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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
Rank 592 526 581
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +55
Contract jobs citing SRDF 14 48 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.091% 0.021%
As % of the System Software category 0.25% 0.96% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 36 3
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£575 £575 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £381 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £210
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +71.42%
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
5495 5010 4844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.49% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3060 2653 2331
Average daily rate £340 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 566 600
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.00 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% +5.91%
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 £16.80 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +6.45%

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 September 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 9 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 September 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 -69 13 £575 -4.16% 1
London -28 9 £575 -4.16%
South East -7 2 £375 +4.16%
West Midlands - 2 £388 -
East of England - - - - 1
Watford - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

SRDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 38 (97.44%) EMC
2 33 (84.62%) SAN
3 22 (56.41%) Linux
4 21 (53.85%) Windows
5 20 (51.28%) Oracle
6 19 (48.72%) IBM
7 18 (46.15%) NAS
8 16 (41.03%) Replication
8 16 (41.03%) Finance
9 14 (35.90%) UNIX
9 14 (35.90%) AIX
9 14 (35.90%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (30.77%) Cisco
10 12 (30.77%) NetApp
11 11 (28.21%) NFS
11 11 (28.21%) Solaris
11 11 (28.21%) WebSphere
12 10 (25.64%) SQL
13 9 (23.08%) Mainframe
13 9 (23.08%) LAN
13 9 (23.08%) WAN
13 9 (23.08%) Banking
13 9 (23.08%) NetBackup
13 9 (23.08%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (20.51%) FCoE
14 8 (20.51%) Multicast
14 8 (20.51%) Brocade
14 8 (20.51%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (20.51%) IBM Mainframe
14 8 (20.51%) DB2

SRDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (28.21%) WebSphere
2 8 (20.51%) CICS
3 4 (10.26%) IIS
4 3 (7.69%) Apache
4 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (7.69%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (84.62%) SAN
2 18 (46.15%) NAS
3 9 (23.08%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (23.08%) LAN
3 9 (23.08%) WAN
4 8 (20.51%) Multicast
4 8 (20.51%) FCoE
5 5 (12.82%) Connectrix
6 4 (10.26%) Firewall
7 3 (7.69%) iSCSI
7 3 (7.69%) HTTP
8 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.56%) VLAN
8 1 (2.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) DB2
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.69%) HBase
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.13%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Toad
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Architect
2 8 (20.51%) Designer
3 6 (15.38%) Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Storage Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Designer
4 5 (12.82%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.26%) DBA
5 4 (10.26%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) SAN Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Implementation Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Senior DBA
7 2 (5.13%) Storage Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 2 (5.13%) Storage Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) Middleware
2 5 (12.82%) HTML
2 5 (12.82%) XML
3 3 (7.69%) XSLT
3 3 (7.69%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 16 (41.03%) Replication
2 9 (23.08%) Mainframe
3 8 (20.51%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (12.82%) Symmetrix DMX
4 5 (12.82%) CLARiiON
4 5 (12.82%) EMC Centera
5 2 (5.13%) Clustering
5 2 (5.13%) VLE
5 2 (5.13%) Celerra
5 2 (5.13%) Firmware
5 2 (5.13%) HACMP
6 1 (2.56%) AS400
6 1 (2.56%) Symmetrix
6 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Linux
2 21 (53.85%) Windows
3 14 (35.90%) AIX
3 14 (35.90%) UNIX
4 11 (28.21%) Solaris
5 8 (20.51%) zOS
6 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.56%) SUSE
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (20.51%) Benchmarking
3 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.82%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Network Design
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) Data Virtualisation
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.56%) Line Management
7 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL
7 1 (2.56%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) Shell Script
2 5 (12.82%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) OCP
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.56%) CCNP
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) NFS
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (7.69%) Xen
4 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (7.69%) KVM
5 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) NetBackup
2 7 (17.95%) EMC TimeFinder
3 5 (12.82%) Data Guard
4 4 (10.26%) EMC Navisphere
5 3 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (7.69%) Control-M
6 1 (2.56%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 38 (97.44%) EMC
2 20 (51.28%) Oracle
3 19 (48.72%) IBM
4 12 (30.77%) NetApp
4 12 (30.77%) Cisco
5 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
5 8 (20.51%) Intel
5 8 (20.51%) Brocade
6 7 (17.95%) Veritas
7 5 (12.82%) VMware
8 4 (10.26%) BMC
9 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 3 (7.69%) TIBCO
9 3 (7.69%) Sybase
9 3 (7.69%) DataSynapse
9 3 (7.69%) 29West
10 2 (5.13%) 3PAR
10 2 (5.13%) HP
10 2 (5.13%) Symantec
11 1 (2.56%) Hitachi