Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 726 750 724
Rank change year-on-year +24 -26 +8
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 161 141 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 0.86% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 97 109
UK median daily rate £350 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +10.67% -4.76%
10th Percentile £300 £312 £260
90th Percentile £501 £619 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -16.25% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 20
UK median hourly rate £37.42 £23.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.23% -41.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £18.15 £21.25 £19.80
90th Percentile £55.62 £24.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.42 £23.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +59.23% -41.25% +14.29%

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 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Fibre Channel in the UK

Fibre Channel
Top 12 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 23 November 2017. 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 +40 156 £350 -17.65% 9
UK excluding London +48 108 £335 -16.25% 9
South East +16 51 £383 +3.38% 2
London -11 49 £450 -20.00% 1
North of England +63 33 £320 -24.71% 5
North East +80 26 £313 -0.79%
East of England -5 18 £328 -27.22%
Midlands +28 6 £425 +27.82%
West Midlands +36 5 £425 +30.77%
North West +11 4 £360 -13.77% 4
Yorkshire +16 3 - - 1
East Midlands -7 1 £325 -17.20%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 107 (66.46%) Windows
2 103 (63.98%) SAN
3 89 (55.28%) Linux
4 87 (54.04%) Brocade
5 75 (46.58%) NetBackup
6 69 (42.86%) Solaris
7 66 (40.99%) HP
8 65 (40.37%) Cisco
9 64 (39.75%) EMC
9 64 (39.75%) Symantec
10 59 (36.65%) Veritas
10 59 (36.65%) Microsoft
10 59 (36.65%) VMware
11 57 (35.40%) NetApp
12 48 (29.81%) NFS
12 48 (29.81%) Unix
13 46 (28.57%) NAS
14 45 (27.95%) IBM
15 44 (27.33%) Data Centre
16 41 (25.47%) Red Hat
17 40 (24.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 39 (24.22%) VMware ESXi
19 38 (23.60%) Performance Monitoring
19 38 (23.60%) Load Balancing
20 37 (22.98%) Finance
21 36 (22.36%) TCP/IP
21 36 (22.36%) Security Cleared
22 33 (20.50%) ITIL
22 33 (20.50%) Enterprise Storage
23 32 (19.88%) Veritas Cluster Server

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 13 (8.07%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.83%) Skype for Business
3 7 (4.35%) SAS
3 7 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.48%) Apache
5 4 (2.48%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.24%) WordPress
7 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.62%) IIS
7 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.24%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (1.24%) Office 365
3 2 (1.24%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.62%) GitHub
4 1 (0.62%) IaaS
4 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (63.98%) SAN
2 46 (28.57%) NAS
3 36 (22.36%) TCP/IP
4 29 (18.01%) iSCSI
5 23 (14.29%) DNS
6 20 (12.42%) Firewall
7 18 (11.18%) DHCP
8 13 (8.07%) BGP
8 13 (8.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (8.07%) OSPF
9 11 (6.83%) FCoE
9 11 (6.83%) VPN
10 9 (5.59%) SMTP
10 9 (5.59%) Wireshark
11 8 (4.97%) IPsec
11 8 (4.97%) SNMP
11 8 (4.97%) SSL
12 7 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (4.35%) MPLS
12 7 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.97%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.62%) MS Access
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.21%) JIRA
2 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.62%) MSI
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (22.98%) Finance
2 21 (13.04%) Legal
3 11 (6.83%) Banking
4 10 (6.21%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.62%) Advertising
5 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (16.77%) NetApp Engineer
1 27 (16.77%) Storage Engineer
2 24 (14.91%) Backup Engineer
3 20 (12.42%) Administrator
4 19 (11.80%) Architect
5 15 (9.32%) Storage and Backup Engineer
6 13 (8.07%) Analyst
6 13 (8.07%) Network Engineer
6 13 (8.07%) Storage Administrator
7 11 (6.83%) Data Centre Technician
7 11 (6.83%) Unix Administrator
8 10 (6.21%) Data Technician
8 10 (6.21%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (6.21%) Solaris Administrator
8 10 (6.21%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 9 (5.59%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (4.35%) Consultant
11 7 (4.35%) Solaris Engineer
11 7 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.73%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 44 (27.33%) Data Centre
2 33 (20.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 32 (19.88%) Replication
4 16 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.21%) Clustering
5 10 (6.21%) HP Storage
5 10 (6.21%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.73%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (3.11%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.11%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.86%) PKI
8 3 (1.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (1.24%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.24%) Derivative
9 2 (1.24%) IBM XIV
9 2 (1.24%) LPAR
9 2 (1.24%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.24%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.62%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 107 (66.46%) Windows
2 89 (55.28%) Linux
3 69 (42.86%) Solaris
4 48 (29.81%) Unix
5 40 (24.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (18.63%) Windows Server
7 28 (17.39%) AIX
8 20 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (5.59%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (4.35%) CentOS
13 3 (1.86%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.86%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.24%) HPUX
14 2 (1.24%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.60%) Load Balancing
1 38 (23.60%) Performance Monitoring
2 33 (20.50%) ITIL
3 32 (19.88%) Migration
4 17 (10.56%) High Availability
5 15 (9.32%) Quality Management
6 14 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (8.70%) QMS
7 10 (6.21%) Change Management
8 9 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (4.97%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (3.73%) Problem Management
12 5 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (3.11%) DevOps
12 5 (3.11%) Mathematics
12 5 (3.11%) Open Source
13 4 (2.48%) Fault Analysis
13 4 (2.48%) Kalman Filter
13 4 (2.48%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.32%) SQL
2 12 (7.45%) Perl
3 10 (6.21%) Shell Script
4 9 (5.59%) Korn
4 9 (5.59%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.73%) Python
5 6 (3.73%) VBScript
6 5 (3.11%) AWK
6 5 (3.11%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.11%) Bourne shell
6 5 (3.11%) Java
7 2 (1.24%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (22.36%) Security Cleared
2 27 (16.77%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.18%) Degree
4 14 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (6.21%) MCSE
5 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (5.59%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (5.59%) MCSA
7 7 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.73%) RHCE
9 5 (3.11%) OCA
9 5 (3.11%) OCP
9 5 (3.11%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (3.11%) RHCSA
9 5 (3.11%) VCAP
9 5 (3.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.48%) CCNA
11 3 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.86%) NCDA
11 3 (1.86%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (29.81%) NFS
2 39 (24.22%) VMware ESXi
3 32 (19.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 28 (17.39%) Active Directory
5 27 (16.77%) Veritas File System
6 24 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (12.42%) Hyper-V
8 15 (9.32%) vSphere
9 8 (4.97%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (4.35%) Terminal Services
11 5 (3.11%) DFS Replication
11 5 (3.11%) GlusterFS
12 4 (2.48%) iptables
12 4 (2.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (1.86%) XenApp
14 2 (1.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (1.24%) Samba
14 2 (1.24%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.62%) Xen
Systems Management
1 75 (46.58%) NetBackup
2 32 (19.88%) HP Data Protector
3 30 (18.63%) Backup Exec
4 26 (16.15%) EMC NetWorker
5 25 (15.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 20 (12.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 17 (10.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 15 (9.32%) SCCM
9 11 (6.83%) vCenter Server
10 10 (6.21%) SCOM
11 8 (4.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 7 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (4.35%) Oracle ZFS
13 5 (3.11%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (3.11%) Red Hat Satellite
13 5 (3.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 4 (2.48%) Ansible
14 4 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (2.48%) Puppet
14 4 (2.48%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 87 (54.04%) Brocade
2 66 (40.99%) HP
3 65 (40.37%) Cisco
4 64 (39.75%) EMC
4 64 (39.75%) Symantec
5 59 (36.65%) Microsoft
5 59 (36.65%) Veritas
5 59 (36.65%) VMware
6 57 (35.40%) NetApp
7 45 (27.95%) IBM
8 41 (25.47%) Red Hat
9 28 (17.39%) Oracle
10 19 (11.80%) Citrix
10 19 (11.80%) Veeam
11 18 (11.18%) Sun
12 13 (8.07%) 3PAR
13 10 (6.21%) Juniper
14 9 (5.59%) CommVault
14 9 (5.59%) SolarWinds
15 8 (4.97%) Dell