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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 13 25 42
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +17
Contract jobs citing Cisco 207 171 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.20% 6.15% 3.66%
As % of the Vendors category 14.72% 12.36% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 83 40
Average daily rate
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£398 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £190 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £18.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.57% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £17.50 £16.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £134.36 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £18.52 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.77% -11.83%
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
1406 1383 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.90% 49.73% 47.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 650 372
Average daily rate £400 £380 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.13% +13.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 77 78
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £29.15 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -4 46 £400 +18.51% 29
Slough +1 18 £350 +21.73% 5
Bracknell -10 17 £300 -4.45% 1
Maidenhead +7 11 £398 +4.26% 3
Newbury +1 11 £203 -46.00% 1
Windsor - 8 £370 -
Wokingham - 2 £400 -
Ascot - - - -
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 166 (42.67%) Firewall
2 156 (40.10%) Cisco Certification
3 133 (34.19%) CheckPoint
4 127 (32.65%) Telecoms
5 106 (27.25%) CCNP
6 93 (23.91%) VPN
6 93 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
7 91 (23.39%) OSPF
8 81 (20.82%) BGP
9 79 (20.31%) MPLS
10 77 (19.79%) Juniper
11 76 (19.54%) LAN
12 73 (18.77%) WAN
13 72 (18.51%) F5
14 62 (15.94%) VMware
14 62 (15.94%) CCNA
15 60 (15.42%) Security Cleared
16 57 (14.65%) Cisco Nexus
17 55 (14.14%) SC Cleared
17 55 (14.14%) Linux
18 53 (13.62%) Windows
18 53 (13.62%) Network Security
19 48 (12.34%) Internet
20 47 (12.08%) CCIE
21 45 (11.57%) ITIL
21 45 (11.57%) DNS
21 45 (11.57%) Network Design
22 43 (11.05%) RIP
23 41 (10.54%) Microsoft
23 41 (10.54%) IPsec

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 27 (6.94%) Lync
2 14 (3.60%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.83%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.31%) IIS
5 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.29%) Apache
7 3 (0.77%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.77%) MS Office
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.03%) SaaS
1 4 (1.03%) PaaS
1 4 (1.03%) IaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 166 (42.67%) Firewall
2 93 (23.91%) VPN
2 93 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
3 91 (23.39%) OSPF
4 81 (20.82%) BGP
5 79 (20.31%) MPLS
6 76 (19.54%) LAN
7 73 (18.77%) WAN
8 57 (14.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 53 (13.62%) Network Security
10 48 (12.34%) Internet
11 45 (11.57%) DNS
12 43 (11.05%) RIP
13 41 (10.54%) IPsec
14 34 (8.74%) VoIP
14 34 (8.74%) VLAN
15 31 (7.97%) Ethernet
16 29 (7.46%) Wireless
17 28 (7.20%) SAN
17 28 (7.20%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.29%) DB2
3 1 (0.26%) MySQL
General
1 127 (32.65%) Telecoms
2 16 (4.11%) Retail
3 13 (3.34%) Finance
4 7 (1.80%) Billing
5 4 (1.03%) Marketing
6 3 (0.77%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.77%) Back Office
7 2 (0.51%) Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (24.16%) Network Engineer
2 70 (17.99%) IP Engineer
3 65 (16.71%) Design Engineer
4 48 (12.34%) Architect
5 41 (10.54%) Security Engineer
6 36 (9.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 27 (6.94%) Network Security Engineer
8 26 (6.68%) Consultant
9 20 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (5.14%) Network Design Engineer
10 18 (4.63%) Senior Network Engineer
11 17 (4.37%) Network Architect
11 17 (4.37%) Support Engineer
12 16 (4.11%) Project Manager
12 16 (4.11%) IP Network Engineer
12 16 (4.11%) Voice Engineer
13 14 (3.60%) Analyst
13 14 (3.60%) Test Manager
14 12 (3.08%) Cisco Voice Engineer
15 11 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.29%) WAP
1 5 (1.29%) XMPP
1 5 (1.29%) Regular Expression
2 2 (0.51%) SOAP
3 1 (0.26%) JMS
3 1 (0.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.37%) SecurID
2 14 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.83%) IVR
4 9 (2.31%) Smart Meter
5 7 (1.80%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.03%) User Experience
7 3 (0.77%) FlexPod
7 3 (0.77%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.77%) PKI
8 2 (0.51%) IPTV
8 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.51%) CMDB
8 2 (0.51%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.26%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.26%) Xbox
9 1 (0.26%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.26%) Replication
9 1 (0.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.14%) Linux
2 53 (13.62%) Windows
3 22 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (5.14%) UNIX
5 15 (3.86%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.31%) Solaris
10 5 (1.29%) AIX
10 5 (1.29%) SUSE
10 5 (1.29%) CentOS
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.77%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.26%) VMS
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.26%) Android
13 1 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (11.57%) ITIL
1 45 (11.57%) Network Design
2 32 (8.23%) Project Management
3 31 (7.97%) Migration
4 30 (7.71%) Validation
5 27 (6.94%) Change Management
6 25 (6.43%) Risk Assessment
7 19 (4.88%) Test Strategy
8 18 (4.63%) Network Management
8 18 (4.63%) eTOM
8 18 (4.63%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.37%) PRINCE2
10 15 (3.86%) Load Balancing
11 13 (3.34%) CRM
12 12 (3.08%) Demand Forecasting
13 11 (2.83%) Configuration Management
13 11 (2.83%) Fault Management
14 8 (2.06%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (2.06%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (2.06%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.34%) SQL
2 6 (1.54%) Java
3 5 (1.29%) Perl
4 3 (0.77%) C#
4 3 (0.77%) Python
5 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 156 (40.10%) Cisco Certification
2 106 (27.25%) CCNP
3 62 (15.94%) CCNA
4 60 (15.42%) Security Cleared
5 55 (14.14%) SC Cleared
6 47 (12.08%) CCIE
7 27 (6.94%) Degree
8 24 (6.17%) CISSP
9 14 (3.60%) CCIP
10 13 (3.34%) JNCIS
11 10 (2.57%) CCDP
11 10 (2.57%) CCSP
12 9 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (2.06%) CCSE
13 8 (2.06%) BC Cleared
14 7 (1.80%) VCP4
15 6 (1.54%) CCSA
15 6 (1.54%) JNCIA
16 4 (1.03%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 15 (3.86%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (10.28%) Active Directory
2 30 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.57%) vSphere
4 9 (2.31%) Firmware
5 8 (2.06%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.54%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.29%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (1.03%) ProxySG
9 4 (1.03%) XenServer
10 3 (0.77%) vCloud
10 3 (0.77%) KVM
11 2 (0.51%) NFS
12 1 (0.26%) XenApp
12 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.26%) Docker
12 1 (0.26%) LXC
Systems Management
1 29 (7.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (6.17%) FortiGate
3 19 (4.88%) Cisco UCCE
4 11 (2.83%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (2.57%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (1.80%) Netcool
7 6 (1.54%) OpenView
7 6 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (1.29%) Cisco IPCC
8 5 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.03%) SCCM
10 3 (0.77%) WSUS
10 3 (0.77%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.51%) SCOM
12 1 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.26%) WhatsUp Gold
12 1 (0.26%) Puppet
12 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 133 (34.19%) CheckPoint
2 77 (19.79%) Juniper
3 72 (18.51%) F5
4 62 (15.94%) VMware
5 41 (10.54%) Microsoft
6 30 (7.71%) Fortinet
7 24 (6.17%) HP
8 22 (5.66%) Citrix
8 22 (5.66%) Tufin
9 19 (4.88%) CA
10 18 (4.63%) Nortel
11 17 (4.37%) IBM
12 15 (3.86%) Red Hat
12 15 (3.86%) AlgoSec
13 14 (3.60%) Verint
13 14 (3.60%) Oracle
14 12 (3.08%) Crossbeam
15 11 (2.83%) SolarWinds
15 11 (2.83%) Dell
15 11 (2.83%) EMC
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