The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 29 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.

Brocade
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 118 121
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3  
Contract jobs citing Brocade 7 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.40% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.82% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £400 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £420 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £388 £450
% change year-on-year -4.83% -13.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 924 1334 1289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.29% 48.56% 50.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 673 673
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 103
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -35.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Brocade
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Brocade
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Brocade in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Brocade in the West Midlands

Brocade
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Brocade in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Brocade in the West Midlands

Brocade
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Brocade in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Brocade in the West Midlands

Brocade
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Brocade within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Birmingham +3 4 £438 +6.06%
Warwickshire - 1 £400 -
Brocade
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Brocade.

1 9 (75.00%) SAN
2 8 (66.67%) NetApp
2 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) SLA
2 8 (66.67%) IBM
2 8 (66.67%) HP
3 6 (50.00%) EMC
4 5 (41.67%) Dell
4 5 (41.67%) Change Management
4 5 (41.67%) CLARiiON
4 5 (41.67%) Workflow
4 5 (41.67%) Migration
4 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
4 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
4 5 (41.67%) Product Management
4 5 (41.67%) Symmetrix DMX
4 5 (41.67%) SRDF
4 5 (41.67%) 3PAR
4 5 (41.67%) Trend Analysis
4 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (41.67%) Escalation Management
5 4 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) HPUX
6 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (25.00%) RHCE
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft

Brocade
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) SAN
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) SAN Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Storage Architect
4 2 (16.67%) HP Storage Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Brocade Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) EMC Storage Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SAN Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SAN Storage Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Storage Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (41.67%) CLARiiON
1 5 (41.67%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) HPUX
3 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) Escalation Management
2 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
2 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
2 5 (41.67%) Product Management
2 5 (41.67%) Trend Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Workflow
3 4 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Coaching
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) RHCE
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) SRDF
2 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (8.33%) vMotion
2 1 (8.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) HP
1 8 (66.67%) IBM
1 8 (66.67%) NetApp
2 6 (50.00%) EMC
3 5 (41.67%) 3PAR
3 5 (41.67%) Dell
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 1 (8.33%) F5
7 1 (8.33%) Infoblox
7 1 (8.33%) Meru Networks