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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 22 38 17
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Contract jobs citing Cisco 159 129 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.44% 4.89% 6.51%
As % of the Vendors category 13.80% 9.76% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 44 47
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £122 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.42% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Average hourly rate £18.78 £32.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.65% -6.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -6.97%
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
1152 1322 1512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 46.64% 50.08% 50.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 562 525
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 58 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +9 31 £393 -1.87% 16
Slough +9 24 £375 -4.76% 13
Bracknell +10 20 £378 - 5
Newbury +14 17 £431 +6.15% 5
Windsor +4 9 - -
Maidenhead -6 6 £381 +17.30% 3
Wokingham - - - - 1
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 136 (40.60%) Cisco Certification
2 134 (40.00%) Firewall
2 134 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 100 (29.85%) Juniper
4 94 (28.06%) CheckPoint
5 80 (23.88%) OSPF
6 64 (19.10%) CCNA
7 62 (18.51%) CCNP
7 62 (18.51%) BGP
8 57 (17.01%) Windows
9 56 (16.72%) CCIE
10 53 (15.82%) MPLS
10 53 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
11 52 (15.52%) Network Design
12 51 (15.22%) VPN
13 49 (14.63%) VMware
14 47 (14.03%) DNS
15 42 (12.54%) Network Security
16 40 (11.94%) WAN
16 40 (11.94%) Linux
16 40 (11.94%) Cisco PIX
17 38 (11.34%) LAN
18 37 (11.04%) Security Cleared
19 35 (10.45%) ITIL
20 34 (10.15%) VoIP
20 34 (10.15%) F5
21 33 (9.85%) Active Directory
21 33 (9.85%) HP
22 30 (8.96%) CISSP
22 30 (8.96%) UNIX

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 16 (4.78%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.58%) Lync
2 12 (3.58%) Apache
3 8 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.19%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.60%) IIS
7 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.69%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) MS Project
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) assyst
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.49%) Office 365
2 4 (1.19%) IaaS
2 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.19%) SaaS
2 4 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (40.00%) Firewall
2 80 (23.88%) OSPF
3 62 (18.51%) BGP
4 53 (15.82%) MPLS
4 53 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
5 51 (15.22%) VPN
6 47 (14.03%) DNS
7 42 (12.54%) Network Security
8 40 (11.94%) Cisco PIX
8 40 (11.94%) WAN
9 38 (11.34%) LAN
10 34 (10.15%) VoIP
11 30 (8.96%) IPsec
12 27 (8.06%) Ethernet
13 26 (7.76%) SAN
14 25 (7.46%) TCP/IP
15 24 (7.16%) SNMP
16 20 (5.97%) Internet
16 20 (5.97%) FWSM
17 18 (5.37%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (5.07%) GDB
2 1 (0.30%) AdminStudio
General
1 134 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.97%) Finance
3 15 (4.48%) Retail
4 11 (3.28%) Billing
5 8 (2.39%) Banking
6 6 (1.79%) Marketing
7 4 (1.19%) Back Office
8 2 (0.60%) Electronics
8 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (22.99%) IP Engineer
2 64 (19.10%) Design Engineer
3 59 (17.61%) Network Engineer
4 41 (12.24%) Architect
5 26 (7.76%) Security Engineer
6 19 (5.67%) Consultant
6 19 (5.67%) Support Engineer
7 17 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (4.78%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (4.48%) Network Design Engineer
10 13 (3.88%) Test Engineer
10 13 (3.88%) Developer
11 12 (3.58%) Analyst
11 12 (3.58%) Cisco Engineer
12 11 (3.28%) NOC Engineer
13 10 (2.99%) Designer
13 10 (2.99%) Project Manager
14 8 (2.39%) Test Manager
14 8 (2.39%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.39%) SOAP
1 8 (2.39%) WAP
2 4 (1.19%) XML
2 4 (1.19%) WML
2 4 (1.19%) .NET
3 2 (0.60%) CSS
3 2 (0.60%) Middleware
4 1 (0.30%) VXML
4 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.58%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.49%) Smart Meter
4 5 (1.49%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.19%) User Experience
5 4 (1.19%) SecurID
6 3 (0.90%) PKI
6 3 (0.90%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.60%) DTV
7 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.30%) IVR
8 1 (0.30%) PMI
8 1 (0.30%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.30%) CMDB
8 1 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.01%) Windows
2 40 (11.94%) Linux
3 30 (8.96%) UNIX
4 25 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.28%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.69%) Solaris
10 8 (2.39%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.79%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.19%) zOS
13 2 (0.60%) AIX
14 1 (0.30%) VMS
14 1 (0.30%) SUSE
14 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.52%) Network Design
2 35 (10.45%) ITIL
3 27 (8.06%) Network Management
4 22 (6.57%) Load Balancing
5 20 (5.97%) Risk Assessment
6 17 (5.07%) Project Management
7 15 (4.48%) Migration
8 14 (4.18%) Embedded Software Development
9 12 (3.58%) Mentoring
9 12 (3.58%) Network Architecture
10 11 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (3.28%) Change Management
11 10 (2.99%) Service Delivery
11 10 (2.99%) Software Engineering
12 9 (2.69%) Information Security
12 9 (2.69%) Service Management
12 9 (2.69%) Fault Management
13 8 (2.39%) eTOM
13 8 (2.39%) PRINCE2
13 8 (2.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.07%) C
2 14 (4.18%) Java
3 12 (3.58%) Perl
4 10 (2.99%) Embedded C
5 7 (2.09%) SQL
6 6 (1.79%) Python
7 4 (1.19%) C#
8 3 (0.90%) C++
9 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 136 (40.60%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (19.10%) CCNA
3 62 (18.51%) CCNP
4 56 (16.72%) CCIE
5 37 (11.04%) Security Cleared
6 30 (8.96%) CISSP
7 29 (8.66%) SC Cleared
8 25 (7.46%) CCSP
9 18 (5.37%) Degree
10 16 (4.78%) CCIP
11 13 (3.88%) Check Point Certification
12 12 (3.58%) CCDP
13 10 (2.99%) JNCIA
14 9 (2.69%) CCSA
15 8 (2.39%) CCSE
16 7 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
17 6 (1.79%) RHCE
18 5 (1.49%) ISEB
18 5 (1.49%) MCSE
19 4 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.27%) PCI DSS
2 18 (5.37%) SLA
3 3 (0.90%) QA
4 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) BS25999
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (9.85%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.58%) vSphere
4 10 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.69%) NFS
6 7 (2.09%) XenApp
7 6 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.79%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.79%) ProxySG
7 6 (1.79%) KVM
8 5 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.19%) Xen
9 4 (1.19%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.90%) XenServer
10 3 (0.90%) vCloud
11 1 (0.30%) Docker
11 1 (0.30%) LXC
11 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.30%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 13 (3.88%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.09%) SCCM
3 5 (1.49%) Netcool
4 4 (1.19%) OpenView
4 4 (1.19%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.90%) Nessus
5 3 (0.90%) WSUS
6 2 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.30%) Puppet
7 1 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.30%) SCOM
7 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.30%) MOM
7 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 100 (29.85%) Juniper
2 94 (28.06%) CheckPoint
3 49 (14.63%) VMware
4 34 (10.15%) F5
5 33 (9.85%) HP
6 28 (8.36%) Microsoft
7 27 (8.06%) Citrix
8 22 (6.57%) Nortel
9 18 (5.37%) Nokia
10 17 (5.07%) Red Hat
10 17 (5.07%) Radware
10 17 (5.07%) Fortinet
11 15 (4.48%) Blue Coat
12 14 (4.18%) Redback
12 14 (4.18%) IBM
13 13 (3.88%) EMC
14 12 (3.58%) Ericsson
15 10 (2.99%) Dell
16 9 (2.69%) Sun
16 9 (2.69%) Oracle
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