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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Brocade
Rank 486 435 463
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +28
Contract jobs citing Brocade 110 148 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.60% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 83 70
Average daily rate
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£350 £386 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.38% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £381 £363
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50

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
26028 24657 27297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.93% 46.75% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14753 13799 13866
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
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 1155 1109 1354
Average hourly rate £18.98 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.09% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 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 17 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 -58 95 £360 -6.79% 28
South East -15 32 £348 -10.19% 8
London -26 25 £400 +3.55% 10
Hampshire -4 13 £311 -13.54% 2
South West -11 12 £300 -
East of England -15 9 £350 +33.33% 4
Berkshire +12 7 £360 -12.72% 3
Milton Keynes +6 7 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire +5 7 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +5 7 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £375 - 1
Reading +15 6 £360 -10.00% 2
Hertfordshire -19 6 £350 - 2
Wiltshire - 5 £400 -
Leeds +5 4 - - 1
South Wales -9 4 £250 -
Wales -9 4 £250 -
Scotland -21 4 £400 -11.11% 2
Edinburgh -9 3 £450 - 2
North West -12 3 £363 -36.95% 3
West Midlands -17 3 £308 +11.81% 1
Surrey -20 3 - -
City of London -1 2 - - 4
Cheshire -7 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £363 - 3
Havant - 1 £425 -
Swindon - 1 £400 -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 138 (66.99%) SAN
2 86 (41.75%) Cisco
3 82 (39.81%) HP
4 76 (36.89%) EMC
5 67 (32.52%) Security Cleared
6 62 (30.10%) Windows
7 57 (27.67%) SC Cleared
8 54 (26.21%) NetApp
9 47 (22.82%) IBM
10 46 (22.33%) VMware
11 43 (20.87%) Linux
12 39 (18.93%) NetBackup
13 38 (18.45%) 3PAR
14 33 (16.02%) LAN
14 33 (16.02%) Juniper
15 32 (15.53%) UNIX
16 30 (14.56%) Fibre Channel
17 28 (13.59%) Symantec
18 27 (13.11%) Telecoms
19 26 (12.62%) Finance
20 25 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
21 24 (11.65%) Connectrix
21 24 (11.65%) Microsoft
21 24 (11.65%) NAS
22 23 (11.17%) Disaster Recovery
23 22 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
23 22 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
23 22 (10.68%) CCNP
23 22 (10.68%) WAN
23 22 (10.68%) Ethernet

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.97%) Apache
5 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.88%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.40%) MS Office
4 5 (2.43%) 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
1 138 (66.99%) SAN
2 33 (16.02%) LAN
3 30 (14.56%) Fibre Channel
4 24 (11.65%) Connectrix
4 24 (11.65%) NAS
5 22 (10.68%) WAN
5 22 (10.68%) Ethernet
6 19 (9.22%) Firewall
7 17 (8.25%) MPLS
8 16 (7.77%) TCP/IP
9 15 (7.28%) OSPF
10 14 (6.80%) VPN
11 11 (5.34%) VLAN
11 11 (5.34%) iSCSI
12 10 (4.85%) Network Security
12 10 (4.85%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (4.37%) LDAP
13 9 (4.37%) Internet
14 8 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (3.88%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.46%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 27 (13.11%) Telecoms
2 26 (12.62%) Finance
3 5 (2.43%) Dutch Language
3 5 (2.43%) French Language
3 5 (2.43%) Banking
4 4 (1.94%) Legal
4 4 (1.94%) Games
5 3 (1.46%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) German Language
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (24.27%) Storage Engineer
2 31 (15.05%) Consultant
3 26 (12.62%) Network Engineer
4 22 (10.68%) Administrator
5 19 (9.22%) Storage Consultant
5 19 (9.22%) Storage Administrator
6 18 (8.74%) Architect
7 17 (8.25%) Operations Engineer
8 14 (6.80%) Storage Specialist
9 10 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (4.85%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.37%) SAN Engineer
11 8 (3.88%) Backup Engineer
12 7 (3.40%) Storage Architect
12 7 (3.40%) Storage Support Engineer
12 7 (3.40%) Platform Engineer
12 7 (3.40%) Network Consultant
13 6 (2.91%) Analyst
14 5 (2.43%) SAN Storage Engineer
14 5 (2.43%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.43%) Flash
2 3 (1.46%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) OCX
3 1 (0.49%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.49%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.28%) Replication
2 12 (5.83%) EMC Centera
3 7 (3.40%) Open Source
3 7 (3.40%) IBM XIV
3 7 (3.40%) Clustering
4 6 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.43%) Firmware
5 5 (2.43%) CLARiiON
6 4 (1.94%) Online Games
6 4 (1.94%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.46%) Symmetrix DMX
7 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.46%) PKI
8 2 (0.97%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.49%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.49%) iPad
9 1 (0.49%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 62 (30.10%) Windows
2 43 (20.87%) Linux
3 32 (15.53%) UNIX
4 22 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (9.22%) AIX
8 16 (7.77%) Solaris
9 8 (3.88%) HPUX
9 8 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.97%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.49%) VMS
11 1 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (9.22%) Performance Management
2 19 (9.22%) Migration
2 19 (9.22%) ITIL
3 13 (6.31%) Load Balancing
4 12 (5.83%) Service Management
5 10 (4.85%) Service Delivery
5 10 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (4.37%) Data Protection
7 8 (3.88%) Network Design
7 8 (3.88%) Network Management
8 7 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (3.40%) Time Management
8 7 (3.40%) Release Management
8 7 (3.40%) Project Planning
8 7 (3.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (2.91%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.91%) Mentoring
9 6 (2.91%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (2.91%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.28%) Perl
2 8 (3.88%) SQL
2 8 (3.88%) C
2 8 (3.88%) Bash Shell
3 6 (2.91%) PHP
4 5 (2.43%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.94%) Python
5 4 (1.94%) Bourne shell
6 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.97%) Korn
8 1 (0.49%) VB
8 1 (0.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 67 (32.52%) Security Cleared
2 57 (27.67%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (10.68%) CCNP
4 13 (6.31%) DV Cleared
4 13 (6.31%) Degree
5 10 (4.85%) CCNA
6 5 (2.43%) CCIE
7 4 (1.94%) MCT
8 3 (1.46%) CCDP
8 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.97%) CCSE
9 2 (0.97%) CISSP
10 1 (0.49%) MCSE
10 1 (0.49%) CCDA
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.49%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.49%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.49%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.49%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.91%) QA
1 6 (2.91%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (9.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 19 (9.22%) Hyper-V
3 19 (9.22%) vSphere
4 16 (7.77%) Active Directory
5 13 (6.31%) NFS
6 10 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.88%) SRDF
8 7 (3.40%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.94%) Xen
10 4 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.46%) XenApp
11 3 (1.46%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.97%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.97%) Gluster
12 2 (0.97%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.97%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 39 (18.93%) NetBackup
2 19 (9.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 16 (7.77%) Tivoli
4 10 (4.85%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (3.40%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.43%) Cobbler
6 5 (2.43%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.94%) YUM
7 4 (1.94%) Puppet
8 3 (1.46%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.46%) Nagios
8 3 (1.46%) SCCM
8 3 (1.46%) WSUS
8 3 (1.46%) EMC TimeFinder
8 3 (1.46%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (0.97%) SCOM
9 2 (0.97%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.97%) Control-M
Vendors
1 86 (41.75%) Cisco
2 82 (39.81%) HP
3 76 (36.89%) EMC
4 54 (26.21%) NetApp
5 47 (22.82%) IBM
6 46 (22.33%) VMware
7 38 (18.45%) 3PAR
8 33 (16.02%) Juniper
9 28 (13.59%) Symantec
10 24 (11.65%) Microsoft
11 17 (8.25%) Citrix
12 16 (7.77%) Hitachi
13 14 (6.80%) Red Hat
13 14 (6.80%) Oracle
14 10 (4.85%) Veritas
15 9 (4.37%) Dell
15 9 (4.37%) StorageTek
16 8 (3.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 8 (3.88%) CommVault
16 8 (3.88%) F5
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