The first table below looks at the demand for Fibre Channel skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 30 July 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 London 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 366 382 388
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +6
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 40 39 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.16% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 1.38% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £513 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +48.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £268 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £12.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+210.00% -72.22%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2882 2831 3631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.26% 11.67% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1790 1790 2112
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 102 172
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Fibre Channel
England

Fibre Channel
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Fibre Channel Jobs Demand Trend in London

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Trend in London

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fibre Channel across the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Histogram in London

Fibre Channel
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Fibre Channel Hourly Rate Trend in London

Fibre Channel
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
City of London +5 8 £500 -16.66% 5
Bromley - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Fibre Channel
England

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 46 (67.65%) Windows
1 46 (67.65%) Cisco
2 42 (61.76%) VMware
3 39 (57.35%) SAN
4 34 (50.00%) NFS
5 32 (47.06%) iSCSI
6 31 (45.59%) EMC
7 30 (44.12%) Active Directory
7 30 (44.12%) Linux
8 28 (41.18%) HP
8 28 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (38.24%) DNS
10 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
10 24 (35.29%) NetApp
10 24 (35.29%) FCoE
11 23 (33.82%) Finance
11 23 (33.82%) Firewall
12 21 (30.88%) LAN
12 21 (30.88%) NAS
13 19 (27.94%) Multicast
13 19 (27.94%) VPN
13 19 (27.94%) Citrix
14 18 (26.47%) WAN
15 17 (25.00%) TCP/IP
15 17 (25.00%) IBM
15 17 (25.00%) SQL
15 17 (25.00%) PowerShell
16 16 (23.53%) Replication
17 14 (20.59%) VLAN
17 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.82%) WebSphere
3 6 (8.82%) Tomcat
4 5 (7.35%) Apache
4 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.35%) IIS
4 5 (7.35%) Lync
5 4 (5.88%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) RMDS
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (57.35%) SAN
2 32 (47.06%) iSCSI
3 26 (38.24%) DNS
4 24 (35.29%) FCoE
5 23 (33.82%) Firewall
6 21 (30.88%) LAN
6 21 (30.88%) NAS
7 19 (27.94%) Multicast
7 19 (27.94%) VPN
8 18 (26.47%) WAN
9 17 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 14 (20.59%) VLAN
11 13 (19.12%) DHCP
12 11 (16.18%) SNMP
13 10 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (11.76%) BGP
14 8 (11.76%) OSPF
15 7 (10.29%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (8.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.88%) HBase
3 2 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (33.82%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Financial Institution
3 5 (7.35%) Banking
4 3 (4.41%) Back Office
4 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
6 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Architect
2 15 (22.06%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (13.24%) Storage Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Lead Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Storage Architect
6 4 (5.88%) SAN Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Data Centre Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Citrix Server Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.94%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) Middleware
2 4 (5.88%) Rendezvous
2 4 (5.88%) XML
2 4 (5.88%) XSLT
2 4 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (2.94%) LAMP
4 1 (1.47%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Replication
2 13 (19.12%) Clustering
3 11 (16.18%) Client/Server
4 9 (13.24%) Hedge funds
5 7 (10.29%) CLARiiON
6 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
6 5 (7.35%) Celerra
6 5 (7.35%) EqualLogic
7 4 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (2.94%) FlexPod
8 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.47%) Firmware
9 1 (1.47%) EMC Centera
9 1 (1.47%) Grid Computing
9 1 (1.47%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (1.47%) Open Source
9 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 46 (67.65%) Windows
2 30 (44.12%) Linux
3 12 (17.65%) Solaris
4 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (13.24%) UNIX
6 7 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.41%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.94%) VMS
11 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.47%) CentOS
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
1 10 (14.71%) DevOps
1 10 (14.71%) ITSM
1 10 (14.71%) Service Management
2 9 (13.24%) Benchmarking
2 9 (13.24%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (8.82%) Data Protection
3 6 (8.82%) Load Balancing
3 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.35%) ITIL
4 5 (7.35%) BCP
4 5 (7.35%) Asset Management
4 5 (7.35%) Low Latency
5 3 (4.41%) Migration
5 3 (4.41%) Project Management
6 2 (2.94%) Test Strategy
6 2 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.94%) Change Management
6 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) SQL
1 17 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.71%) Perl
2 10 (14.71%) VB
2 10 (14.71%) VBA
3 6 (8.82%) C
4 5 (7.35%) Java
5 3 (4.41%) C-shell
6 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.94%) Korn
6 2 (2.94%) Python
6 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (11.76%) CCNA
3 5 (7.35%) CCA
3 5 (7.35%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (7.35%) VCP5
3 5 (7.35%) VCP4
4 4 (5.88%) NCDA
4 4 (5.88%) Degree
4 4 (5.88%) MCSE
4 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.94%) MCITP
6 2 (2.94%) RHCT
6 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.94%) RHCE
6 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.47%) MCP
7 1 (1.47%) MCSA
7 1 (1.47%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (50.00%) NFS
2 30 (44.12%) Active Directory
3 28 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
5 12 (17.65%) vCloud
6 11 (16.18%) vSphere
6 11 (16.18%) XenApp
7 10 (14.71%) SRDF
8 9 (13.24%) VMware ESX
9 6 (8.82%) Xen
10 4 (5.88%) XenServer
10 4 (5.88%) KVM
10 4 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (1.47%) Snort
12 1 (1.47%) Nmap
12 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
12 1 (1.47%) Postfix
12 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (8.82%) SCOrch
2 6 (8.82%) Backup Exec
3 5 (7.35%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.88%) MIMEsweeper
4 4 (5.88%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.47%) EMC TimeFinder
6 1 (1.47%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 46 (67.65%) Cisco
2 42 (61.76%) VMware
3 31 (45.59%) EMC
4 28 (41.18%) HP
5 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 24 (35.29%) NetApp
6 19 (27.94%) Citrix
7 17 (25.00%) IBM
8 14 (20.59%) Oracle
8 14 (20.59%) Dell
9 13 (19.12%) F5
10 12 (17.65%) Brocade
11 10 (14.71%) Websense
12 9 (13.24%) Intel
13 8 (11.76%) Symantec
14 6 (8.82%) 3PAR
14 6 (8.82%) CheckPoint
15 4 (5.88%) 29West
15 4 (5.88%) DataSynapse
15 4 (5.88%) TIBCO
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