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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 528 531 506
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 105 79 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 0.97% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 39 51
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£375 £400 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £335 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +61.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +61.11%

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
8062 8177 7057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 14.64% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4616 4454 3809
Average daily rate £375 £363 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 456 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 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 +16 98 £361 -9.68% 22
South East -8 33 £350 -6.66% 12
London -14 25 £375 -16.66% 4
Brighton - 14 £330 - 1
East Sussex - 14 £330 - 1
Yorkshire -18 13 £400 - 4
Hampshire +1 12 £360 - 1
West Yorkshire -20 10 £400 - 4
Leeds -21 10 £400 - 4
Winchester -16 7 - -
West Midlands +11 6 £380 +11.69%
North West -29 5 - - 1
Scotland - 5 £450 - 1
East of England +5 4 £250 -28.57%
Worcester +4 4 £400 +17.64%
Worcestershire +3 4 £400 +17.64%
City of London -2 4 £538 +2.38%
Manchester -16 4 - - 1
Southampton - 4 £360 -
South West - 4 £350 - 1
Glasgow - 4 £450 -
Hertfordshire +5 3 £600 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £600 -
Doncaster - 3 - -
Camberley - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 - -
Berkshire -1 2 £413 +10.00% 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 152 (71.03%) SAN
2 123 (57.48%) Windows
3 116 (54.21%) VMware
4 101 (47.20%) Cisco
5 86 (40.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 79 (36.92%) Microsoft
7 68 (31.78%) iSCSI
8 66 (30.84%) NAS
9 64 (29.91%) FCoE
10 61 (28.50%) NetApp
11 55 (25.70%) HP
12 53 (24.77%) Brocade
13 52 (24.30%) SQL
14 51 (23.83%) Linux
15 50 (23.36%) EMC
15 50 (23.36%) Data Centre
16 46 (21.50%) vSphere
16 46 (21.50%) UNIX
17 45 (21.03%) NFS
17 45 (21.03%) Windows Server 2008
18 44 (20.56%) Active Directory
19 43 (20.09%) LAN
20 41 (19.16%) DNS
21 38 (17.76%) VLAN
21 38 (17.76%) Data ONTAP
22 35 (16.36%) Migration
23 34 (15.89%) WAN
23 34 (15.89%) DHCP
24 33 (15.42%) Cisco Certification
24 33 (15.42%) Hyper-V

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 26 (12.15%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (8.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (5.61%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.67%) OpenStack
6 8 (3.74%) Lync
6 8 (3.74%) SAS
6 8 (3.74%) IIS
7 7 (3.27%) Apache
8 6 (2.80%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.80%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.80%) Oracle Coherence
8 6 (2.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (11.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.27%) MS Office
3 4 (1.87%) MS Project
3 4 (1.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (2.34%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.41%) SaaS
3 15 (7.01%) PaaS
3 15 (7.01%) IaaS
4 7 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 152 (71.03%) SAN
2 68 (31.78%) iSCSI
3 66 (30.84%) NAS
4 64 (29.91%) FCoE
5 43 (20.09%) LAN
6 41 (19.16%) DNS
7 38 (17.76%) VLAN
8 34 (15.89%) WAN
8 34 (15.89%) DHCP
9 29 (13.55%) TCP/IP
9 29 (13.55%) Firewall
10 23 (10.75%) Cisco Nexus
11 22 (10.28%) Ethernet
12 17 (7.94%) VPN
13 16 (7.48%) WLAN
14 15 (7.01%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (5.61%) BGP
15 12 (5.61%) EIGRP
15 12 (5.61%) Network Security
15 12 (5.61%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.61%) Hadoop
3 9 (4.21%) Big Data
4 6 (2.80%) HBase
5 5 (2.34%) MS Access
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.47%) MySQL
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (10.75%) Finance
2 6 (2.80%) Banking
3 5 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 32 (14.95%) Storage Engineer
2 30 (14.02%) Network Engineer
3 22 (10.28%) Architect
3 22 (10.28%) Consultant
4 19 (8.88%) NAS Engineer
4 19 (8.88%) NetApp Engineer
5 18 (8.41%) Analyst
6 15 (7.01%) Administrator
6 15 (7.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (6.54%) SAN Engineer
8 11 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (5.14%) SAN Storage Engineer
9 10 (4.67%) Storage Architect
9 10 (4.67%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.67%) Storage Administrator
9 10 (4.67%) Storage Specialist
10 9 (4.21%) Storage Consultant
11 8 (3.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (3.27%) Server Engineer
13 6 (2.80%) Senior Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.27%) Rendezvous
1 7 (3.27%) Middleware
2 6 (2.80%) HTML
2 6 (2.80%) XML
2 6 (2.80%) XSLT
3 5 (2.34%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (0.93%) Flash
5 1 (0.47%) .NET
5 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.36%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.28%) CLARiiON
3 21 (9.81%) EMC VNX
4 19 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (8.88%) Replication
5 17 (7.94%) EMC VMAX
6 15 (7.01%) Celerra
7 13 (6.07%) EqualLogic
8 11 (5.14%) Clustering
9 8 (3.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (2.80%) FlexPod
11 5 (2.34%) CMDB
11 5 (2.34%) Symmetrix
12 4 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
13 3 (1.40%) Device Driver
13 3 (1.40%) Visualisation
13 3 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.93%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 123 (57.48%) Windows
2 51 (23.83%) Linux
3 46 (21.50%) UNIX
4 45 (21.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (17.76%) Data ONTAP
6 25 (11.68%) Solaris
7 20 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (5.61%) HPUX
9 11 (5.14%) AIX
10 5 (2.34%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.47%) SUSE
13 1 (0.47%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.36%) Migration
2 25 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (7.01%) Data Migration
3 15 (7.01%) Capacity Management
4 14 (6.54%) Service Delivery
5 12 (5.61%) Configuration Management
5 12 (5.61%) Performance Analysis
6 11 (5.14%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (4.21%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (4.21%) ITIL
7 9 (4.21%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (4.21%) Performance Testing
8 8 (3.74%) DDoS Mitigation
9 7 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.27%) Load Balancing
9 7 (3.27%) Data Protection
9 7 (3.27%) Software Testing
9 7 (3.27%) Benchmarking
9 7 (3.27%) Workflow
10 6 (2.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (24.30%) SQL
2 27 (12.62%) Perl
3 17 (7.94%) Shell Script
3 17 (7.94%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.94%) C
4 16 (7.48%) Java
5 12 (5.61%) Python
6 8 (3.74%) Korn
7 7 (3.27%) VBScript
8 6 (2.80%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.93%) C++
9 2 (0.93%) Lisp
9 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (15.42%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (11.68%) CCNP
3 24 (11.21%) CCNA
4 20 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (8.88%) Security Cleared
6 16 (7.48%) MCSE
7 15 (7.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (5.61%) Degree
9 10 (4.67%) SC Cleared
10 7 (3.27%) VCP4
10 7 (3.27%) IBM Certification
10 7 (3.27%) MCSA
11 6 (2.80%) NCDA
11 6 (2.80%) NCIE
12 4 (1.87%) BC Cleared
12 4 (1.87%) MCITP
13 3 (1.40%) RHCE
13 3 (1.40%) CCA
13 3 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.40%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.80%) SLA
2 4 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 86 (40.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (21.50%) vSphere
3 45 (21.03%) NFS
4 44 (20.56%) Active Directory
5 33 (15.42%) Hyper-V
6 19 (8.88%) XenApp
7 18 (8.41%) VMware ESX
8 16 (7.48%) vCloud
9 15 (7.01%) SRDF
10 12 (5.61%) KVM
11 11 (5.14%) Xen
12 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (3.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 6 (2.80%) XenDesktop
13 6 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (1.40%) Samba
15 2 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.93%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (10.75%) vMotion
2 22 (10.28%) NetBackup
3 21 (9.81%) SCCM
4 17 (7.94%) SnapMirror
5 16 (7.48%) EMC VPLEX
6 14 (6.54%) SnapVault
7 13 (6.07%) SCOM
7 13 (6.07%) Tivoli
7 13 (6.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (2.80%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (2.34%) ARCserve
10 3 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.93%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.93%) WSUS
11 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle ZFS
12 1 (0.47%) MIMEsweeper
12 1 (0.47%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 116 (54.21%) VMware
2 101 (47.20%) Cisco
3 79 (36.92%) Microsoft
4 61 (28.50%) NetApp
5 55 (25.70%) HP
6 53 (24.77%) Brocade
7 50 (23.36%) EMC
8 30 (14.02%) IBM
9 22 (10.28%) Citrix
10 21 (9.81%) Oracle
10 21 (9.81%) 3PAR
11 19 (8.88%) Dell Compellent
11 19 (8.88%) CommVault
12 18 (8.41%) Dell
13 11 (5.14%) Symantec
14 10 (4.67%) Juniper
15 9 (4.21%) Veritas
15 9 (4.21%) CheckPoint
15 9 (4.21%) SolarWinds
16 8 (3.74%) Red Hat
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