Period
to 20 September 2020

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 20 September 2020 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
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 476 583 652
Rank change year-on-year +107 +69 -114
Contract jobs citing NAS 26 243 262
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 2.08% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 147 150
Median daily rate £275 £400 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% -6.43% +0.59%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £275
90th Percentile £548 £553 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £377
% change year-on-year +20.00% -0.54% -5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 14
Median hourly rate - £80.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +290.24% -52.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £80.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - +290.24% -51.76%

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 3,971 11,692 13,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.62% 13.17% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,271 7,105 8,295
Median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £600 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 623 725
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +32.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.54 £13.13 £12.21
90th Percentile £54.88 £53.50 £48.45
Median hourly rate £33.25 £23.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year +41.49% +21.23% +4.28%

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 20 September 2020.

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 8 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 20 September 2020. 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 +137 17 £413 +3.13% 26
London +183 9 £438 -1.69% 5
UK excluding London +126 9 £450 +20.00% 23
Work from Home -63 6 £225 -35.71% 1
South East +144 5 £208 -51.18% 4
Scotland +76 2 £513 +36.67% 1
South West +100 1 - -
East of England +83 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, 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 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) SAN
3 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 9 (34.62%) Firewall
6 8 (30.77%) Windows
7 7 (26.92%) Linux
7 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
8 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (23.08%) Unix
8 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
8 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 6 (23.08%) LAN
8 6 (23.08%) HP
8 6 (23.08%) VPN
8 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
9 5 (19.23%) Migration
9 5 (19.23%) DNS
9 5 (19.23%) DHCP
9 5 (19.23%) Dell
9 5 (19.23%) EMC
9 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
9 5 (19.23%) WAN
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
9 5 (19.23%) ProCurve
9 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
9 5 (19.23%) Synology

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 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (7.69%) Apache
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) CMS
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.85%) SAS
4 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) SAN
2 9 (34.62%) Firewall
3 6 (23.08%) LAN
3 6 (23.08%) VPN
4 5 (19.23%) DHCP
4 5 (19.23%) DNS
4 5 (19.23%) WAN
5 3 (11.54%) Internet
5 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 3 (11.54%) VoIP
6 2 (7.69%) 4G
6 2 (7.69%) 5G
6 2 (7.69%) LTE
6 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
7 1 (3.85%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (3.85%) VoLTE
7 1 (3.85%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Hudson
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) DBA
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) LDAP
2 1 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.85%) Flash
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
2 1 (3.85%) SAML
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) CMDB
2 2 (7.69%) EMC VNX
2 2 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) CLARiiON
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Storwize
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) Unix
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) AIX
6 1 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (3.85%) CentOS
6 1 (3.85%) Debian
6 1 (3.85%) Fedora
6 1 (3.85%) HPUX
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Solaris
6 1 (3.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) High Availability
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management
4 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security
5 2 (7.69%) Proactive Management
5 2 (7.69%) Server Management
5 2 (7.69%) Task Automation
5 2 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CISM
4 1 (3.85%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.85%) Firmware
6 1 (3.85%) KVM
6 1 (3.85%) NFS
6 1 (3.85%) Samba
6 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.85%) VMware NSX
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (3.85%) vSphere
6 1 (3.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
1 3 (11.54%) WSUS
2 2 (7.69%) Ansible
2 2 (7.69%) EMC VPLEX
2 2 (7.69%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.85%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (3.85%) Nagios
3 1 (3.85%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) QRadar
3 1 (3.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 6 (23.08%) HP
4 5 (19.23%) Dell
4 5 (19.23%) EMC
4 5 (19.23%) Meraki
4 5 (19.23%) ProCurve
4 5 (19.23%) Synology
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix
5 3 (11.54%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco
6 2 (7.69%) CommVault
6 2 (7.69%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) Isilon
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) Rapid7