The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 35 45 53
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 139 99 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.36% 4.04% 3.54%
As % of the Vendors category 10.90% 9.60% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 52 40
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£355 £326 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.89% -13.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.70% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.30 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.05% +2.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.84 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £23.29 £139.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -16.66%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1275 1031 1155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.96% 42.05% 46.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 605 647
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 60 72
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.53% -10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.01 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire +12 57 £375 +14.67% 10
Devon +9 25 £185 +5.71% 6
Gloucestershire -18 24 £350 -15.15% 11
Bristol +3 21 £344 -1.78% 31
Somerset -4 5 £288 +27.77%
Dorset -13 4 £215 -4.44% 3
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 178 (59.33%) Firewall
2 132 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
3 115 (38.33%) LAN
4 114 (38.00%) WAN
5 111 (37.00%) Security Cleared
6 98 (32.67%) Windows
7 87 (29.00%) ITIL
8 81 (27.00%) CCNP
9 79 (26.33%) VMware
10 76 (25.33%) SC Cleared
11 67 (22.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 67 (22.33%) CCNA
12 65 (21.67%) Juniper
12 65 (21.67%) CheckPoint
13 62 (20.67%) MPLS
14 57 (19.00%) Microsoft
15 50 (16.67%) VPN
16 44 (14.67%) OSPF
17 41 (13.67%) BGP
17 41 (13.67%) Network Security
18 40 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
18 40 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
18 40 (13.33%) VoIP
19 36 (12.00%) Finance
20 35 (11.67%) Telecoms
21 34 (11.33%) Cisco PIX
22 32 (10.67%) SLA
22 32 (10.67%) TCP/IP
23 31 (10.33%) HP
23 31 (10.33%) DNS

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 30 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 23 (7.67%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.67%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.00%) IIS
6 5 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.67%) Eucalyptus
6 5 (1.67%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.33%) Lync
8 2 (0.67%) Apache
8 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 28 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.67%) MS Office
3 7 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.67%) Summit
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.00%) SaaS
3 2 (0.67%) PaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 178 (59.33%) Firewall
2 115 (38.33%) LAN
3 114 (38.00%) WAN
4 67 (22.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 62 (20.67%) MPLS
6 50 (16.67%) VPN
7 44 (14.67%) OSPF
8 41 (13.67%) BGP
8 41 (13.67%) Network Security
9 40 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
9 40 (13.33%) VoIP
10 34 (11.33%) Cisco PIX
11 32 (10.67%) TCP/IP
12 31 (10.33%) DNS
13 25 (8.33%) Wireless
14 23 (7.67%) DHCP
15 20 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (6.33%) IP Telephony
17 18 (6.00%) Ethernet
17 18 (6.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.67%) OLTP
3 1 (0.33%) DB2
3 1 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (12.00%) Finance
2 35 (11.67%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.00%) Banking
4 7 (2.33%) Retail Banking
4 7 (2.33%) Retail
5 4 (1.33%) Military
6 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 37 (12.33%) Architect
3 34 (11.33%) Analyst
4 28 (9.33%) Network Support
5 25 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (8.00%) Consultant
7 20 (6.67%) Network Specialist
8 18 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 18 (6.00%) Support Engineer
9 14 (4.67%) Designer
10 12 (4.00%) Technical Architect
11 11 (3.67%) Network Consultant
11 11 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (3.67%) Network Analyst
11 11 (3.67%) Network Architect
12 10 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 10 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
13 9 (3.00%) Operations Engineer
14 8 (2.67%) Technical Consultant
14 8 (2.67%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.33%) Java EE
2 5 (1.67%) Web Services
3 4 (1.33%) JSP
4 3 (1.00%) Middleware
5 2 (0.67%) REST
5 2 (0.67%) JSON
5 2 (0.67%) XSD
5 2 (0.67%) SOAP
5 2 (0.67%) WSDL
6 1 (0.33%) .NET
6 1 (0.33%) Flash
6 1 (0.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.00%) Thin Client
1 21 (7.00%) Fat Client
2 16 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (4.33%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.33%) Open Source
5 7 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (2.00%) FlexPod
6 6 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.67%) Replication
8 4 (1.33%) Clustering
9 3 (1.00%) IVR
9 3 (1.00%) Handset
9 3 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.00%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.00%) Social Media
9 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.67%) CMDB
10 2 (0.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 98 (32.67%) Windows
2 26 (8.67%) Windows 7
3 24 (8.00%) Linux
4 21 (7.00%) Solaris
5 20 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (5.00%) Windows XP
8 11 (3.67%) UNIX
9 9 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (2.67%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.33%) Windows NT
13 3 (1.00%) Android
14 2 (0.67%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.33%) MVS
15 1 (0.33%) AIX
15 1 (0.33%) CentOS
15 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (29.00%) ITIL
2 31 (10.33%) Network Design
3 29 (9.67%) Network Management
4 19 (6.33%) Service Delivery
5 17 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (4.67%) Migration
7 12 (4.00%) TOGAF
8 11 (3.67%) High Availability
9 10 (3.33%) Problem Management
9 10 (3.33%) Data Security
10 9 (3.00%) Project Management
10 9 (3.00%) Service Management
10 9 (3.00%) Data Migration
10 9 (3.00%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (2.67%) Network Performance Management
11 8 (2.67%) Performance Management
11 8 (2.67%) Load Balancing
11 8 (2.67%) Requirements Analysis
11 8 (2.67%) Incident Management
11 8 (2.67%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.33%) SQL
2 3 (1.00%) C
2 3 (1.00%) Java
2 3 (1.00%) Perl
3 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.33%) Python
4 1 (0.33%) Ruby
4 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 132 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (37.00%) Security Cleared
3 81 (27.00%) CCNP
4 76 (25.33%) SC Cleared
5 67 (22.33%) CCNA
6 30 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 22 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (6.33%) CCIE
9 16 (5.33%) CISSP
9 16 (5.33%) MCSE
10 15 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.33%) CCSP
11 7 (2.33%) Degree
12 5 (1.67%) JNCIS
12 5 (1.67%) CCSE
13 4 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.33%) MCITP
13 4 (1.33%) CCSA
14 3 (1.00%) CCVP
14 3 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.67%) SLA
2 7 (2.33%) JSP 440
3 6 (2.00%) QA
4 4 (1.33%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.67%) COBIT
6 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.67%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 40 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.33%) vSphere
5 6 (2.00%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.67%) Firmware
6 5 (1.67%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.33%) XenApp
7 4 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.00%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.00%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.67%) NFS
9 2 (0.67%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.33%) Samba
10 1 (0.33%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.33%) Snort
10 1 (0.33%) Squid
10 1 (0.33%) UAG
10 1 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 6 (2.00%) SCCM
1 6 (2.00%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (1.00%) Nagios
3 2 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.67%) SCOM
3 2 (0.67%) Nessus
3 2 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.33%) OpenView
4 1 (0.33%) Netcool
4 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.33%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 79 (26.33%) VMware
2 65 (21.67%) Juniper
2 65 (21.67%) CheckPoint
3 57 (19.00%) Microsoft
4 31 (10.33%) HP
5 27 (9.00%) Citrix
6 22 (7.33%) Nokia
7 19 (6.33%) F5
8 18 (6.00%) IBM
9 17 (5.67%) McAfee
10 13 (4.33%) SolarWinds
11 12 (4.00%) Blue Coat
11 12 (4.00%) NetApp
11 12 (4.00%) Avaya
11 12 (4.00%) EMC
12 10 (3.33%) Fortinet
13 9 (3.00%) SAP
14 8 (2.67%) Polycom
14 8 (2.67%) SonicWALL
14 8 (2.67%) Brocade
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Poole
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 27 days ago