The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for FCoE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FCoE over the 3 months to 25 April 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 over Ethernet (FCoE)
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 627 613
Rank change year-on-year +40 -14  
Contract jobs citing FCoE 17 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.047% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.31% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 18
Median daily rate £450 £370 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.55% +17.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £363 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £363 £250
% change year-on-year +24.00% +45.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 8
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  

FCoE 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6364 8446 8389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.11% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3843 5109 4592
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 363 451
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% -0.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

FCoE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for FCoE in the UK

FCoE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FCoE in the UK

FCoE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FCoE over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FCoE in the UK

FCoE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FCoE in the UK

FCoE
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FCoE within the UK over the 3 months to 25 April 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
England +25 13 £450 +21.62%
South East +16 5 £450 +24.00%
Milton Keynes - 4 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £500 -
London +23 3 £450 -25.00%
Wales - 3 £281 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £450 -
South Wales - 3 £281 -
East of England - 3 £450 -
Yorkshire +31 2 £513 -2.38%
Bridgend - 2 £281 -
St Albans - 2 - -
Berkshire +22 1 £395 +8.96%
Sheffield +10 1 £525 -
South Yorkshire +4 1 £525 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Glamorgan - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FCoE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for FCoE.

1 44 (88.00%) Cisco
2 34 (68.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 29 (58.00%) WAN
4 27 (54.00%) Fibre Channel
5 23 (46.00%) VMware
6 20 (40.00%) Load Balancing
7 19 (38.00%) F5
7 19 (38.00%) CCNP
7 19 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (36.00%) CheckPoint
9 17 (34.00%) OSPF
9 17 (34.00%) LAN
9 17 (34.00%) Windows
9 17 (34.00%) iSCSI
9 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
10 16 (32.00%) NFS
10 16 (32.00%) SAN
11 15 (30.00%) BGP
11 15 (30.00%) EIGRP
11 15 (30.00%) NX-OS
12 14 (28.00%) Data Centre
12 14 (28.00%) NAS
12 14 (28.00%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
12 14 (28.00%) Linux
13 13 (26.00%) NetApp
13 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (26.00%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (26.00%) NetScaler
14 12 (24.00%) VPN

FCoE
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 10 (20.00%) Apache
1 10 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 9 (18.00%) IIS
2 9 (18.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 9 (18.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (16.00%) DataSynapse
3 8 (16.00%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (68.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 29 (58.00%) WAN
3 27 (54.00%) Fibre Channel
4 17 (34.00%) iSCSI
4 17 (34.00%) LAN
4 17 (34.00%) OSPF
5 16 (32.00%) SAN
6 15 (30.00%) BGP
6 15 (30.00%) EIGRP
6 15 (30.00%) NX-OS
7 14 (28.00%) Cisco IOS
7 14 (28.00%) NAS
8 13 (26.00%) NetScaler
9 12 (24.00%) VPN
10 11 (22.00%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (20.00%) Multicast
12 9 (18.00%) DNS
12 9 (18.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (18.00%) Firewall
12 9 (18.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) Hadoop
2 8 (16.00%) HBase
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
General
1 7 (14.00%) Banking
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Architect
2 11 (22.00%) Consultant
3 10 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Administrator
4 7 (14.00%) Network Consultant
5 6 (12.00%) Designer
5 6 (12.00%) Network Designer
6 4 (8.00%) Lead Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Principal Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) VMWare Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Information Security Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Network Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Network Design Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Network Security Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Security Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Middleware
2 8 (16.00%) HTML
2 8 (16.00%) Rendezvous
2 8 (16.00%) XML
2 8 (16.00%) XSLT
3 6 (12.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (22.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (8.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Windows
2 14 (28.00%) Linux
3 11 (22.00%) Solaris
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.00%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 13 (26.00%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (24.00%) Migration
4 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.00%) Benchmarking
5 9 (18.00%) Network Design
6 6 (12.00%) DevOps
7 5 (10.00%) High Availability
8 4 (8.00%) DDoS Mitigation
8 4 (8.00%) E-Discovery
8 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Software Delivery
9 3 (6.00%) Information Security
9 3 (6.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 3 (6.00%) Patch Management
10 2 (4.00%) Capacity Management
10 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (4.00%) Security Hardening
10 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) Java
3 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.00%) Lisp
6 1 (2.00%) C++
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) CCNP
1 19 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (24.00%) CCNA
4 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) AWS Certification
6 1 (2.00%) CCIE
6 1 (2.00%) CCSE
6 1 (2.00%) CISSP
6 1 (2.00%) GIAC
6 1 (2.00%) MCSE
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.00%) VCAP
6 1 (2.00%) VCP5
6 1 (2.00%) VCP6
6 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (32.00%) NFS
2 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (22.00%) SRDF
4 9 (18.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (18.00%) KVM
4 9 (18.00%) Xen
5 8 (16.00%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (8.00%) vSphere
8 3 (6.00%) Firmware
8 3 (6.00%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) EnCase
1 4 (8.00%) Nagios
2 2 (4.00%) OpenAM
3 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 44 (88.00%) Cisco
2 23 (46.00%) VMware
3 19 (38.00%) F5
4 18 (36.00%) CheckPoint
5 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 13 (26.00%) NetApp
7 12 (24.00%) Brocade
8 11 (22.00%) EMC
8 11 (22.00%) Oracle
9 10 (20.00%) IBM
9 10 (20.00%) Intel
10 8 (16.00%) Sybase
10 8 (16.00%) TIBCO
11 4 (8.00%) Infoblox
11 4 (8.00%) Riverbed
11 4 (8.00%) Veeam
12 3 (6.00%) Juniper
12 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
12 3 (6.00%) Ruckus Wireless
13 2 (4.00%) HP