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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 22 20 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs citing Cisco 154 171 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.09% 6.76% 4.25%
As % of the Vendors category 12.37% 13.83% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 69 35
Average daily rate
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£398 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £206 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £22.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.32% -16.25%
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
1245 1236 1221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.27% 48.87% 50.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 578 485
Average daily rate £400 £350 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 49
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -24.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £11.25 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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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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 -21 30 £350 -3.51% 12
Bracknell -4 16 £465 +55.00% 2
Maidenhead +8 14 £398 -0.62% 1
Slough +4 14 £350 +2.94% 3
Newbury -8 6 £275 -37.14% 6
Windsor -4 3 - -
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 152 (42.70%) Cisco Certification
2 146 (41.01%) Firewall
3 122 (34.27%) CheckPoint
4 121 (33.99%) Telecoms
5 102 (28.65%) CCNP
6 92 (25.84%) VPN
7 89 (25.00%) LAN
8 85 (23.88%) MPLS
9 83 (23.31%) Juniper
10 82 (23.03%) Cisco ASA
11 81 (22.75%) WAN
12 73 (20.51%) OSPF
13 65 (18.26%) BGP
14 64 (17.98%) Windows
15 59 (16.57%) VMware
16 55 (15.45%) F5
16 55 (15.45%) Data Centre
17 54 (15.17%) Network Design
18 50 (14.04%) Security Cleared
18 50 (14.04%) Active Directory
19 48 (13.48%) CCNA
19 48 (13.48%) CCIE
20 47 (13.20%) Cisco Nexus
21 45 (12.64%) SC Cleared
22 42 (11.80%) VoIP
23 41 (11.52%) DNS
23 41 (11.52%) Microsoft
24 40 (11.24%) Network Security
25 39 (10.96%) ITIL
26 38 (10.67%) Project Management

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 31 (8.71%) Lync
2 10 (2.81%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.97%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.84%) IIS
5 3 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.84%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.28%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (5.90%) MS Visio
2 16 (4.49%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.97%) MS Office
4 5 (1.40%) MS Project
4 5 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.12%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 146 (41.01%) Firewall
2 92 (25.84%) VPN
3 89 (25.00%) LAN
4 85 (23.88%) MPLS
5 82 (23.03%) Cisco ASA
6 81 (22.75%) WAN
7 73 (20.51%) OSPF
8 65 (18.26%) BGP
9 47 (13.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 42 (11.80%) VoIP
11 41 (11.52%) DNS
12 40 (11.24%) Network Security
13 33 (9.27%) Cisco ICM
13 33 (9.27%) Wireless
14 29 (8.15%) Internet
15 28 (7.87%) RIP
15 28 (7.87%) IPsec
16 25 (7.02%) SMTP
17 24 (6.74%) VLAN
17 24 (6.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.84%) SQL Server
1 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.28%) MySQL
General
1 121 (33.99%) Telecoms
2 14 (3.93%) Finance
3 6 (1.69%) Billing
3 6 (1.69%) Retail
4 4 (1.12%) Back Office
5 3 (0.84%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.56%) French Language
6 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.56%) Games
7 1 (0.28%) Legal
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 92 (25.84%) Network Engineer
2 60 (16.85%) IP Engineer
3 48 (13.48%) Design Engineer
4 39 (10.96%) Architect
5 29 (8.15%) Consultant
6 28 (7.87%) Cisco Engineer
7 23 (6.46%) Project Manager
7 23 (6.46%) Analyst
8 19 (5.34%) Senior Network Engineer
8 19 (5.34%) Security Engineer
9 18 (5.06%) IP Network Engineer
10 16 (4.49%) Network Design Engineer
11 14 (3.93%) Network Specialist
12 13 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (3.65%) Test Engineer
12 13 (3.65%) Network Architect
13 12 (3.37%) Voice Engineer
14 11 (3.09%) Infrastructure Manager
14 11 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (3.09%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.25%) XMPP
2 3 (0.84%) VXML
3 2 (0.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.28%) CSS
4 1 (0.28%) JMS
4 1 (0.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.45%) Data Centre
2 10 (2.81%) SecurID
3 9 (2.53%) IVR
4 7 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.12%) Social Media
6 3 (0.84%) Clustering
6 3 (0.84%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (0.84%) PKI
7 2 (0.56%) IPTV
7 2 (0.56%) Celerra
7 2 (0.56%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.56%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.56%) Replication
7 2 (0.56%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.28%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.98%) Windows
2 37 (10.39%) Linux
3 24 (6.74%) Windows 7
4 11 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.25%) UNIX
6 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.40%) CentOS
8 4 (1.12%) Solaris
9 3 (0.84%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.28%) VMS
10 1 (0.28%) HPUX
10 1 (0.28%) Android
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (15.17%) Network Design
2 39 (10.96%) ITIL
3 38 (10.67%) Project Management
4 30 (8.43%) Validation
5 28 (7.87%) Migration
6 18 (5.06%) Test Strategy
6 18 (5.06%) Service Delivery
7 17 (4.78%) Load Balancing
8 14 (3.93%) PRINCE2
8 14 (3.93%) Change Management
8 14 (3.93%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (3.09%) CRM
9 11 (3.09%) eTOM
10 10 (2.81%) Network Management
11 9 (2.53%) Configuration Management
11 9 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (2.53%) Network Architecture
11 9 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (2.53%) Project Planning
12 7 (1.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.81%) SQL
2 3 (0.84%) C
2 3 (0.84%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.56%) Python
3 2 (0.56%) Java
3 2 (0.56%) Tcl
4 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 152 (42.70%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (28.65%) CCNP
3 50 (14.04%) Security Cleared
4 48 (13.48%) CCNA
4 48 (13.48%) CCIE
5 45 (12.64%) SC Cleared
6 29 (8.15%) Degree
7 20 (5.62%) JNCIS
8 19 (5.34%) CISSP
9 16 (4.49%) CCDP
9 16 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (3.09%) Check Point Certification
10 11 (3.09%) CCSE
11 10 (2.81%) CCSA
12 9 (2.53%) MCITP
13 7 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.69%) BC Cleared
15 5 (1.40%) CCSP
15 5 (1.40%) MCSE
16 4 (1.12%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.62%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.09%) SLA
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (14.04%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.69%) vSphere
4 6 (1.69%) XenServer
5 5 (1.40%) Firmware
6 4 (1.12%) XenApp
7 3 (0.84%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.84%) Samba
7 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.56%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (9.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (5.90%) Cisco UCCE
3 15 (4.21%) FortiGate
4 13 (3.65%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (2.81%) Cisco IPCC
5 10 (2.81%) TrustSec
6 8 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.69%) SCCM
8 5 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.56%) SCOM
9 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.28%) Netcool
10 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 122 (34.27%) CheckPoint
2 83 (23.31%) Juniper
3 59 (16.57%) VMware
4 55 (15.45%) F5
5 41 (11.52%) Microsoft
6 20 (5.62%) Fortinet
7 17 (4.78%) HP
8 16 (4.49%) Citrix
9 14 (3.93%) Verint
10 13 (3.65%) Tufin
11 12 (3.37%) SolarWinds
11 12 (3.37%) Avaya
12 10 (2.81%) CA
13 9 (2.53%) NetApp
13 9 (2.53%) IBM
13 9 (2.53%) 3PAR
13 9 (2.53%) AlgoSec
14 8 (2.25%) Blue Coat
14 8 (2.25%) EMC
15 7 (1.97%) Nortel
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