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 Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Wales 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 43 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing Cisco 17 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.98% 2.74% 5.63%
As % of the Vendors category 7.42% 6.00% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 13
Average daily rate £375 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £219 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £249 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
229 150 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 40.18% 45.73% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 77 77
Average daily rate £375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
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Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the South Wales region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the South Wales region.

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -17 8 £388 +67.56% 5
Bridgend - 4 £160 - 1
Newport -12 3 £195 -10.85%
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Cisco
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Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 17 (53.13%) LAN
2 15 (46.88%) WAN
2 15 (46.88%) CheckPoint
2 15 (46.88%) Firewall
3 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (34.38%) CCNP
5 10 (31.25%) Wireless
5 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (25.00%) CCNA
6 8 (25.00%) VPN
7 7 (21.88%) DNS
7 7 (21.88%) VoIP
8 6 (18.75%) Windows
8 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
9 5 (15.63%) Unified Communications
9 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
9 5 (15.63%) HP
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
9 5 (15.63%) Citrix
9 5 (15.63%) MPLS
9 5 (15.63%) Juniper
10 4 (12.50%) BGP
10 4 (12.50%) OSPF
10 4 (12.50%) SLA
10 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
10 4 (12.50%) VMware
10 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
10 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (9.38%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) assyst
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) LAN
2 15 (46.88%) WAN
2 15 (46.88%) Firewall
3 10 (31.25%) Wireless
3 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (25.00%) VPN
4 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (21.88%) DNS
5 7 (21.88%) VoIP
6 5 (15.63%) MPLS
6 5 (15.63%) Unified Communications
7 4 (12.50%) OSPF
7 4 (12.50%) BGP
7 4 (12.50%) BIG-IP
7 4 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (9.38%) WLAN
8 3 (9.38%) Network Security
9 2 (6.25%) Internet
9 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) EDRMS
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Network Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Deskside Support
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Network Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Change Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) UNIX
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (3.13%) CRM
3 1 (3.13%) Benchmarking
3 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
3 1 (3.13%) Network Design
3 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.13%) Release Management
3 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (34.38%) CCNP
3 8 (25.00%) CCNA
4 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
6 3 (9.38%) Degree
6 3 (9.38%) HNC
7 2 (6.25%) CCIE
8 1 (3.13%) CCDA
8 1 (3.13%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) UAG
4 1 (3.13%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) CheckPoint
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) HP
2 5 (15.63%) Citrix
2 5 (15.63%) Juniper
3 4 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (9.38%) F5
4 3 (9.38%) Lumension
4 3 (9.38%) Sophos
4 3 (9.38%) BT
4 3 (9.38%) Lotus
4 3 (9.38%) Apple
5 2 (6.25%) NetApp
5 2 (6.25%) Symantec
5 2 (6.25%) Avaya
5 2 (6.25%) EMC
5 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL