Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 615 749 738
Rank change year-on-year +134 -11 -39
Contract jobs citing NFS 67 128 141
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.71% 0.86% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 86 86
Median daily rate £470 £473 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +14.55% -1.49%
10th Percentile £203 £344 £300
90th Percentile £583 £650 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £473 £358
% change year-on-year -0.53% +32.17% +5.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Median hourly rate £49.19 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.00

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 9,382 14,879 13,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.38% 15.35% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,002 9,866 8,648
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £174
90th Percentile £637 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £397
% change year-on-year - +7.05% +13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 693 713
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.88% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.43 £10.92 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.58 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.37 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.61% +2.47% -1.64%

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 8 April 2020.

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
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 8 April 2020. 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 +124 60 £475 +0.26% 22
UK excluding London +96 45 £470 -0.53% 19
South East +85 27 £450 -5.26% 10
London +112 19 £500 -4.76% 3
North of England +68 9 £360 -29.76%
North West +41 7 - -
South West +37 5 £500 -6.98% 7
Scotland +33 3 £463 -
Yorkshire +47 2 £360 -42.40%
Wales +31 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 40 (59.70%) VMware
2 33 (49.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (43.28%) Linux
4 26 (38.81%) Windows
5 22 (32.84%) iSCSI
5 22 (32.84%) vSphere
6 21 (31.34%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (29.85%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (28.36%) vRealize
9 18 (26.87%) High Availability
9 18 (26.87%) SQL
9 18 (26.87%) Migration
10 17 (25.37%) Configuration Management
10 17 (25.37%) vCenter Server
11 16 (23.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (22.39%) PowerShell
12 15 (22.39%) VMFS
12 15 (22.39%) Bash Shell
12 15 (22.39%) VMware NSX
12 15 (22.39%) VSAN
12 15 (22.39%) Windows Server
12 15 (22.39%) Ansible
12 15 (22.39%) vMotion
12 15 (22.39%) Kubernetes
13 14 (20.90%) Waterfall
14 13 (19.40%) REST
14 13 (19.40%) SOAP
14 13 (19.40%) Python
14 13 (19.40%) DNS

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 10 (14.93%) Apache
2 6 (8.96%) JBoss
2 6 (8.96%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.97%) IIS
3 4 (5.97%) nginx
4 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.48%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.99%) Confluence
5 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.49%) Drupal
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.97%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) AWS
2 5 (7.46%) OpenShift
3 3 (4.48%) Azure
3 3 (4.48%) IaaS
4 1 (1.49%) GCP
4 1 (1.49%) GitHub
4 1 (1.49%) NuGet
4 1 (1.49%) PaaS
4 1 (1.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.84%) iSCSI
2 15 (22.39%) VSAN
3 13 (19.40%) DNS
4 12 (17.91%) DHCP
4 12 (17.91%) SSH
5 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
6 10 (14.93%) NAS
7 9 (13.43%) Firewall
8 8 (11.94%) HTTP
8 8 (11.94%) SAN
9 6 (8.96%) FTP
10 5 (7.46%) Internet
10 5 (7.46%) IPsec
10 5 (7.46%) L2TP
10 5 (7.46%) LAN
10 5 (7.46%) VPN
10 5 (7.46%) WAN
11 4 (5.97%) Multicast
11 4 (5.97%) SMTP
12 3 (4.48%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.99%) Big Data
3 2 (2.99%) DB2
3 2 (2.99%) Ingres
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.49%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Eclipse
1 6 (8.96%) NWDS
2 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.99%) JIRA
5 1 (1.49%) Ant
5 1 (1.49%) Hudson
5 1 (1.49%) Maven
5 1 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.49%) Subversion
5 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (8.96%) Banking
1 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Publishing
4 3 (4.48%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.99%) Military
6 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) VMware Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Administrator
3 7 (10.45%) Architect
4 6 (8.96%) Developer
4 6 (8.96%) SAP Developer
4 6 (8.96%) SAP PI Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) VMWare Administrator
6 4 (5.97%) Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Deskside Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) IP Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Linux Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) REST
1 13 (19.40%) SOAP
2 10 (14.93%) Middleware
3 6 (8.96%) JSON
3 6 (8.96%) OAuth
3 6 (8.96%) SAP PI
3 6 (8.96%) SAP XI
3 6 (8.96%) Web Services
3 6 (8.96%) XML
3 6 (8.96%) XSD
3 6 (8.96%) XSLT
4 5 (7.46%) Swagger
5 4 (5.97%) XML Schema
5 4 (5.97%) YAML
6 3 (4.48%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (4.48%) Rendezvous
7 2 (2.99%) JSP
7 2 (2.99%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (2.99%) LDAP
7 2 (2.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Hybrid Cloud
2 12 (17.91%) Data Centre
3 8 (11.94%) Replication
4 6 (8.96%) W3C
5 5 (7.46%) IVR
5 5 (7.46%) PKI
6 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.99%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (2.99%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (43.28%) Linux
2 26 (38.81%) Windows
3 16 (23.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (22.39%) Windows Server
5 7 (10.45%) Ubuntu
5 7 (10.45%) Unix
6 4 (5.97%) Mac OS X
6 4 (5.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.48%) VMS
8 2 (2.99%) CentOS
8 2 (2.99%) Fedora
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) High Availability
1 18 (26.87%) Migration
2 17 (25.37%) Configuration Management
3 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (20.90%) Waterfall
5 12 (17.91%) Data Modelling
5 12 (17.91%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (13.43%) Microservices
8 7 (10.45%) Change Control
8 7 (10.45%) ITIL
8 7 (10.45%) Load Balancing
9 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.96%) DevOps
9 6 (8.96%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (8.96%) Problem Management
9 6 (8.96%) Task Automation
9 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.46%) CRM
10 5 (7.46%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) SQL
2 15 (22.39%) Bash Shell
2 15 (22.39%) PowerShell
3 13 (19.40%) Python
4 11 (16.42%) Java
5 6 (8.96%) ABAP
5 6 (8.96%) Perl
5 6 (8.96%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.97%) C
7 2 (2.99%) Bourne shell
7 2 (2.99%) Go
7 2 (2.99%) Korn
7 2 (2.99%) Ruby
8 1 (1.49%) sed
8 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.94%) DV Cleared
3 6 (8.96%) MCSE
3 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (5.97%) VCP6
6 3 (4.48%) Degree
7 2 (2.99%) CCNA
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.99%) CISSP
7 2 (2.99%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.99%) GIAC
7 2 (2.99%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (2.99%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (2.99%) SANS
7 2 (2.99%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (49.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (32.84%) vSphere
3 21 (31.34%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (29.85%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (22.39%) VMFS
5 15 (22.39%) VMware NSX
6 9 (13.43%) Active Directory
6 9 (13.43%) Docker
7 6 (8.96%) KVM
7 6 (8.96%) Samba
8 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
9 4 (5.97%) Gluster
9 4 (5.97%) GlusterFS
9 4 (5.97%) LXC
9 4 (5.97%) vCloud
10 3 (4.48%) Firmware
10 3 (4.48%) Xen
11 2 (2.99%) VirtualBox
11 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (1.49%) iptables
Systems Management
1 19 (28.36%) vRealize
2 17 (25.37%) vCenter Server
3 15 (22.39%) Ansible
3 15 (22.39%) Kubernetes
3 15 (22.39%) vMotion
4 9 (13.43%) Puppet
5 6 (8.96%) ZABBIX
6 5 (7.46%) Grafana
7 4 (5.97%) Graylog
7 4 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (5.97%) Salt
7 4 (5.97%) Terraform
8 3 (4.48%) Nessus
8 3 (4.48%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (2.99%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (2.99%) Kibana
9 2 (2.99%) logstash
9 2 (2.99%) Nagios
9 2 (2.99%) OpenNMS
9 2 (2.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (59.70%) VMware
2 12 (17.91%) Red Hat
3 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.94%) Cisco
5 7 (10.45%) Oracle
6 6 (8.96%) SAP
6 6 (8.96%) SolarWinds
7 5 (7.46%) EMC
7 5 (7.46%) HP
7 5 (7.46%) NetApp
8 4 (5.97%) BT
8 4 (5.97%) Dell
9 3 (4.48%) Aspera
9 3 (4.48%) Signiant
10 2 (2.99%) Cloudera
10 2 (2.99%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.99%) Hortonworks
11 1 (1.49%) AlienVault
11 1 (1.49%) IBM
11 1 (1.49%) Palo Alto