The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 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)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 611 615
Rank change year-on-year +37 +4  
Contract jobs citing SRDF 8 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.043% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.17% 0.35% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 8
Median daily rate £513 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.86% -4.16%  
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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4799 6069 5514
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.30% 12.29% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3086 3850 3159
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 426 590
Median hourly rate £16.92 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.94% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

SRDF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

SRDF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SRDF in England

SRDF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SRDF in England

SRDF
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 SRDF within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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 +8 7 £513 -14.93% 1
East of England - 1 - -
SRDF
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SRDF 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 SRDF.

1 23 (100.00%) EMC
2 19 (82.61%) SAN
3 16 (69.57%) NetApp
4 13 (56.52%) VMware
5 11 (47.83%) Windows
5 11 (47.83%) Linux
6 10 (43.48%) IBM
6 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (39.13%) SLA
7 9 (39.13%) Oracle
7 9 (39.13%) 3PAR
8 8 (34.78%) Change Management
8 8 (34.78%) NFS
8 8 (34.78%) Brocade
9 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
9 7 (30.43%) NAS
9 7 (30.43%) Symmetrix DMX
9 7 (30.43%) Trend Analysis
9 7 (30.43%) Solaris
9 7 (30.43%) HP
9 7 (30.43%) Workflow
9 7 (30.43%) Migration
9 7 (30.43%) CLARiiON
9 7 (30.43%) Veritas
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco
10 6 (26.09%) AIX
10 6 (26.09%) Unix
10 6 (26.09%) Network Security
10 6 (26.09%) Banking
10 6 (26.09%) Data Centre

SRDF
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 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) DataSynapse
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) SAN
2 7 (30.43%) NAS
3 6 (26.09%) Network Security
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (13.04%) DNS
4 3 (13.04%) FCoE
4 3 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
4 3 (13.04%) LAN
4 3 (13.04%) LDAP
4 3 (13.04%) Multicast
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) VSAN
4 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 2 (8.70%) HTTP
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.70%) HBase
General
1 6 (26.09%) Banking
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (17.39%) Investment Banking
4 3 (13.04%) Electronics
5 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Administrator
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) PowerShell Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Storage Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) AIX Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Storage Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
1 2 (8.70%) Rendezvous
1 2 (8.70%) XML
1 2 (8.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) CLARiiON
1 7 (30.43%) Symmetrix DMX
2 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 6 (26.09%) EMC VMAX
3 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (21.74%) Replication
4 4 (17.39%) Clustering
5 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
5 3 (13.04%) EMC VNX
5 3 (13.04%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (13.04%) Symmetrix
5 3 (13.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Solaris
3 6 (26.09%) AIX
3 6 (26.09%) Unix
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (13.04%) SUSE
5 3 (13.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 3 (13.04%) VMS
6 1 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Change Management
2 7 (30.43%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) Trend Analysis
2 7 (30.43%) Workflow
3 5 (21.74%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (21.74%) Escalation Management
3 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
3 5 (21.74%) Product Management
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Benchmarking
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) Perl
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (34.78%) NFS
3 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (17.39%) XenApp
5 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
6 3 (13.04%) KVM
6 3 (13.04%) Veritas File System
6 3 (13.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (13.04%) Xen
7 2 (8.70%) vSphere
8 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (17.39%) PowerCLI
2 3 (13.04%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (13.04%) EMC TimeFinder
2 3 (13.04%) NetApp OnCommand
2 3 (13.04%) SnapMirror
2 3 (13.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (8.70%) SnapVault
4 1 (4.35%) OpenAM
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) EMC
2 16 (69.57%) NetApp
3 13 (56.52%) VMware
4 10 (43.48%) IBM
5 9 (39.13%) 3PAR
5 9 (39.13%) Oracle
6 8 (34.78%) Brocade
7 7 (30.43%) HP
7 7 (30.43%) Veritas
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco
9 5 (21.74%) Dell
10 4 (17.39%) Citrix
11 3 (13.04%) Intel
11 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
11 3 (13.04%) SAP
11 3 (13.04%) Sun
12 2 (8.70%) Remedy
12 2 (8.70%) Sybase
12 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
13 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft