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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 16 37 17
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -20
Contract jobs citing Cisco 172 111 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.04% 4.56% 6.21%
As % of the Vendors category 14.79% 9.46% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 31 42
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £18.25 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £35.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
- +12.16%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1163 1173 1578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.62% 48.19% 49.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 445 523
Average daily rate £366 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £140 £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 38 49 70
Average hourly rate £18.68 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £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 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +19 64 £390 +38.66% 15
Bracknell +15 21 £244 -47.18% 3
Slough +6 14 £350 +3.32% 10
Windsor - 7 - -
Newbury -2 6 £513 +13.88% 2
Maidenhead -9 2 £338 -3.57% 2
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 152 (40.97%) Firewall
2 149 (40.16%) Cisco Certification
3 131 (35.31%) Telecoms
4 118 (31.81%) Juniper
5 101 (27.22%) CheckPoint
6 75 (20.22%) Windows
7 72 (19.41%) MPLS
8 70 (18.87%) OSPF
9 69 (18.60%) VPN
10 65 (17.52%) CCNP
11 62 (16.71%) CCNA
12 61 (16.44%) BGP
13 59 (15.90%) LAN
14 58 (15.63%) VoIP
14 58 (15.63%) DNS
15 57 (15.36%) CCIE
16 55 (14.82%) Security Cleared
17 54 (14.56%) Cisco ASA
17 54 (14.56%) WAN
18 49 (13.21%) Active Directory
18 49 (13.21%) Network Security
19 48 (12.94%) Network Design
20 45 (12.13%) F5
20 45 (12.13%) ITIL
21 44 (11.86%) VMware
22 39 (10.51%) Cisco PIX
23 38 (10.24%) Microsoft
24 37 (9.97%) IPsec
24 37 (9.97%) SC Cleared
25 36 (9.70%) Cisco Nexus

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 29 (7.82%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.85%) Apache
3 13 (3.50%) Lync
4 11 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.62%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.62%) IIS
7 4 (1.08%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.54%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.27%) Confluence
10 1 (0.27%) CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.58%) MS Office
3 9 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.81%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.35%) Office 365
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (40.97%) Firewall
2 72 (19.41%) MPLS
3 70 (18.87%) OSPF
4 69 (18.60%) VPN
5 61 (16.44%) BGP
6 59 (15.90%) LAN
7 58 (15.63%) VoIP
7 58 (15.63%) DNS
8 54 (14.56%) Cisco ASA
8 54 (14.56%) WAN
9 49 (13.21%) Network Security
10 39 (10.51%) Cisco PIX
11 37 (9.97%) IPsec
12 36 (9.70%) Cisco Nexus
13 35 (9.43%) Ethernet
14 28 (7.55%) TCP/IP
15 24 (6.47%) FWSM
16 23 (6.20%) SAN
16 23 (6.20%) SNMP
17 20 (5.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (4.58%) GDB
2 4 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.27%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (0.27%) Gradle
3 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.27%) JIRA
3 1 (0.27%) Subversion
3 1 (0.27%) Hudson
3 1 (0.27%) Selenium
3 1 (0.27%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.27%) Ant
General
1 131 (35.31%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.39%) Finance
3 9 (2.43%) Billing
4 8 (2.16%) Retail
5 5 (1.35%) Banking
5 5 (1.35%) Back Office
5 5 (1.35%) Electronics
6 4 (1.08%) Front Office
6 4 (1.08%) Legal
6 4 (1.08%) Marketing
7 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.54%) Games
8 2 (0.54%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) French Language
9 1 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (18.33%) Network Engineer
1 68 (18.33%) IP Engineer
2 51 (13.75%) Design Engineer
3 38 (10.24%) Security Engineer
4 29 (7.82%) Support Engineer
4 29 (7.82%) Consultant
5 24 (6.47%) Architect
6 23 (6.20%) NOC Engineer
7 21 (5.66%) Analyst
8 19 (5.12%) Network Security Engineer
9 18 (4.85%) Test Engineer
10 14 (3.77%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.50%) Developer
12 12 (3.23%) Network Design Engineer
13 11 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (2.96%) Network Consultant
14 10 (2.70%) Security Consultant
14 10 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
14 10 (2.70%) Network Support
15 9 (2.43%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.43%) .NET
2 5 (1.35%) WAP
3 4 (1.08%) WML
3 4 (1.08%) SOAP
3 4 (1.08%) XML
4 2 (0.54%) CSS
4 2 (0.54%) Middleware
5 1 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.27%) XMPP
5 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.27%) CPAN
5 1 (0.27%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 6 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (1.62%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.35%) PKI
4 4 (1.08%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.08%) Kindle
5 3 (0.81%) SecurID
5 3 (0.81%) DTV
6 2 (0.54%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.54%) Replication
6 2 (0.54%) Clustering
7 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.27%) iPad
7 1 (0.27%) iPhone
7 1 (0.27%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.27%) Wiki
7 1 (0.27%) Handset
7 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.27%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 75 (20.22%) Windows
2 32 (8.63%) Linux
3 31 (8.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (6.74%) UNIX
5 22 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (3.77%) Windows 7
7 13 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (2.43%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.43%) Solaris
10 7 (1.89%) AIX
11 4 (1.08%) zOS
11 4 (1.08%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.08%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.81%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.27%) CentOS
13 1 (0.27%) Android
13 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (12.94%) Network Design
2 45 (12.13%) ITIL
3 28 (7.55%) Network Management
4 20 (5.39%) Project Management
4 20 (5.39%) Change Management
4 20 (5.39%) Migration
5 19 (5.12%) Risk Assessment
6 18 (4.85%) Fault Management
7 17 (4.58%) PRINCE2
7 17 (4.58%) Configuration Management
7 17 (4.58%) Load Balancing
8 15 (4.04%) Information Security
8 15 (4.04%) Service Delivery
9 14 (3.77%) Embedded Software Development
10 13 (3.50%) Service Management
11 11 (2.96%) Validation
12 10 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (2.70%) Network Architecture
13 8 (2.16%) Problem Management
13 8 (2.16%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.93%) C
1 22 (5.93%) SQL
2 13 (3.50%) Java
3 10 (2.70%) Embedded C
4 8 (2.16%) C++
5 7 (1.89%) Perl
6 5 (1.35%) C#
7 4 (1.08%) Python
8 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.27%) Korn
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby
9 1 (0.27%) C-shell
9 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 149 (40.16%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (17.52%) CCNP
3 62 (16.71%) CCNA
4 57 (15.36%) CCIE
5 55 (14.82%) Security Cleared
6 37 (9.97%) SC Cleared
7 33 (8.89%) CISSP
8 29 (7.82%) CCSP
9 28 (7.55%) Degree
10 17 (4.58%) Check Point Certification
11 15 (4.04%) CCDP
12 14 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (3.23%) MCSE
13 12 (3.23%) CCIP
13 12 (3.23%) CCSA
14 11 (2.96%) MCTS
15 9 (2.43%) CCSE
16 7 (1.89%) CCVP
17 6 (1.62%) CISA
17 6 (1.62%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.66%) SLA
1 21 (5.66%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.62%) ISO 9001
2 6 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.08%) QA
4 2 (0.54%) BS25999
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 49 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.16%) VMware ESX
3 8 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.89%) XenApp
5 6 (1.62%) NFS
5 6 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.35%) vSphere
6 5 (1.35%) Xen
7 4 (1.08%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.08%) UAG
8 3 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.54%) XenServer
10 1 (0.27%) KVM
10 1 (0.27%) vCloud
10 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (4.85%) FortiGate
2 7 (1.89%) SCCM
3 6 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (1.35%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.08%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.81%) Nessus
6 3 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.81%) Netcool
7 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.27%) WSUS
8 1 (0.27%) YUM
8 1 (0.27%) Puppet
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.27%) SCOM
8 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 118 (31.81%) Juniper
2 101 (27.22%) CheckPoint
3 45 (12.13%) F5
4 44 (11.86%) VMware
5 38 (10.24%) Microsoft
6 26 (7.01%) HP
6 26 (7.01%) Citrix
7 25 (6.74%) Oracle
8 21 (5.66%) Huawei
9 18 (4.85%) Nokia
9 18 (4.85%) Nortel
10 16 (4.31%) Blue Coat
11 14 (3.77%) Ericsson
12 13 (3.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 12 (3.23%) EMC
13 12 (3.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 11 (2.96%) Redback
14 11 (2.96%) Red Hat
15 10 (2.70%) Radware
15 10 (2.70%) Fortinet
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