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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 46 19 44
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +25
Contract jobs citing Cisco 26 73 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.03% 7.39% 2.95%
As % of the Vendors category 5.74% 14.75% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 5
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£400 £383 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +33.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £273 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £453 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -17.50%
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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
453 495 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 52.74% 50.10% 54.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 217 181
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 25
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.62% -47.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.10 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 (45.07%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (35.21%) Cisco ASA
3 24 (33.80%) CCNP
3 24 (33.80%) Firewall
4 23 (32.39%) CheckPoint
5 19 (26.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (23.94%) Telecoms
6 17 (23.94%) VMware
6 17 (23.94%) Juniper
6 17 (23.94%) VoIP
7 14 (19.72%) F5
8 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
9 12 (16.90%) CCIE
10 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
10 11 (15.49%) LAN
11 10 (14.08%) WAN
11 10 (14.08%) Windows
11 10 (14.08%) CCDP
11 10 (14.08%) Citrix
11 10 (14.08%) OSPF
12 9 (12.68%) Linux
12 9 (12.68%) VPN
12 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (11.27%) Cisco PIX
13 8 (11.27%) Network Security
13 8 (11.27%) iSCSI
13 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
13 8 (11.27%) HP
13 8 (11.27%) CCNA
14 7 (9.86%) ITIL

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (7.04%) Lync
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (2.82%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (2.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.41%) GroupWise
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (35.21%) Cisco ASA
2 24 (33.80%) Firewall
3 19 (26.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (23.94%) VoIP
5 11 (15.49%) LAN
6 10 (14.08%) WAN
6 10 (14.08%) OSPF
7 9 (12.68%) VPN
8 8 (11.27%) Cisco PIX
8 8 (11.27%) Network Security
8 8 (11.27%) iSCSI
9 7 (9.86%) BGP
9 7 (9.86%) IPsec
9 7 (9.86%) Wireless
10 6 (8.45%) FWSM
10 6 (8.45%) VLAN
11 5 (7.04%) SAN
11 5 (7.04%) PBX
11 5 (7.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (7.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) MySQL
General
1 17 (23.94%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Network Engineer
2 12 (16.90%) Consultant
3 7 (9.86%) Design Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Network Consultant
4 5 (7.04%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (7.04%) IP Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Designer
5 4 (5.63%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Architect
6 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Administrator
6 3 (4.23%) Network Designer
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (4.23%) Cisco Specialist
6 3 (4.23%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Voice Specialist
6 3 (4.23%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.41%) JMS
2 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) PKI
3 2 (2.82%) IVR
4 1 (1.41%) CMDB
4 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.41%) UNIX
3 1 (1.41%) HPUX
3 1 (1.41%) VMS
3 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.86%) ITIL
1 7 (9.86%) Service Delivery
1 7 (9.86%) Network Architecture
2 6 (8.45%) Load Balancing
2 6 (8.45%) Migration
2 6 (8.45%) Project Management
3 5 (7.04%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (7.04%) Network Design
3 5 (7.04%) Network Management
4 4 (5.63%) Protective Monitoring
4 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
4 4 (5.63%) Business Development
4 4 (5.63%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.23%) Validation
5 3 (4.23%) Change Management
5 3 (4.23%) Service Management
5 3 (4.23%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (4.23%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) C
3 2 (2.82%) Tcl
3 2 (2.82%) Python
3 2 (2.82%) Java
4 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (45.07%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (33.80%) CCNP
3 12 (16.90%) CCIE
4 10 (14.08%) CCDP
5 8 (11.27%) CCNA
6 7 (9.86%) JNCIS
7 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
8 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
9 4 (5.63%) CCSP
9 4 (5.63%) CISSP
9 4 (5.63%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (4.23%) MCSE
10 3 (4.23%) Degree
11 2 (2.82%) CCSE
11 2 (2.82%) MCTS
11 2 (2.82%) MCITP
11 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.82%) CCSA
11 2 (2.82%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.04%) XenServer
4 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Cisco UCCE
2 6 (8.45%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.82%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.41%) SCCM
5 1 (1.41%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (32.39%) CheckPoint
2 17 (23.94%) VMware
2 17 (23.94%) Juniper
3 14 (19.72%) F5
4 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
5 10 (14.08%) Citrix
6 8 (11.27%) HP
7 6 (8.45%) Avaya
8 5 (7.04%) NetApp
8 5 (7.04%) Nokia
8 5 (7.04%) Dell
8 5 (7.04%) IBM
8 5 (7.04%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.63%) Varonis
9 4 (5.63%) Zerto
9 4 (5.63%) Neverfail
9 4 (5.63%) Blue Coat
9 4 (5.63%) Redback
9 4 (5.63%) Veeam
9 4 (5.63%) Radware
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