The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 18 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 44 44 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 34 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.39% 3.69% 3.14%
As % of the Vendors category 8.10% 8.44% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £440 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.00%
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West Yorkshire

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

Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
420 379 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 41.92% 43.66% 40.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 210 216
Average daily rate £313 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £154 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 16
Average hourly rate £50.00 £39.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% +174.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 29 (45.31%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (37.50%) HP
3 22 (34.38%) Firewall
4 20 (31.25%) CCNP
4 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 18 (28.13%) Windows
6 15 (23.44%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (21.88%) CCNA
8 13 (20.31%) BMC
8 13 (20.31%) WLAN
8 13 (20.31%) VMware
9 12 (18.75%) MS Exchange
10 11 (17.19%) VPN
10 11 (17.19%) TippingPoint
11 10 (15.63%) CCDP
11 10 (15.63%) Active Directory
11 10 (15.63%) Network Design
12 9 (14.06%) SAN
12 9 (14.06%) LAN
13 8 (12.50%) WAN
13 8 (12.50%) Oracle
13 8 (12.50%) Wireless
13 8 (12.50%) Blue Coat
13 8 (12.50%) Hyper-V
13 8 (12.50%) Lync
13 8 (12.50%) F5
13 8 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (10.94%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (10.94%) vSphere
14 7 (10.94%) Service Management

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 12 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.50%) Lync
3 5 (7.81%) nginx
3 5 (7.81%) Apache
4 3 (4.69%) SAS
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.56%) IIS
6 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.38%) Firewall
2 15 (23.44%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (20.31%) WLAN
4 11 (17.19%) VPN
5 9 (14.06%) LAN
5 9 (14.06%) SAN
6 8 (12.50%) WAN
6 8 (12.50%) Wireless
6 8 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (10.94%) BGP
8 6 (9.38%) EIGRP
8 6 (9.38%) DMZ
8 6 (9.38%) Network Security
9 5 (7.81%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (7.81%) IPsec
9 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.81%) MPLS
10 4 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (4.69%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (4.69%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) MySQL
General
1 6 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical
1 6 (9.38%) Retail
2 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) Architect
3 5 (7.81%) Consultant
4 4 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (6.25%) Network Specialist
5 3 (4.69%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Server Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.69%) Technical Architect
5 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Design Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Project Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) XMPP
2 3 (4.69%) Middleware
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) NHS
2 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Replication
3 2 (3.13%) Clustering
3 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) IVR
4 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Ubuntu
2 6 (9.38%) CentOS
3 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.56%) Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.63%) Network Design
2 7 (10.94%) ITIL
2 7 (10.94%) Service Management
3 5 (7.81%) Data Management
3 5 (7.81%) Master Data Management
3 5 (7.81%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (6.25%) Workflow
4 4 (6.25%) Project Management
5 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.69%) Quality Management
5 3 (4.69%) Change Management
5 3 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.69%) Matrix Management
5 3 (4.69%) QMS
6 2 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (3.13%) Change Control
6 2 (3.13%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.13%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.56%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) Python
1 6 (9.38%) Lisp
2 3 (4.69%) Java
3 2 (3.13%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (45.31%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (31.25%) CCNP
3 14 (21.88%) CCNA
4 10 (15.63%) CCDP
5 3 (4.69%) MCSE
5 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.13%) MCSA
6 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) CCSP
7 1 (1.56%) CCSE
7 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.56%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.56%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.56%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.56%) MCITP
7 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.94%) vSphere
3 7 (10.94%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (7.81%) Xen
5 4 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.13%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) OPNET
2 5 (7.81%) Puppet
2 5 (7.81%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (6.25%) SCOM
4 3 (4.69%) SCCM
5 2 (3.13%) SCOrch
5 2 (3.13%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.56%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.56%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 24 (37.50%) HP
2 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 13 (20.31%) BMC
3 13 (20.31%) VMware
4 11 (17.19%) TippingPoint
5 8 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 8 (12.50%) F5
5 8 (12.50%) Oracle
6 7 (10.94%) NetApp
7 6 (9.38%) EMC
7 6 (9.38%) Splunk
7 6 (9.38%) Brocade
8 5 (7.81%) Citrix
8 5 (7.81%) IBM
9 4 (6.25%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.69%) Motorola
10 3 (4.69%) Veeam
10 3 (4.69%) Remedy
10 3 (4.69%) Dot Hill
11 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
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