The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 April 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)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 525 505
Rank change year-on-year -13 -20  
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 47 108 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 1.41% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 58 56
Median daily rate £450 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £333 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £530 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +22.79% +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 16
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6009 7668 7639
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.83% 14.89% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3639 4728 4240
Median daily rate £403 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 307 409
Median hourly rate £24.86 £26.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.18% -5.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.28 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

Fibre Channel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Fibre Channel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fibre Channel in England

Fibre Channel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fibre Channel in England over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fibre Channel in England

Fibre Channel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fibre Channel in England

Fibre Channel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 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
London +16 18 £475 +2.70% 2
South East -23 11 £450 +23.28% 2
North West +26 10 £420 -1.17%
Yorkshire +24 4 £500 -4.76%
East of England +1 3 £450 +9.09%
West Midlands +22 2 - - 2
East Midlands -14 1 £175 -5.40%
Fibre Channel
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 England region with a requirement for Fibre Channel.

1 63 (67.02%) SAN
2 60 (63.83%) Cisco
3 36 (38.30%) VMware
3 36 (38.30%) Brocade
4 34 (36.17%) Data Centre
5 33 (35.11%) EMC
5 33 (35.11%) Windows
5 33 (35.11%) Linux
6 31 (32.98%) HP
7 27 (28.72%) NFS
7 27 (28.72%) WAN
7 27 (28.72%) iSCSI
7 27 (28.72%) FCoE
8 26 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (26.60%) NAS
10 24 (25.53%) Security Cleared
10 24 (25.53%) Migration
10 24 (25.53%) 3PAR
11 23 (24.47%) NetApp
12 22 (23.40%) Solaris
13 21 (22.34%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (20.21%) Hyper-V
15 18 (19.15%) CCNP
15 18 (19.15%) Oracle
15 18 (19.15%) OSPF
15 18 (19.15%) BGP
16 17 (18.09%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (17.02%) Windows Server
17 16 (17.02%) SC Cleared
17 16 (17.02%) Data Migration

Fibre Channel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 13 (13.83%) IIS
2 10 (10.64%) Apache
2 10 (10.64%) Tomcat
3 9 (9.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 9 (9.57%) WebSphere
4 8 (8.51%) DataSynapse
4 8 (8.51%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (4.26%) SAS
6 2 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.06%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (67.02%) SAN
2 27 (28.72%) FCoE
2 27 (28.72%) iSCSI
2 27 (28.72%) WAN
3 25 (26.60%) NAS
4 18 (19.15%) BGP
4 18 (19.15%) OSPF
5 17 (18.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (15.96%) VPN
7 14 (14.89%) EIGRP
8 13 (13.83%) DNS
8 13 (13.83%) Firewall
8 13 (13.83%) LAN
9 12 (12.77%) HTTP
9 12 (12.77%) TCP/IP
10 9 (9.57%) DHCP
10 9 (9.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (9.57%) Multicast
11 8 (8.51%) Ethernet
12 7 (7.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.51%) Hadoop
2 8 (8.51%) HBase
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.06%) Big Data
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (17.02%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Banking
3 5 (5.32%) Law
3 5 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.13%) Retail
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Legal
6 1 (1.06%) Local Government
6 1 (1.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (28.72%) Architect
2 17 (18.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (12.77%) Consultant
4 11 (11.70%) Storage Specialist
5 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 7 (7.45%) Network Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Storage Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Administrator
6 6 (6.38%) Storage Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Data Centre Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Network Consultant
8 4 (4.26%) Hardware Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Lead Architect
8 4 (4.26%) NetApp Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Principal Consultant
8 4 (4.26%) SAN Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Storage Administrator
8 4 (4.26%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.64%) Middleware
2 8 (8.51%) HTML
2 8 (8.51%) Rendezvous
2 8 (8.51%) XML
2 8 (8.51%) XSLT
3 3 (3.19%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.13%) Web Services
5 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 34 (36.17%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.77%) Enterprise Storage
3 10 (10.64%) Clustering
4 8 (8.51%) Replication
5 4 (4.26%) EMC VNX
5 4 (4.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.19%) Derivative
6 3 (3.19%) Online Banking
6 3 (3.19%) PKI
6 3 (3.19%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.13%) HP Storage
8 1 (1.06%) Celerra
8 1 (1.06%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (1.06%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.06%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (1.06%) IBM XIV
8 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.11%) Linux
1 33 (35.11%) Windows
2 22 (23.40%) Solaris
3 16 (17.02%) Unix
3 16 (17.02%) Windows Server
4 10 (10.64%) Data ONTAP
5 7 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.26%) CentOS
8 3 (3.19%) AIX
9 1 (1.06%) Debian
9 1 (1.06%) HPUX
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.53%) Migration
2 16 (17.02%) Data Migration
3 14 (14.89%) Load Balancing
4 11 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (10.64%) Benchmarking
5 10 (10.64%) DevOps
5 10 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.45%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.38%) High Availability
7 6 (6.38%) ITIL
8 5 (5.32%) Software Delivery
9 4 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (4.26%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.26%) Validation
10 3 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.19%) Data Centre Operations
10 3 (3.19%) Network Management
10 3 (3.19%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.02%) SQL
2 11 (11.70%) Java
3 10 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.38%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.32%) Perl
5 5 (5.32%) Python
6 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.19%) Korn
6 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.13%) C
7 2 (2.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (25.53%) Security Cleared
2 21 (22.34%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (19.15%) CCNP
4 16 (17.02%) SC Cleared
5 15 (15.96%) CCNA
6 5 (5.32%) CCIE
7 4 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.19%) Degree
9 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.13%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.06%) AWS Certification
10 1 (1.06%) CCDP
10 1 (1.06%) CISSP
10 1 (1.06%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.06%) MCSE
10 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.06%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 27 (28.72%) NFS
2 26 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (20.21%) Hyper-V
4 11 (11.70%) KVM
4 11 (11.70%) SRDF
5 10 (10.64%) Active Directory
6 9 (9.57%) Xen
7 8 (8.51%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (7.45%) vSphere
9 5 (5.32%) Firmware
10 4 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (3.19%) vCloud
12 2 (2.13%) Docker
12 2 (2.13%) LXC
12 2 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (2.13%) Veritas File System
12 2 (2.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (1.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) Nagios
1 8 (8.51%) NetBackup
2 7 (7.45%) Puppet
3 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (5.32%) SCOM
4 4 (4.26%) Ansible
4 4 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.26%) RANCID
4 4 (4.26%) SCCM
5 3 (3.19%) NetApp OnCommand
5 3 (3.19%) PowerCLI
5 3 (3.19%) Salt
5 3 (3.19%) vCenter Server
5 3 (3.19%) vRealize
6 2 (2.13%) OpenAM
6 2 (2.13%) Perfmon
6 2 (2.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.06%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.06%) vMotion
Vendors
1 60 (63.83%) Cisco
2 36 (38.30%) Brocade
2 36 (38.30%) VMware
3 33 (35.11%) EMC
4 31 (32.98%) HP
5 24 (25.53%) 3PAR
6 23 (24.47%) NetApp
7 18 (19.15%) Oracle
8 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
9 15 (15.96%) IBM
10 13 (13.83%) F5
11 11 (11.70%) Juniper
12 10 (10.64%) Intel
13 8 (8.51%) Dell
13 8 (8.51%) Sybase
13 8 (8.51%) TIBCO
14 7 (7.45%) Red Hat
15 6 (6.38%) CheckPoint
16 5 (5.32%) Sun
16 5 (5.32%) Symantec
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