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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 32 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 467 385 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.07% 4.54% 4.52%
As % of the Vendors category 10.72% 9.24% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 188 148
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 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 51
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.92% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.18 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4356 4166 4808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.31% 49.14% 48.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2171 2072 2058
Average daily rate £350 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £230
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 239 307 336
Average hourly rate £16.31 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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 31 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 31 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 31 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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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 +23 176 £375 +10.29% 48
Hampshire +16 115 £340 -9.33% 36
Surrey -21 60 £360 -4.00% 27
Buckinghamshire +10 38 £394 +54.41% 8
Oxfordshire +10 24 £338 +3.84% 7
West Sussex -4 21 £338 -4.59% 4
Kent -12 13 £350 -6.66% 14
East Sussex -8 9 £375 +15.38% 5
Middlesex -13 4 £500 +31.14% 3
Sussex - 2 £370 -
Home Counties - - - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 371 (39.38%) Cisco Certification
2 365 (38.75%) Firewall
3 266 (28.24%) Windows
4 220 (23.35%) Telecoms
5 219 (23.25%) Juniper
6 213 (22.61%) CheckPoint
7 211 (22.40%) Security Cleared
8 201 (21.34%) Microsoft
9 199 (21.13%) VMware
10 188 (19.96%) LAN
11 178 (18.90%) CCNP
12 172 (18.26%) WAN
13 166 (17.62%) Active Directory
14 157 (16.67%) CCNA
15 151 (16.03%) Cisco ASA
16 150 (15.92%) SC Cleared
17 144 (15.29%) VPN
18 143 (15.18%) MPLS
19 141 (14.97%) ITIL
20 139 (14.76%) HP
21 129 (13.69%) Network Security
22 124 (13.16%) OSPF
23 123 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008
24 116 (12.31%) Linux
25 113 (12.00%) VoIP
26 110 (11.68%) BGP
27 107 (11.36%) MS Exchange
28 101 (10.72%) CCIE
29 99 (10.51%) DNS
30 97 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 107 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 62 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (4.67%) Lync
4 29 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (2.97%) Apache
6 25 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (2.23%) SharePoint
7 21 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (1.38%) IIS
10 8 (0.85%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.64%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.42%) SAS
12 4 (0.42%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.32%) CMS
14 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.11%) Liferay
Applications
1 73 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 50 (5.31%) MS Office
3 11 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.53%) MS Project
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.38%) Office 365
2 8 (0.85%) 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
1 365 (38.75%) Firewall
2 188 (19.96%) LAN
3 172 (18.26%) WAN
4 151 (16.03%) Cisco ASA
5 144 (15.29%) VPN
6 143 (15.18%) MPLS
7 129 (13.69%) Network Security
8 124 (13.16%) OSPF
9 113 (12.00%) VoIP
10 110 (11.68%) BGP
11 99 (10.51%) DNS
12 87 (9.24%) TCP/IP
12 87 (9.24%) SAN
13 74 (7.86%) Cisco Nexus
14 63 (6.69%) IPsec
15 57 (6.05%) Cisco PIX
15 57 (6.05%) Wireless
16 55 (5.84%) Ethernet
17 51 (5.41%) Internet
18 46 (4.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.96%) MySQL
3 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.53%) DB2
5 4 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.42%) Relational Database
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%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.11%) Ingres
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (1.80%) GDB
2 8 (0.85%) Subversion
3 4 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.11%) Ant
5 1 (0.11%) Gradle
5 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.11%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.11%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.11%) Hudson
5 1 (0.11%) JIRA
5 1 (0.11%) Selenium
5 1 (0.11%) WebLOAD
General
1 220 (23.35%) Telecoms
2 59 (6.26%) Finance
3 18 (1.91%) Billing
4 11 (1.17%) Retail
5 10 (1.06%) Electronics
5 10 (1.06%) Marketing
6 9 (0.96%) Back Office
7 8 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.85%) Banking
8 6 (0.64%) Advertising
8 6 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.42%) Front Office
9 4 (0.42%) Legal
10 3 (0.32%) Military
11 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.21%) Local Government
11 2 (0.21%) Games
12 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 201 (21.34%) Network Engineer
2 90 (9.55%) Consultant
3 82 (8.70%) Architect
3 82 (8.70%) Security Engineer
4 77 (8.17%) IP Engineer
5 72 (7.64%) Support Engineer
6 66 (7.01%) Design Engineer
7 52 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 52 (5.52%) Analyst
8 48 (5.10%) Network Security Engineer
9 40 (4.25%) Cisco Engineer
10 35 (3.72%) Project Manager
11 34 (3.61%) Network Consultant
12 30 (3.18%) Network Architect
13 29 (3.08%) Network Support
14 27 (2.87%) 3rd Line Support
15 23 (2.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 22 (2.34%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (2.23%) Test Engineer
17 21 (2.23%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.97%) .NET
2 23 (2.44%) JSP
3 20 (2.12%) HTML
4 15 (1.59%) ASP.NET
5 8 (0.85%) CSS
5 8 (0.85%) XML
6 6 (0.64%) WAP
6 6 (0.64%) Web Services
7 5 (0.53%) Middleware
8 4 (0.42%) SAML
8 4 (0.42%) SOAP
8 4 (0.42%) WML
8 4 (0.42%) VXML
9 2 (0.21%) RESTful
9 2 (0.21%) JSF
9 2 (0.21%) XMPP
10 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.11%) WAMP
10 1 (0.11%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.11%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 26 (2.76%) Blackberry
2 19 (2.02%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (0.74%) Fat Client
4 7 (0.74%) Clustering
4 7 (0.74%) Thin Client
5 6 (0.64%) DTV
5 6 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 5 (0.53%) iPhone
6 5 (0.53%) Open Source
6 5 (0.53%) SecurID
6 5 (0.53%) PKI
7 4 (0.42%) EqualLogic
7 4 (0.42%) Smart Meter
7 4 (0.42%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.42%) Kindle
8 3 (0.32%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.32%) iPad
8 3 (0.32%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.32%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 266 (28.24%) Windows
2 123 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 116 (12.31%) Linux
4 82 (8.70%) UNIX
5 77 (8.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 61 (6.48%) Windows 7
7 54 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (3.72%) Windows XP
9 33 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (2.12%) Solaris
11 17 (1.80%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.38%) AIX
12 13 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (0.96%) Android
14 6 (0.64%) VMS
14 6 (0.64%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.42%) CentOS
15 4 (0.42%) zOS
16 3 (0.32%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (14.97%) ITIL
2 88 (9.34%) Network Design
3 71 (7.54%) Network Management
4 60 (6.37%) Project Management
5 45 (4.78%) Change Management
5 45 (4.78%) Migration
6 41 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 36 (3.82%) Service Management
7 36 (3.82%) PRINCE2
8 32 (3.40%) Service Delivery
8 32 (3.40%) Information Security
9 31 (3.29%) Network Architecture
10 26 (2.76%) Risk Assessment
10 26 (2.76%) Incident Management
11 21 (2.23%) Configuration Management
12 20 (2.12%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (2.12%) Validation
13 17 (1.80%) Fault Management
14 16 (1.70%) Performance Management
14 16 (1.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 47 (4.99%) C
2 41 (4.35%) SQL
3 34 (3.61%) PowerShell
4 27 (2.87%) Perl
5 21 (2.23%) Java
6 16 (1.70%) PHP
7 15 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 13 (1.38%) VB
9 10 (1.06%) Embedded C
9 10 (1.06%) VBScript
9 10 (1.06%) C++
10 8 (0.85%) C#
10 8 (0.85%) Python
11 7 (0.74%) Ruby
12 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.11%) Korn
13 1 (0.11%) C-shell
13 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 371 (39.38%) Cisco Certification
2 211 (22.40%) Security Cleared
3 178 (18.90%) CCNP
4 157 (16.67%) CCNA
5 150 (15.92%) SC Cleared
6 101 (10.72%) CCIE
7 63 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 48 (5.10%) DV Cleared
8 48 (5.10%) Degree
9 44 (4.67%) CISSP
10 38 (4.03%) MCSE
11 34 (3.61%) CCSP
11 34 (3.61%) MCITP
12 31 (3.29%) CCDP
13 26 (2.76%) ISTQB
14 25 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 24 (2.55%) CCSA
16 23 (2.44%) CCSE
17 21 (2.23%) Check Point Certification
18 19 (2.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.73%) SLA
2 29 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.80%) QA
4 12 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.96%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.42%) COBIT
8 2 (0.21%) BS25999
9 1 (0.11%) GPG13
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 166 (17.62%) Active Directory
2 97 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (5.10%) vSphere
4 38 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (3.18%) XenApp
6 28 (2.97%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.49%) ProxySG
8 13 (1.38%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.38%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.96%) Xen
10 8 (0.85%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.64%) NFS
12 5 (0.53%) vCloud
13 4 (0.42%) UAG
13 4 (0.42%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.42%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.42%) NLBS
14 3 (0.32%) Snort
14 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (2.44%) SCCM
1 23 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (2.34%) FortiGate
3 18 (1.91%) Backup Exec
4 16 (1.70%) NetBackup
4 16 (1.70%) Tivoli
5 13 (1.38%) WSUS
6 11 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 10 (1.06%) WhatsUp Gold
8 8 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
8 8 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
9 7 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.64%) SCOM
10 6 (0.64%) Puppet
11 5 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 219 (23.25%) Juniper
2 213 (22.61%) CheckPoint
3 201 (21.34%) Microsoft
4 199 (21.13%) VMware
5 139 (14.76%) HP
6 93 (9.87%) Citrix
7 89 (9.45%) F5
8 59 (6.26%) Blue Coat
9 38 (4.03%) Nokia
10 37 (3.93%) Oracle
11 34 (3.61%) Symantec
11 34 (3.61%) NetApp
12 31 (3.29%) IBM
12 31 (3.29%) EMC
13 30 (3.18%) Avaya
13 30 (3.18%) McAfee
14 29 (3.08%) Huawei
14 29 (3.08%) Red Hat
15 24 (2.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 24 (2.55%) Brocade
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £127.5 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kent
Volaris Exec
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kent
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke
Orgtel
Rate: £100 - £110 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: Up to £30k+
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: Up to £30k+
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: Up to £30k+
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
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