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 29 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Nexus
Rank 392 394 464
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +70
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 270 254 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.46% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.16% 3.08% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 131 96
Average daily rate £400 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £180.00

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
8540 8244 7307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.79% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4488 3859
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 445 405
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 2016.

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
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 29 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
England -10 248 £400 +0.62% 55
South East +18 84 £400 +16.78% 13
London -49 75 £420 +1.81% 18
Berkshire +23 39 £420 +46.08% 1
Yorkshire +13 28 £413 +17.85% 5
West Yorkshire +1 22 £425 +21.42% 2
Hampshire +14 18 £360 -11.38% 2
South West +14 17 £385 +6.94% 4
Leeds +1 17 £425 +21.42% 2
West Midlands -14 17 £380 -15.55% 5
Reading +1 15 £469 +63.04% 1
Bristol +11 14 £370 +2.77% 2
City of London +27 13 £420 -6.66% 2
North West -5 13 £425 +63.46% 3
Surrey -5 11 £468 +16.87% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 10 £410 -23.72% 3
Milton Keynes +3 9 £410 -11.82% 2
Manchester -6 7 £175 -32.69% 1
Birmingham - 7 £400 -
Slough - 7 £359 -
East of England -12 6 £300 -20.00%
Sheffield - 6 £185 - 2
South Yorkshire - 6 £185 - 2
Oxfordshire +9 5 £395 +23.28%
Portsmouth +4 4 £413 -
Maidenhead +5 3 - -
Merseyside +4 3 £444 - 1
Hertfordshire +2 3 £338 -10.00%
Bedfordshire -3 3 £300 -29.41%
Worcestershire -3 3 £380 -24.03% 2

Cisco Nexus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 528 (97.60%) Cisco
2 314 (58.04%) Cisco Certification
3 297 (54.90%) Firewall
4 243 (44.92%) Data Centre
5 214 (39.56%) CCNP
6 197 (36.41%) Cisco ASA
7 188 (34.75%) F5
8 156 (28.84%) BGP
9 153 (28.28%) WAN
10 152 (28.10%) LAN
11 146 (26.99%) OSPF
12 144 (26.62%) CheckPoint
13 135 (24.95%) MPLS
14 128 (23.66%) VMware
15 122 (22.55%) CCNA
16 117 (21.63%) Juniper
17 116 (21.44%) Wireless
17 116 (21.44%) VPN
18 99 (18.30%) ITIL
19 97 (17.93%) Load Balancing
20 88 (16.27%) Network Security
21 87 (16.08%) Linux
22 86 (15.90%) EIGRP
23 79 (14.60%) CCIE
24 78 (14.42%) Windows
25 76 (14.05%) Finance
26 75 (13.86%) DNS
27 69 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
28 67 (12.38%) SolarWinds
29 65 (12.01%) Palo Alto

Cisco Nexus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 17 (3.14%) OpenStack
2 11 (2.03%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.03%) Skype for Business
3 10 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (1.85%) Node.js
4 2 (0.37%) Apache
4 2 (0.37%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.37%) Zimbra
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.18%) IIS
5 1 (0.18%) JBoss
5 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.85%) ProjectWise
4 8 (1.48%) MS Office
5 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.91%) IaaS
2 21 (3.88%) PaaS
2 21 (3.88%) SaaS
3 3 (0.55%) IBM PureFlex
3 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 297 (54.90%) Firewall
2 197 (36.41%) Cisco ASA
3 156 (28.84%) BGP
4 153 (28.28%) WAN
5 152 (28.10%) LAN
6 146 (26.99%) OSPF
7 135 (24.95%) MPLS
8 116 (21.44%) VPN
8 116 (21.44%) Wireless
9 88 (16.27%) Network Security
10 86 (15.90%) EIGRP
11 75 (13.86%) DNS
12 63 (11.65%) Internet
13 61 (11.28%) Cisco IOS
14 59 (10.91%) IPsec
14 59 (10.91%) SAN
15 58 (10.72%) TCP/IP
16 53 (9.80%) SSL
17 46 (8.50%) DHCP
17 46 (8.50%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.96%) MySQL
2 6 (1.11%) Informix
2 6 (1.11%) RDBMS
2 6 (1.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.37%) Redis
3 2 (0.37%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (4.81%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.37%) Hudson
3 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.37%) JIRA
3 2 (0.37%) Subversion
4 1 (0.18%) Ant
General
1 76 (14.05%) Finance
2 33 (6.10%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.44%) Banking
4 16 (2.96%) Games
5 12 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.66%) Retail
7 6 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.92%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.74%) French Language
9 4 (0.74%) Legal
10 3 (0.55%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.37%) Law
11 2 (0.37%) Local Government
11 2 (0.37%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 284 (52.50%) Network Engineer
2 117 (21.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 99 (18.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 57 (10.54%) Security Engineer
5 50 (9.24%) Network Security Engineer
6 47 (8.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 43 (7.95%) Architect
8 38 (7.02%) Support Engineer
9 35 (6.47%) Consultant
9 35 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (5.91%) Network Support
11 30 (5.55%) Network Support Engineer
12 29 (5.36%) Network Architect
13 23 (4.25%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 23 (4.25%) Cisco Support
14 22 (4.07%) Analyst
15 21 (3.88%) Cisco Support Engineer
15 21 (3.88%) Network Analyst
15 21 (3.88%) Network Consultant
16 20 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.77%) 802.1X
2 11 (2.03%) Web Services
3 5 (0.92%) CSS
3 5 (0.92%) Middleware
4 4 (0.74%) XMPP
5 2 (0.37%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.37%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.18%) COM
6 1 (0.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 243 (44.92%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 18 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.14%) FlexPod
4 17 (3.14%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.96%) EMC VNX
6 15 (2.77%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.40%) e-Health
8 12 (2.22%) Private Cloud
9 11 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (1.85%) Replication
11 8 (1.48%) Cryptography
11 8 (1.48%) PKI
12 7 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.29%) Statistics
12 7 (1.29%) VCE vBlock
13 6 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.92%) Clustering
14 5 (0.92%) iSeries
15 3 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 87 (16.08%) Linux
2 78 (14.42%) Windows
3 20 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (3.51%) Unix
4 19 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 17 (3.14%) Data ONTAP
5 17 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.59%) CentOS
7 9 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.74%) CatOS
10 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) AIX
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.18%) SUSE
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (18.30%) ITIL
2 97 (17.93%) Load Balancing
3 63 (11.65%) Network Design
4 58 (10.72%) Migration
5 43 (7.95%) Project Management
6 39 (7.21%) Change Management
7 33 (6.10%) Network Management
8 28 (5.18%) Capacity Planning
9 23 (4.25%) High Availability
9 23 (4.25%) Network Monitoring
10 17 (3.14%) Incident Management
10 17 (3.14%) Problem Management
11 14 (2.59%) Information Security
11 14 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (2.40%) Capacity Management
12 13 (2.40%) Data Migration
12 13 (2.40%) Open Source
13 12 (2.22%) DevOps
13 12 (2.22%) Mentoring
14 11 (2.03%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.18%) Python
2 20 (3.70%) Perl
3 18 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 13 (2.40%) Java
4 13 (2.40%) Tcl
5 8 (1.48%) C
5 8 (1.48%) Shell Script
5 8 (1.48%) SQL
6 6 (1.11%) Lisp
7 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.18%) Korn
8 1 (0.18%) PHP
8 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 314 (58.04%) Cisco Certification
2 214 (39.56%) CCNP
3 122 (22.55%) CCNA
4 79 (14.60%) CCIE
5 61 (11.28%) Security Cleared
6 49 (9.06%) SC Cleared
7 35 (6.47%) Degree
8 28 (5.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (3.88%) CCDP
10 15 (2.77%) CCSE
11 14 (2.59%) MCSE
11 14 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (2.03%) CISSP
12 11 (2.03%) NCDA
13 10 (1.85%) VCAP
14 9 (1.66%) MCITP
15 8 (1.48%) CCDA
15 8 (1.48%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (1.11%) CCSA
17 5 (0.92%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.88%) PCI DSS
2 20 (3.70%) SLA
3 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.55%) QA
5 2 (0.37%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.18%) ISO27002
System Software
1 69 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (8.87%) vSphere
3 25 (4.62%) vCloud
4 20 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 19 (3.51%) Active Directory
6 15 (2.77%) NFS
7 9 (1.66%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 8 (1.48%) Snort
9 6 (1.11%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.55%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.37%) Firmware
11 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.37%) XenApp
11 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.18%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.18%) SRDF
12 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (5.18%) FortiGate
2 25 (4.62%) CiscoWorks
3 23 (4.25%) Puppet
4 15 (2.77%) Cisco CUCM
5 13 (2.40%) NetBackup
6 12 (2.22%) SCOM
6 12 (2.22%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (1.66%) Nagios
7 9 (1.66%) OpenView
8 7 (1.29%) Proventia
9 6 (1.11%) SCCM
10 3 (0.55%) Cacti
10 3 (0.55%) Cisco LMS
10 3 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.55%) TrustSec
11 2 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.37%) Graphite
11 2 (0.37%) Opsview
11 2 (0.37%) vRealize
Vendors
1 528 (97.60%) Cisco
2 188 (34.75%) F5
3 144 (26.62%) CheckPoint
4 128 (23.66%) VMware
5 117 (21.63%) Juniper
6 67 (12.38%) SolarWinds
7 65 (12.01%) Palo Alto
8 40 (7.39%) Microsoft
9 34 (6.28%) Blue Coat
10 32 (5.91%) EMC
10 32 (5.91%) Fortinet
11 31 (5.73%) HP
12 27 (4.99%) Citrix
12 27 (4.99%) NetApp
13 26 (4.81%) IBM
14 24 (4.44%) Nokia
15 18 (3.33%) Red Hat
16 16 (2.96%) Riverbed
17 15 (2.77%) Aruba
18 14 (2.59%) IronPort
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