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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 34 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 483 413 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.20% 4.79% 4.65%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 9.74% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 208 148
Average daily rate
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£350 £352 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +8.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £489 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 39
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.00%
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
4346 4239 4962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.83% 49.15% 49.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2274 2148 2137
Average daily rate £350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £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 265 254 294
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +13 185 £375 +7.14% 41
Hampshire +8 111 £325 -13.33% 22
Surrey -9 61 £360 +6.66% 44
Buckinghamshire -1 32 £338 +4.65% 15
Oxfordshire +2 24 £338 +3.84% 3
West Sussex 0 21 £315 -23.17% 4
East Sussex -1 21 £375 +20.96% 7
Kent -6 18 £400 +18.51% 16
Middlesex -12 7 £500 +42.45%
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 382 (40.68%) Cisco Certification
2 361 (38.45%) Firewall
3 267 (28.43%) Windows
4 218 (23.22%) Juniper
5 217 (23.11%) Telecoms
6 215 (22.90%) CheckPoint
7 205 (21.83%) Microsoft
8 194 (20.66%) VMware
9 187 (19.91%) Security Cleared
10 177 (18.85%) CCNP
11 173 (18.42%) LAN
12 172 (18.32%) CCNA
13 166 (17.68%) WAN
14 159 (16.93%) Active Directory
15 156 (16.61%) Cisco ASA
16 149 (15.87%) ITIL
17 143 (15.23%) HP
18 135 (14.38%) VPN
18 135 (14.38%) SC Cleared
19 133 (14.16%) MPLS
19 133 (14.16%) OSPF
20 121 (12.89%) Linux
21 118 (12.57%) Network Security
21 118 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
22 111 (11.82%) VoIP
23 110 (11.71%) CCIE
24 108 (11.50%) BGP
25 107 (11.40%) SAN
26 101 (10.76%) DNS
27 97 (10.33%) TCP/IP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 97 (10.33%) MS Exchange
2 51 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (3.73%) Lync
4 30 (3.19%) Apache
5 25 (2.66%) SharePoint
6 22 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 19 (2.02%) IIS
10 15 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.85%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.75%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.75%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.64%) SAS
14 4 (0.43%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.32%) CMS
16 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2000
16 2 (0.21%) Moodle
17 1 (0.11%) Confluence
17 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 78 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 51 (5.43%) MS Office
3 12 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.75%) MS Project
5 4 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.49%) Office 365
2 11 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.43%) SaaS
5 2 (0.21%) PaaS
5 2 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 361 (38.45%) Firewall
2 173 (18.42%) LAN
3 166 (17.68%) WAN
4 156 (16.61%) Cisco ASA
5 135 (14.38%) VPN
6 133 (14.16%) MPLS
6 133 (14.16%) OSPF
7 118 (12.57%) Network Security
8 111 (11.82%) VoIP
9 108 (11.50%) BGP
10 107 (11.40%) SAN
11 101 (10.76%) DNS
12 97 (10.33%) TCP/IP
13 65 (6.92%) IPsec
14 62 (6.60%) Cisco Nexus
15 61 (6.50%) Cisco PIX
16 54 (5.75%) Ethernet
17 51 (5.43%) SNMP
18 46 (4.90%) VLAN
19 45 (4.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.06%) MySQL
3 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.43%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.21%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.21%) DB2
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.11%) Ingres
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (1.81%) GDB
2 5 (0.53%) Subversion
3 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.11%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.11%) JIRA
5 1 (0.11%) Selenium
5 1 (0.11%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.11%) Ant
5 1 (0.11%) Hudson
5 1 (0.11%) Gradle
5 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.11%) Apache Ivy
General
1 217 (23.11%) Telecoms
2 65 (6.92%) Finance
3 16 (1.70%) Retail
4 14 (1.49%) Banking
5 13 (1.38%) Billing
6 12 (1.28%) Marketing
7 10 (1.06%) Electronics
7 10 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.06%) Advertising
8 6 (0.64%) Back Office
9 4 (0.43%) Legal
9 4 (0.43%) Military
10 3 (0.32%) Games
11 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.11%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 214 (22.79%) Network Engineer
2 85 (9.05%) IP Engineer
3 82 (8.73%) Architect
3 82 (8.73%) Design Engineer
4 78 (8.31%) Consultant
5 71 (7.56%) Analyst
6 68 (7.24%) Security Engineer
7 67 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 52 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 43 (4.58%) Cisco Engineer
10 41 (4.37%) Network Security Engineer
11 32 (3.41%) Project Manager
12 31 (3.30%) Network Support
13 27 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
14 26 (2.77%) Network Consultant
14 26 (2.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 25 (2.66%) 3rd Line Support
16 24 (2.56%) Network Architect
17 22 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
17 22 (2.34%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.98%) .NET
2 23 (2.45%) JSP
3 22 (2.34%) HTML
4 17 (1.81%) ASP.NET
5 10 (1.06%) CSS
6 9 (0.96%) SOAP
7 8 (0.85%) Web Services
7 8 (0.85%) WAP
8 5 (0.53%) Middleware
8 5 (0.53%) XML
9 4 (0.43%) COM+
9 4 (0.43%) WML
9 4 (0.43%) SAML
9 4 (0.43%) VXML
10 2 (0.21%) JPA
10 2 (0.21%) RESTful
10 2 (0.21%) Spring
10 2 (0.21%) JSF
10 2 (0.21%) Ajax
10 2 (0.21%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (2.24%) Blackberry
3 20 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (1.38%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.06%) Clustering
7 8 (0.85%) Thin Client
7 8 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 7 (0.75%) DTV
9 6 (0.64%) EMC Centera
9 6 (0.64%) SecurID
10 5 (0.53%) PKI
10 5 (0.53%) iPhone
10 5 (0.53%) Open Source
11 4 (0.43%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.43%) Wiki
11 4 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.43%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.43%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 267 (28.43%) Windows
2 121 (12.89%) Linux
3 118 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 90 (9.58%) UNIX
5 85 (9.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 67 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 48 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 39 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (3.51%) Windows XP
10 25 (2.66%) Solaris
11 18 (1.92%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.38%) AIX
13 10 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (0.75%) Android
15 4 (0.43%) zOS
16 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.32%) CentOS
17 2 (0.21%) SUSE
17 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (15.87%) ITIL
2 89 (9.48%) Network Design
3 76 (8.09%) Network Management
4 55 (5.86%) Project Management
5 46 (4.90%) Load Balancing
6 41 (4.37%) Migration
7 39 (4.15%) Service Delivery
8 37 (3.94%) Service Management
9 36 (3.83%) PRINCE2
10 34 (3.62%) Network Architecture
11 31 (3.30%) Information Security
12 29 (3.09%) Incident Management
13 28 (2.98%) Change Management
14 26 (2.77%) Mentoring
15 23 (2.45%) Risk Assessment
16 21 (2.24%) Validation
17 19 (2.02%) Kalman Filter
18 17 (1.81%) Network Monitoring
18 17 (1.81%) Security Testing
19 16 (1.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (4.15%) C
2 35 (3.73%) PowerShell
3 34 (3.62%) SQL
4 32 (3.41%) Perl
5 28 (2.98%) Java
6 17 (1.81%) JavaScript
7 16 (1.70%) PHP
8 15 (1.60%) VBScript
9 12 (1.28%) VB
10 11 (1.17%) C++
11 10 (1.06%) Embedded C
12 9 (0.96%) C#
13 8 (0.85%) Python
14 5 (0.53%) Ruby
15 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.21%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.11%) Korn
16 1 (0.11%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 382 (40.68%) Cisco Certification
2 187 (19.91%) Security Cleared
3 177 (18.85%) CCNP
4 172 (18.32%) CCNA
5 135 (14.38%) SC Cleared
6 110 (11.71%) CCIE
7 71 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 48 (5.11%) DV Cleared
9 42 (4.47%) CISSP
10 41 (4.37%) Degree
11 40 (4.26%) CCSP
12 39 (4.15%) MCSE
13 35 (3.73%) MCITP
14 29 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 28 (2.98%) ISTQB
16 27 (2.88%) CCDP
17 25 (2.66%) CCSA
17 25 (2.66%) CCSE
18 22 (2.34%) Check Point Certification
19 21 (2.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.64%) SLA
2 38 (4.05%) PCI DSS
3 22 (2.34%) QA
4 16 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.85%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.43%) COBIT
7 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) BS25999
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 159 (16.93%) Active Directory
2 91 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (5.01%) vSphere
4 41 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (3.94%) XenApp
6 29 (3.09%) Hyper-V
7 15 (1.60%) ProxySG
8 14 (1.49%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.28%) NFS
10 10 (1.06%) VMware ESX
11 9 (0.96%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.96%) Xen
12 8 (0.85%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.64%) vCloud
13 6 (0.64%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.53%) Snort
15 4 (0.43%) NLBS
15 4 (0.43%) Shibboleth
16 3 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (2.66%) SCCM
2 23 (2.45%) Backup Exec
3 20 (2.13%) FortiGate
4 16 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (1.28%) WSUS
5 12 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (1.17%) Cisco UCCE
6 11 (1.17%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.96%) WhatsUp Gold
8 7 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.75%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.64%) MOM
9 6 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (0.64%) SCOM
9 6 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (0.53%) OpenView
11 4 (0.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 218 (23.22%) Juniper
2 215 (22.90%) CheckPoint
3 205 (21.83%) Microsoft
4 194 (20.66%) VMware
5 143 (15.23%) HP
6 95 (10.12%) F5
7 93 (9.90%) Citrix
8 54 (5.75%) Blue Coat
9 44 (4.69%) Nokia
10 38 (4.05%) EMC
10 38 (4.05%) IBM
11 36 (3.83%) Oracle
12 35 (3.73%) NetApp
12 35 (3.73%) Red Hat
13 34 (3.62%) Avaya
14 30 (3.19%) Symantec
15 29 (3.09%) Ericsson
15 29 (3.09%) Brocade
16 27 (2.88%) Huawei
16 27 (2.88%) Radware
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