Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 482 419
Rank change year-on-year -41 -63 +50
Contract jobs citing NAS 340 452 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 2.63% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 329 355
UK median daily rate £400 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +16.67% -9.37%
10th Percentile £264 £288 £250
90th Percentile £550 £613 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £430 £360
% change year-on-year -12.79% +19.44% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 8
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £21.05 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.28% -23.45% -31.25%
10th Percentile £21.98 £14.79 £19.60
90th Percentile £156.79 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £21.05 £27.50
% change year-on-year +101.90% -23.45% -26.67%

NAS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13275 17215 16248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.84% 15.65% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7955 10432 9065
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 799 926
UK median hourly rate £19.56 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.75% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.09
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.05% +16.67%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -32 302 £410 -8.89% 44
UK excluding London +52 212 £375 -12.79% 31
London -86 117 £450 - 15
South East +27 92 £375 -12.28% 5
North of England +85 52 £390 -22.00% 6
North West +60 32 £375 -18.92% 4
Scotland +30 22 £285 -26.92%
South West +12 16 £375 -4.46% 5
East of England -23 15 £490 -2.00% 6
Yorkshire +24 12 £438 -16.67% 2
Midlands +16 11 £375 +56.25% 7
North East +61 8 £410 -18.00%
West Midlands +29 8 £363 +51.04% 3
Northern Ireland - 5 £324 -
East Midlands -17 3 £375 +7.14% 4

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 267 (78.53%) SAN
2 180 (52.94%) Windows
3 140 (41.18%) VMware
4 131 (38.53%) Linux
5 117 (34.41%) Active Directory
6 102 (30.00%) Unix
7 101 (29.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 96 (28.24%) Windows Server
9 95 (27.94%) Finance
10 92 (27.06%) NetApp
11 91 (26.76%) Microsoft
12 84 (24.71%) Solaris
13 74 (21.76%) Citrix
14 67 (19.71%) Firewall
14 67 (19.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 66 (19.41%) EMC
16 65 (19.12%) SQL Server
16 65 (19.12%) NetBackup
17 64 (18.82%) Security Cleared
18 63 (18.53%) Cisco
19 62 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
19 62 (18.24%) Hyper-V
20 59 (17.35%) HP
20 59 (17.35%) Data Centre
21 58 (17.06%) Clustering
22 57 (16.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 55 (16.18%) Oracle
24 54 (15.88%) Veritas
24 54 (15.88%) TCP/IP
24 54 (15.88%) 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 45 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.24%) IIS
3 22 (6.47%) SharePoint
4 20 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (5.29%) Apache
6 13 (3.82%) OpenStack
6 13 (3.82%) Tomcat
7 10 (2.94%) Skype for Business
8 8 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.35%) JBoss
8 8 (2.35%) MQSeries
8 8 (2.35%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.06%) iPlanet
9 7 (2.06%) Oracle Application Server
9 7 (2.06%) WebLogic Portal
10 5 (1.47%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.18%) SAS
11 4 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (1.47%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (7.65%) Office 365
3 3 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.88%) Dropbox
3 3 (0.88%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.29%) IaaS
4 1 (0.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 267 (78.53%) SAN
2 67 (19.71%) Firewall
3 54 (15.88%) TCP/IP
4 51 (15.00%) DNS
5 43 (12.65%) iSCSI
6 37 (10.88%) DHCP
6 37 (10.88%) WAN
7 35 (10.29%) LAN
8 25 (7.35%) Fibre Channel
9 24 (7.06%) LDAP
10 19 (5.59%) IPsec
11 17 (5.00%) SMTP
12 14 (4.12%) VPN
13 13 (3.82%) Wireless
14 12 (3.53%) Ethernet
15 11 (3.24%) SSH
16 10 (2.94%) MPLS
17 7 (2.06%) Internet
18 6 (1.76%) FTP
18 6 (1.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.12%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (3.24%) Hadoop
6 10 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (2.65%) Big Data
8 7 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.76%) DB2
9 6 (1.76%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.88%) SAS EBI
12 2 (0.59%) HBase
12 2 (0.59%) InterSystems Cache
12 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.06%) JIRA
3 5 (1.47%) Redmine
4 4 (1.18%) Bugzilla
4 4 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.18%) Trac
5 3 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.88%) Subversion
6 2 (0.59%) JUnit
6 2 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.59%) Selenium
6 2 (0.59%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.29%) Hudson
7 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 95 (27.94%) Finance
2 39 (11.47%) Banking
3 25 (7.35%) Legal
4 10 (2.94%) Front Office
4 10 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.35%) Back Office
7 7 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.18%) Marketing
9 4 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.88%) Electronics
10 3 (0.88%) Local Government
11 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.59%) Billing
11 2 (0.59%) French Language
11 2 (0.59%) Games
11 2 (0.59%) Retail
12 1 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (18.82%) Administrator
2 47 (13.82%) Systems Administrator
3 36 (10.59%) Architect
4 34 (10.00%) Analyst
5 32 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (8.53%) Unix Administrator
7 23 (6.76%) Integration Engineer
7 23 (6.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 18 (5.29%) Infrastructure Architect
9 17 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
10 16 (4.71%) NetApp Engineer
10 16 (4.71%) NetBackup Engineer
10 16 (4.71%) Storage Administrator
10 16 (4.71%) Unix Engineer
11 14 (4.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 14 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
11 14 (4.12%) Technical Architect
12 13 (3.82%) Storage Specialist
12 13 (3.82%) Unix Analyst
13 12 (3.53%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.94%) Middleware
2 7 (2.06%) J2EE
3 4 (1.18%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.88%) Flash
5 2 (0.59%) .NET
5 2 (0.59%) COM
5 2 (0.59%) HTML
5 2 (0.59%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.59%) Rendezvous
5 2 (0.59%) XML
5 2 (0.59%) XSLT
6 1 (0.29%) JMS
6 1 (0.29%) LAMP
6 1 (0.29%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.29%) Sensu
6 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.29%) WAP
6 1 (0.29%) Web Services
6 1 (0.29%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.35%) Data Centre
2 58 (17.06%) Clustering
3 38 (11.18%) Enterprise Storage
4 23 (6.76%) Replication
5 19 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (5.00%) Management Information System
7 16 (4.71%) Computer Science
8 14 (4.12%) Fixed Income
9 11 (3.24%) Private Cloud
10 10 (2.94%) EMC VNX
11 8 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.76%) Derivative
12 6 (1.76%) Grid Computing
13 5 (1.47%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (1.47%) PKI
14 4 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
14 4 (1.18%) Mainframe
14 4 (1.18%) STB
Operating Systems
1 180 (52.94%) Windows
2 131 (38.53%) Linux
3 102 (30.00%) Unix
4 96 (28.24%) Windows Server
5 84 (24.71%) Solaris
6 67 (19.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (16.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 42 (12.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (5.29%) CentOS
11 15 (4.41%) Data ONTAP
12 14 (4.12%) SUSE
13 12 (3.53%) AIX
13 12 (3.53%) Windows 10
14 10 (2.94%) HPUX
14 10 (2.94%) Windows Vista
15 9 (2.65%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.88%) MVS
16 3 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 41 (12.06%) High Availability
2 41 (12.06%) Migration
3 40 (11.76%) ITIL
4 36 (10.59%) Load Balancing
5 32 (9.41%) Change Management
6 30 (8.82%) DevOps
7 26 (7.65%) Configuration Management
8 25 (7.35%) Project Management
9 23 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (6.76%) Change Control
10 22 (6.47%) Service Delivery
11 17 (5.00%) Problem Management
12 15 (4.41%) Server Building
13 14 (4.12%) Asset Management
14 13 (3.82%) Mentoring
14 13 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (3.82%) Release Management
15 12 (3.53%) Software Distribution
16 11 (3.24%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (15.88%) PowerShell
2 44 (12.94%) SQL
3 39 (11.47%) Perl
4 29 (8.53%) Bash Shell
5 28 (8.24%) Python
6 16 (4.71%) Korn
7 10 (2.94%) Java
7 10 (2.94%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.65%) VB
9 8 (2.35%) JavaScript
9 8 (2.35%) VBScript
10 7 (2.06%) C
10 7 (2.06%) Ruby
11 4 (1.18%) C-shell
12 2 (0.59%) C#
12 2 (0.59%) C++
12 2 (0.59%) PHP
12 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 64 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 40 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (7.35%) Degree
5 24 (7.06%) DV Cleared
5 24 (7.06%) MCSE
6 16 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (4.71%) MCITP
7 14 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (3.24%) CCNA
10 7 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.76%) MCDBA
12 5 (1.47%) CCIE
12 5 (1.47%) CCSP
13 4 (1.18%) CCDP
13 4 (1.18%) CCNP
14 3 (0.88%) MCSA
14 3 (0.88%) RHCE
15 2 (0.59%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.65%) QA
2 8 (2.35%) PMO
3 4 (1.18%) SLA
4 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.59%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 117 (34.41%) Active Directory
2 101 (29.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (18.24%) Hyper-V
4 44 (12.94%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (10.00%) vSphere
6 31 (9.12%) NFS
7 25 (7.35%) Veritas File System
8 24 (7.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 19 (5.59%) XenDesktop
10 15 (4.41%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (4.41%) Xen
11 13 (3.82%) KVM
12 11 (3.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 10 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (2.65%) XenApp
15 7 (2.06%) DFS Replication
16 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (1.47%) Samba
16 5 (1.47%) SRDF
17 4 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (19.12%) NetBackup
2 33 (9.71%) SCCM
3 26 (7.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 20 (5.88%) SCOM
5 19 (5.59%) EMC Navisphere
5 19 (5.59%) Puppet
6 18 (5.29%) Nagios
7 17 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 16 (4.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (4.12%) Ansible
9 14 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (4.12%) Tivoli
9 14 (4.12%) vCenter Server
10 12 (3.53%) Netcool
10 12 (3.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (2.94%) WSUS
12 9 (2.65%) Salt
13 8 (2.35%) OpenView
13 8 (2.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 7 (2.06%) vRealize
Vendors
1 140 (41.18%) VMware
2 92 (27.06%) NetApp
3 91 (26.76%) Microsoft
4 74 (21.76%) Citrix
5 66 (19.41%) EMC
6 63 (18.53%) Cisco
7 59 (17.35%) HP
8 55 (16.18%) Oracle
9 54 (15.88%) Veritas
10 52 (15.29%) Red Hat
11 39 (11.47%) Sun
12 35 (10.29%) Symantec
13 30 (8.82%) IBM
14 27 (7.94%) Brocade
15 16 (4.71%) ServiceNow
16 14 (4.12%) 3PAR
17 13 (3.82%) Dell
18 11 (3.24%) Cognos
18 11 (3.24%) F5
19 10 (2.94%) Palo Alto
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago