Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 736 649 710
Rank change year-on-year -87 +61 -61
Contract jobs citing Brocade 144 188 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.46% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 110 77
UK median daily rate £401 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% -6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £295 £200 £306
90th Percentile £544 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £363 £380
% change year-on-year +1.72% -4.61% -14.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £22.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -55.88% +27.50%
10th Percentile £48.75 £21.25 £46.60
90th Percentile £50.25 £23.75 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 £22.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year +120.00% -55.88% +27.50%

Brocade is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 42,185 40,656 46,389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.74% 44.58% 43.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,358 24,978 27,935
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £248 £250 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,442 1,458 1,678
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% -8.71% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.34 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.07 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.28 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.15% -9.56% +9.09%

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 24 April 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 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 24 April 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 -89 133 £406 +8.33% 24
UK excluding London -67 98 £369 +1.72% 21
South East -42 46 £370 +5.71% 7
London -39 45 £438 -2.78% 5
North of England -29 29 £371 -2.30% 6
North West -22 12 £400 -5.33% 2
Yorkshire -29 12 £360 +2.86%
West Midlands -6 7 £325 -11.86% 1
Midlands -12 7 £325 -11.86% 1
Scotland -19 6 £369 -4.84%
North East +24 5 £275 -31.25% 4
Wales -8 4 £405 +22.26% 2
South West 0 3 £300 -20.00% 2
East of England -8 3 - - 3

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 85 (59.03%) Cisco
2 65 (45.14%) Linux
3 60 (41.67%) SAN
4 58 (40.28%) VMware
5 55 (38.19%) Data Centre
6 50 (34.72%) Windows
6 50 (34.72%) EMC
7 45 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 42 (29.17%) Security Cleared
9 35 (24.31%) HP
9 35 (24.31%) NetApp
9 35 (24.31%) Finance
10 34 (23.61%) Firewall
10 34 (23.61%) Solaris
11 33 (22.92%) ITIL
11 33 (22.92%) Microsoft
12 32 (22.22%) Unix
13 31 (21.53%) Migration
13 31 (21.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (20.83%) 3PAR
14 30 (20.83%) SC Cleared
15 29 (20.14%) Active Directory
15 29 (20.14%) Juniper
15 29 (20.14%) Fibre Channel
16 27 (18.75%) LAN
17 26 (18.06%) Veritas
17 26 (18.06%) Replication
17 26 (18.06%) EMC VMAX
18 25 (17.36%) vSphere
19 24 (16.67%) WAN

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 5 (3.47%) SAS
2 4 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) JBoss
3 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.86%) IaaS
2 7 (4.86%) PaaS
2 7 (4.86%) SaaS
3 1 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.69%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 60 (41.67%) SAN
2 34 (23.61%) Firewall
3 29 (20.14%) Fibre Channel
4 27 (18.75%) LAN
5 24 (16.67%) WAN
6 21 (14.58%) Wireless
7 20 (13.89%) NAS
8 19 (13.19%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (13.19%) iSCSI
8 19 (13.19%) TCP/IP
9 18 (12.50%) DNS
10 17 (11.81%) VPN
11 15 (10.42%) BGP
11 15 (10.42%) OSPF
12 14 (9.72%) DHCP
12 14 (9.72%) FCoE
12 14 (9.72%) VLAN
13 9 (6.25%) DAB
14 8 (5.56%) Internet
15 7 (4.86%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.78%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.69%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 8 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.39%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (24.31%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Banking
3 10 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.78%) Legal
5 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.39%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.39%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 26 (18.06%) Storage Engineer
2 24 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 22 (15.28%) Architect
4 17 (11.81%) Network Architect
5 12 (8.33%) Administrator
5 12 (8.33%) Consultant
6 11 (7.64%) Storage Consultant
6 11 (7.64%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Backup Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) SAN Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Unix Administrator
10 5 (3.47%) Network Support
10 5 (3.47%) Network Support Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Senior Storage Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Storage Administrator
10 5 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) Web Services
2 6 (4.17%) X-Windows
3 4 (2.78%) REST
4 2 (1.39%) Flash
4 2 (1.39%) Node.js
5 1 (0.69%) Kafka
5 1 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 55 (38.19%) Data Centre
2 26 (18.06%) EMC VMAX
2 26 (18.06%) Replication
3 23 (15.97%) EMC VNX
4 13 (9.03%) Enterprise Storage
5 12 (8.33%) Clustering
5 12 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 8 (5.56%) EMC VNXe
7 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.86%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (4.17%) EMC Centera
9 4 (2.78%) IBM XIV
9 4 (2.78%) PKI
10 3 (2.08%) CLARiiON
10 3 (2.08%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.69%) Symmetrix
11 1 (0.69%) Tandem
11 1 (0.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 65 (45.14%) Linux
2 50 (34.72%) Windows
3 34 (23.61%) Solaris
4 32 (22.22%) Unix
5 31 (21.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (15.97%) Windows Server
7 16 (11.11%) AIX
8 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (9.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (5.56%) Data ONTAP
11 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (4.17%) Windows 2000
13 5 (3.47%) CentOS
14 4 (2.78%) SUSE
14 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
14 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.92%) ITIL
2 31 (21.53%) Migration
3 23 (15.97%) Load Balancing
4 22 (15.28%) Change Management
4 22 (15.28%) Service Delivery
5 21 (14.58%) Project Management
6 19 (13.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (13.19%) High Availability
7 18 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 16 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
9 15 (10.42%) Capacity Management
10 14 (9.72%) Data Migration
11 13 (9.03%) Capacity Planning
11 13 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (8.33%) Data Management
12 12 (8.33%) Network Management
13 11 (7.64%) Data Security
13 11 (7.64%) DevOps
13 11 (7.64%) Information Security
13 11 (7.64%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.50%) Perl
2 10 (6.94%) Python
3 7 (4.86%) AWK
3 7 (4.86%) Bash Shell
3 7 (4.86%) Java
3 7 (4.86%) SQL
4 6 (4.17%) PHP
4 6 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.78%) sed
6 3 (2.08%) Bourne shell
6 3 (2.08%) Korn
7 2 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 30 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (11.81%) CCNP
5 14 (9.72%) JNCIS
6 13 (9.03%) CCDP
7 10 (6.94%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.78%) Degree
9 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.08%) RHCE
10 3 (2.08%) VCAP
11 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.39%) CCNA
11 2 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.39%) HND
11 2 (1.39%) MCITP
11 2 (1.39%) MCTS
11 2 (1.39%) VCP5
12 1 (0.69%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) PMO
2 3 (2.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (20.14%) Active Directory
3 25 (17.36%) vSphere
4 20 (13.89%) NFS
4 20 (13.89%) VMware NSX
5 16 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (8.33%) Firmware
7 8 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (4.86%) Docker
9 6 (4.17%) SRDF
9 6 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (3.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 5 (3.47%) Hyper-V
11 4 (2.78%) Veritas File System
12 3 (2.08%) GlusterFS
12 3 (2.08%) vCloud
13 1 (0.69%) GridGain
13 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (13.89%) NetBackup
2 17 (11.81%) EMC VPLEX
2 17 (11.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 11 (7.64%) Puppet
4 9 (6.25%) Ansible
5 7 (4.86%) NetApp OnCommand
6 6 (4.17%) EMC TimeFinder
6 6 (4.17%) Marathon
6 6 (4.17%) Mesos
6 6 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (4.17%) Salt
6 6 (4.17%) SCCM
6 6 (4.17%) SnapMirror
6 6 (4.17%) SnapVault
6 6 (4.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.78%) Nagios
7 4 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 85 (59.03%) Cisco
2 58 (40.28%) VMware
3 50 (34.72%) EMC
4 35 (24.31%) HP
4 35 (24.31%) NetApp
5 33 (22.92%) Microsoft
6 30 (20.83%) 3PAR
7 29 (20.14%) Juniper
8 26 (18.06%) Veritas
9 22 (15.28%) F5
9 22 (15.28%) Red Hat
10 21 (14.58%) IBM
11 17 (11.81%) Oracle
12 14 (9.72%) Sun
13 8 (5.56%) CheckPoint
13 8 (5.56%) Fortinet
14 7 (4.86%) CommVault
14 7 (4.86%) Dell
14 7 (4.86%) Symantec
15 6 (4.17%) SAP