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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 623 633
Rank change year-on-year +24 +10  
Contract jobs citing SRDF 8 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.053% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.15% 0.42% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 5
Median daily rate £513 £575 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.86% +27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £388
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
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 5251 6694 5913
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 12.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3369 4129 3336
Median daily rate £402 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £203 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 469 616
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.02 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

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 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 5 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 26 June 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 +21 8 £513 -10.86% 1
London -14 7 £513 -14.93% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £575 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 24 (100.00%) EMC
2 20 (83.33%) SAN
3 15 (62.50%) NetApp
3 15 (62.50%) VMware
4 12 (50.00%) Linux
5 11 (45.83%) Windows
6 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (37.50%) Oracle
7 9 (37.50%) IBM
7 9 (37.50%) Veritas
8 8 (33.33%) HP
8 8 (33.33%) NFS
8 8 (33.33%) SLA
8 8 (33.33%) Unix
8 8 (33.33%) 3PAR
8 8 (33.33%) Banking
9 7 (29.17%) Brocade
9 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
9 7 (29.17%) NAS
9 7 (29.17%) Solaris
9 7 (29.17%) Change Management
10 6 (25.00%) Workflow
10 6 (25.00%) Migration
10 6 (25.00%) CLARiiON
10 6 (25.00%) Cisco
10 6 (25.00%) AIX
10 6 (25.00%) Symmetrix DMX
10 6 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
10 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 6 (25.00%) EMC VMAX

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 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) DataSynapse
1 2 (8.33%) IIS
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) SAN
2 7 (29.17%) NAS
3 5 (20.83%) Network Security
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (12.50%) DNS
4 3 (12.50%) FCoE
4 3 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 3 (12.50%) LAN
4 3 (12.50%) LDAP
4 3 (12.50%) Multicast
4 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.50%) VSAN
4 3 (12.50%) WAN
5 2 (8.33%) HTTP
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.33%) HBase
General
1 8 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Electronics
4 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (29.17%) Administrator
3 5 (20.83%) Technical Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Unix Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) PowerShell Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Storage Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
1 2 (8.33%) Rendezvous
1 2 (8.33%) XML
1 2 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) CLARiiON
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 6 (25.00%) EMC VMAX
1 6 (25.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 5 (20.83%) Replication
3 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.67%) Clustering
4 3 (12.50%) EMC VNX
4 3 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (12.50%) Symmetrix
4 3 (12.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (4.17%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Linux
2 11 (45.83%) Windows
3 8 (33.33%) Unix
4 7 (29.17%) Solaris
5 6 (25.00%) AIX
6 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (12.50%) SUSE
8 3 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (12.50%) VMS
9 1 (4.17%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Change Management
2 6 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
2 6 (25.00%) Workflow
3 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (16.67%) Escalation Management
4 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL
4 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.67%) Product Management
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Benchmarking
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
6 2 (8.33%) Change Control
6 2 (8.33%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) Perl
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (33.33%) NFS
3 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (16.67%) XenApp
5 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
6 3 (12.50%) KVM
6 3 (12.50%) Veritas File System
6 3 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (12.50%) Xen
7 2 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (8.33%) vSphere
8 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (16.67%) PowerCLI
2 3 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (12.50%) EMC TimeFinder
2 3 (12.50%) NetApp OnCommand
2 3 (12.50%) SnapMirror
2 3 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (8.33%) SnapVault
4 1 (4.17%) OpenAM
4 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) EMC
2 15 (62.50%) NetApp
2 15 (62.50%) VMware
3 9 (37.50%) IBM
3 9 (37.50%) Oracle
3 9 (37.50%) Veritas
4 8 (33.33%) 3PAR
4 8 (33.33%) HP
5 7 (29.17%) Brocade
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
8 4 (16.67%) Citrix
8 4 (16.67%) Dell
9 3 (12.50%) Intel
9 3 (12.50%) SAP
9 3 (12.50%) Sun
10 2 (8.33%) Remedy
10 2 (8.33%) Sybase
10 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
11 1 (4.17%) MuleSoft