The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 29 40 35
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 150 127 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.71% 4.41% 4.55%
As % of the Vendors category 11.33% 9.33% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 81 44
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 12 14
Average hourly rate £23.50 £12.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.83% -28.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 £11.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £29.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.81
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -11.67%
Cisco
England

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

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1324 1361 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 50.42% 47.22% 44.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 698 485
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 92 120
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Hertfordshire +31 55 £413 +37.50% 13
Cambridgeshire 0 33 £250 -16.66% 7
Essex +6 23 £275 -31.25% 10
Norfolk +8 16 £250 -16.66% 1
Bedfordshire -5 15 £425 +70.00% 3
Suffolk -1 12 £350 +35.92% 1
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 92 (36.08%) Firewall
2 87 (34.12%) Windows
3 80 (31.37%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (28.63%) VMware
5 72 (28.24%) Microsoft
6 66 (25.88%) ITIL
7 54 (21.18%) F5
8 53 (20.78%) Citrix
9 51 (20.00%) CCNP
10 50 (19.61%) HP
11 47 (18.43%) Active Directory
12 46 (18.04%) WAN
12 46 (18.04%) Wireless
13 45 (17.65%) LAN
14 44 (17.25%) Cisco ASA
15 40 (15.69%) CCNA
16 36 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
17 35 (13.73%) CheckPoint
18 34 (13.33%) NetApp
19 32 (12.55%) Cisco Nexus
20 30 (11.76%) Juniper
20 30 (11.76%) Linux
20 30 (11.76%) Finance
21 29 (11.37%) MS Office
21 29 (11.37%) McAfee
21 29 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
22 28 (10.98%) MS Exchange
23 27 (10.59%) TCP/IP
24 26 (10.20%) DNS
25 25 (9.80%) Network Security

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 28 (10.98%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 15 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (4.71%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.96%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.57%) Apache
6 4 (1.57%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) Lync
Applications
1 29 (11.37%) MS Office
2 9 (3.53%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.18%) MS Project
5 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.39%) PaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) IaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 92 (36.08%) Firewall
2 46 (18.04%) Wireless
2 46 (18.04%) WAN
3 45 (17.65%) LAN
4 44 (17.25%) Cisco ASA
5 32 (12.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 27 (10.59%) TCP/IP
7 26 (10.20%) DNS
8 25 (9.80%) Network Security
9 24 (9.41%) IP Telephony
9 24 (9.41%) VoIP
9 24 (9.41%) SAN
10 22 (8.63%) VPN
11 20 (7.84%) DHCP
11 20 (7.84%) VLAN
12 17 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
13 16 (6.27%) MPLS
14 13 (5.10%) Internet
14 13 (5.10%) BGP
15 11 (4.31%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.18%) EDMS
2 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.78%) SQLBase
3 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.39%) MySQL
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (2.75%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.39%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.39%) Gerrit
2 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (11.76%) Finance
2 12 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.57%) Local Government
3 4 (1.57%) Legal
4 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.18%) Games
4 3 (1.18%) Banking
5 1 (0.39%) Retail
5 1 (0.39%) Billing
5 1 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (24.31%) Network Engineer
2 39 (15.29%) Analyst
3 21 (8.24%) Support Engineer
4 20 (7.84%) Architect
5 19 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) Consultant
7 17 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 16 (6.27%) 1st Line Support
9 14 (5.49%) Service Analyst
9 14 (5.49%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (5.49%) Network Architect
10 13 (5.10%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 13 (5.10%) Desktop Support
11 12 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (4.71%) Cisco Engineer
11 12 (4.71%) Network Specialist
12 11 (4.31%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 10 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.31%) Middleware
2 4 (1.57%) Web Services
3 3 (1.18%) SOAP
3 3 (1.18%) REST
3 3 (1.18%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.78%) .NET
5 1 (0.39%) CGI
5 1 (0.39%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.75%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.57%) Mainframe
3 4 (1.57%) iPhone
3 4 (1.57%) Symmetrix DMX
3 4 (1.57%) NHS
3 4 (1.57%) Thin Client
3 4 (1.57%) CLARiiON
3 4 (1.57%) Symmetrix
3 4 (1.57%) EMC Centera
3 4 (1.57%) Clustering
3 4 (1.57%) PKI
3 4 (1.57%) Fat Client
3 4 (1.57%) Celerra
4 3 (1.18%) Online Games
4 3 (1.18%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.18%) Replication
4 3 (1.18%) iPad
5 2 (0.78%) Open Source
5 2 (0.78%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 87 (34.12%) Windows
2 36 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (11.76%) Linux
4 22 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (7.06%) Solaris
6 16 (6.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (5.49%) Windows 7
8 13 (5.10%) Windows XP
9 10 (3.92%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.14%) Android
11 7 (2.75%) UNIX
11 7 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.78%) CentOS
13 2 (0.78%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.39%) SUSE
14 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.39%) HPUX
14 1 (0.39%) VMS
14 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (25.88%) ITIL
2 22 (8.63%) Project Management
2 22 (8.63%) Service Delivery
3 19 (7.45%) Incident Management
4 13 (5.10%) Network Design
4 13 (5.10%) Migration
5 12 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (4.31%) Load Balancing
7 9 (3.53%) Change Management
8 8 (3.14%) Network Management
9 7 (2.75%) Time Management
10 6 (2.35%) SIEM
10 6 (2.35%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.35%) Information Security
11 5 (1.96%) Asset Management
11 5 (1.96%) Network Load Balancing
11 5 (1.96%) Risk Management
11 5 (1.96%) Cyber Security
11 5 (1.96%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (1.96%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.71%) SQL
2 7 (2.75%) Python
2 7 (2.75%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.57%) Perl
4 3 (1.18%) Bourne shell
4 3 (1.18%) C-shell
4 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.39%) Korn
5 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.39%) VBScript
5 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (31.37%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (20.00%) CCNP
3 40 (15.69%) CCNA
4 22 (8.63%) Security Cleared
5 15 (5.88%) MCP
6 14 (5.49%) CCDP
7 13 (5.10%) SC Cleared
8 12 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (4.31%) MCSE
10 10 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (3.53%) CCIE
12 7 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (2.75%) Degree
13 6 (2.35%) CCSE
13 6 (2.35%) CCSP
14 5 (1.96%) JNCIP
15 4 (1.57%) JNCIE
15 4 (1.57%) MCDST
15 4 (1.57%) HP ASE
15 4 (1.57%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.88%) SLA
2 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) TickIT
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (18.43%) Active Directory
2 29 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (8.24%) vSphere
4 16 (6.27%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.92%) XenApp
6 5 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.96%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.57%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.57%) Snort
7 4 (1.57%) NFS
8 3 (1.18%) vCloud
8 3 (1.18%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.18%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.39%) Xen
10 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (4.71%) BMC PATROL
2 9 (3.53%) SCCM
3 6 (2.35%) SCOM
4 5 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.57%) Nessus
5 4 (1.57%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (1.18%) Puppet
7 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.78%) CORE IMPACT
7 2 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.39%) OpenView
8 1 (0.39%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.39%) Nmap
Vendors
1 73 (28.63%) VMware
2 72 (28.24%) Microsoft
3 54 (21.18%) F5
4 53 (20.78%) Citrix
5 50 (19.61%) HP
6 35 (13.73%) CheckPoint
7 34 (13.33%) NetApp
8 30 (11.76%) Juniper
9 29 (11.37%) McAfee
10 24 (9.41%) Oracle
11 22 (8.63%) Symantec
11 22 (8.63%) EMC
12 19 (7.45%) Adobe
13 16 (6.27%) Dell
13 16 (6.27%) Lotus
13 16 (6.27%) SolarWinds
14 13 (5.10%) BMC
15 12 (4.71%) Sophos
16 10 (3.92%) Blue Coat
16 10 (3.92%) Red Hat
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