Period
to 17 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 726 723 734
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11 -10
Contract jobs citing NFS 81 183 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.61% 1.19% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 115 68
UK median daily rate £425 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £258 £308 £183
90th Percentile £565 £650 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £361 £325
% change year-on-year +10.73% +11.15% -23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
UK median hourly rate £41.75 £22.50 £34.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.53% -34.07% -31.00%
10th Percentile £40.87 £20.45 £27.48
90th Percentile £42.62 £28.95 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.50 -

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 13,293 15,398 12,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.62% 14.92% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,778 10,008 7,786
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £168 £180 £158
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 901 679
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -4.19% +4.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -

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 17 October 2019.

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
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 17 October 2019. 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 -14 75 £425 +7.59% 22
UK excluding London +21 55 £400 +10.73% 17
London +24 26 £425 -23.60% 5
South East -24 17 £418 +19.29% 11
North of England +40 14 £303 -45.00% 4
South West -2 12 £450 +20.00%
North West +35 7 - - 4
Yorkshire +30 6 £305 -51.20%
East of England +40 5 £300 -29.41%
Scotland +30 5 - -
Midlands +40 1 £125 -57.45% 2
West Midlands +27 1 £125 -57.45% 2
Wales +19 1 £525 +5.00%
North East - 1 £175 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 44 (54.32%) Linux
2 38 (46.91%) VMware
3 32 (39.51%) iSCSI
4 29 (35.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (35.80%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 23 (28.40%) DNS
7 21 (25.93%) Windows
7 21 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (24.69%) Active Directory
9 19 (23.46%) Apache
9 19 (23.46%) Ansible
10 18 (22.22%) Docker
10 18 (22.22%) Kubernetes
10 18 (22.22%) Migration
10 18 (22.22%) SAN
11 17 (20.99%) NetApp
11 17 (20.99%) NAS
12 16 (19.75%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (19.75%) Replication
12 16 (19.75%) vCenter Server
13 15 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (18.52%) ITIL
14 14 (17.28%) LDAP
14 14 (17.28%) Puppet
14 14 (17.28%) vSphere
14 14 (17.28%) High Availability
15 13 (16.05%) Unix
15 13 (16.05%) Microservices
15 13 (16.05%) vRealize

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 19 (23.46%) Apache
2 9 (11.11%) nginx
3 7 (8.64%) JBoss
3 7 (8.64%) WebSphere
4 5 (6.17%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.17%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.94%) IIS
5 4 (4.94%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.23%) Confluence
7 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.23%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.58%) OpenShift
2 10 (12.35%) Azure
3 8 (9.88%) AWS
4 4 (4.94%) IaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.23%) NuGet
5 1 (1.23%) Office 365
5 1 (1.23%) PaaS
5 1 (1.23%) SaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 32 (39.51%) iSCSI
2 23 (28.40%) DNS
3 18 (22.22%) SAN
4 17 (20.99%) NAS
5 12 (14.81%) VSAN
6 11 (13.58%) DHCP
7 9 (11.11%) Firewall
8 8 (9.88%) TCP/IP
9 7 (8.64%) VPN
10 6 (7.41%) Internet
11 4 (4.94%) SNMP
11 4 (4.94%) VLAN
12 3 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (2.47%) Network Security
13 2 (2.47%) SSH
14 1 (1.23%) FTP
14 1 (1.23%) HTTP
14 1 (1.23%) Kerberos
14 1 (1.23%) SSL
14 1 (1.23%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.47%) MariaDB
2 2 (2.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.70%) JIRA
3 2 (2.47%) Hudson
3 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.47%) Subversion
4 1 (1.23%) Ant
4 1 (1.23%) Bazaar
4 1 (1.23%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.23%) Maven
4 1 (1.23%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (12.35%) Publishing
2 7 (8.64%) Finance
3 5 (6.17%) Banking
3 5 (6.17%) Public Sector
3 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (23.46%) Administrator
2 10 (12.35%) Consultant
3 9 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (9.88%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) VMWare Administrator
6 6 (7.41%) Storage Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.17%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Storage Administrator
8 4 (4.94%) Storage Specialist
9 3 (3.70%) Architect
9 3 (3.70%) DevOps Specialist
9 3 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (2.47%) Azure Administrator
10 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 2 (2.47%) Senior Storage Administrator
10 2 (2.47%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) LDAP
2 9 (11.11%) REST
2 9 (11.11%) YAML
3 7 (8.64%) Middleware
4 6 (7.41%) SOAP
5 5 (6.17%) OAuth
6 4 (4.94%) Web Services
7 3 (3.70%) Swagger
8 2 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (2.47%) Node.js
8 2 (2.47%) X-Windows
9 1 (1.23%) Kafka
9 1 (1.23%) LAMP
9 1 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.23%) SAP PI
9 1 (1.23%) SAP XI
9 1 (1.23%) Spring
9 1 (1.23%) XML
9 1 (1.23%) XSD
9 1 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Replication
2 12 (14.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (11.11%) Clustering
4 7 (8.64%) Data Centre
5 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.70%) EMC Centera
6 3 (3.70%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.70%) IVR
6 3 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.70%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.47%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.47%) EMC VNXe
8 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.23%) User Experience
8 1 (1.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 44 (54.32%) Linux
2 29 (35.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (25.93%) Windows
4 13 (16.05%) Unix
5 8 (9.88%) Data ONTAP
5 8 (9.88%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.64%) AIX
6 7 (8.64%) CentOS
6 7 (8.64%) HPUX
6 7 (8.64%) Solaris
6 7 (8.64%) Ubuntu
6 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.94%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.23%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.23%) Debian
9 1 (1.23%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) Migration
2 15 (18.52%) ITIL
2 15 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (17.28%) High Availability
4 13 (16.05%) Microservices
5 12 (14.81%) Configuration Management
5 12 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (14.81%) Workflow
6 9 (11.11%) DevOps
6 9 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.88%) Data Protection
7 8 (9.88%) Task Automation
8 7 (8.64%) Capacity Management
9 6 (7.41%) Business Continuity
9 6 (7.41%) Change Control
9 6 (7.41%) Data Security
9 6 (7.41%) Load Balancing
9 6 (7.41%) Storage Management
10 5 (6.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.35%) Perl
1 10 (12.35%) Python
1 10 (12.35%) SQL
2 9 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 7 (8.64%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.94%) Java
4 4 (4.94%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.94%) Ruby
5 3 (3.70%) PHP
6 2 (2.47%) Korn
7 1 (1.23%) ABAP
7 1 (1.23%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (1.23%) C
7 1 (1.23%) Go
7 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) NCDA
3 4 (4.94%) NCIE
3 4 (4.94%) NCSIE
4 3 (3.70%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) RHCE
5 2 (2.47%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.23%) MCSE
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.23%) VCP6
6 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (35.80%) Virtual Machines
2 21 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (24.69%) Active Directory
4 18 (22.22%) Docker
5 16 (19.75%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (17.28%) vSphere
7 12 (14.81%) VMware NSX
8 11 (13.58%) VMFS
9 10 (12.35%) Gluster
9 10 (12.35%) GlusterFS
9 10 (12.35%) LXC
10 9 (11.11%) Samba
11 8 (9.88%) Firmware
12 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
12 5 (6.17%) KVM
13 4 (4.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (3.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 3 (3.70%) Xen
15 2 (2.47%) SRDF
15 2 (2.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 19 (23.46%) Ansible
2 18 (22.22%) Kubernetes
3 16 (19.75%) vCenter Server
4 14 (17.28%) Puppet
5 13 (16.05%) vRealize
6 12 (14.81%) vMotion
7 11 (13.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (9.88%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (6.17%) Tivoli
10 3 (3.70%) NetBackup
10 3 (3.70%) WMI
11 2 (2.47%) Cacti
11 2 (2.47%) EMC TimeFinder
11 2 (2.47%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (2.47%) Nagios
11 2 (2.47%) NetApp OnCommand
12 1 (1.23%) logstash
12 1 (1.23%) Prometheus
12 1 (1.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 38 (46.91%) VMware
2 27 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 17 (20.99%) NetApp
4 10 (12.35%) HP
5 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 9 (11.11%) Veritas
6 8 (9.88%) Cisco
7 7 (8.64%) EMC
7 7 (8.64%) Oracle
8 6 (7.41%) IBM
9 4 (4.94%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.94%) Brocade
9 4 (4.94%) Hitachi
9 4 (4.94%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.70%) Symantec
10 3 (3.70%) Veeam
11 2 (2.47%) Citrix
11 2 (2.47%) CyberArk
11 2 (2.47%) Dell
11 2 (2.47%) SolarWinds