The table below looks at the statistics for Fibre Channel skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 509 523 493
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 104 69 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 0.95% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 36
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£360 £388 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £518 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.64% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 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
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

Fibre Channel
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Fibre Channel Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Trend

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

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Fibre Channel
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Fibre Channel Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Fibre Channel
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Fibre Channel Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Fibre Channel
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Fibre Channel Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Fibre Channel
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 Fibre Channel within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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
England 0 98 £360 -10.00% 19
South East +5 38 £340 +5.42% 7
London -14 29 £388 -7.46% 6
City of London 0 13 £415 -17.00% 1
East Sussex - 13 £340 - 1
Hampshire +1 12 £340 +21.42% 4
Yorkshire - 12 £363 -
Surrey - 10 £365 - 1
Brighton - 10 £330 - 1
South Yorkshire - 9 - -
Camberley - 8 - -
South West -2 7 £350 -
Winchester -11 6 - -
Southampton 0 5 £340 - 4
Bristol - 5 £300 -
Doncaster - 5 - -
Scotland +6 3 - -
North West -13 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £363 -
Leeds - 3 £363 -
Lewes - 3 £400 -
Worcestershire +3 2 £400 +17.64% 1
Worcester +2 2 £400 +17.64%
East of England -3 2 £250 -24.52% 3
West Midlands -5 2 £400 +17.64% 1
West Wales - 2 £445 -
Wales - 2 £445 -
East Midlands - 2 £451 -
Swansea - 2 £445 -
Middlesex - 2 £185 -

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 192 (83.48%) SAN
2 147 (63.91%) Windows
3 127 (55.22%) VMware
4 107 (46.52%) Cisco
5 95 (41.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 76 (33.04%) iSCSI
6 76 (33.04%) NAS
7 66 (28.70%) EMC
8 65 (28.26%) Linux
9 64 (27.83%) NetApp
10 61 (26.52%) Microsoft
10 61 (26.52%) FCoE
11 59 (25.65%) Data Centre
12 51 (22.17%) UNIX
13 50 (21.74%) HP
13 50 (21.74%) Brocade
14 48 (20.87%) Solaris
15 46 (20.00%) IBM
16 45 (19.57%) WAN
16 45 (19.57%) Active Directory
17 44 (19.13%) SQL
18 43 (18.70%) Perl
18 43 (18.70%) LAN
19 40 (17.39%) DNS
20 39 (16.96%) NFS
21 38 (16.52%) Firewall
21 38 (16.52%) vSphere
22 36 (15.65%) SQL Server
22 36 (15.65%) Hyper-V
22 36 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (8.26%) IIS
4 14 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.91%) Apache
6 8 (3.48%) Tomcat
6 8 (3.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 8 (3.48%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.48%) Oracle Coherence
7 7 (3.04%) Lync
8 5 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.74%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.74%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.04%) MS Office
3 3 (1.30%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.04%) RMDS
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.91%) SaaS
2 9 (3.91%) PaaS
2 9 (3.91%) IaaS
3 4 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 192 (83.48%) SAN
2 76 (33.04%) iSCSI
2 76 (33.04%) NAS
3 61 (26.52%) FCoE
4 45 (19.57%) WAN
5 43 (18.70%) LAN
6 40 (17.39%) DNS
7 38 (16.52%) Firewall
8 33 (14.35%) DHCP
9 27 (11.74%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (10.43%) TCP/IP
11 23 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (9.57%) VLAN
13 18 (7.83%) Internet
14 15 (6.52%) BGP
14 15 (6.52%) Wireless
14 15 (6.52%) Multicast
15 14 (6.09%) MPLS
15 14 (6.09%) Ethernet
16 13 (5.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 10 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.04%) HBase
4 5 (2.17%) MS Access
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.30%) Big Data
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.87%) MySQL
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (11.74%) Finance
2 7 (3.04%) Banking
3 5 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.87%) Dutch Language
4 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.43%) French Language
5 1 (0.43%) Retail
5 1 (0.43%) Marketing
5 1 (0.43%) Electronics
5 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (16.09%) Storage Engineer
2 33 (14.35%) Architect
3 27 (11.74%) Network Engineer
4 19 (8.26%) Consultant
5 14 (6.09%) Developer
5 14 (6.09%) Analyst
5 14 (6.09%) NAS Engineer
5 14 (6.09%) NetApp Engineer
6 13 (5.65%) Administrator
6 13 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (4.78%) Technical Architect
8 11 (4.78%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.78%) SAN Engineer
9 10 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (4.35%) Test Specialist
10 9 (3.91%) Storage Specialist
11 8 (3.48%) Storage Administrator
11 8 (3.48%) Network Analyst
11 8 (3.48%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.91%) Rendezvous
1 9 (3.91%) Middleware
2 8 (3.48%) HTML
2 8 (3.48%) XML
2 8 (3.48%) XSLT
3 7 (3.04%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (0.87%) Flash
5 1 (0.43%) .NET
5 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 59 (25.65%) Data Centre
2 28 (12.17%) EMC VNX
3 27 (11.74%) Clustering
4 24 (10.43%) Replication
5 19 (8.26%) EMC VMAX
6 18 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (7.83%) Celerra
7 12 (5.22%) CLARiiON
8 8 (3.48%) EqualLogic
9 7 (3.04%) Device Driver
9 7 (3.04%) HACMP
10 5 (2.17%) Symmetrix
10 5 (2.17%) CMDB
10 5 (2.17%) FlexPod
11 4 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
14 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 147 (63.91%) Windows
2 65 (28.26%) Linux
3 51 (22.17%) UNIX
4 48 (20.87%) Solaris
5 36 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (14.35%) Data ONTAP
7 31 (13.48%) AIX
8 23 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (8.26%) HPUX
10 14 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (3.04%) NetWare
12 6 (2.61%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.87%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.48%) Migration
2 29 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (9.13%) Software Testing
3 21 (9.13%) Configuration Management
4 15 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 14 (6.09%) ITIL
6 13 (5.65%) Service Delivery
6 13 (5.65%) Software Engineering
6 13 (5.65%) Capacity Management
7 12 (5.22%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (5.22%) Workflow
8 11 (4.78%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (4.78%) Data Migration
9 10 (4.35%) Benchmarking
9 10 (4.35%) Performance Testing
10 9 (3.91%) Business Continuity
10 9 (3.91%) OO
10 9 (3.91%) Test Automation
10 9 (3.91%) Change Control
11 8 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (19.13%) SQL
2 43 (18.70%) Perl
3 33 (14.35%) Shell Script
4 24 (10.43%) Java
5 19 (8.26%) Korn
6 16 (6.96%) C
7 12 (5.22%) C++
8 11 (4.78%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.91%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.48%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.61%) Python
12 5 (2.17%) VBScript
13 2 (0.87%) Lisp
14 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 19 (8.26%) CCNP
4 15 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (5.22%) CCNA
6 11 (4.78%) MCSE
6 11 (4.78%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.35%) Degree
8 8 (3.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (3.48%) NCIE
9 6 (2.61%) NCDA
10 5 (2.17%) VCP4
11 3 (1.30%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.30%) MCITP
11 3 (1.30%) IBM Certification
11 3 (1.30%) MCSA
12 2 (0.87%) CCDA
12 2 (0.87%) CCDP
12 2 (0.87%) CCA
12 2 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 95 (41.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (19.57%) Active Directory
3 39 (16.96%) NFS
4 38 (16.52%) vSphere
5 36 (15.65%) Hyper-V
6 24 (10.43%) XenApp
6 24 (10.43%) VMware ESX
7 15 (6.52%) SRDF
8 12 (5.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 11 (4.78%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (4.78%) KVM
10 10 (4.35%) vCloud
10 10 (4.35%) Xen
11 9 (3.91%) Terminal Services
12 7 (3.04%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (3.04%) GPFS
13 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.74%) Samba
14 4 (1.74%) XenDesktop
15 3 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 27 (11.74%) NetBackup
2 18 (7.83%) EMC VPLEX
2 18 (7.83%) Tivoli
3 17 (7.39%) vMotion
4 16 (6.96%) SCCM
5 13 (5.65%) SnapMirror
6 12 (5.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 11 (4.78%) SnapVault
8 9 (3.91%) SCOM
9 8 (3.48%) ARCserve
10 6 (2.61%) Backup Exec
11 5 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (1.30%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (1.30%) MAILsweeper
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle ZFS
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.87%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.87%) WSUS
13 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 127 (55.22%) VMware
2 107 (46.52%) Cisco
3 66 (28.70%) EMC
4 64 (27.83%) NetApp
5 61 (26.52%) Microsoft
6 50 (21.74%) HP
6 50 (21.74%) Brocade
7 46 (20.00%) IBM
8 30 (13.04%) Oracle
9 29 (12.61%) Veritas
10 27 (11.74%) CheckPoint
11 25 (10.87%) Citrix
12 22 (9.57%) CommVault
13 20 (8.70%) Dell
14 19 (8.26%) 3PAR
15 17 (7.39%) Dell Compellent
16 14 (6.09%) StorageTek
17 13 (5.65%) Symantec
18 12 (5.22%) SolarWinds
19 11 (4.78%) Hitachi
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