The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Brocade products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Brocade over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Brocade
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 224 238
Rank change year-on-year +10 +14  
Contract jobs citing Brocade 34 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.46% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 0.94% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 12
Median daily rate £350 £379 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.74% -22.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £365 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £450
% change year-on-year -3.22% -13.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £57.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +42.50%  

Brocade is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3857 4586 4503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 48.69% 48.77% 45.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2120 2748 2368
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 203 239
Median hourly rate £15.60 £25.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.60% +35.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.55 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Brocade
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Brocade as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Brocade in the South East

Brocade
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Brocade in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Brocade in the South East

Brocade
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Brocade in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Brocade in the South East

Brocade
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Brocade in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Brocade in the South East

Brocade
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Brocade within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Surrey -8 10 £475 +22.58%
Oxfordshire - 9 £338 -
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £339 -7.19%
Kent +13 3 £160 -65.40%
Hampshire +10 3 £475 -9.47%
Berkshire +22 2 £338 -
West Sussex +2 1 - -
Brocade
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for Brocade.

1 37 (59.68%) Cisco
2 30 (48.39%) Firewall
3 29 (46.77%) Juniper
4 23 (37.10%) Linux
4 23 (37.10%) Data Centre
5 22 (35.48%) Unix
5 22 (35.48%) SAN
6 21 (33.87%) Load Balancing
7 20 (32.26%) NetApp
8 18 (29.03%) Red Hat
8 18 (29.03%) Oracle
8 18 (29.03%) Solaris
8 18 (29.03%) Enterprise Storage
8 18 (29.03%) NAS
9 17 (27.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (27.42%) Nagios
10 16 (25.81%) Veritas
10 16 (25.81%) Sun
10 16 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (25.81%) Network Security
10 16 (25.81%) High Availability
10 16 (25.81%) Palo Alto
11 15 (24.19%) SSH
11 15 (24.19%) FTP
12 14 (22.58%) LAN
12 14 (22.58%) JNCIS
12 14 (22.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 14 (22.58%) Veritas File System
12 14 (22.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 13 (20.97%) SC Cleared

Brocade
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (4.84%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 30 (48.39%) Firewall
2 22 (35.48%) SAN
3 18 (29.03%) NAS
4 16 (25.81%) Network Security
5 15 (24.19%) FTP
5 15 (24.19%) SSH
6 14 (22.58%) LAN
7 13 (20.97%) VPN
8 12 (19.35%) NetScaler
8 12 (19.35%) VLAN
9 11 (17.74%) iSCSI
9 11 (17.74%) WAN
10 9 (14.52%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (14.52%) OSPF
11 8 (12.90%) BGP
11 8 (12.90%) SSL
12 7 (11.29%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (11.29%) Junos
13 5 (8.06%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (8.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 10 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.29%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Network Engineer
2 18 (29.03%) Administrator
3 16 (25.81%) Network Security Engineer
3 16 (25.81%) Security Engineer
4 14 (22.58%) Storage Administrator
4 14 (22.58%) Unix Administrator
5 10 (16.13%) Solaris Administrator
6 9 (14.52%) Architect
6 9 (14.52%) SAN Administrator
6 9 (14.52%) SAN Storage Administrator
7 8 (12.90%) Brocade Engineer
8 7 (11.29%) Juniper Engineer
9 6 (9.68%) Firewall Architect
10 5 (8.06%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (8.06%) Network Architect
10 5 (8.06%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (6.45%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 4 (6.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 3 (4.84%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.10%) Data Centre
2 18 (29.03%) Enterprise Storage
3 10 (16.13%) Replication
4 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.45%) EMC VNX
5 3 (4.84%) BYOD
5 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.23%) IBM XIV
6 2 (3.23%) LPAR
7 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.10%) Linux
2 22 (35.48%) Unix
3 18 (29.03%) Solaris
4 17 (27.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (11.29%) HPUX
6 6 (9.68%) Windows
7 4 (6.45%) Data ONTAP
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
8 2 (3.23%) AIX
9 1 (1.61%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Load Balancing
2 16 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (25.81%) High Availability
3 11 (17.74%) Kalman Filter
3 11 (17.74%) Web Filtering
4 10 (16.13%) Capacity Management
5 9 (14.52%) Problem Management
6 7 (11.29%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.45%) Migration
7 4 (6.45%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (4.84%) Network Management
9 2 (3.23%) Boundary Protection
9 2 (3.23%) ITIL
9 2 (3.23%) Network Design
9 2 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.23%) Server Virtualisation
10 1 (1.61%) Asset Management
10 1 (1.61%) Data Management
10 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.61%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) JNCIS
2 13 (20.97%) SC Cleared
2 13 (20.97%) Security Cleared
3 12 (19.35%) CCNP
3 12 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (11.29%) CCDP
4 7 (11.29%) CISSP
4 7 (11.29%) JNCIA
4 7 (11.29%) JNCIP
5 3 (4.84%) CCIE
6 2 (3.23%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.61%) CCNA
7 1 (1.61%) NCDA
7 1 (1.61%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) HIPAA
1 9 (14.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (22.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 14 (22.58%) Veritas File System
2 12 (19.35%) NFS
3 11 (17.74%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (27.42%) Nagios
2 14 (22.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 11 (17.74%) EMC Navisphere
4 5 (8.06%) NetBackup
5 4 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (6.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Opsview
6 2 (3.23%) QRadar
7 1 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.61%) NetApp OnCommand
7 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (59.68%) Cisco
2 29 (46.77%) Juniper
3 20 (32.26%) NetApp
4 18 (29.03%) Oracle
4 18 (29.03%) Red Hat
5 16 (25.81%) Palo Alto
5 16 (25.81%) Sun
5 16 (25.81%) Veritas
6 12 (19.35%) F5
7 9 (14.52%) EMC
8 8 (12.90%) Blue Coat
8 8 (12.90%) Intel Security
8 8 (12.90%) VMware
9 5 (8.06%) HP
9 5 (8.06%) Symantec
10 4 (6.45%) Aerohive Networks
10 4 (6.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (6.45%) Nimble Storage
11 3 (4.84%) IBM
12 2 (3.23%) Fujitsu