Period
to 25 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 750 734 658
Rank change year-on-year -16 -76 +30
Contract jobs citing NFS 128 96 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 0.93% 0.93% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 54 154
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £313
90th Percentile £659 £614 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -10.84% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £32.50 £49.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.92% -34.29% +9.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £49.46
% change year-on-year +1.82% -44.40% +9.91%

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 13,802 10,270 12,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.74% 11.21% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,902 6,569 7,643
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £174
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 826 656 915
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.87 £46.07 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% -6.25% +6.67%

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 June 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
Top 13 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 June 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 -12 117 £425 -10.53% 19
London -14 84 £450 -5.26% 7
UK excluding London -36 43 £424 -10.84% 15
South East -26 19 £424 -10.84% 4
Midlands -13 9 £300 -37.50% 2
West Midlands - 7 £294 - 2
Scotland -34 6 £450 - 3
Wales -9 5 £463 +38.06%
South West +10 2 £325 - 3
East Midlands -5 2 £300 -37.50%
North of England -35 2 £550 +57.14% 3
North West -21 1 £550 +109.52% 1
Yorkshire -22 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 84 (65.63%) Linux
2 71 (55.47%) VMware
3 69 (53.91%) iSCSI
4 57 (44.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 56 (43.75%) Windows
6 48 (37.50%) NetApp
7 45 (35.16%) SAN
8 43 (33.59%) Unix
9 39 (30.47%) Red Hat
10 38 (29.69%) Perl
11 37 (28.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 36 (28.13%) EMC
13 34 (26.56%) Oracle
14 33 (25.78%) Replication
14 33 (25.78%) Fibre Channel
15 31 (24.22%) Solaris
15 31 (24.22%) Microsoft
16 30 (23.44%) Python
16 30 (23.44%) Finance
17 28 (21.88%) Puppet
17 28 (21.88%) NAS
18 27 (21.09%) Cisco
19 26 (20.31%) DNS
19 26 (20.31%) Configuration Management
19 26 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
20 25 (19.53%) VMware ESXi
20 25 (19.53%) Active Directory
21 24 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
22 23 (17.97%) Security Cleared
23 22 (17.19%) Bash Shell

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 20 (15.63%) Apache
2 13 (10.16%) OpenStack
3 10 (7.81%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.47%) nginx
5 6 (4.69%) IIS
5 6 (4.69%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.69%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.91%) Confluence
7 4 (3.13%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.34%) JBoss
9 2 (1.56%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.78%) CMS
10 1 (0.78%) Drupal
10 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.69%) IaaS
4 5 (3.91%) PaaS
5 4 (3.13%) SaaS
6 3 (2.34%) NuGet
6 3 (2.34%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.56%) Office 365
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.78%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 69 (53.91%) iSCSI
2 45 (35.16%) SAN
3 33 (25.78%) Fibre Channel
4 28 (21.88%) NAS
5 26 (20.31%) DNS
6 21 (16.41%) TCP/IP
7 16 (12.50%) DHCP
7 16 (12.50%) FCoE
7 16 (12.50%) Firewall
8 13 (10.16%) SSH
9 11 (8.59%) VLAN
10 8 (6.25%) VPN
11 7 (5.47%) FTP
12 6 (4.69%) LAN
12 6 (4.69%) WAN
13 5 (3.91%) Ethernet
13 5 (3.91%) HTTP
13 5 (3.91%) Kerberos
13 5 (3.91%) SSL
14 4 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.81%) MySQL
3 6 (4.69%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.91%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.34%) Big Data
7 2 (1.56%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.56%) HBase
7 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.78%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.59%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.47%) JIRA
3 7 (5.47%) Vagrant
4 5 (3.91%) Maven
4 5 (3.91%) Subversion
5 3 (2.34%) Ant
5 3 (2.34%) Hudson
6 2 (1.56%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.56%) GDB
6 2 (1.56%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.78%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.78%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.78%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (23.44%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Automotive
3 3 (2.34%) Local Government
4 2 (1.56%) Back Office
4 2 (1.56%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.78%) French Language
Job Titles
1 19 (14.84%) Administrator
2 14 (10.94%) Analyst
3 13 (10.16%) Consultant
3 13 (10.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 13 (10.16%) Storage Engineer
4 11 (8.59%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (8.59%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (7.81%) Storage Consultant
6 9 (7.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.47%) Data Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Data Storage Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) EMC Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) EMC Storage Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Storage Administrator
9 6 (4.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.69%) Unix Administrator
9 6 (4.69%) VMware Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.06%) LDAP
2 13 (10.16%) Middleware
3 10 (7.81%) LAMP
4 7 (5.47%) Web Services
5 4 (3.13%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (3.13%) XML
6 3 (2.34%) HTML
6 3 (2.34%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (2.34%) REST
7 2 (1.56%) Ajax
7 2 (1.56%) CGI
7 2 (1.56%) JMS
7 2 (1.56%) JSON
7 2 (1.56%) Memcached
7 2 (1.56%) SOAP
7 2 (1.56%) Spring
7 2 (1.56%) XSLT
8 1 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.78%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.78%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.78%) Replication
2 22 (17.19%) Data Centre
3 14 (10.94%) EMC VNX
4 13 (10.16%) Enterprise Storage
5 12 (9.38%) EMC VMAX
6 10 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (7.81%) Clustering
7 9 (7.03%) Private Cloud
8 5 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (3.91%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (3.13%) Oracle Exalytics
10 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.56%) Celerra
11 2 (1.56%) CLARiiON
11 2 (1.56%) CMDB
11 2 (1.56%) Life Science
11 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.56%) Wiki
12 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 84 (65.63%) Linux
2 56 (43.75%) Windows
3 43 (33.59%) Unix
4 37 (28.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (24.22%) Solaris
6 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (8.59%) Ubuntu
9 10 (7.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 10 (7.81%) Windows Server
10 8 (6.25%) AIX
10 8 (6.25%) CentOS
11 7 (5.47%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (3.91%) Debian
13 4 (3.13%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (3.13%) SUSE
13 4 (3.13%) Windows 7
14 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.31%) Configuration Management
2 22 (17.19%) Capacity Management
3 21 (16.41%) ITIL
4 19 (14.84%) High Availability
4 19 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (14.06%) Capacity Planning
5 18 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (14.06%) DevOps
5 18 (14.06%) Migration
6 13 (10.16%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (10.16%) Data Migration
6 13 (10.16%) Security Hardening
6 13 (10.16%) Virtual Environments
7 12 (9.38%) Data Management
8 11 (8.59%) Data Security
8 11 (8.59%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (7.81%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (7.03%) Open Source
11 8 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.69%) Perl
2 30 (23.44%) Python
3 22 (17.19%) Bash Shell
4 15 (11.72%) C
4 15 (11.72%) PowerShell
4 15 (11.72%) SQL
5 8 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.47%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.47%) Ruby
7 5 (3.91%) Java
7 5 (3.91%) Korn
7 5 (3.91%) VB
7 5 (3.91%) VBScript
8 4 (3.13%) AWK
8 4 (3.13%) sed
9 2 (1.56%) Bourne shell
9 2 (1.56%) PHP
9 2 (1.56%) SystemTap
10 1 (0.78%) C#
10 1 (0.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (17.97%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) Degree
4 5 (3.91%) MCSE
4 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.34%) VCP6
6 2 (1.56%) RHCE
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.78%) MCITP
7 1 (0.78%) MCSA
7 1 (0.78%) MCT
7 1 (0.78%) NCDA
7 1 (0.78%) OCP
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.78%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) TickIT
System Software
1 57 (44.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (19.53%) Active Directory
2 25 (19.53%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (15.63%) vSphere
4 16 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 15 (11.72%) Docker
6 10 (7.81%) Samba
6 10 (7.81%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (7.03%) XenApp
8 8 (6.25%) iptables
9 7 (5.47%) Firmware
9 7 (5.47%) vCloud
10 5 (3.91%) KVM
10 5 (3.91%) Veritas File System
10 5 (3.91%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (3.13%) Gluster
11 4 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (3.13%) Xen
12 3 (2.34%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 28 (21.88%) Puppet
2 18 (14.06%) Ansible
3 16 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (10.94%) vMotion
5 12 (9.38%) EMC VPLEX
6 11 (8.59%) Oracle ZFS
7 10 (7.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (7.03%) NetBackup
9 8 (6.25%) HAProxy
9 8 (6.25%) vRealize
10 7 (5.47%) vCenter Server
11 6 (4.69%) Nagios
11 6 (4.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 5 (3.91%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 4 (3.13%) Kubernetes
13 4 (3.13%) Tivoli
14 3 (2.34%) Backup Exec
14 3 (2.34%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (2.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 3 (2.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 71 (55.47%) VMware
2 48 (37.50%) NetApp
3 39 (30.47%) Red Hat
4 36 (28.13%) EMC
5 34 (26.56%) Oracle
6 31 (24.22%) Microsoft
7 27 (21.09%) Cisco
8 22 (17.19%) HP
9 21 (16.41%) Veritas
10 19 (14.84%) 3PAR
11 18 (14.06%) Brocade
12 11 (8.59%) IBM
13 9 (7.03%) Sun
14 8 (6.25%) Symantec
15 6 (4.69%) SolarWinds
16 5 (3.91%) CommVault
16 5 (3.91%) Isilon
16 5 (3.91%) SaltStack
17 4 (3.13%) Lotus
18 3 (2.34%) CheckPoint