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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
Rank 595 522 575
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +53
Contract jobs citing SRDF 18 55 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.10% 0.024%
As % of the System Software category 0.32% 1.08% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 44 0
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£400 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 -
% change year-on-year
+7.63% -
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
5646 5095 4756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.67% 9.71% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3158 2627 2288
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 635 625
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.30 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% -1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 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 10 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 24 October 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 -63 17 £400 -27.27%
London -47 9 £575 +4.54%
City of London 0 5 £575 -4.16%
South East -15 5 £375 +4.16%
West Midlands - 2 £388 -
East of England - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

SRDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 33 (100.00%) EMC
2 24 (72.73%) SAN
3 16 (48.48%) Windows
4 14 (42.42%) Oracle
4 14 (42.42%) Linux
4 14 (42.42%) NAS
5 13 (39.39%) IBM
5 13 (39.39%) Replication
6 11 (33.33%) NetApp
6 11 (33.33%) NFS
6 11 (33.33%) Solaris
6 11 (33.33%) Cisco
7 9 (27.27%) Finance
7 9 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (24.24%) Multicast
8 8 (24.24%) FCoE
8 8 (24.24%) Benchmarking
8 8 (24.24%) AIX
8 8 (24.24%) LAN
8 8 (24.24%) WAN
8 8 (24.24%) Intel
8 8 (24.24%) UNIX
9 7 (21.21%) SQL
9 7 (21.21%) EMC TimeFinder
9 7 (21.21%) WebSphere
10 6 (18.18%) Banking
10 6 (18.18%) NetBackup
10 6 (18.18%) Migration
11 5 (15.15%) Veritas

SRDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 7 (21.21%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.12%) CICS
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 3 (9.09%) Apache
3 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) RMDS
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (72.73%) SAN
2 14 (42.42%) NAS
3 9 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (24.24%) Multicast
4 8 (24.24%) FCoE
4 8 (24.24%) LAN
4 8 (24.24%) WAN
5 5 (15.15%) Connectrix
6 3 (9.09%) iSCSI
6 3 (9.09%) HTTP
7 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) DB2
3 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 3 (9.09%) HBase
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) TKPROF
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Toad
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Architect
2 6 (18.18%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Storage Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Designer
4 3 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (9.09%) EMC Storage Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Storage Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
5 2 (6.06%) SAN Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Implementation Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Storage Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) SAN Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) DBA
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
1 4 (12.12%) XML
1 4 (12.12%) Middleware
2 3 (9.09%) Rendezvous
2 3 (9.09%) XSLT
3 1 (3.03%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Replication
2 5 (15.15%) CLARiiON
2 5 (15.15%) EMC Centera
2 5 (15.15%) Symmetrix DMX
3 4 (12.12%) Mainframe
3 4 (12.12%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (6.06%) VLE
4 2 (6.06%) Celerra
5 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.03%) HACMP
5 1 (3.03%) Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Linux
3 11 (33.33%) Solaris
4 8 (24.24%) UNIX
4 8 (24.24%) AIX
5 4 (12.12%) zOS
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (24.24%) Benchmarking
3 6 (18.18%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Network Design
6 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) OCP
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) NFS
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) Xen
3 3 (9.09%) KVM
4 2 (6.06%) Firmware
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) EMC TimeFinder
2 6 (18.18%) NetBackup
3 4 (12.12%) EMC Navisphere
4 2 (6.06%) Data Guard
5 1 (3.03%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (3.03%) Control-M
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) EMC
2 14 (42.42%) Oracle
3 13 (39.39%) IBM
4 11 (33.33%) NetApp
4 11 (33.33%) Cisco
5 8 (24.24%) Intel
6 5 (15.15%) Veritas
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.12%) Brocade
8 3 (9.09%) DataSynapse
8 3 (9.09%) 29West
8 3 (9.09%) VMware
8 3 (9.09%) TIBCO
8 3 (9.09%) Sybase
9 2 (6.06%) 3PAR
10 1 (3.03%) Symantec
10 1 (3.03%) HP
10 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.03%) BMC