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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 480 504 466
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -38
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 99 49 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 0.78% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 24 30
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£365 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £493 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £323 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fibre Channel across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Fibre Channel Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 2015. 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 +9 41 £413 -2.94% 8
South East +3 32 £365 +14.06% 8
South West +15 6 £350 -
Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
North West - 4 £488 - 2
East of England +5 3 £250 -24.52% 5
West Midlands -8 2 £425 +25.00% 1
East Midlands - 2 £451 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Fibre Channel
UK

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 164 (82.41%) SAN
2 120 (60.30%) Windows
3 107 (53.77%) VMware
4 90 (45.23%) Cisco
5 81 (40.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 76 (38.19%) iSCSI
7 68 (34.17%) Linux
8 56 (28.14%) EMC
9 55 (27.64%) NetApp
10 53 (26.63%) NAS
10 53 (26.63%) FCoE
11 47 (23.62%) UNIX
11 47 (23.62%) HP
12 44 (22.11%) Solaris
13 43 (21.61%) IBM
13 43 (21.61%) Microsoft
13 43 (21.61%) Brocade
14 42 (21.11%) Perl
15 39 (19.60%) WAN
16 38 (19.10%) Firewall
17 35 (17.59%) Active Directory
18 33 (16.58%) NFS
18 33 (16.58%) SQL Server
18 33 (16.58%) vSphere
19 31 (15.58%) Hyper-V
19 31 (15.58%) LAN
19 31 (15.58%) Shell Script
20 29 (14.57%) Veritas
20 29 (14.57%) DNS
20 29 (14.57%) AIX

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (10.05%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.05%) IIS
3 17 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.52%) Apache
5 6 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.02%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (3.02%) Lync
5 6 (3.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 6 (3.02%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.02%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) RMDS
2 2 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 164 (82.41%) SAN
2 76 (38.19%) iSCSI
3 53 (26.63%) NAS
3 53 (26.63%) FCoE
4 39 (19.60%) WAN
5 38 (19.10%) Firewall
6 31 (15.58%) LAN
7 29 (14.57%) DNS
8 24 (12.06%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (12.06%) DHCP
9 20 (10.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (8.04%) Wireless
10 16 (8.04%) BGP
11 14 (7.04%) VPN
12 13 (6.53%) Internet
12 13 (6.53%) MPLS
12 13 (6.53%) Multicast
13 12 (6.03%) OSPF
13 12 (6.03%) EIGRP
13 12 (6.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.02%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.51%) MS Access
3 5 (2.51%) HBase
3 5 (2.51%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.01%) MySQL
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.50%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (13.07%) Finance
2 7 (3.52%) Banking
3 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.51%) Games
5 2 (1.01%) Electronics
5 2 (1.01%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 35 (17.59%) Storage Engineer
2 27 (13.57%) Architect
3 22 (11.06%) Network Engineer
4 15 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (7.04%) Developer
6 13 (6.53%) Consultant
6 13 (6.53%) Administrator
7 10 (5.03%) Test Specialist
8 8 (4.02%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.02%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.02%) Technical Architect
8 8 (4.02%) Storage Administrator
8 8 (4.02%) Storage Specialist
8 8 (4.02%) SAN Engineer
9 7 (3.52%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.52%) SAN Storage Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.02%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.51%) Senior Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.52%) Middleware
1 7 (3.52%) Rendezvous
2 6 (3.02%) XML
2 6 (3.02%) XSLT
2 6 (3.02%) HTML
3 5 (2.51%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (1.01%) Flash
5 1 (0.50%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.57%) Clustering
2 22 (11.06%) Replication
3 16 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (7.54%) Celerra
5 7 (3.52%) Device Driver
5 7 (3.52%) Symmetrix
5 7 (3.52%) HACMP
6 6 (3.02%) CLARiiON
7 5 (2.51%) EqualLogic
7 5 (2.51%) CMDB
8 3 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.51%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.51%) Online Games
9 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.01%) FlexPod
9 2 (1.01%) DTV
10 1 (0.50%) PKI
10 1 (0.50%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 120 (60.30%) Windows
2 68 (34.17%) Linux
3 47 (23.62%) UNIX
4 44 (22.11%) Solaris
5 29 (14.57%) AIX
6 24 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (11.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (9.55%) HPUX
9 14 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.52%) NetWare
11 5 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.01%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.01%) SUSE
13 3 (1.51%) Slackware
13 3 (1.51%) CentOS
14 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (10.55%) Migration
2 21 (10.55%) Software Testing
3 19 (9.55%) Configuration Management
4 15 (7.54%) ITIL
4 15 (7.54%) Root Cause Analysis
5 13 (6.53%) Software Engineering
5 13 (6.53%) Workflow
6 11 (5.53%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (4.52%) Business Continuity
8 9 (4.52%) OO
8 9 (4.52%) Change Control
8 9 (4.52%) Capacity Management
8 9 (4.52%) Data Migration
8 9 (4.52%) Test Automation
9 8 (4.02%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (4.02%) Benchmarking
9 8 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (3.52%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.11%) Perl
2 31 (15.58%) Shell Script
3 27 (13.57%) SQL
4 22 (11.06%) Java
5 17 (8.54%) C
5 17 (8.54%) Korn
6 12 (6.03%) C++
7 11 (5.53%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.52%) Python
8 9 (4.52%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.02%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.01%) VBScript
10 4 (2.01%) Ruby
11 2 (1.01%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 24 (12.06%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (9.05%) CCNP
3 16 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.54%) Security Cleared
5 14 (7.04%) MCSE
6 10 (5.03%) CCNA
7 9 (4.52%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.02%) NCIE
8 8 (4.02%) Degree
8 8 (4.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.02%) NCDA
10 4 (2.01%) VCP4
10 4 (2.01%) MCSA
11 3 (1.51%) MCITP
11 3 (1.51%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.01%) HP ASE
12 2 (1.01%) HP MASE
12 2 (1.01%) BC Cleared
12 2 (1.01%) CCA
12 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.51%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (40.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (17.59%) Active Directory
3 33 (16.58%) NFS
3 33 (16.58%) vSphere
4 31 (15.58%) Hyper-V
5 25 (12.56%) XenApp
6 18 (9.05%) VMware ESX
7 12 (6.03%) Xen
8 10 (5.03%) SRDF
8 10 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (4.52%) Terminal Services
9 9 (4.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 9 (4.52%) KVM
10 7 (3.52%) GPFS
11 5 (2.51%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (2.51%) XenDesktop
12 4 (2.01%) Samba
13 3 (1.51%) IAG
13 3 (1.51%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 19 (9.55%) NetBackup
2 16 (8.04%) Tivoli
3 13 (6.53%) SCCM
4 10 (5.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (4.02%) SCOM
6 7 (3.52%) ARCserve
6 7 (3.52%) vMotion
7 6 (3.02%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.51%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (2.01%) Puppet
10 3 (1.51%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (1.51%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.51%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (1.01%) Cobbler
11 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (1.01%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 107 (53.77%) VMware
2 90 (45.23%) Cisco
3 56 (28.14%) EMC
4 55 (27.64%) NetApp
5 47 (23.62%) HP
6 43 (21.61%) IBM
6 43 (21.61%) Microsoft
6 43 (21.61%) Brocade
7 29 (14.57%) Veritas
8 28 (14.07%) Citrix
9 25 (12.56%) CheckPoint
10 20 (10.05%) Oracle
10 20 (10.05%) CommVault
11 19 (9.55%) 3PAR
12 17 (8.54%) Dell
13 12 (6.03%) F5
13 12 (6.03%) StorageTek
13 12 (6.03%) Juniper
14 11 (5.53%) Symantec
14 11 (5.53%) SolarWinds
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