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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Brocade
Rank 480 420 457
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +37
Contract jobs citing Brocade 134 161 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.66% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 108 61
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £384 £360
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +6.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -

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
26282 24246 25665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 46.23% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15364 13731 13222
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1242 1169 1321
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 -55 120 £385 +1.31% 18
London -52 37 £450 +18.42% 8
South East -27 32 £360 -4.00% 6
Hampshire -10 14 £338 -6.25% 1
East of England -4 13 £350 +26.12% 1
Yorkshire +5 10 £388 - 1
South West -28 10 £300 -23.07%
North West -7 9 £394 -31.52% 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £350 -
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £350 -
Berkshire +11 7 £360 -10.00% 3
Milton Keynes -1 7 £400 +32.89%
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £400 +25.78%
Reading +14 6 £360 -10.00%
City of London -10 6 £450 +20.00% 3
South Wales -8 4 £250 - 1
Scotland -10 4 £347 -24.86% 1
Wales -18 4 £250 - 1
Cheshire 0 3 £425 -26.08%
Leeds -4 3 - -
West Yorkshire -9 3 - -
West Midlands -17 3 £350 +27.27%
Essex - 3 £350 - 1
Edinburgh -10 2 £500 +8.10%
Surrey -24 2 £300 -22.58% 1
Merseyside - 2 £394 -
Southampton -8 1 £450 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 £363 - 1

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 135 (63.08%) SAN
2 102 (47.66%) Cisco
3 77 (35.98%) HP
4 75 (35.05%) Security Cleared
5 70 (32.71%) EMC
6 65 (30.37%) SC Cleared
7 61 (28.50%) Windows
8 54 (25.23%) VMware
9 49 (22.90%) IBM
10 48 (22.43%) LAN
11 41 (19.16%) NetApp
12 39 (18.22%) Linux
13 36 (16.82%) WAN
14 35 (16.36%) Juniper
14 35 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
15 31 (14.49%) 3PAR
16 30 (14.02%) Fibre Channel
16 30 (14.02%) Firewall
16 30 (14.02%) NetBackup
17 29 (13.55%) Microsoft
18 28 (13.08%) ITIL
19 27 (12.62%) Citrix
20 26 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
21 25 (11.68%) Symantec
21 25 (11.68%) AIX
22 24 (11.21%) NAS
23 23 (10.75%) Finance
23 23 (10.75%) Migration
23 23 (10.75%) CCNP
24 22 (10.28%) VPN

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (3.74%) IIS
2 6 (2.80%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.87%) SAS
4 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) JBoss
6 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 19 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.21%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.74%) MS Office
4 4 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (63.08%) SAN
2 48 (22.43%) LAN
3 36 (16.82%) WAN
4 30 (14.02%) Firewall
4 30 (14.02%) Fibre Channel
5 24 (11.21%) NAS
6 22 (10.28%) Connectrix
6 22 (10.28%) VPN
7 20 (9.35%) OSPF
8 18 (8.41%) Wireless
9 17 (7.94%) Ethernet
10 16 (7.48%) TCP/IP
10 16 (7.48%) NetScaler
11 15 (7.01%) BGP
11 15 (7.01%) MPLS
12 13 (6.07%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (5.14%) iSCSI
14 10 (4.67%) Network Security
14 10 (4.67%) VLAN
15 8 (3.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.47%) Big Data
5 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) StarTeam
1 1 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 23 (10.75%) Finance
2 21 (9.81%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.27%) Dutch Language
4 6 (2.80%) French Language
5 4 (1.87%) Games
6 3 (1.40%) Banking
6 3 (1.40%) Legal
7 2 (0.93%) Law
7 2 (0.93%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) German Language
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
8 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 45 (21.03%) Storage Engineer
2 36 (16.82%) Consultant
3 32 (14.95%) Network Engineer
4 25 (11.68%) Administrator
5 20 (9.35%) Storage Administrator
6 18 (8.41%) Storage Consultant
6 18 (8.41%) Architect
7 15 (7.01%) Operations Engineer
8 14 (6.54%) Storage Specialist
9 13 (6.07%) Network Consultant
10 11 (5.14%) Backup Engineer
11 10 (4.67%) SAN Engineer
12 7 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.27%) Network Support
13 6 (2.80%) Storage Architect
14 5 (2.34%) Server Specialist
14 5 (2.34%) Support Engineer
14 5 (2.34%) Network Support Engineer
14 5 (2.34%) SAN Storage Engineer
15 4 (1.87%) Tivoli Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.34%) Flash
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.47%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.54%) Replication
2 11 (5.14%) EMC Centera
3 10 (4.67%) IBM XIV
4 7 (3.27%) Open Source
5 6 (2.80%) Clustering
5 6 (2.80%) CLARiiON
5 6 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.87%) PKI
7 4 (1.87%) Online Games
8 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.40%) Symmetrix DMX
8 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.40%) HP StorageWorks
8 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.47%) NHS
10 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.47%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 61 (28.50%) Windows
2 39 (18.22%) Linux
3 25 (11.68%) AIX
4 19 (8.88%) HPUX
4 19 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (8.41%) UNIX
6 14 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.27%) Solaris
9 3 (1.40%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.47%) VMS
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.08%) ITIL
2 23 (10.75%) Migration
3 19 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (8.88%) Performance Management
4 18 (8.41%) Load Balancing
5 9 (4.21%) Service Delivery
5 9 (4.21%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (3.74%) Analytics
6 8 (3.74%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (3.74%) Network Management
6 8 (3.74%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (3.74%) Mentoring
6 8 (3.74%) Service Management
6 8 (3.74%) Project Planning
7 7 (3.27%) Change Management
7 7 (3.27%) ITSM
8 6 (2.80%) Data Protection
8 6 (2.80%) Change Control
8 6 (2.80%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (2.34%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.61%) SQL
2 6 (2.80%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.87%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.93%) Korn
5 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.47%) VB
5 1 (0.47%) Python
5 1 (0.47%) C#
5 1 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (35.05%) Security Cleared
2 65 (30.37%) SC Cleared
3 26 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (10.75%) CCNP
5 11 (5.14%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.74%) CCNA
7 7 (3.27%) Degree
8 5 (2.34%) JNCIS
8 5 (2.34%) MCT
8 5 (2.34%) CCIE
9 4 (1.87%) CCSE
9 4 (1.87%) HP ASE
9 4 (1.87%) HP MASE
10 3 (1.40%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.93%) CISSP
11 2 (0.93%) CCDP
12 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.80%) SLA
2 5 (2.34%) QA
System Software
1 35 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (8.41%) Hyper-V
3 17 (7.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 17 (7.94%) Active Directory
4 15 (7.01%) vSphere
4 15 (7.01%) NFS
5 10 (4.67%) Firmware
6 7 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.34%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.87%) Xen
8 4 (1.87%) XenApp
8 4 (1.87%) SRDF
9 3 (1.40%) XenServer
9 3 (1.40%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.93%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.93%) Gluster
10 2 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.93%) StorNext
10 2 (0.93%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 30 (14.02%) NetBackup
2 17 (7.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 13 (6.07%) Tivoli
4 10 (4.67%) Backup Exec
5 8 (3.74%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (3.74%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (3.27%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (2.34%) ARCserve
7 5 (2.34%) Cobbler
8 4 (1.87%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.40%) WSUS
9 3 (1.40%) EMC TimeFinder
9 3 (1.40%) EMC Navisphere
10 2 (0.93%) SCCM
10 2 (0.93%) SCOM
10 2 (0.93%) PureDisk
10 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.93%) Control-M
11 1 (0.47%) Nagios
11 1 (0.47%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 102 (47.66%) Cisco
2 77 (35.98%) HP
3 70 (32.71%) EMC
4 54 (25.23%) VMware
5 49 (22.90%) IBM
6 41 (19.16%) NetApp
7 35 (16.36%) Juniper
8 31 (14.49%) 3PAR
9 29 (13.55%) Microsoft
10 27 (12.62%) Citrix
11 25 (11.68%) Symantec
12 18 (8.41%) CheckPoint
13 14 (6.54%) Blue Coat
14 13 (6.07%) F5
14 13 (6.07%) Aruba
14 13 (6.07%) Hitachi
15 12 (5.61%) Riverbed
16 10 (4.67%) Dell
17 9 (4.21%) CommVault
17 9 (4.21%) Veritas
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