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 West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 29 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 West 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 43 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 122 88 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.99% 4.13% 3.99%
As % of the Vendors category 9.64% 9.64% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 34 63
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £202 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 9
Average hourly rate £26.25 £22.50 £9.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +135.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £21.30 £9.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.70 £23.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
- +12.16%
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1266 913 1264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.41% 42.88% 41.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 543 683
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 62 100
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.23 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.45% -23.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £11.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.70 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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England

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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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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
Wiltshire +3 47 £463 +2.77% 3
Gloucestershire -11 29 £375 +32.74% 12
Bristol -14 17 £325 +23.80% 6
Devon 0 15 £183 +4.28% 6
Somerset -12 6 £300 - 20
Dorset +7 5 £360 +75.60% 5
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Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 117 (49.79%) Firewall
2 85 (36.17%) Windows
3 81 (34.47%) Juniper
4 62 (26.38%) Microsoft
5 58 (24.68%) ITIL
5 58 (24.68%) Security Cleared
6 57 (24.26%) F5
7 56 (23.83%) VMware
8 48 (20.43%) CheckPoint
9 45 (19.15%) Network Security
10 44 (18.72%) Linux
11 42 (17.87%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 38 (16.17%) MS Excel
12 38 (16.17%) Cisco Certification
13 37 (15.74%) WAN
14 36 (15.32%) LAN
15 34 (14.47%) SC Cleared
16 32 (13.62%) SLA
16 32 (13.62%) Telecoms
17 30 (12.77%) HP
17 30 (12.77%) Load Balancing
18 28 (11.91%) Active Directory
19 26 (11.06%) CCNP
19 26 (11.06%) DNS
19 26 (11.06%) Cisco PIX
20 25 (10.64%) Perl
20 25 (10.64%) BGP
20 25 (10.64%) Change Management
21 24 (10.21%) CCNA

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 20 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 19 (8.09%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.68%) Apache
4 10 (4.26%) IIS
5 9 (3.83%) Lync
6 5 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.28%) CMS
9 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.43%) Drupal
10 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (16.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.13%) MS Office
3 4 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.28%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.85%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 117 (49.79%) Firewall
2 45 (19.15%) Network Security
3 42 (17.87%) Cisco ASA
4 37 (15.74%) WAN
5 36 (15.32%) LAN
6 26 (11.06%) DNS
6 26 (11.06%) Cisco PIX
7 25 (10.64%) BGP
8 20 (8.51%) OSPF
8 20 (8.51%) LDAP
8 20 (8.51%) SMTP
9 18 (7.66%) VPN
10 17 (7.23%) Internet
10 17 (7.23%) Wireless
10 17 (7.23%) Cisco IOS
11 16 (6.81%) SSL
11 16 (6.81%) SAN
11 16 (6.81%) HTTP
12 15 (6.38%) TCP/IP
12 15 (6.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) MSI
1 2 (0.85%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.43%) NetBeans
General
1 32 (13.62%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.81%) Finance
3 5 (2.13%) Banking
4 3 (1.28%) Retail
5 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.85%) Military
6 1 (0.43%) Local Government
6 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 53 (22.55%) Network Engineer
2 32 (13.62%) Analyst
3 28 (11.91%) Security Engineer
4 22 (9.36%) Administrator
5 21 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (8.51%) Network Security Engineer
7 18 (7.66%) Linux Administrator
8 16 (6.81%) Architect
8 16 (6.81%) Systems Administrator
9 15 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
10 14 (5.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 11 (4.68%) Firewall Engineer
12 10 (4.26%) Consultant
13 9 (3.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 8 (3.40%) Network Support
14 8 (3.40%) Project Manager
14 8 (3.40%) Network Analyst
14 8 (3.40%) Security Architect
14 8 (3.40%) Designer
15 7 (2.98%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.40%) Web Services
2 1 (0.43%) WAP
2 1 (0.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (0.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.38%) Thin Client
1 15 (6.38%) Fat Client
2 5 (2.13%) Statistics
3 4 (1.70%) Firmware
3 4 (1.70%) Economics
4 3 (1.28%) Handset
4 3 (1.28%) Clustering
5 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.85%) EPoS
5 2 (0.85%) PKI
5 2 (0.85%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.85%) iSeries
5 2 (0.85%) Open Source
5 2 (0.85%) Wiki
6 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.43%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.43%) PDA
6 1 (0.43%) NHS
6 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 85 (36.17%) Windows
2 44 (18.72%) Linux
3 18 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (6.38%) Solaris
5 11 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.40%) UNIX
8 7 (2.98%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.98%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.55%) CentOS
10 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.68%) ITIL
2 30 (12.77%) Load Balancing
3 25 (10.64%) Change Management
4 21 (8.94%) PRINCE2
5 16 (6.81%) Project Management
6 10 (4.26%) Network Design
6 10 (4.26%) Change Control
7 9 (3.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (3.83%) Incident Management
8 8 (3.40%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.40%) Data Protection
8 8 (3.40%) Test Strategy
8 8 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (2.98%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.55%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (2.13%) Network Management
11 5 (2.13%) Migration
12 4 (1.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.64%) Perl
2 10 (4.26%) Ruby
3 7 (2.98%) Python
4 6 (2.55%) Shell Script
4 6 (2.55%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.13%) SQL
6 4 (1.70%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.28%) C
8 2 (0.85%) VB
9 1 (0.43%) C++
9 1 (0.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 58 (24.68%) Security Cleared
2 38 (16.17%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (14.47%) SC Cleared
4 26 (11.06%) CCNP
5 24 (10.21%) CCNA
6 19 (8.09%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (5.96%) LPIC
8 14 (5.96%) CCENT
9 13 (5.53%) DV Cleared
10 9 (3.83%) MCSE
10 9 (3.83%) MCSA
11 8 (3.40%) Degree
12 6 (2.55%) MCP
13 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.85%) MCITP
13 2 (0.85%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.85%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.43%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.62%) SLA
2 8 (3.40%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.55%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) GPG13
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (11.91%) Active Directory
3 21 (8.94%) Squid
4 16 (6.81%) qmail
5 10 (4.26%) ProxySG
6 9 (3.83%) vSphere
7 8 (3.40%) NFS
8 7 (2.98%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.70%) vCloud
10 2 (0.85%) UAG
10 2 (0.85%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.43%) Snort
11 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (5.96%) Zenoss
2 8 (3.40%) SCOM
3 5 (2.13%) SCCM
4 4 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.70%) SCOrch
4 4 (1.70%) Netcool
4 4 (1.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.70%) OpenView
5 3 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.28%) HP NNM
5 3 (1.28%) WSUS
6 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.85%) SCSM
6 2 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.43%) MOM
Vendors
1 81 (34.47%) Juniper
2 62 (26.38%) Microsoft
3 57 (24.26%) F5
4 56 (23.83%) VMware
5 48 (20.43%) CheckPoint
6 30 (12.77%) HP
7 21 (8.94%) Avaya
7 21 (8.94%) McAfee
8 18 (7.66%) Citrix
9 17 (7.23%) Blue Coat
10 12 (5.11%) IronPort
11 11 (4.68%) Nortel
12 9 (3.83%) Mitel
13 8 (3.40%) Red Hat
13 8 (3.40%) 3PAR
14 7 (2.98%) NetApp
14 7 (2.98%) ProCurve
15 6 (2.55%) Sourcefire
15 6 (2.55%) BT
15 6 (2.55%) IBM
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