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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 528 479 494
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +15
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 59 65 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.90% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 46
Average daily rate £406 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £220 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £595 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -24.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -93 51 £406 +16.07% 11
London -30 28 £450 +5.88% 3
South East -4 13 £323 -47.56% 3
Hampshire +14 10 £320 - 1
City of London -14 10 £475 +18.75% 1
Scotland 0 8 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 £261 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £325 -
South West -20 2 - - 4
North East -27 2 £227 -
Tyne and Wear -29 2 £227 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £227 -
Southampton - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -22 1 - -
East of England -26 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £625 -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Bedford - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £183 -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Coventry - - - -

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 87 (77.68%) SAN
2 75 (66.96%) Windows
3 69 (61.61%) VMware
4 55 (49.11%) Cisco
5 51 (45.54%) NAS
6 50 (44.64%) EMC
7 49 (43.75%) NetApp
8 45 (40.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 41 (36.61%) Linux
10 37 (33.04%) SQL
11 33 (29.46%) UNIX
12 32 (28.57%) HP
12 32 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 31 (27.68%) Active Directory
14 30 (26.79%) Solaris
14 30 (26.79%) iSCSI
15 28 (25.00%) LAN
15 28 (25.00%) NFS
16 27 (24.11%) WAN
17 26 (23.21%) Brocade
18 23 (20.54%) vSphere
18 23 (20.54%) FCoE
19 22 (19.64%) IBM
19 22 (19.64%) Oracle
20 20 (17.86%) MS Exchange
21 19 (16.96%) DNS
21 19 (16.96%) Citrix
21 19 (16.96%) VMware ESX
22 18 (16.07%) Clustering
22 18 (16.07%) SQL Server

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 12 (10.71%) Apache
5 11 (9.82%) IIS
5 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (8.93%) WebSphere
7 8 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 8 (7.14%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.89%) Lync
11 1 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (9.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.14%) RMDS
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.68%) IaaS
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (77.68%) SAN
2 51 (45.54%) NAS
3 30 (26.79%) iSCSI
4 28 (25.00%) LAN
5 27 (24.11%) WAN
6 23 (20.54%) FCoE
7 19 (16.96%) DNS
8 17 (15.18%) Multicast
9 15 (13.39%) Firewall
10 14 (12.50%) HTTP
11 12 (10.71%) DHCP
12 11 (9.82%) VPN
13 10 (8.93%) MPLS
13 10 (8.93%) TCP/IP
14 9 (8.04%) LDAP
15 7 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (6.25%) Internet
16 6 (5.36%) SMTP
17 5 (4.46%) Ethernet
18 4 (3.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 8 (7.14%) HBase
3 2 (1.79%) MySQL
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (11.61%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Back Office
4 4 (3.57%) French Language
4 4 (3.57%) German Language
4 4 (3.57%) Italian Language
4 4 (3.57%) Japanese Language
5 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (16.07%) Storage Engineer
1 18 (16.07%) Architect
2 16 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (8.93%) SAN Engineer
4 9 (8.04%) Consultant
5 8 (7.14%) Lead Architect
6 7 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.46%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Data Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Data Centre Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Storage Specialist
9 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 4 (3.57%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.57%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.82%) HTML
1 11 (9.82%) Middleware
2 8 (7.14%) Rendezvous
2 8 (7.14%) XML
2 8 (7.14%) XSLT
3 6 (5.36%) Web Services
4 2 (1.79%) LAMP
5 1 (0.89%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Clustering
2 15 (13.39%) Replication
3 8 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (5.36%) Mainframe
4 6 (5.36%) CLARiiON
5 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.68%) Symmetrix DMX
6 3 (2.68%) HACMP
6 3 (2.68%) NHS
7 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.79%) Celerra
7 2 (1.79%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.89%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.89%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.89%) Google Search Appliance
8 1 (0.89%) CMDB
8 1 (0.89%) LPAR
8 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.89%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 75 (66.96%) Windows
2 41 (36.61%) Linux
3 33 (29.46%) UNIX
4 30 (26.79%) Solaris
5 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.36%) HPUX
10 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (4.46%) AIX
11 4 (3.57%) VMS
12 3 (2.68%) NetWare
13 1 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.89%) CentOS
13 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.18%) Performance Tuning
1 17 (15.18%) Benchmarking
1 17 (15.18%) ITIL
2 9 (8.04%) Project Management
3 8 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 6 (5.36%) Load Balancing
4 6 (5.36%) Integration Testing
4 6 (5.36%) Capacity Management
5 5 (4.46%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (4.46%) Migration
6 4 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 4 (3.57%) Security Management
6 4 (3.57%) Performance Management
6 4 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.57%) Test Strategy
7 3 (2.68%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (2.68%) Business Continuity
7 3 (2.68%) Service Management
7 3 (2.68%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.04%) SQL
2 18 (16.07%) Java
3 12 (10.71%) Perl
4 11 (9.82%) C
5 7 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.36%) Python
6 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.36%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.46%) Korn
7 5 (4.46%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.68%) C++
8 3 (2.68%) PHP
9 1 (0.89%) C-shell
9 1 (0.89%) Ruby
9 1 (0.89%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 13 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.25%) MCITP
4 7 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (6.25%) MCSE
5 6 (5.36%) Degree
6 5 (4.46%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.68%) NCDA
8 3 (2.68%) CCNA
8 3 (2.68%) MCSA
8 3 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.79%) RHCE
9 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.79%) RHCT
9 2 (1.79%) HP APS
9 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.79%) VCP4
9 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (40.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (27.68%) Active Directory
3 28 (25.00%) NFS
4 23 (20.54%) vSphere
5 19 (16.96%) VMware ESX
6 18 (16.07%) SRDF
7 13 (11.61%) Hyper-V
8 10 (8.93%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (6.25%) XenApp
10 7 (6.25%) XenServer
11 6 (5.36%) Xen
12 5 (4.46%) vCloud
13 3 (2.68%) DFS Replication
14 2 (1.79%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.79%) KVM
15 1 (0.89%) Gluster
15 1 (0.89%) StorNext
15 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 11 (9.82%) NetBackup
2 8 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 8 (7.14%) WSUS
2 8 (7.14%) SCCM
3 7 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 4 (3.57%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.79%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (1.79%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.79%) SCOM
5 2 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.89%) Puppet
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.89%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.89%) Netcool
Vendors
1 69 (61.61%) VMware
2 55 (49.11%) Cisco
3 50 (44.64%) EMC
4 49 (43.75%) NetApp
5 32 (28.57%) HP
5 32 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 26 (23.21%) Brocade
7 22 (19.64%) IBM
7 22 (19.64%) Oracle
8 19 (16.96%) Citrix
9 17 (15.18%) Intel
10 13 (11.61%) Symantec
11 9 (8.04%) Veritas
12 8 (7.14%) TIBCO
12 8 (7.14%) Sybase
12 8 (7.14%) DataSynapse
12 8 (7.14%) 29West
13 7 (6.25%) Hitachi
13 7 (6.25%) Dell
14 6 (5.36%) CheckPoint
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