The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 42 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2271 1753 1435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.49% 3.58% 3.40%
As % of the Vendors category 9.90% 7.91% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1297 1024 713
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 89 147
Average hourly rate £23.88 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.37% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £35.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.06 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.56% -11.26%
Cisco
UK

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

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22948 22155 19590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.33% 45.22% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13345 12821 10701
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1024 997 1111
Average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.85% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in England

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in England

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in England

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in England

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 6 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
London +6 883 £350 -6.66% 195
South East +3 527 £375 +10.29% 167
West Midlands +35 185 £340 +28.30% 47
East of England +14 168 £325 +8.33% 38
Yorkshire +44 164 £281 -25.00% 45
North West +11 155 £325 +30.00% 49
South West -5 86 £300 -4.38% 57
East Midlands +1 60 £400 +2.56% 25
North East -9 26 £275 +23.99% 1
Midlands +3 1 - - 1
Cisco
UK

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1813 (41.83%) Firewall
2 1676 (38.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1313 (30.30%) Windows
4 1138 (26.26%) VMware
5 1129 (26.05%) WAN
6 1113 (25.68%) LAN
7 1027 (23.70%) CCNP
8 1004 (23.17%) CheckPoint
9 885 (20.42%) Juniper
10 832 (19.20%) Microsoft
11 802 (18.50%) CCNA
12 796 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
13 727 (16.77%) ITIL
14 709 (16.36%) F5
15 708 (16.34%) VPN
16 659 (15.21%) Active Directory
17 623 (14.37%) BGP
18 619 (14.28%) VMware Infrastructure
19 609 (14.05%) OSPF
20 608 (14.03%) MPLS
21 607 (14.01%) Finance
22 605 (13.96%) Linux
23 598 (13.80%) Network Security
24 592 (13.66%) Security Cleared
25 547 (12.62%) DNS
26 546 (12.60%) HP
27 534 (12.32%) Citrix
28 522 (12.04%) Wireless
29 502 (11.58%) SAN
30 476 (10.98%) TCP/IP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 325 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 156 (3.60%) Lync
3 137 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 120 (2.77%) IIS
5 113 (2.61%) SharePoint
6 74 (1.71%) Apache
7 64 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 50 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 46 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 41 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 34 (0.78%) IBM Notes
12 29 (0.67%) Tomcat
13 24 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 22 (0.51%) WebLogic
15 20 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
16 18 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.28%) JBoss
18 11 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
19 9 (0.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
20 8 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 288 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 235 (5.42%) MS Office
3 90 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (0.58%) MS Project
6 21 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.092%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.069%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.023%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.023%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.023%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 21 (0.48%) RMDS
2 11 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.092%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.069%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.069%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.046%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.046%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.046%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.046%) Kondor+
8 2 (0.046%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.023%) SAP CCM
9 1 (0.023%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.023%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.023%) TeleForm
9 1 (0.023%) Eikon
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 52 (1.20%) Office 365
2 51 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (0.46%) IaaS
5 14 (0.32%) PaaS
6 12 (0.28%) SaaS
7 10 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.21%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.046%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.023%) Symantec.cloud
12 1 (0.023%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1813 (41.83%) Firewall
2 1129 (26.05%) WAN
3 1113 (25.68%) LAN
4 796 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
5 708 (16.34%) VPN
6 623 (14.37%) BGP
7 609 (14.05%) OSPF
8 608 (14.03%) MPLS
9 598 (13.80%) Network Security
10 547 (12.62%) DNS
11 522 (12.04%) Wireless
12 502 (11.58%) SAN
13 476 (10.98%) TCP/IP
13 476 (10.98%) Cisco Nexus
14 387 (8.93%) VoIP
15 330 (7.61%) DHCP
16 308 (7.11%) VLAN
17 279 (6.44%) Cisco IOS
18 260 (6.00%) EIGRP
19 257 (5.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (0.76%) MySQL
4 29 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 27 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (0.58%) NoSQL
7 24 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (0.39%) MongoDB
9 17 (0.39%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.28%) Big Data
10 12 (0.28%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.28%) DB2
11 11 (0.25%) HBase
12 9 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.16%) Informix
15 6 (0.14%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (0.32%) Jenkins
2 12 (0.28%) JIRA
3 10 (0.23%) LoadRunner
3 10 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (0.18%) JUnit
6 7 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.14%) QUnit
7 6 (0.14%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.14%) JMeter
7 6 (0.14%) Subversion
8 5 (0.12%) MSI
9 4 (0.092%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.046%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.046%) Ant
10 2 (0.046%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.046%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.046%) Maven
10 2 (0.046%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.046%) Log4j
General
1 607 (14.01%) Finance
2 396 (9.14%) Telecoms
3 200 (4.61%) Banking
4 61 (1.41%) Retail
5 60 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 42 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 30 (0.69%) Games
7 30 (0.69%) Marketing
8 23 (0.53%) Back Office
9 21 (0.48%) Legal
9 21 (0.48%) Local Government
10 20 (0.46%) Law
10 20 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.44%) Multimedia
12 15 (0.35%) Billing
13 11 (0.25%) Spanish Language
13 11 (0.25%) Electronics
13 11 (0.25%) Military
14 9 (0.21%) Publishing
15 8 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1227 (28.31%) Network Engineer
2 472 (10.89%) Analyst
3 386 (8.91%) Architect
4 317 (7.31%) Consultant
5 255 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 240 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 234 (5.40%) Support Engineer
8 226 (5.21%) Security Engineer
9 177 (4.08%) Project Manager
10 159 (3.67%) Network Security Engineer
11 148 (3.41%) Network Support
12 142 (3.28%) Network Architect
13 133 (3.07%) Network Analyst
14 131 (3.02%) Senior Network Engineer
15 130 (3.00%) Support Analyst
16 124 (2.86%) Administrator
17 123 (2.84%) IP Engineer
18 116 (2.68%) Design Engineer
19 112 (2.58%) Infrastructure Architect
19 112 (2.58%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (1.71%) HTML
2 70 (1.62%) XMPP
3 68 (1.57%) .NET
4 47 (1.08%) JSP
4 47 (1.08%) Web Services
5 42 (0.97%) Middleware
6 38 (0.88%) CSS
7 37 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 30 (0.69%) XML
9 24 (0.55%) Rendezvous
10 23 (0.53%) SOAP
11 22 (0.51%) REST
12 16 (0.37%) JSON
13 14 (0.32%) Application Packaging
13 14 (0.32%) Regular Expression
13 14 (0.32%) J2EE
13 14 (0.32%) VXML
14 10 (0.23%) XSLT
14 10 (0.23%) Java EE
15 9 (0.21%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 160 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (2.49%) PKI
2 108 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
3 101 (2.33%) Clustering
4 91 (2.10%) Blackberry
5 77 (1.78%) Management Information System
6 65 (1.50%) Thin Client
6 65 (1.50%) Fat Client
7 51 (1.18%) Replication
8 44 (1.02%) FlexPod
9 37 (0.85%) IVR
10 36 (0.83%) Computer Science
11 34 (0.78%) NHS
12 33 (0.76%) Symmetrix
12 33 (0.76%) iPhone
12 33 (0.76%) Open Source
13 28 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
14 25 (0.58%) SecurID
15 24 (0.55%) Celerra
16 23 (0.53%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1313 (30.30%) Windows
2 605 (13.96%) Linux
3 454 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 329 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 310 (7.15%) UNIX
6 304 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 242 (5.58%) Windows 7
8 160 (3.69%) Solaris
9 108 (2.49%) Windows XP
10 89 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 59 (1.36%) CentOS
12 56 (1.29%) Windows 8
13 46 (1.06%) Android
14 44 (1.02%) HPUX
15 39 (0.90%) Ubuntu
16 29 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
17 28 (0.65%) AIX
18 25 (0.58%) Windows 2000
19 24 (0.55%) VMS
19 24 (0.55%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 727 (16.77%) ITIL
2 382 (8.81%) Load Balancing
3 362 (8.35%) Migration
4 300 (6.92%) Network Design
5 282 (6.51%) Project Management
6 211 (4.87%) Network Management
7 202 (4.66%) Service Management
8 193 (4.45%) Change Management
9 187 (4.31%) Service Delivery
10 162 (3.74%) PRINCE2
11 143 (3.30%) Incident Management
12 131 (3.02%) Network Monitoring
12 131 (3.02%) Kalman Filter
13 105 (2.42%) E-Commerce
14 104 (2.40%) Capacity Planning
15 86 (1.98%) Change Control
15 86 (1.98%) Mentoring
15 86 (1.98%) Disaster Recovery
16 84 (1.94%) Stakeholder Management
17 83 (1.92%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 275 (6.35%) SQL
2 103 (2.38%) C
3 99 (2.28%) PowerShell
4 90 (2.08%) Perl
5 77 (1.78%) Python
6 72 (1.66%) JavaScript
7 55 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 47 (1.08%) Java
9 32 (0.74%) PHP
10 26 (0.60%) Bash Shell
11 20 (0.46%) VB
12 15 (0.35%) VBScript
12 15 (0.35%) C++
13 14 (0.32%) Lisp
13 14 (0.32%) Korn
14 13 (0.30%) C#
15 6 (0.14%) C-shell
16 5 (0.12%) Ruby
16 5 (0.12%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1676 (38.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1027 (23.70%) CCNP
3 802 (18.50%) CCNA
4 592 (13.66%) Security Cleared
5 449 (10.36%) SC Cleared
6 307 (7.08%) CCIE
7 262 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 163 (3.76%) MCSE
9 158 (3.65%) Degree
10 131 (3.02%) CISSP
11 121 (2.79%) DV Cleared
12 118 (2.72%) CCSE
13 112 (2.58%) MCITP
14 109 (2.51%) CCDP
15 104 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 69 (1.59%) CCIP
17 58 (1.34%) CCSA
18 54 (1.25%) MCP
18 54 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
19 49 (1.13%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (3.99%) SLA
2 64 (1.48%) QA
3 63 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 54 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 22 (0.51%) JSP 440
7 9 (0.21%) COBIT
8 8 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.16%) GPG13
10 4 (0.092%) COSO
10 4 (0.092%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.046%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.023%) TickIT
12 1 (0.023%) BS25999
12 1 (0.023%) PMBOK
System Software
1 659 (15.21%) Active Directory
2 619 (14.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 241 (5.56%) vSphere
4 225 (5.19%) Hyper-V
5 115 (2.65%) XenApp
6 102 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 90 (2.08%) VMware ESX
8 50 (1.15%) XenDesktop
9 49 (1.13%) vCloud
10 48 (1.11%) NFS
11 47 (1.08%) XenServer
12 44 (1.02%) ProxySG
13 42 (0.97%) Xen
14 33 (0.76%) Firmware
14 33 (0.76%) SRDF
15 24 (0.55%) Terminal Services
16 20 (0.46%) VMware Server
17 19 (0.44%) Sendmail
17 19 (0.44%) KVM
18 18 (0.42%) Snort
Systems Management
1 184 (4.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 121 (2.79%) SCCM
3 97 (2.24%) Cisco UCCE
4 65 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 62 (1.43%) FortiGate
5 62 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
6 52 (1.20%) CiscoWorks
7 49 (1.13%) SCOM
8 42 (0.97%) Cisco IPCC
9 39 (0.90%) NetBackup
9 39 (0.90%) Tivoli
10 35 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 35 (0.81%) Backup Exec
10 35 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
11 34 (0.78%) WSUS
11 34 (0.78%) Nagios
12 31 (0.72%) Puppet
13 29 (0.67%) OpenView
14 23 (0.53%) OPNET
15 22 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1138 (26.26%) VMware
2 1004 (23.17%) CheckPoint
3 885 (20.42%) Juniper
4 832 (19.20%) Microsoft
5 709 (16.36%) F5
6 546 (12.60%) HP
7 534 (12.32%) Citrix
8 342 (7.89%) NetApp
9 341 (7.87%) Blue Coat
10 270 (6.23%) SolarWinds
11 228 (5.26%) EMC
12 187 (4.31%) Oracle
13 162 (3.74%) IBM
14 160 (3.69%) McAfee
15 139 (3.21%) Red Hat
16 121 (2.79%) Avaya
17 118 (2.72%) Brocade
17 118 (2.72%) Fortinet
18 115 (2.65%) Infoblox
19 103 (2.38%) Dell
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