The table below looks at the statistics for Fibre Channel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 74 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 17 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.04% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£360 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £30.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-50.45% -36.84%
Fibre Channel
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
154 180 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.96% 15.58% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 79 111
Average daily rate £360 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

Fibre Channel
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Fibre Channel Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Fibre Channel
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Fibre Channel Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (77.78%) Migration
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 11 (61.11%) SAN
3 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
3 11 (61.11%) UNIX
3 11 (61.11%) NAS
4 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (50.00%) Cisco
4 9 (50.00%) WAN
4 9 (50.00%) Citrix
4 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (50.00%) OSPF
4 9 (50.00%) BGP
4 9 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 9 (50.00%) Wireless
4 9 (50.00%) VMware
5 8 (44.44%) MPLS
5 8 (44.44%) Firewall
5 8 (44.44%) DMZ
5 8 (44.44%) Internet
5 8 (44.44%) VPLS
5 8 (44.44%) iSCSI
5 8 (44.44%) Nortel
5 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (44.44%) SolarWinds
5 8 (44.44%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (38.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (38.89%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) SAN
1 11 (61.11%) NAS
2 9 (50.00%) WAN
2 9 (50.00%) OSPF
2 9 (50.00%) BGP
2 9 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 9 (50.00%) Wireless
3 8 (44.44%) MPLS
3 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 8 (44.44%) DMZ
3 8 (44.44%) Internet
3 8 (44.44%) VPLS
3 8 (44.44%) iSCSI
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (38.89%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) IPv6
5 1 (5.56%) WLAN
5 1 (5.56%) DHCP
5 1 (5.56%) DNS
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Project Leader
1 8 (44.44%) Technical Project Leader
2 6 (33.33%) Server Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Server Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Celerra
1 7 (38.89%) Replication
1 7 (38.89%) Clustering
2 3 (16.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) UNIX
3 7 (38.89%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.56%) Analytics
3 1 (5.56%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
2 1 (5.56%) CCSE
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.56%) HP ASE
2 1 (5.56%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (38.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
3 7 (38.89%) Terminal Services
3 7 (38.89%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) NFS
4 1 (5.56%) Xen
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Citrix
2 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) Nortel
3 8 (44.44%) SolarWinds
4 7 (38.89%) EMC
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) NetApp
6 2 (11.11%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) Juniper
7 1 (5.56%) Motorola
7 1 (5.56%) Brocade
7 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.56%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) AirMagnet
7 1 (5.56%) Meraki
7 1 (5.56%) Aruba