The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Brocade
Rank 524 457 461
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +4
Contract jobs citing Brocade 80 108 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.45% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 76
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £179 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £450 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £255 £344
% change year-on-year
+36.86% -25.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £45.00
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -37 68 £400 +25.49% 37
London -9 20 £461 +5.42% 16
South East -25 20 £323 -16.77% 8
Hampshire -2 13 £287 - 2
South West -25 8 £400 +77.77% 1
Yorkshire +3 6 £450 - 4
Nottinghamshire +18 5 £400 -
Nottingham +13 5 £400 -
East Midlands +3 5 £400 -
Andover - 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire +5 4 £450 - 4
West Midlands -5 4 £425 +142.85%
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £350 -
Scotland -22 4 £350 -6.66% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £400 - 1
Surrey -7 3 - - 1
Bristol -19 3 £425 +88.88%
North West -20 3 £325 +18.18% 6
Edinburgh -21 3 £400 - 1
Bradford - 2 £450 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds +3 1 - - 4
City of London 0 1 £400 -11.11% 9
Glasgow -7 1 £300 -20.00%
Manchester -8 1 - - 2
Cheshire -9 1 - - 1
East of England -36 1 £213 -16.66% 2
Essex - 1 £213 -
Chelmsford - 1 £213 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 132 (72.93%) SAN
2 80 (44.20%) EMC
3 77 (42.54%) HP
4 73 (40.33%) Cisco
5 60 (33.15%) NetApp
6 57 (31.49%) Windows
7 51 (28.18%) Security Cleared
8 46 (25.41%) VMware
9 42 (23.20%) SC Cleared
9 42 (23.20%) UNIX
10 40 (22.10%) NetBackup
11 36 (19.89%) Linux
12 34 (18.78%) Finance
13 31 (17.13%) Symantec
14 30 (16.57%) 3PAR
15 29 (16.02%) IBM
16 27 (14.92%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 25 (13.81%) Telecoms
17 25 (13.81%) Connectrix
17 25 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (13.26%) Performance Management
19 23 (12.71%) Juniper
19 23 (12.71%) LAN
19 23 (12.71%) Fibre Channel
20 22 (12.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 22 (12.15%) NAS
20 22 (12.15%) Perl
20 22 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
20 22 (12.15%) Disaster Recovery
21 20 (11.05%) Red Hat

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (5.52%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.42%) IIS
3 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.66%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.10%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.42%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.31%) MS Office
4 4 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) SaaS
1 2 (1.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (72.93%) SAN
2 25 (13.81%) Connectrix
3 23 (12.71%) LAN
3 23 (12.71%) Fibre Channel
4 22 (12.15%) NAS
5 19 (10.50%) WAN
5 19 (10.50%) TCP/IP
6 18 (9.94%) OSPF
7 17 (9.39%) Firewall
8 16 (8.84%) Ethernet
9 15 (8.29%) MPLS
10 13 (7.18%) LDAP
11 12 (6.63%) Internet
12 11 (6.08%) VLAN
13 9 (4.97%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (4.97%) VPN
14 8 (4.42%) BGP
14 8 (4.42%) Network Security
15 7 (3.87%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (3.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.55%) MySQL
1 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 34 (18.78%) Finance
2 25 (13.81%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.08%) Banking
4 9 (4.97%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.76%) Dutch Language
6 4 (2.21%) French Language
7 3 (1.66%) Legal
8 2 (1.10%) Local Government
9 1 (0.55%) Retail
9 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 54 (29.83%) Storage Engineer
2 33 (18.23%) Consultant
3 22 (12.15%) Administrator
4 21 (11.60%) Storage Consultant
4 21 (11.60%) Network Engineer
4 21 (11.60%) Storage Administrator
4 21 (11.60%) Operations Engineer
5 15 (8.29%) Architect
6 14 (7.73%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.08%) Team Leader
7 11 (6.08%) Platform Engineer
7 11 (6.08%) Storage Support Engineer
8 10 (5.52%) Storage Specialist
9 7 (3.87%) SAN Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (3.87%) Analyst
9 7 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) UNIX Support
10 6 (3.31%) UNIX Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) UNIX Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.66%) Flash
2 2 (1.10%) Web Services
3 1 (0.55%) OCX
3 1 (0.55%) LAMP
3 1 (0.55%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.84%) Replication
2 12 (6.63%) EMC Centera
3 8 (4.42%) Clustering
4 7 (3.87%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.87%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (3.87%) Fixed Income
5 6 (3.31%) iPad
6 5 (2.76%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.21%) Firmware
7 4 (2.21%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.10%) AS400
10 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.55%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.55%) IBM XIV
10 1 (0.55%) Celerra
10 1 (0.55%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 57 (31.49%) Windows
2 42 (23.20%) UNIX
3 36 (19.89%) Linux
4 22 (12.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (9.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (8.84%) Solaris
8 6 (3.31%) AIX
8 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.21%) SUSE
10 3 (1.66%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.55%) CentOS
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.26%) Performance Management
2 22 (12.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (9.39%) ITIL
3 17 (9.39%) Load Balancing
4 13 (7.18%) Migration
5 11 (6.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 11 (6.08%) Release Management
5 11 (6.08%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (5.52%) Service Management
7 9 (4.97%) Data Protection
8 8 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.87%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.31%) Project Management
10 6 (3.31%) Kernel Tuning
10 6 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (2.76%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (2.76%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (2.76%) Network Design
12 4 (2.21%) Change Management
12 4 (2.21%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.15%) Perl
2 14 (7.73%) Bash Shell
3 8 (4.42%) SQL
3 8 (4.42%) C
4 7 (3.87%) Bourne shell
5 6 (3.31%) Python
5 6 (3.31%) PHP
6 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.55%) Korn
7 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (28.18%) Security Cleared
2 42 (23.20%) SC Cleared
3 22 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (10.50%) CCNP
5 12 (6.63%) Degree
6 10 (5.52%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.87%) CCNA
8 6 (3.31%) CCIE
9 3 (1.66%) CISSP
9 3 (1.66%) MCT
9 3 (1.66%) CCSE
10 1 (0.55%) CEH
10 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.55%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.55%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.55%) RHCE
10 1 (0.55%) CCSA
10 1 (0.55%) GSEC
10 1 (0.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.87%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.21%) SLA
3 3 (1.66%) QA
System Software
1 27 (14.92%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 25 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.50%) vSphere
4 15 (8.29%) Active Directory
5 13 (7.18%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.42%) SRDF
6 8 (4.42%) VMware ESX
6 8 (4.42%) NFS
6 8 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.87%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (3.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.66%) XenApp
9 3 (1.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.10%) Gluster
10 2 (1.10%) StorNext
10 2 (1.10%) GPFS
11 1 (0.55%) KVM
11 1 (0.55%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 40 (22.10%) NetBackup
2 14 (7.73%) Tivoli
2 14 (7.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 10 (5.52%) HP Data Protector
4 8 (4.42%) Puppet
5 7 (3.87%) YUM
6 5 (2.76%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (2.76%) Nagios
7 4 (2.21%) SCCM
7 4 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.66%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.66%) ARCserve
9 2 (1.10%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (1.10%) SCOM
9 2 (1.10%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.55%) PureDisk
10 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 80 (44.20%) EMC
2 77 (42.54%) HP
3 73 (40.33%) Cisco
4 60 (33.15%) NetApp
5 46 (25.41%) VMware
6 31 (17.13%) Symantec
7 30 (16.57%) 3PAR
8 29 (16.02%) IBM
9 23 (12.71%) Juniper
10 20 (11.05%) Red Hat
11 19 (10.50%) Microsoft
12 17 (9.39%) Oracle
12 17 (9.39%) Citrix
13 15 (8.29%) Hitachi
14 10 (5.52%) Veritas
15 8 (4.42%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 8 (4.42%) CA
15 8 (4.42%) CommVault
16 7 (3.87%) Dell
16 7 (3.87%) CheckPoint
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