The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 224 225 232
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 14 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.059% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.32% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £38.75 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £12.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+210.00% -72.22%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1699 1553 2032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.52% 18.34% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 670 573
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Fibre Channel
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fibre Channel across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 July 2014. 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 - 10 £280 -
Berkshire +2 1 £375 +15.38% 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £338 -
Surrey - - - -
Fibre Channel
England

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 22 (78.57%) SAN
2 20 (71.43%) Linux
3 17 (60.71%) VMware
4 16 (57.14%) Java
4 16 (57.14%) Perl
5 15 (53.57%) iSCSI
6 14 (50.00%) UNIX
6 14 (50.00%) Windows
7 13 (46.43%) C
8 12 (42.86%) Shell Script
9 11 (39.29%) Korn
9 11 (39.29%) Bash Shell
10 10 (35.71%) HP
11 9 (32.14%) Tivoli
11 9 (32.14%) Hitachi
11 9 (32.14%) EMC
11 9 (32.14%) NAS
11 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (28.57%) NetApp
12 8 (28.57%) IBM
12 8 (28.57%) C++
12 8 (28.57%) Solaris
13 7 (25.00%) HPUX
13 7 (25.00%) Python
13 7 (25.00%) Clustering
14 6 (21.43%) Compaq
14 6 (21.43%) AIX
14 6 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
15 5 (17.86%) GPFS
15 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (7.14%) IIS
1 2 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) SAN
2 15 (53.57%) iSCSI
3 9 (32.14%) NAS
4 3 (10.71%) FCoE
5 2 (7.14%) LDAP
5 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Software Engineer
1 6 (21.43%) Test Engineer
1 6 (21.43%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Development Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Storage Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Storage Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) SAN Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Real Time Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Real Time Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Clustering
2 5 (17.86%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) UNIX
2 14 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (28.57%) Solaris
4 7 (25.00%) HPUX
5 6 (21.43%) AIX
6 5 (17.86%) NetWare
7 2 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.57%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (10.71%) Capacity Management
2 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.14%) ERP
3 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) Java
1 16 (57.14%) Perl
2 13 (46.43%) C
3 12 (42.86%) Shell Script
4 11 (39.29%) Korn
4 11 (39.29%) Bash Shell
5 8 (28.57%) C++
6 7 (25.00%) Python
7 4 (14.29%) PHP
8 2 (7.14%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) CNA
3 1 (3.57%) Novell Certification
3 1 (3.57%) NCDA
3 1 (3.57%) NCIE
3 1 (3.57%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
2 5 (17.86%) GPFS
2 5 (17.86%) NFS
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 4 (14.29%) vSphere
4 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.57%) vCloud
6 1 (3.57%) KVM
6 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Storage Server
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) VMware
2 10 (35.71%) HP
3 9 (32.14%) Hitachi
3 9 (32.14%) EMC
4 8 (28.57%) IBM
4 8 (28.57%) NetApp
5 6 (21.43%) Compaq
6 5 (17.86%) Cisco
6 5 (17.86%) Veritas
7 2 (7.14%) Dell
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix
7 2 (7.14%) Brocade
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle
8 1 (3.57%) Red Hat