Period
to 5 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 6 months to 5 August 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 File System (NFS)
UK
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 505 763 767
Rank change year-on-year +258 +4 -39
Contract jobs citing NFS 44 81 141
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.089% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.82% 0.57% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 50 75
Median daily rate £450 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £205 £303 £311
90th Percentile £550 £625 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £41.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +103.63% -48.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.75

NFS is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5,362 14,176 14,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.56% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,349 9,371 9,393
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £178 £181
90th Percentile £630 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 637 876
Median hourly rate £19.39 £17.00 £16.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.06% +5.92% +0.31%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £44.63
Median hourly rate £17.63 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +10.16% +0.88% +5.73%

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NFS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NFS in the UK

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NFS.

Daily rate trend for NFS in the UK

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NFS over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NFS.

Hourly rate trend for NFS in the UK

NFS
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the UK over the 6 months to 5 August 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 +258 43 £438 +2.94% 8
UK excluding London +216 30 £438 +2.94% 4
South East +168 16 £375 -20.63% 1
London +200 14 £450 +2.27% 4
South West +94 6 £525 +23.53% 2
North of England +110 4 £546 +80.33% 1
North West +85 4 £546 -
East of England +81 3 £475 +58.33%
Work from Home -16 2 £308 -
Scotland +65 1 £463 -

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 27 (61.36%) Linux
2 20 (45.45%) Windows
3 18 (40.91%) Ansible
4 15 (34.09%) Java
4 15 (34.09%) VMware
5 14 (31.82%) Bash Shell
6 13 (29.55%) iSCSI
6 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (29.55%) Configuration Management
6 13 (29.55%) Oracle
6 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
6 13 (29.55%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (27.27%) NetApp
7 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (27.27%) JSON
7 12 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 10 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (22.73%) SOAP
9 10 (22.73%) ITIL
9 10 (22.73%) Python
9 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 10 (22.73%) Oracle Database
9 10 (22.73%) REST
10 9 (20.45%) Puppet
11 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
11 8 (18.18%) Change Control
11 8 (18.18%) Capacity Management
11 8 (18.18%) DevOps

NFS
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 5 (11.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (6.82%) Apache
2 3 (6.82%) JBoss
3 1 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) Drupal
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (4.55%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) AWS
2 4 (9.09%) Azure
2 4 (9.09%) PaaS
3 3 (6.82%) Amazon S3
3 3 (6.82%) GCP
4 2 (4.55%) IaaS
4 2 (4.55%) Power Platform
4 2 (4.55%) SaaS
5 1 (2.27%) Office 365
5 1 (2.27%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) iSCSI
2 8 (18.18%) Firewall
2 8 (18.18%) HTTP
2 8 (18.18%) SAN
3 6 (13.64%) FTP
3 6 (13.64%) VLAN
4 5 (11.36%) Network Security
5 4 (9.09%) DNS
5 4 (9.09%) LAN
5 4 (9.09%) NAS
5 4 (9.09%) SMTP
5 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 4 (9.09%) WAN
6 3 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.55%) HSRP
7 2 (4.55%) IKE
7 2 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (4.55%) SNMP
7 2 (4.55%) SSH
7 2 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) Oracle Database
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
3 6 (13.64%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
6 3 (6.82%) ObjectStore
6 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.55%) Big Data
7 2 (4.55%) MySQL
7 2 (4.55%) OLTP
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (4.55%) Power BI
8 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Eclipse
1 6 (13.64%) NWDS
2 5 (11.36%) Ant
3 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.82%) JUnit
4 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Developer
2 6 (13.64%) SAP Developer
2 6 (13.64%) SAP PI Developer
3 5 (11.36%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Administrator
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Data Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) DBA
6 2 (4.55%) Deskside Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Storage Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) JSON
2 10 (22.73%) REST
2 10 (22.73%) SOAP
3 8 (18.18%) XML
3 8 (18.18%) XSLT
4 6 (13.64%) SAP PI
4 6 (13.64%) SAP XI
4 6 (13.64%) XML Schema
4 6 (13.64%) XSD
5 4 (9.09%) .NET
5 4 (9.09%) Middleware
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (9.09%) Web Services
6 3 (6.82%) Kafka
6 3 (6.82%) RESTful
6 3 (6.82%) XACML
7 2 (4.55%) OAuth
7 2 (4.55%) OpenID
7 2 (4.55%) Spring
7 2 (4.55%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.64%) Replication
2 6 (13.64%) W3C
3 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) User Experience
5 2 (4.55%) Clustering
5 2 (4.55%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (4.55%) EMC VNX
5 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.55%) FMCG
5 2 (4.55%) PKI
6 1 (2.27%) Derivative
6 1 (2.27%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) IBM Storwize
6 1 (2.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (61.36%) Linux
2 20 (45.45%) Windows
3 11 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (11.36%) Unix
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (4.55%) CentOS
6 2 (4.55%) Fedora
6 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.55%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.55%) VMS
7 1 (2.27%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Configuration Management
1 13 (29.55%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (22.73%) ITIL
4 8 (18.18%) Capacity Management
4 8 (18.18%) Change Control
4 8 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 8 (18.18%) DevOps
4 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 6 (13.64%) Business Continuity
5 6 (13.64%) Decision-Making
5 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (13.64%) Migration
5 6 (13.64%) Problem Management
5 6 (13.64%) Project Delivery
5 6 (13.64%) Risk Management
5 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) Java
2 14 (31.82%) Bash Shell
3 10 (22.73%) Python
4 7 (15.91%) C
4 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
5 6 (13.64%) ABAP
6 5 (11.36%) AWK
6 5 (11.36%) Jython
6 5 (11.36%) sed
7 4 (9.09%) Perl
7 4 (9.09%) SQL
8 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (2.27%) Ruby
10 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) MCSE
2 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (13.64%) DV Cleared
5 5 (11.36%) VCP6
6 2 (4.55%) CCNA
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.55%) CISSP
6 2 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (4.55%) GIAC
6 2 (4.55%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (4.55%) NCDA
6 2 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (4.55%) SANS
6 2 (4.55%) SSCP
7 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.27%) MCITP
7 1 (2.27%) RHCE
System Software
1 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
1 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.36%) Samba
2 5 (11.36%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (11.36%) vSphere
3 4 (9.09%) GlusterFS
3 4 (9.09%) vCloud
4 3 (6.82%) Docker
5 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.55%) KVM
5 2 (4.55%) VirtualBox
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (4.55%) Xen
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (40.91%) Ansible
2 9 (20.45%) Puppet
3 7 (15.91%) Terraform
4 6 (13.64%) Data Guard
5 5 (11.36%) Kubernetes
5 5 (11.36%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (11.36%) vRealize
6 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (9.09%) ZABBIX
7 3 (6.82%) vMotion
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (4.55%) Grafana
8 2 (4.55%) Graylog
8 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (4.55%) OpenNMS
8 2 (4.55%) Salt
8 2 (4.55%) SCCM
8 2 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (4.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) VMware
2 13 (29.55%) Oracle
3 12 (27.27%) NetApp
4 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (18.18%) Cisco
6 6 (13.64%) Red Hat
6 6 (13.64%) SAP
7 5 (11.36%) Dell
8 4 (9.09%) EMC
8 4 (9.09%) HP
8 4 (9.09%) Informatica
8 4 (9.09%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.55%) Aspera
9 2 (4.55%) Brocade
9 2 (4.55%) Cloudera
9 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.55%) Hortonworks
9 2 (4.55%) IBM
9 2 (4.55%) Siebel
9 2 (4.55%) Signiant