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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 42 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 123 100 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.87% 3.55% 3.72%
As % of the Vendors category 9.63% 8.41% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 60 48
Average daily rate
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£350 £326 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -0.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £428 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £22.69 £19.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.35% +95.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £18.52 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.77% -11.83%
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
1277 1189 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.14% 42.19% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 671 648
Average daily rate £375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £198 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 62 73
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £11.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £30.75 £40.00
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 February 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 February 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 +12 44 £375 +26.05% 10
Devon +10 25 £185 +5.71% 9
Gloucestershire -14 23 £325 -21.21% 10
Bristol 0 18 £338 -15.62% 21
Dorset -8 7 £294 +30.55% 4
Somerset -9 3 £288 -20.68% 1
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 167 (60.51%) Firewall
2 127 (46.01%) Cisco Certification
3 108 (39.13%) WAN
3 108 (39.13%) Security Cleared
4 101 (36.59%) LAN
5 96 (34.78%) Windows
6 78 (28.26%) ITIL
7 75 (27.17%) SC Cleared
8 73 (26.45%) CCNP
8 73 (26.45%) VMware
9 68 (24.64%) CCNA
10 62 (22.46%) CheckPoint
11 58 (21.01%) Juniper
11 58 (21.01%) Cisco Nexus
12 54 (19.57%) MPLS
13 45 (16.30%) OSPF
14 42 (15.22%) Microsoft
14 42 (15.22%) Network Security
15 41 (14.86%) VPN
16 38 (13.77%) VoIP
17 35 (12.68%) TCP/IP
17 35 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
18 34 (12.32%) Cisco ASA
19 32 (11.59%) Active Directory
19 32 (11.59%) BGP
19 32 (11.59%) Network Design
19 32 (11.59%) Finance
20 30 (10.87%) Telecoms
20 30 (10.87%) HP
20 30 (10.87%) DNS

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.52%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (2.54%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.81%) Eucalyptus
4 5 (1.81%) IIS
4 5 (1.81%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.09%) Lync
6 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.36%) JBoss
8 1 (0.36%) Apache
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.54%) MS Office
3 5 (1.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Summit
1 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.09%) SaaS
3 2 (0.72%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 167 (60.51%) Firewall
2 108 (39.13%) WAN
3 101 (36.59%) LAN
4 58 (21.01%) Cisco Nexus
5 54 (19.57%) MPLS
6 45 (16.30%) OSPF
7 42 (15.22%) Network Security
8 41 (14.86%) VPN
9 38 (13.77%) VoIP
10 35 (12.68%) TCP/IP
11 34 (12.32%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (11.59%) BGP
13 30 (10.87%) DNS
14 24 (8.70%) Wireless
14 24 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
15 23 (8.33%) DHCP
16 19 (6.88%) IP Telephony
17 18 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
18 17 (6.16%) SNMP
19 16 (5.80%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.72%) OLTP
2 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.36%) DB2
3 1 (0.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.36%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
General
1 32 (11.59%) Finance
2 30 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.62%) Banking
4 7 (2.54%) Retail
5 6 (2.17%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.09%) Military
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (31.52%) Network Engineer
2 31 (11.23%) Architect
3 28 (10.14%) Analyst
4 26 (9.42%) Network Support
5 23 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (8.33%) Consultant
6 20 (7.25%) Network Specialist
7 17 (6.16%) Support Engineer
8 15 (5.43%) Designer
9 14 (5.07%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (3.99%) Network Consultant
10 11 (3.99%) Technical Architect
11 10 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (3.62%) Network Analyst
12 9 (3.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (3.26%) Network Architect
12 9 (3.26%) Operations Engineer
13 8 (2.90%) Storage Engineer
13 8 (2.90%) Server Engineer
13 8 (2.90%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.54%) Java EE
2 4 (1.45%) JSP
2 4 (1.45%) Web Services
3 3 (1.09%) Middleware
4 2 (0.72%) REST
4 2 (0.72%) XSD
4 2 (0.72%) SOAP
4 2 (0.72%) JSON
4 2 (0.72%) WSDL
5 1 (0.36%) .NET
5 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.36%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.43%) Thin Client
1 15 (5.43%) Fat Client
2 13 (4.71%) Video Conferencing
2 13 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.54%) Open Source
5 6 (2.17%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (1.81%) Replication
6 5 (1.81%) Clustering
7 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.45%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.09%) Handset
8 3 (1.09%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.09%) Social Media
9 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.72%) CESG
10 1 (0.36%) Economics
10 1 (0.36%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 96 (34.78%) Windows
2 25 (9.06%) Linux
3 24 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 23 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (6.52%) Solaris
7 12 (4.35%) UNIX
7 12 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 12 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.45%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.09%) Android
12 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (28.26%) ITIL
2 32 (11.59%) Network Design
3 28 (10.14%) Network Management
4 18 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 17 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (5.80%) Migration
7 11 (3.99%) High Availability
8 9 (3.26%) Data Migration
8 9 (3.26%) Performance Management
8 9 (3.26%) Project Management
9 8 (2.90%) PRINCE
9 8 (2.90%) TOGAF
9 8 (2.90%) Data Security
9 8 (2.90%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (2.90%) Load Balancing
9 8 (2.90%) Network Performance Management
9 8 (2.90%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (2.54%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (2.54%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.80%) SQL
2 5 (1.81%) Perl
3 3 (1.09%) C
3 3 (1.09%) Java
4 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 127 (46.01%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (39.13%) Security Cleared
3 75 (27.17%) SC Cleared
4 73 (26.45%) CCNP
5 68 (24.64%) CCNA
6 27 (9.78%) DV Cleared
7 22 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (6.88%) CCIE
9 17 (6.16%) CISSP
9 17 (6.16%) MCSE
10 11 (3.99%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.17%) Degree
12 5 (1.81%) JNCIS
12 5 (1.81%) MCITP
12 5 (1.81%) CCSE
12 5 (1.81%) CCSP
13 4 (1.45%) RHCE
13 4 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.45%) CCSA
14 3 (1.09%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.33%) SLA
2 7 (2.54%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.81%) QA
4 4 (1.45%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.72%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 35 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (11.59%) Active Directory
3 15 (5.43%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.90%) vSphere
5 7 (2.54%) VMware Server
6 6 (2.17%) Firmware
7 5 (1.81%) XenApp
8 4 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.45%) Samba
8 4 (1.45%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.36%) XenServer
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.36%) Snort
10 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.54%) SCCM
2 5 (1.81%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (1.09%) SCOM
4 2 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.72%) Nagios
4 2 (0.72%) Nessus
4 2 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.36%) Netcool
Vendors
1 73 (26.45%) VMware
2 62 (22.46%) CheckPoint
3 58 (21.01%) Juniper
4 42 (15.22%) Microsoft
5 30 (10.87%) HP
6 26 (9.42%) Citrix
7 21 (7.61%) Nokia
8 17 (6.16%) IBM
9 16 (5.80%) McAfee
10 14 (5.07%) SolarWinds
10 14 (5.07%) F5
11 11 (3.99%) Avaya
12 10 (3.62%) EMC
12 10 (3.62%) Fortinet
13 9 (3.26%) Oracle
13 9 (3.26%) NetApp
14 8 (2.90%) Blue Coat
14 8 (2.90%) Polycom
15 7 (2.54%) SonicWALL
15 7 (2.54%) SAP
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