The first table below looks at the demand 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 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.

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 521 507 536
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +29
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 72 61 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 0.88% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 18
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £38.75 £12.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+210.00% -72.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £12.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+210.00% -72.22%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7508 6968 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.66% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3592 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 472 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 25 July 2014.

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
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 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
England -16 70 £400 +6.66% 19
London +4 42 £463 +2.77% 13
South East +1 14 £338 -25.00% 3
Hampshire - 10 £280 -
City of London +7 8 £500 -16.66% 4
East of England -20 7 £350 - 3
West Midlands - 5 £340 -
Worcestershire - 4 £340 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £331 - 1
North West 0 2 £325 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £331 -
Reading +8 1 £375 +15.38% 2
Berkshire +2 1 £375 +15.38% 2
Manchester -4 1 £325 -
Luton - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £338 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 - -
Gaydon - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 5
South West - - - -
Wales - - - - 5
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 89 (67.42%) SAN
2 76 (57.58%) VMware
3 74 (56.06%) Windows
4 61 (46.21%) Cisco
5 58 (43.94%) Linux
6 55 (41.67%) EMC
7 49 (37.12%) HP
7 49 (37.12%) iSCSI
8 48 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 45 (34.09%) Active Directory
10 44 (33.33%) NetApp
11 42 (31.82%) NAS
12 40 (30.30%) NFS
13 37 (28.03%) Microsoft
14 31 (23.48%) DNS
14 31 (23.48%) UNIX
15 30 (22.73%) Perl
16 27 (20.45%) IBM
16 27 (20.45%) Finance
16 27 (20.45%) FCoE
17 25 (18.94%) Dell
17 25 (18.94%) SQL
18 24 (18.18%) Firewall
18 24 (18.18%) PowerShell
19 23 (17.42%) Java
19 23 (17.42%) Citrix
20 22 (16.67%) Solaris
20 22 (16.67%) LAN
20 22 (16.67%) Clustering
20 22 (16.67%) Replication

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 18 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.82%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.06%) IIS
4 8 (6.06%) Apache
4 8 (6.06%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.79%) Lync
6 5 (3.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (3.03%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.76%) nginx
8 1 (0.76%) Confluence
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) RMDS
2 2 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (67.42%) SAN
2 49 (37.12%) iSCSI
3 42 (31.82%) NAS
4 31 (23.48%) DNS
5 27 (20.45%) FCoE
6 24 (18.18%) Firewall
7 22 (16.67%) LAN
8 21 (15.91%) TCP/IP
9 19 (14.39%) VPN
9 19 (14.39%) Multicast
10 18 (13.64%) WAN
11 17 (12.88%) DHCP
12 14 (10.61%) VLAN
13 11 (8.33%) SNMP
13 11 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (6.82%) Ethernet
15 8 (6.06%) OSPF
15 8 (6.06%) BGP
16 7 (5.30%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (5.30%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.03%) HBase
3 4 (3.03%) MySQL
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 27 (20.45%) Finance
2 9 (6.82%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.79%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.79%) Banking
3 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.27%) Back Office
4 3 (2.27%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (16.67%) Architect
2 21 (15.91%) Storage Engineer
3 18 (13.64%) Consultant
4 15 (11.36%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (8.33%) Analyst
5 11 (8.33%) SAN Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) SAN Storage Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Storage Consultant
7 7 (5.30%) Administrator
8 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Backup Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Lead Architect
9 5 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.03%) Developer
10 4 (3.03%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.03%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) HTML
2 6 (4.55%) Middleware
3 4 (3.03%) XML
3 4 (3.03%) XSLT
3 4 (3.03%) Rendezvous
4 2 (1.52%) Web Services
4 2 (1.52%) LAMP
5 1 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.76%) FFmpeg
5 1 (0.76%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.76%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.67%) Replication
1 22 (16.67%) Clustering
2 11 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 9 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.82%) Hedge funds
4 8 (6.06%) CLARiiON
5 5 (3.79%) Celerra
5 5 (3.79%) HACMP
5 5 (3.79%) EqualLogic
6 4 (3.03%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.52%) Firmware
8 2 (1.52%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.76%) HP StorageWorks
9 1 (0.76%) CMDB
9 1 (0.76%) MPEG
9 1 (0.76%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.76%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 74 (56.06%) Windows
2 58 (43.94%) Linux
3 31 (23.48%) UNIX
4 22 (16.67%) Solaris
5 14 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.06%) AIX
7 8 (6.06%) HPUX
8 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.79%) NetWare
10 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.27%) VMS
11 2 (1.52%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (9.85%) ITIL
2 10 (7.58%) Service Management
2 10 (7.58%) ITSM
2 10 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (7.58%) DevOps
3 9 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (6.82%) Migration
3 9 (6.82%) Benchmarking
4 7 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (5.30%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.30%) Load Balancing
5 6 (4.55%) Data Protection
5 6 (4.55%) Capacity Management
6 5 (3.79%) Low Latency
6 5 (3.79%) Integration Testing
6 5 (3.79%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.79%) BCP
6 5 (3.79%) Project Management
7 3 (2.27%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.73%) Perl
2 25 (18.94%) SQL
3 24 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 23 (17.42%) Java
5 20 (15.15%) C
6 18 (13.64%) Bash Shell
7 14 (10.61%) VB
8 13 (9.85%) Shell Script
8 13 (9.85%) Korn
9 10 (7.58%) VBA
10 9 (6.82%) Python
11 8 (6.06%) C++
12 4 (3.03%) PHP
13 3 (2.27%) C-shell
14 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
14 2 (1.52%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.76%) sed
15 1 (0.76%) AWK
15 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (9.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 12 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.82%) Degree
3 9 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.82%) CCNA
3 9 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.30%) VCP5
5 6 (4.55%) VCP4
6 5 (3.79%) NCDA
6 5 (3.79%) CCA
6 5 (3.79%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (3.79%) MCSE
7 3 (2.27%) MCITP
8 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.52%) RHCE
8 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.52%) RHCT
8 2 (1.52%) NCIE
8 2 (1.52%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (34.09%) Active Directory
3 40 (30.30%) NFS
4 20 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 20 (15.15%) vSphere
5 14 (10.61%) vCloud
6 13 (9.85%) VMware ESX
7 11 (8.33%) XenApp
7 11 (8.33%) SRDF
8 7 (5.30%) Xen
9 6 (4.55%) XenServer
9 6 (4.55%) KVM
10 5 (3.79%) GPFS
10 5 (3.79%) VMware Server
11 4 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.76%) qmail
13 1 (0.76%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 10 (7.58%) Tivoli
1 10 (7.58%) NetBackup
1 10 (7.58%) EMC NetWorker
2 7 (5.30%) SCOrch
3 6 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.03%) MIMEsweeper
4 4 (3.03%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (2.27%) SCCM
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.52%) WSUS
6 2 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Storage Server
7 1 (0.76%) EMC TimeFinder
7 1 (0.76%) Netcool
7 1 (0.76%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.76%) SCOM
7 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 76 (57.58%) VMware
2 61 (46.21%) Cisco
3 55 (41.67%) EMC
4 49 (37.12%) HP
5 44 (33.33%) NetApp
6 37 (28.03%) Microsoft
7 27 (20.45%) IBM
8 25 (18.94%) Dell
9 23 (17.42%) Citrix
10 20 (15.15%) Brocade
11 17 (12.88%) Oracle
12 13 (9.85%) F5
13 12 (9.09%) Symantec
14 10 (7.58%) Veritas
14 10 (7.58%) Hitachi
14 10 (7.58%) Websense
15 9 (6.82%) Intel
16 6 (4.55%) Compaq
16 6 (4.55%) CheckPoint
16 6 (4.55%) 3PAR
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