The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 20 25 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing Cisco 6 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.94% 2.40% 6.92%
As % of the Vendors category 5.71% 5.50% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 10
Average daily rate
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£308 £500 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.50% +51.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £500 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £535 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.60 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +6.32%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Vendors Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
105 109 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 51.47% 43.60% 56.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 52 73
Average daily rate £350 £475 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +34.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £550 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Average hourly rate £28.13 £42.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% +41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) Network Security
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) CCNP
4 3 (23.08%) SLA
4 3 (23.08%) IBM
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (23.08%) vSphere
4 3 (23.08%) Puppet
4 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (15.38%) Eucalyptus
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
5 2 (15.38%) IaaS
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (15.38%) Eucalyptus
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 2 (15.38%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.69%) FCoE
3 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (7.69%) 4G
3 1 (7.69%) ISDN
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) 3G
3 1 (7.69%) MPLS
3 1 (7.69%) NetScreen
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) Frame Relay
3 1 (7.69%) 2G
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
1 2 (15.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Platform Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Compliance Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Business Operations Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Workflow
2 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (23.08%) CCNP
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) VCP5
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
1 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) vMotion
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) IBM
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (15.38%) EMC
5 2 (15.38%) SAP
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper
5 2 (15.38%) CA
6 1 (7.69%) Nokia
6 1 (7.69%) Apple
6 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (7.69%) Aruba
6 1 (7.69%) F5