The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 40 18 35
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs citing Cisco 8 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.89% 6.40% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 4.10% 15.71% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 0
Average daily rate
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£411 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
Cisco
Oxfordshire

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

Vendors Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
195 70 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 45.99% 40.70% 52.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 46 78
Average daily rate £475 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £142 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £396 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.17% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.40 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.08 £28.05 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 9 (56.25%) LAN
1 9 (56.25%) WAN
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) CCNA
5 4 (25.00%) MPLS
6 3 (18.75%) SAN
6 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) VoIP
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
7 2 (12.50%) NAS
7 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (12.50%) F5
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
7 2 (12.50%) ADSL
7 2 (12.50%) DHCP
7 2 (12.50%) VPN
7 2 (12.50%) DNS

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) LAN
1 9 (56.25%) WAN
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) MPLS
4 3 (18.75%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) VoIP
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (12.50%) NAS
5 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (12.50%) ADSL
5 2 (12.50%) DHCP
5 2 (12.50%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) ISDN
6 1 (6.25%) WLAN
6 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
6 1 (6.25%) VLAN
6 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) DTV
1 1 (6.25%) CCTV
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) SUSE
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
3 1 (6.25%) CAD
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) HND
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) Firmware
4 1 (6.25%) vCloud
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Intergraph
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