The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 48 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 10 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.71% 2.95% 3.29%
As % of the Vendors category 4.69% 6.22% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
Average daily rate
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£250 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.94% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £170 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.58 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -6.66%
Cisco
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
213 225 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 36.41% 47.47% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 142 91
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.63 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Newport - 3 £250 - 5
Bridgend - 2 £450 - 1
Cardiff -7 1 £135 -70.81% 9
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Gwent - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Cisco
Wales

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (44.83%) Firewall
1 13 (44.83%) Wireless
2 12 (41.38%) LAN
2 12 (41.38%) VoIP
2 12 (41.38%) CheckPoint
3 11 (37.93%) Juniper
4 10 (34.48%) WAN
4 10 (34.48%) Windows
4 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
5 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (27.59%) CCNP
6 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
6 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (24.14%) F5
7 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
7 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
7 7 (24.14%) HP
7 7 (24.14%) Citrix
8 6 (20.69%) VMware
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (17.24%) DNS
10 4 (13.79%) CCNA
10 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
10 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
10 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
10 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
10 4 (13.79%) ITIL
10 4 (13.79%) UNIX
10 4 (13.79%) BGP
10 4 (13.79%) OSPF

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
1 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) assyst
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) Firewall
1 13 (44.83%) Wireless
2 12 (41.38%) LAN
2 12 (41.38%) VoIP
3 10 (34.48%) WAN
4 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (17.24%) DNS
7 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
7 4 (13.79%) BGP
7 4 (13.79%) OSPF
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (10.34%) WAAS
8 3 (10.34%) Internet
8 3 (10.34%) SAN
8 3 (10.34%) VPN
8 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
9 2 (6.90%) WLAN
9 2 (6.90%) ATM
9 2 (6.90%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) EDRMS
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Network Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Deskside Support
4 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) Security Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Data Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Broadcast Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) PKI
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.90%) SIEM
4 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.45%) Release Management
4 1 (3.45%) Network Design
4 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.45%) Time Management
4 1 (3.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) VBScript
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (27.59%) CCNP
3 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) CCNA
5 3 (10.34%) GIAC
5 3 (10.34%) GCIA
5 3 (10.34%) GCFW
5 3 (10.34%) GCWN
5 3 (10.34%) CISSP
6 2 (6.90%) CCIE
6 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.45%) Degree
7 1 (3.45%) MCITP
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.45%) HNC
7 1 (3.45%) MCSE
7 1 (3.45%) CCDA
7 1 (3.45%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.90%) vSphere
4 1 (3.45%) UAG
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) CheckPoint
2 11 (37.93%) Juniper
3 7 (24.14%) F5
3 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (24.14%) HP
3 7 (24.14%) Citrix
4 6 (20.69%) VMware
5 4 (13.79%) Blue Coat
6 3 (10.34%) Lumension
6 3 (10.34%) SonicWALL
6 3 (10.34%) Sourcefire
6 3 (10.34%) Brocade
6 3 (10.34%) Riverbed
6 3 (10.34%) Trend Micro
6 3 (10.34%) BT
6 3 (10.34%) McAfee
6 3 (10.34%) Sophos
6 3 (10.34%) IBM
6 3 (10.34%) Nokia
6 3 (10.34%) Lotus