Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 716 699 677
Rank change year-on-year -17 -22 -14
Contract jobs citing NFS 161 183 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.24% 1.41% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 112 131
UK median daily rate £350 £475 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +16.71% +8.53%
10th Percentile £185 £267 £295
90th Percentile £570 £625 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £400 £393
% change year-on-year -18.75% +1.91% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £49.46 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.65% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.46 -

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 12985 12942 11608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.59% 12.36% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8431 8106 6614
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
10th Percentile £156 £173 £158
90th Percentile £609 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 880 1248
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 21 November 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 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Top 14 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 21 November 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 -3 148 £350 -26.32% 16
UK excluding London +20 92 £325 -18.75% 13
London -50 62 £450 -16.28% 8
South East +5 39 £388 -13.89% 5
North of England +50 26 £310 -24.85% 1
North East +76 22 £310 -0.80%
South West -5 11 £325 +18.18% 2
East of England -2 5 £350 +9.38%
West Midlands - 5 £375 -
Midlands - 5 £375 -
Wales +14 3 £363 +11.54% 3
Scotland -18 3 £413 +22.22% 2
North West +23 2 £350 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire +9 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 125 (77.64%) Linux
2 101 (62.73%) Windows
3 93 (57.76%) Red Hat
4 92 (57.14%) Unix
5 85 (52.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 61 (37.89%) SAN
7 58 (36.02%) NetApp
8 57 (35.40%) Solaris
8 57 (35.40%) DNS
9 56 (34.78%) Active Directory
10 50 (31.06%) Perl
11 49 (30.43%) Oracle
11 49 (30.43%) LDAP
12 48 (29.81%) Microsoft
12 48 (29.81%) Fibre Channel
13 44 (27.33%) Brocade
14 40 (24.84%) Firewall
14 40 (24.84%) NAS
15 39 (24.22%) Python
15 39 (24.22%) VMware
16 38 (23.60%) Veritas
17 37 (22.98%) Cisco
17 37 (22.98%) Load Balancing
18 35 (21.74%) Korn
18 35 (21.74%) Finance
18 35 (21.74%) SQL
19 33 (20.50%) NetBackup
19 33 (20.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 33 (20.50%) VMware ESXi
19 33 (20.50%) Enterprise Storage

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 27 (16.77%) WebLogic
2 23 (14.29%) JBoss
3 15 (9.32%) Apache
4 7 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.73%) MS Exchange
5 6 (3.73%) SAS
6 5 (3.11%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.86%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.24%) Confluence
8 2 (1.24%) nginx
9 1 (0.62%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Houdini
1 9 (5.59%) Maya
1 9 (5.59%) NUKE
1 9 (5.59%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.11%) IaaS
3 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.24%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.62%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.62%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.62%) PaaS
5 1 (0.62%) Route 53
5 1 (0.62%) Serverless
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (37.89%) SAN
2 57 (35.40%) DNS
3 49 (30.43%) LDAP
4 48 (29.81%) Fibre Channel
5 40 (24.84%) Firewall
5 40 (24.84%) NAS
6 28 (17.39%) SSH
7 26 (16.15%) DHCP
8 24 (14.91%) VPN
9 22 (13.66%) iSCSI
9 22 (13.66%) OpenLDAP
10 20 (12.42%) TCP/IP
11 19 (11.80%) IPsec
11 19 (11.80%) WAN
12 17 (10.56%) BGP
12 17 (10.56%) OSPF
13 14 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (8.70%) MPLS
14 13 (8.07%) FTP
14 13 (8.07%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.70%) MySQL
2 6 (3.73%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.11%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (3.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.48%) DB2
5 2 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.24%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (8.07%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.48%) FishEye
4 3 (1.86%) JIRA
4 3 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.86%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.62%) GitLab
General
1 35 (21.74%) Finance
2 21 (13.04%) Legal
3 11 (6.83%) Banking
4 7 (4.35%) Financial Institution
4 7 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.24%) Military
5 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (31.06%) Administrator
2 38 (23.60%) Systems Administrator
3 29 (18.01%) NetApp Engineer
4 22 (13.66%) Linux Administrator
5 20 (12.42%) Linux Engineer
5 20 (12.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 19 (11.80%) Cloud Engineer
7 18 (11.18%) Unix Administrator
8 17 (10.56%) Storage Engineer
8 17 (10.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 15 (9.32%) Network Engineer
10 14 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (8.70%) Storage Administrator
10 14 (8.70%) Support Engineer
11 13 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (6.21%) Unix Engineer
13 9 (5.59%) Analyst
13 9 (5.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 9 (5.59%) Solaris Administrator
14 7 (4.35%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.83%) LAMP
2 4 (2.48%) .NET
2 4 (2.48%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.86%) Spring
4 2 (1.24%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 29 (18.01%) Data Centre
3 13 (8.07%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (6.83%) Replication
5 8 (4.97%) Animation
6 7 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.35%) PKI
7 6 (3.73%) FlexPod
8 4 (2.48%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (1.86%) Clustering
9 3 (1.86%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.24%) Derivative
10 2 (1.24%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.24%) Infotainment
10 2 (1.24%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.62%) Life Science
11 1 (0.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 125 (77.64%) Linux
2 101 (62.73%) Windows
3 92 (57.14%) Unix
4 85 (52.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (35.40%) Solaris
6 25 (15.53%) Windows Server
7 21 (13.04%) Windows XP
8 20 (12.42%) CentOS
9 17 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (6.21%) AIX
10 10 (6.21%) Windows 7
11 9 (5.59%) HPUX
12 8 (4.97%) Data ONTAP
13 7 (4.35%) SUSE
13 7 (4.35%) Ubuntu
14 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (2.48%) Mac OS X
15 4 (2.48%) Scientific Linux
16 2 (1.24%) FreeBSD
16 2 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.98%) Load Balancing
2 31 (19.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 28 (17.39%) Migration
4 25 (15.53%) DevOps
5 16 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (8.07%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 10 (6.21%) Change Management
8 10 (6.21%) Problem Management
8 10 (6.21%) Task Automation
9 9 (5.59%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.59%) Security Architecture
10 8 (4.97%) Network Design
10 8 (4.97%) Open Source
10 8 (4.97%) Performance Analysis
10 8 (4.97%) Visual Effects
11 7 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.35%) ITIL
11 7 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 50 (31.06%) Perl
2 39 (24.22%) Python
3 35 (21.74%) Korn
3 35 (21.74%) SQL
4 24 (14.91%) Shell Script
5 22 (13.66%) PL/SQL
6 20 (12.42%) Bash Shell
7 16 (9.94%) Java
8 12 (7.45%) PowerShell
9 9 (5.59%) C-shell
10 7 (4.35%) C
11 6 (3.73%) C++
12 4 (2.48%) C#
13 3 (1.86%) Fortran
13 3 (1.86%) Ruby
14 2 (1.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.21%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.48%) NCDA
3 4 (2.48%) RHCE
4 3 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.86%) Degree
4 3 (1.86%) NCIE
4 3 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.24%) CCNA
5 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.24%) MCSE
5 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.62%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.62%) EMCSA
6 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.62%) MCITP
6 1 (0.62%) RHCA
6 1 (0.62%) RHCT
6 1 (0.62%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) QA
1 4 (2.48%) SLA
2 3 (1.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 56 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 33 (20.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 33 (20.50%) VMware ESXi
3 32 (19.88%) Veritas File System
4 21 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (12.42%) Samba
6 17 (10.56%) vSphere
7 13 (8.07%) Hyper-V
8 11 (6.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (4.35%) Openswan
9 7 (4.35%) pfSense
9 7 (4.35%) SRDF
10 5 (3.11%) DFS Replication
11 4 (2.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (2.48%) Firmware
11 4 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (2.48%) XenServer
12 3 (1.86%) iptables
12 3 (1.86%) vCloud
12 3 (1.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (20.50%) NetBackup
2 18 (11.18%) Ansible
3 16 (9.94%) Puppet
4 15 (9.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (8.07%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (5.59%) vCenter Server
7 8 (4.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (3.73%) Nagios
8 6 (3.73%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (3.73%) SnapMirror
8 6 (3.73%) SnapVault
9 5 (3.11%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (3.11%) SCCM
9 5 (3.11%) SCOM
9 5 (3.11%) Terraform
10 4 (2.48%) Cobbler
10 4 (2.48%) Netcool
10 4 (2.48%) vMotion
10 4 (2.48%) WMI
11 3 (1.86%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 93 (57.76%) Red Hat
2 58 (36.02%) NetApp
3 49 (30.43%) Oracle
4 48 (29.81%) Microsoft
5 44 (27.33%) Brocade
6 39 (24.22%) VMware
7 38 (23.60%) Veritas
8 37 (22.98%) Cisco
9 29 (18.01%) Symantec
10 27 (16.77%) EMC
11 23 (14.29%) HP
12 17 (10.56%) Juniper
13 12 (7.45%) Citrix
13 12 (7.45%) F5
14 11 (6.83%) Palo Alto
14 11 (6.83%) Sun
15 9 (5.59%) CheckPoint
15 9 (5.59%) Fortinet
15 9 (5.59%) SonicWALL
16 8 (4.97%) 3PAR