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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 524 505 548
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +43
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 78 78 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 1.08% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 23
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£413 £575 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.29% +64.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £268 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Average hourly rate £36.25 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+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
8245 7206 8915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.58% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4479 3899 4038
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 421 695
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -10 77 £413 -28.29% 21
London -8 45 £475 -20.83% 16
South East 0 17 £375 -16.66% 1
City of London +1 12 £575 -4.16% 5
West Midlands - 5 £340 -
East of England - 5 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire +3 3 - -
Yorkshire +3 3 - -
Leeds +2 3 - -
Berkshire +7 1 £375 +15.38% 1
Reading +4 1 £375 +15.38% 1
North West -3 1 £325 -43.47%
Manchester -5 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £338 -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
Luton - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Watford - - - -

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 103 (73.57%) SAN
2 80 (57.14%) Windows
3 77 (55.00%) VMware
4 66 (47.14%) Cisco
5 61 (43.57%) Linux
6 60 (42.86%) HP
7 57 (40.71%) EMC
8 54 (38.57%) iSCSI
9 53 (37.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 48 (34.29%) NetApp
10 48 (34.29%) Active Directory
11 42 (30.00%) Microsoft
12 40 (28.57%) NFS
13 35 (25.00%) NAS
14 34 (24.29%) Perl
15 33 (23.57%) IBM
15 33 (23.57%) DNS
16 32 (22.86%) Dell
17 31 (22.14%) Brocade
18 29 (20.71%) UNIX
19 27 (19.29%) FCoE
20 26 (18.57%) PowerShell
20 26 (18.57%) Firewall
21 25 (17.86%) Finance
22 24 (17.14%) Replication
22 24 (17.14%) Java
22 24 (17.14%) TCP/IP
23 23 (16.43%) Clustering
24 22 (15.71%) C
25 21 (15.00%) SQL

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.00%) Lync
3 7 (5.00%) IIS
3 7 (5.00%) Apache
3 7 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.57%) SAS
5 5 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.57%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.14%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (2.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.43%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.71%) nginx
8 1 (0.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (9.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) RMDS
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) SaaS
2 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 103 (73.57%) SAN
2 54 (38.57%) iSCSI
3 35 (25.00%) NAS
4 33 (23.57%) DNS
5 27 (19.29%) FCoE
6 26 (18.57%) Firewall
7 24 (17.14%) TCP/IP
8 21 (15.00%) VPN
9 19 (13.57%) Multicast
10 18 (12.86%) DHCP
11 17 (12.14%) LAN
12 16 (11.43%) VLAN
13 14 (10.00%) WAN
14 11 (7.86%) SNMP
15 10 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (6.43%) Cisco IOS
16 9 (6.43%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (6.43%) OSPF
16 9 (6.43%) BGP
16 9 (6.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.29%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.86%) MySQL
4 3 (2.14%) HBase
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) JIRA
General
1 25 (17.86%) Finance
2 9 (6.43%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.14%) Banking
4 3 (2.14%) Legal
5 2 (1.43%) Retail
5 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (20.71%) Storage Engineer
2 27 (19.29%) Architect
3 14 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (9.29%) Consultant
4 13 (9.29%) SAN Engineer
5 11 (7.86%) Analyst
6 10 (7.14%) SAN Storage Engineer
7 8 (5.71%) Storage Architect
8 7 (5.00%) Administrator
9 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (4.29%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.29%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Backup Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (3.57%) Storage Consultant
11 4 (2.86%) Server Engineer
11 4 (2.86%) Test Specialist
11 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.00%) HTML
2 3 (2.14%) XML
2 3 (2.14%) XSLT
2 3 (2.14%) Rendezvous
2 3 (2.14%) Middleware
3 2 (1.43%) LAMP
3 2 (1.43%) Web Services
4 1 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.71%) FFmpeg
4 1 (0.71%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.71%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.14%) Replication
2 23 (16.43%) Clustering
3 12 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 11 (7.86%) Client/Server
5 9 (6.43%) Hedge funds
6 6 (4.29%) CLARiiON
6 6 (4.29%) EMC Centera
7 5 (3.57%) HACMP
7 5 (3.57%) Celerra
7 5 (3.57%) EqualLogic
8 3 (2.14%) Firmware
8 3 (2.14%) Open Source
9 2 (1.43%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.43%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.71%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.71%) MPEG
10 1 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.71%) Symmetrix DMX
10 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 80 (57.14%) Windows
2 61 (43.57%) Linux
3 29 (20.71%) UNIX
4 18 (12.86%) Solaris
4 18 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (7.86%) AIX
7 9 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.00%) HPUX
10 5 (3.57%) NetWare
10 5 (3.57%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.86%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (2.14%) CentOS
12 3 (2.14%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.43%) Debian
14 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (8.57%) ITIL
1 12 (8.57%) Data Protection
2 10 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (7.14%) Service Management
2 10 (7.14%) ITSM
2 10 (7.14%) DevOps
3 9 (6.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (6.43%) Migration
4 8 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 7 (5.00%) Benchmarking
5 7 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 7 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.29%) BCP
7 5 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.57%) Project Management
7 5 (3.57%) Low Latency
7 5 (3.57%) Capacity Management
8 4 (2.86%) Software Engineering
8 4 (2.86%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.29%) Perl
2 26 (18.57%) PowerShell
3 24 (17.14%) Java
4 22 (15.71%) C
5 21 (15.00%) SQL
6 18 (12.86%) Bash Shell
7 15 (10.71%) Shell Script
8 14 (10.00%) VB
9 13 (9.29%) Korn
10 12 (8.57%) C++
11 10 (7.14%) VBA
12 7 (5.00%) Python
13 4 (2.86%) PHP
14 3 (2.14%) C-shell
15 2 (1.43%) Embedded C
15 2 (1.43%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.71%) sed
16 1 (0.71%) AWK
16 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (9.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 13 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.14%) Degree
3 9 (6.43%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.43%) CCNA
4 7 (5.00%) MCSE
4 7 (5.00%) VCP5
5 6 (4.29%) VCP4
6 5 (3.57%) NCDA
6 5 (3.57%) CCA
6 5 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.14%) MCITP
7 3 (2.14%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.43%) NCIE
8 2 (1.43%) VTSP
8 2 (1.43%) RHCE
8 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.43%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (37.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (34.29%) Active Directory
3 40 (28.57%) NFS
4 20 (14.29%) vSphere
5 19 (13.57%) Hyper-V
6 12 (8.57%) vCloud
7 11 (7.86%) XenApp
7 11 (7.86%) VMware ESX
8 8 (5.71%) SRDF
9 6 (4.29%) KVM
10 5 (3.57%) GPFS
10 5 (3.57%) VMware Server
11 4 (2.86%) XenServer
11 4 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (2.14%) Xen
12 3 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.71%) IAG
14 1 (0.71%) VMFS
14 1 (0.71%) qmail
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) SCOrch
2 10 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 10 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
3 9 (6.43%) NetBackup
4 7 (5.00%) Backup Exec
5 6 (4.29%) SCCM
6 4 (2.86%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (2.86%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.14%) SCOM
7 3 (2.14%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.43%) WSUS
8 2 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.43%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.71%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.71%) Netcool
9 1 (0.71%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.71%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 77 (55.00%) VMware
2 66 (47.14%) Cisco
3 60 (42.86%) HP
4 57 (40.71%) EMC
5 48 (34.29%) NetApp
6 42 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 33 (23.57%) IBM
8 32 (22.86%) Dell
9 31 (22.14%) Brocade
10 17 (12.14%) Citrix
11 15 (10.71%) Hitachi
12 14 (10.00%) Oracle
12 14 (10.00%) Symantec
13 13 (9.29%) F5
14 11 (7.86%) Veritas
14 11 (7.86%) 3PAR
15 10 (7.14%) Dot Hill
15 10 (7.14%) Websense
16 8 (5.71%) CheckPoint
17 7 (5.00%) Intel
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