Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 202 163
Rank change year-on-year +32 -39 -8
Contract jobs citing NAS 8 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.15% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 1.10% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 11
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £240 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.04% -36.00% +141.94%
10th Percentile £209 £220 £214
90th Percentile £414 £333 £451
England median daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.75 £16.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year +165.53% -28.44% -43.75%

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 627 815 691
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.25% 13.52% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 422 370
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £205 £181 £214
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 40 68
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +4.88% +32.90%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.73 £9.53
90th Percentile £60.00 £38.83 £40.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +9.33%

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

NAS
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 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
Birmingham +17 4 £375 -
Coventry +17 1 £148 -59.17%
Shropshire - 1 - - 3
Warwickshire - 1 - -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 6 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) NetApp
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) WAP
4 1 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) Brocade
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) WSUS
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) SCOM
4 1 (12.50%) SC 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 6 (75.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) EMC Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) EMC Storage Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SAN Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SAN Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Storage Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Storage and Backup Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Storage Manager
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) CLARiiON
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Content Development
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (12.50%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) vMotion
1 1 (12.50%) vRealize
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) NetApp
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Brocade
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft