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 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 25 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 48 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.73% 3.48% 2.91%
As % of the Vendors category 12.90% 7.01% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £383 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +24.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.38% -19.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.30% -15.47%
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
372 499 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 44.39% 49.60% 52.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 256 175
Average daily rate £375 £390 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 37
Average hourly rate £55.65 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+297.50% -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 32 (38.55%) Firewall
2 31 (37.35%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (28.92%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (26.51%) CCNP
4 22 (26.51%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (24.10%) CheckPoint
6 19 (22.89%) F5
7 18 (21.69%) Juniper
8 16 (19.28%) LAN
8 16 (19.28%) WAN
9 15 (18.07%) CCIE
9 15 (18.07%) Telecoms
9 15 (18.07%) VMware
10 14 (16.87%) Windows
11 13 (15.66%) OSPF
12 12 (14.46%) BGP
13 11 (13.25%) Network Security
14 10 (12.05%) Cisco UCCE
15 9 (10.84%) VLAN
15 9 (10.84%) VoIP
15 9 (10.84%) SAN
16 8 (9.64%) VPN
16 8 (9.64%) SC Cleared
16 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
17 7 (8.43%) iSCSI
17 7 (8.43%) Network Architecture
17 7 (8.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 7 (8.43%) Network Design
17 7 (8.43%) Citrix
17 7 (8.43%) ITIL

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 7 (8.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.82%) Lync
3 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.61%) IIS
4 2 (2.41%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.20%) GroupWise
5 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 32 (38.55%) Firewall
2 24 (28.92%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (26.51%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (19.28%) LAN
4 16 (19.28%) WAN
5 13 (15.66%) OSPF
6 12 (14.46%) BGP
7 11 (13.25%) Network Security
8 9 (10.84%) VLAN
8 9 (10.84%) VoIP
8 9 (10.84%) SAN
9 8 (9.64%) VPN
10 7 (8.43%) iSCSI
10 7 (8.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (8.43%) MPLS
11 6 (7.23%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (6.02%) BIG-IP
12 5 (6.02%) RIP
13 4 (4.82%) Wireless
13 4 (4.82%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) AdminStudio
General
1 15 (18.07%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.23%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Billing
4 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Network Engineer
2 15 (18.07%) Architect
3 13 (15.66%) Consultant
4 9 (10.84%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Network Architect
5 8 (9.64%) Security Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Design Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Network Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) Voice Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) IP Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.82%) Network Design Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Design Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Network Design Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Cisco Expert
10 3 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) Application Packaging
1 1 (1.20%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.61%) IVR
2 2 (2.41%) PKI
3 1 (1.20%) iPhone
3 1 (1.20%) Kindle
3 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.20%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.20%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (1.20%) Statistics
3 1 (1.20%) CMDB
3 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) Linux
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.20%) Android
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.20%) HPUX
6 1 (1.20%) Solaris
6 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.43%) Network Architecture
1 7 (8.43%) Network Design
1 7 (8.43%) ITIL
2 4 (4.82%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (4.82%) Network Management
2 4 (4.82%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (3.61%) Load Balancing
3 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (3.61%) Migration
3 3 (3.61%) Change Management
4 2 (2.41%) Service Management
4 2 (2.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.41%) Project Management
4 2 (2.41%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (2.41%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (1.20%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (1.20%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.20%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (1.20%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 1 (1.20%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) SQL
2 1 (1.20%) Java
2 1 (1.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (37.35%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (26.51%) CCNP
3 15 (18.07%) CCIE
4 8 (9.64%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.23%) CCDP
6 5 (6.02%) CCNA
6 5 (6.02%) CISSP
7 4 (4.82%) JNCIS
8 3 (3.61%) CCIP
9 2 (2.41%) CCSA
9 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.41%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (2.41%) CCSP
9 2 (2.41%) Degree
9 2 (2.41%) MCTS
9 2 (2.41%) MCITP
9 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.20%) CCSE
10 1 (1.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.41%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (4.82%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (4.82%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.41%) SCCM
5 1 (1.20%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.20%) SCOM
5 1 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.20%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.20%) OpenView
5 1 (1.20%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.20%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (24.10%) CheckPoint
2 19 (22.89%) F5
3 18 (21.69%) Juniper
4 15 (18.07%) VMware
5 7 (8.43%) Citrix
6 6 (7.23%) Blue Coat
6 6 (7.23%) Tufin
6 6 (7.23%) Verint
7 5 (6.02%) HP
8 4 (4.82%) Mercator
8 4 (4.82%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.82%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.82%) Infoblox
9 3 (3.61%) Nortel
9 3 (3.61%) Ericsson
9 3 (3.61%) Oracle
9 3 (3.61%) Avaya
10 2 (2.41%) Remedy
10 2 (2.41%) Radware
10 2 (2.41%) Nokia
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