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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 12 31 46
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +15
Contract jobs citing Cisco 203 144 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.67% 5.54% 3.53%
As % of the Vendors category 15.97% 11.49% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 68 34
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £212 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.70% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 8
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.50 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.85% +8.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £16.60 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £180.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -16.66%
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
1271 1253 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.03% 48.17% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 603 384
Average daily rate £375 £389 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.53% +11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £212 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 63 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £28.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +12 48 £395 +5.33% 20
Slough +7 28 £345 +45.26% 3
Bracknell -2 22 £300 -4.45% 2
Newbury +3 9 £188 -53.12% 3
Windsor - 8 - - 1
Maidenhead -12 3 £450 +12.50% 2
Wokingham - 2 £400 - 2
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 157 (42.66%) Firewall
2 143 (38.86%) Cisco Certification
3 127 (34.51%) CheckPoint
4 126 (34.24%) Telecoms
5 97 (26.36%) CCNP
6 91 (24.73%) OSPF
7 82 (22.28%) Cisco ASA
8 80 (21.74%) Juniper
9 78 (21.20%) VPN
10 74 (20.11%) BGP
11 67 (18.21%) F5
12 64 (17.39%) VMware
12 64 (17.39%) LAN
13 61 (16.58%) WAN
13 61 (16.58%) Linux
13 61 (16.58%) MPLS
14 57 (15.49%) CCNA
15 55 (14.95%) Network Security
16 50 (13.59%) Network Design
17 49 (13.32%) Security Cleared
17 49 (13.32%) DNS
18 47 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
19 46 (12.50%) SC Cleared
19 46 (12.50%) Windows
20 44 (11.96%) CCIE
21 43 (11.68%) ITIL
22 42 (11.41%) RIP
23 41 (11.14%) Internet
24 39 (10.60%) IPsec
25 38 (10.33%) Microsoft

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (6.52%) Lync
2 16 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.45%) IIS
4 7 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.63%) Apache
6 3 (0.82%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.27%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.82%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.09%) SaaS
1 4 (1.09%) PaaS
1 4 (1.09%) IaaS
2 2 (0.54%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (42.66%) Firewall
2 91 (24.73%) OSPF
3 82 (22.28%) Cisco ASA
4 78 (21.20%) VPN
5 74 (20.11%) BGP
6 64 (17.39%) LAN
7 61 (16.58%) WAN
7 61 (16.58%) MPLS
8 55 (14.95%) Network Security
9 49 (13.32%) DNS
10 47 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 42 (11.41%) RIP
12 41 (11.14%) Internet
13 39 (10.60%) IPsec
14 35 (9.51%) SAN
15 34 (9.24%) VLAN
16 29 (7.88%) Ethernet
17 27 (7.34%) Wireless
18 25 (6.79%) TCP/IP
19 24 (6.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.36%) DB2
3 1 (0.27%) MySQL
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) AdminStudio
General
1 126 (34.24%) Telecoms
2 18 (4.89%) Retail
3 15 (4.08%) Finance
4 6 (1.63%) Billing
5 5 (1.36%) Banking
6 4 (1.09%) Marketing
7 2 (0.54%) German Language
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (23.91%) Network Engineer
2 72 (19.57%) Design Engineer
2 72 (19.57%) IP Engineer
3 43 (11.68%) Security Engineer
4 42 (11.41%) Architect
5 32 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 29 (7.88%) Network Security Engineer
7 25 (6.79%) Consultant
8 21 (5.71%) Network Design Engineer
9 18 (4.89%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (4.35%) Support Engineer
10 16 (4.35%) Test Manager
10 16 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
11 15 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.80%) Voice Engineer
13 12 (3.26%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.26%) Test Engineer
14 11 (2.99%) Network Architect
14 11 (2.99%) IP Network Engineer
15 10 (2.72%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.63%) WAP
2 5 (1.36%) SOAP
2 5 (1.36%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.54%) XMPP
4 1 (0.27%) JMS
4 1 (0.27%) LINQ
4 1 (0.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.62%) SecurID
2 14 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.45%) IVR
4 9 (2.45%) Smart Meter
5 5 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.09%) User Experience
7 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.82%) FlexPod
7 3 (0.82%) PKI
8 2 (0.54%) CMDB
8 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.27%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.27%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.27%) PMI
9 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.27%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.27%) Replication
9 1 (0.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.58%) Linux
2 46 (12.50%) Windows
3 24 (6.52%) UNIX
3 24 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.26%) Solaris
8 8 (2.17%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.36%) AIX
9 5 (1.36%) SUSE
9 5 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.09%) CentOS
10 4 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.09%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.27%) VMS
11 1 (0.27%) HPUX
11 1 (0.27%) Android
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (13.59%) Network Design
2 43 (11.68%) ITIL
3 28 (7.61%) Change Management
3 28 (7.61%) Validation
4 26 (7.07%) Migration
5 25 (6.79%) Project Management
6 24 (6.52%) Risk Assessment
7 19 (5.16%) Network Management
7 19 (5.16%) Test Strategy
8 17 (4.62%) eTOM
9 16 (4.35%) PRINCE2
10 14 (3.80%) Load Balancing
11 12 (3.26%) Fault Management
11 12 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (3.26%) Configuration Management
11 12 (3.26%) Service Delivery
11 12 (3.26%) Demand Forecasting
12 11 (2.99%) CRM
12 11 (2.99%) Network Architecture
13 10 (2.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.53%) SQL
2 9 (2.45%) Java
3 8 (2.17%) Perl
4 4 (1.09%) Python
5 3 (0.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 143 (38.86%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (26.36%) CCNP
3 57 (15.49%) CCNA
4 49 (13.32%) Security Cleared
5 46 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 44 (11.96%) CCIE
7 26 (7.07%) Degree
8 25 (6.79%) CISSP
9 14 (3.80%) CCIP
10 12 (3.26%) JNCIS
10 12 (3.26%) CCSP
11 10 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (2.45%) CCDP
13 8 (2.17%) CCSE
13 8 (2.17%) CCSA
13 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (1.63%) BC Cleared
14 6 (1.63%) JNCIA
15 3 (0.82%) Check Point Certification
15 3 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.43%) PCI DSS
2 15 (4.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (8.15%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.80%) vSphere
4 12 (3.26%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.17%) VMware ESX
5 8 (2.17%) Firmware
6 6 (1.63%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.36%) KVM
7 5 (1.36%) NFS
7 5 (1.36%) FreeRADIUS
8 4 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.82%) vCloud
10 2 (0.54%) XenApp
10 2 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.27%) LXC
11 1 (0.27%) Docker
11 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.27%) XenServer
11 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 23 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 22 (5.98%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (4.62%) Cisco UCCE
4 10 (2.72%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (2.17%) Netcool
6 7 (1.90%) OpenView
6 7 (1.90%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (1.63%) SCCM
7 6 (1.63%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.82%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.82%) WSUS
10 2 (0.54%) SCOM
11 1 (0.27%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.27%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.27%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 127 (34.51%) CheckPoint
2 80 (21.74%) Juniper
3 67 (18.21%) F5
4 64 (17.39%) VMware
5 38 (10.33%) Microsoft
6 30 (8.15%) Fortinet
7 27 (7.34%) HP
8 23 (6.25%) Citrix
9 22 (5.98%) Tufin
10 19 (5.16%) Nortel
10 19 (5.16%) CA
11 18 (4.89%) Red Hat
11 18 (4.89%) IBM
12 15 (4.08%) AlgoSec
13 14 (3.80%) Oracle
14 13 (3.53%) EMC
14 13 (3.53%) Crossbeam
15 12 (3.26%) Dell
16 11 (2.99%) Radware
16 11 (2.99%) SolarWinds
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