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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
Rank 565 578 542
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -36
Contract jobs citing SRDF 28 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.037% 0.045%
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 0.40% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 4
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£450 £550 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.10% +18.75%
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
5385 5279 4495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.36% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2990 2693 2154
Average daily rate £365 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 597 649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.81 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +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 17 April 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 11 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 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 26 £450 -18.18% 3
London +12 21 £450 -21.73% 3
East of England +17 1 - -
Hertfordshire +7 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Watford - - - -
Brentford - - - -

SRDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 48 (100.00%) EMC
2 35 (72.92%) SAN
3 34 (70.83%) VMware
4 33 (68.75%) Windows
5 32 (66.67%) Cisco
6 23 (47.92%) Migration
7 20 (41.67%) Oracle
8 19 (39.58%) HPUX
8 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (37.50%) Linux
9 18 (37.50%) Symmetrix
9 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (37.50%) Symmetrix DMX
10 17 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (33.33%) Solaris
11 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
11 16 (33.33%) NetApp
11 16 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (29.17%) SQL
13 13 (27.08%) IBM
13 13 (27.08%) FCoE
14 12 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
14 12 (25.00%) Multicast
14 12 (25.00%) KVM
14 12 (25.00%) Xen
14 12 (25.00%) iSCSI
14 12 (25.00%) Hyper-V
14 12 (25.00%) NAS
14 12 (25.00%) LAN

SRDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (18.75%) IIS
1 9 (18.75%) Apache
1 9 (18.75%) Tomcat
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 9 (18.75%) WebSphere
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (72.92%) SAN
2 13 (27.08%) FCoE
3 12 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (25.00%) Multicast
3 12 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 12 (25.00%) NAS
3 12 (25.00%) LAN
3 12 (25.00%) WAN
4 9 (18.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) Hadoop
2 7 (14.58%) HBase
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) TKPROF
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) DTS
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Toad
1 1 (2.08%) ERwin
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Architect
1 16 (33.33%) Consultant
1 16 (33.33%) Storage Consultant
2 13 (27.08%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (22.92%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (20.83%) Storage Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) EMC Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) EMC Storage Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) EMC Storage Consultant
5 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) DBA
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Design Authority
7 2 (4.17%) Operations Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) HTML
1 10 (20.83%) XML
1 10 (20.83%) Rendezvous
1 10 (20.83%) Middleware
2 9 (18.75%) XSLT
3 2 (4.17%) Flash
4 1 (2.08%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 18 (37.50%) Symmetrix
1 18 (37.50%) Symmetrix DMX
2 7 (14.58%) Replication
3 3 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.17%) CLARiiON
4 2 (4.17%) EMC Centera
4 2 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (68.75%) Windows
2 19 (39.58%) HPUX
2 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (37.50%) Linux
4 16 (33.33%) Solaris
4 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (16.67%) UNIX
6 7 (14.58%) AIX
7 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Migration
2 11 (22.92%) Benchmarking
2 11 (22.92%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.25%) Change Management
4 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.25%) High Availability
5 2 (4.17%) Release Management
5 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (4.17%) ERP
6 1 (2.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.08%) Software Delivery
6 1 (2.08%) Change Control
6 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) Java
3 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.33%) Perl
5 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.08%) VBScript
6 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (25.00%) NFS
3 12 (25.00%) Xen
3 12 (25.00%) KVM
4 8 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.25%) PowerHA
7 2 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 4 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.08%) Control-M
3 1 (2.08%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) EMC
2 34 (70.83%) VMware
3 32 (66.67%) Cisco
4 20 (41.67%) Oracle
5 16 (33.33%) NetApp
6 13 (27.08%) IBM
7 12 (25.00%) Intel
8 10 (20.83%) TIBCO
8 10 (20.83%) DataSynapse
9 7 (14.58%) Brocade
9 7 (14.58%) Sybase
10 5 (10.42%) 29West
11 3 (6.25%) HP
11 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
12 2 (4.17%) Veritas
13 1 (2.08%) Remedy
13 1 (2.08%) OpenText
13 1 (2.08%) BMC
13 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
13 1 (2.08%) Sun