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 10 July 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 15 36 17
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -19
Contract jobs citing Cisco 191 110 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.83% 4.53% 5.95%
As % of the Vendors category 16.13% 9.12% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 32 38
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £266 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +11.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.25 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £35.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +9.75%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1184 1206 1553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.54% 49.71% 49.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 474 523
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £150 £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 34 45 78
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
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 10 July 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 10 July 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 10 July 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 +23 71 £390 +41.81% 13
Bracknell +17 21 £238 -48.53% 2
Slough +8 16 £350 -6.66% 5
Maidenhead -5 8 £400 +14.28% 2
Newbury -3 7 £563 +25.00%
Windsor - 7 - -
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 162 (41.43%) Firewall
2 150 (38.36%) Cisco Certification
3 142 (36.32%) Telecoms
4 124 (31.71%) Juniper
5 108 (27.62%) CheckPoint
6 86 (21.99%) Windows
7 78 (19.95%) MPLS
8 73 (18.67%) VPN
9 72 (18.41%) OSPF
10 70 (17.90%) DNS
11 66 (16.88%) CCNP
12 65 (16.62%) CCNA
13 63 (16.11%) LAN
13 63 (16.11%) BGP
14 62 (15.86%) Security Cleared
15 58 (14.83%) VoIP
16 57 (14.58%) WAN
17 56 (14.32%) CCIE
18 53 (13.55%) Active Directory
18 53 (13.55%) Cisco ASA
19 52 (13.30%) VMware
20 49 (12.53%) Network Security
20 49 (12.53%) ITIL
21 48 (12.28%) Network Design
22 45 (11.51%) F5
23 42 (10.74%) SC Cleared
23 42 (10.74%) Microsoft
24 40 (10.23%) Ethernet
24 40 (10.23%) Cisco Nexus
25 39 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 32 (8.18%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.86%) Apache
3 15 (3.84%) Lync
4 13 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.30%) IIS
6 8 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.79%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.02%) Live Communications Server
9 4 (1.02%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.02%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.26%) CMS
10 1 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (5.63%) MS Office
2 19 (4.86%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.77%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.05%) Office 365
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 162 (41.43%) Firewall
2 78 (19.95%) MPLS
3 73 (18.67%) VPN
4 72 (18.41%) OSPF
5 70 (17.90%) DNS
6 63 (16.11%) LAN
6 63 (16.11%) BGP
7 58 (14.83%) VoIP
8 57 (14.58%) WAN
9 53 (13.55%) Cisco ASA
10 49 (12.53%) Network Security
11 40 (10.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 40 (10.23%) Ethernet
12 39 (9.97%) Cisco PIX
13 38 (9.72%) IPsec
14 31 (7.93%) TCP/IP
15 25 (6.39%) SNMP
15 25 (6.39%) SAN
16 24 (6.14%) FWSM
17 22 (5.63%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.53%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (4.09%) GDB
2 5 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.26%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.26%) Subversion
3 1 (0.26%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) Selenium
3 1 (0.26%) Hudson
3 1 (0.26%) Gradle
3 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.26%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (0.26%) Ant
General
1 142 (36.32%) Telecoms
2 18 (4.60%) Finance
3 9 (2.30%) Billing
4 7 (1.79%) Retail
4 7 (1.79%) Legal
5 6 (1.53%) Back Office
6 5 (1.28%) Electronics
7 4 (1.02%) Front Office
7 4 (1.02%) Marketing
7 4 (1.02%) Banking
8 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.51%) Games
9 2 (0.51%) French Language
9 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.51%) Local Government
9 2 (0.51%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
10 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (17.90%) Network Engineer
2 69 (17.65%) IP Engineer
3 50 (12.79%) Design Engineer
4 39 (9.97%) Security Engineer
5 31 (7.93%) Consultant
6 29 (7.42%) Support Engineer
7 25 (6.39%) NOC Engineer
8 24 (6.14%) Architect
9 21 (5.37%) Analyst
10 18 (4.60%) Network Security Engineer
10 18 (4.60%) Test Engineer
11 14 (3.58%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.07%) Developer
12 12 (3.07%) Network Consultant
12 12 (3.07%) Network Design Engineer
13 11 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.56%) Security Consultant
14 10 (2.56%) Cisco Engineer
14 10 (2.56%) Designer
15 9 (2.30%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.30%) .NET
2 6 (1.53%) WAP
3 4 (1.02%) WML
3 4 (1.02%) XML
4 3 (0.77%) SOAP
5 2 (0.51%) CSS
5 2 (0.51%) Middleware
6 1 (0.26%) CPAN
6 1 (0.26%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.26%) JTAPI
6 1 (0.26%) XMPP
6 1 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.26%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 7 (1.79%) PKI
3 6 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.02%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.02%) Kindle
6 3 (0.77%) SecurID
6 3 (0.77%) DTV
7 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.51%) Clustering
8 1 (0.26%) Handset
8 1 (0.26%) Replication
8 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.26%) EPoS
8 1 (0.26%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.26%) iPad
8 1 (0.26%) iPhone
8 1 (0.26%) Wiki
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 86 (21.99%) Windows
2 33 (8.44%) Linux
3 32 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (6.14%) UNIX
5 23 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (4.86%) Windows 7
7 13 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (3.07%) Solaris
9 11 (2.81%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (2.05%) AIX
12 6 (1.53%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.53%) Windows NT
12 6 (1.53%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.02%) zOS
14 2 (0.51%) CentOS
14 2 (0.51%) HPUX
15 1 (0.26%) VMS
15 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.53%) ITIL
2 48 (12.28%) Network Design
3 28 (7.16%) Network Management
4 23 (5.88%) Project Management
4 23 (5.88%) Change Management
5 22 (5.63%) Fault Management
6 21 (5.37%) Configuration Management
6 21 (5.37%) Migration
7 19 (4.86%) Risk Assessment
8 18 (4.60%) PRINCE2
9 17 (4.35%) Load Balancing
10 15 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (3.84%) Service Management
10 15 (3.84%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.58%) Information Security
12 13 (3.32%) Validation
12 13 (3.32%) Embedded Software Development
13 11 (2.81%) Network Architecture
14 10 (2.56%) Problem Management
15 8 (2.05%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.14%) SQL
2 21 (5.37%) C
3 12 (3.07%) Java
4 9 (2.30%) Embedded C
5 8 (2.05%) C++
6 6 (1.53%) Perl
7 5 (1.28%) C#
8 4 (1.02%) Python
9 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.26%) C-shell
10 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.26%) Ruby
10 1 (0.26%) Korn
10 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 150 (38.36%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (16.88%) CCNP
3 65 (16.62%) CCNA
4 62 (15.86%) Security Cleared
5 56 (14.32%) CCIE
6 42 (10.74%) SC Cleared
7 33 (8.44%) CISSP
8 29 (7.42%) CCSP
9 28 (7.16%) Degree
10 17 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
11 15 (3.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (3.84%) CCDP
12 13 (3.32%) CCIP
12 13 (3.32%) CCSA
12 13 (3.32%) MCTS
13 11 (2.81%) MCSE
14 9 (2.30%) CCSE
15 7 (1.79%) CCVP
15 7 (1.79%) MCITP
15 7 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.14%) SLA
2 21 (5.37%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.53%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.28%) QA
5 2 (0.51%) BS25999
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 53 (13.55%) Active Directory
2 39 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.30%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.05%) XenApp
4 8 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.79%) vSphere
6 6 (1.53%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.28%) Xen
8 4 (1.02%) UAG
8 4 (1.02%) NFS
9 3 (0.77%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.51%) XenServer
11 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.26%) vCloud
11 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 18 (4.60%) FortiGate
2 9 (2.30%) SCCM
3 8 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (1.79%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.53%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.02%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.77%) Netcool
8 3 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.77%) Nessus
8 3 (0.77%) WSUS
9 2 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.26%) Nagios
10 1 (0.26%) OpenView
10 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.26%) YUM
10 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 124 (31.71%) Juniper
2 108 (27.62%) CheckPoint
3 52 (13.30%) VMware
4 45 (11.51%) F5
5 42 (10.74%) Microsoft
6 30 (7.67%) HP
7 27 (6.91%) Oracle
8 26 (6.65%) Citrix
9 25 (6.39%) Huawei
10 21 (5.37%) Nortel
11 19 (4.86%) Nokia
11 19 (4.86%) Blue Coat
12 15 (3.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 14 (3.58%) Ericsson
14 13 (3.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 12 (3.07%) EMC
15 12 (3.07%) Red Hat
16 11 (2.81%) Redback
17 10 (2.56%) Fortinet
17 10 (2.56%) Radware
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