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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Fibre Channel (FC)
London / City of London
Rank 149 156 181
Rank change year-on-year +7 +25  
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 4 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.15% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 1.33% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 12
Median daily rate £388 £493 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.31% +58.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £354 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £565 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £369 £300
% change year-on-year +15.25% +22.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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 339 377 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.32% 11.47% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 278 500
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +39.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £19.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.19 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fibre Channel in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Fibre Channel in the City of London.

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

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 5 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (60.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
2 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Brocade
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) NFS
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (20.00%) FCoE
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management

Fibre Channel
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) FCoE
3 1 (20.00%) LDAP
3 1 (20.00%) SMTP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Derivative
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (20.00%) HP Storage
2 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Korn
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) NFS
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) Ansible
3 1 (20.00%) Nagios
3 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (20.00%) Puppet
3 1 (20.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (40.00%) Brocade
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Huawei
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy