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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 57 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 91 111 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.93% 3.49% 4.59%
As % of the Vendors category 7.40% 8.10% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 77 60
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -10.00%
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
1229 1370 1008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.54% 43.12% 43.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 820 581
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 80 56
Average hourly rate £20.19 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.56% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.50 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 April 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
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 27 April 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
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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
Wiltshire -1 30 £330 +29.41% 29
Bristol +17 27 £295 +0.42% 16
Devon +9 14 £300 +71.42% 4
Gloucestershire -35 7 £350 -15.66% 10
Dorset 0 6 £225 -41.93% 1
Somerset -2 4 £319 +10.86% 1
Cornwall - 1 - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 128 (54.94%) Firewall
2 95 (40.77%) Windows
3 77 (33.05%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (31.33%) Security Cleared
5 68 (29.18%) WAN
6 66 (28.33%) CheckPoint
7 62 (26.61%) LAN
7 62 (26.61%) VMware
8 59 (25.32%) Juniper
9 58 (24.89%) CCNA
10 47 (20.17%) Active Directory
11 43 (18.45%) SC Cleared
12 39 (16.74%) VPN
12 39 (16.74%) ITIL
13 35 (15.02%) DNS
13 35 (15.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 34 (14.59%) Cisco ASA
14 34 (14.59%) Microsoft
15 33 (14.16%) CCNP
15 33 (14.16%) Network Security
16 32 (13.73%) DV Cleared
17 31 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
17 31 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 31 (13.30%) Wireless
18 30 (12.88%) Finance
19 29 (12.45%) Windows 7
20 28 (12.02%) MPLS
20 28 (12.02%) VoIP
21 27 (11.59%) Linux
22 26 (11.16%) OSPF

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 21 (9.01%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.44%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (3.00%) IIS
4 5 (2.15%) Eucalyptus
4 5 (2.15%) Lync
4 5 (2.15%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.29%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.29%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.86%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.43%) JBoss
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.72%) MS Office
3 4 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.72%) Office 365
4 2 (0.86%) SaaS
4 2 (0.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (54.94%) Firewall
2 68 (29.18%) WAN
3 62 (26.61%) LAN
4 39 (16.74%) VPN
5 35 (15.02%) DNS
6 34 (14.59%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (14.16%) Network Security
8 31 (13.30%) Wireless
9 28 (12.02%) MPLS
9 28 (12.02%) VoIP
10 26 (11.16%) OSPF
11 25 (10.73%) DHCP
11 25 (10.73%) TCP/IP
12 24 (10.30%) BGP
13 20 (8.58%) VLAN
14 19 (8.15%) IP Telephony
15 17 (7.30%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (6.44%) SAN
17 14 (6.01%) Cisco IOS
18 13 (5.58%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.86%) OLTP
3 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.43%) Big Data
4 1 (0.43%) DB2
4 1 (0.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (12.88%) Finance
2 16 (6.87%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.00%) Banking
4 5 (2.15%) Military
5 4 (1.72%) Retail
6 2 (0.86%) Billing
6 2 (0.86%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 71 (30.47%) Network Engineer
2 34 (14.59%) Analyst
3 28 (12.02%) Architect
4 21 (9.01%) Network Analyst
5 19 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (8.15%) Network Support
5 19 (8.15%) Designer
6 15 (6.44%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.29%) Consultant
7 10 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (3.86%) Operations Engineer
9 8 (3.43%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 8 (3.43%) Senior Designer
9 8 (3.43%) Storage Engineer
9 8 (3.43%) Technical Architect
9 8 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (3.43%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.43%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (3.43%) Network Architect
9 8 (3.43%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.43%) Java EE
2 5 (2.15%) Web Services
2 5 (2.15%) Middleware
3 4 (1.72%) JSP
4 3 (1.29%) SOAP
4 3 (1.29%) XSD
4 3 (1.29%) JSON
4 3 (1.29%) J2EE
4 3 (1.29%) WSDL
4 3 (1.29%) REST
5 2 (0.86%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.43%) WCF
6 1 (0.43%) PostGIS
6 1 (0.43%) Flash
6 1 (0.43%) JMS
6 1 (0.43%) XML
6 1 (0.43%) HTML
6 1 (0.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.01%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (4.29%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.86%) Thin Client
3 9 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.86%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.00%) Private Cloud
4 7 (3.00%) Open Source
5 5 (2.15%) Replication
5 5 (2.15%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.72%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.72%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.29%) Handset
8 2 (0.86%) Statistics
8 2 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.86%) Clustering
8 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.43%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.43%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 95 (40.77%) Windows
2 31 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 31 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (12.45%) Windows 7
4 27 (11.59%) Linux
5 16 (6.87%) Windows XP
6 14 (6.01%) Windows 8
7 13 (5.58%) Solaris
8 12 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (4.72%) UNIX
10 5 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.29%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.29%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.29%) Android
13 2 (0.86%) AIX
13 2 (0.86%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.74%) ITIL
2 19 (8.15%) Migration
3 17 (7.30%) Service Delivery
4 15 (6.44%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (5.58%) Network Load Balancing
6 12 (5.15%) Network Management
7 11 (4.72%) Network Design
8 10 (4.29%) Load Balancing
9 9 (3.86%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (3.86%) Data Migration
9 9 (3.86%) PRINCE
10 7 (3.00%) Service Management
10 7 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (2.58%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (2.15%) SIEM
12 5 (2.15%) TOGAF
12 5 (2.15%) Project Management
12 5 (2.15%) Kalman Filter
13 4 (1.72%) People Management
13 4 (1.72%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.01%) SQL
2 8 (3.43%) Perl
3 7 (3.00%) Java
4 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 77 (33.05%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (31.33%) Security Cleared
3 58 (24.89%) CCNA
4 43 (18.45%) SC Cleared
5 33 (14.16%) CCNP
6 32 (13.73%) DV Cleared
7 18 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (6.01%) MCSE
9 8 (3.43%) RHCE
10 6 (2.58%) Degree
10 6 (2.58%) JNCIS
11 5 (2.15%) CCSA
12 4 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.86%) CCSE
13 2 (0.86%) MCITP
13 2 (0.86%) CCVP
13 2 (0.86%) CISSP
13 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.86%) CCIE
13 2 (0.86%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.43%) SLA
2 7 (3.00%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.29%) QA
3 3 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.86%) COBIT
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (20.17%) Active Directory
2 35 (15.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.01%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.86%) XenApp
5 8 (3.43%) Samba
6 7 (3.00%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.00%) VMware Server
6 7 (3.00%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.58%) vSphere
8 4 (1.72%) Firmware
9 3 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.29%) Xen
9 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.29%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.43%) XenServer
10 1 (0.43%) NFS
10 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (4.29%) CiscoWorks
1 10 (4.29%) SCCM
2 4 (1.72%) SCOM
3 3 (1.29%) WSUS
3 3 (1.29%) OpenView
3 3 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.86%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.43%) Nessus
5 1 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 66 (28.33%) CheckPoint
2 62 (26.61%) VMware
3 59 (25.32%) Juniper
4 34 (14.59%) Microsoft
5 25 (10.73%) Citrix
6 23 (9.87%) HP
6 23 (9.87%) SolarWinds
7 18 (7.73%) Nokia
8 16 (6.87%) McAfee
8 16 (6.87%) Oracle
8 16 (6.87%) IBM
9 13 (5.58%) F5
10 10 (4.29%) Avaya
10 10 (4.29%) CA
11 9 (3.86%) NetApp
12 8 (3.43%) Blue Coat
12 8 (3.43%) Sun
12 8 (3.43%) IronPort
12 8 (3.43%) Polycom
13 7 (3.00%) SonicWALL
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