The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 Cisco Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 16 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Contract jobs citing Cisco 181 125 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.27% 4.88% 5.70%
As % of the Vendors category 15.82% 10.25% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 45 44
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £204 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 £30.75 £119.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% -74.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £18.25 £55.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £35.55 £183.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -6.66%
Cisco
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1144 1220 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 45.96% 47.66% 51.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 455 552
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.85 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Berkshire region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Berkshire region.

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +19 51 £425 +51.11% 16
Slough +7 21 £375 +1.69% 8
Bracknell +7 18 £244 -47.18% 2
Windsor - 7 - -
Newbury +3 6 £438 +7.69% 8
Maidenhead -9 6 £381 +8.92% 5
Wokingham - - - - 1
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cisco also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco.

1 157 (43.98%) Cisco Certification
2 155 (43.42%) Firewall
3 131 (36.69%) Telecoms
4 125 (35.01%) Juniper
5 106 (29.69%) CheckPoint
6 77 (21.57%) OSPF
7 73 (20.45%) VPN
8 71 (19.89%) CCNP
8 71 (19.89%) Windows
9 68 (19.05%) CCIE
10 64 (17.93%) BGP
10 64 (17.93%) CCNA
11 63 (17.65%) MPLS
12 61 (17.09%) VoIP
13 58 (16.25%) DNS
14 56 (15.69%) WAN
15 54 (15.13%) LAN
15 54 (15.13%) Network Design
16 53 (14.85%) Cisco ASA
17 51 (14.29%) Network Security
18 48 (13.45%) Security Cleared
19 46 (12.89%) F5
20 44 (12.32%) Active Directory
21 42 (11.76%) VMware
22 41 (11.48%) Cisco PIX
23 40 (11.20%) IPsec
23 40 (11.20%) ITIL
24 37 (10.36%) CISSP
25 33 (9.24%) SC Cleared
25 33 (9.24%) Network Management

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cisco also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (7.28%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.04%) Apache
3 11 (3.08%) Lync
4 9 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.40%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.12%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.56%) IIS
7 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.08%) MS Office
3 7 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.56%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.68%) Office 365
2 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (43.42%) Firewall
2 77 (21.57%) OSPF
3 73 (20.45%) VPN
4 64 (17.93%) BGP
5 63 (17.65%) MPLS
6 61 (17.09%) VoIP
7 58 (16.25%) DNS
8 56 (15.69%) WAN
9 54 (15.13%) LAN
10 53 (14.85%) Cisco ASA
11 51 (14.29%) Network Security
12 41 (11.48%) Cisco PIX
13 40 (11.20%) IPsec
14 28 (7.84%) TCP/IP
15 27 (7.56%) SNMP
15 27 (7.56%) SAN
15 27 (7.56%) FWSM
16 26 (7.28%) Ethernet
17 25 (7.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 21 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.28%) MySQL
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (4.76%) GDB
2 1 (0.28%) Gradle
2 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.28%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.28%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.28%) Ant
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.28%) Hudson
2 1 (0.28%) Subversion
2 1 (0.28%) Selenium
2 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 131 (36.69%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.88%) Finance
3 10 (2.80%) Billing
4 8 (2.24%) Banking
4 8 (2.24%) Retail
5 4 (1.12%) Back Office
6 3 (0.84%) Electronics
6 3 (0.84%) Legal
6 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.84%) Marketing
7 2 (0.56%) German Language
7 2 (0.56%) Games
7 2 (0.56%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 73 (20.45%) IP Engineer
2 72 (20.17%) Network Engineer
3 65 (18.21%) Design Engineer
4 37 (10.36%) Security Engineer
5 30 (8.40%) Consultant
6 27 (7.56%) Architect
7 25 (7.00%) Support Engineer
8 22 (6.16%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (4.76%) Test Engineer
10 16 (4.48%) Network Design Engineer
10 16 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (4.20%) Analyst
12 13 (3.64%) Developer
13 12 (3.36%) NOC Engineer
14 11 (3.08%) Project Manager
14 11 (3.08%) Network Consultant
15 10 (2.80%) Security Consultant
16 9 (2.52%) Network Architect
16 9 (2.52%) Designer
17 8 (2.24%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.52%) .NET
2 7 (1.96%) SOAP
3 6 (1.68%) WAP
4 4 (1.12%) WML
4 4 (1.12%) XML
5 2 (0.56%) CSS
5 2 (0.56%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.28%) VXML
6 1 (0.28%) CPAN
6 1 (0.28%) Flash
6 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.08%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.80%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.12%) Smart Meter
5 3 (0.84%) DTV
5 3 (0.84%) Kindle
5 3 (0.84%) PKI
5 3 (0.84%) SecurID
6 2 (0.56%) Wiki
6 2 (0.56%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.56%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.56%) Replication
6 2 (0.56%) Clustering
7 1 (0.28%) IVR
7 1 (0.28%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.28%) EPoS
7 1 (0.28%) PMI
7 1 (0.28%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 71 (19.89%) Windows
2 31 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (8.40%) Linux
4 24 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (6.72%) UNIX
5 19 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.92%) Windows 7
7 13 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.52%) Solaris
8 9 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (1.68%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.40%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.12%) zOS
12 3 (0.84%) AIX
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (15.13%) Network Design
2 40 (11.20%) ITIL
3 33 (9.24%) Network Management
4 21 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
4 21 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 20 (5.60%) Project Management
6 18 (5.04%) Migration
7 15 (4.20%) Change Management
8 14 (3.92%) Embedded Software Development
8 14 (3.92%) Network Architecture
8 14 (3.92%) Information Security
9 13 (3.64%) Service Delivery
10 12 (3.36%) Service Management
11 11 (3.08%) Configuration Management
11 11 (3.08%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.52%) Fault Management
13 8 (2.24%) eTOM
13 8 (2.24%) Incident Management
13 8 (2.24%) Validation
13 8 (2.24%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.88%) C
2 16 (4.48%) Java
3 15 (4.20%) SQL
4 10 (2.80%) Perl
4 10 (2.80%) Embedded C
5 8 (2.24%) C++
6 5 (1.40%) Python
6 5 (1.40%) C#
7 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.28%) VB
8 1 (0.28%) C-shell
8 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby
8 1 (0.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 157 (43.98%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (19.89%) CCNP
3 68 (19.05%) CCIE
4 64 (17.93%) CCNA
5 48 (13.45%) Security Cleared
6 37 (10.36%) CISSP
7 33 (9.24%) SC Cleared
8 30 (8.40%) CCSP
9 25 (7.00%) Degree
10 19 (5.32%) Check Point Certification
11 18 (5.04%) CCDP
12 13 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (3.36%) MCSE
13 12 (3.36%) CCIP
13 12 (3.36%) CCSA
14 9 (2.52%) CCSE
14 9 (2.52%) JNCIA
14 9 (2.52%) MCTS
15 5 (1.40%) CISA
15 5 (1.40%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.56%) PCI DSS
2 25 (7.00%) SLA
3 6 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.40%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.12%) QA
6 2 (0.56%) BS25999
7 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 44 (12.32%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.80%) VMware ESX
4 9 (2.52%) NFS
4 9 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.24%) XenApp
6 5 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.40%) vSphere
6 5 (1.40%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.40%) Xen
7 4 (1.12%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.12%) UAG
8 3 (0.84%) XenServer
8 3 (0.84%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.28%) KVM
9 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.28%) vCloud
9 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 15 (4.20%) FortiGate
2 8 (2.24%) SCCM
3 3 (0.84%) Nessus
4 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.56%) OpenView
4 2 (0.56%) Netcool
4 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.28%) Nagios
5 1 (0.28%) MOM
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.28%) Puppet
5 1 (0.28%) YUM
5 1 (0.28%) SCOM
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 125 (35.01%) Juniper
2 106 (29.69%) CheckPoint
3 46 (12.89%) F5
4 42 (11.76%) VMware
5 33 (9.24%) Microsoft
6 28 (7.84%) Citrix
7 23 (6.44%) HP
8 20 (5.60%) Nokia
9 17 (4.76%) Oracle
9 17 (4.76%) Ericsson
10 16 (4.48%) Nortel
11 15 (4.20%) EMC
11 15 (4.20%) Blue Coat
11 15 (4.20%) Huawei
12 14 (3.92%) Redback
12 14 (3.92%) Radware
13 13 (3.64%) Red Hat
14 12 (3.36%) Fortinet
15 11 (3.08%) NetApp
15 11 (3.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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