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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 142 163 142
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 12 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.16% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 1.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +14.28%
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
528 578 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 13.07% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 326 269
Median daily rate £410 £400 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +27.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £249 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 67 51
Median hourly rate £18.38 £17.33 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% -16.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester 0 8 £425 - 2
Merseyside - 4 £400 -
Fibre Channel
England

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 8 (50.00%) Linux
1 8 (50.00%) DHCP
1 8 (50.00%) DNS
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) HP
2 7 (43.75%) C
2 7 (43.75%) iSCSI
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (37.50%) CCIE
4 5 (31.25%) HTTP
4 5 (31.25%) Perl
4 5 (31.25%) PHP
4 5 (31.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (31.25%) Apache
4 5 (31.25%) Python
4 5 (31.25%) SAS
4 5 (31.25%) SMTP
4 5 (31.25%) Debian
4 5 (31.25%) SAN
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
4 5 (31.25%) Nagios
4 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (31.25%) KVM
4 5 (31.25%) Dovecot
4 5 (31.25%) MRTG
4 5 (31.25%) FWSM

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 5 (31.25%) Apache
1 5 (31.25%) OpenStack
1 5 (31.25%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (12.50%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (12.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) DHCP
1 8 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (43.75%) iSCSI
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (31.25%) FWSM
4 5 (31.25%) HTTP
4 5 (31.25%) IMAP
4 5 (31.25%) MRTG
4 5 (31.25%) NX-OS
4 5 (31.25%) SAN
4 5 (31.25%) SMTP
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) LDAP
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (12.50%) DMZ
6 2 (12.50%) SSL
6 2 (12.50%) VLAN
6 2 (12.50%) VPN
7 1 (6.25%) FCoE
7 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
1 5 (31.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Design Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) Storage Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) EMC Storage Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) EMC VNX
1 3 (18.75%) Private Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 2 (12.50%) FlexPod
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) CentOS
2 5 (31.25%) Debian
2 5 (31.25%) Ubuntu
3 4 (25.00%) Unix
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) Solaris
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) SUSE
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps
2 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
2 3 (18.75%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C
2 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
2 5 (31.25%) Korn
2 5 (31.25%) Perl
2 5 (31.25%) PHP
2 5 (31.25%) Python
2 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
3 4 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCIE
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) MCSA
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) Dovecot
2 5 (31.25%) iptables
2 5 (31.25%) KVM
2 5 (31.25%) Sendmail
2 5 (31.25%) Squid
3 3 (18.75%) vSphere
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (12.50%) NFS
4 2 (12.50%) Xen
5 1 (6.25%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Cacti
1 5 (31.25%) HAProxy
1 5 (31.25%) Nagios
1 5 (31.25%) OpenNebula
1 5 (31.25%) Puppet
2 3 (18.75%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) Brocade
3 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 3 (18.75%) EMC
4 3 (18.75%) Isilon
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint