Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 753 768 738
Rank change year-on-year +15 -30 -48
Contract jobs citing NFS 80 139 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.56% 0.96% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 74 66
UK median daily rate £430 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.58% +0.59% -10.53%
10th Percentile £363 £311 £178
90th Percentile £625 £669 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
UK median hourly rate £41.75 £20.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.63% -47.10% -21.65%
10th Percentile £40.87 £20.25 £25.00
90th Percentile £42.62 £29.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -44.40%

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 14,270 14,428 10,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.50% 13.97% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,467 9,338 6,910
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £183 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 863 660
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.13 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.43% +0.78% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.78 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -4.97%

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 23 July 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 13 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 23 July 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 +8 77 £430 +1.18% 8
UK excluding London +44 51 £425 +13.33% 6
London -2 29 £440 -2.22% 3
South East +16 27 £473 +18.57% 1
South West -14 7 £425 +30.77% 1
East Midlands +22 5 £440 +46.59%
North of England +21 5 £303 -33.70% 2
Midlands +18 5 £440 +46.59% 1
East of England - 4 £300 -
Scotland +18 3 - - 1
North West +25 2 - -
Yorkshire +24 2 £305 -39.75% 2
North East - 1 £175 -

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 47 (58.75%) Linux
2 31 (38.75%) VMware
3 29 (36.25%) iSCSI
4 25 (31.25%) DNS
4 25 (31.25%) Ansible
5 24 (30.00%) Windows
6 23 (28.75%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (26.25%) Bash Shell
7 21 (26.25%) NetApp
7 21 (26.25%) Docker
8 20 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 20 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (22.50%) Red Hat
9 18 (22.50%) Kubernetes
10 17 (21.25%) vCenter Server
10 17 (21.25%) SAN
11 16 (20.00%) Apache
12 15 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
12 15 (18.75%) vRealize
13 14 (17.50%) vSphere
13 14 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (17.50%) ITIL
14 13 (16.25%) Migration
14 13 (16.25%) LDAP
14 13 (16.25%) Unix
14 13 (16.25%) EMC
14 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (16.25%) DevOps

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 16 (20.00%) Apache
2 8 (10.00%) JBoss
2 8 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 7 (8.75%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.00%) nginx
4 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.75%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.25%) Confluence
7 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.25%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.25%) IIS
7 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.25%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (28.75%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (15.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 11 (13.75%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (13.75%) Route 53
5 9 (11.25%) IaaS
6 3 (3.75%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.50%) PaaS
7 2 (2.50%) SaaS
8 1 (1.25%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.25%) GitHub
8 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.25%) NuGet
8 1 (1.25%) Office 365
8 1 (1.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (36.25%) iSCSI
2 25 (31.25%) DNS
3 17 (21.25%) SAN
4 15 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
5 12 (15.00%) NAS
5 12 (15.00%) VLAN
5 12 (15.00%) VSAN
6 9 (11.25%) TCP/IP
7 7 (8.75%) Firewall
7 7 (8.75%) SNMP
8 4 (5.00%) DHCP
8 4 (5.00%) Kerberos
8 4 (5.00%) VPN
9 3 (3.75%) Internet
10 2 (2.50%) BGP
10 2 (2.50%) MPLS
10 2 (2.50%) SSH
10 2 (2.50%) VXLAN
11 1 (1.25%) Network Security
11 1 (1.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) MySQL
2 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.50%) Apache Ignite
3 2 (2.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.50%) MariaDB
3 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.25%) Big Data
4 1 (1.25%) Bigtable
4 1 (1.25%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.25%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.75%) JIRA
3 2 (2.50%) Hudson
3 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.50%) Maven
4 1 (1.25%) Ant
4 1 (1.25%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.25%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Publishing
4 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (17.50%) Administrator
2 12 (15.00%) Platform Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Consultant
4 10 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (8.75%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (7.50%) Storage Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Storage Specialist
9 3 (3.75%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) NAS Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Storage Administrator
9 3 (3.75%) Storage Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) VMWare Administrator
10 2 (2.50%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.25%) LDAP
2 4 (5.00%) REST
3 3 (3.75%) LAMP
3 3 (3.75%) Middleware
4 2 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.50%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (2.50%) Node.js
4 2 (2.50%) X-Windows
4 2 (2.50%) YAML
5 1 (1.25%) CGI
5 1 (1.25%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.25%) Memcached
5 1 (1.25%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.25%) SOAP
5 1 (1.25%) VML
5 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Replication
2 7 (8.75%) Clustering
3 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.00%) User Experience
5 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.75%) EMC Centera
5 3 (3.75%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.75%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.50%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.50%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (2.50%) HP Superdome
6 2 (2.50%) IBM Storwize
6 2 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (58.75%) Linux
2 24 (30.00%) Windows
3 20 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (16.25%) Unix
5 10 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 9 (11.25%) Data ONTAP
7 7 (8.75%) AIX
7 7 (8.75%) Solaris
8 6 (7.50%) CentOS
8 6 (7.50%) HPUX
8 6 (7.50%) Ubuntu
9 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) ITIL
1 14 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (16.25%) DevOps
2 13 (16.25%) Migration
3 11 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (11.25%) Configuration Management
5 8 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 8 (10.00%) Storage Management
6 7 (8.75%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (7.50%) Change Management
7 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (7.50%) Server Monitoring
7 6 (7.50%) Task Automation
7 6 (7.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.25%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.00%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) Bash Shell
2 11 (13.75%) Perl
3 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
4 8 (10.00%) Python
5 6 (7.50%) Java
6 5 (6.25%) SQL
7 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.75%) C
8 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.75%) Ruby
9 2 (2.50%) AWK
9 2 (2.50%) Bourne shell
9 2 (2.50%) C-shell
9 2 (2.50%) Korn
9 2 (2.50%) sed
10 1 (1.25%) PHP
10 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) MCSE
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.75%) RHCE
3 3 (3.75%) VCP6
3 3 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.50%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.25%) Degree
5 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.25%) RHCA
5 1 (1.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (26.25%) Docker
2 20 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (17.50%) vSphere
5 13 (16.25%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (15.00%) VMware NSX
7 8 (10.00%) Samba
8 6 (7.50%) Firmware
9 5 (6.25%) XenApp
9 5 (6.25%) XenDesktop
10 4 (5.00%) VMFS
11 3 (3.75%) Gluster
11 3 (3.75%) GlusterFS
11 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
11 3 (3.75%) LXC
11 3 (3.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (3.75%) vCloud
11 3 (3.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (3.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 25 (31.25%) Ansible
2 18 (22.50%) Kubernetes
3 17 (21.25%) vCenter Server
4 15 (18.75%) vRealize
5 12 (15.00%) Terraform
6 11 (13.75%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (13.75%) Puppet
7 8 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (7.50%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (7.50%) vMotion
9 6 (7.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 5 (6.25%) NetApp OnCommand
10 5 (6.25%) Tivoli
11 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (3.75%) Nagios
11 3 (3.75%) SnapMirror
12 2 (2.50%) HAProxy
12 2 (2.50%) Netcool
12 2 (2.50%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 31 (38.75%) VMware
2 21 (26.25%) NetApp
3 18 (22.50%) Red Hat
4 13 (16.25%) EMC
5 10 (12.50%) Cisco
5 10 (12.50%) HP
6 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
7 8 (10.00%) Dell
7 8 (10.00%) Veritas
8 6 (7.50%) Citrix
9 5 (6.25%) Brocade
9 5 (6.25%) IBM
10 4 (5.00%) 3PAR
10 4 (5.00%) ServiceNow
11 3 (3.75%) Oracle
11 3 (3.75%) Splunk
11 3 (3.75%) Sun
12 2 (2.50%) CyberArk
12 2 (2.50%) Hitachi
12 2 (2.50%) Mirantis