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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 42 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 136 87 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.30% 3.94% 4.26%
As % of the Vendors category 10.39% 9.49% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 38 70
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 16
Average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.30 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £23.70 £24.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -5.55%
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
1309 917 1243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.36% 41.51% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 549 655
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £497 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 68 100
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.57% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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 0 56 £450 +2.85% 6
Gloucestershire -15 25 £320 -29.67% 5
Devon +2 24 £190 -19.14% 4
Bristol -10 19 £310 +18.09% 7
Somerset -7 6 £325 +30.00% 17
Dorset +4 3 £300 - 2
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 129 (52.23%) Firewall
2 89 (36.03%) Juniper
3 82 (33.20%) Windows
4 64 (25.91%) F5
5 63 (25.51%) Security Cleared
6 62 (25.10%) ITIL
7 61 (24.70%) VMware
8 60 (24.29%) Microsoft
9 51 (20.65%) CheckPoint
10 47 (19.03%) LAN
11 46 (18.62%) WAN
11 46 (18.62%) Network Security
11 46 (18.62%) Cisco ASA
12 44 (17.81%) Linux
12 44 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
13 43 (17.41%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (17.00%) MS Excel
15 37 (14.98%) SC Cleared
16 36 (14.57%) Cisco PIX
17 34 (13.77%) CCNP
17 34 (13.77%) Telecoms
18 33 (13.36%) SLA
18 33 (13.36%) BGP
19 28 (11.34%) Load Balancing
20 27 (10.93%) DNS
21 25 (10.12%) Perl
21 25 (10.12%) CCNA
21 25 (10.12%) HP
22 24 (9.72%) SharePoint
22 24 (9.72%) VPN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 (9.72%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.86%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.86%) Apache
3 11 (4.45%) IIS
4 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.81%) Lync
6 1 (0.40%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 42 (17.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.43%) MS Office
3 5 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.62%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.81%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 129 (52.23%) Firewall
2 47 (19.03%) LAN
3 46 (18.62%) WAN
3 46 (18.62%) Network Security
3 46 (18.62%) Cisco ASA
4 36 (14.57%) Cisco PIX
5 33 (13.36%) BGP
6 27 (10.93%) DNS
7 24 (9.72%) VPN
8 21 (8.50%) SMTP
8 21 (8.50%) LDAP
8 21 (8.50%) SSL
8 21 (8.50%) Cisco IOS
9 20 (8.10%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (8.10%) OSPF
10 18 (7.29%) Internet
11 16 (6.48%) MPLS
11 16 (6.48%) TCP/IP
11 16 (6.48%) HTTP
11 16 (6.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) NetBeans
General
1 34 (13.77%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.88%) Finance
3 8 (3.24%) Banking
4 4 (1.62%) Retail
5 3 (1.21%) Military
6 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (25.10%) Network Engineer
2 28 (11.34%) Security Engineer
3 25 (10.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (8.91%) Architect
5 21 (8.50%) Analyst
5 21 (8.50%) Administrator
6 20 (8.10%) Network Security Engineer
7 18 (7.29%) Cisco Engineer
7 18 (7.29%) Linux Administrator
8 16 (6.48%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (5.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 11 (4.45%) Firewall Engineer
10 11 (4.45%) Consultant
11 10 (4.05%) Network Support
11 10 (4.05%) Designer
12 9 (3.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (3.64%) Security Architect
13 8 (3.24%) Network Analyst
14 7 (2.83%) Support Engineer
14 7 (2.83%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.64%) Web Services
2 1 (0.40%) WAP
2 1 (0.40%) Java EE
2 1 (0.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (0.40%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.10%) Thin Client
1 20 (8.10%) Fat Client
2 4 (1.62%) Statistics
2 4 (1.62%) Economics
2 4 (1.62%) Firmware
3 3 (1.21%) FlexPod
3 3 (1.21%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.21%) EqualLogic
4 2 (0.81%) iSeries
4 2 (0.81%) Open Source
4 2 (0.81%) EPoS
4 2 (0.81%) PDA
4 2 (0.81%) Replication
5 1 (0.40%) Clustering
5 1 (0.40%) CESG
5 1 (0.40%) NHS
5 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.40%) iPad
5 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 82 (33.20%) Windows
2 44 (17.81%) Linux
3 20 (8.10%) Solaris
4 17 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (4.45%) Windows 7
6 10 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.24%) UNIX
7 8 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.24%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.83%) CentOS
8 7 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.21%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) MVS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.10%) ITIL
2 28 (11.34%) Load Balancing
3 23 (9.31%) Change Management
4 17 (6.88%) PRINCE2
5 13 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 11 (4.45%) Project Management
7 10 (4.05%) Change Control
8 9 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (3.24%) Test Strategy
10 7 (2.83%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (2.83%) Incident Management
10 7 (2.83%) TOGAF
10 7 (2.83%) Network Design
10 7 (2.83%) Migration
11 6 (2.43%) Network Management
11 6 (2.43%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (2.43%) Technical Analysis
12 5 (2.02%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (2.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.12%) Perl
2 10 (4.05%) Ruby
3 7 (2.83%) Shell Script
4 6 (2.43%) Python
5 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.21%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.21%) SQL
7 1 (0.40%) C
7 1 (0.40%) C++
7 1 (0.40%) Java
Qualifications
1 63 (25.51%) Security Cleared
2 44 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (14.98%) SC Cleared
4 34 (13.77%) CCNP
5 25 (10.12%) CCNA
6 17 (6.88%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (6.07%) DV Cleared
8 14 (5.67%) CCENT
8 14 (5.67%) LPIC
9 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (3.64%) Degree
11 6 (2.43%) MCSA
12 5 (2.02%) MCSE
13 4 (1.62%) MCP
14 3 (1.21%) CCSP
15 2 (0.81%) JNCIA
15 2 (0.81%) JNCIP
16 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
16 1 (0.40%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.36%) SLA
2 9 (3.64%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.83%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) GPG13
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (17.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (8.91%) Squid
3 21 (8.50%) Active Directory
4 17 (6.88%) qmail
5 14 (5.67%) ProxySG
6 9 (3.64%) NFS
7 6 (2.43%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.02%) vSphere
9 3 (1.21%) vCloud
10 2 (0.81%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.40%) Snort
11 1 (0.40%) UAG
11 1 (0.40%) XenServer
11 1 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 14 (5.67%) Zenoss
2 5 (2.02%) OpenView
3 4 (1.62%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (1.62%) HP NNM
3 4 (1.62%) Netcool
3 4 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.81%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.40%) WSUS
6 1 (0.40%) MOM
Vendors
1 89 (36.03%) Juniper
2 64 (25.91%) F5
3 61 (24.70%) VMware
4 60 (24.29%) Microsoft
5 51 (20.65%) CheckPoint
6 25 (10.12%) HP
7 21 (8.50%) Blue Coat
7 21 (8.50%) McAfee
8 16 (6.48%) Citrix
9 15 (6.07%) Avaya
10 12 (4.86%) IronPort
11 11 (4.45%) NetApp
12 9 (3.64%) BT
13 8 (3.24%) ProCurve
13 8 (3.24%) IBM
13 8 (3.24%) EMC
13 8 (3.24%) Nortel
14 7 (2.83%) Red Hat
15 6 (2.43%) Dell
15 6 (2.43%) Mitel
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