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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Brocade
Rank 483 435 453
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +18
Contract jobs citing Brocade 112 147 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.28% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.62% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 94 52
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£420 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £392 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.81% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 £39.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -16.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-6.91% -16.31%

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
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -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 19 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Brocade within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Brocade Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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 -64 102 £420 +10.52% 15
London -8 45 £427 +12.36% 5
South East -48 15 £438 +21.52% 6
East of England -7 13 £313 +25.00% 1
North West -2 11 £425 +1.19%
City of London +1 9 £450 +19.36% 1
Yorkshire -8 7 £388 -
Essex - 7 £275 -
Scotland -3 5 £399 -20.25%
West Midlands - 5 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £550 -
South West -21 4 £385 -1.28% 1
Brentwood - 4 £275 -
Cheshire +8 3 £425 +1.19%
Buckinghamshire -11 3 - -
Milton Keynes -11 3 - -
Somerset -8 2 £250 -37.50% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Surrey -4 1 £300 -7.69%
Berkshire -5 1 - - 5
Edinburgh -13 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £363 -
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 137 (61.99%) SAN
2 115 (52.04%) Cisco
3 90 (40.72%) HP
4 73 (33.03%) Windows
5 71 (32.13%) VMware
6 64 (28.96%) Security Cleared
7 60 (27.15%) EMC
8 54 (24.43%) IBM
9 53 (23.98%) Linux
10 52 (23.53%) SC Cleared
11 50 (22.62%) LAN
12 49 (22.17%) NetApp
12 49 (22.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 39 (17.65%) Microsoft
14 38 (17.19%) 3PAR
14 38 (17.19%) Fibre Channel
15 37 (16.74%) ITIL
16 36 (16.29%) WAN
16 36 (16.29%) Juniper
17 34 (15.38%) Firewall
18 33 (14.93%) Citrix
19 31 (14.03%) NAS
20 30 (13.57%) Cisco Certification
21 29 (13.12%) Migration
22 27 (12.22%) NetBackup
22 27 (12.22%) Active Directory
22 27 (12.22%) AIX
23 25 (11.31%) CCNP
24 24 (10.86%) HPUX
24 24 (10.86%) Windows Server 2003

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (5.43%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.52%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.17%) IIS
5 6 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.26%) Lync
7 4 (1.81%) SAS
8 3 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.90%) Apache
9 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.45%) JBoss
10 1 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.71%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.81%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.45%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 137 (61.99%) SAN
2 50 (22.62%) LAN
3 38 (17.19%) Fibre Channel
4 36 (16.29%) WAN
5 34 (15.38%) Firewall
6 31 (14.03%) NAS
7 21 (9.50%) VPN
8 19 (8.60%) Wireless
9 18 (8.14%) TCP/IP
9 18 (8.14%) OSPF
10 17 (7.69%) NetScaler
11 15 (6.79%) BGP
11 15 (6.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (6.33%) MPLS
12 14 (6.33%) Ethernet
13 12 (5.43%) VLAN
14 10 (4.52%) Network Security
15 9 (4.07%) DNS
15 9 (4.07%) iSCSI
16 8 (3.62%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.45%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.90%) MSI
2 1 (0.45%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.45%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (9.05%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.24%) Finance
3 7 (3.17%) Dutch Language
4 6 (2.71%) French Language
5 4 (1.81%) Games
5 4 (1.81%) Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 46 (20.81%) Storage Engineer
2 36 (16.29%) Network Engineer
3 31 (14.03%) Consultant
4 27 (12.22%) Administrator
5 20 (9.05%) Architect
6 16 (7.24%) Storage Administrator
7 15 (6.79%) Storage Consultant
8 13 (5.88%) Backup Engineer
9 11 (4.98%) Network Consultant
9 11 (4.98%) Storage Specialist
10 9 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.62%) SAN Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) Technical Architect
12 6 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
13 5 (2.26%) Linux Administrator
13 5 (2.26%) Server Specialist
13 5 (2.26%) Operations Engineer
14 4 (1.81%) Designer
14 4 (1.81%) Storage Architect
14 4 (1.81%) Voice Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.81%) Flash
2 3 (1.36%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.45%) CSS
3 1 (0.45%) Web Services
3 1 (0.45%) HTML
3 1 (0.45%) Ajax
3 1 (0.45%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.45%) JSON
3 1 (0.45%) Django
3 1 (0.45%) HTML5
3 1 (0.45%) REST
3 1 (0.45%) CSS3
3 1 (0.45%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.69%) Replication
2 13 (5.88%) Clustering
3 11 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.52%) IBM XIV
4 10 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.52%) EMC Centera
5 8 (3.62%) Open Source
6 7 (3.17%) CLARiiON
7 5 (2.26%) PKI
7 5 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.81%) HP StorageWorks
8 4 (1.81%) Online Games
9 3 (1.36%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.36%) Symmetrix DMX
9 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.90%) CMDB
10 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.90%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 73 (33.03%) Windows
2 53 (23.98%) Linux
3 27 (12.22%) AIX
4 24 (10.86%) HPUX
4 24 (10.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (8.60%) UNIX
7 17 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (6.33%) Solaris
9 6 (2.71%) CentOS
10 5 (2.26%) VMS
10 5 (2.26%) SUSE
10 5 (2.26%) Slackware
11 4 (1.81%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.74%) ITIL
2 29 (13.12%) Migration
3 19 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 11 (4.98%) Change Management
6 10 (4.52%) Performance Analysis
7 9 (4.07%) Network Management
8 8 (3.62%) Change Control
8 8 (3.62%) Analytics
8 8 (3.62%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (3.62%) Performance Management
8 8 (3.62%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.62%) Service Management
8 8 (3.62%) Project Planning
9 7 (3.17%) ITSM
9 7 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (2.71%) Data Protection
10 6 (2.71%) Asset Management
11 5 (2.26%) TOGAF
11 5 (2.26%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.24%) SQL
2 9 (4.07%) Shell Script
3 6 (2.71%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.71%) Perl
4 3 (1.36%) Korn
5 1 (0.45%) Python
5 1 (0.45%) C#
5 1 (0.45%) Ruby
5 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (28.96%) Security Cleared
2 52 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 30 (13.57%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (11.31%) CCNP
5 12 (5.43%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.52%) CCNA
7 9 (4.07%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.17%) JNCIS
9 6 (2.71%) CCIE
10 5 (2.26%) HP ASE
10 5 (2.26%) HP MASE
11 4 (1.81%) Degree
11 4 (1.81%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.90%) CCSE
12 2 (0.90%) CCDP
12 2 (0.90%) MCP
12 2 (0.90%) HNC
12 2 (0.90%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.71%) SLA
2 5 (2.26%) QA
System Software
1 49 (22.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (12.22%) Active Directory
3 18 (8.14%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.98%) XenDesktop
4 11 (4.98%) vSphere
5 10 (4.52%) Firmware
5 10 (4.52%) NFS
6 9 (4.07%) XenApp
6 9 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.17%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.71%) SRDF
9 5 (2.26%) Xen
9 5 (2.26%) vCloud
10 4 (1.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (1.36%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.36%) Squid
11 3 (1.36%) XenServer
12 2 (0.90%) GPFS
12 2 (0.90%) StorNext
12 2 (0.90%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 27 (12.22%) NetBackup
2 18 (8.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 15 (6.79%) Tivoli
4 10 (4.52%) Backup Exec
5 8 (3.62%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (3.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (2.26%) Cobbler
8 4 (1.81%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (1.81%) EMC TimeFinder
8 4 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.81%) ARCserve
9 3 (1.36%) SCOM
9 3 (1.36%) WSUS
10 2 (0.90%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.90%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.90%) PureDisk
10 2 (0.90%) SCCM
10 2 (0.90%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.90%) EMC Navisphere
10 2 (0.90%) Legato
Vendors
1 115 (52.04%) Cisco
2 90 (40.72%) HP
3 71 (32.13%) VMware
4 60 (27.15%) EMC
5 54 (24.43%) IBM
6 49 (22.17%) NetApp
7 39 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 38 (17.19%) 3PAR
9 36 (16.29%) Juniper
10 33 (14.93%) Citrix
11 23 (10.41%) Symantec
12 21 (9.50%) CheckPoint
13 19 (8.60%) Red Hat
14 15 (6.79%) Aruba
15 14 (6.33%) F5
15 14 (6.33%) Blue Coat
15 14 (6.33%) Hitachi
16 12 (5.43%) Riverbed
17 11 (4.98%) Oracle
18 10 (4.52%) Dell