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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network File System (NFS)
UK
Rank 524 542 551
Rank change year-on-year +18 +9  
Contract jobs citing NFS 59 98 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.18% 1.69% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 62 55
Median daily rate £475 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £302 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £525 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.55% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00

NFS is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5003 5786 5555
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.87% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3184 3510 3053
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 448 638
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.51% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £34.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NFS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NFS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NFS in the UK

NFS
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 55 £475 +5.55% 16
London +10 25 £463 +2.77% 7
South East +5 19 £475 - 5
Surrey +11 12 £475 +2.64%
Berkshire +29 6 £335 -8.21% 4
East Midlands -1 6 £480 +159.45% 1
Canary Wharf - 5 £535 -
Bracknell +2 4 - -
City of London 0 4 £388 -13.88%
Derby - 4 £505 -
Derbyshire - 4 £505 -
Yorkshire +13 2 £525 -
Slough +8 2 £335 -8.21% 2
Hertfordshire +1 2 - - 1
Sheffield -1 2 £525 -
South Yorkshire -5 2 £525 -
East of England -5 2 - - 1
Leicestershire -7 2 £175 -4.10% 1
St Albans - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 £175 - 1
South Wales - 2 £335 -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 £335 -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
North West +25 1 £175 - 1
Hampshire +12 1 - - 1
Manchester +11 1 £175 - 1
Kent +9 1 £550 +22.22%
Cardiff - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -

NFS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NFS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for NFS.

1 131 (83.44%) Linux
2 79 (50.32%) Solaris
3 78 (49.68%) Unix
4 77 (49.04%) VMware
5 75 (47.77%) Oracle
6 74 (47.13%) SAN
6 74 (47.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 69 (43.95%) DNS
8 68 (43.31%) Red Hat
9 61 (38.85%) Windows
10 60 (38.22%) Perl
10 60 (38.22%) NetApp
11 53 (33.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 53 (33.76%) NAS
12 50 (31.85%) LDAP
13 48 (30.57%) Sun
14 46 (29.30%) IBM
14 46 (29.30%) Bash Shell
15 45 (28.66%) SQL
16 44 (28.03%) iSCSI
17 38 (24.20%) EMC
17 38 (24.20%) Veritas
17 38 (24.20%) Finance
18 35 (22.29%) HP
18 35 (22.29%) Python
19 34 (21.66%) Puppet
19 34 (21.66%) DevOps
20 30 (19.11%) TCP/IP
21 29 (18.47%) SSH
21 29 (18.47%) Configuration Management

NFS
Top Related 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 22 (14.01%) Apache
2 19 (12.10%) IIS
3 18 (11.46%) Tomcat
4 11 (7.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 11 (7.01%) WebSphere
5 10 (6.37%) DataSynapse
5 10 (6.37%) Oracle Coherence
6 9 (5.73%) JBoss
7 8 (5.10%) WebLogic
8 7 (4.46%) OpenStack
9 6 (3.82%) nginx
10 2 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.27%) Confluence
10 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) RMDS
1 3 (1.91%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.18%) IaaS
4 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.64%) GitHub
6 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 74 (47.13%) SAN
2 69 (43.95%) DNS
3 53 (33.76%) NAS
4 50 (31.85%) LDAP
5 44 (28.03%) iSCSI
6 30 (19.11%) TCP/IP
7 29 (18.47%) SSH
8 27 (17.20%) Fibre Channel
9 24 (15.29%) DHCP
10 20 (12.74%) FTP
11 18 (11.46%) FCoE
11 18 (11.46%) Firewall
12 16 (10.19%) HTTP
13 12 (7.64%) Internet
14 11 (7.01%) LAN
14 11 (7.01%) Multicast
14 11 (7.01%) WAN
15 8 (5.10%) Kerberos
15 8 (5.10%) OpenLDAP
15 8 (5.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.83%) MySQL
3 13 (8.28%) Hadoop
4 10 (6.37%) HBase
5 6 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.55%) Big Data
6 4 (2.55%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (1.91%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.27%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.64%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (11.46%) Git (software)
2 17 (10.83%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.18%) JIRA
3 5 (3.18%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.27%) Ant
4 2 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.27%) Hudson
4 2 (1.27%) Maven
4 2 (1.27%) NuGet
4 2 (1.27%) Subversion
5 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.64%) Metasploit
General
1 38 (24.20%) Finance
2 23 (14.65%) Banking
3 7 (4.46%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.18%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.91%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.27%) Electronics
7 2 (1.27%) Marketing
7 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
8 1 (0.64%) Games
8 1 (0.64%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.64%) Local Government
8 1 (0.64%) Retail
8 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (41.40%) Administrator
2 36 (22.93%) Unix Administrator
3 32 (20.38%) Systems Administrator
4 30 (19.11%) Linux Administrator
5 19 (12.10%) Linux Engineer
6 18 (11.46%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 16 (10.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 15 (9.55%) Architect
9 13 (8.28%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (8.28%) Solaris Administrator
10 11 (7.01%) SAN Administrator
10 11 (7.01%) Storage Administrator
11 10 (6.37%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (5.73%) Developer
12 9 (5.73%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 9 (5.73%) SAN Storage Administrator
12 9 (5.73%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (5.73%) VMWare Administrator
13 8 (5.10%) Perl Developer
13 8 (5.10%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.01%) Middleware
1 11 (7.01%) XML
2 10 (6.37%) HTML
2 10 (6.37%) Rendezvous
2 10 (6.37%) XSLT
3 9 (5.73%) LAMP
4 8 (5.10%) Web Services
5 4 (2.55%) YAML
6 3 (1.91%) .NET
6 3 (1.91%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.91%) libvirt
6 3 (1.91%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.27%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.27%) CGI
7 2 (1.27%) Embperl
7 2 (1.27%) FastCGI
7 2 (1.27%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (1.27%) Memcached
7 2 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.64%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Data Centre
1 22 (14.01%) Replication
2 17 (10.83%) Enterprise Storage
3 10 (6.37%) Symmetrix
4 9 (5.73%) Client/Server
5 8 (5.10%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (5.10%) Private Cloud
6 6 (3.82%) Clustering
7 5 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.18%) CMDB
7 5 (3.18%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.55%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.55%) Derivative
8 4 (2.55%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.91%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.91%) Life Science
9 3 (1.91%) PKI
10 2 (1.27%) Fintech
10 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 131 (83.44%) Linux
2 79 (50.32%) Solaris
3 78 (49.68%) Unix
4 74 (47.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (38.85%) Windows
6 14 (8.92%) AIX
7 13 (8.28%) SUSE
8 12 (7.64%) Windows Server
9 11 (7.01%) Oracle Linux
9 11 (7.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 7 (4.46%) Data ONTAP
10 7 (4.46%) HPUX
10 7 (4.46%) VMS
10 7 (4.46%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.18%) Ubuntu
11 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (2.55%) CentOS
12 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (1.91%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.66%) DevOps
2 29 (18.47%) Configuration Management
3 26 (16.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (12.74%) High Availability
6 19 (12.10%) Change Management
7 18 (11.46%) Migration
8 17 (10.83%) Load Balancing
9 16 (10.19%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (7.01%) Benchmarking
11 11 (7.01%) Open Source
12 10 (6.37%) Low Latency
13 9 (5.73%) Capacity Management
13 9 (5.73%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (5.73%) Kernel Tuning
14 8 (5.10%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 7 (4.46%) Performance Monitoring
16 6 (3.82%) ITIL
17 5 (3.18%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 60 (38.22%) Perl
2 46 (29.30%) Bash Shell
3 45 (28.66%) SQL
4 35 (22.29%) Python
5 26 (16.56%) Shell Script
6 21 (13.38%) Java
7 18 (11.46%) Korn
7 18 (11.46%) PowerShell
8 11 (7.01%) JavaScript
9 10 (6.37%) PL/SQL
10 9 (5.73%) PHP
10 9 (5.73%) Ruby
11 5 (3.18%) Bourne shell
11 5 (3.18%) C-shell
12 4 (2.55%) ABAP
12 4 (2.55%) SystemTap
13 3 (1.91%) C
13 3 (1.91%) C++
13 3 (1.91%) Go
14 1 (0.64%) Julia
Qualifications
1 10 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.46%) Degree
3 5 (3.18%) RHCE
4 4 (2.55%) CCNA
4 4 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.91%) CCNP
5 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.91%) RHCA
5 3 (1.91%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.27%) MCSE
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.27%) RHCT
6 2 (1.27%) VCP5
6 2 (1.27%) VCP6
6 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.64%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.64%) MCSA
7 1 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) QA
1 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.64%) GCP
2 1 (0.64%) ISO27005
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (33.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (16.56%) Active Directory
3 22 (14.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 21 (13.38%) SRDF
5 20 (12.74%) Veritas File System
6 19 (12.10%) KVM
6 19 (12.10%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (12.10%) Samba
7 17 (10.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 16 (10.19%) Hyper-V
8 16 (10.19%) vSphere
9 15 (9.55%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (7.01%) Xen
11 9 (5.73%) Docker
12 6 (3.82%) Firmware
12 6 (3.82%) iptables
13 5 (3.18%) Squid
13 5 (3.18%) vCloud
14 4 (2.55%) VMware ESX
15 3 (1.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (21.66%) Puppet
2 25 (15.92%) Ansible
3 22 (14.01%) Nagios
3 22 (14.01%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (12.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 13 (8.28%) NetBackup
6 11 (7.01%) EMC Navisphere
7 8 (5.10%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (3.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (3.18%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (3.18%) SCOM
9 4 (2.55%) HAProxy
9 4 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (2.55%) OpenView
9 4 (2.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (2.55%) Salt
9 4 (2.55%) SCCM
10 3 (1.91%) OpenIDM
10 3 (1.91%) RANCID
10 3 (1.91%) systemd
Vendors
1 77 (49.04%) VMware
2 75 (47.77%) Oracle
3 68 (43.31%) Red Hat
4 60 (38.22%) NetApp
5 48 (30.57%) Sun
6 46 (29.30%) IBM
7 38 (24.20%) EMC
7 38 (24.20%) Veritas
8 35 (22.29%) HP
9 28 (17.83%) Cisco
10 17 (10.83%) Brocade
11 13 (8.28%) Microsoft
11 13 (8.28%) Sybase
12 12 (7.64%) Intel
12 12 (7.64%) SaltStack
13 10 (6.37%) CommVault
13 10 (6.37%) TIBCO
14 9 (5.73%) Dell
15 8 (5.10%) Veeam
16 7 (4.46%) Symantec
Slough, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £56 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 19 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 26 days ago