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 3 months to 23 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.

Fibre Channel (FC)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 160 146
Rank change year-on-year +34 -14  
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 14 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.078% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 0.52% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £340
% change year-on-year -4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.42 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.90% +5.00%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 457 576 494
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.53% 15.06% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 325 248
Median daily rate £365 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.43% +16.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 24 46
Median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.64% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Fibre Channel
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Fibre Channel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fibre Channel in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 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
Lancashire - 13 £450 -
Cheshire - 1 £360 -
Fibre Channel
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Fibre Channel.

1 22 (91.67%) SAN
1 22 (91.67%) Data Centre
2 21 (87.50%) HP
3 20 (83.33%) EMC
3 20 (83.33%) Migration
3 20 (83.33%) Cisco
3 20 (83.33%) Brocade
3 20 (83.33%) Data Migration
3 20 (83.33%) 3PAR
4 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) iSCSI
5 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.50%) VMware
5 3 (12.50%) Clustering
5 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 3 (12.50%) Windows
5 3 (12.50%) High Availability
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (8.33%) Perfmon
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server

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 1 (4.17%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) VLAN
3 2 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (29.17%) Storage Architect
3 6 (25.00%) Storage Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) DBA
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Migration Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Migration Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Product Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) SAN Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Virtualisation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 22 (91.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
1 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) AIX
3 1 (4.17%) HPUX
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Data Migration
1 20 (83.33%) Migration
2 3 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (8.33%) Database Tuning
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) Break/Fix
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.17%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) Firmware
3 1 (4.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (8.33%) Perfmon
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) HP
2 20 (83.33%) 3PAR
2 20 (83.33%) Brocade
2 20 (83.33%) Cisco
2 20 (83.33%) EMC
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) EqualLogic
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Huawei
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Remedy