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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
Rank 579 519 555
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +36
Contract jobs citing SRDF 21 62 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.12% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 1.18% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 53 0
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£400 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 -
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
5508 5261 4605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 10.16% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3015 2735 2183
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 642 706
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £31.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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 28 November 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 13 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 28 November 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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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 -96 18 £400 +3.89% 5
London -31 8 £433 +12.33% 3
South East -38 5 £375 +3.44%
City of London +13 1 £575 +10.57% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

SRDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 32 (100.00%) EMC
2 21 (65.63%) SAN
3 16 (50.00%) Windows
4 14 (43.75%) Solaris
4 14 (43.75%) Linux
4 14 (43.75%) NetApp
5 13 (40.63%) Cisco
5 13 (40.63%) Oracle
6 12 (37.50%) NFS
6 12 (37.50%) NAS
6 12 (37.50%) FCoE
6 12 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (34.38%) Multicast
7 11 (34.38%) Fibre Channel
7 11 (34.38%) LAN
7 11 (34.38%) WAN
7 11 (34.38%) Intel
7 11 (34.38%) Benchmarking
8 10 (31.25%) Replication
8 10 (31.25%) IBM
9 9 (28.13%) SQL
9 9 (28.13%) Migration
9 9 (28.13%) Banking
10 8 (25.00%) VMware
10 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (21.88%) Xen
11 7 (21.88%) KVM
11 7 (21.88%) Hyper-V
11 7 (21.88%) iSCSI
11 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure

SRDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 5 (15.63%) IIS
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 5 (15.63%) Apache
2 5 (15.63%) Tomcat
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (3.13%) CICS
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) RMDS
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) SAN
2 12 (37.50%) NAS
2 12 (37.50%) FCoE
3 11 (34.38%) Multicast
3 11 (34.38%) Fibre Channel
3 11 (34.38%) LAN
3 11 (34.38%) WAN
4 7 (21.88%) iSCSI
5 5 (15.63%) HTTP
6 3 (9.38%) Connectrix
7 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 4 (12.50%) HBase
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) DB2
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (28.13%) Banking
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Architect
2 9 (28.13%) Consultant
2 9 (28.13%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (21.88%) Storage Consultant
4 6 (18.75%) EMC Storage Consultant
4 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Design Authority
7 2 (6.25%) Designer
7 2 (6.25%) Operations Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Implementation Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Storage Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Storage Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) SAN Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
8 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Middleware
2 5 (15.63%) Rendezvous
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
2 5 (15.63%) XML
2 5 (15.63%) XSLT
3 3 (9.38%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Replication
2 5 (15.63%) EMC Centera
2 5 (15.63%) Symmetrix DMX
3 4 (12.50%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.13%) HACMP
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Solaris
2 14 (43.75%) Linux
3 5 (15.63%) AIX
4 4 (12.50%) UNIX
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) zOS
6 1 (3.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (34.38%) Benchmarking
3 9 (28.13%) Migration
4 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL
7 1 (3.13%) Network Design
7 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) Java
3 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.13%) Perl
5 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) OCP
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) NFS
2 7 (21.88%) Xen
2 7 (21.88%) KVM
2 7 (21.88%) Hyper-V
2 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.50%) EMC TimeFinder
3 2 (6.25%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) EMC
2 14 (43.75%) NetApp
3 13 (40.63%) Cisco
3 13 (40.63%) Oracle
4 11 (34.38%) Intel
5 10 (31.25%) IBM
6 8 (25.00%) VMware
7 5 (15.63%) TIBCO
7 5 (15.63%) Brocade
7 5 (15.63%) DataSynapse
8 4 (12.50%) Sybase
8 4 (12.50%) Veritas
9 2 (6.25%) 29West
9 2 (6.25%) HP
10 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.13%) Symantec
10 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.13%) Open Text
10 1 (3.13%) 3PAR
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