The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 36 40 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 489 350 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.04% 4.14% 4.25%
As % of the Vendors category 10.67% 8.47% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 171 126
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +1.19%
Cisco
England

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

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4581 4132 4588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.26% 48.83% 49.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2413 2090 2039
Average daily rate £363 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £215
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 299 248 297
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +10 166 £375 +3.09% 41
Hampshire +1 105 £315 -13.10% 33
Surrey +14 89 £338 +8.00% 32
Buckinghamshire +15 48 £344 -1.78% 14
East Sussex +5 22 £375 +15.38% 1
Kent +5 20 £418 +7.74% 15
Oxfordshire -17 15 £350 +115.38% 2
West Sussex +4 10 £325 -27.77% 4
Middlesex -8 8 £550 +41.57% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 £375 -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 374 (39.08%) Cisco Certification
2 372 (38.87%) Firewall
3 263 (27.48%) Windows
4 220 (22.99%) VMware
5 217 (22.68%) Telecoms
6 215 (22.47%) CheckPoint
7 197 (20.59%) Juniper
8 196 (20.48%) Microsoft
9 194 (20.27%) WAN
9 194 (20.27%) Security Cleared
10 192 (20.06%) LAN
11 188 (19.64%) CCNA
12 177 (18.50%) ITIL
13 176 (18.39%) Cisco ASA
14 175 (18.29%) CCNP
15 145 (15.15%) SC Cleared
16 144 (15.05%) Active Directory
17 141 (14.73%) HP
18 137 (14.32%) MPLS
19 136 (14.21%) OSPF
20 122 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
21 119 (12.43%) VPN
21 119 (12.43%) Linux
22 115 (12.02%) SAN
23 113 (11.81%) Network Security
24 110 (11.49%) BGP
25 109 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
26 102 (10.66%) F5
27 100 (10.45%) VoIP
28 98 (10.24%) CCIE

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 86 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 43 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (4.28%) Lync
4 25 (2.61%) SharePoint
5 22 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (2.09%) IIS
7 17 (1.78%) Apache
8 16 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.73%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.42%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.31%) CMS
12 3 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.21%) Moodle
13 2 (0.21%) SAS
13 2 (0.21%) JBoss
14 1 (0.10%) FileNet
Applications
1 86 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 53 (5.54%) MS Office
3 12 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.15%) MS Project
5 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.10%) assyst
4 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.25%) Office 365
2 8 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.73%) SaaS
4 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.52%) IaaS
5 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 372 (38.87%) Firewall
2 194 (20.27%) WAN
3 192 (20.06%) LAN
4 176 (18.39%) Cisco ASA
5 137 (14.32%) MPLS
6 136 (14.21%) OSPF
7 119 (12.43%) VPN
8 115 (12.02%) SAN
9 113 (11.81%) Network Security
10 110 (11.49%) BGP
11 100 (10.45%) VoIP
12 96 (10.03%) DNS
13 91 (9.51%) TCP/IP
14 77 (8.05%) Cisco Nexus
15 58 (6.06%) Cisco PIX
16 51 (5.33%) IPsec
17 50 (5.22%) Ethernet
18 49 (5.12%) SNMP
19 47 (4.91%) VLAN
20 39 (4.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.84%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.73%) MySQL
6 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.42%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.31%) Big Data
8 2 (0.21%) DB2
9 1 (0.10%) Ingres
9 1 (0.10%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.10%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.10%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 14 (1.46%) GDB
2 4 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.31%) Subversion
4 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.10%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.10%) WebLOAD
General
1 217 (22.68%) Telecoms
2 79 (8.25%) Finance
3 20 (2.09%) Retail
4 16 (1.67%) Banking
5 12 (1.25%) Marketing
5 12 (1.25%) Billing
6 10 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.94%) Advertising
7 9 (0.94%) Electronics
8 6 (0.63%) Military
8 6 (0.63%) Legal
9 4 (0.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.21%) German Language
10 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.10%) Games
11 1 (0.10%) Automotive
11 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.10%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 197 (20.59%) Network Engineer
2 96 (10.03%) Analyst
3 92 (9.61%) Architect
4 85 (8.88%) IP Engineer
5 77 (8.05%) Design Engineer
6 70 (7.31%) Consultant
7 64 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 58 (6.06%) Support Engineer
9 52 (5.43%) Cisco Engineer
10 51 (5.33%) Security Engineer
11 37 (3.87%) Project Manager
12 36 (3.76%) Network Security Engineer
13 29 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (2.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 26 (2.72%) Network Support
16 24 (2.51%) Network Consultant
16 24 (2.51%) Network Analyst
17 23 (2.40%) Network Architect
18 22 (2.30%) Support Analyst
18 22 (2.30%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.30%) HTML
2 19 (1.99%) JSP
3 18 (1.88%) .NET
4 14 (1.46%) ASP.NET
5 10 (1.04%) CSS
6 9 (0.94%) WAP
7 8 (0.84%) SOAP
8 6 (0.63%) Web Services
9 5 (0.52%) XML
10 4 (0.42%) VXML
10 4 (0.42%) WML
10 4 (0.42%) COM+
11 3 (0.31%) Middleware
12 2 (0.21%) RESTful
12 2 (0.21%) JPA
12 2 (0.21%) JMS
12 2 (0.21%) Spring
12 2 (0.21%) Ajax
13 1 (0.10%) XMPP
13 1 (0.10%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (1.78%) Blackberry
3 15 (1.57%) IVR
4 13 (1.36%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.36%) Mobile App
5 12 (1.25%) PKI
6 11 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (0.84%) Smart Meter
8 7 (0.73%) Clustering
8 7 (0.73%) EMC Centera
8 7 (0.73%) SecurID
9 6 (0.63%) FlexPod
9 6 (0.63%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.63%) Thin Client
9 6 (0.63%) DTV
10 5 (0.52%) e-Health
10 5 (0.52%) Statistics
10 5 (0.52%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.42%) User Experience
11 4 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 263 (27.48%) Windows
2 122 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 119 (12.43%) Linux
4 87 (9.09%) UNIX
5 80 (8.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (5.22%) Windows 7
8 42 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (3.34%) Solaris
10 27 (2.82%) Windows XP
11 15 (1.57%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.15%) AIX
13 10 (1.04%) CentOS
14 8 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.52%) Android
16 4 (0.42%) zOS
17 3 (0.31%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.21%) VMS
18 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (18.50%) ITIL
2 82 (8.57%) Network Design
3 69 (7.21%) Network Management
4 64 (6.69%) Project Management
5 47 (4.91%) Load Balancing
6 46 (4.81%) Migration
7 43 (4.49%) Network Architecture
8 35 (3.66%) Service Delivery
9 34 (3.55%) PRINCE2
10 33 (3.45%) Change Management
10 33 (3.45%) Service Management
11 32 (3.34%) Incident Management
12 28 (2.93%) Network Monitoring
13 25 (2.61%) Mentoring
14 24 (2.51%) Information Security
15 23 (2.40%) Validation
15 23 (2.40%) Risk Assessment
15 23 (2.40%) Fault Management
16 22 (2.30%) Workflow
17 21 (2.19%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (4.39%) PowerShell
2 37 (3.87%) SQL
3 28 (2.93%) C
4 24 (2.51%) Perl
5 18 (1.88%) JavaScript
6 16 (1.67%) Java
7 12 (1.25%) VBScript
8 11 (1.15%) Python
9 10 (1.04%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.04%) C++
10 9 (0.94%) VB
10 9 (0.94%) Embedded C
11 7 (0.73%) C#
11 7 (0.73%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.52%) PHP
13 4 (0.42%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 374 (39.08%) Cisco Certification
2 194 (20.27%) Security Cleared
3 188 (19.64%) CCNA
4 175 (18.29%) CCNP
5 145 (15.15%) SC Cleared
6 98 (10.24%) CCIE
7 71 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 55 (5.75%) DV Cleared
9 35 (3.66%) MCSE
9 35 (3.66%) CCSP
9 35 (3.66%) CISSP
10 31 (3.24%) Degree
10 31 (3.24%) CCSE
11 29 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (2.93%) MCITP
12 28 (2.93%) CCSA
13 25 (2.61%) ISTQB
14 18 (1.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 15 (1.57%) CCIP
15 15 (1.57%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.75%) SLA
2 31 (3.24%) PCI DSS
3 20 (2.09%) QA
4 18 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.63%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.31%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) BS25999
System Software
1 144 (15.05%) Active Directory
2 109 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (5.02%) vSphere
4 40 (4.18%) XenApp
5 34 (3.55%) Hyper-V
5 34 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.09%) XenDesktop
7 16 (1.67%) ProxySG
7 16 (1.67%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.04%) Xen
8 10 (1.04%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.04%) NFS
9 7 (0.73%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.63%) KVM
10 6 (0.63%) vCloud
10 6 (0.63%) Sendmail
11 5 (0.52%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.42%) NLBS
12 4 (0.42%) Snort
13 3 (0.31%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 28 (2.93%) FortiGate
2 22 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (1.99%) SCCM
4 18 (1.88%) Backup Exec
5 15 (1.57%) Cisco UCCE
6 13 (1.36%) WSUS
7 11 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (1.04%) WhatsUp Gold
8 10 (1.04%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.73%) OpenView
9 7 (0.73%) Netcool
9 7 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (0.63%) MOM
10 6 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
11 5 (0.52%) MAILsweeper
11 5 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 220 (22.99%) VMware
2 215 (22.47%) CheckPoint
3 197 (20.59%) Juniper
4 196 (20.48%) Microsoft
5 141 (14.73%) HP
6 102 (10.66%) F5
7 97 (10.14%) Citrix
8 61 (6.37%) Blue Coat
9 47 (4.91%) Nokia
10 46 (4.81%) NetApp
11 42 (4.39%) Avaya
12 39 (4.08%) EMC
13 37 (3.87%) IBM
14 32 (3.34%) Red Hat
15 31 (3.24%) Symantec
16 29 (3.03%) Radware
17 28 (2.93%) Oracle
18 25 (2.61%) Redback
19 24 (2.51%) Sun
19 24 (2.51%) Nortel
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