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 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 36 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 9 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.47% 2.96% 4.45%
As % of the Vendors category 6.12% 9.09% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£336 £319 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £10.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.81
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -11.67%
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
147 66 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 40.27% 32.51% 44.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 24 59
Average daily rate £425 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 18
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% +39.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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
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 27 March 2015, 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 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
3 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (23.53%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) Wireless
5 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) CentOS
5 4 (23.53%) vSphere
6 3 (17.65%) EqualLogic
6 3 (17.65%) Dell KACE
6 3 (17.65%) Ruckus Wireless
6 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (17.65%) WordPress
6 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (17.65%) Altiris
6 3 (17.65%) Dell
6 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 3 (17.65%) VoIP
7 2 (11.76%) MS Office
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) CCNA

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (17.65%) WordPress
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) LAN
1 6 (35.29%) WAN
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) Wireless
3 3 (17.65%) VoIP
4 2 (11.76%) VPN
4 2 (11.76%) MPLS
5 1 (5.88%) ADSL
5 1 (5.88%) ISDN
5 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.88%) VLAN
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
2 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) CCTV
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 4 (23.53%) CentOS
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Benchmarking
2 1 (5.88%) CAD
2 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.88%) Network Design
2 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
2 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) HND
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) Dell
3 3 (17.65%) Altiris
3 3 (17.65%) Dell KACE
3 3 (17.65%) Ruckus Wireless
4 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Intergraph
5 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.88%) F5