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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
Rank 604 597 532
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -65
Contract jobs citing SRDF 29 13 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.023% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.51% 0.24% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 40
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£375 £525 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £388 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £394 £430
% change year-on-year
-7.93% -8.43%
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
5668 5389 5060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.70% 9.65% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3217 3021 2629
Average daily rate £363 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 639 579
Average hourly rate £16.92 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.78 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 2015.

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 20 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 4 September 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 +7 23 £375 -28.57% 3
London +9 9 £375 -34.78% 1
South West - 8 - -
Devon - 8 - -
Plymouth - 8 - -
Nottingham - 5 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £375 -
East Midlands - 5 £375 -
Scotland -8 4 £350 -
Edinburgh -11 4 £350 -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
City of London +5 3 £538 -10.41%
South East -26 1 £375 -6.25% 2
North West - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £375 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £375 - 1

SRDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (100.00%) EMC
2 30 (83.33%) SAN
3 29 (80.56%) NetApp
3 29 (80.56%) IBM
4 26 (72.22%) NetBackup
5 23 (63.89%) Replication
6 21 (58.33%) Brocade
6 21 (58.33%) EMC VMAX
7 19 (52.78%) HP
8 18 (50.00%) Oracle
9 17 (47.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (41.67%) Windows
10 15 (41.67%) NFS
10 15 (41.67%) Cisco
10 15 (41.67%) Performance Management
10 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
10 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
10 15 (41.67%) NAS
10 15 (41.67%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (38.89%) VMware
12 13 (36.11%) Solaris
12 13 (36.11%) Linux
12 13 (36.11%) Hyper-V
13 12 (33.33%) Hadoop
14 11 (30.56%) Migration
15 10 (27.78%) ITIL
15 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
15 10 (27.78%) SQL
15 10 (27.78%) Problem Management

SRDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 6 (16.67%) IIS
1 6 (16.67%) Apache
1 6 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 6 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle Coherence
1 6 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (13.89%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (83.33%) SAN
2 15 (41.67%) NAS
2 15 (41.67%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (22.22%) Multicast
3 8 (22.22%) FCoE
3 8 (22.22%) LAN
3 8 (22.22%) WAN
3 8 (22.22%) iSCSI
4 6 (16.67%) HTTP
4 6 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
3 6 (16.67%) HBase
3 6 (16.67%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) DTS
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) ERwin
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Architect
2 11 (30.56%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (27.78%) Storage Engineer
4 7 (19.44%) Storage Consultant
4 7 (19.44%) Consultant
5 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) Storage Architect
5 6 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 5 (13.89%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 5 (13.89%) Technical Architect
6 5 (13.89%) Administrator
7 4 (11.11%) Server Administrator
8 3 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
9 2 (5.56%) SQL DBA
9 2 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) DBA
10 1 (2.78%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Rendezvous
1 7 (19.44%) Middleware
2 6 (16.67%) HTML
2 6 (16.67%) XML
2 6 (16.67%) XSLT
3 5 (13.89%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (63.89%) Replication
2 21 (58.33%) EMC VMAX
3 8 (22.22%) CLARiiON
4 7 (19.44%) EMC VNX
5 6 (16.67%) FlexPod
5 6 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (5.56%) Symmetrix
8 1 (2.78%) Clustering
8 1 (2.78%) Celerra
8 1 (2.78%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Solaris
2 13 (36.11%) Linux
3 6 (16.67%) UNIX
3 6 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
4 5 (13.89%) AIX
4 5 (13.89%) HPUX
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 2000
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (41.67%) Performance Management
3 11 (30.56%) Migration
4 10 (27.78%) Problem Management
4 10 (27.78%) ITIL
5 8 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (19.44%) Benchmarking
7 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 6 (16.67%) Capacity Management
8 4 (11.11%) Change Management
9 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (5.56%) Software Delivery
10 1 (2.78%) Patch Management
10 1 (2.78%) Change Control
10 1 (2.78%) Data Security
10 1 (2.78%) Security Management
10 1 (2.78%) Database Tuning
10 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
3 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) NFS
2 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (36.11%) Hyper-V
4 7 (19.44%) Xen
4 7 (19.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 7 (19.44%) KVM
5 6 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Veritas File System
6 1 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (72.22%) NetBackup
2 6 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (16.67%) EMC VPLEX
2 6 (16.67%) SnapMirror
2 6 (16.67%) SnapVault
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.78%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (2.78%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) EMC
2 29 (80.56%) IBM
2 29 (80.56%) NetApp
3 21 (58.33%) Brocade
4 19 (52.78%) HP
5 18 (50.00%) Oracle
6 15 (41.67%) Cisco
7 14 (38.89%) VMware
8 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 8 (22.22%) Intel
10 7 (19.44%) TIBCO
10 7 (19.44%) Symantec
10 7 (19.44%) DataSynapse
11 6 (16.67%) PlateSpin
11 6 (16.67%) Fujitsu
11 6 (16.67%) Veeam
11 6 (16.67%) NetIQ
11 6 (16.67%) Hitachi
11 6 (16.67%) Dell
11 6 (16.67%) Sybase