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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 522 543 516
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -27
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 106 72 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 0.95% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 38 39
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £321 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +210.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +210.00%

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
7874 7610 7018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.92% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4511 4058 3620
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 416 473
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 0 99 £355 -11.25% 19
South East +9 40 £340 +0.74% 9
London -18 24 £375 -18.91% 5
Hampshire +4 15 £340 +21.42% 3
East Sussex - 15 £330 -
Brighton - 14 £330 -
Yorkshire - 11 £375 - 1
City of London -6 9 £419 -16.25%
Southampton - 8 £340 - 2
South Yorkshire - 6 - -
Camberley - 6 - -
Surrey - 6 - -
Scotland +4 5 £450 - 1
West Midlands +1 5 £400 +17.64% 1
Winchester -11 5 - -
North West -16 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 1
Doncaster - 5 - -
Leeds - 5 £375 - 1
Glasgow +12 4 £450 -
Worcester +4 4 £400 +17.64%
Worcestershire +2 4 £400 +17.64% 1
Manchester -10 4 - - 1
East of England +1 3 £250 -24.52%
South West - 3 £350 -
Welwyn Garden City -9 2 £600 +92.00%
Hertfordshire -10 2 £600 +92.00%
Feltham - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £350 - 1

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 180 (78.95%) SAN
2 140 (61.40%) Windows
3 126 (55.26%) VMware
4 106 (46.49%) Cisco
5 96 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 78 (34.21%) Microsoft
7 77 (33.77%) NAS
8 72 (31.58%) iSCSI
9 69 (30.26%) EMC
10 65 (28.51%) NetApp
11 59 (25.88%) Brocade
12 57 (25.00%) HP
13 53 (23.25%) Linux
13 53 (23.25%) FCoE
14 52 (22.81%) Data Centre
15 51 (22.37%) Active Directory
16 50 (21.93%) SQL
17 49 (21.49%) UNIX
18 45 (19.74%) vSphere
19 44 (19.30%) DNS
19 44 (19.30%) LAN
20 43 (18.86%) Hyper-V
21 42 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
21 42 (18.42%) WAN
21 42 (18.42%) NFS
22 41 (17.98%) IBM
22 41 (17.98%) Migration
23 40 (17.54%) Solaris
24 37 (16.23%) DHCP
25 36 (15.79%) Data ONTAP

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 28 (12.28%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (7.89%) IIS
5 9 (3.95%) Apache
6 8 (3.51%) Tomcat
6 8 (3.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 8 (3.51%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.51%) Oracle Coherence
6 8 (3.51%) Lync
7 7 (3.07%) OpenStack
7 7 (3.07%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.32%) SAS
10 2 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.07%) MS Office
3 4 (1.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.07%) RMDS
2 6 (2.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.58%) SaaS
2 15 (6.58%) PaaS
2 15 (6.58%) IaaS
3 7 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 180 (78.95%) SAN
2 77 (33.77%) NAS
3 72 (31.58%) iSCSI
4 53 (23.25%) FCoE
5 44 (19.30%) DNS
5 44 (19.30%) LAN
6 42 (18.42%) WAN
7 37 (16.23%) DHCP
8 33 (14.47%) Firewall
9 31 (13.60%) VLAN
10 30 (13.16%) TCP/IP
11 25 (10.96%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (7.89%) Internet
12 18 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (7.46%) WLAN
13 17 (7.46%) BGP
14 15 (6.58%) Ethernet
15 14 (6.14%) MPLS
15 14 (6.14%) Multicast
16 13 (5.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.91%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.70%) Hadoop
3 10 (4.39%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.07%) HBase
5 6 (2.63%) Big Data
6 5 (2.19%) MS Access
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.44%) MySQL
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (10.96%) Finance
2 6 (2.63%) Banking
3 5 (2.19%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.88%) Dutch Language
4 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.44%) French Language
5 1 (0.44%) Retail
5 1 (0.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.44%) Electronics
5 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (17.98%) Storage Engineer
2 34 (14.91%) Architect
3 28 (12.28%) Network Engineer
4 23 (10.09%) Consultant
5 19 (8.33%) Analyst
6 15 (6.58%) Administrator
6 15 (6.58%) NAS Engineer
6 15 (6.58%) NetApp Engineer
7 13 (5.70%) Storage Architect
7 13 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (5.70%) Technical Architect
7 13 (5.70%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (5.26%) SAN Engineer
9 10 (4.39%) Storage Specialist
9 10 (4.39%) Storage Administrator
9 10 (4.39%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.95%) Developer
10 9 (3.95%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (3.95%) Storage Consultant
11 8 (3.51%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.95%) Rendezvous
1 9 (3.95%) Middleware
2 8 (3.51%) HTML
2 8 (3.51%) XML
2 8 (3.51%) XSLT
3 7 (3.07%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (0.88%) Flash
5 1 (0.44%) .NET
5 1 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 52 (22.81%) Data Centre
2 32 (14.04%) EMC VNX
3 26 (11.40%) Replication
4 23 (10.09%) Clustering
4 23 (10.09%) Celerra
5 21 (9.21%) CLARiiON
5 21 (9.21%) EMC VMAX
6 19 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (5.70%) EqualLogic
8 7 (3.07%) FlexPod
9 6 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (2.19%) CMDB
10 5 (2.19%) Symmetrix
11 4 (1.75%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.75%) HACMP
12 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.32%) Visualisation
12 3 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 140 (61.40%) Windows
2 53 (23.25%) Linux
3 49 (21.49%) UNIX
4 42 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (17.54%) Solaris
6 36 (15.79%) Data ONTAP
7 20 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (7.02%) AIX
9 16 (7.02%) HPUX
10 6 (2.63%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.75%) NetWare
12 2 (0.88%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.98%) Migration
2 25 (10.96%) Configuration Management
3 23 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 18 (7.89%) Capacity Management
5 15 (6.58%) Data Migration
6 14 (6.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (5.26%) ITIL
8 11 (4.82%) Performance Analysis
9 10 (4.39%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (4.39%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (4.39%) Performance Testing
10 9 (3.95%) Software Testing
10 9 (3.95%) Benchmarking
10 9 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (3.51%) Change Control
11 8 (3.51%) Data Protection
11 8 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.51%) Business Continuity
11 8 (3.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 50 (21.93%) SQL
2 31 (13.60%) Perl
3 21 (9.21%) Shell Script
3 21 (9.21%) Java
4 15 (6.58%) C
4 15 (6.58%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.82%) Korn
6 8 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.51%) Python
7 7 (3.07%) VBScript
8 6 (2.63%) C++
9 5 (2.19%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.88%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 28 (12.28%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (9.21%) CCNP
2 21 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 18 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (6.58%) CCNA
5 14 (6.14%) MCSE
6 11 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (4.82%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.39%) Degree
8 7 (3.07%) VCP4
8 7 (3.07%) NCIE
8 7 (3.07%) IBM Certification
9 6 (2.63%) NCDA
10 5 (2.19%) MCSA
11 4 (1.75%) BC Cleared
12 3 (1.32%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.32%) MCITP
13 2 (0.88%) HP ASE
13 2 (0.88%) CCDA
13 2 (0.88%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.51%) SLA
2 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 96 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (22.37%) Active Directory
3 45 (19.74%) vSphere
4 43 (18.86%) Hyper-V
5 42 (18.42%) NFS
6 27 (11.84%) VMware ESX
7 26 (11.40%) XenApp
8 17 (7.46%) SRDF
9 16 (7.02%) vCloud
10 15 (6.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 11 (4.82%) KVM
11 11 (4.82%) Xen
12 8 (3.51%) Terminal Services
12 8 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (3.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (3.07%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (2.19%) XenDesktop
15 4 (1.75%) GPFS
16 3 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (1.32%) IAG
Systems Management
1 27 (11.84%) NetBackup
2 24 (10.53%) vMotion
3 20 (8.77%) EMC VPLEX
4 19 (8.33%) SCCM
5 17 (7.46%) SnapMirror
6 16 (7.02%) Tivoli
7 14 (6.14%) SnapVault
8 13 (5.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 11 (4.82%) SCOM
10 10 (4.39%) ARCserve
11 6 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (1.75%) Backup Exec
13 3 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
14 2 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
14 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
14 2 (0.88%) MIMEsweeper
14 2 (0.88%) MAILsweeper
14 2 (0.88%) WSUS
14 2 (0.88%) Oracle ZFS
15 1 (0.44%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 126 (55.26%) VMware
2 106 (46.49%) Cisco
3 78 (34.21%) Microsoft
4 69 (30.26%) EMC
5 65 (28.51%) NetApp
6 59 (25.88%) Brocade
7 57 (25.00%) HP
8 41 (17.98%) IBM
9 32 (14.04%) Oracle
10 27 (11.84%) Citrix
11 25 (10.96%) Dell
12 24 (10.53%) CheckPoint
12 24 (10.53%) Dell Compellent
13 19 (8.33%) 3PAR
14 17 (7.46%) CommVault
15 15 (6.58%) Symantec
16 14 (6.14%) Veritas
17 12 (5.26%) Hitachi
17 12 (5.26%) SolarWinds
18 10 (4.39%) FalconStor
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