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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 20 18 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +29
Contract jobs citing Cisco 186 193 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.71% 7.26% 3.87%
As % of the Vendors category 13.65% 14.50% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 82 43
Average daily rate
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£398 £339 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.34% -0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.06 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.56% -11.26%
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
1363 1331 1232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.13% 50.08% 49.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 620 483
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 54 62
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.25 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £27.88 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 39 £400 +18.08% 22
Maidenhead +7 17 £398 -0.62% 4
Bracknell -6 17 £464 +54.58% 4
Slough -5 12 £343 +67.07% 4
Newbury -11 7 £275 -4.34%
Windsor +3 4 £370 -
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 165 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 165 (42.86%) Firewall
2 138 (35.84%) CheckPoint
3 129 (33.51%) Telecoms
4 112 (29.09%) CCNP
5 104 (27.01%) VPN
6 92 (23.90%) Cisco ASA
7 91 (23.64%) LAN
8 90 (23.38%) OSPF
9 89 (23.12%) Juniper
10 87 (22.60%) MPLS
11 80 (20.78%) WAN
12 77 (20.00%) BGP
13 65 (16.88%) Windows
13 65 (16.88%) VMware
14 63 (16.36%) F5
15 59 (15.32%) Security Cleared
16 56 (14.55%) Network Design
17 55 (14.29%) CCIE
18 53 (13.77%) SC Cleared
19 52 (13.51%) Network Security
20 51 (13.25%) Cisco Nexus
20 51 (13.25%) CCNA
21 47 (12.21%) Active Directory
22 46 (11.95%) Microsoft
22 46 (11.95%) Linux
23 45 (11.69%) ITIL
24 43 (11.17%) VoIP
25 42 (10.91%) DNS
26 40 (10.39%) RIP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 33 (8.57%) Lync
2 12 (3.12%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.82%) IIS
5 6 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.04%) Apache
7 3 (0.78%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.90%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.56%) MS Office
4 4 (1.04%) MS Project
5 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.04%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 165 (42.86%) Firewall
2 104 (27.01%) VPN
3 92 (23.90%) Cisco ASA
4 91 (23.64%) LAN
5 90 (23.38%) OSPF
6 87 (22.60%) MPLS
7 80 (20.78%) WAN
8 77 (20.00%) BGP
9 52 (13.51%) Network Security
10 51 (13.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 43 (11.17%) VoIP
12 42 (10.91%) DNS
13 40 (10.39%) RIP
13 40 (10.39%) Internet
14 38 (9.87%) IPsec
15 35 (9.09%) Wireless
15 35 (9.09%) VLAN
16 33 (8.57%) Cisco ICM
17 25 (6.49%) SSL
18 24 (6.23%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.04%) DB2
3 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.26%) MySQL
General
1 129 (33.51%) Telecoms
2 14 (3.64%) Finance
3 9 (2.34%) Retail
4 7 (1.82%) Billing
5 3 (0.78%) Back Office
5 3 (0.78%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.52%) Games
6 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.52%) French Language
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 107 (27.79%) Network Engineer
2 68 (17.66%) IP Engineer
3 63 (16.36%) Design Engineer
4 37 (9.61%) Architect
5 35 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 32 (8.31%) Cisco Engineer
7 30 (7.79%) Consultant
8 24 (6.23%) Network Security Engineer
9 22 (5.71%) Project Manager
10 21 (5.45%) Analyst
11 20 (5.19%) Senior Network Engineer
11 20 (5.19%) Network Design Engineer
12 19 (4.94%) IP Network Engineer
13 14 (3.64%) Network Specialist
13 14 (3.64%) Voice Engineer
13 14 (3.64%) Network Architect
14 12 (3.12%) Test Engineer
14 12 (3.12%) Support Engineer
14 12 (3.12%) Cisco Voice Engineer
15 10 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.30%) XMPP
2 4 (1.04%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.78%) VXML
4 2 (0.52%) WAP
4 2 (0.52%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.26%) LINQ
5 1 (0.26%) REST
5 1 (0.26%) CSS
5 1 (0.26%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.90%) SecurID
2 11 (2.86%) IVR
3 7 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.04%) Social Media
5 4 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.04%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.78%) Clustering
6 3 (0.78%) PKI
7 2 (0.52%) IPTV
7 2 (0.52%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.52%) Celerra
7 2 (0.52%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.52%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.26%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.26%) Xbox
8 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.26%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.88%) Windows
2 46 (11.95%) Linux
3 20 (5.19%) Windows 7
4 13 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.34%) UNIX
6 9 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.30%) CentOS
8 4 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (1.04%) SUSE
8 4 (1.04%) AIX
8 4 (1.04%) Solaris
9 3 (0.78%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.26%) VMS
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (14.55%) Network Design
2 45 (11.69%) ITIL
3 35 (9.09%) Project Management
4 31 (8.05%) Validation
5 30 (7.79%) Migration
6 24 (6.23%) Change Management
6 24 (6.23%) Risk Assessment
7 20 (5.19%) Load Balancing
8 18 (4.68%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.42%) Test Strategy
10 16 (4.16%) eTOM
11 15 (3.90%) PRINCE2
12 14 (3.64%) Network Management
13 12 (3.12%) CRM
14 11 (2.86%) Demand Forecasting
15 9 (2.34%) Configuration Management
15 9 (2.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (2.34%) Network Architecture
15 9 (2.34%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (1.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.16%) SQL
2 3 (0.78%) C
2 3 (0.78%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.52%) Python
3 2 (0.52%) Tcl
3 2 (0.52%) Java
4 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 165 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (29.09%) CCNP
3 59 (15.32%) Security Cleared
4 55 (14.29%) CCIE
5 53 (13.77%) SC Cleared
6 51 (13.25%) CCNA
7 34 (8.83%) Degree
8 25 (6.49%) CISSP
9 18 (4.68%) JNCIS
10 16 (4.16%) CCDP
11 13 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (3.12%) CCSE
13 11 (2.86%) CCSA
14 10 (2.60%) Check Point Certification
15 8 (2.08%) CCSP
16 7 (1.82%) BC Cleared
17 6 (1.56%) MCITP
17 6 (1.56%) CCIP
18 5 (1.30%) MCSE
18 5 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.23%) PCI DSS
2 14 (3.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (12.21%) Active Directory
2 30 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.60%) vSphere
4 8 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.08%) Firmware
5 6 (1.56%) XenServer
6 4 (1.04%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.04%) XenApp
6 4 (1.04%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.78%) Samba
7 3 (0.78%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.52%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (8.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (6.49%) Cisco UCCE
3 18 (4.68%) FortiGate
4 11 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (2.60%) Cisco IPCC
6 7 (1.82%) SCCM
7 5 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.78%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.78%) Netcool
9 2 (0.52%) SCOM
9 2 (0.52%) OpenView
10 1 (0.26%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.26%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 138 (35.84%) CheckPoint
2 89 (23.12%) Juniper
3 65 (16.88%) VMware
4 63 (16.36%) F5
5 46 (11.95%) Microsoft
6 26 (6.75%) Fortinet
7 22 (5.71%) HP
8 21 (5.45%) Citrix
9 18 (4.68%) CA
9 18 (4.68%) Tufin
10 17 (4.42%) Verint
11 14 (3.64%) AlgoSec
11 14 (3.64%) IBM
12 13 (3.38%) SolarWinds
13 12 (3.12%) Avaya
14 11 (2.86%) Oracle
15 10 (2.60%) 3PAR
16 9 (2.34%) Nortel
17 8 (2.08%) EMC
17 8 (2.08%) NetApp
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