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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
Rank 610 635 613
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -22
Contract jobs citing SRDF 28 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.014% 0.043%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.13% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 11
Median daily rate £575 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.38% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £555 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -13.88%
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
6738 5965 5534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.60% 10.63% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3370 2996
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 614 637
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

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 1 July 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 10 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 1 July 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 +18 21 £575 +48.38%
London +2 15 £603 +46.06%
Scotland -15 7 £387 -
Edinburgh +5 6 £387 -
Sheffield - 6 £525 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £525 -
Yorkshire - 6 £525 -
City of London +31 3 £655 +21.86%
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £500 -

SRDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 36 (97.30%) Linux
2 35 (94.59%) Windows
2 35 (94.59%) SAN
3 34 (91.89%) Solaris
4 31 (83.78%) EMC
4 31 (83.78%) Oracle
5 28 (75.68%) WAN
5 28 (75.68%) Cisco
5 28 (75.68%) NetApp
5 28 (75.68%) VMware
5 28 (75.68%) Hyper-V
5 28 (75.68%) NAS
5 28 (75.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (72.97%) Fibre Channel
6 27 (72.97%) Intel
6 27 (72.97%) NFS
6 27 (72.97%) LAN
6 27 (72.97%) SQL Server
6 27 (72.97%) SQL
7 26 (70.27%) Xen
7 26 (70.27%) KVM
7 26 (70.27%) FCoE
8 25 (67.57%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (67.57%) iSCSI
8 25 (67.57%) Benchmarking
9 24 (64.86%) Multicast
10 23 (62.16%) Middleware
11 22 (59.46%) IBM
12 21 (56.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 21 (56.76%) HTTP

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 21 (56.76%) Apache
1 21 (56.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 21 (56.76%) Tomcat
2 19 (51.35%) IIS
2 19 (51.35%) WebSphere
3 18 (48.65%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.70%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
2 1 (2.70%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (94.59%) SAN
2 28 (75.68%) NAS
2 28 (75.68%) WAN
3 27 (72.97%) Fibre Channel
3 27 (72.97%) LAN
4 26 (70.27%) FCoE
5 25 (67.57%) iSCSI
6 24 (64.86%) Multicast
7 21 (56.76%) HTTP
8 2 (5.41%) DNS
8 2 (5.41%) Internet
8 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.70%) DWDM
9 1 (2.70%) Firewall
9 1 (2.70%) MPLS
9 1 (2.70%) VoIP
9 1 (2.70%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (72.97%) SQL Server
2 20 (54.05%) Hadoop
2 20 (54.05%) HBase
3 2 (5.41%) DB2
3 2 (5.41%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (2.70%) Big Data
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) OLAP
4 1 (2.70%) OLTP
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle OLAP
General
1 21 (56.76%) Banking
2 18 (48.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (75.68%) Architect
2 25 (67.57%) Infrastructure Architect
3 16 (43.24%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 16 (43.24%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (21.62%) Lead Architect
5 5 (13.51%) Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Migration Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Storage Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Digital Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.70%) SAN Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (62.16%) Middleware
2 18 (48.65%) Rendezvous
3 17 (45.95%) HTML
3 17 (45.95%) XML
3 17 (45.95%) XSLT
4 6 (16.22%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Replication
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (5.41%) EMC VNX
2 2 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (5.41%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) EMC Centera
3 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 36 (97.30%) Linux
2 35 (94.59%) Windows
3 34 (91.89%) Solaris
4 9 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (21.62%) Unix
6 7 (18.92%) AIX
7 6 (16.22%) HPUX
8 3 (8.11%) Windows 2000
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.70%) SUSE
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Benchmarking
1 25 (67.57%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.62%) Migration
4 6 (16.22%) Change Management
4 6 (16.22%) DevOps
5 5 (13.51%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (10.81%) Software Delivery
7 3 (8.11%) Patch Management
8 2 (5.41%) High Availability
9 1 (2.70%) Coaching
9 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.70%) Security Architecture
9 1 (2.70%) Service Management
9 1 (2.70%) SIEM
9 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
9 1 (2.70%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) SQL
2 17 (45.95%) Java
2 17 (45.95%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 28 (75.68%) Hyper-V
1 28 (75.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (72.97%) NFS
3 26 (70.27%) KVM
3 26 (70.27%) Xen
4 19 (51.35%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (8.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.70%) XenApp
6 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) EMC NetWorker
1 7 (18.92%) NetBackup
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.70%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.70%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (83.78%) EMC
1 31 (83.78%) Oracle
2 28 (75.68%) Cisco
2 28 (75.68%) NetApp
2 28 (75.68%) VMware
3 27 (72.97%) Intel
4 22 (59.46%) IBM
5 20 (54.05%) Sybase
6 18 (48.65%) DataSynapse
6 18 (48.65%) TIBCO
7 7 (18.92%) Red Hat
8 5 (13.51%) HP
9 3 (8.11%) AppDynamics
9 3 (8.11%) Veritas
10 2 (5.41%) Brocade
11 1 (2.70%) F5
11 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
11 1 (2.70%) Riverbed
11 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
11 1 (2.70%) WorldPay