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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 170 190 192
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +2
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 14 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.17% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 1.57% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 1
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£325 £625 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -36.84%
Fibre Channel
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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
694 636 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.51% 10.96% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 398 558
Average daily rate £393 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.65 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 17 (73.91%) SAN
2 16 (69.57%) Windows
3 15 (65.22%) Cisco
4 11 (47.83%) Firewall
5 10 (43.48%) VMware
5 10 (43.48%) NetApp
6 9 (39.13%) NFS
6 9 (39.13%) iSCSI
7 8 (34.78%) DNS
7 8 (34.78%) LAN
7 8 (34.78%) DHCP
7 8 (34.78%) Linux
7 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
7 8 (34.78%) FCoE
8 7 (30.43%) WAN
8 7 (30.43%) Citrix
8 7 (30.43%) IBM
9 6 (26.09%) HP
9 6 (26.09%) EMC
9 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (26.09%) Replication
9 6 (26.09%) NAS
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (21.74%) Finance
10 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (21.74%) CCNA
10 5 (21.74%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (21.74%) Tomcat
1 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
1 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) Lync
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (8.70%) RMDS
3 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) SAN
2 11 (47.83%) Firewall
3 9 (39.13%) iSCSI
4 8 (34.78%) FCoE
4 8 (34.78%) LAN
4 8 (34.78%) DHCP
4 8 (34.78%) DNS
5 7 (30.43%) WAN
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (26.09%) NAS
7 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
8 4 (17.39%) Multicast
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (13.04%) NetScaler
9 3 (13.04%) VPN
9 3 (13.04%) Wireless
9 3 (13.04%) VLAN
10 2 (8.70%) MPLS
10 2 (8.70%) SSL
10 2 (8.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) HBase
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Network Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Data Centre Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Storage Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Backup Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Backup Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Storage Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) LAMP
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) XSLT
2 2 (8.70%) Rendezvous
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Replication
2 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (17.39%) Clustering
4 3 (13.04%) Symmetrix
5 2 (8.70%) CMDB
6 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
6 1 (4.35%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (4.35%) Hedge funds
6 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (4.35%) DTV
6 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Solaris
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) UNIX
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
1 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (13.04%) Benchmarking
2 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
2 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
2 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
2 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Workflow
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.70%) Korn
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CCNA
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) RHCE
2 3 (13.04%) RHCT
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (13.04%) MCITP
2 3 (13.04%) NCDA
2 3 (13.04%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) NCIE
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) NFS
2 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (17.39%) VMware ESX
4 4 (17.39%) XenApp
5 3 (13.04%) SRDF
5 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.70%) Xen
6 2 (8.70%) vSphere
6 2 (8.70%) KVM
7 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (13.04%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (13.04%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
3 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.35%) WSUS
4 1 (4.35%) PureDisk
4 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
4 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) NetApp
2 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 7 (30.43%) Citrix
3 7 (30.43%) IBM
4 6 (26.09%) HP
4 6 (26.09%) EMC
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle
5 5 (21.74%) Symantec
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 4 (17.39%) CommVault
7 3 (13.04%) 3PAR
7 3 (13.04%) Brocade
7 3 (13.04%) Intel
7 3 (13.04%) Dell
7 3 (13.04%) Sophos
7 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
8 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
8 2 (8.70%) Avaya
8 2 (8.70%) Juniper