The table below looks at the statistics for Fibre Channel skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 541 516 553
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +37
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 110 108 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 1.35% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 55 25
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £365 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +13.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £31.25 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%

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
8480 8003 7116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.78% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5139 4435 3863
Median daily rate £388 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 457 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £25.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +29.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

Fibre Channel
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Fibre Channel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Fibre Channel Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 107 £400 +3.22% 23
London -1 50 £475 +15.15% 11
South East +3 41 £365 - 8
Surrey +1 18 £389 +6.50% 5
City of London +31 13 £475 +14.80% 4
Berkshire -1 10 £363 -18.53% 2
Redhill - 10 £390 -
Hampshire 0 8 - - 1
Winchester -7 8 - -
East of England +11 6 £413 +65.00%
West Sussex -24 5 £371 +42.78%
Reading - 5 £350 - 2
Hertfordshire +7 4 £425 -
Uxbridge - 3 £404 -
Crawley - 3 £371 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £321 -
North East - 3 £321 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £321 -
Cambridgeshire +11 2 £400 +60.00%
Slough +8 2 £351 -17.35%
Yorkshire +5 2 £525 - 1
Cambridge +3 2 £400 +60.00%
West Midlands -4 2 £350 -17.64%
Manchester -8 2 £325 -33.33% 2
South Yorkshire -10 2 £525 -
North West -11 2 £325 -35.00% 2
Gatwick - 2 £365 -
Sheffield - 2 £525 -
Epsom - 2 - -
Ealing - 2 - - 1

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Fibre Channel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Fibre Channel.

1 148 (84.57%) SAN
2 128 (73.14%) Linux
3 107 (61.14%) Windows
4 96 (54.86%) VMware
5 80 (45.71%) Unix
6 76 (43.43%) EMC
7 67 (38.29%) Solaris
8 66 (37.71%) NetApp
9 64 (36.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 63 (36.00%) Red Hat
11 62 (35.43%) Brocade
12 60 (34.29%) Oracle
13 54 (30.86%) NFS
13 54 (30.86%) Microsoft
14 51 (29.14%) Veritas
14 51 (29.14%) iSCSI
14 51 (29.14%) NAS
15 47 (26.86%) Cisco
16 46 (26.29%) IBM
16 46 (26.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 44 (25.14%) HP
18 43 (24.57%) NetBackup
19 37 (21.14%) StorageTek
19 37 (21.14%) Windows Server
20 35 (20.00%) Finance
21 34 (19.43%) Disaster Recovery
22 33 (18.86%) Migration
22 33 (18.86%) SQL
23 32 (18.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
24 31 (17.71%) Data Centre

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (12.57%) Apache
2 19 (10.86%) IIS
3 15 (8.57%) Tomcat
4 13 (7.43%) OpenStack
5 12 (6.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 12 (6.86%) WebSphere
6 10 (5.71%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (2.86%) SAS
8 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.29%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.57%) JBoss
10 1 (0.57%) nginx
10 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) RMDS
1 1 (0.57%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.71%) SaaS
3 3 (1.71%) SoftLayer
4 2 (1.14%) IaaS
4 2 (1.14%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.14%) PaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.57%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 148 (84.57%) SAN
2 51 (29.14%) iSCSI
2 51 (29.14%) NAS
3 30 (17.14%) FCoE
4 24 (13.71%) Firewall
5 22 (12.57%) LAN
5 22 (12.57%) WAN
6 18 (10.29%) HTTP
7 17 (9.71%) LDAP
8 15 (8.57%) Ethernet
8 15 (8.57%) Multicast
8 15 (8.57%) TCP/IP
9 10 (5.71%) DNS
10 9 (5.14%) DHCP
11 8 (4.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (4.57%) FTP
12 7 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (4.00%) VLAN
13 5 (2.86%) IMAP
13 5 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.43%) MySQL
2 25 (14.29%) VLDB
3 22 (12.57%) SQL Server
4 18 (10.29%) OLTP
5 12 (6.86%) Hadoop
5 12 (6.86%) HBase
6 6 (3.43%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.43%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.14%) Big Data
7 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.57%) DB2
8 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.14%) Ant
3 2 (1.14%) GCC
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.14%) Subversion
4 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (20.00%) Finance
2 17 (9.71%) Banking
3 13 (7.43%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.14%) Retail
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Front Office
6 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (30.29%) Administrator
2 31 (17.71%) Unix Administrator
3 20 (11.43%) Architect
3 20 (11.43%) Storage Engineer
4 18 (10.29%) Storage Administrator
5 17 (9.71%) Support Engineer
6 16 (9.14%) Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (9.14%) Linux Engineer
7 15 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 11 (6.29%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (6.29%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 11 (6.29%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (6.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 10 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
9 10 (5.71%) SAN Engineer
9 10 (5.71%) SAN Storage Engineer
10 9 (5.14%) NetApp Engineer
10 9 (5.14%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.43%) Middleware
2 11 (6.29%) Rendezvous
3 10 (5.71%) HTML
3 10 (5.71%) XML
3 10 (5.71%) XSLT
4 9 (5.14%) Web Services
5 2 (1.14%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.57%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.57%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.57%) LAMP
6 1 (0.57%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.71%) Data Centre
2 30 (17.14%) Enterprise Storage
3 27 (15.43%) EMC VMAX
4 21 (12.00%) Computer Science
5 19 (10.86%) EMC VNX
6 12 (6.86%) Replication
7 9 (5.14%) Management Information System
8 8 (4.57%) Device Driver
9 7 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (4.00%) Clustering
10 5 (2.86%) Driving Licence
10 5 (2.86%) e-Health
10 5 (2.86%) FlexPod
11 4 (2.29%) HP StoreVirtual
12 3 (1.71%) Digital Media
12 3 (1.71%) User Experience
13 2 (1.14%) BBC
13 2 (1.14%) Celerra
13 2 (1.14%) CMDB
13 2 (1.14%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 128 (73.14%) Linux
2 107 (61.14%) Windows
3 80 (45.71%) Unix
4 67 (38.29%) Solaris
5 46 (26.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (21.14%) Windows Server
7 15 (8.57%) Data ONTAP
7 15 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (8.00%) CentOS
9 12 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (6.29%) AIX
11 8 (4.57%) SUSE
12 7 (4.00%) Debian
12 7 (4.00%) Ubuntu
13 4 (2.29%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.29%) Windows 7
14 2 (1.14%) HPUX
14 2 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 33 (18.86%) Migration
3 28 (16.00%) High Availability
4 16 (9.14%) ITIL
5 14 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (7.43%) Benchmarking
6 13 (7.43%) Change Management
7 11 (6.29%) Open Source
8 10 (5.71%) Capacity Management
9 9 (5.14%) Software Engineering
10 8 (4.57%) Performance Testing
10 8 (4.57%) PRINCE2
10 8 (4.57%) Project Management
10 8 (4.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.57%) Software Testing
11 7 (4.00%) Asset Management
11 7 (4.00%) DevOps
11 7 (4.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.86%) SQL
2 24 (13.71%) Perl
3 16 (9.14%) Bash Shell
4 14 (8.00%) Java
5 10 (5.71%) C
5 10 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.14%) Korn
7 8 (4.57%) PHP
7 8 (4.57%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.57%) Python
7 8 (4.57%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.00%) C++
9 6 (3.43%) AWK
9 6 (3.43%) sed
10 2 (1.14%) Ruby
11 1 (0.57%) DCL
Qualifications
1 20 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (8.00%) CCNA
2 14 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (6.29%) MCSA
3 11 (6.29%) RHCE
4 10 (5.71%) Degree
4 10 (5.71%) NCDA
5 9 (5.14%) RHCA
6 8 (4.57%) CCNP
6 8 (4.57%) MCP
6 8 (4.57%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.43%) MCSE
8 5 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (2.86%) NCIE
8 5 (2.86%) NCSA
8 5 (2.86%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.71%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.14%) CCIE
11 1 (0.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.71%) SLA
3 2 (1.14%) BS7799
3 2 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 64 (36.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (30.86%) NFS
3 32 (18.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 26 (14.86%) GlusterFS
4 26 (14.86%) Hyper-V
5 21 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (11.43%) KVM
7 18 (10.29%) Active Directory
8 17 (9.71%) vSphere
9 16 (9.14%) Xen
10 14 (8.00%) SRDF
11 13 (7.43%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (6.29%) StorNext
13 7 (4.00%) Samba
14 6 (3.43%) Sendmail
15 5 (2.86%) Dovecot
15 5 (2.86%) Firmware
15 5 (2.86%) iptables
15 5 (2.86%) Squid
15 5 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 43 (24.57%) NetBackup
2 30 (17.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 29 (16.57%) Oracle ZFS
4 28 (16.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 17 (9.71%) Puppet
6 12 (6.86%) Nagios
7 10 (5.71%) Tivoli
7 10 (5.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (3.43%) Cacti
8 6 (3.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (2.86%) HAProxy
9 5 (2.86%) OpenNebula
9 5 (2.86%) SCOM
10 4 (2.29%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (2.29%) SCCM
10 4 (2.29%) vMotion
11 3 (1.71%) SCVMM
12 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
12 2 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 96 (54.86%) VMware
2 76 (43.43%) EMC
3 66 (37.71%) NetApp
4 63 (36.00%) Red Hat
5 62 (35.43%) Brocade
6 60 (34.29%) Oracle
7 54 (30.86%) Microsoft
8 51 (29.14%) Veritas
9 47 (26.86%) Cisco
10 46 (26.29%) IBM
11 44 (25.14%) HP
12 37 (21.14%) StorageTek
13 31 (17.71%) Sun
14 24 (13.71%) Intel
15 16 (9.14%) Dell
15 16 (9.14%) Hitachi
16 11 (6.29%) DataSynapse
16 11 (6.29%) Sybase
16 11 (6.29%) Symantec
16 11 (6.29%) TIBCO
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