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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 41 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 135 153 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.06% 4.71% 3.54%
As % of the Vendors category 9.77% 11.70% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 111 39
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £48.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £17.00 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.50 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.60 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +6.32%
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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
1382 1308 887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.53% 40.28% 40.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 827 534
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 66 70
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 +7 81 £355 -21.11% 8
Gloucestershire -19 15 £325 +8.33% 8
Bristol -9 14 £165 -45.00% 6
Devon -13 14 £300 -17.24% 2
Dorset +3 6 £110 - 6
Somerset +3 1 - - 6
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 119 (53.60%) Firewall
2 87 (39.19%) Cisco Certification
3 83 (37.39%) Juniper
4 69 (31.08%) Security Cleared
5 68 (30.63%) LAN
6 63 (28.38%) Windows
7 59 (26.58%) WAN
8 57 (25.68%) CCNP
9 50 (22.52%) CCNA
9 50 (22.52%) CheckPoint
9 50 (22.52%) Network Security
10 49 (22.07%) SC Cleared
11 48 (21.62%) VPN
12 45 (20.27%) Cisco ASA
13 41 (18.47%) ITIL
13 41 (18.47%) Microsoft
14 40 (18.02%) Active Directory
15 36 (16.22%) Wireless
15 36 (16.22%) VMware
15 36 (16.22%) Data Centre
16 34 (15.32%) BGP
17 33 (14.86%) OSPF
18 32 (14.41%) MPLS
18 32 (14.41%) F5
19 31 (13.96%) DNS
20 29 (13.06%) McAfee
21 28 (12.61%) Linux
21 28 (12.61%) DV Cleared
21 28 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (11.71%) Windows Server 2003

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 14 (6.31%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.60%) IIS
3 7 (3.15%) Apache
4 6 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.25%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.80%) JBoss
6 4 (1.80%) Lync
7 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.45%) Eucalyptus
9 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.86%) MS Office
3 6 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.15%) Office 365
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (53.60%) Firewall
2 68 (30.63%) LAN
3 59 (26.58%) WAN
4 50 (22.52%) Network Security
5 48 (21.62%) VPN
6 45 (20.27%) Cisco ASA
7 36 (16.22%) Wireless
8 34 (15.32%) BGP
9 33 (14.86%) OSPF
10 32 (14.41%) MPLS
11 31 (13.96%) DNS
12 25 (11.26%) VoIP
12 25 (11.26%) TCP/IP
12 25 (11.26%) VLAN
13 22 (9.91%) Cisco PIX
13 22 (9.91%) Ethernet
14 19 (8.56%) IPsec
15 17 (7.66%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (7.66%) DHCP
16 15 (6.76%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.80%) MySQL
3 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.45%) Big Data
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Subversion
1 1 (0.45%) Maven
1 1 (0.45%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (6.76%) Finance
2 13 (5.86%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.60%) Military
4 5 (2.25%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.80%) Billing
6 3 (1.35%) Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (25.68%) Network Engineer
2 35 (15.77%) Analyst
3 26 (11.71%) Architect
4 19 (8.56%) Designer
5 17 (7.66%) Network Analyst
6 13 (5.86%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.41%) Network Support
8 11 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (4.50%) Administrator
9 10 (4.50%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.05%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.60%) Security Architect
11 8 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (3.15%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (3.15%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 6 (2.70%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.15%) J2EE
2 6 (2.70%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.80%) .NET
3 4 (1.80%) CSS
4 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.35%) Middleware
5 2 (0.90%) Java EE
6 1 (0.45%) JSON
6 1 (0.45%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.45%) WCF
6 1 (0.45%) REST
6 1 (0.45%) PostGIS
6 1 (0.45%) LAMP
6 1 (0.45%) HTML
6 1 (0.45%) SOAP
6 1 (0.45%) Web Services
6 1 (0.45%) XML
6 1 (0.45%) XSD
6 1 (0.45%) JMS
6 1 (0.45%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.95%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (3.15%) iPhone
4 6 (2.70%) Cryptography
4 6 (2.70%) Clustering
4 6 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.25%) iPad
6 4 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.80%) Replication
6 4 (1.80%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.80%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.35%) IVR
8 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.90%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.90%) Statistics
9 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (28.38%) Windows
2 28 (12.61%) Linux
3 26 (11.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.86%) Windows 7
6 11 (4.95%) Solaris
7 10 (4.50%) Windows XP
8 9 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.15%) UNIX
10 6 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.80%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.90%) CentOS
12 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.90%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.47%) ITIL
2 21 (9.46%) Service Delivery
3 17 (7.66%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (7.21%) Network Design
4 16 (7.21%) Load Balancing
5 13 (5.86%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (4.95%) Problem Management
7 10 (4.50%) Time Management
7 10 (4.50%) Migration
8 7 (3.15%) Change Management
8 7 (3.15%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.15%) SIEM
8 7 (3.15%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (2.70%) Computer Security
9 6 (2.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (2.70%) Capacity Management
9 6 (2.70%) Network Management
9 6 (2.70%) Project Management
9 6 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.95%) SQL
2 6 (2.70%) Perl
3 5 (2.25%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.80%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.80%) Java
5 1 (0.45%) C
5 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 87 (39.19%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (31.08%) Security Cleared
3 57 (25.68%) CCNP
4 50 (22.52%) CCNA
5 49 (22.07%) SC Cleared
6 28 (12.61%) DV Cleared
7 18 (8.11%) Degree
8 15 (6.76%) CCIE
9 11 (4.95%) CISSP
10 9 (4.05%) JNCIS
11 8 (3.60%) JNCIP
12 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (2.70%) RHCE
14 4 (1.80%) MCSE
14 4 (1.80%) JNCIE
14 4 (1.80%) MCITP
14 4 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (1.35%) MCTS
15 3 (1.35%) CCDP
15 3 (1.35%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.76%) SLA
2 5 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.45%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (18.02%) Active Directory
2 28 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.05%) XenApp
5 7 (3.15%) vSphere
6 6 (2.70%) ProxySG
6 6 (2.70%) Samba
7 5 (2.25%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.25%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.80%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.35%) Firmware
9 3 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.35%) Xen
9 3 (1.35%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.90%) NFS
11 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.45%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (4.05%) SCCM
2 5 (2.25%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (1.80%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.35%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.35%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (1.35%) SCOM
4 3 (1.35%) OpenView
4 3 (1.35%) WSUS
4 3 (1.35%) Puppet
4 3 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.90%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.45%) Ansible
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.45%) Nmap
6 1 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 83 (37.39%) Juniper
2 50 (22.52%) CheckPoint
3 41 (18.47%) Microsoft
4 36 (16.22%) VMware
5 32 (14.41%) F5
6 29 (13.06%) McAfee
7 25 (11.26%) Blue Coat
7 25 (11.26%) Citrix
8 23 (10.36%) SolarWinds
9 22 (9.91%) Intel
10 19 (8.56%) HP
11 16 (7.21%) Oracle
12 15 (6.76%) IronPort
13 13 (5.86%) Sourcefire
14 10 (4.50%) Sun
15 8 (3.60%) Avaya
15 8 (3.60%) Nokia
16 7 (3.15%) Red Hat
16 7 (3.15%) Tandberg
17 6 (2.70%) ArcSight
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