Period
to 18 January 2018

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 6 months to 18 January 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 Attached Storage (NAS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 180 174
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 -26
Contract jobs citing NAS 8 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.31% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 2.27% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 4
West Midlands median daily rate £175 £320 £184
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.31% +74.15% -38.75%
10th Percentile £148 £220 £145
90th Percentile £265 £400 £337
England median daily rate £419 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +0.90% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £18.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +151.52% -40.00% +22.22%

NAS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 765 749 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.21% 13.61% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 376 291
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £158 £200 £181
90th Percentile £505 £540 £505
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -14.29% -25.53%
10th Percentile £12.60 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.65 £38.08 £41.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing NAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in the West Midlands

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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 6 months to 18 January 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
Coventry +10 3 £148 -53.75%
West Bromwich - 3 £175 -
Birmingham +1 1 - -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Mathematics
2 3 (37.50%) Content Development
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) WLAN
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (12.50%) Isilon
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Celerra
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared

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 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) WLAN
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Support
2 1 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Storage Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Storage Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Celerra
2 1 (12.50%) EMC Centera
2 1 (12.50%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (12.50%) EMC VNX
2 1 (12.50%) EMC VNXe
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Content Development
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Mathematics
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) EMC Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (12.50%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Isilon
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp