The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 521 531
Rank change year-on-year -21 +10  
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 59 123 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 1.42% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 83 63
Median daily rate £361 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.37% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £322 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £340
% change year-on-year -4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Median hourly rate £37.42 £42.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.90% +34.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.36 £37.90 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.48 £47.40 £40.00
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 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 6274 8675 8108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.13% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 5255 4568
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 426 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +23.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Fibre Channel
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Fibre Channel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fibre Channel in the UK

Fibre Channel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fibre Channel in the UK

Fibre Channel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fibre Channel in the UK

Fibre Channel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Fibre Channel in the UK

Fibre Channel
Top 29 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -10 59 £361 -7.37% 13
South East +5 16 £383 +4.79% 6
North West +31 14 £450 +38.46%
Lancashire - 13 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +88 12 £310 -3.12% 1
Tyne and Wear +86 12 £310 -3.12% 1
North East +76 12 £310 -3.12% 1
London -27 12 £485 +2.10% 3
Preston - 10 £450 -
Surrey -3 9 - - 3
Epsom - 5 - - 1
Redhill -21 4 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £425 -
West Sussex +10 3 £383 +4.79%
Gatwick -4 3 £383 +4.79%
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £191 -52.25%
East of England -7 2 £191 -55.05%
City of London -10 2 £568 +19.47% 1
Dorset - 2 - -
South West - 2 - - 1
Bournemouth - 2 - -
West Midlands +25 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £360 -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £360 -
Worcester - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Fibre Channel.

1 80 (76.19%) SAN
2 64 (60.95%) Cisco
3 62 (59.05%) Brocade
4 53 (50.48%) HP
5 51 (48.57%) EMC
6 46 (43.81%) Windows
6 46 (43.81%) Data Centre
7 44 (41.90%) Linux
8 38 (36.19%) Solaris
8 38 (36.19%) Migration
9 35 (33.33%) VMware
10 34 (32.38%) NetBackup
11 29 (27.62%) Unix
11 29 (27.62%) Security Cleared
12 27 (25.71%) 3PAR
12 27 (25.71%) NFS
13 23 (21.90%) Microsoft
13 23 (21.90%) NetApp
14 22 (20.95%) Veritas
14 22 (20.95%) Symantec
14 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
14 22 (20.95%) NAS
15 21 (20.00%) Data Migration
16 20 (19.05%) IBM
17 19 (18.10%) iSCSI
17 19 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (17.14%) AIX
19 17 (16.19%) Oracle
19 17 (16.19%) Replication

Fibre Channel
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 4 (3.81%) IIS
2 3 (2.86%) SAS
3 2 (1.90%) Apache
3 2 (1.90%) DataSynapse
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.95%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 80 (76.19%) SAN
2 22 (20.95%) NAS
3 19 (18.10%) iSCSI
4 16 (15.24%) WAN
5 14 (13.33%) FCoE
6 13 (12.38%) OSPF
7 12 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (11.43%) DNS
8 11 (10.48%) BGP
9 10 (9.52%) TCP/IP
10 9 (8.57%) EIGRP
10 9 (8.57%) Firewall
11 8 (7.62%) DHCP
11 8 (7.62%) VPN
12 7 (6.67%) SMTP
13 6 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (5.71%) LAN
14 5 (4.76%) Ethernet
14 5 (4.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.90%) HBase
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (13.33%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Legal
3 5 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.81%) Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.86%) Law
6 2 (1.90%) Local Government
7 1 (0.95%) Marketing
7 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (14.29%) Architect
2 13 (12.38%) Storage Engineer
3 12 (11.43%) Administrator
3 12 (11.43%) Backup Engineer
3 12 (11.43%) Storage Specialist
4 11 (10.48%) NetApp Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 9 (8.57%) Unix Administrator
6 8 (7.62%) Consultant
6 8 (7.62%) Storage Architect
7 7 (6.67%) Network Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Storage and Backup Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (5.71%) SAN Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.90%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.90%) HTML
1 2 (1.90%) Middleware
1 2 (1.90%) Rendezvous
1 2 (1.90%) XML
1 2 (1.90%) XSLT
2 1 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 46 (43.81%) Data Centre
2 17 (16.19%) Replication
3 15 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
4 13 (12.38%) Clustering
5 8 (7.62%) Computer Science
6 7 (6.67%) HP Storage
7 5 (4.76%) Derivative
7 5 (4.76%) Private Cloud
8 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.86%) IBM XIV
9 3 (2.86%) LPAR
10 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.95%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.95%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.95%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.95%) NHS
11 1 (0.95%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.95%) PKI
11 1 (0.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 46 (43.81%) Windows
2 44 (41.90%) Linux
3 38 (36.19%) Solaris
4 29 (27.62%) Unix
5 18 (17.14%) AIX
5 18 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (12.38%) CentOS
6 13 (12.38%) Windows Server
7 11 (10.48%) Data ONTAP
8 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.95%) Debian
12 1 (0.95%) HPUX
12 1 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.19%) Migration
2 21 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 13 (12.38%) Load Balancing
4 12 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (10.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (8.57%) DevOps
8 8 (7.62%) ITIL
9 7 (6.67%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.67%) Mathematics
10 6 (5.71%) Benchmarking
10 6 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (5.71%) QMS
10 6 (5.71%) Quality Management
10 6 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (4.76%) Data Centre Operations
11 5 (4.76%) High Availability
11 5 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
12 4 (3.81%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.43%) Korn
1 12 (11.43%) Perl
1 12 (11.43%) Shell Script
2 11 (10.48%) SQL
3 7 (6.67%) AWK
3 7 (6.67%) Bourne shell
3 7 (6.67%) Java
4 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (27.62%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (11.43%) CCNP
5 10 (9.52%) CCNA
6 8 (7.62%) Degree
7 7 (6.67%) OCA
7 7 (6.67%) OCP
7 7 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (6.67%) RHCE
7 7 (6.67%) RHCSA
8 3 (2.86%) CCIE
8 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.90%) MCP
9 2 (1.90%) MCSE
9 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.95%) CCIE Data Center
10 1 (0.95%) EMCSA
10 1 (0.95%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (25.71%) NFS
2 19 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (12.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (10.48%) Hyper-V
6 7 (6.67%) GlusterFS
6 7 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (5.71%) Veritas File System
8 5 (4.76%) Firmware
9 4 (3.81%) vSphere
10 3 (2.86%) KVM
10 3 (2.86%) SRDF
10 3 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.86%) Xen
11 2 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.95%) vCloud
12 1 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.95%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (32.38%) NetBackup
2 13 (12.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 12 (11.43%) EMC NetWorker
3 12 (11.43%) HP Data Protector
4 11 (10.48%) Backup Exec
5 8 (7.62%) Puppet
5 8 (7.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 8 (7.62%) vCenter Server
5 8 (7.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 7 (6.67%) Nagios
6 7 (6.67%) Oracle ZFS
6 7 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (6.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 6 (5.71%) Ansible
7 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (4.76%) Salt
9 4 (3.81%) SCCM
9 4 (3.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 64 (60.95%) Cisco
2 62 (59.05%) Brocade
3 53 (50.48%) HP
4 51 (48.57%) EMC
5 35 (33.33%) VMware
6 27 (25.71%) 3PAR
7 23 (21.90%) Microsoft
7 23 (21.90%) NetApp
8 22 (20.95%) Symantec
8 22 (20.95%) Veritas
9 20 (19.05%) IBM
10 17 (16.19%) Oracle
11 16 (15.24%) Red Hat
12 10 (9.52%) Veeam
13 9 (8.57%) F5
13 9 (8.57%) Sun
14 7 (6.67%) CheckPoint
14 7 (6.67%) StorageTek
15 6 (5.71%) Dell
16 5 (4.76%) Juniper
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