Period
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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 718 627 598
Rank change year-on-year -91 -29 +186
Contract jobs citing NFS 114 46 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.081% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.97% 0.56% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 30 33
10th Percentile £412 £354 £183
25th Percentile £475 £400 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £566 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +25.83% - -0.50%
75th Percentile £700 £520 £525
90th Percentile £795 £644 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £463
% change year-on-year +7.46% -9.46% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £43.31 £49.19
Median % change year-on-year - -11.96% +17.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.11 -

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 11,778 8,192 7,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.47% 14.37% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,458 5,682 5,277
10th Percentile £200 £230 £178
25th Percentile £400 £381 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £463
Median % change year-on-year +7.53% +5.57% -2.63%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £563
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +6.51% -0.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 290 397
10th Percentile £13.01 £11.61 £11.26
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.99 £13.49
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.05% +24.29% +7.99%
75th Percentile £40.00 £50.00 £23.75
90th Percentile £58.63 £64.50 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.27 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.21% +10.73% +8.62%

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 17 May 2022.

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 12 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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -82 96 £563 +25.00% 11
London -80 70 £605 +27.37% 7
Work from Home -121 37 £500 +20.48% 8
UK excluding London -36 30 £450 +7.46% 6
East of England -22 9 £245 -
South East -32 8 £500 +40.35%
Northern Ireland - 6 - -
Midlands - 6 £435 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £435 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
North West -42 1 £195 - 3
North of England -52 1 £195 -51.25% 3

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 79 (69.30%) Linux
2 61 (53.51%) Windows
3 56 (49.12%) Active Directory
4 53 (46.49%) DNS
5 45 (39.47%) Python
6 40 (35.09%) VMware
7 38 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 38 (33.33%) Finance
8 36 (31.58%) Ansible
9 35 (30.70%) NetApp
10 34 (29.82%) Azure
11 32 (28.07%) Citrix
12 31 (27.19%) Unix
13 30 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (26.32%) PowerShell
14 29 (25.44%) Migration
15 28 (24.56%) HTTP
15 28 (24.56%) Windows Server
16 27 (23.68%) TCP/IP
17 26 (22.81%) iSCSI
17 26 (22.81%) Terraform
18 25 (21.93%) Bash
18 25 (21.93%) Agile
19 23 (20.18%) Oracle
19 23 (20.18%) SQL Server
20 22 (19.30%) Kerberos
20 22 (19.30%) Cisco
20 22 (19.30%) Windows Server 2016
21 21 (18.42%) DHCP
21 21 (18.42%) SQL

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 15 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.14%) Apache
4 6 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.39%) IIS
6 4 (3.51%) Confluence
6 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.75%) SAS
8 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 34 (29.82%) Azure
2 17 (14.91%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (7.02%) AWS
4 7 (6.14%) GCP
5 6 (5.26%) GitHub
6 5 (4.39%) IaaS
7 4 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (3.51%) Power Automate
7 4 (3.51%) SaaS
8 2 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.75%) Nutanix
9 1 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.88%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.88%) Route 53
9 1 (0.88%) Rubrik
9 1 (0.88%) Serverless
9 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (46.49%) DNS
2 28 (24.56%) HTTP
3 27 (23.68%) TCP/IP
4 26 (22.81%) iSCSI
5 22 (19.30%) Kerberos
6 21 (18.42%) DHCP
7 20 (17.54%) SSH
8 19 (16.67%) Firewall
8 19 (16.67%) NAS
9 17 (14.91%) FTP
9 17 (14.91%) SAN
10 13 (11.40%) SMTP
11 10 (8.77%) Fibre Channel
12 9 (7.89%) Network Security
13 8 (7.02%) HTTPS
13 8 (7.02%) IPsec
13 8 (7.02%) SNMP
14 6 (5.26%) SSL
14 6 (5.26%) WAN
15 5 (4.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) MySQL
3 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.75%) SAS EBI
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.88%) DTS
5 1 (0.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.26%) Subversion
3 5 (4.39%) JIRA
4 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.75%) Serena SBM
4 2 (1.75%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (33.33%) Finance
2 19 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 9 (7.89%) Public Sector
4 7 (6.14%) Banking
5 5 (4.39%) Front Office
6 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.63%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.63%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.88%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (21.05%) Linux Engineer
2 16 (14.04%) Citrix Engineer
3 14 (12.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (11.40%) Consultant
5 12 (10.53%) Azure DevOps
5 12 (10.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 12 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (8.77%) Developer
6 10 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.89%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 9 (7.89%) Support Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Citrix Systems Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Unix Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Architect
10 6 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) Technical Support
11 5 (4.39%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.16%) LDAP
2 7 (6.14%) REST
3 4 (3.51%) JSON
3 4 (3.51%) LAMP
3 4 (3.51%) Murex MxML
3 4 (3.51%) SAP PI
3 4 (3.51%) SAP XI
3 4 (3.51%) SOAP
3 4 (3.51%) XML
3 4 (3.51%) XSD
3 4 (3.51%) XSLT
4 3 (2.63%) XML Schema
5 2 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.75%) Flash
5 2 (1.75%) PySpark
5 2 (1.75%) Web Services
6 1 (0.88%) COM
6 1 (0.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.28%) Replication
3 10 (8.77%) Enterprise Storage
4 9 (7.89%) PKI
4 9 (7.89%) Private Cloud
5 8 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (6.14%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (5.26%) Symmetrix
8 5 (4.39%) Clustering
8 5 (4.39%) Derivative
8 5 (4.39%) Public Cloud
9 4 (3.51%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (3.51%) Fat Client
9 4 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (3.51%) Smartcard
9 4 (3.51%) Thin Client
9 4 (3.51%) W3C
10 3 (2.63%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.75%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 79 (69.30%) Linux
2 61 (53.51%) Windows
3 31 (27.19%) Unix
4 28 (24.56%) Windows Server
5 22 (19.30%) Windows Server 2016
6 18 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (13.16%) Windows 10
7 15 (13.16%) Windows Server 2019
8 13 (11.40%) Solaris
9 11 (9.65%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (8.77%) Ubuntu
11 8 (7.02%) VMS
12 7 (6.14%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (6.14%) Mac OS
13 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (4.39%) SUSE
15 4 (3.51%) AIX
15 4 (3.51%) CentOS
15 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.44%) Migration
2 25 (21.93%) Agile
3 20 (17.54%) DevOps
4 17 (14.91%) Data Migration
4 17 (14.91%) Storage Management
5 16 (14.04%) Asset Management
5 16 (14.04%) Investment Management
5 16 (14.04%) Software Engineering
6 15 (13.16%) CI/CD
6 15 (13.16%) Deployment Automation
7 14 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (11.40%) Load Balancing
9 12 (10.53%) Server Management
9 12 (10.53%) Strategic Roadmap
9 12 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 11 (9.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (9.65%) High Availability
10 11 (9.65%) Infrastructure as Code
10 11 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (9.65%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 45 (39.47%) Python
2 30 (26.32%) PowerShell
3 25 (21.93%) Bash
4 21 (18.42%) SQL
5 9 (7.89%) Java
6 6 (5.26%) Perl
6 6 (5.26%) VBScript
7 4 (3.51%) ABAP
7 4 (3.51%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.75%) C
8 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.75%) Korn
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
9 1 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (6.14%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (3.51%) Degree
4 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) MCP
4 3 (2.63%) MCSE
4 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.75%) CCA
5 2 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.75%) MCITP
5 2 (1.75%) MCSA
5 2 (1.75%) MCTS
5 2 (1.75%) VCP6
6 1 (0.88%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) SLA
2 4 (3.51%) QA
3 2 (1.75%) GDPR
3 2 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (49.12%) Active Directory
2 30 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (13.16%) Hyper-V
4 12 (10.53%) vSphere
5 10 (8.77%) XenApp
6 9 (7.89%) Samba
7 6 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (5.26%) VMware NSX
8 5 (4.39%) XenDesktop
9 4 (3.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (3.51%) Docker
9 4 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (3.51%) Veritas File System
9 4 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.75%) SRDF
10 2 (1.75%) vCloud
10 2 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.88%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 36 (31.58%) Ansible
2 26 (22.81%) Terraform
3 18 (15.79%) Prometheus
4 16 (14.04%) Grafana
4 16 (14.04%) Kubernetes
5 10 (8.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 7 (6.14%) Jamf Pro
6 7 (6.14%) NetBackup
7 6 (5.26%) WSUS
8 5 (4.39%) SCCM
9 4 (3.51%) FortiGate
9 4 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (3.51%) vRealize
9 4 (3.51%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 3 (2.63%) Puppet
11 2 (1.75%) Control-M
11 2 (1.75%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 40 (35.09%) VMware
2 38 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 35 (30.70%) NetApp
4 32 (28.07%) Citrix
5 23 (20.18%) Oracle
6 22 (19.30%) Cisco
7 20 (17.54%) Red Hat
8 18 (15.79%) EMC
8 18 (15.79%) HP
8 18 (15.79%) IBM
9 16 (14.04%) TOWER Software
10 11 (9.65%) ServiceNow
11 10 (8.77%) Zerto
12 8 (7.02%) Isilon
13 6 (5.26%) CheckPoint
14 5 (4.39%) Dell KACE
14 5 (4.39%) Murex
14 5 (4.39%) SAP
14 5 (4.39%) Sybase
15 4 (3.51%) Sun