Period
to 19 September 2017

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 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.

Network File System (NFS)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 685 716
Rank change year-on-year -46 +31 -52
Contract jobs citing NFS 128 204 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.08% 1.55% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 147 118
UK median daily rate £388 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £178 £329 £284
90th Percentile £573 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -25.71% +9.38% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
UK median hourly rate £34.13 £49.46 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.00% +199.76% -45.00%
10th Percentile £27.48 £40.98 £15.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £49.46 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.46 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +199.76% -46.12%

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 11806 13129 11790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.96% 12.27% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7588 8238 6691
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £160 £177 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 874 1248
UK median hourly rate £16.68 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.06
90th Percentile £47.00 £41.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.34% +5.65% +3.33%

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NFS in the UK

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NFS in the UK

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NFS in the UK

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Top 11 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 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
England -39 120 £381 -19.74% 12
UK excluding London +19 63 £325 -25.71% 7
London -58 61 £469 -1.32% 6
South East -5 30 £450 - 2
North of England +70 19 £286 -42.75%
North East +81 17 £263 -
South West +6 9 £325 -17.20% 1
Scotland +33 4 £413 +3.13% 1
North West +26 1 £350 -
Yorkshire +16 1 - -
East of England -12 1 - - 2

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

1 98 (76.56%) Linux
2 75 (58.59%) Unix
2 75 (58.59%) Windows
3 73 (57.03%) Red Hat
4 64 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (42.97%) Solaris
6 49 (38.28%) DNS
7 48 (37.50%) SAN
8 46 (35.94%) LDAP
9 43 (33.59%) Perl
10 42 (32.81%) Oracle
11 37 (28.91%) NetApp
11 37 (28.91%) Active Directory
12 36 (28.13%) Python
12 36 (28.13%) Brocade
13 35 (27.34%) Finance
13 35 (27.34%) Fibre Channel
14 33 (25.78%) Firewall
14 33 (25.78%) SQL
14 33 (25.78%) NAS
15 29 (22.66%) Migration
15 29 (22.66%) Microsoft
15 29 (22.66%) Korn
15 29 (22.66%) Data Centre
16 28 (21.88%) EMC
17 27 (21.09%) Veritas
17 27 (21.09%) Load Balancing
18 25 (19.53%) Cisco
19 24 (18.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 24 (18.75%) NetBackup

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 22 (17.19%) WebLogic
2 17 (13.28%) JBoss
3 12 (9.38%) Apache
4 7 (5.47%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.34%) nginx
5 3 (2.34%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.78%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.78%) IIS
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Houdini
1 6 (4.69%) Maya
1 6 (4.69%) NUKE
1 6 (4.69%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.91%) IaaS
2 3 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.78%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Route 53
4 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (38.28%) DNS
2 48 (37.50%) SAN
3 46 (35.94%) LDAP
4 35 (27.34%) Fibre Channel
5 33 (25.78%) Firewall
5 33 (25.78%) NAS
6 22 (17.19%) SSH
7 18 (14.06%) OpenLDAP
7 18 (14.06%) VPN
8 17 (13.28%) TCP/IP
9 16 (12.50%) DHCP
9 16 (12.50%) WAN
10 13 (10.16%) BGP
10 13 (10.16%) IPsec
10 13 (10.16%) MPLS
11 12 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (9.38%) Ethernet
11 12 (9.38%) iSCSI
12 11 (8.59%) OSPF
13 10 (7.81%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.38%) MySQL
2 6 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.13%) DB2
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (2.34%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.56%) Big Data
5 2 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.78%) HBase
6 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 14 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.59%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.13%) FishEye
3 4 (3.13%) Vagrant
4 3 (2.34%) JIRA
4 3 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.78%) GitLab
General
1 35 (27.34%) Finance
2 18 (14.06%) Legal
3 16 (12.50%) Banking
4 11 (8.59%) Investment Banking
5 9 (7.03%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.56%) Local Government
6 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (32.03%) Administrator
2 31 (24.22%) Systems Administrator
3 23 (17.97%) NetApp Engineer
4 22 (17.19%) Linux Administrator
5 19 (14.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 16 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
7 15 (11.72%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (10.94%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (10.16%) Network Engineer
10 12 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (9.38%) Unix Administrator
11 11 (8.59%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 10 (7.81%) Solaris Administrator
12 10 (7.81%) Support Engineer
13 8 (6.25%) SAN Engineer
13 8 (6.25%) Storage Administrator
13 8 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
14 7 (5.47%) SAN Storage Engineer
15 6 (4.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.03%) LAMP
2 4 (3.13%) .NET
3 3 (2.34%) Spring
4 1 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.78%) HTML
4 1 (0.78%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.78%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.78%) XML
4 1 (0.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.66%) Data Centre
2 24 (18.75%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (6.25%) Replication
4 7 (5.47%) Animation
5 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.13%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (3.13%) PKI
6 4 (3.13%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.34%) Clustering
7 3 (2.34%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.56%) Derivative
8 2 (1.56%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.56%) Infotainment
8 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.78%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.78%) Life Science
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Exalytics
9 1 (0.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 98 (76.56%) Linux
2 75 (58.59%) Unix
2 75 (58.59%) Windows
3 64 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 55 (42.97%) Solaris
5 17 (13.28%) Windows XP
6 14 (10.94%) CentOS
7 10 (7.81%) Windows Server
8 8 (6.25%) AIX
8 8 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
9 7 (5.47%) Windows 7
10 6 (4.69%) HPUX
10 6 (4.69%) SUSE
10 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (3.13%) Mac OS X
11 4 (3.13%) Scientific Linux
11 4 (3.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.78%) Debian
12 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.66%) Migration
2 27 (21.09%) Load Balancing
3 23 (17.97%) DevOps
4 22 (17.19%) Performance Monitoring
5 17 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (10.94%) Proactive Monitoring
7 10 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (7.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.03%) Performance Analysis
8 9 (7.03%) Task Automation
9 8 (6.25%) Open Source
9 8 (6.25%) Security Architecture
10 7 (5.47%) Change Management
10 7 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (5.47%) Investment Management
10 7 (5.47%) Visual Effects
10 7 (5.47%) Workflow
11 6 (4.69%) Problem Management
11 6 (4.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.59%) Perl
2 36 (28.13%) Python
3 33 (25.78%) SQL
4 29 (22.66%) Korn
5 20 (15.63%) Shell Script
6 18 (14.06%) Bash Shell
6 18 (14.06%) PL/SQL
7 13 (10.16%) Java
8 12 (9.38%) PowerShell
9 8 (6.25%) C-shell
10 6 (4.69%) C++
11 4 (3.13%) C#
12 3 (2.34%) C
12 3 (2.34%) Fortran
13 2 (1.56%) Ruby
14 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (5.47%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.56%) Degree
4 1 (0.78%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.78%) CCNA
4 1 (0.78%) EMCSA
4 1 (0.78%) NCDA
4 1 (0.78%) NCIE
4 1 (0.78%) OCP
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.78%) RHCA
4 1 (0.78%) RHCE
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) QA
1 4 (3.13%) SLA
2 3 (2.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (28.91%) Active Directory
2 24 (18.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 22 (17.19%) Veritas File System
4 20 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (14.84%) Samba
6 13 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (8.59%) Hyper-V
8 9 (7.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (5.47%) SRDF
10 6 (4.69%) Openswan
10 6 (4.69%) pfSense
11 4 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (3.13%) XenServer
12 3 (2.34%) Docker
12 3 (2.34%) Firmware
12 3 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.56%) vCloud
13 2 (1.56%) vSphere
14 1 (0.78%) Squid
Systems Management
1 24 (18.75%) NetBackup
2 15 (11.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (10.94%) Ansible
3 14 (10.94%) Puppet
4 10 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (7.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (5.47%) NetApp OnCommand
5 7 (5.47%) Oracle ZFS
6 6 (4.69%) Nagios
6 6 (4.69%) Tivoli
7 4 (3.13%) Cobbler
7 4 (3.13%) Netcool
7 4 (3.13%) SCOM
7 4 (3.13%) Terraform
7 4 (3.13%) WMI
8 3 (2.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (2.34%) SnapMirror
8 3 (2.34%) SnapVault
8 3 (2.34%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.56%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 73 (57.03%) Red Hat
2 42 (32.81%) Oracle
3 37 (28.91%) NetApp
4 36 (28.13%) Brocade
5 29 (22.66%) Microsoft
6 28 (21.88%) EMC
7 27 (21.09%) Veritas
8 25 (19.53%) Cisco
9 23 (17.97%) VMware
10 21 (16.41%) Symantec
11 13 (10.16%) Juniper
12 12 (9.38%) HP
12 12 (9.38%) Palo Alto
13 10 (7.81%) Citrix
13 10 (7.81%) F5
14 8 (6.25%) CheckPoint
14 8 (6.25%) Fortinet
14 8 (6.25%) SonicWALL
15 7 (5.47%) Sun
15 7 (5.47%) Sybase