The table below looks at the statistics for Fibre Channel skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 220 234 230
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 41 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.18% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.35% 0.98% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 2
Average daily rate
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£340 £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £280 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £390 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +210.00%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1748 1734 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 18.85% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 773 689
Average daily rate £360 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £470 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 95 127
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

Fibre Channel
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Fibre Channel Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Fibre Channel
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Fibre Channel Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Fibre Channel
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Hampshire 0 17 £340 +21.42% 4
East Sussex - 14 £330 -
Surrey - 6 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Berkshire +5 1 £375 - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Fibre Channel
England

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 73 (91.25%) SAN
2 55 (68.75%) Windows
3 52 (65.00%) VMware
4 46 (57.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (37.50%) NAS
6 29 (36.25%) Perl
6 29 (36.25%) Linux
7 28 (35.00%) Microsoft
8 27 (33.75%) Active Directory
9 26 (32.50%) DNS
10 25 (31.25%) SQL
10 25 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (30.00%) iSCSI
12 23 (28.75%) MS Exchange
12 23 (28.75%) DHCP
12 23 (28.75%) TCP/IP
13 22 (27.50%) FCoE
13 22 (27.50%) vMotion
14 21 (26.25%) LAN
15 20 (25.00%) VLAN
15 20 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
16 19 (23.75%) vSphere
16 19 (23.75%) Data Centre
17 18 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2007
17 18 (22.50%) HP
18 16 (20.00%) NetApp
18 16 (20.00%) Service Delivery
19 15 (18.75%) Cisco
19 15 (18.75%) SaaS
19 15 (18.75%) PaaS

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 23 (28.75%) MS Exchange
2 20 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.00%) Lync
5 4 (5.00%) SAS
6 2 (2.50%) IIS
7 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (18.75%) SaaS
1 15 (18.75%) PaaS
1 15 (18.75%) IaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (91.25%) SAN
2 30 (37.50%) NAS
3 26 (32.50%) DNS
4 24 (30.00%) iSCSI
5 23 (28.75%) DHCP
5 23 (28.75%) TCP/IP
6 22 (27.50%) FCoE
7 21 (26.25%) LAN
8 20 (25.00%) VLAN
9 13 (16.25%) WLAN
10 12 (15.00%) Firewall
11 8 (10.00%) WAN
11 8 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (8.75%) NetScaler
13 5 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
13 5 (6.25%) Internet
13 5 (6.25%) VoIP
14 4 (5.00%) BGP
14 4 (5.00%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.25%) Big Data
General
1 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
2 14 (17.50%) Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) NAS Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) NetApp Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Test Specialist
7 4 (5.00%) Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.75%) Operations Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
9 2 (2.50%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.75%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.50%) Clustering
3 7 (8.75%) EMC VNX
4 5 (6.25%) EMC VMAX
4 5 (6.25%) Replication
4 5 (6.25%) CLARiiON
5 4 (5.00%) HACMP
5 4 (5.00%) Device Driver
6 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.75%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.50%) EqualLogic
7 2 (2.50%) Celerra
8 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.25%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (68.75%) Windows
2 29 (36.25%) Linux
3 25 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (16.25%) AIX
4 13 (16.25%) HPUX
4 13 (16.25%) Data ONTAP
5 12 (15.00%) Solaris
6 11 (13.75%) UNIX
6 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.00%) NetWare
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (11.25%) Software Testing
4 8 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.50%) Migration
7 5 (6.25%) ITIL
7 5 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 5 (6.25%) Capacity Management
8 4 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (5.00%) Patch Management
8 4 (5.00%) SIEM
8 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.00%) Process Management
8 4 (5.00%) Change Management
8 4 (5.00%) Validation
9 3 (3.75%) OO
9 3 (3.75%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (3.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.25%) Perl
2 25 (31.25%) SQL
3 14 (17.50%) C
3 14 (17.50%) Java
3 14 (17.50%) Shell Script
4 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 8 (10.00%) Python
6 7 (8.75%) VBScript
7 6 (7.50%) C++
8 4 (5.00%) Korn
8 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) MCSE
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (8.75%) VCP4
3 6 (7.50%) CCNP
4 2 (2.50%) MCSA
5 1 (1.25%) CCNA
5 1 (1.25%) MCP
5 1 (1.25%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (57.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (33.75%) Active Directory
3 19 (23.75%) vSphere
4 15 (18.75%) vCloud
5 14 (17.50%) XenApp
6 6 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (7.50%) Hyper-V
7 4 (5.00%) GPFS
8 3 (3.75%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (3.75%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.75%) Samba
9 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.50%) NFS
10 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.25%) SRDF
10 1 (1.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 22 (27.50%) vMotion
2 11 (13.75%) SCCM
2 11 (13.75%) SnapMirror
3 9 (11.25%) SnapVault
4 8 (10.00%) SCOM
5 5 (6.25%) EMC VPLEX
6 4 (5.00%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 52 (65.00%) VMware
2 28 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (22.50%) HP
4 16 (20.00%) NetApp
5 15 (18.75%) Cisco
6 13 (16.25%) IBM
6 13 (16.25%) Veritas
6 13 (16.25%) EMC
7 11 (13.75%) Citrix
7 11 (13.75%) Brocade
8 10 (12.50%) 3PAR
9 6 (7.50%) Hitachi
10 5 (6.25%) F5
10 5 (6.25%) CheckPoint
11 4 (5.00%) Compaq
12 3 (3.75%) ProCurve
12 3 (3.75%) Websense
12 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.50%) Dell Compellent
13 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
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