Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 16 August 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)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 186 220
Rank change year-on-year -25 +34 +2
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 7 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 2.06% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 8
North West median daily rate £364 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.73% -2.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £331 £294 £313
90th Percentile £411 £494 £438
England median daily rate £385 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +5.48% -8.75% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.50 £37.42 £38.50
% change year-on-year +16.25% -2.81% -3.75%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 793 824 1,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.99% 14.37% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 472 639
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £210 £218 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 72 49
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -7.18%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £10.90
90th Percentile £43.03 £51.04 £42.40
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

Fibre Channel
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Fibre Channel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Fibre Channel in the North West

Fibre Channel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fibre Channel in the North West

Fibre Channel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fibre Channel in the North West

Fibre Channel
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Manchester -21 6 £338 +28.57%
Merseyside - 1 £390 - 1
Fibre Channel
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Fibre Channel 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 North West region with a requirement for Fibre Channel.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) SAN
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) HP
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) Migration
4 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (42.86%) CCNP
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (42.86%) Firewall
6 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (28.57%) Forcepoint
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) EMC
6 2 (28.57%) VoIP
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (28.57%) CCIE
6 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) MCSE
6 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 2 (28.57%) FortiGate

Fibre Channel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) SAN
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) DHCP
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
5 2 (28.57%) FCoE
5 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
5 2 (28.57%) NAS
5 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 2 (28.57%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (14.29%) BGP
6 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 1 (14.29%) OSPF
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Design Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) Network Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Exchange Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) HOOD
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCIE
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) FortiGate
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) 3PAR
3 2 (28.57%) Brocade
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) Forcepoint
3 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
3 2 (28.57%) IronPort
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Nimble Storage
3 2 (28.57%) Polycom
3 2 (28.57%) VMware