The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Brocade products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Brocade over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Brocade
Rank 131 124 131
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Brocade 9 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.66% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Average daily rate
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£394 £575 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.52% +91.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £384 £360
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +6.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1488 1216 1475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.87% 43.23% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 554 686
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 110 107
Average hourly rate £17.75 £22.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.97% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

Brocade
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Brocade across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Brocade Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Brocade
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Brocade across the North West region.

Brocade Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Brocade
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Brocade across the North West region.

Brocade Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Brocade
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Brocade within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire 0 3 £425 -26.08%
Merseyside - 2 £394 -
Manchester - 1 £363 - 1
Brocade
England

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Brocade also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Brocade.

1 7 (58.33%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Symantec
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) EMC
4 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (16.67%) Hitachi
5 2 (16.67%) Firmware
5 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) HPUX
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Law
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) Connectrix
6 1 (8.33%) Clustering
6 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security
6 1 (8.33%) Replication
6 1 (8.33%) Legal
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
6 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Brocade also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Brocade. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WLAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) SNMP
3 1 (8.33%) IPv6
3 1 (8.33%) OSPF
3 1 (8.33%) BGP
3 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) Connectrix
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless Security
3 1 (8.33%) FCoE
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
1 6 (50.00%) Storage Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Storage Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) EMC Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Architect
4 1 (8.33%) EMC Storage Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) EMC Storage Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) HP Storage Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) HP Storage Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) HPUX
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) HP ASE
2 1 (8.33%) HP MASE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCSE
2 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) SRDF
2 1 (8.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Symantec
3 3 (25.00%) EMC
3 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) Hitachi
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (8.33%) AirMagnet
5 1 (8.33%) Aruba
5 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) Meraki
5 1 (8.33%) Motorola
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint