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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Brocade
Rank 551 542 529
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing Brocade 96 124 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.49% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 56 48
Median daily rate £402 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.24 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.24 -
% change year-on-year
-10.09% -

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
23683 25134 26218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.78% 43.30% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14486 14871 14762
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 838 1092 1170
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -14 87 £402 +7.06% 19
London +3 31 £425 +13.33% 4
West Midlands -21 13 £488 +35.60% 2
Solihull +7 11 - -
South East 0 11 £413 +10.00% 5
City of London +26 10 £402 +23.53% 1
Yorkshire +8 10 £380 +25.10% 2
Scotland +12 9 £400 -11.11%
North West +4 7 £400 +28.00% 3
Liverpool +10 5 £400 -
West Yorkshire +10 5 £415 +39.49% 1
Edinburgh +10 5 £400 -11.11%
Merseyside +9 5 £400 +33.55%
Hampshire +8 5 £355 -2.06% 1
East of England +14 4 £475 -20.83%
Glasgow +9 4 £288 -
South Yorkshire +5 4 - -
Hertfordshire +1 4 £475 -20.83%
Sheffield - 4 - -
North East - 4 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £310 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £310 -
East Midlands -12 3 £400 +6.66%
Bradford - 3 £380 -
Aldershot - 3 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £500 -
Berkshire +9 2 £425 -2.85% 2
Cheshire +6 2 - -
Surrey +2 2 £475 +58.33% 1
Runcorn 0 2 - -

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 96 (49.48%) Cisco
2 92 (47.42%) SAN
3 69 (35.57%) Linux
4 64 (32.99%) Windows
5 59 (30.41%) HP
6 56 (28.87%) Unix
7 51 (26.29%) EMC
7 51 (26.29%) Fibre Channel
8 50 (25.77%) ITIL
9 49 (25.26%) VMware
10 45 (23.20%) NetBackup
11 41 (21.13%) NetApp
12 37 (19.07%) Veritas
13 36 (18.56%) Red Hat
14 35 (18.04%) 3PAR
15 34 (17.53%) Security Cleared
15 34 (17.53%) Microsoft
15 34 (17.53%) WAN
16 33 (17.01%) Firewall
16 33 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (16.49%) SC Cleared
17 32 (16.49%) High Availability
17 32 (16.49%) Finance
18 31 (15.98%) F5
19 30 (15.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 30 (15.46%) LAN
19 30 (15.46%) Active Directory
19 30 (15.46%) Juniper
20 29 (14.95%) CheckPoint
20 29 (14.95%) Solaris

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 18 (9.28%) SharePoint
2 16 (8.25%) IIS
3 14 (7.22%) Apache
4 11 (5.67%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.64%) JBoss
6 8 (4.12%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.09%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.52%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.06%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.09%) Office 365
3 4 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (47.42%) SAN
2 51 (26.29%) Fibre Channel
3 34 (17.53%) WAN
4 33 (17.01%) Firewall
5 30 (15.46%) LAN
6 26 (13.40%) DNS
7 25 (12.89%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (12.37%) VPN
9 23 (11.86%) Network Security
10 22 (11.34%) NAS
11 18 (9.28%) Wireless
12 17 (8.76%) SSL
13 16 (8.25%) LDAP
13 16 (8.25%) VoIP
14 15 (7.73%) VLAN
15 14 (7.22%) NetScaler
16 13 (6.70%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (6.19%) WLAN
18 11 (5.67%) Internet
18 11 (5.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.79%) MySQL
2 18 (9.28%) SQL Server
3 15 (7.73%) VLDB
4 13 (6.70%) OLTP
5 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (3.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.03%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.03%) JIRA
2 2 (1.03%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (16.49%) Finance
2 9 (4.64%) Financial Institution
3 6 (3.09%) Retail
4 5 (2.58%) Banking
5 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) French Language
6 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (22.68%) Administrator
2 34 (17.53%) Storage Engineer
3 29 (14.95%) Network Engineer
4 26 (13.40%) Architect
5 22 (11.34%) Unix Administrator
6 18 (9.28%) Network Architect
7 14 (7.22%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (6.70%) Analyst
9 12 (6.19%) Security Engineer
10 11 (5.67%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (5.67%) SAN Engineer
10 11 (5.67%) SAN Storage Engineer
10 11 (5.67%) Solaris Administrator
11 10 (5.15%) Consultant
11 10 (5.15%) Technical Architect
12 9 (4.64%) NetApp Engineer
12 9 (4.64%) Storage Administrator
13 8 (4.12%) HP Storage Engineer
13 8 (4.12%) Linux Administrator
14 7 (3.61%) EMC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.15%) LAMP
2 8 (4.12%) .NET
3 6 (3.09%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.09%) JSP
4 4 (2.06%) JRuby
4 4 (2.06%) WAMP
5 3 (1.55%) Middleware
6 2 (1.03%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.03%) Velocity
7 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.52%) Flash
7 1 (0.52%) HTML
7 1 (0.52%) JSON
7 1 (0.52%) REST
7 1 (0.52%) SOAP
7 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.40%) EMC VMAX
2 25 (12.89%) Data Centre
3 21 (10.82%) EMC VNX
4 16 (8.25%) Clustering
5 15 (7.73%) Enterprise Storage
5 15 (7.73%) HP Storage
6 14 (7.22%) Computer Science
7 13 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (5.15%) Replication
9 9 (4.64%) PMI
10 7 (3.61%) Celerra
10 7 (3.61%) HP StoreVirtual
11 6 (3.09%) LPAR
12 4 (2.06%) Blackberry
12 4 (2.06%) CLARiiON
12 4 (2.06%) EMC Centera
12 4 (2.06%) Fintech
12 4 (2.06%) Hedge funds
12 4 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (2.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 69 (35.57%) Linux
2 64 (32.99%) Windows
3 56 (28.87%) Unix
4 30 (15.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (14.95%) Solaris
6 20 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (9.79%) Windows Server
8 14 (7.22%) Data ONTAP
9 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (5.15%) AIX
11 4 (2.06%) VyOS
12 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.03%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.52%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (25.77%) ITIL
2 32 (16.49%) High Availability
3 28 (14.43%) Migration
4 24 (12.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (9.79%) Load Balancing
6 16 (8.25%) Service Management
7 15 (7.73%) Network Design
8 14 (7.22%) Capacity Management
9 13 (6.70%) PRINCE2
9 13 (6.70%) Security Management
10 10 (5.15%) Change Management
10 10 (5.15%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (4.64%) Data Protection
11 9 (4.64%) Network Management
11 9 (4.64%) Project Management
12 8 (4.12%) Problem Management
13 7 (3.61%) Mentoring
13 7 (3.61%) Penetration Testing
13 7 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (3.61%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.34%) SQL
2 12 (6.19%) Java
3 10 (5.15%) PHP
4 9 (4.64%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.09%) C#
5 6 (3.09%) Python
6 5 (2.58%) Korn
7 4 (2.06%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.06%) Ruby
7 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (17.53%) Security Cleared
2 32 (16.49%) SC Cleared
3 27 (13.92%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (8.25%) CCNP
5 10 (5.15%) CCIE
5 10 (5.15%) CCNA
6 9 (4.64%) PMI Certification
7 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (3.61%) MCITP
8 7 (3.61%) MCTS
8 7 (3.61%) RHCE
9 6 (3.09%) CCSE
9 6 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.58%) Degree
11 4 (2.06%) CCSA
11 4 (2.06%) CISSP
11 4 (2.06%) HP ASE
11 4 (2.06%) HPE ATP
12 3 (1.55%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.55%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 33 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (15.46%) Active Directory
3 24 (12.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 23 (11.86%) NFS
5 12 (6.19%) vSphere
6 9 (4.64%) GlusterFS
6 9 (4.64%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (4.12%) UAG
8 4 (2.06%) Samba
8 4 (2.06%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.55%) SRDF
10 2 (1.03%) vCloud
10 2 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.03%) XenApp
10 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.52%) StorNext
11 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 45 (23.20%) NetBackup
2 23 (11.86%) Red Hat Satellite
3 22 (11.34%) Puppet
4 20 (10.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 18 (9.28%) Oracle ZFS
6 15 (7.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (3.61%) SCCM
9 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (3.09%) Nessus
9 6 (3.09%) OpenView
10 5 (2.58%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (2.58%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (2.58%) Nagios
10 5 (2.58%) vRealize
11 4 (2.06%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (2.06%) SCOM
11 4 (2.06%) SCVMM
11 4 (2.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (2.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 96 (49.48%) Cisco
2 59 (30.41%) HP
3 51 (26.29%) EMC
4 49 (25.26%) VMware
5 41 (21.13%) NetApp
6 37 (19.07%) Veritas
7 36 (18.56%) Red Hat
8 35 (18.04%) 3PAR
9 34 (17.53%) Microsoft
10 31 (15.98%) F5
11 30 (15.46%) Juniper
12 29 (14.95%) CheckPoint
13 26 (13.40%) IBM
13 26 (13.40%) Oracle
14 24 (12.37%) Sun
15 21 (10.82%) StorageTek
16 17 (8.76%) Symantec
17 15 (7.73%) Citrix
17 15 (7.73%) Riverbed
18 12 (6.19%) Fortinet
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