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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 193 190 199
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 5 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.093% 0.21% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 1.50% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 21
Average daily rate
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£450 £575 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £443 £575
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +61.11%
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
719 801 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.38% 13.78% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 513 573
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.37 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 16 (72.73%) SAN
2 14 (63.64%) Cisco
3 12 (54.55%) Windows
4 10 (45.45%) VMware
5 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (40.91%) iSCSI
5 9 (40.91%) LAN
5 9 (40.91%) WAN
5 9 (40.91%) EMC
6 8 (36.36%) NetApp
6 8 (36.36%) Linux
6 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (36.36%) FCoE
7 7 (31.82%) NAS
7 7 (31.82%) Finance
7 7 (31.82%) Solaris
7 7 (31.82%) NFS
7 7 (31.82%) CommVault
7 7 (31.82%) KVM
8 6 (27.27%) Multicast
8 6 (27.27%) IBM
8 6 (27.27%) Brocade
8 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
9 5 (22.73%) Xen
9 5 (22.73%) CMDB
9 5 (22.73%) 3PAR
9 5 (22.73%) SRDF
9 5 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (22.73%) DataSynapse
9 5 (22.73%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (22.73%) Apache
2 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 4 (18.18%) IIS
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (9.09%) OpenStack
4 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) SAN
2 9 (40.91%) iSCSI
2 9 (40.91%) LAN
2 9 (40.91%) WAN
3 8 (36.36%) FCoE
4 7 (31.82%) NAS
5 6 (27.27%) Multicast
6 4 (18.18%) HTTP
7 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 2 (9.09%) DNS
7 2 (9.09%) SSL
7 2 (9.09%) MPLS
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (4.55%) HSRP
8 1 (4.55%) FWSM
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (4.55%) DWDM
8 1 (4.55%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (4.55%) IOS XR
8 1 (4.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) Hadoop
2 4 (18.18%) HBase
3 1 (4.55%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Storage Specialist
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Storage Specialist
3 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Backup Specialist
4 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Network Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) EMC Storage Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Rendezvous
1 5 (22.73%) Middleware
2 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) XML
2 4 (18.18%) XSLT
3 3 (13.64%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) CMDB
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) EMC VNX
2 3 (13.64%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (9.09%) Symmetrix
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) CLARiiON
4 1 (4.55%) Celerra
4 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.55%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 7 (31.82%) Solaris
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) UNIX
5 2 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (18.18%) Benchmarking
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 2 (9.09%) Korn
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.55%) Lisp
4 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) CCNA
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CCNP
3 2 (9.09%) NCDA
3 2 (9.09%) NCIE
4 1 (4.55%) RHCSA
4 1 (4.55%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) RHCE
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (31.82%) NFS
2 7 (31.82%) KVM
3 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 5 (22.73%) SRDF
4 5 (22.73%) Xen
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
6 2 (9.09%) vSphere
7 1 (4.55%) vCloud
7 1 (4.55%) XenServer
7 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
7 1 (4.55%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) EMC VPLEX
2 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 10 (45.45%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) EMC
4 8 (36.36%) NetApp
5 7 (31.82%) CommVault
6 6 (27.27%) IBM
6 6 (27.27%) Brocade
7 5 (22.73%) DataSynapse
7 5 (22.73%) 3PAR
7 5 (22.73%) Oracle
7 5 (22.73%) Intel
7 5 (22.73%) TIBCO
7 5 (22.73%) HP
8 4 (18.18%) Sybase
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 2 (9.09%) StorageTek
10 2 (9.09%) Dell Compellent
11 1 (4.55%) F5
11 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
11 1 (4.55%) Red Hat