The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 36 32 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing Cisco 7 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.13% 2.78% 2.78%
As % of the Vendors category 5.43% 7.21% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£420 £285 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% +34.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £12.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.50 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Vendors Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
129 111 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 39.21% 38.54% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 68 41
Average daily rate £325 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 12
Average hourly rate £13.70 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.71% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.78 £28.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Southampton region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Southampton region.

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (50.00%) Firewall
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (40.00%) LAN
6 7 (35.00%) WAN
6 7 (35.00%) CCNP
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (30.00%) HP
8 5 (25.00%) Network Security
9 4 (20.00%) Fault Management
9 4 (20.00%) Windows
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.00%) CCIE
10 3 (15.00%) CCSP
10 3 (15.00%) VPN
10 3 (15.00%) CCNA
10 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
10 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (15.00%) SCCM
10 3 (15.00%) CCSE
10 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
10 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
11 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
11 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (10.00%) IPsec
11 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
11 2 (10.00%) SLA

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) LAN
3 7 (35.00%) WAN
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (25.00%) Network Security
5 3 (15.00%) VPN
5 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (10.00%) IPsec
6 2 (10.00%) SAN
7 1 (5.00%) SSL
7 1 (5.00%) MPLS
7 1 (5.00%) BGP
7 1 (5.00%) TETRA
7 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.00%) HSRP
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) French Language
2 1 (5.00%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Support Analyst
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Network Support
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Support
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Network Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Fault Management
2 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (10.00%) Service Management
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VBScript
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (35.00%) CCNP
5 3 (15.00%) CCIE
5 3 (15.00%) CCSP
5 3 (15.00%) CCNA
5 3 (15.00%) CCSE
6 2 (10.00%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) ARCserve
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (10.00%) Mitel
4 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Nokia
5 1 (5.00%) CA
5 1 (5.00%) Avaya
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Websense
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Brocade
5 1 (5.00%) IronPort
5 1 (5.00%) F5
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