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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Fibre Channel (FC)
UK
Rank 533 578 527
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -51
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 49 49 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.096% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.66% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 33
Median daily rate £500 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £322 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £385 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.56 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +40.16%

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
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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 +24 47 £500 +21.21% 8
London +13 20 £565 +29.14% 5
South East +11 11 £525 -4.54% 1
North West - 9 £415 -
Lancashire - 7 £415 -
Preston - 7 £415 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £525 -
East of England - 4 - -
Surrey +12 3 - - 1
Manchester - 2 - -
Epsom - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +26 1 - -
Yorkshire +12 1 - -
Berkshire +8 1 £600 +9.09%
Leicestershire +5 1 £175 -2.77% 1
Reading +4 1 £600 +9.09%
East Midlands +3 1 £175 -2.77% 2
City of London -7 1 £602 +48.06% 1
North East - 1 £400 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
Tadworth - 1 - -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
Leicester - 1 £175 - 1

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 56 (65.88%) Cisco
2 51 (60.00%) SAN
3 47 (55.29%) VMware
4 39 (45.88%) Linux
5 37 (43.53%) EMC
6 34 (40.00%) Windows
7 33 (38.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (32.94%) iSCSI
9 26 (30.59%) HP
9 26 (30.59%) Data Centre
10 25 (29.41%) WAN
10 25 (29.41%) Brocade
11 24 (28.24%) NAS
11 24 (28.24%) NFS
11 24 (28.24%) NetApp
11 24 (28.24%) FCoE
12 23 (27.06%) Solaris
13 22 (25.88%) HTTP
14 21 (24.71%) KVM
15 20 (23.53%) IBM
15 20 (23.53%) Apache
15 20 (23.53%) SQL
16 18 (21.18%) Oracle
16 18 (21.18%) Unix
16 18 (21.18%) Finance
16 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
17 17 (20.00%) Hyper-V
17 17 (20.00%) Migration
18 16 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (18.82%) Banking

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 20 (23.53%) Apache
2 15 (17.65%) IIS
3 13 (15.29%) Tomcat
4 12 (14.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 11 (12.94%) WebSphere
6 10 (11.76%) Oracle Coherence
6 10 (11.76%) SAS
7 8 (9.41%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.35%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (60.00%) SAN
2 28 (32.94%) iSCSI
3 25 (29.41%) WAN
4 24 (28.24%) FCoE
4 24 (28.24%) NAS
5 22 (25.88%) HTTP
6 15 (17.65%) DNS
6 15 (17.65%) LAN
7 12 (14.12%) DHCP
8 11 (12.94%) BGP
8 11 (12.94%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (12.94%) Internet
8 11 (12.94%) Multicast
8 11 (12.94%) OSPF
8 11 (12.94%) VPN
9 10 (11.76%) Firewall
10 9 (10.59%) EIGRP
10 9 (10.59%) SMTP
11 8 (9.41%) Ethernet
11 8 (9.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.94%) Hadoop
2 11 (12.94%) HBase
3 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.18%) Big Data
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 16 (18.82%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.71%) Retail
4 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.88%) Architect
2 17 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (14.12%) Storage Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Consultant
4 8 (9.41%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Storage Specialist
5 6 (7.06%) Lead Architect
6 5 (5.88%) NAS Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) NetApp Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) SAN Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) SAN Storage Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Administrator
7 4 (4.71%) Data Centre Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Network Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.53%) Storage Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) Middleware
2 10 (11.76%) HTML
2 10 (11.76%) Rendezvous
2 10 (11.76%) XML
2 10 (11.76%) XSLT
3 3 (3.53%) Web Services
4 2 (2.35%) ELK Stack
5 1 (1.18%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (30.59%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.76%) EMC VNX
3 9 (10.59%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (9.41%) Replication
5 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.06%) HP Storage
6 5 (5.88%) Online Banking
7 4 (4.71%) Celerra
7 4 (4.71%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (4.71%) HP StoreVirtual
8 3 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (3.53%) VCE vBlock
9 2 (2.35%) BBC
9 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
9 2 (2.35%) PKI
9 2 (2.35%) User Experience
10 1 (1.18%) CLARiiON
10 1 (1.18%) Clustering
10 1 (1.18%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 39 (45.88%) Linux
2 34 (40.00%) Windows
3 23 (27.06%) Solaris
4 18 (21.18%) Unix
5 12 (14.12%) Windows Server
6 8 (9.41%) Data ONTAP
6 8 (9.41%) Debian
6 8 (9.41%) Ubuntu
7 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (7.06%) CentOS
8 6 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.53%) AIX
11 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.18%) SUSE
11 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) Migration
2 16 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.29%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (14.12%) Load Balancing
5 11 (12.94%) Benchmarking
5 11 (12.94%) DevOps
6 9 (10.59%) ITIL
7 8 (9.41%) Data Migration
8 7 (8.24%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.88%) Open Source
9 5 (5.88%) Software Delivery
10 4 (4.71%) QMS
10 4 (4.71%) Quality Management
10 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.71%) Validation
11 3 (3.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (3.53%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (3.53%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.53%) SQL
2 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
3 10 (11.76%) C
3 10 (11.76%) Java
4 9 (10.59%) Perl
4 9 (10.59%) Python
5 8 (9.41%) Bash Shell
6 7 (8.24%) Korn
6 7 (8.24%) Shell Script
7 6 (7.06%) C++
8 5 (5.88%) PHP
8 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.18%) VB
9 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (12.94%) CCNP
3 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.59%) CCNA
5 7 (8.24%) CCIE
6 4 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.35%) Degree
7 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) CCA
8 1 (1.18%) CCDE
8 1 (1.18%) CCDP
8 1 (1.18%) CISSP
8 1 (1.18%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.18%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.18%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.18%) MCSA
8 1 (1.18%) MCSE
8 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (38.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (28.24%) NFS
3 21 (24.71%) KVM
4 17 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 14 (16.47%) SRDF
6 13 (15.29%) Xen
7 10 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (8.24%) Dovecot
8 7 (8.24%) iptables
8 7 (8.24%) Sendmail
8 7 (8.24%) Squid
8 7 (8.24%) vSphere
9 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
10 3 (3.53%) Ceph
11 2 (2.35%) Docker
11 2 (2.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (2.35%) LXC
11 2 (2.35%) vCloud
11 2 (2.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) Nagios
2 9 (10.59%) Puppet
3 7 (8.24%) Cacti
3 7 (8.24%) HAProxy
4 5 (5.88%) OpenNebula
5 4 (4.71%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (4.71%) RANCID
6 2 (2.35%) Ansible
6 2 (2.35%) OpenAM
6 2 (2.35%) PowerCLI
6 2 (2.35%) SCCM
6 2 (2.35%) SCOM
6 2 (2.35%) vRealize
7 1 (1.18%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (1.18%) NetApp OnCommand
7 1 (1.18%) Perfmon
7 1 (1.18%) Simpana
7 1 (1.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.18%) vMotion
Vendors
1 56 (65.88%) Cisco
2 47 (55.29%) VMware
3 37 (43.53%) EMC
4 26 (30.59%) HP
5 25 (29.41%) Brocade
6 24 (28.24%) NetApp
7 20 (23.53%) IBM
8 18 (21.18%) Oracle
9 16 (18.82%) 3PAR
10 13 (15.29%) Intel
10 13 (15.29%) Red Hat
11 11 (12.94%) F5
12 10 (11.76%) DataSynapse
12 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
12 10 (11.76%) Sybase
12 10 (11.76%) TIBCO
13 7 (8.24%) Isilon
13 7 (8.24%) Juniper
14 6 (7.06%) CheckPoint
15 5 (5.88%) Citrix
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