The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Brocade products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Brocade over the 3 months to 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Brocade
Rank 128 122 119
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Brocade 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.51% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £400 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £413 £379
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +8.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+27.50% -
Brocade
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1413 1362 1179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.86% 50.76% 50.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 763 569
Average daily rate £380 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 87 85
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.65% +43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £37.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Brocade
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Brocade across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Brocade Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Brocade
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Brocade across the West Midlands region.

Brocade Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Brocade
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Brocade across the West Midlands region.

Brocade Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Brocade
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Brocade within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Solihull - 4 - -
Shropshire - 2 £400 -
Birmingham -1 1 £400 +26.98%
Brocade
England

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) WAN
2 9 (64.29%) Juniper
3 6 (42.86%) LAN
4 5 (35.71%) Supplier Management
5 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
5 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) F5
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (28.57%) Wireless
6 3 (21.43%) IBM
6 3 (21.43%) CCNP
6 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
6 3 (21.43%) 4G
7 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
7 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (14.29%) Infoblox
7 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
7 2 (14.29%) Presales
7 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (14.29%) Inmon Methodology
7 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (14.29%) Meru Networks

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) LAN
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) 4G
5 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (14.29%) DHCP
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (7.14%) MPLS
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
6 1 (7.14%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (7.14%) VPLS
6 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Network Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Systems Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Architect
5 1 (7.14%) AIX Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Presales Solution Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Supplier Management
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Inmon Methodology
3 2 (14.29%) Presales
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) SFIA
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Juniper
3 4 (28.57%) F5
3 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
4 3 (21.43%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 2 (14.29%) BMC
5 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Infoblox
5 2 (14.29%) Intel Security
5 2 (14.29%) Meru Networks
6 1 (7.14%) Aruba
6 1 (7.14%) Fujitsu
6 1 (7.14%) Remedy
6 1 (7.14%) TOWER Software