The table below looks at the statistics for SRDF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SRDF over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
Rank 584 519 578
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +59
Contract jobs citing SRDF 11 59 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.11% 0.033%
As % of the System Software category 0.20% 1.15% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 39 7
Average daily rate
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£550 £576 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +64.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £550 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £430 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +22.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
5386 5113 4849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.59% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2639 2346
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 583 599
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

SRDF
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SRDF within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SRDF within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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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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 -68 10 £550 -6.42% 3
London -27 7 £600 - 3
City of London +15 6 £600 -2.04% 1
South East 0 1 £475 +31.94%
East of England - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Dunstable - - - -

SRDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SRDF 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 SRDF.

1 36 (97.30%) EMC
2 31 (83.78%) SAN
3 23 (62.16%) Linux
4 21 (56.76%) Oracle
5 20 (54.05%) Windows
6 19 (51.35%) IBM
7 18 (48.65%) UNIX
8 17 (45.95%) Replication
9 16 (43.24%) NAS
10 15 (40.54%) Finance
11 13 (35.14%) Cisco
12 12 (32.43%) AIX
12 12 (32.43%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (29.73%) NetApp
13 11 (29.73%) WebSphere
14 10 (27.03%) Mainframe
14 10 (27.03%) LAN
14 10 (27.03%) WAN
14 10 (27.03%) SQL
15 9 (24.32%) VMware
16 8 (21.62%) Brocade
16 8 (21.62%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (21.62%) IBM Mainframe
16 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (21.62%) DB2
16 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
16 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
16 8 (21.62%) NFS
16 8 (21.62%) CICS
16 8 (21.62%) zOS

SRDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SRDF 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 SRDF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (29.73%) WebSphere
2 8 (21.62%) CICS
3 7 (18.92%) IIS
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (8.11%) Apache
4 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (8.11%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (83.78%) SAN
2 16 (43.24%) NAS
3 10 (27.03%) LAN
3 10 (27.03%) WAN
4 7 (18.92%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (16.22%) FCoE
5 6 (16.22%) Multicast
6 4 (10.81%) VLAN
6 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.81%) OSPF
6 4 (10.81%) Firewall
7 3 (8.11%) HTTP
7 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.41%) Connectrix
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) DB2
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (8.11%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.11%) HBase
4 2 (5.41%) TKPROF
4 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Toad
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.81%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Architect
2 8 (21.62%) Designer
3 7 (18.92%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Designer
4 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (13.51%) Consultant
5 5 (13.51%) Storage Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (10.81%) DBA
7 3 (8.11%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (8.11%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Storage Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Lead Architect
8 2 (5.41%) SAN Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Oracle DBA
8 2 (5.41%) Senior DBA
8 2 (5.41%) Administrator
9 1 (2.70%) Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Middleware
2 5 (13.51%) XML
2 5 (13.51%) HTML
3 3 (8.11%) Rendezvous
3 3 (8.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Replication
2 10 (27.03%) Mainframe
3 8 (21.62%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (10.81%) Symmetrix DMX
5 3 (8.11%) CLARiiON
5 3 (8.11%) EMC Centera
5 3 (8.11%) Celerra
6 2 (5.41%) Symmetrix
6 2 (5.41%) Clustering
6 2 (5.41%) VLE
6 2 (5.41%) HACMP
6 2 (5.41%) Firmware
6 2 (5.41%) AS400
7 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Linux
2 20 (54.05%) Windows
3 18 (48.65%) UNIX
4 12 (32.43%) AIX
5 8 (21.62%) zOS
6 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (16.22%) Solaris
7 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (10.81%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (16.22%) Benchmarking
2 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (13.51%) Migration
3 5 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (10.81%) Data Virtualisation
4 4 (10.81%) Data Protection
4 4 (10.81%) Network Design
5 1 (2.70%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
2 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (10.81%) CCNP
2 2 (5.41%) OCP
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle RAC
1 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
1 8 (21.62%) NFS
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (13.51%) VMware ESX
3 4 (10.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 4 (10.81%) vSphere
4 3 (8.11%) Xen
4 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (8.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) NetBackup
1 5 (13.51%) EMC TimeFinder
1 5 (13.51%) Data Guard
2 3 (8.11%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (8.11%) Control-M
3 2 (5.41%) BladeLogic
3 2 (5.41%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 36 (97.30%) EMC
2 21 (56.76%) Oracle
3 19 (51.35%) IBM
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco
5 11 (29.73%) NetApp
6 9 (24.32%) VMware
7 8 (21.62%) Brocade
7 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.22%) HP
8 6 (16.22%) Intel
8 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
9 5 (13.51%) BMC
10 4 (10.81%) Hitachi
10 4 (10.81%) Avaya
10 4 (10.81%) Symantec
11 3 (8.11%) Veritas
11 3 (8.11%) TIBCO
11 3 (8.11%) Sybase
11 3 (8.11%) DataSynapse
11 3 (8.11%) 29West
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