Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 799 736 742
Rank change year-on-year -63 +6 -34
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 101 140 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 1.03% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 70 108
UK median daily rate £385 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £312
90th Percentile £663 £512 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £340 £390
% change year-on-year +11.03% -12.82% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.42 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +54.31% -39.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.42 £24.25
% change year-on-year +6.89% +54.31% -39.38%

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 13,617 13,543 16,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 13.65% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,209 8,258 9,981
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 729 838
UK median hourly rate £19.19 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% -20.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.20 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.65% -23.50% +25.00%

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 16 October 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 14 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 16 October 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 -44 96 £385 +10.00% 28
UK excluding London -63 70 £378 +11.03% 17
London -16 30 £505 +9.19% 11
North of England -30 30 £375 +17.19% 7
South East -31 24 £380 -0.65% 2
North East -11 11 £355 +13.60%
Yorkshire -12 11 £413 - 4
North West -5 8 £344 -15.12% 3
South West -16 5 £475 - 4
Midlands -15 4 £375 -11.76% 2
Scotland - 4 £450 -
East of England -2 3 £335 - 2
West Midlands -24 3 £375 -11.76% 1
East Midlands -1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 72 (71.29%) SAN
2 60 (59.41%) VMware
3 53 (52.48%) Windows
4 45 (44.55%) Cisco
5 43 (42.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 35 (34.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
6 35 (34.65%) DNS
6 35 (34.65%) ITIL
7 34 (33.66%) EMC
7 34 (33.66%) iSCSI
8 33 (32.67%) Windows Server
9 32 (31.68%) DHCP
10 30 (29.70%) Brocade
11 29 (28.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 27 (26.73%) Hyper-V
12 27 (26.73%) Active Directory
12 27 (26.73%) Firewall
13 25 (24.75%) HP
14 24 (23.76%) Citrix
14 24 (23.76%) LAN
15 23 (22.77%) NAS
16 22 (21.78%) Security Cleared
16 22 (21.78%) Linux
17 21 (20.79%) WAN
17 21 (20.79%) NetApp
17 21 (20.79%) Data Centre
18 20 (19.80%) Cisco Certification
18 20 (19.80%) NFS
18 20 (19.80%) PowerShell

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 19 (18.81%) Skype for Business
2 14 (13.86%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.92%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.95%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.96%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.98%) Apache
6 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (34.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (15.84%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (10.89%) Office 365
4 8 (7.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (7.92%) Yammer
5 4 (3.96%) IaaS
6 2 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.99%) GitHub
7 1 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (71.29%) SAN
2 35 (34.65%) DNS
3 34 (33.66%) iSCSI
4 32 (31.68%) DHCP
5 27 (26.73%) Firewall
6 24 (23.76%) LAN
7 23 (22.77%) NAS
8 21 (20.79%) WAN
9 19 (18.81%) TCP/IP
10 17 (16.83%) VLAN
11 16 (15.84%) NetScaler
11 16 (15.84%) OSPF
12 14 (13.86%) Skype
12 14 (13.86%) Wireless
13 13 (12.87%) Ethernet
14 12 (11.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (11.88%) FCoE
15 11 (10.89%) VoIP
16 10 (9.90%) BGP
16 10 (9.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (2.97%) MySQL
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (7.92%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.97%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.99%) French Language
4 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (27.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (23.76%) Storage Engineer
3 17 (16.83%) Network Engineer
4 9 (8.91%) Administrator
4 9 (8.91%) EMC Engineer
4 9 (8.91%) EMC Storage Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Data Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Data Storage Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.94%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) SAN Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Storage Specialist
8 4 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Unix Administrator
9 3 (2.97%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Network Operations Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.96%) Web Services
3 3 (2.97%) .NET
3 3 (2.97%) LAMP
4 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.98%) HTML
4 2 (1.98%) Middleware
4 2 (1.98%) Spring
4 2 (1.98%) XML
4 2 (1.98%) XSLT
5 1 (0.99%) Flash
5 1 (0.99%) LDAP
5 1 (0.99%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.79%) Data Centre
2 19 (18.81%) Clustering
3 18 (17.82%) EMC VNX
3 18 (17.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 15 (14.85%) EMC VMAX
5 13 (12.87%) Replication
6 11 (10.89%) Celerra
6 11 (10.89%) HP Storage
7 10 (9.90%) HP StoreVirtual
8 9 (8.91%) Private Cloud
9 8 (7.92%) Fat Client
9 8 (7.92%) PKI
9 8 (7.92%) Thin Client
10 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (3.96%) IBM Storwize
11 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
12 3 (2.97%) Computer Science
12 3 (2.97%) Virtual Team
13 2 (1.98%) IBM XIV
13 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (52.48%) Windows
2 33 (32.67%) Windows Server
3 22 (21.78%) Linux
4 16 (15.84%) Unix
5 12 (11.88%) Solaris
5 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (9.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.94%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.96%) CentOS
8 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.97%) HPUX
9 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.98%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.99%) VMS
11 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.65%) ITIL
2 29 (28.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (18.81%) Migration
4 14 (13.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (11.88%) Virtual Environments
6 11 (10.89%) QMS
6 11 (10.89%) Quality Management
7 10 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (9.90%) Information Security
7 10 (9.90%) Load Balancing
8 9 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (7.92%) Application Packaging
9 8 (7.92%) Business Continuity
9 8 (7.92%) High Availability
9 8 (7.92%) Storage Management
10 7 (6.93%) Benchmarking
11 6 (5.94%) Change Management
11 6 (5.94%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (5.94%) Network Architecture
11 6 (5.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.80%) PowerShell
2 18 (17.82%) SQL
3 7 (6.93%) Korn
3 7 (6.93%) Perl
4 5 (4.95%) Java
5 4 (3.96%) AWK
5 4 (3.96%) Bourne shell
5 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.97%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.97%) VB
6 3 (2.97%) VBScript
7 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.98%) C#
8 1 (0.99%) C
8 1 (0.99%) Python
8 1 (0.99%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 22 (21.78%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.80%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (15.84%) CCNA
3 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
4 15 (14.85%) CCNP
5 13 (12.87%) Degree
6 9 (8.91%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (7.92%) CCA
8 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.96%) HP ASE
9 4 (3.96%) HPE ATP
9 4 (3.96%) MCSE
9 4 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.97%) GIAC
10 3 (2.97%) OCA
10 3 (2.97%) OCP
10 3 (2.97%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (2.97%) RHCE
10 3 (2.97%) RHCSA
11 2 (1.98%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (42.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (26.73%) Active Directory
2 27 (26.73%) Hyper-V
3 20 (19.80%) NFS
4 18 (17.82%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (16.83%) XenApp
6 14 (13.86%) XenDesktop
7 8 (7.92%) DFS Replication
7 8 (7.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (7.92%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (7.92%) XenServer
8 7 (6.93%) vSphere
9 6 (5.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (4.95%) Firmware
11 4 (3.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (3.96%) GlusterFS
11 4 (3.96%) Xen
12 3 (2.97%) Terminal Services
12 3 (2.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (12.87%) SCCM
2 12 (11.88%) NetBackup
3 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (7.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (7.92%) SCOM
6 7 (6.93%) Nagios
6 7 (6.93%) Oracle ZFS
6 7 (6.93%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (3.96%) Puppet
7 4 (3.96%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (3.96%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (2.97%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.97%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (2.97%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.97%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (2.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 60 (59.41%) VMware
2 45 (44.55%) Cisco
3 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
4 34 (33.66%) EMC
5 30 (29.70%) Brocade
6 25 (24.75%) HP
7 24 (23.76%) Citrix
8 21 (20.79%) NetApp
9 16 (15.84%) 3PAR
10 15 (14.85%) Dell
11 14 (13.86%) CheckPoint
12 12 (11.88%) IBM
12 12 (11.88%) Isilon
12 12 (11.88%) SolarWinds
13 11 (10.89%) Oracle
13 11 (10.89%) Veritas
14 10 (9.90%) Meraki
14 10 (9.90%) Red Hat
15 8 (7.92%) CommVault
15 8 (7.92%) Veeam