The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 35 36 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs citing Cisco 28 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.82% 3.92% 6.91%
As % of the Vendors category 8.59% 7.10% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £222 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.99% -21.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £168 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £301 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -10.00%
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 North East region.

Vendors Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
326 352 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 44.47% 55.17% 45.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 229 58
Average daily rate £314 £278 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.06% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 12
Average hourly rate £12.18 £14.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.01% -23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.67 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £19.50 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 April 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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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
Tyne and Wear +5 20 £275 +23.99% 2
Durham 0 5 £288 -
Cleveland - 1 - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 27 (42.19%) Firewall
2 19 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (29.69%) Windows
2 19 (29.69%) ITIL
3 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
4 16 (25.00%) EMC
5 15 (23.44%) CheckPoint
5 15 (23.44%) MS Excel
5 15 (23.44%) WAN
6 14 (21.88%) LAN
6 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
7 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (18.75%) Juniper
8 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
8 12 (18.75%) vSphere
8 12 (18.75%) F5
9 11 (17.19%) HP
9 11 (17.19%) McAfee
9 11 (17.19%) Network Security
9 11 (17.19%) TippingPoint
9 11 (17.19%) Service Management
10 10 (15.63%) Service Delivery
10 10 (15.63%) Incident Management
10 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
10 10 (15.63%) MS Office
11 9 (14.06%) CCNP
11 9 (14.06%) CCNA
11 9 (14.06%) DNS
11 9 (14.06%) SAN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 15 (23.44%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 27 (42.19%) Firewall
2 15 (23.44%) WAN
3 14 (21.88%) LAN
4 12 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (17.19%) Network Security
6 9 (14.06%) DNS
6 9 (14.06%) SAN
7 8 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (10.94%) Junos
8 7 (10.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (10.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (9.38%) SSL
10 5 (7.81%) Cisco ICM
10 5 (7.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (4.69%) IPv6
11 3 (4.69%) VPN
11 3 (4.69%) DHCP
12 2 (3.13%) VoIP
13 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
1 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (1.56%) Back Office
1 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Network Engineer
2 8 (12.50%) Consultant
2 8 (12.50%) Analyst
3 6 (9.38%) Service Analyst
3 6 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (7.81%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Network Consultant
4 5 (7.81%) IT Support
5 4 (6.25%) EMC Storage Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Voice Specialist
5 4 (6.25%) Administrator
5 4 (6.25%) EMC Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Network Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) Storage Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (3.13%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) VXML
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 5 (7.81%) Clustering
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) IVR
4 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.13%) Linux
7 1 (1.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) ITIL
2 11 (17.19%) Service Management
3 10 (15.63%) Service Delivery
3 10 (15.63%) Incident Management
4 7 (10.94%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (10.94%) Network Design
5 6 (9.38%) Load Balancing
5 6 (9.38%) Time Management
5 6 (9.38%) Network Management
6 4 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (6.25%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 3 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.69%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.69%) SIEM
7 3 (4.69%) Change Control
7 3 (4.69%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.69%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.69%) ITSM
7 3 (4.69%) Migration
7 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.56%) Java
1 1 (1.56%) PHP
1 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
3 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
4 9 (14.06%) CCNP
4 9 (14.06%) CCNA
5 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (9.38%) MCSE
7 5 (7.81%) MCSA
8 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) JSP 440
2 6 (9.38%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
1 12 (18.75%) vSphere
2 8 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.25%) SRDF
4 1 (1.56%) KVM
4 1 (1.56%) iptables
4 1 (1.56%) XenApp
4 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (7.81%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (4.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (25.00%) EMC
2 15 (23.44%) CheckPoint
3 12 (18.75%) Juniper
3 12 (18.75%) F5
4 11 (17.19%) TippingPoint
4 11 (17.19%) HP
4 11 (17.19%) McAfee
5 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
6 8 (12.50%) 3PAR
7 6 (9.38%) VMware
8 5 (7.81%) Riverbed
8 5 (7.81%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.81%) Crossbeam
9 4 (6.25%) Brocade
10 3 (4.69%) Symantec
10 3 (4.69%) Dell
11 2 (3.13%) Avaya
12 1 (1.56%) Sybase
12 1 (1.56%) NetApp
12 1 (1.56%) Lotus