Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 800 759 711
Rank change year-on-year -41 -48 -55
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 90 88 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.097% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 0.69% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 51 94
UK median daily rate £385 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.44% +13.92% +12.86%
10th Percentile £307 £280 £313
90th Percentile £594 £601 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £425 £369
% change year-on-year -18.24% +15.25% +15.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 19
UK median hourly rate £43.50 - £50.00
10th Percentile £37.50 - £36.75
90th Percentile £49.10 - £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - £50.00

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 13,566 12,725 15,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.36% 13.97% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,383 7,777 9,467
UK median daily rate £423 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +2.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £204 £208 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 735 707
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.21% -16.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.24 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% -20.40% +11.11%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -46 88 £385 -14.44% 24
UK excluding London -20 53 £348 -18.24% 21
London -43 37 £450 -5.76% 6
South East -23 20 £353 -21.56% 7
North of England -25 16 £360 -14.29% 3
East of England +6 13 £318 -29.44% 3
North East - 11 £355 -
North West -31 5 £385 -7.78% 2
Midlands -10 2 £325 +85.71% 2
Scotland -31 2 - - 3
East Midlands +2 1 £300 +71.43%
West Midlands -20 1 £350 - 2

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 56 (62.22%) SAN
1 56 (62.22%) iSCSI
2 45 (50.00%) HP
3 43 (47.78%) VMware
4 41 (45.56%) Cisco
5 39 (43.33%) Microsoft
5 39 (43.33%) EMC
6 38 (42.22%) ITIL
7 36 (40.00%) Windows
7 36 (40.00%) Brocade
8 33 (36.67%) 3PAR
9 32 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (35.56%) NetApp
10 31 (34.44%) Replication
11 30 (33.33%) NFS
11 30 (33.33%) Hyper-V
12 27 (30.00%) NAS
12 27 (30.00%) DNS
13 24 (26.67%) Active Directory
13 24 (26.67%) Security Cleared
13 24 (26.67%) Enterprise Storage
13 24 (26.67%) EMC VMAX
14 23 (25.56%) EMC VNX
14 23 (25.56%) FCoE
14 23 (25.56%) Veritas
15 22 (24.44%) Linux
15 22 (24.44%) SC Cleared
16 21 (23.33%) DHCP
16 21 (23.33%) Citrix
16 21 (23.33%) VMware ESXi

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 (21.11%) Skype for Business
2 16 (17.78%) SharePoint
3 14 (15.56%) MS Exchange
4 7 (7.78%) OpenStack
5 5 (5.56%) SAS
6 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.33%) IIS
7 2 (2.22%) Apache
7 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.78%) Office 365
4 6 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (6.67%) Yammer
5 3 (3.33%) IaaS
5 3 (3.33%) PaaS
6 2 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (62.22%) iSCSI
1 56 (62.22%) SAN
2 27 (30.00%) DNS
2 27 (30.00%) NAS
3 23 (25.56%) FCoE
4 21 (23.33%) DHCP
5 16 (17.78%) Firewall
6 15 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 12 (13.33%) NetScaler
8 10 (11.11%) OSPF
8 10 (11.11%) WAN
9 9 (10.00%) Skype
10 8 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (8.89%) VLAN
11 7 (7.78%) BGP
11 7 (7.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (7.78%) LAN
12 6 (6.67%) Ethernet
12 6 (6.67%) SSL
12 6 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.22%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.22%) HBase
4 1 (1.11%) OLAP
4 1 (1.11%) OLTP
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.11%) JIRA
General
1 16 (17.78%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Legal
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.22%) Private Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (21.11%) Storage Engineer
2 12 (13.33%) Analyst
3 11 (12.22%) Consultant
4 10 (11.11%) EMC Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) EMC Storage Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) Storage Consultant
6 8 (8.89%) Administrator
6 8 (8.89%) Architect
6 8 (8.89%) Storage Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Unix Administrator
8 6 (6.67%) Data Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Data Storage Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.56%) Technical Leader
10 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.22%) HTML
2 2 (2.22%) Middleware
2 2 (2.22%) Web Services
2 2 (2.22%) XML
2 2 (2.22%) XSLT
3 1 (1.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (34.44%) Replication
2 24 (26.67%) EMC VMAX
2 24 (26.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 23 (25.56%) EMC VNX
4 20 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 15 (16.67%) Clustering
6 11 (12.22%) Celerra
7 10 (11.11%) HP Storage
7 10 (11.11%) HP StoreVirtual
8 8 (8.89%) PKI
9 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (7.78%) Private Cloud
10 6 (6.67%) Fat Client
10 6 (6.67%) Thin Client
11 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
12 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
12 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
12 2 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (40.00%) Windows
2 22 (24.44%) Linux
3 17 (18.89%) Unix
4 15 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 14 (15.56%) Solaris
6 11 (12.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.56%) CentOS
7 5 (5.56%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.22%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.11%) AIX
9 1 (1.11%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.11%) Debian
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (42.22%) ITIL
2 20 (22.22%) Migration
3 18 (20.00%) High Availability
4 14 (15.56%) Capacity Management
5 13 (14.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (14.44%) Service Delivery
6 12 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 12 (13.33%) Data Management
6 12 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 11 (12.22%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (12.22%) Data Security
7 11 (12.22%) Security Hardening
8 10 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (11.11%) QMS
8 10 (11.11%) Quality Management
9 9 (10.00%) Business Continuity
10 8 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (7.78%) Benchmarking
11 7 (7.78%) Problem Management
11 7 (7.78%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.11%) SQL
2 16 (17.78%) PowerShell
3 9 (10.00%) AWK
4 8 (8.89%) Perl
4 8 (8.89%) VBScript
5 5 (5.56%) Bourne shell
5 5 (5.56%) Korn
5 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.44%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.44%) sed
7 2 (2.22%) Java
7 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 22 (24.44%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.33%) Degree
4 7 (7.78%) MCSA
4 7 (7.78%) MCSE
4 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.67%) CCA
5 6 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (6.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.44%) CCIE
6 4 (4.44%) CCNP
6 4 (4.44%) HP ASE
6 4 (4.44%) HPE ATP
7 2 (2.22%) OCA
7 2 (2.22%) OCP
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (2.22%) RHCE
7 2 (2.22%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.11%) SAS 70
System Software
1 32 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 30 (33.33%) NFS
3 24 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 21 (23.33%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (11.11%) DFS Replication
5 10 (11.11%) XenApp
5 10 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 8 (8.89%) Terminal Services
7 7 (7.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (6.67%) vSphere
8 6 (6.67%) XenServer
9 5 (5.56%) GlusterFS
10 4 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (2.22%) KVM
11 2 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (2.22%) SRDF
11 2 (2.22%) Veritas File System
11 2 (2.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 18 (20.00%) SCCM
2 13 (14.44%) EMC VPLEX
3 11 (12.22%) SCOM
4 9 (10.00%) Backup Exec
5 8 (8.89%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (7.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (7.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 6 (6.67%) Ansible
7 6 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (6.67%) SnapMirror
7 6 (6.67%) SnapVault
8 5 (5.56%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (4.44%) vCenter Server
10 3 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (3.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 45 (50.00%) HP
2 43 (47.78%) VMware
3 41 (45.56%) Cisco
4 39 (43.33%) EMC
4 39 (43.33%) Microsoft
5 36 (40.00%) Brocade
6 33 (36.67%) 3PAR
7 32 (35.56%) NetApp
8 23 (25.56%) Veritas
9 21 (23.33%) Citrix
10 18 (20.00%) IBM
11 14 (15.56%) Dell
11 14 (15.56%) Isilon
11 14 (15.56%) Oracle
11 14 (15.56%) SolarWinds
12 11 (12.22%) Red Hat
12 11 (12.22%) Sun
13 9 (10.00%) CommVault
14 8 (8.89%) EqualLogic
15 7 (7.78%) Symantec