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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Brocade
Rank 542 526 500
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -26
Contract jobs citing Brocade 84 86 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.36% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 53
Average daily rate £388 £439 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.63% +15.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-18.61% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Average hourly rate £51.75 £22.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.69 -
% change year-on-year
+131.37% -

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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 80 £388 -7.46% 20
South East +28 31 £365 -25.12% 9
London -3 24 £413 - 3
Surrey +4 15 £388 +55.00% 5
Berkshire +18 11 £338 - 3
West Midlands -8 10 £400 +37.93%
Redhill - 8 £395 - 2
Yorkshire -16 7 - - 3
Sheffield - 7 - -
South Yorkshire - 7 - -
Solihull - 6 - -
Reading - 5 £338 -
Newbury +11 4 £313 - 1
City of London +31 3 £450 -6.73% 1
South West +6 3 £313 - 2
Hertfordshire +5 3 £600 +9.09%
Hampshire +1 3 £575 +9.52%
Birmingham 0 3 £413 -
Scotland -4 3 £405 -10.14%
East of England -7 3 £600 +50.00% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £600 -
Bournemouth +4 2 - -
Dorset +4 2 - -
Renfrewshire -5 2 £405 -10.00%
Erskine -6 2 £405 -10.00%
West Sussex - 2 £366 -
Epsom - 2 - -
Reigate -3 1 - -
Cumbria -4 1 £250 -50.00% 1
North West -21 1 £250 -50.00% 1

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 114 (61.29%) SAN
2 87 (46.77%) Cisco
3 72 (38.71%) EMC
4 70 (37.63%) Windows
5 67 (36.02%) HP
6 63 (33.87%) VMware
7 56 (30.11%) IBM
8 55 (29.57%) Linux
9 53 (28.49%) Unix
9 53 (28.49%) Firewall
10 51 (27.42%) Microsoft
11 50 (26.88%) NetApp
12 48 (25.81%) Juniper
13 43 (23.12%) Finance
14 42 (22.58%) LAN
15 40 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 39 (20.97%) Disaster Recovery
17 37 (19.89%) Security Cleared
17 37 (19.89%) Fibre Channel
18 36 (19.35%) Oracle
19 35 (18.82%) WAN
20 34 (18.28%) NAS
21 33 (17.74%) NetBackup
22 32 (17.20%) Migration
22 32 (17.20%) High Availability
23 31 (16.67%) VPN
23 31 (16.67%) Solaris
24 29 (15.59%) 3PAR
25 28 (15.05%) Data Centre
25 28 (15.05%) VLAN

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (4.84%) IIS
2 6 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.15%) JBoss
3 4 (2.15%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.54%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.54%) Node.js
4 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 11 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.84%) MS Office
3 7 (3.76%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Relativity
2 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.69%) Office 365
2 2 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.08%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 114 (61.29%) SAN
2 53 (28.49%) Firewall
3 42 (22.58%) LAN
4 37 (19.89%) Fibre Channel
5 35 (18.82%) WAN
6 34 (18.28%) NAS
7 31 (16.67%) VPN
8 28 (15.05%) VLAN
9 23 (12.37%) MPLS
10 22 (11.83%) Network Security
11 18 (9.68%) TCP/IP
12 16 (8.60%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (8.60%) OSPF
13 15 (8.06%) DNS
14 14 (7.53%) BGP
14 14 (7.53%) SSL
15 13 (6.99%) SNMP
15 13 (6.99%) Wireless
15 13 (6.99%) WLAN
16 11 (5.91%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.38%) SQL Server
1 10 (5.38%) VLDB
2 9 (4.84%) MySQL
3 8 (4.30%) OLTP
4 4 (2.15%) Big Data
5 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.08%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) DB2
7 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.54%) Selenium
2 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (23.12%) Finance
2 22 (11.83%) Banking
3 9 (4.84%) Financial Institution
4 7 (3.76%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.08%) Electronics
7 2 (1.08%) Marketing
7 2 (1.08%) Retail
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (20.43%) Administrator
2 30 (16.13%) Architect
3 29 (15.59%) Storage Engineer
4 27 (14.52%) Network Engineer
5 25 (13.44%) Unix Administrator
6 19 (10.22%) Consultant
6 19 (10.22%) Storage Administrator
7 18 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (8.06%) SAN Engineer
8 15 (8.06%) SAN Storage Engineer
9 13 (6.99%) Network Architect
10 12 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (5.91%) Storage Consultant
11 11 (5.91%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 10 (5.38%) Security Architect
12 10 (5.38%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 9 (4.84%) EMC Engineer
13 9 (4.84%) EMC Storage Engineer
13 9 (4.84%) Network Security Architect
14 8 (4.30%) IBM Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.69%) Flash
2 5 (2.69%) Web Services
3 4 (2.15%) JRuby
4 3 (1.61%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.54%) .NET
5 1 (0.54%) Middleware
5 1 (0.54%) Sensu
5 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.05%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.75%) EMC VMAX
3 17 (9.14%) EMC VNX
4 16 (8.60%) Replication
5 15 (8.06%) Enterprise Storage
6 11 (5.91%) Client/Server
7 10 (5.38%) CLARiiON
7 10 (5.38%) Computer Science
8 9 (4.84%) Celerra
9 8 (4.30%) Clustering
10 7 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (3.76%) IBM XIV
11 6 (3.23%) HP Storage
12 5 (2.69%) Public Cloud
13 4 (2.15%) Hedge funds
13 4 (2.15%) PKI
14 3 (1.61%) Symmetrix
15 2 (1.08%) Contactless
15 2 (1.08%) NHS
15 2 (1.08%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 70 (37.63%) Windows
2 55 (29.57%) Linux
3 53 (28.49%) Unix
4 31 (16.67%) Solaris
5 20 (10.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (9.14%) Windows Server
6 17 (9.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.84%) AIX
8 9 (4.84%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (2.15%) VyOS
10 3 (1.61%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.61%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.54%) CatOS
12 1 (0.54%) CentOS
12 1 (0.54%) HPUX
12 1 (0.54%) SUSE
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.97%) Disaster Recovery
2 32 (17.20%) High Availability
2 32 (17.20%) Migration
3 24 (12.90%) ITIL
4 15 (8.06%) Load Balancing
5 14 (7.53%) Change Management
5 14 (7.53%) Problem Management
6 13 (6.99%) Service Management
7 12 (6.45%) Capacity Management
8 11 (5.91%) Patch Management
9 7 (3.76%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.76%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.23%) Analytics
10 6 (3.23%) Change Control
10 6 (3.23%) Data Protection
11 5 (2.69%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (2.69%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (2.69%) Performance Management
11 5 (2.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.90%) SQL
2 8 (4.30%) Perl
3 7 (3.76%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.23%) Python
5 5 (2.69%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.15%) Ruby
7 3 (1.61%) VB
8 1 (0.54%) Java
8 1 (0.54%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 37 (19.89%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.44%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (7.53%) CCNA
5 9 (4.84%) CCNP
6 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.15%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 3 (1.61%) CCDP
9 3 (1.61%) CCIE
9 3 (1.61%) MCSE
10 2 (1.08%) CCSE
10 2 (1.08%) CISSP
10 2 (1.08%) Degree
10 2 (1.08%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.54%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.53%) SLA
2 4 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 9002
4 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 40 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (13.44%) Active Directory
3 23 (12.37%) Hyper-V
4 22 (11.83%) NFS
5 17 (9.14%) vSphere
6 14 (7.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 12 (6.45%) VMware ESX
7 12 (6.45%) XenServer
8 8 (4.30%) GlusterFS
9 7 (3.76%) RHEV
10 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (2.69%) Firmware
11 5 (2.69%) SRDF
11 5 (2.69%) vCloud
11 5 (2.69%) Xen
11 5 (2.69%) XenApp
12 3 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.08%) Veritas File System
14 1 (0.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.54%) LXC
Systems Management
1 33 (17.74%) NetBackup
2 14 (7.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 13 (6.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 12 (6.45%) Oracle ZFS
5 9 (4.84%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (4.30%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (2.69%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.69%) HP SIM
8 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (2.69%) Puppet
8 5 (2.69%) SCDPM
9 4 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (2.15%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (1.61%) Nagios
10 3 (1.61%) SCCM
10 3 (1.61%) SCOM
10 3 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (1.61%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 87 (46.77%) Cisco
2 72 (38.71%) EMC
3 67 (36.02%) HP
4 63 (33.87%) VMware
5 56 (30.11%) IBM
6 51 (27.42%) Microsoft
7 50 (26.88%) NetApp
8 48 (25.81%) Juniper
9 36 (19.35%) Oracle
10 29 (15.59%) 3PAR
11 27 (14.52%) Red Hat
12 26 (13.98%) Sun
13 23 (12.37%) CheckPoint
13 23 (12.37%) Veritas
14 21 (11.29%) Citrix
15 17 (9.14%) F5
16 15 (8.06%) StorageTek
17 14 (7.53%) Dell
18 12 (6.45%) Aruba
19 11 (5.91%) CommVault
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