The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 40 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.90% 3.89% 4.19%
As % of the Vendors category 1.85% 9.03% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Average daily rate
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£153 £300 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.16% -32.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
162 144 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.50% 43.11% 51.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 78 93
Average daily rate £350 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £488 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +14.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £11.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £50.75 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Cambridge region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Cambridge region.

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Firewall
3 20 (66.67%) ITIL
4 19 (63.33%) VoIP
5 18 (60.00%) Citrix
6 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (50.00%) XenServer
7 15 (50.00%) VLAN
7 15 (50.00%) WatchGuard
7 15 (50.00%) Kindle
7 15 (50.00%) ISO 9001
8 6 (20.00%) VMware
8 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (16.67%) VPN
9 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (13.33%) CCNA
10 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
10 4 (13.33%) HP
10 4 (13.33%) DNS
10 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (13.33%) LAN
10 4 (13.33%) WAN
10 4 (13.33%) Linux
10 4 (13.33%) MCSE
10 4 (13.33%) EMC
10 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
10 4 (13.33%) SAN
10 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
10 4 (13.33%) Finance

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) Firewall
2 19 (63.33%) VoIP
3 15 (50.00%) VLAN
4 5 (16.67%) VPN
5 4 (13.33%) DNS
5 4 (13.33%) LAN
5 4 (13.33%) WAN
5 4 (13.33%) SAN
6 3 (10.00%) DHCP
7 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.67%) Wireless
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.33%) NAS
8 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
8 1 (3.33%) Network Security
8 1 (3.33%) Multicast
8 1 (3.33%) OSPF
8 1 (3.33%) Internet
8 1 (3.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) IT Support
6 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Kindle
2 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (10.00%) CLARiiON
4 2 (6.67%) CCTV
5 1 (3.33%) Clustering
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.33%) Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.67%) Android
7 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) CCNA
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.33%) MCSE
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.67%) CCIE
3 2 (6.67%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) MOS
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.33%) CCIP
4 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) XenServer
2 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) vSphere
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Citrix
2 15 (50.00%) WatchGuard
3 6 (20.00%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.33%) HP
5 4 (13.33%) EMC
5 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.00%) F5
6 3 (10.00%) Remedy
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle
7 2 (6.67%) Dell
7 2 (6.67%) Symantec
7 2 (6.67%) BMC
7 2 (6.67%) Nokia
7 2 (6.67%) Apple
7 2 (6.67%) MobileIron
7 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
7 2 (6.67%) Polycom
8 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.33%) Trend Micro
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