The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Fibre Channel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Fibre Channel (FC)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 155 185
Rank change year-on-year -6 +30  
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 2 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.061% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 2.38% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 13
Median daily rate £568 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.47% +11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £340
% change year-on-year -4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.42 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.90% +5.00%  

Fibre Channel is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 335 463 749
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.23% 13.93% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 365 554
Median daily rate £425 £463 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +11.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 25
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +3.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.60 £30.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

Fibre Channel
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Fibre Channel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Fibre Channel in the City of London

Fibre Channel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Fibre Channel in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Fibre Channel in the City of London

Fibre Channel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fibre Channel in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Fibre Channel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Fibre Channel.

1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Solaris
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) NAS
2 3 (50.00%) Puppet
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 2 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 2 (33.33%) Brocade
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) NFS
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) VMware

Fibre Channel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) LDAP
4 1 (16.67%) SMTP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) AIX Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (16.67%) HP Storage
2 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Solaris
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (16.67%) Break/Fix
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Virtualisation
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Korn
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) NFS
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) Ansible
3 1 (16.67%) Nagios
3 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (16.67%) Salt
3 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 2 (33.33%) Brocade
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Huawei
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy