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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 525 553 504
Rank change year-on-year +28 -49  
Contract jobs citing Brocade 85 98 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.41% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 65 75
Median daily rate £369 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £496 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £365 £360
% change year-on-year -2.39% +1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £51.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +70.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +70.00%  

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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20653 24174 24550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.89% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 14854 14365
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 718 831 1087
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

Brocade
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 30 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 3 months to 28 June 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
England +24 80 £375 - 30
South East +18 31 £383 +1.32% 10
North West +26 14 £450 +38.46% 4
Lancashire - 14 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +79 13 £310 -3.27% 3
North East +76 13 £310 -3.27% 3
Tyne and Wear +76 13 £310 -3.27% 3
Hampshire +3 11 £425 +10.38% 4
Preston - 11 £450 -
Surrey +7 9 - - 3
London 0 9 £458 +1.66% 8
Basingstoke - 8 £405 - 1
Yorkshire +21 5 £400 +18.51% 1
West Sussex +10 5 £383 +4.79%
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £375 -
Epsom - 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes -13 4 - -
Redhill -16 4 - - 1
West Midlands +23 3 £325 +16.07%
West Yorkshire +22 3 £400 +18.51% 1
Pudsey +1 3 £400 +6.66%
Gatwick -4 3 £383 +4.79%
South Wales - 3 £288 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £325 -
Cardiff - 3 £288 -
South West - 3 - - 4
Wales - 3 £288 - 1
Scotland +31 2 - -
Crawley +1 2 £363 -2.35%
East of England -2 2 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 107 (63.31%) SAN
2 96 (56.80%) Cisco
3 77 (45.56%) EMC
4 74 (43.79%) HP
5 65 (38.46%) Linux
6 64 (37.87%) Fibre Channel
7 60 (35.50%) Data Centre
8 54 (31.95%) Windows
9 51 (30.18%) Migration
9 51 (30.18%) NetBackup
10 46 (27.22%) 3PAR
11 45 (26.63%) Solaris
12 40 (23.67%) Unix
13 39 (23.08%) NetApp
13 39 (23.08%) VMware
14 36 (21.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 35 (20.71%) Firewall
15 35 (20.71%) Veritas
16 30 (17.75%) Symantec
16 30 (17.75%) Security Cleared
17 28 (16.57%) Red Hat
17 28 (16.57%) Microsoft
17 28 (16.57%) F5
18 27 (15.98%) NAS
19 26 (15.38%) SC Cleared
19 26 (15.38%) Oracle
20 25 (14.79%) AIX
20 25 (14.79%) Finance
21 23 (13.61%) Replication
21 23 (13.61%) LAN

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 1 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.59%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.59%) IaaS
2 1 (0.59%) PaaS
2 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (63.31%) SAN
2 64 (37.87%) Fibre Channel
3 35 (20.71%) Firewall
4 27 (15.98%) NAS
5 23 (13.61%) LAN
6 18 (10.65%) Network Security
7 17 (10.06%) DNS
7 17 (10.06%) WAN
8 15 (8.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (8.88%) VPN
8 15 (8.88%) Wireless
9 14 (8.28%) DHCP
10 12 (7.10%) OSPF
10 12 (7.10%) VoIP
11 11 (6.51%) BGP
11 11 (6.51%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (6.51%) iSCSI
11 11 (6.51%) NetScaler
12 9 (5.33%) MPLS
12 9 (5.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.37%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (1.78%) MS Access
2 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Subversion
General
1 25 (14.79%) Finance
2 9 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.55%) Financial Institution
3 6 (3.55%) Legal
4 4 (2.37%) Banking
5 3 (1.78%) Law
6 1 (0.59%) French Language
6 1 (0.59%) German Language
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (20.12%) Network Engineer
2 31 (18.34%) Administrator
3 21 (12.43%) Storage Engineer
4 18 (10.65%) Architect
5 17 (10.06%) Unix Administrator
6 15 (8.88%) Storage Specialist
7 14 (8.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 14 (8.28%) Storage Administrator
8 13 (7.69%) Backup Engineer
8 13 (7.69%) NetApp Engineer
9 11 (6.51%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (5.92%) SAN Administrator
11 9 (5.33%) Storage Architect
12 8 (4.73%) Network Security Engineer
12 8 (4.73%) Security Engineer
12 8 (4.73%) Storage and Backup Engineer
12 8 (4.73%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 7 (4.14%) Network Specialist
13 7 (4.14%) SAN Storage Administrator
13 7 (4.14%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.59%) COM
1 1 (0.59%) Middleware
1 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (35.50%) Data Centre
2 23 (13.61%) Replication
3 17 (10.06%) Enterprise Storage
4 9 (5.33%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.73%) HP Storage
6 7 (4.14%) EMC VNX
7 5 (2.96%) CESG
7 5 (2.96%) Clustering
7 5 (2.96%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (2.96%) IBM XIV
7 5 (2.96%) LPAR
7 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.78%) BYOD
8 3 (1.78%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.78%) Streaming Video
8 3 (1.78%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (38.46%) Linux
2 54 (31.95%) Windows
3 45 (26.63%) Solaris
4 40 (23.67%) Unix
5 36 (21.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (14.79%) AIX
7 16 (9.47%) Windows Server
8 10 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (4.73%) CentOS
11 7 (4.14%) Data ONTAP
11 7 (4.14%) HPUX
12 1 (0.59%) SUSE
12 1 (0.59%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.18%) Migration
2 23 (13.61%) Data Migration
2 23 (13.61%) Load Balancing
3 22 (13.02%) ITIL
4 21 (12.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (9.47%) High Availability
6 14 (8.28%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (7.10%) Change Management
8 11 (6.51%) Capacity Management
9 9 (5.33%) Network Design
9 9 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (4.73%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (4.73%) Problem Management
11 7 (4.14%) Mathematics
11 7 (4.14%) Network Management
11 7 (4.14%) Project Management
12 6 (3.55%) QMS
12 6 (3.55%) Quality Management
12 6 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (2.96%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.47%) Perl
2 10 (5.92%) Shell Script
3 7 (4.14%) AWK
3 7 (4.14%) Bourne shell
3 7 (4.14%) Korn
4 6 (3.55%) SQL
5 2 (1.18%) C
6 1 (0.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (17.75%) Security Cleared
2 26 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.28%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.92%) RHCE
5 9 (5.33%) Degree
6 8 (4.73%) CCNP
7 7 (4.14%) CCNA
7 7 (4.14%) OCA
7 7 (4.14%) OCP
7 7 (4.14%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (4.14%) RHCSA
8 5 (2.96%) MCSE
8 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.37%) JNCIP
9 4 (2.37%) JNCIS
9 4 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.78%) CISSP
10 3 (1.78%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.78%) NCDA
10 3 (1.78%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.37%) HIPAA
2 4 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.78%) PMO
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (13.02%) NFS
2 21 (12.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 15 (8.88%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (8.28%) Veritas File System
5 9 (5.33%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (4.73%) vSphere
7 7 (4.14%) Active Directory
7 7 (4.14%) GlusterFS
8 6 (3.55%) SRDF
9 3 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.59%) Firmware
10 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.59%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 51 (30.18%) NetBackup
2 20 (11.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 17 (10.06%) HP Data Protector
4 16 (9.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 14 (8.28%) Nagios
6 13 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (5.92%) Backup Exec
8 9 (5.33%) EMC Navisphere
8 9 (5.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (4.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (4.14%) NetApp OnCommand
10 7 (4.14%) Oracle ZFS
10 7 (4.14%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (4.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (2.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (2.37%) SCCM
12 4 (2.37%) vCenter Server
13 3 (1.78%) EMC TimeFinder
13 3 (1.78%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 96 (56.80%) Cisco
2 77 (45.56%) EMC
3 74 (43.79%) HP
4 46 (27.22%) 3PAR
5 39 (23.08%) NetApp
5 39 (23.08%) VMware
6 35 (20.71%) Veritas
7 30 (17.75%) Symantec
8 28 (16.57%) F5
8 28 (16.57%) Microsoft
8 28 (16.57%) Red Hat
9 26 (15.38%) Oracle
10 20 (11.83%) IBM
11 19 (11.24%) Juniper
12 16 (9.47%) Sun
13 12 (7.10%) Fortinet
14 10 (5.92%) Infoblox
15 8 (4.73%) Veeam
16 7 (4.14%) Palo Alto
16 7 (4.14%) StorageTek
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