The table below looks at the statistics for SRDF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SRDF over the 3 months to 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
Rank 622 631 633
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing SRDF 25 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.049% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.47% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 8
Median daily rate £540 £375 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £353 £449
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £446 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £363 £431
% change year-on-year
+41.37% -15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6402 5994 5667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.84% 10.42% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4073 3371 3144
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 605 649
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

SRDF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SRDF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

SRDF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SRDF
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SRDF within the UK.

SRDF Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SRDF
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SRDF within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

SRDF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SRDF
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SRDF within the UK.

SRDF Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SRDF
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SRDF within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 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 +4 21 £540 +44.00%
London -11 12 £590 +57.33%
Yorkshire +1 8 £525 -
South Yorkshire - 8 £525 -
Sheffield - 7 £513 -
City of London +28 4 £575 +6.97%
Scotland +12 4 - -
Edinburgh +3 4 - -
South West +6 1 £360 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £360 -

SRDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SRDF 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 SRDF.

1 38 (86.36%) EMC
2 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 37 (84.09%) Solaris
2 37 (84.09%) Linux
2 37 (84.09%) SAN
3 32 (72.73%) Oracle
4 31 (70.45%) NetApp
4 31 (70.45%) NAS
5 28 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (63.64%) Hyper-V
5 28 (63.64%) FCoE
5 28 (63.64%) Fibre Channel
5 28 (63.64%) KVM
5 28 (63.64%) VMware
5 28 (63.64%) Xen
5 28 (63.64%) SQL Server
5 28 (63.64%) SQL
5 28 (63.64%) Intel
5 28 (63.64%) LAN
5 28 (63.64%) WAN
5 28 (63.64%) Cisco
5 28 (63.64%) NFS
6 27 (61.36%) Performance Tuning
7 25 (56.82%) Multicast
7 25 (56.82%) iSCSI
7 25 (56.82%) Benchmarking
8 24 (54.55%) IBM
9 23 (52.27%) Middleware
10 19 (43.18%) Finance
10 19 (43.18%) Oracle HTTP Server

SRDF
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 19 (43.18%) Apache
1 19 (43.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 19 (43.18%) Tomcat
2 16 (36.36%) IIS
2 16 (36.36%) Oracle Coherence
2 16 (36.36%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (2.27%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) IaaS
1 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (84.09%) SAN
2 31 (70.45%) NAS
3 28 (63.64%) FCoE
3 28 (63.64%) Fibre Channel
3 28 (63.64%) LAN
3 28 (63.64%) WAN
4 25 (56.82%) iSCSI
4 25 (56.82%) Multicast
5 19 (43.18%) HTTP
6 3 (6.82%) DWDM
6 3 (6.82%) Internet
7 2 (4.55%) DNS
7 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 18 (40.91%) Hadoop
2 18 (40.91%) HBase
3 2 (4.55%) DB2
3 2 (4.55%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (2.27%) Big Data
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) OLAP
4 1 (2.27%) OLTP
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle OLAP
General
1 19 (43.18%) Banking
1 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Architect
2 26 (59.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 15 (34.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 15 (34.09%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (22.73%) Lead Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Migration Specialist
6 3 (6.82%) Storage Specialist
6 3 (6.82%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) EMC Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) NetBackup Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (52.27%) Middleware
2 16 (36.36%) Rendezvous
3 15 (34.09%) HTML
3 15 (34.09%) XML
3 15 (34.09%) XSLT
4 1 (2.27%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.82%) EMC Centera
3 3 (6.82%) EMC VNX
3 3 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (6.82%) Online Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Clustering
4 2 (4.55%) Replication
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (84.09%) Linux
1 37 (84.09%) Solaris
1 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Unix
3 9 (20.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (15.91%) AIX
5 6 (13.64%) HPUX
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 2000
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.27%) SUSE
7 1 (2.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) Performance Tuning
2 25 (56.82%) Benchmarking
3 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.18%) Migration
5 6 (13.64%) Change Management
5 6 (13.64%) Server Virtualisation
6 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.09%) Test Management
7 4 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.82%) High Availability
8 3 (6.82%) Patch Management
8 3 (6.82%) Software Delivery
9 2 (4.55%) ITIL
10 1 (2.27%) DevOps
10 1 (2.27%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
10 1 (2.27%) SDLC
10 1 (2.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (63.64%) SQL
2 15 (34.09%) Java
2 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (63.64%) Hyper-V
1 28 (63.64%) KVM
1 28 (63.64%) NFS
1 28 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 28 (63.64%) Xen
2 17 (38.64%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (6.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) EMC NetWorker
1 9 (20.45%) NetBackup
2 4 (9.09%) TADDM
2 4 (9.09%) Tivoli
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 38 (86.36%) EMC
2 32 (72.73%) Oracle
3 31 (70.45%) NetApp
4 28 (63.64%) Cisco
4 28 (63.64%) Intel
4 28 (63.64%) VMware
5 24 (54.55%) IBM
6 17 (38.64%) Sybase
7 16 (36.36%) DataSynapse
7 16 (36.36%) TIBCO
8 7 (15.91%) Red Hat
9 4 (9.09%) HP
10 3 (6.82%) AppDynamics
10 3 (6.82%) Brocade
10 3 (6.82%) Veritas
11 2 (4.55%) Hitachi
12 1 (2.27%) WorldPay