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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 28 60 48
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -12
Contract jobs citing Cisco 162 91 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.50% 2.93% 3.48%
As % of the Vendors category 13.50% 7.48% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 53 77
Average daily rate £363 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 - £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +31.94%
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
1200 1216 1357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.71% 39.11% 42.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 692 807
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 91 80
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.19 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.94% +34.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.33 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £41.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 53 £363 +9.84% 10
Gloucestershire +34 40 £338 -3.57% 5
Bristol +8 38 £365 +23.72% 12
Dorset +5 12 £275 +22.22% 2
Somerset +9 4 £325 +1.96% 6
Devon -7 4 £338 +12.50% 2
Cornwall +6 1 £215 - 3
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 137 (44.77%) Cisco Certification
1 137 (44.77%) Firewall
2 119 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 99 (32.35%) WAN
4 98 (32.03%) SC Cleared
5 95 (31.05%) CCNP
6 86 (28.10%) LAN
7 79 (25.82%) Windows
7 79 (25.82%) CheckPoint
8 75 (24.51%) CCNA
9 66 (21.57%) Juniper
10 63 (20.59%) ITIL
11 62 (20.26%) VPN
12 61 (19.93%) Cisco ASA
13 60 (19.61%) Data Centre
14 58 (18.95%) VMware
15 47 (15.36%) Wireless
16 46 (15.03%) MPLS
17 45 (14.71%) DV Cleared
18 43 (14.05%) Linux
19 39 (12.75%) BGP
19 39 (12.75%) HP
20 38 (12.42%) Active Directory
21 37 (12.09%) Microsoft
21 37 (12.09%) VoIP
21 37 (12.09%) Service Delivery
21 37 (12.09%) Finance
22 36 (11.76%) OSPF
23 34 (11.11%) Nokia
24 33 (10.78%) SLA

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 26 (8.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.29%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.29%) MS Office
3 3 (0.98%) MS Project
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.61%) Office 365
3 5 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 137 (44.77%) Firewall
2 99 (32.35%) WAN
3 86 (28.10%) LAN
4 62 (20.26%) VPN
5 61 (19.93%) Cisco ASA
6 47 (15.36%) Wireless
7 46 (15.03%) MPLS
8 39 (12.75%) BGP
9 37 (12.09%) VoIP
10 36 (11.76%) OSPF
11 32 (10.46%) IPsec
11 32 (10.46%) Network Security
12 24 (7.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (7.19%) DNS
14 20 (6.54%) IP Telephony
15 19 (6.21%) DHCP
16 16 (5.23%) EIGRP
17 15 (4.90%) Internet
18 14 (4.58%) VLAN
19 13 (4.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.29%) Big Data
2 7 (2.29%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (12.09%) Finance
2 31 (10.13%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.92%) Military
4 7 (2.29%) Banking
5 5 (1.63%) Billing
6 4 (1.31%) Back Office
7 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 48 (15.69%) Analyst
3 32 (10.46%) Designer
4 30 (9.80%) Cisco Engineer
5 28 (9.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 27 (8.82%) Network Designer
7 26 (8.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (8.17%) Network Analyst
9 24 (7.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 24 (7.84%) Support Engineer
10 20 (6.54%) Architect
11 18 (5.88%) Network Support
11 18 (5.88%) Security Analyst
12 17 (5.56%) Field Engineer
13 15 (4.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 15 (4.90%) Cisco Analyst
13 15 (4.90%) Cisco Network Analyst
13 15 (4.90%) Network Field Engineer
14 13 (4.25%) Check Point Analyst
14 13 (4.25%) Cisco Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.65%) CGI
1 2 (0.65%) J2EE
1 2 (0.65%) Java EE
1 2 (0.65%) OCX
1 2 (0.65%) Web Services
2 1 (0.33%) .NET
2 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.33%) Classic ASP
2 1 (0.33%) SOAP
2 1 (0.33%) WAP
2 1 (0.33%) WebRTC
2 1 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (19.61%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.27%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.27%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.63%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.63%) Clustering
7 5 (1.63%) PKI
8 4 (1.31%) Blog
9 3 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.98%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.98%) Handset
9 3 (0.98%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.98%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.98%) Replication
10 2 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 79 (25.82%) Windows
2 43 (14.05%) Linux
3 24 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (7.52%) Windows 7
5 22 (7.19%) Windows Server
6 20 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.94%) Windows XP
9 7 (2.29%) Windows 10
9 7 (2.29%) Windows 2000
9 7 (2.29%) Windows NT
10 5 (1.63%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.33%) CatOS
12 1 (0.33%) CentOS
12 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.33%) Solaris
12 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.33%) Unix
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.59%) ITIL
2 37 (12.09%) Service Delivery
3 28 (9.15%) Project Management
4 21 (6.86%) PRINCE2
5 16 (5.23%) Network Design
6 14 (4.58%) Service Management
7 13 (4.25%) Change Management
7 13 (4.25%) Demand Management
7 13 (4.25%) ITIL V3
8 12 (3.92%) Migration
9 10 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (3.27%) Six Sigma
10 9 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
10 9 (2.94%) Network Optimisation
10 9 (2.94%) SIEM
11 8 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (2.61%) Network Architecture
11 8 (2.61%) Network Management
11 8 (2.61%) Problem Management
12 7 (2.29%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.59%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.27%) SQL
3 3 (0.98%) Java
3 3 (0.98%) VBScript
4 2 (0.65%) C
4 2 (0.65%) Python
5 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.33%) C#
5 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.33%) PHP
5 1 (0.33%) Ruby
5 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 137 (44.77%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 98 (32.03%) SC Cleared
4 95 (31.05%) CCNP
5 75 (24.51%) CCNA
6 45 (14.71%) DV Cleared
7 21 (6.86%) Degree
8 17 (5.56%) JNCIS
9 9 (2.94%) CCIE
9 9 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.61%) JNCIP
11 6 (1.96%) CISSP
11 6 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.63%) CCSA
12 5 (1.63%) HNC
12 5 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.31%) CCSE
13 4 (1.31%) Check Point Certification
13 4 (1.31%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.98%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.78%) SLA
2 10 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.98%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.65%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.33%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (12.42%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.58%) VMware ESX
4 11 (3.59%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.94%) XenApp
5 9 (2.94%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.61%) Firmware
7 7 (2.29%) vSphere
8 6 (1.96%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.96%) XenServer
9 4 (1.31%) UAG
10 2 (0.65%) vCloud
11 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (2.29%) SCCM
3 6 (1.96%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (1.63%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.98%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.98%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.65%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.65%) vMotion
7 1 (0.33%) Ansible
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.33%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.33%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.33%) Netcool
7 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.33%) Puppet
7 1 (0.33%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.33%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 79 (25.82%) CheckPoint
2 66 (21.57%) Juniper
3 58 (18.95%) VMware
4 39 (12.75%) HP
5 37 (12.09%) Microsoft
6 34 (11.11%) Nokia
7 29 (9.48%) F5
8 19 (6.21%) Fortinet
9 18 (5.88%) Citrix
10 16 (5.23%) BT
10 16 (5.23%) Dell
11 14 (4.58%) IBM
11 14 (4.58%) SolarWinds
12 13 (4.25%) Palo Alto
13 12 (3.92%) Avaya
13 12 (3.92%) Nortel
14 10 (3.27%) EMC
14 10 (3.27%) Intel Security
14 10 (3.27%) SonicWALL
14 10 (3.27%) Symantec
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