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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Brocade over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Brocade
Rank 140 119 112
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -7
Contract jobs citing Brocade 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.070% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.42% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £350 £358 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+65.00% +36.36%
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
1391 1194 1140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.84% 47.87% 48.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 709 524
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 75 83
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.58% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Brocade
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Brocade as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Brocade within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
Shropshire - 2 £350 - 1
Brocade
England

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Brocade.

1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) WAN
3 8 (57.14%) Juniper
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (35.71%) Wireless
4 5 (35.71%) LAN
4 5 (35.71%) Firewall
4 5 (35.71%) Fortinet
4 5 (35.71%) Supplier Management
4 5 (35.71%) F5
5 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) IBM
5 4 (28.57%) CCNP
6 3 (21.43%) BMC
6 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (21.43%) Blue Coat
6 3 (21.43%) BIG-IP
6 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (21.43%) 4G
7 2 (14.29%) Inmon Methodology
7 2 (14.29%) Presales
7 2 (14.29%) Meru Networks
7 2 (14.29%) Incident Management

Brocade
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) WAN
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) Wireless
3 3 (21.43%) 4G
3 3 (21.43%) BIG-IP
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (7.14%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) SAN
5 1 (7.14%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (7.14%) VLAN
5 1 (7.14%) VPLS
5 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Network Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Network Support
3 3 (21.43%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper Architect
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%) Systems Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Support
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
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 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Inmon Methodology
4 2 (14.29%) Presales
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) SFIA
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 8 (57.14%) Juniper
3 5 (35.71%) F5
3 5 (35.71%) Fortinet
4 4 (28.57%) IBM
5 3 (21.43%) Blue Coat
5 3 (21.43%) BMC
5 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
5 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) Infoblox
6 2 (14.29%) Meru Networks
7 1 (7.14%) Fujitsu
7 1 (7.14%) Remedy
7 1 (7.14%) TOWER Software