Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 669 707 744
Rank change year-on-year +38 +37 -35
Contract jobs citing NFS 76 180 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 1.19% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 124 77
UK median daily rate £490 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% +6.67% -10.45%
10th Percentile £290 £313 £276
90th Percentile £625 £650 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +33.33% +5.63% +13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
UK median hourly rate £49.19 £22.50 £29.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.62% -24.69% -32.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 11,204 15,162 12,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 15.36% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,338 9,985 8,279
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% +4.94%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £160
90th Percentile £638 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -1.19% +12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 792 703
UK median hourly rate £17.08 £16.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.75% -0.99% +1.00%
10th Percentile £11.28 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.80 £45.05 £45.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.37 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.35% +2.47% -

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 28 January 2020.

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 11 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 28 January 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 +32 68 £490 +22.50% 25
UK excluding London +29 54 £500 +33.33% 20
London +86 19 £475 -15.93% 6
South East -3 18 £500 +37.93% 12
North of England +59 17 £313 -39.02% 1
North West +18 11 - -
South West +8 11 £490 +30.67% 5
Yorkshire +42 6 £313 -50.00% 1
Scotland +23 4 - -
East of England +36 3 £350 -16.17%
Wales +29 1 £525 +5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 47 (61.84%) VMware
2 37 (48.68%) Virtual Machines
3 36 (47.37%) Linux
4 32 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (39.47%) iSCSI
6 26 (34.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (34.21%) Red Hat
7 24 (31.58%) High Availability
8 23 (30.26%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (30.26%) vSphere
9 22 (28.95%) Migration
9 22 (28.95%) Kubernetes
10 21 (27.63%) Windows
11 20 (26.32%) VMFS
11 20 (26.32%) Ansible
11 20 (26.32%) vMotion
11 20 (26.32%) vRealize
11 20 (26.32%) VSAN
11 20 (26.32%) vCenter Server
11 20 (26.32%) VMware NSX
12 19 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
13 18 (23.68%) Apache
13 18 (23.68%) DNS
14 17 (22.37%) DHCP
14 17 (22.37%) SQL
14 17 (22.37%) Docker
15 16 (21.05%) Microservices
16 14 (18.42%) NAS
16 14 (18.42%) SAN
16 14 (18.42%) Replication

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 18 (23.68%) Apache
2 11 (14.47%) nginx
3 8 (10.53%) IIS
4 6 (7.89%) JBoss
4 6 (7.89%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.63%) Confluence
7 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.32%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.79%) AWS
1 12 (15.79%) OpenShift
2 5 (6.58%) Azure
3 4 (5.26%) IaaS
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.32%) GCP
4 1 (1.32%) GitHub
4 1 (1.32%) NuGet
4 1 (1.32%) PaaS
4 1 (1.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (39.47%) iSCSI
2 20 (26.32%) VSAN
3 18 (23.68%) DNS
4 17 (22.37%) DHCP
5 14 (18.42%) NAS
5 14 (18.42%) SAN
6 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
7 10 (13.16%) Firewall
7 10 (13.16%) SSH
8 7 (9.21%) VPN
9 6 (7.89%) Internet
10 4 (5.26%) Multicast
11 3 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (3.95%) EIGRP
11 3 (3.95%) ICMP
11 3 (3.95%) IGMP
11 3 (3.95%) IPsec
11 3 (3.95%) L2TP
11 3 (3.95%) MPLS
11 3 (3.95%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.63%) DB2
3 2 (2.63%) Ingres
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) Big Data
4 1 (1.32%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.32%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.95%) JIRA
3 3 (3.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.63%) Subversion
5 1 (1.32%) Ant
5 1 (1.32%) Bazaar
5 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.32%) Hudson
5 1 (1.32%) Maven
5 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (14.47%) Publishing
2 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.58%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.95%) Finance
5 2 (2.63%) Military
6 1 (1.32%) Back Office
6 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) Administrator
2 11 (14.47%) VMware Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) Architect
3 7 (9.21%) VMWare Administrator
4 6 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) DevOps Specialist
7 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) IP Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Linux Specialist
7 3 (3.95%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Kubernetes Specialist
8 2 (2.63%) Linux Support
8 2 (2.63%) Unix Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) YAML
2 9 (11.84%) Middleware
3 8 (10.53%) LDAP
3 8 (10.53%) REST
3 8 (10.53%) SOAP
4 7 (9.21%) OAuth
5 6 (7.89%) Web Services
6 5 (6.58%) Swagger
7 4 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (3.95%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (3.95%) Rendezvous
8 3 (3.95%) Spring
9 2 (2.63%) JSP
9 2 (2.63%) Servlets
10 1 (1.32%) LAMP
10 1 (1.32%) SAP XI
10 1 (1.32%) WSDL
10 1 (1.32%) XML
10 1 (1.32%) XSD
10 1 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 14 (18.42%) Replication
3 11 (14.47%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.58%) IVR
5 4 (5.26%) Clustering
5 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.95%) PKI
7 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 36 (47.37%) Linux
2 26 (34.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (27.63%) Windows
4 11 (14.47%) Windows Server
5 10 (13.16%) Unix
6 8 (10.53%) Ubuntu
7 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (5.26%) CentOS
8 4 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.95%) HPUX
9 3 (3.95%) VMS
10 2 (2.63%) Solaris
11 1 (1.32%) AIX
11 1 (1.32%) CoreOS
11 1 (1.32%) Debian
11 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.32%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) High Availability
2 22 (28.95%) Migration
3 16 (21.05%) Microservices
4 11 (14.47%) Configuration Management
5 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (13.16%) DevOps
5 10 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (11.84%) ITIL
6 9 (11.84%) Load Balancing
6 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (10.53%) Change Control
7 8 (10.53%) Task Automation
7 8 (10.53%) Workflow
8 7 (9.21%) Data Security
8 7 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (7.89%) Data Modelling
9 6 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.58%) Business Continuity
10 5 (6.58%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) SQL
2 12 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
3 11 (14.47%) Python
4 7 (9.21%) Perl
5 6 (7.89%) Java
5 6 (7.89%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.95%) Go
6 3 (3.95%) PHP
6 3 (3.95%) Ruby
7 2 (2.63%) Bourne shell
7 2 (2.63%) Korn
8 1 (1.32%) ABAP
8 1 (1.32%) ANSI SQL
8 1 (1.32%) C
8 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.32%) sed
8 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) Degree
3 4 (5.26%) NCDA
3 4 (5.26%) NCIE
3 4 (5.26%) NCSIE
4 3 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) RHCE
5 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (48.68%) Virtual Machines
2 32 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (30.26%) VMware ESXi
3 23 (30.26%) vSphere
4 20 (26.32%) VMFS
4 20 (26.32%) VMware NSX
5 17 (22.37%) Docker
6 11 (14.47%) Gluster
6 11 (14.47%) GlusterFS
6 11 (14.47%) LXC
7 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
8 7 (9.21%) Firmware
9 6 (7.89%) KVM
10 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
10 5 (6.58%) Samba
11 4 (5.26%) Xen
12 1 (1.32%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (1.32%) iptables
12 1 (1.32%) SRDF
12 1 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 22 (28.95%) Kubernetes
2 20 (26.32%) Ansible
2 20 (26.32%) vCenter Server
2 20 (26.32%) vMotion
2 20 (26.32%) vRealize
3 10 (13.16%) Puppet
4 6 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (6.58%) Terraform
6 3 (3.95%) Kibana
6 3 (3.95%) logstash
6 3 (3.95%) Nessus
6 3 (3.95%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.95%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (3.95%) WMI
7 2 (2.63%) Cacti
7 2 (2.63%) Grafana
7 2 (2.63%) Nagios
8 1 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.32%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 47 (61.84%) VMware
2 26 (34.21%) Red Hat
3 12 (15.79%) Oracle
4 8 (10.53%) HP
4 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.53%) NetApp
5 4 (5.26%) Cisco
5 4 (5.26%) Veritas
6 3 (3.95%) BT
6 3 (3.95%) Hitachi
6 3 (3.95%) IBM
6 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.95%) Symantec
6 3 (3.95%) Veeam
7 1 (1.32%) AlienVault
7 1 (1.32%) Concur
7 1 (1.32%) Mellanox
7 1 (1.32%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.32%) Splunk