The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco Nexus 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 Nexus over the 3 months to 27 November 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Nexus
Rank 318 419 466
Rank change year-on-year
+101 +47
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 331 159 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.10% 2.31% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 101 49
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £262 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £24.89 £22.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.89 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8073 6886 7958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.20% 13.50% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 3787 3834
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 454 641
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

Cisco Nexus
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cisco Nexus Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cisco Nexus Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco Nexus within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Cisco Nexus Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cisco Nexus Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco Nexus within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Cisco Nexus Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco Nexus
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 Nexus within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 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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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
England +131 327 £375 - 63
London +68 139 £360 -10.00% 35
South West +17 52 £375 +35.13% 1
South East +7 51 £350 -1.40% 11
City of London +38 41 £360 -15.29% 13
Devon - 35 £375 -
Berkshire +24 28 £350 -21.56% 5
West Midlands -5 26 £375 -6.83% 4
Exeter - 20 £350 -
Yorkshire +3 15 £400 +11.11% 6
Shropshire -1 15 £375 -6.83% 2
North West -11 15 £310 -24.84% 2
East Midlands +17 13 £425 +70.00% 2
East of England -17 13 £330 +20.00% 2
Hampshire -20 13 £285 -7.31% 3
Reading +21 12 £375 +7.14%
Telford -3 12 £375 -6.83% 1
West Yorkshire +1 10 £325 -9.72% 4
Leeds 0 10 £325 -9.72% 4
Manchester -2 9 £300 -20.00% 2
Hertfordshire -11 8 £355 +24.56% 1
North East -24 8 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £450 -
Nottingham - 7 £293 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 7 £293 - 1
Bristol -15 6 £325 +17.11% 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £413 - 1
Surrey -9 4 £350 -1.40%
Bracknell - 4 £300 -

Cisco Nexus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cisco Nexus 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 Nexus.

1 555 (98.58%) Cisco
2 344 (61.10%) Firewall
3 311 (55.24%) Cisco Certification
4 242 (42.98%) CCNP
5 233 (41.39%) BGP
6 200 (35.52%) CheckPoint
7 197 (34.99%) OSPF
8 194 (34.46%) LAN
9 181 (32.15%) Cisco ASA
9 181 (32.15%) F5
10 177 (31.44%) WAN
11 138 (24.51%) VPN
12 134 (23.80%) Juniper
13 131 (23.27%) Load Balancing
14 124 (22.02%) CCIE
15 117 (20.78%) MPLS
15 117 (20.78%) Network Security
16 101 (17.94%) VMware
17 100 (17.76%) TCP/IP
18 88 (15.63%) CCNA
19 87 (15.45%) Wireless
20 82 (14.56%) ITIL
21 80 (14.21%) EIGRP
21 80 (14.21%) Blue Coat
22 78 (13.85%) DNS
23 77 (13.68%) SAN
24 76 (13.50%) Cisco IOS
25 74 (13.14%) Network Design
26 71 (12.61%) Security Cleared
27 69 (12.26%) VLAN

Cisco Nexus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cisco Nexus 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 Nexus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (4.26%) IIS
2 20 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.55%) Apache
3 14 (2.49%) Lync
4 13 (2.31%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.07%) MS Office
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Summit
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) assyst
2 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.53%) SaaS
3 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 344 (61.10%) Firewall
2 233 (41.39%) BGP
3 197 (34.99%) OSPF
4 194 (34.46%) LAN
5 181 (32.15%) Cisco ASA
6 177 (31.44%) WAN
7 138 (24.51%) VPN
8 117 (20.78%) MPLS
8 117 (20.78%) Network Security
9 100 (17.76%) TCP/IP
10 87 (15.45%) Wireless
11 80 (14.21%) EIGRP
12 78 (13.85%) DNS
13 77 (13.68%) SAN
14 76 (13.50%) Cisco IOS
15 69 (12.26%) VLAN
16 54 (9.59%) HSRP
17 52 (9.24%) Ethernet
18 49 (8.70%) DHCP
18 49 (8.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.02%) DB2
3 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.18%) Big Data
5 1 (0.18%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.18%) ProC
General
1 69 (12.26%) Finance
2 43 (7.64%) Telecoms
3 36 (6.39%) Banking
4 17 (3.02%) Retail
5 12 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.89%) Spanish Language
7 5 (0.89%) Games
8 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.53%) Advertising
9 3 (0.53%) Law
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 281 (49.91%) Network Engineer
2 80 (14.21%) Consultant
3 62 (11.01%) Security Engineer
4 56 (9.95%) Network Security Engineer
5 55 (9.77%) Architect
6 52 (9.24%) Network Consultant
7 50 (8.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 41 (7.28%) Senior Network Engineer
9 40 (7.10%) Network Specialist
10 33 (5.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 29 (5.15%) Support Engineer
12 26 (4.62%) Network Support
13 23 (4.09%) Network Architect
14 19 (3.37%) Cisco Consultant
15 17 (3.02%) Design Engineer
16 16 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
16 16 (2.84%) Analyst
17 15 (2.66%) Senior Security Engineer
18 14 (2.49%) Cisco Support Engineer
18 14 (2.49%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.55%) CSS
2 17 (3.02%) Regular Expression
3 4 (0.71%) CGI
3 4 (0.71%) Web Services
3 4 (0.71%) Middleware
4 2 (0.36%) WAP
5 1 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.86%) FlexPod
2 23 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.66%) Visualisation
4 12 (2.13%) User Experience
5 11 (1.95%) Clustering
6 9 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.07%) NHS
7 6 (1.07%) Open Source
7 6 (1.07%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.07%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.89%) PKI
8 5 (0.89%) Statistics
8 5 (0.89%) Replication
9 4 (0.71%) EPoS
9 4 (0.71%) Online Games
10 3 (0.53%) Social Media
11 2 (0.36%) e-Health
12 1 (0.18%) Life Science
12 1 (0.18%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.88%) Windows
1 50 (8.88%) Linux
2 32 (5.68%) UNIX
3 20 (3.55%) AIX
4 17 (3.02%) SUSE
4 17 (3.02%) Oracle Linux
5 16 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.53%) Solaris
11 2 (0.36%) MVS
11 2 (0.36%) CentOS
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.18%) HPUX
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (23.27%) Load Balancing
2 82 (14.56%) ITIL
3 74 (13.14%) Network Design
4 60 (10.66%) Network Management
5 56 (9.95%) Change Management
6 38 (6.75%) Migration
7 32 (5.68%) Network Monitoring
8 27 (4.80%) Line Management
9 25 (4.44%) Service Management
10 23 (4.09%) Network Architecture
11 19 (3.37%) Service Delivery
12 18 (3.20%) Change Control
12 18 (3.20%) Low Latency
12 18 (3.20%) Project Management
12 18 (3.20%) Mentoring
13 14 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (1.95%) High Availability
16 10 (1.78%) Data Protection
16 10 (1.78%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.44%) SQL
2 17 (3.02%) Perl
3 11 (1.95%) Lisp
4 8 (1.42%) R
5 6 (1.07%) Python
6 2 (0.36%) Java
6 2 (0.36%) C
7 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.18%) Tcl
7 1 (0.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 311 (55.24%) Cisco Certification
2 242 (42.98%) CCNP
3 124 (22.02%) CCIE
4 88 (15.63%) CCNA
5 71 (12.61%) Security Cleared
6 57 (10.12%) SC Cleared
7 45 (7.99%) CCDP
8 28 (4.97%) CCSE
9 20 (3.55%) CISSP
10 18 (3.20%) Degree
11 17 (3.02%) CCSP
11 17 (3.02%) CCSA
12 12 (2.13%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.42%) CCIP
14 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (0.71%) MCSE
16 4 (0.71%) CCA
16 4 (0.71%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.60%) SLA
2 8 (1.42%) QA
3 6 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (6.04%) ProxySG
3 32 (5.68%) vSphere
4 25 (4.44%) Hyper-V
5 24 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (3.73%) Active Directory
6 21 (3.73%) Snort
7 19 (3.37%) FreeRADIUS
8 16 (2.84%) Firmware
9 5 (0.89%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.71%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.71%) Nmap
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.36%) XenServer
11 2 (0.36%) vCloud
12 1 (0.18%) Xen
12 1 (0.18%) Postfix
12 1 (0.18%) XenApp
12 1 (0.18%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (4.26%) CA Spectrum
2 21 (3.73%) OPNET
3 16 (2.84%) FortiGate
3 16 (2.84%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (2.66%) RANCID
5 14 (2.49%) Cisco Prime
5 14 (2.49%) OpenNMS
6 11 (1.95%) CiscoWorks
7 9 (1.60%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.07%) SCCM
9 5 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.71%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.71%) Nessus
11 3 (0.53%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.53%) SCOM
11 3 (0.53%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.36%) Cisco LMS
12 2 (0.36%) Legato
12 2 (0.36%) Nagios
12 2 (0.36%) Cacti
Vendors
1 555 (98.58%) Cisco
2 200 (35.52%) CheckPoint
3 181 (32.15%) F5
4 134 (23.80%) Juniper
5 101 (17.94%) VMware
6 80 (14.21%) Blue Coat
7 64 (11.37%) HP
8 46 (8.17%) Citrix
9 37 (6.57%) SolarWinds
10 34 (6.04%) Riverbed
10 34 (6.04%) Microsoft
11 32 (5.68%) IBM
11 32 (5.68%) Fortinet
12 31 (5.51%) BMC
13 28 (4.97%) Nokia
14 27 (4.80%) CA
15 24 (4.26%) NetApp
16 22 (3.91%) Nortel
17 21 (3.73%) Oracle
18 18 (3.20%) EMC
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