The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for NAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 28 April 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 Attached Storage (NAS)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 132 114
Rank change year-on-year +24 -18  
Contract jobs citing NAS 4 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.069% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 0.55% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.39%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £16.10 £40.00
% change year-on-year +167.08% -59.75%  

NAS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 267 365 421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 12.29% 12.68% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 173 227
Median daily rate £404 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.66% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £210 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 40
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.37% -43.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing NAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the West Midlands

NAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NAS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in the West Midlands

NAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in the West Midlands

NAS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Birmingham +9 3 £400 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for NAS.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) vMotion
4 1 (20.00%) EMC VNX
4 1 (20.00%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (20.00%) UAG
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) EMC Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) EMC Storage Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) CLARiiON
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (20.00%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) vMotion
1 1 (20.00%) vRealize
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Brocade
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
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