Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 851 814 825
Rank change year-on-year -37 +11 -17
Contract jobs citing FlexPod 23 38 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.040% 0.058%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.068% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 25
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -13.16% +46.15%
10th Percentile £231 £284 £318
90th Percentile £475 £575 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £431
% change year-on-year +3.34% -4.64% +1.47%
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 33,900 31,432 35,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.37% 32.74% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,671 20,522 22,660
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,001 1,118 1,313
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £47.56 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.90 £19.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +15.24% -6.17% +19.65%

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 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FlexPod in the UK

FlexPod
Top 8 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 22 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 -41 23 £425 +3.03% 2
UK excluding London -14 22 £425 +3.34% 1
South East -13 17 £425 -15.00%
North of England +31 2 £550 +34.15% 1
South West +10 2 £438 +24.29%
North West +5 2 £550 +34.15% 1
London -60 2 £300 -26.15% 1
East of England -4 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 19 (82.61%) Cisco
2 18 (78.26%) NetApp
3 16 (69.57%) VMware
4 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
5 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
6 9 (39.13%) vSphere
7 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (21.74%) NFS
9 3 (13.04%) Network Security
9 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.04%) Splunk
9 3 (13.04%) SIEM
9 3 (13.04%) Transition Management
9 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
9 3 (13.04%) Firewall
9 3 (13.04%) Replication
9 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (8.70%) Windows
10 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
10 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
10 2 (8.70%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (8.70%) Presales
10 2 (8.70%) F5
11 1 (4.35%) VCP6
11 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
11 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
11 1 (4.35%) 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
1 3 (13.04%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Infrastructure Manager
1 8 (34.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 8 (34.78%) Project Manager
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Platform Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) VMware Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) FlexPod Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
6 2 (8.70%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) FlexPod Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) FMCG
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Data ONTAP
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
1 3 (13.04%) SIEM
1 3 (13.04%) Transition Management
1 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
2 2 (8.70%) Presales
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.35%) Logistics
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) NCDA
4 1 (4.35%) NCIE
4 1 (4.35%) VCP6
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) vSphere
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (21.74%) NFS
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Cisco
2 18 (78.26%) NetApp
3 16 (69.57%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) Splunk
5 2 (8.70%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Brocade
6 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) Meraki
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto