The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 52 67 51
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Contract jobs citing Cisco 870 741 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.63% 2.96% 3.41%
As % of the Vendors category 7.90% 6.39% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 452 505
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 43
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £16.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -3.37%
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 London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11012 11599 11780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.93% 46.38% 45.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6939 7470 7135
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 262 338
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.98 £48.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in London

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in London

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in London

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in London

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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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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
City of London +20 248 £400 +3.22% 100
Docklands, London +16 7 £525 +23.52%
Ilford - 6 £450 -
Croydon +3 5 £400 +33.33% 6
Bromley +2 5 £175 -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 5 £315 -20.00% 2
Hounslow +6 4 £400 +5.26% 2
Hayes - 4 - -
Uxbridge -5 2 - - 1
Harrow - 1 - - 3
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Feltham - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 634 (39.21%) Firewall
2 527 (32.59%) Cisco Certification
3 519 (32.10%) Windows
4 396 (24.49%) WAN
5 384 (23.75%) VMware
6 382 (23.62%) LAN
7 341 (21.09%) CCNP
8 339 (20.96%) Microsoft
9 317 (19.60%) Finance
10 312 (19.29%) Juniper
11 311 (19.23%) CheckPoint
12 295 (18.24%) Active Directory
13 257 (15.89%) VPN
14 235 (14.53%) ITIL
15 231 (14.29%) Linux
16 230 (14.22%) DNS
17 217 (13.42%) VMware Infrastructure
18 210 (12.99%) Cisco Nexus
19 207 (12.80%) F5
20 205 (12.68%) HP
21 204 (12.62%) Citrix
22 203 (12.55%) CCNA
23 200 (12.37%) MS Exchange
24 197 (12.18%) Network Security
25 195 (12.06%) Wireless
26 189 (11.69%) SAN
27 188 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
28 186 (11.50%) BGP
29 184 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
30 166 (10.27%) Migration

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 200 (12.37%) MS Exchange
2 113 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (4.33%) SharePoint
4 58 (3.59%) Apache
5 52 (3.22%) IIS
6 51 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 47 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 45 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 45 (2.78%) Lync
9 17 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (0.62%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
13 6 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.31%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.25%) LiveLink
15 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 128 (7.92%) MS Office
2 114 (7.05%) MS Excel
3 26 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.36%) MS Project
5 9 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.49%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.062%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.062%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.062%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.062%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.19%) RMDS
2 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.062%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 18 (1.11%) Office 365
2 5 (0.31%) IaaS
2 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.31%) SaaS
2 5 (0.31%) PaaS
3 4 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.062%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 634 (39.21%) Firewall
2 396 (24.49%) WAN
3 382 (23.62%) LAN
4 257 (15.89%) VPN
5 230 (14.22%) DNS
6 210 (12.99%) Cisco Nexus
7 197 (12.18%) Network Security
8 195 (12.06%) Wireless
9 189 (11.69%) SAN
10 188 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
11 186 (11.50%) BGP
12 161 (9.96%) TCP/IP
13 159 (9.83%) VoIP
14 148 (9.15%) MPLS
15 143 (8.84%) OSPF
16 140 (8.66%) DHCP
17 123 (7.61%) Cisco IOS
18 114 (7.05%) VLAN
19 113 (6.99%) EIGRP
20 90 (5.57%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 20 (1.24%) DB2
4 18 (1.11%) MySQL
5 17 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
7 7 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.43%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.37%) HBase
9 5 (0.31%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.31%) Big Data
9 5 (0.31%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.25%) MarkLogic
11 3 (0.19%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.19%) Sqoop
11 3 (0.19%) HCatalog
11 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 20 (1.24%) Jenkins
2 18 (1.11%) Hudson
3 4 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.12%) RequisitePro
4 2 (0.12%) MSI
4 2 (0.12%) Subversion
4 2 (0.12%) JIRA
4 2 (0.12%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.062%) Ant
5 1 (0.062%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.062%) FrontPage
5 1 (0.062%) ProC
5 1 (0.062%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.062%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 317 (19.60%) Finance
2 161 (9.96%) Banking
3 98 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 49 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 43 (2.66%) Financial Institution
6 35 (2.16%) Retail
7 21 (1.30%) Marketing
8 20 (1.24%) Spanish Language
9 18 (1.11%) French Language
9 18 (1.11%) Law
10 16 (0.99%) Advertising
11 14 (0.87%) Mandarin Language
12 11 (0.68%) Publishing
12 11 (0.68%) Back Office
13 9 (0.56%) German Language
14 8 (0.49%) Legal
14 8 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.49%) Games
15 6 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 377 (23.31%) Network Engineer
2 178 (11.01%) Cisco Engineer
3 166 (10.27%) Architect
4 136 (8.41%) Consultant
5 126 (7.79%) Analyst
6 108 (6.68%) Security Engineer
7 95 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 91 (5.63%) Project Manager
9 81 (5.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 70 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 67 (4.14%) Network Security Engineer
12 61 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
13 59 (3.65%) Network Consultant
14 55 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
15 51 (3.15%) Senior Network Engineer
15 51 (3.15%) Administrator
16 49 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
17 48 (2.97%) Support Analyst
18 47 (2.91%) Network Support
19 46 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.61%) XMPP
2 16 (0.99%) .NET
2 16 (0.99%) VXML
3 15 (0.93%) XML
4 12 (0.74%) Web Services
5 11 (0.68%) ASP.NET
6 10 (0.62%) HTML
6 10 (0.62%) CSS
7 9 (0.56%) Middleware
7 9 (0.56%) Regular Expression
8 6 (0.37%) Application Packaging
8 6 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (0.37%) LAMP
9 5 (0.31%) SOAP
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.25%) JSON
11 3 (0.19%) Java EE
11 3 (0.19%) JSP
11 3 (0.19%) Ajax
11 3 (0.19%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 73 (4.51%) Blackberry
2 45 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 42 (2.60%) Clustering
4 38 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
5 33 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 33 (2.04%) Replication
6 27 (1.67%) Open Source
7 22 (1.36%) Hedge funds
7 22 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 21 (1.30%) FlexPod
9 16 (0.99%) CESG
10 14 (0.87%) iPhone
11 13 (0.80%) Fat Client
11 13 (0.80%) Thin Client
12 12 (0.74%) CLARiiON
12 12 (0.74%) iPad
13 11 (0.68%) PKI
13 11 (0.68%) NHS
13 11 (0.68%) Firmware
13 11 (0.68%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 519 (32.10%) Windows
2 231 (14.29%) Linux
3 184 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 153 (9.46%) Windows 7
5 123 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 99 (6.12%) UNIX
7 96 (5.94%) Windows XP
8 70 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (2.47%) Solaris
10 29 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (1.42%) Windows 2000
12 21 (1.30%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.05%) SUSE
14 16 (0.99%) AIX
15 14 (0.87%) Windows Vista
15 14 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
16 13 (0.80%) Android
17 11 (0.68%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
19 7 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (14.53%) ITIL
2 166 (10.27%) Migration
3 115 (7.11%) Load Balancing
4 98 (6.06%) Project Management
5 91 (5.63%) Service Management
6 76 (4.70%) Service Delivery
6 76 (4.70%) Network Design
7 60 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 55 (3.40%) PRINCE2
9 52 (3.22%) Change Management
9 52 (3.22%) DevOps
10 47 (2.91%) Network Management
11 40 (2.47%) Problem Management
12 39 (2.41%) Network Architecture
12 39 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (2.29%) BCP
13 37 (2.29%) Change Control
13 37 (2.29%) Security Architecture
14 36 (2.23%) Business Continuity
15 35 (2.16%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (8.29%) SQL
2 47 (2.91%) Perl
3 37 (2.29%) PowerShell
4 20 (1.24%) Bash Shell
5 15 (0.93%) Python
5 15 (0.93%) C
6 13 (0.80%) VB
7 12 (0.74%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 10 (0.62%) VBA
10 8 (0.49%) Java
11 7 (0.43%) C#
12 6 (0.37%) PHP
12 6 (0.37%) Korn
13 5 (0.31%) Ruby
14 3 (0.19%) Groovy
14 3 (0.19%) R
14 3 (0.19%) VBScript
15 1 (0.062%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.062%) C++
Qualifications
1 527 (32.59%) Cisco Certification
2 341 (21.09%) CCNP
3 203 (12.55%) CCNA
4 117 (7.24%) CCIE
5 102 (6.31%) Security Cleared
6 83 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 75 (4.64%) SC Cleared
8 71 (4.39%) Degree
9 57 (3.53%) MCSE
10 53 (3.28%) CISSP
11 49 (3.03%) CCSE
12 41 (2.54%) CCDP
13 39 (2.41%) CCVP
14 36 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 28 (1.73%) JNCIS
15 28 (1.73%) MCITP
15 28 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (1.67%) MCP
17 25 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
18 22 (1.36%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.09%) SLA
2 30 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.56%) QA
6 6 (0.37%) COBIT
7 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.062%) GPG13
8 1 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 295 (18.24%) Active Directory
2 217 (13.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 58 (3.59%) XenApp
5 54 (3.34%) vSphere
6 31 (1.92%) VMware ESX
7 24 (1.48%) NFS
8 22 (1.36%) Xen
9 21 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (1.18%) Snort
11 18 (1.11%) XenServer
11 18 (1.11%) XenDesktop
12 16 (0.99%) NLBS
13 11 (0.68%) ProxySG
13 11 (0.68%) SRDF
14 10 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.62%) ISA Server
14 10 (0.62%) vCloud
15 9 (0.56%) KVM
15 9 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 91 (5.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 65 (4.02%) SCCM
3 50 (3.09%) Cisco UCCE
4 36 (2.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 35 (2.16%) Cisco UCCX
6 29 (1.79%) SCOM
7 26 (1.61%) Puppet
8 25 (1.55%) NetBackup
9 22 (1.36%) Backup Exec
10 21 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (1.30%) Ansible
11 18 (1.11%) WSUS
12 16 (0.99%) OPNET
12 16 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
13 15 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
13 15 (0.93%) Tivoli
14 13 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
14 13 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
15 10 (0.62%) Foglight
15 10 (0.62%) OpenView
Vendors
1 384 (23.75%) VMware
2 339 (20.96%) Microsoft
3 312 (19.29%) Juniper
4 311 (19.23%) CheckPoint
5 207 (12.80%) F5
6 205 (12.68%) HP
7 204 (12.62%) Citrix
8 127 (7.85%) NetApp
9 108 (6.68%) EMC
10 99 (6.12%) Blue Coat
11 90 (5.57%) IBM
11 90 (5.57%) Oracle
12 59 (3.65%) SolarWinds
13 56 (3.46%) Dell
14 49 (3.03%) Symantec
15 45 (2.78%) Avaya
16 43 (2.66%) Websense
17 39 (2.41%) McAfee
18 29 (1.79%) Sourcefire
19 28 (1.73%) Red Hat
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