The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Berkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 17 35 17
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -18
Contract jobs citing Cisco 175 104 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.95% 4.33% 6.17%
As % of the Vendors category 15.10% 9.11% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 33 48
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.75 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £18.25 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £35.55 £107.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1159 1142 1560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 46.05% 47.58% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 420 532
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £140 £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 46 60
Average hourly rate £18.68 £23.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.78% -20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Cisco
South East

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +15 60 £425 +51.11% 19
Bracknell +7 19 £244 -47.18% 4
Slough +6 14 £350 -3.44% 13
Newbury +2 8 £450 - 6
Windsor - 7 - -
Maidenhead -10 2 - - 3
Wokingham -4 1 £235 - 1
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 156 (41.94%) Firewall
2 154 (41.40%) Cisco Certification
3 133 (35.75%) Telecoms
4 120 (32.26%) Juniper
5 109 (29.30%) CheckPoint
6 76 (20.43%) OSPF
7 75 (20.16%) Windows
8 73 (19.62%) VPN
9 71 (19.09%) MPLS
10 67 (18.01%) CCNP
11 65 (17.47%) BGP
12 63 (16.94%) CCIE
12 63 (16.94%) CCNA
13 62 (16.67%) VoIP
14 58 (15.59%) LAN
15 56 (15.05%) DNS
15 56 (15.05%) Cisco ASA
16 55 (14.78%) WAN
17 52 (13.98%) Security Cleared
18 51 (13.71%) Network Security
19 48 (12.90%) Network Design
20 46 (12.37%) Active Directory
21 45 (12.10%) VMware
22 43 (11.56%) F5
23 42 (11.29%) Cisco PIX
24 40 (10.75%) IPsec
24 40 (10.75%) ITIL
25 37 (9.95%) Microsoft
26 36 (9.68%) CISSP
26 36 (9.68%) SC Cleared

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 27 (7.26%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.57%) Apache
3 12 (3.23%) Lync
4 11 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.34%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.08%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.81%) IIS
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.27%) Confluence
10 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.23%) MS Office
3 7 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.34%) Office 365
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 156 (41.94%) Firewall
2 76 (20.43%) OSPF
3 73 (19.62%) VPN
4 71 (19.09%) MPLS
5 65 (17.47%) BGP
6 62 (16.67%) VoIP
7 58 (15.59%) LAN
8 56 (15.05%) DNS
8 56 (15.05%) Cisco ASA
9 55 (14.78%) WAN
10 51 (13.71%) Network Security
11 42 (11.29%) Cisco PIX
12 40 (10.75%) IPsec
13 32 (8.60%) Cisco Nexus
14 31 (8.33%) Ethernet
15 29 (7.80%) TCP/IP
16 27 (7.26%) FWSM
17 26 (6.99%) SNMP
18 25 (6.72%) SAN
19 23 (6.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (4.57%) GDB
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.27%) Gradle
3 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.27%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (0.27%) Hudson
3 1 (0.27%) Subversion
3 1 (0.27%) JIRA
3 1 (0.27%) Selenium
3 1 (0.27%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.27%) Ant
General
1 133 (35.75%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.11%) Finance
3 12 (3.23%) Billing
4 9 (2.42%) Retail
5 6 (1.61%) Back Office
6 5 (1.34%) Banking
6 5 (1.34%) Electronics
7 4 (1.08%) Front Office
7 4 (1.08%) Marketing
8 3 (0.81%) Legal
8 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.54%) Games
9 2 (0.54%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 72 (19.35%) Network Engineer
2 70 (18.82%) IP Engineer
3 56 (15.05%) Design Engineer
4 38 (10.22%) Security Engineer
5 30 (8.06%) Consultant
6 28 (7.53%) Support Engineer
7 27 (7.26%) Architect
8 19 (5.11%) Network Security Engineer
9 18 (4.84%) Test Engineer
10 17 (4.57%) Analyst
11 16 (4.30%) NOC Engineer
12 14 (3.76%) Network Design Engineer
13 13 (3.49%) Developer
14 12 (3.23%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.23%) Network Consultant
14 12 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (2.96%) Cisco Engineer
15 11 (2.96%) Security Consultant
16 10 (2.69%) Network Support
17 9 (2.42%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.42%) .NET
2 5 (1.34%) WAP
3 4 (1.08%) WML
3 4 (1.08%) SOAP
3 4 (1.08%) XML
4 2 (0.54%) Middleware
4 2 (0.54%) CSS
5 1 (0.27%) XMPP
5 1 (0.27%) Flash
5 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.27%) VXML
5 1 (0.27%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.42%) Management Information System
2 6 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.08%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.08%) Kindle
5 3 (0.81%) PKI
5 3 (0.81%) SecurID
5 3 (0.81%) DTV
6 2 (0.54%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.54%) Replication
6 2 (0.54%) Clustering
6 2 (0.54%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.27%) iPad
7 1 (0.27%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.27%) iPhone
7 1 (0.27%) IVR
7 1 (0.27%) Wiki
7 1 (0.27%) EPoS
7 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 75 (20.16%) Windows
2 33 (8.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (8.06%) Linux
4 23 (6.18%) UNIX
4 23 (6.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (4.03%) Windows 7
5 15 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (2.15%) Solaris
9 7 (1.88%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.61%) AIX
11 5 (1.34%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.08%) zOS
13 3 (0.81%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.27%) Android
14 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (12.90%) Network Design
2 40 (10.75%) ITIL
3 32 (8.60%) Network Management
4 22 (5.91%) Project Management
5 21 (5.65%) Risk Assessment
6 20 (5.38%) Load Balancing
6 20 (5.38%) Migration
7 18 (4.84%) Change Management
8 15 (4.03%) Information Security
8 15 (4.03%) Service Delivery
9 14 (3.76%) Embedded Software Development
9 14 (3.76%) Configuration Management
9 14 (3.76%) Fault Management
10 12 (3.23%) Service Management
10 12 (3.23%) PRINCE2
11 11 (2.96%) Network Architecture
12 9 (2.42%) Validation
13 8 (2.15%) Demand Forecasting
13 8 (2.15%) eTOM
13 8 (2.15%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.65%) C
2 19 (5.11%) SQL
3 13 (3.49%) Java
4 10 (2.69%) Embedded C
5 8 (2.15%) C++
6 7 (1.88%) Perl
7 5 (1.34%) C#
8 4 (1.08%) Python
9 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.27%) C-shell
10 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.27%) Ruby
10 1 (0.27%) Korn
10 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 154 (41.40%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (18.01%) CCNP
3 63 (16.94%) CCIE
3 63 (16.94%) CCNA
4 52 (13.98%) Security Cleared
5 36 (9.68%) CISSP
5 36 (9.68%) SC Cleared
6 29 (7.80%) CCSP
7 27 (7.26%) Degree
8 19 (5.11%) Check Point Certification
9 18 (4.84%) CCDP
10 13 (3.49%) CCIP
11 12 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (3.23%) MCSE
12 11 (2.96%) CCSA
13 9 (2.42%) CCSE
13 9 (2.42%) MCTS
14 7 (1.88%) CCVP
15 6 (1.61%) CISA
15 6 (1.61%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.72%) PCI DSS
2 22 (5.91%) SLA
3 6 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.08%) QA
5 2 (0.54%) BS25999
6 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.15%) VMware ESX
3 8 (2.15%) XenApp
3 8 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.61%) NFS
4 6 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.34%) vSphere
5 5 (1.34%) Xen
6 4 (1.08%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.08%) UAG
7 3 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.54%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.54%) XenServer
9 1 (0.27%) vCloud
9 1 (0.27%) KVM
9 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (4.84%) FortiGate
2 7 (1.88%) SCCM
3 5 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.08%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.81%) Nessus
5 3 (0.81%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.54%) Netcool
6 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.27%) Puppet
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.27%) YUM
7 1 (0.27%) SCOM
7 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.27%) WSUS
7 1 (0.27%) OpenView
7 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 120 (32.26%) Juniper
2 109 (29.30%) CheckPoint
3 45 (12.10%) VMware
4 43 (11.56%) F5
5 37 (9.95%) Microsoft
6 26 (6.99%) Citrix
7 25 (6.72%) HP
8 22 (5.91%) Oracle
9 20 (5.38%) Nokia
10 18 (4.84%) Huawei
11 15 (4.03%) Ericsson
12 14 (3.76%) EMC
12 14 (3.76%) Nortel
12 14 (3.76%) Blue Coat
12 14 (3.76%) Redback
13 13 (3.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 13 (3.49%) Radware
14 12 (3.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 11 (2.96%) Fortinet
16 10 (2.69%) NetApp
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