Period
to 19 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 September 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.

NetApp Certified Storage Associate - Hybrid Cloud (NCSA-HC)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 888 904
Rank change year-on-year +33 +16 -
Contract jobs citing NCSA 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.001% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.021% 0.004% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median daily rate £388 - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 - £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NCSA 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 18612 22640 21779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.86% 21.15% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11284 14083 12909
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +3.90%
10th Percentile £240 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 914 812 1072
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +19.57% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.02 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.23 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.68 £27.55 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.97% +14.22% +17.66%

NCSA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NCSA in the UK

NCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NCSA in the UK

NCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NCSA over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NCSA in the UK

NCSA
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NCSA within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 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
UK excluding London +50 4 £388 -
England +43 4 £388 -
East of England - 3 £550 -
Midlands - 1 £225 -
West Midlands - 1 £225 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NCSA 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 NCSA.

1 4 (100.00%) NetApp
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) User Experience
3 2 (50.00%) Service Design
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (25.00%) Data Encryption
4 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) Dropbox
4 1 (25.00%) Google Drive
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) EMC VNX
4 1 (25.00%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (25.00%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (25.00%) NAS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (25.00%) Isilon
4 1 (25.00%) NCDA
4 1 (25.00%) NCIE
4 1 (25.00%) Acronis
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis

NCSA
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Dropbox
1 1 (25.00%) Google Drive
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Storage Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Storage Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (25.00%) Data Encryption
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) EMC Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) NCDA
1 1 (25.00%) NCIE
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) NetApp
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Acronis
4 1 (25.00%) AppSense
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Hitachi
4 1 (25.00%) Isilon