The table below looks at the statistics for Fibre Channel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 114 122 129
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 0.56% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate £550 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £63.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £36.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.82% +20.83%
Fibre Channel
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
560 712 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 26.90% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 319 231
Average daily rate £363 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.20 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Fibre Channel
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Fibre Channel across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Fibre Channel Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Fibre Channel across the Berkshire region.

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fibre Channel across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Fibre Channel
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Fibre Channel across the Berkshire region.

Fibre Channel Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Fibre Channel
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 9 £550 +83.33%
Fibre Channel
South East

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Fibre Channel also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Fibre Channel.

1 11 (100.00%) HP
2 9 (81.82%) SAN
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) Dell
4 5 (45.45%) EMC
5 4 (36.36%) Intel
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (36.36%) IBM
5 4 (36.36%) Hitachi
5 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) MCP
5 4 (36.36%) MCSA
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (36.36%) CCNA
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
6 3 (27.27%) Capacity Management
6 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (27.27%) NAS

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Fibre Channel also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Fibre Channel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) SAN
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) NAS
5 2 (18.18%) OSPF
6 1 (9.09%) BGP
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
6 1 (9.09%) IPsec
6 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
6 1 (9.09%) LAN
6 1 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (9.09%) VLAN
6 1 (9.09%) VoIP
6 1 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (9.09%) VRRP
6 1 (9.09%) WAN
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) EMC Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) EMC Storage Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) SAN Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) SAN Support
2 3 (27.27%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Storage Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) EMC Storage Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Migration Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Storage Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
3 3 (27.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
2 2 (18.18%) Solaris
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Capacity Management
1 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
1 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCNA
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (36.36%) MCP
1 4 (36.36%) MCSA
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (18.18%) vMotion
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) HP
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) Dell
3 5 (45.45%) EMC
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Hitachi
4 4 (36.36%) IBM
4 4 (36.36%) Intel
5 3 (27.27%) Brocade
5 3 (27.27%) StorageTek
5 3 (27.27%) Sun
6 2 (18.18%) 3PAR
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Veritas
7 1 (9.09%) Juniper
7 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds