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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 524 525 548
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +23
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 122 113 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 1.42% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 60 33
Median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £451 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Median hourly rate £42.00 £31.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.40% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £18.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
8750 7936 7216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.39% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 4471 3865
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 469 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +11 118 £390 +8.33% 12
London +18 54 £475 +15.15% 4
South East -11 40 £365 +7.35% 4
Surrey 0 14 £390 +6.84% 1
City of London +32 11 £475 +14.45% 1
West Sussex -3 11 £365 +40.38%
Gatwick - 9 £365 -
Berkshire -5 8 £363 -18.53%
Hampshire +6 7 £325 -4.41% 2
South Yorkshire -2 6 £525 -
Yorkshire -2 6 £525 +44.82%
Sheffield - 6 £525 -
Redhill - 6 £390 -
East of England +14 5 £425 +70.00%
North East - 5 £320 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £320 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £320 -
Winchester -2 4 - -
North West -6 4 £325 - 1
Hertfordshire +17 3 £438 -
Manchester -14 3 £325 -
Scotland -18 3 £500 +217.46%
West Midlands -28 3 £325 -18.75% 2
Coventry - 3 £325 - 2
Uxbridge - 3 £404 -
Cambridge +21 2 £400 +60.00%
Cambridgeshire +17 2 £400 +60.00%
Slough +5 2 £375 -11.76%
Glasgow +4 2 - -
Reading - 2 £338 -

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 192 (86.88%) SAN
2 163 (73.76%) Linux
3 135 (61.09%) Windows
4 126 (57.01%) VMware
5 103 (46.61%) EMC
6 91 (41.18%) Unix
6 91 (41.18%) Solaris
7 90 (40.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 89 (40.27%) NetApp
9 82 (37.10%) Oracle
10 77 (34.84%) Cisco
10 77 (34.84%) Brocade
11 72 (32.58%) Red Hat
12 70 (31.67%) NFS
12 70 (31.67%) iSCSI
13 68 (30.77%) NAS
14 62 (28.05%) NetBackup
15 61 (27.60%) Veritas
15 61 (27.60%) IBM
16 60 (27.15%) Microsoft
17 52 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 51 (23.08%) SQL
19 50 (22.62%) Windows Server
20 49 (22.17%) HP
21 47 (21.27%) Disaster Recovery
21 47 (21.27%) FCoE
22 45 (20.36%) StorageTek
23 41 (18.55%) Sun
24 40 (18.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
25 39 (17.65%) SQL Server

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 30 (13.57%) Apache
2 29 (13.12%) IIS
3 23 (10.41%) Tomcat
4 20 (9.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 19 (8.60%) WebSphere
6 17 (7.69%) Oracle Coherence
7 13 (5.88%) OpenStack
8 8 (3.62%) MS Exchange
8 8 (3.62%) SharePoint
9 7 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (2.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (2.71%) Skype for Business
11 5 (2.26%) SAS
12 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.45%) JBoss
13 1 (0.45%) nginx
13 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (10.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) RMDS
1 1 (0.45%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.36%) SoftLayer
4 2 (0.90%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.90%) Office 365
4 2 (0.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.45%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.45%) IaaS
5 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 192 (86.88%) SAN
2 70 (31.67%) iSCSI
3 68 (30.77%) NAS
4 47 (21.27%) FCoE
5 36 (16.29%) LAN
5 36 (16.29%) WAN
6 32 (14.48%) Firewall
7 26 (11.76%) HTTP
7 26 (11.76%) Multicast
8 22 (9.95%) LDAP
9 21 (9.50%) TCP/IP
10 20 (9.05%) Ethernet
11 18 (8.14%) DNS
12 17 (7.69%) DHCP
13 15 (6.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (6.33%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (5.43%) FTP
16 8 (3.62%) MPLS
17 6 (2.71%) VLAN
17 6 (2.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 30 (13.57%) VLDB
3 29 (13.12%) MySQL
4 24 (10.86%) OLTP
5 19 (8.60%) Hadoop
5 19 (8.60%) HBase
6 9 (4.07%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.71%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.90%) Big Data
10 2 (0.90%) DB2
11 1 (0.45%) OLAP
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.62%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.90%) Ant
3 2 (0.90%) GCC
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.90%) Subversion
3 2 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.45%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (17.19%) Finance
2 26 (11.76%) Banking
3 12 (5.43%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.81%) Back Office
6 3 (1.36%) Retail
7 2 (0.90%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (31.67%) Administrator
2 39 (17.65%) Unix Administrator
3 34 (15.38%) Architect
4 28 (12.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 22 (9.95%) Support Engineer
6 21 (9.50%) Storage Administrator
7 20 (9.05%) Storage Engineer
8 17 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (7.24%) Linux Engineer
10 15 (6.79%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 15 (6.79%) Solaris Administrator
10 15 (6.79%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (5.43%) NetApp Engineer
11 12 (5.43%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 11 (4.98%) Network Engineer
12 11 (4.98%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 10 (4.52%) Linux Administrator
13 10 (4.52%) SAN Engineer
14 9 (4.07%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.41%) Middleware
2 17 (7.69%) Rendezvous
3 16 (7.24%) HTML
3 16 (7.24%) XML
3 16 (7.24%) XSLT
4 9 (4.07%) Web Services
5 2 (0.90%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.90%) ELK Stack
5 2 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.45%) LAMP
6 1 (0.45%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.19%) Data Centre
2 36 (16.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 31 (14.03%) EMC VMAX
4 28 (12.67%) Computer Science
5 23 (10.41%) EMC VNX
5 23 (10.41%) Replication
6 13 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (4.98%) FlexPod
8 10 (4.52%) e-Health
8 10 (4.52%) Management Information System
9 9 (4.07%) Clustering
10 8 (3.62%) Device Driver
11 7 (3.17%) Driving Licence
12 6 (2.71%) HP StoreVirtual
13 4 (1.81%) Celerra
13 4 (1.81%) Digital Media
14 3 (1.36%) Fintech
14 3 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (1.36%) HP Storage
14 3 (1.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 163 (73.76%) Linux
2 135 (61.09%) Windows
3 91 (41.18%) Solaris
3 91 (41.18%) Unix
4 52 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (22.62%) Windows Server
6 23 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (9.95%) Data ONTAP
8 18 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (7.24%) CentOS
11 13 (5.88%) AIX
12 9 (4.07%) SUSE
13 7 (3.17%) Debian
13 7 (3.17%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.81%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.81%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.90%) HPUX
15 2 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 37 (16.74%) High Availability
3 32 (14.48%) Migration
4 27 (12.22%) Performance Tuning
5 26 (11.76%) ITIL
6 24 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (10.86%) Benchmarking
7 17 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 16 (7.24%) Change Management
9 11 (4.98%) Open Source
10 10 (4.52%) Capacity Management
10 10 (4.52%) Server Virtualisation
11 9 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (4.07%) Software Engineering
12 8 (3.62%) Asset Management
12 8 (3.62%) Performance Testing
12 8 (3.62%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.62%) Project Management
12 8 (3.62%) Software Testing
13 7 (3.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 51 (23.08%) SQL
2 25 (11.31%) Perl
3 20 (9.05%) Java
4 17 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 16 (7.24%) JavaScript
6 15 (6.79%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.52%) C
8 9 (4.07%) Korn
9 8 (3.62%) PHP
9 8 (3.62%) Python
9 8 (3.62%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.17%) AWK
10 7 (3.17%) C++
10 7 (3.17%) sed
11 2 (0.90%) Ruby
12 1 (0.45%) DCL
Qualifications
1 24 (10.86%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 15 (6.79%) CCNA
4 13 (5.88%) Degree
5 12 (5.43%) MCSA
5 12 (5.43%) NCDA
5 12 (5.43%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.98%) CCNP
6 11 (4.98%) RHCE
7 10 (4.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (4.07%) RHCA
9 8 (3.62%) MCP
10 7 (3.17%) MCSE
11 5 (2.26%) NCIE
11 5 (2.26%) NCSA
12 4 (1.81%) CCIE
12 4 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.81%) SLA
3 3 (1.36%) BS7799
4 2 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 90 (40.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (31.67%) NFS
3 40 (18.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 37 (16.74%) Hyper-V
5 32 (14.48%) KVM
6 30 (13.57%) vSphere
7 28 (12.67%) GlusterFS
7 28 (12.67%) Xen
8 26 (11.76%) SRDF
9 25 (11.31%) Active Directory
10 22 (9.95%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (9.05%) Oracle RAC
12 12 (5.43%) StorNext
13 7 (3.17%) Samba
13 7 (3.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 7 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (2.71%) Sendmail
14 6 (2.71%) XenApp
15 5 (2.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 62 (28.05%) NetBackup
2 38 (17.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 37 (16.74%) Oracle ZFS
4 30 (13.57%) Red Hat Satellite
5 18 (8.14%) Puppet
6 14 (6.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (5.88%) Nagios
8 9 (4.07%) Tivoli
8 9 (4.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (3.62%) SCOM
10 7 (3.17%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (2.71%) Cacti
11 6 (2.71%) SCCM
12 5 (2.26%) HAProxy
12 5 (2.26%) OpenNebula
13 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (1.36%) SCVMM
13 3 (1.36%) vMotion
13 3 (1.36%) vRealize
14 2 (0.90%) Simpana
Vendors
1 126 (57.01%) VMware
2 103 (46.61%) EMC
3 89 (40.27%) NetApp
4 82 (37.10%) Oracle
5 77 (34.84%) Brocade
5 77 (34.84%) Cisco
6 72 (32.58%) Red Hat
7 61 (27.60%) IBM
7 61 (27.60%) Veritas
8 60 (27.15%) Microsoft
9 49 (22.17%) HP
10 45 (20.36%) StorageTek
11 41 (18.55%) Sun
12 36 (16.29%) Intel
13 22 (9.95%) Symantec
14 19 (8.60%) Dell
15 17 (7.69%) Citrix
15 17 (7.69%) DataSynapse
15 17 (7.69%) Sybase
15 17 (7.69%) TIBCO
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