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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 25 24 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 22 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.25% 6.42% 5.73%
As % of the Vendors category 16.92% 16.28% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.03% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £166 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £460 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 - £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -12.08%
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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
130 129 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 36.93% 39.45% 57.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 89 91
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £203 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 35
Average hourly rate £12.50 £19.13 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.64% -2.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £16.23 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.03 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 July 2015, 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 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
2 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
3 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (54.05%) SC Cleared
4 15 (40.54%) Firewall
5 14 (37.84%) Linux
6 13 (35.14%) PowerShell
7 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
7 12 (32.43%) HTML
7 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
7 12 (32.43%) HP
7 12 (32.43%) SLA
7 12 (32.43%) WAN
8 11 (29.73%) Wireless
8 11 (29.73%) Knowledge Management
8 11 (29.73%) MCITP
8 11 (29.73%) ISEB
8 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET
8 11 (29.73%) JSP
8 11 (29.73%) .NET
8 11 (29.73%) UNIX
8 11 (29.73%) ISTQB
8 11 (29.73%) Security Testing
8 11 (29.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (27.03%) LAN
10 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
10 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
11 8 (21.62%) CCNA

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) Firewall
2 12 (32.43%) WAN
3 11 (29.73%) Wireless
4 10 (27.03%) LAN
5 7 (18.92%) VoIP
5 7 (18.92%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (13.51%) IP Telephony
7 5 (13.51%) Network Security
8 3 (8.11%) IPsec
8 3 (8.11%) VPN
8 3 (8.11%) SSL
9 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
9 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
9 2 (5.41%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (5.41%) NAS
9 2 (5.41%) tcpdump
10 1 (2.70%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Network Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Test Specialist
3 7 (18.92%) Firewall Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Support Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (16.22%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (2.70%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) HTML
2 11 (29.73%) .NET
2 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET
2 11 (29.73%) JSP
3 1 (2.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) GIS
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Linux
2 11 (29.73%) UNIX
3 6 (16.22%) Windows
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Knowledge Management
1 11 (29.73%) Security Testing
2 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
3 7 (18.92%) ITIL
3 7 (18.92%) Service Management
4 5 (13.51%) Fault Management
5 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.11%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.41%) CMMI
6 2 (5.41%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Change Control
7 1 (2.70%) Network Management
7 1 (2.70%) SIEM
7 1 (2.70%) Web Development
7 1 (2.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) PowerShell
2 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) PHP
3 1 (2.70%) Groovy
3 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
2 20 (54.05%) SC Cleared
2 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (29.73%) MCITP
3 11 (29.73%) ISTQB
3 11 (29.73%) ISEB
3 11 (29.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (21.62%) CCNA
6 2 (5.41%) CCNP
7 1 (2.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 12 (32.43%) HP
3 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.51%) Juniper
5 4 (10.81%) VMware
6 3 (8.11%) IronPort
6 3 (8.11%) F5
7 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.41%) Websense
7 2 (5.41%) Nokia
8 1 (2.70%) Citrix
8 1 (2.70%) 3Com
8 1 (2.70%) Veeam