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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Brocade
Rank 139 123 112
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing Brocade 9 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.17% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.38% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£260 £730 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.38% +220.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £486 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £730 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -
Brocade
England

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
1681 1311 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.80% 43.35% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 650 473
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 111 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Brocade across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Brocade Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 2015. 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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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
Manchester - 5 £275 - 1
Cheshire -15 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £245 -
Brocade
England

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) Juniper
2 7 (53.85%) SAN
3 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) IBM
4 5 (38.46%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
6 3 (23.08%) NetApp
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) UNIX
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 2 (15.38%) SCCM
7 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
7 2 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (7.69%) Symantec
8 1 (7.69%) TPMS
8 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
8 1 (7.69%) NAS
8 1 (7.69%) XenApp
8 1 (7.69%) XenServer
8 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
8 1 (7.69%) Veeam
8 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
8 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (7.69%) TPMS
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) SAN
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
1 1 (7.69%) Service Management
1 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenServer
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.69%) EMC Navisphere
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) Juniper
3 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) IBM
4 5 (38.46%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) NetApp
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 1 (7.69%) Symantec
7 1 (7.69%) Veeam
7 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
7 1 (7.69%) Sun
7 1 (7.69%) EMC
7 1 (7.69%) Citrix
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