The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South East region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 34 40 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 453 370 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.07% 4.41% 4.67%
As % of the Vendors category 10.61% 8.89% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 174 153
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 40 56
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £21.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +28.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.75 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
- +12.16%
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4270 4160 4825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.83% 49.55% 48.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2117 2063 2063
Average daily rate £350 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £208 £235
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 244 326 341
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Cisco
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +21 172 £350 - 40
Hampshire +13 113 £347 -6.84% 40
Surrey -17 65 £360 -4.00% 19
Buckinghamshire +10 35 £425 +72.58% 5
Oxfordshire +5 21 £369 +13.46% 5
West Sussex -1 20 £350 +5.26% 7
Kent -5 12 £350 -3.44% 8
East Sussex -4 8 £375 +7.14% 2
Middlesex -10 2 £500 +17.64% 4
Sussex - 2 £370 -
Home Counties - - - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 369 (39.26%) Cisco Certification
2 363 (38.62%) Firewall
3 269 (28.62%) Windows
4 229 (24.36%) Juniper
5 218 (23.19%) Security Cleared
6 216 (22.98%) Telecoms
7 209 (22.23%) CheckPoint
8 200 (21.28%) Microsoft
9 193 (20.53%) VMware
10 186 (19.79%) LAN
11 184 (19.57%) CCNP
12 174 (18.51%) WAN
13 169 (17.98%) Active Directory
14 151 (16.06%) CCNA
15 150 (15.96%) SC Cleared
16 146 (15.53%) Cisco ASA
16 146 (15.53%) VPN
17 144 (15.32%) ITIL
18 142 (15.11%) MPLS
19 130 (13.83%) HP
20 126 (13.40%) Network Security
21 121 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
22 120 (12.77%) OSPF
23 116 (12.34%) Linux
24 113 (12.02%) VoIP
25 110 (11.70%) MS Exchange
26 108 (11.49%) BGP
27 100 (10.64%) DNS
28 97 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
29 95 (10.11%) CCIE

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 110 (11.70%) MS Exchange
2 63 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (4.68%) Lync
4 30 (3.19%) Apache
5 27 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (2.66%) SharePoint
6 25 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (1.70%) IIS
9 14 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.64%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.53%) CMS
14 4 (0.43%) SAS
14 4 (0.43%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.21%) Live Communications Server
15 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 72 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 52 (5.53%) MS Office
3 13 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.43%) MS Project
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.38%) Office 365
2 6 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) SaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 363 (38.62%) Firewall
2 186 (19.79%) LAN
3 174 (18.51%) WAN
4 146 (15.53%) Cisco ASA
4 146 (15.53%) VPN
5 142 (15.11%) MPLS
6 126 (13.40%) Network Security
7 120 (12.77%) OSPF
8 113 (12.02%) VoIP
9 108 (11.49%) BGP
10 100 (10.64%) DNS
11 83 (8.83%) TCP/IP
12 82 (8.72%) SAN
13 76 (8.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 60 (6.38%) Ethernet
14 60 (6.38%) Cisco PIX
15 59 (6.28%) IPsec
15 59 (6.28%) Wireless
16 54 (5.74%) Internet
17 44 (4.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.96%) MySQL
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.53%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.53%) DB2
5 4 (0.43%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.21%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.11%) Ingres
8 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (1.81%) GDB
2 8 (0.85%) Subversion
3 6 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.11%) Selenium
6 1 (0.11%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.11%) JIRA
6 1 (0.11%) Gradle
6 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.11%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.11%) Hudson
6 1 (0.11%) Ant
6 1 (0.11%) IntelliJ
General
1 216 (22.98%) Telecoms
2 53 (5.64%) Finance
3 15 (1.60%) Billing
4 9 (0.96%) Marketing
4 9 (0.96%) Electronics
4 9 (0.96%) Retail
5 8 (0.85%) Banking
5 8 (0.85%) Back Office
6 7 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.64%) Legal
8 4 (0.43%) Front Office
8 4 (0.43%) Military
8 4 (0.43%) Advertising
9 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.21%) Games
9 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.11%) French Language
10 1 (0.11%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 205 (21.81%) Network Engineer
2 86 (9.15%) Consultant
3 82 (8.72%) Security Engineer
4 79 (8.40%) Architect
5 75 (7.98%) IP Engineer
6 70 (7.45%) Support Engineer
7 61 (6.49%) Design Engineer
8 58 (6.17%) Analyst
9 52 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 47 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
11 40 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
12 36 (3.83%) Project Manager
13 33 (3.51%) Network Consultant
14 32 (3.40%) Network Architect
15 29 (3.09%) Network Support
16 28 (2.98%) NOC Engineer
17 26 (2.77%) 3rd Line Support
18 23 (2.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 21 (2.23%) Test Engineer
19 21 (2.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.87%) .NET
2 19 (2.02%) HTML
3 17 (1.81%) JSP
4 14 (1.49%) ASP.NET
5 8 (0.85%) XML
6 7 (0.74%) CSS
6 7 (0.74%) WAP
7 5 (0.53%) Middleware
7 5 (0.53%) Web Services
8 4 (0.43%) WML
8 4 (0.43%) SOAP
8 4 (0.43%) SAML
9 2 (0.21%) JSF
9 2 (0.21%) VXML
9 2 (0.21%) RESTful
9 2 (0.21%) XMPP
10 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.11%) WAMP
10 1 (0.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (2.77%) Blackberry
2 20 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 15 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (0.74%) Fat Client
4 7 (0.74%) PKI
4 7 (0.74%) Thin Client
5 6 (0.64%) Clustering
5 6 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 5 (0.53%) SecurID
6 5 (0.53%) iPhone
6 5 (0.53%) Open Source
6 5 (0.53%) DTV
7 4 (0.43%) Handset
7 4 (0.43%) Kindle
7 4 (0.43%) EqualLogic
7 4 (0.43%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.43%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.32%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.32%) iPad
8 3 (0.32%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 269 (28.62%) Windows
2 121 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 116 (12.34%) Linux
4 82 (8.72%) UNIX
5 77 (8.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 63 (6.70%) Windows 7
7 52 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (3.83%) Windows XP
9 31 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (2.23%) Solaris
11 17 (1.81%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
12 13 (1.38%) AIX
13 9 (0.96%) Android
14 7 (0.74%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.64%) VMS
16 4 (0.43%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.43%) zOS
16 4 (0.43%) CentOS
17 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (15.32%) ITIL
2 85 (9.04%) Network Design
3 68 (7.23%) Network Management
4 57 (6.06%) Project Management
5 45 (4.79%) Change Management
6 42 (4.47%) Migration
7 40 (4.26%) PRINCE2
8 37 (3.94%) Service Management
8 37 (3.94%) Load Balancing
9 32 (3.40%) Service Delivery
10 30 (3.19%) Information Security
11 29 (3.09%) Network Architecture
12 26 (2.77%) Incident Management
13 24 (2.55%) Configuration Management
13 24 (2.55%) Risk Assessment
14 22 (2.34%) Validation
14 22 (2.34%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (2.23%) Fault Management
16 18 (1.91%) Performance Management
17 16 (1.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (5.11%) C
2 45 (4.79%) SQL
3 33 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 28 (2.98%) Perl
5 22 (2.34%) Java
6 17 (1.81%) PHP
7 14 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 14 (1.49%) VB
8 11 (1.17%) C++
9 10 (1.06%) Embedded C
9 10 (1.06%) VBScript
10 9 (0.96%) Python
11 8 (0.85%) C#
12 7 (0.74%) Ruby
13 4 (0.43%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.11%) Korn
14 1 (0.11%) C-shell
14 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 369 (39.26%) Cisco Certification
2 218 (23.19%) Security Cleared
3 184 (19.57%) CCNP
4 151 (16.06%) CCNA
5 150 (15.96%) SC Cleared
6 95 (10.11%) CCIE
7 65 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 49 (5.21%) Degree
8 49 (5.21%) DV Cleared
9 41 (4.36%) CISSP
10 39 (4.15%) MCSE
11 36 (3.83%) MCITP
12 34 (3.62%) CCSP
13 28 (2.98%) CCSE
14 27 (2.87%) CCDP
15 24 (2.55%) ISTQB
15 24 (2.55%) CCSA
15 24 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 19 (2.02%) Check Point Certification
17 18 (1.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.85%) SLA
2 25 (2.66%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.70%) QA
4 11 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.43%) COBIT
6 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.21%) BS25999
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 169 (17.98%) Active Directory
2 97 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (5.21%) vSphere
4 36 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (3.09%) XenApp
6 26 (2.77%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.38%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.38%) ProxySG
8 12 (1.28%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.96%) Xen
10 8 (0.85%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.64%) NFS
12 5 (0.53%) vCloud
13 4 (0.43%) UAG
13 4 (0.43%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.43%) NLBS
14 3 (0.32%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.32%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (2.34%) SCCM
1 22 (2.34%) FortiGate
2 21 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (2.02%) Backup Exec
4 17 (1.81%) Tivoli
5 15 (1.60%) NetBackup
6 13 (1.38%) WSUS
7 11 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 11 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
8 10 (1.06%) WhatsUp Gold
9 8 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
10 7 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (0.64%) Puppet
11 6 (0.64%) SCOM
12 5 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 229 (24.36%) Juniper
2 209 (22.23%) CheckPoint
3 200 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 193 (20.53%) VMware
5 130 (13.83%) HP
6 94 (10.00%) Citrix
7 90 (9.57%) F5
8 65 (6.91%) Blue Coat
9 39 (4.15%) Oracle
10 35 (3.72%) Nokia
11 34 (3.62%) Symantec
12 32 (3.40%) Huawei
12 32 (3.40%) NetApp
12 32 (3.40%) Avaya
13 29 (3.09%) EMC
13 29 (3.09%) IBM
14 27 (2.87%) Red Hat
15 25 (2.66%) McAfee
15 25 (2.66%) Nortel
16 24 (2.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
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