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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 486 533 487
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -46
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 126 61 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.52% 0.86% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 28 36
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£388 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +14.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £608 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £316 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.41% +17.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+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
8264 7121 7118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.80% 13.24% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4500 3797 3537
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 383 556
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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 +46 116 £388 -3.18% 22
London +9 44 £413 -8.33% 4
South East +17 39 £365 +13.17% 10
City of London +26 16 £388 -26.19% 1
Hampshire -1 16 £290 -3.33% 7
Winchester +1 15 £290 -9.37%
Berkshire - 9 £425 - 2
North West - 9 £500 - 2
West Midlands -9 7 £400 +53.11%
Manchester - 7 £488 - 1
South West +16 6 £350 -
Worcester +9 6 £350 +2.94%
Worcestershire +6 6 £350 +2.94%
Scotland 0 6 £158 - 2
Yorkshire - 5 - - 4
South Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
Surrey - 5 £365 -
Bristol - 5 £300 -
East Sussex - 4 £413 - 1
Edinburgh -16 3 £158 -
Camberley - 3 - -
Lewes - 3 £400 -
Swansea - 3 £445 -
Slough - 3 £425 -
Wales - 3 £445 -
West Wales - 3 £445 -
Milton Keynes +6 2 - -
East of England +1 2 £250 -24.52%
Buckinghamshire -2 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £266 - 1

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 179 (83.64%) SAN
2 134 (62.62%) Windows
3 121 (56.54%) VMware
4 104 (48.60%) Cisco
5 91 (42.52%) iSCSI
6 90 (42.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 76 (35.51%) Linux
8 67 (31.31%) EMC
9 64 (29.91%) NetApp
10 61 (28.50%) NAS
11 53 (24.77%) HP
12 51 (23.83%) Solaris
12 51 (23.83%) FCoE
13 49 (22.90%) UNIX
14 47 (21.96%) Microsoft
15 46 (21.50%) IBM
15 46 (21.50%) WAN
16 43 (20.09%) Brocade
17 42 (19.63%) Active Directory
18 41 (19.16%) Perl
18 41 (19.16%) Firewall
19 40 (18.69%) NFS
20 39 (18.22%) SQL Server
20 39 (18.22%) Hyper-V
21 37 (17.29%) vSphere
21 37 (17.29%) LAN
22 36 (16.82%) DNS
23 32 (14.95%) DHCP
23 32 (14.95%) SQL
23 32 (14.95%) AIX

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 20 (9.35%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.88%) IIS
3 17 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.67%) Apache
5 9 (4.21%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 9 (4.21%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.21%) Oracle Coherence
5 9 (4.21%) Lync
6 7 (3.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (5.14%) MS Office
1 11 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.34%) RMDS
2 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) Office 365
2 1 (0.47%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 179 (83.64%) SAN
2 91 (42.52%) iSCSI
3 61 (28.50%) NAS
4 51 (23.83%) FCoE
5 46 (21.50%) WAN
6 41 (19.16%) Firewall
7 37 (17.29%) LAN
8 36 (16.82%) DNS
9 32 (14.95%) DHCP
10 21 (9.81%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (8.41%) VPN
11 18 (8.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (7.48%) Multicast
12 16 (7.48%) Internet
13 15 (7.01%) Wireless
14 14 (6.54%) BGP
15 13 (6.07%) VoIP
16 12 (5.61%) Ethernet
16 12 (5.61%) MPLS
17 11 (5.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.74%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.27%) HBase
3 7 (3.27%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.34%) MS Access
5 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.93%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.47%) DB2
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.40%) MSI
2 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (13.08%) Finance
2 11 (5.14%) Banking
3 6 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.34%) Games
5 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
6 2 (0.93%) Electronics
6 2 (0.93%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (16.82%) Storage Engineer
2 32 (14.95%) Architect
3 21 (9.81%) Network Engineer
4 14 (6.54%) Administrator
4 14 (6.54%) Developer
5 13 (6.07%) Consultant
5 13 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (4.67%) SAN Engineer
6 10 (4.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (4.67%) Test Specialist
7 9 (4.21%) Storage Administrator
7 9 (4.21%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.74%) Technical Architect
8 8 (3.74%) Analyst
8 8 (3.74%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.27%) Network Analyst
9 7 (3.27%) Server Engineer
10 6 (2.80%) Network Support
10 6 (2.80%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.67%) Rendezvous
1 10 (4.67%) Middleware
2 9 (4.21%) HTML
2 9 (4.21%) XML
2 9 (4.21%) 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 26 (12.15%) Replication
2 24 (11.21%) Clustering
3 15 (7.01%) Celerra
4 13 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.27%) Device Driver
5 7 (3.27%) Symmetrix
5 7 (3.27%) HACMP
6 6 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.80%) CLARiiON
6 6 (2.80%) EqualLogic
7 5 (2.34%) Online Games
8 4 (1.87%) PDA
9 3 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.40%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.93%) DTV
10 2 (0.93%) CMDB
10 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.93%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.47%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 134 (62.62%) Windows
2 76 (35.51%) Linux
3 51 (23.83%) Solaris
4 49 (22.90%) UNIX
5 32 (14.95%) AIX
6 29 (13.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (8.88%) HPUX
9 15 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.27%) Windows 7
11 7 (3.27%) NetWare
12 6 (2.80%) SUSE
13 5 (2.34%) Slackware
13 5 (2.34%) CentOS
14 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (11.21%) ITIL
3 21 (9.81%) Migration
3 21 (9.81%) Software Testing
4 16 (7.48%) Workflow
5 15 (7.01%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (7.01%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (6.54%) Configuration Management
7 13 (6.07%) Benchmarking
7 13 (6.07%) Software Engineering
8 10 (4.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (4.67%) Change Control
8 10 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (4.21%) OO
9 9 (4.21%) Business Continuity
9 9 (4.21%) Capacity Management
9 9 (4.21%) Data Migration
9 9 (4.21%) Test Automation
10 8 (3.74%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.27%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (19.16%) Perl
2 32 (14.95%) SQL
2 32 (14.95%) Shell Script
3 25 (11.68%) Java
4 18 (8.41%) Korn
5 17 (7.94%) C
6 12 (5.61%) C++
7 11 (5.14%) Python
8 9 (4.21%) JavaScript
8 9 (4.21%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.27%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (7.94%) CCNP
4 16 (7.48%) SC Cleared
5 15 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (5.14%) MCSE
7 10 (4.67%) Degree
8 9 (4.21%) CCNA
9 8 (3.74%) NCIE
10 6 (2.80%) NCDA
11 4 (1.87%) MCSA
12 3 (1.40%) MCP
12 3 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.93%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.93%) HP ASE
13 2 (0.93%) HP MASE
13 2 (0.93%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.93%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 90 (42.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (19.63%) Active Directory
3 40 (18.69%) NFS
4 39 (18.22%) Hyper-V
5 37 (17.29%) vSphere
6 24 (11.21%) VMware ESX
7 21 (9.81%) XenApp
8 19 (8.88%) Xen
9 14 (6.54%) KVM
10 13 (6.07%) SRDF
11 10 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (4.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 9 (4.21%) Terminal Services
13 8 (3.74%) XenDesktop
14 7 (3.27%) GPFS
14 7 (3.27%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (1.87%) Samba
17 3 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
17 3 (1.40%) IAG
Systems Management
1 22 (10.28%) NetBackup
2 19 (8.88%) Tivoli
3 15 (7.01%) SCCM
4 13 (6.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (2.80%) ARCserve
5 6 (2.80%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.80%) Puppet
6 5 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.34%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.87%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (1.87%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (1.87%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.40%) vMotion
8 3 (1.40%) SCOM
8 3 (1.40%) WSUS
8 3 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.40%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (1.40%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.93%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 121 (56.54%) VMware
2 104 (48.60%) Cisco
3 67 (31.31%) EMC
4 64 (29.91%) NetApp
5 53 (24.77%) HP
6 47 (21.96%) Microsoft
7 46 (21.50%) IBM
8 43 (20.09%) Brocade
9 29 (13.55%) Veritas
10 28 (13.08%) Oracle
11 27 (12.62%) Citrix
12 22 (10.28%) CheckPoint
13 18 (8.41%) CommVault
14 17 (7.94%) Dell
14 17 (7.94%) 3PAR
15 14 (6.54%) Intel
15 14 (6.54%) Symantec
16 13 (6.07%) StorageTek
16 13 (6.07%) Juniper
17 12 (5.61%) Compaq
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Ipsus Technologies Ltd
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