The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 200 186 204
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 10 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 1.23% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 14
Average daily rate £475 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £315 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -24.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Fibre Channel
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
1 15 (78.95%) SAN
1 15 (78.95%) NetApp
2 14 (73.68%) Cisco
3 13 (68.42%) NFS
3 13 (68.42%) NAS
4 12 (63.16%) FCoE
4 12 (63.16%) EMC
4 12 (63.16%) LAN
4 12 (63.16%) WAN
5 11 (57.89%) Solaris
5 11 (57.89%) Linux
5 11 (57.89%) Oracle
6 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
6 10 (52.63%) SQL
6 10 (52.63%) Intel
6 10 (52.63%) Benchmarking
6 10 (52.63%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (52.63%) Multicast
6 10 (52.63%) SRDF
7 8 (42.11%) VMware
8 7 (36.84%) Apache
9 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
9 6 (31.58%) HTTP
9 6 (31.58%) Sybase
9 6 (31.58%) IIS
9 6 (31.58%) XML
9 6 (31.58%) XSLT
9 6 (31.58%) HTML
9 6 (31.58%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (36.84%) Apache
2 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
2 6 (31.58%) IIS
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) SAN
2 13 (68.42%) NAS
3 12 (63.16%) FCoE
3 12 (63.16%) LAN
3 12 (63.16%) WAN
4 10 (52.63%) Multicast
5 6 (31.58%) HTTP
6 5 (26.32%) iSCSI
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (10.53%) MPLS
7 2 (10.53%) OSPF
7 2 (10.53%) BGP
7 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
8 1 (5.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) Hadoop
2 6 (31.58%) HBase
General
1 6 (31.58%) Back Office
1 6 (31.58%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Architect
2 9 (47.37%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (31.58%) Lead Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Data Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) XML
1 6 (31.58%) XSLT
1 6 (31.58%) HTML
1 6 (31.58%) Rendezvous
1 6 (31.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (15.79%) Replication
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) FlexPod
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Solaris
2 11 (57.89%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Benchmarking
1 10 (52.63%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.53%) C
5 2 (10.53%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) HP APS
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) NFS
2 10 (52.63%) SRDF
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
5 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
6 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (10.53%) vCloud
6 2 (10.53%) KVM
6 2 (10.53%) Xen
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
7 1 (5.26%) Snort
7 1 (5.26%) Nmap
7 1 (5.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) NetApp
2 14 (73.68%) Cisco
3 12 (63.16%) EMC
4 11 (57.89%) Oracle
5 10 (52.63%) Intel
6 8 (42.11%) VMware
7 6 (31.58%) Sybase
7 6 (31.58%) IBM
7 6 (31.58%) TIBCO
7 6 (31.58%) DataSynapse
7 6 (31.58%) 29West
8 2 (10.53%) Brocade
8 2 (10.53%) HP
9 1 (5.26%) Tripwire
9 1 (5.26%) Altiris
9 1 (5.26%) Qualys
9 1 (5.26%) Splunk