The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Fibre Channel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 28 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.

Fibre Channel (FC)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 143 115
Rank change year-on-year +23 -28  
Contract jobs citing Fibre Channel 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.048% 0.100% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.74% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £365 £345
% change year-on-year -5.47% +5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.42 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.90% +5.00%  

Fibre Channel is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 327 407 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.74% 13.54% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 223 187
Median daily rate £400 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 34
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £29.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Fibre Channel
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Fibre Channel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Fibre Channel in the West Midlands

Fibre Channel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Fibre Channel in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Fibre Channel in the West Midlands

Fibre Channel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fibre Channel in the West Midlands

Fibre Channel
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Fibre Channel
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Fibre Channel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Fibre Channel.

1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) F5
1 2 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) FCoE
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

Fibre Channel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) FCoE
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAN Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco