Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 718 493 739
Rank change year-on-year -225 +246 -18
Contract jobs citing NFS 118 43 82
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.096%
As % of the System Software category 1.00% 0.93% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 21 37
10th Percentile £356 £350 £258
25th Percentile £450 £405 £340
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% +11.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £650 £538 £500
90th Percentile £713 £571 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
10th Percentile " £31.13 "
25th Percentile £13.06 £31.25 £40.87
Median hourly rate £14.11 £32.50 £41.75
Median % change year-on-year -56.58% -22.15% +85.53%
75th Percentile £15.17 £37.69 £42.62
90th Percentile " £39.00 "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.11 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -56.58% - -

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 11,802 4,614 13,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.96% 14.56% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,383 3,099 8,917
10th Percentile £205 £220 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £573
90th Percentile £675 £639 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £432 £413
% change year-on-year -1.04% +4.73% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 178 643
10th Percentile £12.18 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.46 £12.53 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.63 £16.70
Median % change year-on-year -0.71% +5.54% +5.30%
75th Percentile £37.85 £39.75 £24.45
90th Percentile £65.00 £53.83 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.47 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.85% +2.94% +3.23%

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 21 October 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
Top 12 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 21 October 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 -194 89 £525 +10.53% 18
London -155 61 £613 +46.27% 9
Work from Home -190 39 £540 +75.61% 2
UK excluding London -164 37 £450 -5.26% 11
South East -99 16 £450 +11.11% 5
Northern Ireland - 11 £255 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £463 -
Midlands - 4 £463 - 1
East of England -55 3 £250 -36.71% 2
South West -62 2 £450 -14.29% 1
North West -64 1 £450 -17.73%
North of England -75 1 £450 -17.73%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 88 (74.58%) Linux
2 57 (48.31%) Ansible
3 52 (44.07%) Windows
4 47 (39.83%) VMware
5 46 (38.98%) Python
6 43 (36.44%) NetApp
7 42 (35.59%) Active Directory
8 39 (33.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 38 (32.20%) DNS
9 38 (32.20%) Unix
10 36 (30.51%) NAS
11 34 (28.81%) EMC
11 34 (28.81%) Citrix
11 34 (28.81%) SAN
11 34 (28.81%) Problem-Solving
12 33 (27.97%) Bash Shell
13 32 (27.12%) Oracle
14 31 (26.27%) Solaris
15 30 (25.42%) Finance
16 29 (24.58%) Azure
16 29 (24.58%) iSCSI
17 28 (23.73%) Red Hat
18 27 (22.88%) GCP
18 27 (22.88%) Windows Server
18 27 (22.88%) Social Skills
19 25 (21.19%) Terraform
19 25 (21.19%) Microsoft
20 24 (20.34%) WAN
21 23 (19.49%) HTTP
21 23 (19.49%) Firewall

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 (13.56%) Tomcat
2 14 (11.86%) MS Exchange
3 12 (10.17%) Confluence
3 12 (10.17%) IIS
3 12 (10.17%) SharePoint
4 11 (9.32%) Apache
5 7 (5.93%) WebSphere
5 7 (5.93%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (9.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 29 (24.58%) Azure
2 27 (22.88%) GCP
3 22 (18.64%) AWS
4 18 (15.25%) Microsoft 365
5 17 (14.41%) GitHub
6 8 (6.78%) IaaS
7 4 (3.39%) Cloud Run
7 4 (3.39%) OpenShift
7 4 (3.39%) PaaS
7 4 (3.39%) SaaS
8 3 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.69%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.85%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 38 (32.20%) DNS
2 36 (30.51%) NAS
3 34 (28.81%) SAN
4 29 (24.58%) iSCSI
5 24 (20.34%) WAN
6 23 (19.49%) Firewall
6 23 (19.49%) HTTP
7 22 (18.64%) TCP/IP
8 18 (15.25%) DHCP
9 16 (13.56%) Kerberos
10 14 (11.86%) Network Security
11 13 (11.02%) FTP
12 12 (10.17%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (8.47%) SSL
14 9 (7.63%) NetScaler
15 7 (5.93%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (5.93%) FCoE
15 7 (5.93%) LAN
15 7 (5.93%) Multicast
16 5 (4.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.69%) HBase
3 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (11.02%) JIRA
2 10 (8.47%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.63%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.93%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (4.24%) Subversion
5 5 (4.24%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.69%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.69%) Gradle
6 2 (1.69%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
General
1 30 (25.42%) Finance
2 27 (22.88%) Social Skills
3 7 (5.93%) Banking
3 7 (5.93%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.39%) Automotive
4 4 (3.39%) Organisational Skills
4 4 (3.39%) Retail
5 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (21.19%) Linux Engineer
2 19 (16.10%) Administrator
2 19 (16.10%) Architect
3 17 (14.41%) Developer
4 16 (13.56%) Citrix Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.32%) SAP Developer
6 11 (9.32%) SAP PI Developer
6 11 (9.32%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (8.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 10 (8.47%) Technical Architect
7 10 (8.47%) Unix Engineer
8 9 (7.63%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.93%) Unix Administrator
9 7 (5.93%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Citrix Systems Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Server Administrator
10 6 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.56%) LDAP
2 13 (11.02%) REST
3 12 (10.17%) XML
3 12 (10.17%) XSLT
4 11 (9.32%) SAP PI
4 11 (9.32%) SAP XI
4 11 (9.32%) SOAP
5 10 (8.47%) JSON
5 10 (8.47%) Middleware
5 10 (8.47%) XSD
6 8 (6.78%) XML Schema
7 4 (3.39%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.69%) HTML
9 1 (0.85%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.85%) POSIX
9 1 (0.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.80%) Clustering
1 21 (17.80%) Data Centre
1 21 (17.80%) Public Cloud
2 14 (11.86%) Replication
3 10 (8.47%) Fat Client
3 10 (8.47%) Smartcard
3 10 (8.47%) Thin Client
3 10 (8.47%) Video\Live Streaming
3 10 (8.47%) W3C
4 5 (4.24%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (3.39%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.39%) Symmetrix
6 3 (2.54%) Grid Computing
6 3 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Storwize
8 1 (0.85%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (74.58%) Linux
2 52 (44.07%) Windows
3 38 (32.20%) Unix
4 31 (26.27%) Solaris
5 27 (22.88%) Windows Server
6 18 (15.25%) AIX
7 14 (11.86%) VMS
7 14 (11.86%) Windows 10
8 13 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (11.02%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (6.78%) SUSE
11 7 (5.93%) Ubuntu
11 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (5.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (4.24%) CentOS
14 3 (2.54%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.81%) Problem-Solving
2 23 (19.49%) DevOps
3 20 (16.95%) Software Engineering
4 16 (13.56%) Configuration Management
5 15 (12.71%) Load Balancing
5 15 (12.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 14 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (11.86%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (11.02%) Architectural Design
7 13 (11.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (11.02%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (10.17%) Asset Management
8 12 (10.17%) Infrastructure as Code
8 12 (10.17%) Investment Management
8 12 (10.17%) ITIL
8 12 (10.17%) Migration
8 12 (10.17%) Storage Management
9 11 (9.32%) High Availability
9 11 (9.32%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 46 (38.98%) Python
2 33 (27.97%) Bash Shell
3 20 (16.95%) Java
4 19 (16.10%) SQL
5 15 (12.71%) JavaScript
5 15 (12.71%) Shell Script
6 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
7 11 (9.32%) ABAP
8 7 (5.93%) VBScript
9 6 (5.08%) Perl
10 4 (3.39%) Go
11 3 (2.54%) C
12 2 (1.69%) Ruby
13 1 (0.85%) C#
13 1 (0.85%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 12 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.54%) MCP
4 3 (2.54%) MCSA
4 3 (2.54%) MCSE
4 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.69%) CCA
5 2 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.69%) Degree
5 2 (1.69%) MCITP
5 2 (1.69%) MCTS
5 2 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) GDPR
2 3 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (35.59%) Active Directory
2 39 (33.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.71%) Hyper-V
3 15 (12.71%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (11.02%) Docker
5 11 (9.32%) SRDF
5 11 (9.32%) XenApp
6 9 (7.63%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (7.63%) Veritas File System
6 9 (7.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (6.78%) Ceph
7 8 (6.78%) KVM
7 8 (6.78%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (6.78%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (6.78%) vSphere
8 7 (5.93%) Xen
9 6 (5.08%) GPFS
10 4 (3.39%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 4 (3.39%) XenDesktop
11 3 (2.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 57 (48.31%) Ansible
2 25 (21.19%) Terraform
3 18 (15.25%) Prometheus
4 16 (13.56%) Grafana
4 16 (13.56%) Puppet
5 13 (11.02%) Kubernetes
6 11 (9.32%) systemd
7 10 (8.47%) FortiGate
8 8 (6.78%) WSUS
9 7 (5.93%) MobiControl
9 7 (5.93%) SCCM
9 7 (5.93%) vCenter Server
10 6 (5.08%) Istio
10 6 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (5.08%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (5.08%) Tivoli
10 6 (5.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 5 (4.24%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (4.24%) QRadar
11 5 (4.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 47 (39.83%) VMware
2 43 (36.44%) NetApp
3 34 (28.81%) Citrix
3 34 (28.81%) EMC
4 32 (27.12%) Oracle
5 28 (23.73%) Red Hat
6 25 (21.19%) Microsoft
7 21 (17.80%) Google
8 20 (16.95%) Cisco
8 20 (16.95%) IBM
9 14 (11.86%) HP
10 13 (11.02%) F5
11 12 (10.17%) TOWER Software
12 11 (9.32%) Dell
12 11 (9.32%) SAP
13 9 (7.63%) Palo Alto
13 9 (7.63%) Splunk
14 8 (6.78%) CheckPoint
14 8 (6.78%) Sun
15 7 (5.93%) Veritas