Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 764 767 757
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 -71
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 111 79 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.082% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.55% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 50 63
UK median daily rate £375 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +18.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £387 £263
90th Percentile £500 £689 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -25.56% +12.50% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 17
UK median hourly rate - £22.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -56.00% +29.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year - -56.86% +31.61%

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 13,354 14,277 14,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.15% 14.87% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,240 8,698 8,726
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 762 812
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -8.56% -2.27% -

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 21 February 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 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 21 February 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 +20 110 £375 -23.08% 26
UK excluding London +4 60 £335 -25.56% 21
London 0 50 £425 -16.67% 7
East of England +13 26 £320 -28.89%
South East -8 20 £425 -19.05% 12
North of England +25 11 £338 -18.67% 7
North East +46 5 £320 -20.00%
North West +5 4 £361 -13.99% 5
Midlands +9 3 £350 +23.35%
West Midlands - 3 £350 -
Yorkshire -1 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 67 (60.36%) Windows
2 59 (53.15%) Microsoft
3 58 (52.25%) SAN
4 50 (45.05%) iSCSI
5 49 (44.14%) NetApp
6 48 (43.24%) HP
7 47 (42.34%) VMware
7 47 (42.34%) Brocade
8 42 (37.84%) Linux
9 41 (36.94%) Cisco
9 41 (36.94%) NFS
10 38 (34.23%) NAS
11 37 (33.33%) NetBackup
12 36 (32.43%) Veritas
13 34 (30.63%) IBM
14 33 (29.73%) Active Directory
14 33 (29.73%) DNS
14 33 (29.73%) Symantec
15 32 (28.83%) Unix
16 29 (26.13%) Solaris
16 29 (26.13%) VMware ESXi
16 29 (26.13%) Data Centre
17 27 (24.32%) DHCP
17 27 (24.32%) Hyper-V
18 26 (23.42%) Replication
18 26 (23.42%) ITIL
18 26 (23.42%) Finance
18 26 (23.42%) Windows Server
19 25 (22.52%) 3PAR
19 25 (22.52%) TCP/IP

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 21 (18.92%) MS Exchange
1 21 (18.92%) Skype for Business
2 13 (11.71%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.11%) SAS
4 8 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.60%) Apache
5 4 (3.60%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.80%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (1.80%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (52.25%) SAN
2 50 (45.05%) iSCSI
3 38 (34.23%) NAS
4 33 (29.73%) DNS
5 27 (24.32%) DHCP
6 25 (22.52%) TCP/IP
7 24 (21.62%) FCoE
8 22 (19.82%) Firewall
9 16 (14.41%) BGP
9 16 (14.41%) OSPF
10 14 (12.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (12.61%) VPN
11 12 (10.81%) Wireshark
12 11 (9.91%) IPsec
12 11 (9.91%) SNMP
12 11 (9.91%) SSL
13 10 (9.01%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (8.11%) HSRP
15 8 (7.21%) Junos
15 8 (7.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.90%) OLAP
5 1 (0.90%) OLTP
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) JIRA
1 1 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (23.42%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Legal
3 7 (6.31%) Banking
4 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 19 (17.12%) Analyst
2 15 (13.51%) Storage Engineer
3 14 (12.61%) Architect
4 13 (11.71%) Administrator
4 13 (11.71%) NetApp Engineer
5 12 (10.81%) Consultant
5 12 (10.81%) Storage Administrator
6 10 (9.01%) Storage Consultant
7 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 9 (8.11%) Network Engineer
7 9 (8.11%) Storage Analyst
8 8 (7.21%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) Implementation Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) Solaris Administrator
8 8 (7.21%) Technical Leader
9 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (6.31%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (6.31%) Solaris Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.90%) .NET
2 1 (0.90%) LDAP
2 1 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.13%) Data Centre
2 26 (23.42%) Replication
3 19 (17.12%) Enterprise Storage
4 14 (12.61%) EMC VMAX
5 13 (11.71%) Clustering
6 10 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (9.01%) EMC VNX
7 5 (4.50%) PKI
8 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.80%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.90%) BYOD
9 1 (0.90%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.90%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.90%) Tandem
9 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (60.36%) Windows
2 42 (37.84%) Linux
3 32 (28.83%) Unix
4 29 (26.13%) Solaris
5 26 (23.42%) Windows Server
6 22 (19.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (5.41%) AIX
9 6 (5.41%) Data ONTAP
9 6 (5.41%) Ubuntu
10 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.80%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.90%) Debian
12 1 (0.90%) HPUX
12 1 (0.90%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.42%) ITIL
2 23 (20.72%) Load Balancing
3 22 (19.82%) Performance Monitoring
4 21 (18.92%) Migration
5 16 (14.41%) Service Delivery
6 12 (10.81%) Capacity Management
6 12 (10.81%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (10.81%) High Availability
6 12 (10.81%) Problem Management
7 10 (9.01%) Configuration Management
7 10 (9.01%) Data Management
7 10 (9.01%) Data Migration
7 10 (9.01%) Data Security
7 10 (9.01%) Security Hardening
8 9 (8.11%) Change Management
8 9 (8.11%) Test Planning
9 6 (5.41%) Statistics
10 5 (4.50%) Project Management
11 4 (3.60%) Open Source
11 4 (3.60%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.12%) SQL
2 14 (12.61%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.91%) VBScript
4 5 (4.50%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.50%) Perl
5 3 (2.70%) Java
5 3 (2.70%) Python
6 2 (1.80%) AWK
6 2 (1.80%) C
6 2 (1.80%) Korn
6 2 (1.80%) sed
6 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.82%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (9.91%) MCSA
4 11 (9.91%) MCSE
4 11 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (9.01%) Degree
5 10 (9.01%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (4.50%) VCAP
8 3 (2.70%) CCIE
9 2 (1.80%) CCNA
9 2 (1.80%) CCNP
9 2 (1.80%) NCDA
9 2 (1.80%) NCIE
10 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.90%) SAS 70
System Software
1 41 (36.94%) NFS
2 33 (29.73%) Active Directory
3 29 (26.13%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (24.32%) Hyper-V
5 24 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (12.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 14 (12.61%) Veritas File System
6 14 (12.61%) vSphere
7 11 (9.91%) Terminal Services
8 9 (8.11%) DFS Replication
8 9 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (4.50%) XenApp
10 4 (3.60%) iptables
11 3 (2.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (2.70%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.80%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.90%) Samba
Systems Management
1 37 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 22 (19.82%) SCCM
3 20 (18.02%) Backup Exec
4 16 (14.41%) HP Data Protector
5 15 (13.51%) SCOM
6 12 (10.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (9.91%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (9.01%) EMC VPLEX
9 9 (8.11%) vCenter Server
10 8 (7.21%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (7.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (4.50%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (4.50%) SnapMirror
11 5 (4.50%) SnapVault
12 4 (3.60%) Ansible
12 4 (3.60%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
13 3 (2.70%) PowerCLI
13 3 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (2.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 59 (53.15%) Microsoft
2 49 (44.14%) NetApp
3 48 (43.24%) HP
4 47 (42.34%) Brocade
4 47 (42.34%) VMware
5 41 (36.94%) Cisco
6 36 (32.43%) Veritas
7 34 (30.63%) IBM
8 33 (29.73%) Symantec
9 25 (22.52%) 3PAR
10 24 (21.62%) Citrix
11 23 (20.72%) Red Hat
12 22 (19.82%) EMC
13 15 (13.51%) SolarWinds
14 14 (12.61%) CommVault
15 12 (10.81%) Oracle
15 12 (10.81%) Sun
16 11 (9.91%) Dell
16 11 (9.91%) EqualLogic
16 11 (9.91%) Juniper