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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Fibre Channel (FC)
UK
Rank 547 546 515
Rank change year-on-year -1 -31  
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 46 98 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 1.25% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 47 43
Median daily rate £450 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.93% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £366 £300
% change year-on-year +19.38% +22.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 18
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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 6617 7870 7816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4077 4695 4260
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 338 430
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +14.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Fibre Channel.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fibre Channel in the UK

Fibre Channel
Top 30 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 25 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
England -22 45 £450 +20.00% 10
London +27 14 £475 +11.76% 5
South East -23 12 £475 +30.13% 1
North West +31 10 £405 -4.70% 1
Lancashire - 7 £415 -
Preston - 7 £415 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £500 -
Yorkshire +12 4 £500 -4.76%
City of London +3 4 £388 -21.31% 3
Hampshire +6 3 £450 -
Hertfordshire +6 3 £450 +7.46%
East of England 0 3 £450 +7.46%
West Midlands +12 2 - -
Manchester +11 2 £175 -58.82% 1
St Albans +4 2 - -
Sheffield -3 2 £525 -
Leicestershire -4 2 £175 -4.10% 1
South Yorkshire -4 2 £525 -
East Midlands -5 2 £175 -4.10% 2
Surrey -13 2 £500 +36.98%
Warwickshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Leeds - 2 £450 -
Leicester - 2 £175 - 1
Berkshire +9 1 £600 +64.94% 1
Reading +6 1 £600 +20.00% 1
Epsom -3 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £150 -
Oxford - 1 £450 -

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for Fibre Channel.

1 56 (64.37%) Cisco
2 54 (62.07%) SAN
3 36 (41.38%) VMware
4 33 (37.93%) Windows
4 33 (37.93%) Linux
5 29 (33.33%) WAN
5 29 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (33.33%) FCoE
6 28 (32.18%) iSCSI
7 27 (31.03%) Brocade
7 27 (31.03%) NFS
7 27 (31.03%) EMC
8 25 (28.74%) NAS
9 24 (27.59%) HP
10 23 (26.44%) Solaris
10 23 (26.44%) Data Centre
11 22 (25.29%) NetApp
11 22 (25.29%) Security Cleared
12 21 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (22.99%) Oracle
13 20 (22.99%) Hyper-V
14 18 (20.69%) CCNP
15 17 (19.54%) OSPF
15 17 (19.54%) BGP
15 17 (19.54%) 3PAR
15 17 (19.54%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (18.39%) IBM
16 16 (18.39%) SQL
17 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
17 15 (17.24%) IIS

Fibre Channel
Top Related 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 15 (17.24%) IIS
2 13 (14.94%) Apache
3 12 (13.79%) Tomcat
4 11 (12.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 11 (12.64%) WebSphere
5 10 (11.49%) DataSynapse
5 10 (11.49%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (4.60%) SAS
7 2 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (62.07%) SAN
2 29 (33.33%) FCoE
2 29 (33.33%) WAN
3 28 (32.18%) iSCSI
4 25 (28.74%) NAS
5 17 (19.54%) BGP
5 17 (19.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (19.54%) OSPF
6 15 (17.24%) HTTP
6 15 (17.24%) LAN
7 14 (16.09%) EIGRP
7 14 (16.09%) VPN
8 12 (13.79%) DNS
9 11 (12.64%) Firewall
9 11 (12.64%) Multicast
9 11 (12.64%) TCP/IP
10 10 (11.49%) Ethernet
11 9 (10.34%) DHCP
11 9 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (10.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.49%) Hadoop
2 10 (11.49%) HBase
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) Big Data
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (16.09%) Banking
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Law
2 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Local Government
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (26.44%) Architect
2 17 (19.54%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (13.79%) Consultant
4 10 (11.49%) Storage Specialist
5 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 7 (8.05%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Administrator
7 5 (5.75%) Data Centre Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Lead Architect
7 5 (5.75%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Hardware Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Principal Consultant
8 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Storage Administrator
8 4 (4.60%) Unix Administrator
9 3 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.79%) Middleware
2 10 (11.49%) HTML
2 10 (11.49%) Rendezvous
2 10 (11.49%) XML
2 10 (11.49%) XSLT
3 3 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.44%) Data Centre
2 14 (16.09%) Enterprise Storage
3 10 (11.49%) Clustering
4 9 (10.34%) Replication
5 5 (5.75%) EMC VNX
6 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.60%) Online Banking
6 4 (4.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.45%) Derivative
7 3 (3.45%) HP Storage
7 3 (3.45%) PKI
7 3 (3.45%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.30%) Celerra
8 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.30%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (2.30%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (1.15%) FlexPod
9 1 (1.15%) IBM XIV
9 1 (1.15%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.93%) Linux
1 33 (37.93%) Windows
2 23 (26.44%) Solaris
3 15 (17.24%) Unix
3 15 (17.24%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.20%) Data ONTAP
4 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.60%) CentOS
8 1 (1.15%) AIX
8 1 (1.15%) Debian
8 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.09%) Load Balancing
2 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (14.94%) Migration
2 13 (14.94%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (12.64%) Benchmarking
3 11 (12.64%) DevOps
4 10 (11.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (9.20%) Configuration Management
5 8 (9.20%) Data Migration
6 7 (8.05%) ITIL
7 6 (6.90%) High Availability
8 5 (5.75%) Software Delivery
9 4 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (4.60%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.60%) Validation
10 3 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.45%) Data Centre Operations
10 3 (3.45%) Network Management
10 3 (3.45%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) SQL
2 13 (14.94%) Java
3 12 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.05%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.90%) Perl
5 6 (6.90%) Python
6 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.60%) Korn
7 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.45%) C
9 2 (2.30%) C++
10 1 (1.15%) VB
10 1 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (25.29%) Security Cleared
2 21 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (20.69%) CCNP
4 15 (17.24%) CCNA
4 15 (17.24%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) CCIE
6 4 (4.60%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.45%) Degree
8 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.30%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.15%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.15%) CCDP
9 1 (1.15%) CISSP
9 1 (1.15%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.15%) MCSE
9 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.15%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (31.03%) NFS
3 20 (22.99%) Hyper-V
4 14 (16.09%) KVM
5 13 (14.94%) SRDF
6 11 (12.64%) Xen
7 10 (11.49%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (10.34%) Active Directory
9 7 (8.05%) vSphere
10 5 (5.75%) Firmware
11 4 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (3.45%) vCloud
13 2 (2.30%) Docker
13 2 (2.30%) LXC
13 2 (2.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (2.30%) Veritas File System
13 2 (2.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (1.15%) iptables
14 1 (1.15%) Sendmail
14 1 (1.15%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) Nagios
2 8 (9.20%) NetBackup
3 7 (8.05%) Puppet
4 5 (5.75%) Ansible
4 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (5.75%) RANCID
4 5 (5.75%) SCCM
4 5 (5.75%) SCOM
5 4 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.45%) PowerCLI
6 3 (3.45%) Salt
6 3 (3.45%) vRealize
7 2 (2.30%) OpenAM
7 2 (2.30%) Perfmon
7 2 (2.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.15%) Cacti
8 1 (1.15%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.15%) vMotion
Vendors
1 56 (64.37%) Cisco
2 36 (41.38%) VMware
3 27 (31.03%) Brocade
3 27 (31.03%) EMC
4 24 (27.59%) HP
5 22 (25.29%) NetApp
6 20 (22.99%) Oracle
7 17 (19.54%) 3PAR
8 16 (18.39%) IBM
9 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
10 13 (14.94%) F5
11 12 (13.79%) Intel
12 11 (12.64%) Juniper
13 10 (11.49%) Sybase
13 10 (11.49%) TIBCO
14 7 (8.05%) Dell
14 7 (8.05%) Red Hat
15 6 (6.90%) CheckPoint
16 5 (5.75%) Sun
16 5 (5.75%) Symantec
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