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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Brocade
UK
Rank 500 535 527
Rank change year-on-year +35 -8  
Contract jobs citing Brocade 83 105 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.45% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 49
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £295 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £394 £450
% change year-on-year -6.34% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £51.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +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 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 19813 23266 24403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.11% 43.71% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 14093 13817
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 807 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Brocade in the UK

Brocade
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +25 77 £400 +3.22% 21
South East 0 31 £346 -10.64% 2
Yorkshire +22 13 £363 - 3
London +17 11 £500 +15.94% 14
Surrey -11 10 £475 +22.58%
Oxfordshire - 9 £338 -
North West +27 8 £410 +64.00% 1
West Midlands +13 8 £400 -
South Yorkshire +1 7 £388 -
Lancashire - 7 £415 -
Preston - 7 £415 -
Sheffield +4 6 £350 -
East of England -1 6 £550 -8.33%
Oxford - 5 £350 -
West Yorkshire +19 4 - - 3
Birmingham +4 4 £438 +6.06%
Milton Keynes +4 4 £335 -8.21%
Hertfordshire +1 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £335 -8.21%
Kent +15 3 £160 -65.40%
Bradford - 3 - -
Berkshire +26 2 £338 -
Hampshire +9 2 £475 -9.47% 2
Epsom 0 2 £400 -
City of London -2 2 £500 +6.10% 5
St Albans - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £363 -
Edinburgh +20 1 £375 - 1

Brocade
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 111 (60.33%) Cisco
2 79 (42.93%) SAN
3 68 (36.96%) Linux
4 60 (32.61%) Firewall
5 59 (32.07%) HP
6 53 (28.80%) VMware
7 48 (26.09%) EMC
8 45 (24.46%) Data Centre
9 44 (23.91%) Windows
9 44 (23.91%) Migration
10 42 (22.83%) F5
11 41 (22.28%) Juniper
12 40 (21.74%) NetApp
13 38 (20.65%) Red Hat
13 38 (20.65%) Unix
14 37 (20.11%) Load Balancing
14 37 (20.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 36 (19.57%) 3PAR
16 35 (19.02%) Microsoft
17 31 (16.85%) Enterprise Storage
17 31 (16.85%) NetScaler
18 30 (16.30%) Cisco ASA
19 29 (15.76%) Network Security
20 28 (15.22%) NetBackup
21 27 (14.67%) CheckPoint
21 27 (14.67%) Fibre Channel
22 26 (14.13%) Cisco Nexus
22 26 (14.13%) Windows Server
22 26 (14.13%) Veritas
22 26 (14.13%) LAN

Brocade
Top Related 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 4 (2.17%) Apache
1 4 (2.17%) SAS
1 4 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (8.70%) MS Office
2 7 (3.80%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.54%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.17%) IBM PureFlex
3 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) Office 365
4 1 (0.54%) PaaS
4 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (42.93%) SAN
2 60 (32.61%) Firewall
3 31 (16.85%) NetScaler
4 30 (16.30%) Cisco ASA
5 29 (15.76%) Network Security
6 27 (14.67%) Fibre Channel
7 26 (14.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 26 (14.13%) DNS
7 26 (14.13%) LAN
8 24 (13.04%) NAS
9 22 (11.96%) WAN
10 20 (10.87%) Wireless
11 17 (9.24%) iSCSI
12 16 (8.70%) DHCP
12 16 (8.70%) VLAN
13 15 (8.15%) FTP
13 15 (8.15%) SSH
14 14 (7.61%) Ethernet
15 13 (7.07%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (6.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.17%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (1.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.54%) DB2
3 1 (0.54%) Ingres
3 1 (0.54%) MySQL
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Subversion
2 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.54%) JIRA
2 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.78%) Finance
3 6 (3.26%) Banking
4 5 (2.72%) Law
5 4 (2.17%) Games
5 4 (2.17%) Retail
6 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.09%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (22.28%) Network Engineer
2 33 (17.93%) Administrator
3 23 (12.50%) Architect
4 19 (10.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 19 (10.33%) Security Engineer
5 17 (9.24%) Storage Specialist
6 15 (8.15%) Storage Administrator
6 15 (8.15%) Unix Administrator
7 13 (7.07%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (6.52%) SAN Administrator
8 12 (6.52%) Storage Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 10 (5.43%) Brocade Engineer
10 10 (5.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (5.43%) Network Architect
10 10 (5.43%) SAN Storage Administrator
10 10 (5.43%) Solaris Administrator
11 9 (4.89%) Designer
11 9 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.63%) Middleware
2 1 (0.54%) COM
2 1 (0.54%) Velocity
2 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (24.46%) Data Centre
2 31 (16.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 15 (8.15%) Replication
4 14 (7.61%) Clustering
5 12 (6.52%) EMC VNX
6 10 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.35%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.26%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (2.72%) CLARiiON
9 5 (2.72%) Symmetrix DMX
10 4 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (2.17%) HP Storage
10 4 (2.17%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.63%) BYOD
11 3 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (1.09%) Celerra
12 2 (1.09%) HP StoreVirtual
12 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.54%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 68 (36.96%) Linux
2 44 (23.91%) Windows
3 38 (20.65%) Unix
4 37 (20.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (14.13%) Solaris
5 26 (14.13%) Windows Server
6 15 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (7.07%) HPUX
8 12 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.72%) AIX
9 5 (2.72%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.63%) SUSE
11 1 (0.54%) CentOS
11 1 (0.54%) MVS
11 1 (0.54%) VME
11 1 (0.54%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.91%) Migration
2 37 (20.11%) Load Balancing
3 25 (13.59%) ITIL
4 22 (11.96%) High Availability
5 16 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (8.15%) Problem Management
7 13 (7.07%) Capacity Management
8 12 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (5.98%) Web Filtering
10 9 (4.89%) Network Design
11 8 (4.35%) Data Migration
11 8 (4.35%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.80%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (3.80%) Change Management
12 7 (3.80%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (3.26%) Network Management
14 5 (2.72%) Escalation Management
14 5 (2.72%) Product Management
14 5 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
14 5 (2.72%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.89%) Perl
2 8 (4.35%) SQL
3 4 (2.17%) AWK
3 4 (2.17%) Python
4 3 (1.63%) C
4 3 (1.63%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.09%) C#
5 2 (1.09%) C++
5 2 (1.09%) Java
5 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (9.24%) SC Cleared
4 15 (8.15%) CCNP
5 13 (7.07%) JNCIS
6 8 (4.35%) CISSP
6 8 (4.35%) JNCIP
7 7 (3.80%) JNCIA
7 7 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.26%) CCDP
8 6 (3.26%) CCNA
8 6 (3.26%) RHCE
9 4 (2.17%) Degree
9 4 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.17%) MCSE
9 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.63%) CCIE
10 3 (1.63%) CCSE
10 3 (1.63%) NCDA
10 3 (1.63%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.89%) HIPAA
1 9 (4.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 9 (4.89%) SLA
2 4 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 23 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (10.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 18 (9.78%) Active Directory
4 17 (9.24%) NFS
5 14 (7.61%) Veritas File System
6 12 (6.52%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (5.43%) vSphere
8 9 (4.89%) Hyper-V
9 8 (4.35%) VMware ESX
10 6 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (2.72%) SRDF
11 5 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.09%) Docker
12 2 (1.09%) KVM
12 2 (1.09%) LXC
12 2 (1.09%) Samba
13 1 (0.54%) Firmware
13 1 (0.54%) vCloud
13 1 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (15.22%) NetBackup
2 20 (10.87%) Nagios
3 14 (7.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 11 (5.98%) EMC Navisphere
5 9 (4.89%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (3.26%) Puppet
6 6 (3.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.72%) vRealize
8 4 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (2.17%) SCCM
8 4 (2.17%) Zenoss
9 3 (1.63%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.63%) OpenView
9 3 (1.63%) Opsview
9 3 (1.63%) QRadar
10 2 (1.09%) EMC VPLEX
10 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (1.09%) vMotion
Vendors
1 111 (60.33%) Cisco
2 59 (32.07%) HP
3 53 (28.80%) VMware
4 48 (26.09%) EMC
5 42 (22.83%) F5
6 41 (22.28%) Juniper
7 40 (21.74%) NetApp
8 38 (20.65%) Red Hat
9 36 (19.57%) 3PAR
10 35 (19.02%) Microsoft
11 27 (14.67%) CheckPoint
12 26 (14.13%) Oracle
12 26 (14.13%) Veritas
13 19 (10.33%) Sun
14 18 (9.78%) Palo Alto
14 18 (9.78%) Symantec
15 15 (8.15%) Blue Coat
16 13 (7.07%) Dell
17 11 (5.98%) IBM
18 9 (4.89%) Infoblox
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