Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 697 519 767
Rank change year-on-year -178 +248 +9
Contract jobs citing NFS 71 42 80
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.12% 0.087%
As % of the System Software category 0.69% 0.77% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 30 49
10th Percentile £368 £257 £331
25th Percentile £400 £374 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £451 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.94% -2.27%
75th Percentile £550 £534 £500
90th Percentile £680 £562 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £469 £425
% change year-on-year -6.67% +10.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £18.62 " "
25th Percentile £26.98 " £40.87
Median hourly rate £43.31 - £41.75
75th Percentile £60.98 " £42.62
90th Percentile £70.14 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.11 - -

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 10,251 5,470 14,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.27% 15.06% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,126 3,679 9,507
10th Percentile £225 £200 £175
25th Percentile £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -1.47% +1.49% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 241 609
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.36 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.44 £13.00 £13.02
Median hourly rate £18.27 £17.50 £16.95
Median % change year-on-year +4.40% +3.24% +5.94%
75th Percentile £41.91 £25.29 £27.00
90th Percentile £65.15 £48.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.34 £16.67 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% +4.20% +1.59%

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 1 August 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 1 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Top 11 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 1 August 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 -159 56 £475 +5.56% 19
London -122 38 £523 +17.75% 6
Work from Home -261 23 £475 +126.19% 1
UK excluding London -82 20 £438 -6.67% 13
South East -44 11 £450 +13.92% 7
North of England -37 4 £400 -26.87%
Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
South West -21 1 £338 -35.71% 1
East of England -25 1 - - 2
North West -32 1 - -

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 49 (69.01%) Linux
2 44 (61.97%) VMware
3 39 (54.93%) Windows
4 38 (53.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 33 (46.48%) NAS
5 33 (46.48%) NetApp
6 32 (45.07%) SAN
7 31 (43.66%) DNS
7 31 (43.66%) Ansible
8 26 (36.62%) Oracle
8 26 (36.62%) iSCSI
9 25 (35.21%) EMC
10 23 (32.39%) Microsoft
10 23 (32.39%) Red Hat
10 23 (32.39%) TCP/IP
11 22 (30.99%) GCP
11 22 (30.99%) Social Skills
12 21 (29.58%) Java
12 21 (29.58%) Solaris
13 20 (28.17%) Cisco
13 20 (28.17%) Active Directory
13 20 (28.17%) Terraform
14 19 (26.76%) Unix
14 19 (26.76%) Azure
14 19 (26.76%) GitHub
15 18 (25.35%) Puppet
15 18 (25.35%) AWS
15 18 (25.35%) Finance
16 17 (23.94%) Python
17 16 (22.54%) Tomcat

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 (22.54%) Tomcat
2 13 (18.31%) Confluence
3 11 (15.49%) WebSphere
3 11 (15.49%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
5 7 (9.86%) Apache
5 7 (9.86%) IIS
6 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.41%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (9.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.99%) GCP
2 19 (26.76%) Azure
2 19 (26.76%) GitHub
3 18 (25.35%) AWS
4 11 (15.49%) IaaS
5 10 (14.08%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (9.86%) PaaS
7 4 (5.63%) OpenShift
7 4 (5.63%) SaaS
8 3 (4.23%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (4.23%) Cloud Run
9 1 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.41%) Azure Storage
9 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (46.48%) NAS
2 32 (45.07%) SAN
3 31 (43.66%) DNS
4 26 (36.62%) iSCSI
5 23 (32.39%) TCP/IP
6 16 (22.54%) Firewall
7 15 (21.13%) HTTP
7 15 (21.13%) WAN
8 14 (19.72%) Fibre Channel
9 12 (16.90%) DHCP
10 11 (15.49%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (15.49%) FCoE
10 11 (15.49%) FTP
10 11 (15.49%) LAN
10 11 (15.49%) Multicast
11 9 (12.68%) SSL
12 5 (7.04%) NetScaler
13 4 (5.63%) Internet
13 4 (5.63%) Network Security
13 4 (5.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) Hadoop
2 6 (8.45%) HBase
2 6 (8.45%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Jenkins
2 14 (19.72%) JIRA
3 11 (15.49%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (9.86%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.63%) Subversion
5 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.82%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.82%) Serena SBM
7 1 (1.41%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.41%) GitLab
7 1 (1.41%) Gradle
7 1 (1.41%) Hudson
General
1 22 (30.99%) Social Skills
2 18 (25.35%) Finance
3 8 (11.27%) Banking
4 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.45%) Public Sector
5 4 (5.63%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (4.23%) Automotive
6 3 (4.23%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (4.23%) Retail
7 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.41%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Architect
2 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Administrator
3 9 (12.68%) Developer
3 9 (12.68%) SAP Developer
3 9 (12.68%) SAP PI Developer
3 9 (12.68%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (11.27%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Technical Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (7.04%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.04%) VMware Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Citrix Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.31%) LDAP
2 12 (16.90%) Middleware
3 10 (14.08%) REST
3 10 (14.08%) XML
3 10 (14.08%) XSLT
4 9 (12.68%) SAP PI
4 9 (12.68%) SAP XI
4 9 (12.68%) SOAP
5 8 (11.27%) JSON
5 8 (11.27%) XSD
6 6 (8.45%) XML Schema
7 5 (7.04%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (2.82%) HTML
9 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
9 1 (1.41%) POSIX
9 1 (1.41%) React
9 1 (1.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Data Centre
2 15 (21.13%) Clustering
3 10 (14.08%) Replication
4 9 (12.68%) Public Cloud
5 8 (11.27%) W3C
6 4 (5.63%) Driving Licence
6 4 (5.63%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (4.23%) Symmetrix
7 3 (4.23%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (2.82%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.82%) Smartcard
8 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.41%) Grid Computing
9 1 (1.41%) IBM Storwize
9 1 (1.41%) LPAR
9 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (69.01%) Linux
2 39 (54.93%) Windows
3 21 (29.58%) Solaris
4 19 (26.76%) Unix
5 15 (21.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (18.31%) Windows Server
7 9 (12.68%) VMS
8 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (8.45%) AIX
11 5 (7.04%) SUSE
11 5 (7.04%) Ubuntu
11 5 (7.04%) Windows 10
12 4 (5.63%) CentOS
13 3 (4.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (2.82%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) DevOps
1 15 (21.13%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (16.90%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (15.49%) Configuration Management
5 11 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (14.08%) Benchmarking
6 10 (14.08%) High Availability
6 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure as Code
7 9 (12.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (12.68%) Load Balancing
8 8 (11.27%) Architectural Design
8 8 (11.27%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (11.27%) Storage Management
9 7 (9.86%) ITIL
9 7 (9.86%) Migration
9 7 (9.86%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (8.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.58%) Java
2 17 (23.94%) Python
3 14 (19.72%) SQL
4 13 (18.31%) Bash Shell
5 11 (15.49%) Shell Script
6 9 (12.68%) PowerShell
7 8 (11.27%) ABAP
8 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.63%) Perl
9 4 (5.63%) VBScript
10 3 (4.23%) Go
11 2 (2.82%) Ruby
12 1 (1.41%) C
12 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.04%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) GDPR
2 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.82%) SLA
3 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (53.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (28.17%) Active Directory
3 16 (22.54%) Docker
4 15 (21.13%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (19.72%) Hyper-V
5 14 (19.72%) SRDF
6 13 (18.31%) KVM
7 11 (15.49%) Xen
8 10 (14.08%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (14.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 9 (12.68%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (8.45%) Veritas File System
10 6 (8.45%) XenApp
11 5 (7.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (7.04%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (7.04%) vSphere
12 4 (5.63%) Samba
12 4 (5.63%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 3 (4.23%) Ceph
14 1 (1.41%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 31 (43.66%) Ansible
2 20 (28.17%) Terraform
3 18 (25.35%) Puppet
4 16 (22.54%) Kubernetes
5 5 (7.04%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (7.04%) FortiGate
5 5 (7.04%) Istio
5 5 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (7.04%) Prometheus
5 5 (7.04%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (7.04%) Tivoli
5 5 (7.04%) vCenter Server
6 4 (5.63%) Control-M
6 4 (5.63%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (5.63%) MobiControl
6 4 (5.63%) QRadar
6 4 (5.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (5.63%) WSUS
7 3 (4.23%) Grafana
7 3 (4.23%) Knative
Vendors
1 44 (61.97%) VMware
2 33 (46.48%) NetApp
3 26 (36.62%) Oracle
4 25 (35.21%) EMC
5 23 (32.39%) Microsoft
5 23 (32.39%) Red Hat
6 20 (28.17%) Cisco
7 15 (21.13%) Google
8 13 (18.31%) IBM
9 12 (16.90%) Citrix
10 9 (12.68%) SAP
10 9 (12.68%) Splunk
10 9 (12.68%) Veritas
11 8 (11.27%) F5
12 7 (9.86%) HP
13 6 (8.45%) BMC
13 6 (8.45%) EqualLogic
13 6 (8.45%) Palo Alto
13 6 (8.45%) Sybase
14 5 (7.04%) MuleSoft