Period
to 17 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 17 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 721 708 679
Rank change year-on-year -13 -29 -5
Contract jobs citing NFS 157 186 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.22% 1.42% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 116 129
UK median daily rate £356 £475 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +18.01% +7.33%
10th Percentile £185 £284 £293
90th Percentile £576 £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 8 9 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 £41.57 £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 12915 13122 11760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 12.38% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8359 8228 6685
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £157 £174 £161
90th Percentile £606 £575 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 891 1264
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -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 17 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 17 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 17 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 -6 146 £350 -26.32% 14
UK excluding London +28 90 £325 -18.75% 11
London -36 62 £450 -16.28% 6
South East +9 39 £388 -13.89% 4
North of England +58 26 £310 -25.53% 1
North East +78 22 £310 -0.80%
South West +4 10 £325 +18.18% 1
Midlands - 5 £375 -
West Midlands - 5 £375 -
East of England -20 4 £350 +9.38% 2
Wales +10 3 £363 +11.54% 2
Scotland -20 3 £413 +22.22% 1
North West +23 2 £350 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire +16 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 123 (78.34%) Linux
2 96 (61.15%) Windows
3 92 (58.60%) Red Hat
4 90 (57.32%) Unix
5 84 (53.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (38.22%) SAN
7 57 (36.31%) Solaris
8 56 (35.67%) DNS
8 56 (35.67%) NetApp
9 51 (32.48%) Active Directory
10 50 (31.85%) Perl
11 49 (31.21%) LDAP
12 48 (30.57%) Oracle
13 47 (29.94%) Fibre Channel
14 44 (28.03%) Microsoft
14 44 (28.03%) Brocade
15 39 (24.84%) Python
15 39 (24.84%) Firewall
16 38 (24.20%) Veritas
16 38 (24.20%) NAS
17 37 (23.57%) Load Balancing
18 35 (22.29%) Finance
18 35 (22.29%) VMware
18 35 (22.29%) Cisco
18 35 (22.29%) Korn
19 33 (21.02%) NetBackup
19 33 (21.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 33 (21.02%) Enterprise Storage
20 32 (20.38%) Veritas File System
20 32 (20.38%) 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 27 (17.20%) WebLogic
2 23 (14.65%) JBoss
3 14 (8.92%) Apache
4 6 (3.82%) SAS
4 6 (3.82%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.55%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.55%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.91%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.27%) Confluence
7 2 (1.27%) nginx
8 1 (0.64%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Houdini
1 8 (5.10%) Maya
1 8 (5.10%) NUKE
1 8 (5.10%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.18%) IaaS
3 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.27%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.64%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.64%) PaaS
5 1 (0.64%) Route 53
5 1 (0.64%) Serverless
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (38.22%) SAN
2 56 (35.67%) DNS
3 49 (31.21%) LDAP
4 47 (29.94%) Fibre Channel
5 39 (24.84%) Firewall
6 38 (24.20%) NAS
7 26 (16.56%) SSH
8 24 (15.29%) DHCP
9 23 (14.65%) VPN
10 22 (14.01%) OpenLDAP
11 20 (12.74%) iSCSI
11 20 (12.74%) TCP/IP
12 19 (12.10%) WAN
13 17 (10.83%) BGP
13 17 (10.83%) IPsec
14 15 (9.55%) OSPF
15 13 (8.28%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (8.28%) FTP
15 13 (8.28%) MPLS
16 12 (7.64%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.28%) MySQL
2 6 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.18%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (2.55%) DB2
4 4 (2.55%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (8.28%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.37%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.55%) FishEye
4 3 (1.91%) JIRA
4 3 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.91%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.91%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.64%) GitLab
General
1 35 (22.29%) Finance
2 21 (13.38%) Legal
3 11 (7.01%) Banking
4 7 (4.46%) Financial Institution
4 7 (4.46%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (31.21%) Administrator
2 37 (23.57%) Systems Administrator
3 29 (18.47%) NetApp Engineer
4 21 (13.38%) Linux Administrator
5 20 (12.74%) Linux Engineer
6 19 (12.10%) Cloud Engineer
6 19 (12.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 18 (11.46%) Unix Administrator
8 17 (10.83%) Storage Engineer
8 17 (10.83%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 14 (8.92%) DevOps Engineer
9 14 (8.92%) Network Engineer
9 14 (8.92%) Storage Administrator
9 14 (8.92%) Support Engineer
10 13 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (6.37%) Unix Engineer
12 9 (5.73%) Solaris Administrator
13 8 (5.10%) Analyst
13 8 (5.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 7 (4.46%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.01%) LAMP
2 4 (2.55%) .NET
3 3 (1.91%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.02%) Enterprise Storage
2 27 (17.20%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.37%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (6.37%) Replication
4 7 (4.46%) Animation
4 7 (4.46%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.82%) FlexPod
6 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.18%) PKI
7 4 (2.55%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (1.91%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.27%) Clustering
9 2 (1.27%) Derivative
9 2 (1.27%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.27%) Infotainment
9 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.64%) Life Science
10 1 (0.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 123 (78.34%) Linux
2 96 (61.15%) Windows
3 90 (57.32%) Unix
4 84 (53.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (36.31%) Solaris
6 21 (13.38%) Windows Server
6 21 (13.38%) Windows XP
7 19 (12.10%) CentOS
8 15 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (6.37%) AIX
10 9 (5.73%) HPUX
10 9 (5.73%) Windows 7
11 8 (5.10%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (4.46%) SUSE
12 7 (4.46%) Ubuntu
13 4 (2.55%) Mac OS X
13 4 (2.55%) Scientific Linux
13 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.57%) Load Balancing
2 31 (19.75%) Performance Monitoring
3 28 (17.83%) Migration
4 24 (15.29%) DevOps
5 16 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (8.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (8.28%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 10 (6.37%) Change Management
8 10 (6.37%) Problem Management
8 10 (6.37%) Task Automation
9 9 (5.73%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.73%) Security Architecture
10 8 (5.10%) Open Source
10 8 (5.10%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.46%) High Availability
11 7 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (4.46%) Visual Effects
11 7 (4.46%) Workflow
12 6 (3.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (31.85%) Perl
2 39 (24.84%) Python
3 35 (22.29%) Korn
4 32 (20.38%) SQL
5 24 (15.29%) Shell Script
6 22 (14.01%) PL/SQL
7 20 (12.74%) Bash Shell
8 16 (10.19%) Java
9 12 (7.64%) PowerShell
10 9 (5.73%) C-shell
11 6 (3.82%) C
11 6 (3.82%) C++
12 4 (2.55%) C#
13 3 (1.91%) Fortran
13 3 (1.91%) Ruby
14 2 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.10%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.91%) Degree
3 3 (1.91%) NCDA
3 3 (1.91%) NCIE
3 3 (1.91%) RHCE
4 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.64%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.64%) CCNA
5 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.64%) EMCSA
5 1 (0.64%) MCSE
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.64%) RHCA
5 1 (0.64%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) QA
1 4 (2.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 51 (32.48%) Active Directory
2 33 (21.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 32 (20.38%) Veritas File System
4 30 (19.11%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (12.10%) Samba
6 18 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (8.92%) vSphere
8 13 (8.28%) Hyper-V
9 11 (7.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (4.46%) Openswan
10 7 (4.46%) pfSense
10 7 (4.46%) SRDF
11 4 (2.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (2.55%) DFS Replication
11 4 (2.55%) Firmware
11 4 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (2.55%) XenServer
12 3 (1.91%) iptables
12 3 (1.91%) Postfix
12 3 (1.91%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 33 (21.02%) NetBackup
2 17 (10.83%) Ansible
3 16 (10.19%) Puppet
4 15 (9.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (7.64%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (5.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (5.10%) vCenter Server
7 6 (3.82%) Nagios
7 6 (3.82%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (3.82%) SnapMirror
7 6 (3.82%) SnapVault
8 5 (3.18%) SCOM
8 5 (3.18%) Terraform
9 4 (2.55%) Cobbler
9 4 (2.55%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (2.55%) Netcool
9 4 (2.55%) SCCM
9 4 (2.55%) WMI
10 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.91%) vMotion
Vendors
1 92 (58.60%) Red Hat
2 56 (35.67%) NetApp
3 48 (30.57%) Oracle
4 44 (28.03%) Brocade
4 44 (28.03%) Microsoft
5 38 (24.20%) Veritas
6 35 (22.29%) Cisco
6 35 (22.29%) VMware
7 28 (17.83%) Symantec
8 27 (17.20%) EMC
9 19 (12.10%) HP
10 17 (10.83%) Juniper
11 13 (8.28%) F5
12 12 (7.64%) Palo Alto
13 11 (7.01%) Citrix
13 11 (7.01%) Sun
14 9 (5.73%) CheckPoint
14 9 (5.73%) Fortinet
14 9 (5.73%) SonicWALL
15 8 (5.10%) 3PAR