The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 30 March 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 / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 214 226
Rank change year-on-year -22 +12  
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 12 53 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.56% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 2.58% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 8
Median daily rate £475 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.13% +21.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £220 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £369 £300
% change year-on-year +18.57% +22.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 13
Median hourly rate - £49.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +23.75%  

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 South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1487 2052 2021
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.77% 21.82% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 1143 988
Median daily rate £400 £355 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +4.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 104 101
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.47% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Fibre Channel
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Fibre Channel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fibre Channel in the South East

Fibre Channel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fibre Channel in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fibre Channel in the South East

Fibre Channel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fibre Channel in the South East

Fibre Channel
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Buckinghamshire - 5 £500 -
Hampshire +9 3 £450 -
Surrey -15 2 £500 +36.98%
Berkshire +10 1 £600 +65.51% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -
Fibre Channel
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Fibre Channel.

1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (52.38%) CCNP
2 11 (52.38%) CCNA
3 10 (47.62%) WAN
3 10 (47.62%) SAN
3 10 (47.62%) OSPF
3 10 (47.62%) BGP
3 10 (47.62%) EIGRP
3 10 (47.62%) Load Balancing
3 10 (47.62%) FCoE
3 10 (47.62%) F5
3 10 (47.62%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (42.86%) VPN
5 8 (38.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (33.33%) Brocade
6 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (33.33%) Linux
6 7 (33.33%) Oracle
7 6 (28.57%) Unix
7 6 (28.57%) Solaris
7 6 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (23.81%) NAS
8 5 (23.81%) NetApp
8 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
9 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (19.05%) Veritas
9 4 (19.05%) Sun
9 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Fibre Channel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (14.29%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) BGP
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco Nexus
1 10 (47.62%) EIGRP
1 10 (47.62%) FCoE
1 10 (47.62%) OSPF
1 10 (47.62%) SAN
1 10 (47.62%) WAN
2 9 (42.86%) VPN
3 8 (38.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (23.81%) NAS
5 3 (14.29%) FTP
5 3 (14.29%) SSH
6 2 (9.52%) Wireless
7 1 (4.76%) DHCP
7 1 (4.76%) Firewall
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Administrator
2 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Principal Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Storage Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Network Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Solaris Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) IBM XIV
3 1 (4.76%) LPAR
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Solaris
2 6 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (19.05%) Data ONTAP
3 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) AIX
4 1 (4.76%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Load Balancing
2 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (19.05%) High Availability
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (52.38%) CCNA
2 11 (52.38%) CCNP
2 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (9.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (9.52%) Veritas File System
2 2 (9.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (4.76%) NFS
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Nagios
1 2 (9.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (4.76%) NetApp OnCommand
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) F5
3 7 (33.33%) Brocade
3 7 (33.33%) Oracle
4 5 (23.81%) NetApp
4 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (19.05%) Nimble Storage
5 4 (19.05%) Sun
5 4 (19.05%) Veritas
6 2 (9.52%) 3PAR
6 2 (9.52%) Aruba
6 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
6 2 (9.52%) EMC
6 2 (9.52%) HP
6 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 1 (4.76%) IBM
7 1 (4.76%) Juniper
7 1 (4.76%) SAP