Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 618 520 526
Rank change year-on-year -98 +6 -55
Contract jobs citing NAS 269 365 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 2.70% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 213 307
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £294 £280 £263
90th Percentile £621 £550 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 3
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £42.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.81% +61.54% -7.96%
10th Percentile £10.75 £21.98 £16.20
90th Percentile £187.50 £156.25 £44.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £42.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -51.19% +107.41% -26.36%

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 13,611 13,536 16,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 13.62% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,212 8,248 10,031
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £606 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 727 837
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -18.95% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.44 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.26% -22.24% +25.00%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 October 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 -84 255 £438 +2.94% 68
UK excluding London -70 187 £400 - 44
London -53 80 £500 +5.26% 24
North of England -16 64 £381 -7.58% 11
South East -54 54 £500 +17.65% 15
Yorkshire +9 36 £375 -19.35% 8
South West -9 28 £390 -8.24% 6
North West -28 20 £425 +6.25% 3
East of England -19 19 £378 +7.86% 4
Midlands -24 11 £315 -3.08% 8
North East -6 8 £375 -8.54%
East Midlands 0 6 £490 +35.17% 1
Scotland -20 5 £425 +47.83%
West Midlands -21 5 £310 +77.14% 7
Wales - 5 £300 -
Northern Ireland +35 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 227 (84.39%) SAN
2 169 (62.83%) Windows
3 167 (62.08%) VMware
4 127 (47.21%) Active Directory
5 121 (44.98%) Microsoft
6 118 (43.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 106 (39.41%) Windows Server
8 103 (38.29%) Linux
9 76 (28.25%) Firewall
10 75 (27.88%) NetApp
11 65 (24.16%) LAN
12 64 (23.79%) DNS
13 61 (22.68%) TCP/IP
13 61 (22.68%) Data Centre
14 60 (22.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 58 (21.56%) WAN
16 56 (20.82%) Cisco
17 55 (20.45%) EMC
18 54 (20.07%) Migration
19 53 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
20 51 (18.96%) Unix
20 51 (18.96%) ITIL
20 51 (18.96%) SQL
21 50 (18.59%) Oracle
21 50 (18.59%) Amazon AWS
22 49 (18.22%) HP
23 48 (17.84%) vSphere
24 47 (17.47%) Citrix
25 46 (17.10%) SQL Server
25 46 (17.10%) PowerShell

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 30 (11.15%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.32%) SharePoint
3 16 (5.95%) OpenStack
4 14 (5.20%) IIS
5 13 (4.83%) Tomcat
6 12 (4.46%) Skype for Business
7 10 (3.72%) Apache
7 10 (3.72%) JBoss
8 5 (1.86%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.12%) GemFire
10 3 (1.12%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.12%) nginx
11 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.37%) Confluence
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 16 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (18.59%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (16.73%) Office 365
4 17 (6.32%) IaaS
5 8 (2.97%) PaaS
6 5 (1.86%) GitHub
7 4 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.12%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.74%) npm
10 1 (0.37%) Akamai
10 1 (0.37%) G Suite
10 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.37%) SaaS
10 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 227 (84.39%) SAN
2 76 (28.25%) Firewall
3 65 (24.16%) LAN
4 64 (23.79%) DNS
5 61 (22.68%) TCP/IP
6 58 (21.56%) WAN
7 37 (13.75%) DHCP
7 37 (13.75%) iSCSI
8 24 (8.92%) Fibre Channel
9 19 (7.06%) VPN
10 15 (5.58%) VLAN
11 14 (5.20%) NetScaler
12 12 (4.46%) VSAN
13 11 (4.09%) HTTP
13 11 (4.09%) Internet
14 9 (3.35%) SSL
15 8 (2.97%) MPLS
15 8 (2.97%) Skype
15 8 (2.97%) Wireless
16 6 (2.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.46%) Hadoop
3 11 (4.09%) Big Data
4 8 (2.97%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.60%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.86%) DB2
7 5 (1.86%) MySQL
8 4 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.37%) DataStage
11 1 (0.37%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.37%) phpMyAdmin
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (3.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (2.23%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.86%) GitLab
4 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.12%) CF BOSH
5 2 (0.74%) Ant
5 2 (0.74%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.74%) Bower
5 2 (0.74%) Gradle
5 2 (0.74%) Maven
5 2 (0.74%) Spinnaker
5 2 (0.74%) Subversion
6 1 (0.37%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 44 (16.36%) Finance
2 19 (7.06%) Law
3 11 (4.09%) Banking
4 8 (2.97%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.23%) Legal
7 3 (1.12%) Back Office
7 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.74%) Games
8 2 (0.74%) Local Government
8 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
9 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (18.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (11.90%) Administrator
3 31 (11.52%) Architect
3 31 (11.52%) Storage Engineer
4 29 (10.78%) Consultant
5 18 (6.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (5.95%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (4.83%) Analyst
7 13 (4.83%) Project Engineer
8 12 (4.46%) Linux Administrator
8 12 (4.46%) Support Engineer
9 10 (3.72%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 10 (3.72%) Infrastructure Support
10 9 (3.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.35%) Server Engineer
11 8 (2.97%) Backup Engineer
11 8 (2.97%) IT Support
11 8 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.97%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.97%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.38%) Middleware
2 11 (4.09%) LDAP
3 6 (2.23%) Java EE
3 6 (2.23%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (1.86%) .NET
4 5 (1.86%) JMS
4 5 (1.86%) Web Services
5 4 (1.49%) Flash
5 4 (1.49%) J2EE
5 4 (1.49%) XML
6 3 (1.12%) HTML
6 3 (1.12%) Node.js
6 3 (1.12%) XSLT
7 1 (0.37%) COM
7 1 (0.37%) Gearman
7 1 (0.37%) LAMP
7 1 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 61 (22.68%) Data Centre
2 36 (13.38%) Clustering
3 31 (11.52%) Replication
4 28 (10.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.72%) EMC VMAX
5 10 (3.72%) Private Cloud
6 9 (3.35%) EMC VNX
6 9 (3.35%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.97%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.97%) Mainframe
8 7 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.86%) iSeries
10 5 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.49%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.49%) CMDB
11 4 (1.49%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.49%) LPAR
11 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 169 (62.83%) Windows
2 106 (39.41%) Windows Server
3 103 (38.29%) Linux
4 51 (18.96%) Unix
5 39 (14.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (8.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (8.55%) Solaris
8 21 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (5.95%) Windows 10
11 10 (3.72%) AIX
12 8 (2.97%) Windows 7
13 7 (2.60%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (1.86%) SUSE
14 5 (1.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.86%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.49%) CentOS
16 3 (1.12%) Android
16 3 (1.12%) HPUX
16 3 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 54 (20.07%) Migration
3 51 (18.96%) ITIL
4 36 (13.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (10.78%) High Availability
7 26 (9.67%) Virtual Environments
8 21 (7.81%) Performance Tuning
9 20 (7.43%) Capacity Planning
10 18 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (6.32%) Load Balancing
11 17 (6.32%) Storage Management
12 16 (5.95%) DevOps
12 16 (5.95%) Performance Management
13 14 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (5.20%) Data Protection
13 14 (5.20%) Patch Management
14 13 (4.83%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (4.46%) Capacity Management
16 11 (4.09%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 51 (18.96%) SQL
2 46 (17.10%) PowerShell
3 22 (8.18%) Python
4 21 (7.81%) Perl
5 19 (7.06%) Bash Shell
6 14 (5.20%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.20%) Shell Script
7 9 (3.35%) Java
8 8 (2.97%) C
9 5 (1.86%) Ruby
10 3 (1.12%) Groovy
10 3 (1.12%) VBScript
11 2 (0.74%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.74%) C++
12 1 (0.37%) PHP
12 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (17.10%) Security Cleared
2 34 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (7.81%) Degree
5 15 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (5.20%) MCSE
7 12 (4.46%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.60%) CCNA
10 6 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.49%) MCITP
11 4 (1.49%) MCP
11 4 (1.49%) MCSA
11 4 (1.49%) RHCE
11 4 (1.49%) RHCSA
11 4 (1.49%) RHCVA
11 4 (1.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.12%) CCIE
13 2 (0.74%) CISA
13 2 (0.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.09%) SLA
2 4 (1.49%) QA
3 3 (1.12%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.74%) RMADS
System Software
1 127 (47.21%) Active Directory
2 118 (43.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (17.84%) vSphere
4 44 (16.36%) Hyper-V
5 28 (10.41%) NFS
6 26 (9.67%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (7.81%) XenApp
8 17 (6.32%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (5.95%) XenDesktop
10 13 (4.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (3.72%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (3.35%) Firmware
13 8 (2.97%) Docker
13 8 (2.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (2.97%) VMware NSX
14 7 (2.60%) Xen
15 6 (2.23%) KVM
15 6 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (2.23%) Veritas File System
16 5 (1.86%) Samba
Systems Management
1 35 (13.01%) NetBackup
2 31 (11.52%) SCCM
3 19 (7.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 18 (6.69%) McAfee ePO
5 14 (5.20%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (5.20%) Puppet
6 13 (4.83%) Ansible
7 10 (3.72%) OpenView
8 8 (2.97%) vCenter Server
8 8 (2.97%) WSUS
9 7 (2.60%) SCOM
9 7 (2.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (2.23%) Backup Exec
10 6 (2.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 6 (2.23%) Tivoli
10 6 (2.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 5 (1.86%) Kubernetes
11 5 (1.86%) Terraform
11 5 (1.86%) vRealize
12 4 (1.49%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 167 (62.08%) VMware
2 121 (44.98%) Microsoft
3 75 (27.88%) NetApp
4 56 (20.82%) Cisco
5 55 (20.45%) EMC
6 50 (18.59%) Oracle
7 49 (18.22%) HP
8 47 (17.47%) Citrix
9 34 (12.64%) Veritas
10 30 (11.15%) Dell
11 29 (10.78%) IBM
12 27 (10.04%) Red Hat
13 26 (9.67%) McAfee
14 19 (7.06%) Veeam
15 17 (6.32%) Sony
16 12 (4.46%) Brocade
17 11 (4.09%) ServiceNow
18 9 (3.35%) Ivanti
18 9 (3.35%) SolarWinds
18 9 (3.35%) Wyse