Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 789 730 695
Rank change year-on-year -59 -35 -28
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 99 132 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 1.01% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 68 138
UK median daily rate £385 £364 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.84% -9.06% +9.59%
10th Percentile £318 £300 £313
90th Percentile £670 £545 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £371
% change year-on-year +7.14% -5.72% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 15
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £37.42 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.25% -2.81% -3.75%
10th Percentile £37.50 £18.15 £23.10
90th Percentile £49.10 £55.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.42 £38.50
% change year-on-year +16.25% -2.81% -3.75%

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 13,745 13,022 16,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.44% 13.61% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,418 7,830 10,230
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 767 744 810
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.36%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +20.38%

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 August 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 August 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 -92 94 £385 +5.48% 20
UK excluding London -56 69 £375 +7.14% 10
South East -29 31 £380 -0.65%
London -12 29 £600 +29.73% 11
North of England -25 26 £378 +16.15% 3
North East -17 11 £355 +14.52%
Yorkshire -9 8 £413 -19.51% 2
North West -25 7 £364 -6.73% 1
Midlands -10 4 £338 -10.00% 1
Scotland -31 4 £450 +200.00% 1
East of England -9 3 £335 +75.39% 3
West Midlands -27 3 £375 -11.76%
East Midlands 0 1 £300 +20.00% 1
South West -6 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 74 (74.75%) SAN
2 51 (51.52%) VMware
3 49 (49.49%) Windows
4 46 (46.46%) iSCSI
5 41 (41.41%) EMC
6 39 (39.39%) Brocade
7 38 (38.38%) ITIL
8 37 (37.37%) Cisco
9 35 (35.35%) Microsoft
10 34 (34.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 32 (32.32%) HP
11 32 (32.32%) Microsoft Azure
12 29 (29.29%) NFS
12 29 (29.29%) Linux
12 29 (29.29%) NetApp
13 27 (27.27%) DNS
14 26 (26.26%) NAS
15 25 (25.25%) Hyper-V
15 25 (25.25%) Migration
16 24 (24.24%) Enterprise Storage
17 23 (23.23%) DHCP
17 23 (23.23%) Unix
18 22 (22.22%) Citrix
18 22 (22.22%) Windows Server
18 22 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 21 (21.21%) EMC VNX
19 21 (21.21%) VMware ESXi
19 21 (21.21%) Firewall
19 21 (21.21%) Active Directory
20 20 (20.20%) Security Cleared

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 16 (16.16%) Skype for Business
2 14 (14.14%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.08%) OpenStack
4 6 (6.06%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.04%) Apache
5 4 (4.04%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.03%) IIS
6 3 (3.03%) SAS
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (32.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (12.12%) Office 365
4 10 (10.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (10.10%) Yammer
5 5 (5.05%) IaaS
6 3 (3.03%) PaaS
7 2 (2.02%) SaaS
8 1 (1.01%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 74 (74.75%) SAN
2 46 (46.46%) iSCSI
3 27 (27.27%) DNS
4 26 (26.26%) NAS
5 23 (23.23%) DHCP
6 21 (21.21%) Firewall
7 16 (16.16%) LAN
7 16 (16.16%) NetScaler
7 16 (16.16%) WAN
8 14 (14.14%) FCoE
8 14 (14.14%) TCP/IP
8 14 (14.14%) VLAN
9 13 (13.13%) Skype
10 11 (11.11%) OSPF
11 9 (9.09%) Ethernet
12 8 (8.08%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (7.07%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (7.07%) MPLS
13 7 (7.07%) VPN
13 7 (7.07%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.02%) HBase
2 2 (2.02%) MySQL
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.01%) JIRA
2 1 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (10.10%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Banking
2 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.03%) Legal
3 3 (3.03%) Retail
4 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.02%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.01%) French Language
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (25.25%) Storage Engineer
2 18 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (12.12%) Administrator
4 11 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 10 (10.10%) EMC Engineer
5 10 (10.10%) EMC Storage Engineer
6 9 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
7 7 (7.07%) Data Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Data Storage Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Consultant
8 6 (6.06%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.05%) Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Solaris Administrator
10 4 (4.04%) IT Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) SAN Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) SAN Storage Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.04%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) 802.1X
2 5 (5.05%) Web Services
3 2 (2.02%) .NET
3 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.02%) HTML
3 2 (2.02%) LAMP
3 2 (2.02%) Middleware
3 2 (2.02%) Spring
3 2 (2.02%) XML
3 2 (2.02%) XSLT
4 1 (1.01%) LDAP
4 1 (1.01%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.24%) Enterprise Storage
2 21 (21.21%) EMC VNX
3 19 (19.19%) EMC VMAX
4 18 (18.18%) Clustering
4 18 (18.18%) Data Centre
5 17 (17.17%) Replication
6 11 (11.11%) Celerra
6 11 (11.11%) HP Storage
7 10 (10.10%) Fat Client
7 10 (10.10%) HP StoreVirtual
7 10 (10.10%) PKI
7 10 (10.10%) Thin Client
8 9 (9.09%) Private Cloud
9 8 (8.08%) Management Information System
10 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
10 4 (4.04%) IBM Storwize
11 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (2.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (49.49%) Windows
2 29 (29.29%) Linux
3 23 (23.23%) Unix
4 22 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 19 (19.19%) Solaris
6 18 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (7.07%) CentOS
9 4 (4.04%) Windows 10
9 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.03%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (3.03%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.02%) HPUX
12 1 (1.01%) VMS
12 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.38%) ITIL
2 25 (25.25%) Migration
3 22 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (17.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (17.17%) High Availability
5 12 (12.12%) QMS
5 12 (12.12%) Quality Management
6 11 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 10 (10.10%) Application Packaging
7 10 (10.10%) Benchmarking
8 8 (8.08%) Change Management
8 8 (8.08%) Information Security
8 8 (8.08%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (8.08%) Virtual Environments
9 7 (7.07%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.07%) Load Balancing
9 7 (7.07%) Service Delivery
9 7 (7.07%) Storage Management
10 6 (6.06%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.18%) SQL
2 16 (16.16%) PowerShell
3 12 (12.12%) Perl
4 10 (10.10%) AWK
4 10 (10.10%) Korn
5 7 (7.07%) Bourne shell
5 7 (7.07%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.05%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.04%) Java
8 3 (3.03%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.03%) sed
8 3 (3.03%) VBScript
9 2 (2.02%) C#
9 2 (2.02%) VB
10 1 (1.01%) Python
10 1 (1.01%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (20.20%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.17%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
4 10 (10.10%) CCA
4 10 (10.10%) Degree
5 9 (9.09%) CCNP
5 9 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.04%) CCIE
6 4 (4.04%) CCNA
6 4 (4.04%) HP ASE
6 4 (4.04%) HPE ATP
6 4 (4.04%) MCSE
6 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.04%) OCA
6 4 (4.04%) OCP
6 4 (4.04%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (4.04%) RHCE
6 4 (4.04%) RHCSA
7 2 (2.02%) MCSA
7 2 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (34.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (29.29%) NFS
3 25 (25.25%) Hyper-V
4 21 (21.21%) Active Directory
4 21 (21.21%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (15.15%) XenApp
6 13 (13.13%) XenDesktop
7 10 (10.10%) DFS Replication
7 10 (10.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (10.10%) XenServer
8 9 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (8.08%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (7.07%) GlusterFS
11 4 (4.04%) vSphere
11 4 (4.04%) Xen
12 3 (3.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (3.03%) Terminal Services
12 3 (3.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (2.02%) KVM
13 2 (2.02%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 18 (18.18%) NetBackup
2 15 (15.15%) SCCM
3 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (10.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 10 (10.10%) Oracle ZFS
5 9 (9.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 9 (9.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 8 (8.08%) EMC VPLEX
6 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (7.07%) Red Hat Satellite
7 7 (7.07%) SCOM
8 5 (5.05%) Ansible
8 5 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (5.05%) Puppet
8 5 (5.05%) SnapMirror
8 5 (5.05%) SnapVault
9 3 (3.03%) Backup Exec
9 3 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (3.03%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 51 (51.52%) VMware
2 41 (41.41%) EMC
3 39 (39.39%) Brocade
4 37 (37.37%) Cisco
5 35 (35.35%) Microsoft
6 32 (32.32%) HP
7 29 (29.29%) NetApp
8 22 (22.22%) Citrix
9 20 (20.20%) 3PAR
10 19 (19.19%) Oracle
11 18 (18.18%) Red Hat
11 18 (18.18%) Veritas
12 16 (16.16%) IBM
13 14 (14.14%) Dell
13 14 (14.14%) Sun
14 13 (13.13%) Isilon
15 10 (10.10%) CheckPoint
15 10 (10.10%) SolarWinds
16 7 (7.07%) CommVault
16 7 (7.07%) StorageTek