The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco IPT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco IPT over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT)
Rank 565 510 531
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +21
Contract jobs citing Cisco IPT 22 28 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.059% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.38% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 24
Average daily rate £352 £338 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £238 £356
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +55.55%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7090 7278 9282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.99% 15.26% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3751 3618 4325
Average daily rate £356 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 576 612
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%

Cisco IPT
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IPT within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Cisco IPT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco IPT
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco IPT within the UK.

Cisco IPT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco IPT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco IPT within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Cisco IPT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco IPT
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IPT within the UK.

Cisco IPT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco IPT
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco IPT within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -53 22 £352 +4.29% 5
London -7 20 £351 -6.40% 3
City of London +4 6 £375 - 2
South East -3 1 - - 2
Berkshire -11 1 - -
South West -16 1 £400 +23.07%
Canary Wharf - 1 £403 -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Marlow - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Staines - - - -
Thame - - - -

Cisco IPT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cisco IPT 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 IPT.

1 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 31 (68.89%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (60.00%) WAN
4 26 (57.78%) LAN
5 25 (55.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 23 (51.11%) VoIP
7 20 (44.44%) IP Telephony
8 19 (42.22%) MPLS
9 17 (37.78%) BGP
9 17 (37.78%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (31.11%) CCNP
11 13 (28.89%) ITIL
12 12 (26.67%) OSPF
12 12 (26.67%) CCIE
13 11 (24.44%) CCNA
13 11 (24.44%) XMPP
13 11 (24.44%) Firewall
13 11 (24.44%) Wireless
13 11 (24.44%) SolarWinds
14 10 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
15 9 (20.00%) EIGRP
15 9 (20.00%) VPN
15 9 (20.00%) ISDN
15 9 (20.00%) VLAN
15 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
15 9 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (20.00%) Riverbed
15 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (17.78%) OPNET

Cisco IPT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cisco IPT 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 IPT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (4.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) Lync
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (60.00%) WAN
2 26 (57.78%) LAN
3 23 (51.11%) VoIP
4 20 (44.44%) IP Telephony
5 19 (42.22%) MPLS
6 17 (37.78%) BGP
6 17 (37.78%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (26.67%) OSPF
8 11 (24.44%) Wireless
8 11 (24.44%) Firewall
9 9 (20.00%) EIGRP
9 9 (20.00%) ISDN
9 9 (20.00%) VPN
9 9 (20.00%) VLAN
9 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (17.78%) H.323
10 8 (17.78%) SAN
10 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
11 7 (15.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Games
3 3 (6.67%) Law
3 3 (6.67%) German Language
4 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Finance
5 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Network Administrator
2 8 (17.78%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Network Support
3 6 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Network Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Support
4 4 (8.89%) IP Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) IP Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Voice Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (11.11%) NHS
3 2 (4.44%) IVR
4 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Linux
4 2 (4.44%) UNIX
5 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
3 4 (8.89%) Migration
3 4 (8.89%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (8.89%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (6.67%) Quality Management
4 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.44%) Change Management
5 2 (4.44%) Benchmarking
5 2 (4.44%) Use Case
5 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.44%) QMS
5 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
5 2 (4.44%) Network Management
5 2 (4.44%) Security Management
5 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.22%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 31 (68.89%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (31.11%) CCNP
3 12 (26.67%) CCIE
4 11 (24.44%) CCNA
5 8 (17.78%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (8.89%) CCVP
6 4 (8.89%) CCDP
7 3 (6.67%) Degree
7 3 (6.67%) VTSP
8 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.22%) CCA
8 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.89%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) XenApp
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (55.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (8.89%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (24.44%) SolarWinds
3 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 9 (20.00%) Riverbed
5 8 (17.78%) OPNET
5 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
6 7 (15.56%) VMware
6 7 (15.56%) F5
7 6 (13.33%) HP
8 5 (11.11%) Citrix
9 4 (8.89%) Juniper
9 4 (8.89%) Polycom
9 4 (8.89%) Aruba
10 3 (6.67%) Brocade
10 3 (6.67%) Fortinet
11 2 (4.44%) Infoblox
11 2 (4.44%) Verint
12 1 (2.22%) Cyber-Ark
12 1 (2.22%) Websense
12 1 (2.22%) BT