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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Brocade over the 3 months to 25 May 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Brocade
Rank 545 493 527
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +34
Contract jobs citing Brocade 96 145 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.60% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 76 61
Median daily rate £384 £360 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.59% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.23% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £49.50 £30.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+65.00% +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
23972 24303 23493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.63% 44.84% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14771 14032 13325
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 1130 1053
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.46 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.34% +2.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

Brocade
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Brocade as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Brocade within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -66 91 £400 +11.11% 18
South East +1 36 £394 -4.54% 9
London -34 27 £450 +30.43% 5
Surrey -1 16 £388 +29.16% 4
North West -6 14 £328 +25.96%
Hampshire +12 12 £508 - 1
City of London +40 9 £500 +21.21% 3
Cheshire -2 8 £330 -
Redhill - 7 - -
Merseyside +3 6 £293 +19.38%
West Yorkshire -2 5 £338 -19.64%
Yorkshire -5 5 £338 -19.64% 1
Scotland -9 5 £300 -
North East -42 5 £286 -
Tyne and Wear -46 5 £286 -
Wirral - 5 £293 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £286 -
West Sussex - 5 £371 - 1
Gosport - 5 £525 -
Erskine - 4 £300 -
Runcorn - 4 - -
Renfrewshire - 4 £300 -
Leeds -7 3 - -
Crawley - 3 £371 - 1
Slough +5 2 £300 -27.27%
Berkshire -7 2 £300 -27.27% 3
West Midlands -10 2 £350 -2.23% 1
East of England -10 2 £500 +38.88% 1
Shropshire - 2 £350 - 1
Epsom - 2 - -

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Brocade also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Brocade.

1 102 (53.97%) SAN
2 87 (46.03%) Linux
3 81 (42.86%) EMC
4 75 (39.68%) Unix
5 65 (34.39%) Cisco
6 63 (33.33%) Windows
7 62 (32.80%) Fibre Channel
8 51 (26.98%) Red Hat
9 48 (25.40%) Solaris
9 48 (25.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 47 (24.87%) HP
11 46 (24.34%) High Availability
12 45 (23.81%) Microsoft
12 45 (23.81%) NetBackup
13 43 (22.75%) Oracle
14 42 (22.22%) NetApp
15 41 (21.69%) Migration
16 38 (20.11%) Security Cleared
17 37 (19.58%) StorageTek
17 37 (19.58%) IBM
18 36 (19.05%) Veritas
19 35 (18.52%) NAS
19 35 (18.52%) Red Hat Satellite
19 35 (18.52%) EMC VMAX
20 34 (17.99%) WAN
21 33 (17.46%) Sun
21 33 (17.46%) MySQL
21 33 (17.46%) Disaster Recovery
21 33 (17.46%) Finance
21 33 (17.46%) VMware

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.82%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.76%) Apache
2 9 (4.76%) IIS
2 9 (4.76%) JBoss
3 8 (4.23%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.70%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.65%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.53%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.53%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.59%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.59%) Office 365
3 2 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.06%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 102 (53.97%) SAN
2 62 (32.80%) Fibre Channel
3 35 (18.52%) NAS
4 34 (17.99%) WAN
5 31 (16.40%) Firewall
6 28 (14.81%) DNS
7 27 (14.29%) LAN
8 22 (11.64%) Network Security
9 20 (10.58%) TCP/IP
10 17 (8.99%) Internet
10 17 (8.99%) Wireless
11 14 (7.41%) VLAN
12 13 (6.88%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (6.35%) DHCP
14 10 (5.29%) SNMP
14 10 (5.29%) SSL
15 9 (4.76%) BGP
15 9 (4.76%) LDAP
15 9 (4.76%) VPN
16 8 (4.23%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.46%) MySQL
2 25 (13.23%) VLDB
3 18 (9.52%) OLTP
4 6 (3.17%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (1.06%) Bitbucket
1 2 (1.06%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.53%) Selenium
2 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (17.46%) Finance
2 13 (6.88%) Banking
3 8 (4.23%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.59%) Military
6 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) French Language
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (34.39%) Administrator
2 33 (17.46%) Unix Administrator
3 25 (13.23%) Storage Engineer
3 25 (13.23%) Systems Administrator
4 22 (11.64%) Storage Administrator
5 21 (11.11%) Architect
6 20 (10.58%) Network Engineer
7 14 (7.41%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 13 (6.88%) Linux Administrator
9 11 (5.82%) Consultant
10 10 (5.29%) SAN Engineer
10 10 (5.29%) SAN Storage Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) Network Architect
12 8 (4.23%) Storage Specialist
13 7 (3.70%) NetApp Engineer
13 7 (3.70%) Support Engineer
14 6 (3.17%) Analyst
14 6 (3.17%) Network Support
14 6 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
14 6 (3.17%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.76%) LAMP
2 7 (3.70%) .NET
3 6 (3.17%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.17%) JSP
4 5 (2.65%) 802.1X
4 5 (2.65%) JRuby
5 4 (2.12%) WAMP
6 2 (1.06%) Flash
6 2 (1.06%) Web Services
7 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.52%) EMC VMAX
2 26 (13.76%) Data Centre
2 26 (13.76%) EMC VNX
3 25 (13.23%) Enterprise Storage
4 20 (10.58%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.29%) Replication
6 8 (4.23%) PMI
7 7 (3.70%) Clustering
8 6 (3.17%) Celerra
8 6 (3.17%) CLARiiON
8 6 (3.17%) LPAR
9 5 (2.65%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.65%) Hedge funds
10 4 (2.12%) BBC
10 4 (2.12%) IBM XIV
10 4 (2.12%) PKI
11 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.59%) HP Storage
11 3 (1.59%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 87 (46.03%) Linux
2 75 (39.68%) Unix
3 63 (33.33%) Windows
4 48 (25.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 48 (25.40%) Solaris
5 16 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.88%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.23%) Data ONTAP
7 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.65%) VyOS
9 3 (1.59%) AIX
10 2 (1.06%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.53%) CentOS
11 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (24.34%) High Availability
2 41 (21.69%) Migration
3 33 (17.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (15.87%) ITIL
5 21 (11.11%) Capacity Management
6 17 (8.99%) Load Balancing
7 16 (8.47%) Performance Monitoring
8 15 (7.94%) Change Management
9 13 (6.88%) Change Control
9 13 (6.88%) Service Management
10 11 (5.82%) Security Management
11 9 (4.76%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (4.23%) Project Management
12 8 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (3.70%) Network Design
13 7 (3.70%) Problem Management
14 6 (3.17%) Configuration Management
14 6 (3.17%) Data Migration
14 6 (3.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.35%) SQL
2 9 (4.76%) PHP
2 9 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.17%) Java
5 5 (2.65%) Ruby
6 4 (2.12%) Perl
6 4 (2.12%) Python
7 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (20.11%) Security Cleared
2 28 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.29%) CCNP
5 9 (4.76%) Degree
6 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (4.23%) PMI Certification
6 8 (4.23%) RHCE
7 7 (3.70%) MCITP
7 7 (3.70%) MCTS
8 5 (2.65%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.65%) NCDA
8 5 (2.65%) NCIE
8 5 (2.65%) NCSA
9 3 (1.59%) CCNA
9 3 (1.59%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.53%) CCDP
10 1 (0.53%) CCSA
10 1 (0.53%) CCSE
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 32 (16.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 24 (12.70%) GlusterFS
3 21 (11.11%) NFS
4 17 (8.99%) Active Directory
5 14 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (6.35%) UAG
7 7 (3.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 7 (3.70%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.65%) Firmware
8 5 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.12%) StorNext
10 3 (1.59%) RHEV
11 2 (1.06%) Veritas File System
11 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.06%) XenApp
11 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.53%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.53%) Samba
12 1 (0.53%) SRDF
12 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (23.81%) NetBackup
2 35 (18.52%) Red Hat Satellite
3 30 (15.87%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 26 (13.76%) Oracle ZFS
5 22 (11.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 16 (8.47%) Puppet
7 9 (4.76%) Tivoli
8 8 (4.23%) EMC VPLEX
9 7 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (3.17%) SCOM
11 5 (2.65%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (2.65%) SCCM
12 4 (2.12%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (2.12%) SCVMM
12 4 (2.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (2.12%) WSUS
13 3 (1.59%) HP SIM
13 3 (1.59%) Nagios
14 2 (1.06%) OpenView
Vendors
1 81 (42.86%) EMC
2 65 (34.39%) Cisco
3 51 (26.98%) Red Hat
4 47 (24.87%) HP
5 45 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 43 (22.75%) Oracle
7 42 (22.22%) NetApp
8 37 (19.58%) IBM
8 37 (19.58%) StorageTek
9 36 (19.05%) Veritas
10 33 (17.46%) Sun
10 33 (17.46%) VMware
11 24 (12.70%) 3PAR
12 22 (11.64%) F5
13 18 (9.52%) Juniper
14 15 (7.94%) CheckPoint
15 14 (7.41%) Symantec
16 12 (6.35%) Riverbed
17 10 (5.29%) Hitachi
18 8 (4.23%) Vyatta