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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 566 514 531
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +17
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 60 98 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 1.27% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 32
Average daily rate £388 £333 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% -16.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £290 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 1
Average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +25.00%

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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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
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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -40 58 £388 +19.23% 19
South East +9 32 £366 +21.87% 7
Surrey +5 15 £365 +7.35%
London -26 11 £419 +19.64% 3
Berkshire +12 9 £550 +83.33% 2
Reading +1 9 £550 +83.33% 2
South Yorkshire -2 7 - - 1
Sheffield -6 7 - - 1
Yorkshire -18 7 - - 2
Redhill - 7 £365 -
Manchester -13 3 £425 -
North West -18 3 £425 +4.29%
Epsom - 3 £180 -
City of London +22 2 £406 +25.00% 1
Leicestershire -10 2 £183 - 1
East Midlands -13 2 £183 - 1
Hampshire -14 2 - - 1
Salford - 2 £425 -
Southampton - 2 - -
North East - 2 £388 - 2
Northumberland - 2 £388 -
West Sussex - 2 £366 - 1
East Sussex +7 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £366 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £350 -
Crawley - 1 £365 - 1
Reigate - 1 - -

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 72 (59.02%) VMware
2 69 (56.56%) SAN
3 55 (45.08%) Windows
3 55 (45.08%) Cisco
4 52 (42.62%) iSCSI
5 51 (41.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 48 (39.34%) Linux
7 45 (36.89%) Microsoft
8 44 (36.07%) HP
9 40 (32.79%) Data Centre
10 39 (31.97%) Unix
11 37 (30.33%) Brocade
12 33 (27.05%) NFS
12 33 (27.05%) Cisco Certification
13 32 (26.23%) Firewall
14 30 (24.59%) Migration
14 30 (24.59%) EMC
14 30 (24.59%) NetApp
14 30 (24.59%) Red Hat
14 30 (24.59%) Cisco Nexus
15 29 (23.77%) FCoE
16 25 (20.49%) CCNA
16 25 (20.49%) Solaris
17 22 (18.03%) CCNP
17 22 (18.03%) DNS
17 22 (18.03%) NAS
18 21 (17.21%) C
18 21 (17.21%) Windows Server
19 20 (16.39%) DHCP
19 20 (16.39%) Veritas

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (10.66%) OpenStack
2 8 (6.56%) Apache
2 8 (6.56%) IIS
2 8 (6.56%) SAS
3 7 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.74%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.74%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.64%) JBoss
4 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) RMDS
1 1 (0.82%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) SaaS
2 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.64%) IaaS
3 2 (1.64%) Office 365
3 2 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (56.56%) SAN
2 52 (42.62%) iSCSI
3 32 (26.23%) Firewall
4 30 (24.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 29 (23.77%) FCoE
6 22 (18.03%) DNS
6 22 (18.03%) NAS
7 20 (16.39%) DHCP
8 16 (13.11%) BGP
9 14 (11.48%) Ethernet
9 14 (11.48%) OSPF
9 14 (11.48%) VPN
10 13 (10.66%) Network Security
11 11 (9.02%) LDAP
11 11 (9.02%) VoIP
12 10 (8.20%) Spanning Tree
12 10 (8.20%) VLAN
12 10 (8.20%) WAN
13 9 (7.38%) EIGRP
14 8 (6.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.20%) VLDB
2 8 (6.56%) MySQL
2 8 (6.56%) OLTP
3 7 (5.74%) Big Data
4 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.82%) HBase
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (11.48%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.28%) Banking
3 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.82%) Advertising
4 1 (0.82%) Back Office
4 1 (0.82%) Front Office
4 1 (0.82%) Private Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (18.03%) Administrator
2 19 (15.57%) Network Engineer
3 17 (13.93%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (11.48%) Storage Engineer
5 13 (10.66%) Unix Administrator
6 12 (9.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) SAN Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) SAN Storage Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (7.38%) Architect
8 9 (7.38%) Consultant
9 8 (6.56%) Platform Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) Data Centre Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (5.74%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) NAS Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) NetApp Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) VMware Engineer
11 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.92%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) Flash
2 3 (2.46%) POSIX
3 2 (1.64%) Middleware
4 1 (0.82%) HTML
4 1 (0.82%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.82%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (0.82%) Web Services
4 1 (0.82%) XML
4 1 (0.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (32.79%) Data Centre
2 16 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.66%) Replication
4 11 (9.02%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (8.20%) Clustering
5 10 (8.20%) Computer Science
6 8 (6.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (6.56%) EMC VMAX
7 6 (4.92%) FlexPod
8 5 (4.10%) EMC VNX
9 4 (3.28%) User Experience
10 3 (2.46%) Life Science
11 2 (1.64%) Contactless
11 2 (1.64%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.64%) HACMP
11 2 (1.64%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.64%) Statistics
12 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.82%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 55 (45.08%) Windows
2 48 (39.34%) Linux
3 39 (31.97%) Unix
4 25 (20.49%) Solaris
5 21 (17.21%) Windows Server
6 17 (13.93%) Data ONTAP
7 13 (10.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (7.38%) Ubuntu
9 9 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (6.56%) CentOS
10 8 (6.56%) Debian
11 6 (4.92%) AIX
11 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (3.28%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.46%) HPUX
14 2 (1.64%) NetWare
14 2 (1.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.59%) Migration
2 17 (13.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (9.84%) High Availability
4 9 (7.38%) Data Migration
5 8 (6.56%) DDoS Mitigation
6 7 (5.74%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (4.92%) Data Management
7 6 (4.92%) ITIL
7 6 (4.92%) Open Source
7 6 (4.92%) Presales
8 5 (4.10%) Data Protection
8 5 (4.10%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (3.28%) Change Management
9 4 (3.28%) Software Engineering
10 3 (2.46%) Load Balancing
10 3 (2.46%) Logistics
10 3 (2.46%) Network Design
10 3 (2.46%) Performance Testing
10 3 (2.46%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.46%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.21%) C
2 14 (11.48%) SQL
3 13 (10.66%) Python
4 12 (9.84%) Perl
5 10 (8.20%) Bash Shell
5 10 (8.20%) Korn
5 10 (8.20%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.92%) C++
7 4 (3.28%) PHP
7 4 (3.28%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.46%) Java
9 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.82%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 33 (27.05%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (20.49%) CCNA
3 22 (18.03%) CCNP
4 18 (14.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.92%) MCSA
6 6 (4.92%) NCDA
6 6 (4.92%) NCIE
6 6 (4.92%) RHCE
6 6 (4.92%) RHCSA
7 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.28%) MCP
8 4 (3.28%) MCSE
8 4 (3.28%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (2.46%) Degree
9 3 (2.46%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.82%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.82%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.82%) MCITP
10 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (41.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (27.05%) NFS
3 18 (14.75%) vSphere
4 17 (13.93%) Hyper-V
5 15 (12.30%) Active Directory
6 14 (11.48%) KVM
7 13 (10.66%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (9.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (6.56%) GlusterFS
9 8 (6.56%) iptables
9 8 (6.56%) Sendmail
9 8 (6.56%) vCloud
9 8 (6.56%) XenApp
10 7 (5.74%) Firmware
11 6 (4.92%) Dovecot
11 6 (4.92%) Squid
11 6 (4.92%) Xen
12 5 (4.10%) VMware ESX
13 4 (3.28%) Samba
14 3 (2.46%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (13.93%) Oracle ZFS
2 15 (12.30%) NetBackup
3 12 (9.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 9 (7.38%) vMotion
5 8 (6.56%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (5.74%) Nagios
6 7 (5.74%) Puppet
7 6 (4.92%) Cacti
7 6 (4.92%) HAProxy
7 6 (4.92%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (4.92%) vRealize
8 5 (4.10%) SCCM
8 5 (4.10%) Tivoli
9 4 (3.28%) Backup Exec
9 4 (3.28%) OpenNebula
9 4 (3.28%) SCOM
10 3 (2.46%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (2.46%) EMC VPLEX
10 3 (2.46%) systemd
10 3 (2.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 72 (59.02%) VMware
2 55 (45.08%) Cisco
3 45 (36.89%) Microsoft
4 44 (36.07%) HP
5 37 (30.33%) Brocade
6 30 (24.59%) EMC
6 30 (24.59%) NetApp
6 30 (24.59%) Red Hat
7 20 (16.39%) Veritas
8 18 (14.75%) IBM
9 16 (13.11%) Oracle
10 15 (12.30%) StorageTek
10 15 (12.30%) Sun
11 14 (11.48%) Citrix
11 14 (11.48%) Dell
12 10 (8.20%) Juniper
13 9 (7.38%) Hitachi
14 8 (6.56%) 3PAR
15 7 (5.74%) SolarWinds
16 6 (4.92%) F5
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