The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SRDF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SRDF over the 3 months to 28 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.

EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 161 202
Contract jobs citing SRDF 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.12% 0.052%
As % of the System Software category - 1.10% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £725 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +34.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £388
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SRDF is in the system software 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 system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 332 364 560
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.17% 10.81% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 303 416
Median daily rate £463 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £239 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 33
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -16.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.00 £22.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

SRDF
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SRDF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for SRDF in the City of London

SRDF
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 SRDF in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SRDF in the City of London