The table below looks at the statistics for FCoE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FCoE over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
Rank 577 580 544
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -36
Contract jobs citing FCoE 35 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.026% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 6
Average daily rate
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£334 £600 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.37% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £352 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £280 £213
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +31.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8264 7121 7118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.80% 13.24% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4500 3797 3537
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 383 556
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

FCoE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FCoE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

FCoE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FCoE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FCoE within the UK.

FCoE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FCoE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FCoE within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

FCoE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FCoE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FCoE within the UK.

FCoE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FCoE
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FCoE within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

FCoE Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

FCoE
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FCoE within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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
England +4 35 £334 -44.37% 2
London -7 13 £575 -6.12% 1
South East 0 11 £180 -35.71%
Hampshire -1 9 - -
Winchester -3 8 - -
City of London +19 7 £625 +4.16%
East Midlands - 4 £347 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £347 -
Nottingham - 4 £347 -
Manchester - 2 - -
North West - 2 - - 1
Middlesex - 2 £180 -
East of England - 2 £250 -
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Docklands, London -1 1 £650 +4.00%
Norfolk - 1 £250 -
South West - 1 £388 -
Norwich - 1 £250 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £250 -
Essex - 1 £438 -
Somerset - 1 £388 -
Suffolk - 1 £250 -
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
Peterborough - 1 £250 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £450 -
Thetford - 1 £250 -
Bath - 1 £388 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £250 -
Feltham - 1 - -

FCoE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FCoE 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 FCoE.

1 53 (77.94%) SAN
2 51 (75.00%) Fibre Channel
3 50 (73.53%) VMware
4 46 (67.65%) Linux
5 45 (66.18%) Windows
5 45 (66.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 44 (64.71%) iSCSI
7 42 (61.76%) Cisco
8 30 (44.12%) LAN
9 28 (41.18%) WAN
10 26 (38.24%) Perl
11 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (35.29%) Veritas
12 24 (35.29%) AIX
13 21 (30.88%) Software Testing
14 18 (26.47%) NAS
14 18 (26.47%) Solaris
14 18 (26.47%) IBM
14 18 (26.47%) NetApp
15 17 (25.00%) Oracle
15 17 (25.00%) Hyper-V
16 16 (23.53%) KVM
16 16 (23.53%) SQL
16 16 (23.53%) NFS
16 16 (23.53%) EMC
16 16 (23.53%) Firewall
17 15 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (22.06%) Multicast
18 14 (20.59%) Intel
18 14 (20.59%) Java

FCoE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FCoE 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 FCoE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (17.65%) Apache
1 12 (17.65%) Tomcat
2 9 (13.24%) IIS
2 9 (13.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 9 (13.24%) WebSphere
2 9 (13.24%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (4.41%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.41%) iPlanet
3 3 (4.41%) JBoss
3 3 (4.41%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.94%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.94%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Office
2 2 (2.94%) MS Project
3 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) RMDS
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 53 (77.94%) SAN
2 51 (75.00%) Fibre Channel
3 44 (64.71%) iSCSI
4 30 (44.12%) LAN
5 28 (41.18%) WAN
6 18 (26.47%) NAS
7 16 (23.53%) Firewall
8 15 (22.06%) Multicast
9 13 (19.12%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (17.65%) VPN
10 12 (17.65%) DNS
11 10 (14.71%) NetScaler
12 9 (13.24%) VLAN
12 9 (13.24%) HTTP
13 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
13 8 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (8.82%) Wireless
14 6 (8.82%) DHCP
15 5 (7.35%) Ethernet
15 5 (7.35%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) Hadoop
2 7 (10.29%) HBase
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (11.76%) Banking
2 4 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Advertising
3 1 (1.47%) Publishing
3 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Architect
2 10 (14.71%) Developer
2 10 (14.71%) Test Specialist
3 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Administrator
8 4 (5.88%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Network Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.41%) Data Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Data Centre Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Lead Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Voice Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) UNIX Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Network Architect
10 2 (2.94%) SAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) Rendezvous
1 10 (14.71%) Middleware
2 9 (13.24%) HTML
2 9 (13.24%) XML
2 9 (13.24%) XSLT
3 5 (7.35%) Ultra Messaging
4 3 (4.41%) J2EE
5 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Device Driver
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Clustering
4 3 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.94%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.47%) Replication
6 1 (1.47%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 46 (67.65%) Linux
2 45 (66.18%) Windows
3 24 (35.29%) AIX
4 18 (26.47%) Solaris
5 5 (7.35%) UNIX
6 4 (5.88%) HPUX
7 3 (4.41%) SUSE
8 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.88%) Software Testing
3 13 (19.12%) Benchmarking
3 13 (19.12%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
4 9 (13.24%) OO
5 7 (10.29%) Network Design
5 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
5 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
6 6 (8.82%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.35%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (5.88%) ITIL
8 4 (5.88%) System Testing
9 3 (4.41%) Network Architecture
9 3 (4.41%) Functional Testing
9 3 (4.41%) High Availability
9 3 (4.41%) Procure-to-pay
9 3 (4.41%) Software Delivery
9 3 (4.41%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.24%) Perl
2 16 (23.53%) SQL
3 14 (20.59%) Java
4 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.24%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.35%) C
5 5 (7.35%) C++
6 3 (4.41%) Korn
6 3 (4.41%) C-shell
6 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (11.76%) CCNP
2 8 (11.76%) CCNA
3 3 (4.41%) CCIE
4 2 (2.94%) JNCIS
4 2 (2.94%) HP ASE
4 2 (2.94%) HP MASE
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (1.47%) MCP
5 1 (1.47%) CCSE
5 1 (1.47%) CCA
5 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.47%) NCDA
5 1 (1.47%) VCAP
5 1 (1.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
1 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (66.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 16 (23.53%) NFS
3 16 (23.53%) KVM
4 13 (19.12%) Xen
4 13 (19.12%) SRDF
5 9 (13.24%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (4.41%) Samba
6 3 (4.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) OpenView
1 2 (2.94%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.94%) WMI
1 2 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
2 1 (1.47%) SCOM
2 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 50 (73.53%) VMware
2 42 (61.76%) Cisco
3 24 (35.29%) Veritas
4 18 (26.47%) NetApp
4 18 (26.47%) IBM
5 17 (25.00%) Oracle
6 16 (23.53%) EMC
7 14 (20.59%) Intel
8 11 (16.18%) Juniper
9 10 (14.71%) TIBCO
9 10 (14.71%) DataSynapse
10 8 (11.76%) HP
11 7 (10.29%) Sybase
12 6 (8.82%) CheckPoint
13 5 (7.35%) F5
13 5 (7.35%) Citrix
13 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
14 4 (5.88%) SolarWinds
15 3 (4.41%) PlateSpin
15 3 (4.41%) Sun