The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 29 22 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing Cisco 57 48 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.62% 5.57% 3.58%
As % of the Vendors category 10.71% 11.85% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 13
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +47.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £278 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £29.40 £40.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.51% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.88 £22.00 £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.91 £41.60 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.32%
Cisco
Berkshire

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

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
532 405 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 52.41% 46.98% 48.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 186 195
Average daily rate £413 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 27
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 34 (40.96%) Firewall
2 31 (37.35%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (30.12%) CCNP
3 25 (30.12%) CheckPoint
4 21 (25.30%) Juniper
4 21 (25.30%) LAN
5 19 (22.89%) F5
6 18 (21.69%) Security Cleared
7 16 (19.28%) CCIE
7 16 (19.28%) BGP
8 15 (18.07%) CCNA
8 15 (18.07%) VPN
8 15 (18.07%) Data Centre
9 14 (16.87%) WAN
9 14 (16.87%) OSPF
9 14 (16.87%) VLAN
10 13 (15.66%) Load Balancing
10 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
10 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
11 12 (14.46%) VoIP
11 12 (14.46%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (14.46%) Network Security
12 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
12 11 (13.25%) Telecoms
12 11 (13.25%) VMware
13 10 (12.05%) ITIL
13 10 (12.05%) HP
14 9 (10.84%) Windows
14 9 (10.84%) Cisco UCCE
15 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (7.23%) Lync
2 4 (4.82%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.61%) Apache
3 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.41%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Office 365
2 2 (2.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (40.96%) Firewall
2 21 (25.30%) LAN
3 16 (19.28%) BGP
4 15 (18.07%) VPN
5 14 (16.87%) WAN
5 14 (16.87%) OSPF
5 14 (16.87%) VLAN
6 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
7 12 (14.46%) VoIP
7 12 (14.46%) Network Security
7 12 (14.46%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (9.64%) Wireless
9 7 (8.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (8.43%) WebEx
10 6 (7.23%) Unified Communications
10 6 (7.23%) MPLS
10 6 (7.23%) SSL
11 5 (6.02%) IPsec
12 4 (4.82%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (4.82%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) DB2
General
1 11 (13.25%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.43%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Military
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (38.55%) Network Engineer
2 13 (15.66%) Consultant
3 7 (8.43%) Architect
4 6 (7.23%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Security Consultant
5 5 (6.02%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.02%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Network Operations Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) IP Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Design Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Cyber Security Consultant
7 3 (3.61%) Network Architect
8 2 (2.41%) Communications Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.41%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) REST
2 3 (3.61%) .NET
2 3 (3.61%) SOAP
2 3 (3.61%) Middleware
3 2 (2.41%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.82%) PKI
3 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.61%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.41%) Clustering
4 2 (2.41%) IVR
4 2 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.20%) Social Media
5 1 (1.20%) CMDB
5 1 (1.20%) CESG
5 1 (1.20%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.20%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.84%) Windows
2 4 (4.82%) Linux
2 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (4.82%) UNIX
3 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) VMS
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.20%) HPUX
4 1 (1.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.66%) Load Balancing
2 10 (12.05%) ITIL
3 8 (9.64%) Project Management
4 7 (8.43%) Migration
5 6 (7.23%) Quality Management
5 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.23%) Network Design
6 5 (6.02%) QMS
6 5 (6.02%) Change Control
7 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.82%) Service Management
8 3 (3.61%) Information Security
8 3 (3.61%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (3.61%) Change Management
8 3 (3.61%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.61%) Data Security
8 3 (3.61%) Network Architecture
8 3 (3.61%) Time Management
8 3 (3.61%) Network Management
8 3 (3.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.02%) Java
2 4 (4.82%) C
3 3 (3.61%) C++
3 3 (3.61%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) Python
4 2 (2.41%) Tcl
4 2 (2.41%) VBScript
4 2 (2.41%) Perl
5 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (37.35%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (30.12%) CCNP
3 18 (21.69%) Security Cleared
4 16 (19.28%) CCIE
5 15 (18.07%) CCNA
6 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
7 7 (8.43%) Degree
8 6 (7.23%) CCVP
9 5 (6.02%) DV Cleared
10 4 (4.82%) CCDP
11 2 (2.41%) CCSP
11 2 (2.41%) CCDA
11 2 (2.41%) MCSE
11 2 (2.41%) CCSA
11 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.41%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (2.41%) CCSE
11 2 (2.41%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.20%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.20%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) Cisco UCCE
2 6 (7.23%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (4.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.61%) SCCM
4 3 (3.61%) SCOM
4 3 (3.61%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.20%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (30.12%) CheckPoint
2 21 (25.30%) Juniper
3 19 (22.89%) F5
4 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
5 11 (13.25%) VMware
6 10 (12.05%) HP
7 7 (8.43%) Nokia
8 6 (7.23%) Citrix
8 6 (7.23%) Crossbeam
9 4 (4.82%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.82%) Avaya
10 3 (3.61%) Oracle
10 3 (3.61%) Huawei
11 2 (2.41%) Veeam
11 2 (2.41%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.41%) Meraki
11 2 (2.41%) Varonis
11 2 (2.41%) Zerto
11 2 (2.41%) Neverfail
11 2 (2.41%) IBM
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