Period
to 25 May 2019

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 6 months to 25 May 2019 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
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 752 808 749
Rank change year-on-year +56 -59 -37
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 98 90 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.089% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.66% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 60 50
UK median daily rate £500 £385 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.87% -14.44% +13.92%
10th Percentile £369 £307 £268
90th Percentile £631 £594 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £348 £437
% change year-on-year +36.69% -20.53% +17.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.64% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year -12.64% - -

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,524 13,582 12,637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.58% 13.38% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,129 8,396 7,724
UK median daily rate £429 £424 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +2.90% +3.00%
10th Percentile £205 £204 £208
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +5.77% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 749 731
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.49 £20.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.64% -6.12% -16.98%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.24 £19.90
% change year-on-year -9.06% -3.30% -20.40%

Fibre Channel
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Fibre Channel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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
Top 13 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 6 months to 25 May 2019. 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
England +52 96 £500 +29.87% 3
UK excluding London +33 64 £475 +36.69%
South East +33 36 £575 +62.89%
London +42 33 £525 +16.67% 3
South West - 13 £480 -
Midlands +13 5 £413 +26.92%
North of England +9 5 £275 -23.61%
North West +16 4 £275 -28.57%
East of England -9 4 £405 +27.56%
East Midlands +26 3 £425 +41.67%
West Midlands +2 2 £400 +14.29%
Scotland +18 1 - -
North East +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Fibre Channel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Fibre Channel.

1 69 (70.41%) iSCSI
2 60 (61.22%) Windows
3 54 (55.10%) VMware
4 51 (52.04%) SAN
5 47 (47.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 43 (43.88%) Citrix
7 42 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (40.82%) XenApp
8 40 (40.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 39 (39.80%) Microsoft
10 38 (38.78%) Active Directory
11 37 (37.76%) Windows Server
12 35 (35.71%) IaaS
12 35 (35.71%) EMC
13 34 (34.69%) Office 365
14 33 (33.67%) DNS
15 31 (31.63%) PowerShell
16 30 (30.61%) NetApp
17 29 (29.59%) Clustering
17 29 (29.59%) NFS
17 29 (29.59%) VMware ESXi
17 29 (29.59%) VLAN
18 27 (27.55%) Data Protection
18 27 (27.55%) Hyper-V
18 27 (27.55%) Dell
19 26 (26.53%) XenDesktop
20 25 (25.51%) Firewall
21 24 (24.49%) Finance
21 24 (24.49%) ITIL
22 21 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery

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 16 (16.33%) Skype for Business
2 13 (13.27%) IIS
3 12 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (7.14%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.04%) Apache
6 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 47 (47.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (35.71%) IaaS
3 34 (34.69%) Office 365
4 20 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (15.31%) PaaS
6 13 (13.27%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (2.04%) Yammer
9 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 69 (70.41%) iSCSI
2 51 (52.04%) SAN
3 33 (33.67%) DNS
4 29 (29.59%) VLAN
5 25 (25.51%) Firewall
6 19 (19.39%) VSAN
7 18 (18.37%) NAS
8 16 (16.33%) DHCP
8 16 (16.33%) Internet
9 14 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (11.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (11.22%) NetScaler
11 9 (9.18%) Cisco Firepower
12 6 (6.12%) TCP/IP
12 6 (6.12%) VoIP
13 5 (5.10%) Skype
14 4 (4.08%) BGP
14 4 (4.08%) OSPF
14 4 (4.08%) VPN
14 4 (4.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.22%) Big Data
2 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (12.24%) MSI
1 12 (12.24%) WiX
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.02%) Hudson
3 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (24.49%) Finance
2 1 (1.02%) Automotive
2 1 (1.02%) Banking
2 1 (1.02%) Electronics
2 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.02%) Legal
2 1 (1.02%) Retail
2 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (17.35%) Consultant
2 17 (17.35%) Storage Engineer
3 11 (11.22%) Technical Consultant
4 9 (9.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (7.14%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 7 (7.14%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
5 7 (7.14%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 7 (7.14%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
6 6 (6.12%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Network Specialist
7 5 (5.10%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Administrator
8 4 (4.08%) Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.08%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) .NET
2 9 (9.18%) Software Packaging
3 3 (3.06%) Web Services
4 2 (2.04%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.02%) LDAP
5 1 (1.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.59%) Clustering
2 13 (13.27%) HP Storage
3 12 (12.24%) PKI
4 10 (10.20%) Fat Client
4 10 (10.20%) Thin Client
5 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (9.18%) Data Centre
6 7 (7.14%) IBM Storwize
7 5 (5.10%) EMC VNX
7 5 (5.10%) Replication
8 4 (4.08%) Hedge funds
8 4 (4.08%) Public Cloud
9 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.02%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (61.22%) Windows
2 37 (37.76%) Windows Server
3 18 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.22%) Linux
5 9 (9.18%) Windows 10
6 7 (7.14%) Data ONTAP
7 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.08%) Unix
9 2 (2.04%) Solaris
10 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (27.55%) Data Protection
3 24 (24.49%) ITIL
4 21 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (18.37%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (17.35%) Storage Management
6 17 (17.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 16 (16.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 16 (16.33%) Server Monitoring
8 15 (15.31%) Problem Management
9 13 (13.27%) DevOps
9 13 (13.27%) Load Balancing
9 13 (13.27%) Migration
9 13 (13.27%) Patch Management
9 13 (13.27%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (12.24%) High Availability
10 12 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (11.22%) Identity Access Management
12 10 (10.20%) Application Packaging
13 9 (9.18%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.63%) PowerShell
2 20 (20.41%) SQL
3 14 (14.29%) VB
4 12 (12.24%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.10%) Perl
6 3 (3.06%) C
7 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.04%) Korn
7 2 (2.04%) Python
7 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.02%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.18%) DV Cleared
2 9 (9.18%) SNIA Certification
3 8 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (6.12%) Degree
4 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.10%) MCSE
6 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.06%) CCNP
7 3 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.04%) CCA
8 2 (2.04%) CCNA
8 2 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.04%) MCP
8 2 (2.04%) NCDA
8 2 (2.04%) RHCE
8 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.02%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) GDPR
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 22301
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 42 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (40.82%) XenApp
3 38 (38.78%) Active Directory
4 29 (29.59%) NFS
4 29 (29.59%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (27.55%) Hyper-V
6 26 (26.53%) XenDesktop
7 20 (20.41%) vSphere
8 18 (18.37%) VMware NSX
9 15 (15.31%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (10.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 10 (10.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (3.06%) Docker
11 3 (3.06%) GPFS
12 2 (2.04%) DFS Replication
12 2 (2.04%) Firmware
12 2 (2.04%) Terminal Server
12 2 (2.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (1.02%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (20.41%) vCenter Server
2 19 (19.39%) Microsoft Clustering
3 18 (18.37%) vRealize
4 16 (16.33%) Failover Clustering
4 16 (16.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 15 (15.31%) SCOM
6 14 (14.29%) SCOrch
7 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 12 (12.24%) SCCM
8 12 (12.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 11 (11.22%) QRadar
10 10 (10.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (10.20%) Tivoli
11 4 (4.08%) SnapMirror
11 4 (4.08%) SnapVault
11 4 (4.08%) vMotion
12 3 (3.06%) Backup Exec
12 3 (3.06%) Kubernetes
12 3 (3.06%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 54 (55.10%) VMware
2 43 (43.88%) Citrix
3 39 (39.80%) Microsoft
4 35 (35.71%) EMC
5 30 (30.61%) NetApp
6 27 (27.55%) Dell
7 21 (21.43%) Brocade
8 19 (19.39%) HP
9 18 (18.37%) Cisco
10 13 (13.27%) Symantec
11 12 (12.24%) IBM
11 12 (12.24%) Veritas
12 11 (11.22%) F5
13 9 (9.18%) CheckPoint
13 9 (9.18%) McAfee
14 5 (5.10%) Red Hat
15 4 (4.08%) Hitachi
15 4 (4.08%) Meraki
15 4 (4.08%) Sun
16 3 (3.06%) Mitel