The table below looks at the statistics for SRDF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SRDF over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
Rank 635 649 627
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing SRDF 17 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.041% 0.024%
As % of the System Software category 0.26% 0.41% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 11
Median daily rate £402 £375 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £386 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6478 5827 5889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.16% 10.07% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4117 3306 3274
Median daily rate £405 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 632 715
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £41.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

SRDF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SRDF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SRDF within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 10 £500 +33.33%
Edinburgh +18 4 - -
London +16 4 £488 +30.20%
Scotland +15 4 - -
Yorkshire +14 4 £513 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £513 -
Belfast - 3 £375 -
Sheffield - 3 £500 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £375 -
County Antrim - 3 £375 -
South West +8 2 £360 -
City of London - 2 £488 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £360 -
Cheltenham - 1 £360 -

SRDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SRDF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SRDF.

1 39 (86.67%) EMC
2 36 (80.00%) SAN
2 36 (80.00%) Windows
3 35 (77.78%) Solaris
3 35 (77.78%) Linux
4 32 (71.11%) Oracle
5 30 (66.67%) NetApp
5 30 (66.67%) NAS
6 27 (60.00%) Hyper-V
6 27 (60.00%) FCoE
6 27 (60.00%) Fibre Channel
6 27 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (60.00%) VMware
6 27 (60.00%) Xen
6 27 (60.00%) Intel
6 27 (60.00%) SQL Server
6 27 (60.00%) SQL
6 27 (60.00%) LAN
6 27 (60.00%) WAN
6 27 (60.00%) NFS
6 27 (60.00%) Cisco
6 27 (60.00%) KVM
7 24 (53.33%) iSCSI
7 24 (53.33%) Multicast
7 24 (53.33%) Benchmarking
8 23 (51.11%) IBM
9 22 (48.89%) Middleware
10 21 (46.67%) Finance
11 18 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server

SRDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (40.00%) Apache
1 18 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 18 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 15 (33.33%) IIS
2 15 (33.33%) Oracle Coherence
2 15 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle 10gAS
3 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (80.00%) SAN
2 30 (66.67%) NAS
3 27 (60.00%) FCoE
3 27 (60.00%) Fibre Channel
3 27 (60.00%) LAN
3 27 (60.00%) WAN
4 24 (53.33%) iSCSI
4 24 (53.33%) Multicast
5 18 (40.00%) HTTP
6 3 (6.67%) DWDM
6 3 (6.67%) Internet
7 1 (2.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (37.78%) Hadoop
2 17 (37.78%) HBase
3 3 (6.67%) Sybase IQ
4 2 (4.44%) DB2
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) Big Data
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) OLAP
5 1 (2.22%) OLTP
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle OLAP
General
1 21 (46.67%) Finance
2 18 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) Architect
2 26 (57.78%) Infrastructure Architect
3 15 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 15 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (22.22%) Lead Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) DBA
6 3 (6.67%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Migration Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Storage Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) EMC Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) NetBackup Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (4.44%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (48.89%) Middleware
2 15 (33.33%) HTML
2 15 (33.33%) Rendezvous
2 15 (33.33%) XML
2 15 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) EMC Centera
3 3 (6.67%) EMC VNX
3 3 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (6.67%) Online Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) Equities
4 2 (4.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 36 (80.00%) Windows
2 35 (77.78%) Linux
2 35 (77.78%) Solaris
3 11 (24.44%) Unix
4 7 (15.56%) AIX
4 7 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (13.33%) HPUX
6 3 (6.67%) Windows 2000
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.22%) SUSE
7 1 (2.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 24 (53.33%) Benchmarking
3 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.33%) Change Management
4 6 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (13.33%) Migration
4 6 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Test Management
5 4 (8.89%) Test Planning
6 3 (6.67%) Patch Management
6 3 (6.67%) Software Delivery
7 2 (4.44%) High Availability
7 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.44%) ITIL
7 2 (4.44%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (4.44%) SDLC
8 1 (2.22%) DevOps
8 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (60.00%) SQL
2 15 (33.33%) Java
2 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.67%) Korn
3 3 (6.67%) Perl
4 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (60.00%) Hyper-V
1 27 (60.00%) KVM
1 27 (60.00%) NFS
1 27 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 27 (60.00%) Xen
2 17 (37.78%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 9 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (8.89%) TADDM
2 4 (8.89%) Tivoli
3 3 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (4.44%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 39 (86.67%) EMC
2 32 (71.11%) Oracle
3 30 (66.67%) NetApp
4 27 (60.00%) Cisco
4 27 (60.00%) Intel
4 27 (60.00%) VMware
5 23 (51.11%) IBM
6 17 (37.78%) Sybase
7 15 (33.33%) DataSynapse
7 15 (33.33%) TIBCO
8 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
9 4 (8.89%) HP
10 3 (6.67%) AppDynamics
10 3 (6.67%) BMC
10 3 (6.67%) Brocade
10 3 (6.67%) Veritas
11 2 (4.44%) Hitachi
12 1 (2.22%) WorldPay