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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 494 501 505
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 89 52 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 0.82% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 15
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£363 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £301 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 7
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £47.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £32.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 - £47.50

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 +16 86 £350 -12.50% 23
London +10 41 £394 -34.37% 7
South East +14 30 £300 -25.00% 7
City of London +14 12 £325 -48.00% 1
Yorkshire -4 6 £215 -
North West - 6 £408 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £388 - 1
East Sussex -5 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 - - 1
Manchester - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 £215 -
Berkshire 0 3 £300 -25.00% 1
Leeds - 3 £215 -
Scotland - 3 £451 -
South Yorkshire -2 2 £438 -
Reading - 2 £300 - 1
West Midlands 0 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Essex - - - -

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 134 (76.14%) SAN
2 107 (60.80%) Windows
3 101 (57.39%) VMware
4 85 (48.30%) iSCSI
5 83 (47.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 81 (46.02%) Cisco
7 67 (38.07%) HP
8 64 (36.36%) NetApp
9 56 (31.82%) Linux
10 52 (29.55%) Active Directory
11 47 (26.70%) NFS
12 46 (26.14%) NAS
13 45 (25.57%) EMC
14 44 (25.00%) Microsoft
15 41 (23.30%) FCoE
16 40 (22.73%) WAN
16 40 (22.73%) Firewall
17 38 (21.59%) Citrix
18 37 (21.02%) Hyper-V
19 36 (20.45%) DNS
20 35 (19.89%) Brocade
21 34 (19.32%) Replication
21 34 (19.32%) LAN
21 34 (19.32%) DHCP
22 32 (18.18%) Solaris
23 30 (17.05%) ITIL
23 30 (17.05%) IBM
24 29 (16.48%) UNIX
24 29 (16.48%) Clustering
25 28 (15.91%) CheckPoint

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (14.77%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (11.36%) IIS
4 9 (5.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.55%) WebSphere
6 6 (3.41%) Lync
7 5 (2.84%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.84%) Apache
7 5 (2.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (2.27%) SAS
8 4 (2.27%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 134 (76.14%) SAN
2 85 (48.30%) iSCSI
3 46 (26.14%) NAS
4 41 (23.30%) FCoE
5 40 (22.73%) WAN
5 40 (22.73%) Firewall
6 36 (20.45%) DNS
7 34 (19.32%) LAN
7 34 (19.32%) DHCP
8 25 (14.20%) VPN
9 20 (11.36%) Wireless
10 19 (10.80%) OSPF
11 18 (10.23%) BGP
12 17 (9.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (9.66%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (9.09%) Multicast
14 14 (7.95%) EIGRP
15 12 (6.82%) VoIP
16 11 (6.25%) Ethernet
16 11 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.84%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.27%) MySQL
3 4 (2.27%) HBase
4 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (3.41%) MSI
2 1 (0.57%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (9.66%) Finance
2 10 (5.68%) Banking
3 5 (2.84%) Games
4 4 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.14%) Retail
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (13.07%) Architect
2 20 (11.36%) Storage Engineer
3 16 (9.09%) Analyst
4 15 (8.52%) Server Engineer
5 12 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.68%) Test Specialist
6 10 (5.68%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (4.55%) Consultant
7 8 (4.55%) Administrator
7 8 (4.55%) Project Leader
7 8 (4.55%) Technical Project Leader
8 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 7 (3.98%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (3.98%) Network Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.41%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (3.41%) Developer
9 6 (3.41%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.84%) XML
1 5 (2.84%) XSLT
1 5 (2.84%) HTML
1 5 (2.84%) Rendezvous
1 5 (2.84%) Middleware
2 3 (1.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.32%) Replication
2 29 (16.48%) Clustering
3 8 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.98%) Celerra
5 6 (3.41%) PDA
6 5 (2.84%) Online Games
6 5 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.84%) Symmetrix
6 5 (2.84%) EMC Centera
7 4 (2.27%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.70%) Open Source
8 3 (1.70%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.70%) Life Science
8 3 (1.70%) HACMP
9 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.14%) CMDB
10 1 (0.57%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.57%) HP StorageWorks
10 1 (0.57%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 107 (60.80%) Windows
2 56 (31.82%) Linux
3 32 (18.18%) Solaris
4 29 (16.48%) UNIX
5 20 (11.36%) AIX
6 18 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (8.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (8.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (5.11%) CentOS
9 9 (5.11%) HPUX
10 5 (2.84%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.84%) SUSE
10 5 (2.84%) Slackware
11 4 (2.27%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.70%) Debian
12 3 (1.70%) NetWare
13 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.05%) ITIL
2 23 (13.07%) Migration
3 16 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (8.52%) Software Testing
5 14 (7.95%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (7.39%) Change Control
7 12 (6.82%) Benchmarking
8 10 (5.68%) Workflow
9 9 (5.11%) Data Protection
9 9 (5.11%) Capacity Management
10 8 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (3.98%) Load Balancing
12 6 (3.41%) OO
12 6 (3.41%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.41%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.41%) Network Design
12 6 (3.41%) Test Automation
12 6 (3.41%) Network Monitoring
13 5 (2.84%) Software Deployment
13 5 (2.84%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.34%) SQL
2 25 (14.20%) Perl
3 18 (10.23%) Shell Script
4 15 (8.52%) Java
5 12 (6.82%) C
6 10 (5.68%) C++
7 8 (4.55%) Korn
8 6 (3.41%) Python
8 6 (3.41%) Ruby
8 6 (3.41%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.84%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (13.07%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.95%) MCSE
3 14 (7.95%) CCNA
3 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.39%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.68%) CCNP
6 7 (3.98%) NCDA
6 7 (3.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.84%) HP ASE
7 5 (2.84%) HP MASE
7 5 (2.84%) NCIE
7 5 (2.84%) RHCT
7 5 (2.84%) JNCIS
7 5 (2.84%) MCITP
7 5 (2.84%) MCP
7 5 (2.84%) RHCE
8 4 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.27%) Degree
9 3 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 83 (47.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (29.55%) Active Directory
3 47 (26.70%) NFS
4 37 (21.02%) Hyper-V
5 26 (14.77%) VMware ESX
6 16 (9.09%) Xen
7 15 (8.52%) vSphere
8 13 (7.39%) XenApp
9 10 (5.68%) KVM
9 10 (5.68%) SRDF
10 8 (4.55%) Terminal Services
11 7 (3.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 7 (3.98%) XenDesktop
12 4 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (1.70%) GPFS
13 3 (1.70%) XenServer
14 2 (1.14%) Firmware
14 2 (1.14%) Ceph
15 1 (0.57%) IAG
Systems Management
1 13 (7.39%) Backup Exec
2 11 (6.25%) MIMEsweeper
2 11 (6.25%) MAILsweeper
3 10 (5.68%) SCCM
4 9 (5.11%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (3.98%) NetBackup
5 7 (3.98%) Tivoli
6 6 (3.41%) SCOrch
6 6 (3.41%) Puppet
7 5 (2.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (2.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (2.27%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.70%) SCOM
10 2 (1.14%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.57%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.57%) Opsview
Vendors
1 101 (57.39%) VMware
2 81 (46.02%) Cisco
3 67 (38.07%) HP
4 64 (36.36%) NetApp
5 45 (25.57%) EMC
6 44 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 38 (21.59%) Citrix
8 35 (19.89%) Brocade
9 30 (17.05%) IBM
10 28 (15.91%) CheckPoint
11 20 (11.36%) Oracle
12 19 (10.80%) Veritas
13 17 (9.66%) 3PAR
14 15 (8.52%) Juniper
15 14 (7.95%) SolarWinds
15 14 (7.95%) Dell
16 13 (7.39%) Symantec
17 12 (6.82%) F5
17 12 (6.82%) Intel
18 10 (5.68%) Red Hat
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