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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 21 42 33
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 48 36 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.57% 3.58% 4.63%
As % of the Vendors category 11.88% 7.30% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% +2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -3.37%
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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
404 493 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.87% 49.05% 55.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 196 209
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £171 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 20
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 49 (40.50%) Firewall
2 46 (38.02%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (38.02%) Juniper
3 28 (23.14%) CheckPoint
3 28 (23.14%) F5
4 27 (22.31%) CCIE
5 26 (21.49%) CCNP
5 26 (21.49%) VPN
6 24 (19.83%) OSPF
6 24 (19.83%) Telecoms
7 23 (19.01%) BGP
8 22 (18.18%) VoIP
8 22 (18.18%) WAN
9 21 (17.36%) MPLS
10 20 (16.53%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (15.70%) LAN
11 19 (15.70%) Windows
12 18 (14.88%) C
12 18 (14.88%) CCNA
12 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
13 17 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (14.05%) Cisco PIX
13 17 (14.05%) CISSP
14 16 (13.22%) Apache
14 16 (13.22%) IPsec
14 16 (13.22%) GDB
15 15 (12.40%) Network Management
15 15 (12.40%) Network Design
15 15 (12.40%) SNMP
16 13 (10.74%) Active Directory

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 16 (13.22%) Apache
2 10 (8.26%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.31%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.65%) Lync
5 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.31%) MS Office
3 3 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (40.50%) Firewall
2 26 (21.49%) VPN
3 24 (19.83%) OSPF
4 23 (19.01%) BGP
5 22 (18.18%) VoIP
5 22 (18.18%) WAN
6 21 (17.36%) MPLS
7 20 (16.53%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (15.70%) LAN
9 17 (14.05%) Cisco PIX
9 17 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (13.22%) IPsec
11 15 (12.40%) SNMP
12 13 (10.74%) BIG-IP
12 13 (10.74%) Network Security
12 13 (10.74%) FWSM
13 12 (9.92%) TCP/IP
13 12 (9.92%) DNS
14 9 (7.44%) LTE
15 7 (5.79%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (13.22%) GDB
2 1 (0.83%) AdminStudio
General
1 24 (19.83%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.44%) Finance
3 5 (4.13%) Retail
4 4 (3.31%) Billing
5 3 (2.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (19.01%) Network Engineer
2 18 (14.88%) IP Engineer
3 17 (14.05%) Architect
3 17 (14.05%) Consultant
4 16 (13.22%) Design Engineer
5 15 (12.40%) Security Engineer
6 12 (9.92%) Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Network Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Programmer
8 7 (5.79%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Security Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) Network Design Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) C Developer
8 7 (5.79%) C Programmer
9 6 (4.96%) Network Architect
9 6 (4.96%) Designer
9 6 (4.96%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (4.13%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) .NET
2 2 (1.65%) Middleware
3 1 (0.83%) VXML
3 1 (0.83%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.83%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.48%) PKI
2 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.65%) Replication
2 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (1.65%) Kindle
3 1 (0.83%) IVR
3 1 (0.83%) SecurID
3 1 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (0.83%) Smartcard
3 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.70%) Windows
2 10 (8.26%) Linux
2 10 (8.26%) UNIX
3 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.31%) zOS
6 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.65%) AIX
8 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.40%) Network Design
1 15 (12.40%) Network Management
2 13 (10.74%) Embedded Software Development
2 13 (10.74%) ITIL
3 10 (8.26%) Network Architecture
4 8 (6.61%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (5.79%) Project Management
6 6 (4.96%) Information Security
6 6 (4.96%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.13%) Migration
8 4 (3.31%) Validation
8 4 (3.31%) Data Security
8 4 (3.31%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.31%) Demand Forecasting
9 3 (2.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.48%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.48%) Change Management
9 3 (2.48%) CRM
10 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.88%) C
2 9 (7.44%) Embedded C
3 7 (5.79%) SQL
4 4 (3.31%) Python
5 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.65%) C++
5 2 (1.65%) Java
5 2 (1.65%) Perl
6 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (38.02%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (22.31%) CCIE
3 26 (21.49%) CCNP
4 18 (14.88%) CCNA
4 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
5 17 (14.05%) CISSP
6 12 (9.92%) Check Point Certification
7 11 (9.09%) CCSP
8 9 (7.44%) SC Cleared
9 8 (6.61%) CCDP
10 7 (5.79%) Degree
11 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (3.31%) MCSE
11 4 (3.31%) CCSA
12 3 (2.48%) CCSE
12 3 (2.48%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.65%) PMP
13 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
13 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.83%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) SLA
2 8 (6.61%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.31%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.83%) COBIT
5 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.31%) Xen
4 2 (1.65%) vSphere
4 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.65%) XenApp
4 2 (1.65%) XenServer
5 1 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.83%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.83%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.83%) vCloud
5 1 (0.83%) KVM
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.83%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (10.74%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.48%) Nessus
3 1 (0.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.83%) MOM
Vendors
1 46 (38.02%) Juniper
2 28 (23.14%) CheckPoint
2 28 (23.14%) F5
3 12 (9.92%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.26%) Ericsson
4 10 (8.26%) Blue Coat
5 8 (6.61%) Huawei
5 8 (6.61%) Nokia
5 8 (6.61%) HP
6 7 (5.79%) IBM
6 7 (5.79%) Citrix
6 7 (5.79%) VMware
7 6 (4.96%) Oracle
7 6 (4.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.48%) Nortel
9 3 (2.48%) Redback
9 3 (2.48%) Radware
10 2 (1.65%) NetApp
10 2 (1.65%) Brocade