Period
to 18 January 2018

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 6 months to 18 January 2018 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 715 762 712
Rank change year-on-year +47 -50 -55
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 123 81 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.090% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 0.59% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 52 66
England median daily rate £364 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.35% +15.63% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £381 £260
90th Percentile £500 £683 £494
UK median daily rate £365 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -18.89% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 22
England median hourly rate - £24.25 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.92% +19.29%
UK median hourly rate - £24.25 £41.75
% change year-on-year - -41.92% +19.29%

Fibre Channel is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,613 13,658 13,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.66% 15.13% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,837 8,338 8,156
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £218 £213
90th Percentile £590 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 679 861
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.18 £48.01 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

Fibre Channel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Fibre Channel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 51 £450 -21.74% 5
South East -14 30 £413 -19.51% 10
East of England +8 25 £320 -36.00% 1
North of England +28 14 £333 -21.76% 2
North East +57 8 £323 +4.03%
Midlands +11 4 £338 +18.94% 4
Yorkshire +16 3 - -
North West 0 3 £368 -13.53% 2
West Midlands - 3 £350 - 4
East Midlands +4 1 £325 +14.54%
Fibre Channel
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 78 (63.41%) Windows
2 69 (56.10%) SAN
3 64 (52.03%) Microsoft
4 56 (45.53%) NetApp
4 56 (45.53%) VMware
5 48 (39.02%) Linux
6 47 (38.21%) HP
7 46 (37.40%) NetBackup
7 46 (37.40%) Brocade
8 43 (34.96%) iSCSI
9 42 (34.15%) Symantec
10 41 (33.33%) Cisco
10 41 (33.33%) NFS
10 41 (33.33%) NAS
11 38 (30.89%) Veritas
12 37 (30.08%) Solaris
13 36 (29.27%) IBM
14 33 (26.83%) Active Directory
14 33 (26.83%) VMware ESXi
15 32 (26.02%) TCP/IP
15 32 (26.02%) DNS
15 32 (26.02%) Unix
16 31 (25.20%) ITIL
17 30 (24.39%) Windows Server
18 29 (23.58%) Data Centre
18 29 (23.58%) Hyper-V
19 28 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 28 (22.76%) Red Hat
20 27 (21.95%) Finance
20 27 (21.95%) Load Balancing

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 22 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.26%) Skype for Business
3 13 (10.57%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.69%) SAS
6 4 (3.25%) Apache
6 4 (3.25%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.81%) IIS
8 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.63%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (1.63%) Office 365
3 2 (1.63%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.81%) GitHub
4 1 (0.81%) IaaS
4 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (56.10%) SAN
2 43 (34.96%) iSCSI
3 41 (33.33%) NAS
4 32 (26.02%) DNS
4 32 (26.02%) TCP/IP
5 25 (20.33%) DHCP
6 22 (17.89%) Firewall
7 16 (13.01%) BGP
7 16 (13.01%) FCoE
7 16 (13.01%) OSPF
8 14 (11.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (11.38%) VPN
9 12 (9.76%) Wireshark
10 11 (8.94%) IPsec
10 11 (8.94%) SNMP
10 11 (8.94%) SSL
11 9 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (7.32%) HSRP
12 8 (6.50%) Junos
12 8 (6.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.81%) OLAP
5 1 (0.81%) OLTP
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (21.95%) Finance
2 14 (11.38%) Legal
3 11 (8.94%) Banking
4 8 (6.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (15.45%) Analyst
1 19 (15.45%) NetApp Engineer
2 17 (13.82%) Architect
3 16 (13.01%) Storage Engineer
4 13 (10.57%) Administrator
5 12 (9.76%) Storage Administrator
6 11 (8.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (8.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (8.13%) Network Engineer
8 9 (7.32%) Storage Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) Hyper-V Engineer
9 8 (6.50%) Implementation Engineer
9 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Engineer
9 8 (6.50%) Solaris Administrator
9 8 (6.50%) Technical Leader
10 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.69%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) Solaris Engineer
10 7 (5.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.69%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.81%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.58%) Data Centre
2 23 (18.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 19 (15.45%) Replication
4 14 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (9.76%) Clustering
6 5 (4.07%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (4.07%) PKI
7 4 (3.25%) EMC VNX
8 3 (2.44%) HP Storage
8 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.63%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.81%) BYOD
10 1 (0.81%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.81%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (63.41%) Windows
2 48 (39.02%) Linux
3 37 (30.08%) Solaris
4 32 (26.02%) Unix
5 30 (24.39%) Windows Server
6 25 (20.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (7.32%) AIX
9 9 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (5.69%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (3.25%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.63%) HPUX
12 2 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.81%) Debian
13 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.20%) ITIL
2 27 (21.95%) Load Balancing
3 26 (21.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 17 (13.82%) Migration
5 14 (11.38%) Service Delivery
6 11 (8.94%) Problem Management
7 10 (8.13%) High Availability
8 9 (7.32%) Change Management
8 9 (7.32%) Test Planning
9 7 (5.69%) Quality Management
10 6 (4.88%) QMS
11 5 (4.07%) Open Source
12 4 (3.25%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (3.25%) Network Architecture
12 4 (3.25%) Server Building
13 3 (2.44%) Change Control
13 3 (2.44%) DevOps
13 3 (2.44%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 3 (2.44%) Network Management
13 3 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.82%) SQL
2 13 (10.57%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.13%) VBScript
4 5 (4.07%) Perl
5 4 (3.25%) Python
6 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.44%) Java
6 3 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.63%) C
7 2 (1.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (16.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (9.76%) Degree
5 11 (8.94%) MCSE
5 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (8.13%) MCSA
7 9 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (7.32%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.25%) VCAP
10 3 (2.44%) CCNA
10 3 (2.44%) NCDA
10 3 (2.44%) NCIE
11 2 (1.63%) CCIE
11 2 (1.63%) CCNP
12 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.81%) RHCA
12 1 (0.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.81%) SAS 70
System Software
1 41 (33.33%) NFS
2 33 (26.83%) Active Directory
2 33 (26.83%) VMware ESXi
3 29 (23.58%) Hyper-V
4 28 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (15.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 19 (15.45%) Veritas File System
6 17 (13.82%) vSphere
7 11 (8.94%) Terminal Services
8 9 (7.32%) DFS Replication
9 7 (5.69%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (4.07%) XenApp
11 4 (3.25%) iptables
11 4 (3.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (3.25%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (1.63%) Samba
12 2 (1.63%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (37.40%) NetBackup
2 21 (17.07%) Backup Exec
2 21 (17.07%) SCCM
3 18 (14.63%) HP Data Protector
4 16 (13.01%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (12.20%) SCOM
6 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (8.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 10 (8.13%) vCenter Server
7 8 (6.50%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (6.50%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (4.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (2.44%) PowerCLI
9 3 (2.44%) SnapMirror
9 3 (2.44%) SnapVault
9 3 (2.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.63%) OpenView
10 2 (1.63%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (52.03%) Microsoft
2 56 (45.53%) NetApp
2 56 (45.53%) VMware
3 47 (38.21%) HP
4 46 (37.40%) Brocade
5 42 (34.15%) Symantec
6 41 (33.33%) Cisco
7 38 (30.89%) Veritas
8 36 (29.27%) IBM
9 28 (22.76%) Red Hat
10 26 (21.14%) Citrix
11 25 (20.33%) EMC
12 16 (13.01%) 3PAR
13 14 (11.38%) Oracle
13 14 (11.38%) SolarWinds
14 13 (10.57%) CommVault
14 13 (10.57%) Juniper
15 12 (9.76%) Dell
16 11 (8.94%) Sun
17 10 (8.13%) EqualLogic