Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NCDA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 11 December 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.

NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 889 887 888
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +26
Contract jobs citing NCDA 20 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.099% 0.041% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 2
UK median daily rate £339 £394 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +6.78% -13.24%
10th Percentile £310 £364 £358
90th Percentile £450 £524 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £388 £369
% change year-on-year -15.33% +5.08% -10.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NCDA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20,125 19,479 21,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.10% 18.86% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,945 11,980 13,272
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £220 £240
90th Percentile £625 £606 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 970 887 851
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.36% -1.92% +4.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.93 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.87 £27.00
% change year-on-year -1.36% -0.50% +5.88%

NCDA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NCDA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NCDA in the UK

NCDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NCDA.

Contractor daily rate trend for NCDA in the UK

NCDA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NCDA over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NCDA in the UK

NCDA
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NCDA within the UK over the 6 months to 11 December 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 +2 20 £339 -13.89% 1
UK excluding London +1 19 £328 -15.33% 1
South East +5 18 £339 -12.50% 1
London +12 1 £413 +3.13%
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
North of England - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing NCDA 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 NCDA.

1 20 (100.00%) NetApp
2 19 (95.00%) Data ONTAP
3 18 (90.00%) NCSIE
3 18 (90.00%) iSCSI
3 18 (90.00%) NFS
4 15 (75.00%) VMware
5 13 (65.00%) ITIL
6 12 (60.00%) Firmware
6 12 (60.00%) Configuration Management
6 12 (60.00%) Performance Management
6 12 (60.00%) NCIE
7 11 (55.00%) Data Protection
7 11 (55.00%) SAN
7 11 (55.00%) Workflow
8 10 (50.00%) Payment Gateway
9 9 (45.00%) Windows
10 7 (35.00%) Finance
11 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (30.00%) Business Continuity
11 6 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (30.00%) Change Control
12 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
14 1 (5.00%) HP
14 1 (5.00%) Citrix
14 1 (5.00%) CCA
14 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification

NCDA
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 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) iSCSI
2 11 (55.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Storage Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) NetApp Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Storage Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Support
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Data ONTAP
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) ITIL
2 12 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 12 (60.00%) Performance Management
3 11 (55.00%) Data Protection
3 11 (55.00%) Workflow
4 6 (30.00%) Business Continuity
4 6 (30.00%) Change Control
4 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) Availability Management
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) AWK
1 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) sed
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) NCSIE
2 12 (60.00%) NCIE
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.00%) CCA
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.00%) RHCE
4 1 (5.00%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (90.00%) NFS
2 12 (60.00%) Firmware
3 6 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.00%) vSphere
6 1 (5.00%) XenApp
6 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SnapMirror
1 1 (5.00%) SnapVault
1 1 (5.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) NetApp
2 15 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Veeam