The first table below looks at the demand for Fibre Channel skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 England 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 539 446 495
Rank change year-on-year
-93 +49
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 51 57 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 0.87% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 38
Average daily rate £406 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £585 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -24.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Fibre Channel
UK

Fibre Channel
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Fibre Channel across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Fibre Channel Jobs Demand Trend in England

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Fibre Channel across the England region.

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Trend in England

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fibre Channel across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Histogram in England

Fibre Channel
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Fibre Channel across the England region.

Fibre Channel Hourly Rate Trend in England

Fibre Channel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -30 28 £450 +5.88% 3
South East -4 13 £323 -47.56% 3
West Midlands - 3 £261 -
South West -20 2 - - 4
North East -27 2 £227 -
Yorkshire -22 1 - -
East of England -26 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Fibre Channel
UK

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 83 (81.37%) SAN
2 72 (70.59%) Windows
3 66 (64.71%) VMware
4 53 (51.96%) Cisco
5 51 (50.00%) NAS
6 48 (47.06%) NetApp
7 44 (43.14%) EMC
8 42 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 40 (39.22%) Linux
10 37 (36.27%) SQL
11 33 (32.35%) UNIX
12 30 (29.41%) Solaris
12 30 (29.41%) HP
13 29 (28.43%) Active Directory
13 29 (28.43%) Microsoft
13 29 (28.43%) iSCSI
14 28 (27.45%) LAN
14 28 (27.45%) NFS
15 27 (26.47%) WAN
16 24 (23.53%) Brocade
17 23 (22.55%) FCoE
18 22 (21.57%) Oracle
19 20 (19.61%) MS Exchange
19 20 (19.61%) IBM
19 20 (19.61%) vSphere
20 19 (18.63%) VMware ESX
20 19 (18.63%) DNS
20 19 (18.63%) Citrix
21 18 (17.65%) Java
21 18 (17.65%) SRDF

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 20 (19.61%) MS Exchange
2 17 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (13.73%) Tomcat
4 12 (11.76%) Apache
5 11 (10.78%) IIS
5 11 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (9.80%) WebSphere
7 8 (7.84%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (7.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.98%) Lync
11 1 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (10.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.84%) RMDS
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) IaaS
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 83 (81.37%) SAN
2 51 (50.00%) NAS
3 29 (28.43%) iSCSI
4 28 (27.45%) LAN
5 27 (26.47%) WAN
6 23 (22.55%) FCoE
7 19 (18.63%) DNS
8 17 (16.67%) Multicast
9 15 (14.71%) Firewall
10 14 (13.73%) HTTP
11 12 (11.76%) DHCP
12 11 (10.78%) VPN
13 10 (9.80%) TCP/IP
13 10 (9.80%) MPLS
14 9 (8.82%) LDAP
15 7 (6.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (6.86%) Internet
16 6 (5.88%) SMTP
17 4 (3.92%) VLAN
17 4 (3.92%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) Hadoop
2 8 (7.84%) HBase
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.94%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (9.80%) Banking
2 9 (8.82%) Finance
3 6 (5.88%) Back Office
4 4 (3.92%) French Language
4 4 (3.92%) German Language
4 4 (3.92%) Italian Language
4 4 (3.92%) Japanese Language
5 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) Architect
2 16 (15.69%) Infrastructure Architect
2 16 (15.69%) Storage Engineer
3 10 (9.80%) SAN Engineer
4 8 (7.84%) Lead Architect
5 7 (6.86%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.86%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.90%) SAN Storage Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Consultant
7 5 (4.90%) Data Centre Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Data Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Storage Specialist
8 4 (3.92%) Team Leader
8 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 4 (3.92%) Operations Team Leader
8 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
9 3 (2.94%) Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.78%) Middleware
1 11 (10.78%) HTML
2 8 (7.84%) XML
2 8 (7.84%) XSLT
2 8 (7.84%) Rendezvous
3 6 (5.88%) Web Services
4 2 (1.96%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.67%) Clustering
2 15 (14.71%) Replication
3 8 (7.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (5.88%) CLARiiON
5 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.94%) HACMP
6 3 (2.94%) NHS
6 3 (2.94%) Symmetrix DMX
7 2 (1.96%) Celerra
7 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.96%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.98%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.98%) Google Search Appliance
8 1 (0.98%) Firmware
8 1 (0.98%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.98%) LPAR
8 1 (0.98%) CMDB
8 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.98%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 72 (70.59%) Windows
2 40 (39.22%) Linux
3 33 (32.35%) UNIX
4 30 (29.41%) Solaris
5 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.84%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.88%) HPUX
10 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (4.90%) AIX
11 4 (3.92%) VMS
12 3 (2.94%) NetWare
13 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.98%) CentOS
13 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.67%) Benchmarking
1 17 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (15.69%) ITIL
3 8 (7.84%) Problem Management
3 8 (7.84%) Project Management
4 7 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 6 (5.88%) Capacity Management
6 5 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (4.90%) Migration
7 4 (3.92%) Security Management
7 4 (3.92%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.92%) Performance Management
7 4 (3.92%) Test Strategy
8 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.94%) Service Management
8 3 (2.94%) Change Management
8 3 (2.94%) Regression Testing
8 3 (2.94%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (2.94%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (36.27%) SQL
2 18 (17.65%) Java
3 12 (11.76%) Perl
4 11 (10.78%) C
5 7 (6.86%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 6 (5.88%) Python
7 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.90%) Korn
8 3 (2.94%) C++
8 3 (2.94%) PHP
9 1 (0.98%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.98%) C-shell
9 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.88%) MCITP
3 6 (5.88%) Degree
3 6 (5.88%) MCSE
4 5 (4.90%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.94%) NCDA
5 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.94%) MCSA
5 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.96%) RHCT
6 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.96%) HP APS
6 2 (1.96%) RHCE
6 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.96%) CCNA
7 1 (0.98%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (28.43%) Active Directory
3 28 (27.45%) NFS
4 20 (19.61%) vSphere
5 19 (18.63%) VMware ESX
6 18 (17.65%) SRDF
7 13 (12.75%) Hyper-V
8 10 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (7.84%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (6.86%) XenApp
10 7 (6.86%) XenServer
11 6 (5.88%) Xen
12 4 (3.92%) vCloud
13 3 (2.94%) DFS Replication
14 2 (1.96%) KVM
15 1 (0.98%) Gluster
15 1 (0.98%) StorNext
15 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 1 (0.98%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (8.82%) NetBackup
2 8 (7.84%) Tivoli
3 7 (6.86%) WSUS
3 7 (6.86%) SCCM
4 6 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.92%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 4 (3.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.92%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.96%) SCOM
6 2 (1.96%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (1.96%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.98%) Puppet
7 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 66 (64.71%) VMware
2 53 (51.96%) Cisco
3 48 (47.06%) NetApp
4 44 (43.14%) EMC
5 30 (29.41%) HP
6 29 (28.43%) Microsoft
7 24 (23.53%) Brocade
8 22 (21.57%) Oracle
9 20 (19.61%) IBM
10 19 (18.63%) Citrix
11 17 (16.67%) Intel
12 11 (10.78%) Symantec
13 8 (7.84%) DataSynapse
13 8 (7.84%) Sybase
13 8 (7.84%) TIBCO
13 8 (7.84%) Veritas
13 8 (7.84%) 29West
14 7 (6.86%) Hitachi
15 6 (5.88%) Blue Coat
15 6 (5.88%) Dell
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