Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 2017 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
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 862 841 826
Rank change year-on-year -21 -15 -2
Contract jobs citing FlexPod 24 36 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.035% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.069% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 30
UK median daily rate £431 £405 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.48% -3.28% +28.85%
10th Percentile £328 £274 £347
90th Percentile £505 £575 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £386 £438
% change year-on-year +16.50% -11.71% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 -

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 34559 33709 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.73% 32.83% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22996 22049 23618
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 982 1184 1460
UK median hourly rate £21.20 £20.84 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +8.57%

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 10 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FlexPod in the UK

FlexPod
Top 7 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 10 December 2017. 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 -11 24 £431 +5.18% 3
UK excluding London +26 20 £450 +16.50% 3
South East +3 13 £425 +7.94% 1
South West - 6 £450 -
London -41 4 £425 -0.29%
North of England +44 1 £550 +81.07% 2
North West +9 1 £550 +77.42% 2

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FlexPod also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for FlexPod.

1 20 (83.33%) NetApp
2 19 (79.17%) Cisco
3 15 (62.50%) VMware
4 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
4 11 (45.83%) vSphere
5 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) Windows
6 6 (25.00%) NFS
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
8 4 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (16.67%) NetScaler
8 4 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (16.67%) SCVMM
8 4 (16.67%) Citrix
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.67%) Migration
9 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (12.50%) Banking
9 3 (12.50%) Replication
9 3 (12.50%) Project Management
10 2 (8.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (8.33%) Transition Management
10 2 (8.33%) Private Cloud
10 2 (8.33%) Network Security
10 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 2 (8.33%) NCDA

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
General
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Platform Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 4 (16.67%) NetApp Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V Architect
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) FlexPod Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) NetApp Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) FlexPod Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Replication
2 2 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 2 (8.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.33%) SIEM
3 2 (8.33%) Transition Management
3 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.17%) Presales
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (8.33%) NCDA
4 2 (8.33%) NCIE
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) VCP6
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) vSphere
2 6 (25.00%) NFS
3 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) NetApp
2 19 (79.17%) Cisco
3 15 (62.50%) VMware
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) Splunk
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto