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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 498 523 486
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -37
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 109 59 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% 0.85% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 25 33
Average daily rate
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£365 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £323 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +24 99 £365 -8.75% 26
London +9 41 £413 -2.94% 8
South East +3 32 £365 +14.06% 8
City of London +22 17 £413 -10.81% 3
Hampshire -1 12 £320 +14.28% 5
Winchester -5 7 - -
Surrey - 7 £365 - 1
South West +15 6 £350 -
Scotland -7 6 £158 - 2
Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 - -
Berkshire - 5 £445 - 1
Bristol - 5 £300 -
Camberley - 5 - -
Southampton -1 4 £320 - 4
East Sussex - 4 £413 -
North West - 4 £488 - 2
East of England +5 3 £250 -24.52% 5
Edinburgh -4 3 £158 - 1
Manchester - 3 £475 - 1
Lewes - 3 £400 -
Swansea - 3 £445 -
Slough - 3 £425 -
Middlesex - 3 £180 -
West Wales - 3 £445 -
Wales - 3 £445 -
Glasgow -4 2 £266 - 1
West Midlands -8 2 £425 +25.00% 1
East Midlands - 2 £451 -
Suffolk - 2 £250 -

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 176 (83.41%) SAN
2 126 (59.72%) Windows
3 113 (53.55%) VMware
4 100 (47.39%) Cisco
5 84 (39.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 79 (37.44%) iSCSI
7 68 (32.23%) Linux
8 61 (28.91%) EMC
9 57 (27.01%) NetApp
10 56 (26.54%) NAS
11 53 (25.12%) FCoE
12 51 (24.17%) HP
13 48 (22.75%) UNIX
14 46 (21.80%) Microsoft
14 46 (21.80%) Brocade
15 45 (21.33%) Solaris
16 43 (20.38%) WAN
16 43 (20.38%) IBM
17 42 (19.91%) Perl
18 40 (18.96%) Active Directory
19 39 (18.48%) Firewall
20 38 (18.01%) vSphere
21 35 (16.59%) SQL Server
22 34 (16.11%) LAN
23 33 (15.64%) DNS
23 33 (15.64%) NFS
24 32 (15.17%) Shell Script
25 31 (14.69%) AIX
25 31 (14.69%) Hyper-V
26 30 (14.22%) Windows Server 2008

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (9.48%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.53%) IIS
3 17 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.27%) Lync
5 7 (3.32%) Apache
6 6 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.84%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (2.84%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.84%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) RMDS
2 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 176 (83.41%) SAN
2 79 (37.44%) iSCSI
3 56 (26.54%) NAS
4 53 (25.12%) FCoE
5 43 (20.38%) WAN
6 39 (18.48%) Firewall
7 34 (16.11%) LAN
8 33 (15.64%) DNS
9 27 (12.80%) DHCP
10 24 (11.37%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (9.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (7.58%) BGP
12 16 (7.58%) Internet
12 16 (7.58%) Wireless
13 15 (7.11%) VPN
14 14 (6.64%) MPLS
15 13 (6.16%) VoIP
15 13 (6.16%) TCP/IP
15 13 (6.16%) Multicast
16 12 (5.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.79%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.37%) MS Access
3 5 (2.37%) HBase
3 5 (2.37%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.95%) MySQL
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (12.32%) Finance
2 7 (3.32%) Banking
3 6 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.42%) Games
5 2 (0.95%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.95%) Electronics
5 2 (0.95%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 36 (17.06%) Storage Engineer
2 28 (13.27%) Architect
3 22 (10.43%) Network Engineer
4 15 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (6.64%) Developer
6 13 (6.16%) Consultant
6 13 (6.16%) Administrator
7 11 (5.21%) SAN Engineer
8 10 (4.74%) Test Specialist
8 10 (4.74%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.79%) Technical Architect
9 8 (3.79%) Analyst
9 8 (3.79%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (3.79%) Storage Administrator
9 8 (3.79%) Storage Specialist
10 7 (3.32%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.32%) Network Analyst
10 7 (3.32%) SAN Storage Engineer
11 6 (2.84%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.32%) Middleware
1 7 (3.32%) Rendezvous
2 6 (2.84%) XML
2 6 (2.84%) XSLT
2 6 (2.84%) HTML
3 5 (2.37%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (0.95%) Flash
5 1 (0.47%) Web Services
5 1 (0.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.80%) Clustering
2 24 (11.37%) Replication
3 17 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (7.11%) Celerra
5 7 (3.32%) HACMP
5 7 (3.32%) Symmetrix
5 7 (3.32%) Device Driver
6 6 (2.84%) CLARiiON
7 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.37%) EqualLogic
7 5 (2.37%) CMDB
8 3 (1.42%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.42%) Online Games
9 2 (0.95%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.95%) DTV
10 1 (0.47%) EMC Centera
10 1 (0.47%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 126 (59.72%) Windows
2 68 (32.23%) Linux
3 48 (22.75%) UNIX
4 45 (21.33%) Solaris
5 31 (14.69%) AIX
6 30 (14.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (12.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (9.00%) HPUX
9 17 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.32%) NetWare
10 7 (3.32%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.90%) SUSE
13 3 (1.42%) Slackware
13 3 (1.42%) CentOS
14 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (9.95%) Migration
2 21 (9.95%) Software Testing
3 20 (9.48%) ITIL
4 19 (9.00%) Configuration Management
5 15 (7.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 14 (6.64%) Workflow
7 13 (6.16%) Software Engineering
8 11 (5.21%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (4.27%) OO
10 9 (4.27%) Business Continuity
10 9 (4.27%) Change Control
10 9 (4.27%) Test Automation
10 9 (4.27%) Data Migration
10 9 (4.27%) Capacity Management
11 8 (3.79%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.79%) Benchmarking
12 7 (3.32%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.91%) Perl
2 32 (15.17%) Shell Script
3 30 (14.22%) SQL
4 22 (10.43%) Java
5 18 (8.53%) Korn
6 17 (8.06%) C
7 12 (5.69%) C++
8 11 (5.21%) PowerShell
9 9 (4.27%) Python
9 9 (4.27%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.84%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.90%) Ruby
11 4 (1.90%) VBScript
12 2 (0.95%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 25 (11.85%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (10.43%) Security Cleared
3 19 (9.00%) CCNP
4 18 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (6.64%) MCSE
6 13 (6.16%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.74%) Degree
7 10 (4.74%) CCNA
8 8 (3.79%) NCIE
8 8 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.84%) NCDA
10 4 (1.90%) VCP4
10 4 (1.90%) MCSA
11 3 (1.42%) MCITP
11 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.95%) HP ASE
12 2 (0.95%) HP MASE
12 2 (0.95%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.95%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.95%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (39.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (18.96%) Active Directory
3 38 (18.01%) vSphere
4 33 (15.64%) NFS
5 31 (14.69%) Hyper-V
6 25 (11.85%) XenApp
7 21 (9.95%) VMware ESX
8 12 (5.69%) Xen
9 10 (4.74%) SRDF
9 10 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (4.27%) Terminal Services
10 9 (4.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 9 (4.27%) KVM
11 7 (3.32%) GPFS
12 5 (2.37%) XenDesktop
12 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (1.90%) Samba
14 3 (1.42%) IAG
14 3 (1.42%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 22 (10.43%) NetBackup
2 19 (9.00%) Tivoli
3 18 (8.53%) SCCM
4 13 (6.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (3.79%) SCOM
6 7 (3.32%) ARCserve
6 7 (3.32%) vMotion
7 6 (2.84%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.37%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.90%) Puppet
10 3 (1.42%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (1.42%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.42%) WSUS
10 3 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.95%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.95%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 113 (53.55%) VMware
2 100 (47.39%) Cisco
3 61 (28.91%) EMC
4 57 (27.01%) NetApp
5 51 (24.17%) HP
6 46 (21.80%) Microsoft
6 46 (21.80%) Brocade
7 43 (20.38%) IBM
8 29 (13.74%) Veritas
9 28 (13.27%) Citrix
10 25 (11.85%) CheckPoint
11 23 (10.90%) Oracle
12 21 (9.95%) 3PAR
12 21 (9.95%) CommVault
13 17 (8.06%) Dell
14 13 (6.16%) Symantec
14 13 (6.16%) Juniper
14 13 (6.16%) StorageTek
15 12 (5.69%) F5
16 11 (5.21%) SolarWinds
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