Period
to 21 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 21 October 2018 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
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 762 709 695
Rank change year-on-year -53 -14 -40
Contract jobs citing Brocade 117 173 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 84 128
UK median daily rate £400 £384 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +0.99% +2.60%
10th Percentile £308 £305 £300
90th Percentile £550 £496 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.87% +2.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Brocade is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,030 42,675 47,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.05% 42.95% 45.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,634 26,370 29,298
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £240
90th Percentile £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,646 1,386 1,711
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.75 £45.22 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%

Brocade
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Brocade as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Brocade in the UK

Brocade
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Brocade in the UK

Brocade
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Brocade over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Brocade in the UK

Brocade
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Brocade in the UK

Brocade
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Brocade within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -61 103 £400 +4.58% 32
UK excluding London -61 99 £400 +6.67% 26
South East -36 41 £450 +14.29% 5
North of England -35 29 £383 +19.53% 9
London -29 16 £388 -14.84% 8
North West -11 11 £400 -11.11% 5
North East -12 11 £355 +14.52%
Midlands -15 11 £333 +2.31% 2
Scotland -15 11 £331 -14.52%
West Midlands -17 8 £350 +7.69% 1
Yorkshire -17 7 £425 +6.25% 4
South West -29 4 £363 -17.10% 4
East Midlands +13 3 £325 - 1
East of England -2 2 - - 4
Wales - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Brocade also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Brocade.

1 55 (47.01%) Cisco
2 51 (43.59%) SAN
3 46 (39.32%) EMC
4 45 (38.46%) HP
5 39 (33.33%) Windows
6 34 (29.06%) LAN
6 34 (29.06%) WAN
6 34 (29.06%) VMware
7 32 (27.35%) OSPF
7 32 (27.35%) Linux
8 31 (26.50%) Unix
9 30 (25.64%) Fibre Channel
10 29 (24.79%) EMC VNX
10 29 (24.79%) Migration
11 28 (23.93%) Data Centre
12 27 (23.08%) EMC VMAX
12 27 (23.08%) Firewall
12 27 (23.08%) ITIL
13 26 (22.22%) Microsoft
14 21 (17.95%) Wireless
15 20 (17.09%) Juniper
15 20 (17.09%) 3PAR
16 19 (16.24%) Enterprise Storage
16 19 (16.24%) TCP/IP
16 19 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
17 18 (15.38%) NetApp
17 18 (15.38%) Finance
17 18 (15.38%) Isilon
17 18 (15.38%) Fortinet
17 18 (15.38%) NetBackup

Brocade
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.56%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (11.97%) MS Visio
3 11 (9.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (9.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.27%) Office 365
4 2 (1.71%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.71%) SaaS
5 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (43.59%) SAN
2 34 (29.06%) LAN
2 34 (29.06%) WAN
3 32 (27.35%) OSPF
4 30 (25.64%) Fibre Channel
5 27 (23.08%) Firewall
6 21 (17.95%) Wireless
7 19 (16.24%) TCP/IP
8 16 (13.68%) WLAN
9 15 (12.82%) IPsec
9 15 (12.82%) VRRP
10 14 (11.97%) BGP
11 13 (11.11%) Wireshark
12 12 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (10.26%) DNS
12 12 (10.26%) Multicast
12 12 (10.26%) NAS
12 12 (10.26%) SNMP
12 12 (10.26%) SSH
12 12 (10.26%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Subversion
1 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (15.38%) Finance
2 10 (8.55%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.27%) Banking
4 4 (3.42%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.42%) Law
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (22.22%) Storage Engineer
2 22 (18.80%) Network Engineer
3 12 (10.26%) Technical Engineer
4 9 (7.69%) Administrator
4 9 (7.69%) Consultant
5 7 (5.98%) Architect
6 6 (5.13%) Backup Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) Storage and Backup Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) Storage Specialist
7 5 (4.27%) EMC Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) EMC Storage Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Network Architect
7 5 (4.27%) Network Specialist
7 5 (4.27%) SAN Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) SAN Storage Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Unix Administrator
8 4 (3.42%) Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (3.42%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.85%) Flash
2 1 (0.85%) Middleware
2 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.79%) EMC VNX
2 28 (23.93%) Data Centre
3 27 (23.08%) EMC VMAX
4 19 (16.24%) Enterprise Storage
5 16 (13.68%) Replication
6 11 (9.40%) Celerra
6 11 (9.40%) HP Storage
7 10 (8.55%) HP StoreVirtual
8 9 (7.69%) Mobile App
9 7 (5.98%) Management Information System
10 6 (5.13%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (3.42%) Clustering
12 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
12 3 (2.56%) Mainframe
12 3 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (1.71%) IBM Storwize
13 2 (1.71%) IBM XIV
13 2 (1.71%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.33%) Windows
2 32 (27.35%) Linux
3 31 (26.50%) Unix
4 17 (14.53%) Solaris
5 16 (13.68%) Windows Server
6 12 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (9.40%) AIX
8 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.27%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (3.42%) CentOS
10 4 (3.42%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.71%) SUSE
11 2 (1.71%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.79%) Migration
2 27 (23.08%) ITIL
3 16 (13.68%) Network Management
4 12 (10.26%) Project Management
4 12 (10.26%) Storage Management
5 11 (9.40%) QMS
5 11 (9.40%) Quality Management
6 10 (8.55%) Change Control
6 10 (8.55%) Mobile Device Management
6 10 (8.55%) Presales
7 9 (7.69%) Decision-Making
7 9 (7.69%) Information Security
8 8 (6.84%) Business Continuity
9 7 (5.98%) Capacity Management
9 7 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (5.98%) Service Delivery
10 6 (5.13%) Load Balancing
11 5 (4.27%) Change Management
11 5 (4.27%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.55%) Perl
2 5 (4.27%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.42%) AWK
3 4 (3.42%) Bourne shell
3 4 (3.42%) Korn
4 3 (2.56%) C
4 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (10.26%) HP MASE
3 12 (10.26%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.40%) CCNP
4 11 (9.40%) Degree
5 5 (4.27%) CCNA
6 4 (3.42%) HP ASE
6 4 (3.42%) HPE ATP
7 3 (2.56%) CCDP
7 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.56%) JNCIS
7 3 (2.56%) OCA
7 3 (2.56%) OCP
7 3 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (2.56%) RHCE
7 3 (2.56%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.71%) CCIE
8 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (14.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.26%) FreeRADIUS
3 11 (9.40%) Active Directory
4 8 (6.84%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (5.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 7 (5.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (5.13%) NFS
7 5 (4.27%) Hyper-V
7 5 (4.27%) VMware NSX
8 4 (3.42%) GlusterFS
9 3 (2.56%) SRDF
9 3 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.56%) vSphere
10 2 (1.71%) Firmware
10 2 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.85%) KVM
11 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.85%) XenApp
11 1 (0.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (15.38%) NetBackup
2 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (5.13%) Oracle ZFS
3 5 (4.27%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 4 (3.42%) SCCM
4 4 (3.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (2.56%) EMC VPLEX
5 3 (2.56%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.56%) SCOM
5 3 (2.56%) SnapMirror
5 3 (2.56%) SnapVault
6 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.71%) Perfmon
6 2 (1.71%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.71%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.71%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 55 (47.01%) Cisco
2 46 (39.32%) EMC
3 45 (38.46%) HP
4 34 (29.06%) VMware
5 26 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 20 (17.09%) 3PAR
6 20 (17.09%) Juniper
7 18 (15.38%) Fortinet
7 18 (15.38%) Isilon
7 18 (15.38%) NetApp
8 14 (11.97%) Aruba
9 12 (10.26%) CheckPoint
10 11 (9.40%) IBM
11 10 (8.55%) Dell
12 9 (7.69%) F5
13 8 (6.84%) SolarWinds
14 7 (5.98%) Oracle
14 7 (5.98%) Veritas
15 6 (5.13%) Sun
16 5 (4.27%) Red Hat