Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 581 663 724
Rank change year-on-year +82 +61 +30
Contract jobs citing NFS 53 65 158
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.097% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 0.76% 0.62% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 108
Median daily rate £438 £500 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +20.85% +3.44%
10th Percentile £303 £272 £313
90th Percentile £625 £621 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £500 £395
% change year-on-year -12.50% +26.58% +9.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £37.00 £49.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.78% +118.62% -24.69%
10th Percentile £33.13 £49.19 £21.25
90th Percentile £57.63 £49.19 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 7,003 10,413 15,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.50% 15.56% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,749 7,093 10,084
Median daily rate £475 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £225 £163 £175
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 551 724
Median hourly rate £18.44 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.74% +3.13% +1.98%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.26 £10.58
90th Percentile £61.25 £47.00 £46.37
Median hourly rate £15.70 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.88% +4.92% +1.67%

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 3 March 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing NFS over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Top 10 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 3 March 2021. 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 +112 49 £444 -11.25% 11
UK excluding London +133 28 £438 -12.50% 8
South East +102 21 £540 +13.68% 3
London +56 21 £450 -13.88% 3
Work from Home - 13 £400 - 2
North of England +66 4 £400 +11.11%
Yorkshire +47 3 £400 +11.11%
South West +73 2 £438 -12.50% 1
East of England - 2 £250 - 1
North West +38 1 - -

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 34 (64.15%) VMware
2 33 (62.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (49.06%) Linux
3 26 (49.06%) DNS
4 24 (45.28%) Dell
5 22 (41.51%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (39.62%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (37.74%) SAN
8 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
9 18 (33.96%) NAS
9 18 (33.96%) Kubernetes
10 16 (30.19%) Fibre Channel
11 15 (28.30%) iSCSI
11 15 (28.30%) vSphere
11 15 (28.30%) Python
11 15 (28.30%) DHCP
11 15 (28.30%) Terraform
12 14 (26.42%) Unix
12 14 (26.42%) IaaS
12 14 (26.42%) Ansible
13 13 (24.53%) High Availability
13 13 (24.53%) Windows
13 13 (24.53%) vRealize
14 12 (22.64%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (22.64%) Docker
14 12 (22.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (20.75%) DevOps
15 11 (20.75%) Oracle
15 11 (20.75%) EMC
15 11 (20.75%) Cisco

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 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
1 4 (7.55%) WebSphere
1 4 (7.55%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (5.66%) Apache
2 3 (5.66%) Confluence
2 3 (5.66%) nginx
3 2 (3.77%) Jupyter
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (11.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) IaaS
2 9 (16.98%) GCP
3 7 (13.21%) AWS
3 7 (13.21%) Azure
4 6 (11.32%) GitHub
5 5 (9.43%) PaaS
6 3 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (5.66%) OpenShift
7 2 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (49.06%) DNS
2 20 (37.74%) SAN
3 18 (33.96%) NAS
4 16 (30.19%) Fibre Channel
5 15 (28.30%) DHCP
5 15 (28.30%) iSCSI
6 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
6 10 (18.87%) VSAN
7 6 (11.32%) LAN
7 6 (11.32%) WAN
8 5 (9.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (9.43%) Firewall
8 5 (9.43%) Multicast
9 4 (7.55%) FCoE
9 4 (7.55%) InfiniBand
9 4 (7.55%) SSH
10 3 (5.66%) VLAN
11 2 (3.77%) BGP
11 2 (3.77%) Kerberos
11 2 (3.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) Hadoop
1 4 (7.55%) HBase
1 4 (7.55%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.77%) BigQuery
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (5.66%) JIRA
4 2 (3.77%) RStudio
4 2 (3.77%) Serena SBM
4 2 (3.77%) Subversion
4 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.89%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Publishing
4 2 (3.77%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Administrator
2 9 (16.98%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (11.32%) Architect
4 6 (11.32%) VMWare Administrator
5 5 (9.43%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) DevOps Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (5.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Senior VMWare Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) Middleware
2 4 (7.55%) LDAP
3 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.89%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.98%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (13.21%) Private Cloud
4 5 (9.43%) Replication
5 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.66%) Clustering
6 1 (1.89%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) NHS
6 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 26 (49.06%) Linux
2 14 (26.42%) Unix
3 13 (24.53%) Windows
4 12 (22.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (11.32%) Solaris
6 5 (9.43%) CentOS
7 4 (7.55%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (3.77%) AIX
8 2 (3.77%) SUSE
8 2 (3.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) High Availability
2 12 (22.64%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.75%) DevOps
3 11 (20.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (18.87%) Load Balancing
5 9 (16.98%) Converged Infrastructure
5 9 (16.98%) Migration
6 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (11.32%) ITIL
7 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (11.32%) Runbook
7 6 (11.32%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 6 (11.32%) Server Management
8 5 (9.43%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (9.43%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 5 (9.43%) Task Automation
9 4 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (7.55%) Patch Management
9 4 (7.55%) Performance Measurement
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) Python
2 9 (16.98%) Java
3 8 (15.09%) Perl
3 8 (15.09%) Shell Script
4 7 (13.21%) Bash Shell
4 7 (13.21%) C
5 3 (5.66%) C++
5 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.66%) Ruby
6 2 (3.77%) Go
6 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.77%) SQL
7 1 (1.89%) Korn
7 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) GDPR
1 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (62.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (41.51%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (39.62%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (28.30%) vSphere
5 12 (22.64%) Docker
6 10 (18.87%) VMware NSX
7 9 (16.98%) VMFS
8 8 (15.09%) Hyper-V
9 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
9 6 (11.32%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (9.43%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (9.43%) VMware Server
11 4 (7.55%) Ceph
11 4 (7.55%) KVM
11 4 (7.55%) SRDF
11 4 (7.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (7.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (7.55%) Xen
12 3 (5.66%) Gluster
12 3 (5.66%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 18 (33.96%) Kubernetes
2 15 (28.30%) Terraform
3 14 (26.42%) Ansible
4 13 (24.53%) vRealize
5 10 (18.87%) vCenter Server
6 9 (16.98%) vMotion
7 6 (11.32%) Prometheus
7 6 (11.32%) Puppet
8 5 (9.43%) BladeLogic
8 5 (9.43%) Mesos
8 5 (9.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (5.66%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (5.66%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (5.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (3.77%) Control-M
10 2 (3.77%) Icinga
10 2 (3.77%) Netcool
10 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (64.15%) VMware
2 24 (45.28%) Dell
3 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
4 11 (20.75%) Cisco
4 11 (20.75%) EMC
4 11 (20.75%) Oracle
5 10 (18.87%) NetApp
5 10 (18.87%) Palo Alto
6 8 (15.09%) HP
6 8 (15.09%) Red Hat
7 7 (13.21%) BMC
7 7 (13.21%) IBM
8 6 (11.32%) Google
9 5 (9.43%) Citrix
9 5 (9.43%) Ivanti
9 5 (9.43%) Shavlik
9 5 (9.43%) Veritas
10 4 (7.55%) MuleSoft
10 4 (7.55%) Veeam
10 4 (7.55%) Zerto