Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 629 593 762
Rank change year-on-year -36 +169 +2
Contract jobs citing NFS 46 57 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.57% 0.71% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 65
10th Percentile £351 £193 £360
25th Percentile £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £455
Median % change year-on-year - -1.00% +6.95%
75th Percentile £520 £525 £600
90th Percentile £568 £543 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £456 £473
% change year-on-year -8.22% -3.44% +18.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
10th Percentile £18.62 " "
25th Percentile £26.98 " £40.87
Median hourly rate £43.31 £49.19 £41.75
Median % change year-on-year -11.96% +17.83% +85.53%
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 8,041 7,996 14,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.37% 15.53% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,567 5,375 9,614
10th Percentile £230 £175 £180
25th Percentile £380 £325 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 425 630
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.26 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.90 £13.49 £12.76
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £16.21
Median % change year-on-year +24.29% +7.96% +2.21%
75th Percentile £50.00 £23.75 £26.43
90th Percentile £63.63 £51.05 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year +7.58% +8.62% +1.27%

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 11 May 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 11 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Top 10 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 11 May 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 -3 38 £450 - 13
London -4 25 £475 +5.56% 5
Work from Home - 17 £450 - 4
UK excluding London +34 13 £419 -8.22% 10
South East +24 5 £356 -14.16% 3
North of England +38 4 £400 +11.11% 2
South West +36 3 £438 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire +32 3 £400 +11.11% 1
North West +17 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 31 (67.39%) Linux
2 28 (60.87%) VMware
3 25 (54.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (47.83%) SAN
5 21 (45.65%) NAS
6 20 (43.48%) DNS
7 19 (41.30%) Windows
8 17 (36.96%) TCP/IP
8 17 (36.96%) Red Hat
9 16 (34.78%) AWS
10 15 (32.61%) Azure
10 15 (32.61%) iSCSI
10 15 (32.61%) Oracle
10 15 (32.61%) Python
10 15 (32.61%) Ansible
10 15 (32.61%) Kubernetes
10 15 (32.61%) Social Skills
11 14 (30.43%) GCP
11 14 (30.43%) DevOps
11 14 (30.43%) NetApp
11 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
11 14 (30.43%) EMC
11 14 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (28.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
12 13 (28.26%) Data Centre
13 12 (26.09%) Unix
14 11 (23.91%) Solaris
14 11 (23.91%) Java
14 11 (23.91%) Cisco

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 7 (15.22%) Confluence
1 7 (15.22%) Tomcat
2 6 (13.04%) Apache
3 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
3 5 (10.87%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (6.52%) IIS
4 3 (6.52%) nginx
5 2 (4.35%) Jupyter
5 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.78%) AWS
2 15 (32.61%) Azure
3 14 (30.43%) GCP
4 9 (19.57%) GitHub
4 9 (19.57%) IaaS
5 7 (15.22%) PaaS
6 4 (8.70%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (8.70%) OpenShift
6 4 (8.70%) SaaS
7 3 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.17%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (2.17%) Azure Storage
8 1 (2.17%) Mimecast
8 1 (2.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (47.83%) SAN
2 21 (45.65%) NAS
3 20 (43.48%) DNS
4 17 (36.96%) TCP/IP
5 15 (32.61%) iSCSI
6 9 (19.57%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (19.57%) Firewall
7 8 (17.39%) WAN
8 7 (15.22%) SSL
9 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (13.04%) LAN
10 5 (10.87%) DHCP
10 5 (10.87%) FCoE
10 5 (10.87%) FTP
10 5 (10.87%) HTTP
10 5 (10.87%) Multicast
10 5 (10.87%) SSH
11 4 (8.70%) InfiniBand
11 4 (8.70%) Kerberos
11 4 (8.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Hadoop
1 4 (8.70%) HBase
1 4 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) BigQuery
3 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) JIRA
2 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.87%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (8.70%) Subversion
4 4 (8.70%) TeamCity
5 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.35%) RStudio
6 2 (4.35%) Serena SBM
7 1 (2.17%) GitLab
7 1 (2.17%) Hudson
General
1 15 (32.61%) Social Skills
2 9 (19.57%) Finance
3 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Publishing
4 3 (6.52%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Public Sector
5 2 (4.35%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (4.35%) International Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Administrator
2 8 (17.39%) Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) Architect
3 7 (15.22%) Linux Administrator
3 7 (15.22%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (6.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) VMWare Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) SAP PI Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) LDAP
2 5 (10.87%) Middleware
3 4 (8.70%) REST
4 2 (4.35%) 802.1X
4 2 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (4.35%) JSON
4 2 (4.35%) SAP PI
4 2 (4.35%) SAP XI
4 2 (4.35%) SOAP
4 2 (4.35%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) XML Schema
4 2 (4.35%) XSD
4 2 (4.35%) XSLT
5 1 (2.17%) SAML
5 1 (2.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Data Centre
2 11 (23.91%) Replication
3 9 (19.57%) Clustering
4 3 (6.52%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (4.35%) Symmetrix
5 2 (4.35%) W3C
6 1 (2.17%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (2.17%) LPAR
6 1 (2.17%) NHS
6 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 31 (67.39%) Linux
2 19 (41.30%) Windows
3 13 (28.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (26.09%) Unix
5 11 (23.91%) Solaris
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (8.70%) CentOS
7 4 (8.70%) SUSE
7 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
8 3 (6.52%) Ubuntu
8 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (4.35%) AIX
9 2 (4.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (4.35%) VMS
9 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
9 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (2.17%) Debian
10 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) DevOps
2 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (19.57%) High Availability
2 9 (19.57%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (19.57%) Storage Management
3 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.87%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 4 (8.70%) Architectural Design
7 4 (8.70%) Change Management
7 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (8.70%) Kernel Tuning
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
7 4 (8.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Performance Optimisation
7 4 (8.70%) Resource Management
7 4 (8.70%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) Python
2 11 (23.91%) Java
3 7 (15.22%) Bash Shell
3 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
4 6 (13.04%) SQL
5 5 (10.87%) Perl
6 4 (8.70%) C
7 3 (6.52%) C++
7 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.52%) Ruby
8 2 (4.35%) Go
9 1 (2.17%) ABAP
9 1 (2.17%) PHP
9 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) GDPR
1 2 (4.35%) QA
1 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (54.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
4 10 (21.74%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (17.39%) Docker
5 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
6 7 (15.22%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (15.22%) SRDF
6 7 (15.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (13.04%) KVM
8 5 (10.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (10.87%) Veritas File System
8 5 (10.87%) Xen
9 4 (8.70%) Ceph
10 3 (6.52%) Gluster
10 3 (6.52%) GlusterFS
10 3 (6.52%) LXC
10 3 (6.52%) Samba
10 3 (6.52%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (6.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) Ansible
1 15 (32.61%) Kubernetes
2 7 (15.22%) Terraform
3 6 (13.04%) Puppet
4 5 (10.87%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (10.87%) Mesos
4 5 (10.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Control-M
5 4 (8.70%) Netcool
5 4 (8.70%) QRadar
5 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (8.70%) Tivoli
6 3 (6.52%) BladeLogic
6 3 (6.52%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (6.52%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (4.35%) FortiGate
7 2 (4.35%) Icinga
8 1 (2.17%) SCOM
8 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
8 1 (2.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) VMware
2 17 (36.96%) Red Hat
3 15 (32.61%) Oracle
4 14 (30.43%) EMC
4 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 14 (30.43%) NetApp
5 11 (23.91%) Cisco
6 8 (17.39%) Google
6 8 (17.39%) Veritas
7 7 (15.22%) BMC
7 7 (15.22%) Dell
7 7 (15.22%) IBM
8 6 (13.04%) Citrix
8 6 (13.04%) Splunk
9 4 (8.70%) CyberArk
9 4 (8.70%) F5
9 4 (8.70%) MuleSoft
9 4 (8.70%) Qualys
9 4 (8.70%) SaltStack
9 4 (8.70%) Sybase