNX
7 17 (7.46%) Enterprise Storage
8 15 (6.58%) Management Information System
9 11 (4.82%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (4.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (3.51%) EMC Centera
11 8 (3.51%) EMC VNXe
11 8 (3.51%) HP Storage
11 8 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (2.63%) PKI
13 5 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (2.19%) Public Cloud
14 4 (1.75%) Private Cloud
15 2 (0.88%) Smart Home
15 2 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 146 (64.04%) Windows
2 72 (31.58%) Linux
3 66 (28.95%) Windows Server
4 51 (22.37%) Unix
4 51 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (14.04%) Solaris
7 31 (13.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (6.58%) Windows 10
10 12 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
11 11 (4.82%) AIX
12 7 (3.07%) Windows 2000
12 7 (3.07%) Windows 7
13 5 (2.19%) SUSE
13 5 (2.19%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.32%) CatOS
14 3 (1.32%) CentOS
14 3 (1.32%) HPUX
15 2 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.86%) ITIL
2 42 (18.42%) Migration
3 34 (14.91%) Load Balancing
4 30 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (11.84%) Change Management
6 25 (10.96%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (9.21%) Capacity Planning
8 20 (8.77%) Information Security
9 18 (7.89%) Investment Management
10 17 (7.46%) Asset Management
10 17 (7.46%) Problem Management
10 17 (7.46%) Project Management
11 16 (7.02%) High Availability
11 16 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
11 16 (7.02%) SIEM
11 16 (7.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 15 (6.58%) Capacity Management
13 14 (6.14%) Performance Monitoring
13 14 (6.14%) Virtual Environments
14 13 (5.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (19.30%) SQL
2 43 (18.86%) PowerShell
3 21 (9.21%) Perl
4 17 (7.46%) Bash Shell
5 11 (4.82%) C
5 11 (4.82%) Python
6 10 (4.39%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.51%) VBScript
8 5 (2.19%) Java
9 4 (1.75%) AWK
9 4 (1.75%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.75%) sed
9 4 (1.75%) VB
10 2 (0.88%) C++
10 2 (0.88%) Ruby
10 2 (0.88%) VBA
11 1 (0.44%) Korn
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (12.72%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (7.89%) MCSE
3 18 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.82%) Degree
4 11 (4.82%) MCSA
5 10 (4.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (3.51%) CISM
6 8 (3.51%) CISSP
7 6 (2.63%) CCNA
7 6 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.63%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.19%) CCNP
9 4 (1.75%) MCP
10 3 (1.32%) CCIE
10 3 (1.32%) PMP
10 3 (1.32%) VCP5
11 2 (0.88%) NCDA
11 2 (0.88%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 10 (4.39%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.51%) PMO
3 3 (1.32%) GDPR
3 3 (1.32%) QA
4 2 (0.88%) SLA
5 1 (0.44%) GCP
System Software
1 82 (35.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (32.02%) Active Directory
3 47 (20.61%) VMware ESXi
4 40 (17.54%) Hyper-V
5 37 (16.23%) vSphere
6 36 (15.79%) XenApp
7 20 (8.77%) NFS
8 19 (8.33%) XenDesktop
9 13 (5.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (5.26%) VMware NSX
11 11 (4.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 11 (4.82%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (3.95%) SRDF
13 8 (3.51%) Terminal Services
14 7 (3.07%) Firmware
14 7 (3.07%) Xen
15 5 (2.19%) DFS Replication
15 5 (2.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (2.19%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 28 (12.28%) SCCM
2 25 (10.96%) NetBackup
3 18 (7.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (7.46%) SCOM
5 15 (6.58%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (5.70%) EMC VPLEX
7 12 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (4.39%) Ansible
9 9 (3.95%) Backup Exec
9 9 (3.95%) Puppet
9 9 (3.95%) SnapVault
10 7 (3.07%) EMC TimeFinder
10 7 (3.07%) HP Data Protector
10 7 (3.07%) NetApp OnCommand
10 7 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (2.63%) SnapMirror
11 6 (2.63%) vCenter Server
12 5 (2.19%) Nagios
13 3 (1.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 3 (1.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 114 (50.00%) VMware
2 91 (39.91%) Microsoft
3 66 (28.95%) Citrix
4 55 (24.12%) HP
5 53 (23.25%) Cisco
6 44 (19.30%) NetApp
7 41 (17.98%) EMC
8 34 (14.91%) Oracle
9 28 (12.28%) Veritas
10 25 (10.96%) Red Hat
11 24 (10.53%) Dell
11 24 (10.53%) IBM
12 21 (9.21%) 3PAR
12 21 (9.21%) Brocade
12 21 (9.21%) Symantec
13 16 (7.02%) SolarWinds
14 13 (5.70%) CommVault
14 13 (5.70%) Ivanti
15 12 (5.26%) Sun
16 9 (3.95%) Wyse