The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SRDF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SRDF over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 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.

EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 631 592
Rank change year-on-year +45 -39  
Contract jobs citing SRDF 14 9 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.017% 0.061%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.15% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 23
Median daily rate £425 £600 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.16% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £680 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £413
% change year-on-year -14.28% +27.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SRDF is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5084 5919 5511
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 10.93% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3238 3608 3035
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 458 641
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

SRDF
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SRDF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for SRDF in the UK

SRDF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SRDF in the UK

SRDF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SRDF over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SRDF in the UK

SRDF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SRDF.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SRDF in the UK

SRDF
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SRDF within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +51 12 £425 -29.16% 2
London +30 4 £350 -41.66% 2
West Midlands - 4 £400 -
South East - 3 £463 -
Winchester - 3 £463 -
Hampshire - 3 £463 -
Birmingham - 3 £375 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Yorkshire +19 1 £525 -
South Yorkshire +9 1 £525 -
Sheffield +3 1 £525 -
Warwickshire - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SRDF 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 SRDF.

1 37 (100.00%) EMC
1 37 (100.00%) SAN
2 28 (75.68%) NetApp
2 28 (75.68%) Linux
3 26 (70.27%) VMware
4 25 (67.57%) IBM
5 24 (64.86%) Oracle
6 23 (62.16%) Windows
7 22 (59.46%) Solaris
8 21 (56.76%) NFS
9 19 (51.35%) Oracle RAC
9 19 (51.35%) NAS
10 15 (40.54%) Cisco
10 15 (40.54%) SQL
11 14 (37.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (37.84%) Banking
12 13 (35.14%) iSCSI
12 13 (35.14%) FCoE
12 13 (35.14%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
12 13 (35.14%) Multicast
13 12 (32.43%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (32.43%) Sybase
13 12 (32.43%) Apache
13 12 (32.43%) Tomcat
13 12 (32.43%) Intel
13 12 (32.43%) Middleware
13 12 (32.43%) Veritas
13 12 (32.43%) Change Management
13 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development

SRDF
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 12 (32.43%) Apache
1 12 (32.43%) Tomcat
2 11 (29.73%) IIS
2 11 (29.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 11 (29.73%) WebSphere
3 10 (27.03%) DataSynapse
3 10 (27.03%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (5.41%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (100.00%) SAN
2 19 (51.35%) NAS
3 13 (35.14%) FCoE
3 13 (35.14%) Fibre Channel
3 13 (35.14%) iSCSI
3 13 (35.14%) Multicast
4 11 (29.73%) HTTP
4 11 (29.73%) LAN
4 11 (29.73%) WAN
5 9 (24.32%) DNS
5 9 (24.32%) LDAP
5 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
6 6 (16.22%) Internet
6 6 (16.22%) Network Security
7 3 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (8.11%) VSAN
8 2 (5.41%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.03%) Hadoop
2 10 (27.03%) HBase
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
General
1 14 (37.84%) Banking
2 9 (24.32%) Finance
3 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.11%) Electronics
4 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.41%) Front Office
5 2 (5.41%) Retail
6 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Architect
2 12 (32.43%) Administrator
2 12 (32.43%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (27.03%) Unix Administrator
4 7 (18.92%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) AIX Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) Lead Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Digital Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Storage Architect
7 2 (5.41%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (5.41%) HP Storage Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Server Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) VMWare Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) Middleware
2 10 (27.03%) HTML
2 10 (27.03%) Rendezvous
2 10 (27.03%) XML
2 10 (27.03%) XSLT
3 3 (8.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Data Centre
2 9 (24.32%) Symmetrix
3 7 (18.92%) CLARiiON
3 7 (18.92%) Replication
3 7 (18.92%) Symmetrix DMX
4 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (10.81%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (10.81%) Online Banking
6 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (8.11%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (8.11%) EMC VNX
6 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (8.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 28 (75.68%) Linux
2 23 (62.16%) Windows
3 22 (59.46%) Solaris
4 11 (29.73%) AIX
4 11 (29.73%) Unix
5 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (18.92%) SUSE
6 7 (18.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 7 (18.92%) VMS
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (32.43%) Change Management
1 12 (32.43%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (29.73%) Benchmarking
3 9 (24.32%) Migration
4 8 (21.62%) DevOps
5 7 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (18.92%) Trend Analysis
5 7 (18.92%) Workflow
6 5 (13.51%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (13.51%) Escalation Management
6 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
6 5 (13.51%) ITIL
6 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
6 5 (13.51%) Product Management
6 5 (13.51%) Software Delivery
7 3 (8.11%) Change Control
8 2 (5.41%) Converged Infrastructure
8 2 (5.41%) Microservices
9 1 (2.70%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 9 (24.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (56.76%) NFS
2 19 (51.35%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (37.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (29.73%) Hyper-V
4 11 (29.73%) KVM
4 11 (29.73%) Xen
5 9 (24.32%) Veritas File System
5 9 (24.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (13.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (5.41%) vSphere
8 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 3 (8.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (5.41%) OpenAM
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) EMC
2 28 (75.68%) NetApp
3 26 (70.27%) VMware
4 25 (67.57%) IBM
5 24 (64.86%) Oracle
6 15 (40.54%) Cisco
7 12 (32.43%) Intel
7 12 (32.43%) Sybase
7 12 (32.43%) Veritas
8 10 (27.03%) HP
8 10 (27.03%) Red Hat
8 10 (27.03%) TIBCO
9 9 (24.32%) 3PAR
9 9 (24.32%) Sun
10 5 (13.51%) Brocade
10 5 (13.51%) Dell
11 4 (10.81%) AppDynamics
12 3 (8.11%) MuleSoft
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