Period
to 23 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FlexPod in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FlexPod over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 838 834 841
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 -26
Contract jobs citing FlexPod 17 17 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.018% 0.019% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.053% 0.055% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 33
England median daily rate £500 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -8.54%
10th Percentile £386 £401 £253
90th Percentile £538 £600 £533
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK median hourly rate - - £12.50

FlexPod is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31,881 31,026 34,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.50% 34.45% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,082 20,476 22,604
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £283 £269 £255
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 944 1,143
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.85 £46.70
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%

FlexPod
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for FlexPod in England

FlexPod
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FlexPod in England

FlexPod
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FlexPod in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FlexPod in England

FlexPod
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 FlexPod within the England region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
South East -7 8 £444 +4.41%
London -17 8 £525 +18.31%
FlexPod
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing FlexPod also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for FlexPod.

1 16 (94.12%) NetApp
2 11 (64.71%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) EMC
5 5 (29.41%) vSphere
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) CommVault
6 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
7 3 (17.65%) Veritas
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) SAN
7 3 (17.65%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) Firewall
7 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
8 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (11.76%) DHCP
8 2 (11.76%) NetIQ
8 2 (11.76%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto

FlexPod
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 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
1 1 (5.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.88%) DMZ
3 1 (5.88%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) Skype
3 1 (5.88%) SMTP
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) FlexPod Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Storage Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Platform Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (5.88%) High Availability
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) vSphere
3 2 (11.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.88%) NDS
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 1 (5.88%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) NetApp
2 11 (64.71%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) EMC
5 4 (23.53%) CommVault
6 3 (17.65%) HP
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Veritas
7 2 (11.76%) NetIQ
7 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
8 1 (5.88%) CenturyLink
8 1 (5.88%) Citrix
8 1 (5.88%) Infoblox
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle
8 1 (5.88%) Sophos