The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 509 488 536
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +48
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 79 70 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 1.08% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 22
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£425 £575 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +56.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £360
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
Fibre Channel
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7746 6492 8252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.66% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4365 3615 3823
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 375 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.87 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.98 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 September 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 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 53 £450 -25.00% 10
South East +2 15 £375 -16.66% 4
East of England - 4 £350 - 5
Yorkshire +3 3 - - 2
North West -13 1 £325 -43.47%
South West -37 1 £200 -24.52% 1
North East - 1 £450 -
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Fibre Channel
UK

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 109 (74.66%) SAN
2 86 (58.90%) Windows
3 83 (56.85%) VMware
4 71 (48.63%) HP
5 67 (45.89%) Cisco
6 66 (45.21%) iSCSI
7 63 (43.15%) Linux
8 62 (42.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 61 (41.78%) NetApp
10 58 (39.73%) Active Directory
11 53 (36.30%) EMC
12 52 (35.62%) NFS
13 44 (30.14%) Microsoft
14 43 (29.45%) DNS
15 35 (23.97%) IBM
16 34 (23.29%) Clustering
16 34 (23.29%) NAS
17 33 (22.60%) MS Exchange
18 32 (21.92%) Firewall
18 32 (21.92%) Replication
19 31 (21.23%) Perl
19 31 (21.23%) Dell
20 30 (20.55%) Citrix
20 30 (20.55%) Brocade
21 29 (19.86%) FCoE
22 28 (19.18%) DHCP
22 28 (19.18%) PowerShell
23 27 (18.49%) Finance
23 27 (18.49%) TCP/IP
24 26 (17.81%) SQL

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 33 (22.60%) MS Exchange
2 25 (17.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (8.90%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.85%) Tomcat
5 9 (6.16%) IIS
6 8 (5.48%) Lync
6 8 (5.48%) WebSphere
7 7 (4.79%) Apache
8 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (3.42%) SAS
9 5 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (2.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (2.05%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (2.05%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.68%) nginx
12 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.05%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (74.66%) SAN
2 66 (45.21%) iSCSI
3 43 (29.45%) DNS
4 34 (23.29%) NAS
5 32 (21.92%) Firewall
6 29 (19.86%) FCoE
7 28 (19.18%) DHCP
8 27 (18.49%) TCP/IP
9 23 (15.75%) VPN
10 22 (15.07%) LAN
11 21 (14.38%) VLAN
12 20 (13.70%) Multicast
13 19 (13.01%) WAN
14 12 (8.22%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (7.53%) SNMP
15 11 (7.53%) OSPF
15 11 (7.53%) BGP
16 10 (6.85%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (6.85%) Wireless
16 10 (6.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.79%) MySQL
3 6 (4.11%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.05%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 27 (18.49%) Finance
2 9 (6.16%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.74%) Banking
4 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.37%) Retail
5 2 (1.37%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (19.86%) Architect
2 27 (18.49%) Storage Engineer
3 17 (11.64%) Analyst
4 14 (9.59%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (8.22%) SAN Engineer
6 11 (7.53%) Consultant
6 11 (7.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 9 (6.16%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 8 (5.48%) Storage Architect
8 8 (5.48%) Administrator
9 7 (4.79%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.11%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) Backup Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.42%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.42%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.74%) Developer
12 4 (2.74%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.74%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) HTML
2 5 (3.42%) LAMP
3 3 (2.05%) Rendezvous
3 3 (2.05%) Middleware
3 3 (2.05%) XML
3 3 (2.05%) XSLT
4 2 (1.37%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.68%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.29%) Clustering
2 32 (21.92%) Replication
3 11 (7.53%) Client/Server
4 10 (6.85%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.16%) Hedge funds
6 7 (4.79%) EMC Centera
7 6 (4.11%) CLARiiON
8 5 (3.42%) Celerra
8 5 (3.42%) EqualLogic
9 4 (2.74%) Open Source
10 3 (2.05%) HACMP
11 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.37%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.37%) Firmware
11 2 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.68%) Symmetrix DMX
12 1 (0.68%) MPEG
12 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.68%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 86 (58.90%) Windows
2 63 (43.15%) Linux
3 25 (17.12%) UNIX
4 17 (11.64%) Solaris
5 16 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (6.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (5.48%) AIX
10 7 (4.79%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.42%) HPUX
12 4 (2.74%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.74%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.74%) CentOS
12 4 (2.74%) Ubuntu
13 3 (2.05%) NetWare
13 3 (2.05%) Debian
14 2 (1.37%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.01%) ITIL
2 13 (8.90%) Data Protection
3 10 (6.85%) Service Management
3 10 (6.85%) ITSM
3 10 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (6.85%) DevOps
4 9 (6.16%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (5.48%) Capacity Management
5 8 (5.48%) Asset Management
5 8 (5.48%) Service Delivery
5 8 (5.48%) Migration
5 8 (5.48%) Benchmarking
5 8 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (4.79%) BCP
7 6 (4.11%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.42%) Network Design
8 5 (3.42%) Load Balancing
8 5 (3.42%) Low Latency
9 4 (2.74%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.23%) Perl
2 28 (19.18%) PowerShell
3 26 (17.81%) SQL
4 22 (15.07%) Java
5 21 (14.38%) C
6 16 (10.96%) Bash Shell
7 14 (9.59%) VB
8 13 (8.90%) Shell Script
9 11 (7.53%) Korn
10 10 (6.85%) VBA
10 10 (6.85%) C++
11 7 (4.79%) Python
12 4 (2.74%) PHP
13 3 (2.05%) C-shell
14 2 (1.37%) Embedded C
14 2 (1.37%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.68%) sed
15 1 (0.68%) AWK
15 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (11.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (10.27%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (9.59%) CCNA
4 12 (8.22%) Security Cleared
5 11 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (7.53%) MCSE
6 9 (6.16%) Degree
6 9 (6.16%) NCDA
7 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.79%) RHCT
8 7 (4.79%) MCITP
8 7 (4.79%) RHCE
9 6 (4.11%) VCP5
10 5 (3.42%) VCP4
10 5 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.42%) CCA
10 5 (3.42%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (2.05%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.05%) NCIE
12 2 (1.37%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (42.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (39.73%) Active Directory
3 52 (35.62%) NFS
4 21 (14.38%) XenApp
4 21 (14.38%) VMware ESX
5 20 (13.70%) Hyper-V
6 16 (10.96%) vSphere
7 11 (7.53%) vCloud
8 9 (6.16%) SRDF
9 6 (4.11%) KVM
10 5 (3.42%) XenServer
11 4 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (2.05%) GPFS
12 3 (2.05%) Xen
12 3 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.37%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.68%) IAG
14 1 (0.68%) VMFS
14 1 (0.68%) qmail
Systems Management
1 17 (11.64%) Backup Exec
2 14 (9.59%) MIMEsweeper
2 14 (9.59%) MAILsweeper
3 13 (8.90%) SCOrch
4 10 (6.85%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (6.16%) Tivoli
6 6 (4.11%) SCCM
6 6 (4.11%) NetBackup
7 5 (3.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (2.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (2.05%) SCOM
9 3 (2.05%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.37%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Storage Server
11 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.68%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 83 (56.85%) VMware
2 71 (48.63%) HP
3 67 (45.89%) Cisco
4 61 (41.78%) NetApp
5 53 (36.30%) EMC
6 44 (30.14%) Microsoft
7 35 (23.97%) IBM
8 31 (21.23%) Dell
9 30 (20.55%) Citrix
9 30 (20.55%) Brocade
10 17 (11.64%) Oracle
11 14 (9.59%) Hitachi
11 14 (9.59%) Symantec
11 14 (9.59%) F5
12 12 (8.22%) 3PAR
13 11 (7.53%) CheckPoint
14 10 (6.85%) Websense
14 10 (6.85%) Dot Hill
15 9 (6.16%) Veritas
16 8 (5.48%) Intel
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