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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 18 31 17
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Cisco 180 135 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.34% 5.26% 6.48%
As % of the Vendors category 16.19% 10.60% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 49 48
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £164 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% -17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £37.50 £151.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.10% -22.00%
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
1112 1274 1655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 45.37% 49.65% 52.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 511 559
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 51 50
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +16 42 £425 +13.33% 12
Slough +7 26 £375 +3.44% 10
Bracknell +8 20 £263 - 3
Newbury +10 13 £438 +7.69% 3
Windsor - 6 - -
Maidenhead -5 5 £381 +8.92% 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (44.73%) Cisco Certification
2 145 (41.31%) Firewall
3 131 (37.32%) Telecoms
4 114 (32.48%) Juniper
5 103 (29.34%) CheckPoint
6 82 (23.36%) OSPF
7 69 (19.66%) CCNP
7 69 (19.66%) CCNA
8 66 (18.80%) BGP
8 66 (18.80%) CCIE
9 65 (18.52%) VPN
10 62 (17.66%) Windows
11 59 (16.81%) DNS
12 56 (15.95%) MPLS
13 55 (15.67%) Cisco ASA
14 54 (15.38%) Network Design
15 53 (15.10%) VoIP
16 47 (13.39%) Network Security
17 46 (13.11%) Cisco PIX
17 46 (13.11%) WAN
18 45 (12.82%) LAN
19 44 (12.54%) F5
20 43 (12.25%) Security Cleared
21 42 (11.97%) VMware
22 41 (11.68%) IPsec
23 39 (11.11%) ITIL
24 38 (10.83%) Active Directory
25 36 (10.26%) CISSP
26 35 (9.97%) Linux
27 34 (9.69%) Network Management

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 19 (5.41%) Apache
2 17 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.13%) Lync
4 9 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.42%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.14%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.57%) IIS
8 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.56%) MS Office
3 6 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.57%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.42%) Office 365
2 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.57%) SaaS
3 2 (0.57%) PaaS
3 2 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 145 (41.31%) Firewall
2 82 (23.36%) OSPF
3 66 (18.80%) BGP
4 65 (18.52%) VPN
5 59 (16.81%) DNS
6 56 (15.95%) MPLS
7 55 (15.67%) Cisco ASA
8 53 (15.10%) VoIP
9 47 (13.39%) Network Security
10 46 (13.11%) Cisco PIX
10 46 (13.11%) WAN
11 45 (12.82%) LAN
12 41 (11.68%) IPsec
13 33 (9.40%) TCP/IP
14 29 (8.26%) SNMP
15 28 (7.98%) Ethernet
16 27 (7.69%) FWSM
17 26 (7.41%) SAN
18 21 (5.98%) Internet
18 21 (5.98%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (4.84%) GDB
2 1 (0.28%) Gradle
2 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.28%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (0.28%) Ant
2 1 (0.28%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.28%) Subversion
2 1 (0.28%) JIRA
2 1 (0.28%) Selenium
2 1 (0.28%) Hudson
General
1 131 (37.32%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.41%) Finance
3 12 (3.42%) Retail
4 11 (3.13%) Billing
5 9 (2.56%) Banking
6 5 (1.42%) Marketing
6 5 (1.42%) Back Office
7 3 (0.85%) Electronics
7 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.57%) Games
8 2 (0.57%) Legal
8 2 (0.57%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 77 (21.94%) IP Engineer
2 72 (20.51%) Network Engineer
3 68 (19.37%) Design Engineer
4 38 (10.83%) Security Engineer
5 36 (10.26%) Architect
6 27 (7.69%) Consultant
7 20 (5.70%) Network Security Engineer
8 19 (5.41%) Support Engineer
9 17 (4.84%) Network Design Engineer
10 16 (4.56%) Test Engineer
10 16 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.99%) Analyst
12 13 (3.70%) Developer
13 12 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.85%) Project Manager
14 10 (2.85%) Network Consultant
15 9 (2.56%) Security Consultant
15 9 (2.56%) Cisco Engineer
15 9 (2.56%) NOC Engineer
15 9 (2.56%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.56%) SOAP
2 8 (2.28%) .NET
2 8 (2.28%) WAP
3 4 (1.14%) XML
3 4 (1.14%) WML
4 2 (0.57%) CSS
4 2 (0.57%) Middleware
5 1 (0.28%) CPAN
5 1 (0.28%) VXML
5 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.28%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.14%) SecurID
5 4 (1.14%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.85%) DTV
6 3 (0.85%) PKI
7 2 (0.57%) Wiki
7 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.57%) Replication
7 2 (0.57%) Clustering
7 2 (0.57%) User Experience
8 1 (0.28%) IVR
8 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.28%) PMI
8 1 (0.28%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.28%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.28%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 62 (17.66%) Windows
2 35 (9.97%) Linux
3 28 (7.98%) UNIX
4 26 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.99%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.85%) Solaris
9 6 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (1.71%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.42%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.14%) zOS
12 3 (0.85%) AIX
13 1 (0.28%) SUSE
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) CentOS
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (15.38%) Network Design
2 39 (11.11%) ITIL
3 34 (9.69%) Network Management
4 21 (5.98%) Load Balancing
4 21 (5.98%) Risk Assessment
5 18 (5.13%) Project Management
6 16 (4.56%) Mentoring
7 15 (4.27%) Migration
8 14 (3.99%) Network Architecture
8 14 (3.99%) Embedded Software Development
9 13 (3.70%) Service Delivery
10 11 (3.13%) Change Management
10 11 (3.13%) Service Management
11 10 (2.85%) PRINCE2
11 10 (2.85%) Information Security
12 8 (2.28%) Validation
12 8 (2.28%) Software Engineering
12 8 (2.28%) eTOM
12 8 (2.28%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.28%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.13%) Java
1 18 (5.13%) C
2 12 (3.42%) Perl
3 10 (2.85%) SQL
3 10 (2.85%) Embedded C
4 7 (1.99%) C++
5 6 (1.71%) C#
5 6 (1.71%) Python
6 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.28%) C-shell
7 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.28%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 157 (44.73%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (19.66%) CCNP
2 69 (19.66%) CCNA
3 66 (18.80%) CCIE
4 43 (12.25%) Security Cleared
5 36 (10.26%) CISSP
6 32 (9.12%) CCSP
6 32 (9.12%) SC Cleared
7 25 (7.12%) Degree
8 19 (5.41%) Check Point Certification
9 18 (5.13%) CCDP
10 14 (3.99%) CCIP
11 13 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (3.42%) MCSE
13 11 (3.13%) CCSA
13 11 (3.13%) JNCIA
14 9 (2.56%) CCSE
14 9 (2.56%) MCTS
15 7 (1.99%) RHCE
16 5 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 22 (6.27%) SLA
3 4 (1.14%) QA
4 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) BS25999
System Software
1 38 (10.83%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.13%) NFS
4 9 (2.56%) vSphere
5 8 (2.28%) XenApp
6 7 (1.99%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.71%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.42%) ProxySG
8 5 (1.42%) Xen
9 4 (1.14%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.85%) XenServer
10 3 (0.85%) KVM
11 2 (0.57%) vCloud
12 1 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.28%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.28%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (5.13%) FortiGate
2 7 (1.99%) SCCM
3 4 (1.14%) OpenView
3 4 (1.14%) Netcool
3 4 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.85%) Nessus
5 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.28%) YUM
6 1 (0.28%) Puppet
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.28%) WSUS
6 1 (0.28%) SCOM
6 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.28%) MOM
Vendors
1 114 (32.48%) Juniper
2 103 (29.34%) CheckPoint
3 44 (12.54%) F5
4 42 (11.97%) VMware
5 31 (8.83%) Citrix
6 30 (8.55%) HP
7 29 (8.26%) Microsoft
8 22 (6.27%) Nortel
9 20 (5.70%) Nokia
10 17 (4.84%) Ericsson
10 17 (4.84%) Fortinet
11 16 (4.56%) Red Hat
11 16 (4.56%) Radware
12 15 (4.27%) EMC
12 15 (4.27%) Blue Coat
13 14 (3.99%) Redback
13 14 (3.99%) Oracle
14 12 (3.42%) IBM
15 10 (2.85%) Sun
15 10 (2.85%) Huawei
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