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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Brocade
Rank 495 493 417
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -76
Contract jobs citing Brocade 81 73 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.32% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 68
Average daily rate
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£450 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £350 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +15.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50

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
23958 22965 20967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 45.69% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13732 12512 10990
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 975 976 1254
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Brocade within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Brocade Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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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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 -6 76 £450 +18.42% 27
London -4 30 £425 +10.74% 15
South East -28 22 £488 +18.18% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £546 -
Milton Keynes -3 8 £555 -
Hertfordshire +16 6 £550 -
East of England +8 6 £550 +86.44%
West Midlands -4 6 £350 +3.70% 3
City of London +18 5 £490 +28.94% 6
Surrey 0 3 £250 -41.17% 1
North West -15 3 £500 +76.05% 1
South West -18 3 - -
Watford - 3 - -
Harrogate +1 2 £256 -
North Yorkshire -6 2 £256 -
Yorkshire -22 2 £256 -26.78% 2
Dorset -2 1 - -
Birmingham -3 1 - - 1
Berkshire -5 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Newmarket - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Telford - - - -

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 125 (60.98%) SAN
2 112 (54.63%) Cisco
3 87 (42.44%) VMware
4 78 (38.05%) HP
5 69 (33.66%) Windows
6 61 (29.76%) EMC
7 59 (28.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 53 (25.85%) NetApp
9 49 (23.90%) Security Cleared
10 47 (22.93%) Linux
11 40 (19.51%) LAN
11 40 (19.51%) 3PAR
12 36 (17.56%) Fibre Channel
12 36 (17.56%) IBM
13 35 (17.07%) ITIL
13 35 (17.07%) SC Cleared
14 34 (16.59%) Microsoft
15 32 (15.61%) Firewall
16 31 (15.12%) Citrix
17 30 (14.63%) Juniper
17 30 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
17 30 (14.63%) WAN
17 30 (14.63%) Migration
18 28 (13.66%) NAS
19 26 (12.68%) HPUX
20 25 (12.20%) CheckPoint
21 24 (11.71%) NetBackup
22 22 (10.73%) Replication
22 22 (10.73%) Disaster Recovery
22 22 (10.73%) Red Hat

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 14 (6.83%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.85%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.93%) Lync
4 6 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.93%) IIS
5 5 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.95%) Apache
7 3 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.46%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.98%) JBoss
9 1 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.93%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.93%) MS Office
3 3 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.95%) Amazon S3
1 4 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.49%) IaaS
2 1 (0.49%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 125 (60.98%) SAN
2 40 (19.51%) LAN
3 36 (17.56%) Fibre Channel
4 32 (15.61%) Firewall
5 30 (14.63%) WAN
6 28 (13.66%) NAS
7 19 (9.27%) TCP/IP
7 19 (9.27%) Wireless
8 18 (8.78%) BGP
8 18 (8.78%) VPN
9 17 (8.29%) OSPF
9 17 (8.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (7.80%) NetScaler
10 16 (7.80%) MPLS
11 10 (4.88%) EIGRP
11 10 (4.88%) WLAN
11 10 (4.88%) VLAN
12 9 (4.39%) DNS
12 9 (4.39%) Ethernet
13 8 (3.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.46%) MySQL
4 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.49%) Big Data
5 1 (0.49%) DB2
5 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.46%) MSI
2 1 (0.49%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.49%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (9.27%) Finance
2 11 (5.37%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.93%) Banking
4 3 (1.46%) Games
5 2 (0.98%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.98%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Automotive
6 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 54 (26.34%) Storage Engineer
2 33 (16.10%) Consultant
2 33 (16.10%) Network Engineer
3 26 (12.68%) Administrator
4 20 (9.76%) Architect
5 19 (9.27%) Storage Consultant
6 14 (6.83%) Storage Administrator
7 12 (5.85%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (5.85%) Backup Engineer
8 9 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.90%) Network Consultant
10 6 (2.93%) Technical Architect
10 6 (2.93%) Analyst
11 5 (2.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.44%) Storage Specialist
11 5 (2.44%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (2.44%) SAN Engineer
11 5 (2.44%) Storage Analyst
11 5 (2.44%) EMC Engineer
11 5 (2.44%) EMC Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.98%) Ajax
1 2 (0.98%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (0.98%) JSON
1 2 (0.98%) Django
1 2 (0.98%) HTML5
1 2 (0.98%) REST
1 2 (0.98%) CSS3
1 2 (0.98%) Play Framework
1 2 (0.98%) HTML
1 2 (0.98%) CSS
1 2 (0.98%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.49%) JNI
2 1 (0.49%) Middleware
2 1 (0.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.73%) Replication
2 18 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.83%) CLARiiON
4 13 (6.34%) Clustering
5 11 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 11 (5.37%) EMC Centera
5 11 (5.37%) IBM XIV
6 7 (3.41%) Symmetrix DMX
7 6 (2.93%) Symmetrix
8 5 (2.44%) Celerra
8 5 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.95%) HP StorageWorks
10 3 (1.46%) Online Games
10 3 (1.46%) PKI
10 3 (1.46%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.98%) CMDB
11 2 (0.98%) NHS
11 2 (0.98%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 69 (33.66%) Windows
2 47 (22.93%) Linux
3 26 (12.68%) HPUX
4 22 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (9.76%) UNIX
5 20 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (9.27%) Solaris
6 19 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (8.29%) AIX
8 11 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.41%) CentOS
10 5 (2.44%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.44%) SUSE
10 5 (2.44%) Slackware
11 4 (1.95%) VMS
12 2 (0.98%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.49%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.07%) ITIL
2 30 (14.63%) Migration
3 22 (10.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (7.32%) Load Balancing
5 12 (5.85%) Change Management
6 11 (5.37%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (4.39%) Performance Analysis
8 8 (3.90%) Change Control
8 8 (3.90%) Project Management
8 8 (3.90%) Network Design
9 7 (3.41%) ITSM
9 7 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (2.93%) Capacity Management
10 6 (2.93%) Network Management
10 6 (2.93%) Performance Management
10 6 (2.93%) Configuration Management
10 6 (2.93%) Asset Management
10 6 (2.93%) Project Planning
11 5 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (2.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.29%) SQL
2 8 (3.90%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.90%) Perl
3 7 (3.41%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.98%) Ruby
4 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.49%) Korn
5 1 (0.49%) Python
5 1 (0.49%) C
5 1 (0.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 49 (23.90%) Security Cleared
2 35 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 30 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (10.24%) CCNP
5 12 (5.85%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.90%) CCIE
7 7 (3.41%) JNCIS
7 7 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.93%) CCNA
9 5 (2.44%) HP ASE
9 5 (2.44%) HP MASE
10 4 (1.95%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.95%) MCP
11 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.46%) CCSA
11 3 (1.46%) VCP4
12 2 (0.98%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.98%) CCSE
12 2 (0.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.95%) SLA
2 2 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 59 (28.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (10.24%) Active Directory
3 16 (7.80%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.83%) vCloud
5 12 (5.85%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.37%) XenApp
7 10 (4.88%) SRDF
7 10 (4.88%) vSphere
7 10 (4.88%) Firmware
8 8 (3.90%) NFS
8 8 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.93%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.95%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.46%) Squid
11 3 (1.46%) Xen
12 2 (0.98%) XenServer
12 2 (0.98%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.49%) UAG
13 1 (0.49%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 24 (11.71%) NetBackup
2 17 (8.29%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (3.90%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.41%) ARCserve
5 6 (2.93%) Legato
5 6 (2.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (2.93%) HP Data Protector
5 6 (2.93%) Puppet
5 6 (2.93%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.95%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.95%) EMC TimeFinder
7 4 (1.95%) SCCM
8 3 (1.46%) SCOM
9 2 (0.98%) Control-M
9 2 (0.98%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (0.98%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.98%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.98%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 112 (54.63%) Cisco
2 87 (42.44%) VMware
3 78 (38.05%) HP
4 61 (29.76%) EMC
5 53 (25.85%) NetApp
6 40 (19.51%) 3PAR
7 36 (17.56%) IBM
8 34 (16.59%) Microsoft
9 31 (15.12%) Citrix
10 30 (14.63%) Juniper
11 25 (12.20%) CheckPoint
12 22 (10.73%) Red Hat
13 16 (7.80%) Symantec
13 16 (7.80%) Oracle
14 14 (6.83%) F5
14 14 (6.83%) Blue Coat
15 13 (6.34%) Aruba
15 13 (6.34%) Hitachi
16 12 (5.85%) Dell
17 11 (5.37%) Veeam
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