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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Brocade
Rank 506 435 452
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +17
Contract jobs citing Brocade 105 148 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.59% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 71 80
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £364
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +1.71%
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
26091 25084 26860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.21% 46.92% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14644 13917 13650
Average daily rate £386 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.21% +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 1121 1122 1341
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -59 90 £365 -4.26% 23
South East -11 31 £348 -10.19% 9
London -23 25 £413 -2.94% 11
Hampshire -8 13 £311 -13.54% 5
South West -24 12 £350 +55.55%
Yorkshire +6 8 £450 - 1
Berkshire +10 7 £360 -12.72% 3
West Yorkshire +8 7 £450 - 1
Reading +11 6 £360 -10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £375 -
Milton Keynes -1 6 £375 -
East of England -25 5 £350 +37.25% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £400 -
Leeds +8 4 - - 1
South Wales -8 4 £250 -
Wales -12 4 £250 -
Scotland -14 4 £400 - 1
Surrey -15 3 - -
West Midlands -16 3 £308 +2.50%
Edinburgh -18 3 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire -11 2 - - 1
North West -19 2 - - 1
Andover - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +17 1 £400 -
Nottingham +15 1 £400 -
Basingstoke +12 1 - -
City of London +11 1 - - 1
East Midlands +4 1 £400 -
Cheshire 0 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £400 -

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (66.50%) SAN
2 83 (40.29%) Cisco
3 82 (39.81%) HP
4 78 (37.86%) EMC
5 63 (30.58%) Security Cleared
6 60 (29.13%) Windows
7 59 (28.64%) NetApp
8 52 (25.24%) SC Cleared
9 49 (23.79%) VMware
10 42 (20.39%) IBM
11 40 (19.42%) NetBackup
12 39 (18.93%) Linux
13 36 (17.48%) 3PAR
14 35 (16.99%) UNIX
15 32 (15.53%) Symantec
15 32 (15.53%) Juniper
15 32 (15.53%) Finance
16 31 (15.05%) LAN
16 31 (15.05%) Fibre Channel
17 26 (12.62%) NAS
18 25 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 24 (11.65%) Microsoft
19 24 (11.65%) Telecoms
19 24 (11.65%) Connectrix
20 23 (11.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 22 (10.68%) ITIL
22 21 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
22 21 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
22 21 (10.19%) Windows Server 2003
22 21 (10.19%) CCNP

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (4.85%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.88%) IIS
3 4 (1.94%) SAS
4 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.46%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.97%) Apache
5 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.88%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.40%) MS Office
4 4 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) SaaS
1 2 (0.97%) PaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (66.50%) SAN
2 31 (15.05%) LAN
2 31 (15.05%) Fibre Channel
3 26 (12.62%) NAS
4 24 (11.65%) Connectrix
5 21 (10.19%) WAN
6 20 (9.71%) Ethernet
7 19 (9.22%) Firewall
8 17 (8.25%) MPLS
9 15 (7.28%) TCP/IP
10 14 (6.80%) VPN
10 14 (6.80%) OSPF
11 11 (5.34%) LDAP
11 11 (5.34%) iSCSI
12 10 (4.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (4.85%) VLAN
13 9 (4.37%) Internet
13 9 (4.37%) Network Security
14 8 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (3.40%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.46%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 32 (15.53%) Finance
2 24 (11.65%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.37%) Banking
4 7 (3.40%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.43%) Dutch Language
5 5 (2.43%) French Language
6 4 (1.94%) Games
7 3 (1.46%) Legal
8 2 (0.97%) Local Government
9 1 (0.49%) German Language
9 1 (0.49%) Retail
9 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 51 (24.76%) Storage Engineer
2 34 (16.50%) Consultant
3 26 (12.62%) Network Engineer
4 22 (10.68%) Administrator
5 21 (10.19%) Storage Consultant
6 19 (9.22%) Storage Administrator
7 18 (8.74%) Operations Engineer
8 17 (8.25%) Architect
9 13 (6.31%) Support Engineer
9 13 (6.31%) Storage Specialist
10 10 (4.85%) SAN Engineer
11 9 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (4.37%) Team Leader
11 9 (4.37%) Platform Engineer
11 9 (4.37%) Storage Support Engineer
12 7 (3.40%) Storage Architect
12 7 (3.40%) Network Consultant
13 6 (2.91%) Analyst
13 6 (2.91%) SAN Storage Engineer
14 5 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.43%) Flash
2 3 (1.46%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) OCX
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.49%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.49%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.80%) Replication
1 14 (6.80%) EMC Centera
2 9 (4.37%) Clustering
3 7 (3.40%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.40%) Open Source
4 5 (2.43%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.43%) Firmware
5 4 (1.94%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.94%) Online Games
5 4 (1.94%) iPad
6 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.46%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.46%) PKI
6 3 (1.46%) IBM XIV
7 2 (0.97%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.49%) Celerra
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.49%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.49%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 60 (29.13%) Windows
2 39 (18.93%) Linux
3 35 (16.99%) UNIX
4 23 (11.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (10.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (9.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (8.25%) AIX
8 16 (7.77%) Solaris
9 8 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.97%) HPUX
10 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.97%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.49%) VMS
11 1 (0.49%) SUSE
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (10.68%) ITIL
2 21 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (10.19%) Performance Management
3 18 (8.74%) Migration
4 16 (7.77%) Load Balancing
5 11 (5.34%) Service Management
6 10 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (4.37%) Data Protection
7 9 (4.37%) Release Management
7 9 (4.37%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (3.88%) Network Design
9 7 (3.40%) Network Management
9 7 (3.40%) Mentoring
10 6 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (2.91%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (2.91%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (2.91%) Time Management
11 5 (2.43%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.43%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.71%) Perl
2 12 (5.83%) Bash Shell
3 8 (3.88%) C
3 8 (3.88%) SQL
4 6 (2.91%) PHP
4 6 (2.91%) Bourne shell
5 5 (2.43%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.43%) Python
6 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.97%) Korn
7 1 (0.49%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 63 (30.58%) Security Cleared
2 52 (25.24%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.19%) CCNP
3 21 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (6.31%) DV Cleared
5 12 (5.83%) Degree
6 9 (4.37%) CCNA
7 5 (2.43%) CCIE
8 4 (1.94%) MCT
9 3 (1.46%) CCDP
9 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.97%) CCSE
10 2 (0.97%) CISSP
11 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.49%) RHCE
11 1 (0.49%) MCSE
11 1 (0.49%) CCDA
11 1 (0.49%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.49%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.49%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.91%) SLA
2 5 (2.43%) QA
2 5 (2.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (10.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 19 (9.22%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.25%) vSphere
5 16 (7.77%) Active Directory
6 15 (7.28%) NFS
7 9 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (3.40%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.40%) SRDF
9 6 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (2.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (1.94%) Xen
12 3 (1.46%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.46%) XenApp
13 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.97%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.97%) StorNext
13 2 (0.97%) Gluster
13 2 (0.97%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 40 (19.42%) NetBackup
2 19 (9.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 16 (7.77%) Tivoli
4 10 (4.85%) HP Data Protector
5 6 (2.91%) YUM
5 6 (2.91%) Puppet
6 5 (2.43%) Cobbler
6 5 (2.43%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.94%) SCCM
7 4 (1.94%) Nagios
8 3 (1.46%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.46%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.46%) WSUS
9 2 (0.97%) SCOM
9 2 (0.97%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.97%) EMC TimeFinder
9 2 (0.97%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 83 (40.29%) Cisco
2 82 (39.81%) HP
3 78 (37.86%) EMC
4 59 (28.64%) NetApp
5 49 (23.79%) VMware
6 42 (20.39%) IBM
7 36 (17.48%) 3PAR
8 32 (15.53%) Juniper
8 32 (15.53%) Symantec
9 24 (11.65%) Microsoft
10 18 (8.74%) Citrix
11 16 (7.77%) Red Hat
12 15 (7.28%) Oracle
13 13 (6.31%) Hitachi
14 11 (5.34%) Veritas
14 11 (5.34%) Dell
15 9 (4.37%) StorageTek
16 8 (3.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 8 (3.88%) CA
16 8 (3.88%) CommVault
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