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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 185 194 196
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 16 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.19% 1.25% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 4
Average daily rate
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£388 £463 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £418 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £608 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £320 £265
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +20.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
732 721 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.36% 11.52% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 511 631
Average daily rate £405 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.38% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 42
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.02% -55.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.65 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 20 (71.43%) Cisco
2 19 (67.86%) SAN
3 18 (64.29%) Windows
4 13 (46.43%) VMware
5 11 (39.29%) LAN
5 11 (39.29%) WAN
6 10 (35.71%) iSCSI
6 10 (35.71%) FCoE
7 9 (32.14%) NAS
7 9 (32.14%) EMC
7 9 (32.14%) NetApp
8 8 (28.57%) DNS
8 8 (28.57%) Solaris
8 8 (28.57%) Linux
8 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 8 (28.57%) Firewall
9 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (25.00%) NFS
9 7 (25.00%) DHCP
9 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 6 (21.43%) CommVault
11 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (17.86%) CCNA
11 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (17.86%) UNIX
11 5 (17.86%) IBM
11 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
11 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (14.29%) IIS
1 4 (14.29%) Apache
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) RMDS
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) SAN
2 11 (39.29%) LAN
2 11 (39.29%) WAN
3 10 (35.71%) iSCSI
3 10 (35.71%) FCoE
4 9 (32.14%) NAS
5 8 (28.57%) DNS
5 8 (28.57%) Firewall
6 7 (25.00%) DHCP
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (17.86%) Multicast
8 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 3 (10.71%) MPLS
9 3 (10.71%) SSL
9 3 (10.71%) VoIP
9 3 (10.71%) HTTP
9 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
10 2 (7.14%) Wireless
10 2 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) HBase
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Architect
2 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Storage Specialist
3 3 (10.71%) Data Centre Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Backup Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Backup Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Storage Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Storage Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) EMC Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Rendezvous
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) XML
2 3 (10.71%) XSLT
2 3 (10.71%) Ultra Messaging
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Symmetrix
3 2 (7.14%) EqualLogic
3 2 (7.14%) Replication
3 2 (7.14%) CMDB
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) DTV
4 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.57%) Celerra
4 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.57%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (3.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Solaris
2 8 (28.57%) Linux
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.86%) UNIX
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (14.29%) Workflow
2 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 3 (10.71%) Benchmarking
3 3 (10.71%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.57%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Korn
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
1 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.71%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) CCNA
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) NCDA
2 2 (7.14%) NCIE
2 2 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCSA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (25.00%) NFS
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) KVM
2 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.29%) SRDF
3 4 (14.29%) vSphere
3 4 (14.29%) Xen
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.57%) Firmware
5 1 (3.57%) XenApp
5 1 (3.57%) XenServer
5 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.57%) vCloud
5 1 (3.57%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.57%) WSUS
2 1 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (3.57%) PureDisk
2 1 (3.57%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) EMC
3 9 (32.14%) NetApp
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) CommVault
5 5 (17.86%) IBM
6 4 (14.29%) DataSynapse
6 4 (14.29%) Oracle
6 4 (14.29%) StorageTek
6 4 (14.29%) Intel
6 4 (14.29%) Citrix
6 4 (14.29%) TIBCO
7 3 (10.71%) HP
7 3 (10.71%) Dell
7 3 (10.71%) Avaya
7 3 (10.71%) Brocade
7 3 (10.71%) 3PAR
8 2 (7.14%) Sybase
8 2 (7.14%) Juniper