Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 209 229
Rank change year-on-year +12 +20 -43
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 4 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.070% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 1.46% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 3
North West median daily rate £360 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.77% +4.38% +17.65%
10th Percentile £352 £382 £365
90th Percentile £432 £438 £555
England median daily rate £350 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -17.65% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £20.00
England median hourly rate £37.42 £23.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +59.23% -41.25% +14.29%

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 777 1024 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.55% 15.02% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 598 636
North West median daily rate £388 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 56 106
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.44% -10.95%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.24 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

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 21 November 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
Lancashire - 2 £450 -
Manchester +17 1 £350 -17.65% 2
Cheshire - 1 £360 - 1
Fibre Channel
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Brocade
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) Polycom
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Xen
3 1 (25.00%) IronPort
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Local Government

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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Migration Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) SAN Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Exchange Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Storage Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Xen
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (50.00%) Brocade
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (25.00%) IronPort
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (25.00%) Polycom