Period
to 15 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 814 735 778
Rank change year-on-year -79 +43 -25
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 89 155 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 1.11% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 92 76
UK median daily rate £394 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -22.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £293 £300 £331
90th Percentile £594 £500 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £325 £415
% change year-on-year +16.92% -21.69% +15.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £23.50

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 13,415 13,925 15,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.87% 13.49% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,090 8,578 9,418
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 710 798
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.04 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.30 £46.28 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £24.08
% change year-on-year -5.26% -21.08% +17.44%

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 December 2018.

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 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 15 December 2018. 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 -82 85 £400 +14.29% 35
UK excluding London -53 63 £380 +16.92% 28
London -34 25 £420 -6.67% 10
North of England -19 24 £410 +30.16% 4
South East -35 22 £375 -4.15% 5
North West +6 12 £338 -3.57% 2
Yorkshire -2 12 £419 - 1
South West - 11 £478 - 4
Midlands -17 3 £380 -1.94% 5
Scotland - 3 - - 3
East Midlands +5 2 £380 +16.92% 4
West Midlands -23 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 65 (73.03%) Windows
2 53 (59.55%) SAN
3 52 (58.43%) VMware
4 39 (43.82%) Microsoft
5 37 (41.57%) Windows Server
6 36 (40.45%) Cisco
7 35 (39.33%) DNS
8 33 (37.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (35.96%) DHCP
10 30 (33.71%) iSCSI
10 30 (33.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 30 (33.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 29 (32.58%) Firewall
12 27 (30.34%) LAN
13 25 (28.09%) Brocade
13 25 (28.09%) Data Centre
14 24 (26.97%) NAS
14 24 (26.97%) WAN
14 24 (26.97%) Active Directory
15 23 (25.84%) Citrix
15 23 (25.84%) Cisco Certification
16 22 (24.72%) SQL
17 21 (23.60%) Migration
18 20 (22.47%) NetApp
19 19 (21.35%) SQL Server
19 19 (21.35%) CCNA
19 19 (21.35%) TCP/IP
19 19 (21.35%) XenApp
19 19 (21.35%) Clustering
20 18 (20.22%) Hyper-V

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 15 (16.85%) Skype for Business
2 10 (11.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (33.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (14.61%) Office 365
3 11 (12.36%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (10.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (7.87%) Yammer
6 6 (6.74%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (5.62%) IaaS
8 3 (3.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (1.12%) GitHub
9 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (59.55%) SAN
2 35 (39.33%) DNS
3 32 (35.96%) DHCP
4 30 (33.71%) iSCSI
5 29 (32.58%) Firewall
6 27 (30.34%) LAN
7 24 (26.97%) NAS
7 24 (26.97%) WAN
8 19 (21.35%) TCP/IP
9 18 (20.22%) OSPF
10 17 (19.10%) NetScaler
10 17 (19.10%) VLAN
10 17 (19.10%) Wireless
11 16 (17.98%) Ethernet
12 15 (16.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (16.85%) FCoE
13 13 (14.61%) Skype
14 12 (13.48%) BGP
15 11 (12.36%) NX-OS
15 11 (12.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.37%) MySQL
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (16.85%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.37%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.12%) French Language
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (23.60%) Network Engineer
3 15 (16.85%) Storage Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) SAN Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Administrator
5 7 (7.87%) NAS Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) NetApp Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Architect
9 3 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.37%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.49%) .NET
3 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.37%) HTML
3 3 (3.37%) LAMP
3 3 (3.37%) Middleware
3 3 (3.37%) Web Services
3 3 (3.37%) XML
3 3 (3.37%) XSLT
4 1 (1.12%) Flash
4 1 (1.12%) RFC 2544
4 1 (1.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.09%) Data Centre
2 19 (21.35%) Clustering
3 9 (10.11%) Fat Client
3 9 (10.11%) PKI
3 9 (10.11%) Thin Client
4 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.87%) HP Storage
5 6 (6.74%) EMC VNX
6 4 (4.49%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (4.49%) IBM Storwize
7 3 (3.37%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.25%) Handset
8 2 (2.25%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.25%) IBM XIV
8 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.12%) EMC VNXe
9 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 65 (73.03%) Windows
2 37 (41.57%) Windows Server
3 18 (20.22%) Linux
4 17 (19.10%) Unix
5 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (12.36%) Windows 10
7 9 (10.11%) Solaris
8 7 (7.87%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.37%) HPUX
10 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.12%) CentOS
11 1 (1.12%) VMS
11 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (23.60%) Migration
3 16 (17.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (14.61%) ITIL
4 13 (14.61%) Load Balancing
5 12 (13.48%) Data Protection
5 12 (13.48%) Storage Management
6 10 (11.24%) Information Security
7 9 (10.11%) Application Packaging
7 9 (10.11%) High Availability
8 8 (8.99%) Network Design
9 7 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.87%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (6.74%) Network Architecture
11 5 (5.62%) Benchmarking
11 5 (5.62%) DevOps
11 5 (5.62%) Problem Management
11 5 (5.62%) Server Management
11 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (4.49%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.72%) SQL
2 18 (20.22%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.74%) Java
4 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.49%) Perl
4 4 (4.49%) VB
5 3 (3.37%) C#
5 3 (3.37%) Korn
5 3 (3.37%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) AWK
6 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.12%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.12%) C
6 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 23 (25.84%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (21.35%) CCNA
3 18 (20.22%) CCNP
4 8 (8.99%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (8.99%) Degree
4 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.87%) CCA
6 6 (6.74%) DV Cleared
6 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.74%) SNIA Certification
7 5 (5.62%) GIAC
8 4 (4.49%) MCSE
8 4 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.25%) CCIE
9 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.25%) VCP6
10 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.12%) EMCIE
10 1 (1.12%) EMCISA
10 1 (1.12%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (37.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (26.97%) Active Directory
3 19 (21.35%) XenApp
4 18 (20.22%) Hyper-V
5 16 (17.98%) NFS
5 16 (17.98%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (16.85%) XenDesktop
7 9 (10.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (10.11%) XenServer
8 8 (8.99%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (7.87%) DFS Replication
9 7 (7.87%) vSphere
10 5 (5.62%) Firmware
10 5 (5.62%) Xen
11 4 (4.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (4.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (3.37%) SRDF
12 3 (3.37%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (2.25%) StorNext
13 2 (2.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Intune
1 11 (12.36%) SCCM
2 10 (11.24%) Nagios
3 9 (10.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (6.74%) NetApp OnCommand
5 6 (6.74%) NetBackup
5 6 (6.74%) SCOM
5 6 (6.74%) Tivoli
6 5 (5.62%) SCOrch
7 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (4.49%) Puppet
7 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (4.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (3.37%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (3.37%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (2.25%) SCDPM
9 2 (2.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 52 (58.43%) VMware
2 39 (43.82%) Microsoft
3 36 (40.45%) Cisco
4 25 (28.09%) Brocade
5 23 (25.84%) Citrix
6 20 (22.47%) NetApp
7 16 (17.98%) EMC
8 15 (16.85%) CheckPoint
9 13 (14.61%) Dell
9 13 (14.61%) HP
10 10 (11.24%) Meraki
11 9 (10.11%) F5
11 9 (10.11%) IBM
11 9 (10.11%) Oracle
11 9 (10.11%) SolarWinds
11 9 (10.11%) Veritas
12 8 (8.99%) Juniper
12 8 (8.99%) Veeam
13 7 (7.87%) Riverbed
13 7 (7.87%) Ruckus Wireless