Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 731 705 689
Rank change year-on-year -26 -16 +26
Contract jobs citing NFS 135 146 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.06% 1.26% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 76 127
UK median daily rate £395 £403 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.86% -8.00% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £244 £297
90th Percentile £515 £659 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £313 £390
% change year-on-year +15.20% -19.87% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 1
UK median hourly rate £29.88 £44.46 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.80% +196.40% -50.00%
10th Percentile £27.13 £23.75 £14.50
90th Percentile £48.04 £49.46 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.46 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +196.40% -50.00%

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 12,697 11,552 10,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.70% 12.14% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,296 7,224 6,412
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.64% +7.50%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +10.71% +1.45% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 832 1,102
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.23 £44.48 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year - -1.64% +1.67%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Top 15 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 25 February 2018. 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 -35 118 £375 -7.98% 36
UK excluding London +12 77 £360 +15.20% 24
London -42 55 £425 -10.53% 15
South East +1 37 £380 -5.00% 8
Wales - 10 £413 - 1
East of England -12 9 £320 - 4
North of England +13 7 £375 +14.50% 5
Midlands +16 6 £413 +50.00% 3
North East +52 5 £375 +20.48%
West Midlands +15 5 £375 -15.49%
South West +17 4 £300 +22.45% 1
Scotland -16 4 - - 1
North West +16 1 - - 4
East Midlands -1 1 £450 +157.14% 3
Yorkshire -12 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 90 (66.67%) Linux
2 74 (54.81%) Windows
3 64 (47.41%) NetApp
4 63 (46.67%) VMware
4 63 (46.67%) iSCSI
5 53 (39.26%) Microsoft
6 50 (37.04%) Unix
6 50 (37.04%) Red Hat
7 46 (34.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (31.11%) SAN
9 39 (28.89%) Fibre Channel
10 38 (28.15%) Cisco
11 37 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 36 (26.67%) Active Directory
13 33 (24.44%) Security Cleared
14 32 (23.70%) HP
14 32 (23.70%) Finance
15 29 (21.48%) Brocade
16 28 (20.74%) Perl
16 28 (20.74%) vSphere
17 27 (20.00%) Capacity Management
17 27 (20.00%) SC Cleared
18 26 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
18 26 (19.26%) Replication
19 25 (18.52%) ITIL
19 25 (18.52%) Python
20 24 (17.78%) Veritas
20 24 (17.78%) Configuration Management
21 23 (17.04%) DNS
21 23 (17.04%) Oracle

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 (11.85%) Apache
2 9 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.93%) JBoss
3 8 (5.93%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.44%) SAS
5 5 (3.70%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.96%) Confluence
7 3 (2.22%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.48%) nginx
9 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (9.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.22%) Houdini
3 3 (2.22%) Maya
3 3 (2.22%) NUKE
3 3 (2.22%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.48%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 63 (46.67%) iSCSI
2 42 (31.11%) SAN
3 39 (28.89%) Fibre Channel
4 23 (17.04%) DNS
5 22 (16.30%) DHCP
6 19 (14.07%) NAS
7 17 (12.59%) TCP/IP
8 16 (11.85%) SSH
9 15 (11.11%) Firewall
10 14 (10.37%) FCoE
11 11 (8.15%) IPsec
11 11 (8.15%) OSPF
11 11 (8.15%) SNMP
11 11 (8.15%) SSL
11 11 (8.15%) VLAN
11 11 (8.15%) VPN
12 9 (6.67%) BGP
12 9 (6.67%) Junos
13 8 (5.93%) VRRP
13 8 (5.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.63%) MySQL
2 10 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.70%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (2.22%) Big Data
5 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.96%) JIRA
1 4 (2.96%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.48%) Ant
2 2 (1.48%) Hudson
2 2 (1.48%) Maven
2 2 (1.48%) NuGet
2 2 (1.48%) Subversion
2 2 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.74%) GitLab
General
1 32 (23.70%) Finance
2 12 (8.89%) Banking
3 6 (4.44%) Financial Institution
3 6 (4.44%) Legal
4 5 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (22.96%) Administrator
2 24 (17.78%) Systems Administrator
3 17 (12.59%) Storage Engineer
4 16 (11.85%) Analyst
4 16 (11.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 13 (9.63%) Consultant
5 13 (9.63%) NetApp Engineer
5 13 (9.63%) Unix Administrator
6 12 (8.89%) Storage Administrator
6 12 (8.89%) Storage Specialist
6 12 (8.89%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 11 (8.15%) Storage Consultant
8 10 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
9 9 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 8 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Support Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Unix Engineer
11 7 (5.19%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.59%) LDAP
2 15 (11.11%) LAMP
3 7 (5.19%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.48%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.48%) Middleware
4 2 (1.48%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.26%) Replication
2 20 (14.81%) Data Centre
3 15 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
4 12 (8.89%) EMC VMAX
4 12 (8.89%) EMC VNX
5 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (4.44%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.70%) FlexPod
8 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.22%) Grid Computing
8 3 (2.22%) Life Science
8 3 (2.22%) PKI
8 3 (2.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.74%) Animation
10 1 (0.74%) Clustering
10 1 (0.74%) NHS
10 1 (0.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 90 (66.67%) Linux
2 74 (54.81%) Windows
3 50 (37.04%) Unix
4 46 (34.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (14.81%) CentOS
6 20 (14.81%) Windows Server
7 18 (13.33%) Data ONTAP
8 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (11.85%) Solaris
10 9 (6.67%) Ubuntu
11 6 (4.44%) AIX
11 6 (4.44%) SUSE
12 4 (2.96%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.96%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (2.96%) Scientific Linux
12 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.96%) Windows XP
13 3 (2.22%) HPUX
13 3 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 25 (18.52%) ITIL
3 24 (17.78%) Configuration Management
4 20 (14.81%) Migration
4 20 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (12.59%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (9.63%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (9.63%) Data Management
6 13 (9.63%) Load Balancing
6 13 (9.63%) Virtual Environments
7 12 (8.89%) Data Migration
8 11 (8.15%) Data Security
8 11 (8.15%) DevOps
8 11 (8.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (8.15%) Security Hardening
9 10 (7.41%) High Availability
9 10 (7.41%) Problem Management
9 10 (7.41%) Task Automation
10 8 (5.93%) Change Management
10 8 (5.93%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.74%) Perl
2 25 (18.52%) Python
3 19 (14.07%) Bash Shell
4 13 (9.63%) Korn
5 12 (8.89%) SQL
6 11 (8.15%) Shell Script
7 10 (7.41%) Java
8 9 (6.67%) C
8 9 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 9 (6.67%) Ruby
9 5 (3.70%) PHP
10 4 (2.96%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.96%) VB
11 3 (2.22%) C++
11 3 (2.22%) Fortran
11 3 (2.22%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.22%) VBScript
12 1 (0.74%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 33 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 27 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (4.44%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.44%) MCSE
4 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.44%) VCP6
5 5 (3.70%) Degree
5 5 (3.70%) NCDA
6 4 (2.96%) RHCE
7 3 (2.22%) NCIE
7 3 (2.22%) NCSIE
8 1 (0.74%) CCNA
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.74%) MCITP
8 1 (0.74%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.48%) QA
System Software
1 37 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 28 (20.74%) vSphere
4 22 (16.30%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (14.07%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (12.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 17 (12.59%) Veritas File System
7 13 (9.63%) Samba
8 10 (7.41%) XenApp
9 9 (6.67%) iptables
10 8 (5.93%) DFS Replication
10 8 (5.93%) Postfix
10 8 (5.93%) vCloud
11 7 (5.19%) Hyper-V
11 7 (5.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 6 (4.44%) Sendmail
13 5 (3.70%) Firmware
13 5 (3.70%) SRDF
14 3 (2.22%) Ceph
14 3 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (14.07%) Puppet
2 16 (11.85%) NetBackup
3 12 (8.89%) Ansible
3 12 (8.89%) EMC VPLEX
4 10 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (6.67%) SCOM
5 9 (6.67%) vCenter Server
5 9 (6.67%) vMotion
5 9 (6.67%) vRealize
6 8 (5.93%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (5.93%) SCCM
7 6 (4.44%) Backup Exec
7 6 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (2.96%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.96%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.96%) OVSD
8 4 (2.96%) SCSM
8 4 (2.96%) Terraform
9 3 (2.22%) SnapMirror
9 3 (2.22%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 64 (47.41%) NetApp
2 63 (46.67%) VMware
3 53 (39.26%) Microsoft
4 50 (37.04%) Red Hat
5 38 (28.15%) Cisco
6 32 (23.70%) HP
7 29 (21.48%) Brocade
8 24 (17.78%) Veritas
9 23 (17.04%) Oracle
10 22 (16.30%) EMC
11 18 (13.33%) 3PAR
12 16 (11.85%) Symantec
13 9 (6.67%) Huawei
13 9 (6.67%) Juniper
13 9 (6.67%) SolarWinds
14 8 (5.93%) Clearswift
14 8 (5.93%) McAfee
15 6 (4.44%) IBM
16 5 (3.70%) Isilon
16 5 (3.70%) Sun