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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 35 44 38
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 492 354 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.16% 4.12% 4.23%
As % of the Vendors category 10.93% 8.39% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 174 126
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.88% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 25
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 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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
4503 4218 4666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.21% 49.11% 49.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2357 2127 2040
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 286 246 306
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 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 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 22 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 22 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 +16 161 £375 +6.38% 52
Hampshire +3 107 £294 -19.24% 33
Surrey +18 85 £350 +6.06% 42
Buckinghamshire +17 50 £331 -3.28% 11
East Sussex +2 23 £375 +24.89% 1
Kent +2 20 £410 -13.68% 12
Oxfordshire -8 17 £350 +86.66% 5
West Sussex +3 12 £128 -71.66% 5
Middlesex -12 9 £525 +49.14% 2
M4 Corridor - 2 £375 -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 368 (38.74%) Firewall
2 366 (38.53%) Cisco Certification
3 269 (28.32%) Windows
4 220 (23.16%) VMware
5 212 (22.32%) CheckPoint
6 208 (21.89%) Telecoms
7 201 (21.16%) Microsoft
8 200 (21.05%) Juniper
9 194 (20.42%) Security Cleared
10 190 (20.00%) WAN
10 190 (20.00%) LAN
11 183 (19.26%) CCNA
12 179 (18.84%) ITIL
13 169 (17.79%) Cisco ASA
14 168 (17.68%) CCNP
15 154 (16.21%) Active Directory
16 147 (15.47%) HP
17 144 (15.16%) SC Cleared
18 131 (13.79%) MPLS
18 131 (13.79%) OSPF
19 125 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
20 122 (12.84%) Linux
21 118 (12.42%) SAN
22 116 (12.21%) VPN
23 113 (11.89%) VMware Infrastructure
24 111 (11.68%) Network Security
25 105 (11.05%) BGP
26 99 (10.42%) DNS
27 98 (10.32%) CCIE
28 97 (10.21%) Citrix

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 89 (9.37%) MS Exchange
2 44 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (4.32%) Lync
4 27 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 24 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (2.00%) IIS
7 18 (1.89%) Apache
8 17 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.53%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.32%) CMS
14 3 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.32%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.21%) Moodle
15 2 (0.21%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.21%) JBoss
15 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 88 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 55 (5.79%) MS Office
3 11 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.16%) MS Project
4 3 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) assyst
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.37%) Office 365
2 9 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.74%) SaaS
4 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.53%) IaaS
6 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 368 (38.74%) Firewall
2 190 (20.00%) WAN
2 190 (20.00%) LAN
3 169 (17.79%) Cisco ASA
4 131 (13.79%) MPLS
4 131 (13.79%) OSPF
5 118 (12.42%) SAN
6 116 (12.21%) VPN
7 111 (11.68%) Network Security
8 105 (11.05%) BGP
9 99 (10.42%) DNS
10 97 (10.21%) VoIP
11 88 (9.26%) TCP/IP
12 69 (7.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 57 (6.00%) Cisco PIX
14 52 (5.47%) IPsec
15 49 (5.16%) SNMP
16 48 (5.05%) Ethernet
17 44 (4.63%) VLAN
18 42 (4.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 8 (0.84%) MySQL
5 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.32%) Big Data
7 2 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.21%) DB2
7 2 (0.21%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.11%) Ingres
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (1.79%) GDB
2 4 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.32%) Subversion
4 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.11%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
General
1 208 (21.89%) Telecoms
2 78 (8.21%) Finance
3 21 (2.21%) Retail
4 15 (1.58%) Banking
5 12 (1.26%) Marketing
5 12 (1.26%) Billing
6 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.95%) Advertising
7 9 (0.95%) Electronics
8 7 (0.74%) Military
9 5 (0.53%) Legal
10 4 (0.42%) Back Office
11 2 (0.21%) German Language
11 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.11%) Games
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 191 (20.11%) Network Engineer
2 90 (9.47%) Architect
3 89 (9.37%) Analyst
4 84 (8.84%) IP Engineer
5 75 (7.89%) Design Engineer
6 68 (7.16%) Consultant
7 64 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 60 (6.32%) Support Engineer
9 49 (5.16%) Security Engineer
10 48 (5.05%) Cisco Engineer
11 38 (4.00%) Project Manager
12 34 (3.58%) Network Security Engineer
13 31 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (2.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 23 (2.42%) Network Support
16 22 (2.32%) Network Analyst
17 21 (2.21%) Support Analyst
17 21 (2.21%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (2.21%) Network Consultant
18 20 (2.11%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.53%) HTML
2 21 (2.21%) .NET
2 21 (2.21%) JSP
3 16 (1.68%) ASP.NET
4 9 (0.95%) CSS
5 8 (0.84%) WAP
5 8 (0.84%) SOAP
6 6 (0.63%) Web Services
7 5 (0.53%) XML
8 4 (0.42%) COM+
8 4 (0.42%) WML
8 4 (0.42%) VXML
9 3 (0.32%) Middleware
10 2 (0.21%) RESTful
10 2 (0.21%) JPA
10 2 (0.21%) JMS
10 2 (0.21%) SAML
10 2 (0.21%) Ajax
10 2 (0.21%) Spring
11 1 (0.11%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (1.89%) Blackberry
3 15 (1.58%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.26%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (1.26%) IVR
5 10 (1.05%) PKI
6 9 (0.95%) Clustering
7 7 (0.74%) EMC Centera
7 7 (0.74%) Thin Client
7 7 (0.74%) Fat Client
7 7 (0.74%) Smart Meter
8 6 (0.63%) DTV
8 6 (0.63%) SecurID
9 5 (0.53%) FlexPod
9 5 (0.53%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.42%) User Experience
10 4 (0.42%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.42%) iPhone
10 4 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 269 (28.32%) Windows
2 125 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 122 (12.84%) Linux
4 87 (9.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 86 (9.05%) UNIX
6 56 (5.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (5.58%) Windows 7
8 45 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (3.47%) Windows XP
10 31 (3.26%) Solaris
11 17 (1.79%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.26%) AIX
13 10 (1.05%) CentOS
14 8 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.63%) Android
16 4 (0.42%) zOS
17 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.21%) VMS
18 2 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (18.84%) ITIL
2 80 (8.42%) Network Design
3 67 (7.05%) Network Management
4 64 (6.74%) Project Management
5 49 (5.16%) Load Balancing
6 44 (4.63%) Migration
7 42 (4.42%) Network Architecture
8 36 (3.79%) PRINCE2
9 34 (3.58%) Service Management
9 34 (3.58%) Service Delivery
9 34 (3.58%) Change Management
10 33 (3.47%) Incident Management
11 27 (2.84%) Network Monitoring
12 25 (2.63%) Information Security
12 25 (2.63%) Mentoring
13 22 (2.32%) Risk Assessment
13 22 (2.32%) Validation
14 21 (2.21%) Workflow
14 21 (2.21%) Fault Management
15 20 (2.11%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (4.42%) PowerShell
2 37 (3.89%) SQL
3 31 (3.26%) C
4 26 (2.74%) Perl
5 20 (2.11%) Java
5 20 (2.11%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.47%) VBScript
7 11 (1.16%) Python
7 11 (1.16%) VB
8 10 (1.05%) Embedded C
8 10 (1.05%) C++
9 8 (0.84%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.84%) C#
9 8 (0.84%) PHP
10 6 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 366 (38.53%) Cisco Certification
2 194 (20.42%) Security Cleared
3 183 (19.26%) CCNA
4 168 (17.68%) CCNP
5 144 (15.16%) SC Cleared
6 98 (10.32%) CCIE
7 71 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 55 (5.79%) DV Cleared
9 36 (3.79%) MCSE
10 34 (3.58%) CISSP
11 33 (3.47%) CCSP
12 30 (3.16%) MCITP
13 29 (3.05%) Degree
13 29 (3.05%) CCSE
14 28 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 27 (2.84%) ISTQB
16 26 (2.74%) CCSA
17 20 (2.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 16 (1.68%) CCIP
18 16 (1.68%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.68%) SLA
2 30 (3.16%) PCI DSS
3 20 (2.11%) QA
4 16 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.74%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.32%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) BS25999
System Software
1 154 (16.21%) Active Directory
2 113 (11.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (4.84%) vSphere
4 41 (4.32%) XenApp
5 36 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (3.68%) Hyper-V
7 20 (2.11%) XenDesktop
8 16 (1.68%) VMware ESX
9 15 (1.58%) ProxySG
10 11 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.05%) Xen
11 10 (1.05%) NFS
12 7 (0.74%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.63%) vCloud
13 6 (0.63%) KVM
14 5 (0.53%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.53%) Sendmail
15 4 (0.42%) NLBS
15 4 (0.42%) Snort
16 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 25 (2.63%) FortiGate
2 23 (2.42%) SCCM
3 21 (2.21%) Backup Exec
4 20 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 15 (1.58%) WSUS
6 12 (1.26%) Cisco UCCE
6 12 (1.26%) NetBackup
7 11 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (0.95%) WhatsUp Gold
9 7 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.63%) SCOM
10 6 (0.63%) OpenView
10 6 (0.63%) Netcool
10 6 (0.63%) MOM
11 5 (0.53%) MIMEsweeper
11 5 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.53%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 220 (23.16%) VMware
2 212 (22.32%) CheckPoint
3 201 (21.16%) Microsoft
4 200 (21.05%) Juniper
5 147 (15.47%) HP
6 97 (10.21%) Citrix
7 94 (9.89%) F5
8 60 (6.32%) Blue Coat
9 47 (4.95%) Nokia
10 44 (4.63%) NetApp
11 41 (4.32%) Avaya
12 39 (4.11%) IBM
13 38 (4.00%) EMC
14 35 (3.68%) Red Hat
15 32 (3.37%) Symantec
16 31 (3.26%) Oracle
17 29 (3.05%) Radware
18 25 (2.63%) Redback
18 25 (2.63%) McAfee
19 24 (2.53%) Nortel
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