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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Brocade
Rank 111 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Brocade 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.12% 0.048%
As % of the Vendors category 0.75% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate
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£360 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.91% +2.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+2.78% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.24 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 - -
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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
1068 1266 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 42.58% 49.92% 44.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 613 455
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 100 57
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £9.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £31.50 £28.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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
Worcestershire - 4 £400 -
Birmingham - 3 £300 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Brocade
England

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) SAN
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) OSPF
2 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (41.67%) FalconStor
2 5 (41.67%) Capacity Management
2 5 (41.67%) CA
2 5 (41.67%) Dell
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) ARCserve
2 5 (41.67%) Juniper
2 5 (41.67%) CCNA
2 5 (41.67%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (41.67%) F5
2 5 (41.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Dell Compellent
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (25.00%) Change Control
3 3 (25.00%) CCNP
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (25.00%) HSRP
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Sourcefire
3 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SAN
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) OSPF
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (41.67%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (25.00%) HSRP
3 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (25.00%) VRRP
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
1 5 (41.67%) Capacity Management
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (25.00%) Change Control
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Network Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCNA
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (16.67%) CCSA
3 2 (16.67%) CCSE
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) ARCserve
1 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Dell
2 5 (41.67%) Juniper
2 5 (41.67%) CA
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) FalconStor
2 5 (41.67%) F5
2 5 (41.67%) Dell Compellent
3 3 (25.00%) Sourcefire
4 2 (16.67%) Foundry
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec