The table below looks at the statistics for Fibre Channel skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 188 191 207
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 12 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 1.02% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £420 £508
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.64% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
740 689 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.02% 12.04% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 481 545
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 42
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -48.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £38.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

Fibre Channel
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Fibre Channel Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fibre Channel across the City of London region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Fibre Channel
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Fibre Channel Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 23 (71.88%) SAN
3 18 (56.25%) Windows
4 15 (46.88%) LAN
4 15 (46.88%) WAN
5 14 (43.75%) FCoE
6 13 (40.63%) VMware
7 11 (34.38%) EMC
7 11 (34.38%) Solaris
7 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (34.38%) NAS
8 10 (31.25%) iSCSI
8 10 (31.25%) NetApp
9 9 (28.13%) CommVault
9 9 (28.13%) Linux
9 9 (28.13%) NFS
9 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 8 (25.00%) Finance
10 8 (25.00%) Firewall
10 8 (25.00%) IBM
10 8 (25.00%) Multicast
10 8 (25.00%) KVM
11 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (21.88%) Apache
11 7 (21.88%) SQL
11 7 (21.88%) Oracle
11 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
11 7 (21.88%) Intel
11 7 (21.88%) TIBCO

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 7 (21.88%) Apache
2 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 6 (18.75%) IIS
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (71.88%) SAN
2 15 (46.88%) LAN
2 15 (46.88%) WAN
3 14 (43.75%) FCoE
4 11 (34.38%) NAS
5 10 (31.25%) iSCSI
6 8 (25.00%) Multicast
6 8 (25.00%) Firewall
7 6 (18.75%) HTTP
7 6 (18.75%) DNS
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (15.63%) DHCP
9 4 (12.50%) SSL
9 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 4 (12.50%) MPLS
9 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
10 3 (9.38%) VPN
10 3 (9.38%) VoIP
11 2 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) Hadoop
2 5 (15.63%) HBase
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Architect
2 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (18.75%) Storage Specialist
3 6 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Backup Specialist
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Storage Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Network Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Storage Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Network Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Security Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Network Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Rendezvous
1 7 (21.88%) Middleware
2 6 (18.75%) HTML
2 6 (18.75%) XML
2 6 (18.75%) XSLT
3 5 (15.63%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) CMDB
3 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) EMC VNX
3 3 (9.38%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (6.25%) Symmetrix
5 1 (3.13%) Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) CLARiiON
5 1 (3.13%) Celerra
5 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.13%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Solaris
3 9 (28.13%) Linux
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) UNIX
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.75%) Benchmarking
2 6 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (15.63%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (12.50%) Workflow
4 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 3 (9.38%) Network Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.13%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.50%) Korn
4 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) CCNA
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) NCDA
2 2 (6.25%) NCIE
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) NFS
1 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (25.00%) KVM
3 7 (21.88%) SRDF
3 7 (21.88%) Xen
4 5 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 2 (6.25%) vSphere
7 1 (3.13%) vCloud
7 1 (3.13%) XenServer
7 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.13%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
1 3 (9.38%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 13 (40.63%) VMware
3 11 (34.38%) EMC
4 10 (31.25%) NetApp
5 9 (28.13%) CommVault
6 8 (25.00%) IBM
7 7 (21.88%) Intel
7 7 (21.88%) TIBCO
7 7 (21.88%) Oracle
7 7 (21.88%) DataSynapse
8 6 (18.75%) Brocade
9 5 (15.63%) Sybase
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
9 5 (15.63%) HP
9 5 (15.63%) 3PAR
10 4 (12.50%) StorageTek
11 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
11 3 (9.38%) Citrix
11 3 (9.38%) Avaya
11 3 (9.38%) Juniper