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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Brocade
Rank 503 451 436
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -15
Contract jobs citing Brocade 80 102 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.46% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 61 58
Average daily rate
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£432 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £330 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £21.85 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.85 - £47.50

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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -36 74 £425 +11.84% 25
London +6 37 £421 +12.33% 10
South East -31 12 £450 +12.50% 6
East of England +7 10 £400 +35.59% 5
City of London +15 8 £475 +25.00%
Essex - 7 £275 -
West Midlands +2 5 £290 -14.07% 1
North West -10 5 £500 +20.48% 1
Scotland -7 4 £451 -
Brentwood - 4 £275 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
South West - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £550 - 2
Harrogate +5 2 £256 - 1
North Yorkshire -1 2 £256 - 1
Yorkshire -16 2 £256 -31.66% 1
Cheshire +2 1 - -
Edinburgh -4 1 - -
Berkshire -5 1 - - 3
Surrey -5 1 £450 +5.88%
Dorset - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Newmarket - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Rugby - - - -
Slough - - - -

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 123 (58.85%) SAN
2 114 (54.55%) Cisco
3 80 (38.28%) HP
4 72 (34.45%) VMware
5 65 (31.10%) Windows
6 56 (26.79%) Security Cleared
7 50 (23.92%) Linux
7 50 (23.92%) EMC
8 49 (23.44%) LAN
9 46 (22.01%) IBM
9 46 (22.01%) VMware Infrastructure
10 45 (21.53%) NetApp
11 44 (21.05%) SC Cleared
12 37 (17.70%) Juniper
12 37 (17.70%) Microsoft
13 36 (17.22%) WAN
14 35 (16.75%) Firewall
14 35 (16.75%) 3PAR
14 35 (16.75%) Fibre Channel
15 34 (16.27%) ITIL
15 34 (16.27%) Cisco Certification
15 34 (16.27%) Citrix
16 31 (14.83%) Migration
17 28 (13.40%) NAS
18 25 (11.96%) CCNP
18 25 (11.96%) CheckPoint
18 25 (11.96%) HPUX
19 24 (11.48%) AIX
19 24 (11.48%) Active Directory
20 21 (10.05%) Wireless

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (5.74%) MS Exchange
1 12 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (2.87%) Lync
3 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.87%) IIS
4 4 (1.91%) SAS
5 3 (1.44%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.96%) Apache
7 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.48%) JBoss
7 1 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.87%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.87%) MS Office
3 3 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.91%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.48%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (58.85%) SAN
2 49 (23.44%) LAN
3 36 (17.22%) WAN
4 35 (16.75%) Firewall
4 35 (16.75%) Fibre Channel
5 28 (13.40%) NAS
6 21 (10.05%) Wireless
6 21 (10.05%) TCP/IP
6 21 (10.05%) VPN
7 19 (9.09%) OSPF
7 19 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (8.61%) MPLS
8 18 (8.61%) BGP
9 16 (7.66%) NetScaler
10 13 (6.22%) Ethernet
11 12 (5.74%) VLAN
12 10 (4.78%) EIGRP
12 10 (4.78%) WLAN
13 9 (4.31%) DNS
13 9 (4.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.96%) MySQL
6 1 (0.48%) DB2
6 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (1.44%) MSI
2 1 (0.48%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.48%) StarTeam
General
1 17 (8.13%) Finance
2 16 (7.66%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.87%) Banking
4 4 (1.91%) Games
5 2 (0.96%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.96%) French Language
5 2 (0.96%) Law
6 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (18.66%) Storage Engineer
2 38 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 32 (15.31%) Consultant
4 23 (11.00%) Architect
5 22 (10.53%) Administrator
6 16 (7.66%) Storage Consultant
7 12 (5.74%) Backup Engineer
7 12 (5.74%) Storage Administrator
8 11 (5.26%) Network Consultant
9 9 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.83%) Storage Specialist
11 7 (3.35%) SAN Engineer
12 6 (2.87%) Technical Architect
12 6 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.39%) Network Architect
13 5 (2.39%) Server Specialist
13 5 (2.39%) Systems Engineer
14 4 (1.91%) Voice Consultant
14 4 (1.91%) Storage Architect
14 4 (1.91%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.44%) SAP Basis
2 2 (0.96%) Django
2 2 (0.96%) JSON
2 2 (0.96%) HTML5
2 2 (0.96%) REST
2 2 (0.96%) CSS3
2 2 (0.96%) Play Framework
2 2 (0.96%) Ajax
2 2 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (0.96%) Flash
2 2 (0.96%) HTML
2 2 (0.96%) CSS
3 1 (0.48%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) Middleware
3 1 (0.48%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.61%) Replication
2 13 (6.22%) Clustering
3 11 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.26%) IBM XIV
4 10 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.31%) Open Source
6 8 (3.83%) EMC Centera
7 7 (3.35%) CLARiiON
8 5 (2.39%) PKI
8 5 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.91%) Online Games
9 4 (1.91%) HP StorageWorks
10 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.44%) Symmetrix DMX
10 3 (1.44%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.96%) CMDB
11 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.96%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 65 (31.10%) Windows
2 50 (23.92%) Linux
3 25 (11.96%) HPUX
4 24 (11.48%) AIX
5 20 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (8.61%) UNIX
7 17 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (7.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (7.18%) Solaris
9 15 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.35%) CentOS
11 5 (2.39%) VMS
11 5 (2.39%) SUSE
11 5 (2.39%) Slackware
11 5 (2.39%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.48%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.48%) MVS
12 1 (0.48%) zOS
12 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.27%) ITIL
2 31 (14.83%) Migration
3 17 (8.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (8.13%) Load Balancing
4 11 (5.26%) Change Management
5 10 (4.78%) Network Design
6 9 (4.31%) Change Control
6 9 (4.31%) Performance Analysis
7 8 (3.83%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (3.83%) Network Management
7 8 (3.83%) Analytics
8 7 (3.35%) ITSM
8 7 (3.35%) Service Management
8 7 (3.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (3.35%) Project Planning
9 6 (2.87%) Asset Management
10 5 (2.39%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.39%) Mentoring
10 5 (2.39%) WAN Optimisation
10 5 (2.39%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.66%) SQL
2 7 (3.35%) Shell Script
2 7 (3.35%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.39%) Perl
4 2 (0.96%) Ruby
5 1 (0.48%) C#
5 1 (0.48%) Korn
Qualifications
1 56 (26.79%) Security Cleared
2 44 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 34 (16.27%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (11.96%) CCNP
5 10 (4.78%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.31%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (4.31%) CCIE
7 8 (3.83%) CCNA
8 7 (3.35%) JNCIS
9 5 (2.39%) HP ASE
9 5 (2.39%) HP MASE
10 4 (1.91%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.44%) CCSA
12 2 (0.96%) Degree
12 2 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.96%) CCSE
12 2 (0.96%) CCDP
12 2 (0.96%) MCP
12 2 (0.96%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.91%) QA
1 4 (1.91%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (22.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (11.48%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.70%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.22%) XenDesktop
5 11 (5.26%) XenApp
5 11 (5.26%) vSphere
6 10 (4.78%) vCloud
6 10 (4.78%) NFS
6 10 (4.78%) Firmware
7 8 (3.83%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (3.35%) SRDF
9 5 (2.39%) Xen
10 4 (1.91%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.44%) Squid
12 2 (0.96%) XenServer
12 2 (0.96%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.48%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 21 (10.05%) NetBackup
2 13 (6.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 10 (4.78%) EMC NetWorker
4 9 (4.31%) Backup Exec
5 8 (3.83%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (3.83%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.39%) Cobbler
7 4 (1.91%) SCCM
7 4 (1.91%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (1.91%) EMC TimeFinder
7 4 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.44%) Legato
8 3 (1.44%) ARCserve
8 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.44%) Puppet
8 3 (1.44%) WSUS
8 3 (1.44%) SCOM
9 2 (0.96%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.96%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.96%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 114 (54.55%) Cisco
2 80 (38.28%) HP
3 72 (34.45%) VMware
4 50 (23.92%) EMC
5 46 (22.01%) IBM
6 45 (21.53%) NetApp
7 37 (17.70%) Juniper
7 37 (17.70%) Microsoft
8 35 (16.75%) 3PAR
9 34 (16.27%) Citrix
10 25 (11.96%) CheckPoint
11 17 (8.13%) Symantec
11 17 (8.13%) Red Hat
11 17 (8.13%) F5
12 15 (7.18%) Aruba
13 14 (6.70%) Blue Coat
14 12 (5.74%) Riverbed
14 12 (5.74%) Hitachi
14 12 (5.74%) Oracle
15 10 (4.78%) Veritas
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