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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 142 176 194
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +18
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 1 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.032% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 2.04% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 9
Average daily rate £400 £325 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -48.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +25.00%
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
327 686 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.60% 13.52% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 499 447
Average daily rate £405 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 25
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
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 13 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (85.71%) iSCSI
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 5 (71.43%) C
3 5 (71.43%) Python
3 5 (71.43%) FCoE
3 5 (71.43%) OpenStack
3 5 (71.43%) KVM
4 4 (57.14%) RHCSA
4 4 (57.14%) Big Data
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (57.14%) SaaS
4 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 4 (57.14%) CCNP
4 4 (57.14%) CCNA
4 4 (57.14%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (57.14%) RHCE
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) vSphere
6 1 (14.29%) HAProxy
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Dell Compellent

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (71.43%) OpenStack
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) iSCSI
2 5 (71.43%) FCoE
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) BGP
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) FTP
5 1 (14.29%) HTTP
5 1 (14.29%) IGRP
5 1 (14.29%) IMAP
5 1 (14.29%) LDAP
5 1 (14.29%) MRTG
5 1 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) SMTP
5 1 (14.29%) SNMP
5 1 (14.29%) SSH
5 1 (14.29%) SSL
5 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Operations Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Celerra
2 1 (14.29%) CLARiiON
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) EqualLogic
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Debian
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C
1 5 (71.43%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) Korn
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNA
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (57.14%) RHCE
1 4 (57.14%) RHCSA
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) KVM
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Ceph
4 1 (14.29%) Dovecot
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) iptables
4 1 (14.29%) NFS
4 1 (14.29%) Postfix
4 1 (14.29%) Samba
4 1 (14.29%) Sendmail
4 1 (14.29%) Squid
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cacti
1 1 (14.29%) HAProxy
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
1 1 (14.29%) NetVault Backup
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) RANCID
1 1 (14.29%) systemd
1 1 (14.29%) vMotion
1 1 (14.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
5 1 (14.29%) CA
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (14.29%) EMC
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Supermicro