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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 33 37 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 522 451 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.27% 4.93% 4.05%
As % of the Vendors category 11.52% 10.30% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 235 168
Average daily rate
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£370 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.87% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £183 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 36
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £14.50 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.81
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -11.67%
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
4532 4378 3747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 45.72% 47.84% 47.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2404 2139 1773
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 266 310
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.09 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
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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 -4 182 £398 +26.59% 44
Hampshire -3 102 £375 +10.78% 38
Surrey +15 86 £343 +2.23% 35
Buckinghamshire +11 52 £395 -1.25% 20
Oxfordshire +2 41 £320 -0.77% 9
West Sussex -12 22 £300 -15.49% 6
East Sussex -1 14 £269 +0.46% 5
Kent -5 14 £450 +16.88% 4
Middlesex -6 4 £273 -41.08% 3
Home Counties - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 451 (42.55%) Cisco Certification
2 418 (39.43%) Firewall
3 324 (30.57%) WAN
4 316 (29.81%) LAN
5 283 (26.70%) Windows
6 264 (24.91%) VMware
7 255 (24.06%) CheckPoint
8 251 (23.68%) CCNP
9 248 (23.40%) Security Cleared
10 246 (23.21%) ITIL
11 223 (21.04%) Juniper
12 220 (20.75%) CCNA
13 217 (20.47%) Telecoms
14 212 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
15 197 (18.58%) SC Cleared
16 194 (18.30%) VPN
17 186 (17.55%) Microsoft
18 166 (15.66%) F5
19 154 (14.53%) Linux
20 151 (14.25%) MPLS
21 145 (13.68%) OSPF
22 143 (13.49%) DNS
23 141 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
24 140 (13.21%) Active Directory
25 136 (12.83%) Network Security
26 130 (12.26%) BGP
27 128 (12.08%) TCP/IP
28 115 (10.85%) HP
29 114 (10.75%) VoIP
30 98 (9.25%) Cisco Nexus

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 60 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 50 (4.72%) Lync
3 30 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 22 (2.08%) IIS
6 16 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.04%) Apache
9 10 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.28%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.28%) SAS
13 3 (0.28%) WordPress
13 3 (0.28%) Live Communications Server
14 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.094%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 80 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.30%) MS Office
3 20 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.38%) MS Project
6 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.32%) RMDS
2 4 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.57%) PaaS
2 6 (0.57%) IaaS
3 4 (0.38%) Office 365
4 2 (0.19%) SaaS
5 1 (0.094%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 418 (39.43%) Firewall
2 324 (30.57%) WAN
3 316 (29.81%) LAN
4 212 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 194 (18.30%) VPN
6 151 (14.25%) MPLS
7 145 (13.68%) OSPF
8 143 (13.49%) DNS
9 136 (12.83%) Network Security
10 130 (12.26%) BGP
11 128 (12.08%) TCP/IP
12 114 (10.75%) VoIP
13 98 (9.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 95 (8.96%) Wireless
15 83 (7.83%) Internet
16 81 (7.64%) SAN
17 76 (7.17%) SSL
18 74 (6.98%) VLAN
19 73 (6.89%) DHCP
20 69 (6.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (0.57%) MySQL
5 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (0.38%) DB2
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.38%) Big Data
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.19%) JUnit
2 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.19%) IntelliJ
2 2 (0.19%) Log4j
2 2 (0.19%) Maven
3 1 (0.094%) Ant
General
1 217 (20.47%) Telecoms
2 93 (8.77%) Finance
3 11 (1.04%) Back Office
3 11 (1.04%) Retail
4 7 (0.66%) Manufacturing
4 7 (0.66%) Military
4 7 (0.66%) Banking
5 6 (0.57%) Billing
5 6 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (0.47%) Legal
7 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.38%) Automotive
8 3 (0.28%) Marketing
8 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.19%) French Language
9 2 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.094%) Advertising
10 1 (0.094%) Publishing
10 1 (0.094%) Games
Job Titles
1 254 (23.96%) Network Engineer
2 118 (11.13%) Analyst
3 93 (8.77%) Architect
4 83 (7.83%) IP Engineer
5 79 (7.45%) Consultant
6 77 (7.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 72 (6.79%) Design Engineer
8 71 (6.70%) Security Engineer
9 67 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 57 (5.38%) Support Engineer
11 49 (4.62%) Network Analyst
12 41 (3.87%) Network Support
13 36 (3.40%) Network Architect
13 36 (3.40%) Network Security Engineer
13 36 (3.40%) Network Consultant
14 35 (3.30%) Project Manager
15 34 (3.21%) Senior Network Engineer
16 25 (2.36%) Network Support Engineer
17 24 (2.26%) Voice Engineer
18 23 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.25%) HTML
2 24 (2.26%) JSP
3 23 (2.17%) .NET
4 22 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 21 (1.98%) XMPP
6 16 (1.51%) CSS
7 14 (1.32%) Rendezvous
8 7 (0.66%) Application Packaging
9 6 (0.57%) Regular Expression
10 5 (0.47%) XML
11 3 (0.28%) Middleware
11 3 (0.28%) WAP
11 3 (0.28%) Web Services
11 3 (0.28%) Ajax
12 2 (0.19%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.19%) Spring
12 2 (0.19%) Servlets
12 2 (0.19%) SOAP
12 2 (0.19%) J2EE
12 2 (0.19%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (2.64%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.55%) IVR
4 26 (2.45%) PKI
5 25 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
6 22 (2.08%) SecurID
7 16 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.32%) Clustering
8 14 (1.32%) FlexPod
9 12 (1.13%) e-Health
9 12 (1.13%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.04%) Raspberry Pi
11 9 (0.85%) Private Cloud
11 9 (0.85%) Smart Meter
12 8 (0.75%) Replication
13 7 (0.66%) Cryptography
13 7 (0.66%) NHS
13 7 (0.66%) Wiki
14 5 (0.47%) Blog
14 5 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 283 (26.70%) Windows
2 154 (14.53%) Linux
3 91 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (7.64%) UNIX
5 70 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (4.72%) Windows 7
8 39 (3.68%) Solaris
9 27 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (2.26%) CentOS
11 16 (1.51%) Windows XP
12 10 (0.94%) VMS
12 10 (0.94%) AIX
13 9 (0.85%) SUSE
13 9 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.47%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.28%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (23.21%) ITIL
2 84 (7.92%) Network Design
3 82 (7.74%) Migration
4 79 (7.45%) Project Management
5 71 (6.70%) Load Balancing
6 66 (6.23%) Change Management
7 53 (5.00%) Service Management
8 47 (4.43%) Network Architecture
9 45 (4.25%) Network Management
10 43 (4.06%) Validation
11 41 (3.87%) Service Delivery
12 40 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
13 39 (3.68%) Network Monitoring
14 38 (3.58%) PRINCE2
15 34 (3.21%) Time Management
16 27 (2.55%) Configuration Management
16 27 (2.55%) Incident Management
16 27 (2.55%) Knowledge Management
17 26 (2.45%) Risk Assessment
18 24 (2.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (5.38%) SQL
2 43 (4.06%) PowerShell
3 34 (3.21%) JavaScript
4 23 (2.17%) C
5 18 (1.70%) C++
5 18 (1.70%) Shell Script
6 17 (1.60%) Python
6 17 (1.60%) Perl
7 11 (1.04%) PHP
8 10 (0.94%) Bash Shell
9 9 (0.85%) VBScript
9 9 (0.85%) Java
10 7 (0.66%) VB
11 6 (0.57%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.28%) C#
13 1 (0.094%) Tcl
13 1 (0.094%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 451 (42.55%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (23.68%) CCNP
3 248 (23.40%) Security Cleared
4 220 (20.75%) CCNA
5 197 (18.58%) SC Cleared
6 88 (8.30%) CCIE
7 78 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 58 (5.47%) DV Cleared
9 49 (4.62%) CISSP
10 46 (4.34%) Degree
11 34 (3.21%) MCITP
12 33 (3.11%) MCSE
13 28 (2.64%) CCDP
14 24 (2.26%) CCSE
14 24 (2.26%) ISTQB
15 22 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 22 (2.08%) CCSA
16 18 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (1.70%) JNCIS
17 17 (1.60%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.94%) SLA
2 34 (3.21%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.13%) QA
4 5 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.38%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.19%) COBIT
7 2 (0.19%) COSO
7 2 (0.19%) GPG13
8 1 (0.094%) TickIT
System Software
1 141 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 140 (13.21%) Active Directory
3 59 (5.57%) vSphere
4 43 (4.06%) Hyper-V
5 35 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (1.98%) Firmware
7 17 (1.60%) XenApp
8 15 (1.42%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.42%) Sendmail
9 14 (1.32%) XenDesktop
10 12 (1.13%) vCloud
11 6 (0.57%) NFS
12 5 (0.47%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.38%) Snort
13 4 (0.38%) Squid
13 4 (0.38%) XenServer
13 4 (0.38%) FreeRADIUS
14 3 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.28%) UAG
14 3 (0.28%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 52 (4.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 43 (4.06%) SCCM
3 40 (3.77%) FortiGate
4 22 (2.08%) Cisco UCCE
5 18 (1.70%) Cisco Prime
6 17 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
7 15 (1.42%) MIMEsweeper
7 15 (1.42%) MAILsweeper
8 13 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
9 11 (1.04%) SCOM
10 9 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.85%) WSUS
11 8 (0.75%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
12 7 (0.66%) OpenView
12 7 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
13 6 (0.57%) Nagios
13 6 (0.57%) WhatsUp Gold
14 5 (0.47%) Netcool
14 5 (0.47%) OVSD
Vendors
1 264 (24.91%) VMware
2 255 (24.06%) CheckPoint
3 223 (21.04%) Juniper
4 186 (17.55%) Microsoft
5 166 (15.66%) F5
6 115 (10.85%) HP
7 89 (8.40%) Blue Coat
8 75 (7.08%) NetApp
9 69 (6.51%) Citrix
10 52 (4.91%) SolarWinds
11 46 (4.34%) CA
12 41 (3.87%) McAfee
13 38 (3.58%) Tufin
14 35 (3.30%) Avaya
15 34 (3.21%) Fortinet
16 24 (2.26%) Oracle
17 22 (2.08%) Dell
18 21 (1.98%) Websense
19 20 (1.89%) Nokia
20 19 (1.79%) EMC
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