Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 739 656 698
Rank change year-on-year -83 +42 -34
Contract jobs citing Brocade 139 201 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.47% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 126 81
UK median daily rate £398 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -1.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £298
90th Percentile £502 £531 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
UK median hourly rate - £22.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.88% +41.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £51.75
% change year-on-year - -56.52% +43.75%

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 41,873 43,050 46,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 45.16% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,449 26,366 27,387
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £228
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,373 1,636 1,939
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -63 125 £400 +6.67% 31
UK excluding London -38 96 £375 - 25
South East -32 40 £375 +5.63% 10
London -44 39 £440 +9.59% 7
North of England +7 22 £340 -6.14% 7
South West +6 9 £425 +21.43% 5
East of England -17 9 £450 -10.00%
North East +49 8 £323 -2.27%
Yorkshire -12 8 £360 +44.00% 4
Scotland -13 8 £363 -9.38% 1
North West -2 6 £375 -9.09% 3
Midlands -13 5 £325 -18.75% 2
West Midlands -2 4 - - 1
Wales +5 3 £395 +5.33%
East Midlands -3 1 £325 -17.98% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for Brocade.

1 80 (57.55%) SAN
2 78 (56.12%) Windows
3 76 (54.68%) Cisco
4 75 (53.96%) Linux
5 52 (37.41%) NetApp
6 48 (34.53%) VMware
7 46 (33.09%) Microsoft
8 45 (32.37%) EMC
8 45 (32.37%) NetBackup
8 45 (32.37%) Fibre Channel
9 44 (31.65%) HP
10 43 (30.94%) Solaris
10 43 (30.94%) Data Centre
11 40 (28.78%) Unix
12 39 (28.06%) Veritas
13 36 (25.90%) Finance
14 34 (24.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 34 (24.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 34 (24.46%) IBM
14 34 (24.46%) NAS
15 33 (23.74%) ITIL
15 33 (23.74%) Security Cleared
16 31 (22.30%) Symantec
16 31 (22.30%) VMware ESXi
16 31 (22.30%) Performance Monitoring
17 30 (21.58%) Red Hat
18 29 (20.86%) Load Balancing
19 27 (19.42%) NFS
20 26 (18.71%) Firewall
21 25 (17.99%) Enterprise Storage

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 (4.32%) SAS
2 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.72%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.88%) IaaS
3 4 (2.88%) PaaS
3 4 (2.88%) SaaS
4 2 (1.44%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (1.44%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (57.55%) SAN
2 45 (32.37%) Fibre Channel
3 34 (24.46%) NAS
4 26 (18.71%) Firewall
5 19 (13.67%) LAN
5 19 (13.67%) WAN
6 16 (11.51%) DNS
7 15 (10.79%) TCP/IP
8 13 (9.35%) VPN
9 12 (8.63%) BGP
9 12 (8.63%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (8.63%) Wireless
10 11 (7.91%) VLAN
11 10 (7.19%) OSPF
12 9 (6.47%) DHCP
12 9 (6.47%) VoIP
13 7 (5.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (5.04%) FTP
13 7 (5.04%) iSCSI
14 6 (4.32%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.88%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.32%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.44%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 36 (25.90%) Finance
2 12 (8.63%) Legal
3 10 (7.19%) Banking
4 4 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.44%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.44%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.72%) French Language
6 1 (0.72%) German Language
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (25.18%) Storage Engineer
2 19 (13.67%) Administrator
2 19 (13.67%) Architect
3 18 (12.95%) Network Engineer
4 15 (10.79%) NetApp Engineer
5 14 (10.07%) Storage Administrator
6 9 (6.47%) Solaris Administrator
7 8 (5.76%) Backup Engineer
7 8 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.76%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.04%) Network Architect
8 7 (5.04%) Solaris Engineer
8 7 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Consultant
9 6 (4.32%) Storage and Backup Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Unix Administrator
9 6 (4.32%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.04%) X-Windows
2 4 (2.88%) LDAP
2 4 (2.88%) Web Services
3 2 (1.44%) Flash
3 2 (1.44%) Middleware
3 2 (1.44%) Node.js
4 1 (0.72%) Kafka
4 1 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (30.94%) Data Centre
2 25 (17.99%) Enterprise Storage
3 22 (15.83%) Replication
4 10 (7.19%) EMC VMAX
5 9 (6.47%) EMC VNX
5 9 (6.47%) Management Information System
6 8 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (5.04%) EMC Centera
7 7 (5.04%) EMC VNXe
7 7 (5.04%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (4.32%) Clustering
9 4 (2.88%) IBM XIV
10 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.16%) HP Storage
10 3 (2.16%) Mainframe
10 3 (2.16%) Private Cloud
10 3 (2.16%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.44%) CLARiiON
12 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.72%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 78 (56.12%) Windows
2 75 (53.96%) Linux
3 43 (30.94%) Solaris
4 40 (28.78%) Unix
5 34 (24.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (16.55%) AIX
7 20 (14.39%) Windows Server
8 19 (13.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (7.19%) Data ONTAP
10 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (5.04%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.88%) Ubuntu
13 3 (2.16%) CentOS
13 3 (2.16%) SUSE
14 2 (1.44%) HPUX
15 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.74%) ITIL
2 31 (22.30%) Performance Monitoring
3 29 (20.86%) Load Balancing
4 21 (15.11%) Migration
5 13 (9.35%) Change Management
6 12 (8.63%) Service Delivery
7 11 (7.91%) Break/Fix
7 11 (7.91%) High Availability
7 11 (7.91%) Workflow
8 10 (7.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (7.19%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (7.19%) Project Management
8 10 (7.19%) Service Management
9 8 (5.76%) BCP
9 8 (5.76%) Information Security
9 8 (5.76%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (5.04%) Asset Management
10 7 (5.04%) Capacity Management
10 7 (5.04%) Investment Management
10 7 (5.04%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.63%) Python
2 11 (7.91%) Perl
3 7 (5.04%) Bash Shell
3 7 (5.04%) Java
4 6 (4.32%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.60%) PHP
5 5 (3.60%) SQL
6 2 (1.44%) C-shell
6 2 (1.44%) Korn
6 2 (1.44%) Ruby
7 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (23.74%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.55%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.60%) CCNA
5 5 (3.60%) CCNP
5 5 (3.60%) Degree
5 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.60%) VCAP
6 4 (2.88%) VCP5
7 3 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.16%) CCDP
7 3 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.16%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.16%) JNCIS
7 3 (2.16%) MCITP
7 3 (2.16%) MCTS
7 3 (2.16%) RHCE
8 2 (1.44%) HND
9 1 (0.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) SLA
2 7 (5.04%) PMO
3 2 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (24.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (22.30%) VMware ESXi
3 27 (19.42%) NFS
4 22 (15.83%) Active Directory
5 19 (13.67%) vSphere
6 18 (12.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 18 (12.95%) Veritas File System
7 13 (9.35%) Firmware
8 9 (6.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (5.04%) SRDF
10 6 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (3.60%) VMware NSX
12 4 (2.88%) Docker
12 4 (2.88%) vCloud
13 3 (2.16%) Hyper-V
13 3 (2.16%) Samba
13 3 (2.16%) XenDesktop
13 3 (2.16%) XenServer
14 2 (1.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (1.44%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 45 (32.37%) NetBackup
2 21 (15.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 9 (6.47%) EMC NetWorker
3 9 (6.47%) NetApp OnCommand
3 9 (6.47%) Puppet
4 8 (5.76%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (5.04%) EMC TimeFinder
6 6 (4.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.60%) Backup Exec
7 5 (3.60%) Nagios
7 5 (3.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (2.88%) Ansible
8 4 (2.88%) Marathon
8 4 (2.88%) Mesos
8 4 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.88%) Salt
8 4 (2.88%) SCCM
8 4 (2.88%) Terraform
9 3 (2.16%) SnapMirror
9 3 (2.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 76 (54.68%) Cisco
2 52 (37.41%) NetApp
3 48 (34.53%) VMware
4 46 (33.09%) Microsoft
5 45 (32.37%) EMC
6 44 (31.65%) HP
7 39 (28.06%) Veritas
8 34 (24.46%) IBM
9 31 (22.30%) Symantec
10 30 (21.58%) Red Hat
11 23 (16.55%) 3PAR
12 19 (13.67%) Juniper
13 14 (10.07%) F5
14 12 (8.63%) Hitachi
15 10 (7.19%) Oracle
16 9 (6.47%) Sun
17 8 (5.76%) Dell
18 7 (5.04%) CheckPoint
18 7 (5.04%) CommVault
19 6 (4.32%) Fortinet