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 28 June 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.

Network File System (NFS)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 536 543
Rank change year-on-year -38 +7  
Contract jobs citing NFS 36 115 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 1.70% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 87 59
Median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £329 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +11.76% +4.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £49.46 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.12% +199.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.46 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +199.75%  

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 5277 6781 5827
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.20% 12.59% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5009 7094 5670
Median daily rate £410 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 681 778
Median hourly rate £16.92 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.40% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 6 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 28 June 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 -40 36 £475 - 18
London -27 25 £475 - 8
UK excluding London -3 11 £475 +11.76% 12
South East +8 8 £500 +14.28% 6
South West -2 2 - - 1
North of England +45 1 £350 -30.00% 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 65 (67.71%) Linux
2 51 (53.13%) Unix
2 51 (53.13%) SAN
3 49 (51.04%) Solaris
4 44 (45.83%) Red Hat
4 44 (45.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (41.67%) Perl
6 36 (37.50%) Oracle
6 36 (37.50%) NetApp
7 33 (34.38%) NAS
8 32 (33.33%) Windows
8 32 (33.33%) DNS
9 31 (32.29%) DevOps
10 28 (29.17%) Finance
10 28 (29.17%) VMware
11 27 (28.13%) Python
11 27 (28.13%) Fibre Channel
12 25 (26.04%) LDAP
12 25 (26.04%) Ansible
12 25 (26.04%) Data Centre
13 24 (25.00%) iSCSI
14 22 (22.92%) Puppet
14 22 (22.92%) Bash Shell
14 22 (22.92%) Brocade
14 22 (22.92%) EMC
14 22 (22.92%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (21.88%) SQL
16 20 (20.83%) Enterprise Storage
16 20 (20.83%) Migration
16 20 (20.83%) Veritas

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 11 (11.46%) Apache
2 6 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.17%) nginx
3 4 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.13%) IIS
4 3 (3.13%) JBoss
4 3 (3.13%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.08%) Confluence
5 2 (2.08%) DataSynapse
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.04%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.21%) IaaS
3 3 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (53.13%) SAN
2 33 (34.38%) NAS
3 32 (33.33%) DNS
4 27 (28.13%) Fibre Channel
5 25 (26.04%) LDAP
6 24 (25.00%) iSCSI
7 18 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 14 (14.58%) DHCP
9 13 (13.54%) SSH
10 11 (11.46%) Firewall
11 10 (10.42%) FTP
12 9 (9.38%) VPN
13 7 (7.29%) SMTP
14 6 (6.25%) HTTP
15 5 (5.21%) Ethernet
15 5 (5.21%) FCoE
15 5 (5.21%) Internet
15 5 (5.21%) Kerberos
16 4 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
16 4 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) MySQL
2 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.21%) Big Data
3 5 (5.21%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.17%) InterSystems Cache
5 3 (3.13%) MariaDB
5 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.08%) HBase
7 1 (1.04%) DB2
7 1 (1.04%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 15 (15.63%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.25%) Vagrant
4 4 (4.17%) JIRA
5 2 (2.08%) Ant
5 2 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.08%) Hudson
5 2 (2.08%) Maven
5 2 (2.08%) NuGet
5 2 (2.08%) Subversion
6 1 (1.04%) FishEye
General
1 28 (29.17%) Finance
2 15 (15.63%) Banking
3 6 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.21%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.21%) Legal
5 3 (3.13%) Local Government
5 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.08%) Electronics
6 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.08%) Marketing
7 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (35.42%) Administrator
2 21 (21.88%) Linux Administrator
3 16 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (14.58%) Unix Administrator
5 11 (11.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 10 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (10.42%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (10.42%) NetApp Engineer
6 10 (10.42%) Storage Administrator
7 9 (9.38%) Developer
7 9 (9.38%) Solaris Administrator
7 9 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (8.33%) Architect
8 8 (8.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 8 (8.33%) Perl Developer
9 7 (7.29%) SAN Administrator
9 7 (7.29%) SAN Storage Administrator
10 6 (6.25%) Python Developer
10 6 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
11 5 (5.21%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) LAMP
2 4 (4.17%) IDoc
2 4 (4.17%) Web Services
2 4 (4.17%) YAML
3 3 (3.13%) Spring
4 2 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.08%) HTML
4 2 (2.08%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.08%) Middleware
4 2 (2.08%) Rendezvous
4 2 (2.08%) XML
4 2 (2.08%) XSLT
5 1 (1.04%) .NET
5 1 (1.04%) SAML
5 1 (1.04%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.04%) Data Centre
2 20 (20.83%) Enterprise Storage
3 19 (19.79%) Replication
4 6 (6.25%) Clustering
5 5 (5.21%) CMDB
5 5 (5.21%) Derivative
5 5 (5.21%) EMC VNX
5 5 (5.21%) Private Cloud
6 4 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.13%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (3.13%) Symmetrix
8 2 (2.08%) Infotainment
8 2 (2.08%) Life Science
8 2 (2.08%) PKI
8 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.04%) FlexPod
9 1 (1.04%) Online Banking
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle Exalytics
9 1 (1.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 65 (67.71%) Linux
2 51 (53.13%) Unix
3 49 (51.04%) Solaris
4 44 (45.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (33.33%) Windows
6 11 (11.46%) AIX
7 10 (10.42%) Data ONTAP
8 8 (8.33%) HPUX
9 5 (5.21%) CentOS
9 5 (5.21%) SUSE
10 4 (4.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (4.17%) Ubuntu
11 3 (3.13%) VMS
12 1 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.29%) DevOps
2 22 (22.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (20.83%) Migration
4 18 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 15 (15.63%) Load Balancing
6 13 (13.54%) High Availability
7 12 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (8.33%) Open Source
10 7 (7.29%) Performance Analysis
11 6 (6.25%) Capacity Management
11 6 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (5.21%) Data Centre Operations
12 5 (5.21%) High-Frequency Trading
12 5 (5.21%) Low Latency
12 5 (5.21%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (5.21%) Virtual Environments
13 4 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (41.67%) Perl
2 27 (28.13%) Python
3 22 (22.92%) Bash Shell
4 21 (21.88%) SQL
5 13 (13.54%) Java
6 10 (10.42%) PowerShell
6 10 (10.42%) Shell Script
7 7 (7.29%) PHP
8 6 (6.25%) Korn
8 6 (6.25%) Ruby
9 4 (4.17%) ABAP
10 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.04%) C#
11 1 (1.04%) Go
11 1 (1.04%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.13%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) CCNA
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.04%) EMCSA
3 1 (1.04%) OCP
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (16.67%) Veritas File System
2 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (14.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 12 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (9.38%) Hyper-V
6 8 (8.33%) SRDF
7 7 (7.29%) Docker
7 7 (7.29%) Firmware
8 6 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (5.21%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (5.21%) Samba
10 4 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (3.13%) KVM
11 3 (3.13%) Squid
11 3 (3.13%) vCloud
11 3 (3.13%) Xen
12 2 (2.08%) iptables
13 1 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (1.04%) LXC
Systems Management
1 25 (26.04%) Ansible
2 22 (22.92%) Puppet
3 19 (19.79%) Nagios
3 19 (19.79%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (17.71%) NetBackup
5 11 (11.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 9 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (8.33%) EMC Navisphere
7 8 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (7.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (6.25%) NetApp OnCommand
9 6 (6.25%) Salt
9 6 (6.25%) Tivoli
10 5 (5.21%) vCenter Server
11 4 (4.17%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (4.17%) Terraform
12 3 (3.13%) OpenIDM
12 3 (3.13%) SCOM
12 3 (3.13%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 44 (45.83%) Red Hat
2 36 (37.50%) NetApp
2 36 (37.50%) Oracle
3 28 (29.17%) VMware
4 22 (22.92%) Brocade
4 22 (22.92%) EMC
5 20 (20.83%) Veritas
6 18 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 17 (17.71%) Cisco
8 16 (16.67%) Sun
9 14 (14.58%) HP
10 13 (13.54%) IBM
11 12 (12.50%) SaltStack
12 9 (9.38%) Symantec
13 8 (8.33%) SAP
14 7 (7.29%) Remedy
15 6 (6.25%) Dell
16 4 (4.17%) Huawei
16 4 (4.17%) Juniper
16 4 (4.17%) SolarWinds
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