The table below looks at the statistics for Fibre Channel skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 126 - 121
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% - 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£408 - £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 - £47.50
Fibre Channel
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
424 361 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.48% 13.53% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 176 189
Average daily rate £331 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.57% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 53
Average hourly rate £18.13 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.86% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

Fibre Channel
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Fibre Channel Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Fibre Channel
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Fibre Channel Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Fibre Channel
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester - 4 - -
Fibre Channel
England

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (73.68%) Windows
1 14 (73.68%) Migration
2 13 (68.42%) SAN
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
3 12 (63.16%) NAS
4 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (57.89%) UNIX
4 11 (57.89%) VMware
5 10 (52.63%) Cisco
5 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
6 9 (47.37%) OSPF
6 9 (47.37%) BGP
6 9 (47.37%) EIGRP
6 9 (47.37%) Wireless
6 9 (47.37%) Firewall
6 9 (47.37%) WAN
6 9 (47.37%) Citrix
6 9 (47.37%) iSCSI
7 8 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (42.11%) SolarWinds
7 8 (42.11%) VPLS
7 8 (42.11%) Replication
7 8 (42.11%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (42.11%) IIS
7 8 (42.11%) Terminal Services
7 8 (42.11%) MPLS
7 8 (42.11%) Internet
7 8 (42.11%) DMZ

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (42.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) SAN
2 12 (63.16%) NAS
3 9 (47.37%) OSPF
3 9 (47.37%) BGP
3 9 (47.37%) EIGRP
3 9 (47.37%) Wireless
3 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 9 (47.37%) WAN
3 9 (47.37%) iSCSI
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (42.11%) VPLS
4 8 (42.11%) MPLS
4 8 (42.11%) Internet
4 8 (42.11%) DMZ
5 7 (36.84%) LAN
6 3 (15.79%) VLAN
7 2 (10.53%) DHCP
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
8 1 (5.26%) SSH
8 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Project Leader
1 8 (42.11%) Technical Project Leader
2 6 (31.58%) Server Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Server Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Replication
2 7 (36.84%) Clustering
2 7 (36.84%) Celerra
3 3 (15.79%) Life Science
4 1 (5.26%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) UNIX
3 7 (36.84%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Migration
2 7 (36.84%) Change Control
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.26%) SIEM
4 1 (5.26%) Project Governance
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Python
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) Ruby
1 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) CCSE
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
2 1 (5.26%) HP ASE
2 1 (5.26%) HP MASE
2 1 (5.26%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (42.11%) Terminal Services
4 7 (36.84%) VMware ESX
4 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
4 7 (36.84%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (15.79%) NFS
6 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (5.26%) Samba
7 1 (5.26%) Xen
7 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.26%) MOM
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Opsview
2 1 (5.26%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) Cisco
3 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
4 9 (47.37%) Citrix
5 8 (42.11%) SolarWinds
5 8 (42.11%) EMC
5 8 (42.11%) Nortel
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) HP
8 2 (10.53%) NetApp
9 1 (5.26%) Motorola
9 1 (5.26%) Symantec
9 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
9 1 (5.26%) Juniper
9 1 (5.26%) F5
9 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
9 1 (5.26%) Meraki
9 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
9 1 (5.26%) Brocade