Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 759 799 741
Rank change year-on-year +40 -58 +31
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 45 87 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.084% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.64% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 49 87
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -14.00%
10th Percentile £208 £298 £300
90th Percentile £638 £638 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £383 £340
% change year-on-year -5.88% +12.50% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £37.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +6.89% +59.23%
10th Percentile £18.50 £40.00 £18.15
90th Percentile £38.90 £40.00 £55.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £37.42
% change year-on-year -17.50% +6.89% +59.23%

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 11,324 13,638 14,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.48% 13.09% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,796 8,195 8,541
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £193 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 645 751
UK median hourly rate £25.40 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.68% -2.56% -13.33%
10th Percentile £13.26 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.70 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +23.68% -1.30% -23.00%

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 15 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fibre Channel over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Fibre Channel in the UK

Fibre Channel
Top 11 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 15 November 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 +48 44 £375 -6.25% 25
UK excluding London +47 31 £360 -5.88% 20
South East +38 17 £338 -11.18% 6
London +76 14 £450 -1.10% 7
North of England +13 9 £463 +13.50% 3
North West +18 5 £463 +34.55%
Yorkshire +19 4 - - 3
West Midlands +43 2 £176 -53.00% 3
Midlands +41 2 £176 -53.00% 4
South West -8 2 £475 - 2
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 32 (71.11%) Windows
2 28 (62.22%) SAN
3 27 (60.00%) VMware
4 19 (42.22%) iSCSI
5 15 (33.33%) Azure
6 14 (31.11%) Windows Server
6 14 (31.11%) Firewall
6 14 (31.11%) Cisco
6 14 (31.11%) WAN
7 13 (28.89%) Linux
7 13 (28.89%) LAN
7 13 (28.89%) Brocade
7 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (26.67%) Office 365
9 11 (24.44%) SQL
9 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
9 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
10 10 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (22.22%) IaaS
10 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 9 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 9 (20.00%) PaaS
11 9 (20.00%) NetBackup
11 9 (20.00%) HP
11 9 (20.00%) NetApp
12 8 (17.78%) EMC
12 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
12 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
13 7 (15.56%) AWS

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 6 (13.33%) Skype for Business
2 5 (11.11%) IIS
3 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.22%) Confluence
5 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (33.33%) Azure
2 12 (26.67%) Office 365
3 10 (22.22%) IaaS
4 9 (20.00%) PaaS
5 7 (15.56%) AWS
6 3 (6.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (4.44%) GCP
8 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (62.22%) SAN
2 19 (42.22%) iSCSI
3 14 (31.11%) Firewall
3 14 (31.11%) WAN
4 13 (28.89%) LAN
5 7 (15.56%) MPLS
6 6 (13.33%) DNS
6 6 (13.33%) Internet
7 5 (11.11%) BGP
7 5 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (11.11%) NAS
7 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.89%) Skype
8 4 (8.89%) VLAN
9 3 (6.67%) FCoE
9 3 (6.67%) SMTP
10 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (4.44%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
10 2 (4.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.44%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MSI
1 2 (4.44%) WiX
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Consultant
2 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Storage Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.67%) Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Backup Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) SAN Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Storage and Backup Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
1 2 (4.44%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.22%) FFmpeg
2 1 (2.22%) LDAP
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) ServiceStack
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Replication
2 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.33%) Public Cloud
3 4 (8.89%) Clustering
3 4 (8.89%) EMC VNX
3 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.67%) HP Storage
4 3 (6.67%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.44%) IBM Storwize
6 1 (2.22%) Celerra
6 1 (2.22%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.22%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (2.22%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.22%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 32 (71.11%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Windows Server
3 13 (28.89%) Linux
4 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.44%) Solaris
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (15.56%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Storage Management
3 6 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 6 (13.33%) Migration
3 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (11.11%) Change Management
4 5 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (8.89%) Business Continuity
5 4 (8.89%) Fault Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Information Security
5 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.67%) Architectural Design
6 3 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (6.67%) Network Architecture
6 3 (6.67%) Network Design
6 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Automation
7 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (13.33%) Perl
4 2 (4.44%) VB
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.22%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) CCNP
5 1 (2.22%) MCSA
5 1 (2.22%) MCSE
5 1 (2.22%) SNIA Certification
5 1 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.22%) GAMP
1 1 (2.22%) GDPR
1 1 (2.22%) HIPAA
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (2.22%) NIST
1 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
1 1 (2.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
3 6 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 5 (11.11%) vSphere
4 5 (11.11%) XenApp
5 4 (8.89%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (4.44%) NFS
7 2 (4.44%) StorNext
8 1 (2.22%) Firmware
8 1 (2.22%) KVM
8 1 (2.22%) SRDF
8 1 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (2.22%) Xen
8 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (11.11%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) vCenter Server
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (6.67%) SCOM
3 3 (6.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (4.44%) QRadar
4 2 (4.44%) SCOrch
4 2 (4.44%) SnapMirror
4 2 (4.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.22%) Ansible
5 1 (2.22%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.22%) SnapVault
5 1 (2.22%) Terraform
5 1 (2.22%) vMotion
5 1 (2.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) VMware
2 14 (31.11%) Cisco
3 13 (28.89%) Brocade
4 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
5 9 (20.00%) HP
5 9 (20.00%) NetApp
6 8 (17.78%) EMC
7 7 (15.56%) Citrix
8 6 (13.33%) F5
8 6 (13.33%) Hitachi
8 6 (13.33%) Oracle
9 5 (11.11%) IBM
10 4 (8.89%) 3PAR
10 4 (8.89%) Fortinet
10 4 (8.89%) Veeam
11 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
11 3 (6.67%) Forcepoint
11 3 (6.67%) Huawei
12 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
12 2 (4.44%) Veritas