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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Fibre Channel (FC)
England / North West
Rank 128 149 138
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 0.87% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Median daily rate £415 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +4.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £377 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.76% +25.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +31.25%

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
398 572 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.13% 15.12% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 326 200
Median daily rate £380 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

Fibre Channel
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Fibre Channel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 7 £415 -
Manchester +5 1 - -
Fibre Channel
England

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Fibre Channel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Fibre Channel.

1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) SAN
3 8 (61.54%) Brocade
3 8 (61.54%) HP
3 8 (61.54%) Data Centre
4 7 (53.85%) 3PAR
4 7 (53.85%) EMC
4 7 (53.85%) Data Migration
4 7 (53.85%) Migration
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
6 4 (30.77%) DHCP
6 4 (30.77%) iSCSI
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
7 3 (23.08%) Firewall
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (23.08%) CCIE
7 3 (23.08%) Unix
8 2 (15.38%) C
8 2 (15.38%) Perl
8 2 (15.38%) PHP
8 2 (15.38%) Linux
8 2 (15.38%) Apache
8 2 (15.38%) Python

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
1 2 (15.38%) SAS
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) SAN
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) DHCP
3 4 (30.77%) iSCSI
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
5 2 (15.38%) FCoE
5 2 (15.38%) HTTP
5 2 (15.38%) IMAP
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) MRTG
5 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
5 2 (15.38%) Network Security
5 2 (15.38%) SMTP
5 2 (15.38%) VoIP
5 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.69%) FWSM
6 1 (7.69%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Storage Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Product Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) FlexPod
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) CentOS
2 2 (15.38%) Debian
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Data Migration
1 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 2 (15.38%) C
1 2 (15.38%) Korn
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) PHP
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCIE
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Dovecot
2 2 (15.38%) iptables
2 2 (15.38%) KVM
2 2 (15.38%) Sendmail
2 2 (15.38%) Squid
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Cacti
1 2 (15.38%) HAProxy
1 2 (15.38%) Nagios
1 2 (15.38%) OpenNebula
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Brocade
2 8 (61.54%) HP
3 7 (53.85%) 3PAR
3 7 (53.85%) EMC
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) Forcepoint
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft