Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 479 716 710
Rank change year-on-year +237 -6 +68
Contract jobs citing NFS 46 84 184
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.100% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 0.99% 0.64% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 115
Median daily rate £440 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £297 £277 £308
90th Percentile £573 £588 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £410 £360
% change year-on-year +28.05% +13.89% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
Median hourly rate £32.50 £41.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.15% +85.53% -41.94%
10th Percentile £31.00 £40.87 £20.45
90th Percentile £38.20 £42.62 £28.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £29.50

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 4,627 13,152 15,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.53% 15.59% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,865 8,655 10,157
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £166 £180
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 676 912
Median hourly rate £19.45 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.38% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.58
90th Percentile £53.53 £47.38 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.63 £16.00 £15.80
% change year-on-year +10.16% +1.27% +1.94%

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 25 October 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 9 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 October 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 +252 45 £440 +3.53% 7
UK excluding London +248 37 £525 +28.05% 6
South East +189 26 £405 -4.71% 6
London +174 8 £325 -23.53% 1
Work from Home -76 7 £308 -
North of England +104 4 £546 +80.33%
East of England +93 4 £395 +31.67%
North West +78 4 £546 -
South West +103 3 £525 +10.53%

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 25 (54.35%) iSCSI
2 24 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (52.17%) VMware
3 23 (50.00%) Linux
4 16 (34.78%) Windows
4 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 15 (32.61%) Dell
5 15 (32.61%) Ansible
6 14 (30.43%) NetApp
7 12 (26.09%) ITIL
7 12 (26.09%) Python
7 12 (26.09%) Terraform
7 12 (26.09%) vRealize
7 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
7 12 (26.09%) vSphere
7 12 (26.09%) Fibre Channel
7 12 (26.09%) Capacity Management
8 11 (23.91%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (23.91%) Kubernetes
8 11 (23.91%) Oracle
8 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
9 10 (21.74%) Unix
9 10 (21.74%) DNS
9 10 (21.74%) Data Centre
9 10 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (21.74%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
9 10 (21.74%) Puppet
10 9 (19.57%) DV Cleared

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 5 (10.87%) Apache
2 4 (8.70%) JBoss
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.35%) Confluence
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) IaaS
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon S3
2 3 (6.52%) AWS
2 3 (6.52%) Azure
2 3 (6.52%) GCP
3 2 (4.35%) PaaS
4 1 (2.17%) Office 365
4 1 (2.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (54.35%) iSCSI
2 12 (26.09%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (21.74%) DNS
4 9 (19.57%) DHCP
4 9 (19.57%) Firewall
4 9 (19.57%) SAN
5 7 (15.22%) VSAN
6 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
7 4 (8.70%) NAS
8 3 (6.52%) Network Security
8 3 (6.52%) VLAN
8 3 (6.52%) VPN
9 1 (2.17%) BGP
9 1 (2.17%) LAN
9 1 (2.17%) MPLS
9 1 (2.17%) Multicast
9 1 (2.17%) tcpdump
9 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 3 (6.52%) ObjectStore
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.52%) Ant
2 3 (6.52%) JUnit
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.52%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (13.04%) Developer
1 6 (13.04%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Administrator
2 5 (10.87%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.52%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) Data Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Junior
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) JSON
2 3 (6.52%) Kafka
2 3 (6.52%) RESTful
2 3 (6.52%) XACML
3 2 (4.35%) .NET
3 2 (4.35%) Middleware
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.35%) REST
3 2 (4.35%) SOAP
3 2 (4.35%) Spring
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.17%) LAMP
4 1 (2.17%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.04%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (8.70%) Private Cloud
3 4 (8.70%) Replication
4 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.35%) FMCG
6 1 (2.17%) Clustering
6 1 (2.17%) Derivative
6 1 (2.17%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.17%) IBM Storwize
6 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) Linux
2 16 (34.78%) Windows
3 11 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (21.74%) Unix
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (2.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.17%) Solaris
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Capacity Management
1 12 (26.09%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (19.57%) Migration
4 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (15.22%) Business Continuity
5 7 (15.22%) Change Control
5 7 (15.22%) Decision-Making
5 7 (15.22%) Performance Engineering
5 7 (15.22%) Performance Measurement
5 7 (15.22%) Project Delivery
5 7 (15.22%) Risk Management
5 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (15.22%) Tech Ops
6 5 (10.87%) Converged Infrastructure
6 5 (10.87%) High Availability
6 5 (10.87%) Load Balancing
6 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) Python
2 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
3 9 (19.57%) Perl
4 8 (17.39%) C
4 8 (17.39%) Java
5 3 (6.52%) AWK
5 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.52%) Jython
5 3 (6.52%) sed
6 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.35%) Ruby
7 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.57%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (10.87%) MCSE
4 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.70%) VCP6
6 1 (2.17%) MCITP
6 1 (2.17%) NCDA
6 1 (2.17%) RHCE
6 1 (2.17%) RHCT
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (26.09%) vSphere
3 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
3 11 (23.91%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (21.74%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (17.39%) Docker
6 6 (13.04%) VMware NSX
7 5 (10.87%) VMFS
8 4 (8.70%) GlusterFS
9 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
9 3 (6.52%) vCloud
9 3 (6.52%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (6.52%) VMware Server
10 2 (4.35%) Samba
11 1 (2.17%) Ceph
11 1 (2.17%) GPFS
11 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) Ansible
2 12 (26.09%) Terraform
2 12 (26.09%) vRealize
3 11 (23.91%) Kubernetes
4 10 (21.74%) Puppet
5 9 (19.57%) Prometheus
6 8 (17.39%) vMotion
7 6 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (10.87%) vCenter Server
9 4 (8.70%) Data Guard
9 4 (8.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 3 (6.52%) BladeLogic
10 3 (6.52%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
12 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (2.17%) Grafana
12 1 (2.17%) Kibana
12 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (2.17%) Nagios
12 1 (2.17%) SCSM
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) VMware
2 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 15 (32.61%) Dell
4 14 (30.43%) NetApp
5 11 (23.91%) Oracle
6 9 (19.57%) IBM
7 8 (17.39%) Cisco
8 7 (15.22%) EMC
9 6 (13.04%) HP
10 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
10 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
11 4 (8.70%) Veeam
12 3 (6.52%) BMC
12 3 (6.52%) Citrix
12 3 (6.52%) Ivanti
12 3 (6.52%) Shavlik
13 2 (4.35%) arcserve
13 2 (4.35%) Informatica
13 2 (4.35%) Symantec
13 2 (4.35%) Zerto