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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Brocade
Rank 114 104 84
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -20
Contract jobs citing Brocade 3 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.15% 1.04%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.32% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £275 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £295 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
1249 924 1068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.12% 45.43% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 487 503
Average daily rate £365 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 73 107
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -35.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Brocade across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Brocade Daily Rate Histogram 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 October 2014. 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
Birmingham - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Brocade
England

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Symantec
2 4 (57.14%) NetBackup
3 3 (42.86%) 3PAR
3 3 (42.86%) NetApp
3 3 (42.86%) StorageTek
3 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) Replication
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) HP ASE
5 1 (14.29%) HP MASE
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (14.29%) AirMagnet
5 1 (14.29%) NAS
5 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
5 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
5 1 (14.29%) Migration

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
2 1 (14.29%) FCoE
2 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WLAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) IPv6
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) OSPF
2 1 (14.29%) BGP
2 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Storage Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SAN Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) HP ASE
2 1 (14.29%) HP MASE
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
2 1 (14.29%) CCSE
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) Symantec
2 3 (42.86%) 3PAR
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
2 3 (42.86%) StorageTek
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) AirMagnet
4 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) Aruba
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Meraki
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Motorola
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft