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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 33 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 493 351 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.07% 4.08% 4.29%
As % of the Vendors category 10.77% 8.34% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 171 122
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -13.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.45 £16.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
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
4577 4208 4592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.09% 48.95% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2397 2125 1998
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £220
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 290 247 302
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 £10.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 156 £375 +6.38% 51
Hampshire +6 110 £288 -20.96% 33
Surrey +16 89 £345 +4.54% 40
Buckinghamshire +19 50 £331 -5.35% 13
East Sussex +6 23 £375 +15.38% 1
Kent -1 20 £410 -13.68% 5
Oxfordshire -6 17 £350 +100.00% 5
West Sussex -2 12 £128 -71.66% 7
Middlesex -11 8 £550 +56.25%
M4 Corridor - 2 £375 -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 (38.96%) Firewall
2 371 (38.65%) Cisco Certification
3 272 (28.33%) Windows
4 222 (23.13%) VMware
5 213 (22.19%) CheckPoint
6 211 (21.98%) Telecoms
7 204 (21.25%) Microsoft
8 202 (21.04%) Juniper
9 196 (20.42%) Security Cleared
10 194 (20.21%) WAN
11 193 (20.10%) LAN
12 189 (19.69%) CCNA
13 182 (18.96%) ITIL
14 172 (17.92%) Cisco ASA
15 171 (17.81%) CCNP
16 155 (16.15%) Active Directory
17 148 (15.42%) HP
18 145 (15.10%) SC Cleared
19 134 (13.96%) MPLS
20 132 (13.75%) OSPF
21 127 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
22 123 (12.81%) Linux
23 118 (12.29%) SAN
24 116 (12.08%) VPN
25 113 (11.77%) VMware Infrastructure
25 113 (11.77%) Network Security
26 106 (11.04%) BGP
27 100 (10.42%) DNS
28 99 (10.31%) VoIP
29 97 (10.10%) Citrix

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 90 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 44 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (4.38%) Lync
4 28 (2.92%) SharePoint
5 24 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (1.98%) IIS
7 18 (1.88%) Apache
7 18 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (0.73%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.52%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.31%) CMS
14 2 (0.21%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.21%) JBoss
14 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 90 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 55 (5.73%) 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%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.10%) assyst
4 1 (0.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.35%) Office 365
2 9 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.73%) SaaS
4 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.52%) IaaS
6 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 374 (38.96%) Firewall
2 194 (20.21%) WAN
3 193 (20.10%) LAN
4 172 (17.92%) Cisco ASA
5 134 (13.96%) MPLS
6 132 (13.75%) OSPF
7 118 (12.29%) SAN
8 116 (12.08%) VPN
9 113 (11.77%) Network Security
10 106 (11.04%) BGP
11 100 (10.42%) DNS
12 99 (10.31%) VoIP
13 92 (9.58%) TCP/IP
14 70 (7.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 58 (6.04%) Cisco PIX
16 52 (5.42%) IPsec
17 49 (5.10%) SNMP
17 49 (5.10%) Ethernet
18 45 (4.69%) VLAN
19 42 (4.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 8 (0.83%) MySQL
5 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.31%) Big Data
7 2 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.21%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.21%) DB2
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.10%) Ingres
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.10%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (1.77%) GDB
2 4 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.31%) Subversion
4 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.10%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.10%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
General
1 211 (21.98%) Telecoms
2 80 (8.33%) Finance
3 21 (2.19%) Retail
4 16 (1.67%) Banking
5 12 (1.25%) Billing
5 12 (1.25%) Marketing
6 10 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.94%) Advertising
7 9 (0.94%) Electronics
8 7 (0.73%) Military
9 6 (0.63%) Legal
10 4 (0.42%) Back Office
11 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.21%) German Language
11 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.10%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.10%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.10%) Automotive
12 1 (0.10%) Games
Job Titles
1 195 (20.31%) Network Engineer
2 92 (9.58%) Analyst
3 90 (9.38%) Architect
4 84 (8.75%) IP Engineer
5 75 (7.81%) Design Engineer
6 68 (7.08%) Consultant
7 65 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 61 (6.35%) Support Engineer
9 50 (5.21%) Cisco Engineer
9 50 (5.21%) Security Engineer
10 37 (3.85%) Project Manager
11 35 (3.65%) Network Security Engineer
12 31 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
13 28 (2.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 25 (2.60%) Network Support
15 23 (2.40%) Network Analyst
16 22 (2.29%) Network Consultant
17 21 (2.19%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (2.19%) Support Analyst
17 21 (2.19%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.50%) HTML
2 21 (2.19%) .NET
2 21 (2.19%) JSP
3 16 (1.67%) ASP.NET
4 9 (0.94%) CSS
5 8 (0.83%) WAP
5 8 (0.83%) SOAP
6 6 (0.63%) Web Services
7 5 (0.52%) XML
8 4 (0.42%) COM+
8 4 (0.42%) WML
8 4 (0.42%) VXML
9 3 (0.31%) Middleware
10 2 (0.21%) SAML
10 2 (0.21%) Spring
10 2 (0.21%) Ajax
10 2 (0.21%) JMS
10 2 (0.21%) JPA
10 2 (0.21%) RESTful
11 1 (0.10%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (1.88%) Blackberry
3 15 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.46%) IVR
5 12 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (1.25%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.15%) PKI
7 9 (0.94%) Clustering
8 8 (0.83%) Smart Meter
9 7 (0.73%) Fat Client
9 7 (0.73%) EMC Centera
9 7 (0.73%) Thin Client
10 6 (0.63%) DTV
10 6 (0.63%) SecurID
11 5 (0.52%) e-Health
11 5 (0.52%) FlexPod
11 5 (0.52%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.42%) User Experience
12 4 (0.42%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.42%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 272 (28.33%) Windows
2 127 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 123 (12.81%) Linux
4 88 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 87 (9.06%) UNIX
6 57 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (5.52%) Windows 7
8 46 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (3.44%) Windows XP
10 31 (3.23%) Solaris
11 17 (1.77%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.25%) AIX
13 10 (1.04%) CentOS
14 9 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.63%) Android
16 4 (0.42%) zOS
17 3 (0.31%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.21%) SUSE
18 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (18.96%) ITIL
2 81 (8.44%) Network Design
3 67 (6.98%) Network Management
4 65 (6.77%) Project Management
5 49 (5.10%) Load Balancing
6 47 (4.90%) Migration
7 43 (4.48%) Network Architecture
8 37 (3.85%) PRINCE2
9 35 (3.65%) Service Delivery
9 35 (3.65%) Change Management
10 34 (3.54%) Service Management
11 33 (3.44%) Incident Management
12 28 (2.92%) Network Monitoring
13 26 (2.71%) Information Security
14 25 (2.60%) Mentoring
15 23 (2.40%) Validation
16 22 (2.29%) Workflow
16 22 (2.29%) Risk Assessment
17 21 (2.19%) Fault Management
17 21 (2.19%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (4.48%) PowerShell
2 37 (3.85%) SQL
3 31 (3.23%) C
4 26 (2.71%) Perl
5 20 (2.08%) Java
5 20 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.46%) VBScript
7 11 (1.15%) VB
8 10 (1.04%) Python
8 10 (1.04%) Embedded C
8 10 (1.04%) C++
9 9 (0.94%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.83%) C#
10 8 (0.83%) PHP
11 6 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 371 (38.65%) Cisco Certification
2 196 (20.42%) Security Cleared
3 189 (19.69%) CCNA
4 171 (17.81%) CCNP
5 145 (15.10%) SC Cleared
6 96 (10.00%) CCIE
7 72 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 56 (5.83%) DV Cleared
9 36 (3.75%) MCSE
10 34 (3.54%) CISSP
11 33 (3.44%) CCSP
12 30 (3.13%) MCITP
13 29 (3.02%) Degree
13 29 (3.02%) CCSE
14 28 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 27 (2.81%) ISTQB
16 26 (2.71%) CCSA
17 20 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 16 (1.67%) CCDP
19 15 (1.56%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.73%) SLA
2 31 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 20 (2.08%) QA
4 18 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.73%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.31%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) BS25999
System Software
1 155 (16.15%) Active Directory
2 113 (11.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (4.90%) vSphere
4 41 (4.27%) XenApp
5 37 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (3.65%) Hyper-V
7 20 (2.08%) XenDesktop
8 16 (1.67%) VMware ESX
9 15 (1.56%) ProxySG
10 11 (1.15%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.04%) NFS
11 10 (1.04%) Xen
12 7 (0.73%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.63%) vCloud
13 6 (0.63%) KVM
14 5 (0.52%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.52%) Sendmail
15 4 (0.42%) NLBS
15 4 (0.42%) Snort
16 3 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (2.81%) FortiGate
2 23 (2.40%) SCCM
3 21 (2.19%) Backup Exec
4 20 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 15 (1.56%) WSUS
6 13 (1.35%) Cisco UCCE
7 12 (1.25%) NetBackup
8 11 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
9 9 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
10 7 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.63%) SCOM
11 6 (0.63%) OpenView
11 6 (0.63%) MOM
11 6 (0.63%) Netcool
11 6 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
11 6 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.52%) MIMEsweeper
12 5 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 222 (23.13%) VMware
2 213 (22.19%) CheckPoint
3 204 (21.25%) Microsoft
4 202 (21.04%) Juniper
5 148 (15.42%) HP
6 97 (10.10%) Citrix
7 95 (9.90%) F5
8 60 (6.25%) Blue Coat
9 47 (4.90%) Nokia
10 44 (4.58%) NetApp
11 42 (4.38%) Avaya
12 39 (4.06%) IBM
13 38 (3.96%) EMC
14 36 (3.75%) Red Hat
15 32 (3.33%) Symantec
15 32 (3.33%) Oracle
16 29 (3.02%) Radware
17 26 (2.71%) McAfee
18 25 (2.60%) Redback
19 24 (2.50%) Huawei
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £275 to £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £380 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 11 days ago
Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £148.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £220.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago