Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 693 676 685
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing Brocade 186 213 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.45% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 134 105
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -4.46%
10th Percentile £305 £286 £294
90th Percentile £500 £518 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £360
% change year-on-year +2.74% +1.46% +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
UK median hourly rate - £22.50 £17.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.51% -53.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £17.24
% change year-on-year - +30.51% -53.41%

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 43596 47131 49574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.63% 45.31% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27081 28807 29231
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1688 2113
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.73% -4.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.24 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.27 £45.00 £43.75
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 20 November 2017.

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 14 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 20 November 2017. 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 +3 175 £386 +3.00% 12
UK excluding London +21 136 £375 +2.74% 8
South East +27 66 £394 +4.30% 4
London -29 43 £450 +12.08% 4
North of England +36 36 £320 -1.54% 3
North East +65 27 £310 -3.28%
East of England -8 13 £403 -10.44%
South West +11 8 £437 +24.93%
Midlands +5 8 £325 -13.33% 1
West Midlands +12 7 £325 -
Yorkshire -5 5 £400 +128.57% 1
Scotland -18 5 £388 -3.13%
North West +15 4 £450 +12.50% 2
East Midlands -1 1 £325 -17.98% 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for Brocade.

1 115 (61.83%) SAN
2 101 (54.30%) Cisco
3 97 (52.15%) Windows
4 96 (51.61%) Linux
5 86 (46.24%) Fibre Channel
6 80 (43.01%) EMC
7 79 (42.47%) NetBackup
8 69 (37.10%) HP
9 66 (35.48%) Solaris
10 63 (33.87%) Veritas
11 59 (31.72%) Symantec
12 55 (29.57%) NetApp
13 54 (29.03%) Unix
14 51 (27.42%) VMware
14 51 (27.42%) Security Cleared
14 51 (27.42%) Data Centre
15 50 (26.88%) Microsoft
16 44 (23.66%) NFS
17 43 (23.12%) Finance
17 43 (23.12%) Migration
17 43 (23.12%) Load Balancing
18 42 (22.58%) IBM
18 42 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
19 41 (22.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 41 (22.04%) Performance Monitoring
20 40 (21.51%) NAS
20 40 (21.51%) Red Hat
21 38 (20.43%) SC Cleared
22 37 (19.89%) AIX
23 35 (18.82%) Firewall

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 (3.23%) SAS
2 3 (1.61%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.54%) Apache
3 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (1.08%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 115 (61.83%) SAN
2 86 (46.24%) Fibre Channel
3 40 (21.51%) NAS
4 35 (18.82%) Firewall
5 26 (13.98%) BGP
5 26 (13.98%) DNS
5 26 (13.98%) WAN
6 25 (13.44%) VPN
7 24 (12.90%) LAN
7 24 (12.90%) OSPF
8 19 (10.22%) MPLS
9 18 (9.68%) DHCP
9 18 (9.68%) VoIP
10 16 (8.60%) Wireless
11 15 (8.06%) VLAN
12 13 (6.99%) Network Security
13 12 (6.45%) IPsec
13 12 (6.45%) TCP/IP
14 11 (5.91%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (5.91%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.15%) MS Access
2 3 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.54%) MSI
3 1 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 43 (23.12%) Finance
2 21 (11.29%) Legal
3 8 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.76%) Banking
5 2 (1.08%) French Language
5 2 (1.08%) German Language
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Law
6 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (20.97%) Storage Engineer
2 31 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 26 (13.98%) Administrator
4 24 (12.90%) Backup Engineer
4 24 (12.90%) NetApp Engineer
5 18 (9.68%) Architect
6 14 (7.53%) Storage Administrator
6 14 (7.53%) Storage and Backup Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Solaris Administrator
7 11 (5.91%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (5.91%) Unix Administrator
8 9 (4.84%) Consultant
8 9 (4.84%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.76%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.76%) Solaris Engineer
10 5 (2.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (2.69%) Brocade Engineer
10 5 (2.69%) Designer
10 5 (2.69%) Storage Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.15%) X-Windows
2 2 (1.08%) Middleware
2 2 (1.08%) Node.js
3 1 (0.54%) Kafka
3 1 (0.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 51 (27.42%) Data Centre
2 35 (18.82%) Enterprise Storage
3 32 (17.20%) Replication
4 11 (5.91%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.91%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.38%) HP Storage
6 7 (3.76%) EMC VMAX
6 7 (3.76%) EMC VNX
7 5 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.69%) CESG
8 4 (2.15%) EMC Centera
8 4 (2.15%) EMC VNXe
8 4 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.61%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.61%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.61%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (1.08%) CLARiiON
10 2 (1.08%) IBM XIV
10 2 (1.08%) LPAR
11 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 97 (52.15%) Windows
2 96 (51.61%) Linux
3 66 (35.48%) Solaris
4 54 (29.03%) Unix
5 41 (22.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (19.89%) AIX
7 19 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (9.68%) Windows Server
9 16 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (4.84%) CentOS
11 7 (3.76%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (2.15%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.15%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.08%) HPUX
14 1 (0.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.12%) Load Balancing
1 43 (23.12%) Migration
2 41 (22.04%) Performance Monitoring
3 31 (16.67%) ITIL
4 18 (9.68%) Change Management
4 18 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
5 16 (8.60%) Network Design
6 15 (8.06%) Quality Management
7 14 (7.53%) QMS
8 13 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (6.99%) High Availability
9 11 (5.91%) Mathematics
10 10 (5.38%) Network Management
10 10 (5.38%) Project Management
11 9 (4.84%) Information Security
11 9 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (4.30%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (3.76%) Capacity Management
13 7 (3.76%) Data Migration
13 7 (3.76%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.75%) Perl
2 16 (8.60%) Python
3 12 (6.45%) Bash Shell
3 12 (6.45%) Korn
4 11 (5.91%) Shell Script
5 7 (3.76%) C-shell
6 5 (2.69%) AWK
6 5 (2.69%) Bourne shell
6 5 (2.69%) SQL
7 3 (1.61%) Java
8 2 (1.08%) C
8 2 (1.08%) PHP
8 2 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (27.42%) Security Cleared
2 38 (20.43%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.84%) Degree
5 8 (4.30%) RHCE
6 7 (3.76%) CCNA
6 7 (3.76%) CCNP
6 7 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.69%) CCDP
7 5 (2.69%) JNCIS
7 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.69%) OCA
7 5 (2.69%) OCP
7 5 (2.69%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (2.69%) RHCSA
8 4 (2.15%) VCAP
9 3 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.61%) VCP5
10 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.38%) SLA
2 7 (3.76%) PMO
3 3 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (23.66%) NFS
2 42 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
3 32 (17.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 29 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (14.52%) Veritas File System
6 23 (12.37%) Active Directory
7 14 (7.53%) vSphere
8 9 (4.84%) Firmware
9 8 (4.30%) Hyper-V
10 7 (3.76%) Openswan
10 7 (3.76%) pfSense
11 6 (3.23%) SRDF
11 6 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (2.69%) GlusterFS
13 3 (1.61%) Samba
13 3 (1.61%) vCloud
13 3 (1.61%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.61%) XenServer
14 2 (1.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 79 (42.47%) NetBackup
2 31 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 28 (15.05%) EMC NetWorker
4 26 (13.98%) HP Data Protector
5 20 (10.75%) Backup Exec
6 17 (9.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 15 (8.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (4.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 7 (3.76%) NetApp OnCommand
9 7 (3.76%) Puppet
9 7 (3.76%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (3.23%) EMC TimeFinder
10 6 (3.23%) Oracle ZFS
11 5 (2.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 5 (2.69%) SCCM
11 5 (2.69%) SnapMirror
11 5 (2.69%) SnapVault
12 4 (2.15%) Ansible
12 4 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (2.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 101 (54.30%) Cisco
2 80 (43.01%) EMC
3 69 (37.10%) HP
4 63 (33.87%) Veritas
5 59 (31.72%) Symantec
6 55 (29.57%) NetApp
7 51 (27.42%) VMware
8 50 (26.88%) Microsoft
9 42 (22.58%) IBM
10 40 (21.51%) Red Hat
11 30 (16.13%) F5
12 26 (13.98%) Juniper
13 24 (12.90%) Fortinet
14 22 (11.83%) 3PAR
15 20 (10.75%) Oracle
16 17 (9.14%) Veeam
17 15 (8.06%) Hitachi
18 14 (7.53%) Sun
19 10 (5.38%) Citrix
20 9 (4.84%) CheckPoint