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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 52 43 38
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 105 130 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.16% 4.19% 4.45%
As % of the Vendors category 8.04% 10.46% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 96 38
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £509 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 2
Average hourly rate £48.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £19.60 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £39.50 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.90% +2.32%
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
1306 1243 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.25% 40.11% 42.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 783 536
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 66 66
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.06 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.19% +14.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -3 50 £425 -8.60% 12
Bristol -5 15 £331 +1.92% 7
Gloucestershire -23 13 £370 -1.33% 4
Devon -7 11 £250 +36.98%
Somerset +7 8 £353 +17.50% 3
Dorset +1 6 £110 -69.44% 3
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 98 (51.31%) Firewall
2 70 (36.65%) Cisco Certification
3 66 (34.55%) Juniper
4 65 (34.03%) Windows
4 65 (34.03%) Security Cleared
5 57 (29.84%) LAN
6 56 (29.32%) WAN
7 50 (26.18%) CheckPoint
7 50 (26.18%) SC Cleared
8 47 (24.61%) CCNP
9 45 (23.56%) CCNA
10 43 (22.51%) Network Security
11 42 (21.99%) ITIL
12 40 (20.94%) Cisco ASA
13 38 (19.90%) VPN
13 38 (19.90%) Active Directory
14 37 (19.37%) Data Centre
15 36 (18.85%) VMware
16 29 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 29 (15.18%) OSPF
16 29 (15.18%) BGP
16 29 (15.18%) TCP/IP
16 29 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
17 28 (14.66%) Linux
17 28 (14.66%) MPLS
18 27 (14.14%) Microsoft
18 27 (14.14%) DV Cleared
19 26 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (13.61%) Wireless
20 24 (12.57%) VLAN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 12 (6.28%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.19%) IIS
3 5 (2.62%) Apache
3 5 (2.62%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.62%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.09%) JBoss
4 4 (2.09%) Lync
5 3 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.52%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.52%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 11 (5.76%) MS Office
1 11 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (51.31%) Firewall
2 57 (29.84%) LAN
3 56 (29.32%) WAN
4 43 (22.51%) Network Security
5 40 (20.94%) Cisco ASA
6 38 (19.90%) VPN
7 29 (15.18%) TCP/IP
7 29 (15.18%) OSPF
7 29 (15.18%) BGP
8 28 (14.66%) MPLS
9 26 (13.61%) Wireless
10 24 (12.57%) VLAN
11 22 (11.52%) DNS
12 18 (9.42%) VoIP
13 16 (8.38%) Cisco PIX
14 15 (7.85%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (7.33%) IPsec
15 14 (7.33%) SAN
16 11 (5.76%) DHCP
16 11 (5.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.09%) MySQL
3 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.52%) Big Data
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (7.85%) Finance
2 8 (4.19%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.19%) Military
3 4 (2.09%) Banking
3 4 (2.09%) Billing
4 3 (1.57%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Local Government
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 52 (27.23%) Network Engineer
2 31 (16.23%) Analyst
3 23 (12.04%) Designer
4 20 (10.47%) Network Analyst
5 18 (9.42%) Architect
6 13 (6.81%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.28%) Network Support
8 11 (5.76%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (5.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 10 (5.24%) Senior Designer
9 10 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.71%) Cisco Engineer
11 8 (4.19%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.66%) Network Architect
13 6 (3.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 6 (3.14%) Network Support Analyst
13 6 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support
13 6 (3.14%) Administrator
13 6 (3.14%) Security Analyst
14 5 (2.62%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.66%) J2EE
2 4 (2.09%) .NET
2 4 (2.09%) CSS
3 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.57%) Middleware
4 2 (1.05%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.05%) Java EE
5 1 (0.52%) JSON
5 1 (0.52%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.52%) WCF
5 1 (0.52%) REST
5 1 (0.52%) PostGIS
5 1 (0.52%) LAMP
5 1 (0.52%) HTML
5 1 (0.52%) SOAP
5 1 (0.52%) Web Services
5 1 (0.52%) XML
5 1 (0.52%) XSD
5 1 (0.52%) JMS
5 1 (0.52%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.37%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.19%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.14%) Cryptography
4 6 (3.14%) Clustering
5 5 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.57%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.57%) IVR
6 3 (1.57%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.57%) Replication
7 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.05%) iPhone
7 2 (1.05%) Statistics
7 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.52%) IPTV
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.52%) CESG
8 1 (0.52%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 65 (34.03%) Windows
2 29 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 29 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (14.66%) Linux
4 15 (7.85%) Solaris
5 14 (7.33%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.24%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.66%) UNIX
9 6 (3.14%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.05%) CentOS
10 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.05%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.99%) ITIL
2 21 (10.99%) Service Delivery
3 18 (9.42%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (7.33%) Network Design
5 13 (6.81%) Load Balancing
6 11 (5.76%) Migration
7 9 (4.71%) Network Load Balancing
7 9 (4.71%) Problem Management
8 7 (3.66%) SIEM
8 7 (3.66%) Project Management
9 6 (3.14%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.14%) Computer Forensics
9 6 (3.14%) Time Management
9 6 (3.14%) Computer Security
9 6 (3.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (2.62%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (2.62%) Performance Management
10 5 (2.62%) Web Design
10 5 (2.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.76%) SQL
2 10 (5.24%) Perl
3 4 (2.09%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.09%) Java
4 1 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 70 (36.65%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (34.03%) Security Cleared
3 50 (26.18%) SC Cleared
4 47 (24.61%) CCNP
5 45 (23.56%) CCNA
6 27 (14.14%) DV Cleared
7 11 (5.76%) Degree
8 10 (5.24%) RHCE
9 8 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (4.19%) CCIE
9 8 (4.19%) JNCIS
10 5 (2.62%) CISSP
10 5 (2.62%) MCITP
10 5 (2.62%) MCSE
11 4 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (2.09%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.57%) MCTS
12 3 (1.57%) CCSA
13 2 (1.05%) HNC
13 2 (1.05%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.24%) SLA
2 5 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (19.90%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.24%) Hyper-V
3 10 (5.24%) Samba
4 7 (3.66%) XenApp
5 6 (3.14%) ProxySG
5 6 (3.14%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.62%) vSphere
6 5 (2.62%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.09%) ISA Server
7 4 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.57%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.57%) Firmware
8 3 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.57%) Xen
9 2 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.05%) NFS
10 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.52%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 11 (5.76%) SCCM
2 5 (2.62%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (2.62%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (2.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (2.09%) SCOM
4 3 (1.57%) WSUS
4 3 (1.57%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.57%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (1.57%) OpenView
4 3 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.05%) Puppet
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.05%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.52%) Nmap
6 1 (0.52%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 66 (34.55%) Juniper
2 50 (26.18%) CheckPoint
3 36 (18.85%) VMware
4 27 (14.14%) Microsoft
5 22 (11.52%) F5
5 22 (11.52%) SolarWinds
6 21 (10.99%) Citrix
7 20 (10.47%) Oracle
8 16 (8.38%) HP
8 16 (8.38%) Blue Coat
8 16 (8.38%) McAfee
9 14 (7.33%) Sun
10 9 (4.71%) Intel
11 8 (4.19%) IronPort
12 7 (3.66%) Tandberg
12 7 (3.66%) IBM
12 7 (3.66%) Nokia
12 7 (3.66%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.14%) Sourcefire
13 6 (3.14%) ArcSight
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