The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Brocade
Rank 129 105 133
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +28
Contract jobs citing Brocade 9 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.49% 0.065%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 1.08% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate £402 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £325 £390
% change year-on-year
+16.61% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
- -26.06%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1410 1110 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.69% 45.31% 48.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 508 684
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 92 78
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.59% +8.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.06 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Brocade
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -2 8 £425 +23.01%
Manchester -19 1 £190 - 1
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England

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 11 (84.62%) SAN
2 9 (69.23%) EMC
3 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
3 8 (61.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 5 (38.46%) Performance Management
4 5 (38.46%) Connectrix
5 4 (30.77%) NetApp
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 3 (23.08%) Symantec
7 2 (15.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Veritas
7 2 (15.38%) Dell
7 2 (15.38%) Replication
8 1 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering
8 1 (7.69%) PaaS
8 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
8 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (7.69%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (7.69%) Hitachi
8 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
8 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (7.69%) Linux
8 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
8 1 (7.69%) NFS

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) SAN
2 5 (38.46%) Connectrix
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) EMC Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) EMC Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (7.69%) NFS
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) EMC
2 4 (30.77%) NetApp
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Symantec
4 2 (15.38%) Veritas
4 2 (15.38%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
5 1 (7.69%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) Hitachi
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) 3Com