The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 35 67 71
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 275 183 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.96% 2.75% 2.57%
As % of the Vendors category 11.49% 6.20% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 121 88
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.72% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
Average hourly rate £14.50 £24.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.58% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £26.80 £126.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.76%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2394 2953 2584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.17% 44.41% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 2107 1854
Average daily rate £420 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 74 79
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.50 £14.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.72 £30.83 £45.00
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 the City of London

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 239 (45.44%) Firewall
2 217 (41.25%) Cisco Certification
3 150 (28.52%) Finance
4 147 (27.95%) CCNP
5 132 (25.10%) CheckPoint
6 131 (24.90%) Juniper
6 131 (24.90%) Windows
7 125 (23.76%) BGP
8 119 (22.62%) LAN
9 111 (21.10%) WAN
10 108 (20.53%) F5
11 96 (18.25%) VMware
12 91 (17.30%) OSPF
13 89 (16.92%) VPN
14 87 (16.54%) Network Security
15 85 (16.16%) Cisco Nexus
16 76 (14.45%) Cisco ASA
17 74 (14.07%) Banking
18 70 (13.31%) EIGRP
19 69 (13.12%) Wireless
19 69 (13.12%) Active Directory
20 66 (12.55%) Microsoft
21 62 (11.79%) TCP/IP
22 61 (11.60%) CCNA
23 60 (11.41%) DNS
24 57 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
25 56 (10.65%) Linux
25 56 (10.65%) CCIE
26 52 (9.89%) MPLS
27 51 (9.70%) Citrix

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 37 (7.03%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (3.42%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (2.28%) IIS
6 11 (2.09%) Lync
7 10 (1.90%) Apache
8 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.19%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.19%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (5.70%) MS Office
2 26 (4.94%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.38%) RMDS
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 239 (45.44%) Firewall
2 125 (23.76%) BGP
3 119 (22.62%) LAN
4 111 (21.10%) WAN
5 91 (17.30%) OSPF
6 89 (16.92%) VPN
7 87 (16.54%) Network Security
8 85 (16.16%) Cisco Nexus
9 76 (14.45%) Cisco ASA
10 70 (13.31%) EIGRP
11 69 (13.12%) Wireless
12 62 (11.79%) TCP/IP
13 60 (11.41%) DNS
14 52 (9.89%) MPLS
15 50 (9.51%) SAN
16 47 (8.94%) DHCP
17 42 (7.98%) Multicast
18 41 (7.79%) Cisco IOS
19 39 (7.41%) Internet
20 36 (6.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.57%) DB2
4 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.38%) HBase
4 2 (0.38%) MySQL
5 1 (0.19%) Big Data
5 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.19%) Introscope
2 1 (0.19%) JIRA
General
1 150 (28.52%) Finance
2 74 (14.07%) Banking
3 27 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.42%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.47%) Retail
6 6 (1.14%) Multimedia
7 5 (0.95%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.76%) Marketing
8 4 (0.76%) Law
8 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.57%) Back Office
9 3 (0.57%) Legal
10 2 (0.38%) Electronics
10 2 (0.38%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 171 (32.51%) Network Engineer
2 86 (16.35%) Cisco Engineer
3 56 (10.65%) Security Engineer
4 46 (8.75%) Support Engineer
5 44 (8.37%) Architect
6 41 (7.79%) Consultant
7 40 (7.60%) Network Security Engineer
8 38 (7.22%) Analyst
9 30 (5.70%) Cisco Support
10 29 (5.51%) Voice Engineer
11 24 (4.56%) Cisco Support Engineer
11 24 (4.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 22 (4.18%) Network Support
12 22 (4.18%) Project Manager
13 18 (3.42%) Senior Network Engineer
13 18 (3.42%) Cisco Voice Engineer
14 16 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (2.85%) Support Analyst
16 14 (2.66%) Network Architect
17 13 (2.47%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.42%) XMPP
2 3 (0.57%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.38%) HTML
3 2 (0.38%) CSS
3 2 (0.38%) XML
3 2 (0.38%) XSLT
3 2 (0.38%) Rendezvous
3 2 (0.38%) Middleware
3 2 (0.38%) VXML
4 1 (0.19%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.99%) Blackberry
2 17 (3.23%) FlexPod
3 16 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (1.71%) Fat Client
5 9 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.71%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.52%) Clustering
7 7 (1.33%) PKI
7 7 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.14%) CESG
9 5 (0.95%) Replication
10 4 (0.76%) Symmetrix
10 4 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (0.76%) SecurID
11 3 (0.57%) RMADS
11 3 (0.57%) iPhone
11 3 (0.57%) Social Media
11 3 (0.57%) IVR
12 2 (0.38%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 131 (24.90%) Windows
2 56 (10.65%) Linux
3 48 (9.13%) UNIX
4 41 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (7.60%) Windows 7
6 26 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (3.61%) Solaris
8 12 (2.28%) Windows XP
8 12 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.14%) Windows 2000
10 5 (0.95%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.95%) HPUX
10 5 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.57%) AIX
11 3 (0.57%) Android
11 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.57%) SUSE
12 2 (0.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (9.70%) ITIL
2 38 (7.22%) Load Balancing
3 32 (6.08%) Service Management
3 32 (6.08%) Change Management
4 31 (5.89%) Migration
5 29 (5.51%) Network Design
6 22 (4.18%) Project Management
6 22 (4.18%) Network Architecture
6 22 (4.18%) Mentoring
7 15 (2.85%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (2.66%) Network Management
9 13 (2.47%) Service Delivery
9 13 (2.47%) PRINCE2
10 12 (2.28%) Incident Management
11 11 (2.09%) Project Planning
11 11 (2.09%) Problem Management
11 11 (2.09%) Security Architecture
11 11 (2.09%) Low Latency
12 10 (1.90%) ITIL V3
12 10 (1.90%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.46%) SQL
2 21 (3.99%) Perl
3 8 (1.52%) Python
4 7 (1.33%) Shell Script
5 5 (0.95%) C
6 4 (0.76%) Java
7 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.38%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 217 (41.25%) Cisco Certification
2 147 (27.95%) CCNP
3 61 (11.60%) CCNA
4 56 (10.65%) CCIE
5 22 (4.18%) CCSE
6 20 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (3.42%) Security Cleared
8 15 (2.85%) Degree
9 14 (2.66%) CCSA
9 14 (2.66%) CCVP
9 14 (2.66%) CISSP
10 13 (2.47%) MCSE
11 11 (2.09%) MCSA
12 9 (1.71%) SC Cleared
13 8 (1.52%) CCDP
14 7 (1.33%) CCSP
15 6 (1.14%) MCP
16 5 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 4 (0.76%) CCIP
17 4 (0.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.28%) SLA
2 10 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 69 (13.12%) Active Directory
2 57 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.85%) vSphere
5 13 (2.47%) XenApp
5 13 (2.47%) VMware ESX
6 12 (2.28%) ProxySG
7 11 (2.09%) NFS
7 11 (2.09%) Xen
8 9 (1.71%) SRDF
9 5 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.76%) KVM
10 4 (0.76%) Snort
11 3 (0.57%) Firmware
11 3 (0.57%) NLBS
11 3 (0.57%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.57%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.38%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 47 (8.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (4.75%) Cisco UCCE
3 22 (4.18%) Cisco UCCX
4 13 (2.47%) RANCID
5 12 (2.28%) OpenNMS
6 9 (1.71%) Tivoli
6 9 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (1.52%) SCCM
8 7 (1.33%) Cisco IPCC
9 6 (1.14%) SCOM
10 5 (0.95%) CiscoWorks
10 5 (0.95%) WSUS
10 5 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.95%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.76%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.76%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.76%) Nagios
11 4 (0.76%) OPNET
12 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 132 (25.10%) CheckPoint
2 131 (24.90%) Juniper
3 108 (20.53%) F5
4 96 (18.25%) VMware
5 66 (12.55%) Microsoft
6 51 (9.70%) Citrix
7 43 (8.17%) HP
8 41 (7.79%) Blue Coat
9 30 (5.70%) NetApp
10 29 (5.51%) EMC
11 15 (2.85%) Avaya
11 15 (2.85%) Oracle
12 14 (2.66%) IBM
12 14 (2.66%) SolarWinds
13 12 (2.28%) Riverbed
13 12 (2.28%) Sourcefire
14 10 (1.90%) Fortinet
15 9 (1.71%) Infoblox
15 9 (1.71%) Intel
15 9 (1.71%) Red Hat
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