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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 506 511 511
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 86 59 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 0.86% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 31
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£369 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £360 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £615 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £14.87 £30.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.45% -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £30.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-50.45% -36.84%

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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +1 84 £361 -15.00% 19
London +11 31 £458 -23.75% 10
South East -20 18 £388 -3.12% 3
North West +6 17 £360 -34.54% 1
Manchester - 17 £360 -
Yorkshire -4 9 £215 - 2
City of London +3 8 £375 -37.50% 3
Buckinghamshire - 8 £388 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £215 -
East Sussex +1 5 - -
South West -24 5 £218 -
Leeds - 4 £215 -
Berkshire -5 3 £300 -25.00% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
South Yorkshire -1 2 £438 - 1
Sheffield -4 2 £438 -
West Midlands -8 2 £375 -
Scotland -10 2 £451 - 1
Reading - 2 £300 - 1
Warwickshire -6 1 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Ealing - - - -
East of England - - - - 3

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 116 (70.30%) SAN
2 104 (63.03%) Windows
3 90 (54.55%) VMware
4 80 (48.48%) Cisco
5 76 (46.06%) iSCSI
6 74 (44.85%) HP
7 73 (44.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 65 (39.39%) NetApp
9 60 (36.36%) Active Directory
10 53 (32.12%) EMC
11 52 (31.52%) NFS
12 50 (30.30%) Microsoft
12 50 (30.30%) Linux
13 45 (27.27%) DNS
14 44 (26.67%) Hyper-V
15 41 (24.85%) Firewall
16 40 (24.24%) NAS
17 38 (23.03%) Brocade
17 38 (23.03%) WAN
18 37 (22.42%) LAN
18 37 (22.42%) DHCP
19 35 (21.21%) Replication
19 35 (21.21%) Clustering
20 34 (20.61%) Citrix
21 31 (18.79%) IBM
22 30 (18.18%) MS Exchange
22 30 (18.18%) VPN
23 29 (17.58%) CheckPoint
23 29 (17.58%) Solaris
23 29 (17.58%) ITIL

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 28 (16.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (12.12%) IIS
4 11 (6.67%) Lync
5 10 (6.06%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (4.85%) Tomcat
7 8 (4.85%) WebSphere
8 5 (3.03%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (3.03%) Apache
8 5 (3.03%) SAS
8 5 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (2.42%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.61%) nginx
11 1 (0.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (8.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.21%) RMDS
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 116 (70.30%) SAN
2 76 (46.06%) iSCSI
3 45 (27.27%) DNS
4 41 (24.85%) Firewall
5 40 (24.24%) NAS
6 38 (23.03%) WAN
7 37 (22.42%) LAN
7 37 (22.42%) DHCP
8 30 (18.18%) VPN
9 29 (17.58%) FCoE
10 23 (13.94%) Wireless
10 23 (13.94%) OSPF
11 22 (13.33%) BGP
12 21 (12.73%) Multicast
13 18 (10.91%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (8.48%) EIGRP
15 14 (8.48%) WLAN
16 13 (7.88%) TCP/IP
16 13 (7.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.64%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.42%) HBase
3 4 (2.42%) MySQL
4 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.61%) DB2
4 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.64%) MSI
2 1 (0.61%) JIRA
2 1 (0.61%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (15.15%) Finance
2 10 (6.06%) Banking
3 6 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.03%) Games
4 5 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.21%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (17.58%) Architect
2 24 (14.55%) Storage Engineer
3 16 (9.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 15 (9.09%) Server Engineer
5 14 (8.48%) Analyst
6 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.45%) Consultant
8 8 (4.85%) Administrator
8 8 (4.85%) Project Leader
8 8 (4.85%) Technical Project Leader
9 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.64%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (3.64%) Cisco Analyst
10 6 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.03%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.03%) HTML
1 5 (3.03%) XML
1 5 (3.03%) XSLT
1 5 (3.03%) Rendezvous
1 5 (3.03%) Middleware
2 3 (1.82%) LAMP
3 1 (0.61%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.61%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.21%) Replication
1 35 (21.21%) Clustering
2 7 (4.24%) EMC Centera
2 7 (4.24%) Celerra
3 6 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.64%) PDA
3 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.03%) Symmetrix
4 5 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.03%) Online Games
4 5 (3.03%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.82%) Open Source
5 3 (1.82%) Life Science
5 3 (1.82%) HACMP
6 2 (1.21%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.21%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.21%) CMDB
7 1 (0.61%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 104 (63.03%) Windows
2 50 (30.30%) Linux
3 29 (17.58%) Solaris
4 25 (15.15%) UNIX
5 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (10.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.45%) CentOS
8 9 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (5.45%) HPUX
9 8 (4.85%) AIX
9 8 (4.85%) Windows 7
10 5 (3.03%) SUSE
10 5 (3.03%) Slackware
11 4 (2.42%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.82%) Debian
12 3 (1.82%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.82%) NetWare
13 2 (1.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.58%) ITIL
2 20 (12.12%) Migration
3 15 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 14 (8.48%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (7.88%) Benchmarking
6 12 (7.27%) Change Control
7 9 (5.45%) Capacity Management
7 9 (5.45%) Service Delivery
7 9 (5.45%) Asset Management
8 7 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.24%) BCP
8 7 (4.24%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (3.64%) Service Management
9 6 (3.64%) Network Design
10 5 (3.03%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.03%) Workflow
10 5 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.03%) ITSM
10 5 (3.03%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.36%) SQL
2 14 (8.48%) Java
3 13 (7.88%) Perl
4 11 (6.67%) C
5 10 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 10 (6.06%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.24%) C++
7 6 (3.64%) Ruby
8 5 (3.03%) Python
9 4 (2.42%) VB
9 4 (2.42%) VBA
9 4 (2.42%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.42%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.82%) Korn
11 1 (0.61%) AWK
11 1 (0.61%) sed
Qualifications
1 19 (11.52%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (9.70%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (8.48%) MCSE
4 13 (7.88%) CCNA
5 12 (7.27%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.85%) NCDA
6 8 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (4.24%) CCNP
8 6 (3.64%) MCP
9 5 (3.03%) RHCE
9 5 (3.03%) JNCIS
9 5 (3.03%) MCITP
9 5 (3.03%) NCIE
9 5 (3.03%) HP ASE
9 5 (3.03%) HP MASE
9 5 (3.03%) RHCT
10 4 (2.42%) Degree
10 4 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (44.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 52 (31.52%) NFS
4 44 (26.67%) Hyper-V
5 25 (15.15%) VMware ESX
6 17 (10.30%) vSphere
7 15 (9.09%) Xen
8 12 (7.27%) XenApp
9 11 (6.67%) SRDF
9 11 (6.67%) KVM
10 7 (4.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 7 (4.24%) XenDesktop
10 7 (4.24%) Terminal Services
11 5 (3.03%) XenServer
12 4 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (2.42%) vCloud
13 3 (1.82%) GPFS
13 3 (1.82%) Firmware
14 2 (1.21%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.21%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 13 (7.88%) SCOrch
2 11 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 11 (6.67%) SCCM
3 10 (6.06%) MIMEsweeper
3 10 (6.06%) MAILsweeper
4 8 (4.85%) Tivoli
4 8 (4.85%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (3.03%) Puppet
6 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (2.42%) Cobbler
6 4 (2.42%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.82%) SCOM
8 2 (1.21%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.21%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.21%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.21%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (54.55%) VMware
2 80 (48.48%) Cisco
3 74 (44.85%) HP
4 65 (39.39%) NetApp
5 53 (32.12%) EMC
6 50 (30.30%) Microsoft
7 38 (23.03%) Brocade
8 34 (20.61%) Citrix
9 31 (18.79%) IBM
10 29 (17.58%) CheckPoint
11 22 (13.33%) Oracle
12 21 (12.73%) Dell
13 16 (9.70%) 3PAR
14 15 (9.09%) F5
15 14 (8.48%) SolarWinds
16 13 (7.88%) Hitachi
16 13 (7.88%) Juniper
16 13 (7.88%) Intel
17 12 (7.27%) Symantec
18 9 (5.45%) Red Hat
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