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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
Rank 626 607 602
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing SRDF 14 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.050% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.50% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 14
Average daily rate £525 £450 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £388 £463
% change year-on-year
-0.12% -16.21%
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
6393 5567 5416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.44% 9.99% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3916 3066 2793
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 660 614
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.15 £33.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 29 April 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 8 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -38 10 £588 +30.55% 4
London -24 9 £600 +33.33% 3
Edinburgh -5 4 £387 +6.75%
Scotland -16 4 £387 -6.23% 1
City of London +38 2 £700 +12.00% 1
Sheffield - 1 £525 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £525 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £525 - 1

SRDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 20 (95.24%) Linux
2 18 (85.71%) SAN
3 16 (76.19%) EMC
3 16 (76.19%) Solaris
3 16 (76.19%) Windows
4 15 (71.43%) Oracle
5 13 (61.90%) Banking
6 11 (52.38%) Unix
6 11 (52.38%) Finance
7 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
7 10 (47.62%) AIX
7 10 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (42.86%) NAS
8 9 (42.86%) Migration
8 9 (42.86%) SQL
8 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
9 8 (38.10%) Sybase
9 8 (38.10%) HPUX
9 8 (38.10%) Cisco
9 8 (38.10%) WAN
9 8 (38.10%) Change Management
9 8 (38.10%) VMware
9 8 (38.10%) NetBackup
9 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
9 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (38.10%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (33.33%) iSCSI
10 7 (33.33%) FCoE
10 7 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (33.33%) Benchmarking

SRDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (28.57%) Apache
1 6 (28.57%) IIS
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 6 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (9.52%) PowerExchange
4 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (4.76%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) SAN
2 9 (42.86%) NAS
3 8 (38.10%) WAN
4 7 (33.33%) FCoE
4 7 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (33.33%) iSCSI
4 7 (33.33%) LAN
5 6 (28.57%) HTTP
5 6 (28.57%) Multicast
6 2 (9.52%) DNS
6 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.76%) Firewall
7 1 (4.76%) MPLS
7 1 (4.76%) VoIP
7 1 (4.76%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) Hadoop
2 6 (28.57%) HBase
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.52%) PowerCenter
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (4.76%) SAS Enterprise Miner
General
1 13 (61.90%) Banking
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Administrator
3 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Storage Specialist
4 4 (19.05%) Migration Specialist
5 3 (14.29%) Unix Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Specialist
6 2 (9.52%) EMC Storage Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) HP Storage Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) HPUX Systems Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Solaris Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Storage Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Storage Systems Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Unix Specialist
6 2 (9.52%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Middleware
1 6 (28.57%) Rendezvous
2 5 (23.81%) Web Services
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) XML
3 4 (19.05%) XSLT
4 1 (4.76%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) EMC Centera
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (4.76%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Linux
2 16 (76.19%) Solaris
2 16 (76.19%) Windows
3 11 (52.38%) Unix
4 10 (47.62%) AIX
4 10 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (38.10%) HPUX
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Migration
2 8 (38.10%) Change Management
3 7 (33.33%) Benchmarking
3 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) DevOps
4 5 (23.81%) Patch Management
5 4 (19.05%) High Availability
6 2 (9.52%) Data Validation
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
7 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
7 1 (4.76%) Service Management
7 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) C-shell
3 2 (9.52%) Korn
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
1 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (33.33%) NFS
3 6 (28.57%) KVM
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (28.57%) Xen
4 5 (23.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) EMC NetWorker
1 8 (38.10%) NetBackup
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.76%) BladeLogic
3 1 (4.76%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) EMC
2 15 (71.43%) Oracle
3 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco
4 8 (38.10%) Sybase
4 8 (38.10%) VMware
5 7 (33.33%) HP
5 7 (33.33%) IBM
5 7 (33.33%) Intel
5 7 (33.33%) NetApp
6 6 (28.57%) DataSynapse
6 6 (28.57%) TIBCO
7 5 (23.81%) Veritas
8 2 (9.52%) Informatica
9 1 (4.76%) Apple
9 1 (4.76%) Avaya
9 1 (4.76%) BMC
9 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.76%) Citrix
9 1 (4.76%) Remedy
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stirlingshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago