The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
Rank 565 534 537
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +3
Contract jobs citing SRDF 23 22 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.046% 0.079%
As % of the System Software category 0.44% 0.50% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 26
Average daily rate £550 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £470 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5258 4380 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.16% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2115 2310
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 £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 625 569
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 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 15 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 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -27 19 £550 +29.41% 3
London -27 14 £575 +64.28% 2
City of London -5 7 £588 +67.85%
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 1
East of England - 3 - - 1
South East -19 1 £475 -5.00%
Kent - 1 £475 -
Docklands, London - 1 £625 -
Midlands - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Fareham - - - -

SRDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 79 (98.75%) SAN
2 78 (97.50%) EMC
3 63 (78.75%) NetApp
4 54 (67.50%) Cisco
5 47 (58.75%) Brocade
6 39 (48.75%) Windows
7 37 (46.25%) IBM
8 36 (45.00%) Solaris
9 31 (38.75%) Linux
9 31 (38.75%) Symmetrix DMX
10 27 (33.75%) ITIL
10 27 (33.75%) Oracle
10 27 (33.75%) AIX
11 26 (32.50%) Isilon
11 26 (32.50%) Capacity Management
12 23 (28.75%) NAS
12 23 (28.75%) NFS
12 23 (28.75%) NetBackup
13 22 (27.50%) LAN
14 21 (26.25%) WAN
14 21 (26.25%) SQL
14 21 (26.25%) Performance Tuning
15 20 (25.00%) NCDA
15 20 (25.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 20 (25.00%) Data Management
16 19 (23.75%) Replication
16 19 (23.75%) CLARiiON
16 19 (23.75%) EMC Centera
16 19 (23.75%) EMC TimeFinder
17 18 (22.50%) Connectrix

SRDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (16.25%) WebSphere
2 12 (15.00%) IIS
3 8 (10.00%) Apache
3 8 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 8 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (10.00%) Oracle Coherence
4 5 (6.25%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (10.00%) RMDS
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 79 (98.75%) SAN
2 23 (28.75%) NAS
3 22 (27.50%) LAN
4 21 (26.25%) WAN
5 18 (22.50%) Connectrix
5 18 (22.50%) Fibre Channel
6 17 (21.25%) Multicast
6 17 (21.25%) FCoE
7 8 (10.00%) HTTP
8 5 (6.25%) Firewall
9 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (5.00%) VLAN
9 4 (5.00%) OSPF
10 2 (2.50%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.25%) DNS
11 1 (1.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 8 (10.00%) HBase
3 5 (6.25%) DB2
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Toad
General
1 16 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (16.25%) Banking
3 6 (7.50%) Back Office
4 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Architect
2 17 (21.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 15 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (17.50%) Storage Engineer
5 11 (13.75%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (12.50%) Administrator
7 9 (11.25%) Storage Administrator
8 8 (10.00%) Lead Architect
9 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (8.75%) Backup Engineer
9 7 (8.75%) Storage Consultant
9 7 (8.75%) Consultant
10 5 (6.25%) Designer
11 4 (5.00%) EMC Engineer
11 4 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
12 3 (3.75%) Oracle DBA
12 3 (3.75%) DBA
12 3 (3.75%) IT Architect
12 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Designer
13 2 (2.50%) EMC Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.75%) Middleware
2 10 (12.50%) HTML
2 10 (12.50%) XML
3 8 (10.00%) XSLT
3 8 (10.00%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 31 (38.75%) Symmetrix DMX
2 19 (23.75%) EMC Centera
2 19 (23.75%) Replication
2 19 (23.75%) CLARiiON
3 8 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (8.75%) Mainframe
5 5 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.50%) Symmetrix
6 2 (2.50%) Clustering
6 2 (2.50%) AS400
7 1 (1.25%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.25%) CMDB
7 1 (1.25%) Celerra
7 1 (1.25%) LPAR
7 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 39 (48.75%) Windows
2 36 (45.00%) Solaris
3 31 (38.75%) Linux
4 27 (33.75%) AIX
5 18 (22.50%) UNIX
6 6 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.25%) zOS
7 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.00%) SUSE
9 1 (1.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) ITIL
2 26 (32.50%) Capacity Management
3 21 (26.25%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (25.00%) Data Management
5 17 (21.25%) Benchmarking
6 13 (16.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 4 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.00%) Network Design
8 4 (5.00%) Data Virtualisation
9 3 (3.75%) Migration
10 2 (2.50%) Change Management
11 1 (1.25%) Business Continuity
11 1 (1.25%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) SQL
2 10 (12.50%) Java
3 9 (11.25%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) NCDA
2 5 (6.25%) Degree
3 4 (5.00%) CCNP
3 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.25%) OCP
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (28.75%) NFS
2 20 (25.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 12 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (5.00%) vSphere
8 3 (3.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.50%) Xen
9 2 (2.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (28.75%) NetBackup
2 19 (23.75%) EMC TimeFinder
3 9 (11.25%) EMC Navisphere
4 4 (5.00%) Data Guard
5 3 (3.75%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (3.75%) Control-M
6 2 (2.50%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 78 (97.50%) EMC
2 63 (78.75%) NetApp
3 54 (67.50%) Cisco
4 47 (58.75%) Brocade
5 37 (46.25%) IBM
6 27 (33.75%) Oracle
7 26 (32.50%) Isilon
8 17 (21.25%) Intel
9 13 (16.25%) Veritas
9 13 (16.25%) Symantec
9 13 (16.25%) VMware
10 8 (10.00%) TIBCO
10 8 (10.00%) DataSynapse
10 8 (10.00%) 29West
10 8 (10.00%) Sybase
11 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
11 6 (7.50%) HP
11 6 (7.50%) Red Hat
11 6 (7.50%) BMC
12 4 (5.00%) Avaya
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Consol Partners
Rate: attractive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago