The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Brocade products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Brocade over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Brocade
Rank 497 434 456
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +22
Contract jobs citing Brocade 98 144 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.58% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 62 86
Average daily rate
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£393 £364 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £458 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £326 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26028 25021 26921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.18% 46.94% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14561 13847 13670
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1102 1116 1369
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

Brocade
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Brocade Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Brocade
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Brocade within the UK.

Brocade Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Brocade
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Brocade within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Brocade Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Brocade
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Brocade within the UK.

Brocade Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Brocade
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Brocade within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
England -73 84 £396 +8.80% 24
South East -3 30 £349 -6.93% 5
London -25 21 £451 +12.81% 14
Hampshire -4 14 £323 -10.41% 1
South West -26 10 £400 +77.77% 1
Yorkshire +7 9 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire +14 7 £450 - 1
Berkshire +12 6 £360 - 2
Milton Keynes +6 6 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £375 -
Reading +16 5 £360 -
Scotland -13 5 £400 - 3
Wiltshire - 5 £400 -
Leeds +9 4 - - 1
Edinburgh -17 4 £450 - 2
Nottingham +15 3 £400 -
Nottinghamshire +12 3 £400 -
East Midlands +4 3 £400 -
South Wales -5 3 £250 -
Surrey -6 3 - - 1
Wales -11 3 £250 -
North West -13 3 £325 -12.45% 1
West Midlands -19 3 £308 +2.50% 1
Andover - 3 - -
East of England -37 2 £350 +37.25% 1
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Basingstoke +16 1 - -
City of London +9 1 - - 5
Manchester -7 1 - - 1
Cheshire -15 1 - -

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 137 (68.84%) SAN
2 87 (43.72%) HP
3 79 (39.70%) Cisco
4 77 (38.69%) EMC
5 62 (31.16%) NetApp
6 58 (29.15%) Windows
7 57 (28.64%) Security Cleared
8 50 (25.13%) VMware
9 45 (22.61%) SC Cleared
10 42 (21.11%) Linux
11 41 (20.60%) UNIX
12 40 (20.10%) NetBackup
13 37 (18.59%) IBM
14 35 (17.59%) Finance
14 35 (17.59%) 3PAR
15 34 (17.09%) Symantec
16 29 (14.57%) Juniper
16 29 (14.57%) Fibre Channel
17 28 (14.07%) LAN
17 28 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
18 26 (13.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 26 (13.07%) NAS
19 24 (12.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
20 23 (11.56%) Disaster Recovery
20 23 (11.56%) Telecoms
21 22 (11.06%) Connectrix
21 22 (11.06%) Cisco Certification
21 22 (11.06%) Microsoft
21 22 (11.06%) CCNP
21 22 (11.06%) Perl

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (4.52%) MS Exchange
1 9 (4.52%) IIS
2 4 (2.01%) SAS
3 3 (1.51%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.01%) Apache
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.02%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.02%) MS Office
4 4 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) SaaS
1 2 (1.01%) PaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (68.84%) SAN
2 29 (14.57%) Fibre Channel
3 28 (14.07%) LAN
4 26 (13.07%) NAS
5 22 (11.06%) Connectrix
6 21 (10.55%) WAN
7 18 (9.05%) Firewall
8 17 (8.54%) TCP/IP
9 16 (8.04%) OSPF
9 16 (8.04%) Ethernet
10 15 (7.54%) MPLS
11 13 (6.53%) VLAN
11 13 (6.53%) LDAP
12 12 (6.03%) VPN
13 9 (4.52%) iSCSI
13 9 (4.52%) Network Security
13 9 (4.52%) Internet
14 8 (4.02%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (3.52%) IPv6
15 7 (3.52%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (1.01%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 35 (17.59%) Finance
2 23 (11.56%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.03%) Banking
4 9 (4.52%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.51%) Dutch Language
5 5 (2.51%) French Language
6 3 (1.51%) Games
6 3 (1.51%) Legal
7 2 (1.01%) Local Government
8 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Retail
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 54 (27.14%) Storage Engineer
2 32 (16.08%) Consultant
3 24 (12.06%) Network Engineer
4 20 (10.05%) Storage Consultant
4 20 (10.05%) Administrator
5 18 (9.05%) Storage Administrator
5 18 (9.05%) Operations Engineer
6 17 (8.54%) Architect
7 14 (7.04%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.53%) Team Leader
8 11 (5.53%) Storage Specialist
8 11 (5.53%) Platform Engineer
8 11 (5.53%) Storage Support Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) SAN Engineer
10 7 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.52%) Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.02%) SAN Storage Engineer
11 6 (3.02%) UNIX Engineer
11 6 (3.02%) UNIX Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.51%) Flash
2 3 (1.51%) Web Services
3 1 (0.50%) OCX
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.50%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.54%) Replication
2 14 (7.04%) EMC Centera
3 9 (4.52%) Clustering
4 7 (3.52%) Fixed Income
4 7 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.02%) Open Source
5 6 (3.02%) iPad
6 5 (2.51%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.51%) Firmware
7 4 (2.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.51%) Online Games
9 2 (1.01%) PKI
9 2 (1.01%) AS400
10 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.50%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.50%) Celerra
10 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.50%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.50%) IBM XIV
10 1 (0.50%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 58 (29.15%) Windows
2 42 (21.11%) Linux
3 41 (20.60%) UNIX
4 26 (13.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (10.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (8.04%) Solaris
8 14 (7.04%) AIX
9 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.01%) SUSE
11 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.50%) VMS
12 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (10.55%) ITIL
2 21 (10.55%) Performance Management
3 18 (9.05%) Load Balancing
4 17 (8.54%) Migration
5 11 (5.53%) Release Management
5 11 (5.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 11 (5.53%) Service Management
6 10 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (5.03%) Data Protection
7 9 (4.52%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (3.02%) Network Management
9 6 (3.02%) Kernel Tuning
9 6 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (3.02%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (3.02%) Time Management
9 6 (3.02%) Network Design
10 5 (2.51%) Incident Management
10 5 (2.51%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.06%) Perl
2 14 (7.04%) Bash Shell
3 8 (4.02%) SQL
3 8 (4.02%) C
4 7 (3.52%) Bourne shell
5 6 (3.02%) PHP
5 6 (3.02%) Python
6 3 (1.51%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.01%) Korn
7 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.50%) VB
8 1 (0.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 57 (28.64%) Security Cleared
2 45 (22.61%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.06%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (11.06%) CCNP
4 14 (7.04%) DV Cleared
5 12 (6.03%) Degree
6 8 (4.02%) CCNA
7 4 (2.01%) CCIE
8 3 (1.51%) MCT
9 2 (1.01%) CCSE
9 2 (1.01%) CCDP
9 2 (1.01%) CISSP
9 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.50%) RHCE
10 1 (0.50%) MCSE
10 1 (0.50%) CCDA
10 1 (0.50%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.50%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.52%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.51%) SLA
2 5 (2.51%) QA
System Software
1 28 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (12.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 20 (10.05%) vSphere
4 18 (9.05%) Active Directory
4 18 (9.05%) Hyper-V
5 12 (6.03%) NFS
6 10 (5.03%) VMware ESX
7 9 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (4.02%) SRDF
9 7 (3.52%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (3.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.51%) Xen
11 3 (1.51%) XenApp
12 2 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.01%) Gluster
12 2 (1.01%) StorNext
12 2 (1.01%) GPFS
12 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.01%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 40 (20.10%) NetBackup
2 19 (9.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 15 (7.54%) Tivoli
4 10 (5.03%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (3.52%) Puppet
5 7 (3.52%) YUM
6 5 (2.51%) Nagios
6 5 (2.51%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.01%) Cobbler
7 4 (2.01%) SCCM
7 4 (2.01%) ARCserve
8 3 (1.51%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (1.01%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.01%) SCOM
9 2 (1.01%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.50%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 87 (43.72%) HP
2 79 (39.70%) Cisco
3 77 (38.69%) EMC
4 62 (31.16%) NetApp
5 50 (25.13%) VMware
6 37 (18.59%) IBM
7 35 (17.59%) 3PAR
8 34 (17.09%) Symantec
9 29 (14.57%) Juniper
10 22 (11.06%) Microsoft
11 20 (10.05%) Red Hat
12 18 (9.05%) Oracle
13 17 (8.54%) Citrix
13 17 (8.54%) Hitachi
14 11 (5.53%) Veritas
15 9 (4.52%) CA
15 9 (4.52%) Dell
16 8 (4.02%) CommVault
16 8 (4.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 8 (4.02%) StorageTek
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