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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
Rank 589 550 598
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +48
Contract jobs citing FCoE 23 36 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.068% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.50% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £563 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £575 -
% change year-on-year
-27.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 - -

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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Top 20 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 19 September 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
England -22 23 £550 -8.33% 4
London +5 17 £575 -6.12% 1
City of London +19 9 £575 -8.00%
South East - 3 - - 1
East of England -21 1 - - 2
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Staines - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 2
Northumberland - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Colchester - - - - 2
Edinburgh - - - -

FCoE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 29 (80.56%) Fibre Channel
2 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 25 (69.44%) Linux
3 24 (66.67%) Cisco
4 23 (63.89%) EMC
4 23 (63.89%) VMware
5 20 (55.56%) HP
5 20 (55.56%) F5
6 19 (52.78%) IBM
6 19 (52.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (50.00%) iSCSI
7 18 (50.00%) NFS
7 18 (50.00%) Multicast
8 15 (41.67%) vSphere
8 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
8 15 (41.67%) SAN
9 14 (38.89%) SNMP
9 14 (38.89%) DNS
9 14 (38.89%) Firewall
9 14 (38.89%) Finance
9 14 (38.89%) Websense
9 14 (38.89%) vCloud
10 12 (33.33%) WAN
11 11 (30.56%) VPN
11 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
12 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
12 10 (27.78%) NetApp
12 10 (27.78%) Client/Server
12 10 (27.78%) LAN
12 10 (27.78%) VB

FCoE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (8.33%) IIS
1 3 (8.33%) Apache
1 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
1 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (80.56%) Fibre Channel
2 18 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 18 (50.00%) Multicast
3 15 (41.67%) SAN
4 14 (38.89%) SNMP
4 14 (38.89%) DNS
4 14 (38.89%) Firewall
5 12 (33.33%) WAN
6 11 (30.56%) VPN
7 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
7 10 (27.78%) LAN
7 10 (27.78%) VLAN
7 10 (27.78%) NAS
8 6 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (13.89%) BGP
9 5 (13.89%) OSPF
10 3 (8.33%) Ethernet
10 3 (8.33%) HTTP
10 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (8.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 3 (8.33%) HBase
General
1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 4 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (11.11%) Test Specialist
3 3 (8.33%) Network Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) SAN Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Lead Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Real Time Software Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Real Time Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Design Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) Network Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Tester
5 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) HTML
2 3 (8.33%) XML
2 3 (8.33%) XSLT
2 3 (8.33%) Rendezvous
2 3 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Client/Server
2 9 (25.00%) Hedge funds
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Windows
1 25 (69.44%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Solaris
3 5 (13.89%) AIX
4 2 (5.56%) HPUX
4 2 (5.56%) UNIX
5 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Service Management
1 10 (27.78%) ITSM
1 10 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
1 10 (27.78%) DevOps
2 8 (22.22%) Benchmarking
2 8 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.56%) Project Management
5 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Electronic Design Automation
6 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.78%) Network Design
6 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) VB
1 10 (27.78%) VBA
1 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 9 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (16.67%) Perl
3 6 (16.67%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) C
5 4 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.56%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.78%) Korn
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (2.78%) CCNA
2 1 (2.78%) HP ASE
2 1 (2.78%) HP MASE
2 1 (2.78%) JNCIS
System Software
1 19 (52.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (50.00%) NFS
3 15 (41.67%) vSphere
3 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 14 (38.89%) vCloud
5 8 (22.22%) SRDF
6 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (8.33%) Xen
7 3 (8.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (5.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.78%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.78%) Legato
3 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Cisco
2 23 (63.89%) EMC
2 23 (63.89%) VMware
3 20 (55.56%) HP
3 20 (55.56%) F5
4 19 (52.78%) IBM
5 14 (38.89%) Websense
6 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
7 10 (27.78%) NetApp
8 8 (22.22%) Intel
9 5 (13.89%) Oracle
9 5 (13.89%) Juniper
10 4 (11.11%) Veritas
11 3 (8.33%) Sybase
11 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
11 3 (8.33%) TIBCO
11 3 (8.33%) DataSynapse
11 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
11 3 (8.33%) 29West
12 2 (5.56%) Aruba