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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 188 191 185
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 8 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 1.43% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £600 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +62.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £625 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £30.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-50.45% -36.84%
Fibre Channel
London

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
725 769 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.97% 11.56% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 491 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) SAN
3 16 (66.67%) NetApp
4 14 (58.33%) Linux
4 14 (58.33%) NFS
4 14 (58.33%) iSCSI
5 13 (54.17%) Cisco
6 11 (45.83%) EMC
7 10 (41.67%) Replication
8 9 (37.50%) VMware
8 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 9 (37.50%) LAN
8 9 (37.50%) NAS
8 9 (37.50%) Multicast
9 8 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (33.33%) WAN
9 8 (33.33%) DNS
9 8 (33.33%) IBM
10 7 (29.17%) HP
10 7 (29.17%) Dell
10 7 (29.17%) Intel
10 7 (29.17%) Benchmarking
10 7 (29.17%) DHCP
10 7 (29.17%) Solaris
10 7 (29.17%) SQL
10 7 (29.17%) Oracle
10 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
10 7 (29.17%) Clustering
10 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (29.17%) SRDF

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) IIS
2 5 (20.83%) Tomcat
2 5 (20.83%) WebSphere
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (8.33%) Lync
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.33%) Apache
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (8.33%) RMDS
3 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) SAN
2 14 (58.33%) iSCSI
3 9 (37.50%) LAN
3 9 (37.50%) NAS
3 9 (37.50%) Multicast
4 8 (33.33%) WAN
4 8 (33.33%) DNS
5 7 (29.17%) DHCP
5 7 (29.17%) FCoE
6 5 (20.83%) Firewall
7 4 (16.67%) VLAN
8 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (8.33%) HTTP
9 2 (8.33%) WLAN
9 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (8.33%) Wireless
9 2 (8.33%) Internet
9 2 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) HBase
3 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Storage Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Storage Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Storage Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Backup Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Backup Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) EMC Storage Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) EMC Storage Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) EMC Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) LAMP
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) XSLT
2 2 (8.33%) Rendezvous
2 2 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Replication
2 7 (29.17%) Clustering
3 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) Symmetrix
5 2 (8.33%) CMDB
5 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.17%) Open Source
6 1 (4.17%) EqualLogic
6 1 (4.17%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (4.17%) Hedge funds
6 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
6 1 (4.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Linux
3 7 (29.17%) Solaris
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (12.50%) UNIX
6 3 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.17%) CentOS
7 1 (4.17%) Debian
7 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (29.17%) Benchmarking
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) MCSE
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (16.67%) NCDA
2 3 (12.50%) NCIE
2 3 (12.50%) RHCE
2 3 (12.50%) CCNA
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) RHCT
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) NFS
2 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
3 7 (29.17%) SRDF
4 4 (16.67%) XenApp
4 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 3 (12.50%) Xen
5 3 (12.50%) KVM
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (8.33%) vSphere
7 1 (4.17%) IAG
7 1 (4.17%) Ceph
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (4.17%) Firmware
7 1 (4.17%) XenServer
7 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (12.50%) SCOrch
2 3 (12.50%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (12.50%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.17%) WSUS
4 1 (4.17%) PureDisk
4 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) NetApp
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco
3 11 (45.83%) EMC
4 9 (37.50%) VMware
5 8 (33.33%) IBM
6 7 (29.17%) Oracle
6 7 (29.17%) Intel
6 7 (29.17%) HP
6 7 (29.17%) Dell
7 6 (25.00%) Symantec
8 4 (16.67%) Citrix
8 4 (16.67%) Brocade
9 3 (12.50%) 3PAR
9 3 (12.50%) Sophos
10 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
10 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
10 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
10 2 (8.33%) CommVault
10 2 (8.33%) Sybase
10 2 (8.33%) Microsoft