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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 52 50 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Cisco 88 114 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.93% 3.85% 4.59%
As % of the Vendors category 7.75% 8.94% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 86 44
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £168 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £452 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £26.25 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +162.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -17.50%
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
1136 1275 875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.78% 43.03% 42.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 843 512
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 74 54
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.01% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -3 32 £330 +10.00% 18
Bristol +21 24 £298 -4.03% 6
Somerset +11 9 £434 +85.56% 4
Devon -5 8 £308 +75.71% 4
Gloucestershire -30 7 £450 +20.00% 4
Dorset -2 5 £165 -57.14% 7
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 104 (50.73%) Firewall
2 81 (39.51%) Windows
3 68 (33.17%) Security Cleared
4 59 (28.78%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (28.78%) Juniper
5 55 (26.83%) CheckPoint
5 55 (26.83%) VMware
6 50 (24.39%) WAN
7 47 (22.93%) Active Directory
8 46 (22.44%) CCNA
9 45 (21.95%) LAN
10 43 (20.98%) SC Cleared
10 43 (20.98%) Data Centre
11 38 (18.54%) ITIL
12 32 (15.61%) Linux
12 32 (15.61%) DNS
13 31 (15.12%) CCNP
13 31 (15.12%) DV Cleared
13 31 (15.12%) Network Security
14 30 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (14.63%) VPN
15 29 (14.15%) Citrix
15 29 (14.15%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (13.17%) TCP/IP
17 26 (12.68%) OSPF
17 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
17 26 (12.68%) Finance
18 24 (11.71%) HP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (5.85%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.39%) IIS
3 5 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.95%) Apache
4 4 (1.95%) Lync
5 3 (1.46%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.46%) Eucalyptus
5 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.46%) JBoss
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.90%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.44%) Office 365
2 4 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.98%) SaaS
4 2 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (50.73%) Firewall
2 50 (24.39%) WAN
3 45 (21.95%) LAN
4 32 (15.61%) DNS
5 31 (15.12%) Network Security
6 30 (14.63%) VPN
7 29 (14.15%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (13.17%) TCP/IP
9 26 (12.68%) OSPF
10 23 (11.22%) DHCP
11 22 (10.73%) BGP
12 21 (10.24%) Wireless
13 20 (9.76%) MPLS
14 16 (7.80%) VLAN
15 15 (7.32%) SAN
16 13 (6.34%) IPsec
17 12 (5.85%) IP Telephony
17 12 (5.85%) Cisco Nexus
18 11 (5.37%) Ethernet
18 11 (5.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.46%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.46%) MySQL
3 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.98%) OLTP
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) Big Data
4 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.49%) DB2
General
1 26 (12.68%) Finance
2 11 (5.37%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.90%) Banking
4 4 (1.95%) Retail
4 4 (1.95%) Military
5 3 (1.46%) Billing
6 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (26.34%) Network Engineer
2 35 (17.07%) Analyst
3 28 (13.66%) Architect
4 22 (10.73%) Designer
5 21 (10.24%) Network Analyst
6 20 (9.76%) Network Support
7 15 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (6.34%) Linux Engineer
8 13 (6.34%) Support Engineer
9 11 (5.37%) Senior Designer
9 11 (5.37%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 9 (4.39%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.39%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.90%) Project Engineer
11 8 (3.90%) Storage Engineer
11 8 (3.90%) Technical Architect
12 7 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (3.41%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.41%) Server Engineer
13 6 (2.93%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.93%) Java EE
2 5 (2.44%) Middleware
2 5 (2.44%) Web Services
2 5 (2.44%) J2EE
3 3 (1.46%) REST
3 3 (1.46%) JSON
3 3 (1.46%) WSDL
3 3 (1.46%) .NET
3 3 (1.46%) SOAP
3 3 (1.46%) XSD
4 2 (0.98%) CSS
5 1 (0.49%) PostGIS
5 1 (0.49%) WCF
5 1 (0.49%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.49%) JMS
5 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.49%) HTML
5 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.98%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.85%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.41%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.93%) Clustering
4 6 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.44%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.44%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.44%) Replication
5 5 (2.44%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.46%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.46%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.98%) Statistics
7 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.98%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.49%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.49%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 81 (39.51%) Windows
2 32 (15.61%) Linux
3 30 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (8.78%) Windows 7
6 15 (7.32%) Solaris
7 12 (5.85%) Windows 8
8 11 (5.37%) UNIX
9 8 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.41%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.98%) AIX
12 2 (0.98%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.49%) Android
13 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.54%) ITIL
2 15 (7.32%) Service Delivery
3 14 (6.83%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (6.34%) Migration
5 12 (5.85%) Network Load Balancing
6 11 (5.37%) Load Balancing
7 10 (4.88%) Network Design
7 10 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (4.39%) Network Management
8 9 (4.39%) PRINCE
9 7 (3.41%) Project Management
9 7 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.41%) TOGAF
10 6 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.93%) UML
10 6 (2.93%) SIEM
11 5 (2.44%) PRINCE2
11 5 (2.44%) Service Management
12 4 (1.95%) Programme Management
12 4 (1.95%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.37%) Perl
1 11 (5.37%) SQL
2 7 (3.41%) Java
3 4 (1.95%) Shell Script
3 4 (1.95%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (33.17%) Security Cleared
2 59 (28.78%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (22.44%) CCNA
4 43 (20.98%) SC Cleared
5 31 (15.12%) CCNP
5 31 (15.12%) DV Cleared
6 11 (5.37%) RHCE
7 7 (3.41%) JNCIS
7 7 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.44%) Degree
9 4 (1.95%) CCSA
9 4 (1.95%) MCSE
9 4 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.95%) MCITP
10 3 (1.46%) MCTS
11 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.98%) HNC
11 2 (0.98%) CISSP
11 2 (0.98%) CCIE
12 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.41%) SLA
2 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.46%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.98%) COBIT
System Software
1 47 (22.93%) Active Directory
2 30 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.37%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.37%) Samba
4 9 (4.39%) XenApp
5 8 (3.90%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.90%) vSphere
6 7 (3.41%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.93%) Firmware
7 6 (2.93%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.46%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.46%) Xen
9 2 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.98%) NFS
9 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.49%) SRDF
10 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (5.85%) SCCM
2 8 (3.90%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (1.95%) SCOM
3 4 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.46%) WSUS
4 3 (1.46%) OpenView
5 2 (0.98%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.98%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.98%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 59 (28.78%) Juniper
2 55 (26.83%) CheckPoint
2 55 (26.83%) VMware
3 29 (14.15%) Citrix
4 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
5 24 (11.71%) HP
6 22 (10.73%) Oracle
7 21 (10.24%) SolarWinds
8 16 (7.80%) Nokia
9 14 (6.83%) IBM
9 14 (6.83%) F5
10 13 (6.34%) Sun
11 10 (4.88%) McAfee
12 8 (3.90%) CA
13 7 (3.41%) Tandberg
14 6 (2.93%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.93%) Red Hat
14 6 (2.93%) EMC
14 6 (2.93%) Avaya
14 6 (2.93%) NetApp
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