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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 30 22 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +26
Contract jobs citing Cisco 47 73 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.57% 6.87% 2.72%
As % of the Vendors category 9.63% 13.11% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 8
Average daily rate
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£363 £340 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £181 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £180.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.27% +800.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -12.19%
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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
488 557 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 47.47% 52.45% 50.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 262 149
Average daily rate £400 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 31
Average hourly rate £20.28 £15.13 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.04% -45.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.52 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.22 £180.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 41 (40.20%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (31.37%) Firewall
3 30 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
4 29 (28.43%) CCNP
5 28 (27.45%) CheckPoint
6 27 (26.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 23 (22.55%) VMware
7 23 (22.55%) F5
8 22 (21.57%) Telecoms
9 19 (18.63%) VoIP
10 17 (16.67%) CCIE
10 17 (16.67%) Juniper
11 15 (14.71%) Windows
12 14 (13.73%) OSPF
12 14 (13.73%) LAN
13 13 (12.75%) WAN
14 12 (11.76%) BGP
14 12 (11.76%) Cisco UCCE
15 11 (10.78%) Network Security
15 11 (10.78%) Citrix
15 11 (10.78%) Microsoft
15 11 (10.78%) VPN
16 10 (9.80%) CCDP
16 10 (9.80%) ITIL
16 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (8.82%) Cisco PIX
17 9 (8.82%) iSCSI
17 9 (8.82%) Linux
17 9 (8.82%) Active Directory
17 9 (8.82%) CCNA

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.88%) Lync
2 5 (4.90%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (2.94%) IIS
5 2 (1.96%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.98%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (31.37%) Firewall
2 30 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (26.47%) Cisco Nexus
4 19 (18.63%) VoIP
5 14 (13.73%) LAN
5 14 (13.73%) OSPF
6 13 (12.75%) WAN
7 12 (11.76%) BGP
8 11 (10.78%) VPN
8 11 (10.78%) Network Security
9 9 (8.82%) iSCSI
9 9 (8.82%) Cisco PIX
9 9 (8.82%) SAN
10 8 (7.84%) VLAN
11 7 (6.86%) IPsec
11 7 (6.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (6.86%) FWSM
12 6 (5.88%) MPLS
12 6 (5.88%) RIP
13 5 (4.90%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) MySQL
1 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (21.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.92%) Finance
3 3 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (24.51%) Network Engineer
2 18 (17.65%) Consultant
3 15 (14.71%) Architect
4 8 (7.84%) Design Engineer
4 8 (7.84%) Network Architect
5 7 (6.86%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Network Consultant
6 6 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) IP Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.92%) Administrator
8 4 (3.92%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Designer
8 4 (3.92%) Network Design Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.98%) JMS
2 1 (0.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.90%) IVR
2 4 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.96%) PKI
5 1 (0.98%) Statistics
5 1 (0.98%) CMDB
5 1 (0.98%) iPhone
5 1 (0.98%) Social Media
5 1 (0.98%) Kindle
5 1 (0.98%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.98%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.71%) Windows
2 9 (8.82%) Linux
3 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.98%) UNIX
4 1 (0.98%) Android
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.98%) VMS
4 1 (0.98%) HPUX
4 1 (0.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.80%) ITIL
2 8 (7.84%) Service Delivery
3 7 (6.86%) Project Management
3 7 (6.86%) Migration
3 7 (6.86%) Network Design
3 7 (6.86%) Network Architecture
4 6 (5.88%) Network Management
4 6 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 6 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (3.92%) Business Development
5 4 (3.92%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (3.92%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (3.92%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.94%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (2.94%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.94%) Service Management
6 3 (2.94%) Validation
6 3 (2.94%) Change Management
6 3 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.84%) SQL
2 3 (2.94%) C
3 2 (1.96%) Java
3 2 (1.96%) Python
3 2 (1.96%) Tcl
4 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (40.20%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (28.43%) CCNP
3 17 (16.67%) CCIE
4 10 (9.80%) CCDP
5 9 (8.82%) CCNA
6 8 (7.84%) Security Cleared
7 7 (6.86%) JNCIS
8 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
8 6 (5.88%) CISSP
9 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.92%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (3.92%) CCSP
11 3 (2.94%) MCSE
11 3 (2.94%) CCSA
11 3 (2.94%) CCSE
11 3 (2.94%) Degree
12 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.96%) MCTS
12 2 (1.96%) MCITP
12 2 (1.96%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) SLA
1 4 (3.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.90%) XenServer
4 2 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.98%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (11.76%) Cisco UCCE
2 8 (7.84%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.94%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.96%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (1.96%) SCCM
6 1 (0.98%) SCOM
6 1 (0.98%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.98%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.98%) OpenView
6 1 (0.98%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.98%) Netcool
Vendors
1 28 (27.45%) CheckPoint
2 23 (22.55%) VMware
2 23 (22.55%) F5
3 17 (16.67%) Juniper
4 11 (10.78%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.78%) Citrix
5 8 (7.84%) HP
6 6 (5.88%) Avaya
6 6 (5.88%) IBM
6 6 (5.88%) Verint
7 5 (4.90%) Dell
7 5 (4.90%) NetApp
7 5 (4.90%) Nokia
7 5 (4.90%) Tufin
7 5 (4.90%) 3PAR
7 5 (4.90%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.92%) Redback
8 4 (3.92%) Mercator
8 4 (3.92%) Symantec
8 4 (3.92%) Veeam
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