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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 48 51 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2013 1758 2115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.02% 3.62% 3.92%
As % of the Vendors category 8.74% 7.74% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1193 965 1020
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £200 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 116 170
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -8.88%
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
23042 22701 24966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.02% 46.76% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13170 12893 13092
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1038 1277
Average hourly rate £18.48 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 853 £375 - 240
South East +3 480 £350 - 158
South West -2 133 £350 - 52
East of England -13 131 £350 +35.26% 50
North West -2 115 £341 +13.66% 51
West Midlands -7 99 £300 -5.51% 30
Yorkshire -1 85 £325 -1.88% 37
East Midlands +20 70 £350 +16.66% 17
North East -20 19 £300 -14.28% 4
Midlands +3 2 £400 +15.52% 1
Cisco
UK

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 1498 (39.44%) Firewall
2 1299 (34.20%) Cisco Certification
3 1212 (31.91%) Windows
4 882 (23.22%) VMware
5 849 (22.35%) LAN
5 849 (22.35%) WAN
6 834 (21.96%) Microsoft
7 784 (20.64%) CCNP
8 765 (20.14%) CheckPoint
9 755 (19.88%) Juniper
10 671 (17.67%) Active Directory
11 635 (16.72%) ITIL
12 577 (15.19%) CCNA
13 562 (14.80%) HP
14 530 (13.95%) VPN
15 517 (13.61%) Cisco ASA
16 504 (13.27%) Network Security
17 501 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
18 490 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
19 480 (12.64%) Security Cleared
20 477 (12.56%) Linux
21 469 (12.35%) F5
22 461 (12.14%) DNS
23 453 (11.93%) Citrix
24 452 (11.90%) Finance
25 449 (11.82%) Telecoms
26 419 (11.03%) MS Exchange
27 412 (10.85%) SAN
28 403 (10.61%) MPLS
29 400 (10.53%) BGP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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
1 419 (11.03%) MS Exchange
2 230 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 157 (4.13%) SharePoint
4 119 (3.13%) Lync
5 112 (2.95%) Apache
6 99 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 95 (2.50%) IIS
8 93 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 71 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 42 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
11 29 (0.76%) IBM Notes
12 22 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.32%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.29%) CMS
15 11 (0.29%) SAS
16 10 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
16 10 (0.26%) WebLogic
17 8 (0.21%) nginx
18 6 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 297 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 248 (6.53%) MS Office
3 61 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.82%) MS Project
5 17 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.053%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.026%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.026%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.026%) CATIA
10 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.026%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.026%) SPSS
10 1 (0.026%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 13 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.11%) Eikon
5 4 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.11%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.11%) Summit
5 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.079%) RMDS
7 2 (0.053%) Magento
8 1 (0.026%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.026%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.05%) Office 365
2 27 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.37%) SaaS
5 9 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.21%) PaaS
6 8 (0.21%) IaaS
7 4 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
7 4 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.026%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1498 (39.44%) Firewall
2 849 (22.35%) LAN
2 849 (22.35%) WAN
3 530 (13.95%) VPN
4 517 (13.61%) Cisco ASA
5 504 (13.27%) Network Security
6 461 (12.14%) DNS
7 412 (10.85%) SAN
8 403 (10.61%) MPLS
9 400 (10.53%) BGP
10 397 (10.45%) Wireless
11 370 (9.74%) VoIP
12 362 (9.53%) OSPF
13 360 (9.48%) TCP/IP
14 348 (9.16%) Cisco Nexus
15 259 (6.82%) Cisco IOS
16 254 (6.69%) DHCP
17 224 (5.90%) VLAN
18 204 (5.37%) Internet
19 169 (4.45%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 46 (1.21%) MySQL
3 45 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 30 (0.79%) DB2
5 23 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 15 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
9 12 (0.32%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.21%) SAP BW
11 7 (0.18%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.16%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (0.13%) Big Data
14 4 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.11%) HBase
14 4 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 18 (0.47%) Hudson
3 17 (0.45%) GDB
4 8 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.21%) Subversion
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.11%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.11%) JIRA
7 2 (0.053%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.053%) RequisitePro
7 2 (0.053%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.053%) Ant
7 2 (0.053%) MSI
8 1 (0.026%) Selenium
8 1 (0.026%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.026%) Lombardi
8 1 (0.026%) FrontPage
8 1 (0.026%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.026%) JMeter
General
1 452 (11.90%) Finance
2 449 (11.82%) Telecoms
3 204 (5.37%) Banking
4 73 (1.92%) Retail
5 55 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 51 (1.34%) Investment Banking
7 33 (0.87%) Marketing
8 25 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 25 (0.66%) Back Office
9 24 (0.63%) Advertising
10 23 (0.61%) Billing
11 21 (0.55%) French Language
12 20 (0.53%) Law
13 18 (0.47%) Publishing
14 16 (0.42%) Local Government
14 16 (0.42%) Spanish Language
15 15 (0.39%) German Language
15 15 (0.39%) Legal
16 14 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
17 12 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 851 (22.41%) Network Engineer
2 350 (9.22%) Architect
3 317 (8.35%) Analyst
4 300 (7.90%) Consultant
5 288 (7.58%) Cisco Engineer
6 265 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 241 (6.35%) Security Engineer
8 193 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 169 (4.45%) Project Manager
10 153 (4.03%) Network Security Engineer
11 141 (3.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 136 (3.58%) Network Support
13 117 (3.08%) Administrator
14 114 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
15 112 (2.95%) Network Consultant
16 109 (2.87%) Support Analyst
17 104 (2.74%) Design Engineer
17 104 (2.74%) Network Architect
17 104 (2.74%) IP Engineer
18 102 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (1.66%) .NET
2 45 (1.18%) XMPP
3 38 (1.00%) HTML
4 34 (0.90%) CSS
5 33 (0.87%) Web Services
6 31 (0.82%) XML
6 31 (0.82%) JSP
7 27 (0.71%) ASP.NET
8 26 (0.68%) VXML
9 19 (0.50%) Middleware
10 12 (0.32%) SOAP
11 10 (0.26%) LAMP
12 9 (0.24%) WAP
12 9 (0.24%) Regular Expression
13 7 (0.18%) Application Packaging
14 5 (0.13%) WML
15 4 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
15 4 (0.11%) SAML
15 4 (0.11%) ADSI
15 4 (0.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 136 (3.58%) Blackberry
2 84 (2.21%) Clustering
3 79 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 76 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
5 73 (1.92%) Thin Client
5 73 (1.92%) Fat Client
6 48 (1.26%) Replication
7 39 (1.03%) Open Source
8 36 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 33 (0.87%) NHS
10 31 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 28 (0.74%) iPhone
12 26 (0.68%) PKI
13 25 (0.66%) Statistics
13 25 (0.66%) Firmware
14 24 (0.63%) FlexPod
15 22 (0.58%) Hedge funds
16 21 (0.55%) EqualLogic
17 18 (0.47%) CESG
18 17 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1212 (31.91%) Windows
2 490 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 477 (12.56%) Linux
4 311 (8.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 308 (8.11%) Windows 7
6 226 (5.95%) UNIX
7 191 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 186 (4.90%) Windows XP
9 96 (2.53%) Solaris
10 86 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 53 (1.40%) Windows 8
12 36 (0.95%) AIX
13 31 (0.82%) Android
14 29 (0.76%) Windows 2000
15 28 (0.74%) CentOS
16 24 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
17 22 (0.58%) SUSE
18 19 (0.50%) Windows Vista
19 14 (0.37%) VMS
20 13 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (16.72%) ITIL
2 280 (7.37%) Migration
3 241 (6.35%) Load Balancing
4 236 (6.21%) Network Design
5 213 (5.61%) Project Management
6 180 (4.74%) Network Management
7 170 (4.48%) Service Management
8 142 (3.74%) Service Delivery
9 140 (3.69%) PRINCE2
10 123 (3.24%) Change Management
11 113 (2.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 100 (2.63%) Incident Management
13 99 (2.61%) Change Control
14 86 (2.26%) Network Architecture
15 75 (1.97%) Problem Management
16 70 (1.84%) Kalman Filter
17 67 (1.76%) E-Commerce
18 66 (1.74%) Network Monitoring
19 65 (1.71%) Information Security
20 58 (1.53%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 233 (6.13%) SQL
2 105 (2.76%) Perl
3 84 (2.21%) PowerShell
4 80 (2.11%) C
5 48 (1.26%) Java
6 38 (1.00%) Python
7 29 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 29 (0.76%) Bash Shell
8 28 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 27 (0.71%) VB
10 26 (0.68%) PHP
11 20 (0.53%) Ruby
12 18 (0.47%) C#
13 17 (0.45%) VBScript
14 13 (0.34%) C++
15 11 (0.29%) VBA
16 10 (0.26%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.21%) Tcl
17 8 (0.21%) Korn
18 7 (0.18%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1299 (34.20%) Cisco Certification
2 784 (20.64%) CCNP
3 577 (15.19%) CCNA
4 480 (12.64%) Security Cleared
5 314 (8.27%) SC Cleared
6 266 (7.00%) CCIE
7 220 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 155 (4.08%) Degree
9 150 (3.95%) MCSE
10 111 (2.92%) CCDP
11 106 (2.79%) CCSE
12 104 (2.74%) CISSP
13 90 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 81 (2.13%) DV Cleared
15 78 (2.05%) MCITP
16 75 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
17 68 (1.79%) CCSA
18 57 (1.50%) MCP
19 54 (1.42%) CCVP
19 54 (1.42%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (4.27%) SLA
2 74 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 47 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (1.24%) QA
4 20 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 19 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.39%) JSP 440
7 10 (0.26%) COBIT
8 3 (0.079%) GPG13
9 2 (0.053%) BS25999
10 1 (0.026%) BS7799
10 1 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.026%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 671 (17.67%) Active Directory
2 501 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 147 (3.87%) vSphere
5 118 (3.11%) XenApp
6 91 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
7 72 (1.90%) VMware ESX
8 54 (1.42%) ProxySG
9 44 (1.16%) NFS
9 44 (1.16%) XenServer
10 43 (1.13%) Xen
11 40 (1.05%) XenDesktop
12 29 (0.76%) Squid
13 27 (0.71%) Terminal Services
14 26 (0.68%) ISA Server
15 21 (0.55%) Snort
16 20 (0.53%) NLBS
17 19 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
17 19 (0.50%) qmail
18 16 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 154 (4.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 137 (3.61%) SCCM
3 74 (1.95%) Backup Exec
4 67 (1.76%) Cisco UCCE
5 65 (1.71%) SCOM
6 49 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
7 46 (1.21%) NetBackup
8 42 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 35 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
9 35 (0.92%) FortiGate
9 35 (0.92%) Puppet
9 35 (0.92%) WSUS
9 35 (0.92%) Tivoli
10 30 (0.79%) OPNET
11 26 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
12 23 (0.61%) OpenView
12 23 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
13 21 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
14 20 (0.53%) Ansible
15 19 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 882 (23.22%) VMware
2 834 (21.96%) Microsoft
3 765 (20.14%) CheckPoint
4 755 (19.88%) Juniper
5 562 (14.80%) HP
6 469 (12.35%) F5
7 453 (11.93%) Citrix
8 259 (6.82%) Blue Coat
9 226 (5.95%) NetApp
10 198 (5.21%) EMC
11 171 (4.50%) IBM
12 170 (4.48%) Oracle
13 146 (3.84%) Avaya
14 134 (3.53%) McAfee
15 119 (3.13%) Symantec
16 107 (2.82%) Dell
17 99 (2.61%) SolarWinds
18 91 (2.40%) Red Hat
19 84 (2.21%) Nokia
20 72 (1.90%) Brocade
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