Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 701 649 647
Rank change year-on-year -52 -2 +70
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 116 218 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 1.38% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 141 116
England median daily rate £385 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £228
90th Percentile £543 £605 £525
UK median daily rate £383 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -4.38% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 23
England median hourly rate £37.42 £40.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.03% +0.63% +14.29%
UK median hourly rate £37.42 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.03% +0.63% +14.29%

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 12220 15786 15029
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.93% 15.56% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7369 9754 8535
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £206
90th Percentile £576 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 687 862
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +9.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%

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 26 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fibre Channel in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 July 2017. 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
South East +6 40 £383 +4.79% 1
North of England +65 38 £323 -24.12%
London -35 27 £475 - 6
North East +61 18 £310 -7.60%
North West +40 16 £420 +5.00%
Midlands +34 6 £425 +30.77% 1
West Midlands +33 5 £425 +27.82% 1
East of England -11 5 £321 -24.59%
Yorkshire +27 4 £513 -2.38%
South West +6 2 - - 1
East Midlands -9 1 £175 -5.41%
Fibre Channel
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 88 (75.86%) SAN
2 71 (61.21%) Brocade
3 65 (56.03%) Cisco
4 58 (50.00%) EMC
5 57 (49.14%) Linux
6 55 (47.41%) Windows
7 54 (46.55%) HP
8 46 (39.66%) Solaris
9 45 (38.79%) Data Centre
10 44 (37.93%) NetBackup
11 38 (32.76%) VMware
12 37 (31.90%) Migration
13 32 (27.59%) Symantec
14 31 (26.72%) Unix
14 31 (26.72%) Security Cleared
15 29 (25.00%) NFS
15 29 (25.00%) Veritas
16 28 (24.14%) NetApp
16 28 (24.14%) IBM
17 27 (23.28%) Microsoft
18 25 (21.55%) NAS
19 24 (20.69%) AIX
19 24 (20.69%) Replication
20 22 (18.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 20 (17.24%) SC Cleared
21 20 (17.24%) 3PAR
21 20 (17.24%) Load Balancing
21 20 (17.24%) Finance
22 19 (16.38%) Red Hat
22 19 (16.38%) Oracle

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 3 (2.59%) SAS
2 2 (1.72%) Apache
2 2 (1.72%) DataSynapse
2 2 (1.72%) IIS
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.86%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 88 (75.86%) SAN
2 25 (21.55%) NAS
3 15 (12.93%) FCoE
3 15 (12.93%) iSCSI
3 15 (12.93%) TCP/IP
3 15 (12.93%) WAN
4 12 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (10.34%) Firewall
4 12 (10.34%) OSPF
5 10 (8.62%) BGP
5 10 (8.62%) DNS
6 8 (6.90%) EIGRP
6 8 (6.90%) VPN
7 7 (6.03%) DHCP
7 7 (6.03%) SMTP
8 6 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (5.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (5.17%) LAN
9 5 (4.31%) Ethernet
9 5 (4.31%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.72%) HBase
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.59%) JIRA
2 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.86%) MSI
General
1 20 (17.24%) Finance
2 10 (8.62%) Legal
3 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.31%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.59%) Law
6 2 (1.72%) Banking
6 2 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (15.52%) Backup Engineer
1 18 (15.52%) Storage Engineer
2 15 (12.93%) NetApp Engineer
3 14 (12.07%) Architect
4 12 (10.34%) Administrator
4 12 (10.34%) Network Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) Storage and Backup Engineer
6 10 (8.62%) Consultant
7 9 (7.76%) Unix Administrator
8 7 (6.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 7 (6.03%) Storage Specialist
9 6 (5.17%) Data Centre Engineer
9 6 (5.17%) SAN Engineer
9 6 (5.17%) Storage Architect
10 5 (4.31%) Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (4.31%) NAS Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.31%) Unix Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.72%) HTML
1 2 (1.72%) Middleware
1 2 (1.72%) Rendezvous
1 2 (1.72%) XML
1 2 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (38.79%) Data Centre
2 24 (20.69%) Replication
3 19 (16.38%) Enterprise Storage
4 12 (10.34%) Clustering
5 8 (6.90%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.90%) HP Storage
6 5 (4.31%) Derivative
6 5 (4.31%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.31%) Private Cloud
7 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.59%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.59%) EMC VNX
8 3 (2.59%) IBM XIV
8 3 (2.59%) LPAR
8 3 (2.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (1.72%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.86%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.86%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 57 (49.14%) Linux
2 55 (47.41%) Windows
3 46 (39.66%) Solaris
4 31 (26.72%) Unix
5 24 (20.69%) AIX
6 22 (18.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (12.07%) Windows Server
8 13 (11.21%) CentOS
9 12 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (9.48%) Data ONTAP
11 8 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.72%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.86%) Debian
14 1 (0.86%) HPUX
14 1 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.90%) Migration
2 20 (17.24%) Load Balancing
3 15 (12.93%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (12.07%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (11.21%) Data Migration
6 11 (9.48%) ITIL
7 10 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (7.76%) DevOps
8 9 (7.76%) QMS
8 9 (7.76%) Quality Management
9 8 (6.90%) High Availability
10 7 (6.03%) Mathematics
10 7 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (5.17%) Configuration Management
12 5 (4.31%) Benchmarking
12 5 (4.31%) Data Centre Operations
12 5 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (4.31%) Virtual Environments
13 4 (3.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.34%) Korn
1 12 (10.34%) Perl
1 12 (10.34%) Shell Script
2 11 (9.48%) SQL
3 7 (6.03%) AWK
3 7 (6.03%) Bourne shell
3 7 (6.03%) Java
4 5 (4.31%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.31%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.31%) Python
5 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (26.72%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 14 (12.07%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (9.48%) CCNP
4 11 (9.48%) Degree
5 9 (7.76%) CCNA
6 7 (6.03%) OCA
6 7 (6.03%) OCP
6 7 (6.03%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (6.03%) RHCE
6 7 (6.03%) RHCSA
7 5 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (3.45%) MCSE
8 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.59%) CCIE
9 3 (2.59%) MCSA
10 2 (1.72%) MCP
11 1 (0.86%) CCDP
11 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (25.00%) NFS
2 19 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (14.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 13 (11.21%) Active Directory
5 11 (9.48%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (8.62%) Hyper-V
6 10 (8.62%) Veritas File System
7 7 (6.03%) GlusterFS
8 5 (4.31%) vSphere
9 4 (3.45%) Firmware
10 3 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (1.72%) KVM
11 2 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.72%) SRDF
11 2 (1.72%) Xen
12 1 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (37.93%) NetBackup
2 18 (15.52%) EMC NetWorker
2 18 (15.52%) HP Data Protector
3 17 (14.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 15 (12.93%) Backup Exec
5 12 (10.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 9 (7.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (6.90%) vCenter Server
7 8 (6.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 7 (6.03%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (6.03%) Puppet
8 7 (6.03%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (6.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 6 (5.17%) Ansible
9 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (5.17%) Nagios
9 6 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (4.31%) Salt
11 4 (3.45%) NetApp OnCommand
12 3 (2.59%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 71 (61.21%) Brocade
2 65 (56.03%) Cisco
3 58 (50.00%) EMC
4 54 (46.55%) HP
5 38 (32.76%) VMware
6 32 (27.59%) Symantec
7 29 (25.00%) Veritas
8 28 (24.14%) IBM
8 28 (24.14%) NetApp
9 27 (23.28%) Microsoft
10 20 (17.24%) 3PAR
11 19 (16.38%) Oracle
11 19 (16.38%) Red Hat
12 15 (12.93%) Veeam
13 12 (10.34%) F5
14 11 (9.48%) Sun
15 7 (6.03%) StorageTek
16 6 (5.17%) CheckPoint
17 5 (4.31%) SAP
18 4 (3.45%) Dell
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