Period
to 21 June 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FlexPod in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FlexPod over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 867 818 839
Rank change year-on-year -49 +21 -35
Contract jobs citing FlexPod 12 28 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.031% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.036% 0.090% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 39
UK median daily rate £469 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.66% +3.60% -11.76%
10th Percentile £366 £285 £260
90th Percentile £538 £600 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £352 £365
% change year-on-year +25.71% -3.56% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FlexPod is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33,747 31,149 36,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.73% 34.17% 33.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,035 20,194 23,607
UK median daily rate £455 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,051 1,092 1,206
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +17.33%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +16.22% -12.94% +21.43%

FlexPod
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FlexPod as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FlexPod in the UK

FlexPod
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FlexPod.

Contractor daily rate trend for FlexPod in the UK

FlexPod
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FlexPod over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FlexPod in the UK

FlexPod
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FlexPod within the UK over the 6 months to 21 June 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 -66 12 £469 +20.66%
London -34 7 £525 +13.51%
UK excluding London -19 5 £443 +25.71%
South East -25 4 £443 +47.50%
North of England - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing FlexPod 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 FlexPod.

1 11 (91.67%) NetApp
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) SAN
5 4 (33.33%) CommVault
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) EMC
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (16.67%) vSphere
7 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) Office 365
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (16.67%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 1 (8.33%) CenturyLink
8 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team

FlexPod
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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) Skype
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Platform Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (16.67%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Runbook
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) NetApp OnCommand
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) NetApp
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) CommVault
4 4 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) EMC
6 2 (16.67%) Citrix
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Brocade
7 1 (8.33%) CenturyLink
7 1 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) Meraki
7 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
7 1 (8.33%) Sophos