Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 866 858 860
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 -11
Contract jobs citing FlexPod 17 20 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.020% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.048% 0.059% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 37
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +21.62% -9.76%
10th Percentile £386 £371 £235
90th Percentile £538 £600 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £488 £368
% change year-on-year -8.97% +32.65% -8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 35,154 33,727 36,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.11% 34.16% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,939 22,025 24,067
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.54%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,073 1,049 1,241
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.16 £20.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +2.35% +11.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +17.14%

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 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FlexPod in the UK

FlexPod
Top 4 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 19 September 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 -12 17 £500 +11.11%
London +12 8 £525 +16.67%
South East -3 8 £444 +4.41%
UK excluding London -19 8 £444 -8.97%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (94.12%) NetApp
2 11 (64.71%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) EMC
5 5 (29.41%) vSphere
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) CommVault
6 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
7 3 (17.65%) Veritas
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) SAN
7 3 (17.65%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) Firewall
7 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
8 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (11.76%) DHCP
8 2 (11.76%) NetIQ
8 2 (11.76%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto

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 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
1 1 (5.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.88%) DMZ
3 1 (5.88%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) Skype
3 1 (5.88%) SMTP
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) FlexPod Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Storage Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Platform Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (5.88%) High Availability
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) vSphere
3 2 (11.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.88%) NDS
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 1 (5.88%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) NetApp
2 11 (64.71%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) EMC
5 4 (23.53%) CommVault
6 3 (17.65%) HP
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Veritas
7 2 (11.76%) NetIQ
7 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
8 1 (5.88%) CenturyLink
8 1 (5.88%) Citrix
8 1 (5.88%) Infoblox
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle
8 1 (5.88%) Sophos