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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 51 30 14
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -16
Contract jobs citing Cisco 24 6 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.25% 1.80% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category 7.55% 3.97% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 11
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£348 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.91% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -24.00%
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
318 151 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 43.03% 45.21% 47.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 57 98
Average daily rate £347 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £472 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 21 22
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £10.25 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the North East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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
Tyne and Wear -22 20 £348 +15.91% 1
Northumberland - - - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 23 (62.16%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (45.95%) Firewall
3 17 (45.95%) HP
3 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (43.24%) DNS
5 15 (40.54%) WAN
6 14 (37.84%) LAN
6 14 (37.84%) Juniper
6 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
7 13 (35.14%) CheckPoint
7 13 (35.14%) F5
8 12 (32.43%) MS Office
8 12 (32.43%) Hyper-V
8 12 (32.43%) Service Management
9 11 (29.73%) Incident Management
9 11 (29.73%) ITIL
9 11 (29.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (29.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 11 (29.73%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (29.73%) WhatsUp Gold
9 11 (29.73%) vSphere
9 11 (29.73%) Network Management
10 10 (27.03%) Junos
10 10 (27.03%) TippingPoint
10 10 (27.03%) SSL
10 10 (27.03%) EMC
10 10 (27.03%) McAfee
10 10 (27.03%) QA
10 10 (27.03%) Cisco IOS

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) MS Office
2 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) Firewall
2 16 (43.24%) DNS
3 15 (40.54%) WAN
4 14 (37.84%) LAN
5 11 (29.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 11 (29.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 10 (27.03%) Junos
6 10 (27.03%) SSL
6 10 (27.03%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (24.32%) Network Security
7 9 (24.32%) SAN
8 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (10.81%) SMS
9 4 (10.81%) DHCP
10 3 (8.11%) MPLS
11 2 (5.41%) DSL
11 2 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (2.70%) Cisco ISE
12 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.81%) Server Support
4 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Operations Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) VMware Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Telecoms Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Cryptography
2 4 (10.81%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Life Science
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Service Management
2 11 (29.73%) Incident Management
2 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (29.73%) Network Management
3 10 (27.03%) Service Delivery
3 10 (27.03%) Network Design
4 9 (24.32%) Load Balancing
5 6 (16.22%) Time Management
6 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.41%) Change Management
8 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.70%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.70%) Line Management
8 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.70%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
2 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) CCNP
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) PMP
5 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
2 8 (21.62%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) Hyper-V
2 11 (29.73%) vSphere
3 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
3 8 (21.62%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (10.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (5.41%) WSUS
4 1 (2.70%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) HP
2 14 (37.84%) Juniper
3 13 (35.14%) CheckPoint
3 13 (35.14%) F5
4 10 (27.03%) TippingPoint
4 10 (27.03%) EMC
4 10 (27.03%) McAfee
5 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
6 8 (21.62%) 3PAR
7 4 (10.81%) VMware
8 3 (8.11%) Riverbed
8 3 (8.11%) Crossbeam
9 2 (5.41%) Dell
9 2 (5.41%) CA
10 1 (2.70%) Dot Hill
10 1 (2.70%) NEC
10 1 (2.70%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.70%) Polycom
10 1 (2.70%) Brocade
10 1 (2.70%) Draytek