Period
to 22 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 750 689 683
Rank change year-on-year -61 -6 -50
Contract jobs citing Brocade 151 171 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.41% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 89 114
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.28% +4.73%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £300
90th Percentile £520 £528 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £363 £373
% change year-on-year +5.52% -2.85% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
UK median hourly rate £49.50 - £51.00
10th Percentile £48.75 - £27.75
90th Percentile £50.25 - £58.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 - £51.00

Brocade is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 43,214 42,070 49,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.82% 43.85% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,805 25,705 30,113
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,597 1,433 1,623
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.22 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.28 £17.45
% change year-on-year +1.35% -6.70% +2.65%

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 July 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 July 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 -58 145 £400 +4.58% 21
UK excluding London -44 119 £383 +5.52% 17
South East -24 55 £395 +3.27% 3
North of England -36 40 £380 +8.57% 4
London -34 30 £425 -9.57% 5
North East -2 16 £340 +9.68%
Midlands -2 13 £325 +4.84% 2
North West -20 13 £405 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire -27 11 £425 +11.48% 3
West Midlands -22 10 £325 +4.84% 2
South West +7 5 £313 - 4
Scotland -33 3 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £325 -
East of England -5 2 - - 3
Wales -12 1 £525 +82.61%

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 88 (58.28%) Cisco
2 71 (47.02%) SAN
3 67 (44.37%) EMC
4 55 (36.42%) VMware
5 54 (35.76%) Linux
6 49 (32.45%) HP
7 46 (30.46%) Security Cleared
7 46 (30.46%) Fibre Channel
7 46 (30.46%) Data Centre
8 41 (27.15%) Windows
9 38 (25.17%) Migration
10 37 (24.50%) ITIL
11 36 (23.84%) Unix
12 35 (23.18%) Juniper
12 35 (23.18%) EMC VMAX
13 34 (22.52%) EMC VNX
13 34 (22.52%) 3PAR
13 34 (22.52%) SC Cleared
14 33 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
15 30 (19.87%) NetApp
16 29 (19.21%) Solaris
16 29 (19.21%) Firewall
17 28 (18.54%) Finance
17 28 (18.54%) Replication
18 26 (17.22%) LAN
18 26 (17.22%) WAN
18 26 (17.22%) Veritas
19 24 (15.89%) Microsoft
19 24 (15.89%) Active Directory
19 24 (15.89%) NetBackup

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 (3.97%) IIS
2 4 (2.65%) SAS
3 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.66%) JBoss
4 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (9.27%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.97%) Office 365
4 5 (3.31%) SaaS
5 3 (1.99%) IaaS
5 3 (1.99%) PaaS
6 2 (1.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 71 (47.02%) SAN
2 46 (30.46%) Fibre Channel
3 29 (19.21%) Firewall
4 26 (17.22%) LAN
4 26 (17.22%) WAN
5 21 (13.91%) TCP/IP
6 18 (11.92%) NAS
7 17 (11.26%) OSPF
7 17 (11.26%) Wireless
8 16 (10.60%) iSCSI
8 16 (10.60%) VPN
9 15 (9.93%) BGP
9 15 (9.93%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (9.27%) DNS
10 14 (9.27%) FCoE
11 13 (8.61%) DHCP
11 13 (8.61%) VLAN
12 9 (5.96%) DSL
12 9 (5.96%) MPLS
13 8 (5.30%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.65%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.66%) DB2
3 1 (0.66%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 28 (18.54%) Finance
2 13 (8.61%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.64%) Banking
4 4 (2.65%) Legal
5 3 (1.99%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.66%) French Language
7 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (19.87%) Storage Engineer
2 24 (15.89%) Network Engineer
3 21 (13.91%) Architect
4 17 (11.26%) Administrator
4 17 (11.26%) Network Architect
5 14 (9.27%) Consultant
6 11 (7.28%) Storage Consultant
6 11 (7.28%) Unix Administrator
7 10 (6.62%) SAN Engineer
7 10 (6.62%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.30%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) EMC Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) EMC Storage Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.97%) Solaris Administrator
10 6 (3.97%) Storage Administrator
10 6 (3.97%) Storage Specialist
10 6 (3.97%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.99%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.99%) REST
1 3 (1.99%) Web Services
2 1 (0.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (30.46%) Data Centre
2 35 (23.18%) EMC VMAX
3 34 (22.52%) EMC VNX
4 28 (18.54%) Replication
5 22 (14.57%) Enterprise Storage
6 11 (7.28%) Celerra
6 11 (7.28%) HP Storage
7 10 (6.62%) Clustering
7 10 (6.62%) HP StoreVirtual
8 9 (5.96%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.65%) PKI
10 3 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.99%) CLARiiON
11 2 (1.32%) EMC VNXe
11 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 54 (35.76%) Linux
2 41 (27.15%) Windows
3 36 (23.84%) Unix
4 29 (19.21%) Solaris
5 23 (15.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (13.25%) Windows Server
7 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.64%) AIX
8 7 (4.64%) CentOS
9 5 (3.31%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (3.31%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.65%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.32%) SUSE
12 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.17%) Migration
2 37 (24.50%) ITIL
3 20 (13.25%) Change Management
4 19 (12.58%) Load Balancing
5 18 (11.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (11.92%) Project Management
6 17 (11.26%) High Availability
7 16 (10.60%) Service Delivery
8 14 (9.27%) Capacity Management
8 14 (9.27%) Configuration Management
8 14 (9.27%) Data Migration
9 12 (7.95%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (7.95%) Data Management
9 12 (7.95%) Data Security
9 12 (7.95%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (7.95%) QMS
9 12 (7.95%) Quality Management
10 11 (7.28%) Business Continuity
10 11 (7.28%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.92%) Perl
2 11 (7.28%) AWK
3 8 (5.30%) Shell Script
3 8 (5.30%) SQL
4 7 (4.64%) Bourne shell
4 7 (4.64%) Korn
5 4 (2.65%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.65%) Python
5 4 (2.65%) sed
6 2 (1.32%) C
6 2 (1.32%) Java
6 2 (1.32%) PHP
6 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (30.46%) Security Cleared
2 34 (22.52%) SC Cleared
3 19 (12.58%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (11.26%) CCNP
5 13 (8.61%) JNCIS
6 12 (7.95%) CCDP
7 8 (5.30%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.65%) Degree
8 4 (2.65%) HP ASE
8 4 (2.65%) HPE ATP
8 4 (2.65%) OCA
8 4 (2.65%) OCP
8 4 (2.65%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (2.65%) RHCE
8 4 (2.65%) RHCSA
9 3 (1.99%) CCIE
10 2 (1.32%) CCDE
10 2 (1.32%) CCIE Data Center
10 2 (1.32%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.99%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.66%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (15.89%) Active Directory
3 21 (13.91%) NFS
4 20 (13.25%) VMware NSX
5 12 (7.95%) vSphere
6 11 (7.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 11 (7.28%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (5.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 8 (5.30%) Hyper-V
8 8 (5.30%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (4.64%) GlusterFS
10 6 (3.97%) Firmware
11 3 (1.99%) Docker
11 3 (1.99%) Veritas File System
12 2 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.66%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.66%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 24 (15.89%) NetBackup
2 20 (13.25%) EMC VPLEX
3 10 (6.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (5.30%) Oracle ZFS
5 8 (5.30%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (4.64%) Ansible
6 7 (4.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 7 (4.64%) SCCM
6 7 (4.64%) SnapMirror
6 7 (4.64%) SnapVault
6 7 (4.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (3.97%) vCenter Server
8 5 (3.31%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (3.31%) Puppet
9 4 (2.65%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.99%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.99%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.99%) IBM BigFix
10 3 (1.99%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 88 (58.28%) Cisco
2 67 (44.37%) EMC
3 55 (36.42%) VMware
4 49 (32.45%) HP
5 35 (23.18%) Juniper
6 34 (22.52%) 3PAR
7 30 (19.87%) NetApp
8 26 (17.22%) Veritas
9 24 (15.89%) Microsoft
10 22 (14.57%) Oracle
11 19 (12.58%) Red Hat
12 18 (11.92%) F5
12 18 (11.92%) Sun
13 16 (10.60%) Isilon
14 12 (7.95%) IBM
15 9 (5.96%) CheckPoint
15 9 (5.96%) Fortinet
16 7 (4.64%) Centrify
16 7 (4.64%) StorageTek
17 6 (3.97%) Palo Alto