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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 527 543 558
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +15
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 117 101 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 1.26% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 56 34
Median daily rate £400 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.07% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £18.00 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £40.00 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-42.50% +3.22%

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
8769 7988 7399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 14.03% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4557 3928
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 475 425
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.02% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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 -6 112 £400 +12.67% 5
London +21 50 £475 +26.66% 2
South East -11 31 £365 +7.35% 2
Surrey 0 11 £390 -
West Sussex +3 9 £365 -
Yorkshire 0 9 £525 +50.00%
South Yorkshire -2 9 £525 -
City of London +41 8 £475 +13.43%
North West -7 8 £400 -
Gatwick - 8 £365 -
Sheffield - 8 £525 -
Berkshire +3 6 £364 -3.00% 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £320 - 1
North East - 5 £320 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £320 - 1
Scotland +5 4 £450 -
Hampshire +3 4 £325 -4.41%
Liverpool +3 4 £400 -
Merseyside -1 4 £400 -
Manchester -10 4 £325 -
East of England +20 3 £433 +73.00%
Hertfordshire +13 3 £433 -27.91%
South West +7 3 - -
West Midlands -22 3 £325 -18.75%
Coventry - 3 £325 -
Bristol - 3 - -
Uxbridge - 3 £404 -
Redhill - 3 £390 -
Fareham - 3 £325 -
Slough +8 2 £375 -

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 191 (84.51%) SAN
2 167 (73.89%) Linux
3 136 (60.18%) Windows
4 132 (58.41%) VMware
5 104 (46.02%) EMC
6 97 (42.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 94 (41.59%) NetApp
8 89 (39.38%) Solaris
9 88 (38.94%) Cisco
10 82 (36.28%) Unix
11 80 (35.40%) Oracle
12 78 (34.51%) iSCSI
13 74 (32.74%) NFS
14 72 (31.86%) Brocade
15 71 (31.42%) NAS
16 69 (30.53%) Red Hat
17 60 (26.55%) IBM
18 59 (26.11%) NetBackup
19 57 (25.22%) Microsoft
20 54 (23.89%) Veritas
20 54 (23.89%) SQL
21 52 (23.01%) FCoE
22 48 (21.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 47 (20.80%) Windows Server
24 46 (20.35%) HP
25 43 (19.03%) SQL Server
26 42 (18.58%) Disaster Recovery
27 40 (17.70%) WAN
27 40 (17.70%) LAN
28 39 (17.26%) Hyper-V

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 32 (14.16%) Apache
1 32 (14.16%) IIS
2 25 (11.06%) Tomcat
3 22 (9.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 21 (9.29%) WebSphere
5 19 (8.41%) Oracle Coherence
6 13 (5.75%) OpenStack
7 9 (3.98%) MS Exchange
8 8 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (3.54%) SharePoint
9 7 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (3.10%) Skype for Business
10 5 (2.21%) SAS
11 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.44%) JBoss
12 1 (0.44%) nginx
12 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) RMDS
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.44%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.77%) SoftLayer
4 3 (1.33%) IaaS
4 3 (1.33%) Office 365
5 2 (0.88%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.88%) SaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.44%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 191 (84.51%) SAN
2 78 (34.51%) iSCSI
3 71 (31.42%) NAS
4 52 (23.01%) FCoE
5 40 (17.70%) LAN
5 40 (17.70%) WAN
6 31 (13.72%) Multicast
7 29 (12.83%) Firewall
8 28 (12.39%) HTTP
9 21 (9.29%) DHCP
9 21 (9.29%) DNS
9 21 (9.29%) LDAP
10 19 (8.41%) TCP/IP
11 17 (7.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (7.52%) Ethernet
12 14 (6.19%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (5.31%) FTP
14 9 (3.98%) MPLS
15 6 (2.65%) FWSM
15 6 (2.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (19.03%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.50%) VLDB
3 25 (11.06%) MySQL
4 21 (9.29%) Hadoop
4 21 (9.29%) HBase
4 21 (9.29%) OLTP
5 9 (3.98%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.77%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.88%) Big Data
10 2 (0.88%) DB2
11 1 (0.44%) OLAP
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.54%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.88%) Ant
4 2 (0.88%) GCC
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.88%) Subversion
5 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (16.81%) Finance
2 29 (12.83%) Banking
3 9 (3.98%) Financial Institution
4 7 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.77%) Back Office
5 4 (1.77%) Retail
6 2 (0.88%) Legal
6 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Front Office
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (30.97%) Administrator
2 41 (18.14%) Architect
3 35 (15.49%) Unix Administrator
4 33 (14.60%) Infrastructure Architect
5 23 (10.18%) Storage Administrator
6 22 (9.73%) Support Engineer
7 19 (8.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 19 (8.41%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (8.41%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (7.52%) Storage Engineer
9 16 (7.08%) Linux Engineer
10 14 (6.19%) Network Engineer
10 14 (6.19%) Solaris Administrator
11 12 (5.31%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 10 (4.42%) NetApp Engineer
13 9 (3.98%) Lead Architect
13 9 (3.98%) Linux Administrator
14 8 (3.54%) Cisco Engineer
14 8 (3.54%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.50%) Middleware
2 19 (8.41%) Rendezvous
3 18 (7.96%) HTML
3 18 (7.96%) XML
3 18 (7.96%) XSLT
4 9 (3.98%) Web Services
5 3 (1.33%) ELK Stack
6 2 (0.88%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.44%) LAMP
7 1 (0.44%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.93%) Data Centre
2 33 (14.60%) Enterprise Storage
3 28 (12.39%) EMC VMAX
4 25 (11.06%) Computer Science
4 25 (11.06%) Replication
5 24 (10.62%) EMC VNX
6 12 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (4.87%) FlexPod
8 10 (4.42%) Clustering
8 10 (4.42%) e-Health
8 10 (4.42%) Management Information System
9 8 (3.54%) Device Driver
10 7 (3.10%) Driving Licence
10 7 (3.10%) HP StoreVirtual
11 5 (2.21%) Celerra
12 4 (1.77%) Digital Media
12 4 (1.77%) Fintech
12 4 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.77%) HP Storage
12 4 (1.77%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 167 (73.89%) Linux
2 136 (60.18%) Windows
3 89 (39.38%) Solaris
4 82 (36.28%) Unix
5 48 (21.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (20.80%) Windows Server
7 25 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (8.85%) Data ONTAP
8 20 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (7.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (7.08%) CentOS
11 13 (5.75%) AIX
12 9 (3.98%) SUSE
13 7 (3.10%) Debian
13 7 (3.10%) Ubuntu
14 5 (2.21%) Windows 7
15 4 (1.77%) Mac OS
16 3 (1.33%) HPUX
17 2 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 34 (15.04%) High Availability
3 33 (14.60%) Performance Tuning
4 29 (12.83%) Benchmarking
4 29 (12.83%) ITIL
4 29 (12.83%) Migration
5 26 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (7.52%) Change Management
6 17 (7.52%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (4.87%) Open Source
7 11 (4.87%) Server Virtualisation
8 9 (3.98%) Regression Testing
8 9 (3.98%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (3.98%) Software Engineering
9 8 (3.54%) Asset Management
9 8 (3.54%) Business Continuity
9 8 (3.54%) Capacity Management
9 8 (3.54%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.54%) Project Management
9 8 (3.54%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (23.89%) SQL
2 25 (11.06%) Perl
3 22 (9.73%) Java
4 18 (7.96%) JavaScript
4 18 (7.96%) PowerShell
5 17 (7.52%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.87%) C
7 9 (3.98%) Korn
8 8 (3.54%) PHP
8 8 (3.54%) Python
8 8 (3.54%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.10%) AWK
9 7 (3.10%) C++
9 7 (3.10%) sed
10 2 (0.88%) Ruby
11 1 (0.44%) DCL
Qualifications
1 27 (11.95%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (6.64%) CCNA
2 15 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (6.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (5.75%) Degree
5 12 (5.31%) CCNP
5 12 (5.31%) NCDA
5 12 (5.31%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.87%) RHCE
7 10 (4.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 10 (4.42%) MCSA
8 9 (3.98%) RHCA
9 8 (3.54%) MCSE
10 7 (3.10%) CCIE
11 6 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.21%) MCP
12 5 (2.21%) NCIE
12 5 (2.21%) NCSA
13 3 (1.33%) HPE ATP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.19%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.77%) SLA
3 3 (1.33%) BS7799
4 2 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 97 (42.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (32.74%) NFS
3 39 (17.26%) Hyper-V
4 37 (16.37%) KVM
5 35 (15.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 35 (15.49%) vSphere
6 34 (15.04%) Xen
7 31 (13.72%) SRDF
8 30 (13.27%) Active Directory
9 24 (10.62%) GlusterFS
10 22 (9.73%) Oracle RAC
10 22 (9.73%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (5.75%) StorNext
12 9 (3.98%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (3.10%) Samba
13 7 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (3.10%) XenApp
14 6 (2.65%) Sendmail
15 5 (2.21%) Squid
15 5 (2.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 59 (26.11%) NetBackup
2 33 (14.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 32 (14.16%) Oracle ZFS
4 26 (11.50%) Red Hat Satellite
5 19 (8.41%) Puppet
6 15 (6.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (6.19%) Nagios
8 10 (4.42%) SCOM
9 9 (3.98%) SCCM
9 9 (3.98%) Tivoli
9 9 (3.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (2.65%) Cacti
11 5 (2.21%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (2.21%) HAProxy
11 5 (2.21%) OpenNebula
11 5 (2.21%) vRealize
12 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (1.33%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.88%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 132 (58.41%) VMware
2 104 (46.02%) EMC
3 94 (41.59%) NetApp
4 88 (38.94%) Cisco
5 80 (35.40%) Oracle
6 72 (31.86%) Brocade
7 69 (30.53%) Red Hat
8 60 (26.55%) IBM
9 57 (25.22%) Microsoft
10 54 (23.89%) Veritas
11 46 (20.35%) HP
12 38 (16.81%) Intel
12 38 (16.81%) StorageTek
13 34 (15.04%) Sun
14 24 (10.62%) Symantec
15 21 (9.29%) Citrix
16 19 (8.41%) DataSynapse
16 19 (8.41%) Sybase
16 19 (8.41%) TIBCO
17 16 (7.08%) Dell
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