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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Brocade
Rank 492 422 435
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +13
Contract jobs citing Brocade 95 122 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.54% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 58 88
Average daily rate £450 £375 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £325 £395
% change year-on-year
+16.30% -17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -32.22%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -97 94 £450 +20.00% 25
London -41 39 £450 +16.12% 11
South East +1 25 £379 +16.61% 8
Hampshire +19 16 £250 -31.50% 4
City of London -19 13 £475 -5.00% 1
North West -18 10 £425 +30.76%
Cheshire -6 9 £578 +67.14%
Yorkshire -19 7 £350 -11.11% 3
Berkshire -7 6 £625 +92.30% 3
East of England -32 6 £295 +24.21%
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
West Midlands - 4 - - 2
Reading -3 3 £685 - 1
South West -19 3 £625 - 1
Milton Keynes -17 2 - - 1
Leeds -17 2 £625 -
Buckinghamshire -19 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -22 2 £625 +58.73% 1
Southampton - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Surrey -9 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -15 1 £295 -
Manchester -17 1 £190 -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £625 -
West Sussex - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 183 (79.57%) SAN
2 123 (53.48%) EMC
3 105 (45.65%) Cisco
4 99 (43.04%) NetApp
5 83 (36.09%) Windows
6 69 (30.00%) HP
7 64 (27.83%) NetBackup
8 58 (25.22%) VMware
9 52 (22.61%) UNIX
10 48 (20.87%) ITIL
11 47 (20.43%) SRDF
12 46 (20.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 45 (19.57%) Security Cleared
14 42 (18.26%) Solaris
14 42 (18.26%) Symantec
15 38 (16.52%) IBM
15 38 (16.52%) Finance
16 36 (15.65%) Connectrix
16 36 (15.65%) Linux
16 36 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
17 35 (15.22%) Symmetrix DMX
17 35 (15.22%) Replication
18 34 (14.78%) SC Cleared
18 34 (14.78%) Capacity Management
19 29 (12.61%) Disaster Recovery
19 29 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
19 29 (12.61%) NAS
20 28 (12.17%) Isilon
20 28 (12.17%) Veritas
21 26 (11.30%) EMC Centera

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.22%) IIS
4 10 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.04%) Apache
6 6 (2.61%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.74%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.43%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.30%) MS Office
5 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.30%) SaaS
2 2 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 183 (79.57%) SAN
2 36 (15.65%) Connectrix
3 29 (12.61%) NAS
4 26 (11.30%) Fibre Channel
5 23 (10.00%) LAN
5 23 (10.00%) Firewall
6 22 (9.57%) WAN
7 20 (8.70%) LDAP
8 19 (8.26%) Internet
9 17 (7.39%) MPLS
10 14 (6.09%) TCP/IP
11 13 (5.65%) OSPF
12 12 (5.22%) HTTP
13 11 (4.78%) VPN
13 11 (4.78%) Ethernet
14 10 (4.35%) iSCSI
15 9 (3.91%) DNS
16 8 (3.48%) VLAN
16 8 (3.48%) SMTP
17 7 (3.04%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.43%) MySQL
3 1 (0.43%) DB2
3 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Eclipse
1 3 (1.30%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.30%) Mercurial
1 3 (1.30%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.30%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.30%) Hudson
2 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (16.52%) Finance
2 21 (9.13%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.09%) Banking
4 9 (3.91%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.61%) Japanese Language
6 5 (2.17%) French Language
7 4 (1.74%) German Language
7 4 (1.74%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 70 (30.43%) Storage Engineer
2 33 (14.35%) Consultant
3 28 (12.17%) Administrator
4 26 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (10.43%) Storage Consultant
6 22 (9.57%) Storage Administrator
7 19 (8.26%) Architect
8 17 (7.39%) Network Engineer
9 14 (6.09%) Team Leader
10 13 (5.65%) Operations Engineer
11 12 (5.22%) Support Engineer
12 11 (4.78%) Platform Engineer
12 11 (4.78%) Storage Support Engineer
13 10 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
14 8 (3.48%) Storage Architect
14 8 (3.48%) UNIX Engineer
14 8 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
15 7 (3.04%) Storage Specialist
16 6 (2.61%) UNIX Support
16 6 (2.61%) EMC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.30%) Web Services
1 3 (1.30%) .NET
1 3 (1.30%) Middleware
2 1 (0.43%) XML
2 1 (0.43%) J2EE
2 1 (0.43%) OCX
2 1 (0.43%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.22%) Symmetrix DMX
1 35 (15.22%) Replication
2 26 (11.30%) EMC Centera
3 20 (8.70%) CLARiiON
4 8 (3.48%) Clustering
5 7 (3.04%) Firmware
5 7 (3.04%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.04%) Fixed Income
5 7 (3.04%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (2.61%) iPad
7 5 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.17%) Celerra
8 3 (1.30%) PKI
8 3 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.30%) HP StorageWorks
9 2 (0.87%) AS400
9 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.43%) CESG
10 1 (0.43%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.43%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 83 (36.09%) Windows
2 52 (22.61%) UNIX
3 42 (18.26%) Solaris
4 36 (15.65%) Linux
5 29 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (10.00%) AIX
6 23 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (7.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (3.48%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.17%) SUSE
9 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.30%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.87%) CentOS
12 1 (0.43%) HPUX
12 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.43%) Tru64
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.87%) ITIL
2 34 (14.78%) Capacity Management
3 29 (12.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (8.70%) Data Management
4 20 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 19 (8.26%) Load Balancing
6 18 (7.83%) Migration
7 12 (5.22%) Data Protection
8 11 (4.78%) Release Management
8 11 (4.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 9 (3.91%) Project Management
9 9 (3.91%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.04%) Change Management
10 7 (3.04%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (3.04%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (2.61%) Kernel Tuning
11 6 (2.61%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (2.17%) Service Management
12 5 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (1.74%) Data Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.43%) Perl
2 15 (6.52%) SQL
3 13 (5.65%) Bash Shell
4 10 (4.35%) C
5 7 (3.04%) Bourne shell
6 6 (2.61%) PHP
7 5 (2.17%) Java
7 5 (2.17%) Python
7 5 (2.17%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 45 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 34 (14.78%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.13%) NCDA
4 16 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.65%) Degree
6 11 (4.78%) CCNP
7 9 (3.91%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.61%) CCIE
8 6 (2.61%) CCNA
9 5 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.17%) MCITP
10 4 (1.74%) MCSA
11 3 (1.30%) CCSA
12 2 (0.87%) MCSE
13 1 (0.43%) CCDA
13 1 (0.43%) CCDP
13 1 (0.43%) CISSP
13 1 (0.43%) RHCE
13 1 (0.43%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.48%) SLA
2 7 (3.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 47 (20.43%) SRDF
2 46 (20.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 36 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (9.57%) Active Directory
5 18 (7.83%) vSphere
6 13 (5.65%) NFS
7 10 (4.35%) VMware ESX
8 9 (3.91%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (3.04%) Hyper-V
10 6 (2.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (2.61%) Terminal Services
11 5 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.74%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (1.30%) ISA Server
13 3 (1.30%) Squid
14 2 (0.87%) XenApp
14 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.43%) Xen
15 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 64 (27.83%) NetBackup
2 16 (6.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 15 (6.52%) EMC TimeFinder
4 12 (5.22%) SCCM
4 12 (5.22%) Tivoli
5 11 (4.78%) EMC Navisphere
6 9 (3.91%) Puppet
7 8 (3.48%) WSUS
8 7 (3.04%) SCOM
8 7 (3.04%) YUM
9 6 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (2.17%) Nagios
10 5 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.87%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.87%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.87%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 123 (53.48%) EMC
2 105 (45.65%) Cisco
3 99 (43.04%) NetApp
4 69 (30.00%) HP
5 58 (25.22%) VMware
6 42 (18.26%) Symantec
7 38 (16.52%) IBM
8 28 (12.17%) Isilon
8 28 (12.17%) Veritas
9 25 (10.87%) Microsoft
10 21 (9.13%) Red Hat
10 21 (9.13%) Hitachi
11 16 (6.96%) Citrix
11 16 (6.96%) Oracle
12 15 (6.52%) CheckPoint
13 14 (6.09%) Juniper
14 13 (5.65%) Sun
15 11 (4.78%) McAfee
15 11 (4.78%) 3PAR
16 8 (3.48%) Blue Coat
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