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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Brocade
Rank 455 494 459
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -35
Contract jobs citing Brocade 142 101 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.42% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 58 40
Average daily rate
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£355 £450 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.11% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £240 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £625 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -

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
23947 23780 22159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.90% 44.92% 46.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13966 13494 11792
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1088 1048 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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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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 +20 139 £355 -21.11% 21
London +26 59 £325 -27.77% 6
South East -2 26 £400 +33.33% 7
East of England +20 21 £360 +69.41% 4
Hertfordshire +3 19 £360 - 3
City of London +19 17 £413 -13.15% 1
Yorkshire -11 13 £420 -18.04% 1
North West -14 9 £260 -54.97% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 9 £360 -
Buckinghamshire - 9 £538 - 1
Watford - 7 - - 1
Surrey +18 6 £300 - 2
Berkshire +5 6 £413 -34.00% 2
Milton Keynes - 6 - - 1
Staines - 6 £300 - 1
South Yorkshire - 6 - -
Leeds -9 5 £420 -32.80%
West Yorkshire -14 5 £420 -18.04%
Manchester - 5 £275 - 2
Slough - 5 £413 -
South West +14 4 £450 -7.69%
Swindon +10 4 £450 -28.00%
Wiltshire +6 4 £450 -28.00%
West Midlands -11 4 £315 -
East Midlands -7 3 £451 +12.87%
Hampshire -16 3 £380 +58.33% 1
Scotland +1 2 - -
Havant -9 2 £380 -7.87%
Birmingham - 2 £315 -
Harrogate - 2 £256 -

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 136 (59.39%) Cisco
2 134 (58.52%) SAN
3 105 (45.85%) VMware
4 93 (40.61%) HP
5 84 (36.68%) NetApp
5 84 (36.68%) Windows
6 73 (31.88%) Data Centre
7 64 (27.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 62 (27.07%) 3PAR
9 54 (23.58%) EMC
10 52 (22.71%) Firewall
11 45 (19.65%) IBM
12 44 (19.21%) Microsoft
12 44 (19.21%) LAN
12 44 (19.21%) Linux
12 44 (19.21%) Fibre Channel
13 41 (17.90%) Migration
14 40 (17.47%) SQL
14 40 (17.47%) Cisco Certification
15 39 (17.03%) Juniper
15 39 (17.03%) ITIL
16 38 (16.59%) WAN
16 38 (16.59%) NAS
17 35 (15.28%) UNIX
18 34 (14.85%) CheckPoint
18 34 (14.85%) Finance
18 34 (14.85%) vSphere
18 34 (14.85%) Security Cleared
19 33 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
20 30 (13.10%) VPN

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 15 (6.55%) IIS
2 14 (6.11%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.37%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.49%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.18%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.18%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.75%) Lync
7 4 (1.75%) Apache
8 2 (0.87%) JBoss
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.44%) TPMS
Applications
1 26 (11.35%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.30%) MS Visio
3 14 (6.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.62%) MS Office
5 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.06%) IaaS
3 4 (1.75%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.75%) Amazon Glacier
4 3 (1.31%) SaaS
4 3 (1.31%) PaaS
5 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 134 (58.52%) SAN
2 52 (22.71%) Firewall
3 44 (19.21%) LAN
3 44 (19.21%) Fibre Channel
4 38 (16.59%) WAN
4 38 (16.59%) NAS
5 30 (13.10%) VPN
6 28 (12.23%) TCP/IP
7 27 (11.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 26 (11.35%) MPLS
8 26 (11.35%) DNS
9 19 (8.30%) VLAN
10 17 (7.42%) Ethernet
10 17 (7.42%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (6.99%) SNMP
12 15 (6.55%) SSL
12 15 (6.55%) Wireless
13 14 (6.11%) SMTP
13 14 (6.11%) OSPF
14 13 (5.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.06%) Big Data
5 5 (2.18%) MySQL
6 4 (1.75%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.44%) DB2
8 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.31%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.31%) JIRA
2 2 (0.87%) Gerrit
2 2 (0.87%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.44%) MSI
General
1 34 (14.85%) Finance
2 8 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.75%) Automotive
3 4 (1.75%) Banking
4 3 (1.31%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.31%) Advertising
5 2 (0.87%) Games
6 1 (0.44%) Retail
6 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 53 (23.14%) Storage Engineer
2 39 (17.03%) Architect
3 28 (12.23%) Consultant
4 23 (10.04%) Network Engineer
5 21 (9.17%) Administrator
6 16 (6.99%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (6.11%) Storage Consultant
8 11 (4.80%) Storage Specialist
8 11 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (4.37%) Storage Administrator
10 9 (3.93%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.49%) Analyst
11 8 (3.49%) SAN Engineer
12 7 (3.06%) SAN Storage Engineer
12 7 (3.06%) Platform Engineer
13 6 (2.62%) Senior Architect
13 6 (2.62%) Support Engineer
13 6 (2.62%) Senior Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.80%) Web Services
2 6 (2.62%) REST
3 4 (1.75%) JSON
4 3 (1.31%) SOAP
4 3 (1.31%) XML
5 2 (0.87%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.87%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.87%) CSS
5 2 (0.87%) CGI
6 1 (0.44%) JNI
6 1 (0.44%) .NET
6 1 (0.44%) HTML
6 1 (0.44%) Middleware
6 1 (0.44%) OCX
6 1 (0.44%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.44%) HTML5
6 1 (0.44%) CSS3
6 1 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.44%) Ajax
6 1 (0.44%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 73 (31.88%) Data Centre
2 26 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.42%) Replication
4 14 (6.11%) CLARiiON
5 10 (4.37%) Celerra
6 9 (3.93%) PKI
7 8 (3.49%) Client/Server
8 7 (3.06%) Symmetrix
8 7 (3.06%) EMC Centera
8 7 (3.06%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.62%) Symmetrix DMX
9 6 (2.62%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (2.18%) Clustering
10 5 (2.18%) CMDB
11 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.31%) NHS
12 3 (1.31%) IBM XIV
12 3 (1.31%) IPTV
12 3 (1.31%) SecurID
12 3 (1.31%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 84 (36.68%) Windows
2 44 (19.21%) Linux
3 35 (15.28%) UNIX
4 33 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (9.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (9.17%) Solaris
8 13 (5.68%) AIX
9 9 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.18%) HPUX
11 4 (1.75%) CentOS
12 3 (1.31%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.31%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.31%) Android
13 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.87%) Slackware
13 2 (0.87%) SUSE
14 1 (0.44%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.44%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.44%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.90%) Migration
2 39 (17.03%) ITIL
3 27 (11.79%) Project Management
4 19 (8.30%) Change Management
5 16 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (6.99%) Network Design
6 14 (6.11%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (5.24%) TOGAF
8 11 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (4.37%) Data Migration
9 10 (4.37%) Load Balancing
9 10 (4.37%) Capacity Management
9 10 (4.37%) Change Control
10 9 (3.93%) Service Management
11 8 (3.49%) Analytics
11 8 (3.49%) Workflow
12 7 (3.06%) Process Management
12 7 (3.06%) Network Management
12 7 (3.06%) E-Discovery
12 7 (3.06%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.47%) SQL
2 11 (4.80%) C
2 11 (4.80%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.06%) Perl
4 5 (2.18%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.18%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.75%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.31%) Python
6 3 (1.31%) Ruby
7 2 (0.87%) Go
7 2 (0.87%) Lisp
7 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.87%) VB
8 1 (0.44%) Java
8 1 (0.44%) Korn
Qualifications
1 40 (17.47%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (14.85%) Security Cleared
3 28 (12.23%) CCNP
4 21 (9.17%) SC Cleared
5 12 (5.24%) CCNA
6 10 (4.37%) DV Cleared
7 9 (3.93%) CCIE
7 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.93%) Degree
8 7 (3.06%) HP ASE
9 5 (2.18%) JNCIS
9 5 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.18%) MCSE
9 5 (2.18%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.75%) HP MASE
10 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (1.75%) RHCE
10 4 (1.75%) CCSA
11 3 (1.31%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.93%) SLA
1 9 (3.93%) QA
2 6 (2.62%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (27.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (14.85%) vSphere
3 28 (12.23%) Active Directory
4 23 (10.04%) Hyper-V
5 19 (8.30%) VMware ESX
6 17 (7.42%) NFS
7 16 (6.99%) vCloud
8 15 (6.55%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (4.37%) XenApp
9 10 (4.37%) XenServer
10 8 (3.49%) XenDesktop
11 5 (2.18%) Firmware
11 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (2.18%) SRDF
12 3 (1.31%) Samba
12 3 (1.31%) IAG
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.87%) Docker
13 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (8.30%) EMC NetWorker
2 16 (6.99%) NetBackup
3 10 (4.37%) SCCM
4 9 (3.93%) Puppet
5 8 (3.49%) ARCserve
6 7 (3.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.06%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (1.75%) vMotion
7 4 (1.75%) Legato
7 4 (1.75%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.31%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.87%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.87%) SCOM
9 2 (0.87%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.87%) Ansible
9 2 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.87%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 136 (59.39%) Cisco
2 105 (45.85%) VMware
3 93 (40.61%) HP
4 84 (36.68%) NetApp
5 62 (27.07%) 3PAR
6 54 (23.58%) EMC
7 45 (19.65%) IBM
8 44 (19.21%) Microsoft
9 39 (17.03%) Juniper
10 34 (14.85%) CheckPoint
11 26 (11.35%) F5
11 26 (11.35%) Oracle
12 24 (10.48%) Citrix
13 19 (8.30%) Dell
14 18 (7.86%) Red Hat
15 17 (7.42%) CommVault
16 13 (5.68%) Symantec
17 10 (4.37%) SolarWinds
17 10 (4.37%) Veeam
18 8 (3.49%) CA
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